188 episodes

David Novak lets you be a fly on the wall and learn from the best CEOs, founders & entrepreneurs in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they lead and get such incredible things done. Past guests include Tom Brady, Condoleezza Rice, Indra Nooyi, Jamie Dimon, Stanley Druckenmiller, Carol Tomé, Ginni Rometty, Ken Langone, Dude Perfect, Roger Goodell, and many others.
David, a former cofounder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he breaks down the key learnings so that by the end of each episode, you’ll have something simple you can apply as you develop into a better leader. That's what this show is all about!

How Leaders Lead with David Novak David Novak

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 489 Ratings

David Novak lets you be a fly on the wall and learn from the best CEOs, founders & entrepreneurs in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they lead and get such incredible things done. Past guests include Tom Brady, Condoleezza Rice, Indra Nooyi, Jamie Dimon, Stanley Druckenmiller, Carol Tomé, Ginni Rometty, Ken Langone, Dude Perfect, Roger Goodell, and many others.
David, a former cofounder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he breaks down the key learnings so that by the end of each episode, you’ll have something simple you can apply as you develop into a better leader. That's what this show is all about!

    3 More Questions (David Solomon) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    3 More Questions (David Solomon) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    Is leadership about what David Solomon says "taking people where they don't want to go"?

    When should you stay in your company and when is it time to go?

    What should leaders keep top of mind when they decide to adjust the company's strategy?

    ...
    BONUS RESOURCE: To gain confidence as a leader, you need a plan for tackling common leadership challenges. My new online course "Taking People With You" will give you practical ways you can resolve issues and keep your team moving forward toward your biggest goals. Get free access here — https://howleaderslead.com/courses/

    • 9 min
    David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs – Take the long view

    David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs – Take the long view

    Every leader feels a pressure to deliver. People want results, and they want them now.
    Because of that, it’s easy to get short-sighted. Sometimes, we don’t really give ourselves permission to think too far ahead. 
    But if you want success that’s sustainable, you’ve got to learn how to take a longer view of things. 
    That’s exactly what you’ll learn from today’s guest, David Solomon. He’s the CEO of Goldman Sachs, one of the most renowned companies in the financial industry.
    David faces a lot of short-term pressures. But those don’t keep him from looking down the road and taking a long-term approach.
    In this conversation, you’re gonna learn how it’s done – and why it’s crucial for any leader who wants to build trust and be a part of something that lasts.
    You’ll also learn:

    An economic outlook and summary that every leader needs to hear right now

    3 questions to evaluate your career path

    An important mindset shift you need to make if your company operates in multiple divisions

    Why it’s important to make time for your hobbies (you won’t believe David’s side hustle!)

    Two keys to success for any small business leader

    • 58 min
    3 More Questions (Nat Turner) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    3 More Questions (Nat Turner) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    Do you have any advice for leaders about how to select a business partner?

    How can leaders overcome the fear of getting started and just do it?

    Is there a time in your career where you’ve had "strong opinions loosely held" ... or maybe where you've done that poorly? (SPOILER ALERT: he's done it poorly at times and shares those incredible stories)


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    BONUS RESOURCE: To gain confidence as a leader, you need a plan for tackling common leadership challenges. My new online course "Taking People With You" will give you practical ways you can resolve issues and keep your team moving forward toward your biggest goals. Get free access here — https://howleaderslead.com/courses/

    • 13 min
    Nat Turner, CEO of Collectors – Just get started

    Nat Turner, CEO of Collectors – Just get started

    Today’s episode starts with 20 snakes getting loose in the Houston airport and it only gets better from there! 
    See what we mean when you listen to today’s episode with Nat Turner. He’s the CEO of Collectors, which helps collectors buy, sell, trade, and even authenticate their collections.
    Nat is one of those people who has entrepreneurship running through his veins. He has been building businesses since he was 12 years old.
    And at every point, he has this fearless ability to jump in the deep end and get started with the work, instead of waiting around for perfect timing or the perfect idea.
    It’s the kind of courage and hard work we can ALL learn a lot from and get inspired by. Listen and see what kind of incredible things can happen in your life when you just get started. 
    You’ll also learn:

    The #1 quality to look for in new hires if you want to boost execution

    The power of an outside perspective when it comes to innovation

    A practical (and old school!) way to be more observant during the day

    One question to ask at the end of every meeting when you’re in the discovery process

    The most dangerous thing once you’ve become successful – and how to avoid it

    • 57 min
    3 More Questions (Justin Thomas) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    3 More Questions (Justin Thomas) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On 3MQ, we continue the conversation that we started last week with our featured guest. On this episode, we're talking about our interview with Justin Thomas, pro golfer and defending PGA Championship winner, to learn even more about how great leaders manage their mindset.
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    BONUS RESOURCE: To gain confidence as a leader, you need a plan for tackling common leadership challenges. My new online course "Taking People With You" will give you practical ways you can resolve issues and keep your team moving forward toward your biggest goals. Get free access here — https://howleaderslead.com/courses/

    • 11 min
    Justin Thomas, pro golfer and defending PGA Championship winner – Manage your mindset

    Justin Thomas, pro golfer and defending PGA Championship winner – Manage your mindset

    The PGA Championship tees off today at Oak Hill East in Rochester!
    And if you were watching this event last year, then you got to see today’s guest, Justin Thomas, make an absolutely epic comeback. He came from seven strokes back to win in a playoff and notch his second win at a Major.
    He’s an extraordinary player who knows the importance of managing his own mindset out on the course. 
    That’s true for great golfers … and it’s just as true for great leaders.
    You’ve got to understand how much your mentality affects your performance and your team. If you’re not intentional about what’s going on inside your own head, it can cost you. 
    Whether you’re a golf fan or not, Justin has so many great insights that will help you manage your own mindset better.
    You’ll also learn:

    How to stay positive and yet learn from failures

    The mentality you need to play from behind – whether on the golf course or at work

    How to manage your nerves in pressure-packed situations

    Why a results-oriented approach to goal-setting can actually help you achieve more

    The powerful advice Justin got from Tom Brady that helped him snap out of a funk 

    A funny story that shows what it’s like to be Tiger Woods’ partner on the golf course

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
489 Ratings

489 Ratings

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Junior Bridgeman

So enjoyed this podcast. Excellent!

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Free life lessons

This podcast is full of life lessons and advice. I came across this podcast in search of finding some tournament wisdom from professional golfers for my son. After listening to Mr. Novak interview Jack Nicklaus, I was hooked. I have now listened to almost all of the interviews that span across a multitude of industries. The podcasts interview people in sports, banking, technology, start ups, artists, Fortune 500 companies, doctors, restauranteurs and many others. Each one is unique and gives the listener a chance to learn from the best of the best. It is a window into the minds and hearts of some of the most prominent leaders in the world. Life lessons about preparation, the importance of listening, empathy, purpose, communication, gratitude and giving back are themes that seem to run through all leaders regardless of their work. I have since introduced Mr. Novak's podcast to my college aged sons, in hopes that they will pick up on some of these lessons. Mr. Novak's interviews are so engaging you almost feel as if you are in the room with the interviewee. High school and university students could learn a ton from this podcast!

kenjisara ,

Pizza Bill

Truly the joy of my day listening to David’s upbeat, positive and insightful interviews of some of American’s best and brightest minds. Thanks David for what you do.

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