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Read to Lead Podcast

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Listen | Learn | Lead

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Listen | Learn | Lead

iTunes Ratings

443 Ratings
Average Ratings
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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.

iTunes Ratings

443 Ratings
Average Ratings
416
12
8
1
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 Feb 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode #185: Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller

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Late last decade, I had a blog where I often wrote reviews of some of my favorite reads. Big surprise, right? One of those reviews was about a book by a guy named Donald Miller. That same Donald Miller, or Don as I sometimes refer to him, is my guest this week on the podcast. […]

Oct 03 2017

41mins

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Rank #2: Episode #037: Bill McGowan, Author, Pitch Perfect: How to Say it Right the First Time, Every Time (with Alisa Bowman)

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Today more than ever, your ability to communicate effectively and command attention when necessary is critical to your success. Unfortunately, if you’re like most, you’ve picked up some bad communication-related habits along your journey and, worse, you may not even be aware of many of them. That’s where a communications coach like Bill McGowan comes […]

Mar 25 2014

48mins

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Rank #3: 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

44mins

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Rank #4: 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

37mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 235: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth

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Today marks the return of a two-time guest and the appearance of a first-time guest, all in one show! One of my favorite authors, Jay Baer, is here, and he’s brought with him his co-author Daniel Lemin. Their new book, out today, is called Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth. […]

Oct 02 2018

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Rank #7: 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

32mins

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Rank #8: 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

41mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 232: Adopt These Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life

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Today’s guest is a great example of someone who should have been on the podcast before now, and numerous times to boot. To make up for my oversite though, Arlene Pellicane and I will touch on several of her books in our conversation today. We spend the majority of our time discussing concepts from her […]

Sep 11 2018

31mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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

41mins

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Rank #15: 272: The Daily Decision That Changes Everything

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I’ve known today’s guest for a number of years. I actually can’t remember where and how we first met. But one thing that has stuck with me over the years is how, every time I see him, I always end up walking away with so much more clarity toward my life and business. This mystery […]

Jun 18 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: 245: The Path to Mastery with Thane Marcus Ringler

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I tend to approach personal growth books written by 20-somethings with a fair amount of skepticism. My thinking is, what could someone who’s spent less than half as much time on earth as me possibly have to teach me, much less the rest of the world? Well, while I can begin my journey as a […]

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #17: Bonus Episode: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson [Audio Summary]

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Today’s bonus episode features our third in a series of audio blinks; audio versions of written book summaries found inside the Blinkist app. The key insights from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 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 […]

Nov 07 2014

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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: Episode #038: Jaime Tardy, Author, The Eventual Millionaire

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The nature of work is changing. Simply put, it is my belief, and the belief of many, that the future of work will look nothing like it does today. Meaning, the days of going to college, studying a field and landing a job will no longer be the norm but, rather, the exception. Don’t believe […]

Apr 01 2014

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Rank #20: Episode #159: How to Beat Your Competition by Becoming the Obvious Choice

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The word disruption gets thrown around a lot these days. After all, there seems to be few industries not impacted by some sort of disruption, whether by the internet, changing business models, new customer expectations, or all of the above.   This phenomenon is behind the passions of Julie Williamson, PhD, co-author of the book Matter: Move […]

Feb 14 2017

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