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
Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan Shares Valuable Lesson...
An executive at Blackberry during the arrival of the smartphone, Rowan says software innovation is key as carmakers invest in electric vehicle technology.
35 min
Why One of Fintech’s Most Powerful Women Bet $5...
Lead Bank cofounder and CEO Jackie Reses acquired the 95-year-old Kansas City–based bank in 2022.
37 min
The Inventor Behind the Apple Watch Shutdown: M...
Masimo, founded by Kiani in his garage in 1989, manufactures patient-monitoring technology for hospitals and homes.
33 min
Axios CEO Jim VandeHei Calls Out The Problem Wi...
VandeHei says being a credible journalist turned business leader enabled Axios and Politico “to do more faster without a lot of the internal politics and drama.”
35 min
LinkedIn CEO: These Kinds Of Jobs Could Be Most...
Ryan Roslansky wants LinkedIn to be a resource for workers navigating the AI boom.
32 min
Chewy CEO Wants His Customers To Feel Like They...
“You just feel like you’re part of a dream world,” Sumit Singh says, comparing Chewy’s customer service to “the best hospitality resorts.”
34 min
Autodesk CEO Believes AI Can Help Solve Housing...
Andrew Anagnost joined Autodesk in 1997, and became CEO in 2017.
32 min
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Discusses Resilience Th...
Robbins became chair of the Business Roundtable on Jan. 1, 2024.
25 min
How Otis CEO Judy Marks Doubled The Company’s S...
Judy Marks become CEO of Otis Worldwide after the company spun out from United Technologies in 2020.
35 min
Fannie Mae’s CEO Priscilla Almodovar Says “Amer...
Fannie Mae CEO Priscilla Almodovar took the top spot at the housing giant in December of 2022.
34 min
BILL’s René Lacerte To Silicon Valley Founders:...
BILL founder and CEO René Lacerte sold his first company, PayCycle, to Intuit in 2009.
31 min
Air Products CEO Seifi Ghasemi Believes Hydroge...
Ghaesmi says “hydrogen has always been and will always be our only source of energy.”
32 min
Why Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods Isn’t Convince...
Darren Woods came to Exxon in 1992, and became CEO in 2017.
46 min
How $4 Billion CEO Is Leveraging Remote Work an...
“We’re seeing engineers in India being paid the same as engineers in Ireland,” says CEO Nicole Sahin, whose company G-P gives employers access to a global talent pool.
21 min
Blackbird.AI CEO on How Humans Can Stop Harmful...
Blackbird.AI empowers brands and national security organizations with AI-powered solutions to combat “narrative attacks.”
25 min
Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha Shares AI Predic...
Roelof Botha is managing partner and steward of Sequoia Capital, one of the biggest VC firms on Sand Hill Road.
33 min
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on the Biggest Risk and B...
Amazon president and CEO Andy Jassy believes AI will challenge how companies strategize in the coming years.
24 min
Wisdom for Navigating the Year Ahead from Leade...
Insights from Karen Lynch, Reid Hoffman, Ken Frazier and Vicki Hollub.
19 min
Meet the World's First Minister of State for AI
The United Arab Emirates believes this government role is key to helping the country become a major player in the future of artificial intelligence.
27 min
How KFC Is Different in China, and Other Insigh...
CEO Joey Wat oversees thousands of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in China.
25 min
Deb Liu Is Using Learnings from Facebook to Bui...
The exec who built Facebook Marketplace, Deb Liu, became CEO of Ancestry in 2021.
26 min
How this Swedish Chemist Founded Not One But Tw...
"I'm optimistic about opportunity," says Christina Lampe-Onnerud .
33 min
Ken Frazier on Why CEOs Must Have Principles
Frazier says stepping down from former President Trump's advisory council and standing up for voting rights were based in principle- not politics.
37 min
L'Oréal CEO Nicolas Hieronimus on How a 114 Yea...
Hieronimus talks beauty tech, TikTok and more.
30 min
Lessons in Leadership from Fortune's 2023 Most ...
Senator Laphonza Butler, Netflix's Bela Bajaria and Ariel Investment co-CEO Mellody Hobson on the opportunities and challenges of their respective industries.
34 min