2018: Year In Review. And What’s Coming In 2019…

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2018 was an incredible year for The Learning Leader Show.  Here’s a quick look back at the great things that occurred over the past year: I walked away from my corporate career to partner with Brixey & Meyer and share the Learning Leader message the world over. From 34 stages in 7 states and in 3 different countries, I had the privilege of …

7 Books To Read To Become A Better Leader

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Many podcast listeners/friends have asked me what books they should read to become a better leader. The totality of this list is in the hundreds… But for now, let’s start with seven. You’ll notice I’m more interested in reading about fascinating stories and the heroes in them than I am about “business” type books. There is so much to learn from real stories and …

The 12 Things I Wish I Knew As A College Athlete

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Over the past week, I met with two college athletes who asked me “what I wish I would have known (and done) while in college?” In order to be better prepared for those conversations, I wrote down some of my thoughts. As I did this, I realized I had a few regrets (primarily for not taking action when I had the …

The Common Denominator of Success

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From Albert Gray’s book The Common Denominator of Success Several years ago I was brought face to face with the very disturbing realization that I was trying to research and explain what it took to be a success in sales, without knowing myself what the secret of success really was. And that, naturally, made me realize that regardless of what other …

Want To Cold Email Your Heroes? Read This…

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  After recording more than 250 episodes of my podcast, The Learning Leader Show, one of the common questions I get from listeners is, “How do you get such high quality guests?”  My consistent reply is “I start by sending them a cold email.”  Their inevitable follow-up is, “What do you write?”  The purpose of my post today is to …

How To Hire A Great Leader

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A good friend of mine recently sent me an email asking for advice: “Ryan, I am in the process of hiring a few management positions. I have eight candidates lined up. What questions do you ask to hire great leaders?” Below are some of my thoughts on: 1) The art of the interview 2) Knowing what you’re looking for, and …