David Novak Leadership Podcast

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Welcome to How Leaders Lead with David Novak, where each week David sits down for real conversations with some of the top leaders in business… sports… entertainment… and life… to talk about how they get such incredibly good things done! David has been asking questions and learning from some of the most talented people on the planet for decades. Which is a big reason why he became a global CEO and inspiring leader in his own right. In his new podcast, How Leaders Lead, David keeps the questions coming for everyone to listen to, learn from and maybe even apply to their own style of leadership.  David is a New York Times best-selling author and the co-founder of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut). He was named "2012 CEO of the Year" by Chief Executive magazine, one of the world’s “30 Best CEOs” by Barron’s, one of the “Top People in Business” by FORTUNE and one of the “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review. He created a world-renowned recognition culture based on putting people first! Now David is helping others learn how to drives great results by teaching “must-have” leadership skills at davidnovakleadership.com.

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Leading with Intent - CEO of the PGA of America, Seth Waugh
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In this episode, David talks with the CEO of the PGA of America to find out how Seth is leading in light of COVID-19 externally, and improving communication internally. When he left finance on Wall Street and joined the PGA of America, Seth discovered a disconnect between headquarters and the Professional instructors that required him to reshape the culture to have better communication and trust, where no bad attitudes would be allowed to poison the atmosphere. Seth is also working to make the PGA more diverse from headquarters to the golf course.
Aug 06, 2020
Leading with Clarity - Doordash Co-Founder & CEO Tony Xu
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Tony Xu leads by breaking problems down to the lowest level of detail - almost to the point of applied mathematics. That’s why he worked every step of delivery for the first year and a half that DoorDash existed as a company. Tony is committed to hiring and training employees that have a strong ownership mentality and bias towards action that spurs them to get 1% better every day. Using high-powered data and logistics, Tony wants to help small business owners serve more customers—even during the COVID-19 economic slump. Such a big task requires Tony, and his people, to break problems into smaller pieces, so that by understanding the twenty steps that go into delivery and the many steps required to helping small businesses survive and thrive, they can make good things happen for restaurants, dashers, and consumers. 
Aug 06, 2020
Leading with Greatness - Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals WR
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Larry and David talk less about Larry’s career as a football player and more about Larry’s leadership in the community during divisive times, his philanthropic efforts, what leadership looks like on the field (people follow those who work the hardest, regardless of their position), and how sports bring diverse people together and breaks down walls. David opens by getting Larry’s origin story about going from the son of a sportscaster in Minnesota to being the youngest player in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. David then gets Larry’s stories and insights from the world of pro football, along with his life advice for young leaders about learning, handling criticism, and what sports can teach a divided nation about unity. David then asks Larry about his experience in the world of business and how he has adapted to that world. After the Lightning Round, David asks Larry a series of questions about his work in the community and his family.   Larry Fitzgerald works hard. He isn’t concerned about having a title people respect. Instead, Larry wins people over by setting an example worth following, and by investing in the people around him on a personal level. By being the best player and business person he can be in practice, Larry knows he will be ready to perform at the big game on Sunday. Even at the game, Larry sets an example by making precise plays instead of relying on raw athleticism. 
Jul 30, 2020
Leading with Kindness - Evan Spiegel | SNAP CEO
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In this episode, David gets the story behind Evan Spiegel’s creation of SnapChat, and how Evan went from riding a wave of celebrity after SnapChat went public to climbing out of the hole when his app redesign soured the stocks. Evan recognizes that his role as CEO is to create a place where creative people feel comfortable with themselves and their teammates in order to take the risks required to make great innovations happen. That is why he works hard to establish a culture of Kind, Smart, and Creative for himself and his team. Evan shares how he has matured as a leader, embracing accountability from his board, team, and customers, and how he learned to say “no” in order to focus on what matters most. David also gets Evan’s perspective on the COVID crisis and the push for racial justice in America, and how both events should change how decision-makers invest in America’s future. Evan Spiegel loves what he does, and he wants the people who work at Snap to love what they do and be comfortable with who they are. By making kindness one of Snap’s core values, Evan is building a culture where employees are able to be the most creative and innovative designers in social media technology. As a young CEO, Evan has faced many ups and downs—from getting several big-dollar offers to buy him out after going public to facing severe criticism when he redesigned SnapChat. Along the way, Evan has embraced accountability and listened carefully in order to bring the community with him towards exciting innovations in communication. 
Jul 30, 2020
Leading with Simple - Kendra Scott | Founder & CEO
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Kendra and David talk about entrepreneurship and what it took for Kendra to turn a pain point she experienced as a consumer buying jewelry into a successful business devoted to surprising and delighting customers while empowering employees. They also talk about how Kendra has pivoted her company in light of COVID-19 to not just survive, but create ways to be even more effective and engaged with their customers.  David and Kendra talk about how her mom’s work for Mary Kay inspired her own style of entrepreneurship and ways to lead others. They talk about her journey from starting a hat boutique at the age of 19 to running a multi-billion jewelry business far from the elite coasts in Texas, and how hearing so many people tell her “no” spurred her on to find success. David also gets Kendra’s perspective on creating a work culture that is kind, quick to pivot and get creative, and empowers front-line associates to make decisions that best serve the customers. Kendra is making a difference in the world of jewelry by turning the pain point of entering a stuffy jewelry store less scary and more relational by focusing on customer connections rather than transactions.
Jul 30, 2020
How Leaders Lead - Trailer
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David has been asking questions and learning from some of the most talented people on the planet for decades. Which is a big reason he became one of the 20 Best CEO’s in the world according to Barron’s Magazine. On How Leaders Lead with David Novak, David keeps the questions coming for you to listen to, learn from, and maybe even apply to your own style of leadership. 
Jul 25, 2020
Connecting to Humanity - Lonnie Ali
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David had the pleasure of recording with Lonnie Ali, Director & Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Muhammad Ali Center in October of 2018. Today he realized the timeliness of her words - her insights on how Mohammed Ali's legacy connects to humanity, the courageous positions he took on social issues, and even her take on the important role women leaders of color play in society - are all worth a second listen. So take a few minutes and listen to an encore of the podcast with Lonnie Ali.
Jun 11, 2020
Ken Langone, Co-Founder, The Home Depot
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Listen to this powerful podcast with Home Depot, Co-Founder, Ken Langone and David Novak discussing leadership, humble beginnings, Ross Perot, Bernie Madoff, and how to successfully engage your employees. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Get your FREE Subscription to oGoLead - https://ogolead.com/podcast
May 26, 2020
Target Chairman & CEO, Brian Cornell
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Hear the story behind the leader. Our guest, Brian Cornell, Chairman & CEO of Target Corporation, has been CEO of many companies in his career. Listen to Brian tell the story of what shaped his leadership style from his youth to his current role.
Apr 28, 2020
Zoom Founder & CEO, Eric Yuan
00:38:43
Eric Yuan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zoom, a video collaboration platform company that is committed to delivering happiness through frictionless video communication. Eric took Zoom public in April of 2019, leading his company to one of the most successful IPOs of the year. Prior to founding Zoom, Eric was corporate vice president of engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and vice president of engineering at Webex, Eric was the heart and soul of the Webex product from 1997 to 2011. In 2017 Eric was added to the Business Insider list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech. In 2018, he was named the #1 CEO of a large US company by Glassdoor and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern California (software category). Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration.
Apr 14, 2020
Bonus Episode: Leading Through Crisis with Jonathan Blum
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Many aspiring leaders are asking themselves, “how am I supposed to act” during this time of uncertainty. Listen as David Novak and Jonathan Blum share timeless advice on how to lead your team through times of crisis. Leave David a question for our quarterly Q&A episodes by commenting on this platform. Or tweet him at @DavidNovakOGO Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Apr 12, 2020
Kraft Heinz Vice Chairman, John Cahill
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John Cahill is an extraordinary leader having lead some of the worlds biggest and most successful food and beverage companies. As Chairman & CEO of Kraft Foods, John led the merger with Heinz to form North America's third largest food and beverage company. John is currently the vice-chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, John held a number of financial and operating roles at PepsiCo, including Chairman and Chief Executive of The Pepsi Bottling Group. John also serves as the lead director of American Airlines, director of Colgate, Palmolive, and Chairman of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. Leave David a question for our quarterly Q&A episodes by commenting on this platform. Or tweet him at @DavidNovakOGO Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Mar 31, 2020
Tom Brady, NFL Quarterback & 6 Time Super Bowl Champ
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Tom Brady was the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots for 20 seasons. He played in a record 9 Super Bowls, winning 6 of them, named MVP four times and has been selected to the pro-bowl 14 times. He has the highest combined regular and postseason winning percentage of any quarterback in NFL history. A leader both on the field and off the field, Tom launched TB12 Sports to help people achieve peak performance at any age. Leave David a question for our quarterly Q&A episodes by commenting on this platform. Or tweet him at @DavidNovakOGO Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Mar 24, 2020
Rick Pitino, Head Coach at Iona & NCAA Hall of Famer
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Rick Pitino is one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball. He is the first coach to have taken three different schools (Providence, Kentucky and Louisville) to the NCAA Final Four and the first to win a NCAA Championship at two different schools (the last of which was later vacated). Coach Pitino was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. Prior to being named the head coach at Iona, Pitino was the head coach of Panathinaikos, one of the leading teams in the EuroLeague and has been named the head coach of the Greek National team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Pitino has served as head coach for the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Providence College, Boston University, Hawaii and the NBA's New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. Leave David a question for our quarterly Q&A episodes by commenting on this platform. Or tweet him at @DavidNovakOGO Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Mar 19, 2020
City National Bank CEO, Kelly Coffey
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Kelly Coffey is the Chief Executive Officer of City National Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). As the fourth CEO in City National’s 65-year history and the bank's first female chief executive officer, Kelly has been working to establish a leadership team that can strategically embrace new technology and changing marketplaces at home and abroad while maintaining the core values that have helped to define City National's success thus far. City National Bank has more than $60 billion in assets, 5,200 colleagues and 72 offices in seven states and Washington, D.C. Kelly has been named three times to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance List and to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual list of the most influential Angelenos. She began her career in mergers and acquisitions and spent six years working in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also chaired J.P. Morgan’s Reputation Risk Committee in North America and led the investment bank’s Women’s Network. Leave David a question for our quarterly Q&A episodes by commenting on this platform. Or tweet him at @DavidNovakOGO Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Mar 10, 2020
Goldman Sachs Chairman & CEO, David Solomon
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David Solomon is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., one of the most revered financial institutions in the world. Since his appointment to CEO in 2018 and Chairman in 2019, David has taken steps towards reforming the culture at Goldman Sachs to be more collaborative and diverse internally, and smarter with financial technology externally. Under his leadership, Goldman Sachs signed a historic deal with Apple to create the first-ever Apple Credit Card. David joined Goldman Sachs as a Partner in 1999 after rising through the ranks at Bear Stearns. Often perceived as an organizational outsider, David has successfully established himself as a leader who is transparent, strategic, and an effective communicator, with big plans for the future of Goldman Sachs as a financial leader in a changing world. Leave David a question for our quarterly Q&A episodes by commenting on this platform. Or tweet him at @DavidNovakOGO Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Feb 27, 2020
KPMG Chairman and CEO, Lynne Doughtie
00:43:40
Lynne Doughtie is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG LLP —one of the world’s leading professional services firms providing tax, audit and advisory services to many of the world’s most iconic companies. Elected to her role in 2015, Lynne leads more than 32,000 partners and professionals across the United States. She drives KPMG’s inclusive and purpose-driven culture, which is defined by a commitment to corporate responsibility and to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and quality in KPMG’s client service and support of the capital markets. Lynne has received numerous accolades, including Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Accounting Today magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 most influential people in the boardroom, and “Woman of Achievement” by the National Association of Female Executives. Lynne is dedicated to seeing increasingly more women rise to senior leadership positions in companies across industry spectrums, and is seeking to develop women in her own company through KPMG’s Women’s Leadership Summit and the Executive Leadership Institute for Women.
Feb 13, 2020
Henry Kravis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. | Part 2
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Henry Kravis of the world’s greatest business leaders and philanthropists. He co-founded one of the most renown global investment companies, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (KKR) in 1976 and currently serves as KKR’s Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kravis has been referred to as the father of private equity, an industry that he helped pioneer. Under the leadership of Henry Kravis, KKR has grown to a $200B private equity giant with substantial investment interest in over 100 companies and nearly a million employees around the world. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the boards of First Data Corporation and ICONIQ Capital, LLC. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus, or trustee of several other cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including the Business Council, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School (co-chairman), Mount Sinai Hospital, the Partnership for New York City (former chairman), the Partnership Fund for New York City (founder), Rockefeller University (vice chairman), Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (chairman), and the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in China. Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Feb 06, 2020
Henry Kravis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. | Part 1
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Henry Kravis of the world’s greatest business leaders and philanthropists. He co-founded one of the most renown global investment companies, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (KKR) in 1976 and currently serves as KKR’s Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kravis has been referred to as the father of private equity, an industry that he helped pioneer. Under the leadership of Henry Kravis, KKR has grown to a $200B private equity giant with substantial investment interest in over 100 companies and nearly a million employees around the world. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the boards of First Data Corporation and ICONIQ Capital, LLC. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus, or trustee of several other cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including the Business Council, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School (co-chairman), Mount Sinai Hospital, the Partnership for New York City (former chairman), the Partnership Fund for New York City (founder), Rockefeller University (vice chairman), Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (chairman), and the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in China. Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Jan 29, 2020
A Behind the Scenes Episode with David Novak
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We’re starting this new season of the podcast with a twist. We’re giving you a behind the scenes look at our founder David Novak. In this podcast Ashley Butler Novak interviews her father and gets him to share the leadership lessons that helped him become one of the most successful and admired CEO’s in the world. On this season of the David Novak Leadership Podcast we'll have a quarterly Q&A where David will answer your most pressing leadership questions. You can submit your questions by following David Novak and commenting on his Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages. David Novak is Founder and CEO of David Novak Leadership, a digital leadership development platform he created to help people move from Me to We and become the best leaders they can be. He is Co-Founder, retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC), one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories. Novak’s passion is to make the world a better place by developing leaders at all ages through David Novak Leadership, his family’s Lift-a-Life Foundation, Lead4Change, Global Game Changers and The Novak Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri. A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak is also a bestselling leadership book author. His highly respected and critically acclaimed books include The New York Times bestseller Taking People With You, The Only Way to Achieve Big Things, The Education of an Accidental CEO, Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office and his latest parable, O GREAT ONE! A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition. Novak has been recognized as “2012 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, one of the world’s “30 Best CEOs” by Barron’s, one of the “Top People in Business” by FORTUNE and one of the “100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review. He received the prestigious 2015 Horatio Alger Award for his commitment to philanthropy and higher education. David is the host of the David Novak Leadership Podcast. You can subscribe to David’s bi-weekly podcast, leadership newsletter and learn more about his online courses at DavidNovakLeadership.com Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Jan 21, 2020
Bill Acquavella, President of Acquavella Galleries
00:42:00
Bill Acquavella is President of Acquavella Galleries, a family-owned gallery founded by his father, Nicholas Acquavella, in the early 1920’s. When Bill joined his father in 1960, he expanded the focus of the gallery to include major works of the 19th and 20th centuries, including masters of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Today, the entire scope of 20th century art is represented, including Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. For over ninety years, Acquavella Galleries has sold major paintings and sculpture to private collectors and museums worldwide in addition to presenting museum-quality exhibitions. Since his father passed away in 1987, Bill has been joined by his three children, who work as directors at Acquavella Galleries. Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Dec 03, 2019
Ed Herlihy, Co-Chairman & Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
00:40:55
Edward D. Herlihy is co-chairman of the Executive Committee and has been a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1984, focusing on some of the largest and most complex bank and financial institution mergers and acquisitions and recapitalizations throughout the United States. He is often called upon to represent companies involved in takeover battles and proxy contests, including investment banking firms in connection with a wide variety of financial institution matters. Mr. Herlihy writes and lectures regularly on issues involving banking and financial matters. Mr. Herlihy graduated from Hobart College in 1969 (B.A.) and from George Washington University Law School in 1972 (J.D.). Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: https://davidnovakleadership.com/survey
Nov 19, 2019
Ryan Serhant, American Real Estate Broker
00:48:16
Ryan Serhant is an American real estate broker, bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy Nominated reality television series, Million Dollar Listing New York, and its spin-off, Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan is the leading member of The Serhant Team—an NYC-based, bi-coastal real estate group that has consistently ranked as the #1 sales team in New York and among the top five teams nationwide. The Serhant Team consists of more than 60 experienced agents and marketing support staff and has sold over $1.6B worth of real estate in the last two years alone. The Serhant Team New Development group is also a prominent force in new construction sales, with more than $16B and 50 projects across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island City, Miami, and Los Angeles to its name. In 2018, Ryan started his own entertainment and media company, Serhant Media Group (SMG), as an in-house marketing arm to both his real estate and television endeavors. In addition to being a reality television star and running his own team, Ryan has developed several smartphone apps and is a frequent guest on the real estate segments of 20/20, CNN, CNBC, The Today Show, The Insider, Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wall Street Journal China. He is also an official contributor to Forbes, regularly writing columns on real estate, sales, and branding. Ryan is an active supporter of nonprofit organizations including DKMS, Operation Smile, Save the Children, Make-A-Wish, The Human Rights Campaign, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Pink Agenda and UNICEF, among others. Ryan Serhant was born in Houston, Texas, grew up outside Boston, and graduated from Hamilton College in 2006 with degrees in English Literature and Theatre. He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Emilia, and their daughter, Zena. Connect with David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO See more Podcasts: https://ogolead.com/leadership-podcast/ Take our Free Recognition Survey: https://ogolead.com/survey
Nov 05, 2019
Steve McCormick, CEO of Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions
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Steve McCormick was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC (RSCS) in January 2013. Steve previously served as CEO of Borden Dairy Company, President of Weight Watchers North America, and President of Odwalla. He also spent over 22 years with both Coca-Cola Enterprises and Pepsi Bottling Group in various supply chain leadership assignments. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Winthrop University and serves as a director of Freeman. In his time leading RSCS, Steve has transformed the organization to become the world’s premiere restaurant supply chain company. He has also been the architect of RSCS’ cultural strategy, World Class with Class, focusing on the core values of integrity, transparency, collaboration, recognition, and achieving break-through results.
Oct 22, 2019
Steve Trager, Chairman & CEO of Republic Bank
00:45:00
Steve Trager has been with Republic Bank since 1987 and now serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer where he remains actively involved in the operation and retail management of Republic’s forty-five banking centers in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee with total assets of $5.1 billion. After completion of undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his B.A. degree in finance, Mr. Trager went on to receive his J.D. degree from the University of Louisville School of Law. For a period of two years, he was associated with the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. Mr. Trager is past chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association, the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the 2016 Fund for the Arts Campaign and Leadership Kentucky; and a former board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch and the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Trager currently serves on the Bellarmine University Board of Trustees. He is involved in local community nonprofit organizations and was recognized as the Louisvillian of the year in 2017 and was awarded the Lincoln Foundation’s 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award.
Oct 08, 2019
Bonnie Hill, Co-Founder of Icon Blue
00:42:04
Bonnie Hill is Co-Founder of Icon Blue, a brand marketing company based in Los Angeles. She has over 26 years’ experience serving on twelve different corporate boards and a wide-ranging career in business, government, education, and philanthropy. Bonnie has served as Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and prior to that, Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency for the State of California. She has held a variety of presidential appointments and has chaired the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee for the SEC and served on the board of directors of NASD Regulation, Inc. Prior to working in Washington, D.C., she was a vice president with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation. Bonnie currently serves on the board of directors of Banc of California and the Rand Corporation. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Millstein Center at Columbia Law School, and the advisory board of the “Boards that Lead” Program at the Wharton Executive Education Program. Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: https://ogolead.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Recognition Survey at: https://ogolead.com/survey
Sep 24, 2019
Jesse Cole, Founder of Fans First Entertainment & Owner of Savannah Bananas
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Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas baseball team, a member of the Coastal Plain League, which consists of 16 teams throughout North and South Carolina featuring the top college players from around the country. Jesse's teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN and ESPN. The Bananas have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, and won the CPL Championship in their first year. Fans First Entertainment has been featured on the INC 5000 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America. The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out every game for two straight seasons and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets. Jesse is an in-demand speaker and released his first book “Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out” in January of 2018. The book launched # 1 in three categories on Amazon and has been sold in 18 countries. Staying true to his mantra, “Whatever’s Normal, Do the Exact Opposite,” Jesse launched the book with a World Book Tour….at Epcot. Jesse's greatest mentors are Bill Veeck, PT Barnum and Walt Disney. All three share a wall in his office on custom-made posters that display the words Innovation, Showmanship, and Vision. Jesse believes that to be successful you need to Stand Out and Be Different. He releases daily videos, blogs and articles on LinkedIn. He is passionate about creating attention, loving your customers more than your product and loving your employees more than your customers. Jesse is the Host of the Business Done Differently Podcast and has been featured on more than 100 podcasts including the Ziglar Show, StoryBrand with Donald Miller and NPR’s Only a Game. Follow David: https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO See more interviews like this at https://ogolead.com/leadership-podcast/ Take the Recognition Survey: https://ogolead.com/survey/
Aug 27, 2019
Bob Grossman, Dean & CEO of NYU Langone Health
00:49:44
Robert I. Grossman, MD, was named Saul J. Farber Dean and chief executive officer of NYU Langone Health in July 2007. Dr. Grossman joined NYU Langone in 2001 as the Louis Marx Professor of Radiology, chairman of the Department of Radiology, and professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and physiology and neuroscience. In his previous position at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he was a professor of radiology, neurosurgery, and neurology; chief of neuroradiology; and associate chairman of radiology. Early in his tenure, Dr. Grossman launched a major campus transformation that has resulted in the addition of more than 7 million square feet of clinical, educational, and research space. In collaboration with the Board of Trustees and institutional leadership, Dr. Grossman has increased NYU Langone’s revenue by more than $7 billion and has raised more than $2.7 billion in philanthropy. In addition, NYU Langone’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2017 research awards totaled $451 million—an increase of more than 250 percent since 2007. As dean of NYU School of Medicine, he presided over the announcement of tuition-free medical education for all current and future students in its MD degree program. Dr. Grossman also curated a new approach to medical education, called Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21). In 2018, Dr. Grossman was named to Time magazine’s inaugural Health Care 50 list of the 50 most influential healthcare leaders who changed the state of healthcare in America, together with Ken Langone, chairman of NYU Langone’s Board of Trustees. Additionally, Dr. Grossman was named a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2013 for his leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which caused unprecedented damage to NYU Langone’s facilities and required the safe evacuation of 322 patients. Dr. Grossman is a passionate educator and widely published scholar. He has trained more than 100 fellows, many of whom occupy prominent positions worldwide, and has authored 338 publications and 5 books, including Neuroradiology: The Requisites.
Aug 12, 2019
Scott Dorsey, Managing Partner of High Alpha
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Scott is Managing Partner of High Alpha, a leading venture studio that launches, scales and invests in enterprise cloud companies. Prior to High Alpha, Scott co-founded ExactTarget and led the company as CEO and Chairman from start-up to global marketing software leader. ExactTarget went public on the New York Stock Exchange in March of 2012 and was acquired by Salesforce in July of 2013 for $2.5 Billion. Post acquisition, he led the Salesforce Marketing Cloud which encompassed 3,000 employees around the world. Dorsey is an acclaimed leader who has earned numerous accolades for his business and civic leadership, including the Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, American Business Awards Executive of the Year, TechPoint Trailblazer in Technology, MS Society Hope Award, two-time recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash, Central Indiana Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, and Indiana University’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Award through the Kelley School of Business. Scott serves on a number of non-profit boards including Chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp., Chairman of​ ​Nextech, Executive Committee and Board member of Techpoint and Global Advisory Board at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Scott also serves on the boards of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS) as well as several High Alpha portfolio companies. Scott is a business school graduate of Indiana University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jul 30, 2019
Liz Williams, President of Taco Bell International
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Liz Williams is the President of Taco Bell International, a subsidiary of YUM! Brands, Inc.’s Taco Bell Corp. Liz is responsible for brand strategy and performance of International business and she’s accountable for growing the business to 1,000+ restaurants by 2021. Prior to this role, Liz was the Taco Bell CFO, leading Finance, Information Technology and eCommerce. As CFO, Liz delivered six years of industry leading sales, profit, and brand growth. She played a key role repositioning the Taco Bell brand from food as fuel to food as experience, and launching the breakthrough Doritos LocosTacos and Breakfast Platforms. Before joining Yum!, Liz spent six years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as Principal in the Consumer and Retail practices in U.S. and Asian markets. She also spent seven years at Dell Computer in various finance, brand marketing and corporate sales positions. Liz received her bachelor’s degree, with a major in Marketing, from the University of Texas Business Honors Program and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Liz and her husband, Spencer, have two children and live in Newport Beach, CA. When she is not spending time with her family, she enjoys traveling, exercising, snow skiing and all things retail.
Jul 15, 2019
Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco Animal Healthcare
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Jeff Simmons is the President and CEO of Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company. He also serves as SVP and Executive Officer of Lilly. Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health, welfare and food animal production with 125 brands in 90 countries. As the head of Elanco Animal Health for the past decade, Simmons has directed the company’s transformation from a primarily US, feed additive company to a premier global player with a balanced and diversified business. During his tenure Elanco has tripled in size, created a unique innovation engine, completed 10 acquisitions and built five new businesses, including a $1 billion companion animal business. In more than two decades with the company, Simmons has held a number of sales, marketing and management positions, in the United States and abroad. These international experiences offered Simmons a new perspective on food and agriculture and created a deep conviction about the need for solutions to global food security. Elanco is bringing this vision to life via a commitment to end hunger for 100,000 families globally through a partnership with Heifer International, and begin breaking the cycle of hunger in 100 communities around the globe. Simmons has become an active advocate for the role technology plays in sustainable, efficient production of safe and affordable protein. Simmons brings his passions for food security and enabling leaders to life daily through his pursuits with Hatch™ and Edge Mentoring. As the co-founder of Hatch, Simmons and the team have created a unique, donation-free model to deliver sustained food security through protein and partner value. Today, Hatch provides about 45,000 dozen eggs per month to food banks in in communities across the country. Simmons also founded Edge Mentoring, one of the fastest-growing mentorship organizations in the country with more than 700 members in over 40 states, several countries and multiple continents. Edge’s purpose is to equip and accelerate whole-life excellence in the leaders of today and tomorrow. Simmons has also held a number of leadership positions, including serving as a former board member and chairman of the compensation committee for Chiquita Brands. He has also completed terms as president of Health for Animals, chairman of the FFA Foundation Board and as a board member of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Listen to other leaders sharing their insights at: https://ogolead.com/podcast Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Take our FREE Leadership Assessment at: https://ogolead.com/assessment
Jul 01, 2019
Gui Costin, Founder and CEO of Dakota Funds
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Gui Costin is the authority on effectively selling to Millennials. A seasoned entrepreneur, sought-after speaker, and author of the book Millennials Are Not Aliens, Gui is constantly looking for ways to innovate within his profession. To date, he has founded two successful companies with an eye towards the investment industry’s future. Gui is the founder and CEO of Dakota, an investment services company that provides a full suite of products, services and technologies to help small to mid-size investment firms grow their businesses. He also recently launched Stage Investor Network, an online platform that connects institutional investors and asset managers using in-depth, high-quality content that appeals to a generation of buyers who want to learn about investment strategies on their own time without having to initially talk to anyone. The one thing Gui is most proud of is his team: “Without the longstanding, extraordinary people we have at Dakota, we’d be a fraction of our current selves. It’s all about the people you have on your team and how you treat them.”
Jun 18, 2019
Sam Reeves, Founding Partner of Dunavant Enterprises Inc.
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Sam Reeves is a legendary business leader and investor. He is the founding Partner of Dunavant Enterprises, one of the largest cotton merchants in the world. Under his leadership, Dunavant became one of the first international commodity companies to trade in China. In addition to building his company into one of the world’s largest privately held companies, Mr. Reeves served as the chairman of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a highly acclaimed amateur golfer. Mr. Reeves has been involved in leadership and board roles in a variety of publicly traded corporations, privately held companies as well as academic, healthcare, environmental, and philanthropic entities. They include Duquesne Capital Management, University of North Carolina, American Cotton Shippers Association, Morgan Stanley, Salvation Army and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, to name just a few. Mr. Reeves continues to be an active golfer, having previously qualified for the USGA Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur Championships. He has played in many state amateurs and numerous club tournaments. He also has played in many AT&T’s and Champion Tour events at Pebble Beach and several Dunhill’s. Sam is also the owner of Pinnacle Trading, LLC -- a family office company he founded in 1995, which functions as a private investment and international trading company. He is married to Betsy and together they have four daughters, four sons-in-laws and twelve grandchildren.
Jun 03, 2019
Madeline Bell, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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Madeline Bell is the President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the United States. A bold and visionary leader, Madeline champions change with empathy and integrity, inspiring the nearly 16,000 employees in the Hospital’s $2.8-billion-a-year health system and research institute to create breakthroughs that have worldwide impact. Madeline serves on the Board of Directors for Comcast NBCU, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and the Children’s Hospital Association. She is an adviser to numerous international hospitals and frequently lectures on the topics of children’s health care and women in leadership. Madeline was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2017 and 2018.
May 21, 2019
Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO, National Restaurant Association
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Dawn Sweeney is the President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, the Washington, DC-based national trade association for the nation’s $800 billion restaurant and foodservice industry. Prior to assuming this role in October of 2007, Dawn was the President of AARP Services, the taxable business subsidiary of AARP, where she was responsible for revenue growth and new product development for the 50+ market (2002-2007), serving AARP’s 40 million members. While there, she launched AARP Financial, an SEC regulated consortium of mutual funds geared to serve AARP’s 40 million members. From 1999 – 2002, Dawn was the Group Executive for Membership for AARP, focused on growing and diversifying AARP’s membership, relaunching AARP’s brand for greater relevance and resonance, and building the organization’s first knowledge management capability. She served as Vice President of Market Development for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (1993-1999), a trade association serving America’s consumer-owned electric utilities and providing service to more than 30 million consumers across rural and suburban America. Dawn was the Vice President of Marketing for the International Dairy Foods Association (1990-1994), where she launched the “milk mustache” advertising campaign and served as Director of Public Affairs (1986-1990), Manager of Education (1983-1986) and Educational Coordinator (1981-1983). She earned a BS in Government from Colby College and an MBA in Marketing from The George Washington University. She also participated in the Harvard Business School’s inaugural “Women on Boards” program in 2016. Dawn currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Board for Save the Children and as Chair of the Board of the Bryce Harlow Foundation. She has served as a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and was recently named an “ASAE Fellow,” a designation reserved for the top one percent of association leaders in the nation. She served as 2017 co-chair of the “Spirit of Mount Vernon,” held on the grounds of Mount Vernon each Fall. She is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100, the International Women’s Forum, and C200, a membership organization of the world’s most innovative corporate entrepreneurs. She has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Women’s Foodservice Forum and is a member of the judging panel for the industry’s “Gold and Silver Plate” Awards and the Association of National Advertisers’ REGGIE Awards.
May 08, 2019
David Jones Sr., Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus of Humana
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David A. Jones co-founded Humana Inc. in 1961 and served as chief executive officer for 37 years and board chair for 44 years prior to retiring in 2005. He served as founding board chairman of Hospira, NYSE (HSP) until his retirement in 2007. He is a retired director of Abbott Laboratories and several other companies. Mr. Jones was a member of The Business Roundtable and co-founder and past chair of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a group of about 50 CEOs of the nation’s largest health care organizations. Mr. Jones, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and his wife Betty have five children and eleven grandchildren. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in 1954, where he won the outstanding senior award. He also became a Certified Public Accountant that year. After three years of Navy service he entered Yale University, earning a law degree (JD) in 1960, while also serving on the economics faculty from 1958 to 1960. He received the Yale Law School Medal in 1990 and the Yale Medal in 1992. In 2003, he received Romania’s highest civilian award, the Order of Merit, for his role from 1990-2006 in rebuilding that nation’s devastated health care system. He holds honorary doctorates from the Chicago Medical School, the Claremont Graduate School, the University of Louisville, Middlebury College, Transylvania University and Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania. At the request of Mr. Peter Drucker, Mr. Jones served as the founding board chairman of the Peter Drucker Graduate Management Center, Claremont Graduate School, California. He is founding board chairman of Endeavor Louisville.
Apr 29, 2019
Matthew Corrin, Founder of Freshii
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In 2005, 23 year old Matthew Corrin set out on a mission to help citizens of the world live better by making healthy food convenient and affordable. Less than 14 years later Freshii, the successful restaurant franchise he founded has become a fast-growing health and wellness brand with almost 500 stores across 17 countries. Corrin’s approach to business prioritizes the unique culture he created with the understanding that great brands are built from the inside out. Having removed many of the barriers that traditionally exist between franchise owners, store employees, and HQ, Corrin has reimaged the franchise model as a community with a shared purpose. Under Corrin’s leadership, the Freshii brand has grown faster than McDonalds, Starbucks, and Subway in their earliest years and is currently the largest bricks and mortar brand in world founded and led by millennials. Guests can now energize with Freshii anywhere from small towns to major cosmopolitan cities, and sports arenas to airplanes. Corrin is a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, was the youngest CEO featured on Undercover Boss, a member of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 under 30, and was a Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals Restaurateur of the Year winner.
Apr 23, 2019
Jack Nicklaus, Golf Legend, Businessman and Philanthropist | Part 1
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No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador. Jack was named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was also named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated, and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN. Jack’s competitive career spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens). He is one of only five golfers who have won all four of golf's modern majors, an achievement often referred to as the career “Grand Slam.” Jack remains the only player to have completed the career Grand Slam on both the regular and senior tours. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Listen to more like this - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Apr 02, 2019
Jack Nicklaus, Golf Legend, Businessman and Philanthropist | Part 2
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No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador. Jack was named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was also named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated, and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN. Jack’s competitive career spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens). He is one of only five golfers who have won all four of golf’s modern majors, an achievement often referred to as the career “Grand Slam.” Jack remains the only player to have completed the career Grand Slam on both the regular and senior tours. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Listen to more like this - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Mar 31, 2019
Charlie Scharf, Chairman & CEO of BNY Mellon
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Charles W. Scharf was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a Director of BNY Mellon in July 2017 and became Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Charlie was most recently Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Visa Inc. from October 2012 through December 2016, where he was recognized for transforming the firm into a technology-driven digital commerce company. Before joining Visa, Charlie was a managing director of One Equity Partners, the private investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Retail Financial Services, one of JP Morgan Chase’s six lines of business, from 2004 to 2011, and as Chief Executive Officer of the retail division of Bank One Corp. from 2002 to 2004. Charlie also served as CFO of Bank One Corp. from 2000 to 2002, CFO of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division at Citigroup from 1999 to 2000, and CFO of Salomon Smith Barney and its predecessor company from 1995 to 1999. Charlie is on the Board of Directors of Microsoft Corporation. He is also a member of the Business Council, on the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins University and is Chairman of the New York City Ballet. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA degree from New York University.
Mar 25, 2019
Greg Creed, CEO of Yum! Brands
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Greg Creed is Chief Executive Officer of Yum Brands, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with more than 45,000 restaurants in over 140 countries and territories with 1.5 million associates. Its restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Under Creed’s leadership, Yum! Brands successfully completed the separation of Yum China as an independent and powerful growth company. Creed has more than 40 years of extensive experience in marketing and operations with leading packaged goods and restaurant brands. He is responsible for leading the Company’s overarching strategies, structure, people development and culture that will drive sales and profitability at all of its businesses worldwide. Creed has held various roles with the Company including President and CEO of Taco Bell and Chief Operating Officer for Yum! Brands. He also spent seven years in leadership positions in the Company’s successful Australia business, including Chief Marketing Officer for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Australia. Before joining the Company, Creed spent 17 years at Unilever in various leadership roles in Sydney, London and New York. Creed is Chairman of the Yum! Brands Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Whirlpool Corporation. He is also a member of The Business Council and the American Society of Corporate Executives (ASCE). He previously served on the Board of IGT (2010-2015) and the UCLA Board of Visitors (2012-2016). He earned a business degree from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, was named the 2014 QUT Alumnus of the Year and currently serves as President of the QUT Foundation. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Get your FREE Subscription to oGoLead - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Mar 14, 2019
Jessica Kim, Co-Founder and CEO of ianacare
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Jessica Kim is the co-founder/CEO of ianacare on a mission to equip, educate, and empower family caregivers to navigate long-term care for loved ones. Her drive to create solutions for the millions of people navigating this complex journey comes from her own experience of caring for her mom who fought a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer. At the age of 19, she started Jessica’s Wonders, a baked goods company, out of her college dorm room. She raised $1M in funding her senior year (with braces) and grew it to national distribution. She then went to work at Kraft Foods in brand management. In 2008, Jessica founded BabbaCo to invest in the future of parenting by helping families spend quality time together through subscription activity boxes. BabbaCo was acquired in 2014 by Barefoot Books, where she served as President for two years before becoming an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CRV (Charles River Ventures). Jessica was honored as Crain’s Top 40 under 40 and currently serves as a Venture Partner at Praxis Labs, the inaugural EIR at Brown University, and an advisor to several startups. Jessica graduated from Brown University and received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Boston with her three young children and husband, Peter, where they are actively involved in their Highrock church community. Get more information on ianacare's app: -- It's FREE, visit the Apple App Store now! https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1441737626?mt=8 -- This platform mobilizes friends & family to provide practical and emotional help for family caregivers. -- We serve family caregivers of loved ones with cancer, Alzheimer's, elderly, any surgery, birth complications, organ transplants, etc. www.ianacare.com -- IANA = I Am Not Alone Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Get your FREE Subscription to oGoLead - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Feb 23, 2019
Charles Novak, Retired Surveyor & Author of Home is Everywhere
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Today’s guest is Charles Novak, father of oGoLead CEO David Novak. Charles was born in Haddam, Kansas, in 1929. He joined the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as a young man and traveled the United States for much of his life measuring unmapped land. During his time on the road with the USCGS, Charles met his wife Jean and they had three children. He retired from the Survey in 1985 but continued work in a position with the U.S. Boundary Commission. He has made his home in more than sixty places across the U.S. and now lives permanently in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Feb 19, 2019
Paul Sarvadi, Chairman & CEO of Insperity
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Paul Sarvadi, Chairman & CEO of Insperity, a leader in full-service human resource outsourcing services. When Sarvadi co­-founded Insperity, he focused on building a business plan that focused on people and values rather than cold, hard economics. By believing that one’s business is only as strong as their human capital, Paul was able to grow Insperity into a multibillion-dollar company. In his debut book, Take Care of Your People: The Enlightened CEO’s Guide to Business Success, you will learn how to establish a strong human capital strategy that exudes your company’s values and propels business success. Backed by Paul’s over thirty years of experience in corporate management and aiding the struggles of small- to medium-sized businesses, Take Care of Your People is the perfect resource for any CEO or executive who wants improve their business outcomes through their most valuable resource: their people.
Feb 14, 2019
Eric Foss, Chairman, President & CEO of Aramark
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Today's guest is Eric Foss, Chairman, President and CEO of Aramark, a Fortune 200 global leader in food, facilities and uniform services. The company employs 270,000 people and provides award-winning services wherever people work, learn, play and recover in 19 countries worldwide. Throughout his career, Foss has established a strong track record of generating profitable growth through integrated strategies and consistent execution. He has led global teams to successfully build leading brands through a 'front line first' mindset. Under Foss' leadership, Aramark has been recognized among the "Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE and the "Worlds Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute.
Jan 30, 2019
Denise Ramos on Developing Strategic Skills
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Denise Ramos on Developing Strategic Skills by oGoLead with David Novak
Jan 22, 2019
Brian Niccol on Being an Avid Learner and Casting a Shadow
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Brian Niccol on Being an Avid Learner and Casting a Shadow by oGoLead with David Novak
Jan 22, 2019
Advice on Taking on More Responsibility - Charlie Scharf
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Advice on Taking on More Responsibility - Charlie Scharf by oGoLead with David Novak
Jan 22, 2019
Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America
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Today's guest is Becky Frankiewicz. Becky is the President of ManpowerGroup North America, a world leader in innovative workforce solutions. Before joining ManpowerGroup, Becky led one of PepsiCo's largest subsidiaries, Quaker Foods North America. She brings a depth of consumer knowledge to her commitment to building a work ready talent supply to meet the increasing job demand across America. It's her firm belief that helping people find meaningful and sustainable work benefits individuals, families and communities. Becky is passionate about advancing women in leadership, developing skills to advance our workforce and advocating for conscious inclusion. She believes enabling all people to participate in the workplace and achieve their potential is not just an ethical imperative, it's good for business. Becky was named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in the industry, anticipating and adapting to fast changing consumer demands.
Jan 15, 2019
Eric Wood, Retired Captain of the Buffalo Bills | #057
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Today’s guest is former Buffalo Bills center, Eric Woods. Eric was a first-round draft pick and started 120 games in the NFL. He is a 3 time, team captain and was selected to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl. Eric started the Eric Wood Foundation in 2014 to support chronically ill children and their families. The foundation was started to honor Eric’s younger brother Evan who was born with cerebral palsy and passed when he was just 11 years old. Eric was nominated for the Walter Peyton Man of the Year award in 2015 and 2016.
Dec 31, 2018
Paul Varga, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Brown Forman | #056
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Paul Varga is Chairman and CEO of Brown-Forman, one of largest American owned spirits and wine companies with iconic brands like Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and many more. Under Paul’s leadership the company has experienced a 12% compound annual growth rate. Paul is dedicated to leadership development and currently serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Brown-Forman and Macy’s.
Dec 04, 2018
Bill Conaty, Former Sr. Vice President of HR at GE
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Bill Conaty, former Senior Vice President of Human Resources at General Electric. Bill served alongside leaders like Jack Welch and Larry Bossidy and was responsible for developing the legendary HR practices that made GE one of the most admired companies in the world. Bill is recognized as a world leader in the area of human resources. He is the author of “The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers”. He is a currently a senior advisory partner at Clayton, Dubilier and Rice. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Bryant University and has served on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. As a world leader in human resources, Bill is a highly sought-after speaker and featured guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
Nov 17, 2018
Mike Kulp, President & CEO of KBP Foods
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Today’s guest is Mike Kulp, President and CEO of KBP Foods. Mike bought into his first franchise restaurant at the age of 21. Today at age 37, Mike operates more than 600 restaurants across 23 states. His entrepreneurial spirit and vision has helped him become a leader in the world of franchising.
Nov 04, 2018
Lonnie Ali, Director and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Muhammad Ali Center
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Today’s guest is Lonnie Ali, the wife of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Lonnie is an incredible leader who has devoted her life to making the world a better place. In 1992, Lonnie incorporated and served as Vice President and treasurer of Greatest of All Time, Inc. or (G.O.A.T). Today she is a lifetime director and vice chair of the Muhammad Ali Center, a non-profit museum and cultural center that she and her husband opened in 2005. Lonnie Ali has been active in various charitable causes including advocating for children’s rights and Parkinson ’s disease research. From 2010 to 2013, Lonnie served on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She was the 2010 recipient of AARP’s Inspire Award, was named in 2012 as one of Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women, and inducted into The National Consortium for Academics and Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Oct 20, 2018
Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo North America
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Today’s guest is PepsiCo North America CEO, Al Carey. Al is a 35-year PepsiCo veteran. He is responsible for leading PepsiCo Beverages, Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods in North America. Al Carey is well-known for his passion for customers and frontline associates, and has practiced servant leadership throughout his career. He is on the board of directors of The Home Depot and the Food Marketing Institute.
Oct 14, 2018
Matt Case, CEO of Luminas International, LLC
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At 28, Matt Case is an entrepreneur and CEO of Luminas International. Matt is an exceptional leader who has started and led multiple companies before the age of 30. In today's podcast you'll learn how Matt dreams big and uses innovative technology to make a positive difference in the world.
Sep 30, 2018
Margaret Duffy, Professor of Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism
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Margaret Duffy is a professor of Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism. She is also the Executive Director of the Novak Leadership Institute. The institute offers an innovative approach to leadership education uniquely rooted in the principles of strategic communication and advertising. Dr. Duffy is the founder and Executive Director of MOJO Ad™, a student-staffed advertising agency specializing in the Youth and Young Adult market (YAYA™) serving national clients such as AOL, Redbox, Hallmark, and U.S. Bank. As an award winning scholar, author and consultant, Margaret Duffy conducts research and advises media organizations around the world.
Sep 23, 2018
Steve Holmes, Chairman of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham Destinations, Inc.
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Stephen P. Holmes served as chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide since its introduction in 2006. Following the recent spin-off of that company’s hotel business in June 2018, Mr. Holmes now serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for both Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the world’s largest hotel franchising company, and Wyndham Destinations, Inc., the world’s largest vacation ownership and vacation exchange company. Over the course of his tenure as Chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide, Mr. Holmes led the global growth of a wide portfolio of renowned brands into what was the largest integrated hospitality company in the world.
Sep 09, 2018
Tom Brady, New England Patriots Quarterback | Part 1
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Tom Brady is starting his 19th season as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. Tom has won 5 Super Bowls, 4 MVP awards and has been selected to the pro-bowl 13 times. He has the highest combined regular and postseason winning percentage of any quarterback in NFL history. A leader both on the field and off the field, Tom launched TB12 Sports to help people achieve peak performance at any age.
Sep 01, 2018
Tom Brady, New England Patriots Quarterback | Part 2
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Tom Brady is starting his 19th season as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. Tom has won 5 Super Bowls, 4 MVP awards and has been selected to the pro-bowl 13 times. He has the highest combined regular and postseason winning percentage of any quarterback in NFL history. A leader both on the field and off the field, Tom launched TB12 Sports to help people achieve peak performance at any age.
Sep 01, 2018
Tom Murphy, Chairman & CEO Emeritus of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.
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Thomas S. Murphy is an American broadcast executive, and is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Capital Cities / ABC, Inc. Murphy helped engineer the 1986 acquisition of the American Broadcasting Company in 1986 for $3.5 billion. Murphy, who served as President and Chief Executive of ABC until 1994, are credited with increasing the profitability and efficiency of ABC. Tom Murphy is a member of board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway, General Housewares Corp., Texaco, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and IBM Corporation and a Life Trustee and Honorary Vice Chair of New York University.
Aug 24, 2018
Gary Kelly, Chairman and CEO of Southwest Airlines
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Gary Kelly serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines. Under Gary’s leadership, Southwest has grown to become the nation’s largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers carried and is a mainstay on Fortune magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the world, ranking eighth in 2018.
Aug 09, 2018
Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America
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Pete Bevacqua is the CEO of PGA of America. He guides the business and overall strategy of one of the world’s largest sports organizations, serving the Association’s nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals. Under his leadership, the PGA has designed and implemented a long-term strategic plan that is focused on the Association’s mission to serve the PGA Member and grow the game. The plan outlines the PGA’s strategic vision and eight core Member-focused and business-related initiatives. It also defines the PGA’s constant pursuit of excellence and commitment to innovation and collaboration, the teamwork and talent exhibited in its culture, and a devotion to diversity and inclusion throughout the Association.
Jul 28, 2018
Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus of Young and Rubicam
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Peter Georgescu went from a Soviet-style labor camp in Romania, to obtaining a first-class education in America. His remarkable leadership skills helped him rise through the ranks to become the Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam, one of the worlds largest advertising companies. Peter is a highly regarded author and speaker who is devoted to income equality and opportunity for all Americans. His remarkable experiences of hardship and oppression, combined with his leadership experience, give him a unique perspective on the challenges facing our society.
Jul 21, 2018
Terrian Barnes: Diversity, Creativity & Inclusion
00:32:49
Terrian Barnes has held many leadership roles, including being legislative correspondent for a prominent Louisiana congressman to heading the public affairs group for the largest franchise trade association in the U.S. to launching an award-winning diversity and inclusion platform for a Fortune 500 global fast food giant. In addition to being a very active community volunteer, Terrian puts her energy and passion for gender diversity and multiculturalism into her own consulting agency, F. E. Smart, helping organizations envision a future workforce of inclusive leaders who leverage both female and male leadership skills as a source of innovation, creativity and competitive advantage.
Jul 05, 2018
Bob Burg: Giving, Saying No and Overcoming Obstacles
00:46:06
Bob Burg is a speaker and author. His original business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann), has captured the imagination of his readers and begun a world-wide movement. A Wall Street Journal and Business Week Bestseller, it has sold over 800,000 copies and was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the Most Motivational Books Ever Written, and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time. His and Mann’s newest book is titled, The Go-Giver Influencer, about which the legendary executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith says, “This may be the most important Go-Giver book yet—and it today’s polarized world, it could not be more timely."
Jun 28, 2018
Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor at Large for Fortune Magazine
00:55:38
Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. Geoff’s latest book is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. Amid rising anxiety over the advance of technology and its effects on human workers, the book identifies the skills of human interaction that will be key to success for people, businesses, and nations. The New York Times calls it “profound.” The Washington Post raves that it’s “valuable for its insights into the enduring value of human performance and teamwork.” The Wall Street Journal calls it a “big idea business book [that] weaves original reporting and humor into an intelligent narrative.” Geoff is one of America's preeminent business broadcasters. He is heard daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, ABC's World News, CNN, CNBC, PBS's Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs. Hear him discuss human performance and how that ties to how leaders drive results in this episode of the oGoLead Leadership Podcast with David Novak.
Jun 21, 2018
Donna Barton Brothers, COO, Starlight Racing and NBC Sports Commentator
00:48:58
Donna Barton Brothers was born into horse racing. As “Donna Barton”, Barton rode races from 1987 to 1998 and retired in 1998 as the second leading female jockey in the United States by money earned. She won 1,130 races. In 1999 she began commentating for television coverage of horse racing and in 2000 covered the Breeders’ Cup Championships for NBC Sports. She has covered Horse Racing, Show Jumping, Bull Riding and other horse sports for NBC and NBCSN since 2000 and, during that time, has covered 18 Kentucky Derbies and, memorably, the Triple Crown captured by American Pharoah in 2015. Brothers is also an author and wrote Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing in 2011. The book is in it’s second printing and is intended to bridge the gap between the novice horse racing fan and the, at times, complicated sport of horse racing. She also serves as Chief Operating Officer for Starlight and StarLadies Racing. Her husband, Frank, is the bloodstock agent for Starlight/StarLadies Racing and is also a member of the Yearling Selection Team for Keeneland Sales. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Get your FREE Subscription to oGoLead - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Jun 02, 2018
Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of DICK’s Sporting Goods
00:57:39
Ed Stack is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DICK’s Sporting Goods since 1984. He leads the largest, full-service sporting goods retailer in the country. Ed Stack has led this Fortune 500 Corporation through a remarkable period of growth from just two stores in upstate New York to 713 DICK’s Sporting Good’s stores, 98 Golf Galaxy stores and 35 Field & Stream stores. Mr. Stack’s recognitions and awards include: 1997, Sports Executive Visionary of the Year, Sports Style Magazine; Entrepreneur of the Year in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Ernst & Young; 2005, History Makers Award for Business & Industry, Heinz History Center; 2006, National Sporting Goods Association Hall of Fame induction; 2014, Humanity and Service Award, The Bus Stops Here Foundation; 2015, The Major John H. Russell Leadership Award, Marine Corp University Foundation.
May 26, 2018
Chef Edward Lee - Food, Culture and a Recipe for Leadership
00:47:26
Welcome to the oGoLead Leadership Podcast. Today’s guest is Chef Edward Lee. Edward is a Brooklyn-born chef and restaurateur currently based in Louisville KY and Washington D.C. He has made numerous television appearances on shows including The Mind of a Chef on PBS and as a contestant on the ninth season of Top Chef. He is a seven-time James Beard Award nominee and currently owns five restaurants in both Louisville and Washington, DC. In his latest book, Buttermilk Graffiti Edward Lee dives into the intersection of food and culture on a trip across America where he finds exceptional food in unconventional places.
May 07, 2018
Jonathan Blum, Co-Founder of Bad Martha Beer | Public Affairs and Entrepreneurship
00:39:19
Today's guest is Jonathan Blum. Jonathan is a self professed workaholic and entrepreneur, whose accomplished career reflects his tremendous energy, creativity and tactical leadership. He served in the Carter White House, working directly for the president. He spent time in Asia working for Ogilvy and Mather public affairs as the Asia Pacific regional director. He finally landed at YUM brands and served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs & Global Nutrition Officer, and took the restaurant company’s profile to new height's over a 23 year career. He is the creator of the largest April fools joke in Public Affairs history and even Co-founded a brewery called Bad Martha Beer. http://www.badmarthabeer.com
Apr 26, 2018
Carol Loomis, Trailblazer in Financial Journalism
00:54:08
Carol Loomis is one of the best Financial Journalists of our time. Her six-decade career with Fortune Magazine began in 1954 as a researcher until her retirement in 2014 as Fortune Magazine’s senior editor at large. Along the way, she blazed a trail for women journalists, wrote a famous article about Alfred W Jones that coined the term “hedge fund” and became close friends with a little-known Omaha investor named Warren Buffett.
Apr 20, 2018
Tressie Lieberman, VP of Digital Marketing at Chipotle
00:44:47
Tressie Lieberman is a rising leader in the marketing world. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at the start up Snap Kitchen charged with taking the brand to the next level. She was formerly at Taco Bell and Pizza Hut leading their digital efforts and well known social media campaigns. Her professional journey reveals her ability to scale the corporate ladder while maintaining a focus on the importance of leadership.
Apr 06, 2018
Rory McIlroy: Staying Hungry & Inspirational Leadership | Part 2
00:36:16
This is Part 2 of our podcast with guest, Rory Mcilroy. Rory is from Northern Ireland and is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, (setting a tournament record score of −16), 2012 PGA Championship (with a tournament record margin of victory (8 strokes)), 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth he is one of four players to win three majors by the age of 25.
Mar 26, 2018
Rory McIlroy: Beginnings, Golf & Leadership | Part 1
00:29:21
In this two part episode, today's guest is professional golfer, Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, (setting a tournament record score of −16), 2012 PGA Championship (with a tournament record margin of victory (8 strokes)), 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth he is one of four players to win three majors by the age of 25.
Mar 24, 2018
Larry Senn, Founder & Chairman of Senn-Delany
00:49:17
Today’s guest is Dr. Larry Senn. Larry is a pioneer in the field of corporate culture. He is the chairman and co-founder of Senn-Delany, a leadership consulting group that created a transformational process to assist leaders in creating healthy, high-performing cultures. Larry Senn has extensive experience working with top leaders at different organizations in a wide range of industries. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California Executive MBA Program and is often referred to as the “father of corporate culture”. Larry is an accomplished consultant, business advisor, group facilitator, author and CEO coach. He was also a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Southern California. He is an avid fitness enthusiast and an assistant coach to helped lead the UCLA's championship gymnastics team.
Mar 15, 2018
Tom O'Keefe: Leadership in advertising and Heartwiring a creative culture
00:44:06
Tom O'Keefe is the founder and CEO of O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul, a creative advertising agency located in Chicago’s West Loop. OKRP is the 2015 recipient of Advertising Age’s prestigious Small Agency of the Year Award. Learn about how Tom Heartwires a creative culture while hardwiring success for his clients on this episode of the oGoLead Leadership Podcast with host, David Novak.
Mar 02, 2018
Larry Bossidy, retired Chairman and CEO of Honeywell
00:35:36
Lawrence A. Bossidy is the retired Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International Inc., a global $40-billion advanced technology, controls and manufacturing company. Mr. Bossidy is the co-author of the best-selling book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and its sequel Confronting Reality: Master the New Model For Success. You will want to hear Mr. Bossidy's wisdom and leadership insights on this episode of the oGoLead Leadership Podcast with David Novak.
Feb 15, 2018
Jan Helson, Board & Co-Founder of Global Game Changers
00:34:31
After selling Golden Foods/Golden Brands in 2011 at the age of 51, Jan Helson committed her Second-Act to using her business skills and resources to create Global Game Changers Children’s Student Empowerment Program, a nonprofit organization that she co-founded with her daughter Rachel Annette. Global Game Changers, modeled after their children’s book Global Game Changers is dedicated to teaching elementary school age youth that no matter how young they are and no matter where they come from they can make a difference in the world. Their in-school and after-school service-learning and leadership programs empower kids to discover their inner superpower to IGNITE GOOD!® through a simple equation, MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER™. She believes that learning to give back at a young age shapes a child’s life, builds character, leadership and social-emotional strength, and encourages personal responsibility that will help make them more successful and productive citizens."
Feb 08, 2018
Charles O'Connell, Founder & CEO Fitscript
00:38:20
In the fall of 2013, Charlie O'Connell opened the Fitscript GLUCOSEZONE Center, a unique facility dedicated to diabetes, exercise, and developing multi-media content related to exercise, diabetes metrics, and integrated data from bio-metric devices. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at Yale New Haven Hospital in the fall of 1996, Charlie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (’02) where he was a two-sport varsity athlete (Football and Track and Field), as well as high school All-American in Track and Field. Before founding Fitscript, Charlie worked in Business development for a successful software startup in the Homeland Security Industry. Charlie is a father, husband, golfer, skier, runner, speaker and entrepreneur.
Feb 02, 2018
Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC, Owner & CEO, Junior Bridgeman
00:47:36
Mr. Bridgeman graduated from the University of Louisville where he was a three-year letter winner and starter on the men's basketball team. From 1975 to 1987 Mr Bridgeman played in the NBA where he began and finished his career with the Milwaukee Bucks and a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers from 1983 to 1986. Following his professional basketball career Mr. Bridgeman was the owner and chief executive officer of various companies operating over 450 restaurants in 20 states. Most recently Mr. Bridgeman acquired the Heartland manufacturing and bottling territories from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, LLC in late February 2017, becoming one of the Coca-Cola systems newest independent bottlers.
Jan 21, 2018
Denise Ramos, CEO & President of ITT
00:38:09
Denise Ramos, CEO & President of ITT, Inc. is our special guest on episode #25 of the oGoInsider Podcast. Host David Novak discusses leadership lessons and other keen business insights with Denise. Listen to Denise's perspectives on when it is time to make changes in your career and what she is doing to keep her company successful in a very competitive industry. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Get your FREE Subscription to oGoLead - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Jan 06, 2018
Bob Russell, Pastor, Teacher, Author
00:51:31
At just twenty-two years of age, Bob Russell became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the three worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches and conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use in small groups. An accomplished author, Bob has written over one-dozen books. His latest book, “After 50 Years of Ministry: 7 Things I Would Do the Same and 7 Things I Would Do Differently.”
Dec 13, 2017
Ace Hardware Corporation, President & CEO, John Venhuizen
00:44:59
John Venhuizen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ace Hardware Corporation. Venhuizen, 47, is a 25-year veteran of Ace. Hear about his career journey and leadership insights on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast.
Dec 01, 2017
Center For NonProfit Excellence, CEO, Greg Nielsen
00:33:47
Hear our guest, Greg Nielsen, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence share his leadership insights on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast. Greg has served as CEO since 2015 and has more than a decade of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining CNPE, he was the Executive Director for Green Hill Therapy, a nonprofit specializing in rehabilitative care for children with special needs. During his tenure, his strategic vision and innovative approach led the organization to new heights and vast growth in an extremely challenging economic environment. Greg previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Nov 21, 2017
John "Spider" Miller, Captain, U.S.A. Walker Cup Team
00:36:56
John "Spider" Miller is an American amateur golfer. He represented the United States in the 1999 Walker Cup and was captain of the United States team in 2015 and 2017. He won the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 1996 and 1998. In addition to Spider's love of golf he is owner of Best Beers, Inc. He has served as partner, manager and board member of multiple companies in banking, real-estate, timber, healthcare and private investment. His participation in amateur golf and diverse businesses give Spider a unique perspective on leadership.
Nov 12, 2017
Panera Bread Co., President, Blaine Hurst
00:41:13
Panera Bread Co., President, Blaine Hurst has a fascinating leadership journey that led him on a not-so-typical path to his current role. Hear about how his I.T. background helped prepare him for his leadership roles and how Panera has embraced technology and innovation to become an industry leader. Join host Gregg Dedrick and our guest Blaine Hurst, as he shares his leadership insights, on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast. additional: Blaine Hurst leads Panera’s restaurant business, including Operations, Food & Culinary, Marketing, Customer Loyalty & 1:1 Marketing, Design, Customer Experience, Insights & Analytics, eCommerce, Technology, Catering, Delivery and Customer Services teams. Hurst joined Panera in late 2010 to begin the Panera 2.0 initiative, an enhanced guest experience enabled by technology but rooted in operational integrity. In 2014, he launched Panera’s Delivery initiative. Today, considered by many to be a digital leader, Panera currently processes more than 27% of its orders digitally, with digital sales expected to reach nearly $1.2Bin 2017. Hurst was asked by the founder and Board to become President of Panera in late 2016, after six years of progressive role expansion and is stepping into the role of CEO for Panera January 1, 2018.
Nov 09, 2017
Honeywell, Executive Chairman, Dave Cote
00:51:11
Dave Cote is Executive Chairman of Honeywell. He was Honeywell’s Chairman and CEO from 2002 until 2017. Under Cote as CEO, Honeywell delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, and cash flow. Honeywell had share price appreciation of more than 380% and a total share owner return of more than 575%, which is 2.5 times greater than the S&P 500 during that same timeframe. Honeywell’s market cap grew from $20 billion in 2003 to about $100 billion in 2017. Join our host David Novak and listen to Dave Cote share his leadership journey and key learnings that he wants to pass on to you.
Nov 01, 2017
Ken Blanchard, Co-Founder, The Ken Blanchard Companies
00:44:19
We are honored to have Ken Blanchard as our guest on the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast. Ken is a leadership and management expert and has written over 60 books. Don't miss this rich dialogue as our host David Novak has Ken share his leadership journey and the key learnings he wants to pass on to you. Take our FREE Leadership Assessment - https://ogolead.com/self-assessment/ Follow David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DavidNovakOGO Get your FREE Subscription to oGoLead - https://ogolead.com/podcast
Oct 18, 2017
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, CEO, Denny Post
00:34:30
In addition to her role as CEO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Denny Post serves on the board of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and Blue Dog Bakery, a $20M natural dog treat company. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and social sciences from Trinity University and a Certificate from Wharton Executive Education School of Business in Strategy and Management. Enjoy this rich conversation between Denny Post and host Gregg Dedrick on this episode of oGoInsider Leadership Podcast.
Oct 11, 2017
Sandler O'Neill & Partners, Senior Managing Principal, Jimmy Dunne | Episode #16
00:57:47
Our special guest on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast is Jimmy Dunne, Senior Managing Principal of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. Mr. Dunne also heads the firm’s Executive Committee. Sandler O’Neill is the largest independent full-service investment banking firm focused on the financial services sector.
Oct 06, 2017
CEO, Yum! China, Micky Pant | Episode #15
00:39:04
Learn about Micky's leadership journey and his remarkable insights that will be applicable for every leader. Host David Novak, asks Micky about how is younger years impacted his leadership style and what leadership lessons he believes are the most important for leaders to go from good to great.
Sep 22, 2017
Indra Nooyi, former Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo, Part 2
00:21:07
This is part two of our dynamic oGoInsider Leadership Podcast with special guest Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico. In its global food and beverage portfolio, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. With more than $63 billion in annual net revenue, PepsiCo makes hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what’s right for people and the planet. It’s the company’s commitment to sustained growth with a focus on Performance, Human, Environmental and Talent Sustainability. This is part two of our two-part series.
Sep 12, 2017
Indra Nooyi, former Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo, Part 1
00:30:44
We are excited to share this two-part oGoInsider Leadership Podcast with special guest Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico. To get immediate access to part-two of the podcast register for a free membership on our website: oGoLead.com/register. In its global food and beverage portfolio, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. With more than $63 billion in annual net revenue, PepsiCo makes hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what’s right for people and the planet. It’s the company’s commitment to sustained growth with a focus on Performance, Human, Environmental and Talent Sustainability. This is part one of our two-part series.
Sep 06, 2017
Callaway Golf, SVP Marketing, Harry Arnett
00:49:56
Harry Arnett, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Callaway Golf, is our guest for episode #12 of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast with David Novak. Hear how Harry's upbringing shaped his leadership style and his learnings from his current role leading the marketing for Callaway Golf, one of the world's top golf brands. Harry is also the President of Ogio International a company specializing in travel gear, clothing and more. You don't want to miss this fascinating conversation between these two exceptional leaders.
Aug 24, 2017
University of Louisville Physicians, CEO, Dr. Gerard Rabalais
00:29:40
Special guest, Dr. Gerard Rabalais, CEO of the University of Louisville Physicians, discusses his leadership journey and his role as both a physician and an executive physician. Listen to Dr. Rabalais's perspective on leadership and his insights that are relevant for any field or industry.
Aug 11, 2017
Mike Rawlings, 61st Mayor of Dallas, Texas
00:38:44
Mike Rawlings came to Dallas in 1976 with a couple hundred dollars in his pocket and plans to work as a radio reporter. He didn’t think he’d stay long. But over the next four decades, Rawlings proved that Dallas is truly a city of opportunity. He eventually became the 61st Mayor of Dallas, Texas. You don't want to miss this conversation between Mayor Rawlings and David Novak, host of this episode of the oGoInsider Podcast. Get the Podcast Power Notes: http://inspire.ogolead.com/mike-rawlings-leadership-podcast
Jul 28, 2017
JPMorgan Chase, Chairman & CEO, Jamie Dimon - Part 2
00:32:35
Don't miss part two of this dynamic conversation between David Novak and Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.
Jul 23, 2017
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Chairman & CEO | Part 1
00:23:11
Listen to PART 1 of this dynamic conversation between David Novak and Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.
Jul 16, 2017
Denny's, President & CEO, John Miller
00:33:50
Listen to this dynamic conversation between John Miller, President & CEO of Denny's Corporation and host, Gregg Dedrick. John is credited with the turnaround of the over 1,700 unit global restaurant brand and has posted 6 consecutive years of system growth.
Jul 01, 2017
Jason Goldsmith, Performance Coach
00:31:12
Jason Goldsmith, renowned performance coach, is credited with helping Jason Day achieve a world #1 ranking in golf and helping Justin Rose win a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics.
May 31, 2017
Brian Niccol, CEO of Chipotle
00:34:58
Listen to our guest Brian Niccol, CEO of Taco Bell, and host David Novak discuss what is driving the success of one of the world's iconic restaurant brands. Hear how Brian views leadership and what has contributed to Taco Bell's successes on episode #3 of oGoInsider podcast. Come visit and subscribe today at http://ogolead.com/
May 05, 2017
Driven Brands, Group President, Jose Costa
00:29:33
Learn great leadership and business insights from our guest Jose Costa, Group President of Driven Brands who has enjoyed 51 consecutive months sales growth. Episode #2
Apr 22, 2017
What is David Novak's Leadership Style?
00:29:35
Hear from your hosts David Novak and Gregg Dedrick on their passion around heartwiring leaders and hardwiring success. Discover why they launched oGoLead to make better leaders who make a bigger difference.
Apr 05, 2017