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This CEO believes B-school for all will help more companies succeed

October 29, 2021, 8:30 PM UTC
Stephen Bailey, CEO of ExecOnline, on Leadership Next.
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Employees left out of the business school experience often don’t stand a chance of moving into the C-suite in years to come. That education chasm is one of the reasons Stephen Bailey cofounded ExecOnline, a corporate training company that partners with top business schools to offer leadership development programs on demand. Partner schools include Berkeley, Stanford, the University of Chicago, and Columbia.

“We allow companies to make those leadership development programs available to all,” Bailey says, “as a way to drive both much more robust leadership pipelines and more equitable outcomes.”

That, he adds, is baked into ExecOnline’s mission to connect more people with their true potential.

Bailey joins Fortune cohosts Ellen McGirt and Alan Murray on Leadership Next, a podcast about the changing rules of business leadership, to discuss developing the next generation of leaders and the ways that the COVID pandemic, the death of Breonna Taylor, and a tight labor market have all pushed companies to understand that they need to focus on making their leadership teams far more inclusive. Listen to the full episode below.

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