Welcome to Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, where we seek to uncover what leadership means in today’s world. We’ll be sharing real-life insights into leadership—which in turn can help spark the next level of your growth as a leader.

About the Host

In 2015, Joe Hart became the President / CEO of Dale Carnegie, the worldwide leader in professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement. As with millions of other people, the Dale Carnegie Course has had a profound and transformational impact on Joe’s life. He is excited to serve as the leader of this tremendous organization and to work with an amazing and talented team to help individuals and businesses unlock their greatness and to perform at their very best.

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Joe Hart
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Britta Wilson
recently served as the Vice President of Inclusion & Outreach at Pixar Animation
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Britta Wilson most recently served as the Vice President of Inclusion & Outreach at Pixar Animation, where she led initiatives to discover, nurture and empower diverse voices. Her primary focus is on cultivating resonant content, fostering a culture of belonging, and promoting compassionate community service. Britta’s life journey also involved prioritizing her family and pursuing a Ph.D. in Education, specializing in organizational leadership.

Redfoo and Piers Ridyard
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Growing up, Redfoo harbored aspirations of becoming a professional basketball player, only to have his dreams dashed when his mother asserted that his height would prevent him from making it. Undeterred, he turned his attention to music, immersing himself in rap and showcasing his talent with a Casio keyboard.

Piers Ridyard is CEO of Radix, a Web3 and DeFi company. He collaborates with Redfoo to create accessible and user-friendly digital platforms. They both share a common goal of making Web3 and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) easily approachable for everyone. They collaborated to develop #Scrypto, a programming language that simplifies the process of building on Web3 and DeFi, enabling individuals to create projects in a short time frame.

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Merrie Williamson
Corporate Vice President of Azure Infra at Microsoft
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Meet Merrie Williamson, an accomplished leader with a diverse background. With 20 years of experience leading engineering teams at Intel and currently serving as the Corporate Vice President of Azure Infra at Microsoft, Merrie’s career trajectory has been remarkable. In this episode, Merrie shares her personal journey of discovery and the pivotal moment that led her to embrace empathy and transition into her current leadership role as CVP of Azure Infrastructure and Digital & App Innovation at Microsoft. Merrie’s journey also touches on her personal experiences, including her adoption and subsequent exploration of her identity during her time as a student at the University of Michigan.

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Ron Carter
A veteran of the technology industry, an inventor, and a visionary
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Meet Ron Carter, a veteran of the technology industry and the inventor of the first video doorbell—now known as Ring. He is revolutionizing the industry with his latest first-generation technology that addresses security in the e-commerce sector using mobile applications for improved security, access, and logistics. Despite facing multiple setbacks, including losing everything and battling cancer, he never gave up and continued to pursue his dream.

Silvina Moschini
founder, president & chairwoman of Unicoin
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Silvina Moschini is an Argentinian entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the founder, president & chairwoman of Unicoin, a next-generation cryptocurrency designed to be stable and profitable because it’s backed by a portfolio of equity stakes in the companies part of Unicorn Hunters, is a new groundbreaking investment platform that will spotlight emerging growth companies looking to hit the coveted $1B “unicorn” valuation mark while rallying individual investors worldwide to help fund these breakout ventures.

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Suneel Gupta
An accomplished entrepreneur and best-selling author
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Suneel Gupta is an accomplished entrepreneur and best-selling author whose mother immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. She secured a position as the first female engineer at Ford, and her inspiring story influenced Suneel’s career trajectory. Suneel has helped thousands of individuals develop better habits and achieve success through his best-selling book, “Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You.” He is also the founding CEO of RISE, a company that partnered with then-First Lady Michelle Obama to provide affordable healthcare services to underserved communities. His start-up, which was named “App of the Year,” was successfully sold to the NASDAQ-listed company One Medical.

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Ally Love
She is the CEO of Love Squad, a community organization empowering women; a Peloton instructor, Brooklyn Nets arena host; an inspiring speaker; and an Adidas global ambassador.
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Ally Love is a multifaceted woman, pioneering the slash generation by wearing a multitude of hats. She is the CEO of Love Squad, a community organization empowering women; a Peloton instructor, Brooklyn Nets arena host; an inspiring speaker; and an Adidas global ambassador.

Curiosity and hunger and her positive mindset are what drove Ally Love—curiosity of what’s next and the hunger of “I want to get to the point where I deserve to be.”

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Michael Crom & Joe Hart
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This episode is dedicated to Dale Carnegie & Associates’ newest book, Take Command. The book, like our podcast, focuses on what professionals in the modern world can do to take command and succeed in their personal and professional lives. Our guests today are the book co-authors: Joe Hart, President & CEO of Dale Carnegie & Associates and Take Command Podcast host; and Michael Crom, author, Board member of Dale Carnegie & Associates, and Dale Carnegie’s grandson. In this interview, Joe & Michael illustrate how building self-confidence, enhancing our network of support, and becoming more intentional can help us succeed in 2023.

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Donna Dale Carnegie
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Dale Carnegie and Associates
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This end-of-year, special episode of Take Command features an interview with Dale Carnegie’s daughter, Donna Dale Carnegie, who is the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Dale Carnegie and Associates. Together with Simon and Schuster author Andrew Postman, they updated Dale Carnegie’s bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Andrew Postman, a professional author and a fan of Dale’s teachings, worked alongside Donna Dale Carnegie, discussing page by page and sometimes arguing about what story to keep and what not to keep.

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Dr. Vince Patton
served as the Eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2002
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Dr. Vince Patton served as the Eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2002. He was the principal advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, his directorates, and the secretaries of Transportation and Defense. Dr. Patton’s primary focuses were on quality of life, career development, work environment, and personnel matters.
The best way to describe his job is that he was a cheerleader, a consultant, an advisor, and a chaplain, and heard all kinds of things from people in terms of what was needed in the service. This experience helped Dr. Patton develop his core values centered on people, passion, and performance.

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Susie Ma
Founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare
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Susie Ma is the Founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare. She is a philanthropist with a focus on creating a healthier, greener, and more empowered world. Tropic Skincare has been recognized as the “Fastest Growing Skincare Brand in the UK” by the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic 100 League Table. Most recently, it was ranked as the 14th best Female-Powered Company in the UK by JP Morgan. Her company also won the Marie Claire’s Sustainability Awards. In 2018, Susie was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30. In 2022, Tropic Skincare funded a year of education for 4,000 children in rural Asia and supported a new forest with Forestry England in Hampshire, UK.

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Fergus Williams
CEO of Walking With The Wounded (WWTW)
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Fergus Williams is the first employee and (since 2020) CEO of Walking With The Wounded (WWTW), a UK charity that supports injured former members of the UK armed forces in their career transition from military to civilian life. Over the past decade, Fergus and his team have supported more than 15,000 veterans in the United Kingdom.

Fergus leads Walking With The Wounded with a culture that puts the customers first. This culture was severely tested by the COVID-19 outbreak, but his team and he responded quickly and collaborated appropriately while working remotely from home.

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Huynh Thanh Phong
CEO and Executive Director of the FWD Group
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Huynh Thanh Phong is a well-respected figure in the Asian and global insurance industry and currently serves as the CEO and Executive Director of the FWD Group.

Phong’s life philosophy is that we must always be prepared so that when an opportunity presents itself, we can take advantage of it. He did that by developing a market for life insurance in Asian communities and improving the economy from a macro- and microeconomic perspective.

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Dr. Yasmin Davidds
entrepreneur and organizational psychologist
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Dr. Yasmin Davidds is an entrepreneur and organizational psychologist. She is CEO of three organizations: the Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Foundation, the Women’s Institute of Negotiation, and the Dr. Yasmin Davidds Leadership Institute, which are focused on empowering women.

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Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
New York Times #1 Bestselling Author
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Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is ranked as Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker, World’s #1 Executive Coach, and New York Times #1 Bestselling Author.

His experience in leadership has enabled him to understand how successful people think and make decisions. He’s been coaching positive behavioral changes that help us overcome challenges and become more confident.

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Andre Swanston
a dynamic tech innovator and media magnate
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Andre Swanston is a dynamic tech innovator and media magnate whose ability to forecast industry shifts, identify opportunities, and take calculated risks has catapulted him to one of the Top 10 9-figure exits by a Black American. He was the co-founder and CEO of Tru Optik, a data and identity company for streaming media advertising, acquired by TransUnion in 2020.

Saana Azzam
Founder, CEO & Chief Inspirational Officer of MENA Speakers
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Saana Azzam is the Founder, CEO & Chief Inspirational Officer of MENA Speakers, The Middle East leading speaker’s bureau. She is also an award-winning international economist, Forbes contributor, an international keynotes and conferences speaker, and a businesswoman influencer. Her success is grounded in helping businesses in The Middle East select the right speakers for their events from talent in the region and worldwide.

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Kevin Harrington
co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization
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Meet the original “shark” from the show Shark Tank, the infomercial creator of the As Seen on TV brand and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Kevin Harrington. Throughout his career, he’s started 20 businesses that have generated more than $100 million in sales. He admits he has had his share of failures, which is a key part of his success. Kevin defines leadership as empowering others, giving directions, and not micromanaging but inspiring people to follow his ideas. He advises us not to be afraid to fail but to fail fast, fail cheaply, and not lose our enthusiasm along the way. Join us to listen to Kevin’s stories and insights on entrepreneurship, enthusiasm, failure, and success.
Adam Mendler
CEO of The Veloz Group
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Adam Mendler is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries. Adam is also the host of the leadership podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, and the author of articles for Forbes, Inc., HuffPost, and “Leadership Lessons” for Thrive Global. Adam began his leadership journey at a young age. He held various leadership positions, such as class president, sports coach, and captain of his team. These endeavors have all been instrumental in leading him to where he is today. Leadership to him is the synergy that brings out the best in others and elevates the greater view of the team and organization. According to Adam, how we bounce back from failure is what defines us. Join us to listen to Adam’s insights on leadership success, the power of learning, and combating fear.
Robert Forrester
CEO of Vertu Motors plc
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Robert Forrester is the CEO of Vertu Motors plc, currently the fifth-largest automotive retailer in the UK. He got into his current role through a series of accidents. His life changed when he was diagnosed with a deadly disease. Immediately, he understood what he wanted to do next, personally and professionally. He believes that people need to figure out what they want from life early on, create a plan, and execute it. Robert believes strong mental preparation and focus helped him respond to the setbacks. His advice on remaining positive while dealing with adversity is to trust your support network, work on your mindset daily, and build your personality to be confident and aligned when faced with challenges. Join us and listen to Robert’s insights on mental focus, leadership, fast decision-making, and the power of communication during challenging times.
Keith Ferrazzi
NY Times bestselling author of “Never Eat Alone”
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Keith Ferrazzi is the NY Times bestselling author of “Never Eat Alone”. He is recognized as one of the world’s most sought-after executive coaches and a networking master. Keith’s work focuses on building genuine connections that will make us more effective at work and in life. Join us to hear Keith’s advice on nurturing strong relationships with empathy, generosity, and vulnerability.
Portia Mount
Vice President of Marketing for Trane Technologies
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Portia Mount is a marketer who advocates for, writes, and speaks on career and lifestyle issues for working women. Portia is the Vice President of Marketing for Trane Technologies, a global climate technology company. One of her side passions is hosting a podcast for aspiring women: The Manifesta Podcast. Portia is also a co-author of several best-selling career advice books. What helps Portia progress in her career is learning from experiences and from different people. Portia sees building relationships as a two-way process that happens over time and consists of genuine interest, curiosity, and a willingness to connect. Networking is something we should all do consistently and intentionally, especially in a time when people crave authentic connections. Join us to hear Portia’s advice on balancing executive career, side passions, motherhood, and nurturing relationships!
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Admiral Michael Mullen
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Admiral Mullen reached the number one job in the United States Military – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His passion for leadership started with college sports, his passion for communication came from his father, who was a Hollywood PR executive, and his interest in human relations was enhanced while he was an Admiral in the US Navy. Today he continues to teach Advanced Ethics and Leadership at the US Naval Academy. Mullen believes that reflecting on and establishing your values and principles are the foundation for leadership. He advises that no matter what happens, we should never walk away from integrity. We as leaders should rely on our values, understand accountability, never give up after failure, and communicate effectively. Join us and learn how to make tough decisions, take tough assignments, be sensitive to culture and history, prepare ourselves for challenges and make the world a better place.
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David Winfield
National Baseball Hall of Famer and CEO of Winfield & Winfield
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Join us as we dig deeper and hear about life & leadership lessons from Dave Winfield, who had an exemplary career on and off the field in professional sports, business, media, and philanthropy. A recipient of countless awards including the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 2001, NCAA College Baseball Hall of Fame, 2006; 7 Gold Gloves, and 6 Silver Slugger Awards, he is currently an advisor to the Executive Director of MLBPA and plays an influential role working with the players in business development and acquisitions, collective bargaining, communications, marketing, and player education. Learn how being mentally focused, working through adversity, and taking command to give back to family, community, and society has paved Dave’s way to success in sports, business, and life.
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Daniela Fernandez
Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance
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Daniela Fernandez is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders from over 165 countries with the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator. She is an award-winning social entrepreneur and Forbes 30 Under 30 award recipient. Being self-aware, establishing priorities, and acting without fear is what guided Daniela along her journey. Leadership to her means the ability to inspire, uplift, and empower individuals to find the best version of themselves. Daniela believes that self-reflection and building self-awareness are key to creating a foundation for young entrepreneurs – knowing who they are, and who they want to be so that they can build their organizations’ vision, mission, and culture.
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Ginny Clark
Director of The Sands Family Foundation
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Ginny Clark is the Executive Director of The Sands Family Foundation. She shares her years of wisdom in solving problems and assessing challenging situations. Her experiences of building relationships, and not being afraid to ask for help, have led her to her success today. As a retired executive of Constellation Brands, a Fortune 500 beer, wine, and spirits company, Ginny defines leadership as bringing people together and paying it forward. Join us as we dive into Ginny’s leadership advice to take command, build connections, take risks, and support others.
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Dr. Ali Parsa
Founder & CEO of Babylon Health
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Dr. Ali Parsa is the Founder & CEO of Babylon Health, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital healthcare companies. Named as one of “The Times 100 People to Watch”, Ali focuses on the importance of building a workplace culture that supports people inspired by a common great idea and who are not afraid to fail. Join us as we dive into Ali’s inspirational advice to dream big, act courageously, be creative and lead with empathy. Be inspired by Ali Parsa’s desire to leave the world a bit better than he found it.

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Rachel Olney
Founder & CEO of GEOSITE
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Rachel Olney is a Stanford University Mechanical Engineering Ph.DCandidate and the founder & CEO of GEOSITE Inc. Rachel’s work has aided the military’s efforts to leverage data, commercial imagery and communications platforms to create improved intelligence products and resilient operations systems. Join us as Rachel shares how an openness to the unknown, a willingness to be uncomfortable, and jumping into opportunities can create a pathway for success.
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Artis Stevens
President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
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Join us to hear inspirational leadership lessons from Artis Stevens, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a recipient of the 2018 AMAF National Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award. Learn how to lead with humility, admitting mistakes quickly, and taking command to improve the lives of youth and people in need.

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Ryan Chen
CFO/ Co-Founder of Neuro
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Join us to hear inspirational lessons from Ryan Chen, Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur and the CFO/Co-Founder of NEURO, for redefining success, overcoming obstacles, and taking command of your potential – no matter the circumstance.

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Jonathan Karp
President and CEO of Simon & Schuster
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Join us for today’s discussion Jonathan Karp, President and CEO of Simon & Schuster, to learn practical advice for building productive groups and encouraging “restless curiosity” through books, open interactions, and transparency.

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Lea Gabrielle
Director of the Global Engagement Center
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Join us as the former US Special Envoy and Director of the Global Engagement Center Lea Gabrielle honed her “listen and be decisive” leadership mindset from taking on diverse roles such as a Navy F/A-18C Fighter Pilot, a CIA-trained intelligence operative, and eventually a National Television news correspondent and anchor. Join us to hear practical insight for how to lead people forward in environments prone to conflict and wrought with polarizing opinions.

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Josh Linker
Creative Troublemaker and Growth-Hacking Guru
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Join us as 5-time tech entrepreneur, New York Times Bestselling Author, and “Creative Troublemaker” Josh Linkner shares what it means to democratize innovation, empower responsible risk, and reward the rituals that lead to psychologically safe environments open to ideas and innovation

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Dr. Klasko
doctor gone healthcare executive
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Join us as Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health and President of Thomas Jefferson University shares his insight on the leadership mindset that empowers what’s possible in people and organizations and offers practical advice on succession planning, creative risk-taking, and asking the kinds of questions that open the door to innovation.

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Kathleen Hogan
Chief People Officer and EVP of Human Resources for Microsoft
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Knowing your “true north” and proactively asking for feedback are two things that Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer and EVP of Human Resources for Microsoft, offers to others looking to Take Command of their leadership potential. Equipped with a mindset for opportunity and a passion for empowering dynamic teams, Kathleen shares insight on the steps Microsoft took (and continues to take every day) to implement its Culture Transformation and create balance between a growth mindset that rewards failing forward and an accountability mindset that empowers results.

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Britney Turner
Founder and CEO of The Boss Up Inc
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Setting healthy boundaries, “pouring in” to personal and professional wellness, and making the conscious decision to Boss Up and Take Command of our mindset are just a few habits that Britney Turner, Founder and CEO of The Boss Up Inc., cultivates to achieve success. A media enthusiast and social media influencer with a knack for innovation and storytelling, Britney shares her journey from a 9-to-5 hustle to a successful and growing entrepreneur. Join us in this episode as we talk practical advice on how to take that leap, hold yourself accountable and commit to the habits that yield success through change, growth, and the era online comparison.

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Christian Ward
Chief Data Officer & EVP of Yext
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Understanding how great ideas come to fruition is the key to success for many leaders – something that Christian Ward, Chief Data Officer and EVP for Yext, knows a lot about. A serial entrepreneur with enthusiasm for leveraging data to tell compelling stories about the world around us, Christian shares insight on how to develop new ideas, listen to hear what people don’t say, and lead in a way that others rally behind.

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Ronan Dunne
EVP and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group
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Today’s guest is characterized for his authentic leadership style and unyielding curiosity for people, leadership, and business. Join us for a discussion with Ronan Dunne, Executive VP and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, on how to create environments that “bring the light in” and welcome alternative ways of thinking to inspire innovation and confidence. Ronan shares practical insight on personal leadership and how to cultivate a curious and open attitude through change while empowering others to thrive.

David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, Host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg, and Author of How to Lead
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Fueled by a passion for public service and helping others, today’s guest shares insight on what it means to be a business leader, philanthropist, and family man. In this episode we welcome David M. Rubenstein, the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, author of several books including , and the host of .

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Carlos Cubia
Global Chief Diversity Officer and SVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance
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It was from his upbringing, close family ties and lessons learned from his mother that , the Global Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Boots Alliance, first discovered what it means to be a leader. The leadership lessons that were instilled in Carlos at a young age have been reinforced by his extensive leadership experience in Corporate America with companies such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Safeco Insurance. In this episode, we explore leadership through the honest, open mentality of “never being the smartest person in the room” and discuss the key actions leaders should take to cultivate inclusive atmospheres, lead change, and empower others to take initiative.
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Bill Sahlman
Professor, Harvard Business School
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With a longstanding history both researching and teaching entrepreneurialism as a and a National Venture Capital Association American Spirit Award recipient, we’re excited to introduce to the show. Bill shares practical insight for how people can transform opportunities into businesses by leveraging a simple, calculated framework that helps minimize risk and increases the likelihood of success. In this episode, we explore how to encourage others to adapt from successes and failures with empathy and a mind open to learning.

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Alex Gorsky
CEO, Johnson & Johnson
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This week we welcome a guest who shares tangible insight on leading innovative and effective organizations with authenticity, humility and empathy. As the Chairman of the Board and CEO of , attributes much of his leadership success to being open to a variety of experiences that taught him the value of continuous learning, stretching your comfort zone and committing to grit. Join us to hear more about the culture of innovation that led to the new COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, the importance of empathetic and humble leadership, and the mindsets that leaders should cultivate to empower people to thrive.

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Camille Chang Gilmore
Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP Of Human Resources, Boston Scientific
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Embrace servant leadership, have a coachable spirit and lean in to the gray. This is the philosophy that has guided the success our most recent guest, ,  the Global Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Human Resources for . With a background carved from people leadership with companies like IBM and Exxon, Camille shares insight on what it means to bring your voice to the table, have the courage to innovate forward through difficult times and cultivate environments that allow others to be seen.

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Nolan Farris
Chief Revenue Officer of Indeed
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As the Chief Revenue Officer of Indeed, Nolan Farris touts a wealth of experience facilitating growth for companies by empowering their greatest asset: People. In this episode, Nolan offers advice on how to scale success through transparent coaching that motivates potential in others – even when it comes to the hard stuff. We explore the role of the manager as a “bridge builder” and how to earn trust and inspire growth through exceptional, people-centric leadership, a simplified focus, and an open, fun environment.

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Penny Pennington
CEO and Managing Partner for Edward Jones
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CEO and Managing Partner for Edward Jones and , shares her advice on unleashing greatness within ourselves and our companies. With the philosophy that failure only occurs from having never tried at all, Penny shares practical advice on how to leverage our inner purpose to inspire confidence, manage through change and unleash what’s possible.

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Lisa Shalett
Extraordinary Women On Boards, Founder
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As a former Partner and the Global Head of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy for Goldman Sachs from 2010 to 2014 in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, possesses a breadth of experience leading through change and adversity. Currently founder of a dynamic community, Extraordinary Women on Boards, Lisa is known as a connector of people and ideas with a mindset for growth. In this episode, she shares her insight on what it means to lean in to the upside of risk and uncertainty, understand your inner strengths and lead with empathy – even during unfamiliar and difficult times.

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Dr. Kevin McDonald
VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Virginia
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Dr. Kevin McDonald has dedicated his career to empowering young people to reach for success no matter who they are or where they come from. From his first job in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division to his current role as University of Virginia’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, he’s felt a calling to this space throughout his career. Today a pivotal force in shaping what the future of inclusive leadership looks like, he shares his own path and key lessons learned over the past two decades.

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Nancy Mohan
SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies
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As Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies, Nancy Mahon is a social impact “thought leader” in the rarest, truest sense of the term; each day she inspires teams around the world to make a concrete difference in their communities.

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Greg Coleman
Executive In Residence At Lerer Hippeau And Professor At NYU
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Greg Coleman is a veteran digital media executive who made his career helping iconic brands navigate seismic industry upheavals—from Reader’s Digest, Yahoo!, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed to his current roles as an executive in residence at Lerer Hippeau and Professor at NYU

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Pallavi Jha
Chairperson and Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training India
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As Chairperson and Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training India, Pallavi Jha has transformed the business into one of Dale Carnegie’s most successful and admired global verticals. Prior to Dale Carnegie, Pallavi held roles at Procter & Gamble and at her family’s construction business Walchandnagar Industries, one of India’s Industrial conglomerates—seeing firsthand what it means to be female in a completely male-dominated industry.

Hear inspiring lessons and takeaways from her boundary-breaking career.

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Katie Dill
VP of Design at Lyft
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Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft, is a rising star in her field—and a celebrated leader in a historically male-dominated industry. From the surprising reason her childhood set her up for success to her predictions about the most important trends in tech, Katie’s insights into 21st-century leadership can help all leaders achieve their full potential.

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Jeannie Barsam
Gifting Brands, Founder
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In her time as an executive, Jeannie Barsam has climbed the ranks at a who’s-who of American retailers, serving as VP at Gap and SVP at companies like Talbot’s, Zales and more—before venturing out on her own, founding Gifting Brands to focus on giving back to her community. Listen to hear her battle-tested insights into real-life leadership.

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Mike Searles
Former CEO, Benjamin Moore Paint
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In his time as an executive, Mike Searles has weathered storms of change, gales of growth, and the ever-shifting culture of the American workplace. On this episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we’ll cover a wealth of his experiences including his time at Toys R Us, as CEO of Benjamin Moore Paint (a Berkshire Hathaway Company), what it was like working for Warren Buffett directly, and how one of his biggest mistakes also became one of the most valuable lessons of his life.

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Alan Mullaly
Former CEO Ford Motor Company
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For the first episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we’re speaking with Alan Mulally: a man who has headed up some of the biggest corporations on the planet. From his time as an EVP at Boeing and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and then as the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company where he is credited with saving the corporation, through today as a member of the board of directors at Alphabet, Mr. Mulally will discuss his decades of incredible leadership

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