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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Caption: Heather Krentler found the secret to reducing staff turnover was simple: listen to them!
Employees want to be heard. They want to know their employer wants the best for them. Continental Services heard – and worked hard to innovate thei...

  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:14
Caption: David DeRam has literally changed his mind - and the minds of his entire staff - in pursuit of elite performance at Greenlight Gurus.
In the medical industry, frame of mind can be a matter of life and death. David DeRam, co-founder and CEO at medical software company Greenlight Gu...

  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:41
Caption: Jason Lioy of Dawn Foods found a simple mantra to make the workplace a safe space:  Be Yourself.
Jason Lioy of Dawn Foods joins Maureen as part of the Connex Executive Insights Series. Together they explore DEI and employee engagement through t...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 55:05
Caption: Leah Lizarondo took an entrepreneurial approach to non-profit leadership; the result is 412 Food Rescue: a non-profit that addresses food insecurity AND food waste simultaneously.
When an organization truly understands a problem and an innovative solution is implemented, people can get behind that organization and true change...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 48:10
Caption: Cynthia Cherrey leads the ILA in their mission of global leadership improvement.
The International Leadership Association (ILA) combines research, scholarship, and real-world practice in exploring all aspects of leadership – par...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 56:55
Caption: Workers have spoken: we are NOT returning to the pre-pandemic "normal" in the workplace.  Fara Palumbo of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina saw that from the beginning, and saw the pandemic as the perfect time to try new, innovative initiatives in
Change is probably the biggest single consequence of the pandemic on organizations in every sector and of every size. Blue Cross Blue Shield of No...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2022
  • Length: 55:11
Caption: John Antonakis found that there's a reason power corrupts, and it's called "testosterone."
The importance of studying leadership scientifically rests on this fact: there is too much "opinion" being peddled by consultants. And much of the...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 56:48
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Caption: "Good leaders and good organizations rally people around values...and they let everyone contribute to those.”  Nadia Younes of CERN discusses the value of inclusivity in the workplace -- including high-tech sites such as CERN.
Leaders have been molasses-slow in changing their mindsets and adapting to major shifts in workforce demographics, and the continuous need for tale...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:01
Caption: Pauline Koelbl's life was upended when she became a refugee from the war in Rwanda -- but she found opportunity despite that refugee status, and is now the driving force behind ShEquity -- a firm investing in and providing resources for women-owned busine
Women mean business. And they could mean even bigger business: closing the workforce gender gap could add $28 trillion to the global GDP. Paulin...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 52:28
Caption: For small businesses just as for large organizations, Faris Alami says keeping your staff's skills updated is critical to success.
The increasing rate of work digitization and technology adoption is both creating job displacement and shortening the time required to upskill and ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:12
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As part of the Connex Executive Insights series, Michelle Sanchez-Bickley of Renown Health joins Maureen to discuss how to develop your culture as ...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 56:48
Caption: Ambassador Thomas Greminger understands that it will take a new kind of leadership to solve today's global crises -- a type of leader many nations now lack as populism grows.
What does leadership look like from the vantage of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy? From Ukraine to climate change, it’s clear old school le...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 53:23
Caption: Lord Alderdice found that the key to solving conflicts -- between nations or between people -- is about relationships.
Lord Alderdice has been involved in numerous peace negotiations, working to find peace between those in conflict. He joins host Maureen Metcalf to...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2022
  • Length: 51:59
Caption: Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell sees hope for the future when we adopt one simple framework: how can we become good ancestors for future generations?
During this session, the Right Honorable Kim Campbell talks about how her path led to becoming the first female Prime Minister of Canada, the traje...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 49:00
Caption: In our first HR focused episode of the Connex Insight Series, Alice Yoo LeClair reveals the many tangible benefits of creating communities within your organization...whether they're departmental teams, or a collective of Trekkies (and other personal inter
The Connex Insight Series looks at leadership from an HR perspective. We launch it with a host of questions: Do today’s leaders have a responsibil...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 58:47
Caption: Helle Bank Jorgensen: Getting a company to make a difference on environmental, social, and governance issues starts with the board members.
International board consultant Helle Bank Jorgensen is back with a new book…and it could not be timelier, with companies around the world having to...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 52:29
Caption: Nell Derick Debevoise: Knowing your purpose helps you achieve your organization's purpose.
Having a clear sense of your individual purpose is a prerequisite for leadership in the 2020s. It takes time and attention to refine our own purpos...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 55:02
Caption: Maureen Metcalf:  The staffing shortage isn't going away in 2022, so savvy leaders are emphasing care for their people as just one way of retaining top talent., Credit: Joe DiDonato
Leaders in all sectors – government, NPO, and business – still say “When we get back to normal.” The old normal is not coming back, and future-rea...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2021
  • Length: 53:15
Caption: George Limbert - The new president of Red Roof believes a corporation must do what is right, not just what is profitable.
Red Roof is evolving under the leadership of their new president, George Limbert. George and his team have updated the Red Roof vision to reflect o...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 55:03
Caption: Kevin Cassidy of the International Labour Organization sees a very different environment for the workplace post-pandemic...including the fact that CEOs are among the most vulnerable to being replaced by artificial intelligence!
How has the pandemic changed the workforce, both regionally and globally? What can be done about this drastic change in demographics? Kevin Cassi...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 53:06