Leaders on Leadership

UCLA Anderson invites you to join Dean Judy Olian and Professor Peter Guber as they spend rare moments with some of the most inspiring industry leaders of our time, in the first-ever UCLA Anderson podcast series, "Leaders on Leadership."

Leadership in the globally connected and fast paced world of the 21st century is complex and challenging, and reveals itself in unexpected places. Beyond talent and deep analytical understanding, it requires self and global awareness, extraordinary adaptability and intellectual curiosity, resiliency of character, and generosity of spirit.

What are those skills and dispositions? Is it possible to actually prepare to lead organizations?

"Leaders on Leadership" will help you prepare for a life of leadership by observing iconic leaders in finance, marketing, consulting, philanthropy, manufacturing, media, sports and entertainment.

Tune in as we release a new segment of "Leaders on Leadership", with luminaries such as Larry King, Mitch Kupchak, Dick Costolo, Lynda Resnick, David Feinberg, Pat Woertz, Frank Cooper, Bob Iger and Paul Irving.

Get the inside track. Watch UCLA Anderson's summer series of conversations with seminal leaders, and learn how they make the unlikely possible.



Dick Costolo

Watch Dick Costolo describe how he strengthens connections with employees and connects with his core audience through the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter.   Watch Video > 

Pat Woertz

Watch Pat Woertz describe how changing corporate culture can unify a global business, and how communicating universal themes at Archer Daniels Midland provides a personal connection among employees in 60 different countries.   Watch Video > Download Audio >  

Kent Kresa

Having led global firms including Northrop Grumman and General Motors, Kent Kresa describes the skills needed to negotiate effectively across cultures.  Watch Video > Download Audio >  

Joe D'Amico

This week, Joe D'Amico, President & CEO, Apollo Group, describes how he executes strategy at the University of Phoenix and says that effective leaders are authentic and willing to speak up for what they believe. Watch Video > Download Audio >

Frank Cooper

Watch Frank Cooper, PepsiCo's chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement, describe how he's leading a sea change at PepsiCo by establishing an authentic relationship with its consumers, and transitioning from traditional brand marketing to actual engagement. Watch Video > Download Audio >  

Paul Irving

See Paul Irving, senior managing director and COO of the Milken Institute, discuss the unique challenges that face leaders of non-profit organizations and why his career path has recently taken a sharp turn toward social responsibility. Watch Video > Download Audio >

Lynda Resnick

Watch Lynda Resnick, Vice Chairman of Roll Global, describe what it takes to lead global brands such as POM Wonderful, Teleflora, and FIJI Water - and how important a "brand story" is to the success of your business. Watch Video > Download Audio >

David Feinberg

Watch UCLA Health System CEO David Feinberg recount how he employed his unique approach to leadership in order to spearhead a remarkable turnaround in patient operations at one of the most renowned healthcare systems in the world. Watch Video > Download Audio >  

Bob Iger

Observe Disney President and CEO Bob Iger's leadership talents as he recounts his past successes and failures; the tactics he learned and used throughout his career; and his thoughts on ways to encourage and nurture good leadership in a fiercely competitive global market. Watch Video > Download Audio >


Judy D. Olian, Ph.D., is the eighth dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and is the John E. Anderson Chair in Management. She began her appointment in January 2006 after serving more than five years as dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University.

Under her leadership, UCLA Anderson has hired a record number of faculty from the world's best research institutions, launched new degree and certificate programs, initiated a diverse set of global degree and immersion courses, and developed targeted partnerships with an emphasis on Asia and Latin America. The School's Board of Visitors has expanded, attracting many prominent business leaders who represent diverse functional and global perspectives. The School recently completed a fundraising campaign that raised $118M to support innovative programming and management thought leadership, and to advance UCLA Anderson as one of the leading schools of management in the world.

Peter Guber is Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks andPresident of Columbia Pictures. Guber produced or executive produced films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, BatmanThe Kids Are All Right and Soul Surfer. Peter Guber is Owner and Co-Executive Chairman of the NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors, and Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, together with Guggenheim and Magic Johnson. Guber is a weekly Entertainment and Media Analyst for Fox News and a full professor at UCLA. Guber's recently published third book, Tell to Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story, became an instant #1 NY Times bestseller. 

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