Leadership Next

Something big is happening in the world of business. CEOs increasingly say their jobs have become less about giving orders, more about inspiring, motivating, setting a north star. They are taking the lead on big issues like climate change, worker retraining, and diversity and inclusion. They are under pressure from employees, customers and investors not just to turn a profit, but to prove they are doing good in the world. And in the process, they are fundamentally redefining the relationship between business and society. Join Fortune CEO Alan Murray and Editor-at-Large Michal Lev-Ram as they probe the best of these leaders for insight into what they're doing, why they're doing it, and what impact it is having.

Business News
Arianna Huffington and Tony Bates on Empathetic...
Why empathy should be a business strategy.
31 min
Maven Makes Women's Health a Priority
CEO Kate Ryder on the importance of comprehensive healthcare and the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade.
24 min
Panera's Purpose Is Baked Into Its Brand
Serving sustainable food while creating a sustainable workplace
20 min
Shipping Is a Hot Topic
Maersk's CEO on how the Pandemic, conflict in Russia and climate change have made the shipping industry a global talking point.
28 min
The Freelance Economy May Be Bigger Than You Think
According to Hayden Brown, the CEO of Upwork.
30 min
Deloitte presents: Leadership Transformed
PAID CONTENT FROM DELOITTE: To mark the 100th episode of the Leadership Next podcast series, Fortune Media CEO Alan Murray and Deloitte US CEO Joe Ucuzoglu discuss the future of business.
26 min
Our 100th Episode: Levi Strauss, Nasdaq and JUS...
Leadership Next checks in with previous guests to hear about progress they've made on curbing gun violence, building more diverse corporate boards and more.
35 min
Doug McMillon on Walmart's Regenerative Future
Prioritizing sustainability and navigating leadership from the top of the Fortune 500.
33 min
Intuit's CEO Is Moving the Company Beyond Taxes...
Sasan Goodarzi considers Intuit a "40-year-old startup." Here's why.
28 min
Edward Jones CEO on Crypto, Recession and the I...
Penny Pennington says a human-centered approach to business is key to her company's success.
32 min
How did this healthcare provider's patients def...
What Cano Health can teach us about the future of healthcare.
28 min
War in Ukraine: 'There will be a food crisis,' ...
As leader of a global fertilizer company, Svein Tore Holsether keeps a close eye on the world's food supply.
34 min
A Conversation With the Incoming CEO of FedEx
How will Raj Subramaniam change the company, and what challenges await him?
27 min
Does Your Company Have a "Modern" Board?
The expectations of business are changing - and that means corporate boards need to change too.
22 min
Pfizer's COVID Lesson: Set Big Goals and People...
CEO Albert Bourla says his team succeeded in developing and manufacturing the COVID vaccine "because they realized that failure is not an option."
28 min
How IKEA Decided to Pause Business in Russia
Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin says the choice wasn't simple.
27 min
Clorox CEO: 'I don't expect volatility to go away'
The pandemic has taken Clorox on quite a roller coaster ride - and it's not over yet.
22 min
You Won't Be Spending Bitcoin at the Grocery St...
According to Global Payments CEO Jeff Sloan.
25 min
What the Invasion of Ukraine Is Teaching Us Abo...
Leaders should see this as a "turning point" according to CyberArk CEO Udi Mokady.
21 min
Why CEOs Should Be Thinking Like Designers
It's hard to prepare your company for an uncertain future but, as IDEO CEO Sandy Speicher explains, design thinking can help.
28 min
The CEO Remaking GE
Larry Culp is breaking the storied conglomerate into three more focused companies.
26 min
Who Buys Diamonds Online? Lots of People, Says ...
CEO Gina Drosos has pushed her company towards a digital transformation, and the move is paying off.
27 min
How Chobani's CEO Built a Yogurt Brand Worth Bi...
Hamdi Ulukaya had no formal background in business, but firmly believed in doing well by doing good.
33 min
Working to Help All Africans Afford the Internet
Data remains expensive across much of Africa, and this is a problem that Cassava Technologies has set out to solve.
25 min
How Companies Plan to Address Talent Wars, Infl...
These are the largest challenges facing business today according to CEOs from Amazon, Bank of America, UPS, Occidental Petroleum and more.
24 min