Episode #300 – Keith & AJ Hawk – How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Children

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Episode #300 – Keith & AJ Hawk – How To Instill Work Ethic & Curiosity In Your Children Keith Hawk is a 32-year veteran sales professional and sales leader.  For over ten years he led one of America’s greatest sales organizations, at LexisNexis.  He speaks regularly on topics such as consultative selling, selling to executives, and how to effectively lead …

Episode #284: Michael Lombardi – A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships

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Episode #284: Michael Lombardi – A Masterclass In Building Teams And Winning Championships Since the mid-1980s, Michael Lombardi has been an executive in the front offices of the 49ers, Browns, Eagles and Raiders. From 2014-16 he was an assistant to the coaching staff of the Patriots. He’s also worked for numerous media outlets, including Sports Illustrated and The Ringer.  He’s …

Episode 200: AJ Hawk & Keith Hawk – Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200

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Episode 200: AJ Hawk & Keith Hawk – Showing Up, Doing The Work, Earning Trust, Helping Others, Winning The Super Bowl, Celebrating #200 AJ Hawk  played 11 seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers fifth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft and he would later be voted a team captain by his teammates and win …

Episode 163: Amy Trask – Former NFL CEO: “You Negotiate Like A Girl”

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  Episode 163: Amy Trask – Former NFL CEO: “You Negotiate Like A Girl” Amy Trask is an analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. She appears regularly on That Other Pregame Show and We Need to Talk and periodically on NFL Today. She is the former CEO of the Oakland Raiders. The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team executive …

Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

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Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel Dave Dameshek is a TV writer and TV/Podcast personality. Dameshek is currently a football analyst and writer for NFL.com, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosting the Dave Dameshek Football Program. He also regularly appears on the NFL Network. His past: The Adam Carolla Show debuted in January 2006, recorded …

Episode 150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me – Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence

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Episode 150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me – Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence A few months ago I received a great email from Omaid Homayun. He shared how The Learning Leader Show has helped him grow as a leader. He mentioned that he had his own podcast (To The Top) and he was also a writer …

Episode 145: AJ Hawk – Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity

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Episode 145: AJ Hawk – Life In The NFL: Awareness, Consistency, Curiosity A special “swapcast” episode of The Learning Leader Show. This episode with my younger brother AJ is being released on both “The Learning Leader Show,” and AJ’s video podcast, “The HawkCast.”  To view the video of this conversation go to: TheHawkCast.show. This has quickly become one of my …

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 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

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Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator Andrew Brandt leads a fascinating life.  A great mentor of mine told me to always be on the lookout for others who have had “success in multiple life categories.” In Andrew’s case, he’s done that throughout his life: Stanford graduating Cum Laude –> Georgetown Law –> NFL Player agent …

Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad

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Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad Oliver Luck is an incredibly interesting person.  He truly understands the importance of an intense focus on continuous improvement.  I really appreciate Oliver’s willingness to discuss some controversial topics as well as his ability to compromise for the betterment of student athletes today.  We …

Episode 059: Mark Fainaru-Wada – Investigative Reporter, Steroids, Barry Bonds, and Concussions

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Episode 059: Mark Fainaru-Wada – Investigative Reporter, Steroids, Barry Bonds, and Concussions This was an extremely thought provoking conversation with Mark Fainaru-Wada.  This is the first time I’ve ever had an investigative reporter on as a guest of The Learning Leader Show.  The magnitude of the work that Mark has done is immense.    We touched on a number of topics …

Episode 054: Geoff Colvin – Talent Is Overrated: Humans Are Underrated

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Episode 054: Geoff Colvin – Talent Is Overrated: Humans Are Underrated Geoff Colvin is an incredibly interesting person.  He truly understands the importance of an intense focus on continuous improvement.  We are extremely fortunate to have Geoff share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. Geoff Colvin is an Award-winning thinker, broadcaster, speaker and bestselling …

Episode 052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics?

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Episode 052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics? I’ve been fortunate to know Bobby for the last 15 years… We met when he was a teammate with my younger brother AJ at Ohio State.  I’ve always know Bobby to be an incredibly interesting person.  He tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to share …

Episode 049: Joe Sweeney – Networking Is A Contact Sport

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Episode 049: Joe Sweeney – Networking Is A Contact Sport Joe Sweeney has an incredibly interesting story… He originally wrote pages of his thoughts in order to staple to his will for his children to read… That lead to a best-selling book which led to over 350 speaking engagements around the world!  Joe shares that story and so much more …