Bob Chapek, The Walt Disney Company CEO, will be on the latest episode of the Corporate Competitor Podcast airing tomorrow, April 21.

What’s Happening:

  • Bob Chapek will be the guest on the latest episode of the Corporate Competitor Podcast scheduled to release tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21.
  • During the interview, Chapek will talk about his journey to CEO of The Walt Disney Company, his cross country days in school, and his overpreparation process for everything in life.

About the Episode:

“The Walt Disney Company CEO says: Develop the greatest strength in the world — willpower

As a track and cross country athlete, Bob Chapek used to run beneath the smokestacks of the steel mills and oil refineries of his native Hammond, Indiana, and imagine that he was headed to someplace else. His legs were strong, but his imagination and resolve were stronger and carried him far away from those smoke clogged streets to the magical kingdom of Disney, where he has spent nearly three decades leading growth and transformation at The Walt Disney Company, home to some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN and National Geographic.

Listeners looking to sharpen their presentation and leadership skills will receive a mini-tutorial from the master himself as Bob shows how he has turned “overpreparation” into an art form, including his patented “pencils down” process.”

What They’re Saying:

  • Bob Chapek on willpower: “I think one of the greatest strengths in the world is willpower. Individual human willpower. To an extent, running for me was a symbol of wanting to persevere and do something bigger and better. Since then, I’ve seen it at work in countless places. Never underestimate the power of one person’s will to get something done!”

You’ll be able to listen to the podcast on and podcast services such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify.