Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future

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Interviews with leaders on the edge: the outliers who see leadership in a very different light than quarterly results. These are the innovators who are creating a new future for businesses, governments, and NPOs.

Host Maureen Metcalf interviews C-level executives, business owners, and other leaders who realize that traditional business practices and management practices have limited effectiveness. These outliers -- and the consultants and researchers who study them -- reveal the innovations they developed and practice to nurture people, care for the environment, AND boost their organizations' performance. These are the world's innovating leaders!

Maureen is an expert in her own right: the founder of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a leadership consultant, and author of an award-winning series of books on innovating leadership in various sectors.


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Climate change is already hitting businesses’ bottom lines – and those business costs are only beginning. As guest Kim Campbell – the former Prime ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 52:00
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There’s not a business on the planet that isn’t impacted by weather at some level. Leaders must prepare their organizations for what’s to come. It’...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 52:01
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Making the right decision can be the toughest part of leadership. Obsessing about it can freeze you from making any decision at all! Beverley McLa...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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One of the biggest keys to success is failure. It seems counterintuitive, but the reality is we ALL make mistakes. Highly successful leaders embra...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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We all know Amazon as the world's largest online retailer. But few realize it attained that through heavy innovation...something all organizations ...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Mike Hardy & Hyppolite Ntigurirwa
Seeing your family members tortured and murdered will have a major influence on your leadership mindset. But not necessarily in the ways that you t...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:40
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Caption: Futurist Matthew Griffin reveals the coming business climate -- including the growing irrelevance of today's CEOs.
Feeling uncertain about the future as a leader? You have good reason: a staggering 55% of a company’s fate lies beyond the CEO’s grasp. In fact, 40...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:22
Caption: From English major to the first woman CEO of Mass General Brigham, Dr. Anne Klibanski's unique journey gives her fresh insights into shaping healthcare for the future.
Healthcare begins and ends in the home. At least, it should: you’re more likely to heal a bit faster and your outlook tends to be brighter at home ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:19
Caption: Sharon Melnick draws a sharp distinction between having power, and being in your power.
Pushy. Manipulative. Lofty. We have a lot of negative views for powerful leaders – but that’s not what real power is about. When a leader is in th...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 49:43
Caption: Carolyn Buck Luce developed the Decade Game as a child to change the world; as an adult, it helped her understand the power of leadership.
Live an epic life. That’s the goal Carolyn Buck Luce advises you to have. In this episode, she shares ways to make that happen…and how that path s...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 48:40
Caption: Reta Jo Lewis is the president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; she shares how she accomplished her groundbreaking rise through that financial glass ceiling.
"It's not just about the the betterment of you and your family. It's about the betterment of the community." That is one of the core values that he...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 49:57
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Caption: Mark Palmer of Hire Direction says most organizations aren't just not future-ready...they're not NOW-ready!
Forget about future ready; you’re not ready for now! Most leaders operate at a disadvantage: they don’t have a formal blueprint of their organizat...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2023
  • Length: 50:25
Caption: Raj Sisodia & Sudhanshu Palsule point out that current corporate models don't account for the human costs of doing business.
In this episode, Raj Sisodia and Sudhanshu Palsule explore the power of conscious leadership. With Conscious Capitalism, these can inspire a higher...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:02
Caption: Monique Jefferson has found that intentional leaders are the key to an organization's success through the next decade.
Today’s work world demands hybrid leaders. Most workers prefer work from home. Others prefer to be in the office. Still others like hybrid work: a ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 55:50
Caption: Neil Grunberg and Ira Chaleff say that the follower-leader relationship is very similar to a jazz ensemble's performance.
“He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.” Aristotle shared that wisdom over 2,000 years ago, but today we chafe at being labele...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 43:44
Caption: Filmmaker Chris Nolan realized that the stories we tell ourselves actually influence our futures.
In this episode, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Chris Nolan reveals the power of storytelling to help leaders navigate the rapidly accelerating VUCA ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 51:45
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Caption: Tammy Alvarez quit her high-stress job on Wall Street to find her joy work. Now, she helps other people take charge of their careers, too.
"When you think about the things that light you up, that's your sweet spot. That's your zone of genius." Odds are: you're NOT feeling that passion ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2023
  • Length: 53:34
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Caption: Guest host Christopher Washington explores the issues leaders are facing in 2023.
What will leaders face in 2023? Beyond pundits and projections, Maureen Metcalf has interviewed over 50 real-world leaders and researchers through ...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 53:36
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In this episode, Terri O'Fallon of Stages International delves into the concept of 'developmental ethics' to challenge leaders to embrace their emo...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2022
  • Length: 56:21
Caption: Valerie Biden Owens, author of "Growing Up Biden," says that leadership begins with the values we learn as children.
It’s said that leaders are made, not born. That’s certainly true of the Biden family. Although Joe Biden is in the spotlight as the 46th President ...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2022
  • Length: 25:22