This webcast series invites leaders to speak candidly about their experience as leaders. Highly interactive, the program is produced in The Leadership Studio for a studio audience. Webcast live, videos with searchable transcripts are posted for future viewing. Learn about effective decisions and ones that failed. Hear behind-the-scenes stories and engage with experienced leaders as they share lessons learned and their own personal career reflections.
The talk was entitled “Leadership in Getting AIDS on the World Bank Agenda.” The on-demand video will be posted shortly.
Atul Gawande, Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, was the featured speaker on Tuesday, April 21, for a session entitled “Leading as a Surgeon by Day and Writer by Night.” Watch the on demand video here. Gawande discussed his unconventional career trajectory; how the safe surgery checklist was developed; and strategies for implementing culture change, going “from cowboys to pit crews.”
Trevor Mundel, President of the Global Health Division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This session was entitled, “Leading New Solutions for Global Health.” Watch the on demand video of the discussion from April 10, 2015.
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.Presentation of Next Generation Award and Remarks by Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS. Watch the on demand video of the session from April 9, 2015. Clinton spoke about topics including her experiences determining what health issues the Clinton Foundation will work on; her own personal experiences while growing up in learning to form her own opinions at a young age; and the need for empowering female leaders.
John Lechleiter, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company, spoke on March 31 in a session entitled “Leadership Along the Path We Have Chosen.” Lechleiter discussed his career path from a chemist at Eli Lilly, eventually landing in his current position.
Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California, spoke on the difference between leadership and management on March 25, 2015. Janet Napolitano served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security for the Obama Administration from 2009-13, and served as Governor of Arizona from 2003-2009.
he emphasizes the need for having vision to accompany strategy in achieving outcomes. He explains that he considers himself a dreamer–but how that’s not a bad thing. Read a short article about his session here.
Leading to Deliver, a discussion with Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor for Pearson. Barber reflected on what he learned about leadership in his positions under the Blair administration. He emphasized the importance of paying attention to the details, even at high levels of leadership, and provided illustrations of improving delivery such as how the UK measured traffic patterns.
Women Leaders in American Politics, a conversation with Christine Gregoire, former Governor of Washington State who spoke on November 20. In addition to the need for women leaders in government, Gregoire also discussed her experiences as the lead negotiator for the tobacco settlement between the attorneys general and the tobacco companies. She encourages young people to run for office, posing the question, “If not you, who?”
The Leadership Role of Foundations: Advancing Health Equity with Mark Smith, former President and CEO of California HealthCare Foundation, spoke on November 13. Smith discussed his unconventional career path, and ways that medicine can learn from the business world to improve how it provides care. Smith is currently serving as a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2014.
Paul Farmer on Leadership in Public Health for the Poor. Medical anthropologist Paul Farmer is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Farmer spoke in Voices in Leadership on November 4, 2014.
Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S.Secretary of Health and Human Services, spoke in October on “Reflections on Leadership: 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.” Sebelius discussed topics including strategies for communicating in a high-profile environment, reflections on the U.S. Affordable Care Act rollout, and her career path.
[In May 2014, the series was renamed Voices in Leadership, from Decision-making: Voices from the Field.]