Podcast

Kemmons Wilson Jr. (whose family founded the Holiday Inn chain) serves as the Chairman of the Board of Wilson Hotel Management. In this podcast, Kemmons talks about what it was like growing up as a son of a very successful father, and how the lessons he's learned helped him to launch his own business.

Kemmons shares how his belief that God designed each of us uniquely helped him become secure "in his own skin" instead of living in his father's shadow.

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Obeying God’s call, empty-nesters David (former President/CEO, Family Dollar Stores; current CEO, TruGreen) and Debbie Alexander said YES to adopting six boys from war-torn Liberia. In this podcast, they share the challenges that come with saying YES to God's call and about the importance and the power of community in those challenging times. 

Michael Cardone Jr. is the Owner and Chief Strategy Officer of Cardone Industries, Inc., a leading producer of new and remanufactured auto parts. In this podcast, Michael shares with us his insights about how he's been able to live out Jesus' model of leadership in his workplace, and why it's important for every leader to understand whom or what they follow. Michael also dives into issues like success, and why defining what success means first is a critical part of leadership.

Kemmons Wilson Jr. (whose family founded the Holiday Inn chain) serves as the Chairman of the Board of Wilson Hotel Management. In today's podcast Mr. Wilson shares lessons he learned from his parents on character, integrity and the importance of living out strong biblical values in both personal and corporate life. As a successful businessman, Mr. Wilson shares ways seasoned leaders can pass on a strong work ethic and strong values to younger generations.

 
He shares with us this sobering statement: "Reputation is built by many acts, but it's lost by one." 

Jim Blanchard, former Chairman and CEO of Synovus Corporation, shares lessons he's learned over his 30 years as a leader in a prominent corporate environment. Jim's leadership was marked by sustained success over a long period of time, and he shares with us what he believes positioned him to achieve not just a few bursts of success, but a long-term sustained success as a leader.

Michael Cardone Jr. is the Owner and Chief Strategy Officer of Cardone Industries, Inc., a leading producer of new and remanufactured auto parts. In this podcast, Michael shares his insights of what helped him and his father build a thriving business that now employs over 6,000 men and women. Michael's insights about failure and about shared values, common goals and life priorities serve as great reminders that when a leader and a business honor God first, great things happen. 
 

Mick Ukleja: Overcoming The Integrity Gap

Podcast | October 21, 2015

Mick Ukleja, Founder and President of LeadershipTraQ and an expert on Ethics, shares his insights about the ever-growing integrity gap among today's leaders. Based on years of experience of working with leaders and executives, Mick takes a practical approach to integrity and helps us understand how we can overcome the integrity and character gap personally and inside our organizations.

Pursuing Your Passion

Podcast | October 18, 2015

Amy Howard, a successful entrepreneur and Founder of Amy Howard At Home Products, shares her inspiring journey of starting and building a successful business by discovering and tapping into her God-given passion and creativity. Amy shares lessons from a time when her business was almost drowned by the competition, and how through prayer and seeking God's best for her life, the Lord directed her to discover what she now calls the Blue Ocean for her business.

Phyllis Hennecy Hendry, President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, talks to us about the importance of the Heart as we lead and influence others. Phyllis explains how pride and fear can be traced as the root cause of our leadership failures, and gives us a clear roadmap to overcoming pride and fear while letting Jesus and His truth lead through us. God-grounded confidence is, according to Phyllis,  the only way we can have a long-lasting impact that goes beyond personal gain or individual success. 

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