Leaders supporting new leaders featuring David Reimer CEO of ExCo US, Ep 14

The working environment is undergoing a rapid and exhilarating change and you do not want to be left behind.

On How to be the Difference, we help you navigate in and around the intricacies of this new and exciting era, providing the latest career advice from leading industry experts. As the demand for tech-savvy professionals rapidly increases, “the world is your oyster…” has never rang truer, from remote teams and online working platforms to task automation.

If you are looking to begin your career, secure that promotion, find the right role to suit your family’s needs or identify better ways to attract and retain top talent for your company, look no further as we tackle the ever-evolving nature of the working environment, and its future.

Hosted by Talanta’s very own, our Co-founder and Head of Impact, Johanna Molina and Head of Experience, Paul Lynskey.

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.

To learn more about amazing internship opportunities, check out Talanta’s website.

Outline of this episode:

  • [0:28] – On Irish expressions
  • [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 

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