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As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own. This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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Sep 28, 2015

Episode 058: Michael Port – Steal The Show: From Actor To World Class Speaker

This episode was absolutely packed full of action oriented takeaways to help us better understand how to give the performance of our lives during our next presentation, job interview, or deal closing pitch.  Michael Port has an incredible story.  He has worked incredibly hard to build both his business and his personal brand.  There is so much to learn from him.  I’m incredibly grateful that he invested his time with us here at The Learning Leader Show.

Michael Port is an author, speaker, and small business marketing consultant.

Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, The Contrarian Effect and the New York Times Bestseller, The Think Big Manifesto.  His newest book, “Steal The Show,” details how you can receive a guaranteed standing ovation for all of the performances in your life from Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, and more.

A graduate of New York University, Michael went on to achieve success in television acting roles, including stints in Third Watch, Law and Order, and Sex and The City.

Michael is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine and is the founder of the Book Yourself Solid School of Coach Training.

Episode 058: Michael Port – Steal The Show: From Actor To World Class Speaker

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“Michael Port is the best speaker I’ve ever seen.” – Jayson Gaignard, founder of Mastermind Talks

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all high achievers share?
  • What is the best piece of interviewing advice your give to young professionals?
  • What is your weakness?
  • How has being a professional actor helped you as a keynote speaker?
  • What is your process for giving a speech?
  • How do you properly engage the audience at your speaking events?
  • What is your process for story-telling?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why high performers are urgent and impatient
  • A methodology that all can use to shine during spotlight moments of our lives
  • Balancing authenticity and ability to highlight the most compelling parts of ourselves
  • The importance of having a “through line” in all of your speeches
  • Herb Brooks and the role he played as the hockey coach of the Olympic team
  • There is an art in breaking some rules
  • Using Aristotle’s 3 acts for story telling

“You don’t have to be different to make a difference.” – Michael Port

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Michael Port is a leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From MichaelPort.com In His Words

I’ve been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, which I think is cool because I may be the only former professional actor to also be a New York Times bestselling business author.

I’ve written five books including Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, Book Yourself Solid Illustrated, The Contrarian Effect and The New York Times Bestseller, The Think Big Manifesto.

I’ve been on virtually every television network, and these days can be found keynoting conferences around the world on how to get booked solid or performing my one-man show, The Think Big Revolution.

I don’t want to go on and on about myself, but if you pick me, I promise you won’t be getting a vanilla sugar cookie. You’ll get an honest, hardworking, slightly irreverent, sometimes funny, provocative performer who hits his mark every time and has only fallen off the stage and into the orchestra pit once.

Sep 24, 2015

Episode 057: Turney Duff – Wall Street, Addiction, Rehab, Best-Selling Author, TV Show Consultant

This episode different from the normal Learning Leader Show episode…  Turney contacted me via my website (the contact form www.LearningLeader.com) after he saw the John LeFevre episode published.  He mentioned that he was a fellow Ohio University Bobcat and he had followed my football career.  From this common bond, we developed a friendship and I thought it would be a great idea to record an episode together.  I’m really glad we did it!

Best-selling author Bethany McLean said it best: “Turney Duff is a natural storyteller, and his tale of how a naive kid from Maine traded in L.L. Bean for Armani and got sucked into the seamy side of Wall Street is almost impossible to put down. The book is by turns hilarious, harrowing, maddening, and illuminating. After this debut, the smart money will be on Duff.”

“The Buy Side” is now on Amazon's 2013 Best Books of the Year: Business & Investing

Episode 057: Turney Duff – Wall Street, Addiction, Rehab, Best-Selling Author, TV Show Consultant

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“I wanted to put good karma in the universe.” – Turney Duff, describing why he originally reached out to Brian Koppelman.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all high achievers leaders share?
  • How did you get the job working with Brian Koppelman on the TV show Billions?
  • What is a character study and what was it like doing them with Damian Lewis (star of Homeland and now Billions)?
  • How have you discussed your past issues with drugs and alcohol with your daughter?
  • Do you fear relapsing?
  • What is the day to day life of someone on Wall Street?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How a Google alert help our paths cross
  • The details behind filming a TV show and what goes into it
  • How Turney was hired to consult on the TV show Billions
  • How Turney wrote his book, “The Buy Side” and what it’s all about
  • The phone call that changed his life
  • His struggles with addiction to drugs and alcohol
  • His journey of sobriety and how great he is doing right now

 “Serenity can be sustained, happiness cannot.  My goal is serenity.” – Turney Duff

Continue Learning

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Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 044: John LeFevre – @GSElevator: This Episode Might Offend You

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  David Marquet is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life.  He also strives to constantly help others. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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Bio From TurneyDuff.com

The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street.

Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please.

How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible. Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naïve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways.

At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L. Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths – as, by day, he solidified his reputation as one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through the city’s nightclubs, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside.

A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self-portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming-of-age-on-the-Street books ever written.

Sep 21, 2015

Episode 056: Blake Anderson – Trick Plays, Playing Fast, And Having Fun: America’s Most Entrepreneurial Football Coach

Blake Anderson is an incredibly interesting learning leader.  I’m very fortunate to now call him a friend.  He truly understands the value of creativity mixed with hard work and empowering of his players.  We are extremely fortunate to have Coach Anderson share his knowledge with US, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

From John Brubaker on entrepreneur.com: Blake Anderson is one of the few in his profession who is keenly aware that the game has changed. College sports, like business, has entered an era where getting great results isn’t who you know or what you know. It’s about who knows you. To get “known” you’ve got to be different or you’ll be invisible.

At a program such as Arkansas State, located in a small town and without the benefit of being the state’s flagship university or being a member of a major conference, great results are contingent on the ability to market better, faster and with less resources. How do you beat the big dogs at their own game with a smaller brand, in a smaller market and/or with a smaller budget? By changing the game.

Call it disruptive or guerilla marketing, but creativity has been at the foundation of the team's strategy. Anderson asks his staff the same question each day: What is no one else doing right now that we can pull off?

Episode 056: Blake Anderson – Trick Plays, Playing Fast, Having Fun: America’s Most Entrepreneurial Football Coach

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“You don’t ever want to be afraid of failure.” – Blake Anderson

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all successful leaders share?
  • What is your process for creating trick plays?
  • How have you built such a great culture?
  • How do you handle failure? When trick plays don’t work…?
  • How do you specifically coach millennials?
  • What is the “10th man” theory?
  • Why would (or wouldn’t) an athlete make a great entrepreneur?
  • Why doesn’t the tough lover style work today?
  • Do you prefer players who blindly follow what you say or do you like players who question everything?

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of the environment created with his players
  • The need to “be known”
  • How he responded to the “fainting goat” play going viral
  • The importance of empowering each member of the team to lead
  • Entrepreneurs and athletes
  • How watching movies can help develop leadership ideas and create a better culture
  • How using Ebay auctions can be a great marketing tool
  • The importance of listening deeply

“Be a listener… Don’t have an ego.  Seek good counsel.” – Blake Anderson

Continue Learning:

·         Go To: AStateRedWolves.com

·         Read about Blake in Entrepreneur Magazine: Entrepreneur

·         Follow Blake on Twitter: @CHbanderson

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 011: Brady Quinn – Why Certain People Are Great Leaders And Why Others Are Not

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Blake Anderson is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Notes On Blake from John Brubaker on entrepreneur.com

From John Brubaker on entrepreneur.com: Blake is one of the few in his profession who is keenly aware that the game has changed. College sports, like business, has entered an era where getting great results isn’t who you know or what you know. It’s about who knows you. To get “known” you’ve got to be different or you’ll be invisible.

At a program such as Arkansas State, located in a small town and without the benefit of being the state’s flagship university or being a member of a major conference, great results are contingent on the ability to market better, faster and with less resources. How do you beat the big dogs at their own game with a smaller brand, in a smaller market and/or with a smaller budget? By changing the game.

Call it disruptive or guerilla marketing, but creativity has been at the foundation of the team's strategy. Anderson asks his staff the same question each day: What is no one else doing right now that we can pull off?

Sep 17, 2015

Episode 055: Joe Desena – Spartan Race CEO, Delayed Gratification, & Helping 1 Million People

Joe Desena is an incredibly intense person.  He truly understands the importance of an intense focus on pushing yourself beyond what you might have perceived your limits to be.  We are extremely fortunate to have Joe share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Joe Desena is the founder and creator of “Spartan Race.” Spartan Race drives competitors to their very limit to learn what they are capable of and sets a new frame of reference; one they can draw upon in the face of life’s harshest challenges. Competitors climb ropes, crawl under barbed wire, and jump over fire, as well as a host of other boot-camp-like maneuvers. Everyday disappointments and setbacks seem small when you’ve been to the other side of hell and made it back as a victor.

Joe wrote "Spartan Up" which chronicles his journey while also eliciting the life-changing transformations that has occurred for over 1 million globally people thus far. The book reached number two on The New York Times bestseller list for Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous, and number six on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list and was named a USA Today bestseller.

Episode 055: Joe Desena – Spartan Race CEO, Delayed Gratification, & Helping 1 Million People

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“It is important that you’re able to delay gratification… Anything worth achieving takes dedication and an extreme amount of work.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of high achievers?
  • What was it like growing up in a “Goodfellas” type environment?
  • Discuss the importance of leaping outside your comfort zone…
  • Why did you move your family to Asia?
  • What is your morning routine?
  • What advice do you give to young people who strive to accomplish big things?
  • What does being a learning leader mean to you? 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What he’s learned from working in 700 different homes/families
  • The mentality of Spartans
  • The importance of having an extremely high level of optimism
  • Delayed gratification and why it’s so important
  • Why playing the long game is the correct method
  • Morning routines for him and his kids
  • The importance of finding great people to work with
  • Being willing and able to adapt on a daily basis

“Find a great leader… Offer to work for him for free.  It will be worth it in the long run.”

Continue Learning:

·         Go To Joe’s website: SpartanUpTheBook.com  

·         Read: Spartan Up!

·         Follow Spartan Race on Twitter: @SpartanRace  

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Joe Desena is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From SpartanUpTheBook.com (Picture From Men’s Journal)  

Joe Desena is the founder and creator of “Spartan Race.” Spartan Race drives competitors to their very limit to learn what they are capable of and sets a new frame of reference; one they can draw upon in the face of life’s harshest challenges. Competitors climb ropes, crawl under barbed wire, and jump over fire, as well as a host of other boot-camp-like maneuvers. Everyday disappointments and setbacks seem small when you’ve been to the other side of hell and made it back as a victor.

 

Joe wrote "Spartan Up" which chronicles his journey while also eliciting the life-changing transformations that has occurred for over 1 million globally people thus far. The book reached number two on The New York Times bestseller list for Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous, and number six on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list and was named a USA Today bestseller.

Sep 14, 2015

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 author of “Talent Is Overrated” and “Humans Are Underrated.” Geoff obtained a degree in economics from Harvard, and received his MBA from NYU.

The thesis of Talent is Overrated is that the greatest achievers succeed through endless "deliberate practice." Colvin characterizes it as "Hitting an eight-iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin 80 percent of the time, continually observing results and making appropriate adjustments, and doing that for hours every day - that's deliberate practice." 

Colvin is the brother of singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin.  Shawn is a female most known for her Grammy Winning Single “Sunny Came Home.”

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

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The Learning Leader Show

“Advancing technology has increased employment.” It’s improved human lives.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of high achievers?
  • What are your thoughts on kids “playing up” a level in sports?
  • What are your thoughts on artificial intelligence? Will it take over the world?
  • What are the specific skills needed in order to remain in control of your career?
  • How does your research have an effect on the profession of sales?
  • How do you handle a person who is a “taker” on your team?
  • What does being a learning leader mean to you? 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The critical components of deliberate practice:
    • Pushes you just beyond your current level of ability
    • You’re always adapting to your current level (getting better)
    • Your deliberate practice can be repeated at a high volume to rewire your brain
    • Continual feedback – Need for a mentor and/or a coach
  • “Playing Up” and the power of playing against great competition
  • The importance of empathy, collaborating, and story telling
  • Artificial Intelligence – iRobot vacuum cleaner and more…
  • The profession of sales and strategy
  • Giving and Taking – How to handle behaviors
  • Shawn Colvin – “Sunny Came Home” (Geoff’s sister has won 3 grammy’s!)
  • The importance of taking a complicated message and making it clear

“It’s not your natural gifts, but your deliberate practice and focus on constant improvement,”

Continue Learning:

·         Go To Geoff’s website: GeoffColvin.com

·         Read: Talent Is Overrated

·         Read: Humans Are Underrated  

·         Follow Geoff on Twitter: @geoffcolvin

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Geoff Colvin is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From GeoffColvin.com  

Geoff is an Award-winning thinker, broadcaster, speaker and bestselling author of “Talent Is Overrated” and “Humans Are Underrated.” Longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE.

Fortune Magazine Senior Editor at Large, CBS Radio daily commentator, Bestselling author.

Colvin obtained a degree in economics from Harvard, and received his MBA from NYU.

The thesis of Talent is Overrated is that the greatest achievers succeed through endless "deliberate practice." Colvin characterizes it as "Hitting an eight-iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin 80 percent of the time, continually observing results and making appropriate adjustments, and doing that for hours every day - that's deliberate practice."

With Karen Gibbs, Colvin was co-anchor of Wall $treet Week with Fortune on PBS for three years, successor of Louis Rukeyser. He has a daily report "On Business" heard on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made more than 8,000 broadcasts.

Colvin is the brother of singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin.  Shawn is a female most known for her Grammy Winning Single “Sunny Came Home.”

As a speaker, Geoff has engaged hundreds of audiences around the world, ranging in size from 10 to 10,000. Au diences especially appreciate his remarkable perspective: He has analyzed companies and business leaders worldwide as they confront the largest issues of our time, and has seen what distinguishes the winners from the losers. Each talk is as fresh as that morning’s headlines, and nobody leaves one of Geoff’s sessions thinking the same way.

 

He is also a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum, and he serves as moderator for the International Business Leaders Forum in London.

Sep 10, 2015

Episode 053: Shama Hyder – The Zen Master Of Marketing: Millennial Master Of The Universe

This episode was absolutely packed full of action oriented takeaways to help us better understand how to be a “chief value officer.”  Shama Hyder has an incredible story.  She has worked incredibly hard to build both her business and her personal brand.  There is so much to learn from her.  I’m incredibly grateful that she invested her time with us here at The Learning Leader Show.

Shama is known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company, she is a visionary strategist for the digital age.

She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Marketing and an acclaimed international keynote speaker who’s been invited to share the stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama.

As the CEO of the award-winning Marketing Zen Group, an integrated online marketing and digital PR firm, she’s led the organization through explosive growth, averaging 400% growth annually since its start in 2009. Shama was named as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs in America by Inc Magazine in 2013 and was honored at the White House as one of the top 100 U.S. companies to be run by a young entrepreneur by Empact100.

Episode 053: Shama Hyder – The Zen Master Of Marketing: Millennial Master Of The Universe

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The Learning Leader Show

“In this order, you should serve: 1) Your employees 2) Your clients 3) The public.” – Shama Hyder

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What one common characteristic do all high achievers share?
  • How have you been so successful at getting the attention of anyone?
  • What are your top personal and business priorities?
  • What is the 15-5 tool?
  • How did you earn a full scholarship to college?
  • What is your process for giving great keynote addresses?
  • What is your PR process?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of making the most of your opportunities… Creating them
  • Why going to the library is a key to success
  • The definition of a chief value officer
  • How all kids can get scholarships to college (hint: A LOT of hustle involved)
  • Public speaking tips
  • Shama’s hiring process and what she looks for in candidates
  • How to dominate your specific space

“Success breeds success.  You have to take those first few steps.  The momentum created from that can be tremendous.”

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Shama Hyder is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From ShamaHyder.com

Known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company, Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age.

She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Marketing and an acclaimed international keynote speaker who’s been invited to share the stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama.

As the CEO of the award-winning Marketing Zen Group, an integrated online marketing and digital PR firm, she’s led the organization through explosive growth, averaging 400% growth annually since its start in 2009. Shama was named as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs in America by Inc Magazine in 2013 and was honored at the White House as one of the top 100 U.S. companies to be run by a young entrepreneur by Empact100.

A trusted media expert and sought-after TV personality, Shama has frequently appeared on Fox Business, CBS, CW33 and Fox News. As a thought leader, she’s been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine and Forbes.

She was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of movers and shakers for 2015.

Sep 7, 2015

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 his true feelings.  During our conversation for this podcast, Bobby didn’t mince words and was not scared to voice his feelings about great leaders as well as people who he disagrees with.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Bobby!  I promise you will learn a lot from listening to it…

Bobby Carpenter is a former NFL Linebacker. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Ohio State. Bobby also played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots.  He currently is the Co-Host of Carpenter & Rothman on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a two time graduate of The Ohio State University (undergrad and MBA).

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

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The Learning Leader Show

“World class performers embrace who they are…  They own it.  They are genuine.  They have great self-awareness” – Bobby Carpenter

Some Questions I Ask:

  • When have you failed? What did you learn from those failures?
  • What qualities do world class performers all share?
  • You spoke on Fox News with Hannity about politics while you were a current NFL player. What prompted you to do that?
  • Would you consider a career in politics?
  • How can you relate to someone who was raised in a single parent household and wasn’t provided for like you were?
  • What do you think about the “everyone gets a trophy” debate?
  • What are your thoughts on Hillary Clinton?
  • What is your goal-setting process?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • Discussion on the James Harrison “participation trophy” debate
  • The current political landscape from Bobby’s perspective
  • Why Bobby went on Fox News as a current player to discuss politics
  • “Bad news doesn’t get better with age”
  • The many different ways to lead

“They chose this as their mountain to die on… and they’ve been purely reactionary.  That is not the mark of a great leader.” – In reaction to how Troy Vincent and Roger Goodell have handled the Tom Brady DeflateGate situation.

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

Did you enjoy the podcast?

This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics.  I love how open Bobby is.  I can promise we will be recording another episode together at some point.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio from 971thefan.com  

Job Title: Co-Host, Carpenter & Rothman

Hometown: Born in Houston; grew up in Lancaster, Ohio

College: The Ohio State University

Previous Places of Play: Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions

Favorite Teams: Reds, Cavs, and Mavs

Favorite Sports Quote: “You play to win the game” Herm Edwards

Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 OSU National Championship

Favorite Video Game: Contra (I’m waiting for the Xbox 360 release)

Favorite App: Jumbline

Sep 3, 2015

Episode 051: Suzanne Kelly – From CNN To Raising $1.5 Million For A StartUp…

Suzanne Kelly is an incredible learning leader.  She truly understands the importance of understanding your environment and surrounding yourself with the right people.  We are extremely fortunate to have Suzanne share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Suzanne Kelly is CEO and Publisher of The Cipher Brief (www.thecipherbrief.com), an online news service for national and global security developed for the business audience. She is a former CNN Intelligence Correspondent and co-founded, co-developed and served as co-editor of CNN's national security website. She identified, negotiated and managed the network's co-sponsorship (along with The New York Times) of the Aspen Institute's annual security forum.

Her first non-fiction book was published by (Harper) Collins in 2009, and offered the only inside look at the rise and fall of private security contractor Blackwater, 'Master of War: Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and the Business of War'.

Episode 051: Suzanne Kelly – From CNN To Raising $1.5 Million For A StartUp…

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“Network news is a cut throat business.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are common characteristics of high achievers?
  • Describe your career and experiences working internationally for CNN
  • What was your process for starting your own business?
  • How did you raise over $1 million for your start up? Who did you go to first?
  • Why did you write a book about Erik Prince (CEO of Blackwater)?
  • Do you think you need to be polarizing like Elon Musk or Steve Jobs to excel as a top level CEO?
  • What do you think of Donald Trump and the Republican Debates?  How about Carly Fiorina?
  • What does being a learning leader mean to you? 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of understanding the environment you work in
  • Why working in network TV is a cut throat business
  • The process to starting her own business and raising over $1 million
  • The importance of being prepared for your opportunity
  • Details around Blackwater and the use of civilians in war
  • The work ethic of single moms and how they’ve inspired some of the best spies in the CIA
  • The Cipher Brief is the place you go to see how country solves national security issues.  It will be 100% Unbiased

“Some of the best performing CIA spies in the world are motivated by the work ethic of single mothers.”

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Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Suzanne Kelly is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From Suzanne Kelly’s LinkedIn

Kelly is CEO and Publisher of The Cipher Brief (www.thecipherbrief.com), an online news service for national and global security developed for the business audience. Acting as both an original content provider and a curated aggregator, The Cipher delivers a timely news product that helps companies accurately anticipate and safely navigate the complex, unstable, global environment.

Kelly is a former CNN Intelligence Correspondent and co-founded, co-developed and served as co-editor of CNN's national security website. She identified, negotiated and managed the network's co-sponsorship (along with The New York Times) of the Aspen Institute's annual security forum.

After leaving CNN, Kelly founded and launched AragornCo, a boutique consulting and strategy agency working for clients operating in the national security space.

Kelly also led strategic and crisis communications for ACADEMI, a global security services provider. She had responsibility for conceptualizing, managing and implementing strategies to assist the company in bringing security services to the private sector.

Her first non-fiction book was published by (Harper) Collins in 2009, and offered the only inside look at the rise and fall of private security contractor Blackwater, 'Master of War: Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and the Business of War'.

Earlier in her career, Kelly worked as a war correspondent in Kosovo, and a was business and political reporter based in both Bonn and Berlin, Germany.

 

She spent nine years working as a news anchor for CNN International based in both Atlanta, Georgia and Berlin, Germany for a series of news programs broadcast live around the world, including a morning news program broadcast throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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