Hack The Future
Season 1, Ep. 1
Hack The Future is for anyone who wants to reimagine the world as we know it.
Today’s challenges can’t be solved with yesterday’s thinking. How do we scale a generation of courageous thinkers and doers and ignite bold and resilient leadership everywhere? Hack Future Lab founder and best-selling author Terence Mauri joins Hala Hanna, Managing Director of Community at Solve, an initiative of MIT. In the equivalent of a double espresso for your mind they unpack the big issues every leader must overcome from harnessing the power of purpose to advancing diversity through courageous conversations.
Monday, May 15, 2023
Professor Amy C. Edmondson
Season 1, Ep. 21
We used to think of failure as a problem, to be avoided at all costs. Now, we're often told that failure is desirable - that we must 'fail fast, fail often'. The trouble is, neither approach distinguishes the good failures from the bad. As a result, we miss the opportunity to fail well.Here, Professor Amy C. Edmondson the world's most influential organisational psychologist - reveals how we get failure wrong, and how to get it right. She draws on a lifetime's research into the science of 'psychological safety' to show that the most successful cultures are those in which you can fail openly, without your mistakes being held against you. She introduces the three archetypes of failure - simple, complex and intelligent - and explains how to harness the revolutionary potential of the good ones (and eliminate the bad). And she tells vivid stories ranging from the history of open heart surgery to the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, all to ask a simple, provocative question: What if it is only by learning to fail that we can hope to truly succeed?
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Season 1, Ep. 20
How do you learn to see around corners faster than change itself? And will Generative AI such as ChatGPT or Bard AI be able to do strategy for us? Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, CEO and founder of innovation platform Valize and a professor of management at Columbia Business School. Thinkers50 has described McGrath as 'one of the world’s top-ranked thinkers on strategy, innovation and growth during times of uncertainty.’ Her global bestsellers include Seeing Around Corners (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019); The End of Competitive Advantage (HBR Press 2013); Discovery-Driven Growth (with Ian C. MacMillan Harvard Business Press, 2009). When today’s fringe is tomorrow’s mainstream knowing how to spot inflection points before they happen is key to building a resilient and sustainable future.
Monday, January 9, 2023
Season 1, Ep. 19
Most of us believe inclusion is both the right thing to do and good for business. Then why are we so lousy at it? What steps will you take as a new year unfold to scale inclusion on purpose? Ruchika Tulshyan is the best-selling author of Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work which has been described as ’transformative’ by Dr Brené Brown. I met with Ruchika for a research-backed conversation at Hack Future Lab to learn more about her must-read new book. She explains why “leaning in” doesn't work—and dismantling structural bias does; warns against hiring for “culture fit,” arguing for “culture add” instead; and emphasizes the power of reading fiction books to build empathy. She says: “We’ll see more leaders being held accountable to diversity, equity and inclusion outcomes, with progress affecting bonuses and advancement opportunities for leaders. And new hires will evaluate work opportunities based on whether a company culture is inclusive or not.” Without inclusion, great ideas are lost, cultures decay and talent is wasted. My #1 takeaway is that leadership is inclusion. With this actionable book, Ruchika shows us how we can make progress toward inclusion and diversity - and why we must start now.
Monday, December 5, 2022
Season 1, Ep. 18
To change the game you need to make game-changing moves. Yannick Theler is the CEO of games pioneer Savvy Games Studios (SGS) and the founder of Ubisoft UAE.Yannick is on a bold mission to create a world-leading games studio in Saudi Arabia, developing pioneering and inclusive games for global audiences. I met with Yannick in London to discuss his personal leadership philosophy from being a talent magnet and empowering others to scale to going big on learning, culture, thriving and teamwork.
Monday, October 3, 2022
Season 1, Ep. 17
How do you turn leadership into a platform for trust, talent and innovation? Jens Holtinger is the EVP of Volvo Group Trucks Operations and a Group Executive Board member. Volvo Group is on a mission to lead the transition to decarbonised transport systems and has a long-term ambition to offer customer solutions that are 100% fossil free. Building this future requires the strategic courage of everyone at Volvo Group to turn volatility into a tailwind for widespread agility and bold transformation. I met with Jens to explore how he uniquely brings leadership, culture, and strategy to life by going big on trust over control, courage over conformity and learning over knowing.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Season 1, Ep. 16
How do we make the most of the greatest global shift in the world of work for a century and radically redesign the way we work—forever? Professor Lynda Gratton is one of the foremost global thought-leaders on the future of work, named by ‘Business Thinkers 50’ as one of the top fifteen business thinkers and described as a ‘rock star’ author, teacher and writer. I met with Lynda to discuss what’s new and trending in the future of work from quiet quitting and burnout to jobs to care and friendships in her must-read new book Redesigning Work: How to Transform Your Organisation and Make Hybrid Work for Everyone What I learned is that we should not waste one of the biggest reframing moments of our lifetime because today’s work challenges can’t be solved with yesterday’s thinking.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Season 1, Ep. 15
When it comes to social impact and social entrepreneurship should you Agitate, Innovate or Orchestrate? People from all walks of life yearn to do something that adds value to others and to be someone who makes a difference in their community and the world. As the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Alex Amouyel has built and oversees a fast-growing team whose mission is to drive innovation to solve our our most urgent challenges. I sat down with Alex to learn more about her and her game-changing new book The Answer Is You: A Guidebook to Creating a Life Full of Impact (Leadership Book, Change the Way You Think) The Answer is You inspires every person to BE the change and become part of Generation Solve: a new generation of bold thinkers and courageous doers.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Season 1, Ep. 14
In the last 2-years, everything changed. People changed. Technology changed. The office changed. Priorities changed. And the way we lead and work changed. Today, I’m thrilled to meet Jeff Schwartz, Founding Partner of Deloitte’s Future of Work Practice, VP of Insights and Impact at Gloat, the talent marketplace pioneers and co-author of Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work. During our conversation, we unpack new ways to adapt pace and mindset to the new world of work and discover why leaders should not waste the biggest reframing moment of their lifetimes. As Jeff says: "In order to change the game, you need to make game changing moves."
Monday, February 7, 2022
Season 1, Ep. 13
Einstein said that you can’t explore a new world with an old map. New contexts demand new conversations. So - what are the bravest conversations you will have this year? Today, I’m thrilled to meet Steve Hamilton-Clark. Steve is the Chief Coaching Officer at The Henka Institute and co-author of a great new book Conversation Secrets For Tomorrow’s Leaders: 21 Obvious Secrets Leaders Do Not Use Enough. Steve shows us that most of today’s leadership challenges are not because of technology. They’re because of sociology. And that’s why we need to stretch our conversations and make them count.