Cultivating Leadership : Kelly Grier & William McNabb

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We sit down with Kelly Grier and William McNabb to discover how to blend personal ambition with team success. They share how competitive spirit and team synergy can propel organisations forward.

This episode is a masterclass in cultivating a robust team culture. We explore the strategies that turn individual stars into team players who champion the collective objective. We discuss the terrain of leadership development, from hands-on contributions to the finesse of mentoring up-and-coming talent.

About Kelly Grier : Retired US Chair and Managing Partner (CEO) of Ernst & Young LLP (EY), a global professional services firm, in July 2022, having served in this capacity since 2018. Ms. Grier is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 30 years of service at EY serving in various roles with increasing levels of responsibility. During her career at EY, Ms. Grier gained significant broad-based experience working with the boards of many of the largest companies worldwide. She has served as a director of ITW since September 2022, CDW since August 2023, Booking Holdings since 2024 and serves as a director of many not-for-profit organizations.

About William McNabb : Former chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. He joined Vanguard in 1986. In 2008, he became chief executive officer; in 2010, he became chairman of the board of directors and the board of trustees. He stepped down as chief executive officer at the end of 2017 and as chairman at the end of 2018. Earlier in his career, he led each of Vanguard’s client-facing business divisions.

Mr. McNabb is active in the investment management industry and served as the chairman of the Investment Company Institute’s board of governors from 2013 to 2016. A board member of UnitedHealth Group, IBM, Axiom, Vanilla, and Altruist, he is also vice chair of the board of Nexii. He also serves as a senior advisor to Permira and Venrock.

Mr. McNabb is active in the nonprofit world. He is a board member and co-chair of CECP: The CEO Force for Good, former co-chair of the NACD Future of the American Boardroom Commission, a board member of Elevate 215 and the Philadelphia Zoo, and chair of the US Rowing Foundation.

In addition, Mr. McNabb is the executive in residence at the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute at the LeBow College of Business, a member of the Advisory Board of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School, and a senior fellow of the Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.

Mr. McNabb earned an A.B. at Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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