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C-10 Podcast: Ken Morrow, Ep. 78

  This year’s Winter Olympics may be over, but the lasting impact of something that happened in the Games 42 years ago this week is still fresh in the mind of this week’s guest. In fact, it’s still vivid for many of us. Ken Morrow has heard the stories. Countless people could tell him today what they were doing 42 years ago this week. In fact, he gets letters and cards nearly every day. That’s … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Joe Ungashick, Ep. 77

  This month’s “C” word for our C-10 students and mentors is Coach. In the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular, Coach means someone who understands the big picture; is an independent thinker; a good self-evaluator; and offers enthusiasm. Joe Ungashick certainly fits all of those, whether the receiver was an employee for Joe’s nearly 30 years at Shick, or a fellow CEO or a friend or a mentee. Ungashick is the retired CEO … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mindy Garrett, Ep. 76

  Our “C” word this week is Care, which in the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular means someone who puts others first, evaluates everyone honestly, and understands everyone’s impact. This week’s guest certainly fits that. For the majority of Mindy Garrett’s career — about 13 years — she was a vice president and then senior vice president in human resources in North America and internationally with Swiss Re, followed by a brief stint … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeremiah Enna, Ep. 75

  If you follow us on social media, you may remember around this time of the year, we take our C-10 students and mentors to an incredibly moving production called “Underground” at the Kauffman Center here in Kansas City. It’s put on by the Culture House, and it’s a dance interpretation of a story of three runaway slaves seeking refuge in the Underground Railroad. This week’s interview is with one of the main people behind … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Reggie Sanders, Ep. 74

  Reggie Sanders played in the Major Leagues for 17 years, spending time with eight teams along the way, finishing in 2006 and ‘07 with the Royals. Those dates are important, and we’ll get into that during this episode. Sanders had a career year in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds, when he finished with a .305 batting average with 148 hits, including 33 home runs, and 99 RBIs. He was selected for the All-Star team … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Students, Ep. 73

  This week’s episode is a little different than most. But in this season of giving, we think we’re giving you a tremendous gift with this episode. Going into this school year we decided that we wanted our students in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program to dive deeper into leadership. To be more intentional about how they think about leadership. With that in mind, and feeling that the guests we have on this podcast … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Craig Donaldson, Ep. 72

  Our “C” word this week is Confidence, which in the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular means someone who accepts constructive criticism, will try something new and has a positive attitude. This week’s guest certainly fits that. You see, this week’s guest is Craig Donaldson, who has held a wide array of leadership roles around the world. I first met him in about 2015 while he was working for DST Systems here in … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ian Adair, Ep. 71

  “Five out of five people have mental health.” That’s a light-hearted way that Ian Adair stresses the importance of discussing mental health. But it’s true. And this is a perfect time of the year to talk about mental health. (But then again, when isn’t a perfect time?) In particular, as leaders, how do we approach mental health with those around us? This week’s guest is perfect to discuss these topics. Ian Adair is a … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Kathy Stepp, Ep. 70

  For the first two years of what’s now the annual Crown Town Challenge campaign to thank and honor mentors, Stepp & Rothwell has stepped up as one of our sponsors. As such, they’ve been the presenting sponsor of this podcast. Well, on this episode we’re pleased to be joined by the “Stepp” part of Stepp & Rothwell, as co-founder Kathy Stepp joins us. Kathy, who’s served on various nonprofit boards in Kansas City, is … Read more

C-10 Podcast: CTC Webinar, Ep. 69

  As we mention from time to time, this week’s episode is a little different. But just as powerful as the others. And this is one week you may want to share with others. In fact, a college president was listening when we recorded this, and asked for the link to this podcast episode so he could share it with his team.  Here’s why: this week you’ll hear most of the webinar we did with … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Students, Ep. 68

  This week’s episode is a little different than any other since we launched about 17 months ago. We’re biased, but we think it’s going to be really cool. Going into this school year we decided that we wanted our students in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program to dive deeper into leadership. To be more intentional about how they think about leadership. With that in mind, and feeling that the guests we have on … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chase McAnulty, Ep. 67

  Our “C” word for this week is COURAGE. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, COURAGE in leadership is someone who wants the opportunity to decide the outcome; someone who’s not afraid to fail; and someone who fears no one. This week’s guest definitely fits that. Whether you live in the Kansas City area or not, you’ve undoubtedly seen his company’s work out there somewhere. That t-shirt with the heart and KC … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dr. Elbie Loeb, Ep. 66

  Our “C” word for this week is COMMITMENT. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, COMMITMENT in leadership is someone who has a strong work ethic, is not easily distracted, prepares accordingly, and prioritizes. This week’s guest certainly embodies that. Dr. Elbie Loeb, who grew up in Junction City, Kan., and then got his degree from Kansas State University, spent much of his career as a doctor here in Kansas City — … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Stann Tate, Ep. 65

  Our “C” word for this week is COMPOSURE. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, COMPOSURE in leadership is someone who is calm in the eye of the storm, slows the moment down, is poised and under self control. When you’re leading efforts to put on a big event or launch a new program, you need that COMPOSURE. That leads us to this week’s guest. A couple of weeks ago there was … Read more

C-10 Podcast: John Dehan, Ep. 64

  Our “C” word for this week is COACH. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, a COACH in leadership is someone who is an independent thinker, understands the big picture, is a good self-evaluator and offers enthusiasm. With the fall high school sports season upon us, we thought this would be a great time to chat with John Dehan about that word COACH. No, John isn’t a coach — at least not … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Terin Humphrey, Ep. 63

  Our “C” word for this week is COMPETITOR. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, a Competitor is someone who has a desire and ability to compete; has high expectations; is tough-minded and has the ability to overcome obstacles; and brings out the best in teammates. This week’s guest certainly fits that. Although the Olympic Games in Tokyo are over, we wanted to bring you one more guest who’s medaled in the … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Shannon Vreeland, Ep. 62

  Our “C” word this week is CONCENTRATION, which in the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular is someone who has an ability to focus, hones instincts, and prepares with a purpose. Without a doubt, this week’s guest certainly fits that. Shannon Vreeland has gone from club swimmer with the Kansas City Blazers to standout at the University of Georgia, to Olympic gold medalist, to an attorney. After swimming for the Blazers under coach … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Geoff Cottrill, Ep. 61

  Our “C” word for this week is COMMITMENT. This week’s guest, Geoff Cottrill, certainly fits that. Shoot, anyone who is great in the marketing world, does a great job with Commitment. But this week you’ll hear a slightly different take on how that looks in marketing. And that’s a good thing. If fact, you may want to make sure you have pencil and paper handy for some notes (you do that every week, right?) … Read more