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Season 4 Episodes
Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance
Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Our Oceans
Episode 30 | December 14th, 2021 | 42 minutes
Daniela Fernandez is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders from over 165 countries with the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator. She is an award-winning social entrepreneur and Forbes 30 Under 30 award recipient. Being self-aware, establishing priorities, and acting without fear is what guided Daniela along her journey. Leadership to her means the ability to inspire, uplift, and empower individuals to find the best version of themselves. Daniela believes that self-reflection and building self-awareness are key to creating a foundation for young entrepreneurs – knowing who they are, and who they want to be so that they can build their organizations’ vision, mission, and culture.
Join us as we dive into Daniela’s life, her entrepreneurial insight, and leadership advice to take command, believe in ourselves, take risks, and support and inspire others along the way.
Executive Director of The Sands Family Foundation and a retired Executive of Constellation Brands
Building Relationships & Taking Risks
Episode 29 | November 30th, 2021 | 32 minutes
Ginny Clark is the Executive Director of The Sands Family Foundation. She shares her years of wisdom in solving problems and assessing challenging situations. Her experiences of building relationships, and not being afraid to ask for help, have led her to her success today. As a retired executive of Constellation Brands, a Fortune 500 beer, wine, and spirits company, Ginny defines leadership as bringing people together and paying it forward.
Join us as we dive into Ginny’s leadership advice to take command, build connections, take risks, and support others.
Dr. Ali Parsa
Founder & CEO of Babylon Heath
Be Bold, Build Fast, and Make It Brilliant
Episode 28 | November 16th, 2021 | 41 minutes
Dr. Ali Parsa is the Founder & CEO of Babylon Health, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital healthcare companies. Named as one of “The Times 100 People to Watch”, Ali focuses on the importance of building a workplace culture that supports people inspired by a common great idea and who are not afraid to fail. Join us as we dive into Ali’s inspirational advice to dream big, act courageously, be creative, and lead with empathy. Be inspired by Ali Parsa’s desire to leave the world a bit better than he found it.
Founder & CEO of GEOSITE
President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Purpose, Humility, Mentorship: Strategies for Life
Episode 26 | October 19th, 2021 | 48 minutes
Artis Stevens, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), lives with a relentless belief in finding and following our own purpose and leading with integrity personally and professionally. Artis brings 25 years of leadership experience with a background in innovative marketing, fundraising and program strategies. During Stevens' tenure at National 4-H Council and as Vice President, Marketing, Strategy & Operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), 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. As a leader of BBBS since 2020, 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 communities, countries, and ultimately the world. Join us as we listen in on Artis’ inspirational lessons for leading with integrity and taking command to improve the lives of the youth.
Season 3 Episodes
Episode 25 | September 21st, 2021 | 37 minutes
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.
President and CEO of Simon & Schuster
Encouraging Restless Curiosity
Episode 24 | September 14th, 2021 | 39 minutes
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.
The former US Special Envoy and Director of the Global Engagement Center
Building Confidence Through Adversity
Episode 23 | September 7th, 2021 | 42 minutes
Lea 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 overall success of the mission, discusses how to lead without designated authority, and shares questions we can ourselves when we’re fearful or anxious about pushing our limits and taking the next step.
5-Time Tech Entrepreneur; New York Times Best Selling Author; and “Creative Troublemaker"
Unlocking Human Creativity
Episode 22 | August 24th, 2021 | 38 minutes
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.
CEO of Jefferson Health and President of Thomas Jefferson University
Leading with a No Limits Approach for the Future
Episode 21 | August 10th, 2021 | 43 minutes
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.
Chief People Officer and EVP of Microsoft
Culture Transformation: Model, Coach, Care Unlocking People Potential with a Growth Mindset
Episode 20 | July 27th, 2021 | 39 minutes
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.
Founder & CEO of The Boss Up Inc.
Cultivating Success with Healthy Habits
Episode 19 | July 13th, 2021 | 39 minutes
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.
Chief Data Officer and EVP of YEXT
Leading for the Benefit of Others
Episode 18 | June 29th, 2021 | 41 minutes
Understanding how great ideas come to fruition is the key to success for many leaders – something that Christian Ward, Chief Data Officer for Yext, knows a lot about. A 5-time entrepreneur with an 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.
EVP and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group
Inspiring Curiosity and a Positive Attitude
Episode 17 | June 15th, 2021 | 40 minutes
Ronan Dunne, Executive VP and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, is characterized for his authentic leadership style and unyielding curiosity for people, leadership, and business. Join us for a discussion 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 the decisions that move things forward – even when in crisis mode.
Season 2 Episodes
Global Chief Diversity Officer and SVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Taking the Initiative
Episode 15 | April 13, 2021 | 33 minutes
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.
Professor, Harvard Business School
Transforming Ideas Into Businesses
Episode 14 | March 30, 2021 | 35 minutes
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. He brings 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.
CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Empathetic and Humble Leadership
Episode 13 | March 10, 2021 | 40 minutes
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.
Camille Chang Gilmore
Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Human Resources, Boston Scientific
The Courage of Innovation and Leadership
Episode 12 | March 2, 2021 | 32 minutes
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.
Chief Revenue Officer, Indeed
Scaling Success Through Trust and Transparent Leadership
Episode 11 | February 16, 2021 | 35 minutes
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.
CEO and Managing Partner, Edward Jones
Galvanizing Your “Why” and Unleashing Greatness
Episode 10 | February 2, 2021 | 30 minutes
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.
Extraordinary Women on Boards, Founder
Season 1 Episodes
Dr. Kevin McDonald
VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Virginia
Discovering Empowerment Through Discomfort
Episode 8 | April 27, 2020 | 38 minutes
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.
SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies
Leading Through Social Change
Episode 7 | April 13, 2020 | 28 minutes
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. Hear her proven lessons for meaningful, impactful leadership.
Executive in residence at Lerer Hippeau and Professor at NYU
Get Moving, Life’s Not a Dress Rehearsal
Episode 6 | March 30, 2020 | 36 minutes
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.
Chairperson and Managing Director, Dale Carnegie Training India
Courage To Be Yourself
Episode 5 | March 18th, 2020 | 30 minutes
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.
VP of Design, Lyft
This week's episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast features Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft, who 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.
Gifting Brands, Founder
Former CEO, Benjamin Moore Paint
Integrity, Transparency, Humility
Episode 2 | February 3, 2020 | 32 minutes
For this week’s Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, Dale Carnegie CEO, Joe Hart, sat down with Mike Searles. In his time as an executive, Mike has weathered storms of change, gales of growth, and the ever-shifting culture of the American workplace. On this podcast episode, Mike covers the wealth of his experiences including his time at Toys "R" Us, as CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company), what it was like working for Warren Buffett directly, and how one of his biggest mistakes and failures also became one of the most valuable lessons in his life.
Former CEO, Ford Motor Company
Episode 1 | January 16, 2020 | 39 minutes
For the first episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we’re speaking 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.
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