Founder & CEO, Starbucks
The day of my interview with Howard started as any other – with my morning run to Starbucks to get a Grande Bold. I asked the barista whether she had read Howard’s latest book, Onward. She replied, “Of course. My partner, Howard, gave it to me."
Chairman, CEO & President, Potbelly Sandwich Works, LLC
I actually have to think about being a leader, and I have to work at it. One experience that stands out to me is the trauma I felt, and still feel, when I have to let someone go. Those hard decisions do not come easy for me, and I had to gain the strength to be able to make tough decisions.
Author, Co-Founder of the Berkana Institute
Meg works with organizations and communities around the world, helping them tap into their own ingenuity, intelligence and caring to solve real world problems. Meg is one of the world’s greatest teachers because she is one of its most voracious learners.
Best-selling Author, Various
Dan has a peculiar fascination with work. It’s the inspiration behind his books Drive, A Whole New Mind, Johnny Bunko and Fast Company‘s blog Free Agent Nation. Dan thinks of his work as a writer in terms of bricks and mortar—manual labor that’s more “hands than head.”
VP of Global Communications, Medtronic
Medtronic has had a longstanding Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for people around the world through the development of medical technologies, and we are three years into executing a three-part strategy to raise our value proposition to health care systems around the world.
Eric Ryan is a game changer. Just over ten years ago, he and his business partner Adam Lowry set out to advance a cause: revolutionizing the way we clean. Along the way, they built Method, one of Inc’s fastest growing companies, pulling in more than $100M in annual sales.
President & CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Speaking with Patricia Harrison is a super charged experience. Her enthusiasm is contagious! She crackles with energy, enthusiasm and passion for the mission of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading funder of U.S. public radio and television programming.
Chief Public Affairs & Communications Officer, MillerCoors
As a leader, I want to take advantage of everyone’s brain because, most often, people have additive ideas. I encourage my team to think out of the box and take chances, because maybe their ideas aren’t so outrageous after all. I always urge participation in client meetings and brainstorms.