Episode Summary: Brad Black
Brad Black grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he met people from across the country passing through their train station. He rose up quickly through the ranks at Pitney-Bowes, then re-built the sales side of Stryker Corporation, and transformed the culture so dramatically, the employees voted to decertify their union. He then founded Humanex, which transfers his leadership principles to athletic and academic organizations, to great effect. A few keys: If you don’t think you can do it, don’t expect anyone else to; keep it simple: work hard, work smart, and care about people; promote from within when you can; talent, culture, and teams make the difference, and these ideas are transferrable to any field.