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
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
Investors Are Looking Beyond Silicon Valley, Th...
Steve Case, CEO of Revolution, calls COVID "a tipping point" in the VC community.
29 min
Leadership Next's 2021 Season: Trends and Takea...
Sustainability was front and center, and leaders are still struggling to define the future of work.
31 min
Why Carol Tomé Came Out of Retirement to Lead UPS
She's bringing major change to the company.
29 min
Can a Burrito Save the Planet, and Other Questi...
Brian Niccol talks digital strategy, employee training and sustainability.
25 min
United's Vaccine Mandate: "Clearly just the rig...
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby was one of the first leaders of a major American company to insist all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
28 min
How Adrian Gore Turned a Hunch Into a Winning B...
Gore's approach to health insurance landed his company, Discovery, on Fortune's first "Change the World" list in 2015.
24 min
Autonomous Vehicles Coming to a Road Near You?
Cruise CEO Dan Ammann says his company will have one million self-driving cars on the road by 2030.
25 min
An Inclusive Approach to Training Company Leaders
ExecOnline CEO Stephen Bailey joins Leadership Next.
24 min
Esri: The Private Company Whose Maps 'Run the W...
Esri's software helps Starbucks decide where to open stores, tracks COVID and - according to founder Jack Dangermond - has the power to make companies more eco-friendly.
27 min
Michael Dell: We've Only Seen Tech's 'Pre-Game ...
The founder of Dell Technologies talks tech transformation, plus explains why transforming his own company required taking it private.
27 min
Helping Women Build Families Is a Smart Economi...
Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi explains why in her new book, "My Life In Full."
29 min
How to Create a Great Place to Work
This is an issue today's Leadership Next guests have been working on for years.
27 min
Can a Robot Do Your Job?
Daniel Dines, CEO of UiPath, says automating tasks is good for people, and for business.
28 min
Are CEOs Truly Committed to Stakeholder Capital...
Josh Bolten, CEO of the Business Roundtable, says yes.
26 min
Why Business Cares About the $1T Infrastructure...
And how a group of CEOs came together to help get the bill through the Senate.
29 min
Flex CEO: The Future of Manufacturing
Flex is the third largest manufacturer in the world.
25 min
Best Buy Is Reimagining Retail
"Being the best in your industry is not enough," says CEO Corie Barry.
26 min
The Small Hedge Fund Pushing Big Change at Exxon
How Chris James, founder of Engine No. 1, managed to win three seats on the board of the oil giant - and, what happens next.
24 min
A Focus on Social Impact Led Grab from Ride Hai...
"More companies around the world need to believe that doing good is actually good for business," says CEO Anthony Tan.
26 min
Can Silicon Valley Build a Better Burger?
While Leadership Next enjoys an extended holiday, check out this episode of Fortune's Brainstorm podcast.
31 min