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Take Command: The Dale Carnegie Leadership Podcast

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.

Joe Hart
Joe Hart
bill Salman
Bill Sahlman

Professor, Harvard Business School

Transforming Ideas Into Businesses

Podcast 14

With a longstanding history both researching and teaching entrepreneurialism as a Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a National Venture Capital Association American Spirit Award recipient, we’re excited to introduce Bill Sahlman to the show. He brings 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.

Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky

CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Empathetic and Humble Leadership

Podcast 13

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 Johnson and Johnson, Alex Gorsky 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.

Camille Chang
Camille Chang Gilmore

Global Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Human Resources, Boston Scientific

The Courage of Innovation and Leadership

Podcast 12

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, Camille Chang Gilmore, the Global Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Human Resources for Boston Scientific. 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.

Nolan farris
Nolan Farris

Chief Revenue Officer, Indeed

Scaling Success Through Trust and Transparent Leadership

Podcast 11

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.

penny pennington
Penny Pennington

CEO and Managing Partner, Edward Jones

Galvanizing Your “Why” and Unleashing Greatness

Podcast 10

CEO and Managing Partner for Edward Jones and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune, Penny Pennington 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.

Lisa Shalett

Extraordinary Women on Boards, Founder

Leaning In To The Upside

Podcast 9

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, Lisa Shalett 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.

Kevin McDonald
Dr. Kevin McDonald

VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Virginia

Discovering Empowerment Through Discomfort

Podcast 8

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.

Nancy Mohan
Nancy Mohan

SVP, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, The Estée Lauder Companies

Leading through Social Change

Podcast 7

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. Hear her proven lessons for meaningful, impactful leadership.

greg coleman
Greg Coleman

Executive in residence at Lerer Hippeau and Professor at NYU

Get Moving, Life’s Not a Dress Rehearsal

Podcast 6

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

Pallavi Jha
Pallavi Jha

Chairperson and Managing Director,
Dale Carnegie Training India

Courage to Be Yourself

Podcast 5

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.

Katie Dill

VP of Design, Lyft

Designing the Future

Podcast 4

This week’s episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast features Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft, who 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.

Jeannie Barsam

Gifting Brands, Founder

Fail Fast, Learn and Grow

Podcast 3

This week’s episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast features Jeannie Barsam. In her time as an executive, Jeannie has climbed the ranks at a who’s-who of American retailers, serving as a VP at Gap and an SVP at Talbots and Zales —before venturing out on her own, founding Gifting Brands to combine her executive experience with a drive to make a difference in her community.

Mike Searles

Former CEO, Benjamin Moore Paint

Integrity, Transparency, Humility

Podcast 2

For this week’s Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, Dale Carnegie CEO, Joe Hart, sat down with Mike Searles. In his time as an executive, Mike has weathered storms of change, gales of growth, and the ever-shifting culture of the American workplace. On this podcast episode, Mike covers the wealth of his experiences including his time at Toys “R” Us, as CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company), what it was like working for Warren Buffett directly, and how one of his biggest mistakes and failures also became one of the most valuable lessons in his life.

Allan Mulally
Alan Mullaly

Former CEO Ford Motor Company

Working Together

Podcast 1

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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