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CWO podcast: Deeper leadership with Paul Hughes of CCL

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CWO podcast: Deeper leadership with Paul Hughes of CCL

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.

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CWO podcast episode 11: Talking resilience with Jenny Campbell

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CWO podcast episode 11: Talking resilience with Jenny Campbell

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.



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Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast

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Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast

Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast sees Mark Bidwell interview Steven MacGregor.

From The Innovation Ecosystem website (visit for more details and links):

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.

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Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast episode 10: The Neo-Generalist with Kenneth Mikklesen

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Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast episode 10: The Neo-Generalist with Kenneth Mikklesen

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.

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The 1 Billion Click Man: An interview with the BBC's Neil McIntosh

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The 1 Billion Click Man: An interview with the BBC's Neil McIntosh

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.

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How did IESE get to number 1?

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How did IESE get to number 1?

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.

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An interview with John McCusker, Global Head of Talent at Bacardi

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An interview with John McCusker, Global Head of Talent at Bacardi

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.

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Rory and Steven reflect on their inspirations for Chief Wellbeing Officer

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Rory and Steven reflect on their inspirations for Chief Wellbeing Officer

Episode 3 of the new Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast. Recorded in July 2017 and just before writing Chief Wellbeing Officer in August and September, Rory and Steven discuss their inspiration the past several years and what they hope to achieve in the book. They discuss Universitas Telefónica, business today and how to create a more human-centric future of work.

Produced by Alejandro Yllarramendy.

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Chief Wellbeing Officer: The Podcast, Episode 2 - Toni Nadal visits Universitas Telefónica

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Chief Wellbeing Officer: The Podcast, Episode 2 - Toni Nadal visits Universitas Telefónica

You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

In episode 2 we discuss some of the best bits of Toni Nadal's recent visit to Universitas and his interview with Program Director Carole Wettman. Rory and Steven talk with Carole about Toni's dual role as Uncle and coach, the approach taken to make Rafa a legend of the sport, the importance of humility, and how Rafa came back to be the best in the world during 2017.

As always we try and view some of the main points in the context of business and the future of work, in this case including coaching, performance and knowing when to quit.

Produced by Alejandro Yllarramendy.

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