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Meet the Leader

CEOs, activists and more share the work and life advice they're grateful for

In this special compilation episode, top CEOs, founders, activists reveal the advice that shaped them, helping them change their minds and their approaches to work and life, improving on everything from patience and authenticity to how they team and learn.

Featured in this episode: Leif Johansson, former non-executive chairman at AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca; Marie France Tschudin, President of Innovative Medicines International and Chief Commercial Officer, Novartis; Caroline Casey, founder, the Valuable 500; Nicola Mendelsohn, Head of the Global Business Group, Meta; Cassandra Mao, Chief Strategy Officer, Halo Car; Ponsi Trivisvavet, CEO, Inari; Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Google; Blake Scholl, founder, Boom Supersonic; Nazanin Boniadi, activist and actress.Scroll for transcript.

Podcast transcript

Hosted by:
Linda Lacina

Digital Editor, World Economic Forum



Many aspects of the ways that governments and businesses operate are in flux, due in large part to the sweeping technology changes propelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Leadership is no exception. As a new generation of leaders take on challenges such as striking a healthy balance of views expressed on their social media platforms, developing private efforts to fill gaps in public social protections, and crafting public policies that govern technology access, an ability to apply responsibility and purpose will be key. 

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