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Corporate Competitor Podcast
40 minutes | 6 days 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 | 13 days 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 | 20 days 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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!
32 minutes | 3 months ago
How One Game Changed the South
Ep. 7 SPECIAL EDITION: We know how sports shapes executives, but in this special edition, we discuss how sports shaped society. September 12th is the 50th anniversary of a game that, many would argue, completely changed college football. Bear Bryant, who was still coaching an all-white football team at Alabama in 1970, slyly pulled off a game against a fully integrated Southern Cal team in a game many credited with opening the door to the full-scale integration of Southern college football. In this bonus episode, Don Yaeger will start by telling you the story as it was chronicled in his book, Turning of the Tide. Then, three of the players who were in the stadium that night, join the show to reflect on the game – and its enormous implications. AND get excited -- Don's colleagues at ESPN will continue celebrating with a College Gameday Feature on September 12th. https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Carl Eschenbach, Sequoia Capital Partner, asks: Do you love to win or hate to lose?
Ep. 6: Wrestling shaped this business icon growing up in Pennsylvania. As the President and COO of VMware, Carl Eschenbach helped build the company from 200 employees and 30 million dollars in revenue to 20,000 employees and 7 billion dollars in revenue. In 2016, he became a partner at Sequoia Capital – widely regarded as Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture capital firm. Carl is a true Corporate Competitor: He grew up in Pennsylvania and received five Most Valuable Athlete Awards and 10 varsity letters from his time playing football, baseball, and wrestling. In 2020, Carl was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American. In this episode, Carl emphasizes the importance of “learning how to lose” because it is unlikely we will go undefeated in life. You will hear specific examples of his push (motivation) and pull (inspiration) leadership techniques so you can fight complacency. Download a free bookmark of Carl’s best advice on the episode 6 page of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Oguo Atuanya, Microsoft's Global Cloud Scale Service Manager, asks: Do you believe in your own abilities?
Ep. 5: Georgia Tech tennis shaped this business icon. Rugby and Weber State football shaped this business icon. In his senior executive role at Microsoft, Oguo manages Global Cloud Scale Services. Educated in three different continents, Oguo has the ability to interweave his mixed cultural background with his rich career experiences. In our conversation, Oguo shares stories about how his love of football, rugby, and soccer shaped his leadership journey and explains how everyone on your team falls into one of four categories. Plus, he gives us tips on how to interact with each type so that your team is operating efficiently! The power of perspective unfolds in Episode 5! Visit corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for show notes and free resources.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Bill George, Longtime Medtronic CEO, asks: Are you finishing strong?
Ep. 4: Bill was a three-sport athlete in high school and rose to become a member of the Georgia Tech tennis team. His four decades of C-Suite experience include serving as the Executive Vice President of Honeywell, Chairman, and CEO of Medtronic, and TODAY he is a senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He has written several best-selling books including one of my favorite leadership books of all time — True North. In this episode, you will see why clarity in leadership always begins with yourself. Plus, you will get the opportunity to take a leadership quiz on the Episode 4 page of corporatecompetitorpodcast.com.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Kim McHugh, Highest Ranking Woman in Drilling Industry, asks: Are you fully engaged on the sideline?
Ep. 3: Texas A&M volleyball shaped this business icon. While studying petroleum engineering at Texas A&M, Kim McHugh played on the Aggie volleyball team and advanced to the NCAA tournament! She rose to become the Vice President of Chevron's Drilling and Completions and today attributes her mental strength to her experience on the court: You can do more than you think you can— it's your mind that stops you. In this episode, you will learn how to lead with empathy, communicate clearly, and fairly assess feedback from the highest-ranking woman in a very male-dominated industry. Not only is Chevron deemed as one of the best places to work, but their team is also celebrated for their inclusion. Visit corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for in-depth show outlines and free downloads that will help accelerate your climb up the corporate ladder.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Louis Carr, Black Entertainment Television Media President, asks: Can You Overcome Two Pandemics?
Ep. 2: Drake track and field shaped this business icon. Louis Carr's story encourages us to set impactful goals, work harder than everybody else, and refine our mental skills. You will learn the power of competing against yourself as Don Yaeger interviews the man responsible for more advertising dollars targeting African-American consumers than any other professional or company in history. Louis Carr has led an incredible 21 straight years of advertising revenue growth. His athletic accolades are as impressive as his corporate leadership success. Louis was the co-captain of the 1974 State Champion Track Team at Lane Tech high school in Chicago and was awarded a four-year track scholarship to Drake University. In this episode, you will discover how he uses the lessons from the track in his leadership today. Visit CorporateCompetitorPodcast.com for show notes and a free chapter of Don's best-selling book.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Dolf Berle, Topgolf CEO, asks: Do you practice courage?
Ep. 1: Harvard track and field shaped this business icon. In this heartfelt conversation, you will learn how to overcome self-doubt, shorten the life-cycle of failure, and be a brave leader through incredible stories of Dolf’s track and field experience at Harvard and beyond. Athletically, applying these leadership lessons led him to the Pole Vaulting World Championships and the set of American Ninja Warrior. Corporately, his pole vaulting motto “choose to be brave before you start” shaped his two decades of C-Suite experience, including: Serving as the COO of Diedrich Coffee, COO of House of Blues Entertainment, President of Lucky Strike Lanes, President, and COO of Dave & Buster’s and now CEO of the popular sports entertainment company Topgolf, where he oversees 20,000 employees in 25 countries. In the first half of Don Yaeger and Dolf Berle’s discussion, Dolf opens up about one of the most emotional moments in his family’s life. In the second half, he reveals the most difficult moment of his corporate life that took place after the September 11th attacks. Culture is created by design or default. Use the best practices from the free download on our website to DESIGN your company culture: CorporateCompetitorPodcast.com
6 minutes | 5 months ago
Corporate Competitor Podcast Trailer
What do most Fortune 500 executives have in common? They learned their leadership lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports' teams. This is true for both men and women. Ernst & Young found that a whopping 94% of women holding a C-suite position, played sports. Join New York Times Best-Selling Author Don Yaeger on his journey to sit with the brightest executives in the world as we discuss how sports shaped their professional trajectory in life. Our first episode with Topgolf CEO, Dolf Berle, is coming Wednesday, August 5th and this preview gives you a behind the scenes look into what is coming up this year on this leadership podcast! Visit our website corporatecompetitorpodcast.com for free downloadable resources and a leadership lesson from our weekly Forbes.com article.
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