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About the Podcast

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.


Title: Working Together

Release Date: 17 January 2020

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For the first episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we spoke with Alan Mulally: a man who has headed up some of the biggest corporations on the planet. From his time as an EVP at Boeing and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and then as the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company where he is credited with saving the corporation, through today as a member of the board of directors at Alphabet, Mr. Mulally will discuss his decades of incredible leadership.


Title: Integrity, Transparency, Humility

Release Date: 4 February 2020

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For this week’s Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, Dale Carnegie CEO, Joe Hart, sat down with Mike Searles. In his time as an executive, Mike has weathered storms of change, gales of growth and the ever-shifting culture of the American workplace. On this podcast episode, he covers the wealth of his experiences including his time at Toys R Us, as CEO of Benjamin Moore Paint (a Berkshire Hathaway Company), what it was like working for Warren Buffett directly and how one of his biggest professional mistakes also became one of the most valuable lessons and one of his biggest opportunities in life.


Title: Fail Fast, Learn and Grow

Release Date: 18 February 2020

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In her time as an executive, Jeannie Barsam has climbed the ranks at a who’s-who of American retailers, serving as VP at Gap and SVP at companies like Talbot’s, Zales and more—before venturing out on her own, founding Gifting Brands to focus on giving back to her community. Listen to hear her battle-tested insights into real-life leadership.


Title: Designing the Future

Release Date: 3 March 2020

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Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft, is a rising star in her field—and a celebrated leader in a historically male-dominated industry. From the surprising reason her childhood set her up for success to her predictions about the most important trends in tech, Katie’s insights into 21st-century leadership can help all leaders achieve their full potential.


Title: Courage to be Yourself

Release Date: 18 March 2020

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As Chairperson and Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training India, Pallavi Jha has transformed the business into one of Dale Carnegie’s most successful and admired global verticals. Prior to Dale Carnegie, Pallavi held roles at Procter & Gamble and at her family’s construction business Walchandnagar Industries, one of India’s Industrial conglomerates—seeing firsthand what it means to be female in a completely male-dominated industry. 

Hear inspiring lessons and takeaways from her boundary-breaking career. 


Title: Get Moving, Life’s Not a Dress Rehearsal

Release Date: 31 March 2020

Episode Summary

Greg Coleman is a veteran digital media executive who made his career helping iconic brands navigate seismic industry upheavals—from Reader’s Digest, Yahoo!, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed to his current roles as an executive in residence at Lerer Hippeau and Professor at NYU. Listen to hear his hard-won insights into leadership in times of change.


Title: Leading Through Social Change

Release Date: 13 April 2020

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As Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies, Nancy Mahon is a social impact “thought leader” in the rarest, truest sense of the term; each day she inspires teams around the world to make a concrete difference in their communities.

Listen to hear her proven lessons for meaningful, impactful leadership.

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