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The Executive Minds Podcast helps go-getters, like you, convert your potential into high-performance so you can grow your career. The podcast features advice from our founding mentors as well as successful leaders like Michael Hyatt, Dan Cathy (Chick-fil-A), David Butler (Coca-Cola), Chef Ford Fry, Sid and Ann Mashburn, Eryn Erickson (So Worth Loving), Carey Nieuwhof, Sam Collier, Jeff Shinabarger (Plywood People), and many more. Each episode, you will meet entrepreneurs, artists, and entrepreneurial executives who have maximized their potential to launch their ideas, lead teams, build businesses, and ultimately make a difference in the lives of others. We hope that you’ll gain insights, principles, and tips to propel your idea, product, or career forward. For podcast show notes and additional resources to accelerate your professional development, visit www.executiveminds.co

The Executive Minds Podcast helps go-getters, like you, convert your potential into high-performance so you can grow your career. The podcast features advice from our founding mentors as well as successful leaders like Michael Hyatt, Dan Cathy (Chick-fil-A), David Butler (Coca-Cola), Chef Ford Fry, Sid and Ann Mashburn, Eryn Erickson (So Worth Loving), Carey Nieuwhof, Sam Collier, Jeff Shinabarger (Plywood People), and many more. Each episode, you will meet entrepreneurs, artists, and entrepreneurial executives who have maximized their potential to launch their ideas, lead teams, build businesses, and ultimately make a difference in the lives of others. We hope that you’ll gain insights, principles, and tips to propel your idea, product, or career forward. For podcast show notes and additional resources to accelerate your professional development, visit www.executiveminds.co

Location:

Atlanta, Georgia

Description:

The Executive Minds Podcast helps go-getters, like you, convert your potential into high-performance so you can grow your career. The podcast features advice from our founding mentors as well as successful leaders like Michael Hyatt, Dan Cathy (Chick-fil-A), David Butler (Coca-Cola), Chef Ford Fry, Sid and Ann Mashburn, Eryn Erickson (So Worth Loving), Carey Nieuwhof, Sam Collier, Jeff Shinabarger (Plywood People), and many more. Each episode, you will meet entrepreneurs, artists, and entrepreneurial executives who have maximized their potential to launch their ideas, lead teams, build businesses, and ultimately make a difference in the lives of others. We hope that you’ll gain insights, principles, and tips to propel your idea, product, or career forward. For podcast show notes and additional resources to accelerate your professional development, visit www.executiveminds.co

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@wearemntr

Language:

English

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Episodes

EM 211 | How to Develop Yourself as a Leader

3/17/2022
If you do a great job fulfilling your role, you'll likely get opportunities to lead projects and people. However, transitioning from subject matter expert and independent contributor to leader is like an athlete transitioning from playing on the field to coaching the team. It requires different skills and abilities. Consequently, a promotion into a leadership position often negatively affects the contributions of an organization's top performers, but it doesn't have to be that way. We can...

Duration:00:26:55

EM 210 | How Top Executives Manage Their Time & Calendar

3/15/2022
The reward for doing a great job at work is typically more projects to manage, more people to lead, bigger decisions to make, and bigger goals to accomplish. However, you never get more time to do it all. As you grow, One of the keys to your professional success will be how well you manage your time as the demands for your time increase. In episode 210, David Farmer, SVP of Restaurant Experience at Chick-fil-A and one-fourth of the MNTR team, shares how he masters his schedule to maximize...

Duration:01:03:09

EM 209 | How Affirmation Improves Performance at Work with Dr. Tim Irwin

3/4/2022
Ambitious, high-achievers, like us, often struggle to acknowledge what we are doing well. We develop a critical eye, which quickly identifies when we and others around us are not hitting the mark. We believe it helps us raise our game, deliver excellence, achieve results, gain recognition, and maximize our growth. However, brain science disagrees. In this episode, we revisit Jeff Henderson's conversation with organizational and clinical psychologist Dr. Tim Irwin to learn how affirmation,...

Duration:00:39:06

EM 208 | Leading for the Future & Living in the Present [David Farmer’s 2021 Annual Review]

3/1/2022
As go-getters, we often have a future-focused, what’s-next orientation that can rob us of enjoying today. However, we still need to think, plan, and work ahead intentionally. It’s required to be an effective leader for ourselves and others. Planning today helps us reduce the potential stress and overwhelm of tomorrow. So, how do we both stay present and get ahead? In this episode, we catch up with Chick-fil-A executive and founding mentor at Executive Minds, David Farmer, for a...

Duration:00:56:17

EM 207 | Finding a Problem Worth Solving

2/25/2022
Everything gets hard at some point. There are just different types of hard. Physically, it's hard to work out, and it's hard to navigate a failing body. Relationally, there's the difficulty of uncomfortable conversations or the challenge of fractured relationships. Professionally, we can lead ourselves and our teams through the obstacles of just growing the bottom line or also solving problems that matter. Our opportunity is to choose our version of hard, so the effort put into our work and...

Duration:00:28:40

EM 206 | How to Achieve Goals that Can’t Be Measured [Shane Benson's 2021 Annual Review]

2/25/2022
Go-getters, no matter how motivated, often struggle to achieve goals when it’s hard to measure their progress. Physically, we know when we’re losing weight. Financially, we know when we’ve earned more money. Professionally, we typically know when goals are achieved and projects are completed at work. However, things are never quite as clear in our marriage, parenting, spiritual life, and even our leadership at work. In this episode, we catch up with Chick-fil-A executive and founding mentor...

Duration:00:47:34

EM 205 | What To Do When Your Idea Doesn't Work

2/18/2022
All of our ideas will not work. Some ideas will underperform and not meet expectations, and some ideas will simply bomb. Back in 2016, after significant research and development, David Farmer’s team at Chick-fil-A replaced the restaurant’s classic barbecue sauce with a new one. Despite having success during testing, it was publicly criticized by thousands of loyal customers, and the original sauce quickly returned. In episode 205, Jeff Henderson leads a conversation with David and Shane...

Duration:00:30:56

EM 204 | Grow What You Are Given with Courtney DeRonde

2/16/2022
It’s challenging to work your way up the ranks of an organization. Unlike the military, most companies provide no clear path for earning more opportunities and preparing yourself for the next level of leadership. In this episode, Courtney DeRonde, the managing partner of the accounting and business intelligence firm TDT, shares her journey and how she went from an entry-level employee at the company out of college to now leading and owning the organization without ever being given a roadmap....

Duration:00:43:30

EM 203 | How to Create Your Own Professional Development Plan

2/10/2022
Go-getters feel compelled to grow. We know it's the path to earning more money, improving the quality of our lives or our family's lives, getting a promotion, landing our dream jobs, launching our business, and making a more significant impact in the world. We know our potential is our responsibility, but how do we cultivate it? In episode 203, you'll learn how to intentionally and strategically take your growth into your own hands. To help you, we revisit a conversation between Kevin B....

Duration:00:28:20

EM 202 | Brett Hagler on Thinking Differently to Stand Out, Attract Talent & Achieve Big Goals

2/8/2022
What got you where you are often isn’t what will get you where you ultimately want to go. How things have been done is no indication that they should continue being done that way. Business as usual and status quo will, at best, typically get us the results we’re currently getting. To achieve our biggest goals, attract the right opportunities, and maximize our impact, we will likely have to think and act differently. In episode 202, Brett Hagler, CEO of New Story, shares his journey of...

Duration:00:55:19

EM 201 | How to Grow Your Network & Build Authentic Relationships with Darrah Brustein

2/3/2022
Despite knowing the impact relationships have on our careers, many professionals and leaders still struggle to cultivate and nurture their networks, which ultimately limits their future opportunities for growth. In episode 201, we revisit some of the guidance we received from business strategist and networking expert Darrah Brustein about how to both grow your network and build authentic relationships while embracing your personality style and navigating a busy schedule.

Duration:00:26:18

EM 200 | Choosing Irrational Kindness to Create an Extraordinary Life with Kevin Williams

2/1/2022
Have you ever wondered how some people succeed professionally while also enjoying a fulfilling life outside of work? We’ve often wondered the same. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to life, success leaves clues. To celebrate our 200th episode, we’ve invited Chick-fil-A franchisee Kevin Williams on the podcast to discuss his book, "Irrational Kindness." For decades, Kevin has been inspiring everyone he meets to pursue an extraordinary life, but his approach isn’t rooted in an...

Duration:00:48:18

EM Bonus | What's next for Executive Minds? — A 2022 Update & Special Announcement

2/1/2022
After taking 2021 to reset, Executive Minds is back with more interviews and conversations full of principles, strategies, and tools to help you maximize your potential as you launch ideas, lead teams, build businesses, and improve communities. Our goal is still the same: To help you convert potential into high-performance so you can grow your career. Now, we're doing it as a podcast in The Art of Leadership Network — a podcast network by Carey Nieuwhof dedicated to helping you live in a way...

Duration:00:03:25

EM 199 | Celebrate Well: The Secret Fuel for Launch [REPLAY]

12/3/2020
You and your team are accomplishing big things. Big, difficult things. And with all the testing, tweaking and launching, it's easy to lose sight of something just as important: celebrating. As Shane and David share in today's episode, a pause to celebrate creates energy and momentum. It can even be the fuel to rocket power through the next launch.

Duration:00:20:47

EM 198 | When Passion and Heart Lead the Way with Dana Spinola of fab'rik [REPLAY]

11/26/2020
It's the opening day of your new clothing boutique. As a new entrepreneur, you've worked so hard to see your passion and vision come to life. But when you arrive for your first day of work, you find that your business has been completely robbed. Everything from your inventory to your register is gone. What do you do? This is what happened to Dana Spinola, CEO of fab'rik boutique stores. Since the 2006 launch, fab'rik has grown to over 40 store locations and launched a nonprofit, free...

Duration:00:35:37

EM 197 | Designing Your Life to Say Yes with Dave Adamson [REPLAY]

11/19/2020
Meet Dave Adamson an Australian sports reporter, online pastor, photographer, YouTuber and podcast host. You might be asking how can one person be all those things? It s surprisingly simple: Dave has designed his life and schedule to allow him to say yes to most things. And he does so without sacrificing his sanity or time at home with his family. If you re a multi-passionate creative or entrepreneur, this podcast is for you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Welcome to The Executive...

Duration:00:27:55

EM 196 | How to Go From Good Intentions to Reality with Blake Canterbury of Purposity [REPLAY]

11/12/2020
The Launch Youniversity Podcast helps go-getters, like you, discover what it takes to turn good intentions into reality in their career, business, and life.

Duration:00:34:08

EM 195 | What Makes an Effective Leader with Rodney Bullard [REPLAY]

11/5/2020
Welcome to the Executive Minds Podcast! On this week's episode, we sat down with Rodney Bullard, Chick-Fil-A Corporate Social Responsibility Leader and Executive Director of the Chick-Fil-A Foundation. Rodney is a frequent public speaker as well as being the bestselling author of Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out. We talked with Rodney about what it means to be a "difference maker" in our lives and businesses. We were lucky to be able to have this conversation...

Duration:00:34:57

EM 194 | Delight Ministries co-founder MacKenzie Wilson on Starting Small, Staying Passionate [REPLAY]

10/29/2020
Most of us visioneers have the same problem we have this idea we d like to see get off the ground, but we re overwhelmed by the starting point (where is that thing anyway?). Others of us jump clear over the start line and land somewhere in the middle, bypassing all of the important stuff that keeps the idea afloat. On today s episode, we re joined by MacKenzie Wilson, cofounder of Delight Ministries, a nationwide Christian ministry that invites college women into a community centered around...

Duration:00:33:54

EM 193 | Transitioning Well

10/22/2020
In this week’s Executive Minds, David sits down with co-mentor Jeff to discuss the nuances surrounding transitioning out of one occupational position and into another. Having recently been through this, Jeff has a lot of wisdom and tips to share for someone who is currently in the process of transitioning or thinking about transitioning in the near future. We discuss the importance of paying close attention to where the world is leading you and how to take those directions in the most...

Duration:00:32:32