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S6E8 - Walt Rakowich

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs

Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker and former executive of Prologis, a global real estate company that was near collapse when he took over as CEO in 2008. During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500. After Walt joined as CEO, he quickly implemented a change in culture through transparency, orchestrating a dramatic turnaround and restoring its position in the industry.

42mins

1 Mar 2021

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Walt Rakowich, former Prologis CEO

Driven By Insight

Former Prologis CEO Walt Rakowich joins Willy Walker to discuss the leadership lessons outlined in his book "Transfluence: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today's Climates of Change" and his experience leading Prologis through the Great Recession.

20 Feb 2021

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Walt Rakowich | Former CEO of Prologis, Author of Transfluence

Leading Voices in Real Estate

This week, Matt speaks with real estate leader Walt Rakowich, former CEO of Prologis and author of the new book, Transfluence: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today’s Climates of Change. In the interview, Walt tells his career story, interspersed with leadership lessons along the way. He discusses lessons in leadership but we certainly recommend that you take a deep dive into his philosophy and practice of servant leadership in Transfluence. Learn more about Walt or order Tranfluence at waltrakowich.com.

1hr 13mins

8 Feb 2021

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Fortune 500 CEO Walt Rakowich Shares Unconventional Lessons For Leading In Tough Times

The Bulletproof Entrepreneur

Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker,thought leader  and former Chief executive officer of Prologis, a global real estate company. He assumed the role of CEO in 2008. When the company was at a very challenging point in its history.  He sits on the boards of several non profit organizations and is the author of the new book Transfluence - how to lead with transformative influence in today’s climates of change During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500. After Walt joined as CEO, he quickly implemented a change in culture through transparency, orchestrating a dramatic turnaround and restoring its position in the industry. In addition to speaking to audiences on a range of leadership topics, Walt also serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards. Before starting his business career, Walt attended the Pennsylvania State University where he received his BS in accounting. He went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time, Walt enjoys traveling, mentoring youth and participating in a wide range of community service initiatives. He and his wife Sue have two adult children and reside in Colorado. Resources Website - www.waltrakowich.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/waltrakowich/ Thanks for tuning in to the show. If you love the show and this episode please like, review, share and help spread the word. Feel free to contact me by using the following links Email: info@odogwu.com Twitter:@chodogwu Instagram: @chodogwu Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/odogwu

43mins

1 Feb 2021

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Transformational Influence with Walt Rakowich

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Is it the journey, or is it the destination? The role of a leader is getting to the destination (sales, profits, product development). Walt Rakowich believes the most important part of leadership is the journey and what happens along the way. Walt is the author of TRANSFLUENCE: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today’s Climates of Change. Walt and Kevin discuss transformative influence and Walt shares stories about his journey. There is a time and place for leaders to be vulnerable and acknowledge the details their team understands and works through daily. By overcoming fear and pride, we can empower our team and build trust. When leaders recognize they have a transformational influence on their team, they find opportunity, embrace challenges, and make their organizations and communities greater than ever. This episode is brought to you by… 13 Days to Remarkable Leadership, a free leadership video series based on Kevin’s book, Remarkable Leadership. Additional Leadership Resources Book Recommendations: Transfluence: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today’s Climates of Change by Walt Rakowich Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Connect with Walt Rakowich: Website Related Podcast Episodes: Leading Large-Scale Change with Bill Schaninger. The Future Leader with Jacob Morgan. The Self-Evolved Leader with Dave McKeown. Love Your Imposter with Rita Clifton. Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to this podcast through the options below. iTunes Stitcher TuneIn Soundcloud RSS Or your favorite podcast app. Leave a Review If you liked this conversation, we’d be thrilled if you’d let others know by leaving a review on iTunes. Here’s a quick guide for posting a review. Join Our Facebook Group Join our Facebook community to network with like-minded leaders, ask us questions, suggest guests and more. We welcome your wealth of experience and hope you will join us in sharing it with others on their leadership journey. You can join the group here: facebook.com/groups/RemarkableLeadershipPodcast/

40mins

20 Jan 2021

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3 Keys to Transformative Leadership with Walt Rakowich

Creating a Brand

Leadership can be difficult to navigate, especially during times of crisis or challenge. As a leader, people rely on you and look up to you, what you do matters. In this interview, Walt Rakowich walks us through what he calls the 3H core from his new book, Transfluence. Walt’s 3H serves as a great framework for becoming a transformative leader, which is so needed in the change driven world that we live in today. Humility, Honesty, and Heart are how each of us needs to lead in our businesses and in our lives because leadership is influence.For resources and additional content visit: https://creatingabrand.com/075

32mins

1 Dec 2020

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Transformative Influence in Leadership mini-series with Walt Rakowich Interview Part 1 by Jess Larsen

Innovation and Leadership with Jess Larsen

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51mins

13 Nov 2020

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"You Can't Run or Hide" with Walt Rakowich, Author and Former CEO of Prologis

Mays MasterCast

Are you giving others air-time? 👂 Please welcome the Author of Transfluence and Former CEO of Prologis, Walt Rakowich! Walt talks on the "Mark of the Heart," transforming a company that nearly folded during the financial crisis in 2008, and the power of recognition. We appreciate Walt coming on and hope you enjoy the episode! 📺&👂 (https://u.tamu.edu/zwkHRDp1) Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker and former executive of Prologis, a global real estate company that was near collapse when he took over as CEO in 2008. After Walt joined as CEO, he quickly implemented a change in culture through transparency, orchestrating a dramatic turnaround and restoring its position in the industry. In addition to speaking to audiences on a range of leadership topics, Walt also serves on several corporate and philanthropic boards. Before starting his business career, Walt attended Pennsylvania State University where he received his BS in accounting. He went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time, Walt enjoys traveling, mentoring youth, and participating in a wide range of community service initiatives. He and his wife Sue have two adult children and reside in Colorado.

50mins

9 Nov 2020

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Transformative Influence with Walt Rakowich

Love in Action

Walt Rakowich is the former CEO of Prologis. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Host Hotels & Resorts, Iron Mountain and Ventas, Inc., and an Advisory Council member at Gender Fair. He is also an author, and a speaker at The Center for Heart Led Leadership. Walt joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how he managed to keep his former company afloat during the great recession of 2008.  Walt’s book, Transfluence: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today's Climates of Change, is a practical guide teaching leaders how to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from having transformative influence in the workplace. [4:17] Leaders often wonder whether they are capable enough to lead and/or turn a company around from low to high success. However, Walt believes the real focus should be on how they can work with their fellow employees. “The most important thing you have to remember is that it’s not about you, it’s about the influence you have on other people.” [11:52] Marcel asks Walt about his experience with fear. Walt shares how his imposter syndrome impacted his professional life, and made his employees wary of approaching him. A coach he hired made him realize that he was taking on too much of the burdens of work by himself. [19:14] According to Walt, leaders must build a strong microclimate to set themselves up for success and destroy the fear and pride that hold them back. A strong microclimate consists of the three-H core: humility, honesty, and heart. [27:59] Walt shares how he managed to turn the organizational culture of Prologis around from toxic to uplifting. He comments that COVID-19 presents many challenges for leadership and managing that challenge starts from the heart. [38:11] “Consider this [crisis] your crucible moment and step up to become the best leader you can be,” Walt advises listeners. “I know it’s not fun, it never is, but make it about other people. If you do that, you will build trust in your organization.” [48:25] ResourcesWalt Rakowich on LinkedIn | TwitterWaltRakowich.comTransfluence: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today's Climates of Change

52mins

5 Nov 2020

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Episode 201: Former Prologis CEO Walt Rakowich is Transparent About Transfluence

Inside the ICE House

In his debut book, TRANSFLUENCE: How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today’s Climates of Change, Walt Rakowich shares lessons he’s learned about leadership over his long career. He took over as CEO of Prologis during the economic downturn as it became the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500. Walt highlights how his experience orchestrating a dramatic turnaround at a company near collapse put his ability to the test and revealed how business leaders must evolve in the modern world. Inside the ICE House: https://www.theice.com/insights/conversations/inside-the-ice-house

59mins

14 Oct 2020

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