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.

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Episode List & Show Notes

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Episode #418: Mark Scharenbroich – How To Tell Stories That Move People (Nice Bike)

Mark Scharenbroich is an Emmy award winner, best-selling author, and hall of fame keynote speaker. He is known for his authentic delivery, talent for delivering unique stories, and comedic timing. He’s the author of Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on The Road of Life. You can also WATCH this conversation on YouTube. [...]

Episode #417: Hubert Joly – How To Unleash Human Magic & Achieve Improbable Results (Former CEO of Best Buy)

Hubert Joly is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. He is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, and a Trustee of [...]

Episode #414: Erin Meyer – How To Build A High Performance Culture (No Rules Rules)

Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. Erin conducted an in-depth study with Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix, investigating the underlying principles necessary for building a corporate culture that is inventive, fast, and flexible. The results of that research were published in their [...]

Episode #412: Kevin Sharer (Former CEO of Amgen) – What Operational Excellence Looks Like

Kevin Sharer led Amgen for 20 years, first as President and then as CEO for 12 years. Under Sharer’s leadership, the company achieved annual revenue of $16 billion with operations in 55 countries. During this time of tremendous growth, Amgen was recognized as among the world’s most innovative as well as largest [...]

Episode #411: Ryan Petersen (CEO of Flexport) – How To Build A High Velocity Team

Ryan Petersen is the CEO and Founder of Flexport. Prior to starting Flexport to fix the user experience in global trade, Ryan was co-founder and CEO of ImportGenius.com, a data-as-a-service business for global shipping. Flexport hit a $3.2 Billion valuation after $1 billion investment led by SoftBank. FORBES recently called WELCOME TO [...]

Episode #408: Jeff Immelt – How To Follow A Legend & Lead Through A Crisis (Former CEO of GE)

Jeff Immelt was the 9th Chairman of GE and served as CEO for 16 years. He has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s. During his tenure as CEO, GE was named “America’s Most Admired Company” by Fortune magazine and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” [...]