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 lessons they've learned and how this act of obedience has impacted their community and other orphans in Liberia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ken Blanchard, the best selling author of the The One Minute Manage® and Lead Like Jesus, shares his insights on the primary cause of leadership failure today, and how the model of Situational Leadership can help leaders build trust, loyalty and competency. Ken also explains how Jesus led and developed his core team by understanding every person's unique design, and why this style of leadership delivers great results and motivates followers to reach their full potential.
Mick Ukleja, Founder and President of LeadershipTraQ, shares his insights about the importance of ethics in all aspects of leadership. Mick zeroes in on why most of us want to become ethical and purpose driven leaders, but don't fully understand how to achieve that. He outlines six simple and practical questions that, if asked and lived by, will help every leader achieve the highest standard of ethics as they lead and influence others.