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What do most Fortune 500 executives have in common? They learned important lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports teams. This is true for both men and women. Ernst & Young found that a whopping 94% of women holding a C-suite position, played sports.

Join 11-time New York Times Best-Selling Author Don Yaeger on his journey to sit with some of the brightest executives in the world as we discuss how sports shaped their professional trajectory in life.

Corporate Competitor Podcast Don Yaeger

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 90 Ratings

What do most Fortune 500 executives have in common? They learned important lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports teams. This is true for both men and women. Ernst & Young found that a whopping 94% of women holding a C-suite position, played sports.

Join 11-time New York Times Best-Selling Author Don Yaeger on his journey to sit with some of the brightest executives in the world as we discuss how sports shaped their professional trajectory in life.

    Growing Leaders CEO Tim Elmore asks: Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?

    Growing Leaders CEO Tim Elmore asks: Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?

    Ep. 79: Track shaped this author of 37 books. Tim Elmore has helped sports powerhouses like Ohio State and LSU, and corporate juggernauts like Home Depot and Chick-fil-A, improve team performance by visualizing excellence while learning to embrace ideas that may seem contradictory at first but can lead to great insight.
    You will learn:
    What Martin Luther King, Jr. teaches us about leading with absence as well as presence. How uncommonly effective leaders leverage both their strengths and blind spots. Why emotional intelligence (EQ) impacts our professional success more than intelligence (IQ). The key difference between a “guard dog” and a “guide dog” as a habitude for developing bold and creative teams. Visit  https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-79/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 46 min
    America’s Life Coach Valorie Burton asks: Are others better having crossed paths with you?

    America’s Life Coach Valorie Burton asks: Are others better having crossed paths with you?

    Ep. 78: Valorie has been featured on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, and now she is joining four other distinguished writers and motivational speakers as part of John C. Maxwell's League of Extraordinary Leaders. She grew up participating in track and gymnastics until she reached high school, at which point she discovered two life-changing activities: cheerleading and leadership! An only child and daughter of a career military man, Burton took naturally to leadership on the first real “team” she ever joined. Although she recalls being a bit too “Patton-like” as a young leader, she took away lessons that served her well as the author of 13 books and founder of Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP), headquartered in Atlanta.
    Lessons include: The 3:1 principle of good to bad news and the ratio is critical to building strong teams, and how to begin meetings with a "win or a grin" moment.
    Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-78/ for today’s FREE DOWNLOAD!
    +Connect with Valorie: ValorieBurton.com and CaPPInstitute.com,

    • 40 min
    Former SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby says: In difficult moments seek dialogue, not monologue.

    Former SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby says: In difficult moments seek dialogue, not monologue.

    Ep. 77: Albion College baseball shaped this business icon. When Joel Manby took over as CEO of SeaWorld, the company was smack in the middle of national controversy following the 2013 release of the documentary Blackfish. Learn how he led with love and came to an agreement with the Humane Society through dialogue, not monologue, in this episode. You will learn:
    How guarding future Hall of Famer Magic Johnson taught Joel how to focus on his strengths. The difference between DO goals and BE goals — and why the latter matters. How his “Undercover Boss” episode changed his leadership philosophy forever. Dolly Parton’s lesson in getting honest feedback. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-77/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 44 min
    2021 Behind the Scenes with host Don Yaeger and producer Savannah Gallagher

    2021 Behind the Scenes with host Don Yaeger and producer Savannah Gallagher

    Ep. 76: In the spirit of year-end reflection, Don Yaeger uses the last episode of 2021 as a chance to invite podcast producer Savannah Gallagher on the show for a fun behind-the-scenes look recording the first 75 episodes of Corporate Competitor Podcast.
    Visit http://podcast-subscribe.donyaeger.com/ for a free gift when you subscribe!
    Their energetic conversation includes:
    The emotional connection made with longtime Sony Pictures TV Chairman Steve Mosko Previewing a project with National Champion Baylor Basketball Coach Scott Drew. Revealing a NEW partnership with John C. Maxwell as Don joins his ‘League of Extraordinary Leaders.’ Three questions you should ask yourself before 2022. One technique to apply to get the most out of the personal growth you have already accomplished.

    • 20 min
    Personal Development Guru Becky Bursell says: Sign your name at the end of everyday.

    Personal Development Guru Becky Bursell says: Sign your name at the end of everyday.

    Ep. 75: John Maxwell Company’s Executive Vice President offers her success secrets for executives looking for ways to unleash their team’s motivations and make the best use of their time. “People don't lack a hope and a dream, they lack a leader and a plan.”
    You will learn:
    How to motivate your team by listening to their dreams and hopes. Motivating yourself (and your team) by replacing perfection with purpose. Devoting more precious time and energy to things you're good at.  How taking a moment to reflect on, and bring closure to, every day helps you prioritize. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-75/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 35 min
    Kingdom Business Leaders’ Steve Dulin says: Make practice hard so the games feel easy.

    Kingdom Business Leaders’ Steve Dulin says: Make practice hard so the games feel easy.

    Ep. 74: Texas High School Football shaped Steve Dulin. In his 20 years running Milestone Construction, the company never missed a deadline and never came in over budget… for 20 years. Learn how in this episode!
    You will learn:
    (6:30) Why every company needs to find “down-field” blockers.
    (9:15) How to remain calm under pressure.
    (13:00) How to lose graciously.
    (22:00) The importance of “calling” in choosing a line of work.
    (28:00) The three basic traits of well-run teams.
    (29:30) The definition of company culture.
    (30:30) The importance of great processes.
    Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-74/ for a free gift!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Savvy H ,

Such great insights!

This podcast has been in my weekly rotation for almost a year and I cannot say enough great things about it. The guests are impressive and the interviews are packed with great lessons.

Brian.C.S. ,

Excellent Pod

Highly recommend a listen if you are looking for insight to becoming a more successful version of yourself. Whether you’re interested in famous athletes or top executives in business, this podcast offers important lessons and experiences to draw from. Don does a great job uncovering the experiences and values in sports that have impacted successful people.

Bananalord ,

Corporate Competitor is the best!

I look forward to hearing Don talk with awesome new guests every week and learning industry secrets to success from some of the biggest names in the corporate world! I love hearing personal stories of executives recalling critical moments playing sports that helped to define their leadership strategies

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