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
How Duke Energy Plans to Reach Net Zero by 2050
CEO Lynn Good says "we need technologies that are not at commercial scale today."
25 min
Running a Grocery Business During the Pandemic
Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran joins Leadership Next.
26 min
Dow Is on the Path to a Sustainable Future - Re...
CEO Jim Fitterling recognizes that future success relies upon reducing carbon emissions and single-use plastics.
28 min
Intel Wants to Build More Computer Chips in the...
CEO Pat Gelsinger argues the move is good for his company, and for the country.
30 min
Hilton CEO on How to Build Corporate Culture
Plus, a look at the "phygital" future.
28 min
The Nasdaq's Push to Diversify Corporate Boards
CEO Adena Friedman is not surprised to be facing pushback.
22 min
PagerDuty: The Complexity of Hybrid Work
PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada says leading a hybrid workforce may be harder than it seems.
30 min
Stitch Fix CEO: Modeling a 'New Normal' in Busi...
Katrina Lake says she never planned to be a role model. But when she showed up to her IPO with her young son, that's exactly what happened.
24 min
Crafting a Return to Work That Really Works
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen talks the hybrid workplace, digital transformation, and more.
28 min
Patagonia on Voting Laws and Environmental Resp...
"This is not part of a business or commercial strategy."
27 min
Etsy: An Amazing Year During a Terrible Time
CEO Josh Silverman talks face masks, machine learning, and the importance of being a good corporate citizen.
28 min
Why This CEO Wants to 'Democratize' Real Estate
Cadre's Ryan Williams thinks more people should be able to invest in the asset class.
28 min
Boosting Diversity in Drug Trials
Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy is determined to do his part to improve health equity.
28 min
Advice and Inspiration from Hint's Kara Goldin
This founder and CEO doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
24 min
The Race for 5G
AT&T Chairman Bill Kennard talks 5G, broadband access, and more.
26 min
Will Bitcoin Disrupt Visa's Business?
That's just one of the topics covered in this conversation with CEO Al Kelly.
25 min
Producing N95 Masks During the Pandemic
3M CEO Mike Roman joins Leadership Next.
27 min
ESG Investing: A Fad, or Here to Stay?
The desire to invest in companies that are doing good for people and planet marks a fundamental shift, according to S&P Global's Doug Peterson.
25 min
Jeff Immelt Explains What Went Wrong at GE
The former CEO also offers crisis management advice, his take on corporate diversity initiatives, and more.
33 min
Is Augmented Reality Coming to Your Business?
Magic Leap's Peggy Johnson says "yes," comparing AR to the adoption of mobile phones.
26 min
Tristan Walker: Companies Need a Plan to Serve ...
The CEO of Walker & Company talks about selling his company to Procter & Gamble, and offers advice to other Black entrepreneurs.
27 min
Business Sets Priorities for 2021
Hear from Pfizer's Albert Bourla, GM's Mary Barra and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.
26 min
Need Help Improving Your Company's Diversity Ef...
After George Floyd was killed many companies promised to improve their DEI efforts. Now it's time for action, and two initiatives are here to help.
29 min
Check Out Fortune's Newest Podcast
Fortune Brainstorm explores how technology is reshaping our world.
28 min
What We've Learned About Leaders in 2020
Leadership Next looks back at Season One, and ahead to 2021.
27 min