Day One Leadership Podcast

Day One Leadership Podcast
By Drew Dudley
About this podcast
If you could sit down with yourself the morning of your first day of high school, what advice would you give? What values would you encourage that junior version of you to define and pursue each day? If you got to start over on Day One and start building yourself into the person and leader you want to be, what would be your first move? The Day One Leadership Podcast asks leaders of all types, backgrounds, and ages those questions and more, as we explore what values drive leaders, and lay out strategies to help you and your teams live them each day.
Episodes (Total: 20 / Page: 1)
Dec. 14, 2016
“Have me on your show next week, and if you promise not to use the word ‘stupid’, then I won’t use the word ‘fascist’.” With that challenge to television personality Kevin O’Leary, activist Rachel Parent burst into the national spotlight. In this week’s podcast, she talks GMOs, activism, and navigating the world of leadership at a young age.
Dec. 7, 2016
Patricia Wilson was the catalyst for one of the most viral stories in history when she helped transform San Francisco into Gotham City to make a 5-year-old with leukemia's wish to be "BatKid" come true. In this week's episode, Patricia shares the inside story of that remarkable day, and what it's like to learn Julia Roberts will play her in the movie version!
Nov. 30, 2016
Thirteen gold medals. Twelve world records. One leg. An ad campaign once told the world: “She doesn’t want your sympathy. But her opponents might.” In this episode, Hall of Fame swimmer Stephanie Dixon reveals that for part of her life, her toughest opponents were her own feelings of insecurity and fear. Do not miss the story of the serious ass kicking those opponents have received.
Nov. 23, 2016
Do you find yourself frustrated at work because you can’t stand being slowed down by bureaucracy or being told, “we’ve never done it that way before”? Do you find yourself rocking the boat and ruffling feathers? You might be an “intrapreneur”: an entrepreneur working in a corporate environment. Our guest this week thinks you deserve more love!
Nov. 16, 2016
Imagine that one day you’re preparing for your first TEDx talk, the organization you founded is being featured in Forbes, and you’ve been named one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women”. The next day, you’re forced to sit in the dark – a head injury making almost any stimuli unbearable. Now imagine that “next day” stretched on for months, then years, without the improvement you were told to expect. That’s the reality faced by Kanika Gupta. In this week’s episode, she shares her unique story of a life filled with redefinitions.
Oct. 3, 2016
What does Sunday night dinner have to do with the quality of your workplace culture? What are the “three buckets of life”, and what on earth is “reverse mentoring”?  This week’s guest Yousry Bissada has spent a lifetime building and leading companies, and answers these questions and more on the Day One Leadership Podcast.
Sept. 29, 2016
If we ever read another…well…anything on “millennials” it will be too soon! This episode’s guest (who was named one of the “100 Emerging Innovators under 35” by American Express) feels the same way.  Eric Termuende has made it his life’s work to try to change the way people seek both jobs and employees, and challenges some of the most popular beliefs in today’s discourse on work: including the very idea of a “cohort” and that it’s possible to “create” a workplace culture.  Have a listen!
Sept. 26, 2016
We may have never posted an episode of the Day One Leadership Podcast that provided more practical tips that you could put to use right away. This week’s guests, Joel Hilchey and Brandon Love, literally wrote the book on how to be “fearlessly creative”, and by the end of this episode, you’ll never fear “brainstorming” again. In fact, we bet you never even use the word again!
Sept. 14, 2016
When your son donates $10 million to a children’s hospital, you probably did something right as a parent. However, Karl Subban isn’t your typical Canadian “hockey dad”. Moving from the Caribbean and “barely able to read and write”, he became Principal of a school in one of Canada’s toughest neighbourhoods, and with his wife Maria, raised two teachers and three professional hockey players, including one of the NHL’s brightest young stars. An author and speaker on helping people reach their full potential, Karl shares his insights on life and leadership in this week’s Day One Podcast.
Sept. 7, 2016
Father, business owner, and endurance athlete, Michael Cameron lives his life by the three tenets of Passion, Pride, and Purpose. In October of 2015 however, Michael’s world was shattered by an unimaginable act of violence. In this emotional episode, Michael talks about “redefining badass” and the power and importance of forgiveness in life and leadership.
Aug. 31, 2016
When you’re the type of kid who stands behind a fence and yells at older kids, “Hey big kid, screw off” just to see how far you can get before you get caught, it’s no surprise you grow up to run a company you aim to “keep weird” at all costs. Considering it has become one of the world’s most valuable private tech companies, it seems the strategy is working. This week, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman joins the Day One Leadership podcast!
Aug. 18, 2016
Ilana intentionally lived “8 months of sin” to get over her fear of breaking the rules and spent her early days as an entrepreneur living in a house full of circus performers. Now the founder of an award-winning toy company Twenty One Toys, Ilana Ben-Ari takes us through her fascinating journey, including the roles of failure, guilt, and shame in the practice of leadership.
Aug. 17, 2016
What kind of leadership does it take to build a single gym into a billion dollar-a-year fitness company? A company that so profoundly impacts customers and staff that many tattoo the corporate logo onto their bodies? Listen to this week’s Day One Podcast to find out as we talk to one of Chief Executive Magazine’s “CEOs of the Year,” Chuck Runyon of Anytime Fitness.
Aug. 10, 2016
Neil Pasricha has written multiple #1 international bestsellers, including “The Book of Awesome,” which spent over two years on the bestseller list! He’s twice been given the “World’s Best Blog” award and now heads up the “Global Happiness Institute.” Today Neil is on the Day One Leadership Podcast to talk happiness and leadership.
Aug. 3, 2016
Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, Erika Steuterman knew she wanted a job that offered equal pay for equal work. At the time that meant one option: the military. Hear her incredible story of rising to the upper echelons of leadership in an organization long dominated by men; the obstacles that stood in her way; the mentors that pushed her forward, and how she literally renamed herself to start a new chapter in her life.
July 27, 2016
We live in the most debt-based society in history, and yet there is no formal personal financial management training in our education system. The result? Many of our personal goals and values are compromised because of our financial realities. Our guest for this episode has made it his life’s work to address that problem. Preet Banerjee is a best-selling author, host of Million Dollar Neighbourhoodon the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and runs Canada’s best investment blog. Stay tuned for part two coming on Friday!
July 27, 2016
We live in the most debt-based society in history, and yet there is no formal personal financial management training in our education system. The result? Many of our personal goals and values are compromised because of our financial realities. Our guest for this episode has made it his life’s work to address that problem. Preet Banerjee is a best-selling author, host of Million Dollar Neighbourhood on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and runs Canada’s best investment blog. Stay tuned for part two coming on Friday!
July 21, 2016
Lonely and struggling with the transition to high school, Shane Feldman asked to transfer schools. His guidance councillor agreed… on one condition. Living up to that condition spawned an international movement that has touched millions of lives, and thrust Shane—one of Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20”—into a life of leadership he never envisioned.
July 14, 2016 · 00:02:11
If you could sit down with yourself the morning of your first day of high school, what advice would you give?  What values would you encourage that junior version of you to define and pursue each day? If you got to start over on Day One and start building yourself into the person and leader you want to be, what would be your first move? The Day One Leadership Podcast asks leaders of all types, backgrounds, and ages those questions and more, as we explore what values drive leaders, and lay out strategies to help you and your teams live them each day.
July 10, 2016
Jordan Axani was at the centre of the biggest viral human interest story in history when a non-refundable ticket around the world sent him in search of someone with the same name as his former girlfriend to accompany him on the trip. While “going viral” may be a goal for many today, Jordan discovered being thrust into the global spotlight came with a dark side. Plunged into a depression that had him contemplating suicide while living a “press release version” of his own life, Jordan has emerged profoundly changed by the experience.