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.
Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson on Leading with Joy
Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, has brought the power of vulnerability to his role. After succeeding Starbucks’ founder and CEO Howard Schultz in 2017, Johnson believes strongly in preserving the legacy of the brand while embracing the innovation necessary to push the company into the future. Listen as David and Kevin discuss distributed leadership, people over profit, and how he learned transcendental meditation through Ringo Starr.
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In each episode, David Novak interviews some of the biggest names, in business, sports and life – and you’re gonna love learning how these leaders think… what’s important to them… and how they inspire those around them. How they lead.
Leading with Calm - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia President & CEO, Madeline Bell
Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has redefined her title during the global pandemic from CEO to CRO, or “Chief Reassurance Officer”. From bedside to the boardroom, Madeline started her career right out of college as a nurse at the very same organization she now runs. Listen as David and Madeline discuss the progress of the COVID-19 vaccine, believing in yourself first and how to “keep calm, and carry on” amidst a global crisis.
Leading with Zeal - Weezie Towels Co-Founder & CEO, Lindsey Johnson
Lindsey Johnson and her co-founder Liz Eicholz were close friends before starting their groundbreaking luxury “bathleisure” brand, Weezie. With a background in finance, Johnson was a natural fit for CEO while her partner excels in creative direction and brand building. Listen as Lindsey and David discuss first-time foundership, what sets Weezie products apart, and how to carve out your own unique success story.
Leading with Belief - John Calipari, University of Kentucky Head Basketball Coach
Head coach of the University of Kentucky NCAA men’s basketball team, John Calipari’s approach to leadership (and coaching) is direct and fearless. Affectionately known as “Coach Cap,” he has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. Listen as David and John discuss communication and trust, eating KFC with Warren Buffet, and how to build a successful team year after year.
Leading with Preparation - Jack Nicklaus, Golfer, Businessman & Philanthropist
Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed the Golden Bear, has dominated the game of golf. Known around the world as one of the best players of all time, Nicklaus won 117 professional tournaments over his 44-year career. Listen as David and Jack talk about the important lessons he learned from his father, the great advice he gave Rory McIlroy, the importance of family and many other incredible stories of leaders he admires including previous presidents and other successful athletes.
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I am so thrilled to have found this podcast, it challenges me to reconsider my ideas and inspires me to be my best. Thank you David, it is great to learn from you and your guests.