Founder & CEO, Starbucks
The day of my interview with Howard started as any other – with my morning run to Starbucks to get a Grande Bold. I asked the barista whether she had read Howard’s latest book, Onward. She replied, “Of course. My partner, Howard, gave it to me."
Chairman and CEO, Beam Suntory
I’m motivated by trying to be the very best version of myself I can be. I’m motivated by doing what’s right by my family, and I’m motivated by a very deep responsibility I have to the 4,500 people that work in this company. I have a real responsibility to them, and that gets me out of bed every day.
VP, Enterprise Transformation & Change Strategic Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb
With so much uncertainty and ambiguity today, Mauer stresses the importance of giving the tools people need to get to where they need to go and that “you must have guts and courage to be a leader and a trusted advisor.”
VP, Communications , Boeing Defense, Space & Security
A leader is a leader. There are certain things that are foundational for any leader to be respected by their peers, superiors and subordinates. The one quality I would put first is integrity. No matter what you’re doing or where you are, you need to do the right thing even when nobody's looking.
Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Airlines
It’s October 31, 2017 in Dallas, at Southwest Airlines headquarters. Employees are waiting for the chief executive to arrive. Gary Kelly, the fifth CEO in Southwest’s history, has been preparing for this encounter for hours... and arrives dressed as Thor.
VP of Global Communications, Medtronic
Medtronic has had a longstanding Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for people around the world through the development of medical technologies, and we are three years into executing a three-part strategy to raise our value proposition to health care systems around the world.
Eric Ryan is a game changer. Just over ten years ago, he and his business partner Adam Lowry set out to advance a cause: revolutionizing the way we clean. Along the way, they built Method, one of Inc’s fastest growing companies, pulling in more than $100M in annual sales.
President & CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Speaking with Patricia Harrison is a super charged experience. Her enthusiasm is contagious! She crackles with energy, enthusiasm and passion for the mission of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading funder of U.S. public radio and television programming.
VP, Strategic Business Communications, Mars, Incorporated
My early career was like an “on-the-job MBA,” because I was given the opportunity to shoulder business responsibilities, not just communications responsibilities. I walked factory floors in my steel-toed boots, developed marketing plans for specialty agricultural products, saw how an innovation pipeline worked, and answered tough questions from analysts on business performance.
Chief Public Affairs & Communications Officer, MillerCoors
As a leader, I want to take advantage of everyone’s brain because, most often, people have additive ideas. I encourage my team to think out of the box and take chances, because maybe their ideas aren’t so outrageous after all. I always urge participation in client meetings and brainstorms.