Living Leadership Podcast

At Duke Corporate Education, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Living Leadership podcast.

As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we are all facing unprecedented levels of disruption, uncertainty and volatility in our personal and professional lives. During this time, leadership is more important than ever.

In each episode, Living Leadership host Niki Mullin will interview thought leaders who will share their latest thinking and what they have learned from leading through crises.

The views and opinions expressed by guests in Duke CE podcasts are those of the individuals themselves. They are intended to inform on the topics under discussion but do not necessarily reflect any official position or opinion of Duke CE.

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About the Host

Niki Mullin

When Niki Mullin is not podcast hosting, she is Duke CE’s Client Director based in London and responsible for fostering new partner relations across the region.

Niki joined Duke CE after following a career in international publishing as head of business development. When she’s not working, Niki loves nothing more than the great outdoors and a good book!

Episodes: Start Listening Now

The Future is Now: Ambidextrous Leadership in the Age of COVID

Episode 1 | April 17, 2020

The Future is Now: Ambidextrous Leadership in the Age of COVID

In this first episode of the Living Leadership podcast series, we’re joined by Clive Triance, Founder and Managing Director of Cognitive Tiger Limited, and Deborah Zwilling-Ikpoh, Director of Network Development at Duke CE, to explore ambidextrous leadership in the age of COVID. We will discuss what it means to be an ambidextrous leader at this time of crisis.

Key takeaways:

  • Innovation is key at times of crisis in order to survive and thrive
  • Leaders must lead with authentic purpose
  • A leader’s transparency and communication is vital
  • Empathy and compassion must be at the heart of all we do

Human Centricity After COVID-19: The Future Role of Pharma

Episode 2 | June 8, 2020

Human Centricity After COVID-19: The Future Role of Pharma

The pharma sector has been at the center of the controversy during the COVID-19 crisis. In this episode, we will discuss the impacts, threats and emerging innovations. Featuring special guests Dr. Karen Sutherland, HR VP BioPharmaceuticals R&D & Regional Lead UK & Sweden at AstraZeneca, and Tim Jones, an expert in innovation growth and futures.

Re-Purposing the Firm: Part of the Solution

Episode 3 | July 10, 2020

Re-Purposing the Firm: Part of the Solution

In this episode, we will explore how COVID-19 has invoked an existential crisis in us all and how a crisis requires all firms to revisit their own purpose, or maybe even re-purpose. Featuring special guests Sudhanshu Palsule, co-author of Rehumanzing Leadership – Putting Purpose Back into Business and senior associate at the Moller Institute, and Lara Bezerra, Chief Purpose Officer from Roche India.

Episode 4 | Coming Soon

Collaborative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of Technology and Humans in a Time of Crisis

How we think, act and innovate in a time of crisis is vital. In this Living Leadership episode, we will discuss how leaders can harness neuroscience and technology to thrive and survive. Neuroscientist and author Dr. Vivenne Ming and Managing Director of Duke CE in South Africa Karen Roux join the podcast.

Nominate a Guest for the Podcast

Living Leadership Podcast

At the Living Leadership Podcast, we’re exploring the way in which COVID-19 is changing our world and our ideas of leadership, and we want to hear from the stand-out everyday heroes who are making a difference in your organizations and communities in response to the global pandemic.

Do you or someone you know have a story of unique innovation, organizational transformation or an example of redefining leadership in this exceptional time?

Make a nomination today!


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