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Leadership is a subtle talent. Our podcast series brings focus to the art of leadership. We provide a source of insight and advice from those who have successfully led people, teams, and organizations. On Leaders247 accomplished leaders share tips, lessons, and ideas for how to become an effective leader.
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Dec 11, 2017

Today we welcome Sue Galatz, a longtime Nike leader in business and strategy to our leadership show.

Sue is an innovator, thought leader, and a process genius. A chemical engineer by education, she uses a creative discipline to bring new ideas to life.

I first met Sue during my early days at Nike. She has remained an incredible influence on my leadership life, and a good friend and mentor. I pattern my organizational leadership after the lessons I learned from working with Sue at Nike. I am thrilled to have Sue join our show.

Disclaimer: I want to point out that the views expressed on this program do not represent Nike or any other organization. The views are independent and our own.

More About Sue

Throughout her career, Sue has focused on bringing new ideas to life.  She’s skilled at bridging strategy and action. With more than 15 years at Nike, she’s worked the “white space” between functions to evolve capabilities and business models.  Highlights include driving new concepts and social change, elevating brand frameworks, and optimizing operational efficiencies.  Prior to Nike, Sue spent more than 15 years in high tech leading change in business strategy, supply chain, manufacturing, and innovation.   Skilled in multiple functions, she’s also worked across multiple cultures/geographies including Europe, Japan, Brazil, and China.  Her leadership approach – architected for impact… ”head” & “heart”… and end-to-end --  builds teams and their capacity to drive change.

A native Oregonian, Sue holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Portland.

Always up for an adventure, outside of work, you’ll find Sue outside doing something active.

We welcome Sue Galatz to Leaders247.


Oct 7, 2017

We welcome Robert Ordever to our leadership show.

Robert is the Executive Director for O.C. TANNER – Europe (Chief Operating Officer).

Robert leads the operation for OC TANNER out of their U.K Headquarters. Robert has a unique background in both operations and HR, which gives him a passion for creating workplace culture that is innovative and allows people to perform at their best.

I was anxious to have Robert join this show so we could stretch more into an international perspective. I was not disappointed.

In this podcast, Robert shares unique insight on a number of important leadership topics, including

  • How to think from an international perspective regardless of your location,
  • How to build lasting trust in your organization,
  • And how to nurture a culture that produces global leaders.


About Robert

Robert joined O.C. Tanner in 2014, and as Executive Director he leads the operation for EMEA out of the U.K Headquarters. From luxury retail with Harrods to Premier League football with Fulham Football Club, Robert's Human Resources and Operational background has given him a real passion for creating a workplace culture that truly gets the best out of its teams. At O.C. Tanner, his passion and drive helps each of our clients win and remain winners. Outside of work, Robert is a proud Dad and devoted Fulham fan.

Aug 10, 2017

Today we welcome Alton Chung to our leadership show. Alton is an amazing storyteller of cultural tales and personal stories of growing up in Hawaii. He tells stories of WWII Japanese Americans, Asian folktales, and ancient Hawaiian legends.   

I first heard Alton at the Timpanogos Storytelling festival in 2016 and he made an immediate impression upon me. He has a unique ability to subtly portray important leadership principles in simple beautiful stories about people.

Alton’s stories are steeped in wisdom, integrity, trust, and many other important leadership qualities.

About Alton

Japanese and Korean storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung, grew up with the stories, superstitions, and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands. This gives him a unique perspective when telling cultural tales and personal stories of growing up in Hawaii, stories of WWII Japanese-Americans, Asian folktales, and ancient Hawaiian legends. He was awarded the National Storytelling Network’s (NSN’s) first J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Award in 2005.  Performances include: the Timpanogas Storytelling Festival in Utah, the Cayman Islands Gimme Story Storytelling Festival, Singapore’s Congress of Asian Storytellers, the International Storytelling Festival of Thailand, and the International Storytelling Festival in Hue, Vietnam.  He has also been the Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center and a New Voice Teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.  His DVD, LIFE IS THE TREASURE: Okinawan Memories of WWII and CD, TALES FROM THE LANAI have both won Storytelling World Honors.  He is also the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for NSN. 

We welcome Alton to Leaders247.

Mar 26, 2017

Today we welcome David Williams to our leadership show. David is the Chief Executive Officer of Fishbowl, the #1 provider of manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks and asset tracking solution for large enterprises.

David is a successful author with articles regularly appearing in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and other major business periodicals and blogs. He is also the author of the book “7 Non-Negotiables of Winning.”

David is a natural leader and an instinctive business person.

Since taking over the leadership at Fishbowl, the company has gained national recognition, including positions on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies, and the Deloitte Fast 500 lists.

In this podcast, David shares insight on leadership topics, including:

  • How to create a people-centered culture.
  • How to unlock your company’s talent.
  • Creative compensation and management approaches that engage the workforce at all levels.
  • How to lead with authenticity.

We welcome David Williams to Leaders247.

Jan 3, 2017

Our guest today is Dave Barram, former CFO of Apple. Dave has over 24 years of experience in leadership in Silicon Valley. From 1983 – 1985 he served as the CFO of Silicon Graphics, Inc. From 1985 – 2006 he served as the CFO of Apple. From 1993 – 1996 he also served as the Deputy Secretary and COO with the U.S. Department of Commerce. From 1996 – 2001 he was the administrator of General Services Administration under President Clinton.

This interview is full of insightful and fun lessons on how leaders make a difference. Dave loves life and as you listen you will hear an amazing journey, throughout which Dave maintained a grounded perspective on what matters most. If you like this interview, you may also like an article I wrote about Dave entitled: Leading by Creating Value.

Important leadership lessons uncovered in this show include:

  • What are the leadership skills needed by C-level executives?
  • How does a leader perpetuate values and grow a healthy organization?
  • Why does integrity matter?
  • What do leaders do to develop their people?

Dave has unique insights on leadership and we are thrilled that he spent time with us in our Leaders247 leadership series.