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THE LEARNING LEADER

Welcome to The Learning Leader Show. My mission is to have deep conversations with the world’s most thoughtful leaders and share their useful life stories and leadership wisdom. I speak with CEOs, Special Forces Operators, Entrepreneurs, Best-Selling Authors, Professional Athletes, and more. Our conversations are open dialogs where my guests share their most valuable experiences and learnings for the benefit of The Learning Leader Show audience. You will find links to each episode and the corresponding show notes at the bottom of this page.

The Learning Leader Show has been listened to by millions of people and was chosen by Apple Podcasts as an “all-time best-seller” in 2020. Forbes called it, “the most dynamic leadership podcast out there.” Inc Magazine said, “It’s one of the five podcasts to make you a smarter leader.”

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Episode List & Show Notes

All episodes are listed below, newest first. Each episode link has show notes with major topics discussed and links to books & other resources mentioned in the episode.

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LATEST EPISODE

Episode #500: AJ Hawk, Keith Hawk, & Pat McAfee – Influential Leaders, Keys To A Great Partnership, Living Life As A Movie, & Celebrating 500 Episodes!

AJ Hawk is the all-time leading tackler in Green Bay Packers history. He won a National Champion at Ohio State University and was voted captain of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl-winning team (2010-20110 He was inducted into the Ohio State University Hall of Fame in 2019. Currently, he is a co-host [...]

Episode #499: Cody Keenan – Working With The Most Powerful Person In The World, Taking Big Risks, & The Art Of Speechwriting

Cody Keenan has written with President Barack Obama since 2007, working his way up to chief speechwriter. He’s been named the “Springsteen” of the Obama White House, even though he can’t play an instrument, and Obama calls him “Hemingway.” British GQ named Cody one of the “35 Coolest Men under 38 (and [...]

Episode #498: Ted Rath – “Do Your Habits Today Align With Your Goals Of Tomorrow?” (VP of Player Performance For The Philadelphia Eagles)

Ted Rath the VP of Player Performance for the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Ted spent three seasons (2017-19) with the Los Angeles Rams as the head strength and conditioning coach. In 2017, Ted was named the Strength Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches [...]

Episode #497: Julian Treasure – How To Speak So That People Will Want To Listen (Sound & Communication Expert)

Julian Treasure is a sound and communication expert. His TED Talk, “How to speak so that people want to listen” is in the top 10 TED talks of all time and collectively, his 5 TED talks have been listened to more than 100 million times! He is also the best-selling author of [...]

Episode #496: Donald Miller – Be The Hero, Add Value To Others, & Don’t Trust Fate To Write Your Story (LIVE! In Nashville)

Donald Miller is the Founder/CEO of Storybrand, a marketing company. He is also the Founder/CEO of Business Made Simple, an online platform that teaches business professionals everything they need to know to grow a business and enhance their personal value on the open market. He is the author of several books including [...]

Episode #495: Julia Boorstin – Interviewing Powerful CEOs, Building Confidence, & Becoming A Talent Magnet (When Women Lead)

Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent. She covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. In 2013, Julia created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list she oversees, highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. She’s the [...]

Episode #494: Mayor Eric Adams – Authenticity, Honesty, & Changing From Within… A Conversation With The Mayor Of New York City

Mayor Eric Adams has served the people of New York City as an NYPD officer, State Senator, Brooklyn Borough President, and now as the 110th Mayor of the City of New York. WATCH this conversation on YouTube. And SUBSCRIBE! Read my new book, The Pursuit Of Excellence — See why Patrick Lencioni said “this [...]

Episode #493: Patrick Lencioni – Becoming More Humble, Leading With Curiosity, & Understanding Your Working Genius

Patrick Lencioni has written 14 books on business management, particularly in relation to team management. He is best known as the author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, a popular business fable that explores work team dynamics and offers solutions to help teams perform better. He’s also written The Ideal Team Player, The [...]

Episode #492: Scott Galloway – Finding What You’re Good At, Handling Criticism, & What It Means To Be A Man

Scott Galloway is a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing to second-year MBA students. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded nine firms, including L2, Red Envelope, Prophet, and Section4. In 2012, he was named one of the “World’s 50 Best Business [...]

Episode #491: Matthew Dixon – Overcoming Indecision, Managing Risk, & Taking Control Of The Conversation (The Challenger Sale)

Matthew Dixon’s first book, The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation, was a #1 Amazon as well as Wall Street Journal best seller. He is also the co-author of the customer experience bestseller The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty and the sequel to the Challenger Sale, [...]

Episode #490: Dandapani – Becoming More Self-Reflective, Having A Purpose, & Creating Unwavering Focus

Dandapani is a Hindu priest and a former monk of 10 years. He originally got a degree in Electrical Engineering, then left it all behind and spent a decade studying under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s foremost spiritual leaders. He gave a TEDx talk that has been viewed over 5.6 million [...]

Episode #489: Todd Henry – Asking Uncomfortable Questions, Solving Big Problems, & Casting Your Vision

Todd Henry is an international speaker and best-selling author of 6 books including, The Accidental Creative, Herding Tigers, Die Empty, and his latest book is called The Daily Creative. WATCH this conversation on YouTube. And SUBSCRIBE! Read my new book, The Pursuit Of Excellence — See why Patrick Lencioni said “this book is an [...]

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