David Novak hosts real leadership conversations with the best in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they get such incredibly good things done and how they are making a difference in their communities. David, a former co-founder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he brings those leadership learnings to you in How Leaders Lead with David Novak.
Leading with Principle - NBCUniversal Chairman, Steve Burke
Steve Burke, Chairman of NBCUniversal for the last nine years, landed his dream job. Ignoring his family and mentors’ advice, he followed his intuition to NBCUniversal after working next door to his father’s old office at Capital Cities/ABC. Listen as David and Steve discuss running Euro Disney, what he’s learned from Warren Buffett, and teaching people to think like owners instead of renters.
Leading with Purpose - 822 Group Founder & CEO, Mory Fontanez
Founder and CEO of 822 Group, Mory Fontanez is a purpose coach whose mission is to cultivate mindful, EQ-driven leadership in a capitalistic culture. She guides other leaders and CEOs to identify and then employ their intuition, helping them establish authentic values and an actionable mission for their organizations. Listen as David and Mory discuss the everchanging consumer zeitgeist, harnessing chaos, and the role that love can play in corporate America.
Leading with Guts - PwC US Chair & Senior Partner, Tim Ryan
After more than thirty years with PwC, Tim Ryan was elected Chair and Senior Partner by his peers in the spring of 2016 for his aggressive growth plan and long history with the company. But when a racially charged shooting took place that summer, listening to his employees’ rousing response motivated Tim to drastically shift his plans. Against the advice of many, Tim immediately pivoted his focus to address racial injustice both at PwC and in society at large. Listen as David and Tim discuss his toughest client experience, the Oscars mixup, and why he wrote a letter to his partners in 2040.
Part 2: Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO
In part two of this interview, Jamie Dimon talks with David about growing up in Queens, the Bear Stearns acquisition, the future of the American dream and what prioritization looks like when you’re leading the world’s largest financial institution.
Mid-Season Summary From David
As we reach our midway point of this first season, I want to take a time out and just thank you for the overwhelming positive support you've given to the podcast. The reception we've felt from you has been nothing less than sensational. Your words have been encouraging in both reviews & how you've spread the news through social media. You really give me a sense that we're doing something right :) So, thank you.
Part 1: Leading with Real - Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO
Jamie Dimon has served as the Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, the largest of the big four American banks, since 2005. Born into a family of stock brokers, Jamie has led through the 2008 financial crisis, a massive emergency heart surgery, and now a global health pandemic — What’s his secret to success? Anticipating every possible outcome, reading constantly and continuing to learn from those around him. Listen as David and Jamie discuss the global economy, battling cancer, and the future of America.
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If you’re leading others and are hungry for self growth, this is one of the podcasts you need to keep up with.
David gets the most out of his interviews, and really leaves the listener with countless gems of information. His guest list is world-class and his questions are thought provoking and informative. 5/5, OGO
First hand — O Great (Humble) One
Having worked in David’s group years ago at TL/BBDO on the Frito-Lay business, I attest to the guidance of David to all he pulls together here for us to learn from. Jamie speaks of humility of leaders to be a coach, setting stages for others to have permission to do great work. Exactly what David did everyday! Best leader I ever had privilege to follow... so all he organizes here, and the encouragement he weaves into his insights and comments with Jamie, the questions he asks —- a lesson itself in how to learn from others in our conversations! David orchestrating interviews with great leaders with purposeful thought to inspire our best.... what a great platform to share with our teams. Great because it’s 100% authentic, 100% generous. 100% inspiration.