Episode #155: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

With 100-Year Life Co-Author Lynda Gratton

Today’s guest is a favorite among her students. She’s a Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School where she teaches on the Future of Work and directs an executive program on Human Resource Strategy. 

She was also named best teacher at London Business School in 2015. I’m talking about Lynda Gratton, co-author of the book The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.

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Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already  beginning to collapse according to Lynda and co-author Andrew Scott.

Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you’ll need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.

The good news for you and me is Lynda and The 100-Year Life are here to help.

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Episode #154: How to Find Success and Significance as a Leader

With Elise Mitchell

Today’s guest has had success at just about every turn. Lucky for you and me, she’s chosen to share all she’s learned over the years in a brand new book. 

Her name is Elise Mitchell. And though you may not have heard of her, she’s on a first name basis with Walmart, Procter & Gamble, Hilton Worldwide, Kraft, and numerous others.

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This new book, her first, is called Leading Through the Turn: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance.

Whether you’re just stepping into leadership, an accomplished leader seeking something more, or simply stalled along the way, this book’s practical approach to modern leadership will help you navigate the turns and detours on your own journey.

I believe you’ll be changed by it. That’s why it’s being featured in Episode #154.

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Episode #152: How to Go from Blank Page to Published Author with Chandler Bolt

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I am always delighted to welcome a previous guest back for another line of questioning. 

This time we get to hear again from Chandler Both. Chandler first visited us in Episode #070 of the show when we talked about his then new book called Book Launch.

This time around, Chandler is again out with a new book, this time called Published: A Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author.

In this episode, I’ll ask Chandler to walk us through each phase of the publishing process, from idea development, writing, and editing, to choosing a title, putting together a launch team, and marketing your new book to success.

And, Chandler says you can do it all in under 90 days! What?!

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Episode #150: Leadership Lessons from the Marines

With Justin Constantine, author of My Battlefield, Your Office

Whether it’s a layoff, a fender bender, or a typical Monday, we’ve all had our share of bad days. 

I’m going to go out on a limb though and assume your worst day didn’t include being shot in the head by a sniper and nearly dying. But that exact scenario was indeed the worst day ever for today’s guest, former Marine Justin Constantine.

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Justin nearly lost his life that day, but thanks to the efforts of some brave and quick-thinking soldiers, Justin has gone on to inspire thousands of people through his inspiration talks and his recent book.

That book is called My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines.

In it, Justin shares how lessons from the military and, yes, even from the battlefield, can be applied to virtually any organizational structure.

Prepare to be inspired.

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Announcement: My New ‘Get Unstuck’ Coaching Program

If you’re like most Read to Lead listeners, you’re trying to take your skills to the next level.

That might include becoming a more valuable employee where you currently are by expanding your knowledge and increasing your current skill set.

It might include launching or growing a side business with the hope of either creating some decent extra income, or maybe even building it into something that allows you to quit your present job.

You might even be looking to redefine your purpose and getting a better handle on what you were put on this earth to do.

You see, the thing is, I’ve been where you are. And the single biggest obstacle I faced when starting was…

knowing what to do next.

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