05 Aug '12, 9am

The power of walking the talk: BD CEO Ed Ludwig

The power of walking the talk: BD CEO Ed Ludwig

Nature of Business radio , created and hosted by Chrissy Coughlin, is a weekly show on business and environment. This week on Nature of Business, I wrapped up my Higher Ambition Leadership series with a terrific conversation with Ed Ludwig, the former President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of the medical equipment company, Becton Dickinson (BD). Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, N.J., BD does business in nearly 50 countries and boasts 29,000 employees worldwide. Ed and I talked about his work getting his company back on track by focusing on its core values, engaging in continuous dialogue with employees, walking the talk, engaging the Board of Directors and much more. When Ed took the reigns in 1999 as President and then in 2000 as CEO, the company was full of aspiration, but had lost a great deal of credibility, particularly on Wall Street. Although ...

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