Let’s Be REAL is a podcast hosted by SAP's Andy Hughes and Denise Russo that focuses on leadership, innovation, and learning. We invite you to listen, be inspired, and gain valuable insight from leaders around the world, both inside and outside of SAP.
Doing What Matters Most with Steve Shallenberger and Rob Shallenberger
In a Father's Day edition of Let's Be REAL, Andy Hughes and Denise Russo speak with inspirational authors Steve Shallenberger and his son Rob Shallenberger. In May 2021, they wrote a fantastic book called Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, Prioritize Your Time. In this interesting discussion, Steve and Rob provide 3 key habits to incorporate into your life to live a life by design, not by default. It is strongly recommended to take the Becoming Your Best assessment before and after reading the book. For more information on their company, check out the Becoming Your Best Global Leadership website.
Jumping Over Hurdles with Clint Hurdle
Andy Hughes and Denise Russo speak with former MLB manager Clint Hurdle about the following topics:
-Why he chose baseball over football despite loving football
-His experience managing the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies
-Why he decided to retire from baseball in 2019
-Living up to the expectations as a first round draft pick as a player (including a great story about his experience as a cover boy of Sports Illustrated)
-How to coach someone who is struggling
-How to adjust to different cultures and management styles
-How to connect and build trust with different audiences
-The importance of being on both sides of a difficult conversation between a player and manager
-How to get noticed in an organization
-The importance of giving people our time and full attention
-The 2013 National League Wild Card Game
-What the job of a leader is
-His daily ritual to start the day
-"Life is not fair"
-"This is the only day we have control of."
Clint's 7th Annual Hot Stove event to benefit the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association is coming up on March 20th at the Key Royale Club on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Tickets and donations are available online at www.stove.givesmart.com. There is even a virtual ticket for those of you that can't attend or prefer to participate from home! This year will be extra special because his daughter Maddie is graduating high school and it would mean the world to the Hurdle family for you to celebrate this special milestone in their amazing daughter's life.
Make a difference today! You can subscribe to Clint's daily email list at www.clinthurdle.com.
Culture in Your Kingdom with Dan Cockerell
Andy Hughes and Denise Russo talk to Dan Cockerell, the former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. He also spent time as the as the VP of Epcot and Hollywood Studios. He is the son of the former Disney executive Lee Cockerell. After 26 years of an amazing career at Disney, he and his wife Valerie started their own consulting and speaking business. He is the host of the Come Rain or Shine leadership podcast and this past August, he also published a book called How’s the Culture in Your Kingdom?
In this episode, the following topics are discussed:
Resilience during COVID-19
Dan's path to becoming a VP of multiple theme parks at Disney
The importance of making a great first impression in your first job at a company
Learning and versatility can give you advantages later on
Leading yourself before leading others
Networking and building authentic relationships
"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it"
Dan Cockerell's website: https://dancockerell.com/
How's the Culture in Your Kingdom? Book: https://www.culture-kingdom.com/sales-page36902669
Cockerell Consulting: https://cockerellconsulting.com/
Authentic Leadership with Andreas Heckmann
Andy Hughes and Denise Russo welcome Andreas Heckmann, EVP & head of the Customer Solution Support and Innovation organization within SAP Product Engineering, to discuss leadership, working from home and more.
Innovation and Creativity with Duncan Wardle (Former Disney Head of Innovation & Creativity)
On this episode of Let's Be REAL, Andy talks to Duncan Wardle, the former Head of Innovation & Creativity at the Walt Disney Company. Wardle is now an Innovation Keynote Speaker and Creativity Consultant who helps companies think differently. In his 25+ years at Disney, he helped introduce massive projects such as Disney's famous Magic Band. He even convinced NASA to send his son's Buzz Lightyear doll to space! Wardle has also been featured in multiple TED Talks regarding creativity and innovation. Be sure to grab a pen and paper before listening to this episode as Wardle goes through multiple exercises to help you showcase your creativity.
The 100X Leader: Jeremie Kubicek
Jeremie Kubicek, the CEO of Giant TV and Co-Founder of Giant, talks to us about leadership as well as his best-selling book, The 100X Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following. His book made the 2019 Amazon Top 10 among leadership books and can be found at https://www.100xleader.com/
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