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Optimism and Leadership | It's Morning Again

When President Reagan took office on January 20, 1981, the nation was suffering from the longest and most sustained period of inflation in national history. Gas lines. High unemployment. High interest rates. The prime rate reached 21%. People had 18% seconds on their homes.

Profit is Merely a Result - Leadership and Value Creation

Episode 022 of my leadership podcast is part two, of a two-part conversation I had with the founder and former CEO of Million Dollar Baby Company - Daniel Fong. 

Visionary Leadership | Founder of Million Dollar Baby, Daniel Fong

Episode 021 of my leadership podcast is part one, of a two-part series conversation I had with the founder and former CEO of Million Dollar Baby Company - Daniel Fong.

Leadership Lessons Learned Deep in a Doughnut Hole

In episode 020 of my leadership podcast, is a great conversation with Richard Reinis, a partner at Thompson & Coburn LLP, who also found himself selling doughnuts and scaling quickly. In addition to practicing law, Rich is also the owner of Great Circle Family Foods, a major Krispy Kreme franchisee.  

Are You Investing in Others Around You?

Not that I’m biased as a graduate of  UCLA, but we all have something to learn from the best coach, from the best university in the entire United States of America - John Wooden. If you walk into the Wooden Center at UCLA, you will see, 20-feet tall, all in gold, painted on the wall the Wooden Pyramid. 

3 Ways Legacy Leaders Can Grow Through Tough Times

In episode 018 of my leadership podcast, Garage to Goliath, my guest was Michelle Manire, founder, President, and CEO of Coast to Coast Conferences and Events. Michelle is the sole owner of Coast to Coast and has built a team at Coast to Coast with a steadfast commitment to excellence which in turn has made Coast to Coast an award-winning, premier conference and event planning company.

Visionary Leadership | Creating a Culture That Is Bigger Than You

What is the reality?

75% of careers are derailed because of lack of emotional competency. Notice, I didn’t say position in company, lack of institutional knowledge, or lack of technical skills. 

5 Gifts Legacy Leaders Give to Create Value

Mike Barbata is a legacy leader all of my listeners can learn from and be inspired by. Mike is the CEO of Jet Delivery and a garage to Goliath story in his own right. Mike started in the garage bay at Jet Delivery and worked his way to the Goliath position of the owner and CEO of the company.

I’m fortunate to tell this story of an unsung hero of business leadership and caring for and contributing to community.

A Legacy Leader Needs a Strong Kitchen Cabinet

As leaders, we are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with and not just during the good times. It’s easy to think we have good people around us when sailing is smooth. We need to be extra judicious with the type of people we place in our kitchen cabinet and prioritize building healthy relationships with leaders of integrity, optimism, and humility.

Personal Wealth & Empowering Leadership with Ivan Nikolov

I was fortunate enough to have an in depth conversation about personal wealth, personal freedom, empowering leadership, and how to relentlessly pursue the next best version of yourself as a leader with Ivan Nikolov.