Hosts: Mike Ogle and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
We speak with John White, and our focus is primarily on leadership lessons coming out of John’s new book, Why It Matters: Reflections on Practical Leadership. His book is based on leadership insights from a wide variety of business leaders at the highest positions of their companies. Drawing on his experiences, John shares some of his favorite leadership and life lessons in the book and his thoughts about pursuing careers in supply chain.
Who is John White?
John A. White’s decorated six-decade career in engineering, business, science, and academia includes stints as the Dean of Engineering at Georgia Tech University, the Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, and two terms on the National Science Foundation in the engineering directorate. As the co-founder of SysteCon, he revolutionized the way material handling systems were designed for manufacturing and distribution. White’s new book, Why It Matters: Reflections on Practical Leadership, explores leadership philosophy based on White’s extensive personal experience as well as insights and anecdotes from some of the most innovative and successful business, military, political, and academic leaders of our time.