The May episode of Chief Wellbeing Officer, originally published on The European Business Review.
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Episode 12 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast. As we approach the 1st year anniversary of the podcast we reflect on the 11 episodes to date before talking to Paul Hughes, senior faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership. With a background in Law, MBA and PhD Paul discusses how a deeper view of leadership is required today for effective leadership development, to reflect the changes that are happening in organisations worldwide.
The Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast returns after a long summer break with episode 11 featuring Jenny Campbell, CEO of Edinburgh-based Resilience Engine, and former alumni director for Scotland of IMD Business School. We talk about a new, more positive view of resilience, why it's less about hero leadership and more about team purpose, and what role lifelong learning plays.
Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast sees Mark Bidwell interview Steven MacGregor.
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In this episode, we are joined by Steven MacGregor, who is the founder and CEO of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance, and his latest book is Chief Wellbeing Officer, in which he aims to show how to create a more human workplace. Steven is also an academic specializing in executive education, and has been a researcher at Stanford University, a teacher at IMD at Lausanne, CEIBS in Shanghai and he pioneered executive health teaching at IESE Business School.
Here Steven talks to Kenneth Mikkelsen, author of The Neo-Generalist with Richard Martin, a 2016 book that challenges head-on society's fascination with hyper-specialism and labelling. Neo-Generalists, according to Kenneth "live in more than one world" with the conversation covering mental agility, life-wide learning, the education system, the discomfort of being a Neo-Generalist, and how they may play an ever more important role in the future of work.
In episode 9 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast we talk to Neil McIntosh, a pioneering journalist and the managing editor of BBC online. Responsible for the BBC homepage which has 8 million visitors per week and 1 billion clicks per year we talk to Neil about news and journalism today including the dangers of fake news, our online habits, and where health and wellbeing fits in a 24-hour a day industry.
Episode 8 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast is the Executive Education special.
In the introduction Rory and Steven reflect on how IESE Business School got to number 1 in the world, according to the Financial Times rankings. Rory helped set up the international executive education division 20 years ago as its first director and Steven has taught on 106 executive education programs since 2009.
We then talk to Nathalie Labourdette and Frederic Frantz of the Eurovision Broadcasting Union (EBU) Academy during their recent executive program at IESE. We discuss public service broadcasting in Europe, the need to equip journalists with a new set of tools to deal with disruption, and some of the results of the Sustaining Executive Performance element of the program.
In episode 6 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast we catch up with John McCusker at the 6th annual HR Core LAB in Barcelona and talk of his personal journey, cultural agility, finding purpose, and developing talent in one of the world's most emblematic family-owned businesses. And yes, this interview between two Scotsmen did take place in a bar..
Produced by Alejandro Yllarramendy.