NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Egon Zehnder, the world's leading privately-owned executive search and talent consulting firm, today announced the launch of its "Connecting Leaders" dialogue series, featuring conversations between iconic thought leaders from business, culture, sports, science and technology.
The series features videos and written dialogues with global business leaders from ABB, PepsiCo, Qualcomm, Rio Tinto and SoundCloud; leaders of non-governmental organizations Greenpeace and Save the Children; as well as jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, scientist-explorer Bertrand Piccard and South African rugby player Francois Pienaar, among others. Guests discuss leadership and vision, culture and creativity, value creation and social responsibility, and the challenges of a globalized economy.
"Countless bridges link the worlds in which these different decision-makers engage," said Damien O'Brien, Chairman of Egon Zehnder. "We are honored to be able to connect these global leaders and break down traditional barriers across industries and professions to allow for meaningful dialogue about the most critical issues shaping our future."
The dialogues include:
- Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi talk about authentic leadership and how solo stars can be good team players.
- Learning from Nelson Mandela, South African rugby legend Francois Pienaar and Jan du Plessis, Chairman of Rio Tinto, discuss trust and values in leadership.
- Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of technology group ABB, and scientist-explorer Bertrand Piccard discuss inspiring teams in times of uncertainty.
- Renowned pianist Lang Lang talks with Paul E. Jacobs, Executive Chairman of Qualcomm, about uniqueness in music and inspiring the next generation.
- Greenpeace international head Kumi Naidoo and Hans Wijers, former CEO of AkzoNovel, discuss sustainability and new networks connecting businesses and NGOs.
- SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung and artist Olafur Eliasson explore the links between art, technology and new media.
- Save the Children CEO Jasmine Whitbread and TED-prizewinning education researcher Sugata Mitra talk about social responsibility and the future of learning.
- Entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans and acclaimed novelist Taiye Selasi explore the aspirations of the young global elite.
- Artist Beatriz Milhazes and computer entrepreneur Helio Bruck Rotenberg discuss the dialectics of tradition and innovation, and how to make use of diversity.
The written dialogues and videos are available on the Egon Zehnder website and in an e-book, featuring color photographs of the corporate leaders and cultural pioneers engaging in fruitful exchanges of views and ideas.
About Egon Zehnder
Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder is the world's leading privately-owned executive search and talent management consulting firm with more than 420 consultants in 68 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, director search, board consulting, management appraisal, executive talent development and executive leadership strategy services, including potential assessments, to many of the world's most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder's clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.
Egon Zehnder has conducted leadership potential assignments globally for clients across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Assignments span industry sectors including consumer, life sciences, industrial, technology and financial services. The majority of assignments touch board-level executive positions including chief executive officers and primarily external hires.
For more information: www.egonzehnder.com.
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