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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

440 Ratings
Average Ratings
415
11
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
Read more
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 14, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode #043: Simon Sinek, Author, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

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In his new book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, Simon Sinek asks why only a few of us get to say “I love my job?” It seems unfair that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. But what if we […]

May 06 2014

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Rank #2: Episode #088: Dana Perino on Sharing the Credit, Taking the Blame and Exercising Forgiveness

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Former White House press secretary, Dana Perino, is one of my favorite human beings. Known as “the voice of reason,” Dana has built a reputation as a woman who is able to find the bright side in nearly every situation. In her new book, And the Good News Is: Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side, […]

Jul 01 2015

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Rank #3: Episode #097: Finding Your Balance Point with Brian Tracy

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I’ve had more requests about interviewing today’s guest that anyone else I can think of. Brian Tracy is the author of more than 50 books! In addition to author, he is a speaker, and entrepreneur, business coach and a CEO. His goal is to help  you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than […]

Sep 04 2015

42mins

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Rank #4: Episode #157: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design

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I’ll be the first to admit I have a soft spot for books on messaging. For me, it’s just a subject area where I feel as if there’s always something more or new to learn. And if my writing in the margins, and all the highlighting and underlining I’ve done inside my copy of today’s featured […]

Jan 31 2017

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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 #108: Choosing a Life That Matters with John Maxwell

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Every one of us wants our life to matter. We each have an innate need, a longing, to be significant, to make a contribution, to do something noble and purposeful. We often, however, doubt that these things are within our reach. So says the man most know as the #1 Leadership Expert in the world, and […]

Dec 01 2015

40mins

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Rank #7: 225: How to Reinvent Yourself as a Leader (Because Eventually You’ll Need To)

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As much as I didn’t want to admit it at the time, I’ve been at a point in my career when I realized I had “stalled out.” Not only was I no longer growing in my skills and abilities, I’d gradually become less and less useful to my company as a result. I’d come to […]

Jul 24 2018

33mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 215: The 5-Step Blueprint to Getting a Seat on the Executive Team

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I first met today’s guest just a few weeks ago via Skype. He was looking for a podcast coach and mentor, someone who could help him take his show to yet another level. His name is Greg Layton, and I immediately liked his drive and his demeanor. I also appreciated that, when scheduling our meeting, […]

May 15 2018

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Rank #12: 260: How to RESET Your Mindset

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I’m excited about today’s guest for two reasons. One is she’s here sharing her experience and expertise about mindset. The other is she’s one of 32 speakers worldwide who’ve accepted my invitation to join me for my upcoming online conference called the Boss-Free Virtual Summit. Her name is Natalie Eckdahl and her new book is RESET […]

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #13: 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

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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Simon’s Book

You can order The Infinite Game right now!

Simon in Action

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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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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 03 2019

24mins

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Rank #14: 200: A Look Back at 5 Killer Books on Public Speaking and Effective Communication

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Wow, what a road this has been. Over 4 1/2 years after the podcast began, episode 200 is here. It has been an incredibly rewarding journey. I’ve decided to take a look back over the last 100 episodes and feature 5 episodes that centered around one of my favorite topics. These episodes each touch on […]

Jan 30 2018

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Rank #15: 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 #16: Bonus Episode: Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull [Audio Summary]

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Today’s bonus episode features the first in a series of audio blinks; audio versions of written book summaries found inside the Blinkist app. The key insights from Creativity Inc. are brought to you by Blinkist, a mobile learning company that transforms outstanding nonfiction books into 15­-minute reads made for your mobile device. If you’d like […]

Oct 11 2014

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Rank #17: Episode #179: How to Become the Person Others Follow

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There is no shortage of books that talk about leadership. Few, though, actually help you learn how to lead. Fortunately for you and me, our guest today has not only taken on the challenge of solving this problem, he’s done so quite successfully. I’m talking about Joshua Spodek, author of Leadership Step by Step: Become […]

Aug 22 2017

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Rank #18: Episode #062: Rookie Smarts Author Liz Wiseman on Why Learning Beats Knowing

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Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Dubai Bank, Nike, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Twitter. Liz is the author of several books including The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius […]

Nov 18 2014

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 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

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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.

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The goal of customer service and the customer experience isn't buzz; it's loyalty. - Micah SolomonClick 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.”

Jan 14 2020

37mins

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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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Your Value Proposition is the total of all the value you bring to prospects, clients, strategic partnerships, and - yes - even employees. It's the basis of your relevance. - Bill CatesClick 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.”

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

Check Out These Additional Resources

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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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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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!

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Simon’s Book

You can order The Infinite Game right now!

Simon in Action

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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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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.

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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

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

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

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Nov 26 2019

52mins

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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

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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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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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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.

Her brand new book, released October 20, is called The Seventh Level: Transform Your Business Through Meaningful Engagement with Your Customers and Employees.

Today, and in her book, she unveils the tools to measure and grow your brand’s engagement, forge a deeper, more personal connection with customers, and unite your employees around a shared mission.

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

  • How she defines engagement as it’s a word few people truly understand
  • How to craft your own Seventh Level Statement
  • We’ll dig into each of the seven levels themselves
  • And lots more!

This Episode is Sponsored By Audible

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Amanda’s Book

You can order The Seventh Level: Transform Your Business Through Meaningful Engagement with Your Customers and Employees right now!

Amanda in Action

Books Amanda Recommends

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

The books of Brene Brown

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stree-Free Productivity by David Allen

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self Mastery by Don Miguel Ruiz

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Visit Amanda’s websites here and here for more about her and her work.

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

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Connect with Amanda on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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You need to know who you are and what you stand for. What are your core values and mission? What do you believe in? What do you want to communicate to the world? That is your Seventh Level Statement. - Amanda SlavinClick 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.

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 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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282: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

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I love biographies. As it turns out, so do many listeners to Read to Lead. Other than an audio summary once or twice, I’ve never featured an interview with a biographer on the show before. That is about to change as, today, I welcome author Brian Jay Jones. His latest book, released earlier this year, […]

Sep 03 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.