How the Heck Are We Gonna Get Along

Seal Team Two Commander Mike Hayes

April 16, 2021

In This Episode:

Clay welcomes business maven, author, and former Seal Team 2 Commander Mike Hayes to find out what our leadership needs to face the challenges of the 21st century.  Do our politicians have what it takes?  And more importantly, do we?  With optimism, focus, and the belief that we all have a contribution to make, we can unite around a bright future if we work for it.  But can we put aside our differences, embrace an ethic of service,  and step up to lead our families, friends, and neighbors to our shared dreams?  Mike thinks we can…


Guest: Mike Hayes is the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware and responsible for the company’s global business operations and acceleration of the SaaS transition. He leads the team responsible for technology, enterprise data and analytics, business transformation and automation, M&A integration, and security.

Hayes is the author of “Never Enough”, to be published by Celadon/Macmillan in February, 2021.

Prior to joining VMware, Hayes was a senior executive at Cognizant, a 270,000 person IT services firm, Fortune #195, with $16B in revenue. He was a member of the 14-person executive leadership group, and had $2B P&L responsibility for the firm’s largest clients in Banking and Financial services, and led a massive change management program to drive scale and growth for the firm’s largest accounts.

Prior to Cognizant, Hayes was a Chief of Staff to the CEO and Chief Operating Officer at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund with over $160B under management. He joined Bridgewater after serving as a White House Fellow and Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council under the Bush and Obama administrations, and a 20-year Navy SEAL career during which he was Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO.

Get more from Mike: Linked In | VMWare | Author of “Never Enough” | Twitter


Host: Clay Aiken has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014 almost unseating a popular Republican incumbent.

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