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Learn from the leadership journey of purpose-driven changemaker CEOs & leadership insights from top global thought leaders and best-selling leadership book authors. Your host Mahan Tavakoli, who Thinkers360 recently named as one of the top 10 global thought leaders on management, has over 25 years of executive leadership experience and serves as a consultant and coach to some of the highest-performing organizations and CEOs.In the twice-a-week conversations, you can learn from the leadership ...
 
A Fort Worth podcast about our communities' creators. **************************************************************************************************** Do you love Fort Worth? Do you want to know what's happening in your backyard? Then this podcast was made for you! **************************************************************************************************** It starts in the place where the west begins, Fort Worth Texas. This interview style podcast is centered around meeting the p ...
 
LSU Manship School Professor Bob Mann and Advocate Editorial Writer Lanny Keller exchange rankings of the ten Louisiana governors in their lifetime…from Earl Long to John Bel Edwards. Mann worked for Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Keller was on the team of Gov. David Treen. Keller and Mann also talk about the testimony of Special Counsel Bob Mueller before two U.S. House committees and the discussion about LSU’s new multimillion dollar football operations building. Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chi ...
 
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Chief of Police Murphy Paul discusses what's going on in our community with crime and the efforts to reduce crime rates in the capital city. Journalist Jeff Marks is joined by LA Public Broadcaster Andre Moreau to speak on the renaming of LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center court currently named after former head coach Dale Brown.…
 
How much money would it take to win one thousand dollars from a 1-900 number? How much of your friends money? Can they rap? Can you rap? Doesn’t matter. Bad rap or no, you still have money to give! Or your parents money! Money that you could use to buy Land or Time and your parents could use to by the Wheel Before Time. Wait, no, I mixed them up ag…
 
The CEO and President of United Way of Tarrant County, Leah King, joins us for todays episode. We dive into specific issues that challenge our community and what we can do to help our neighbors. Find information covered in this episode by visiting www.getunitedtarrant.org or by dialing 2ll on your phone. Leah, thank you so much for your contributio…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Carmine Gallo. Carmine Gallo is a three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author. His books include Talk Like TED, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Storyteller's Secret, Five Stars, and his latest, The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World's Greatest Sa…
 
Executive Vice President of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation John Spain discusses his life and career as well as several major projects throughout the city including the passenger rail system and the preservation of the LSU Lakes. Archivist and Head of the Ernest J. Gaines Center Cheylon Woods remembers the great author and gives insight to the cent…
 
Head football coach at Tulane University Willie Fritz speaks on their successful season and how they got to this point. Writer and the late Norman Mailer’s archivist and authorized biographer J. Michael Lennon is joined by author, actor, and son of the late Norman Mailer John Buffalo Mailer to remember Norman Mailer on what would have been his 100t…
 
In this Partnering Leadership conversation, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Indira Henard, Executive Director of the DC Rape Crisis Center ( DCRCC), the oldest rape crisis center in the country. Indira Henard talks about her upbringing in Chicago, Illinois, in a family of faith. She also shares her transformative experience while at Wheaton College in M…
 
The owner of Derly Design and the creator of our most prized piece of studio art joins us today. Josh Martinez is the creator of the Fort Worth Roots sign that has followed us from studio to studio for the past two years. Find our friends creations at these two websites: www.derlydesign.com and now www.botbros.com Thank you for listening. Every tim…
 
What would you do if you’ve been Gadgeted? Would you change the world? Would you fly across the sky, free like an eagle? Would you fix the worlds problems with a random assortment of tools? Or would you sink into a level of debauchery that no person on this planet has seen before, horrifying even the evil Dr. Claw (Who has a face for some reason he…
 
Veteran sports writer George Morris remembers the great college football coach Bear Bryant on the 40th anniversary of his death. Alcohol Beverage Control board member Scott Wilfong gives insight to the boards decision following the tragic death of LSU student Madison Brooks. The Advocate's Mark Ballard talks Washington Mardi Gras and several politi…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Tamsen Webster, renowned speaker, consultant, TEDx idea strategist, and author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible. In the conversation, Tamsen Webster shared how leaders can communicate, so their ideas resonate more with their audience. Tamsen also gave exam…
 
Journalist and novelist Ken Wells speaks on his life and times and also his latest work, "Swamped!". Democratic politician Luke Mixon reflects on his campaign in the recent US Senate Race and also comments on the state of politics in Louisiana. John Wirt and Johnny Palazzotto talk the debut of the Slim Harpo documentary, "The Original King Bee". Fo…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Joanne Irving, founder of Insight to Action Advisory and cofounder of The Chrysalis Group Inc. Joanne Irving is also the author of The C² Factor for Leadership: How the Alchemy of Curiosity and Courage Helps Leaders Become Champions and Lead Meaningful Lives. In the conversation, …
 
Chair of the Board of Louisiana Progress and founder of 10,000 Women Louisiana Dr. Melissa Flournoy is joined by Col. Rob Maness to discuss violence throughout the city amid the recent night club shooting as well at their thoughts on the banning of assault weapons. Councilman Darryl Hurst comments on the crime in North Baton Rouge speaking on the r…
 
***Parental Advisory***(Explicit Language, Drug References, and just Generally Offensive) One of the most fun recordings we have done here at the Fort Worth Roots Studio!! Dank817 and Tavo Tha Trill, two trail blazing Fort Worth Hip Hop artist join us today for a truly one of a kind episode. Find these guys on Instagram @Dank817 and @Tavothatrill a…
 
Head of Louisiana Family Forum Gene Mills discusses several topics including his stance on the abortion ban in Louisiana as well as the banning of assault weapons. Executive Editor at Business Report and the head lacrosse coach at Louisiana State University JR Ball speaks on what's happening in the city, including the upcoming mayor's race and also…
 
It’s a rather good time for you to review your internet culture. Like a yearbook, it’s good to fondly reminisce about whatever you were into. Like rose tinted glasses and Quiznos Subs and flash animation. You smile as you turn the page. Where did the time go? You shake your head and laugh. It went away. Now these new sub shops are giving away soft …
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jack Phillips, Chairman of ROI Institute, a world-renowned expert on accountability, measurement, and evaluation and author or editor of more than 75 books on evaluation, metrics, and analytics. The conversation focuses on Jack and Patti Phillips’ latest book, Show the Value of Wh…
 
Author Jacinda Townsend speaks on her life and the start to her career as well as her recent book "Mother Country". Louisiana Voice's Tom Aswell comments on several topics including Karen Carter Peterson and also remembers Muhammad Ali on what would have been his 81st birthday. American author and political commentator Jared Yates Sexton talks his …
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with H.H. Leonards. H.H. Leonards is the founder and chair of the O Street Museum Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and the Mansion on O Street, where Mrs. Rosa Parks called her home-away-from-home for the last decade of her life. H.H. Leonards is also the author of the bo…
 
Founder and CEO at SPIRO Stretch Elena Keegan joins us to provide tips on how to improve our fitness and flexibility with her stretching tool, the Spiro. National President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women Dr. Faye Williams is joined by District Attorney Tony Clayton to discuss the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on what wo…
 
Poo Live Crew!!! Local Fort Worth live performance entertainers and variety cover band legends Scott Rice and John Hendrix join us today at the Fort Worth Roots Studio. Catch these dudes February 4th at the Ridglea Theatre for the big show!!! Get tickets on their web page: www.poolivecrew.com Scott and John, thank you for being part of the Fort Wor…
 
Republican political consultant Scott Wilfong is joined by Republican and former metro councilman of Baton Rouge Darrell Glasper to discuss several political topics including the GOP and comment on upcoming elections. Republican and member of Louisiana State Senate Sharon Hewitt gives insight to her decision on running for governor as well as her c…
 
Assistant Library Director at East Baton Rouge Parish Library Mary Stein discusses the importance of libraries and books amid Jeff Landry's recent comments and also what new books are to come. The Advocate's Mark Ballard comments on several political topics including Karen Carter Peterson's recent sentencing and the speaker of the House race.…
 
In this Partnering Leadership conversation, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Tom Taulli, author of multiple books, including Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction, which serves as the focus of this conversation. Tom Taulli has been developing software since the 1980s. In college, he started his first company, which focused on devel…
 
Award-winning speaker, writer, and author Danté Stewart gives his thoughts on the Georgia senate runoffs by referencing his New York Times work "What White Voters See in Herschel Walker". Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola is joined by his brother San Diego Padres catcher Austin Nola to speak on their careers to this point as well as promote …
 
Mayor-President of EBR Parish Sharon Weston Broome address several parish issues such violence in the city as well as transportation and drainage. She also speaks on her running for mayor-president in next year's election. Director of communications for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Pam Bordelon comments briefly on John Kennedy and Billy …
 
In this Partnering Leadership conversation, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Troy LeMaile-Stovall, CEO of TEDCO, Maryland's economic engine for technology companies. Troy LeMaile-Stovall has led the organization to cultivate an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. In this conversation, Troy LeMaile-Stovall discusses his upbringing and how it h…
 
Head of the Jewish Film Festival Ara Rubyan details this years Jewish festival which is held January 11-15. For more information, visit https://brjff.com/. Member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission Foster Campbell reflects on his career over the years and also gives insight on what is happening in politics locally and nationally.…
 
***Explicit content*** Well...yeah! Itchy Richie is back in studio and frankly...We're sorry. In this episode we get to do something we've been wanting to do for a very long time. Today Fort Worth Roots Studio's will help launch the pilot episode for a brand new Fort Worth podcast. How new? Well, it doesn't even have a name yet. We set out to revie…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Jennifer Brown, an award-winning thought leader globally renowned for her diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Jennifer Brown is also the author of How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive. In the conversation, In the c…
 
In this episode, Mahan Tavakoli discusses why open access to powerful conversational chatbots will be viewed in the future as a transformational moment, potentially equaling the wide use and disruptive impact of the internet or smartphones. Mahan shares why artificial intelligence is starting its exponential growth curve and will impact all aspects…
 
Our new friend Darrell Bartell is an accomplished author here in Fort Worth. Today we talk about Darrell's award winning book "Ten-Five - You're Going Home, Marine!: And Other Short Stories", available for purchase @ amazon.com. Thanks to the publishing company that takes care of our friend. Find more info about todays guest and many more creative …
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Professor Vanessa Bohns. Dr. Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. Vanessa Bohns is also the author of the book: You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimat…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Stephanie Linnartz, currently President of Marriott International, Inc., the world's largest hospitality company. Last week, Stephanie Linnartz announced that effective February 24, 2023, she will be leaving Marriott to take on the role of President & CEO of Under Armour. Under Ar…
 
Merry Christmas Y'all !!! Special thanks to Tanya Houk for arranging these interviews. Thank you, my friend. In this episode we talk about several organizations in the Fort Worth area that deal with foster families, child services, and adoption services. Our first recording is with Judy Fraustro. Judy aged out of the foster care system at 18 when s…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with David McRaney. David McRaney is a science journalist, host of the You Are Not So Smart podcast, and an internationally best-selling author of books, including his latest, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion. In the conversation, David McRane…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist, STEM educator, multi-patented inventor, keynote speaker, and author of A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars. In the conversation, Hakeem Oluseyi shares his journey of overcoming adversities and becoming a leading astr…
 
For the first time ever, we had the privilege of recording at the Fort Worth Roots Studio with our good friend Sam Esquivel. When Sam isn't being flown around the country to install multimillion dollar art pieces, he is working on one of Fort Worths top podcast's. Check out "The Failed Podcast" on most streaming services and follow along on social …
 
It’s that time of year ago! The time of year where the Jones’ turn on their holiday lights and annoy the crap out of the rest of the neighborhood with that there role playing game music synchronized. They don’t even feel the reason for the season, which is straight capitalism! They have to apply nostalgia to it too? Bah humbug! Christmas is where t…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Stephen M.R. Covey. Stephen M.R. Covey is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Speed Of Trust, former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, and author of Trust And Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others. Stephen shares why many leade…
 
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Chuck Robb, Virginia's 64th governor from 1982 to 1986 and U.S. senator from 1989–to 2001. Governor Chuck Robb is also the author of In the Arena: A Memoir of Love War and Politics. In the conversation, Governor Chuck Robb shares his story of joining the Marines, being assigned to…
 
What comes to mind when you hear the word "exercise"? For some, it conjures up feelings of shame or guilt; for others, it has become a form of idolatry. Today, our host Richard Dahlstrom and his special guest, Dr. Kevin Rindal, talk about the beautiful gift physical activity can be and how to see movement as an act of spiritual formation. Dr. Kevin…
 
Kerre Randel Ortegel is the founder of the local non-profit "Holidays and Heroes". At the time of this recording, they were prepared to deliver a weeks' worth of food to 500 Fort Worth families and provide 651 military family members with a well-deserved Christmas. Thank you, Kerre, for what you do for our community and thank you to all of the volu…
 
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