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 #420: Sean Covey – Disciplined Execution, 7 Habits, & Decision Making Tools

Sean Covey is President of FranklinCovey Education. Sean has led the development of most of FranklinCovey’s organizational offerings, including Focus, Leadership, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Leader in Me, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Sean oversees all of Franklin Covey’s International partnerships, which cover more than 140 countries. [...]

Episode #419: Scott O’Neil – How To Be Where Your Feet Are

Scott O’Neil is the CEO of The Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment… O’Neil is responsible for the organization’s leadership, strategic vision, operations, and growth, including the pursuit and acquisition of sports, entertainment, and consumer-facing properties. He’s the author of Be Where Your Feet Are. You can watch [...]

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 [...]