28 – Kat Cole: President of Cinnabon, Inc

Kat Cole has been the President of Cinnabon, Inc. since January 2011 and also its Chief Operating Officer since October 2010. Ms. Cole served as Vice President of Training and Development at Hooters of America Inc. As a member of the Executive Team and has directed projects, departments and change management initiatives contributing to growth of brand extensions and increased …

26 – Dale Dye: Author, Actor, Founder of Warriors, Inc.

Dale Dye was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He graduated as a cadet officer from Missouri Military Academy but there was no money for college so he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1964. He served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970 surviving 31 major combat operations. CLICK TO TWEET → Awesome Interview with Dale Dye! He …

25 – Jim Palmer: Writer, Artist, Coach, & Religion-Free Jesus Follower

Jim has his Masters of Divinity degree in a box beneath his bed. In his former life he was a successful Senior Pastor. That was before he walked out on institutional church and organized religion to find out what was real about his relationship with God. Since 2006 he has been chronicling his journey beginning with Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to …

24 – Robert D. Smith: Author of 20,000 Days & Counting

For more than three decades Robert D. Smith (TheRobertD) has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author and in-demand speaker. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple …

Top 10 New-to-Leadership Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them)

[saf feature=”itunes” cta=”Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes”]  Corner-Office Confidential: Avoid These Ten Common New-to-Leadership Mistakes Leadership skills are so essential in today’s workforce, but many new leaders lack fundamental skills. Those who are interested in a degree program that caters to new leaders might consider a masters degree in organizational leadership from an accredited university. Accepting a new leadership role is …

Top 20 Leadership & Influence Experts of 2013

I know, there are actually 22 names on this list, but coming up with the Top 20 Leadership & Influence Experts wasn’t easy.  There are so many great leaders to choose from and I couldn’t quite narrow it down to just 20. Looking into the lives of those who have successfully made their way in the world of business can …

23 – Jim Goodrich: WWII Iwo Jima Marine Veteran

I want to tell you about my friend Jim Goodrich.  Jim, who is 86, lives in Enid, OK.  I met him in 1999 while I was stationed at Vance AFB. Jim is an Iwo Jima Marine.  He never knew his mother – she died when he was only two years old. His father was left to raise him; but as …

22 – Russell Bishop: Fortune 500 Consultant; Author of Workarounds That Work

Having started five successful companies and consulted to leadership teams around the world, Russell Bishop has become a recognized expert in personal and organization transformation, helping individuals and companies create unparalleled success. One of the early pioneers in the field of large group personal development, he created Insight Seminars in 1978 where he continues to serve on the Board of …

19 – Ron Edmondson: Church Leader & Planter; Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church

As pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, a church leader and the planter of two churches, Ron is passionate about planting churches, but also helping established churches thrive. Ron thrives on assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. His specialty is organizational leadership, so in addition to his role as a pastor,  he consults with church and ministry …

18 – Adam Makos: Best Selling Author of “A Higher Call”

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, A Higher Call. In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber and a T-38 fighter with the Air Force, and was one of …

17 – Judy Carter: Professional & Humorous Motivational/Keynote Speaker

Judy Carter is an author, speaking coach, and humorist. Her message of using comedy techniques to decrease cubicle stress makes Carter an in-demand speaker for Fortune 500 companies where her keynotes entertain and inspire. Judy’s been featured on over 100 TV shows, nominated for Atlantic City’s Entertainer of the Year, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York …

16 – David Casullo: President of Bates Communications; Author of Leading the High-Energy Culture

David Casullo’s passion is developing leaders who have the courage and capability to change the world.  He is President of Bates Communications and the author of Leading the High-Energy Culture: What the Best CEOs Do to Create an Atmosphere Where Employees Flourish (McGraw Hill). Within weeks of its release in March 2012, the book became a bestselling book in Human Resources and …