Episode 051: Walgreens VP Randy Lewis on Beating Fear

Randy LewisToday on The ProGuide, we interview Randy Lewis.  He’s the former Vice President of Walgreens, Peace Corps volunteer, Fortune 50 executive and accidental advocate who led Walgreens’ logistics division for sixteen years as the chain grew from 1,500 to 8,000 stores. Randy introduced an inclusive model in Walgreens distribution centers that resulted in ten percent of its workforce consisting of people with disabilities who are held to the same standards as those without disabilities. Its success has changed the lives of thousands with and without disabilities and is serving as a model for other employers in the U.S and abroad.  His new book explores that process: There’s No Greatness Without Goodness.

Hear the interview after the jump!

Interview with Randy Lewis, Walgreens VP:

Key Points From the Interview:

  • Tell us about your audacious idea for the future of Walgreens Stores?
  • What is the obstacle that keeps people from moving on ideas they believe in?
  • What’s at stake if people *don’t* act on their dreams & ideas they believe in?
  • And More!

Now that you’ve listened, have you read No Greatness Without Goodness?  Are you excited for its release?

  • Sheila

    Great job Andrew! Your podcasts are always informative and well-rounded. Keep up the good work!!

    • Thanks Sheila! I definitely enjoy doing ’em. 🙂

  • Marsha Gibbons

    I loved this episode!

    • Thanks Marsha! Randy was an incredible interview,