​Lessons in Leadership Media Series

The Lessons in Leadership media series seeks to use the lessons and experiences of successful leaders to provide insight and inspiration to aspiring leaders. These videos will be used in classroom settings and to complement research initiatives.

Business Leaders


Defining Moments

Professor Stuart Bunderson interviews Doug Charles, President, Americas and Global Consumer Leader at Korn Ferry on the essential qualities for effective leadership and the importance of balancing values and data as a leader.


Values-Based Leadership

Sue McCollum, Chairman and CEO of Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors, discusses leading with impact and integrity. She also shares her viewpoint on the difference between leadership and doing a job versus leadership and being a boss.


The Cardinal Way

John Mozeliak, President of Baseball Operations, St. Louis Cardinals, explains that The Cardinal Way is having appreciation for your past, understanding where you are today, and an eye on tomorrow. He states that values separate good from great.


The Value of Mistakes

Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop and CEO of Clark-Fox Family Foundation, reflects on how questions make you sharper and that it is ok to make mistakes.


Power of Mentors

Orv Kimbrough, President and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis, shares how having great people in his life made a difference for him. These mentors’ interest in him has helped him navigate and transform into a leader.


Defining Moments

Professor Stuart Bunderson interviews Tim Wentworth, Chief Executive Officer of Evernorth on the essential qualities and competencies for effective leadership and the importance of balancing values and data as a leader.


The Value of Inclusion

Arnold W. Donald, president & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, explains the connection between the strength of shared values and goals within a large organization, as well as the need for inclusivity.


When Your Word is Your Bond

George Bauer, CEO and Chairman of The GPB Group, Ltd., recalls a defining moment from his childhood. He witnessed a confluence of two great value systems, which created a “High Integrity Transaction."


Your Brand and Your Compass

Carl Casale, former CEO of CHS, discusses how you are never able to out run your reputation—for better or worse—and the importance of having a brand and compass.


The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership

Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, talks about how leadership is profoundly affected when we shift our mindset to view every employee as someone else’s precious child.

Thought Leaders

The Purpose-Driven Organization

Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, discusses the importance of purpose in connecting to something bigger than yourself.

Cultural Respect and Leadership

David Miller, Director of the Faith and Work Initiative at Princeton University, explains how having an appreciation and a respect for other people's beliefs, whether cultural, religious, or otherwise, is essential to authentic and successful leadership.

Authentic Purpose

Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance, explains that if you are an authentic leader, your organization will live up to your expectation.