Transformation Talks podcast series

Welcome to our podcast series where we explore transformation through the eyes of a diverse group of people, from the worlds of business, the arts and academia.

Throughout the series our esteemed guest speakers share their transformation stories, learnings and practical advice on developing strong strategies, more effective leadership, personal resilience, healthier cultures in organisations and more!

You can find the latest episodes below and we’ll be adding new episodes on a regular basis.

Latest episodes

 

Episode 7: 'The transition to the future of work' with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, and Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation at PwC in the US

Episode 7: 'The transition to the future of work' with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, and Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation at PwC

In this episode, Strategy& Partner David Lancefield is joined by Lynda Gratton and Bhushan Sethi, who share their views around the forward-thinking 'social pioneers' - as opposed to organisations - being the ones who will take the lead in the transition to the future of work.

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Transformation Talks - Episode 6 - Staging a transformation, and trusting the executive team

Episode 6: 'Staging a transformation, and trusting the executive team' with Dame Moya Greene, DBE, former Chief Executive of Royal Mail

David Lancefield, Partner in PwC’s Strategy& speaks with Dame Moya Greene, former Chief Executive of Royal Mail. Moya shares her insights on how to approach a complex transformation, drawing on her own experience involving multiple different stakeholders such as unions, government and regulators. She also tells us how, as a non-executive director, it pays to recognise the intellectual and emotional “smarts” of your company’s executive team.

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Transformation Talks - Episode 5 - Learning from startups, and achieving better board dynamics

Episode 5: 'Learning from startups, and achieving better board dynamics' with Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of techUK

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of techUK shares her transformation stories, talking about how startups and large organisations can learn from each other when pursuing transformation, what it takes for boards to work well and the critical role diversity plays in creating high performing teams.

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Transformation talks: Episode 4: 'Why you should involve your whole organisation in the transformation journey'

Episode 4: 'Why you should involve your whole organisation in the transformation journey' with Tim Davie CBE, CEO of BBC Studios

David Lancefield, Partner in PwC’s Strategy& is joined by Tim Davie CBE, CEO of BBC Studios, a global content company and a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Tim shares his practical advice with his ‘how to’ style. Covering how to tackle scepticism, how to help people see change as an opportunity, how to make transformation meaningful at every layer, and so much more. 

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Transformation talks: Episode 3: 'Putting psychology at the heart of transformation'

Episode 3: 'Putting psychology at the heart of transformation' with Kathleen Saxton, founder of The Lighthouse Company and Psyched Global

Kathleen Saxton, founder of The Lighthouse Company, and Psyched Global, and David Lancefield, Partner in PwC’s Strategy& talk about the psychology of leadership and in particular in the context of transformations. 

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Transformation talks: Episode 2: 'How to transform the artistic fortunes of an orchestra'

Episode 2: 'How to transform the artistic fortunes of an orchestra' with Sir Mark Elder, CH, CBE, Music Director of Hallé

David Lancefield, Partner in PwC’s Strategy&, speaks with Sir Mark Elder, CH, CBE, Music Director of the Manchester-based Hallé Orchestra, about how he transformed the artistic fortunes of one of Britain’s oldest symphony orchestras.

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Transformation talks: Episode 1: 'Keeping your people "alive at work"' when transformation's on the menu'

Episode 1: 'How to make transformations happen with less 'work' and more play' with Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School, argues that while managers need an element of control to get results, there's a real need for empowerment of employees as well, even allowing for creativity and - yes - play. David Lancefield, Partner in PwC’s Strategy&, finds out more.

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