Episode #161: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Great Success

With Spark author Angie Morgan

I thoroughly enjoyed my chat with today’s guest, author Angie Morgan. 

What I appreciated most about our conversation was how she succinctly and effortlessly articulated her ideas. I encourage you to listen through the first time as you would normally…to learn more about how leadership can and should be exercised at all levels of an organization. 

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I encourage you to give it a second listen, for no other reason than to hear how well Angie does at communicating ideas. If you desire to become better at sharing your own, you’d do well to model her style.

Her new book, SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success, co written with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, is a breezy and, dare I say, fun read. I especially appreciated each authors’ stories shared throughout to illustrate key points.

One of my favorites, shared in this episode, is Angie’s learning to go beyond self-limiting beliefs when it came to applying to business schools to get her MBA.

Whether you’re in a traditional leadership role or among the “rank and file,” Angie’s book will help you in understanding and adopting new leadership behaviors.

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Episode #158: Living a Life of Significance with Aaron Walker

Author of the Forthcoming Book View From the Top

I’ve crossed paths with today’s guest more times than I can count. I knew who he was and was familiar with his work, but just never worked up the nerve to introduce myself. 

Dumb right? It wasn’t until an event called Tribe Writers put on by Jeff Goins, that Aaron Walker decided to approach me and introduce himself. He must have gotten tired of waiting. It didn’t hurt that I was one of the speakers (made me hard to miss).

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Everything I’d ever heard about Aaron was overwhelming positive. Witnessing him interact with people at Tribe Writers, and a few other conferences I’d seen him at, only helped to confirm what I’d heard.

I’m excited to let you know that in June, he has a brand new book coming out called View from the Top: Living a Life of Significance. You can actually pre-order it now, and I highly recommend that you do just that.

From launching numerous successful brick-and-mortar businesses over the years, to now coaching men all over the world through his numerous mastermind groups, Aaron is working hard every day to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. 

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Episode #157: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design

With The Compelling Communicator Author Tim Pollard

I’ll be the first to admit I have a soft spot for books on public speaking. 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 book is any indication of the amount of insights I’ve gained, then look out because I’m about to be awesome!

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My guest today is a chap named Tim Pollard. I call him chap because he’s originally from the UK and, last time I checked, that’s what they call each other over there. Now, however, Tim lives in Billings, MT of all places, so I’ll just call him friend.

His new book, as the image above might have clued you in on, is called The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design.

Tim and his company, Oratium, have worked with LinkedIn, Salesforce, Disney, Rockwell, Ericsson, and Graybar, to name a few, and they specialize in training TEDx speakers.

Devouring this book with help you to “powerfully land a small number of big ideas.” Mastering that is the key to any memorable and actionable presentation.

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Episode #156: How to Consistently Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

With Andy Molinsky, Ph.D.

If you’ve ever heard phrases like, “the ‘magic’ is in the comfort zone” and others like it, then you’ve been exposed to some of the myths associated with successfully stepping outside your comfort zone.

In the myth above, the reality is the “magic” can happen both inside and outside your comfort zone. If only there was a guide.


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Let me ask you a few questions:


  • Do you feel comfortable delivering bad news?
  • Do you look forward to speaking in public?
  • Do you enjoy networking?
  • Is it easy for you to speak your mind and be assertive with friends and colleagues?

If you answered no to any of these questions, Andy Molinsky’s new book can help.

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NEW: Read to Lead University Book Club

Registration is Open!

First, let me thank you for being such a loyal listener and fan of the Read to Lead Podcast. It means more to me than you know. Really!

You may recall that at about this time last year, I was in the midst of planning a spring launch of something called Read to Lead University.

Well, for reasons I won’t detail here, RTLU was indefinitely shelved in 2016. At one point I wasn’t sure if it would ever see the light of day.

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But now, I can confidently share that in two weeks, all that changes.

I’m reaching out to you today to ask if you’d like to be one of just 50 Charter Members of the all new Read to Lead University Book Club.

Before you answer, let me share just some of what you’ll get with your Read to Lead University Book Club membership:

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