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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 • 85 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.

    Best-selling author John Bacon says: Be patient with results, not behavior.

    Best-selling author John Bacon says: Be patient with results, not behavior.

    Ep. 72: Former hockey coach John Bacon offers lessons he learned turning the nation’s worst high school hockey team into one of its most celebrated.  Subscribe here https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-72/ for a free gift and today’s show notes! You will learn:
    5:00 Why a star system demotivates the entire team. 11:00 The best way to make your team “special.” 12:00 How to be patient with results, but not behavior. 14:30 Mentors are far more important than pay for your first job. 18:00 How to put values over victories 22:00 How to measure statistics in business. 23:30 Why silos are death for team spirit. 24:45 How to break down the sales vs. service silo. 30:00 How to increase discretionary energy. 35:00 How to handle credit given to you and your team. 38:00 The heartwarming story of John’s player Scooter

    • 48 min
    Movement Mortgage CEO and Super Bowl Champion Casey Crawford says: Make yourself needed

    Movement Mortgage CEO and Super Bowl Champion Casey Crawford says: Make yourself needed

    Ep. 71: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shaped Casey Crawford. Movement Mortgage’s growing team of 4,000 have serviced about one out of every 45 home purchases in the U.S. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Casey used profits from its banking business to fund the opening of two tuition-free Title 1 schools serving the underserved and marginalized communities in which Movement operates. 
    You will learn:
    What it means to make “love” a core value of your company. Why a paycheck will never be enough to satisfy your best people. How to balance love and a competitive spirit in the marketplace. How to maximize your value as a leader of your organization. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-71/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 45 min
    Alteryx CEO Mark Anderson asks: Do you know how your teammates define success?

    Alteryx CEO Mark Anderson asks: Do you know how your teammates define success?

    Ep. 70: Hockey shaped this Toronto-raised CEO! Mark’s career has taken him from Cisco Systems to Palo Alto Networks and numerous other places before he took the reins at Alteryx, where he has come to view his leadership as something like a curator in chief, one who is responsible for the development journey of each member of his team.
    This journey begins with understanding their goals, which in turn reflect their ideas of “what success looks like.” Mark appreciates ambition and hunger in others and seeks to provide pathways for their success. He used to invite his old bosses - including Cisco’s legendary leader John Chambers - along on sales calls so he could learn from them and sound them out on his future career plans.
    Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-70/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 36 min
    Amicus Therapeutics CEO John Crowley teaches how to be purpose-driven

    Amicus Therapeutics CEO John Crowley teaches how to be purpose-driven

    Ep. 69: John Crowley’s life story was made into a major motion picture called Extraordinary Measures, starring Brandon Fraser and Harrison Ford. This podcast offers its own life and business lessons straight from John himself, including the business he created to save his own children’s lives that grew into a global biomedical giant. You will learn:
    (19:00) How to recruit “passionate entrepreneurs.”
    (20:00) How to lead empathetically.
    (43:00) Three steps you need to take to turn big dreams into reality.
    (44:00) Why spreadsheets should be set aside on day one of corporate retreats.
    Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-69/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 48 min
    Pro-football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton says: Don’t sit back and accept your fate.

    Pro-football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton says: Don’t sit back and accept your fate.

    Ep. 68: Minnesota Vikings football shaped this business icon. Fran Tarkenton played professional football for 18 years! He reinvented the position of quarterback by honing the craft of scrambling with the ball rather than allowing himself to be sacked by opposing defenders. Today, the 81-year-old CEO, who has founded more than 20 businesses, hasn’t slowed down one bit. You will learn:
    The business lesson he learned playing at Georgia. Why he values curiosity above all other leadership qualities. The surprising football failure that continues to fuel his drive for business success. Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-68/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 41 min
    Saxum CEO Renzi Stone says 1,000 small conversations beat one big one every time.

    Saxum CEO Renzi Stone says 1,000 small conversations beat one big one every time.

    Ep. 67: Oklahoma basketball shaped this leader. Renzi is the Founder and CEO of Saxum and is nationally recognized for his political intelligence and public relations insight. He serves as a member of the governing board of the University of Oklahoma and on the global board of directors for YPO.
    In this conversation you will learn:
    [9:30] What leadership is NOT.
    [16:30] How to train yourself to overcome adversity.
    [28:00] How to create value for your team.
    [32:30] How to balance support and challenge.
    Visit https://donyaeger.com/corporate-competitor-podcast/episode-67/ for a free gift and today’s show notes!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

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

Ultimate Guide to Partnering ,

He distilled lessons from the great ones!

So excited to listen to Don’s podcast! I have trusted Don to deliver nuggets of greatness in the arenas of sports and business. He has done an amazing job with this podcast. High quality production and I highly recommend this podcast to any organization looking to up its game!

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