270 | Warren Rustand | The Leader Within Us: Mindset, Principles, and Tools for a Life By Design

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius is joined by Warren Rustand to talk about the need to acknowledge and cultivate our latent leadership qualities. The discussion will also explore the critical importance of finding the right space – whether in business, personal life, or relationships – and the transformative power that comes from making intentional changes. 

In this episode, Warren and I talked about:

  • The importance of perseverance and determination in pursuing goals
  • Warren highlights the significance of family and relationships in his life
  • What Warren learned during his time in the White House
  • Why it matters to engage in high-quality conversations to attain success
  • Warren shares three fundamental principles essential for achieving greatness 
  • The benefits of being in the right environment in order to grow and succeed
  • Warren highlights the power of clarity of vision
  • And other topics…

Meet Warren:

Warren Rustand is an Amazon Bestselling Author, esteemed mentor, and influential business strategist. With a background as CEO of Providence Service Corporation, Chairman of Rural Metro Corporation, and leadership roles in numerous organizations, Warren has left a significant mark on global business. His government service includes positions as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and Appointments Secretary to the President of the United States. Warren’s honors include the White House Fellowship and Lifetime Membership in EO. A sought-after speaker on leadership and personal development, Warren continues to inspire audiences worldwide.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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