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Good takeaways

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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

448 Ratings
Average Ratings
420
12
9
1
6

Good takeaways

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.
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Rank #1: Episode #052: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less with Essentialism author Greg McKeown

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Today, I have the pleasure of bringing you one of my new favorite books. In fact, the author collaborated with Liz Wiseman several years ago on one of my top five favorite books of the last five years. I’m talking of course about Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. As the inside […]

Jul 22 2014

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Rank #2: 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 #3: Episode #055: Finding the Quest that Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

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If I could live my 20s and 30s over again, I think I’d live those decades the way Chris Guillebeau has his. For starters, he visited every country in the world (193) before he turned 35! He’s built an amazing tribe of fellow non-conformists through his blog and first book, he followed that with writing […]

Sep 11 2014

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Rank #4: 310: Leading with Gratitude with Adrian Gostick

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When I first became aware of today’s featured book, I wasn’t convinced an entire book on the topic was necessary. The idea of showing gratitude seems, well, pretty straightforward. We all know what it means, and most of us can recognize the value of showing it on occasion. The problem is most of us aren’t […]

Mar 17 2020

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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 #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

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Rank #10: 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 […]

Dec 03 2019

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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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Rank #15: 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 […]

Dec 31 2019

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Rank #16: 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 #17: Episode #197: The Secrets of Effective Leadership

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I’ve known today’s guest by reputation (it’s a good one) but our paths, until recently, had never crossed. But who would discover the Read to Lead Podcast while searching through iTunes attempting to find a few decent leadership-based podcasts? Yep, that’s right. Brad Lomenick. After skimming past shows, Brad realized he and I had a […]

Jan 09 2018

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: Episode #100: The Top 10 Leadership Lessons Learned After 100 Episodes

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First off, let me say that the only reason I’ve been able to make it to 100 episodes is because you choose to listen. Thank you for being here each and every week. It has been a real honor to have reached this milestone episode, but trust me when I say that narrowing this list […]

Sep 30 2015

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325: Building a Brand People Love From Day One with Emily Heyward

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My guest today on the podcast has come a long way in a relatively short period of time.

She is the co-founder and chief branding officer of Red Antler, the branding and marketing company for startups and new ventures.

In her new book, she explains how hot new brands like Casper, Allbirds, Sweetgreen, and Everlane build devoted fan followings right out of the gate.

That book is called Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love From Day One and her name is Emily Heyward.

She founded Red Antler to help entrepreneurs embed brand as a driver of business success from the beginning.

In Obsessed, she outlines the new principles of what it takes to build and launch a brand that has people queuing up to buy it on opening day.

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In today’s episode, Emily and I explore:

  • What it means to develop your brand’s emotional story
  • How to go beyond social media to build community
  • Why many brands are seeing success by simplifying their offerings
  • And lots more!

Emily in Action

Emily’s Book

You can order Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love From Day One right now!

Books Emily Recommends

Emily enjoys reading fiction, as it conditions her to continually put herself in the shoes of another, something that has served her well at Red Antler.

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Visit Emily’s website for more on him and his work.

Grab a copy of Emily’s book now.

Invite Emily to keynote your next event.

Connect with Emily 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.”

Jun 30 2020

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324: The Future of Behavior Design with Dr. BJ Fogg

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While technically today’s featured book was released in 2019 (December 31 to be exact), I’ve dubbed it my favorite book so far this year!

Upon reading it, I immediately wanted to share it and attempt to teach its concepts to others. That, to me, is the mark of a great book.

What is this amazing book?

Well, it’s the New York Times bestseller Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by Dr. BJ Fogg. Or, as BJ would now call it if he could rename it, Tiny Habits: The Future of Behavior Design.

The book sleeve on the front cover says confidently, “This book will change your life.” Just yesterday, my wife saw the book on my desk and asked if the claim was true. I answered with a resounding “YES!”

With breakthrough discoveries in every chapter, you’ll learn the simplest proven ways to transform your life. Whether you want to lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or be more productive each day, Tiny Habits makes it easy to achieve.

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In today’s episode, Dr. Fogg and I explore:

  • How tiny can be transformative
  • His e=mc2-level behavior model
  • How to use the model not just to create good habits but how to adjust the model to bring an end to bad habits
  • And lots more!

Dr. Fogg in Action

Dr. Fogg’s Book

You can order Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything right now!

Books Dr. Fogg Recommends

Don’t Shoot the Dog: The Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor

Social Learning and Imitation by Neal E. Miller

The Principles of Psychology Vol. 1 & 2 by William James

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Visit Dr. Fogg’s website for more on him and his work.

Grab a copy of Fogg’s book now.

Invite Dr. Fogg to keynote your next event.

Connect with Dr. Fogg on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Don’t miss this super-secret resource BJ shared during out interview.

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When it comes to most life changes people want to make, big bold moves actually don't work as well as small stealthy ones. - BJ FoggClick 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.”

Jun 23 2020

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323: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results

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If you’re not a big fan of the sound of your own voice, you’re certainly not alone

In fact, that opinion puts you squarely in the majority. Most people can’t stand the way they sound.

Remember hearing your recorded voice played back for the first time? Yeah. Probably not fun.

Most of us are not even using our natural dynamic voice when we speak, and that’s what today’s guest Steve Herz is here to help with.

The overwhelming majority of the speaking we do is what he calls “private speaking.” We’re not on a stage presenting, in other words. We’re in conversations with one or a few other people.

Yet, there is very little about these speaking moments and a TON written about presenting to crowds from a stage.

Enter Steve Herz. Steve’s book is called Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results.

It explains why positive feedback limits personal and professional growth and then teaches you how to embrace hard truths and critical feedback to escape mediocrity and break away from the pack.

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In today’s episode, Steve and I explore:

  • Why he believes your level of success is dependent upon your willingness to “stop taking YES for an answer?”
  • We’ll dive into what he refers to as his AWE framework for developing Authority, Warmth, and Empathy
  • What he means when he says “Your voice is your second face.”
  • And lots more!

Steve in Action

Steve’s Book

You can order Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results right now!

Books Steve Recommends

Change Your Voice, Change Your Life: A Quick, Simple Plan for Finding & Using Your Natural Dynamic Voice by Morton Cooper

When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardy by David Maraniss

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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Visit Steve’s website for more on him and his work.

Grab a copy of Steve’s book now.

Invite Steve to keynote your next event.

Connect with Steve on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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If you want to find out what you're truly made of and reach your utmost potential in work and in life, you must stop taking YES for an answer. - Steve HerzClick 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.”

Jun 16 2020

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322: The Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business with Mike Michalowicz

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One of my favorite people (and not just one of my favorite authors) is this guy! The goofy-acting one in the pic below.

His name is Mike Michalowicz, and this episode marks his third appearance on the podcast. You can find those other two here and here (he also appeared as part of my Boss-Free Virtual Summit last year).

You know an author’s books are going to be solid when you realize that they spend about five years working on each of them.

It shows. Mike’s book are incredibly well researched and well written.

Mike’s latest book is called Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business.

In short, it’s the ultimate diagnostic tool for every entrepreneur and business owner. With simple, efficient, and powerful tips and teachings, you will immediately identify your business’s essential need and easily drive the results you desire most.

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In today’s episode, Mike and I explore your questions around:

  • Why he believes that, though it wasn’t written with today’s crises in mind, his new book may just be the perfect book at the perfect time
  • Why the mantra “sales fix everything” is a myth
  • The difference between making money for your business and taking money from your business
  • And lots more!

Mike’s Book

You can order Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business right now!

Books Mike Recommends

Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang (also, don’t miss my interview with Jia here)

Anti-Fragile: Things that Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead (New Edition)  by Jocko Willink

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Visit Mike’s website for more on him and his work.

Grab a copy of Mike’s book now.

Invite Mike to keynote your next event.

Connect with Mike on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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The biggest problem business owners have is that they don't know what their biggest problem is. - Mike MichalowiczClick 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.”

Jun 09 2020

32mins

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321: Habits of a Champion with Dana Cavalea

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One of the greatest things about creating something like a podcast is the doors it opens, allowing you to meet people you wouldn’t have otherwise met.

For me, one of those people is Sherri Griffin.

In her words, she is Read to Lead’s biggest fan. Who am I to argue?

It’s because of Sherri that I am able to bring to you my guest on today’s episode.

His name is Dana Cavalea, and he is the former Director of Performance for an organization you’ve probably heard of called the New York Yankees. He helped lead the team to a World Series Championship in 2009 and that same year was voted by his peers as the top Strength Coach in Major League Baseball, receiving the Nolan Ryan Award.

Dana’s book is called Habits of a Champion: Nobody Becomes a Champion by Accident.

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In today’s episode, Dana and I explore your questions around:

  • Handling rejection…
  • Why and how not to worry about what everyone else thinks…
  • How to take ownership of your own thoughts…
  • And lots more!

Dana’s Book

You can order Habits of a Champion: Nobody Becomes a Champion by Accident right now!

Books Dana Recommends

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Check Out These Additional Resources

Visit Dana’s website for more on him and his work.

Grab a copy of Dana’s book now.

Invite Dana to keynote your next event.

Connect with Dana on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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If your mission and vision are aligned with who you are and what you are meant to do, passion is already there and is along for the ride waiting for a spark. - Dana CavaleaClick 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.”

Jun 02 2020

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320: Maximize Profits by Investing in Your People with Sherry Deutschmann

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Sometimes those in my network will suggest authors for the show they know personally.

When this happens, I’ve been known to be skeptical.

Though we have the best of intentions, it can be difficult not to recommend someone we personally like, even if their work is just ‘okay.’

As soon as I cracked open this week’s featured book, I knew I didn’t need to be concerned that the recommendation came from a friend of the author.

Not only is this friend a former co-worker of mine, but she’s also got excellent taste in people and their works. Thank you Leah for bringing Sherry Deutschmann to my attention.

Sherry’s new book (and her first) is called Lunch with Lucy: Maximize Profits by Investing in Your People.

I literally cried at least twice as a read it. The stories of Sherry’s journey – and the way she runs her businesses – is that compelling.

She’s an unconventional leader, and a much-needed breath of fresh air to leadership in my view.

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In today’s episode, Sherry and I explore your questions around:

  • The key differentiating factor between the $40 Million company Sherry founded and most other companies
  • A unique formula for determining what really is a fair living wage
  • A new spin on profit-sharing
  • And lots more!

Sherry’s New Book

You can order Lunch with Lucy: Maximize Profits by Investing in Your People right now!

Books Sherry Recommends

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Pat Lencioni

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation – and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

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Visit Sherry’s website for more on her and her work.

Connect with Sherry on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Invite Sherry to keynote your next event.

Sherry founded BrainTrust for women entrepreneurs.

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Forget about what anyone else is paying. Look at your employees and imagine your life if you were paid what they are being paid. - Sherry DeutschmannClick 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.”

May 26 2020

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319: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 30th Anniversary Edition

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What an honor it is to be asked to participate in the launch of the 30th Anniversary Edition of the #1 business book of the 20th century!

And what a treat it is to talk to the son and namesake of the author himself, Mr. Stephen M. R. Covey.

I can honestly say, if the Read to Lead Podcast were to come to an end after today, I would be at complete peace with that.

Why? Because today I am privileged to conduct what is arguably the single most important interview of my 30+ year career.

Not only is Stephen M. R. Covey an accomplished author in his own right (with a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book under his belt), but he’s agreed to field a handful of questions from a handful of those impacted by his father’s book over the years.

By “those impacted” I’m talking about you! That’s right. Every question I’m posing to Stephen was submitted by a listener to the podcast.

Of course, the book I’m referring to is called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition.

This is a ‘can’t miss’ conversation!

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In today’s episode, Stephen and I explore your questions around:

  • Beginning with the End in Mind
  • Thinking Win-Win
  • Being Proactive rather than Reactive
  • And lots more!

30th Anniversary Edition Out Now

You can order The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition right now!

Stephen in Action

Books Stephen Recommends

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildy Important Goals by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, and Jim Huling

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M. R. Covey

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Visit Stephen’s website for more on him and his work.

Find out more about Stephen’s services.

Connect with Stephen on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Leadership is communicating peoples' worth and potential so clearly that they're inspired to come to see it in themselves. - Stephen M. R. CoveyClick 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.”

May 19 2020

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318: 5 Steps to Kill Busyness with Garland Vance

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A couple of years ago, I had the tremendous opportunity to speak at a conference attended by about 500 authors from around the world.

One member of that audience was a man named Garland Vance.

According to Garland, he decided right then and there that, once his book was finished, he would make it his goal to appear on the Read to Lead Podcast.

Well, here we are. It is my pleasure to welcome Garland to Read to Lead and it’s an absolute treat to tell you with 100% sincerity that Garland’s book is one of the best I’ve ever read on purpose and productivity.

It’s that good.

It’s called Gettin’ (un)Busy: The 5 Steps to Kill Busyness and Live with Purpose, Productivity, and Peace.

It is possible for you to be highly productive AND un-busy at the same time. Garland shows you how.

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In today’s episode, Garland and I explore:

  • The inhibiting beliefs that keep you trapped in busyness
  • Why time management isn’t the solution
  • How to attain your biggest goals
  • And lots more!

Garland’s New Book

You can order Gettin’ (un)Busy: 5 Steps to Kill Busyness and Live with Purpose, Productivity, and Peace right now!

Books Garland Recommends

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

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

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Visit Garland’s website for more on him and his work.

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

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Too many good commitments add up to a bad life. - Garland VanceClick To Tweet

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May 12 2020

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317: No One’s Listening and It’s Your Fault with Pam Marmon

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When I first chatted with today’s guest for this week’s episode, a very specific phrase kept coming to my mind. She is a ‘breath of fresh air.’

Hopefully, it won’t be the last time she and I talk.

Her name is Pam Marmon, and if there’s anyone who should know what it takes to successfully navigate change and transform an organization in the process, it’s her.

After all, at age 12, she and her family moved to the U.S. from Bulgaria.

Can you imagine moving to a new country where you know no one, don’t know the language, you’ve left behind all your friends…and you’re 12?!

Resilient doesn’t even begin to describe her.

Her new book, by the way, is called No One’s Listening and It’s Your Fault: Get Your Message Heard During Organization Transformations.

To put it simply, Pam’s book is about one thing: with the proper process, change is not hard.

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In today’s episode, Pam and I explore:

  • What her experience has taught her about why so many of us struggle with change
  • Why your career success depends on your ability to change
  • Some change must-haves you need to understand if you expect to be successful
  • And lots more!

Pam’s New Book

You can order No One’s Listening and It’s Your Fault: Get Your Message Heard During Organization Transformations right now!

Pam In Action

Books Pam Recommends

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Pat Lencioni

Rework by Jason Fried

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Visit Pam’s website for more on her and her work.

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

Find out more about Pam’s services.

Connect with Pam on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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With the proper process, change is not hard. - Pam Marmon, Marmon ConsultingClick 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.”

May 05 2020

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316: Could You Survive Shark Tank?

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One of my favorite things about creating content on a regular basis is the people I’m able to meet along the way.

Often times, those people I meet and I become friends. Occasionally, I get to invite those friends onto the show.

Such is the case with today’s guest, Pierce Marrs.

Pierce has been hosting his own podcast longer than I have and, in it, covers the ins and outs of a popular TV show called Shark Tank.

His new book, written from his experiences covering the show for so long and interviewing many of the show’s guest business owners as well as the Sharks, is called Could You Survive Shark Tank?: The Sharks’ Top 7 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer.

Get the answers to these seven questions down, and your business is all but guaranteed to succeed.

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In today’s episode, Pierce and I explore:

  • Why being able to answer these 7 questions is key to business success
  • Some of the characteristics of great partnerships
  • What his experience has taught him about the importance of having a plan
  • And lots more!

Pierce’s New Book

You can order Could You Survive Shark Tank?: The Sharks’ Top 7 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer right now!

Books Pierce Recommends

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (30th Anniversary Edition)

Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt

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Visit Pierce’s website for more on him and his work.

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

Find out more about Pierce’s book as this special website.

Connect with Pierce on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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None of us have the expertise and time to do everything our business requires by ourselves. We have to engage with people who possess talents and strengths that we do not. - Pierce MarrsClick 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.”

Apr 28 2020

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315: Thinking Like a Boss with Kate Crocco

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I often field requests from publishers and publicists pitching books intended for, mostly, women (or, mostly men). Almost universally I find that I get just as much, personally, out of books intended for the other gender (women in my case). Such is the case with today’s featured book by Kate Crocco. One of my favorite […]

Apr 21 2020

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314: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments with Stefan H. Thomke

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When I think back to my time in college, I can’t help but think about how much of that time I wasted. So much so that I ended up dropping out of college after about two years in (Sorry Butler, it’s not you…it’s me). I would eventually return, studying a different discipline and, interestingly, did […]

Apr 14 2020

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313: Building a Compelling Subscription With Robbie Kellman Baxter

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It’s true. While working out the details in booking today’s guest for the show, I found another email exchange we’d shared nearly five years ago. In this brief exchange, we talked about her coming on to the show. That visit NEVER materialized! Why? Because I completely lost or forgot about the email. Well, it’s time […]

Apr 07 2020

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312: The Vision-Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt

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As I say in today’s podcast, I buy this author’s books before I even know what they’re about. There are only a few of these kinds of authors on my list, but Michael Hyatt is one of them. His latest effort is a book called The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Question to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your […]

Mar 31 2020

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311: The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself

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Today’s guest is one of my favorite people to interview. She always brings her A-game. This marks her third appearance on the podcast, and for good reason. She brings her A-game to all her books as well. Her name is Margie Warrell and her latest is a book called You’ve Got This: The Life-Changing Power of Trusting […]

Mar 24 2020

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310: Leading with Gratitude with Adrian Gostick

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When I first became aware of today’s featured book, I wasn’t convinced an entire book on the topic was necessary. The idea of showing gratitude seems, well, pretty straightforward. We all know what it means, and most of us can recognize the value of showing it on occasion. The problem is most of us aren’t […]

Mar 17 2020

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309: Discussing the Art of Doing Nothing with Celeste Headlee

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Today’s guest wins the prize – if there indeed were a prize – for fastest repeat appearance on the show. That’s right, we first heard from Celeste Headlee when we chatted about her last book. Her new book, out today, is called Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. Wow, is […]

Mar 10 2020

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308: Cracking Complexity with David Benjamin

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When I was first presented with the idea behind today’s featured book, I’ll admit I was skeptical. It seemed hard to believe that an actual formula could be applied to – and help solve – truly complex business problems. My guest today, David Benjamin, along with his co-author David Komlos, have turned me into a […]

Mar 03 2020

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307: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job with Bruce Daisley

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It’s easy to fall into the mistaken belief that the way we work today is the way it has sort of always been. In reality, what we know as work today has only been practiced for the last 200 years or so; a mere drop in the ol’ history bucket, if you will. My guest […]

Feb 25 2020

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306: The Successful Speaker with Grant Baldwin

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My guest today has been a friend of mine for a few years now. I’ve learned a ton from him just watching him and picking up on how he does what he does. What makes him special? In my opinion, he’s one of the best there is at his craft: the fine art of public […]

Feb 18 2020

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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.