2 Guest: Jim Kouzes – Leading Leadership Author

Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the best executive educators in America. In this podcast, Jim discusses his most recent book, Learning Leadership.

Jim is the co-author of The Leadership Challenge, which has sold over two million copies since its first edition and has been translated into 20 languages.​

Amazon describes The Leadership Challenge as, "the most trusted resource on becoming a leader." Other books by Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner include: Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, Encouraging the Heart, A Leader's Legacy.

A highly-regarded leadership scholar and experienced executive, Jim served as president, CEO, and chairman of the Tom Peters Company from 1988 through 1999, and prior to that led the Executive Development Center at Santa Clara University Currently. Jim is Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, at Santa Clara University, and also lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. In 2010, Jim received the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, the most prestigious award given by the trade association of training and development industry providers. He was listed as one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010 and 2011, named one of the 2010 and 2011 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America, and ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as number sixteen on its list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders.

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Guest: Kirsten Wolberg – Paypal Exec

Kirsten Wolberg is a Vice President at PayPal. She was the executive who led the separation of eBay and PayPal into 2 public companies. Prior to leading that strategic effort, she was the VP of Technology. Currently, she is PayPal’s Vice President of Talent.

Kirsten has over 20 years experience in leading Technology, Product, Operations and Strategy. She served as Vice President of Technology at Charles Schwab. She also led salesforce.com’s IT organization to the cloud as their Chief Information Officer, managing a $100 million dollar budget.

Kirsten holds a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2016 she was named by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 Technology Leader, and the San Francisco Business Times named Kirsten one of the most Influential Women in Business.

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