How Leaders Lead with David Novak

David Novak

David Novak hosts real leadership conversations with the best CEOs, Founders & Entrepreneurs in business, sports and entertainment to talk about how they get such incredibly good things done and how they are making a difference in their communities. David, a former co-founder and CEO himself, has been asking great questions and learning from top leaders his whole life. Now he breaks down the key learnings so that by the end of each episode, you’ll have something simple you can apply as you develop into a better leader.
Restoring Stability in a Crisis with Dave Calhoun, President & CEO of BoeingPrioritize the Right Data with Will Ahmed, Founder and CEO of WHOOP
Jan 6 2022
57 mins
The Best of 2021Unlock the Power of Team with Golden State Warriors Head Coach, Steve Kerr
Today's guest is Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Earlier in his career as a player, Steve won three NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls alongside the one and only Michael Jordan. He then went on to win two more titles playing for the San Antonio Spurs, and then he became a coach and won three more titles for the Warriors. Needless to say, this guy knows how to win, and he knows how to build teams that win. What you may be surprised to learn, though, is how he does it. The way Steve leads is by understanding the power of the team, from superstars to bench and everything in between. You're going to hear all about this on today's episode, as well as how you too can apply Steve's insights to whatever team you happen to be leading. In this episode you'll learn: Who Steve Kerr learned from in order to coach Why joy matters in casting the vision for a team What a great team player looks like How to coach superstars and the bench What it takes to rack up 300 passes a game How to work past mental barriers to perform with excellence How to motivate the team How to delegate areas of weakness with strength What Steve learned from playing with Lute Olson, Phil Jackson, and Gregg Popovich Why Steve wanted to let the Warriors coach themselves one game Who Steve would pick if Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant all came out in the draft in the same year What Steve thinks about The Last Dance documentary How Steve balances priorities at home and on the court Find the tools you need to become a better leader at https://howleaderslead.com.
Dec 23 2021
58 mins
Take the Right Risks | Eric Gleacher, Pioneer in the Mergers and Acquisitions BusinessLeading through Uncertainty | Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired CapitalGo the Distance for Quality | Peter Millar Chairman and CEO, Scott Mahoney
Scott Mahoney, the Chairman and CEO of Peter Millar, goes the distance to for quality in how he shapes the brand and develops his people. Coming up in business, it wasn’t until Scott worked at Polo that he found his love for golf and apparel sales married in an exciting career. He was inspired to buy Peter Millar during the long drive back from a USGA meeting, and moved quickly to scale the brand up. Scott leads with attention to getting things done more efficiently by getting people excited to do them. For example, knowing that Peter Millar product can only be sold once store associates put it on the floor, Scott and his team designed the shipping arrangements to be intuitive for stockroom employees to handle. He even threw a mint in the shipping box to sweeten the deal. Scott was quick to bring nearly everything in house to ensure the quality of product, marketing, promotion, finance, and production, and has taken the apparel world by storm as a result. SHOW NOTES Peter Millar then and now How Scott got into fashion and sales at Polo How the crazy idea to buy Peter Millar became reality  Turning a golf sweater company into a lifestyle brand Getting into Nordstrom and the trick to getting product from box to shelf Getting into brick and mortar Clothing the US President’s Cup golf team Building an e-commerce business with the same great quality Getting to the top and staying focused  Building a high-quality culture Lightning Round Find the tools you need to become a better leader at https://davidnovakleadership.com and https://howleaderslead.com.
Dec 2 2021
54 mins
Don't Chase Passion, Chase This Instead with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttracheThe Man Behind the Music | Rob Light, Managing Partner of Creative Artists Agency, on Leading with ImaginationThe Future of Work, Family, and Life with Indra Nooyi, Former PepsiCo Chairman and CEO | Insight Series
How do leaders navigate conversations about the challenges parents, and especially women, face in the workplace? The first step is to simply have the conversation and get the shared perspectives of men and women. In this special episode from the How Leaders Lead Insight Series, Ashley Novak Butler, the Executive Director of the Lift-a-Life Foundation, interviews her dad, David, and Indra Nooyi about Indra’s new New York Times best-selling book, My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future. Indra shares her story about growing up in India and the support she had to pursue her career while being a devoted mom, and the challenges she faced that she wants to remove for women coming up behind her in business, including problems with HR, childcare, and even cobblestone paths. 0:00 | Show intro 2:16 | The story behind Indra Nooyi’s memoir, and why work-life balance is the wrong goal. 9:48 | Upbringing: What Indra and David learned from their families that equipped them for future success, and how to extend those benefits to others. 16:42 | Coming up next week… Rob Light, Managing Partner of Creative Artists Agency 24:39 | How to set expectations for juggling the priorities of work and family with your spouse in order to have a fulfilling marriage. 35:15 | The surprising link between Mom guilt and the perfection gene. 40:01 | Expanding the presence of women in leadership. 46:26 | Advice for dealing with condescending behavior towards women.  49:47 | How to protect your reputation and health in business. 55:10 | Insights on mentorship and advocating for talent in general and women in particular. 58:51 | How to improve human resources to better serve all talent, and the implications of how two different people viewed the same cobblestone pathway. 1:08:48 | How to help women re-enter the workforce. 1:11:07 | Family lightning round 1:13:01 | How to make work-family life work. 1:14:45 | Farewell Find the tools you need to become a better leader at https://davidnovakleadership.com and https://howleaderslead.com.
Oct 28 2021
1 hr 15 mins
Entrepreneurial Caregiving with Jessica Kim, Founder and CEO of ianacare | Leading with Lots of LoveAdventures from the Golf Course | How Leaders Lead Insight SeriesChick-fil-A Chairman & CEO Dan Cathy | Leading with FaithTom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback | Leading with PerformancePresident & CEO of SHRM, Johnny Taylor | Leading with EmpathyLeading with Anticipation | Jimmy Dunne, Vice Chairman and Senior Managing Principal at Piper SandlerSuperintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho | Leading with SmartsAndy Roddick, Former #1 Tennis Player on Leading with InitiativeLeading with Solutions | Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North AmericaLeading with Curiosity | Timo Boldt, Founder and CEO of Gousto