In today’s special bonus episode, we will present Kevin Wilde’s address, “Temptations of a High Potential,” recorded live from our 2015 Extraordinary Leadership Summit held in July.
Kevin Wilde is the former Vice President of Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer at General Mills. He was responsible for world-wide people and organization growth, including talent management, executive development, and the leadership institute. Since he joined the company in 1998, the General Mills has been consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s top ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, as well as similar recognition by Chief Executive and Leadership Excellence magazines. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine named Kevin CLO of the year.
Kevin is passionate about leadership and talent development. “It has been my great fortune to pursue both throughout my professional career with General Mills and previously at General Electric. The experience of working side-by-side with some of the best leaders in the world while serving in roles in executive development and worldwide talent management is priceless.”
Kevin is also highly involved in academic life, and serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. There he helps design and teach leadership development and talent management in the Executive MBA, MBA and Executive Education departments.
He is a columnist for Talent Management magazine and serves on the editorial board for a number of professional journals. His work has been published in over a dozen books, including Coaching for Leadership and The Pfieffer Annual on Leadership Development. He has been quoted about talent and leadership development by Fortune magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, and Time magazine.
Before joining General Mills, he spent 17 years at General Electric in a variety of human resources positions in the healthcare and capital divisions, as well as corporate assignments at GE’s renowned Crotonville management development center. While at GE he also held positions in manufacturing, marketing, and six sigma quality.