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Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast

English, Finance, 1 seasons, 57 episodes, 1 day 13 hours 17 minutes
Welcome to Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, where we seek to uncover what leadership means in today’s world. Hosted by Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie, we’ll be talking to diverse leaders across various industries to help unlock your potential for success. We’ll be sharing real-life insights into leadership—which in turn can help spark the next level of your growth as a leader.
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Empowering Change, Confidence, and New Opportunities with Deena Ghazarian

Who is Deena Ghazarian?Deena Ghazarian is a former retail executive at Macy's who has transitioned into a tech executive and is currently the CEO of Austere, an award-winning technology accessories company. She is also the co-founder of Chloe Nickie, a women's shoe business that provides higher-end brands at reasonable prices and donates a significant portion of its profits to support autism spectrum disordersWhat will you learn?1. The Value of Listening and Collaboration: Deena Ghazarian highlights the importance of actively listening to others before making significant decisions. Takeaway: Actively engaging in conversations and seeking input from others can lead to more informed and successful choices.2. Building a Strong Professional Network:  Deena emphasizes that her network has consistently led to career opportunities and advises against burning bridges. Tak
07/11/202343 minutes 26 seconds
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Become Boundless with Vala Afshar

1. Who is Vala Afshar?Vala Afshar is a prominent figure in the world of technology and digital transformation. He currently serves as the Chief Digital Evangelist for Salesforce, a leading international CRM software company. Vala has a remarkable life story that began with the Iranian revolution in 1979. At the age of 10, he and his family needed to immigrate to the United States as refugees, separated from his father. Vala's journey to this influential position is marked by his resilience and dedication. Today, Vala Afshar is renowned for his thought leadership, digital presence, and storytelling abilities. He has nearly one million followers on Twitter (now X), over 600 published articles, and is the author of two books: The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence and his newest book Boundless: A New Mindset for Unlimited Business Success.  Afshar is also the co-host of DisrupTV, a weekly podcast show covering the latest digital business and innovation market
10/10/202351 minutes 52 seconds
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The Power of Learning: A Lifelong Journey with Aarash Darroodi

Who is Aarash Darroodi?Aarash Darroodi is General Counsel, Executive Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, one of the world’s global leaders in manufacturing instruments and amplifiers. He grew up in Iran with his grandparents and was able to move to his parents in the USA at the age of 7. His background and experience with immigration to the US shaped who he is today. With a background spanning over 19 countries, he connects cultures across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and beyond. His endeavors resulted in Fender's largest acquisition of PreSonus Audio Electronics. Darroodi attributes his success to several factors, including taking a Dale Carnegie course while he was a teenager. What will You Learn?Aarash offers key pieces of advice that are core to his success and ingrained in his philosophy of life:Become a Storyteller: Uncover the art of craftin
12/09/202347 minutes
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Culture of Belonging and Empathy with Britta Wilson

*Note: This episode was recorded in March 2023 About our guest:Meet Britta Wilson, who most recently served as the Vice President of Inclusion & Outreach at Pixar Animation, where she led initiatives to discover, nurture and empower diverse voices. Her primary focus is on cultivating resonant content, fostering a culture of belonging, and promoting compassionate community service.Prior to Pixar, she served as the Chief Diversity Officer/VP for Inclusion Strategies at Expedia, where corporate partners were often engaged in the filmmaking business, and as the SVP of Organization & People at Paramount Pictures.Her journey was far from conventional, comprising a series of adventures that shaped her career and life philosophy. This perspective became her guiding principle: a closed door leads to new opportunities.Britta's life journey also involved prioritizing her family and pursuing a Ph.D. in Education, specializing
08/08/202338 minutes 56 seconds
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Overcoming Doubt and Pursuing Passion with Redfoo and Piers Ridyard

Who are Redfoo and Piers Ridyard?Redfoo, born Stefan Kendal Gordy, is a multi-platinum-selling singer and two times Grammy nominee, songwriter, producer, and Web3 coder. Despite facing hurdles and criticism, Redfoo pursued his passion for music and achieved success. He is best known for his hit single "Party Rock Anthem" in 2011 and his performance for Super Bowl Half-Time Show in 2012. However, he has recently shifted his focus towards coding, considering it the ultimate creativity that combines math, science, engineering, and language.Piers Ridyard is CEO of Radix, a Web3 and DeFi company. He collaborates with Redfoo to create accessible and user-friendly digital platforms. They both share a common goal of making Web3 and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) easily approachable for everyone. They collaborated to develop #Scrypto, a programming language that simplifies the process of building on Web3 and DeFi, enabling individuals to create projects in a shor
11/07/202350 minutes 49 seconds
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From Engineering to Empathy: A Leadership Journey with Merrie Williamson

Who is Merrie WilliamsonMeet Merrie Williamson, an accomplished leader with a diverse background. With 20 years of experience leading engineering teams at Intel and currently serving as the Corporate Vice President of Azure Infra at Microsoft, Merrie's career trajectory has been remarkable. In this episode, Merrie shares her personal journey of discovery and the pivotal moment that led her to embrace empathy and transition into her current leadership role as CVP of Azure Infrastructure and Digital & App Innovation at Microsoft.Gain insights into the following key areas:•            Merrie's Leadership Style: Discover how Merrie's unique leadership style, rooted in empathy, has helped her navigate the challenges of leading diverse teams in the tech industry.•            Career Transition Moment: Learn about Merrie's transformative shift from engineering to sales leadership and the valuable
06/06/202345 minutes 36 seconds
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Leveraging the Strengths of Each Individual to Achieve Success with Ron Carter

Who is Ron Carter?Ron Carter is a veteran of the technology industry, an inventor, and a visionary whose work has helped great technology products enter the market. In 2003, he filed a patent for the first video doorbell—now known as Ring. He is revolutionizing the industry with his latest first-generation technology that addresses security in the e-commerce sector, using mobile applications for improved security, access, and logistics. Due to his tremendous technological contributions, he became a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only organization of high-level technology leaders with deep knowledge and diverse experience in the industry.   Read on to meet the founder and CEO of 1AHEAD, Ron Carter! What will you learn from his story?How to build on your entrepreneurial and inventive mindsetsHow to build on the determination to transform an idea into reality How to re-start your busin
02/05/202336 minutes 19 seconds
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Building Your Own Castle with Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini is an Argentinian entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the founder, president & chairwoman of Unicoin, a next-generation cryptocurrency designed to be stable and profitable because it’s backed by a portfolio of equity stakes in the companies part of Unicorn Hunters,  is a new groundbreaking investment platform that will spotlight emerging growth companies looking to hit the coveted $1B “unicorn” valuation mark while rallying individual investors worldwide to help fund these breakout ventures. She is highly respected in the fields of technology and the digital transformation of the workplace. In 2020, she became the first Latin American woman to lead a company to unicorn status, with an evaluation of more than $1.6 billion through a Global Private Offering. In addition, she’s co-founder, president, and chairwoman of the board of Transparent
04/04/202341 minutes 43 seconds
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Play the Game of Now with Suneel Gupta

Suneel Gupta is an accomplished entrepreneur and best-selling author whose mother immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. She secured a position as the first female engineer at Ford, and her inspiring story influenced Suneel's career trajectory. Suneel has helped thousands of individuals develop better habits and achieve success through his best-selling book, "Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You." He is also the founding CEO of RISE, a company that partnered with then-First Lady Michelle Obama to provide affordable healthcare services to underserved communities. His start-up, which was named "App of the Year," was successfully sold to the NASDAQ-listed company One Medical. Additionally, Suneel serves as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School and as an Emissary for Gross National Happiness between the United States and the Kingdom of Bhutan. Suneel co-hosts a documentary podcast series with AmEx. Suneel's older brother is America'
07/03/202347 minutes 50 seconds
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Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable with Ally Love

Ally Love is a multifaceted woman, pioneering the slash generation by wearing a multitude of hats. She is the CEO of Love Squad, a community organization empowering women; a Peloton instructor, Brooklyn Nets arena host; an inspiring speaker; and an Adidas global ambassador. Ally was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and moved to New York City (NYC) to pursue her dream of becoming a dancer. As a speaker and instructor, she has inspired audiences from major global corporations, including Google, JP Morgan, Amazon, Salesforce, and more. Ally has been featured in Vogue and the New York Times, has appeared on Good Morning America, and was a co-host at U.S. Open live show in 2022.Curiosity and hunger are what drove Ally Love—curiosity of what’s next and the hunger of “I want to get to the point where I deserve to be.” She fought for her life from a young age. Her ambition to achieve more, combined with the desire to be
07/02/202348 minutes 9 seconds
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Take Command of Your Thoughts, Your Relationships, and Your Future with Michael Crom & Joe Hart

Happy New Year! Our first episode of 2023 is dedicated to Dale Carnegie & Associates' newest book, Take Command. The book, like our podcast, focuses on what professionals in the modern world can do to take command and succeed in their personal and professional lives. Our guests today are the book co-authors: Joe Hart, President & CEO of Dale Carnegie & Associates and Take Command Podcast host; and Michael Crom, author, Board member of Dale Carnegie & Associates, and Dale Carnegie's grandson. In this interview, Joe & Michael illustrate how building self-confidence, enhancing our network of support, and becoming more intentional can help us succeed in 2023. The episode is dedicated to a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Take Command book. It is a compilation of real-life stories. The use of Dale’s principles and other leadership philosophies will serve as a manual to take command of our lives.Our guests h
10/01/202340 minutes 23 seconds
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Winning Friends and Influencing People with Stories by Donna Dale Carnegie & Andrew Postman

This end-of-year, special episode of Take Command features an interview with Dale Carnegie’s daughter, Donna Dale Carnegie, who is the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Dale Carnegie and Associates. Together with Simon and Schuster author Andrew Postman, they added, edited, and updated the bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People, with more contemporary stories and language.Andrew Postman, a professional author and a fan of  Dale’s teachings, worked alongside Donna Dale Carnegie, going page by page through the first edition of the book, reading, discussing, debating, and revising. Donna delved into the archives and found interviews and biographies that Dale Carnegie had written, but never published. She would run those stories by Andrew, and they sometimes argued about what to keep and what not to keep. It reached the point that Donna needed to bargain and say, “All right, you can have that one, if I can have this one.” Donna’s goal in refreshin
20/12/202228 minutes 37 seconds
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Define Your Core Values, Act Upon Your Dreams, and Care About Others with Dr. Vince Patton

Dr. Vince Patton served as the Eighth Master Chief Petty Officer (a combination of a rank and a position) of the Coast Guard for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2002.As the service’s top senior-ranking enlisted leader and ombudsman during that period, Master Chief Patton was the principal advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, his directorates, and the secretaries of Transportation and Defense. Dr. Patton’s primary focuses were on quality of life, career development, work environment, and personnel matters, which affected over 45,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel service-wide. Dr. Patton received his Doctor of Education from the American University, Washington; a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago; a Master of Theology from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Pacific College, Angwin.Dr. Patton set his eyes on becoming the Coast Guard’s Master Chi
22/11/202240 minutes 3 seconds
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When Your Plan B Turns into Plan A with Susie Ma

Susie Ma is the Founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare. She is a philanthropist with a focus on creating a healthier, greener, and more empowered world. Tropic Skincare has been recognized at numerous stages, including “Fastest Growing Skincare Brand in the UK” by the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 League Table. Most recently, it has been ranked the 14th best female-powered company in the UK by JP Morgan. The company’s commitment to sustainability and disrupting the industry has also been recognized internationally with Marie Claire’s Sustainability Awards. In 2018, Susie was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Under her leadership, Tropic Skincare has funded a year’s worth of education for 4,000 children in rural Asia and a new forest with Forestry England in Hampshire in 2022.At 15, Susie Ma and her mom moved from Australia to London. They struggled to make ends meet, so Susie decided to help her mom with the bills. That’s when she remembered spending tim
25/10/202242 minutes 48 seconds
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People First Culture and Owning Your Decisions with Fergus Williams

Fergus Williams is the CEO of Walking With The Wounded (WWTW), a UK charity that supports injured former members of the UK armed forces during their career transition from military to civilian life. Over the past decade, Fergus and his team have supported more than 15,000 veterans in the United Kingdom.   Fergus first served in the British Army for nine years as an infantry officer with the Welsh Guards, ending his career as a staff officer for HRH (His Royal Highness), the then Prince of Wales, now King Charles III. After leaving the Army, Fergus held several commercial positions, including running his own project management company in the banking and finance sector.    He leads WWTW with a culture that puts the customer first. This service culture was tested by the COVID-19 outbreak. But his team and he responded quickly and were able to contribute to the veterans online.Fergus started using the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) system to better manage his team
20/09/202241 minutes 57 seconds
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How to Take Advantage of Opportunities when they Arise with Huynh Thanh Phong

Huynh Thanh Phongstarted his work in financial services and insurance in Asia and is now a well-respected figure in the global insurance industry with experience in several leadership roles, currently as the CEO and Executive Director of the FWD Group.Phong’s life philosophy is that we must always be prepared so that when an opportunity presents itself, we can take advantage of it. He did that by developing a market for life insurance in Asian communities that had never bought such products before. He created long-term wealth, jobs, and economic development and improved the economy from a macro- and microeconomic perspective. His leadership advice is to always leverage our strengths and not pretend to be what or who we are not.Phong is passionate about helping people.  He finds different ways to do that while developing strong relationships. He believes in karma and his vision is grounded in doing good. If we do that, good things happen to us. His goal and passion are
30/08/202233 minutes 30 seconds
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The Importance of Living a Purposeful Life with Dr. Yasmin Davidds

Dr. Yasmin Davidds is an entrepreneur and organizational psychologist. She is CEO of three organizations: the Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Foundation, the Women’s Institute of Negotiation, and the Dr. Yasmin Davidds Leadership Institute, which is focused on empowering Latina women. Both the U.S. Congress and the California State Senate have recognized her efforts for the Latin and female communities. After dramatic family circumstances, depression, and life in rehab, Dr. Davidds realized that her story could help others. She wrote a book, Empowering Latinas: Breaking Boundaries, Freeing Lives, which led her to a global speaking tour. Her success as a speaker led to invitations to teach corporate Leadership Workshops for Latina Executives, which later grew into her pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Next, Yasmin partnered with the USC Marshall School of Business in California to launch the Dr. Davidds Leadership Institute. The goal of the Institu
09/08/202237 minutes 6 seconds
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Winning the Game of Life with Aspiration, Ambition, and Action with Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is ranked as Thinkers50 World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, World’s #1 Executive Coach, and a New York Times #1 Bestselling Author. He is a member of the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, has won the Lifetime Award for Leadership from the Harvard Institute of Coaching, and is on the list of Amazon’s “100 Best Leadership & Success Books Ever Written.”Goldsmith has coached over 200 CEOs and their management teams. His experience and deep focus on leadership have enabled him to understand how successful people think and make decisions. He’s been coaching positive leadership behavioral changes that help us overcome challenges and become more confident. Marshall’s coaching tactics discover roadblocks that prevent us from reaching our best potential and lead to a fulfilled life. One of Marshall’s first executive clients was Alan Mulally, one of the most outstanding leaders in the USA (Former CEO of Boeing & Ford). Marshall admits that Alan was the person who changed
19/07/202243 minutes 44 seconds
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Winning with Confidence and Ambition with Andre Swanston

Andre Swanston is a dynamic tech innovator and media magnate whose ability to forecast industry shifts, identify opportunities, and take calculated risks has catapulted him to one of the Top 10 9-figure exits by a Black American. He was the co-founder and CEO of Tru Optik, a data and identity company for streaming media advertising, acquired by TransUnion in 2020.Swanston’s first venture was an event promotion and production company. At the age of 23, he opened one of New England’s most prominent nightclubs, and by 28, he had moved on to private wealth management at JP Morgan Chase & Co., becoming one of the youngest Vice Presidents of Investments.What’s important for Andre is learning and growing from experiences that prepare us for challenges later. The “magic” is that everyone has a unique combination of life experiences. He grew up in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world, the Bronx, NY, where his father constantly motivated him by pointing out the suc
28/06/202236 minutes 37 seconds
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Live a Bit on the Edge Every Now and Then with Saana Azzam

Saana Azzam is the Founder, CEO & Chief Inspirational Officer of MENA Speakers, The Middle East’s leading speaker’s bureau. She is an award-winning international economist, Forbes contributor, an international keynotes speaker, and a business influencer. Her success is grounded in helping businesses in The Middle East select the right speakers for their events.Saana was born in Germany, raised in Sweden by Palestinian parents, has lived in the UK, USA, and the UAE (currently in Dubai), and speaks five languages. She defines herself as a citizen of the world and a sum of all the people she has met, all the places she has visited, and all the books she has read. She holds a Master’s in Economics and was named “Female Economist of the Year” by the Stockholm School of Economics in 2010. She then found her area of interest and specialized in Leadership Communication at Harvard University.After her career as a gold trader in banking, Saana realized that public speaking is wh
07/06/202238 minutes 19 seconds
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Fail Fast, Fail Cheap, and Focus on the Winners with Kevin Harrington

Meet the original “shark” from the show Shark Tank, the infomercial creator, the pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Kevin Harrington. His legendary work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced more than $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making of dozens of millionaires. Kevin’s been called the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and has a passion for helping and mentoring entrepreneurs. Kevin’s entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 15, and by 18, he was building a million-dollar business. He is a true believer in reading books by authors such as Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, as well as staying on top of current events and industry trends. He speaks about the importance of surrounding ourselves with and hiring more intelligent people than us, as well as finding great mentors. His experiences and endeavors have all been instru
03/05/202236 minutes 58 seconds
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The Passion for Leadership with Adam Mendler

Adam Mendler is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversaw ventures across a wide variety of industries.Adam is also the host of the leadership podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, where he elicits insights from America's top CEOs, founders, athletes, celebrities, and political and military leaders. Adam has authored articles for Forbes, Inc., HuffPost, and “Leadership Lessons” in Thrive Global.Adam began his leadership journey at a young age. He held various leadership positions, like the class president, sports coach, or captain of the team. These endeavors have all been instrumental in leading him to where he is today. Leadership to him is the synergy that brings out the best in others and elevates the greater view of the team and the organization.Setbacks were constant experiences for Adam, especially when he founded the Veloz group. According to Adam, how we bounce back from failure is what defines us. He teaches us not
19/04/202242 minutes 12 seconds
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Building a Mindset to Succeed through Adversity with Robert Forrester

Robert Forrester is the CEO of Vertu Motors plc, currently the fifth-largest automotive retailer in the UK. He got into his current role through a series of accidents. His life changed when he was diagnosed with a deadly disease. Immediately, he understood what he wanted to do next, personally and professionally. He believes that people need to figure out what they want from life early on, create a plan, and execute it.Strong mental preparation and focus helped Robert respond to setbacks with positivity. Robert’s advice on handling adversity with less stress and worry is to trust your support network, work on your mindset daily, and build your personality to be confident and aligned when faced with challenges.He believes that to build strong relationships, we need to show genuine interest in others and do things for them without expecting anything in return because loyalty and friendships are what we get back and that is priceless. Those are tips that Robert learned fr
05/04/202241 minutes 3 seconds
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Building Strong Relationships with Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is a master networker and bestselling author of “Never Eat Alone”.  Keith’s experience as the Chief Marketing Officer of Deloitte and Starwood Hotels has informed his work as Founder and Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, an executive consulting firm.According to Keith, what distinguishes highly successful people is the ability to build and cultivate meaningful relationships. He believes that generosity opens the door to relationships and empathy can transform a transactional relationship into a caring and genuine connection. Today, Keith shows organizations how insecurity and fear hinder relationships and how they could be overcome with practice. It’s a piece of advice that Keith shares consistently to help leaders gain the confidence and courage to reach out and connect. Join us to hear Keith’s advice on how to build your support network through meaningful relationships.
22/03/202236 minutes 34 seconds
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Be Flexible, Nurture Relationships, and Allow Opportunities to Find You

Portia Mount is a marketer who advocates for, writes, and speaks on career and lifestyle issues for working women. Portia is the Vice President of Marketing for Trane Technologies, a global climate technology company. One of her side passions is hosting a podcast for aspiring women: The Manifista Podcast. Portia is also a co-author of several best-selling career advice books: "Kick Some Glass: Ten Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms”, “Beating the Impostor Syndrome,” and “Leadership Brand.”What helps Portia progress in her career is learning from experiences and from different people. Portia sees building relationships as a two-way process that happens over time and consists of genuine interest, curiosity, and a willingness to connect. Networking is something we should all do consistently and intentionally, especially in a time when people crave authentic connections.She describes balancing her work as an executive, author, and mom as being possible because a
08/03/202248 minutes 13 seconds
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Never Walk Away From Integrity with Admiral Michael Mullen, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral Mullen is a retired United States Navy Admiral, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was appointed by President Bush and reappointed by President Obama. He advanced rapidly in the field of innovative technologies, championed emerging and enduring global partnerships, and promoted new methods for countering terrorism. Additionally, he taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Today he continues to teach Advanced Ethics and Leadership at the US Naval Academy.Admiral Mullen’s passion for leadership started with college sports. His passion to communicate came from his father, a Hollywood PR executive, and his interest in human relations was enhanced by the Navy, where he was provided the opportunity to travel internationally and get to understand different cultures.Mullen believes that creating a framework for yourself by establishing your values and principles is a foundation for disc
22/02/202248 minutes 11 seconds
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Focus, Perseverance, and Legacy with Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield is a “true unicorn in sports” as the only athlete in history to be drafted by four professional sports leagues.Today, he is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, CEO of Winfield & Winfield, a NY Times best-selling author, speaker, business advisor, and philanthropist. Before best-selling books, Dave built confidence through reading, traveling, and winning new friends. Building a strong mental focus and toughness helped him to get through adversity and to become recognized and respected.To Dave, earning a “leader” or “Captain” title in sports is based on actions, accomplishments, attitude, techniques, talent, and giving back to others.  Dave defines personal leadership as making a positive impact on the people around us; being able to communicate our wisdom, and making a difference in the world.Join us as we listen to Dave’s positive approach to life and life-long learning, his mental focus and endurance practices, and his genuine desire t
08/02/202244 minutes 49 seconds
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Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Our Oceans with Daniela Fernandez

At the age of 19, Daniela Fernandez founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) while being a student at Georgetown University. Today, Daniela is the CEO of SOA which has become the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders. SOA features the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator – cultivating and accelerating innovative solutions to prevent the greatest threats to our planet and to protect and sustain the ocean’s health.Being self-aware, establishing priorities, and acting without fear are qualities that guided Daniela. Her fearless wisdom and willingness to take risks at a young age allowed Daniela to grow as a leader and become a global champion for her cause.As a Forbes 30 under 30, Daniela teaches young leaders to ask important questions that will help them identify their values and purpose. Daniela believes that self-awareness is a key to creating a foundation for young entrepreneurs – knowing who they are and who they want to be – so they can build their or
14/12/202141 minutes 43 seconds
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Building Relationships & Taking Risks with Ginny Clark

Ginny Clark is the Executive Director of The Sands Family Foundation and a retired Executive of Constellation Brands. What helped Ginny grow in her career is understanding the importance of building connections, asking for help when needed, and not being afraid of taking risks. She defines trust, respect, and communication as the main requirements for having a team that is centered around success and a culture of support. By bringing people together and paying it forward as a leader, Ginny established the Communications and PR department within Constellation Brands and rose to the level of SVP of what is now a Fortune 500 beer, wine, and spirits company.Join us to hear Ginny’s inspirational insights on how to build meaningful relationships, take risks, and surround ourselves with trusted people who can help us grow along the way and excel in our careers.
30/11/202132 minutes 14 seconds
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Be Bold, Build Fast, and Make It Brilliant with Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO, Babylon Heath

Dr. Ali Parsa holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics and is the founder & CEO of Babylon Health, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital healthcare companies. Babylon reached “Unicorn Status” in 2019 and served over 24 million people in over 15 languages by 2021.Ali shares his incredible journey from childhood, to being an Iranian refugee living in the UK, to achieving success in academia and investment banking, and to today, where he is a successful entrepreneur who is solving global health challenges.The goal of Babylon Heath is to provide people worldwide with affordable access to real “health” care, not just “sick” care. Ali and his team are working to achieve this bold vision by creating a workplace culture that attracts and hires talent around six core skills: compassion, inclusivity, creativity, positivity, resilience, and people who take ownership.Join Ali, who was named “The Times 100 People to Watch”, as he offers inspirational insights on how to be b
16/11/202140 minutes 56 seconds
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Sunk Cost Fallacy & Diving into the Deep End with Rachel Olney

Rachel Olney is the Founder & CEO of  GEOSITE, a business intelligence software for spatial data.  As a Stanford University Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. candidate and a Forbes 30 under 30, she believes that the twists and turns you experience in life and how you respond to them is what defines your success. Rachel focuses on constantly challenging herself to live and work courageously, without the fear of failure and with a desire to learn and grow. She believes that by checking your ego at the door and jumping into new and different challenges you can uncover opportunities with a “beginner's mindset”.  Join us as Rachel challenges us all to work and live outside our comfort zone. Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Resources Relevant to this Conversation: Follow Rachel on LinkedIn<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephkha
02/11/202139 minutes 45 seconds
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Purpose, Humility, Mentorship: Strategies for Life with Artis Stevens

Artis Stevens, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS), lives with a relentless belief in finding and following our own purpose and leading with integrity personally and professionally.  During his tenure at National 4-H Council and as Vice President of Marketing, Strategy & Operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Artis has contributed to over $100 million in funding for both organizations. He became a recipient of the 2018 AMAF National Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award. As a leader of BBBS he committed to create a greater impact for youth, families, and communities in need. Artis believes in the power of mentorship and genuinely connecting with young people - by showing respect, humility, and vulnerability – to change lives, communities, and ultimately the world. Join us as we listen in on Artis’ inspirational lessons for leading with integrity and taking command to improve the life of the youth.Resources Relevant to this Conversation
19/10/202147 minutes 27 seconds
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Redefining Success

Ryan Chen lives with a relentless focus on the present to maintain a positive, regret-free leadership style. Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur and the CFO/Co-Founder of Neuro, Ryan’s entrepreneurial success was carved from lessons learned on his journey to rising after a life-changing experience that left him paraplegic. He shares insight to the hands-on journey that has led to year-over-year growth for Neuro, what it means to be a leader, and the type of mindset that motivates action. Join us to hear inspirational lessons for redefining success, overcoming obstacles, and taking command of your potential – no matter the circumstance.   Resources Relevant to this Conversation:  Follow Ryan Chen on LinkedInFollow Joe on LinkedIn Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or where
21/09/202136 minutes 24 seconds
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Encouraging Restless Curiosity with Jonathan Karp

A former stage writer and journalist turned editor-and-chief and business leader, Simon & Schuster’s President and CEO, Jonathan Karp, honed his belief in open and transparent leadership from years of experience with institutions designed to educate and inform others. An avid reader with a firm belief that books can change the world, Jon shares lessons he’s learned from formative experiences along his journey that span from addressing institutional racism at a college paper in 1985 to welcoming all voices – even the less favored – at Simon and Schuster today. Join us for today’s discussion to learn practical advice for building productive groups and encouraging “restless curiosity” through books, open interactions, and transparency.Resources Relevant to this Conversation: Follow John Karp on LinkedInThe Wor
14/09/202138 minutes 49 seconds
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Building Confidence Through Adversity

“The key between somebody who builds confidence through adversity and through failure and somebody who doesn’t is all in the decision they make in their mind when [failure] happens.” – Lea GabrielleLea Gabrielle is committed to the kind of personal and professional growth that is born from the courage of taking on the unknown, leading through adversity, and being intentional about how we expand our experiences to push our limits. The former US Special Envoy and Director of the Global Engagement Center honed her “listen and be decisive” leadership mindset from taking on diverse roles such as a Navy F/A-18C Fighter Pilot, a CIA-trained intelligence operative, and eventually a National Television news correspondent and anchor. Join us to hear practical insight for how to lead people forward in environments prone to conflict and wrought with polarizing opinions. Lea offers ideas for handling people that seek to undermine the
07/09/202141 minutes 37 seconds
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Unlocking Human Creativity

A creative troublemaker and growth-hacking guru, Josh Linkner first learned the art of creating something from nothing from his history as a jazz musician. Today, he is a celebrated entrepreneur, New York Times Bestselling Author, engaging keynote speaker, and an expert in unlocking the power of human creativity. In this episode, Josh shares real life examples from his experience on how to fail forward to cultivate the kind of creativity that leads to big results. Join us to learn what it means to democratize innovation, empower responsible risk, and reward the rituals that lead to psychologically safe environments open to ideas and innovation.Resources Relevant to this Conversation: Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized ResultsFollow J
24/08/202137 minutes 31 seconds
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Leading with a No Limits Approach for the Future

A doctor gone healthcare executive with an entrepreneurial flare, Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health and President of Thomas Jefferson University, is a transformative leader who believes in a “no limits approach” to innovation. Noted by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business and the leader behind Jefferson Health’s exponential growth, Dr. Klasko shares his insight on the leadership mindset that empowers what’s possible in people and organizations and offers practical advice on succession planning, creative risk taking, and asking the kinds of questions that open the door to innovation. Join us for this episode to learn how to inspire the kind of creativity that “breaks the strategy” and revolutionizes the status quo. Resources Relevant to this Conversation: UnHealthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
10/08/202142 minutes 37 seconds
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Culture Transformation: Model, Coach, Care

Knowing your “true north” and proactively asking for feedback are two things that Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer and EVP of Human Resources for Microsoft, offers to others looking to Take Command of their leadership potential. Equipped with a mindset for opportunity and a passion for empowering dynamic teams, Kathleen shares insight on the steps Microsoft took (and continues to take every day) to implement its Culture Transformation and create balance between a growth mindset that rewards failing forward and an accountability mindset that empowers results. Tune in to this episode to hear practical advice on personal and organizational leadership, the importance of listening and staying humble, and how organizations succeed by empowering great teams. Resources Relevant to this Conversation:Follow Kathleen Hogan on LinkedInFoll
27/07/202139 minutes 5 seconds
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Cultivating Success with Healthy Habits

Setting healthy boundaries, “pouring in” to personal and professional wellness, and making the conscious decision to Boss Up and Take Command of our mindset are just a few habits that Britney Turner, Founder and CEO of The Boss Up Inc., cultivates to achieve success. A media enthusiast and social media influencer with a knack for innovation and storytelling, Britney shares her journey from a 9-to-5 hustle to a successful and growing entrepreneur. Join us in this episode as we talk practical advice on how to take that leap, hold yourself accountable and commit to the habits that yield success through change, growth, and the era online comparison.Resources Relevant to this Conversation: Follow Britney on TikTokThe Boss Up Blog<strong
13/07/202138 minutes 52 seconds
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Leading for the Benefit of Others

Understanding how great ideas come to fruition is the key to success for many leaders – something that Christian Ward, Chief Data Officer and EVP for Yext, knows a lot about. A serial entrepreneur with enthusiasm for leveraging data to tell compelling stories about the world around us, Christian shares insight on how to develop new ideas, listen to hear what people don’t say, and lead in a way that others rally behind. Resources Based on this Conversation: Follow Christian WardFollow Joe HartData Leverage by Christian Ward and James J. Ward<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637/ref=asc_df_0374
29/06/202140 minutes 37 seconds
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Inspiring Curiosity and a Positive Attitude

Today’s guest is characterized for his authentic leadership style and unyielding curiosity for people, leadership, and business. Join us for a discussion with Ronan Dunne, Executive VP and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, on how to create environments that “bring the light in” and welcome alternative ways of thinking to inspire innovation and confidence. Ronan shares practical insight on personal leadership and how to cultivate a curious and open attitude through change while empowering others to thrive. Join us to learn the leadership best practices for ensuring people are set up for the success they deserve, how to leverage context to tell stories that inspire, and the secrets to making decisions that move things forward – even when in crisis mode.Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
15/06/202139 minutes 52 seconds
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The Legacy of Giving Back

Fueled by a passion for public service and helping others, today’s guest shares insight on what it means to be a business leader, philanthropist, and family man. In this episode we welcome David M. Rubenstein, the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, author of several books including How to Lead, and the host of The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations on Bloomberg. David shares his journey from humble beginnings to a career in government and eventually the founding of The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity investment firms in the world. Join us to learn his experience around building a legacy that goes beyond business success by giving back to humanity, valuing those around you, and making the time for the people you care about most.Listen here, or subscribe on
27/04/202135 minutes 53 seconds
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Taking the Initiative with Carlos Cubia

It was from his upbringing, close family ties and lessons learned from his mother that Carlos Cubia, the Global Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance, first discovered what it means to be a leader. The leadership lessons that were instilled in Carlos at a young age have been reinforced by his extensive leadership experience in Corporate America with companies such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Safeco Insurance. In this episode, we explore leadership through the honest, open mentality of “never being the smartest person in the room” and discuss the key actions leaders should take to cultivate inclusive atmospheres, lead change, and empower others to take initiative.Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your pod
13/04/202133 minutes 34 seconds
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Transforming Ideas Into Businesses

With a longstanding history both researching and teaching entrepreneurialism as a Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a National Venture Capital Association American Spirit Award recipient, we’re excited to introduce Bill Sahlman to the show. Bill shares practical insight for how people can transform opportunities into businesses by leveraging a simple, calculated framework that helps minimize risk and increases the likelihood of success. In this episode, we explore how to encourage others to adapt from successes and failures with empathy and a mind open to learning. 
30/03/202135 minutes 41 seconds
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Empathetic and Humble Leadership

This week we welcome a guest who shares tangible insight on leading innovative and effective organizations with authenticity, humility and empathy. As the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Johnson and Johnson, Alex Gorsky attributes much of his leadership success to being open to a variety of experiences that taught him the value of continuous learning, stretching your comfort zone and committing to grit. Join us to hear more about the culture of innovation that led to the new COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, the importance of empathetic and humble leadership, and the mindsets that leaders should cultivate to empower people to thrive. Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
10/03/202140 minutes 46 seconds
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The Courage of Innovation and Leadership

Embrace servant leadership, have a coachable spirit and lean in to the gray. This is the philosophy that has guided the success our most recent guest, Camille Chang Gilmore,  the Global Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Human Resources for Boston Scientific. With a background carved from people leadership with companies like IBM and Exxon, Camille shares insight on what it means to bring your voice to the table, have the courage to innovate forward through difficult times and cultivate environments that allow others to be seen. Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
02/03/202132 minutes 12 seconds
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Scaling Success Through Trust and Transparent Leadership

As the Chief Revenue Officer of Indeed, Nolan Farris touts a wealth of experience facilitating growth for companies by empowering their greatest asset: People. In this episode, Nolan offers advice on how to scale success through transparent coaching that motivates potential in others – even when it comes to the hard stuff. We explore the role of the manager as a “bridge builder” and how to earn trust and inspire growth through exceptional, people-centric leadership, a simplified focus, and an open, fun environment. Listen here or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.For more advice, resources and inspiration on leadership, please visit www.dalecarnegie.com
16/02/202135 minutes 41 seconds
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Galvanizing Your “Why” and Unleashing Greatness

CEO and Managing Partner for Edward Jones and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune, Penny Pennington shares her advice on unleashing greatness within ourselves and our companies. With the philosophy that failure only occurs from having never tried at all, Penny shares practical advice on how to leverage our inner purpose to inspire confidence, manage through change and unleash what’s possible. Listen here or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.For more advice, resources and inspiration on leadership, please visit www.dalecarn
02/02/202129 minutes 52 seconds
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Leaning in to the Upside with Lisa Shalett

As a former Partner and the Global Head of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy for Goldman Sachs from 2010 to 2014 in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Lisa Shalett possesses a breadth of experience leading through change and adversity. Currently founder of a dynamic community, Extraordinary Women on Boards, Lisa is known as a connector of people and ideas with a mindset for growth. In this episode, she shares her insight on what it means to lean in to the upside of risk and uncertainty, understand your inner strengths and lead with empathy – even during unfamiliar and difficult times.Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.For more resources that will help you Take Command of your leadership potential, visit <a href="https://www.dalecarnegie.com/en/resources/white-papers?utm_source=simplecast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=takecommand_s2_e9" target
19/01/202135 minutes 12 seconds
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Discovering Empowerment Through Discomfort with Dr. Kevin McDonald

Dr. Kevin McDonald has dedicated his career to empowering young people to reach for success no matter who they are or where they come from. From his first job in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division to his current role as University of Virginia’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, he’s felt a calling to this space throughout his career. Today a pivotal force in shaping what the future of inclusive leadership looks like, he shares his own path and key lessons learned over the past two decades.
27/04/202038 minutes 27 seconds
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Leading Through Social Change with Nancy Mahon

As Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies, Nancy Mahon is a social impact “thought leader” in the rarest, truest sense of the term; each day she inspires teams around the world to make a concrete difference in their communities.Listen to hear her proven lessons for meaningful, impactful leadership.
13/04/202028 minutes 13 seconds
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Get Moving, Life’s Not a Dress Rehearsal with Greg Coleman

Greg Coleman is a veteran digital media executive who made his career helping iconic brands navigate seismic industry upheavals—from Reader’s Digest, Yahoo!, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed to his current roles as an executive in residence at Lerer Hippeau and Professor at NYU. Listen to hear his hard-won insights into leadership in times of change. 
30/03/202036 minutes 14 seconds
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Courage to be Yourself with Pallavi Jha

As Chairperson and Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training India, Pallavi Jha has transformed the business into one of Dale Carnegie’s most successful and admired global verticals. Prior to Dale Carnegie, Pallavi held roles at Procter & Gamble and at her family’s construction business Walchandnagar Industries, one of India’s Industrial conglomerates—seeing firsthand what it means to be female in a completely male-dominated industry. Hear inspiring lessons and takeaways from her boundary-breaking career. 
18/03/202030 minutes 58 seconds
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Designing the Future with Katie Dill

Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft, is a rising star in her field—and a celebrated leader in a historically male-dominated industry. From the surprising reason her childhood set her up for success to her predictions about the most important trends in tech, Katie’s insights into 21st-century leadership can help all leaders achieve their full potential.
02/03/202036 minutes 3 seconds
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Fail Fast, Learn and Grow with Jeannie Barsam

In her time as an executive, Jeannie Barsam has climbed the ranks at a who’s-who of American retailers, serving as VP at Gap and SVP at companies like Talbot’s, Zales and more—before venturing out on her own, founding Gifting Brands to focus on giving back to her community. Listen to hear her battle-tested insights into real-life leadership.
17/02/202027 minutes 31 seconds
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Integrity, Transparency, Humility with Mike Searles

In his time as an executive, Mike Searles has weathered storms of change, gales of growth, and the ever-shifting culture of the American workplace. On this episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we’ll cover a wealth of his experiences including his time at Toys R Us, as CEO of Benjamin Moore Paint (a Berkshire Hathaway Company), what it was like working for Warren Buffett directly, and how one of his biggest mistakes also became one of the most valuable lessons of his life.This conversation was recorded in Austin, Texas during the recent Dale Carnegie North American Regional Conference.  
03/02/202032 minutes
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Working Together with Alan Mulally

For the first episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we spoke with Alan Mulally: a man who has headed up some of the biggest corporations on the planet. From his time as an EVP at Boeing and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and then as the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company where he is credited with saving the corporation, through today as a member of the board of directors at Alphabet, Mr. Mulally will discuss his decades of incredible leadership.
16/01/202039 minutes 6 seconds