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This show is based on the belief that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. 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 nonfiction 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. This podcast consistently ranks in the top 50 among all Business podcasts in iTunes and is in the top 5 nearly every week among all Career podcasts.

This show is based on the belief that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. 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 nonfiction 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. This podcast consistently ranks in the top 50 among all Business podcasts in iTunes and is in the top 5 nearly every week among all Career podcasts.
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This show is based on the belief that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life. 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 nonfiction 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. This podcast consistently ranks in the top 50 among all Business podcasts in iTunes and is in the top 5 nearly every week among all Career podcasts.

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Episodes

264: Life Is Too Short to Do Things You Can’t Stand!

4/23/2019
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Back in 2016, my friend Jeff Goins shared some strong feelings on Facebook about complaining when it comes to your job. I’ve included an excerpt of that post below: I’m sorry, people. But you can’t hate your job and do nothing about it. Either change your circumstance or stop complaining. Your employer deserves better—and so do you. […]

Duration:00:11:11

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

4/16/2019
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Some people just seem to have it all together. Others actually do. Today’s guest is in the latter category. I’m talking about Laura Gassner Otting, a highly sought after speaker, consultant, and executive coach. Laura brings both tough love and wisdom and offers a no-holds-barred look at what it really takes to get out of your own […]

Duration:00:34:42

262: How to Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself

4/9/2019
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One of the things I love about hosting Read to Lead is the wonderfully talented and interesting people it enables me to meet. Today, that person is former trial lawyer Heather Hansen. After 20 years of winning trials in the courtroom, Heather teaches us how to use those skills (asking questions, mastering objections, building credibility […]

Duration:00:28:56

261: Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse

4/2/2019
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Today’s guest is a New York Times bestselling author and has written over a half dozen books. How then could this be his first visit on the show? I’m not sure I can answer that. But, I’ve decided to make the most of my time with Kevin Kruse and squeeze not one but TWO interviews […]

Duration:00:46:24

260: How to RESET Your Mindset

3/26/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:41:28

259: Nurturing the Crazy Ideas That Transform Industries

3/19/2019
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If you’ve ever wondered how I get some of my guests to come on the show, you can thank, well, my guests. As I’ve progressed through this journey called a podcast, I’ve had the opportunity to network with some of the smartest people on the planet. One of them is bestselling author, Dorie Clark. Dorie […]

Duration:00:56:31

258: Dead End Job? Do This Next!

3/12/2019
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Today, I want to share with you some crucial career advice, at least one element of which has taken me longer to learn than I’d like to admit. These are the next three steps you need to take if your current job is no longer fulfilling you and you’re not sure what to do next. Now, […]

Duration:00:09:06

257: Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins

3/5/2019
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Today’s guest is someone whose work I’ve admired from afar for quite some time. I never knew that one day another guest would, out of the blue, make one of those “Hey, you guys should meet!” introductions. Thank you, Steve Woodruff! His name is Mark Schaefer. Mark has more than 30 years of experience in […]

Duration:00:31:44

256: 3 Reasons to Leave Your Day Job and Go Boss-Free

2/26/2019
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Are you unhappy where you’re at in your career? Did you dread getting up this morning and driving to work? If so, then today’s episode is especially for you. Recent studies show you’re not alone. An Inc.com article from last year pointed out that over 70 percent of workers say they are dissatisfied in their jobs. […]

Duration:00:07:42

255: How to Gain an Authentic, Dedicated and Diverse Audience From Scratch

2/19/2019
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Would you believe that over 60 billion online messages are sent on digital platforms every day? So says my guest today, Brendan Kane. If that’s indeed the case, then it’s no surprise that only a select few succeed in the mad scramble for customer attention. This means that the question for anyone who wants to […]

Duration:00:34:30

254: Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters

2/12/2019
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Are you living for the weekend? Are you dissatisfied at work? Are you itching to do something that is important to you? Wondering how to explore whether entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job? It’s okay. You’re secret’s safe with me. And my guest, Steve Glaveski, promises to remain mum too. Steve’s new […]

Duration:00:33:13

253: Vocal Leadership: 7 Minutes a Day to Communication Mastery

2/5/2019
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This, for me personally, is one of the most fun conversations I’ve had with a guest. I so identify with the power of one’s voice to influence and impact. Arthur Samuel Joseph has an incredible background training world-class athletes, actors, and politicians in the discipline of Empowerment Through Voice. I’m fascinated by his work. It […]

Duration:00:29:08

252: Cultural Brilliance is the DNA to Organizational Excellence

1/29/2019
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Don’t be tempted to underestimate the power of culture. Even if its primary impact is to make a profit, every business impacts its workforce, the community in which it resides, and society at large through its branding, products, or services. My guest today, Claudette Rowley says, take the iPhone for example. Although it’s only one […]

Duration:00:22:44

251: How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant

1/22/2019
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If you read my About page, you’ll see that one of my goals is to help you transition from the things you’d like to do, to actually doing them. As the page reads, “to help you go from intention to implementation.” In today’s featured book, author James Fell desires to help you do the same, […]

Duration:00:35:37

250: Redesign Your Business to Work Less, Earn More and Be Free

1/15/2019
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This week on the podcast, I’m fortunate to again welcome a returning guest, someone I think is simply an awesome individual. Her name is Natalie Sisson, and you’d have to go all the way back to Episode #023 to hear our first chat together. Hard to believe it’s been over 5 years. Natalie’s new book […]

Duration:00:28:15

249: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth – and How You Can Too

1/8/2019
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Today’s guest is making his second visit to the guest chair, and I’m thrilled to have him back. Why? Several reasons. Not the least of which is he has a knack for bringing a ton of value to any conversation in record time. And today is no exception. Chris suggests our culture feeds the lie […]

Duration:00:21:04

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

1/1/2019
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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 […]

Duration:00:10:00

247: Hospitable Leadership with Terry A. Smith

12/25/2018
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When I agreed to interview today’s guest, there were two key things I didn’t know about him and his new book. As I cracked it open I learned that not only was he the pastor of a large church in a suburb of New York City, but that Jesus (yes, that Jesus) would be at […]

Duration:00:33:16

246: Leader by Choice? Yes, says Andres Valdes

12/18/2018
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Imagine growing up and being surrounded by more negative influences than you can count. Do you resign yourself to your circumstances or do you believe you have the power to change your life’s trajectory? Today’s guest is the perfect example of someone who defied the odds mostly by choosing a different story for his future. […]

Duration:00:33:04

245: The Path to Mastery with Thane Marcus Ringler

12/11/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:30:58