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CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Muhtar Kent, Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Muhtar Kent, Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company

December 10, 2020

In this episode we speak with Muhtar Kent, the former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Kent shares insights on the role communication played in revitalizing growth of the world's most-recognized brand.

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE

December 10, 2020

In this episode we speak with the CEO of CARE, Michelle Nunn. Nunn is transforming the global humanitarian relief organization to help over 200 million people overcome poverty and social injustice in the next 10 years. 

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Frank Blake, Former CEO of The Home Depot and Chairman of Delta Airlines

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Frank Blake, Former CEO of The Home Depot and Chairman of Delta Airlines

December 10, 2020

In this episode we speak with Frank Blake, the former CEO of The Home Depot and the current Chairman of Delta Airlines. Blake led a massive overhaul of The Home Depot's business and customer-service models while revitalizing its internal culture. As Chairman of Delta, he's helping the company navigate a turbulent time for the airline industry. 

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Craig Lemasters, CEO of GXG Consulting and Former CEO of Assurant Solutions

CEO Voices: Leading with Communication with guest Craig Lemasters, CEO of GXG Consulting and Former CEO of Assurant Solutions

December 10, 2020

In this episode we speak with Craig Lemasters, the former CEO of Assurant Solutions and currently CEO of GXG Consulting. During his tenure at Assurant, Craig more than doubled revenues by repositioning the financial services giant and is now disrupting the consulting business.

"CEO Voices: Leading with Communication" examines the communication that enables transformational leadership.

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation on AI, Diversity and Humanizing Technology

Leadership Unscripted: A Conversation on AI, Diversity and Humanizing Technology

December 8, 2020

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science are becoming an intrinsic part of our personal and professional lives, helping many lead healthier, happier and more productive lives. For AI to fully fulfill its promise, however, it must help all humans, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion or economic background. For this vision to materialize, diversity in the field is more crucial than ever, and must be prioritized. While we have made some strides, there is still a lot of work to be done — we need to ensure that the teams creating, deploying and improving these AI systems are diverse from the very beginning.

Hosted by UVA Darden Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne, this discussion features Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva. This session will dig deep into the question of why diversity and inclusion are so critical to the tech industry specifically, and to society in general. 

Leadership Unscripted: GEICO Execs Examine the Modern Workplace Amid COVID

Leadership Unscripted: GEICO Execs Examine the Modern Workplace Amid COVID

December 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way much of the world lives and works, and it’s unclear both when a return to normal may occur and what that return may look like. What practices, many born out of necessity, will carry over to a post-COVID world? Which will be dispatched as soon as possible? At a virtual Leadership Unscripted event hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and moderated by Professor Elena Loutskina on 28 October 2020, a pair of executives from GEICO offered a snapshot into pandemic preparations and execution at one of the world’s largest insurance companies. GEICO executives Maria Scarangella, vice president of talent acquisition and onboarding, and Steve Smith, vice president of information technology, recalled the unusual time more than six months ago, when the organization was among those suddenly forced to pivot to a largely work-from-home environment.

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