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Hire better in 2023: Lessons from Generation CEO Mona Mourshed

Hiring has never been easy, but economic shifts, global crises and explosive demand for new tech skills has made finding talent harder. Mourshed discusses the models and mindsets her global non-profit uses to train and place adult learners and candidates that might be overlooked around the globe ensuring businesses can tap into and develop new pipelines of talent. She also shares how remote work can tackle job deserts, why buzzwords like quiet quitting provide an incomplete picture of labor challenges and helps leaders identify the hiring blind spots that might be holding their organizations back.

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How 12 leaders focus on what matters most

 • 24

At the Annual Meeting in Davos this year, we asked CEOs, activists and civil society leaders how leaders can prioritize what really matters despite a swirl of challenges: an energy crisis, a food crisis, geopolitical conflict, a potential economic downturn, and more. They shared their strategies and secrets -- from how they make time in their calendars and unlock 'people power', to how they tap 'unhealthy impatience' to build much-needed momentum. Find new strategies for focus and the tough questions you must ask yourself to ensure your actions are really laddering up to your values. In this episode: Roy Jacobs, CEO, Royal Philips; Harmony Jade Wayner, vice-chair, Arctic Youth Network; Deborah Braide, sustainable energy leader and researcher, E-Guide; John Schultz, Chief Operating Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Blake Scholl, founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic; Alyssa Auberger, Chief Sustainability Officer, Baker McKenzie; Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International; Lynn Martin, president of NYSE Group; Geraldine Matchett, co-CEO and CFO, Royal DSM; Alex Liu, managing partner and chairman, Kearney; Becky Frankiewicz, Chief Commercial Officer, Manpower Group, Inc.; Dr. Andrew Steer, president and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund

How 12 leaders focus on what matters most

 • 24

At the Annual Meeting in Davos this year, we asked CEOs, activists and civil society leaders how leaders can prioritize what really matters despite a swirl of challenges: an energy crisis, a food crisis, geopolitical conflict, a potential economic downturn, and more. They shared their strategies and secrets -- from how they make time in their calendars and unlock 'people power', to how they tap 'unhealthy impatience' to build much-needed momentum. Find new strategies for focus and the tough questions you must ask yourself to ensure your actions are really laddering up to your values. In this episode: Roy Jacobs, CEO, Royal Philips; Harmony Jade Wayner, vice-chair, Arctic Youth Network; Deborah Braide, sustainable energy leader and researcher, E-Guide; John Schultz, Chief Operating Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Blake Scholl, founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic; Alyssa Auberger, Chief Sustainability Officer, Baker McKenzie; Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International; Lynn Martin, president of NYSE Group; Geraldine Matchett, co-CEO and CFO, Royal DSM; Alex Liu, managing partner and chairman, Kearney; Becky Frankiewicz, Chief Commercial Officer, Manpower Group, Inc.; Dr. Andrew Steer, president and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund

Smartphones - and companies - designed for the future: Fairphone’s Bas van Abel

 • 39 minutes

What if the next time your smartphone broke, you could fix it yourself? The repairable, sustainable smartphone maker Fairphone does just that all while helping to wean consumers off the quest for the thinnest, latest gadget -- a cycle that simply adds tons of valuable materials to landfill annually. Founder Bas van Abel joins Meet the Leader for a frank talk about what’s really involved in making a smartphone, his journey from designer to device CEO, and the tough moments he faced in the startup’s early days to stay on track with the startup's sustainable mission. He’ll also share why he founded two startups tackling circularity (Fairphone and food waste startup De Clique) and what’s needed for true system change. He’ll also explain what excites him about social enterprise and how entrepreneurs with big ideas for sustainability can tackle multiple challenges at once, from working conditions to resource protection, helping to reshape entire sectors and practices in the process.

Smartphones - and companies - designed for the future: Fairphone’s Bas van Abel

 • 39 minutes

What if the next time your smartphone broke, you could fix it yourself? The repairable, sustainable smartphone maker Fairphone does just that all while helping to wean consumers off the quest for the thinnest, latest gadget -- a cycle that simply adds tons of valuable materials to landfill annually. Founder Bas van Abel joins Meet the Leader for a frank talk about what’s really involved in making a smartphone, his journey from designer to device CEO, and the tough moments he faced in the startup’s early days to stay on track with the startup's sustainable mission. He’ll also share why he founded two startups tackling circularity (Fairphone and food waste startup De Clique) and what’s needed for true system change. He’ll also explain what excites him about social enterprise and how entrepreneurs with big ideas for sustainability can tackle multiple challenges at once, from working conditions to resource protection, helping to reshape entire sectors and practices in the process.

Davos 2023: A conversation with Palantir's Alex Karp

 • 30

Alex Karp shares with Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein how he leads software company Palantir Technologies. This thoughtful, wide-ranging conversation covers serious topics such as the economy, the invasion of Ukraine and its work with governments powering counter intel efforts. It also includes its share of light and even funny moments, including Karp's non-traditional background, his hair and why he lives in the New Hampshire backwoods. This conversation was recorded at the Annual Meeting in Davos Switzerland 18 January.

Davos 2023: A conversation with Palantir's Alex Karp

 • 30

Alex Karp shares with Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein how he leads software company Palantir Technologies. This thoughtful, wide-ranging conversation covers serious topics such as the economy, the invasion of Ukraine and its work with governments powering counter intel efforts. It also includes its share of light and even funny moments, including Karp's non-traditional background, his hair and why he lives in the New Hampshire backwoods. This conversation was recorded at the Annual Meeting in Davos Switzerland 18 January.

Ingka Group's Jesper Brodin: The talent crisis you’re not talking enough about

 • 30 min

More than 100 million displaced people struggle to find new work after fleeing war and chaos. To help refugees and asylum seekers find a true fresh start, Ingka Group (the chief owner and operator of IKEA retail) designed the Skills for Employment Initiative. With its 3-6 months of training in language and other critical job skills, displaced people can find meaningtul work at IKEA or other companies and get a true fresh start. In this episode, Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin shared the lessons he has learned from this initiative and how, if scaled, programs like this one could play an important role in everything from tackling labor shortages to strengthening economies. He also shared how programs like this one can reveal key hiring blindspots, ensuring leaders re-examine current hiring approaches to be more inclusive, less slow, and even less biased towards a certain types of profiles.

Ingka Group's Jesper Brodin: The talent crisis you’re not talking enough about

 • 30 min

More than 100 million displaced people struggle to find new work after fleeing war and chaos. To help refugees and asylum seekers find a true fresh start, Ingka Group (the chief owner and operator of IKEA retail) designed the Skills for Employment Initiative. With its 3-6 months of training in language and other critical job skills, displaced people can find meaningtul work at IKEA or other companies and get a true fresh start. In this episode, Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin shared the lessons he has learned from this initiative and how, if scaled, programs like this one could play an important role in everything from tackling labor shortages to strengthening economies. He also shared how programs like this one can reveal key hiring blindspots, ensuring leaders re-examine current hiring approaches to be more inclusive, less slow, and even less biased towards a certain types of profiles.

AM23 Preview: IFC's Makhtar Diop on tackling multiple crises simultaneously

 • 18 Minutes

Ahead of the 2023 Annual Meeting, Makhtar Diop, the Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), shares a special funding initiative designed to confront the food crisis, one that can also help address other issues including financial resilience for farmers and more sustainable solutions for the climate. Success requires new forms of collaboration and drives home one of the key themes of this year's global conference in Davos, 'Cooperation in a fragmented world.' Diop also shares what gives him hope, what keeps him up at night, and what he hopes leaders should prioritise at this year's conference in Davos.

AM23 Preview: IFC's Makhtar Diop on tackling multiple crises simultaneously

 • 18 Minutes

Ahead of the 2023 Annual Meeting, Makhtar Diop, the Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), shares a special funding initiative designed to confront the food crisis, one that can also help address other issues including financial resilience for farmers and more sustainable solutions for the climate. Success requires new forms of collaboration and drives home one of the key themes of this year's global conference in Davos, 'Cooperation in a fragmented world.' Diop also shares what gives him hope, what keeps him up at night, and what he hopes leaders should prioritise at this year's conference in Davos.

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