How Leaders Lead with David Novak

David Novak Leadership

David Novak sits down with the best CEOs, Founders & Entrepreneurs in business, sports and entertainment to talk about hot topics like mindset, preparation, vision and best of all, how they all got started!

  • 12 minutes 36 seconds
    3 More Questions (Rory McIlroy) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    1. What is your take on how to handle business relationships with close friends … ? Are there certain boundaries you have to have to maintain the friendship while also working together?
    2. What can other leaders learn from Rory's approach to goal setting? 
    3. How do leaders find the balance between having conviction in their points of view… while also maintaining the ability to change their minds?


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    20 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 51 minutes 49 seconds
    Rory McIlroy, Professional golfer – Be open-minded

    Is it a sign of weakness to change your mind?

    Sure, leaders need to have the courage of their convictions.

    But often, good leadership means hearing others’ perspectives and letting your perspective evolve as you get more information.

    Nobody understands that better than professional golfer Rory McIlroy, who, like all pro players, has had to navigate the seismic conflict between PGA Tour and the LIV Tour.

    In this episode, hear what it looks like to keep an open mind as you lead—plus see how Rory mentally prepares to be at his best in the biggest moments.

    You’ll also learn:

    • What you might be getting wrong about goal-setting
    • Rory’s ideas on how the PGA and LIV could work together for the greater good of golf
    • One crucial habit you need to work well with friends
    • How juggling (yes, juggling!) has helped Rory’s golf game, plus other mindset tricks

    

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    16 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 9 minutes 21 seconds
    3 More Questions (Val Ackerman) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    1. Can you explain what you mean when you say “involving others” is a key pillar in your leadership framework?
    2.  What would you say to leaders who are tasked with recruiting people when their organization might not be performing at its potential?
    3. What are the things YOU focus on when assembling a team of great talent?


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    13 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 50 minutes 42 seconds
    Val Ackerman, Commissioner of the Big East Conference – Respect your team

    If you want to accomplish something big, you won’t get very far without a team. 

    And Val Ackerman knows a LOT about the power of teamwork.

    She’s the Commissioner of the Big East Conference and one of the executives behind the iconic “Dream Team” at the ‘96 Olympics. She was also the first-ever President of the WNBA.

    And as the new WNBA season tips off May 14th, it’s the perfect opportunity to sit down with Val and get some great insights on how to foster teamwork.

    You’ll also learn:

    • Tips for leading in high-bureaucracy circumstances 
    • How to react when someone moves on to a new job
    • The mindset you need when the pressure’s high
    • Must-hear advice for women leaders


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    9 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 11 minutes 23 seconds
    3 More Questions (Bill Mudd) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    1. How do you lead in rooms where the people you're talking to know more about a subject than you?
    2. What kept you up at night when you were running a massive business at Yum! Brands with 1.5 million employees?
    3. What do you think of Bill's thoughts about innovation and galvanizing your team around the right kind of ideation?


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    6 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 47 minutes 54 seconds
    Bill Mudd, President & COO at Churchill Downs – Operations are key to customer experience

    What does it take to create a memorable customer experience?

    A lot of leaders think it’s just about branding and customer service, but they’re missing an important piece of the puzzle 

    In this episode with Churchill Downs COO Bill Mudd, you’ll see how the right operational processes and systems are key to wowing your customers.

    You’ll also learn:

    • How to put structure around your operational priorities
    • A question you can ask your team to root out potential liabilities
    • One powerful reason to get your employee training right
    • The fascinating history of the Kentucky Derby


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    2 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 12 minutes 27 seconds
    3 More Questions (Hal Rosenbluth) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    1. What process did you use when you had 1.5 million employees across the world to ensure your cultural values were implemented globally?
    2. How do you know when it’s time for someone to move on … or if they just need a bit of coaching to get back on track?
    3. What would you say to leaders who find it hard to implement change or innovation in their companies?


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    29 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 46 minutes 5 seconds
    Hal Rosenbluth, Chairman & CEO of New Ocean Health Solutions — Challenge the status quo

    It’s risky for leaders to be too content with the status quo. If you’re not pushing forward, then you’re probably missing opportunities and failing to spot threats.

    In this week’s episode, see what it looks like to challenge the status quo by learning from Hal Rosenbluth. He’s currently the Chairman & CEO of New Ocean Health Solutions, and he’s built his career by not being afraid to shake things up.

    You’ll also learn:

    • Why consistency in your work culture is so important
    • What to look for if you want to disrupt the status quo
    • Advice for fostering more innovation in a traditional workplace
    • How to spot unmet, unnamed needs that you can build a business around


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    25 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 11 minutes 27 seconds
    3 More Questions (Kevin Hochman) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    1. How much value should leaders place on making FUN part of their culture?
    2. How should leaders evaluate their menu of products as they think about scaling their business?
    3. What else would you tell leaders to consider when driving innovation?


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    22 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    Kevin Hochman, CEO of Brinker International (Chili’s and Maggiano’s) – Strengthen core functions by making tough cuts

    When people talk about cutting and simplifying parts of your business, it can feel scary. 

    But as you’ll hear in this conversation, that’s what you’ve got to do if you want to free up resources for the BIG things that really drive BIG growth.

    You’ll also learn:

    • The first thing to do in a new role (especially a turnaround)
    • A powerful insight on pricing strategy
    • Three keys to smarter innovation
    • What every young leader needs to do to get buy-in on a big initiative


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    18 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 11 minutes 57 seconds
    3 More Questions (Jon Rahm) with David Novak and Koula Callahan

    On this episode of 3 More Questions, you'll hear David Novak's answers to:

    1. What is your favorite Masters memory?
    2. How would you advise leaders to tackle criticism after having changed their minds?
    3. What’s your mental process for staying focused when coming down the proverbial stretch in business?


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    15 April 2024, 5:00 am
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