By Example: A Leadership Podcast with Carly Fiorina

By Carly Fiorina

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On By Example, Carly Fiorina sits down with leaders of all types to explore examples of real leadership and the qualities of all great problem solvers. Carly and her team lift up the real leaders: people who are focused on changing the order of things for the better and solving real problems that are right in front of them.

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#8: Bringing A University Back From Scandal: University Of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi

Neeli Bendapudi is an American academic and the 18th president of the University of Louisville. She replaced James R. Ramsey who resigned after a scandal that implicated him. Bendapudi is the first non-white president of the University and is noted for her attention to developing a culture of openness.

President of the University of Louisville Neeli Bendapudi joined Carly for a conversation about leadership, collaboration, how to build empathy, and how to inspire in the midst of tough circumstances. The conversation covers:

  • How Neeli's education after growing up in India transformed her life and unlocked her potential
  • The incredible sacrifice her extended family made for her
  • How Neeli navigated the scandals of Louisville after assuming her new role
  • How to set priorities with both a "start doing" and a "stop doing" list
  • How to became a "black-belt in collaboration"
  • How empathy builds leadership
  • Why Neeli sets big goals to make a big impact in the world, and how it helps her team get closer
  • How diversity of thought and perspective builds strong teams

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Jan 22, 2019
#7: BONUS: Practical Lessons from Episode 7
Jan 19, 2019
#7: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Talks Tough Tradeoffs

Stephen Harper is a Canadian economist, entrepreneur, and retired politician who served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006, to November 4, 2015. Harper has served as the leader of the International Democrat Union since February 2018.

Carly sat down with Prime Minister Harper Carly Fiorina sits down with former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss:

  • The difference between listening to people and people pleasing
  • How to balance public opinion and public interest
  • Empathy and respecting those with other views
  • The difference between academic learning and real world knowledge
  • The lessons of failures
  • His new book
  • The world as it is now

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Jan 15, 2019
#6: Wounded Warrior Lt. Col. Justin Constantine: A Portrait of Courage

Justin Constantine is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps and a former attorney. He deployed to Iraq as a Civil Affairs officer attached to a Marine infantry battalion for Operation Iraqi Freedom and was wounded in battle. He is now an inspirational speaker, author, corporate coach and leadership consultant.

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Jan 08, 2019
BONUS: Carly Fiorina's New Years Routine

Carly tells listeners her New Year’s routine, the importance of time, and talks about one story with a big message that grabbed her attention.

Dec 31, 2018
BONUS: A Personal Christmas Message From Carly

A short message from Carly Fiorina reflecting on the meaning of the Christmas season.

Dec 24, 2018
#5: BONUS: Don’t Feel Sorry For John Kemp

John D. Kemp, Esq. is the President & CEO of The Viscardi Center, a non-profit organization providing a life span of services that educate, employ and empower people with disabilities. A renowned, sought-after global speaker, he is widely respected for his many achievements, both in the corporate and non-profit worlds. As a person with a disability who uses four prostheses, he inspires others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, personality, and persistence.

John Kemp, born without arms and legs, has become a warrior for the disabilities community. In this bonus episode, Carly sits down with John after he was recommended by Sen. Dole, and talks about his life, outlook, and the world he does at the Viscardi Center. They discuss:

  • John’s reaction to being called a great leader by Bob Dole
  • Why integrity and character matters in leadership
  • How John unlocks potential in others
  • John’s start in life, his upbringing, and his father’s example
  • The difference between empathy and sympathy
  • What a woman said to John on a plane
  • Why diversity is good for business
  • Carly’s leadership in accessibility in technology
  • What John tells his students about leadership
  • “Nothing about us without us”
  • What John wants you to know about his community

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Dec 18, 2018
#5: Senator Bob Dole: The Most Optimistic Man In America

Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an attorney and retired United States Senator from Kansas from 1969–1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader, where he set a record as the longest-serving Republican leader. He was the Republican nominee in the 1996 U.S. Presidential election, but lost the election to Bill Clinton. He was the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 1976 U.S. Presidential election, but lost the election to Walter Mondale. In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Dole as a co-chair of the commission to investigate problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with Donna Shalala. Dole is married to former cabinet member and former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole of North Carolina.

Former Presidential Nominee and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole sat down with Carly Fiorina at his office in Washington, D.C. They talk about: 

  • His upbringing in Kansas and injury in WWII
  • His sense of humor, and Norm Macdonald’s impression of him on SNL
  • Why he maintains a positive outlook on life
  • What inspires his work with the disabilities community
  • His friend and hero John McCain
  • Why he still visits the WWII Memorial every Saturday
  • Who inspires him

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Dec 18, 2018
#4: Gretchen Carlson’s “Jump off a Cliff”

Journalist, author, and advocate Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) paved the way for #metoo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News. Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and author of New York Times bestsellers "Be Fierce"and "Getting Real," Carlson is one of America’s most successful news anchors and a globally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment. Carlson previously hosted “The Real Story” on Fox News, and co-hosted the number-one rated cable morning news show, “Fox and Friends," for more than seven years. Carlson’s recently announced return to television, as host and producer of A+E and Lifetime Network documentaries, breaks the barriers and blacklisting she faced after saying “enough” to harassment. Her comeback is a beacon of hope for other brave women demoted, fired, or blacklisted from their chosen careers after reporting sexual harassment.

Carly sat down with Gretchen Carlson in New York for a conversation about courage in the face of a powerful status quo. They discuss:

  • Diving into controversy, Miss America, and a lifelong pattern of harassment
  • When Gretchen & Carly learned that the world is different for women
  • Gretchen’s harrowing story of assault
  • The survivor’s voice
  • Why making a plan makes a difference
  • How harassment happens in every industry and in every sector – and it crushes potential
  • How to tackle trauma in your unique way
  • How in every case of harassment, there were ALWAYS bystanders: “people knew”
  • How we’ve all been guilty of being bystanders – and we use a lot of excuses to justify standing by
  • How the #MeToo movement is just getting started – thanks in part to Gretchen Carlson’s leadership
  • How you can do it, too

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Dec 11, 2018
#3: Jay Bilas Talks Toughness & Teamwork

Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, a former NCAA Tournament Announcer with CBS Sports, and also a former college basketball player. Jay is a 1986 graduate of Duke University undergrad and 1992 graduate of Duke Law where he competed for Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski on the Blue Devil Basketball team. Jay was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks and played professionally for 2 years in Europe before embarking on his coaching career. Bilas then launched a successful law career before becoming a popular analyst on ESPN’s coverage of college basketball. Bilas is the author of the book Toughness, and is a sought after motivational speaker throughout the world. Bilas is one of the most respected voices in college basketball today.

Carly sat down with Jay Bilas in Charlotte, NC, for a discussion on leadership and the meaning of toughness. This included:

  • How toughness is both teamwork and empathy
  • The leadership spacecraft, cleaning up in your hotel, and General Martin Dempsey
  • The importance of “we first” – not “me first”
  • Implementing lessons from Coach K
  • How leading with balance requires understanding context
  • How to take feedback and criticism without going crazy
  • The importance of tone
  • Criticism vs. feedback
  • Carly & Jay talk about how to get ahead

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Dec 03, 2018
#2: How Colin Powell Became Colin Powell

Gen. Colin Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. Powell was the first, and so far the only, Jamaican American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first black person to serve in that position.

General Powell visited Carly in her studio to talk about his life, his experience, and the unlikely lessons he learned from a very average upbringing. In this episode, they discuss:

  • How Colin Powell’s titles (National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State, General) weren’t what made him a leader
  • What he learned talking through the parking lot attendants at the State Department
  • His definition of character, and it’s significance in leadership and problem solving
  • How a leader must define purpose and mission for an organization
  • What Gen. Powell calls the “celebrification of American society”
  • The difference between leaders and managers, and what it takes to make up the difference
  • What to do when your superiors are on the wrong track
  • That leaders must have a bias to action, to not walk past a problem, no matter the size
  • The importance of humility in leadership
  • His upbringing in the Bronx, and his “long run of mediocrity”
  • The ROTC officers who changed his life and unlocked his potential
  • How he strove to improve, even at the Coca Cola bottling plant
  • What satisfaction means for him

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Nov 24, 2018
#1: Baron Davis - Hometown Kid Turned “Dream King”

Baron Davis (@barondavis) is a two-time NBA All-Star and record holder, serial entrepreneur, and businessman. He is one of the original investors in VitaminWater and founder of SLiC Media, No Label, BIG, LA Unified, History of The Game, UWish, and The Black Santa Company. Baron currently plays in the BIG 3 League and has even served as the producer of several acclaimed documentaries including 30 for 30: Sole Man, Crips and Bloods: Made In America, and The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce. 

Dino Smiley (@drewleague) is the Founder & Board Director of The Drew League. The Drew League’s goal was to help young people form meaningful relationships on the court that would spill over into the neighborhood, as well as build an institution that would bring top local high school, college, and pro players back to the community. It plays host to Southern California’s toughest competition, attracting streetball legends, collegiate athletes, and several NBA stars.

Carly sat down with Baron and Dino in Baron's "Storytelling Room" in his Santa Monica offices for a conversation about seeing possibilities despite difficult circumstances. They discuss: 

  • How Baron and Carly met and formed an unlikely connection 
  • Baron's difficult upbringing and the two most influential people in his life.  
  • The difference between having a million dollars and having a million dollar mind 
  • What Baron always wears around his neck and why 
  • How Baron got the nickname "The Dream King" 
  • Why Baron Davis decided to stay in his hometown of Los Angeles to play at UCLA, despite offers from the best schools in the country 
  • What the Drew League is, how it was created, and how Dino brokered a deal with local gangs to protect the leagues and the players 
  • How the Drew League has created the next generation of leaders in the community 
  • The value of collaboration to help communities

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Nov 24, 2018
What is By Example?

Carly sits down with By Example cohosts Casey Enders and Jeffrey Richardson to introduce you to this brand new podcast. Carly knows Casey and Jeffrey well, and wants you to get to know them, too. By Example is about leadership, and learning from the examples of leaders in many sectors. Jeffrey and Casey will guide you through Carly’s conversations with great leaders, and talk with Carly about why leadership is worth discussing today.

Carly Fiorina is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver.

She is a passionate, articulate advocate for problem-solving, innovation, and effective leadership. Her mission is to inspire, equip and connect individuals and teams to seize opportunities, face challenges, and accelerate impact in their communities and places of work. She knows that everyone has more potential than they realize, that those closest to the problem understand the problem best, and that leading to unlock the potential in others and actually solve problems can result in both progress and joy.

Carly shares her leadership experience and approach to problem-solving in a variety of ways.

In addition to her regular speeches to students, businesses and non-profits, she is the founder and Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises, and of Unlocking Potential, a non-profit organization that invests in human potential by supporting local leaders who are solving problems in their communities and places of work; equipping them with the behaviors, characteristics, disciplines and tools to increase their leadership and problem-solving capacity. On By Example, an upcoming podcast (currently in production), Carly and her team will use the experiences, stories and lessons from innovators and problem-solvers to teach practical, real-world solutions to challenges many listeners face.

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Nov 24, 2018