36 – Richie Norton: Author of “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”

Richie Norton was named one of Hawaii’s Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businesspersons” by Pacific Business News at age 29. He is a ChangeAid award winner for outstanding accomplishment in international development, international relations, humanitarian aid and academic achievement. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes→ Richie is the CEO of …

35 – Mike Myatt: America’s Top CEO Coach

Mike Myatt, is a leadership advisor to Global 1000 CEOs and their Boards of Directors. Widely regarded as America’s Top CEO Coach, he is the author of”Leadership Matters…The CEO Survival Manual” a Forbes leadership columnist, and is the Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at N2growth. Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes→ Mr. Myatt has worked directly with more than 150 public company …

34 – Jeff Power: Founder & CEO of Pangeo Coffee

Jeff Power is the Founder & CEO of Pangeo Coffee.  A shining example of corporate social responsibility,Pangeo Coffee uses proceeds from its online coffee sales to fund development work in and around coffee-growing villages of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Working with Global Hope Network International, Pangeo aims to elevate these villages out of severe poverty by teaching low-cost, low-tech, and …

33 – Pete Hegseth: CEO of Concerned Veterans for America

Pete Hegseth serves as Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America, overseeing all areas of the organization and driving the overall messaging and strategic direction. Prior to joining CVA, Hegseth was Executive Director for Vets for Freedom from 2007-2011, where he grew the organization to over 95,000 members. An infantry officer in the Army National Guard, Hegseth recently returned from …

32 – Penelope Trunk: Brazen Careerist Founder

Penelope Trunk is the co-founder of Brazen Careerist, a career management tool for next-generation professionals. Penelope also has an outstanding website/blog (penelopetrunk.com) where she gives all kinds of valuable advice; she explains why old advice – like pay your dues, climb the ladder, and don’t have gaps in your resume – is outdated and irrelevant in today’s workplace. She has a reputation for …

31 – Dr. Julia Dye: Author, Vice President & CFO of Warriors, Inc.

Julia Dye, Ph.D works as the Vice President and CFO of Warriors, Inc., the entertainment business’s premiere military advising company, and is responsible for Human Resources and Administration; Planning, Training, and Operations; and Logistics. She is also the Task Force Commander of Warriors Publishing Group. On occasion, as the project warrants, she also acts as a unit commander. She began with …

Top 5 Leadership Personality Tests

In talking to many high profile leaders in my interviews one constant theme that keeps cropping up is this idea of “Self-Mastery”; getting to the truth of who you really are as a leader.  This is a critical first step in your leadership journey. In the Marine Corps this was one of the key Leadership Principles: “Know yourself & seek …

30 – Dr. John Hull: President & CEO of EQUIP Leadership

John Hull accepted John C. Maxwell’s invitation to become EQUIP Leadership’s President and CEO in July, 2000. Maxwell launched EQUIP in 1997 as a global initiative to train and resource leaders. EQUIP is now the world’s largest and most comprehensive grass roots leadership/personal growth and development organization. It is active in over 170 nations training millions of leaders with resources …

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 …