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Hosted by Ken Coleman, the EntreLeadership Podcast features lively discussions and tips on leadership and business by some of the top minds in the business, like Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Simon Sinek.
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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 31, 2018

From tackling the right reasons to lead and the danger of complacency to figuring out how and why to drive innovation, we’ve covered a lotof ground in 2018. So much, in fact, that it’s near impossible to pick a favorite episode. But guess what? You don’t have to! We’ve compiled a comprehensive roundup of the year’s episodes that did what the best ones always do: inform and inspire, change our perspective, and challenge us to stretch ourselves. Trust us, they’re well worth a second (or third!) listen.

 

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith—4 Ways to Win Now

 

The Rundown:After years spent traveling the globe working with top CEOs, world-renowned leadership coach and best-selling author Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has discovered a universal truth: We all make mistakes. Luckily, there are four behaviors you can adopt right now that can help put you on a more successful—and likely more profitable—leadership path.

 

Top Takeaway:Although Marshall’s advice is simple and straightforward, lasting change takes time—and some pretty major commitment and determination.

 

Favorite Quote:“Stop asking for feedback and then expressing your opinion.” – Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

 

 

Patrick Lencioni—Lead for the Right Reasons

 

The Rundown:If you think being a leader is all about personal glory, fame and wealth, best-selling author and leadership expert Patrick Lencioni says you have it all wrong. Join us to hear Pat explain what he calls the only valid form of leadership, as well as the four things that only a leader can—and must—do.

 

Top Takeaway:As the leader, if you aren’t doing the hardest things, you aren’t doing your job.

 

Favorite Quote:“What we need to do is make it unacceptable for people to be leaders if they think it’s about them.” – Patrick Lencioni

 

 

Dan Heath—Moments That Change Lives

 

The Rundown:In a world where we’re all constantly trying to craft experiences—like that of our customers, patients, users, you name it—New York Timesbest-selling author Dan Heath has figured out how to get it right. The science behind Dan’s four essential elements of experience is as fascinating as the results they elicit.

 

Top Takeaway:The most memorable moments usually don’t involve grand gestures or over-the-top gimmicks.

 

Favorite Quote:“In a minute, you can change someone’s life. That is a power that I think many of us are not aware that we have, and certainly aren’t using the way that we can.” – Dan Heath

 

 

Charles Koch—The Danger of Complacency

 

The Rundown:Ever since taking over his family’s business at age 25, Charles Koch has been guided by a singular mantra: Success is one of the biggest enemies of success. Tune in as Charles explains why complacency is never an option and what you need to do to outpace your competition.

 

Top Takeaway:We all need to be lifelong learners, always striving to find new ways to deliver unparalleled value for our customers.

 

Favorite Quote:“Our philosophy is however well we’re doing as individuals in our roles or as a business, it can be done better. You need to constantly be striving to improve.” – Charles Koch

 

 

Carmine Gallo—The No. 1 Skill You Need Now

 

The Rundown:In the age of automation and artificial intelligence, there is one skill that has yet to be replicated by a robot: persuasive communication. Best-selling author Carmine Gallo calls it theskill that makes you irreplaceable in business today. Join us to learn two easy ways to up your communication game.

 

Top Takeaway:Your value is in your ideas, but ideas don’t sell themselves. Your success depends on your ability to communicate well.  

 

Favorite Quote:“If you cannot advocate and champion your ideas persuasively, they’re not going to matter.” – Carmine Gallo

 

 

Bobby Gruenewald—Find a Way, Not an Excuse

 

The Rundown:Even if the odds are stacked against your next big idea—no budget, no time, no scope—you may be in a much better position than you think. Tune in to hear Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation Leader at Life.Church, explain why limited resources force you to become more creative and innovative.

 

Top Takeaway:Money is not always the solution to the problem. Surprisingly, an unlimited budget may actually limityour success.

 

Favorite Quote:“Innovation happens within constraints.” – Bobby Gruenewald

 

 

Charles Duhigg—Ignore Conventional Wisdom

 

The Rundown:If you ask New York Timesbest-selling author Charles Duhigg, many of the most innovative ideas today aren’t exactly original—and he’s got plenty of evidence to prove it. Join us as Charles breaks down the highly effective habits of creative people so you can learn how to drive innovation in your organization.

 

Top Takeaway:The most creative, ground-breaking solutions are often the result of bringing old solutions to new problems.

 

Favorite Quote:“When we give ourselves permission to take risks, to ignore convention, that’s when oftentimes we have our most creative ideas.” – Charles Duhigg

 

 

Ken Coleman—6 Stages of Self-Discovery

 

The Rundown:A self-proclaimed professional question asker, Ken Coleman—host of the EntreLeadership Podcast and The Ken Coleman Showon Sirius XM—has conducted hundreds of interviews and has concluded that most of us are in pursuit of the same thing: significance. Tune in as Ken walks us through his six-stage method of getting to what he calls the “sweet spot”: a pursuit that combines your greatest talent with your greatest passion. Now that’s what we call a dream job.

 

Top Takeaway:Asking questions (and lots of them!) is the secret to finding your path.

 

Favorite Quote:“Step into the confidence of the unknown.”

 

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EntreLeadership Reading Guide (100 book recommendations!)

Harness Your Inner Genius from Infusionsoft

 

Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!

Dec 24, 2018

As we all begin to look forward to 2019, we couldn’t think of a better way to close out the year than by answering some questions from our listeners. Tune in as host Ken Coleman and Ramsey Solutions Senior Vice President Daniel Tardy talk about everything from career advancement and idea generation to dealing with failure. Who knows, we might just have the answer you’ve been looking for too.

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The Power of the Other by Dr. Henry Cloud

Sometimes You Win—Sometimes You Learn by John C. Maxwell

Daniel Tardy's book recommendation: Dare to Lead 

Ken Coleman's book recommendation: The Power of Moments

EntreLeadership Reading Guide (100 book recommendations!)

Personalized Growth Planner from Infusionsoft

Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!

Dec 17, 2018

When it comes to growing your career, marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin insists you have much more leverage than you think. Sure, it’s easy to blame a toxic environment, an unreasonable boss, or even not being in charge for your lack of advancement or personal development. But in reality, Seth explains, all of those things are just excuses. Tune in for his advice on how to overcome the obstacles you think are standing between you and your desired future. We’ll also share a lesson from Dave on why not making decisions—even the controversial ones—could cost you everything.

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Buy Seth's book: This Is Marketing

Learn more about Seth's altMBA workshop

Seth's blog posts: A Sprint and The World's Worst Boss

Theodore Roosevelt's speech: The Man in the Arena

Free tool from EntreLeadership: How to Make Decisions

Office Automation Guide from Infusionsoft

Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!

Dec 10, 2018

Twelve years ago, Wendy and Jay Papasan made a decision to get intentional about their shared goals, and they’ve never looked back. In fact, they are so passionate about casting a vision for their life that they now hold goal-setting retreats to teach other couples to do the same. Tune in to find out how this easy-to-do practice can change everything—it helped Wendy and Jay become net-worth millionaires in only 10 years—and how to do it yourself.

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Wendy & Jay Papasan's Couples Goal Setting Retreat

EntreLeadership Goal Tracker

How to Achieve Work/Life Balance from Infusionsoft

Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!

Dec 3, 2018

Millennials are now the largest demographic in the workforce, meaning one thing: They are here to stay. And the future of your business may very well depend on them, which is exactly why millennials were such a hot topic at EntreLeadership Master Series this fall in Nashville. Tune in to hear Ramsey Solutions leaders Sarah Sloyan, Jason Blake and Luke LeFevre answer attendees’ questions about how to successfully lead and motivate this new generation of workers, as well as how to navigate common challenges (entitlement issues, anyone?). If you lead millennials, this is a can’t-miss episode for sure.

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EntreLeadership Master Series

The Intentional Interview Checklist

Marketing to Millennials from Infusionsoft

 

Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to podcast@entreleadership.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!

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