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How important is ‘wokeness’ in leadership? With Jürgen Maier

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In this episode, Darryl and Peter are joined by Jürgen Maier. Jürgen is the former Chief Executive of Siemens UK, a position he held from July 2014 to December 2019. Currently, Jürgen is the co-founder of vocL (a platform for responsible business founders) and the Chair of the Digital Catapult (the UK authority on advanced digital technology).

Jürgen shares his story of working his way up the career ladder within Siemens and how important being socially and culturally aware is to him. He discusses the importance of trying your hardest to be accepting and putting job application processes in place that will encourage a range of applicants. Jürgen also dives into different types of leadership and how he believes inclusive leadership is the way forward.

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast delves into the minds of inspiring business leaders, to understand what makes a great leader and reflect on the issues and causes that are important to them. The series is hosted by Darryl Cooke, Founder of gunnercooke, a professional services firm with a purpose to deliver a positive impact for clients, a better life for its people, and leave a better world than it found, and Sir Peter Fahy, former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.

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