Episode 576: Seth Godin On His First Job at Age 14, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work, and How to Get Your Team Motivated, Enrolled, and Engaged

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Seth Godin returns to the podcast for the most personal conversation to date, talking about his parents, his first job when he was 14, and why he quit, the history of work and the future of work, AI, getting people enrolled, motivated and engaged, and why you should think about what you would do with your life if you knew you would fail.

Welcome to Episode 576 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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The Song of Significance by Seth Godin

Seth’s Episode on The Tim Ferriss Show

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Seth’s AI Podcast Episode on Akimbo

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Phase Center Co-Founder Frank Bealer talks about why friendship is so difficult for so many leaders, when friends turn on you in leadership, the problem with high performance, and using churches to help solve the national daycare crisis.

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Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.