Leadership is a tough job. Luckily, we don't have to go it alone. This month on Revenue Builders, our guests remind us of the power of the team. Through the story of four very different journeys, these podcast episodes show that humility, mentorship and continuous learning make for more than just great leaders. They create great teams who produce great results. Dig into the episodes below for inspiration on how you can be, and create, better leaders.
In this episode of the Revenue Builders podcast, our hosts John Kaplan and John McMahon talk to Chris Reisig, Operating Partner for Jungle Ventures and 5-time CRO. Chris shares insights and wisdom he’s gained through his experience leading the scaling of multiple early-stage companies. From defining the ideal customer to hiring leaders and market expansion, Chris has done and seen it all. Leaders of all levels will appreciate this valuable advice on culture, talent, international sales and product-led growth from a veteran start-up leader.
Locker Room Lessons with Pepper Johnson
Duration: 1 hr 32 min
In this episode, John and John talk to five-time (2 as player and 3 as coach) Super Bowl Champion, Thomas “Pepper” Johnson. Pepper shares the good and the bad of the many leadership styles he encountered while playing and coaching alongside some of football’s greatest legends in the NFL. He stresses that talent does not equal success - focus, hard work, and a team-player attitude ultimately determine your fate. Pepper’s advice for leaders: find your own voice and be comfortable in your skin.
Embrace the Suck with Brent Gleeson
Duration: 1 hr 24 min
In this episode, our hosts talk to Navy SEAL combat veteran and author of “Embrace the Suck,” Brent Gleeson. Brent talks about his journey from the finance world to the military, the traits that make a successful Navy SEAL, and how the mindsets he learned in training benefited him in his post-service business career. Brent’s formula for effective leadership includes resilience, decentralized command and constant improvement. His mantra, “embrace the suck,” encourages leaders to do one hard thing every day and consistently push the boundaries of their comfort zone to achieve continued success.
The Power of Service with Manny Ohonme
Duration: 1 hr 17 min
In this inspiring episode, John and John talk to the Founder of Samaritan's Feet International, Manny Ohonme. Manny regales us with his life story of hope, faith and selfless leadership that all started with a pair of shoes. Once a poor kid selling water and soda in Lagos, Nigeria, Manny worked hard to earn a basketball scholarship that became his ticket to the US. Here, he devoted himself to his studies and eventually led a successful career in tech sales. Pursuing a search for greater purpose, Manny left his corporate career to establish a non-profit that would change the lives of millions around the world, one pair of shoes at a time.
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