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.

12 best books

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

Author of "Published"

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 #151: 3 Ways to Be a Leader Others Can’t Help But Follow

I’ve worked for my share of bad bosses. Truth is, I used to be one of them. 

Hard as it is to admit, my idea of leadership was once predicated on the idea that, as the leader, there was no one smarter on the team than me. Therefore, it stood to reason, the organization was best served by those under me simply doing everything I instructed. As long as that were the case, all would be well with the world.

How to Be a Leader

As a listener to this show, you know nothing could be further from the truth.

The best leaders understand how to leverage the collective brain power on their team. They actually encourage team members to, in addition to trying new things, to try new ways of doing old things.

It’s okay to be wrong. Right? As long as you take what you’ve learned and use it to your advantage next time.

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