Season 2 Interview 7: Alain Hunkins on Cracking the Leadership Code

In this episode, I interview the fantastic author of the brand new book ‘Cracking the Leadership Code’, Alain Hunkins. We talk about leadership, motivation, influence and coaching amongst other topics.


ALAIN HUNKINS, author of CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders (Wiley, March 2020) is a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. Over his twenty-year career, he has led over 2,000 groups in 25 countries. Alain’s clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. He has designed and facilitated seminars on numerous leadership topics, including teambuilding, conflict management, communication, peak performance, innovation, engagement, and change. Alain serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education and has published over 400 articles on leadership.

The 3 Pillars of Connection, Communication, and Collaboration,

What are the biggest challenges business leaders face today?

What are three main obstacles people face in communicating effectively?

How can we use behavioral economics to foster motivation.

What are the 4 human needs we can use to improve collaboration?

What are some of the challenges leaders might have in developing empathy with their teams, and how can they overcome them?

Why should people go out of their way to have workplace rituals?

What are peak moments, and how can acknowledging them make my company a better place to work?

How can employees and managers simplify their meetings?

Their Favourite (or a favourite if you can’t pick one)







TV series,

Desired superpower,

Ideal time travel experience,

Alternative location, (where else would you live)

Alternative career (what else would you do)

One piece of advice you’d give to the world