The Positive Leadership Podcast

The Positive Leadership Podcast

Positive Leadership has the power to change the world. By focusing on trust, empathy and wellbeing, leaders can energize their teams to achieve success for individuals, their organization, and society overall. But it is still something that is relatively unknown outside academic circles. Join Jean-Philippe Courtois, a member of the Microsoft executive senior leadership team, as he brings Positive Leadership to life for anyone who acts in a leadership capacity, both personally and professionally. With help from his guests, Jean-Philippe will show you how purpose-led leaders can generate a positive energy that achieves commercial success, individual happiness and societal impact across a range of situations and sectors – from technology and social enterprise to sports and coffee. And most importantly, you’ll learn practical tips for applying it to your own life – so you can begin making a difference.

Episodes

June 27, 2022 39 min

Quand Hubert Joly a pris les rênes de Best Buy en devenant son PDG en 2012, la société traversait une très mauvaise passe.  Mais il savait que quelque chose pouvait renverser la situation : la magie humaine.

Dans cet épisode du podcast, Hubert a raconté à JP raconté cette histoire incroyable : comment il avait réussi à transformer Best Buy en s'appuyant sur les collaborateurs de l'entreprise, en les écoutant, en renouant des...

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Can we approach self-growth like business growth? 

Can we ‘climb our mountains’ and achieve growth through personal disruption – in the same way that disruptive innovation transforms industries? 

And can we grow so much that we become the ‘keystone species’ for those we manage, feeding their own growth and development?  

JP's latest #PositiveLeadership guest, best-selling author, leading business thinker and former Wall Street ana...

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Lorsque vous aidez les autres et que vous leur donnez les moyens de s'épanouir et de laisser leur empreinte sur le monde, vous multipliez votre #PositiveImpact de façon exponentielle.

Alice Barbe, avec qui JP a discuté en direct lors au Festival Génération Impact de Live for Good, le prouve abondamment. 

Alice a travaillé 10 ans comme cofondatrice de SINGA, une organisation internationale convaincue que donner des moyens aux migr...

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L'an dernier, Maïmonatou Mar était mon invitée spéciale lors de l'épisode avec Satya Nadella, à qui elle a posé une excellente question de la part de tous les entrepreneurs #PositiveImpact.

La semaine dernière, JP a eu l'occasion d'enregistrer tout un épisode avec Maï lors du Festival Génération Impact de Live for Good et il a pu en savoir davantage sur son parcours personnel en tant que cofondatrice de @Gribouil...

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JP's third bonus WEF guest is Dr. Rajiv Shah.

Rajiv has spent his career helping to solve many of society’s greatest issues – working to immunize the world with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, serving as the Administrator of USAID under President Obama.

And now, as President of The Rockefeller Foundation, he is bringing green energy to people all around the world through the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, ...

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JP's next guest, Jos de Blok, doesn’t believe in management.

So how is he a Positive Leader?

Because he believes in empowering employees by giving them the freedom to develop their own skills and careers, and providing quality coaching when needed. 

It’s why he created the self-managed model that has allowed his community healthcare organization Buurtzorg to transform the Dutch healthcare industry, become one of the country’s top ...

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In the first of 3 bonus, bite-sized episodes, JP talks to Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, about how she is changing the world by being a 'cultural translator' - someone who brings different classes, races, ideas together to create a more equitable, sustainable and just world. 

This episode was recorded on-location at WEF 22 in Davos!

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This episode had some very special moments for JP.

Firstly, he got to speak with the person who wrote the book that introduced him to the concept of Positive Leadership: Kim Cameron.

He also learned some valuable tips about creating stronger, more authentic relationships with teams, even when delivering negative feedback.

And finally, he had the opportunity to do the Reflected Best Self Exercise with Kim, which involved hearing from s...

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Que faire lorsque la vie vous force à prendre un autre chemin ? Si vous avez un état d'esprit positif, comme c'est le cas de Pauline Laigneau, l'invitée de cet épisode, vous vous en servez comme d'une chance pour réévaluer vos objectifs et devenir encore plus fidèle à vous-même. C'est ainsi qu'elle est passée d'études qui la destinaient à devenir fonctionnaire à un rôle d'entrepreneure influente, déc...

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This week's Positive Leadership Podcast guest is JP has long admired: Bill Drayton, the founder of  Ashoka and widely considered to be the father of #SocialEntrepreneurship.

We can all learn so much from Bill about leading purpose-led individuals and empowering them to turn their ideas into actions that make an impact. 

And we can all be inspired by his deep belief that everyone is a Changemaker – capable of solving the problems ...

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What do you say when you get a call from Satya Nadella himself, asking you to help him transform a culture?

Luckily for Microsoft, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Hogan said yes. 

From that moment on, she became an integral part of the journey that brought a new purpose, growth mindset and manager expectations to the company.

In this episode, JP heads to the Microsoft Redmond campus to speak to Kath...

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It takes real courage to be purpose-driven leader, who ensures that their team and company has a Net Positive impact on the world. 

So how can we be courageous leaders? 

This episode’s guest, Paul Polman, is the perfect person to help us answer this question.

Not only has Paul recently written a book about it, but he has also demonstrated immense courage himself – such as when he launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan to decoup...

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Welcome back to a brand new season of the Positive Leadership Podcast! We are kicking off with someone JP knows very well: Herminia Ibarra – academic, thought leader and author. 
JP first met Herminia while he was leading a massive transformation of Microsoft’s sales organization. 

Five years later, he has become one of the case studies in her MBA classes, and they are reuniting in this episode to reflect on that time together, draw ...

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Why are we better leaders when we get enough sleep or smile at strangers? How can we coach others to greatness by being lazy? And how do we use both our strengths and our weaknesses to start movements that change the world?

Listen to this special ‘Best Of’ episode, featuring JP’s favorite moments from Season 2, to learn the answer to all of these questions and more.

This episode uses clips from Michael Bungay Stanier, Dr. Barbara Fre...

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Pour ce dernier épisode en français de la saison 2, JP discute avec Jacques Attali de la façon dont nous pouvons créer un avenir meilleur pour nous-mêmes, pour le monde et pour la prochaine génération. Ne manquez pas cette occasion unique d’apprendre de quelqu’un qui, tout au long d'une carrière longue et riche, a participé activement à de nombreuses discussions qui ont changé la face de divers pays et du monde, qui a côtoyé de...

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Our final English episode of Season 2 features a big surprise: JP is speaking to not just one, but three incredible guests! 

Say hello to Dr. Iffat Zafar (co-founder and COO of Sehat Kahani), Wendy Gonzalez (CEO of Sama) and Emmanuel Ekwueme (CEO of ICE Commercial Power). 

While they all have very different lives and backgrounds, they are united by the fact that they have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place as soc...
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Welcome to the first episode of 2022! We’re starting off the year with a truly inspiring guest, Jeroo Billimoria.

She has been a serial social entrepreneur for over 20 years, focusing on empowering youth. She is also an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow.

Listen to her conversation with JP to become energized by her strong sense of duty, her endless optimism, and of course, her wealth of knowledge on being a changemaker.

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Cofondatrice de Respire, ultra marathonienne et gagnante du prix Forbes « 30 Under 30 », Justine Hutteau se joint à JP pour discuter de l’importance de se faire entendre même si on pourrait avoir tort et de ne pas rechercher la perfection, mais plutôt d’aspirer à toujours s’améliorer.

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This week, JP welcomes a very special guest: Arianna Huffington! 
What does “success” mean to one of the world’s most inspirational leaders and entrepreneurs? And what are her tips on how to achieve it?
Listen to the episode to find out. Hint: the answer involves quality sleep, 60-second resets and the importance of giving.

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JP will never forget the time he was coached live on stage, in front of thousands of Microsoft employees, by one of the world’s leading coaches: MBS. The experience was both humbling and empowering – it showed JP the full extent of the impact that a great coach could make.

In this episode, JP and MBS reconnect to discuss the steps we can all take to become that great coach – for ourselves and the people around us.

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