Episode 128

Warren Rustand on a Life of Purpose and Servant Leadership


Warren Rustand is a serial entrepreneur, educator and public servant. Warren served as Appointments Secretary to President Gerald Ford, has been Chairman or CEO of 17 companies and has served on the board of more than 20 others. He is also the author of the new book, The Leader Within Us.

Throughout his career, Warren has dedicated time to educating others and improving the human condition wherever he finds it.  He was a previous Chairman of the World Presidents Organization, and is the Dean of Leadership for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Warren has seven children, 19 grandchildren, and has been married for nearly 60 years.

Warren joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss his time in the White House, raising a family of seven children and 19 grandchildren, playing in the NBA, and building a purpose-driven life.

Three Key Things You’ll Learn:

1. What it was like to serve in the White House during Watergate.
2. How to gain clarity of vision in your life and career.
3. The keys to building successful families.

Learn More about Warren
Warren’s Website
Warren’s Bio
Warren’s Book – The Leader Within Us
Follow Warren: Facebook | YouTube | LinkedIn

Topics Include

  • How Warren began his life on a small farm in Northern Minnesota.
  • Warren’s basketball career, including playing for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, and Team USA.
  • How Warren became a White House Fellow.
  • Warren’s experience leading the first US Trade Mission to the Soviet Union.
  • Warren’s experience working in the White House during Watergate and Gerald Ford’s Presidency.
  • Servant leadership and the importance of service.
  • Finding purpose, and how to design a purpose-driven life.
  • How Warren asked his wife out 53 times before she said yes.
  • Warren’s family of seven children and 19 grandchildren.
  • A mistake Warren has made, and what he learned from it.
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