The Learning Leader Show is a podcast created and hosted by Brixey & Meyer's Leadership Advisory Practice Leader, Ryan Hawk. The show is a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world.
The March episodes of The Learning Leader Show are listed below and we highly recommend checking them out!
Keith Hawk is a 32-year veteran sales professional and sales leader. For over ten years he led one of America’s greatest sales organizations, at LexisNexis. He speaks regularly on topics such as consultative selling, selling to executives, and how to effectively lead people. He is also Ryan's dad.
AJ Hawk played 11 seasons in the NFL. He was a two-time All American at Ohio State and he also won The Lombardi Award (as a senior at Ohio State) as the countries best defensive player. He was the fifth overall draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 2006 NFL draft. He was voted team captain on their Super Bowl winning team in 2010. He finished his career as the all time leading tackler in Green Bay Packer history. AJ is Ryan's younger brother.
"You have to jump in and do the work.”
James Kerr is a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant who helps create high performance cultures for elite teams and organizations. He is the author of the global best-seller ‘Legacy’ which provides a unique insight into the most successful sporting team, The All Blacks – and has worked with some of the world’s most exceptional organizations, from Tier One Special Forces to Formula One teams, Premiership Football managers to Olympic teams, Google to Spotify to Boeing. He asks: What do all great teams have in common? What is the Being of Team? How does change happen? How can you create a culture of initiative, innovation and adaptation? How have we got leadership upside down? How do leaders create leaders? How do they create common cause? How do you prepare for and perform under pressure?
"A leader is responsible for the result. Good or bad.”
Nick Kokonas is co-founder and co-owner of groundbreaking Alinea, Next, and The Aviary (and it’s speakeasy The Office) in Chicago. Alinea, which opened in 2005, has been on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list since 2007, rising as high as seventh and twice being the “Best Restaurant in North America.” It has held three Michelin stars since 2010, and in 2016 received James Beard’s “Outstanding Restaurant” award. In 2012, equally as avant-garde Next won the James Beard Award for “Best New Restaurant.”
Nick is also the founder of Tock, a ticketing system that helps restaurants operate more efficiently. A pioneer in the use of ticketing, Kokonas’ Tock has processed more than $205-million pre-paid restaurant tickets, in addition to seating more than 1 million people in nine countries and 37 cities around the world.
"No one is giving it away for free. It takes effort.”
A retired four-star general, Stan is the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). In June 2009, the President of the United States and the Secretary General of NATO appointed him to be the Commander of US Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF. His command included more than 150,000 troops from 45 allied countries. On August 1, 2010 he retired from the US Army.
Stan is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course on Leadership. In 2013, he published his memoir, My Share of the Task, which was a New York Times bestseller; and is an author of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2015. Stan also co-authored Leaders: Myth and Reality.
"I thought it was just behaviors, but that's too simplistic.”
Laura's entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. In 2015, she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career.
Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. She is the author of Mission-Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (2015) and her most recent book: Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life.
"The more you talk, the less you listen.”
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