The future of leadership
In this episode of How to be the Difference, we sat down with David Reimer, CEO of the ExCo Group (formerly Merryck & Co), a global firm of experienced CEOs, independent directors, and global business leaders providing C-suite mentoring for organizations.
Over the course of his career, David has seen companies go through every form of stress– downsizing, mergers, and other massive global changes like leading a team through a pandemic.
Johanna and Paul talk to David about what it means to step forward as a leader during times of crisis and what he predicts the post-pandemic workforce will look like. They also discuss the difference between being a coach and a mentor, how to be intentional about your values, and what mixing your career with your identity entails.
Outline of this episode:
[3:00] - Introducing David
[4:14] - Becoming CEO of ExCo
[7:22] - The importance of mentorship
[9:20] - Criteria for bringing on a CEO
[11:20] - On finding a mentor
[14:30] - Identity and career
[21:55] - Transforming leaders
[28:15] - Challenges for attracting global, diverse talent
[32:55] - The post-pandemic workforce
[35:28] - How can we all be the difference
Resources & people mentioned:
The ExCo Group
The Intern Group
Book: Robert E. Lee and Me