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Corporate Competitor Podcast
41 minutes | 5 days ago
Rick Hendrick, NASCAR Hall of Famer, asks: Are you valuing your people over profits?
Ep. 27: NASCAR Hall of Famer, Rick Hendrick, grew up on his family’s farm and turned his passion for the automobile into several successful business ventures. This episode explores the ultimate formula for keeping your team revved up. Hendrick believes open, honest, and frequent communication is the make or break skill separating those who get to victory lane and those who don’t. Visit Episode 27 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
42 minutes | 12 days ago
Dana Barnes, Palo Alto Networks, asks: Do you value your rival?
Ep. 26: Navy Football shaped this business icon. This week’s episode features Dana Barnes, Senior Vice President of Palo Alto Networks, and a former member of the Naval Academy Football team. His past leadership experience includes Microsoft’s Vice President of State and Local Government and leading operations for Microsoft’s National Security Group. Visit Episode #26 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
45 minutes | 19 days ago
Scott Mordell, YPO's longest-serving CEO, asks: Do you have a commitment to the cause?
Ep. 25: Albion football-shaped this business icon. Scott Mordell is Young Professional Organization’s longest-serving Chief Executive. YPO has 29,000 members in 142 countries committed to becoming better leaders and better people together. In this interview, you will learn how to “re-calibrate” your leadership and maintain curiosity. Visit Episode #25 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
29 minutes | a month ago
Behind the Scenes with host Don Yaeger and producer Savannah Gallagher
Ep. 24 In the spirit of year-end reflection, Don Yaeger uses the last episode of 2020 as a chance to invite podcast producer, Savannah Gallagher, on the show for a fun behind the scenes look recording Corporate Competitor Podcast. You will learn the “why” behind the podcast and get to laugh at the hilarious “off-mic” moments with the world’s best business leaders. Visit corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
42 minutes | a month ago
John Wooden’s UCLA player, Swen Nater, shares Coach’s lessons and legacy
Ep. 23: UCLA Basketball shaped this business icon. I had the unbelievable good fortune to have legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, as a mentor. One day, Coach Wooden said, “Don, I want to tell you the story of one of the greatest players to ever play for me… Swen Nater.” In this episode, we will dive into his incredible story and learn a valuable lesson: We will never outperform our inner circle. Visit Episode #23 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
35 minutes | a month ago
Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, asks: Do you have a curious mind?
Ep. 22: Brown University Rugby shaped this business icon. Chief Executive's CEO of the Year, Brian Moynihan, leads a team of more than 200,000 employees. You will learn how his childhood shaped his competitive nature and how to find great mentors, even when you’re at the top of your industry. Visit Episode #22 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Dawn Hudson, longtime NFL Chief Marketing Officer and Pepsi NA President, asks: Do you look at your company from the outside?
Ep. 21: Dartmouth tennis and squash shaped this business icon. Dawn Hudson is one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the NFL and the President of Pepsi North America, and today she speaks around the world about smart reinvention and growth. Learn how this incredible leader was shaped by playing tennis and squash at a male-dominated Dartmouth, walking on campus just three years after they began accepting women. Visit Episode #21 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Fred Perpall, CEO of The Beck Group, asks: Do you have a deep understanding of your teammates?
Ep. 20: University of Texas Arlington Basketball shaped this business icon Fred Perpall went to college at age 15 and rose to be CEO of The Beck Group— a prestigious construction and architecture group— at 37. He grew up in the Bahamas and turned down five track and field scholarships for one in basketball, and went on to play on the 1994 Bahamian National basketball team, and at the University of Texas Arlington. In this thought-provoking interview, you will learn how to develop a deep understanding of your team members, the three characteristics of great mentorship, and Fred’s shares why success and succession go hand in hand. Visit Episode #20 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Sean Covey, FranklinCovey Education President, asks: Do you listen with the intent to understand or respond?
Ep. 19: BYU Football shaped this business icon. Sean Covey, was the quarterback at BYU after Hall of Famer Steve Young. Sean’s father, Stephen Covey, most famous for his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, loved watching his son play. Today Sean is a New York Times Best-Selling author and brings his competitive fire to FranklinCovey-- an organization whose mission is to enable greatness in students, teachers, and schools working in all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Visit Episode #19 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida, asks: Are you willing to go off-script when the situation calls for it?
Ep. 18 : South Dakota State baseball shaped this business icon. CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida and Vice President of Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kent Thielen, has a strong personal interest in developing new technologies! He shares how they are using 3D printers to create anatomic models from a patient’s CT scans. He reflects on the lessons he learned as a three-sport athlete in high school, including how to push past self-limiting beliefs. Dr. Thielen graduated as his school’s first quarterback to throw for more than 1,000 yards and took his talents to South Dakota State, where he chose to play baseball! In this episode, he asks: Are you willing to go off-script when the situation calls for it? Visit Episode #18 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Laura Gentile, ESPN Senior Vice President of Marketing and founder of espnW, asks: Are you a leader with great followers?
Ep. 17: Duke field hockey shaped this business icon. Forbes named ESPN's Senior Vice President of Marketing and the FOUNDER of espnW, Laura Gentile, one of the "Most Powerful Women in U.S. Sports." She was a two-time field hockey team captain at Duke and led the Blue Devils to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament, graduating as Duke's all-time leading scorer! Laura began her career at ESPN in 2003, working with legendary ESPN President George Bodenheimer. In the years since she has produced the annual women in sports summit featuring world-class athletes and talented hosts like Maria Taylor and Sage Steel. Visit Episode #17 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Matt Karst, Synnex Sales Leader, asks: Are You Building a Powerful Network the Right Way?
Ep. 16: Miami Baseball shaped this business icon. Through trials, including a season-ending baseball injury, and an emergency heart surgery, he has learned that his attitude governs his altitude. You will learn the power of a recommendation through the story of his Miami recruitment, and Matt’s 11 Ground Rules so that you attract trustworthy teammates that listen more than they speak. Visit Episode #16 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Joe Quaglia, longtime Tech Data President of the Americas, asks: What attitude do you bring to the merger or acquisition?
Ep. 15: Indiana State Baseball shaped this business icon. Learn how to navigate mergers and acquisitions in this technology month episode with Joe Quaglia! Joe joined the Tech Data team in 2006 and rose to be President of the Americas. Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 11 straight years. Joe was a member of the Indiana State Baseball team until an injury to his throwing arm halted his aspirations to be a pitcher at the next level, but that shift taught him leadership lessons he still uses today! Visit Episode 15 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
31 minutes | 3 months ago
David Ross, 2-Time World Series Champion, joins us for a MLB Special Edition
Ep. 14 SPECIAL EDITION: The Manager of the Chicago Cubs, spent most of his 15-year career playing in the major leagues as a back-up catcher. But, when he learned how to become a great teammate, his career doubled in length and he had the opportunity to win two world series championships. We wrote a New York Times Best-Selling book together that teaches each of us how to develop as better teammates and create environments that recognize and celebrate those people who can become invaluable without ever being most valuable. Visit Episode 14 on CorporateCompetitorPodcast.com for a free download that will teach you how to be a great teammate!
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Jill Billhorn, CDW’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales, asks: In a world where distraction is at an all-time high, can you keep someone engaged?
Ep. 13: Gymnastics shaped this business icon. We continue TECHNOLOGY MONTH with our first gymnast on the show, and although Jill Billhorn gave up the floor routines and balance beam long ago, her competitive spirit is still alive as, CDW’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales. She will reveal the question every salesperson should be asking their customers. Plus, you will learn the benefits of a high-pressure practice with a great story from my interview with Olympic Gold Medalist, Gabby Douglas. Visit Episode 13 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Jeff Henry, ViON President, asks: Do you practice harder than your competition?
Ep. 12: Ohio State baseball shaped this business icon. TECHNOLOGY MONTH continues in Episode 12, and not only will you learn how to wake-up with a winning attitude, but you will also learn how President of ViON, Jeff Henry, has been shaped by his Ohio State University baseball experience. Jeff believes the ability to teach people, and then see their success, is more important than anything he could ever accomplish individually— and THAT is the kind of leader from which I want to learn! Today, you have an all-access pass to his wisdom here! Visit Episode 12 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Rob Davies, ViON Executive Vice President of Operations, asks: Can you remain calm and disciplined in stressful times?
Ep. 11: Rowing at Michigan shaped this business icon. We are kicking off TECHNOLOGY MONTH with ViON’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Rob Davies. ViON is a cloud service provider and market leader in the design, delivery, and maintenance of IT infrastructure solutions. Rob brings more than 25 years of experience to his role and over the course of his career, he has established a strong track record of generating growth, creating partnerships with customers, and empowering employees. Growing up, Rob played baseball, soccer, and tennis, then he joined the crew team at the University of Michigan. In this episode, you will learn how to set incremental goals and focus on consistency more than intensity. Plus, at the end of the episode, the winningest coach in college baseball history, Mike Martin, joins the show! Visit Episode 11 of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a free gift and today’s show notes!
65 minutes | 4 months ago
Carla Vernon, longtime President of General Mills Natural & Organic, asks: Athletes have a warm-up routine, does your corporate team?
Ep. 10: Princeton ballet shaped this business icon. As the President of General Mills Natural & Organic, Carla Vernon drove unprecedented growth of a $1.5 billion snack portfolio including Annie’s, Larabar, and Nature Valley. In fact, she restored growth to Nature Valley resulting in the highest level of unit sales in the brand’s history, making it the world’s top-selling granola bar. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Retail and Most Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. I am confident you will laugh out loud at least once during our authentic conversation. She is currently a Trustee for Princeton University and in this episode, you will see how her enthusiasm for dance bleeds into all aspects of her life. You will learn how to facilitate a sense of trust, create a shared experience, and collective direction. Plus, Carla shares her corporate warm-up that is easy to implement and has proven very effective. Visit Episode 10 on corproatecompetitorpodcast.com for free resources and a show outline!
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Xavier Williams, CEO of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, asks: Does the content you read expand your thinking?
Ep. 9: Edinboro basketball shaped this business icon. Xavier Williams, who played college basketball at Edinboro University, has been with AT&T for 30 years. Today he serves as President of the Public Sector and FirstNet and leads with the motto: “Culture trumps strategy.” In this episode, you will get a behind the scenes look into how Xavier took one of the country’s lowest-ranking branches, and turned it into the fourth-best within two and half years, without changing a single team member. Xavier reveals steps you can implement today to spur growth and camaraderie. Doing the work from 8 to 5 is expected, but it takes a true Corporate Competitor to prepare and expand your knowledge from 5 to 8. Leaders are learners, and Xavier Williams is the perfect example. Visit Episode 9 on corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for a show outline and free resources!
42 minutes | 4 months ago
John C. Maxwell, Leadership Expert, asks: Do you know the top time-waster in leaders’ lives?
Ep. 8: Basketball shaped this business icon growing up in Centerville, Ohio. In this episode, you will learn the #1 time-waster in leaders’ lives and how to eliminate it from leadership expert, John C. Maxwell. John is a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, speaker, and coach. He has sold 26 million books in 50 languages and trained six million leaders. He recently reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country in the world. John began practicing leadership at a young age, as a sophomore on the Circleville High School basketball team, he was named captain. “He might be the youngest,” his coach said to the team, “but there is nobody here that wants you to succeed as much as John.” We discuss how to apply John’s bookends of success — preparation and reflection — to your routine. Plus, I ask John: Were you a trash-talker? For that hilarious answer and show notes, visit corporatecompetitorpodcast.com!
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