More being – less doing, with Michele Wucker.

Episode 387

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Michele Wucker is a global thought leader with experience in strategy, policy, turnarounds, and crisis management. Her most recent book is “THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore.” After nearly three decades in media and non-profit management and content creation, she recently founded Gray Rhino & Company to help leaders and organizations to strategize responses to risks that are neglected despite – or often because of – their size. Her previous positions include Vice President for Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; President of the World Policy Institute, which she re-launched in 2007; and Latin America Bureau Chief at International Financing Review. She has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow.

What you’ll learn about in this episode

  • Michele’s background
  • Michele’s book “The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore”
  • Why you need structure in your daily life to run a business effectively
  • Why Michele begins her day by walking her dogs
  • Why you need to listen as a business leader
  • What you can learn from Kodak’s collapse
  • Focusing on what you need and how to get it
  • Shedding what’s holding you back


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