Do you feel stuck and can’t seem to get out of the rut you created for yourself?  The reality is the we are Limitless, and all is takes is for us to realize our own potential.

In my recent interview with Laura Gassner Otting about her new book entitled “Limitless-How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life” we discuss her solutions for getting out of a rut and getting unstuck.  According to Laura “Consonance” is the issue, and she has four element of consonance.  Consonance is the sense of frictionless belonging, of momentous stride, of core relevance.  It is a guiding force that reveals how your work contributes to your overall life’s plan.

There are four elements to have consonance are calling, connection, contribution and control.  Calling is the gravitational pull towards a goal larger than yourself. Connections gives you sightlines into how your everyday work serves that calling. Contribution means that you understand how this job, this brand, this paycheck contributes to the community to which you belong. Control, reflects how you are able to influence your connection to that calling in order to have some say in the assignment of projects, deadlines, colleagues, and clients;offer input into shared goals; and do work that contributes to your career trajectory and earnings.

In this interview Laura and I discuss how working on these four element creates alignment and will create an opportunity to reach your highest potential.  If you want to learn more about Laura and her new book “Limitless” just click here.  You can also take a free Limitless Quiz which will provide you with information on how to get unstuck.

I hope you enjoy the great interview with author Laura Gassner Otting.

 

 

Are you ready to listen to a really compelling story about leadership and business?  Do you like learning through the fiction, and like becoming engaged with a great story?

In my interview with Ron Price and Stacy Ennis the authors of a new book entitled “Growing Influence” you learn about how to become a great leader and to increase your influence by hearing Emily’s story about her mentorship by a character named David, who is a retired CEO that she meets in a coffee shop.

Through the course of the book, David teaches Emily much about influence and leadership. David provides practical advice on how to develop leadership skills that are both impactful and transformative.  If you want to take a check of your own values, and how you might do a better job of influencing others that work with you then you will want to listen to our podcast.

If you want more information about “Growing Influence” please click here to be directed to the book landing page.  If you want to learn more about Ron Price and Stacy Ennis the authors of “Growing Influence” then click here.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with Ron and Stacy.

We all are attempting to create wealth, savings and plan for our futures.  The biggest challenges we all have is the issue of having enough, or knowing when enough is enough.

In my recent interview with author John Christianson about his new book “Wealth Creator’s Playbook-A Guide to Maximizing Your Return on Life and Money” we explore those issues and the responsibility of managing our money now and into the future.   What I appreciate about John’s philosophy is that wealth is a gift that involves practical, psychological, and spiritual stewardship.  Wealth creators desperately need advice they can trust to maximize, not just manage the gift of wealth.  John encourages self-work, motivating readers to redefine the traditional definitions of success, happiness and fulfilment.  He suggests that success is measured not just by the amount of money you have, but by the kind of person you become–through relationships, the empathy and the generosity you snow to others.

If you want to learn more about the “Wealth Creator’s Playbookplease go to John’s website at by clicking here. You can also listen to John’s podcasts by clicking here. 

I hope you enjoy this great interview with John Christianson.

 

The majority of the nation’s workforce hates their job, and these employees could be working in your organization.   I know many of you have heard this statistic before, but really we need to wake up.  If over 70% of the workforce hate their jobs what is the problem and why do the hate their job?

In my recent interview with Dudley Slater about his new book “Fusion Leadership-Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts” we discuss the reason behind the problem and provide some solutions.  Dudley squarely lays some of the blame for this shocking phenomenon at the doors of leaders. When their selfish actions diminish the effectiveness of their teams, they commit the ultimate failure in leadership states Slater.  The leadership tools and techniques articulated in this book can fundamentally change the bleak reality.

Fusion Leadership” provides compelling stories from other leaders and CEO’s that have implemented the Fusion Leadership philosophy to change the culture of organizations.  These stories provide the reader insights into problems while providing simple leadership principles such as transparency, honesty, and vision that transform the culture of an organization.

One of the amazing benefits of Fusion Leadership is that you can nurture collective creativity with a team of people, that can be in the form of problem solving.

I hope you enjoy hearing the stories that are teaching tools from other leaders on how they transformed their organizations.

If you want to learn more about Fusion Leadership, you can click here to be directed to the books website.   You can click here to watch a short video on the benefits of applying the Fusion Leadership principles.  Enjoy this interview with Dudley Slater about Fusion Leadership.

We all need a plan to get ourselves motivated and inspired to change our lives.  We get stuck, depressed and live with uncertainty not know what tomorrow will bring.  If you want a plan, a process and focus to remove you from your despondent feelings about yourself or the world, then listening too and applying the strategies that author Jason Valadao MD talks about his new book entitled ” Exceptional Every Day” –will lift your spirits and provide you with the tools to change and transform your life and while making those changes permanent.

Jason has developed something called “The Process” this enables you to create and achieve personal goals by helping you understand how to prioritize what is meaningful to you, how to allocate your time appropriately, and maximize your productivity.  One of the most compelling elements about my podcast is hearing about Jason’s own inspirational personal stories, his personal pain, and suffering and his rise from success and significance.

Jason is an exceptional person (period)!  Jason created the “Process Checklist”, so you the reader will have a simple and easy to use template in how to transform your life.

He starts with “You”, “Your Why”, “Your One Thing”, “Your Daily Table” and has a 10 action steps that engage the reader in creating their “Process Map”.  Exceptional Every Day will not only transform your mindset and thinking but it can inspire you to change what is not working for you in your life.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Jason Valadao MD about his new book Exceptional Every Day.

If you want to learn more about the book, author and please click here to be taken to Jason’s website, you can also watch a trailer about the book by clicking here.  Enjoy this exceptional interview with a great author!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jess Lederman the author of a new book entitled ” Hearts Set Free“, a novel with three great stories compelling the readers to look inside at the pain and suffering of the characters in the stories with the intention of having the reader relate, understand and wake up to what their life would like if they had more faith in God their life.

“Hearts Set Free” is a epic work of historical fiction that begins in the Alaska Territory in 1925, as a boy and his mother go in search of the man who abandoned them for a beautiful woman, and continues into the present day. It’s a riveting tale of men and women who journey from the darkness of doubt to triumphant faith, and from the ache of loneliness to everlasting love.

Jess Lederman’s story is that his wife was given on two years to live when she was diagnosed with ALS.  They moved from Dallas Texas to a small town in Alaska, where they read Christian classics and looked out on the glory of God’s creation.  Yet, only a few year before he and his wife had been fervent atheists, smugly sure that God did not exist.

If you are questioning your faith in “God” and that he might not exist because of a personal pain or tragedy that you have not been able to resolve, then reading “Hearts Set Free” will renew you faith and will help you rekindle your relationship with God.  I hope you enjoy my interview with author Jess Lederman about his new book “Hearts Set Free”.

You can click this link to be taken to his website for more information about his teaching, books and blog.

Here is a link to a trailer video about Hearts Set Free which will provide you peak into the stories within the book. 

Enjoy this interview with author Jess Lederman.

 

Being stuck is not a great state to be in.  You feel as if you are in suspended animation.  Getting unstuck takes work, and developing a new mindset and perspective about your situation.

In my recent interview with author Mark Samuel we discuss his new book “B State-A New Roadmap for Bold Leadership, Brave Culture, and Breakthrough Results.  We discuss how business and the people working in them get caught in an “A State”, one where they are stuck in old mindsets and silos which create inefficient behaviors which are damaging to both the people a overall business culture.  Moving to a “B State” provides a clear roadmap and a breakthrough in the patterns that have caused the problems to begin with.

To move from the “A State” to the “B State” as Mark states “Is a process and for it to be a successful change and transformation, it really only works in sequence, whether we’re talking about your personal life or a budding enterprise, or multinational organization.  To create the transformation—First we have to let go or release our past failures, expectations and self-admonishments. Second we need to feel our future ideal, or emotionally satisfying Picture of Success.  Finally, we must take whatever action are necessary to move rapidly toward the new reality.

Please join author Mark Samuel and myself as we explore how you can move personally and professionally from the “A State” to the “B State“.  You can learn more about Mark and this book by clicking this link to his website. Thanks for listening.  Also here is a link to a brief video introduction to the book you might want to watch.

 

I woke up at 4AM with a thought that I needed to make my conversation more visual and compelling.  So I picked up my cell phone and typed into the browser “Visual Whiteboarding”  and up popped an application celled Explain Everything. 

I continued my search and found out that the strategic marketing guy was in San Diego (my home town).  After several calls with Regan Hatchett and working with the application I was hooked. Regan subsequently introduced me to Reshan Richards the brains behind Explain Everything, which lead to doing this podcast about his new book “Make Yourself Clear-How to Use A Teaching Mindset to Listen, Understand, and Explain Everything, and be Understood“.  If being clear in our communication is not a benefit, then I must live on a different planet.   There is so much misunderstand in our always on digital world, that it really creates problems in our educational and business environments.

In this compelling interview with Reshan Richards and Stephen Valentine we discuss the key behind  “Making Yourself Clear” which starts with a teaching mindset. As Reshan and Stephen write in the book “The “new now” of learning is transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary.  The modern learner-practitioner, whether she or he as a teacher, learner, employee, seller or buyer has be unboxed and unbound–invited to be combinatory and connective and to solve problems that matter. The modern learner-practitioner has full permission and agency to think across domains, between silos, and using all available perspectives.

To make yourself clear requires three dimensions of connection that are highly valued in today’s fast moving, information-rich, and highly automated society:  Authenticity–Immediacy–Delight.

Please listen to this podcast with two very well informed authors about how to “Make Yourself Clear“.  If you want to learn more about the book please click here to be directed to the website, if you want to download a free version of the application please click here to be directed to the Explain Everything website. 

Enjoy this wonderful interview with authors Reshan Richards and Stephen J. Valentine.

 

If there’s one book you should read about leadership it would be “Scaling Leadership” by Bill Adams and Robert Anderson.  In a recent interview with Bill we discuss that leaders in our world today need to possess the skills to scale leadership.  So just what does that mean–it means that leaders today need to be able to lead growth and to remain effective with the increased complexity that come with rapid growth.  Leaders also need to be able to scale by helping develop other capable leaders in their organizations. Successful leaders scale and transform the organization by scaling leadership–by being the kind of leader who develops other conscious and effective leaders.

Bill Adams and Robert Anderson have conducted over 1,000,000 assessments on leaders worldwide, this database of senior leaders provides intelligence about what is going right and what needs improvement.  Bill stated in our interview that leaders are in a world that is moving fast is is more chaotic and disrupted and less predictable that ever.  We are in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambitious time, and the future does not look like it is going to change anytime soon.

Leaders today step into a transformative crucible and that is a spiritual boot camp as well and we are in need of more creative vs reactive leaders.  There are liabilities of being a highly reactive leader, and the Full Circle Group has created an assessment called the Leadership Circle which can assist you in identifying your leadership style.

I would highly recommend that you take this free assessment by clicking here and check out the book website if you want to learn more about your personal leadership style.

I know you are going to enjoy this engaging and informative interview with Bill Adams on Scaling Leadership.