Who Is Joe?
He was born in a New Richmond, Wisconsin and moved to Tucson Arizona in 1976. In Wisconsin, Joe was raised in a small farming community where his family operated a beef cattle operation. He learned the benefits of family and community support and the ability to work hard to achieve goals.
Joe is a serial entrepreneur, change agent, radio personality, candidate for office, developer and CEO in the medical and charter school arenas. He has identified, started, grown and stabilized several businesses in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Joe is married to Christine and they are the parents of Hailey and Jack. Joe is a father, community leader, business owner and supporter of local charities.
The Psychology Podcast
Jordan B Peterson Podcast
Super Soul Sunday
Exchanges at Goldman Sacks
Joe’s Philosophy on Business and Leadership As Told By ….
1. Personal Mastery
Risk – Creativity, and Purpose
Callner’s diverse resume includes specials starring Chris Rock, The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Ferrell, Garth Brooks, Diana Ross, Britney Spears, and Robin Williams, to name a few.
Here are some parallels to listen for in the Callner interview;
- “I take risks in everything I do. Big risks. Every one of my projects has risk built into it. Every single one.”
- The keys to his success: The “Red Theory”… surveillance, research, execution, and domination
- Why preparation played such a large part in his work
- The reason he set such a high standard for himself
- How he was impacted by fearing failure
- What he’s constantly searching for: ways to reinvent himself
- Whether or not he cares about notoriety, fame, and awards
- His signatures: “Always bigger than life” and “That it’s magical”
- Why risk taking is a part of everything he does
2. Leadership Style
Innovate with Stability –
Giving Up Control –
Creativity As Leader
- How does Craig Groeschel continually innovate while also maintaining stability?
- How does the large organization stay agile?
- Why Craig Groeschel fights against rules
- How to give up control as a leader
- How Craig balances the CEO aspects of his job with the creative aspects
- Fighting the loneliness and isolation that comes with being a leader
- Dealing with criticism and critiques How to figure out which criticisms to pay attention to and which to ignore?
- Long-term planning and setting a vision for a large organization
3. Servant Leadership
The Learning Leader Show – Episode #291: Andy Rachleff – What Do You Uniquely Offer That People Desperately Want?
Show Notes That Relate:
- Commonalities of sustaining excellence: Intellectual curiosity
Ask questions “Bright people think other smart people ask questions.”
- The leader creates the culture “People model the behavior of the leader.”
- “To be a great teacher, you have to synthesize something into small statements. This helps you be a better leader.”
- Value statement – “Give trust to get trust.”
- “Management is not for everyone. People want to be led, they don’t want to be managed.”
- “You must put the needs of others in front of yourself”
- His superpower? Dunbar’s Law — 150 people. “The #1 job of CEO’s is to create a context for people who report to them”
- What Andy looks for when hiring someone: a Track record of success. “You learn a lot from success professionally. You learn more from failure personally.”
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