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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
    • 4.9 • 130 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.

    Ryan Leak asks: Do you know what it is like to be on the other side of you?

    Ryan Leak asks: Do you know what it is like to be on the other side of you?

    Ep. 122: People admire perfection from a distance, but they can’t relate to it. Most leaders believe that sharing their failures, shortcomings, and faults will make them less followable, and less respected. But author and motivational speaker Ryan Leak believes the opposite is true. Connection, not perfection, is the goal.
    Our BONUS RESOURCE for this episode is “How to Start Meaningful Conversations” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and reflection questions so you can create powerful, positive change in your organization. Click here to download the bonus resource.
    And if you are interested in Ryan’s new book, Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Development, order here.
    Special thanks to Haley Rose and Brett Rutherford for making this episode possible.

    • 43 min
    NFL Chief Revenue Officer Renie Anderson teaches you how to put your pride to the side.

    NFL Chief Revenue Officer Renie Anderson teaches you how to put your pride to the side.

    Ep. 121: The NFL’s top female executive was a competitive gymnast who grew up on a farm in Western Kentucky. Renie oversees the League’s sponsorships, new business, and media sales for their NFL Network. You have probably seen NFL players using Microsoft Surface tablets on the sideline—that is a visual example of one of Renie’s many roles on display. 
    Download our BONUS RESOURCE for this episode which includes fill-in-the-blank notes for you to complete throughout Renie’s teaching.
    You will learn how to treat your career as a series of stages, each one of which calls for re-evaluating what you’re willing to sacrifice at that time in your life. Plus, you will learn what “fake it ‘till you make it” really means!
    Special thanks to Julia Monkarsh and Haley Rose for making this episode possible.

    • 32 min
    Florida Power & Light Executive Pam Rauch: Lessons learned leading through Hurricane Ian

    Florida Power & Light Executive Pam Rauch: Lessons learned leading through Hurricane Ian

    Ep. 120: UNC Tennis and being classmates with Michael Jordan shaped Pam, who leads in the third largest electric utility company in the United States. She learned about preparedness not on the frontline of storm recovery but on the backline of countless tennis courts, where her father coached her to see how sports could teach you important lessons.
    Our BONUS resource for this episode is “How to lead through disaster” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and reflection questions so you can create powerful, positive change in your organization. Click here to download the bonus resource.
    Special thanks to Samantha Clark and Francisco Nunez for making this episode possible.

    • 43 min
    Make-A-Wish CEO Richard Davis says: Set a direction not a goal.

    Make-A-Wish CEO Richard Davis says: Set a direction not a goal.

    Ep. 119: Former U.S. Bank CEO who currently serves on the board of Mastercard, Mayo Clinic, Dow Chemical, and Wells Fargo says sports taught him that win or lose, you tend to have more fun when you are in the game. So, instead of setting a goal to play a certain position, he always did whatever he could to be a utility player, in sports and business.
    "I've always believed that putting your hand up to do something demonstrates curiosity," he said. "And then, if you do it well, it demonstrates competency." As Richard made himself more valuable, the job titles also fell into place. All aspiring business leaders would do well to take to heart Davis' mantra to "set a direction, never a goal."
    Our FREE BONUS RESOURCE for this episode includes fill-in-the-blank notes and reflection questions so you can create powerful, positive change in your organization. Click here to download the bonus resource.
    Special thanks to Lauren Hafner and Brett Rutherford for making this episode possible.

    • 41 min
    Warrick Dunn, NFL Running Back and Florida State legend, says: Use adversity as fuel.

    Warrick Dunn, NFL Running Back and Florida State legend, says: Use adversity as fuel.

    Ep. 118: REWIND EPISODE: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his charity, Homes for the Holidays, we are throwing it back to one of the first episodes we recorded. Warrick Dunn has now given homes to more than 200 single parents, and Don began sharing Warrick’s story to audiences all around the world as part of his keynote speech that teaches the 10 Elements of Well-Told Story. Don takes each audience member through a journey from their scribbled-down ideas to a place where they can tell their story in a way that provides lasting impact and deeper relationships.
    +If you have a company event coming up and are interested in one of Don’s in-person or virtual speeches, click here to connect with our team.
    +Our BONUS RESOURCE for this episode is “How to Use Adversity as Fuel” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and reflection questions to complete while you listen.
    Special thanks to Francisco Nunez and Brett Rutherford for making this episode possible.

    • 40 min
    Deloitte & Touche LLP CEO Lara Abrash asks: Are you a leader or a manager?

    Deloitte & Touche LLP CEO Lara Abrash asks: Are you a leader or a manager?

    Ep. 117: One of 2022's "Most Powerful Women in Accounting" plays first base on the competitive women's softball team she manages. "I have a saying," Lara Abrash shares, "Work hard. Play harder.”
    Our BONUS RESOURCE for this episode is “Are you a leader or a manager?” which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and reflection questions to complete while you listen.
    Click here to download: https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-117/
    You will learn:
    5:00 How to improve your communication skills. 15:00 How to be a better listener. 24:00 Why failing is a necessity. 32:00 Why goals need to be said out loud. Special thanks to Haley Rose and Lauren Hafner for making this episode possible.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

MKFL31 ,

Leadership Nuggets for Leaders

I highly recommend you put this podcast on your weekly schedule if you want to grow as a leader. I have been sharing with our Leadership Team at BrightView Landscape, who all compete every day to grow their markets in a highly competitive industry. Also, as a Board President for a non-profit called Victory Ahead that focuses on strengthening the spiritual leadership capacity of coaches, athletes, and young professionals these episodes are gold! Thank you Don Yaeger for all these amazing shows and life lessons!

Haley0919 ,

Great Podcast

This podcast has great guests and Don is always asking the best questions. I have learned so much about leadership through this podcast and the impact that sports has one these leaders. I definitely would recommend this podcast as it is one of my favorites!

Thanks887766 ,

I learn something from each podcast

Don is a great interviewer - always engaged, asks great questions, and makes the guests feel comfortable. He is genuine, empathetic, interesting, and very knowledgeable. I love this podcast and learn something each time I listen.

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