(1) LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS
THIERRY MALLERET, co-founder of The Monthly Barometer, on the Get-Together, the annual gathering of leaders from business, politics, and academia in Chamonix, in the heart of the French Alps, and why the home of mountaineering provides the ideal setting.
BLAISE AGRESTI, former head of the Pelotons de gendarmerie de haute montagne (PGHM) in Chamonix, on his new venture, Mountain Path, and how he is using his experience of mountain rescue to teach companies what makes a successful leader.
Singapore-based executive coach ROB BIER, Partner in Trellis Asia and Managing Partner, 6:30 Partners, on what leadership means, and the key quality leaders today require to address the global challenges of the 21st century.
RAVI CHAUDHRY, Chairman of CeNext Consulting, on the importance of responsible leadership, what it requires, and what happens to leaders who fail to change.
(2) KEEPING PACE
Former South African diplomat, SÉAN CLEARY, on the challenges political leaders face when seeking consensus in multi-state dialogue, and how focusing on what a country can contribute and involving civil society in the process, as happened in South Africa in 1991 with the National Peace Accord, may be the future of global governance.
Former BBC World News presenter, NIK GOWING, on findings from his 'Think the Unthinkable' project, and how the conformity that gets people to the top leaves them ill-equipped to understand the enormity of change and disruption under way in today's world.
JOHN LYONS, Chief Executive of Cyber Essentials Direct, on the dark web and how businesses can lead the way in making the web a safer place for all.
(3) HISTORY MATTERS
JEAN-PIERRE LEHMANN, Professor Emeritus at IMD in Switzerland and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University, on understanding Asia, and the importance of being intellectually curious. [Postscript: very sadly, Professor Lehmann died on 21 December 2017, a few weeks after this podcast was released.]
JOHN ANTONAKIS, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Université de Lausanne, on the key predictive factors in political leadership elections.
Paris-based FIONNUALA O'CONOR, Founder and CEO of Wevolve, on how growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles caused her to reflect on traditional power structures, and why today, as power shifts away from the nation state, we need new leadership models and ways of working.
(4) UNDERSTANDING CHINA AND RUSSIA
RONNIE CHAN, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, on understanding China, including how doing business in China and Russia compares, and China-US relations.
DMITRI TRENIN, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, on understanding Russia under Vladimir Putin.
PRODUCTION | ChromeRadio in partnership with The Monthly Barometer and Anadeo, Chamonix | Producer - Catriona Oliphant | Post-production - Chris Sharp.
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