Howard Behar is a renowned business leader, author, speaker, and mentor who led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America for 21 years. He also became the founding President of Starbucks International, opening the very first store outside of North America, in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores, spanning five continents. Howard is also the author of two books: The Magic Cup and It’s Not About The Coffee.
Show Notes: http://yourbestmanager.com/howardbehar
Mike Figliuolo is an honor graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class. He served in the U.S. Army as an armor officer. Mike also spent time in corporate America as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and as an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. As the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, he and his team train senior executives at leading companies on leadership, strategy, communications, innovation, and other critical business skills. He is the author of three books – One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results, and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved.
Show Notes: http://yourbestmanager.com/mikefigliuolo
My name is Jamie Newman and I’m the host of the Your Best Manager podcast. The show today will be less than 15 minutes and will act as a sort of 'About Me' page that you’d see on a web site. I’ll give you a quick overview of who I am and why I created the show. I’ll tell you about the concept of Your Best Manager and I’ll let you know what you can expect from this podcast and what’s in it for you… and that last one is kinda important, because if there is nothing in this podcast for you… well, you won’t want to listen, right?