Episode 30: Hubert Joly

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “The Future of Capitalism: Leading with Purpose and Humanity” with Hubert Joly, author of The Heart of Business, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School, and former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Best Buy. Hubert discusses how business can be a force for good and that it starts with pursuing a noble purpose and putting people first, placing emphasis on “creating an environment where you can unleash the human magic” as Hubert described in the successful “Renew Blue” Best Buy transformation story. “As leaders, we can be curious about what drives people around us and we can work with them to connect what drives them, and the purpose of the company. I think it’s magical and transformational.”

Tune in as Hubert encourages listeners to consider how much the leadership model has transformed, his belief that the journey to success is led by having “purposeful, caring leaders who are authentic and vulnerable and are there to create an environment in which others are successful.”

After a distinguished career as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Best Buy since 2012, Hubert led the company through a successful turnaround entitled the “Renew Blue” transformation, which resulted in improved customer satisfaction, market share gains, revenue growth and improved margins. Hubert Joly has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s and one of the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. by Glassdoor.

It is our privilege to present this episode of Leadership Reimagined “The Future of Capitalism: Leading with Purpose and Humanity” with Hubert Joly!

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