Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast


About the Show

Welcome to Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, where we seek to uncover what leadership means in today’s world. 

Hosted by Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie, we’ll be talking to diverse leaders across various industries to help unlock your potential for success. We’ll be sharing real-life insights into leadership—which in turn can help spark the next level of your growth as a leader.


Episode Guide



Take Command - Dr. Kevin McDonald - Episode 8

Dr. Kevin McDonald has dedicated his career to empowering young people to reach for success no matter who they are or where they come from. From his first job in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights division to his current role as University of Virginia’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, he’s felt a calling to this space throughout his career. Today a pivotal force in shaping what the future of inclusive leadership looks like, he shares his own path and key lessons learned over the past two decades.

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Take Command - Dr. Kevin McDonald - Episode 8

Take Command: Nancy Mahon - Episode 7

As Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at The Estée Lauder Companies, Nancy Mahon is a social impact “thought leader” in the rarest, truest sense of the term; each day she inspires teams around the world to make a concrete difference in their communities. Hear her proven lessons for meaningful, impactful leadership.

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Take Command: Nancy Mahon - Episode 7

Take Command: Greg Coleman - Episode 6

Greg Coleman is a veteran digital media executive who made his career helping iconic brands navigate seismic industry upheavals—from Reader’s Digest, Yahoo!, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed to his current roles as an executive in residence at Lerer Hippeau and Professor at NYU.

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Take Command: Greg Coleman - Episode 6

Take Command: Pallavi Jha - Episode 5

As Chairperson and Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Training, India, Pallavi Jha has transformed the business into one of Dale Carnegie’s most successful and admired global verticals. Prior to Dale Carnegie, Pallavi held roles at Procter & Gamble and at her family’s construction business Walchandnagar Industries, one of India’s Industrial conglomerates—seeing firsthand what it means to be female in a completely male-dominated industry. Hear inspiring lessons and takeaways from her boundary-breaking career.

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Take Command: Pallavi Jha - Episode 5

Take Command: Katie Dill - Episode 4

This week's episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast features Katie Dill, VP of Design at Lyft, who is a rising star in her field—and a celebrated leader in a historically male-dominated industry. From the surprising reason her childhood set her up for success to her predictions about the most important trends in tech, Katie’s insights into 21st-century leadership can help all leaders achieve their full potential.

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Take Command: Katie Dill - Episode 4

Take Command: Jeannie Barsam - Episode 3

This week's episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast features Jeannie Barsam. In her time as an executive, Jeannie has climbed the ranks at a who’s-who of American retailers, serving as a VP at Gap and an SVP at Talbots and Zales —before venturing out on her own, founding Gifting Brands to combine her executive experience with a drive to make a difference in her community.

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Take Command: Jeannie Barsam - Episode 3
Take Command: Mike Searles - Episode 2

For this week’s Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, Dale Carnegie CEO, Joe Hart, sat down with Mike Searles. In his time as an executive, Mike has weathered storms of change, gales of growth, and the ever-shifting culture of the American workplace. On this podcast episode, Mike covers the wealth of his experiences including his time at Toys "R" Us, as CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company), what it was like working for Warren Buffett directly, and how one of his biggest mistakes and failures also became one of the most valuable lessons in his life.

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Take Command: Mike Searles - Episode 2

Take Command: Allan Mulally - Episode 1

For the first episode of Take Command: A Dale Carnegie Podcast, we’re speaking with Alan Mulally: a man who has headed up some of the biggest corporations on the planet. From his time as an EVP at Boeing and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and then as the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company where he is credited with saving the corporation, through today as a member of the board of directors at Alphabet, Mr. Mulally will discuss his decades of incredible leadership.

Take Command: Alan Mulally - Episode 1

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