The Courageous Leaders Club

Alex Lubar: How to Nurture and Retain Your Talent

February 09, 2023 Joanna Howes Season 7 Episode 50
The Courageous Leaders Club
Alex Lubar: How to Nurture and Retain Your Talent
Show Notes

In this week’s episode, I speak to Alex Lubar, Global President and Chief Operating Officer at DDB Worldwide.

Join us whilst we talk all about how to nurture and retain the talent in your team.
Being able to do this well is such a challenge right now and Alex’s knowledge and experience offer so much valuable insight on how to get it right.

Key takeaways include:

● 2 core strategies to nurture and retain talent
● The importance of contextual empathy
● The art of decision making

Alex has just joined DDB Worldwide as Global President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously he worked for McCann for almost a decade in multiple roles across the globe. 

Prior to that, he was President of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific, where he led an organisation of 3,200 people across 12 markets that represent one of the largest, fastest-growing marketing regions of the world.

Alex also served as CEO of McCann London where under his leadership, the agency was named to the list of Top 10 agencies in the world by the Gunn Report. McCann London was also shortlisted for Campaign Magazine’s Agency of The Year in 2018.

Prior to being in London, Alex was Global CMO for McCann Worldgroup, based out of New York City, where he oversaw all integrated new-business activity. Alex successfully leveraged the capabilities of McCann Worldgroup across the globe and led a number of international new business opportunities, including Microsoft, RB and MGM, to name a few. Having spent over 15 years in the US, Alex worked at a number of advertising agencies, including Grey and BBH.

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