The Leadership Playbook

The Leadership Playbook

A podcast on how to be the best leader you could ever be, featuring conversations with some of the business world’s most remarkable leaders.


Looking Back on 24 Years of Leadership
A panel of three former Seattle University Board of Trustees Chairs – Phyllis Campbell, Jim Sinegal, and Steve Hooper – ask outgoing SU President Father Steve Sundborg about his leadership insights, the most challenging moments in the 24 years...
Learning is a Continuous Journey
Challenge Seattle CEO and former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire talks to Albers Dean Joe Phillips about her experience navigating a recession, the initiatives she is spearheading in response to last year's racial unrest, and her advice...
Breaking Through the Clouds and Finding the Blue Sky
Alaska Air Group chairman Brad Tilden, who retired as CEO in March, reflects on the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned in the nine years he led the Seattle-based airline. The self-confessed airline geek who 'loves the smell of jet fuel i...
The Path to Achievement Starts with Building Your Runway
Retail Lockbox President and CEO Craig Dawson knew he wanted to go into business when he was four years old. In this episode, he talks about how he is leveraging his experience as a Black business owner and leader in heading up the Washington R...
Leader Humility and Its Surprising Role in Organizational Success
Seattle University Emeritus Professor, thought leader, and author Marilyn Gist talks about her seminal work on leading with humility and how it underpins success in the best performing organizations. Gist defines leader humility as 'feeling and...

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Ever wondered about the journeys successful business leaders took to get to where they are? Looking to learn more about leadership to build a better team or advance your own career? Going through work challenges and want to know how top executives resolved similar situations? The Leadership Playbook podcast asks top executives from the business world’s most recognizable brands and companies about the stories behind their success, their leadership secrets, and the biggest obstacles they’ve faced and overcome. Candid, often humorous, and always inspiring, think of The Leadership Playbook as a mini-MBA on how to become the best leader you could ever be. The show consists of six 45-minute to one-hour episodes per season, one in Fall and the other in Spring. Three episodes are interviews with business leaders hosted by Joseph M. Phillips, Dean of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. The other three are throwback episodes from the live event that inspired the podcast, the Albers Executive Speaker Series. Organized by Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics since 2002, the Speaker Series invites senior business leaders from the Puget Sound Area and beyond to talk about a topic of their choice and answer questions from a panel of Albers students and the audience. Past speakers include former Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz, Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and more. The Leadership Playbook is brought to you by the Albers School of Business and Economics. Follow us on to find out more about the show and upcoming episodes.

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