Conversations with thought leaders in the business world and beyond, who reveal how by creating a unique blend of experience, skills and purpose, their leadership has changed the people and organisations around them.

Latest Episode

31st December 2020  //  Joy, Meaning, and Purpose

Human potential is the brightest spot on the horizon for the future of work. 

In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with bestselling author Diana Wu David about :

  • Why she wrote a book about future-proofing your career;
  • Leadership lessons learned from Henry Kissenger; and
  • Whether or not stakeholder capitalism is a fad.

Diana Wu David is the Founder of Future Proof Lab and the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration.  You can get your copy from Amazon


You can find out more about Diana on the Cocktail Leadership blog here, and you can find her on Linkedin here.

You can engage with Cocktail Leadership on the website, where you will also find links to our social media:


Follow Cocktail Leadership on Twitter

Follow on Facebook

Follow on Instagram


Produced by Simpler Media

About the host

Your host of Cocktail Leadership, Kevin Withane, is a purpose-led senior lawyer and ethics and compliance executive.  He has gained experience working across non-profits, quasi-governmental organisations, at a regulator, in law firms, SMEs and at a global public listed company.  Kevin has lived and worked in the UK, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the United States as well as traveling extensively across Europe and Asia.

Cocktail Leadership is the passion project that Kevin has chosen to deliver on his mission, by sharing his, and most importantly his guests’ ideas with the podcast’s listeners.

I will use  the Cocktail Leadership podcast to share ideas to educate and encourage current and future leaders to tap into the power of treating their employees as humans, not commodities, and aligning their business culture and purpose with those of their people so that business can make the world a better place.