Category : Leadership

Episode 191 – Mary Kelly PhD – Why Leaders Fail / audio

Why Leaders Fail

Mary Kelly, Phd (@marykellyspeaks on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her book “Why Leaders Fail“. There are plenty of books on how to lead but they often leave out the most important part: What happens when what you’re doing isn’t working?.  Thankfully, Mary and her writing partner for this book Peter Stark (no known relation to Tony or Ned) decided to write “Why Leaders Fail: 7 Prescriptions to Success” to help understand common themes to leadership failure. Craig and Mary talk about being popular vs. being a leader, having vision, why Ted Williams was a great leader as a player but not so much as a manager and how corporations need more empathy. A 20 year naval officer, Mary understand leadership and with a PhD in economics she know business. Add the two and you have a powerful combination you need to listen to if you want to improve your leadership skills!

You can learn more about Mary at as well as pre-order “Why Leaders Fail“.

APP BONUS: You can download a book club guide / worksheet to help you become a better leader too!


Episode 182 – Scott Cooksey – Connection / audio


Scott Cooksey (@ideacharger on twitter) sits down with host Craig Price to discuss connection. Connection means different things for different people. For some, making and keeping connections is a natural thing. For others, it takes effort and energy to connect and engage on a regular basis. When Craig sits down with Scott, the two talk about how a disaster forced Scott to reach out to his clients and establish a connection, how listening is the key to building connections and why Craig is so bad at maintaining long-term connections with clients. They also get into why Craig feels LinkedIn requests from strangers are just ways for people to spam his connections.

You can learn more about Scott at his website and listen to his podcast The Success Charger Podcast with Scott Cooksey where Craig recorded an episode on negativity.


Episode 180 – Jennifer Kahnweiler PhD – Introverts / audio


Jennifer Kahnweiler Phd. (@jennkahnweiler on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss introverts. For many people, introverts are a mystery. They tend to stay away from crowds and enjoy time alone. Yet, they are also highly effective leaders, workers and team members that can be invaluable to an organization. Craig and Jennifer have an honest discussion on why some people are introverts, the difference between social anxiety and being introverted and what Craig, a self-proclaimed misanthropic recluse, has done to try and overcome his own introvertedness. Mostly though it’s really just an excuse to stay home with his dogs and nap. They also talk about Jennifer’s latest book:  The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together which provides a process that will enable introverts and extroverts to work together better and achieve more than they ever could on their own.

You can learn more about Jennifer at

APP BONUS: Read a sample chapter of The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together


Episode 179 – Scott McKain – Distinction / audio


Scott McKain (@ScottMcKain on twitter) joins host Craig Price about his book Create Distinction. Being unique is something we all strive for. So much so that it seems everyone is the doing the same things to be unique (think hipster beards and tribal tattoos). Scott talks about how companies makes themselves unique to attract customers, Craig repeats his anti-purple cow rant, how to figure out what to focus on to be distinctive (other than being great) and how small businesses can compete with big companies by being distinctive.  They also talk about how you need to know what your competition is before you can separate yourself from them. Far too many people don’t know what others are doing so they can stand out (I’m talking to you podcasters who don’t listen to podcasts!).

Scott can be found at the obvious  You can all find his book Create DistinctionWhat to Do When Great Isn’t Good Enough to Grow Your Business on amazon and all the regular places.


Episode 178 – Jeffrey Hayzlett – Think Big, Act Bigger / audio

Think Big, Act Bigger

Jeffrey Hayzlett (@JeffreyHayzlett on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss his latest book Think Big, Act Bigger. Everyone has dreams and goals, but not everyone does the things necessary to achieve them. Jeffrey’s latest book Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless shows readers how he has thought big and acted big in his career that included being the CMO at Kodak, becoming a business celebrity and being a prime-time Bloomberg Television host. Craig and Jeffrey discuss the need for confidence, how being authentic shouldn’t be a strategy it should just be as well as how failure and humility can fit in with your big plans. They also talk about Jeffrey’s recent induction into the National Speaker’s Hall of Fame as well as his failures on the football field. If you’re looking to move the needle of progress forward, you’ll want to listen in.

You can find Jeffrey at his website, watch his show MYOB:mind your own business at and listen to his podcast All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on the podcast network I told you he thinks big!

And of course you can get his book Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless in all the familiar places.



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