Ep 036: Angela Ahrendts with John Maxwell
Have you ever been inspired by a leader whose life embodies a bold vision and a genuine love for people? Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple, exudes a contagious joy and personal warmth that sets her leadership apart. In this wide-ranging interview, she discusses how she unexpectedly became a CEO, the importance of work-life balance, how to get the most out of people and the difference between “hard strategies” and “heart strategies.” This interview was recorded in a small, private setting in front of a live audience.
On This Podcast
Angela Ahrendts was formerly responsible for strategy, real estate & development and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store and contact centers. Since joining Apple in 2014, she has integrated Apple’s physical and digital retail businesses to create a seamless experience for more than a billion visitors per year with the goal of educating, inspiring, entertaining and enriching communities. Prior to Apple, Ahrendts served as CEO of Burberry, leading the company through a period of outstanding global growth.
John Maxwell Company
John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP—have trained over 6 million leaders in every nation. His latest book is Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters.