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If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. 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 non-fiction 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. The Read to Lead Podcast is a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee.

Read to Lead Podcas‪t‬ Jeff Brown

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If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. 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 non-fiction 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. The Read to Lead Podcast is a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee.

    316: Could You Survive Shark Tank?

    316: Could You Survive Shark Tank?

    Your business may never appear on the TV show, but following the principles in this book will ensure you avoid the fatal mistakes entrepreneurs often make in the real world.

    • 33 min
    359: How to Make Your Family Business Last with Mitzi Perdue

    359: How to Make Your Family Business Last with Mitzi Perdue

    When it comes to the people I appreciate the most, it is those who go out of their way to make introductions to people with common goals.















    One such person is former guest and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Mark Victor Hansen.







    Mark was kind of enough to introduce me recently to his friend Mitzi Perdue. She is a prolific author in her own right, having written numerous books. She’s also the widow of the late Frank Perdue of Perdue Chicken, and daughter of the co-founder of the Sheraton Hotel chain. To say she’s qualified to discuss the successful leading of family businesses is an understatement.







    That’s why I’m so glad Mitzi agreed to come on the show with me to talk about her 2017 book called How to Make Your Family Business Last.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Mitzi and her work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Mitzi about:







    * How to make sure you’re putting family first* Using traditions to strengthen family bonds* Why you should consider creating an Ethical Will* And plenty more!







    Mitzi’s New Book







    You can order your copy of How to Make Your Family Business Last right now.







    Consider Pre-Ordering My New Book Too!







    Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, coming August 31, 2021!







    Books Mitzi Recommends







    Stand and Deliver: How to Become a Masterful Communicator and Public Speaker by Dale Carnegie Training







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    Grab a copy of Mitzi’s book now.







    Learn more about inviting Mitzi to be a guest speaker at your next event.







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    • 30 min
    358: Resilient By Nature with former NFL Great Reggie Williams

    358: Resilient By Nature with former NFL Great Reggie Williams

    It’s not often that you get to talk with a truly great player from your favorite sport. In fact, I can only think of one time I’ve had a conversation with a current or former NFL player















    As of today, I’ve now increased my ratio by 100% as today’s episode features my conversation with former Cincinnati Bengal Reggie Williams.







    Reggie published his first book back in September called Resilient By Nature: Reflections from a Life of Winning Both On and Off the Football Field. Both in the book and in our conversation, you’ll learn of the ups and downs of life in the NFL, the struggle to realize this dream, his eventual move to working for Disney, and much more.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Reggie and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







    Join in on our chat below















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    In today’s episode, I ask Reggie about:







    * What the city of Cincinnati taught him about principals and character* His vision of authenticity while in his role at Disney* The role his mother played in instilling in him a love for reading* And plenty more!







    Reggie’s New Book







    You can order your copy of Resilient By Nature: Reflections From a Life of Winning On and Off the Football Field right now.







    Consider Pre-Ordering My New Book Too!







    Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, coming August 31, 2021!







    Reggie in Action



















    Books Reggie Recommends







    The books of Mohammed Ali







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    Grab a copy of Reggie’s book now.







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    Connect with Reggie personally on Twitter.







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    • 26 min
    357: The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias with Pamela Fuller

    357: The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias with Pamela Fuller

    I think you would likely agree with the idea that most of us are good people with good intentions. We make our decisions based on facts.















    Thing is, there’s more at play than we realize. Our brains are naturally filtering, sorting and shortcutting to make sense of the information we receive every day. We’re constantly making bias decisions. That’s what humans do.







    Only by bringing them to the surface can we address them. The good news is, using the skills in a new book co-authored by Pamela Fuller called The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias, any leader can build a more inclusive, high-performing culture where everyone can contribute their best.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Pamela’s methods and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Pamela about:







    * The idea that to be human is to have bias* The reality that unconscious bias is something we’ll need to continually manage and address* We’ll dig into the various zones of the FranklinCovey Performance Model* And plenty more!







    Pamela’s New Book







    You can order your copy of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias right now.







    Consider Pre-Ordering My New Book Too!







    Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, coming August 31, 2021!







    Pamela in Action



















    Books Pamela Recommends







    The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh







    Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi







    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (30th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen R. Covey







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    Grab a copy of Pamela’s book now.







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    • 28 min
    356: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Michael J. Gelb

    356: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Michael J. Gelb

    If there’s one skill I enjoy learning more about, it’s the skill to communicate effectively, whether written or verbal communication.















    So much so that when a new book comes along on the topic of public speaking, I’m almost certain to dive into it. The ability to deliver your messages in an understandable and memorable way is a skill I believe every leader should study and master.







    A great place to start is with Michael J. Gelb’s new book called Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Transform Fear and Supercharge Your Career.







    Seventy-four percent of Americans, according to Michael, suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. In fact, even top professional speakers and accomplished actors experience butterflies before presenting. They never eliminate the butterflies; they just teach them how to fly in formation.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Michael’s methods and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Michael about:







    * What makes his book stand out from all the previous books written on the topic* How using mindmaps for creating your talk can make all the difference* The difference between people understanding and remembering your message, and why you need both* And plenty more!







    Michael’s New Book







    You can order your copy of Mastering the Art of Public Speaking right now.







    Consider Pre-Ordering My New Book Too!







    Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, coming August 31, 2021!







    Michael in Action



















    Books Michael Recommends







    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl







    Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham H. Maslow







    The Courage to Create by Rollo May







    Check Out These Additional Resources







    Visit Michael’s website for more on him and his work.

    • 32 min
    355: Discovering the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work with Todd Henry

    355: Discovering the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work with Todd Henry

    There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Todd Henry. He now holds the record for most appearances on the Read to Lead Podcast (at four).















    He’s published five books over the last decade, the last four of which have been featured here on the show. The only reason he wasn’t invited on to discuss his first book is simply that Read to Lead didn’t yet exist.







    To say I appreciate his work is a major understatement. You’d do yourself a disservice not to check out some of his previous work, including The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, and Herding Tigers.







    His newest book is called The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work.







    Todd’s book offers a new framework for understanding what motivates us and why. We don’t need to find the “perfect job” or have the “perfect life” to fulfill our potential. Instead, we can change how we show up in our lives every day – to make the work we do become the work we love.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to best learn more about Todd and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Todd about:







    * How the Motivation Code differs from other assessments you may have experience with* I’ll ask about some of the common misunderstandings around motivation* We’ll dig into the book’s six families or themes and the motivation activators that comprise each one* And plenty more!







    Todd’s New Book







    You can order your copy of The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work right now.







    Be sure and check out the book’s special website where you can take the Motivation Code assessment yourself.







    Consider Pre-Ordering My New Book Too!







    Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, coming August 31, 2021!







    Todd in Action



















    Check Out These Additional Resources







    Visit Todd’s website for more on him and his work.







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    • 42 min

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One of the best half hours of the week

I look forward every week to downloading this podcast and it always excites me to see who is on the show. Great idea to help me streamline my reading and has really piqued my curiousity on some books and authors I may never ever have otherwise considered.

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