Archive - Leaders on Leadership
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Episode 811 Larry Fobes interviews Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union. It is often said we’re becoming a service economy….an estimated 5 times as many jobs in the United States provide services rather than goods. Our guest leads the union whose 2.1 million members provide many of those services.. Episode 811. Air Date: 4/29/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 810 Larry Fobes interviews W. Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel. Clark Bunting was the 19th employee to join a fledgling cable television network. Today that network is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company, reaching a billion and a half cumulative subscribers, in over 200 countries. Episode 810. Air Date: 4/1/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 809 Larry Fobes interviews J. Patrick Doyle, President and CEO of Domino’s Pizza. He leads one of the largest on-line retailers in the country, known for their commercial use of social media and their innovative marketing techniques. Air Date: 3/25/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 808 Larry Fobes interviews Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…NASA... From their Washington DC. headquarters. Few things challenge our technical and leadership abilities, and engage our imaginations, as much as human space exploration, and devices like Hubble that look toward the beginning of time.
Air Date: 2/26/2012.
Episode 807 Larry Fobes interviews the Honorable Richard Snyder, Governor of Michigan. He calls himself “One Tough Nerd” and he has given himself “One Tough Leadership Assignment” to “Reinvent Michigan”. Air Date: 2/19/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 806 Larry Fobes interviews David Dombrowski; President, CEO, and General Manager of the Detroit Tigers. To the fans, baseball is America’s past time, and our national sport. At the professional level, the people leading the clubs from the front office know it is a complex, competitive, and high stakes business. Air Date: 2/12/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 805 Larry Fobes interviews Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. She leads an organization founded in 1881 by visionary Clara Barton. Today it is America’s premier emergency response organization. It’s also the place that trades a cookie and some juice for a pint of our blood. Air Date: 2/5/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 804 Larry Fobes interviews Doug DeVos, President and co-CEO of Amway. Over 50 years ago, his father and a friend started selling health supplements out of their homes. Today it is one of the largest, privately held firms in the country, and one of the most international enterprises in the world. Air Date: 1/29/2012. Student Q & A.
Episode 803 Larry Fobes interviews Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. He’s a former corporate CEO who leads a $4 billion, global network of locally based organizations that help people earn jobs. The enterprise is primarily funded by local and on-line resale stores mixing affordable value with fashionista desirables. Air Date: 1/22/2012.
Student Q & A.
Episode 802 Larry Fobes interviews Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext.
In 1792, a group of New York stock brokers signed an agreement in New York City. The resulting organization is today the largest stock exchange in the world measured by market cap of its listed companies.
Air Date: 1/15/2012
Episode 801 Larry Fobes interviews Shelly Lazarus, Chair of Ogilvy & Mather. Her career began near the end of the “Mad Men” era. Today, she is an undisputed leader in the business of “building brands” for her clients. Air Date: 1/8/2012
Episode 716 Larry Fobes interviews Craig Donohue, CEO of CME Group. This is a business you may NOT know, unless you're a financial trader. It is the leading exchange of futures, derivatives and options in the world, each year handling more than 3 billion transactions valued at a million billion dollars. This program was recorded in CME Group's Global Command Center in Chicago's financial district. Air Date: 5/29/2011.
Episode 715 Larry Fobes interviews JoAnne Shaw, CEO of The Coffee Beanery, who has also been called the “Queen of Bean". To buy a cup of coffee 35 years ago, we went to a diner, spent 25 cents, and hoped for the best with quality. Our guest had the audacious idea to serve only premium coffee, at premium prices, in a specialized coffee shop. Air Date: 5/22/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 714 Larry Fobes interviews Tony Michaels, President and CEO, The Parade Company. He led a national restaurant franchiser famous for its “Big Boy” sandwiches. Today he leads the organization that produces one of America’s top fireworks shows, and America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Air Date: 5/1/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 713 Larry Fobes interviews Ray Lane, Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. He has been, and is, a leader at some of the most well known technology companies on the planet. He also leads at a venture capital firm that helps grow technology start ups.
Air Date: 4/24/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 712 Larry Fobes interviews Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO. With experience working the coal mines, and a law degree, he became the United Mine Workers youngest president. Today he leads a federation of unions that includes approximately 80% of America’s organized work force. Air Date: 4/17/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 711 Larry Fobes interviews Allan D. Gilmour, President of Wayne State University. Assuming he would eventually return to academia, he left a doctoral program to gain real world business experience. After a career that included two turns as Vice Chair of Ford Motor Company, that assumption has been realized. Air Date: 4/10/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 710 Larry Fobes interviews Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President of Kalamazoo College. . Born and educated in California, the first 14 years of her academic career were with a university in Nigeria. Today she leads one of the oldest colleges in the United States with a very modern focus on global education. Air Date: 4/2/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 709 Larry Fobes interviews David Segura, CEO-VisionIT . He started his Detroit based IT firm 14 years ago with $100. Today that firm is one of the largest and fastest growing Hispanic owned companies in the country. Air Date: 3/27/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 708 Larry Fobes interviews Victor R. Muller, Chair-Saab & CEO-Spyker Automobiles. He reincarnated the legendary Spyker name from the 1920s for high performance vehicles and then led this new micro company to buy a much larger Swedish auto maker as it was being shuttered by its owner. Air Date: 2/27/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 707 Larry Fobes interviews Kimberly K. Horn, CEO and President, Priority Health. She leads a regional health insurance company to successfully compete against the national players in the same market. Air Date: 2/20/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 706 Larry Fobes interviews Michael L. Ducker, COO and President of International for FedEx Express. He leads a company that sorts, transports, and delivers 3.5 million packages to 220 countries, every day. Air Date: 2/13/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 705 Larry Fobes interviews Joachim Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique. He was that nation’s second president, and their first president selected in the multi-party elections. After choosing to step down after 2 terms, he remains a very active global statesman. Air Date: 2/6/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 704 Larry Fobes interviews Stephan M. Liozu, President & CEO, ARDEX Americas. He’s a young, French born CEO, leading a global company that manufactures highly engineered construction materials that aren’t even visible in the finished building.
Air Date: 1/30/2011.
Student Q & A.
Episode 703 Larry Fobes interviews James W. Owens, Chairman, Caterpillar, Inc. Kids who like to make things….and play in the dirt….may grow up to build the infrastructure of the world, often using the equipment designed and manufactured by this firm. Air Date: 1/23/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 702- Larry Fobes interviews Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President & CEO, TIAA-CREF. He leads a company that manages $426 Billion in retirement assets for 3.7 million employees in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. As Vice chairman of the US Federal Reserve, he led that group’s initial response to the 9/11 attacks. Air Date: 1/16/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 701 Larry Fobes interviews Tami Longaberger, Chairman & CEO, The Longaberger Co. Handcrafted baskets go back to the start of civilization, traditionally being made by single artisans working in solitary studios. One look at this company’s iconic headquarters building, and you know they have taken it to a whole new scale. Air Date: 1/9/2011. Student Q & A.
Episode 616 Larry Fobes interviews Ron Rapson, President, Morley Brands LLC
The term entrepreneur is often associated with new companies, in high tech industries. Our guest is an entrepreneur… revitalizing two firms with a combined 225 year history. Air Date: 7/11/10
Episode 615 Larry Fobes interviews Neil Jenkins, Chair, Gibb Technologies. Imagine driving a high performance car to the lake that becomes a high performance boat on the lake. Air Date: 5/30/10
Episode 614 Larry Fobes interviews Mark Bertolini, President, Aetna. He started in manufacturing and as a paramedic. Now he leads one of the largest insurance companies in the country. Air Date: 7/25/10
Episode 613 Larry Fobes interviews Michael Thaman, Chair, President and CEO, Owens Corning. You may know Owens Corning as a company that’s been on the Fortune 500 list for over half a century. You definitely know it by their Pink Panther trademark. Air Date: 5/16/10
Episode 612 Larry Fobes interviews James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters. They are simply one of the largest, most influential labor unions in the world and a driving force for change in worker and trade issues in this nation. Air Date: 5/9/10
Episode 611 Larry Fobes interviews Linda Hasenfratz, Chief Executive Officer, Linamar Corporation. A father immigrates to Canada, and soon starts a company machining auto components in his home basement. Today that company, now led by his daughter, has revenues of $2 billion, and diversified global operations. Air Date: 5/2/10
Episode 610 Larry Fobes interviews Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association. Leaders of not-for-profit organizations face many of the same leadership challenges as their corporate counterparts. Air Date: 4/25/10
Episode 609 Larry Fobes interviews Bob Fish, CEO and Co-Founder, Biggby Coffee
How many CEO’s DON’T have an office at their own corporate headquarters? You’ll meet one today.
Air Date: 4/18/10
Episode 608 Larry Fobes interviews James Scapa, Chair and CEO of Altair Engineering. Economic visionaries now say high technology companies and entrepreneurial leadership are the new, new things to restoring manufacturing to the American heartland. But James Scapa created and leads a company that’s been doing this for the last 25 years. Air Date: 4/11/10
Episode 607 Larry Fobes interviews Michael McCallister, CEO and President, Humana.
Imagine leading one of the largest health insurers in the country when your entire business environment could change…not over years, but with a congressional vote and a Presidential signature.
Air Date: 4/4/10
Episode 606 Larry Fobes interviews Charles E. Haldeman, Jr., CEO of Freddie Mac
In 1970, Congress established the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to provide a stable mortgage market. Our guest took over the corporation as the mortgage crisis and subsequent recession were sweeping the economy. Air Date: 2/14/10
Episode 605 Larry Fobes interviews Peter Dawkins, Founder and Chair of ShiningStar Capital. Heisman Trophy winner, Rhodes Scholar, Brigadier General, and Chair or CEO of a half dozen major financial firms…our guest is a prototypical “renaissance man”. Air Date: 2/07/10
Episode 604 Larry Fobes interviews Ann S. Moore, Chairman & CEO, Time Inc. Leaders in the publishing industry are facing a showdown between two technologies…the printed word and digital format. Add in a global recession, and it’s a challenging leadership mix. Air Date: 1/31/10
Episode 603 Larry Fobes interviews Ronald H. Simon, Chairman & CEO, Auto-Owners Insurance. In 1917, Vern Moulton moved his one year old insurance company…and its $200 in assets… to Lansing, Michigan. Today, that company is a Fortune 500 firm, with $14 billion in assets, and leadership complexities Vern could only imagine. Air Date: 1/24/10
Episode 602 Larry Fobes interviews George R. Perry, President and CEO of Yazaki North America. Air Date: 01/17/10
Episode 601 Larry Fobes interviews Stephen R. Polk. Chairman, CEO & President R. L. Polk & Company. Air Date: 01/10/10
Episode 517 Larry Fobes interviews Dr. Geneva Williams. President & CEO, City Connect Detroit. Air Date: 5/17/09
Episode 516 Larry Fobes interviews Erroll Davis, Chancellor, University System of Georgia. Air Date: 5/10/09
Episode 515 Larry Fobes interviews David Foltyn, President & CEO, Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn . Air Date: 5/3/09
Episode 514 Larry Fobes interviews David McKinnon, CEO, Service Brands International.
Air Date: 2/22/09
Episode 513 Larry Fobes interviews Mark Murray, President, Meijer, Inc. Air Date: 2/15/09
Episode 512 Larry Fobes interviews Steve Miller, Executive Chairman, Delphi Corporation.
Air Date: 2/08/09
Episode 511 Larry Fobes interviews Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Air Date: 2/01/09
Episode 510 - Steve Millstein, President & CEO, ATX Group. Air Date: 1/25/09
Episode 509 - Mel Karmazin, CEO, SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Air Date: 1/18/09
Episode 508 - Howard "Howdy" Holmes, President, Chelsea Milling Company. Air Date: 1/11/09
Episode 507 - Paula Kerger, President & CEO, PBS. Air Date: 1/4/09
Episode 506 - John Jumper, Retired US Air Force Chief of Staff & Former Member US Joint Chiefs of Staff. As a boy, he learned about aircraft from his military pilot father, knew the legendary Chuck Yeager, and was a neighbor of the Mercury astronauts. His FIRST day in the office as Air Force Chief of Staff was September 11, 2001. A very tough first day on the job. Air Date: 11/17/08
Episode 505 - Kevin Kelly, CEO, Heidrick & Struggles
He's the CEO of a company whose business is to find CEOs for OTHER companies! Air Date: 11/2/08
Episode 504 - Dr. Mohsen Sohi, President & CEO, Freudenberg NOK General Partnership
Today's program is a case study in globalization - a $1 billion, U.S. based, joint venture company, co-owned by German and Japanese firms, run by a man who was born in Iran. Air Date: 10/26/08
Episode 503 - Bill Hansen, President Emeritus, Leader Dogs for the Blind
He's dedicated his life to public service. First as a full colonel with the US Air Force, then as the leader of an organization that serves blind and sight impaired individuals worldwide.
Air Date: 10/19/08
Episode 502 - Al Taubman, Part 2, Founder of Taubman Centers Incorporated.
Air Date: 10/12/08
Episode 501 - Al Taubman, Part 1, Founder of Taubman Centers Incorporated
He's merged his passions for retailing, architecture, and art into an entrepreneurial career that has literally changed the way America shops. Air Date: 10/5/08