Inspiring Leaders

Inspiring Leaders - Interview Series

What does leading with humanity look like in practice? Be inspired by leaders who are walking the talk.

Transform your organization through a Culture of OK

Anna Kopp – CIO and IT Director at Microsoft Germany

Discover how trust, transparency and authenticity can improve the bottom line in your organization. Anna Kopp, CIO at Microsoft, was voted one of the Most Inspiring Women in Germany. In this interview with Myriam Callegarin she shares practical steps to create a positive culture change in organizations.

Multiply Your Team’s Talents

Sabine Stokar von Neuforn – VP Global Sales Programs at SalesForce Germany

How do you lead authentically as a woman? How do you bring out the best in your team? What should leaders in top management never stop doing? Find out in this interview with Sabine Stokar von Neuforn, Vice President Global Sales Programs at SalesForce Germany.

Leading With Purpose and Humanity

Alpha Bah – Deputy Country Director, World Food Programme in Bangladesh (United Nations)

How do you lead people who are risking their lives to help others? How do you manage the conflicting needs of so many different stakeholders? Alpha Bah, Deputy Country Director at the World Food Programme in Bangladesh shares his experiences and perspective on leading in very complex environments, helping people through wars and natural disasters, managing uncertainty and ambiguity while keeping people motivated to bring out their best.

Creating New Possibilities for People, Profits and Planet

David Katz – CEO at PlasticBank

In this interview, David Katz shares his profound insights on how to move beyond our limiting beliefs on money, poverty, and business. Through Plastic Bank, he demonstrates what is possible when we put the human being first.

How Humble Leadership Increases Business Success

JungKiu Choi – Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group in Singapore

How did JungKiu Choi increase employee engagement so much that it resulted in a 54% increase in customer satisfaction, a 29% reduction of customer complaints, and in the reduction of the attrition ratio to the lowest among all foreign banks in China? In this interview, JungKiu Choi describes his (sometimes astonishing) approach when taking on the role of Head of Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered Bank in China, counting over 10,000 employees in 200 subsidiaries.

Dealing with uncertainty as a leader

Steffen Weinstok – Senior Director Sales Italy and Malta, Lufthansa Group

Like many companies, Lufthansa has been hit hard by Covid. How can leaders deal with uncertainty and fear, when they know they might lose their job? How can they help their employees to deal with their own fears, and keep them motivated despite the sense of disconnection? In this interview you will hear an inspiring leader, Steffen Weinstok, Senior Director Sales at Lufthansa Group dive deep into this topic.

Leading in times of crisis

Davide Villa – CMO at E.ON Italy

Myriam Callegarin interviews Davide Villa, Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member at E.ON Italy on what he finds important when leading people during these challenging times. We need leaders who take responsibility for their impact on others, their organization and the world; leaders who are willing to co-create new possibilities with the people around them.