Episode #314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi -Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence

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Episode #314: John Calipari & Michael Lombardi – Building & Sustaining A Culture Of Excellence John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky basketball team since 2009, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Basketball …

Episode #296: Emily Fletcher – The Secret Superpower Of Top Performers (Meditation)

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Episode #296: Emily Fletcher – The Secret Superpower Of Top Performers (Meditation) Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as the leading expert in meditation for high performance. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 …

Episode 252: Tom Peters – In Search Of Excellence

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Episode 252: Tom Peters – In Search Of Excellence Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Sixteen books and almost thirty years later, he’s still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. What’s new? A lot. …

Episode 249: Colin Nanka – Success Starts With A Choice: Salesforce.com Leader, Adventure Racer

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Episode 249: Colin Nanka – Success Starts With A Choice: Salesforce.com Leader, Adventure Racer Colin Nanka is the Senior Director, Enablement for North American Sales and Leadership Development at the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management Company, Salesforce.com. He is a proven sales leader with over 20 years of sales experience including time at Salesforce and Xerox Corporation.  In his spare …

Episode 246: Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

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Episode 246: Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books (including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him “one of the most in demand speakers in America.” He …

How To Hire A Great Leader

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A good friend of mine recently sent me an email asking for advice: “Ryan, I am in the process of hiring a few management positions. I have eight candidates lined up. What questions do you ask to hire great leaders?” Below are some of my thoughts on: 1) The art of the interview 2) Knowing what you’re looking for, and …

Episode 143: Chad Estis – SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones

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Episode 143: Chad Estis – SVP For The Dallas Cowboys: Working For Jerry Jones Chad Estis serves as Executive Vice President at Legends Hospitality Management, LLC and served as its President of Legends Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for the sales strategies and client acquisitions for the Legends Division focused on selling premium seating inventory for new and renovated …

Episode 131: Marshall Goldsmith – The #1 Leadership & CEO Coach In The World

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Episode 131: Marshall Goldsmith – The #1 Leadership & CEO Coach In The World When you google “helping successful leaders,” the name that will appear on almost all 3,500+ results is Marshall Goldsmith…  It was an absolute thrill to learn directly from him during this conversation on The Learning Leader Show. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of …

Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules

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Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules David Burkus is a remarkable leader… I really appreciate that he’s actively seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.  His newest book takes an incredible look at some really interesting topics such as: getting rid of open offices, banning non-compete clauses, and making salaries transparent.  We …