88 – Mike Henry Sr. – VP Operations, SageNet and Chief Instigator, Lead Change Group

Mike Henry SeniorMike Henry Sr. is Vice President of Operations for SageNet, a network technology service provider based on Tulsa, OK.

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He is also the founder and Chief Instigator of the Lead Change Group, a global community of leadership development professionals dedicated to instigating a leadership revolution by applying character-based leadership to make a positive difference.

Mike helps leaders at all levels gain perspective and accept responsibility, both for themselves and for the impact they can make in an organization or a community.  He speaks, consults and coaches individuals and groups to lead through relationships regardless of their position or power in an organization.  Mike loves to mobilize and energize leaders to lead from who they are – to develop and appreciate their character as the source and foundation for their leadership.

And Mike enjoys connecting people through social media or face to face.  Take a minute and connect:

Website: http://leadchangegroup.com/members/mike | Twitter: @mikehenrysr

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/mikehenrysr

87 – Lionel Nowell III: Author of “You Are Better Than Your Best”, Board Member

Lionel NowellLionel Nowell serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of America Corporation where he is on the Audit and Governance committees, American Electric Power Company where he is a member of the Audit (Chairman), Governance, Executive, Finance, and Policy committees, and Reynolds American Inc. where he is a member of the Audit committee. Additionally, Mr. Nowell resides on the Dean’s Advisory Board at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Ohio Society of CPAs.

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Mr. Nowell retired in May 2009 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of PepsiCo, a position he assumed in August 2001. In this role, Mr. Nowell was responsible for Better than bestPepsiCo’s worldwide corporate treasury function, including debt and investment activities, capital markets strategies, foreign exchange, insurance and pensions.

Previously Mr. Nowell was Chief Financial Officer for The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), a position he assumed in 2000. Before PBG, he was PepsiCo’s Controller. Mr. Nowell joined PepsiCo from RJR Nabisco, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. At RJR Nabisco he played an active role in developing successful strategies to dramatically build shareholder value, including the sale of the company’s international business unit, and spin off of its snack food business.

From 1991 to 1998 Mr. Nowell held a variety of senior financial roles at the Pillsbury division of Diageo PLC, including Chief Financial Officer of its Pillsbury North America, Pillsbury Foodservice, and Haagen-Dazs divisions. He also served as Vice President and Controller of the Pillsbury Company, and Vice President of Internal Audit.  Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Nowell spent eight years as a finance executive at Pizza Hut, which at the time was a division of PepsiCo.

Mr. Nowell is author of the self-help book entitled “You Are Better Than Your Best”. He was selected in 2010 as one of the top 100 diverse board candidates, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

86 – Josh Isaak: Founder & CEO of MySky; Student of The Foundation

Josh IssakJosh Isaak is the consummate entrepreneur who understands that common sense, authentic leadership is at the core of any successful business.

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Josh started his first business while he was going to university, offering residential house painting services to homeowners in Langley, British Columbia. He grew that business to 17 employees before deciding to drop out of the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program at his school.

Since then he’s tried out other business sectors such as recruiting, outdoor living and even had a few failed startup attempts. At 26, he decided to approach the online software world and has started up two SaaS businesses. He currently is the Co-Founder and CEO of MySky (getmysky.com).

In this podcast Josh highlights his experience of working with Dane Maxwell & Andy Drish with The Foundation.

He gives us a behind the scenes look at what is was like to be a part of The Foundation & highlights the concepts of:

  • Idea Extraction.
  • Finding customers “pain points”.
  • How he developed relationships with his clients and using their money to finance his project.
  • Procrastination and how to get off-center and focus on the right things.
  • The “bi-polar” journey of being an entrepreneur.
  • How to remain focused on your “big why” to stay grounded.
  • Finding purpose is the key to success.

85 – Tim Marks: Co-Founder of LIFE, Author of “Confidence of a Champion” & “Voyage of a Viking”

Tim MarksTim Marks is a co-founder of LIFE and the bestselling author of Voyage of a Viking and Confidence of a Champion.

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As a business leader, Christian, husband, and father, Tim speaks on business stages across North America every year to tens of thousands of people.  He is a recognized expert in building successful leadership communities and he is a sought after business mentor and life coach.

Tim’s story is one of overcoming personal setbacks to eventually achieving tremendous success.  While working his way through night-school to become an engineer, Tim’s dreams of financial freedom inspired him to start his own real-estate business.  In a short period of time, he had amassed a collection of thirty-three rental homes with the goal of creating residual income.

Although his plan at first seemed to be working, his fortunes reversed dramatically; Tim learned that he was over one-million dollars in debt and was going backwards over $15,000 in cash-flow per month.  Fighting to stay financially afloat, he began aggressively building a business leadership community.

In a record-setting thirty-one months, he grew and developed his business into a seven-figure annual income.

Tim makes his home in Florida with his wife Amy and their four children.

Learn more about Tim’s business LIFE.

Check out Tim’s books:

Voyage of a Viking Confidence of a champion




84 – John Mattone: President of JohnMattonePartners, Inc.

John MattoneJohn Mattone is widely regarded as one of the most influential leadership and talent management authorities in the world. John Mattone is a Game-Changer. He is the man current and future Fortune 500 leaders turn to for game-changing insights and the keys to unlocking their full potential, sharpening and strengthening their leadership thinking and execution, and preparing them and their organization’s to compete and thrive in a global economy.

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John is recognized by the prestigious Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the top independent leadership consultants, executive coaches and speakers in the world. His work is featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, CEO Magazine, CLO Magazine, CIO Magazine, and other respected global news outlets. He is a trusted advisor and coach to some of the world’s leading organizations and brands including The CIA, The EPA, FedEx, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and Navy Federal Credit Union.

John is a powerful keynote and session presenter, delivering practical, content-rich, research-based programs that immediately engage his audience. He has addressed more than 500,000 people in over 2000 speeches and seminars throughout the USA, Canada and around the world. John has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of leadership development and human capital management, as an entrepreneur who has built two successful leadership consulting firms, and as executive of a multi-million dollar consulting firm. He is a noted leading researcher and author known throughout the Fortune 500 as a cutting edge thinker in the areas of leadership development and talent management.

Check out John’s Website: JohnMattonePartners

Author of Seven Books:

1. Positive Performance Management: A Guide to “Win/Win” Reviews

2. Success Yourself: Using the Enneagram to Unleash Your Personal and Professional Potential

3. Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying & Developing High-Potential Employees 

4. Powerful Executive Coaching: A Roadmap to Unleashing Greatness in Your Leaders

5. Powerful Performance Management: The Leader as Coach

6. Succession Planning & Management: How to Identify & Develop Leaders

7. Intelligent Leadership: What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential

83 – Bob Burg: Speaker & Author of “The Go-Giver”

Bob BurgBob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.

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Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.

The Go-Giver shot to #6 on The Wall Street Journal’s Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release and reached #9 on BusinessWeek. It’s been translated into 21 languages. It is his fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies.

Bob’s newest book, Adversaries Into Allies will be released October 31st. Drawing on his own experiences and the stories of other influential people, Burg offers five simple
principles of what he calls Ultimate Influence — the ability to move people to your side in a way that leaves everyone feeling great about the outcome… and about themselves!

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.

He is a founding board member of Club 100, a charitable organization focused on helping underprivileged local area youths. A lover of animals, he is a past member of the Board of Directors of Safe Harbor, which is the Humane Society of Jupiter, Florida.

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82 – Paul Callan: Founder of The Callan Course Discusses “Leading the Millennial Generation”

Paul CallanThis is Paul’s third visit to the Dose of Leadership Podcast.  In this third “themed” podcast  we continue the discussion of “Heroic Leadership” but how it pertains to the Millennial Generation.

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In this podcast you will learn from Paul:

  • Who the Millennial Generation is.
  • The inherent leadership strengths & weaknesses ; advantages / disadvantages of this generation.
  • How to engage & lead Millenials
  • How the classic concept of”Heroic Leadership” still matters in a tech-centered world.
  • Three core maxims that Millennial Leaders could us as a growth & development guide.

Paul is a retired US Marine Corps Colonel with nearly 30 years of experience as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive VP, and VP of Supply Chain Management. Paul has honed his expertise through dynamic operational experiences including combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan coupled with advanced education at the post-graduate level.

He has extensive experience leading teams and organizations, providing strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership training and development, and organizational assessment. Paul has extensive experience leading teams and organizations, providing strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership training and development, and organizational assessment.

Paul’s passions are leading, mentoring, and coaching. His goal is to help people and organizations better understand the challenging, life-long, but essential journey to becoming authentic and resonant leaders. His purpose is to help organizations develop generations of leaders — vibrant talent pools — that ensure organizational continuity.

The Callan Course™ is a method of learning that applies his personal leadership paradigm.  His multiple unit course is designed to provide you with a proven leadership philosophy that expertly ranges the art and science of leadership.

Here is the link to my first interview with Paul back in February 2013: First Interview with Paul

Here is the link to our second interview (Heroic Leadership Theme) back in July 2013: Second Interview with Paul

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81 – Andy Drish & Dane Maxwell: Founders of The Foundation

Andy Drish & Dane MaxwellAndy Drish and Dane Maxwell are consummate entrepreneurs.  They are passionate in their belief that entrepreneurship is the ultimate path for personal growth, self-discovery, economic freedom, and that it is essential to change a troubled world.

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They are the founders of The Foundation; an 6-month academic online growth academy that teaches students to crush limiting beliefs and build software companies with no experience in coding, minimal risk, and minimal capital.

In this podcast Andy & Dane go deeper into the purpose and mission of The Foundation; you will hear stories from Dane & Andy that haven’t been told before.

Specifically you will learn:

  • How Andy & Dane met and what triggered the formation of The Foundation.
  • Why The Foundation resonates with so many people.
  • Why “Courageous Authenticity & Vulnerability” is essential for starting your own business.
  • How it’s normal to feel stuck and that at it’s core is some deep personal roadblock that is preventing you from action.

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80 – Dr. Michael Watkins: Founder Genesis Advisers, Author of “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders”

michael watkinsMichael Watkins is an adjunct professor at IMD. He has spent the last two decades working with leaders – both corporate and public — as they transition to new roles, transform their organizations, and craft their legacies as leaders.

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Dr. Watkins is author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at all Levels, which The Economist recognized as “the on-boarding bible.” With more than 500,000 copies sold in English, and translations in 27 languages, The First 90 Days has become the classic reference for leaders in transition. Recently it was named one of the best 100 business books of all time.

Prior to joining IMD, Dr. Watkins was a professor at INSEAD, the Harvard Business School, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he designed and taught world-class programs for future enterprise leader development, strategic negotiation, and corporate diplomacy.

Dr. Watkins is the author or co-author of eleven books and numerous articles on leadership and negotiation. In the field of leadership these include Your Next Move: The Leader’s Guide to Managing Critical Career Transitions (HBS Press 2009), Shaping the Game: The New Leader’s Guide to Effective Negotiating (HBS Press 2006) and Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Avoid Them (HBS Press 2004). Predictable Surprises was named one of the best business books of 2004 by Strategy + Business and won the 2006 annual Kulp-Wright Award from The American Risk and Insurance Association.

In addition, Dr. Watkins has written extensively on business-government relations, international security and negotiation, most recently co-authoring Case Studies in U.S. Trade Negotiation, Volumes 1 and 2 and Winning the Influence Game: What Every Business Leaders Should Know About Government. His books on negotiation – Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World’s Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts and Breakthrough Business Negotiation: A Toolbox for Managers, won the CPR Institute’s prize for best books in the field of negotiation in 2001 and 2003.

Dr. Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a transition acceleration consultancy. He has designed coaching processes, programs and virtual workshops to help organizations accelerate everyone taking new roles, as well as speed up organizational transformations.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Watkins received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, did graduate work in law and business at the University of Western Ontario, and completed his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences at Harvard University.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldwatkins/


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79 – Betsy Atkins: Serial Entrepreneur, 3x Former CEO, Experienced Corporate Director

Betsy AtkinsBetsy Atkins is an American business executive and entrepreneur.

She was the Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Clear Standards, Inc, a leading provider of SaaS Software enterprise carbon management and sustainability solutions. In 2009, Clear Standards was acquired by SAP. In addition she is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Baja Corp, a venture capital investment firm, which she founded in 1991.

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Atkins is on the Board of Directors of Polycom, Inc. (since 1998), Chico’s (since 2004), and Schneider Electric. She serves as Chairman of the SAP AG Advisory Board and is a member of the ZocDoc Advisory Board. She was most recently a member of the Board of Directors of SunPower Corp. (2005-2012.) She was a member of the NASDAQ LLC Exchange Board of Directors and is a member of Florida International University‘s Health Care Network Board of Directors. Atkins is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Atkins co-founded Interlan, an ethernet network controller card systems company. The company was acquired by Micom Systems in 1985. In 1988 Atkins became the CEO of Key Computer Labs, selling the company to Amdahl Corporation.

In 1989, she co-founded Ascend Communications and served as a Board member and their Global CRO and EVP Marketing. Ascend was acquired by Lucent in 1999. Atkins joined the Lucent board in 2000.

Atkins became the CEO of NCI, Inc. a neutraceutical functional food company, building the company until it was acquired by Artal Luxembourg in 1993.

Atkins recent focus has been in Corporate Governance where she has served as an Expert Witness on the Adelphia bankruptcy case in 2003 and as Chairman of the Special Litigation Committee at HealthSouth Corporation.

She is also the author of the book Behind Boardroom Doors: Lessons of a Corporate Director.

Prior Board of Directors

In 2009, Atkins was the CEO and Chairman of Clear Standards, Inc. until their sale to SAP.

July 2005 – April 2006: Atkins served on the Board of Director of Vonage a VoIP telephony provider based in Holmdel, New Jersey.

2005 – 2012: Atkins served on the board of SunPower Corporation

2004 – 2010: Atkins served on the board of Reynolds American, Inc.

2003 – 2003: Atkins served as the Chairman of the Special Litigation Committee at HealthSouth Corporation.

2002 – 2005: Atkins served on the Board of Directors of McData, Storage Networking Hardware and Software. Acquired by Brocade in 2007.

2002 – 2005: Atkins served on the Board of Directors of UTStarcom, developer of wireless infrastructure and cellular hand sets selling to China and developing countries.

2001 – 2004: Atkins served on the Board of Directors of Paychex a national provider of payroll, human resource and benefits services.

2001 – 2003: Atkins served on the board of Secure Computing.

2000 – 2002: Atkins served on the board of Lucent Technologies.


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