55 episodes

Welcome to Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, where we seek to uncover what leadership means in today’s world. Hosted by Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie, we’ll be talking to diverse leaders across various industries to help unlock your potential for success. We’ll be sharing real-life insights into leadership—which in turn can help spark the next level of your growth as a leader.

Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast Dale Carnegie

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 107 Ratings

Welcome to Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, where we seek to uncover what leadership means in today’s world. Hosted by Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie, we’ll be talking to diverse leaders across various industries to help unlock your potential for success. We’ll be sharing real-life insights into leadership—which in turn can help spark the next level of your growth as a leader.

    The Power of Learning: A Lifelong Journey with Aarash Darroodi

    The Power of Learning: A Lifelong Journey with Aarash Darroodi

    Aarash Darroodi is General Counsel, Executive Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, one of the world’s global leaders in manufacturing instruments and amplifiers.
    He grew up in Iran with his grandparents and was able to move to his parents in the USA at the age of 7. His background and experience with immigration to the US shaped who he is today. With a background spanning over 19 countries, he connects cultures across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and beyond. His endeavors resulted in Fender's largest acquisition of PreSonus Audio Electronics. Darroodi attributes his success to several factors, including taking a Dale Carnegie course while he was a teenager.

    Aarash offers key pieces of advice that are core to his success and ingrained in his philosophy of life.
    -Become a Storyteller
    -Navigate Cross-Cultural Teams
    -Execute Innovative Leadership Strategies
    -Grow Through Networking
    -Make Strategic Decisions
    -Apply Adaptive Learning Techniques
    -Be Resilient in Adversity
    -Make Strategic Decisions

    • 47 min
    Culture of Belonging and Empathy with Britta Wilson

    Culture of Belonging and Empathy with Britta Wilson

    Britta Wilson most recently served as the Vice President of Inclusion & Outreach at Pixar Animation, where she led initiatives to discover, nurture and empower diverse voices. Her primary focus is on cultivating resonant content, fostering a culture of belonging, and promoting compassionate community service.
    Britta's life journey also involved prioritizing her family and pursuing a Ph.D. in Education, specializing in organizational leadership. She consistently sought opportunities to make an impact and learn, even if it meant taking on roles with less prestigious titles. Setbacks were seen as learning moments, never reasons to wallow.
    Join us in this captivating podcast episode as we delve into Britta Wilson's inspiring journey and her dedication to creating a positive impact through storytelling and inclusive leadership.

    • 38 min
    Overcoming Doubt and Pursuing Passion with Redfoo and Piers Ridyard

    Overcoming Doubt and Pursuing Passion with Redfoo and Piers Ridyard

    Redfoo, born Stefan Kendal Gordy, is a multi-platinum selling singer and two times Grammy nominee, songwriter, producer, and Web3 coder. Despite facing hurdles and criticism, Redfoo pursued his passion for music and achieved success. He is best known for his hit single "Party Rock Anthem" in 2011 and his performance for Super Bowl Half Time Show in 2012. However, he has recently shifted his focus towards coding, considering it the ultimate creativity that combines math, science, engineering, and language.

    Growing up, Redfoo harbored aspirations of becoming a professional basketball player, only to have his dreams dashed when his mother asserted that his height would prevent him from making it. Undeterred, he turned his attention to music, immersing himself in rap and showcasing his talent with a Casio keyboard. Despite facing further skepticism from his father, the influential music industry figure Barry Gordy, who doubted his vocal abilities, Redfoo defied the odds and achieved remarkable success as a multi-platinum rapper. These experiences taught him the importance of pursuing personal dreams and not allowing external opinions to sway his path.

    Piers Ridyard is CEO of Radix, a Web3 and DeFi company. He collaborates with Redfoo to create accessible and user-friendly digital platforms. They both share a common goal of making Web3 and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) easily approachable for everyone. They collaborated to develop #Scrypto, a programming language that simplifies the process of building on Web3 and DeFi, enabling individuals to create projects in a short time frame.

    • 50 min
    From Engineering to Empathy: A Leadership Journey with Merrie Williamson

    From Engineering to Empathy: A Leadership Journey with Merrie Williamson

    Meet Merrie Williamson, an accomplished leader with a diverse background. With 20 years of experience leading engineering teams at Intel and currently serving as the Corporate Vice President of Azure Infra at Microsoft, Merrie's career trajectory has been remarkable. In this episode, Merrie shares her personal journey of discovery and the pivotal moment that led her to embrace empathy and transition into her current leadership role as CVP of Azure Infrastructure and Digital & App Innovation at Microsoft.
    Merrie’s journey also touches on her personal experiences, including her adoption and subsequent exploration of her identity during her time as a student at the University of Michigan. She emphasizes the role of support networks, such as employee resource groups (ERGs) and peer mentoring, in fostering personal and professional growth.
    Join us on this episode as Merrie Williamson's inspiring story unfolds, offering valuable insights for leaders and professionals in the business world.

    • 45 min
    Leveraging the Strengths of Each Individual to Achieve Success with Ron Carter

    Leveraging the Strengths of Each Individual to Achieve Success with Ron Carter

    Meet Ron Carter, a veteran of the technology industry and the inventor of the first video doorbell—now known as Ring. He is revolutionizing the industry with his latest first-generation technology that addresses security in the e-commerce sector using mobile applications for improved security, access, and logistics. Despite facing multiple setbacks, including losing everything and battling cancer, he never gave up and continued to pursue his dream.

    Join us and get inspired to take command of your ideas, leverage individual strengths, and build highly effective teams.

    • 36 min
    Building Your Own Castle with Silvina Moschini

    Building Your Own Castle with Silvina Moschini

    Silvina Moschini is an Argentinian entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the founder, president & chairwoman of Unicoin, a next-generation cryptocurrency designed to be stable and profitable because it’s backed by a portfolio of equity stakes in the companies part of Unicorn Hunters, is a new groundbreaking investment platform that will spotlight emerging growth companies looking to hit the coveted $1B “unicorn” valuation mark while rallying individual investors worldwide to help fund these breakout ventures.

    She is highly respected in the fields of technology and the digital transformation of the workplace. In 2020, she became the first Latin American woman to lead a company to unicorn status, with an evaluation of more than $1.6 billion through a Global Private Offering.

    Silvina’s restless entrepreneurial energy keeps her continuously innovating. She aims to transform the way people invest and transact. Her belief is that alternative forms of currency are needed to address the current instability of traditional currency markets. She’s already sold more than $315 million worth of Unicoin in less than a year.

    Her leadership style is grounded in several fundamental concepts: inspire others, bring out the best in everybody, and work together toward a goal. She admits that she picked up some of these principles from reading How to Win Friends and Influence People early in her career,

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

convo connoisseur ,

Dose of leadership and uplifting encouragement

Love listening to the conversations on this podcast. Inspirational and relatable stories from some very prestigious guests as well as new names. Enjoy the reminders of the Dale Carnegie principles (should be required reading helping the world to be kinder) timeless and priceless.

AdamLeadership ,

Great conversation

I recently guested on this podcast and really enjoyed the conversation. We covered a number of topics pertinent to all kinds of leaders and did so in a fun and casual way. Keep up the great work!

InspectorTwelve ,

Puff?

Anyone alive before 1985 could tell you Kevin Harrington did not create the infomercial. So, what else could I trust from this podcast? Also, buy a microphone.

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