CEO BrainFood

A weekly Business and Careers podcast featuring Michael Langhout
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01:44 – Michael introduces today’s guest, Susan Drumm who speaks to the origin story of her organization Meritage Leadership Development09:20 – Michael and Susan reflect on the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic 12:47 – Building resilie
00:55 – Michael introduces today’s guest, Albert Erisman03:23 – Al talks about why he started Ethix Magazine & The Theology of Work Project 06:25 – Why purpose, meaning and focus outweigh the importance of profits 09:21 – Al talks about his boo
01:01 – Michael introduces today’s guest, Jack Stack04:21 – Jack’s origin story and the goal of The Great Game of Business14:25 – The importance of forward-thinking forecasting20:29 – The secret sauce of The Great Game of Business27:50 – The im
00:54 – Michael introduces today’s guest, Mark Green03:55 –Coaching for Results vs. Coaching for Growth07:04 – Michael promotes Mark’s book, Activators10:29 – Mark speaks to hidden growth killers17:56 – Universal quantifiers20:35 – Mark talks a
00:58 – Michael introduces today’s guests, Rich Armstrong and Steve Baker01:41 – Michael promotes Rich and Steve’s latest book, Get In The Game03:41 – The origin story of The Great Game of Business08:48 – How Jack Stack began the process of tea
01:01 – Michael introduces today’s guest, Paul Adams02:17 – Paul talks about his upcoming book, Your Business Your Wealth03:55 – Michael speaks to his experience working with CEOs who take a salary that is lower than the market rate09:15 – Two
00:58 – Michael introduces today’s topic, making purpose central to strategy02:00 – Michael recalls working for an absent manager whose purpose and values were misaligned 04:07 – Why making money should not be the sole purpose of an organizatio
00:53 – Michael introduces today’s guest, Daniel Marcos02:47 – Why everything starts and ends with the CEO05:10 – Daniel speaks to why the strength of the founder usually becomes the weakness of the company07:12 – Level Five Leaders09:39 – The
00:58 – Michael recaps the last few episodes of CEO Brain Food01:29 – Introducing today’s topic: Three Execution Disciplines 03:25 – The strategy horizon05:09 – Discipline One: Priorities 06:51 – Discipline Two: Data Metrics 10:25 – Creating a
01:09 – Introducing today’s topic: Driving Growth with KPIs01:33 – Reinforcing the importance of tracking your critical number 02:28 – Defining the critical number 07:12 – Michael invites listeners to take a moment to reflect on their critical
01:02 – Introducing today’s topic: Do You Know Your Critical Number?02:17 – Michael speaks to his own experience working with his CFO on his critical number03:48 – The Mariano Rivera example05:30 – The value of historical data07:30 – Identifyin
01:56 – Introducing today’s topic: Creating a Living Culture with Authentic Leadership 02:10 – Defining what we mean by ‘culture’ 05:35 – The Theranos Example 07:12 – Culture as a differentiator 08:12 – Understanding your core values 10:19 – Th
01:10 – Welcoming back today’s guest, Blaine Millet 04:08 – Blaine poses an intriguing question about customers 05:24 – Results companies can expect by adopting a strategy of customer obsession 06:36 – Building long tail differentiation 08:02 –
01:02 – Introducing today’s guest, Blaine Millet 02:45 – Focusing on customers 06:42 – The importance of differentiation 11:18 – The Holy Grail of customer obsession 14:29 – Why Blaine advocates for organizations to stop marketing 17:45 – Strat
00:57 – Introducing today’s topic, building a culture of trust 04:36 – The importance of trust 05:28 – The three pillars of an organization 07:19 – The five key points of culture 07:32 – One: Find and Defend Your Cores 09:38 – Two: Build Authen
00:57 – Introducing today’s topic, building a culture of trust 04:36 – The importance of trust 05:28 – The three pillars of an organization 07:19 – The five key points of culture 07:32 – One: Find and Defend Your Cores 09:38 – Two: Build Authen
01:01 – Introducing today’s topic, Multiplier or Diminisher (Leadership Styles) 01:58 – Michael recalls his experiences working with both multiplier and diminisher kind of leaders 06:09 – A Diminisher Leader Mindset 07:09 – A Multiplier Leader
00:51 – Introducing today’s topic, “The 3HAG Way” planning system 01:13 – Background of Shannon Susko 03:01 – How 3HAG System bridges the gap between 1-year goal and BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) System 05:38 – An anecdote from General Dwight
01:01 – Introducing today’s topic, coaching 01:41 – The preconceived notions about coaching 02:46 – The importance Michael places on reading 06:13 – Why everyone needs a coach 07:12 – Attributes of a great coach 09:15 – The golf example 09:51 –
01:12 – Introducing today’s topic, How Do You Scale Leadership 03:43 – Michael recalls a leader he met early in his career 08:18 – The value Michael places on humility 09:55 – Michael speaks to a recent article he read from Harvard Business Rev
01:00 – Introducing today’s topic, Leading High Performance Cohesive Teams 03:50 – How the size of the team impacts its cohesive state 05:31 – Michael speaks to a leadership retreat he recently attended 06:26 – The importance of being present 0
00:56 – Introducing today’s topic, Business Acceleration by Design 04:30 – Attribution Framework 05:35 – Acceleration and the Flywheel 07:04 – How Vanguard utilized the Flywheel 09:29 – Intel and Moore’s Law 11:47 – The medical device industry
00:49 – Introducing today’s topic, Do You Have the Right Talent 01:26 – Why this is such an important topic in the early stages of a company’s growth 02:16 – The People Equation 02:55 – Developing the skillset necessary to identify the correct
01:06 – Introducing today’s topic, Authentic Leadership 02:29 – The need to reinforce the value of leadership 05:04 – The role trust plays in effective leadership 06:08 – How leadership can be taught 07:46 – Michael defines Authentic Leadership
01:05 – Introducing today’s topic, Competitive Advantage 04:09 – How to differentiate from competitors 06:03 – Identifying your core customer 08:43 – The Southwest Airlines example 11:06 – Attribution Framework Analysis 14:59 – Why companies st
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