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Leaders Talk is an interview podcast in English and German to portrait leaders from various fields who are committed to better leadership, better organizations and a better world. Our guests are business and thought-leaders, social entrepreneurs and politicians. We talk about their personal stories … read more


Ep. 21: The Value of Culture – Between Asset and Liability | Panel Discussion

Some weeks ago LC and WHU hosted their fourth virtual conference: the Open University on the topic of “The Value of Culture – Between Asset and Liability.” One of the major highlights was a panel discussion with four high caliber Guests. Together, Niko Warbanoff, CEO DB Engineering, Consulting, Operations Group at Deutsche Bahn, Luise Bang, Vice President IT Transformation at Vestas,  Bjørn E. Jensen, General Manager Germany, Denmark and Finland at Coca-Cola and Dr. Kerstin Fröhlich, Head of Innovation Management at Der Spiegel, discuss what the new challenges of the future will be and how to deal with them effectively.

The topics of the panel:

- Welcome and introduction of the panel guests (4:40)

- Kerstin tells us what needs to change in “der Spiegel” (8:55)

- Nico describes the culture of “Deutsche Bahn” (12:15)

- Luise talks about what she's learned about corporate culture over the course of her career and what the situation looks like now (16:30)

- Björn talks about the strong culture at “Coca Cola” (20:45)

- Kerstin thinks about the future and the purpose of “Der Spiegel” (26:40)

- Nico talks about how people cooperate to go forward (31:35)

- Luise shares with us methods to analyze the situation in a company (38:00)

- Nico tells about a discussion with his strategy and transformation team (42:00)

- Luise says why it is so important to work as a team (43:35)

- Björn thinks about how to be thoughtful with the energy of his team (45:00)

- Kerstin tells us 3 things that have to change in the Eco system of "der Spiegel" (50:11)

- Nico notes how important coaches are in this development (54:10)

- Björn talks about diversity at Coca Cola (57:00)

- They talk about what coaches should bring to the table (1:03:10)

What are your reflections? Feel free to write us your thoughts. We also welcome your suggestions for inspiring guests at Leaders Talk.

Guests: Niko Warbanoff, Luise Bang, Bjørn E. Jensen, Dr. Kerstin Fröhlich

Host: Karsten Drath 

Production & Editing: Hannah Jandl & Manuel Boskamp

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