Episode #310: David Epstein – Why Generalists Will Rule The World

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Episode #310: David Epstein – Why Generalists Will Rule The World David Epstein is the author of the forthcoming Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , and of the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, which has been translated in 21 languages. (It was purchased by President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.)  David has master’s …

Episode #287: Robert Greene (Part 1) – 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader

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Episode #287: Robert Greene (Part 1) – 5 Strategies For Becoming A Master Persuader Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. In his sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important subject of all …

Episode 246: Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

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Episode 246: Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books (including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him “one of the most in demand speakers in America.” He …

Episode 233: Gretchen Rubin – How To Be Happy

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Episode 233: Gretchen Rubin – How To Be Happy Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. Fast Company named Gretchen Rubin to its list of Most Creative People …

Episode 227: Jeff Goins – How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don’t Starve)

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Episode 227: Jeff Goins – How To Be A Thriving Artist (Real Artists Don’t Starve) Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve, and The Art of Work, which landed on the best­ seller lists of USA Today, Publisher’s …

Episode 225: Dan Heath – The Power Of Defining Moments

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Episode 226: Dan Heath – The Power Of Defining Moments Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs. At CASE, he founded the Change Academy, a program designed to boost the impact of social sector leaders. Dan is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of three New York Times bestsellers: Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick. Amazon.com’s editors …

Episode 222: Jon Acuff – How To Finish (Give Yourself The Gift Of Done)

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Episode 222: Jon Acuff – How To Finish (Give Yourself The Gift Of Done) Jon Acuff is back for a second time on The Learning Leader Show! JON ACUFF is the author of five books, including the New York Times Bestseller Do Over. For nineteen years he’s helped companies like the Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and AutoTrader.com tell their stories. …

Episode 221: Phil Jones – What To Say To Influence And Impact Others (Magic Words)

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Episode 221: Phil Jones – What To Say To Influence And Impact Others (Magic Words) Phil started in business at just 14 years of age and clearly demonstrated the qualities of a budding entrepreneur. Following developing a number of successful business ventures through his teens, Phil decided to embrace the corporate world and joined the Management training program of one …

Episode 219: Eric Barker – Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

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Episode 219: Eric Barker – Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong Eric Barker is a thought leader in the field of success. His humorous, practical blog, “Barking Up the Wrong Tree”, presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 300,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by …

Episode 216: Jim Collins – How To Go From Good To Great

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Episode 216: Jim Collins – How To Go From Good To Great Jim Collins is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick. Having invested a quarter century of research into the topic, he has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include: GOOD TO GREAT, …

Episode 211: Vanessa Van Edwards – How To Be Instantly Irresistible

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Episode 211: Vanessa Van Edwards – How To Be Instantly Irresistible Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting human behavior for audiences around the world. Vanessa’s groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of …

Episode 204: Dr. Tasha Eurich – How To Become More Self-Aware

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Episode 204: Dr. Tasha Eurich – How To Become More Self-Aware **Note — If you want to hear a little “inside baseball” talk, then listen to the very end after the Rhone sponsor read…** Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She uses the principles of psychology to help individuals become more self-aware …

Episode 201: Peter Mallouk – #1 Financial Advisor In America: Creative Planning

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Episode 201: Peter Mallouk – #1 Financial Advisor In America: Creative Planning Peter Mallouk is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Creative Planning and affiliated companies.  Peter’s companies provide comprehensive wealth management services to its clients, including investment management, financial planning, charitable planning, retirement plan consulting, tax, and estate planning services. Creative Planning provides wealth management services to high net …

Episode 195: Derek Thompson – What Makes Something A Hit? (Hit Makers)

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  Episode 195: Derek Thompson – What Makes Something A Hit? (Hit Makers) Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and a weekly news analyst for NPR’s “Here and Now.” He was born in McLean, Va., in 1986, and he graduated from Northwestern University, in 2008, with a triple major in journalism, political science, and legal studies. He hasn’t …

Episode 190: Roger Martin – Playing To Win: Strategy Is A Choice

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  Episode 190: Roger Martin – Playing To Win: Strategy Is A Choice Roger Martin’s research work is in Integrative Thinking, Business Design, Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Country Competitiveness. He writes extensively and is a regular contributor to: Harvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog, the Financial Times’ Judgment Call column, and the Guardian Sustainable Business. He has written 24 Harvard Business …

Episode 188: Sydney Finkelstein – How To Be A SuperBoss

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  Episode 188: Sydney Finkelstein – How To Be A SuperBoss Sydney Finkelstein has published 20 books and 80 articles, with several bestsellers, including Why Smart Executives Fail. The Wall Street Journal called it “a marvel – a jargon-free business book based on serious research that offers genuine insights with clarity and sometimes even wit.” His latest book is SUPERBOSSES: How …

18 Keys To Sustaining Excellence

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Over the past two years, I’ve recorded 178 conversations (for my podcast The Learning Leader Show) with some of the greatest leadership minds in the world: CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes… I look for those who have done two things: 1) Sustained excellence over an extended period of time. 2) Have an understanding WHY they’ve performed at such a high level. I …

Episode 175: Michael Hyatt – How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World

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  Episode 175: Michael Hyatt – How To Get Noticed In A Noisy World For years, Michael Hyatt had people write and refer to him as their virtual mentor. His mission is to help high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Michael writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, and public influence. He is the author of the New York Times best seller, …

Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of…

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  Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of… Warning: This episode contains a lot of graphic language. If you prefer episodes with only clean language, please skip this one. Per Amazon.com: Sarah in her own words: “I’m a writer, editor, and recovering perfectionist. I spent fifteen years working in the New York publishing industry where I was …

Episode 171: Scott Berkun – Big Ideas For Curious Minds

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  Episode 171: Scott Berkun – Big Ideas For Curious Minds Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s the author of six books, including  The Myths of Innovation,  Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, or been mentioned, in The New York Times, The …

Episode 166: Charles Duhigg – How To Create Habits Using Mental Models

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  Episode 166: Charles Duhigg – How To Create Habits Using Mental Models Charles Duhigg, is a reporter for The New York Times, and the best selling author of multiple books, including  The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. They about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies. He’s worked at the Times since 2006. His latest series focused on …

Episode 165: Chris Voss – Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

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  Episode 165: Chris Voss – Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Chris Voss is the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique …

Episode 147: Anders Ericsson – What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule

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Episode 147: Anders Ericsson – What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.  He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms through extended deliberate practice.  …

Episode 140: Carol Dweck – The Power Of A Growth Mindset

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Episode 140: Carol Dweck – The Power Of A Growth Mindset Dr. Carol Dweck’s work is the foundation for what it means to be a learning leader. To be in a constant state of improvement… “In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and …

Episode 137: Don Yaeger – How To Become A Master Storyteller

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Episode 137: Don Yaeger – How To Become A Master Storyteller Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eight-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Don has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune …

Episode 118: Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Discipline Of Saying No

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Episode 118: Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Discipline Of Saying No I’ve been a big fan of Greg McKeown’s message and his writing since his best-selling book, “Essentialism” came out.  Greg has mastered the art and science behind optimizing his day, creating routines, and always asking the question, “Is this the absolute best use of my time?”  This is a …

Episode 115: Amy Porterfield – Working With Tony Robbins, Harley Davidson, & Launching Your Own Business

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Episode 115: Amy Porterfield – Working With Tony Robbins, Harley Davidson, & Launching Your Own Business Amy Porterfield is remarkably intelligent and an absolute joy to talk to.  I love her attitude and approach to her life and business.  Sometimes you have a conversation where it just clicks and this is one of those.  Between being a world class leader/coach/trainer, …

Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower

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Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower Cal Newport is a remarkably intelligent leader… I am a massive fan of his writing and have been following his work for years.  It was a thrill to speak with him directly.  This conversation went deep on many levels.  The importance of doing deep work is something I’ve written about …

Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job

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Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job Chris Guillebeau is an extraordinary leader.  Between his best-selling books and hosting the World Domination Summit every summer, he’s constantly inspiring and empowering others to be creators and leaders.  During this conversation, you’ll get to hear why Chris specifically wanted to come on the show and his personal backstory …

Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules

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Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules David Burkus is a remarkable leader… I really appreciate that he’s actively seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.  His newest book takes an incredible look at some really interesting topics such as: getting rid of open offices, banning non-compete clauses, and making salaries transparent.  We …