INTERVIEWS

MAY 2021

12 May 2021

The Burden of Command is a leadership and personal development podcast bringing leading experts and lessons from history. The Burden of Command is a leadership and management podcast produced just outside of Indianapolis, IN. Listen in as Craig B. Whelden talks about leadership lessons learned and tips for future leaders.

Fit-for-Joy -Part-2-Light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-thumbnail

6 May 2021

“Great leaders almost instinctively demonstrate how much they care about their people. It is part of who they are. Truly great leaders seem to know exactly when to apply this skill at the right moment and in the right way.”

- Craig B. Whelden

Valeria Teles interviews Craig B. Whelden — the author of “Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.”

3 May 2021

Robert Mixon interviews Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Craig Whelden, about one of our Big 6 Leadership Principles®: “Do the Right Thing When No One is Looking.”

As leaders, if we model our behavior based on values, those values will flow to the rest of our organization. In this podcast we dive into the importance of character, taking responsibility, and more! Don't miss it!

MARCH 2021

31 March 2021

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Craig B. Whelden about experiences from his career and leadership lessons learned.

See the video HERE

30 March 2021

Craig's latest podcast interview is with Josh Steimle's new Published Author Podcast! Episode 43—Bestseller Opens Door To Speaking Gigs For Retired Military Leader—explores how Craig wrote his book, Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best, and how this book opened up the world of speaking engagements.

This episode is a must-listen if you are an entrepreneur thinking about writing a book and want to know what it’s like writing a book and publishing! There is so much value in this episode!

9 March 2021

When you boil down the model for successful leadership, what do you have? Do those key aspects of leadership translate from military to public companies?

In this podcast, I’ll be discussing these and related topics with Craig Whelden--a retired Major General in the U.S. Army. Craig also served as a senior executive for nine years in the U.S. Marine Corps. If you are aware of the cultural differences between these two service branches, you’ll understand just how unique Craig is in bringing his leadership model successfully to both.

1 March 2021

Major General Craig Whelden is a fortune 500 global speaker and an international bestselling author of "Leadership, The art of inspiring people to be their best". In this episode, we hack into Craig wealth of leadership experience including:

The parallels of leading in the military to any other organization
The importance and power of Virtual Mentorship
The characteristics of Character
Humility is not thinking less of yourself - It's thinking of yourself less!

FEBRUARY 2021

18 February 2021

Valeria Teles interviews Craig B. Whelden — the author of “Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.”

This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.

2 February 2021

Craig Whelden picked up dozens of lessons on leadership and life…both good and bad. Hear him convey these in a compelling, inspirational, and sometimes very personal way. A “master storyteller,” he uses lessons from life to weave together take-aways on improving life, work, leadership, and interpersonal habits.

JANUARY 2021

22 January 2021

When you boil down the model for successful leadership, what do you have? Do those key aspects of leadership translate from military to public companies?

In this podcast, I’ll be discussing these and related topics with Craig Whelden--a retired Major General in the U.S. Army. Craig also served as a senior executive for nine years in the U.S. Marine Corps. If you are aware of the cultural differences between these two service branches, you’ll understand just how unique Craig is in bringing his leadership model successfully to both.

6 January 2021

Beyond Your Why - Leadership and Prioritizing What's Important In Life

Major General Craig B. Whelden believes that leadership is more than ordering people to do what you want them to do. He believes that leadership is perseverance, dedication, humility, strength, integrity, and someone who inspires others.

Listen as he tells story after story of contributing to our great country as a leader and how he chose to retire at a young age to prioritize what was important to him.

2020

10 DECEMBER 2020

Human Capital Innovations Podcast - Character, Leadership's Basic Building Blocks

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Craig B. Whelden about his career in the military and his insights about successful and impactful leadership to bring the best out in your people.

5 NOVEMBER 2020

Unarmored Talk Presents Episode #5 with Major General Craig B. Whelden, United States Army (retired)

Major General Craig B. Whelden, United States Army (retired) joins Mario P. Fields to talk about his personal and professional challenges after experiencing a divorce and the death of his sister to suicide. And how his feelings, emotions, and thoughts influenced the outcome.

19 OCTOBER 2020

In Conversation with Major General Craig Whelden

Luminary Learning Solutions crafted this segment so YOU, our audience can be inspired to truly truly thrive! For today’s segment on In Conversation with, it is my privilege to introduce…

Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (retired)

“Global Fortune 500” Speaker / Three-time Award-winning, #1 International Best-selling Author of ‘’LEADERSHIP THE ART OF INSPIRING PEOPLE TO BE THEIR BEST’’

24 JUNE 2020

The Global Mindset Forum

A movement uniting entrepreneurs, executives & business owners with 24 global thought leaders who have found prosperity during disruption! During the 3-day event, Craig spoke alongside Stephen Covey Jr., John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods Market), Mark Victor Hansen ("Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series) and more than a dozen other exceptional "thought leaders".

The Global Mindset Forum

22 JUNE 2020

The Going North Podcast with Dom Brightmon

Today features international bestselling and three-time award-winning author and motivational speaker, Major General Craig Whelden. Craig and Dom talk about Craig's military experience, why he wrote his book about leadership, and tons more!

4 JUNE 2020

Entrepreneurs & Intrepreneurs NEED Your Insights To Find Courage, Strength, & Hope

Empower Your Leaders To Take Initiative While Breeding A Culture Of Accountability. Michael J. Penney speaks with retired Major General Craig B. Whelden about the power of 5P and how his experience aligns with this leadership process.

24 MAY 2020

The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best with Military Veteran Craig Whelden

Listen in with Sean-Douglas, Life Transformation Radio, as he reviews "The Art of Inspiring People to be Their Best".

12 FEBRUARY 2020

Sarto Leadership Group - 013: Are Leaders Born or Are They Made? With Major General (ret.) Craig B. Whelden

Rob Fonte, host of the Leadership Jam Session Podcast, sits with Major General (ret.) Craig Whelden to discuss how leaders come to be leaders - The very best leaders can be found by combining innate skills with world-class training.

10 FEBRUARY 2020

Doing it Right! The Stories That Make Us: Episode 7

A lifetime honoring the uniform and values of truth taught Major General Craig Whelden firsthand about leadership. During his 30 years serving in senior and executive positions in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, and in the corporate world, he brings to life his leadership lessons, now told in a compelling and personal way.

20 DECEMBER 2019

Futures Intelligent Leadership - Contextual Leadership, Self-awareness, Team Coherence, Leadership intent, Operating in Complexity

Craig and Dave Snowden explore contextual leadership, cognitive diversity to manage complexity, coherent teams and cultures, why many military command techniques are rooted in neuroscience, why changing process and relationship dynamics is more effective than trying to change people, the power of leadership self-awareness, the strengths and limits of 360 reviews, and the importance of real time feedback loops and leadership narrative.

16 DECEMBER 2019

Leaders of Transformation - Craig Whelden: Life and Leadership Lessons from A 2-Star General

Craig discusses the qualities of leadership, common pitfalls, and how to prioritize what is most important – both in life and family as well as in a time of national crisis.

16 NOVEMBER 2019

SET TO LEAD PODCAST: Leadership and Legacy with Craig Whelden

Craig shares his experiences and discusses paying it forward, learning from failure, and how to build leadership potential.

8 OCTOBER 2019

Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett

Blaine is honored to host a truly special guest on this episode. On this interview with Major General (ret.) Craig Whelden they explore leadership and how, as Executive Director for Marine Corps Forces Pacific, he oversaw a multi-billion dollar program to reposition Marines in the Pacific - the largest such effort since World War II. Listen to the interview and learn how he kept the “soul” of his command in the forefront of his leadership efforts.

INTERVIEWS

12 May 2021

The Burden of Command is a leadership and personal development podcast bringing leading experts and lessons from history. The Burden of Command is a leadership and management podcast produced just outside of Indianapolis, IN. Listen in as Craig B. Whelden talks about leadership lessons learned and tips for future leaders.

6 May 2021

Fit-for-Joy -Part-2-Light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-thumbnail

“Great leaders almost instinctively demonstrate how much they care about their people. It is part of who they are. Truly great leaders seem to know exactly when to apply this skill at the right moment and in the right way.”

- Craig B. Whelden

Valeria Teles interviews Craig B. Whelden — the author of “Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.”

3 May 2021

Leadership--The-Journey-with-No-Summit-Podcast-Cover

Robert Mixon interviews Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Craig Whelden, about one of our Big 6 Leadership Principles®: “Do the Right Thing When No One is Looking.”

As leaders, if we model our behavior based on values, those values will flow to the rest of our organization. In this podcast we dive into the importance of character, taking responsibility, and more! Don't miss it!

30 March 2021

Craig's latest podcast interview is with Josh Steimle's new Published Author Podcast! Episode 43—Bestseller Opens Door To Speaking Gigs For Retired Military Leader—explores how Craig wrote his book, Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best, and how this book opened up the world of speaking engagements.

This episode is a must-listen if you are an entrepreneur thinking about writing a book and want to know what it’s like writing a book and publishing! There is so much value in this episode!

31 March 2021

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Craig B. Whelden about experiences from his career and leadership lessons learned.

See the video HERE

9 March 2021

When you boil down the model for successful leadership, what do you have? Do those key aspects of leadership translate from military to public companies?

In this podcast, I’ll be discussing these and related topics with Craig Whelden--a retired Major General in the U.S. Army. Craig also served as a senior executive for nine years in the U.S. Marine Corps. If you are aware of the cultural differences between these two service branches, you’ll understand just how unique Craig is in bringing his leadership model successfully to both.

1 March 2021

Major General Craig Whelden is a fortune 500 global speaker and an international bestselling author of "Leadership, The art of inspiring people to be their best". In this episode, we hack into Craig wealth of leadership experience including:

The parallels of leading in the military to any other organization
The importance and power of Virtual Mentorship
The characteristics of Character
Humility is not thinking less of yourself - It's thinking of yourself less!

18 February 2021

Valeria Teles interviews Craig B. Whelden — the author of “Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.”

This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.

2 February 2021

Craig Whelden picked up dozens of lessons on leadership and life…both good and bad. Hear him convey these in a compelling, inspirational, and sometimes very personal way. A “master storyteller,” he uses lessons from life to weave together take-aways on improving life, work, leadership, and interpersonal habits.

22 January 2021

When you boil down the model for successful leadership, what do you have? Do those key aspects of leadership translate from military to public companies?

In this podcast, I’ll be discussing these and related topics with Craig Whelden--a retired Major General in the U.S. Army. Craig also served as a senior executive for nine years in the U.S. Marine Corps. If you are aware of the cultural differences between these two service branches, you’ll understand just how unique Craig is in bringing his leadership model successfully to both.

6 January 2021

Beyond Your Why - Leadership and Prioritizing What's Important In Life

Major General Craig B. Whelden believes that leadership is more than ordering people to do what you want them to do. He believes that leadership is perseverance, dedication, humility, strength, integrity, and someone who inspires others.

Listen as he tells story after story of contributing to our great country as a leader and how he chose to retire at a young age to prioritize what was important to him.

10 DECEMBER 2020

Human Capital Innovations Podcast - Character, Leadership's Basic Building Blocks

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Craig B. Whelden about his career in the military and his insights about successful and impactful leadership to bring the best out in your people.

5 NOVEMBER 2020

Unarmored Talk Presents Episode #5 with Major General Craig B. Whelden, United States Army (retired)

Major General Craig B. Whelden, United States Army (retired) joins Mario P. Fields to talk about his personal and professional challenges after experiencing a divorce and the death of his sister to suicide. And how his feelings, emotions, and thoughts influenced the outcome.

19 OCTOBER 2020

In Conversation with Major General Craig Whelden

Luminary Learning Solutions crafted this segment so YOU, our audience can be inspired to truly truly thrive! For today’s segment on In Conversation with, it is my privilege to introduce…

Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (retired)

“Global Fortune 500” Speaker / Three-time Award-winning, #1 International Best-selling Author of ‘’LEADERSHIP THE ART OF INSPIRING PEOPLE TO BE THEIR BEST’’

24 JUNE 2020

The Global Mindset Forum

A movement uniting entrepreneurs, executives & business owners with 24 global thought leaders who have found prosperity during disruption! During the 3-day event, Craig spoke alongside Stephen Covey Jr., John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods Market), Mark Victor Hansen ("Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series) and more than a dozen other exceptional "thought leaders".

The Global Mindset Forum

22 JUNE 2020

The Going North Podcast with Dom Brightmon

Today features international bestselling and three-time award-winning author and motivational speaker, Major General Craig Whelden. Craig and Dom talk about Craig's military experience, why he wrote his book about leadership, and tons more!

4 JUNE 2020

Entrepreneurs & Intrepreneurs NEED Your Insights To Find Courage, Strength, & Hope

Empower Your Leaders To Take Initiative While Breeding A Culture Of Accountability. Michael J. Penney speaks with retired Major General Craig B. Whelden about the power of 5P and how his experience aligns with this leadership process.

24 MAY 2020

The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best with Military Veteran Craig Whelden

Listen in with Sean-Douglas, Life Transformation Radio, as he reviews "The Art of Inspiring People to be Their Best".

12 FEBRUARY 2020

Sarto Leadership Group - 013: Are Leaders Born or Are They Made? With Major General (ret.) Craig B. Whelden

Rob Fonte, host of the Leadership Jam Session Podcast, sits with Major General (ret.) Craig Whelden to discuss how leaders come to be leaders - The very best leaders can be found by combining innate skills with world-class training.

10 FEBRUARY 2020

Doing it Right! The Stories That Make Us: Episode 7

A lifetime honoring the uniform and values of truth taught Major General Craig Whelden firsthand about leadership. During his 30 years serving in senior and executive positions in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, and in the corporate world, he brings to life his leadership lessons, now told in a compelling and personal way.

20 DECEMBER 2019

Futures Intelligent Leadership - Contextual Leadership, Self-awareness, Team Coherence, Leadership intent, Operating in Complexity

Craig and Dave Snowden explore contextual leadership, cognitive diversity to manage complexity, coherent teams and cultures, why many military command techniques are rooted in neuroscience, why changing process and relationship dynamics is more effective than trying to change people, the power of leadership self-awareness, the strengths and limits of 360 reviews, and the importance of real time feedback loops and leadership narrative.

16 DECEMBER 2019

Leaders of Transformation - Craig Whelden: Life and Leadership Lessons from A 2-Star General

Craig discusses the qualities of leadership, common pitfalls, and how to prioritize what is most important – both in life and family as well as in a time of national crisis.

16 NOVEMBER 2019

SET TO LEAD PODCAST: Leadership and Legacy with Craig Whelden

Craig shares his experiences and discusses paying it forward, learning from failure, and how to build leadership potential.

8 OCTOBER 2019

Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett

Blaine is honored to host a truly special guest on this episode. On this interview with Major General (ret.) Craig Whelden they explore leadership and how, as Executive Director for Marine Corps Forces Pacific, he oversaw a multi-billion dollar program to reposition Marines in the Pacific - the largest such effort since World War II. Listen to the interview and learn how he kept the “soul” of his command in the forefront of his leadership efforts.

24 JULY 2019

INSPIRED LEADERSHIP with Susan Power and Tyler Bayley

Craig speaks with Susan and Tyler about what inspirational leadership means to him – drawing extensively on his award-winning, #1 International best selling book.

23 JULY 2019

ON THE OTHER SIDE with Jeffrey Lodick

Craig speaks with Jeffrey Lodick, host of On the Other Side: Leadership After Transition.

They discuss Craig's long career with both the Army and the Marine Corps, his transition to this newest chapter in his life as a speaker and author, and the release of his new book.

18 JULY 2019

Lead Like No Other with Patrick Veroneau

Craig speaks with Patrick Veroneau about a host of topics related to leadership and life lessons.  Patrick focuses on some of his favorite chapters from Craig's book.

23 JULY 2019

ON THE OTHER SIDE with Jeffrey Lodick

Craig speaks with Jeffrey Lodick, host of On the Other Side: Leadership After Transition.

They discuss Craig's long career with both the Army and the Marine Corps, his transition to this newest chapter in his life as a speaker and author, and the release of his new book.

18 JULY 2019

Lead Like No Other with Patrick Veroneau

Craig speaks with Patrick Veroneau about a host of topics related to leadership and life lessons.  Patrick focuses on some of his favorite chapters from Craig's book.

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