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Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman

From serving as the first President of the WNBA to heading up the Big East Conference, Val Ackerman has made her mark on the sports industry. On this episode, Val talks about the importance of women in leadership and why you shouldn’t be afraid to reinvent your career.

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Show Notes

  • How she approached coming aboard the Big East (2:01)
  • How she’s leading through the changing landscape of college sports (4:22)
  • The way she creates structure to help move things forward amid such a fast-paced business (7:00)
  • The hardest part of her job (9:25)
  • What some of the proudest moments and toughest challenges in her career have been (11:20)
  • Her crusade to better women’s leadership in sports, especially internationally (14:27)
  • The biggest gaps that need to be closed for women’s sports to be where she wants them to be (15:03)
  • How to close the revenue gap between men’s and women’s professional sport (16:24)
  • Things she learned from David Stern (17:53)
  • Her words to describe David Stern as a leader (20:05)
  • Advice for people who are afraid to make a change (21:38)
  • What it was like leaving her position as president of the WNBA (25:17)
  • How she juggled work and family (26:54)
  • Life isn’t always a straight line…don’t be afraid to zig and zag (28:04)
  • Biggest fear (30:12)
  • Her life motto (30:55)

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Isaac Lidsky

What can losing your sight teach you about vision? With a TED Talk that’s been viewed over 2 million times and a new book, Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky shows us why it isn’t external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality.

Isaac Lidsky

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Show Notes

  • Isaac’s eclectic bio: childhood actor; Harvard graduate; U.S. Supreme Court clerk; speaker; author; CEO (1:45)
  • How progressively losing his sight changed his perception of reality (3:55)
  • An inside look at his book, Eyes Wide Open (6:09)
  • Shifting from anger and “why me” to positivity (7:43)
  • How fear keeps us on the sideline (9:18)
  • From childhood actor to graduating Harvard at age 19 (13:51)
  • His Hollywood experience as “Weasel” on Saved By the Bell (15:08)
  • How his blindness makes him a better leader (18:00)
  • Welcoming triplets and the joy of fatherhood (21:34)
  • The progress scientists have made towards restoring sight (22:47)
  • What’s next for him (25:42)

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Known simply as “The Growth Guy,” Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and has been called one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business” by Fortune. On this episode, Verne talks about how to scale your business, the common barriers to growth, and why we need less management and more coaching.

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Show Notes

  • What inspired him to dedicate his career to growing businesses (2:06)
  • His purpose and how it allows him to stay focused (4:30)
  • Why to be careful with following your passion (4:41)
  • We don’t need more managers, we need more coaches (5:59)
  • No one has ever achieved peak performance without a coach (6:54)
  • How a leader behaves like a coach, not a manager (7:20)
  • Habits of valuable employees (10:14)
  • Commonalities of successful companies (11:57)
  • The key to Warren Buffett’s success (13:04)
  • Leaders are readers; leaders are learners (13:23)
  • Common barriers to success and growth (14:10)
  • Advice to people ready to take the next step in their business (16:17)
  • What to do when you go from being a lean start up to an agile scale up (17:35)
  • Daily habits of great leaders (18:19)
  • You need a village of support to help you succeed (22:30)
  • His biggest fear (27:27)

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