Jan Huckfeldt
August 16, 2019

148: Making Leadership Connections (in Foreign Places)

Guest: Jan Huckfeldt - Advisory Board Chairman, Ledger

Bon jour, and welcome to the first-ever overseas RTU! This episode was recorded from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. Why? This beautiful airport, in the spirit of the show, serves as a perfect symbol of breaking into new territories, and acts as a wonderful hub for exploration. Well… That, and this week’s guest, Jan Huckfeldt, had a flight to catch after this interview. After all, the former Global CMO of Motorola and Lenovo, and current chairman of Ledger’s advisory board, has quite a few places to be.

Still, his busy schedule didn’t stop him from taking some time to dive into a few crucial traits every great marketing leader should have. Jan helps break down how leaders need to approach inspiring and engaging employees, but also how to work towards a purpose, how to protect your marketing, and how to instill trust. He explores the subject in more detail, and also discusses broader brand strategy tactics, and his extensive marketing career, in this interview.

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Quotes from Jan Huckfeldt

Often, I think it is absolutely critical that you think and act like your CFO, rather than just speaking in a marketing language to your peers.
One things that's absolutely core is, as a leader, have a purpose. But it is equally important to inspire and engage internally.

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