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If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights from my conversations with those I consider to be among today's brightest minds: our generation's non-fiction authors. We discuss their latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career, and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff's Notes. The Read to Lead Podcast is a three-time Best Business Podcast nominee.

If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights from my conversations with those I consider to be among today's brightest minds: our generation's non-fiction authors. We discuss their latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career, and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff's Notes. The Read to Lead Podcast is a three-time Best Business Podcast nominee.
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If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights from my conversations with those I consider to be among today's brightest minds: our generation's non-fiction authors. We discuss their latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career, and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff's Notes. The Read to Lead Podcast is a three-time Best Business Podcast nominee.

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Episodes

289: Taking the Work Out of Networking with Karen Wickre

10/22/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:30:04

288: The High Achiever’s Guide with Maki Moussavi

10/15/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:32:30

287: How to Grow Your Business Like Amazon

10/8/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:36:14

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

10/1/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:50:58

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

9/24/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:25:46

284: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

9/17/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:31:37

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

9/10/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:30:32

282: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

9/3/2019
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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, […]

Duration:00:37:05

281: How You Too Can Find a Business Within You

8/27/2019
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For the last six years, I’ve worked for myself. The transition wasn’t planned, per se, but was long overdue. I’d desired to do my own thing for such a long time but had allowed myself to get complacent because I had a “safe and secure” job. There is no “safe and secure” when working for […]

Duration:00:33:04

280: Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It

8/20/2019
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When it comes to seeking out authors to consider for the show, one of the first things I look at to gauge my own interest is their book’s title. So, when I was introduced to the book being featured on today’s episode, needless to say, it immediately got my attention. It’s called Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers […]

Duration:00:29:22

279: Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business

8/13/2019
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What can I say about today’s guest but that he’s one of the nicest (and most successful) guys you’ll ever meet. In other words, Pat Flynn is proof positive that the saying nice guys finish last is a myth. In his latest book Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build […]

Duration:00:41:09

278: How to Become the Leader You Would Follow

8/6/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:39:58

277: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

7/30/2019
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Today’s show and guest is the result of an introduction by another, much-loved guest. This former guest is Dorie Clark. Dorie has appeared on Read to Lead twice before. Recently, though, she introduced me to the man who sits in the guest chair today. His name is Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez. Antonio is the world’s champion in project management, recognized […]

Duration:00:34:49

276: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader

7/23/2019
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If you run a business, at one point or another you’ve probably said to yourself when facing some obstacle ahead of you, “What would Amazon do if they were in this situation?” Or maybe, “What would Jeff Bezos do?” One person who is uniquely qualified to answer that question is my guest on the show […]

Duration:00:31:38

275: Get Better Work, Take More Time Off, and Finance the Life You Want in the Gig Economy

7/16/2019
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If you’ve followed me even for a few months, you probably know that one of my favorite topics is the changing world of work. In fact, in late April, I hosted an online conference called the Boss-Free Virtual Summit, an event whose purpose was to help as many as possible discover all that is available […]

Duration:00:32:25

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

7/9/2019
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As I take some time off to visit with family, I decided to create this special encore episode just for you. If you’re new or relatively new to the podcast, chances are good you’ve not experienced Episode #200 before. And if you’ve missed Episode #200, you’re even less likely to have heard the five interviews […]

Duration:00:47:31

274: An Audio Summary of Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt

7/2/2019
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Every month for the past two-plus years, I’ve been meeting with members of my online book club to talk through the most recent book we’ve gone through together. Last month, that book was one whose focus is on productivity. But not just any kind of productivity system. No. This productivity book gets right what so […]

Duration:00:13:03

273: Applied Empathy with Michael Ventura

6/25/2019
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When a publicist recently reached out to me about the book I’m featuring today, I almost passed on it. I was in a hurry (and I get a lot of requests). But then I reread the email and realized who the author and his company have worked with. Folks like GE, Nike, Warby Parker, and […]

Duration:00:28:07

272: The Daily Decision That Changes Everything

6/18/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:26:02

271: 7 Keys to Greater Success in Your Personal and Professional Life

6/11/2019
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Since I began the practice of running a few times a week beginning in August of 2016, I’ve managed to work in a few local 5K races here and there. Today’s guest, a self-described recreational athlete, set her sites just a little bit higher; deciding she was going to find a way to get to […]

Duration:00:41:55