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
What Does the Future Hold for Oil Giant Chevron?
Leadership Next speaks with Chevron CEO Mike Wirth.
29 min
TIAA's Roger Ferguson on Avoiding a Double-Dip ...
With coronavirus hitting the U.S. with renewed force, a recession is looking more likely.
28 min
Beyond Meat CEO: Why Business Is Quickest Route...
Ethan Brown set out to tackle the world's climate problems, and determined he could drive more change through business than through non-profits or government.
18 min
Michelle Gass: Retooling Kohl's Strategy In the...
Plus, diversity efforts at the company, and Kohl's approach to stakeholder capitalism.
29 min
Nike's CEO Went on a Vision Quest: Here's What ...
John Donahoe also has advice for purpose-driven companies.
29 min
Are CEOs Truly Committed to Purpose Beyond Profit?
In a nod to Election Day, Leadership Next is engaging in a hallmark of American democracy: debate.
31 min
COVID-19 Vaccine: Sanofi CEO Shares Company's P...
CEO Paul Hudson says refocusing on the company’s purpose has brought energy and innovation to its search for a vaccine.
20 min
If A.I. Is Not Regulated, 'We Are Going to Be S...
Tom Siebel, CEO of C3.ai, thinks business needs to adopt artificial intelligence at scale, but with restrictions.
25 min
HP Says the Pandemic Has Given 3D Printing a Boost
CEO Enrique Lores explains, and shares several ways the coronavirus pandemic has driven change at the company.
24 min
Whole Foods Founder: How Merging With Amazon Is...
John Mackey also talks COVID-19, pay caps and "conscious capitalism."
19 min
Ursula Burns: 'This Is a Make or Break Moment f...
The former Xerox CEO believes business must do better for its employees, communities and the planet.
29 min
No Water, No Beer: AB InBev’s Case for Stakehol...
CEO Carlos Brito explains why helping local communities thrive is a business imperative for the world's largest brewer.
22 min
How the CEO of Lowe's Is Boosting Diversity Com...
Marvin Ellison: "Focus on the areas where I can drive the greatest amount of change."
24 min
PayPal CEO: 'Capitalism Needs an Upgrade'
PayPal's Dan Schulman was one of the first CEOs to proclaim the importance of moral leadership.
28 min
Why Levi's Cares About Gun Control and Voting
Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co, also talks about guiding his company through the coronavirus pandemic.
35 min
Beth Ford: Rural America's Problems Are a 'Nati...
Much of rural America lacks internet access, and that's an issue that should worry all of us, according to the CEO of Land O'Lakes.
33 min
What's Next for the Hotel Industry?
Hyatt's Mark Hoplamazian details how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted his hotels, and what the industry needs in order to recover.
28 min
Workday CEO: 'Companies need to have a soul'
For Aneel Bhusri, taking care of employees and his community is key to running a successful company.
32 min
Brian Moynihan: 'It isn't a gimmick. This is ho...
The Bank of America CEO has been practicing stakeholder capitalism for years. Now he wants to figure out how to measure it.
27 min
Nextdoor's Sarah Friar: Fighting Racism, One Ne...
While the social network can't end systemic racism, Nextdoor's CEO firmly believes her platform can encourage the understanding and empathy needed to fight the problem.
28 min
Here's How to Win the War for Talent
Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow, says today's talent war rewards leaders with a "soft touch."
25 min
Why More Companies Should Consider Becoming B C...
Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber makes a passionate case for pursuing the B Corporation certification.
28 min
Airbnb's Brian Chesky: 'We are a better compan...
The COVID-19 crisis has brought the travel industry to its knees, but Airbnb's CEO sees good things ahead for his company. Here's why.
30 min
How Paul Polman Wants to Change the World
As CEO of Unilever he was an early proponent of stakeholder capitalism - and he's still beating that drum.
29 min
GM CEO Mary Barra Is Looking to Drive Change
She feels "a sense of urgency" to continue making General Motors an inclusive workplace.
29 min