Bryan Crowell is the COO at Peterson, Inc. Previously, he was a senior leader of the continuous improvement work at Intermountain Healthcare, the VP of Operations for ATK Armament Systems Group, headquartered in Clearfield Utah, and a former plant manager at Autoliv Airbag Module Plant in Ogden Utah. Bryan has had the opportunity to lead multiple organization through cultural transformation. With the combination of structure, processes and leadership behaviors Bryan has demonstrated the ability to engage all team members to drive results. Employees under Bryan’s leadership and processes have implemented over 500K ideas being recognized as world class throughout industry. Mr. Crowell had the opportunity to set up the first model TPS area at the inflator facility for Autoliv, under the tutelage of Harada-san from Toyota for three years. He received a Bachelor in Physics from WSU, and an MBA from Utah State.
Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.
As President and CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, greatly increasing the value of the brand and enterprise. The company was valued at $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he had grown shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.
Stephen co-founded CoveyLink, a consulting practice, which focuses on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance.
Stephen recently merged CoveyLink with FranklinCovey, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where Stephen serves as Global Practice Leader.
Kristen Cox is the world's leading authority on how to apply the Theory of Constraints to governments and non profits. She is perhaps best known for her work as the former Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) for the State of Utah where she orchestrated a 35 percent improvement across Utah's $20B executive branch.
It was 2008, and I was in serious trouble...
I was leading a state agency in Salt Lake City during the economic crisis. The worse the economy got, the more citizens came to us looking for help. And the economy was getting worse by the day.
Caseloads were up by 60 percent. Common sense would say I needed to hire 60 percent more employees and lease the office space to house them. But that was out of the question. We all knew what was coming: budget cuts.
My team was stressed out, overworked, and worried. Truth-be-told, so was I.
I started trying different approaches--knowing there had to be a better way. Most failed. One showed promise, but it clearly wasn't going to work out of the shrink wrap--it was built for business and industry. It would need to be modified to work in government.
So, that's what my team and I did. We tweaked, experimented, failed, learned, and then...we figured it out.
We were not only able to meet the unprecedented demand, but improve quality, and we returned $30 million back to the General Fund--we didn't need it. Morale was restored. We were a team again knowing we just pulled off a huge accomplishment against all odds.
Soon after, the Governor made me executive director over an agency that would oversee the state's $20 billion budget and all of the executive branch's operations. Together, we set an ambitious target to improve all of state government by 25 percent.
We improved by 35 percent.
Roger L. Martin is Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, where he served as Dean from 1998 to 2013, and as Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute from 2013 to 2019. In 2013, he was named Global Dean of the Year and in 2017, he was named the world's #1 management thinker. He has published 11 previous books including, most recently, Creating Great Choices with Jennifer Riel; Getting Beyond
Better with Sally Osberg; and Playing to Win with A.G. Lafley, which won the
award for Best Book of 2012–13 by Thinkers50. He has written 28 Harvard Business Review articles. Martin is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of many global companies and originally hails from Ontario, Canada.
Michael and Katie Stallard are partners of E Pluribus Partners and the Connection Culture Group, leadership training and consulting firms based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Their clients have included Costco, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, Qualcomm, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Treasury Department, Turner Construction and Yale-New Haven Health. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture based their work.
Michael and Katie are coauthors of Connection Culture and Michael is the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out.
Jared Spataro is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. This conversation starts fast and is packed full of insights and research that Microsoft is reviewing as they design for the future. Here, we specifically look at how we humanize the workplace of the future.
In his current role, Jared is responsible for Microsoft 365, including business management, product and partner marketing, and go-to-market programs. He joined Microsoft in 2006 and has focused on productivity in various marketing, product management, and business roles at the company over the last 13 years. Prior to Microsoft, Jared worked in a number of small- and mid-sized technology companies in a variety of roles, including engineering, product management, product marketing, business management, and sales.
Listen in as serial entrepreneur, David Taylor-Klaus and I talk about coaching and mindsets.
David brings decades of experience to his current professional playground at DTK Coaching, where he’s spent a dozen years coaching successful entrepreneurs and senior executives. Through coaching, David’s clients uplevel from leadership competency to leadership mastery. The result: dramatic shifts in their performance and career trajectories and in personal fulfillment. Understanding that a powerful leader exists in each of us, David empowers his clients — both individuals and teams — to unearth and unleash their leadership potential and take an active, intentional, and dynamic role in their professional and personal lives.
Over three decades, focused on senior executives and the teams they lead, David has coached or consulted with thousands of companies spanning the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.
An addictive life-long learner, David holds a wide array of professional certifications: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation, Certified Professional Co-active™ Coach (CPCC); Certified Team Performance Coach™ (one of the first); and a Certified Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Coach. He is a 15-year member of Vistage International as well as a Vistage Speaker.
Driven by a passion for growth and creativity, David’s personal and professional worlds clearly reflect a journey in pursuit of excellence, always with a great deal of humor and heart. Known for his sharp intellect and incisive ability to see and say what others do not, David balances fierce candor with genuine compassion. Recent empty-nesters, David and his wife live in the heart of Atlanta with their dogs.
Dana Rizer is a lifelong food enthusiast, wellness leader, and educator. Join us hear as we talk about the four forms of hunger and how malnourishment is more than food.
As a part of the founding team at FEAST—a non-profit dedicated to promoting wellness and enriching lives through the power of healthy foods and human connection—she had the honor of co-creating its wellness curriculum and training methodology, as well as helping the organization grow to reach more families locally, regionally and nationally.
As Executive Director, she is proud to lead the small and mighty team working to realizing FEAST’s vision, to see that all individuals have equal access to the conditions that create health and wellness.
Dana has a Master’s degree in Food Studies and Food Systems from New York University, and a nutrition-focused professional culinary certification from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. She is a 500-hour Advanced Registered Yoga Teacher, a lead teacher at Wanderlust Hollywood and Wanderlust TV, and spent many years on the faculty of the Nosara Yoga Institute as a head facilitator for their annual 200-hour professional yoga teacher trainings.
This is a great conversation with innovator, Jeff DeGraff. Want to think about things differently? Listen in as we discuss disruption, opportunity, creativity and Jeff's new book "The Creative Mindset."
Jeff DeGraff is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.”
He has written several books, including Leading Innovation, Innovation You, and The Innovation Code. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Inc., Fortune, and Psychology Today. He has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. His most recent book, The Creative Mindset, brings 6 creativity skills to everyone.
Becky Robinson is the founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, an online influence building company. She works with authors and thought leaders to help them show up online in the same powerful and compelling ways they show up in real life.
On a personal note, Becky is a wonderful friend and just an all around great human being. I really enjoyed this conversation and you will quickly see why as you listen to her here. Vulnerable, compassionate, brave and leading a cool company, I am happy to bring Becky to the Purpose & Principles podcast.