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  • Writer's pictureKen Lubin

Episode #16- Jude Rake- CEO Whisperer

Jude Rake is the founding principal of JDR Growth Partners, a consulting firm he launched to help corporate boards, chief executives and their leadership teams achieve improved results and sustainable growth. Before founding JDR, Jude served in multiple C-level roles including CEO for eleven years. In each of these roles he built and led successful leadership teams that fueled significant improvements in workforce engagement, collaboration, accountability, and results.

Jude has a 37-year track record of building businesses to create economic value, from well-known companies such as Clorox, PepsiCo, and SC Johnson, to smaller family owned and private equity-backed businesses such as Fellowes and Recycled Paper Greetings. Jude is an independent board director at The Wall Family Enterprise where he serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of A Safe Place, a center for the prevention of domestic violence. Jude was recognized by Purdue University with an Alumni Achievement Award. He holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue, and he received an MBA from The Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago.

We discuss:

1.  Author of The Bridge to Growth, How Servant Leaders Achieve Better Results And Why it matter now more than Ever” can you give us detail of the   book and how servant leadership came about.

2.  Proven leadership principles, can you tell us what those are and how you implement them?

  • Build and orchestrate high-performance teams more powerful than the sum of their parts.

  • Focus the organization on strategic priorities, simplify operations, and accelerate progress.

  • Champion the people who purchase and use your products and services.

  • Cultivate a performance-based culture of innovation.

  • Communicate relentlessly. See the world through the eyes of others.

  • Be the model you want emulated.

  • Coach people to achieve more than they thought possible.

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