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 #153: The 12 All-Time Best Business and Personal Development Books

The Audio Version

My recent blog post where I curated the 12 most-recommended books from my nearly 150 author interviews has been a big hit.

I decided then that I should turn it into a podcast episode so that more people can be exposed to it, hence this podcast-specific post.

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If you’d like to read about the complete list instead of listen to it, and see right now which books are considered top notch by some of the most successful and inspiring authors all over the world, simply go here.

Otherwise, you can check out the audio version (i.e. podcast) by clicking the play button below.

For more on how you can win a copy of each of these books, click here

The 12 All-Time Best Business and Personal Development Books

Curated from Interviews with nearly 150 Authors

In 3 1/2 years of hosting Read to Lead, I’ve been afforded the pleasure of one-on-one sit-down chats with nearly 150 popular business book authors.

If you’re a regular listener to the show, you know that one of my favorite questions to ask each guest is, “Which books over the years have had the biggest impact on you, and why?”

12 best books

With the holidays in full swing, now seems as good a time as any to scour the Read to Lead archives and compile a list of the books receiving more mentions from my guests than all the others.

If you’re struggling with trying to decide what to buy for that special someone this holiday season, maybe the answer can be found on this list.

Or, if there are any on this list you’ve yet to read, maybe now is the time to do a little shopping for yourself too (or add them to your wishlist).

Either way, with some of the world’s most popular and successful authors doing the recommending, you can’t go wrong with any of them.

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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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