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Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown is a podcaster, mentor and speaker. Read to Lead, co-hosted by Jeff Brown.
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284: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
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Every so often, someone reaches out to me and says, “You’ve gotta talk to so-and-so.” Sometimes I’m skeptical, but when it’s a good friend that is doing the talking, my ears perk up. That was the case when it was suggested I chat with today’s guest. His name is Nir Eyal and he did not disappoint. His new book is called Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In it, he lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us. Click the play button below to join our conversation now, or keep scrolling for a summary. Join in on our chat below Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS In today’s episode, I ask Nir to share: Why he feels the ability to control your attention is the single most important skill you can have in the twenty-first century We’ll dig into the root causes of distraction Methods he recommends for avoiding distraction and interruptions at work? …and plenty more! This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line. Nir’s Book You can order Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life right now! Nir in Action Books Nir Recommends Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Dan Pink Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope by Johann Hari Moby Dick by Herman Melville Check Out These Additional Resources Nir mentioned his schedule maker. Get Nir’s Distraction Guide here. And, don’t miss his habits versus routines article here. Visit Nir’s website here for more about him and his work. Be sure and grab your copy of Nir’s book now. Find out more about hiring Nir to speak to your group. Connect with Nir on Twitter and LinkedIn. Nir Mentioned These Apps Self-Control Forest Focus Mate Podcast Mentioned Check out The 5 AM Miracle Podcast with host Jeff Sanders. Click to Tweet To share the Read to Lead Podcast on Twitter quickly and easily, just click the box below. Your tweet will automatically be populated with this copy: You can't call something a distraction if you haven't identified what it's distracting you from. - Nir EyalClick To Tweet Leave Us Your Feedback Comment and Share Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes. We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast. You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end. And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page. Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”
283: Creating a Remarkable Culture with Chick-fil-A Veteran Dee Ann Turner
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During my last stint in radio, which spanned a 14-year period, a Chick-fil-A restaurant was eventually erected less than a mile down the street. I wasn’t yet familiar with the phenomenon that was the chicken sandwich, but I soon would be. To say that my interactions with this establishment’s staff were the best I’ve ever experienced doesn’t do them justice. As I eventually made my way to other franchises around town, I quickly realized my initial experiences weren’t one-offs. Every franchise I visited I encountered the same friendly, courteous, and helpful staff. Something about this place is just different, I realized. How do they do it? And, just as important, why don’t more companies do it? I answer these questions and more with my guest today, Dee Ann Turner, the former VP of Talent at Chick-fil-A. She’s also authored a brand new book – her second – called Bet On Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins the Hearts of Customers. Click the play button below to join our conversation about it now, or keep scrolling for a summary. Join in on our chat below Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS In today’s episode, I ask Dee Ann to share: What her career has taught her about selecting the right talent I’ll ask for her thoughts on servant leadership and nurturing an abundance mentality How to encourage your team to make emotional connections with customers …and plenty more! This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line. Dee Ann’s Book You can order Bet On Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins the Hearts of Customers right now! Dee Ann in Action Books Dee Ann Recommends The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M. R. Covey Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Dr. Henry Cloud Check Out These Resources Visit Dee Ann’s website here for more about her and her work. Be sure and grab your copy of Dee Ann’s book now. Find out more about hiring Dee Ann to speak to your group. Connect with Dee Ann on Twitter and LinkedIn. Podcast Mentioned You may want to check out the Modern Manager podcast with host Mamie Kanfer Stewart. Click to Tweet To share the Read to Lead Podcast on Twitter quickly and easily, just click the box below. Your tweet will automatically be populated with this copy: Something different happens when people are free to operate under principles taught by leaders rather than being forced to be compliant to a stack of rules. - Dee Ann TurnerClick To Tweet Leave Us Your Feedback Comment and Share Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes. We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast. You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end. And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page. Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”
282: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
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I love biographies. As it turns out, so do many listeners to Read to Lead. Other than an audio summary once or twice, I’ve never featured an interview with a biographer on the show before. That is about to change as, today, I welcome author Brian Jay Jones. His latest book, released earlier this year, is called Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination. If you love biographies as much as I do, especially ones exploring the lives of creative people, be sure and check out Brian’s other books (linked below). Click the play button below to join our conversation now, or keep scrolling for a summary. Join in on our chat below Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS In today’s episode, I ask Brian to share: Having to deal with getting less-than-stellar grades while in school How an invitation forced him to examine his own writing process The impact his mentors had on his career …and plenty more! This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line. Brian’s Book You can order Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination. right now! Brian in Action Other Books Brian Has Written Jim Henson: A Biography by Brian Jay Jones George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones Washington Irving: An American Original by Brian Jay Jones Check Out These Resources Visit Brian’s website here for more about him and his work. Be sure and grab your copy of Brian’s book now. Find out more about hiring Brian to speak to your group. Connect with Brian on Twitter and LinkedIn. Click to Tweet To share the Read to Lead Podcast on Twitter quickly and easily, just click the box below. Your tweet will automatically be populated with this copy: My books don't carry heavy morals. The morals sneak in, as they do in all drama. Every story has got to have a winner, so I happen to make the good guys win. - Theodor GeiselClick To Tweet Leave Us Your Feedback Comment and Share Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes. We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast. You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end. And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page. Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”
281: How You Too Can Find a Business Within You
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For the last six years, I’ve worked for myself. The transition wasn’t planned, per se, but was long overdue. I’d desired to do my own thing for such a long time but had allowed myself to get complacent because I had a “safe and secure” job. There is no “safe and secure” when working for someone else. The sooner you realize that the better off your life will be. It’s also one of the many reasons I am excited to chat with the co-founder of Kajabi, Travis Rosser. Last year, Travis released the book You Inc.: The Step by Step Guide to Finding a Business Within You. If you have even a hint of entrepreneurial spirit within you, you owe it to yourself to listen to this. Click below to join our conversation now, or keep scrolling for a summary. Join in on our chat below Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS In today’s episode, I ask Travis to share: Why he believes anyone (including YOU) can start a business and become their own boss Questions to ask yourself to help discover your own business The four Ps of expertise …and plenty more! This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line. Travis’s Book You can order You Inc.: The Step by Step Guide for Finding a Business Within You right now! Travis in Action Books Travis Recommends Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Check Out These Resources Visit Travis’s website here for more about him and his work. Be sure and grab your copy of Travis’s book now. Connect with Travis on Twitter on LinkedIn. Click to Tweet To share the Read to Lead Podcast on Twitter quickly and easily, just click the box below. Your tweet will automatically be populated with this copy: I think a lot of people lack the perspective to recognize their personal gifts, talents, or skills. The trick is to identify the diamond within you before it's too late. - Travis RosserClick To Tweet Leave Us Your Feedback Comment and Share Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes. We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast. You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end. And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page. Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”
280: Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It
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When it comes to seeking out authors to consider for the show, one of the first things I look at to gauge my own interest is their book’s title. So, when I was introduced to the book being featured on today’s episode, needless to say, it immediately got my attention. It’s called Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It and is written by former journalist John R. Brandt. John is an intelligent and wonderfully funny writer. I found Nincompoopery to be an educational AND enjoyable read. I think you will too Click below to join our conversation now, or keep scrolling for a summary. Join in on our chat below Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS In today’s episode, I ask John to share: Why nincompoopery is a bigger problem now more than ever What many leaders often get wrong about innovation How we can better prepare employees for what he calls “the moment of truth”  …and plenty more! This Episode is Sponsored By Cloud Accounting Software FreshBooks FreshBooks cloud accounting software is currently offering a month of unrestricted use to all RtLP listeners – totally free right now. And, you don’t need a credit card for the trial. To claim your free month, click here and be sure and enter ReadToLead in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section. If your business uses Freshbooks, and you’d like to share your experience with the Read to Lead audience, click the contact tab at the top of this page and let us know. Be sure and include “FreshBooks” in the subject line. John’s Book You can order Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It right now! John in Action Books John Recommends Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher The Elephant and The Flea: Reflections of a Reluctant Capitalist by Charles Handy Check Out These Resources Visit John’s website here for more about him and his work. Be sure and grab your copy of John’s book now. Find out more about hiring John to speak to your group. Connect with John on LinkedIn. Click to Tweet To share the Read to Lead Podcast on Twitter quickly and easily, just click the box below. Your tweet will automatically be populated with this copy: Human beings are endlessly inventive in thinking of reasons why not to change ourselves, our companies, and our fates - in other words, we're really good at remaining nitwits and stuck in Nincompoopery. - John R. BrandtClick To Tweet Leave Us Your Feedback Comment and Share Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a one- or two-sentence review in iTunes or on Stitcher.  This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. I am also mentioning the names of all who rate the podcast with 5 stars in future episodes. We encourage you to join the Read to Lead Nation on Facebook.  It’s a community of like-minded leaders and leader-to-be, as well as fans of the Read to Lead Podcast. You can tell your friends on Twitter about your love of reading and our new podcast by simply clicking this link and sharing the tweet you’ll find at the other end. And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons on this page. Finally, thanks for listening and remember, “Leaders read and readers lead.”
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Franklin, TN, USA
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455
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8
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1 week, 3 days