The Conversation with Clinton M. Padgett

Helping teams triumph through commitment and conversation

Did you realize the key to business and team success finds its roots deep in conversation? Join Clint Padgett, who’s built his career helping Fortune 100 companies optimize their businesses, as he interviews leaders who encourage employees to learn, challenge, and grow. If you want to effectively manage people and optimize results, this is the podcast for you. The Conversation with Clinton M. Padgett from ForbesBooks Radio.

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Episode 24: A Conversation with L. David Marquet

November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021

Episode 24: A Conversation with L. David Marquet

Episode 23 | Part Two: A Conversation with Bob Chapman

November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

Episode 23 | Part Two: A Conversation with Bob Chapman

Episode 23 | Part One: A Conversation with Bob Chapman

November 4, 2021

November 4, 2021

Episode 23 | Part One: A Conversation with Bob Chapman

Episode 22 | Part Two: A Conversation with Dr. Joshua N. Weiss

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

Episode 22 | Part Two: A Conversation with Dr. Joshua N. Weiss

Episode 22 | Part One: A Conversation with Dr. Joshua N. Weiss

June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

Episode 22 | Part One: A Conversation with Dr. Joshua N. Weiss

Episode 21 | Part Two: A Conversation with Richard Boyatzis

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

Episode 21 | Part Two: A Conversation with Richard Boyatzis

Episode 21 | Part One: A Conversation with Richard Boyatzis

May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021

Episode 21 | Part One: A Conversation with Richard Boyatzis

Episode 20 | Part Two: A Conversation with Dr. Timothy R. Clark

May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

Episode 20 | Part Two: A Conversation with Dr. Timothy R. Clark

Episode 20 | Part One: A Conversation with Dr. Timothy R. Clark

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Episode 20 | Part One: A Conversation with Dr. Timothy R. Clark

Episode 19 | Part Two: A Conversation with Kevin G. Armstrong

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Episode 19 | Part Two: A Conversation with Kevin G. Armstrong

Episode 19 | Part One: A Conversation with Kevin G. Armstrong

April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

Episode 19 | Part One: A Conversation with Kevin G. Armstrong

Episode 18 | Part Two: A Conversation with Chester Elton

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Episode 18 | Part Two: A Conversation with Chester Elton

Episode 18 | Part One: A Conversation with Chester Elton

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Episode 18 | Part One: A Conversation with Chester Elton

Episode 17 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Episode 17 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

Episode 17 | Part One: A Conversation with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Episode 17 | Part One: A Conversation with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

Episode 16 | Part Two: A Conversation with Sherry Turkle

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

Episode 16 | Part Two: A Conversation with Sherry Turkle

Episode 16 | Part One: A Conversation with Sherry Turkle

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Episode 16 | Part One: A Conversation with Sherry Turkle

Episode 15 | Part Two: A Conversation with Cliff Oxford

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Episode 15 | Part Two: A Conversation with Cliff Oxford

Episode 15 | Part One: A Conversation with Cliff Oxford

February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

Episode 15 | Part One: A Conversation with Cliff Oxford

Episode 14 | Part Two: A Conversation with Susan Scott

February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

Episode 14 | Part Two: A Conversation with Susan Scott

Episode 14 | Part One: A Conversation with Susan Scott

February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021

Episode 14 | Part One: A Conversation with Susan Scott

Episode 13 | Part Two: A Conversation with David Hutchens

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

Episode 13 | Part Two: A Conversation with David Hutchens

Episode 13 | Part One: A Conversation with David Hutchens

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Episode 13 | Part One: A Conversation with David Hutchens

Episode 12 | Part Two: A Conversation with Daniel Harkavy

December 24, 2020

December 24, 2020

Episode 12 | Part Two: A Conversation with Daniel Harkavy

Episode 12 | Part One: A Conversation with Daniel Harkavy

December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

Episode 12 | Part One: A Conversation with Daniel Harkavy

Episode 11 | Part Two: A Conversation with Craig LeMasters

November 26, 2020

November 26, 2020

Episode 11 | Part Two: A Conversation with Craig LeMasters

Episode 11 | Part One: A Conversation with Craig LeMasters

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Episode 11 | Part One: A Conversation with Craig LeMasters

Episode 10 | Part Two: A Conversation with James Williams

November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Episode 10 | Part Two: A Conversation with James Williams

Episode 10 | Part One: A Conversation with James Williams

November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

Episode 10 | Part One: A Conversation with James Williams

Episode 09 | Part Two: A Conversation with Douglas Stone

October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

Episode 09 | Part Two: A Conversation with Douglas Stone

Episode 09 | Part One: A Conversation with Douglas Stone

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Episode 09 | Part One: A Conversation with Douglas Stone

Episode 08 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jim Karrh

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Episode 08 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jim Karrh

Episode 08 | Part One: A Conversation with Jim Karrh

October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020

Episode 08 | Part One: A Conversation with Jim Karrh

Episode 07 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jon Katzenbach

October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

Episode 07 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jon Katzenbach

Episode 07 | Part One: A Conversation with Jon Katzenbach

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Episode 07 | Part One: A Conversation with Jon Katzenbach

Episode 06 | Part Two: A Conversation with Craig Dowden

September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Episode 06 | Part Two: A Conversation with Craig Dowden

Episode 06 | Part One: A Conversation with Craig Dowden

September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

Episode 06 | Part One: A Conversation with Craig Dowden

Episode 05 | Part Two: A Conversation with Joseph Grenny

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Episode 05 | Part Two: A Conversation with Joseph Grenny

Episode 05 | Part One: A Conversation with Joseph Grenny

August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Episode 05 | Part One: A Conversation with Joseph Grenny

Episode 04 | Part Two: A Conversation with Dr. Libby Sander

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Episode 04 | Part Two: A Conversation with Dr. Libby Sander

Episode 04 | Part One: A Conversation with Dr. Libby Sander

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

Episode 04 | Part One: A Conversation with Dr. Libby Sander

Episode 03 | Part Two: A Conversation with Alison Wood Brooks

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

Episode 03 | Part Two: A Conversation with Alison Wood Brooks

Episode 03 | Part One: A Conversation with Alison Wood Brooks

July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

Episode 03 | Part One: A Conversation with Alison Wood Brooks

Episode 02 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jenny Blake

June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

Episode 02 | Part Two: A Conversation with Jenny Blake

Episode 02 | Part One: A Conversation with Jenny Blake

June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Episode 02 | Part One: A Conversation with Jenny Blake

Episode 01 | Part Two: A Conversation with Keith Ferrazzi

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Episode 01 | Part Two: A Conversation with Keith Ferrazzi

Episode 01 | Part One: A Conversation with Keith Ferrazzi

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Episode 01 | Part One: A Conversation with Keith Ferrazzi

About the Host

Clint Padgett

Raised in the small town of Orangeburg, SC, Clint Padgett grew up around businesses. His father owned and operated several small businesses around town—gas stations, liquor stores, fireworks stands—and Clint was around to help from an early age. It instilled in Clint an entrepreneurial enthusiasm that remains with him to this day. Together with his parents, his brother, and his father’s employees, they worked to make the businesses a success. That simple mission would go on to become central to Clint’s project success approach.

What’s more, that experience taught Padgett how to deal with people from all walks of life, and gave him insights into the critical role people play in project success.

Clint eventually moved on from his early days in Orangeburg and joined the Navy, spending six years on an aircraft carrier as an electrician’s mate before deciding that life on the high seas wasn’t the one he wanted. He would go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology before earning his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Through it all, Clint learned valuable lessons, like the value of teamwork, and how easily projects can fall apart when teams aren’t working in unison. While at Georgia Tech he began to notice that while many of his classmates were brilliant technical minds they often struggled with interpersonal relationships, including communication skills. Once Padgett entered the real world, he observed those interpersonal shortcomings contribute to failed projects often due to poor communications. His passion to provide clarity through conversations was born.

Clint joined his company, PSI (Project Success Incorporated) in 1994. Since then, his job has been to help technical-minded people learn how to develop teams that can deliver massive projects that often require years of planning on time and on budget. His collaborative, actionable approach leads to team commitment that has helped achieve project success and optimize business processes for some of the world’s largest companies for the last 25 years.

Clint is a ForbesBooks Featured Author, ForbesSpeakers Thought Leader and frequently speaks at conferences on the subject of project management and teamwork, including the Executive Education program in the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is an adjunct professor.