Secrets from inside the mind of the CEO with Gary Frey – Episode 20

Mark Steel Podcast

Gary Frey - Episode 20 (Full audio below)

What if you could learn the secrets from inside the minds of many CEOs?  What could you learn by studying the traits of successful CEOs? By understanding what success qualities CEOs have in common, you could transform your business, your career, and your life.

Commonalities among CEO’s

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Gary Frey has studied CEOs for more than a decade.  This episode reveals what many CEOs have in common and how you can start to model those traits in your own career.

Key Insights:
  • Gary’s Purpose – Make a positive impact on the lives of others

  • Change starts with the CEO – The CEO must buy into any changes

  • Sometimes, the role of the CEO is the loneliest role in the org because all responsibility stops with them

  • Commonalities for most CEO’s

    • Lifetime Learning Dispositions, Voracious Readers, Part of Mastermind Groups

    • Health is very important to them

    • They all stress the importance of culture within the organization

  • Suffered two devastating business setbacks that put his life in turmoil

  • Best advice he got from a former boss:
    • Your job is to make sure your boss knows who are the superstars on your team
    • Hire your replacement
    • Never be afraid to be the dumbest person in the room
Gary’s Bio

Gary Frey loves helping coachable CEOs and their management teams scale, align, focus, execute & have more fun. He has served as president of four successful companies, including, a business news portal which he helped transform from a three-person organization to a $100 million company. He has done two turnarounds & held executive positions in two Fortune 100 companies.

Gary has served clients including Bank of America, British Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Coca-Cola, Coleman, Compass Group, DaimlerChrysler, DuPont, First Union/Wachovia, Foot Locker, Hearst Publishing, Krylon, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Learjet, McDonald’s, Monsanto, NCR, Sherwin-Williams, Summerfield Suites Hotels, United Way, World T.E.A.M. Sports, and Yokohama Tire Corporation.

He is a triathlete, drummer, father of two grown sons, “Papa” to three of the smartest & cutest little boys on the planet and married to the wife of his dreams.

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Mark Steel is a professional speaker and Communications Skills coach.  With over 20 years of professional speaking experience, Mark is dynamic, engaging, informative, and fun.  Sales, leadership, and team-building audiences rave about Mark’s “Invincible Thinking’ keynotes.  As a coach, Mark works with executives and professionals to ensure when they speak, the audience is listening.  Mark is a married father of two living outside Chicago, Il and he is an avid rock climber.  #ClimbOn