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THE LEARNING LEADER

Welcome to The Learning Leader Show. My mission is to have deep conversations with the world’s most thoughtful leaders and share their useful life stories and leadership wisdom. I speak with CEOs, Special Forces Operators, Entrepreneurs, Best-Selling Authors, Professional Athletes, and more. Our conversations are open dialogs where my guests share their most valuable experiences and learnings for the benefit of The Learning Leader Show audience. You will find links to each episode and the corresponding show notes at the bottom of this page.

The Learning Leader Show has been listened to by millions of people and was chosen by Apple Podcasts as an “all-time best-seller” in 2020. Forbes called it, “the most dynamic leadership podcast out there.” Inc Magazine said, “It’s one of the five podcasts to make you a smarter leader.”

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Episode List & Show Notes

All episodes are listed below, newest first. Each episode link has show notes with major topics discussed and links to books & other resources mentioned in the episode.

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LATEST EPISODE

Episode #471: Steve Magness – Why We Get Resilience Wrong & The Surprising Science Of Real Toughness (Do Hard Things)

Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance, co-author of Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success and The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life, and the author of The Science of Running: How to Find [...]

Episode #470: Daniel Coyle – Building Your Culture, Solving Hard Problems, & Winning The Learning Contest

Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Culture Code, which was named Best Business Book of the Year by Bloomberg, BookPal, and Business Insider. Coyle has served as an advisor to many high-performing organizations, including the Navy SEALs, Microsoft, Google, and the Cleveland Guardians. His other books include The Talent Code, The Secret [...]

Episode #469 – Jim Weber – Outpacing Goliath, Impressing Warren Buffet, & Leading With Purpose

Jim Weber joined Brooks Running Company as CEO in 2001 and is credited for the Seattle-based running company’s aggressive turnaround story. The business and brand success caught the attention of Warren Buffett, who declared Brooks a standalone subsidiary company of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 2012. He’s the author of a new book [...]

Episode #468 Vanessa Van Edwards – The Secret Language To Charismatic Communication (Cues)

Vanessa Van Edwards is the Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, translated into 16 languages. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk. Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies; and has [...]

Episode #467: Marcus Buckingham – How To Find Love In Your Work, Designing The Future Of Education, & Breaking All The Rules

Marcus Buckingham is best selling author of 10 books, including his international hit, “First, Break All The Rules,” He’s been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, The Today Show, and by Oprah. Marcus spent two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool. His [...]

Episode #466: Liz Fosslien – How To Deal With Uncertainty, Build Your Career, & Embrace Your Emotions At Work

Liz Fosslien is the co-author and illustrator of the book Big Feelings and the Wall Street Journal best-seller No Hard Feelings. Liz is an expert on how to make work better. She regularly leads interactive, scientifically-backed workshops about how to build resilience, help remote workers avoid burnout, and effectively harness emotion as a [...]

Episode #465: Michael Easter – Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Healthy, Happy Self (The Comfort Crisis)

Michael Easter is a leading voice on how humans can integrate modern science and evolutionary wisdom for improved health, meaning, and performance in life and at work. He travels the globe to embed himself with brilliant thinkers and people living at the extremes. He is the author of The Comfort Crisis, a bestseller. The [...]

Episode #464: Polina Pompliano – Profiles Of The World’s Greatest Performers, Makers vs. Managers, & Building Trust Through Consistency

Polina Pompliano is studying the world’s most interesting people & companies. She is the Founder & Author of The Profile. Polina is a former writer at  Fortune. Some of the people she’s written a profile on are: Martha Stewart, Keanu Reeves, and The Rock. I am a paid subscriber and love her [...]

Episode #463: Brady Quinn & AJ Hawk – Preparing Like A QB, Showing Love Through Discipline, & The Craziest Draft Of All Time

Brady Quinn set 36 records at The University of Notre Dame.  He graduated from Notre Dame as one of their greatest football players ever. Along with the likes of Joe Montana, Tony Rice, and Rocket Ismail… He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft.  [...]

Episode #462: Max Lugavere – How To Become Smarter, Happier, & More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life

Max Lugavere is the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. His latest book is called Genius Kitchen – Over 100 Easy & [...]

Episode #461: Brad Meltzer – How To Tell Your Story, Respond From Rejection, & Love Your Work

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and ten other bestselling thrillers. He also writes non-fiction books like The First Conspiracy, about a secret plot to kill George Washington – and the Ordinary People Change the World kids book series. His newest thriller, The Escape Artist, debuted at #1 on [...]

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