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Entrepreneurship
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Good takeaways from different Authors

Genuinely well done!

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This is an amazingly fun, learn a lot, feel good podcast. Great book recommendations too.

iTunes Ratings

441 Ratings
Average Ratings
415
12
8
0
6

Good takeaways

By Santu11 - Jun 08 2019
Read more
Good takeaways from different Authors

Genuinely well done!

By LifeGivingMarriage - Mar 31 2019
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This is an amazingly fun, learn a lot, feel good podcast. Great book recommendations too.
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Read to Lead Podcast

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode #047: Lewis Schiff, Author, Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons

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I don’t know about you, but I love to have my traditional way of thinking challenged. One of my favorite things about this episode, is that nearly every bit of conventional wisdom I learned growing up is turned on its head. When it comes to carving a path to wealth, there is a major difference […]

Jun 03 2014

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Rank #2: 270: 7 Simple Actions to Get the Right Things Done and Achieve Your Goals

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I first met today’s guest at a conference I was keynoting back in 2016. She was one of those rare folks who immediately put me at ease with her friendly demeanor and positive attitude. Her name is Mridu Parikh and now, three years later, she has written a brand new book called Accomplish It: 7 […]

Jun 04 2019

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Rank #3: Episode #154: How to Find Success and Significance as a Leader

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Today’s guest has had success at just about every turn. Lucky for you and me, she’s chosen to share all she’s learned over the years in a brand new book.  Her name is Elise Mitchell. And though you may not have heard of her, she’s on a first name basis with Walmart, Procter & Gamble, […]

Jan 03 2017

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Rank #4: 220: Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great

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This week’s guest is the kind of guest that makes other authors go all giddy. Seriously. Last time he was on the show, Carmine Gallo had one New York Times bestselling author telling every speaker he knew about one of Carmine’s past books. In his new book called Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get […]

Jun 19 2018

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Rank #5: Episode #066: Seth Godin Shares Wisdom from His New Book: What to do When it’s Your Turn

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You might have to pinch me because, as hard as it is for me to believe, Seth Godin is indeed appearing on the podcast today. He is easily my favorite business book author of all time and to have him here is nothing short of a thrill for me. Seth is the author of 17 […]

Jan 06 2015

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Rank #6: Episode #138: Public Speaker Secrets with Michael Hudson

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Today, my guest is someone who’s been on my radar for quite some time.  His name is Michael Hudson. I’ve never met him face-to-face, however, because of a number of mutual connections, we’re “friends” on Facebook.  Michael stood out to me in part because I saw him as someone who consistently contributed within my community. He’s […]

Aug 09 2016

42mins

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Rank #7: 263: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, And Live Your Best Life

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Some people just seem to have it all together. Others actually do. Today’s guest is in the latter category. I’m talking about Laura Gassner Otting, a highly sought after speaker, consultant, and executive coach. Laura brings both tough love and wisdom and offers a no-holds-barred look at what it really takes to get out of your own […]

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #8: Encore Episode: 5 Killer Books on Public Speaking and Effective Communication

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As I take some time off to visit with family, I decided to create this special encore episode just for you. If you’re new or relatively new to the podcast, chances are good you’ve not experienced Episode #200 before. And if you’ve missed Episode #200, you’re even less likely to have heard the five interviews […]

Jul 09 2019

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Rank #9: Episode #034: Carmine Gallo, Author, Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

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If you’re anything like me, you love learning about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do. It’s one of the reasons why I love Carmine Gallo’s new book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds so much. Carmine digs into much of the neuroscience behind how […]

Mar 04 2014

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Rank #10: Episode #169: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

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Only one guest has ever appeared on the show three times. Until today, that is.  Guest Jeff Goins can no longer claim sole possession of “most visits on the Read to Lead Podcast” as Liz Wiseman returns to talk about her first book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.  It’s been revised an […]

May 09 2017

47mins

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Rank #11: Episode #057: Improve Your Focus, Boost Your Energy and Make the Most of Your Time with Erik Fisher

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To say today’s guest and I have a lot in common would probably be an understatement. Erik Fisher is a podcaster (check), speaker (check) and coach (check). In the past year, he has added Productivity Author to his list of accolades (maybe author will be something I too can add one day). Erik’s speaking gigs include Podcast […]

Sep 29 2014

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Rank #12: Episode #137: Change the Way You Lead Forever

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Today, my guest is the founder of a company called Box of Crayons, so you know it’s going to be fun.  His name is Michael Bungay Stanier, and he’s the author of several books including Do More Great Work and End Malaria, a book that has raised more than $400,000 for the cause.  Michael’s latest […]

Jul 26 2016

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Rank #13: 268: How to Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team Back On Track

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My guest today is Liane Davey, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Liane has worked with executives at companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Aviva, 3M, TD Bank, and Sony.  She says that, in the workplace, “conflict” has become a dirty word. Most believe it to be antithetical to […]

May 21 2019

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Rank #14: 278: How to Become the Leader You Would Follow

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More than in recent memory, I have a ton in common with today’s guest on Read to Lead. That’s the fact that we both have learned many valuable leadership lessons the hard way. His name is Scott Jeffrey Miller of FranklinCovey, and his new book is called Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become […]

Aug 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #15: 231: How to Go From Overwhelmed to Highly Efficient and Reclaim Your Life with Kris Ward

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Today’s guest knows how to get attention. In a good way, of course. She reached out to me recently with her compelling story that included a personalized video she created. Kris shared with me that she was inspired to write the book when the cards life had dealt forced her team to move forward without […]

Sep 04 2018

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Rank #16: Episode #030: Liz Wiseman, Author of Multipliers: How Great Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (with Greg McKeown)

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Though I wouldn’t discover it until 2013, author Liz Wiseman would release one of my favorite books of the year…way back in 2010. And ever since I launched the Read to Lead Podcast in July 2013, one of my goals has been to have her on. That’s one more item to cross off the bucket […]

Jan 21 2014

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Rank #17: Episode #053: Beat Your Anxiety, Build Your Confidence, Change Your Life with Fearless Speaking Author Gary Genard

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If you suffer fear and anxiety from just the idea of having to speak publicly in front of others, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m excited to share with you a brand new book called Fearless Speaking: Beat Your Anxiety. Build Your Confidence. Change Your Life. by Gary Genard. As an actor and speech coach, […]

Jul 30 2014

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Rank #18: 248: 3 Books You Must Read to Make the Most of 2019

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Today’s episode, the first of 2019, is special. I’ll be sharing three books I believe you must read if you want to make the most of 2019. All three of these books have been featured selections in my members-only online book club – more on that later. Two of these books have been featured right […]

Jan 01 2019

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Rank #19: Episode #144: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want

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My guest this week is as effervescent and ‘glass half full’ as the come.  Her name is Rachel Cruze, and she’s the daughter of one of the most respected and, in some circles, reviled money experts of our time. That would be Dave Ramsey. I happen to think he’s brilliant but, I’ll admit, he’s not […]

Oct 04 2016

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Rank #20: 266: 6 Energy Habits to Master the Business Travel Life

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I first met today’s guest just less than three years ago at a podcast conference taking place, that year at least, in Chicago. His name was Bryan Buckley, and he was as energetic a 40-something guy as I’ve ever met. Lucky for me, Chicago is his hometown. Otherwise, who knows if we would have met that […]

May 07 2019

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302: Never Go With Your Gut with Gleb Tsipursky

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Nothing drives a business toward disaster as fast as poor decision making.

Behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience studies reveal that our flawed mental patterns — what scholars call cognitive biases — trigger the poor decisions at the root of countless business disasters.

And that chestnut advice to “go with your gut” is actually a strategic error that costs organizations and careers.

So says today’s guest Gleb Tsipursky, author of a new book called Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters.

Listen to learn how to improve your business decision-making in easy but essential steps, and rely on data and evidence over emotion.

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In today’s episode, Gleb and I discuss:

  • There’s REALLY never a time to go with your gut
  • The influence of cognitive biases on business decisions
  • The concept of failure-proofing your decisions
  • And lots more!

Gleb’s Book

You can order Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters right now!

Gleb in Action

Books Gleb Recommends

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The E-Myth Series by Michael E. Gerber

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Visit Gleb’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Gleb’s book now.

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

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Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Jan 21 2020

41mins

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301: Delivering the Ultimate Customer Service Experience with Micah Solomon

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Today’s guest is a fireball of personality. He is a joy to talk to and possesses what you might call Automatic Positivity (more on that concept inside the show).

His name is Micah Solomon and he is the world’s leading authorities on customer service, the customer experience, consumer trends, hospitality, and company culture.

He is also a consultant, keynote speaker, trainer, and training designer in these subjects, and the author of several books. He is, simpy put, “the customer service turnaround expert.”

His latest book is called Ignore Your Customers (and They’ll Go Away): The Simple Playbook for Delivering the Ultimate Customer Service Experience.

I read it from cover to cover and enjoyed Micah’s refreshing and, at times, humorous writing style.

Listen to learn what it takes to turn ho-hum customer interaction into one that drives customer engagement and lifelong loyalty.

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In today’s episode, Micah and I discuss:

  • The steps you can take today to begin turning around your company culture
  • Ways to create “wow” experiences for your customers
  • What to watch out for when leveraging technology to create a better customer experience  
  • And lots more!

Micah’s Book

You can order Ignore Your Customers (and They’ll Go Away): The Simple Playbook for Delivering the Ultimate Customer Service Experience right now!

Micah in Action

Books Micah Recommends

Growing a Business by Paul Hawken

Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen By Donald Miller

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

In Search of Lost Time [Volumes 1 – 7] by Marcel Proust

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Visit Micah’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Micah’s book now.

Find out more about hiring Micah to speak to your group.

Connect with Micah on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Jan 14 2020

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300: Sharpen Your Marketing Message and Cut Through the Noise with Bill Cates

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I am fortunate to be able to meet a consistent amount of pretty incredible people.

That’s partly because of other incredible people who are thoughtful enough to make the effort when they know someone I need to know.

Such is the case with today’s guest. I have to give a big thanks to William Wright over at the Financial Professionals Group for introducing me to Bill Cates.

I love Bill’s new book and I think you will too. It’s called Radical Relevance: Sharpen Your Marketing Message, Cut Through the Noise, Win More Ideal Clients.

Bill has been helping others effectively market their message since the late 70s.

If you’re certain you have a solution to your top prospects’ problems, but just can’t seem to capture their attention, then this book is for you.

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In today’s episode, Bill and I discuss:

  • Understanding the relationship between the brain and relevance
  • How to create an effective value proposition
  • The importance of turning differentiation into benefits 
  • And lots more!

Bill’s Book

You can order Radical Relevance: Sharpen Your Marketing Message, Cut Through the Noise, Win More Ideal Clients right now!

Bill in Action

Books Bill Recommends

Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth by Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin

Biz Dev Done Right: Demystifying the Sales Process and Achieving the Results You Want by Caryn Kopp

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Visit Bill’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Bill’s book now.

Find out more about hiring Bill to speak to your group.

Connect with Bill on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Be sure and grab a copy of Bill’s Radical Relevance Toolkit!

Another Podcast to Check Out

I’m enjoying The Overwhelmed Brain, a podcast from Paul Colaianni.

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Jan 07 2020

37mins

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299: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want

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Regardless of where you are in your career, today’s guest says, how you show up matters.

Your intentions, energy, and presence as a leader set the tone, creating a positive – or negative – culture and results.

In her follow up to Contagious Culture, Anese Cavanaugh offers the tools, and inspiration we need to become dynamic leaders who have the power to influence and create the impactful change we want to experience.

That new book is called Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact you Want.

In it, she shows you how to own your leadership and effectively guide, inspire, and serve those around you.

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In today’s episode, I ask Anese about:

  • How little time you have to make a first impression and what to do about it
  • Her 5-Step Framework for helping determine what we actually want and how to make it happen for real AND authentically
  • How to stop putting self-care on the backburner 
  • And lots more!

This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks

FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial.

To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line.

Anese’s Book

You can order Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want right now!

Anese in Action

Books Anese Recommends

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

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Visit Anese’s website here for more about her and her work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Anese’s book now.

Find out more about hiring Anese to speak to your group.

Connect with Anese on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Any organization is only as good as its leaders - and everyone is a leader. Those who show up with intention, energy, and presence are the ones who create impact that spreads throughout the organization. - Anese CavanaughClick To Tweet

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Dec 31 2019

38mins

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298: Master Your Code with Darren J. Gold

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A few weeks ago, I summarized what I considered to be my favorite book of the year. That book is The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.

With respect to Simon, after reading the book by this week’s guest, I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d made that declaration too soon.

Suffice it to say, Darren J. Gold has written a book you need to go out and buy as fast as you can.

It’s called Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life.

This book is one that, according to former Home Depot chairman and CEO, Frank Blake, is a “must-read for anyone interested in leadership and human potential.”

If it’s a life of joy, fulfillment, and happiness you desire (and who doesn’t) then make sure you listen to this conversation.

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In today’s episode, Darren and I discuss:

  • Questioning key fundamental myths about human behavior
  • Taking 100% responsibility for your life
  • Overcoming resistance and doubt
  • And lots more!

Darren’s Book

You can order Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life right now!

Darren in Action

Books Darren Recommends

Martin Eden by Jack London

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill by William Manchester

The Failure of Nerve, the Revised Edition: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix by Edwin H. Friedman

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Visit Darren’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Darren’s book now.

Find out more about hiring Darren to speak to your group.

Connect with Darren on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Another Podcast to Check Out

I’m enjoying Christmas Past, a podcast from Brian Earl. I recommend you start with an episode called It’s a Wonderful Life.

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Dec 24 2019

31mins

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297: A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Strategy

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I love it when a guest from the past makes a return visit to the podcast. That’s a pretty good indication they brought plenty of value the first time around.

Today’s featured author is just such a guest! His name is Dr. Chuck Bamford, and he first appeared back in July 2015.

His new book, out now, is an updated second edition of the book we first discussed several years ago.

It’s called The Strategy Mindset 2.0: A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Strategy.

Dr. Bamford’s book will help you create a strategy plan that works, gain a true competitive advantage, structure your organization to align with your strategy and lots more.

If you struggle with understanding or implementing your organization’s strategy, then this book is for you!

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In today’s episode, I ask Dr. Bamford discuss:

  • What’s wrong with most books on strategy these days
  • Some of the prevailing myths with regard to strategy
  • The elements of a well-defined mission and vision statement 
  • And lots more!

This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks

FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial.

To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line.

Dr. Bamford’s Book

You can order The Strategy Mindset 2.0: A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Stategy right now!

Dr. Bamford in Action

Books Dr. Bamford Recommends

Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change by Lawrence G. Hrebiniak

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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Visit Dr. Bamford’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Dr. Bamford’s book now.

Find out more about hiring Dr. Bamford to speak to your group.

Connect with Bamford on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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The idea that SWOT analysis will allow us to develop a strategy, but it is not a strategy and it is not an analysis tool. - Dr. Chuck BamfordClick To Tweet

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Dec 17 2019

24mins

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296: Earning a Debt-Free Degree with Anthony O’Neal

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say that my guest on this episode of the podcast has probably been told at least a few times that his views just might border on the extreme.

After all, he’s not only suggesting the idea of college without loans, he actually encourages you to pay cash.

His name is Anthony O’Neal, and he’s the latest in a line of Ramsey Solutions personalities.

His brand new book, already a #1 bestseller, is called Debt-Free Degree: The Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Kid Through College Without Student Loans.

Much like his mentor Dave Ramsey, Anthony shows you that just because everyone else is doing it – borrowing money – doesn’t mean you should be too.

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In today’s episode, I ask Anthony to share:

  • The wrong ways to “do” college (i.e. the way everybody else does it)
  • Real methods for actually paying cash for college
  • Why it’s never too early to talk college with your child
  • And lots more!

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Anthony’s Book

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Anthony in Action

Books Anthony Recommends

How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Only Book You Need to Lead You to Success by Dale Carnegie

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Success by Dave Ramsey

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Visit Anthony’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Anthony’s book now.

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Dec 10 2019

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295: The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

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Some days I am fortunate to read a book that completely changes the way I think and view the world.

Today is one of those days and I am excited to tell you about it.

The book in question was the featured book in my online book club just last month. Even though I hadn’t approached the author about an interview, I didn’t want to let that stop me from sharing it with you.

I’m talking about Simon Sinek and his new book called The Infinite Game.

Simon was a guest of mine way back in Episode #043 when we chatted about one of his previous books called Leaders Eat Last.

I honestly believe his new book is one that should be read by every CEO, leader and rank and file employee.

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In today’s episode, I discuss:

  • The importance of understanding the power of the infinite mindset
  • The three factors we must always consider when deciding how we want to lead
  • The 5 essential practices we must follow in order to adopt an infinite mindset
  • And lots more!

This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks

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Simon’s Book

You can order The Infinite Game right now!

Simon in Action

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Visit Simon’s website here for more about him and his work.

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Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring companies. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead the rest of into the future. - Simon SinekClick To Tweet

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We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

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Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Dec 03 2019

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294: Exceptional Presentation Delivery with Tim Pollard

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Today’s guest, you might say, takes what he does very seriously.

Another way to say it might be that he’s a little extreme.

However, no one can deny that he is very good at what he does. That’s why I love talking to him so much.

His name is Tim Pollard and his new book is called Mastering the Moment: Perfecting the Skills and Processes of Exceptional Presentation Delivery.

Tim first appeared on Read to Lead to talk about The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design.

I love his approach to delivering presentations (a topic about which I am very passionate). I ask a question about this topic of nearly every guest I interview. Today, it receives our focus.

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In today’s episode, I ask Tim to share:

  • The importance of anticipating the mindset of the room
  • What proper presentation rehearsal should look like and what traps you should try and avoid
  • The three aspects of a speaker’s style that matter most to the audience
  • And lots more!

This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks

FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial.

To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

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Tim’s Book

You can order Mastering the Moment: Perfecting the Skills and Processes of Exceptional Presentation Delivery right now!

Tim in Action

Books Tim Recommends

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Check Out These Additional Resources

Visit Tim’s website here for more about him and his work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Tim’s book now.

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Connect with Tim on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Whenever we speak, we reveal something of our inner selves to our hearers, and what we reveal affects how those hearers receive both us and our message. - Tim PollardClick To Tweet

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Nov 26 2019

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293: Attract Top Talent and Build a Thriving Culture

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There’s the saying that goes ‘Nice guys finish last.’

Then there’s the nice guy who proves he’s the exception to the rule.

And in the world of mortgage brokers, nice guys can be an anomaly. But today’s guest is trying his best to change that, starting with sharing about his own leadership style.

His name is Grant Botma and his new book is called The Problem Isn’t Their Paycheck: How to Attract Top Talent and Build a Thriving Company Culture.

His company Stewardship is an Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America.

And not only are Grant’s employees among the most productive in their field, but every single one of them loves their job.

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In today’s episode, I ask Grant to share:

  • What happens when compensation is your company’s primary motivator
  • The three main motivators every business should leverage
  • The ingredients needed  to create a unified purpose
  • And lots more!

This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks

FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial.

To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.

If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line.

Grant’s Book

You can order The Problem Isn’t Their Paycheck: How to Attract Top Talent and Build a Thriving Company Culture right now!

Books Grant Recommends

Emotional Intelligence 2.o by Travis Bradberry

Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

Check Out These Additional Resources

Visit Grant’s website here for more about her and her work.

Be sure and grab your copy of Grant’s book now.

Find out more about hiring Grant to speak to your group.

Connect with Grant on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Check out Grant’s podcast called the Culture Course Show.

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Stop thinking of money as a primary motivator for your team. Instead, focus on autonomy, affirmation, and purpose. - Grant BotmaClick To Tweet

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Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes.

We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast.

You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end.

And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page.

Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”

Nov 19 2019

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292: Transform Your Business Through Meaningful Engagement

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My guest today brings a ton of knowledge around the topic of developing true engagement both internally and externally. She also brings with her a lot of excitement and downright fun. Make no mistake. Amanda Slavin (pronounced SLAY-vuhn) is definitely right where she is supposed to be doing exactly what she was made to do. […]

Nov 12 2019

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291: How to Have Conversations That Matter with Celeste Headlee

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Over the years, I have been asked numerous times to recommend books on helping to improve communication skills. My go-to list is a short one but includes my favorite and most effective books on the topic. There is now a new book and a new author topping that list for me. Her name is Celeste […]

Nov 05 2019

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290: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, and Live Your Ideal Lifestyle

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I’ve never met today’s guests in person, but from the moment I began talking with them, I felt like I’d known them for years. It is obvious from the get-go that they sincerely are all about helping others realize their lifestyle dreams. Their names are Tom and Ariana Sylvester and their brand new book is […]

Oct 29 2019

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289: Taking the Work Out of Networking with Karen Wickre

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My guest today has spent time at both Google and Twitter. So, to say she knows a bit about networking is a gross understatement. Now, she’s a senior consultant at the global advisory firm Brunswick Group, and shows no signs of slowing down. Her name is Karen Wickre (WICK-ree) and her book is called Taking […]

Oct 22 2019

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288: The High Achiever’s Guide with Maki Moussavi

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One thing I am truly passionate about is helping others break through limiting beliefs and realize dreams they never thought possible. That’s why I’m excited about today’s podcast guest who specializes in just that. Her name is Maki Moussavi and her new book officially releases today! That book is called The High Achiever’s Guide: Transport […]

Oct 15 2019

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287: How to Grow Your Business Like Amazon

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It’s not often I can say that I’ve had the privilege to dine at the home of my podcast guest. I can today, however. I’m talking about Steve Anderson. His wife Karen is his co-author (she also makes a fine dinner host). This brand new book is called The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grown […]

Oct 08 2019

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286: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love, and Still Pay the Bills

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You know when you go outside on a pleasant day and there’s that perfect breeze in combination with just the right amount of warmth from the sun on your face? That’s pretty much the same feeling you’ll get from hanging out with my guest today. Delightful, effervescent, fun, and cool (yes, cool) are all words […]

Oct 01 2019

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285: The 10 Laws of Trust with JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson

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Every so often I get to have a conversation with someone I never dreamed I’d be talking to. Today is one of those days. Several years ago he released a book with a publisher that has since been acquired. This new publisher decided today’s guest’s book needed a rerelease and we are the beneficiaries of […]

Sep 24 2019

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284: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

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Every so often, someone reaches out to me and says, “You’ve gotta talk to so-and-so.” Sometimes I’m skeptical, but when it’s a good friend that is doing the talking, my ears perk up. That was the case when it was suggested I chat with today’s guest. His name is Nir Eyal and he did not […]

Sep 17 2019

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283: Creating a Remarkable Culture with Chick-fil-A Veteran Dee Ann Turner

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During my last stint in radio, which spanned a 14-year period, a Chick-fil-A restaurant was eventually erected less than a mile down the street. I wasn’t yet familiar with the phenomenon that was the chicken sandwich, but I soon would be. To say that my interactions with this establishment’s staff were the best I’ve ever […]

Sep 10 2019

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By Santu11 - Jun 08 2019
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Good takeaways from different Authors

Genuinely well done!

By LifeGivingMarriage - Mar 31 2019
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This is an amazingly fun, learn a lot, feel good podcast. Great book recommendations too.