Salesforce and Workday CEOs on Leading in Crisis

Salesforce and Workday CEOs on Leading in Crisis

At the midpoint of 2020, the global community continues to battle a health crisis, an economic crisis, and a social justice crisis. In the face of this upheaval and uncertainty, business leaders are focused on the actions they hope lead to positive change.

In a recent installment of a Salesforce series called “Leading Through Change,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff spoke to Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri about how the role of corporate America is changing, and how its evolution must be rooted in values.

“When I went to business school,” said Benioff, “it was always about the business of business is . . . business. But I believe the business of business is improving the state of the world. How do we use our companies as a platform for change?”

Bhusri agreed. “Companies can step up and show that we have a soul and we want to do the right thing. We all need to think about more than our share price. We’ve got to think about our community, our employees, and our customers in a far more complex way than we have historically.”

These two Bay Area leaders and friends talked about this time of change—in their

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