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Leaders Talk - Better Leadership. Better Organizations. Better World

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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. 30: From CFO to Executive Coach to Climate and Social Activist – What keeps me up at night, Stuart Pickles | Keynote

In November 2021, LC and WHU hosted their fifth virtual conference: The Open University on the topic of “Organizational Purpose: Opportunity or Opportunism?” featuring among other speakers Stuart Pickles, former CFO of Fosters and now the Director of Aim Higher Leadership and a climate activist. In his keynote “What keeps me up at night” he describes his journey from a senior executive in a big company to a climate activist. He talks about the doubts that led him to change his career, how his commitment to more climate justice arose and why it is so important to take action.

The topics in the Keynote with Stuart Pickles:

- Stuart talks about his experiences and learnings as CFO of Fosters (4:00)

- Stuart tells why he decided to leave this industry (10:10)

- He talks about what it's like to challenge and support leaders (14:40)

- Stuart talks about whether you're allowed to have your own point of view as a coach (22:40)

- He thinks about where we should invest our energy in order to have a real impact (30:05)

- Stuart says why we must not allow ourselves to become disabled (34:00)

- He tells us why you have to start with a clear authentic purpose (37:30)

- He talks about the importance of resilience (40:30)

- Nathan Stuck wants to know what language Stuart uses to talk to leaders about climate justice (42:20)

- Thomas Plingen asks how it is possible to support clients in developing an environmental consciousness (45:00)

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

Guest: Stuart Pickles
Host: Karsten Drath

Production & Editorial: Hannah Jandl & Daniela Magnani Hüller

Research & Preparation: Tabea Zeller & Lena Wokurka

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