H&M Group Chief Operating Officer Helena Helmersson has worked her way up in the H&M Group since 1997 (Update: in January 2020, she was announced as CEO of the group). Throughout the years, she has developed great loyalty for the company, and also gained valuable insights into how a modern, agile supply chain is set up, as well as what the future of retail will entail.
Having worked in the automotive industry for over 35 years, Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of BMW AG’s Board of Management, was brought up in the age of the Faster, Higher, Farther mantra. Today, when that mantra has lost all meaning, Peter uses purpose as his orientation guideline in both his personal and professional life and throughout his mentoring efforts.
Reflecting on the Business Roundtable in August, Sayo Ayodele, Partner at Leader’s Quest, shares her thoughts on the importance of creating value for all stakeholders, as opposed to just shareholders and profit. Sayo’s key takeaways include deep listening, embracing complexity, courageous leadership, and a networked ecosystem.
As a purposeful organization, establishing a truly networked ecosystem can only come about with a shared vision, values and unifying principles. Marwa Farouq, Vice President People, Organization and Culture at Teach For All, explains how collectively dismantling the organizational hierarchy has had immense impact across their global network.
Purpose, the motor of organizational transformation: we spoke with Yosi Sergant, Chief Cultural Organizer of TaskForce and Expert at The DO School, to discuss the role of culture in mobilizing employees to drive purposeful DOing.
After leading several successful transformations in Italy, Corrado Passera founded illimity with the aim of identifying and supporting innovative businesses that would be otherwise left without financing. With a wealth of insight on authentic and responsible transformation, Corrado provides insight on what it takes to deliver as a Purposeful Organization.
Scott Goldner, Director of Individual at The DO School, reflects on how over the past 25 years in leadership and training he’s learned that the key ingredient of effective leadership is culture – particularly a culture of quality collaboration and ongoing learning.
Silvia Hernandez, GSA Future of Work Now Leader at EY, highlights the value and impact of human capital as #WeEmerge from this crisis and begin to embrace the ‘new normal’.
Multidisciplinary researcher Laurence Heijbroek shares his [UK-based] perspective on shaping the “new normal”, the drawbacks of digitalisation, and building social resilience for the future.