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How to Be Awesome at Your Job: A Podcast for People who Love Learning Improvement Tools for Happier Work, Career & Achieving

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How to Be Awesome at Your Job: A Podcast for People who Love Learning Improvement Tools for Happier Work, Career & Achieving

Description

If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, Pete grills thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skills every professional needs. Pete has coached world-class thinkers from 50 countries, every Ivy League university, and many elite companies to work brilliance. Now, let his VIP guests guide you to becoming a better thinker, doer, presenter, and leader. More career fun, wins, meaning, and money await. Transcripts, show notes, and handy resources available at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com.

Episodes

514: How to Make More Winning Decisions with Alec Torelli

Nov 18, 2019 00:49:21

Description:

Professional poker player Alec Torelli shares his tips for making wise decisions during high-stakes situations.


You'll Learn:

1) How to keep emotions from overtaking logic

2) When to go with your gut

3) How to better read people and situations


About Alec:

Alec Torelli is a professional high stakes poker player turned digital entrepreneur and keynote speaker, who shares how the lessons he learned from poker can be applied to life and business.

Alec is the founder of Conscious Poker, a popular poker training platform, and after spending the last 14 years making decisions for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single hand, he now gives talks in which he dissects the anatomy of decision making to help others hone the way they make choices.

Alec’s blog: AlecTorelli.comAlec’s Instagram: @alectorelliAlec’s Twitter: @AlecTorelliAlec’s website: ConsciousPoker.comAlec’s YouTube: Conscious Poker


Resources mentioned in the show:

App: BlinkistApp: SaneBoxApp: TrelloApp: Waking UpVideo: “Why Meditation Made Me A Bad Person – Weekly Wisdom Episode 8” by Jay ShettyBook: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie DukeBook: The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Timothy GallweyBook: Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-ShaharBook: The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life by Tal Ben-ShaharPrevious episode: 281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke


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513: How to Persuade When Facts Don’t Seem to Matter with Lee Hartley Carter

Nov 15, 2019 00:44:48

Description:

Lee Hartley Carter discusses why facts alone won’t persuade others—and what does. 


You’ll Learn:

1) Why you need more than just facts

2) The foundations of compelling persuasion

3)How to craft your master narrative 

 

About Lee

Lee Hartley Carter is president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm based on the single idea that "It's not what you say, it's what they hear." As a television news personality and researcher, she doesn't rely on traditional polling for her unique insights into U.S. politics; rather, she analyzes voters' emotional responses to help understand and empathize with them on a more visceral level. The reaction matters, but the "why" behind it matters more. It was this approach that allowed her to accurately predict the results of the 2016 presidential election and primaries.

Lee’s book: Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don’t Seem to MatterLee’s website: LeeHartleyCarter.comLee’s website: maslansky.com


Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: Moral Foundations TheoryBook: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt


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512: Retraining Your Brain for More Effective Leadership with Matt Tenney

Nov 13, 2019 00:45:32

Description:

Matt Tenney discusses how mindfulness vastly improves the way we lead and relate with others.


You’ll Learn:

1) How an emphasis on goals hurts your leadership

2) A monastic practice that improves engagement

3) Why mindfulness is the ultimate success habit


About Matt 

Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, TN.

Matt’s book: Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a BoardroomMatt’s book: The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule with Tim GardMatt’s website: MattTenney.com


Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: “From Jerusalem to Jericho: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior” by John M. Darley and C. Daniel BatsonPersonality: Richard DavidsonBook: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard DavidsonBook: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh


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Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan

Nov 8, 2019 00:35:18

Description:

Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most. 


You’ll Learn:

1) The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing”


About Jay

Jay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas.

Jay’s book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary ResultsJay's website: The ONE Thing


Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: "Combining Motivational and Volitional Interventions to Promote Exercise Participation: Protection Motivation Theory and Implementation Intentions"by Sarah Milne, Sheina Orbell, and Paschal SheeranScientist: BJ FoggPsychologist: K. Anders EricssonBook: Better Than Beforeby Gretchen RubinBook: Masteryby George Leonard


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511: Tiny Leaps for Your Development with Gregg Clunis (Host of the Tiny Leaps, Big Changes Podcast)

Nov 6, 2019 00:42:11

Description:

Gregg Clunis discusses the small leaps you can take to make massive changes in career and life.


You’ll Learn:

1) Why self-help is often inadequate

2) Just what you can achieve with one tiny leap

3) What to do when motivation fails you


About Gregg


Gregg Clunis is the host, author, and creator of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a podcast turned book and community whose goal is to help people become better versions of themselves in practical ways. A maker and entrepreneur, Gregg explores the reality behind personal development—that all big changes come from the small decisions we make every day. Using scientific and psychological research, he shows the hidden factors that drive our behavior and shares habit-forming and goal-oriented tools.

Gregg’s book: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes: Everyday Strategies to Accomplish More, Crush Your Goals, and Create the Life You WantGregg’s Twitter: @greggclunisGregg’s podcast: Tiny Leaps, Big ChangesGregg’s website: TinyLeaps.fm


Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Notion.soBook: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal NewportBook: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy FerrissBook: Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done by Josh DavisBook: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Jay PapasanBook: The Power by Naomi AldermanPrevious episode: 80: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan


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510: The Science Behind Successful Teams with Dr. Janice Presser

Nov 4, 2019 00:46:46

Description:

Dr. Janice Presser discusses how to build better teams using the science of teaming.

You'll learn:

1) The 10 ways people contribute to a team

2) Three questions to resolve team friction

3) Two strategies for managing up

About Janice:

 Dr. Janice Presser spent her formative years researching how people team together, and found answers in systems theory and physics. Having written her first line of code in high school, she was positioned to architect a system to measure how people work together and develop the underlying theory and practice of Teaming Science. The author of seven books on teaming, she consults to executives and is currently working on the question of how spatial technology will impact human relationships in the future..

Janice’s company: TeamingScience.comJanice’s website: DrJanicePresser.comJanice’s personal Twitter: @DrJaniceJanice’s company Twitter: @TeamingScience

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Lose It!Poem: “Invictus” by William Ernest HenleyBook: “A Wrinkle In Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)” by Madeleine L’Engle

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509: How to Become The Manager Your Team Needs with FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis

Oct 31, 2019 00:52:53

Description:

Todd Davis explains why people are bad at managing—and what to do about it. 


You'll Learn:

1) Where most managers fail

2) How to overcome the fear of feedback

3) A productivity hack to keep your week from spiraling


About Todd

Todd Davis has been with FranklinCovey for more than two decades and serves as the chief people officer. As the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, Todd has delivered keynote presentations and speeches around the globe, including at the renowned World Business Forum. Todd has been featured in Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. He and his family reside in Holladay, Utah.

Todd’s book: Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, with Scott Jeffrey Miller and Victoria Roos OlssonCompany: FranklinCovey


Resources mentioned in the show:

Tool: Time management matrixApp: BlinkistStudy: 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report by DeloitteBook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen CoveyBook: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth GodinPrevious episode: 490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing It to Work with Justin Jones-FosuPrevious episode: 436: How to hack your time and motivation wisely—and when not to—with Joseph Reagle


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508: Becoming an Impactful and Influential Leader with Ron Price

Oct 30, 2019 00:39:57

Description:

Ron Price delivers insights on how to build your character and grow your influence to unlock your full leadership potential.


You'll Learn:

1) The four keys to landing your next promotion

2) Two approaches to getting excellent feedback

3) How to get others to listen to you


About Ron

Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, executive coach, speaker, and author. Known for his creative and systematic thinking, business versatility, and practical optimism, Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management over the past 40 years.

Ron’s Book: Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and ImpactRon’s Website: Price-Associates.com


Resources mentioned in the show:

App: EvernoteApp: RemindersAudio books: AudibleBook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Changeby Stephen Covey


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507: How to Get Exceptional Mentors and Opportunities with Alex Banayan

Oct 28, 2019 00:49:41

Description:

Alex Banayan shares unconventional approaches to creating new opportunities.

You’ll learn:

1) The ultimate cold email template to recruit mentors

2) Creative “third door” approaches that nobody takes

3) Communication secrets from Maya Angelou and Larry King


About Alex

Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door, the result of an unprecedented seven-year journey interviewing the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Quincy Jones, and more. He has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, and Disney. When he was 18, Alex hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, and sold it to fund his adventure. He was then named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

Alex’s book: The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their CareersAlex’s LinkedIn: Alex BanayanAlex’s Twitter: @AlexBanayanAlex”s website: The Third Door


Resources mentioned in the show

Book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony HsiehBook: Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup at a Time by Howard SchultzBook: The Alchemist by Paolo CoehloBook: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J, SchwartzMeditation technique: Transcendental MeditationWebsite: Google.comYouTube Channel: GaryVee.


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506: Finding the Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton (Host of Productivity Paradox)

Oct 25, 2019 00:42:19

Description:

Tonya Dalton explains how to overcome the fear of missing out and stop wasting time on things that don’t matter.


You’ll Learn:

1) Why you should embrace JOMO

2) How to determine worthwhile opportunities

3) How to say “no” without feeling guilty


About Tonya:

Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, author, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. She released her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, with Harper Collins this month.

Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed more than 1.5 million downloads. 

Tonya has been featured on Real Simple, Entrepreneur, Inc., Cheddar, Lauren Conrad, and Fast Company among other places. In 2019, Tonya received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and was named North Carolina's Female Entrepreneur to Watch by The Ladders. 

Tonya’s book: The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by DoingTonya’s website: joyofmissingout.comTonya’s website: tonyadalton.com 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: “Integrating Knowledge of Multitasking and Interruptions Across Different Perspectives and Research Methods” by CP Janssen, et al.Tool: Eisenhower matrixBook: Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëBook: Atomic Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James ClearBook: Turn of the Key by Ruth WareBook: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth WarePrevious episode: 364: Overcoming Overwhelm with Tonya Dalton


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505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte

Oct 23, 2019 00:42:53

Description:

Nancy Duarte explains how to combine data with story structures to create inspiring presentations.


You'll Learn:

1) The three-act structure of data

2) The true hero of your presentation

3) How to make magical moments for your audience


About Nancy:

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books, four of which have won awards. She’s been ranked #1 on a list of the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals. 

Nancy’s book: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through StoryNancy’s book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great PresentationsNancy’s LinkedIn: Nancy DuarteNancy’s Twitter: @NancyDuarteNancy’s TED Talk: The secret structure of great talksNancy’s company Twitter: @duarteNancy’s website: www.duarte.comTerm: Slidedocs


Resources mentioned in the show:

App: PocketTalk: Steve Jobs introduces the iPhoneTalk: PopTech 2009: Michael PollanBook: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert CialdiniBook: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher VoglerBook: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim CollinsBook: Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit by Brad Harris


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504: Building a Gratitude Mindset to Increase Productivity with Karl Staib

Oct 20, 2019 00:41:20

Description:

 Karl Staib shares how gratitude leads to a more pleasant and productive work life.


You'll Learn:

1) How gratitude improves productivity

2) How to cut negativity and boost gratitude

3) How to find more energy for your goals


About Karl:

Karl Staib is an author that seeks out growth at every turn. When his father passed it was focusing on gratitude that helped him get through one of the most difficult times in his life. That's why he wants to bring more gratitude into the workplace. His work inside a fortune 500 company that regularly ranks in the top 10 for best places to work has shown him the importance of gratitude and how it increases productivity and communication. If you enjoy his writing, he encourages you to reach out to him at BringGratitude.com.

Karl’s book: Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again With Bite-Sized Mindset PracticesKarl’s website: BringGratitude.com


Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: The Science Of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Makes Us Happier – David DeStenoBook: Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation by Edward L. Deci and Richard FlasteBook: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn AchorBook: Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride by David DeStenoBook: Siddhartha by Herman HessPrevious episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhDPrevious episode: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod


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503: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone with Stu Heinecke

Oct 18, 2019 00:45:05

Description:

Stu Heinecke shares unorthodox approaches to win the attention of strangers.


You'll Learn:

1) The simple trick to exceeding a 100% response rate

2) Do’s and don’ts for composing your personal messages

3) How to turn executive assistants into allies


About Stu:

Dubbed by the American Marketing Association the “Father of Contact Marketing,” Stu Heinecke is a Wall Street Journal cartoonist, hall of fame-nominated marketer and the bestselling author of How to Get a Meeting with Anyone (2016) and Get the Meeting! (10-2019). Stu is also the founder of Cartoonists.org, a group of WSJ and New Yorker cartoonists who donate their art to help charities raise funds.

Stu’s book: Get the Meeting!: An Illustrative Contact Marketing PlaybookStu’s book: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone: The Untapped Selling Power of Contact MarketingStu’s LinkedIn: Stu HeineckeStu’s editorial cartoon: “Roland! You’re acting like a Democrat!”Stu’s website: StuHeinecke.comStu’s podcast: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone 


Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: Koko (gorilla)Website: Seamless.AISoftware: x.aiSoftware: ZoomSoftware: Spiro.aiBook: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: A Novel by Tom RobbinsBook: Innovators Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton Christensen


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502: How to Make Killer Pitches and Get What You Want with Oren Klaff

Oct 16, 2019 00:45:28

Description:

Oren Klaff reveals the secret behind successful pitches—and how to persuade those around you.

You’ll Learn:

1) What most people get wrong about persuasion

2) How to communicate your worth

3) The surefire way to convince anyone

About Oren:

Oren is Director of Capital Markets at investment bank Intersection Capital where he manages its capital raising platform (retail and wholesale distribution), business and product development. Oren co-developed and oversees Intersection Capital's flagship product, Velocity™. 

From 2003-2008 as he applied his pioneering approaches to raising capital and incorporating neuroscience into the capital markets programs, Oren raised over $400 million of investor capital from high net-worth individuals and financial institutions.

Oren is a member of Geyser Holding's investment committee where he has been a principal since 2006. During its growth he was responsible for sales, marketing, branding, product development, and business development. Previously, he was a venture analyst and partner at several mid-sized investment funds.

Oren’s book: Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your idea Is Their IdeaOren’s book: Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the DealOren’s website: OrenKlaff.com

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies


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501: How to Capture Your Audience’s Minds, Guts, and Hearts with Dave Decelle

Oct 11, 2019 00:41:37

Description:

Dave Decelle shares insider perspectives on how to turn insights into compelling communication.

You’ll learn:

1) Three foundational principles for capturing your audience’s attention

2) The best disposition for presentations

3) How to create engaging presentation slides

About Dave:

Dave Decelle was a Director of Consumer Insights at Netflix, focused on delivering insights that drive product innovation. Dave has over 17 years of experience in market, brand, and user experience research and consulting. While he was focused on the technology and media categories at Netflix, his past experience ranges across a variety of industries, including financial, automotive, food & beverage, retail, and general consumer goods and services.

Dave’s LinkedIn: Dave DecelleDave’s website: DaveDecelle.com

Resources mentioned in the show:

Poem: “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne WilliamsonBook: Salvation: A Novel (The Salvation Sequence) by Peter F. HamiltonPrevious episode: 136: How to Make Your Presentation as Compelling as a Movie with Ted Frank

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500: Building Unshakeable Self-Esteem and Confidence with Victor Cheng

Oct 9, 2019 00:50:41

Description:

Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence.

About Victor:

Victor Cheng is the founder of CaseInterview.com, the most prominent blog on the management consulting industry.  He also serves as a strategic advisor to Inc. 500 CEOs, and has been featured as a business expert in media, including Fox Business TV Network, MSNBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.


Victor is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in quantitative economics, and the author of several business books.

Victor’s website: CaseInterview.comVictor’s Free Guide: The 5 Steps to Building Self-Esteem: CaseInterview.com/Awesome


Resources mentioned in the show:

Let’s chat for five-minutes!App: TrelloTool: Google CalendarProduct: LeathermanBook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn

Oct 7, 2019 00:48:02

Description:

Brian Ahearn breaks down the ethical way to getting people to say “yes.” You'll Learn: 1. How to quickly attract people’s attention 2. The simple secret to winning people over 3. How to get others to follow through with their tasks About Brian: Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence. Thank you Sponsors! Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. Zapier. Save an average of 40 hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep499

498: Nourishing the Relationships That Nourish You with Dr. John Townsend

Oct 4, 2019 32:05

Description:

Dr. John Townsend discusses how to build the relationships that keep you motivated and productive.

 

You'll Learn:

The one need leaders often ignore How to engage in nourishing conversations The five relationships you need in your life—and the two to prune

 

About John:

Dr. John Townsend is a nationally-known leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. John is the founder of the Townsend Institute, Leadership and Counseling, and the Townsend Leadership Program, which is a a a  nationwide system of leadership training groups. He developed the online digital platform TownsendNOW and the online assessment tool TPRAT. Dr. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders, their teams and their families.

John’s book: People Fuel: Fill Your Tank for Life, Love, and Leadership John’s book: How to Have a Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding: With Your Spouse, Adult Child, Boss, Coworker, Best Friend, or Someone You’re Dating with Henry Cloud John’s website: DrTownsend.com Tool: Townsend Personal and Relational Assessment Tool (TPRAT)

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: “The Mirror-Neuron System” by Giacomo Rizzolatti and Laila Craighero  TED Talk: “How great leaders inspire action” | Simon Sinek Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

 

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497: How to Prevent Burnout by Shifting Your Focus with Aaron Schmookler

Oct 2, 2019 47:48

Description:

Aaron Schmookler discusses how a service-oriented mindset keeps you from burning out.

 

You'll Learn:

A powerful phrase for de-escalating conflict How to stop feeling so self-conscious How to make work more fulfilling

 

About Aaron:

For over 20 years, Aaron has been striving to help people find their own intrinsic motivation, their capacity to collaborate, and the fulfillment that comes from harnessing the creative impulse in us all to serve others.

In 2014 Aaron and business partner, Adam Utley, co-founded The Yes Works and developed the Adeptability Model of collaboration and leadership training and the Adeptable Culture Audit. Aaron and The Yes Works serve clients across the country and across industries including Microsoft, MOD Pizza, DiscoverOrg, Burkhart Dental Supply, SOG Knives, 9th Gear, and Textainer to make work good for people and people good for work.

Aaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron Schmookler Aaron’s website: TheYesWorks.com Aaron’s podcast: Mighty Good Work

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Product: Plantronics Voyager 5200 Wireless Bluetooth Headset Book: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins Book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman Book: “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle

 

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496: How to Break The Habit of Distraction with Maura Nevel Thomas

Sep 30, 2019 43:53

Description:

Maura Nevel Thomas discusses how to take back control of your attention for more productive work days.

 

You'll Learn:

How we sabotage our performance every 3 minutes The simple trick to stopping most office distractions How to get more satisfaction out of work

 

About Maura:

Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of Regain Your Time, author of three books, and was named a Top Leadership Speaker in Inc. Magazine. Maura is a contributing expert to major business outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.

Book: Attention Management: How to Create Success and Gain Productivity—Every Day Website: MauraThomas.com

  

Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress” by Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine  Study: “Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity” by Adrian F. Ward et al., University of Texas Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Book: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

 

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495: How to Network When You Hate Networking with Devora Zack

Sep 26, 2019 28:44

Description:

Devora Zack explains why you don't need to work the room to build great connections.

 

You'll Learn:

How to smoothly start, sustain, and end conversations How to ease your pre-networking anxiety Best practices for writing amazing follow ups

 

About Devora:

Devora Zack is CEO of Only Connect Consulting, a Washington Post bestselling author and global speaker with books in 45 language translations. Her cluents include Deloitte, Smithsonian, Delta Airlines, the FDA, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Health. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Forbes, Cosmo, Self, Redbook, Fast Company, and many others. She is the author of Networking for People who Hate Networking, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Singletasking.

 

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494: How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Growth with Dr. Tara Swart

Sep 25, 2019 45:31

Description:

Dr. Tara Swart explains the science behind neuroplasticity and how to train your brain to brave any challenge.

 

You'll Learn:

How to use neuroscience to break out of your comfort zone The six approaches to problem solving Simple tricks to turn around terrible work days

 

About Tara:

Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, leadership coach, and award-winning and bestselling author. She works with leaders all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improve their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions, and retain information. She is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management where she runs the Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience programs, and is an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business.

Tara’s book: The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain Tara’s Twitter: @TaraSwart Tara’s Instagram: @drtaraswart Tara’s website: TaraSwart.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Research: "The Glymphatic System in CNS Health and Disease: Past, Present and Future" by Benjamin A. Plog and Maiken Nedergaard Twitter: @YouHadOneJob Book: Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility by Ellen J. Langer Book: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson Previous episode: 273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison

 

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493: How to Amplify Your Impact through Great Presence with Anese Cavanaugh

Sep 23, 2019 43:44

Description:

Anese Cavanaugh shares how to create more meaningful impact by being more present and intentional at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The cost of contagious negative energy at work The 4 Ps to lead you away from burnout The Leadership Trifecta of impact, self-care, and, people-care

 

About Anese:

Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations around the world, and author of Contagious Culture. Her next book, Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill) will be available November 2019.

Book: “Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives” Book: “Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want” Inc.com Column: “Showing Up” Website: IEP.io LinkedIn: Anese Cavanaugh Facebook: Anese Cavanaugh Twitter: @AneseCavanaugh Instagram: @anesecavanaugh

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Todoist Study: “How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagion” Princeton University Press, 2018 Video Game: The Legend of Zelda Dog Commercial: Sara McLachlan SPCA Commercial Book: “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity” by Hugh MacLeod Book: “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage” by Mel Robbins Prior episode: 049: Improved Happiness, Improved Performance with Michelle Gielan Prior episode: 391: Preventing Burnout by Examining Your Emotions with Dr. Shawn C. Jones

 

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492: Making Meetings Work with J. Elise Keith

Sep 20, 2019 42:16

Description:

J. Elise Keith shares what makes meetings succeed vs. fail.

 

You'll Learn:

Signs of an ineffective meeting How the best organizations approach meetings When and how to opt out of a meeting

 

About J. Elise:

Elise Keith is the co-founder of online meeting management platform Lucid Meetings. Known as the ‘Meeting Maven,’ Elise offers unprecedented expertise that inspires audiences, proving that meetings shouldn’t be fewer or shorter—but better and more effective. She is the author of Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization, which contains eye-opening strategies companies can use to structure beneficial meetings, create a healthy workplace culture, and propel overall team momentum.

Book: “Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization” Company: Lucid Meetings Website: JEliseKeith.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Poem: “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver Term: Chatham House Rule Term: Vegas Rules Study: “Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace” Harvard Business Review Book: “Time and the Art of Living” by Robert Grudin

 

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491: How to Have Powerful Conversations that Improve Performance with Jonathan Raymond

Sep 18, 2019 56:09

Description:

Refound CEO Jonathan Raymond teaches how to communicate feedback that gets results.

You'll Learn:

What makes traditional feedback ineffective How to have more effective conversations using the 5 stages of the Accountability Dial How to articulate feedback to your team, your peers, and your seniors

About Jonathan

After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business executive or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out. He’s the author of Good Authority — How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For, and the Founder & CEO at Refound, a people training company that teaches people how to have human conversations at work. Refound specializes in working with people leaders at high-growth organizations and is proud to be a trusted learning partner to Fortune 100 organizations like Panasonic and McKesson, cutting edge tech firms like Niantic and Box and small businesses that are going places. He's madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughters, and will never give up on the New York Knicks. Jonathan is an experienced CEO and people manager and has thrown his heart, mind, and soul into more than a few culture change projects. He lives in Encinitas, California and is an avid, albeit mediocre, surfer.

Jonathan’s Book: “Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For” Jonathan’s Website: Refound.com

Resources mentioned in the show:

Tool: Superhuman Tool: The Accountability Dial Podcast: Revisionist History Study: “Good genes are nice, but joy is better” The Harvard Gazette Book: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari Prior episode: 110: Maximizing Personal-Professional Growth with Jonathan Raymond

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490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing it to Work with Justin Jones-Fosu

Sep 16, 2019 50:58

Description:

Justin Jones-Fosu explains how to lead a more enriching work life by aligning your now with your why.

 

You'll Learn:

How to get into your “achieve more” zone 12 questions for uncovering your why How to turn any job into meaningful work

 

About Justin:

Justin is on a mission to help professionals and workplaces to Work like they mean it!  He is a meaningful work speaker and social entrepreneur who speaks 60-70 times per year to companies, organizations and associations in the US and internationally.  His latest book Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t challenges the reader to merge their purpose and productivity to get more out of work and life.

 

Justin’s book: Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t Justin’s website: JustinInspires.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Tool: Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard Book: Getting Things done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy Book: Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek Book: The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute Previous episode: 235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead

 

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489: The Mindset of the Most Effective Leaders with Bob Anderson

Sep 13, 2019 47:34

Description:

Bob Anderson discusses the ways you’re inhibiting your leadership potential—and how to remedy them.

 

You'll Learn:

The surprising source of highly-accurate feedback The two leadership operating systems Powerful questions for unlocking your leadership potential

 

About Bob:

Robert J. Anderson has been a pace setter in the field of Leadership Development for over 30 years. He is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Development Officer of The Leadership Circle and

the Full Circle Group, and the co-author of Scaling Leadership and Mastering Leadership. Bob created The Leadership Circle Profile, a 360° assessment used by organizations worldwide to measure the effectiveness of their leaders (individually and collectively), chart a pathway for their development, and assess their progress as they develop.

The MEECO Leadership Institute awarded him the International Thought Leader of Distinction in 2018.

Bob’s book: Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most Bob’s book: Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results Bob’s website: TheLeadershipCircle.com

 

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488: Finding The Productivity System That Works for You with Asian Efficiency’s Thanh Pham (Host of The Productivity Show)

Sep 11, 2019 55:04

Description:

Thanh Pham from Asian Efficiency shares his expert tips and favorite resources for optimal productivity.

 

You'll Learn:

The biggest productivity myth How to be more productive while doing less A simple productivity tip to exponentially improve your focus

 

About Thanh:

Thanh is the Founder and Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is considered one of the top thought leaders in the productivity industry and he has been featured in Fast Company, Inc.com, Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Globe & Mail. On a day-to-day basis, he is responsible for executing the company’s mission and helping people become more Asian Efficient.

When he’s not sharing his newest productivity wisdom, he likes to drink lots of green tea, eat eggs benedict at hotels, make video blogs, and read non-fiction books.

Thanh’s podcast: The Productivity Show Thanh’s website: Asian Efficiency

  

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: TextExpander App: OmniFocus App: BusyCal App: BusyContacts Product: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Smart Headphones Website: Brain.fm Website: Focus@Will Website: GreatAssistant.com Book: 30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer, Ph. D. Book: The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy Prior episode: 339: Achieving Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey Prior episode: 421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse

 

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487: Communicating Powerfully, Succinctly, and Clearly with Erica Mandy (Host of the Newsworthy podcast)

Sep 9, 2019 48:10

Description:

Erica Mandy shares essential--but often overlooked--keys to becoming a more successful communicator in the modern environment.

 

You'll Learn:

How what you’re doing on Facebook can damage your credibility at work Words to purge from your communication The fundamental test to improve your communication

 

About Erica:

Erica Mandy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter who is building a new kind of media network, starting with her daily news podcast, The NewsWorthy. It provides all the day’s news in less than 10 minutes in a convenient, unbiased, and less depressing way – in what she calls “fast, fair and fun.” 

Erica is one of the first podcasters to partner with Podfund, a company that invests in extraordinary emerging podcasters, and she's been named one of "50 Women Changing the World in Media & Entertainment."

Erica’s Website: theNewsWorthy.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: "Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans" by Jeffrey Gottfried Study: Psychology Today references the study regarding visualization  Study: Stanford & NPR talk about the study regarding students' online content literacy  Study: Science & NBC News talk about the study that found false info spreads faster Book: “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling Book: “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth” by Mika Brzezinski App: Boomerang Conference: Podcast Movement

 

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486: How to Build Powerful Relationships, Better with Dave Stachowiak (Host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast)

Sep 6, 2019 56:23

Description:

Dave Stachowiak shares how to develop the strongest personal and professional relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

The productivity hack that helps you be more present The under-appreciated value of small talk What to do when you don’t like networking

 

About Dave:

Dave Stachowiak is the host and founder of Coaching for Leaders, a top-rated leadership podcast downloaded over 10 million times. With more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie and a thriving, global leadership academy, Dave helps leaders discover practical wisdom, build meaningful relationships, and create movement for genuine results. He’s served clients including Boeing, The University of California, and the United States Air Force. Forbes named him one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to watch.

Dave’s website and podcast: Coaching for Leaders Bonni’s website and podcast: Teaching In Higher Ed

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Personality: Nathan Czubaj Podcast: Happen to Your Career with Scott Anthony Barlow Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Book: Getting Things Done by David Allen Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier Previous episode: 170: Managing Inner–and Outer–Critics with Dave Stachowiak Previous episode: 413: How to Exude Credibility with Rob Jolles

 

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485: Learning like a Superhuman with Jonathan Levi (Host of the Superhuman Academy Podcast)

Sep 4, 2019 47:37

Description:

Jonathan Levi shares how speedreading and visual mnemonics can enhance your learning.

 

You'll Learn:

The scientifically-proven method for speedreading How curiosity improves learning A simple trick to remember names and faces

 

About Jonathan:

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley.

He’s the author of the Become a SuperLearner series, and the host of the award-winning Superhuman Academy podcast. His passions include learning languages, musical instruments, acro yoga, weightlifting, and cooking.

He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with his superwoman, Limmor.

Jonathan’s book: The Only Skill That Matters Jonathan’s website: SuperhumanAcademy.com Jonathan’s social media: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

Resources mentioned in the show:

Methodology: Memory Palaces Methodology: SQ3R Term: Schultz tables People: Malcolm Knowles and Harry Lorayne Book: A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber Book: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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484: The Overlooked Basic Skills Essential for Career Success with Dean Karrel

Aug 30, 2019 47:30

Description:

Dean Karrel makes the case for mastering the basic skills that will put you above the rest.

 

You'll Learn:

How “B students” can achieve more in their careers How to survive and thrive in office politics The secret to building unshakable confidence

 

About Dean:

Dean Karrel is a Career and Executive Coach. He is the instructor of twelve courses with over 600,000 views available on LinkedIn Learning and has also been in senior leadership positions for more than three decades with major global publishing companies, including 22 years at Wiley. Karrel has hired and trained thousands of people at various stages of their careers, motivating them to maximize their abilities.  

Dean’s Book: Mastering the Basics: Simple Lessons for Achieving Success in Business Dean’s Company: The Skyridge Group Dean’s LinkedIn: Dean Karrel Dean’s Courses: Dean Karrel Dean’s Twitter: @DeanKarrel

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni Book: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry

 

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483: How to Take Control of Your Attention with Nir Eyal

Aug 28, 2019 46:17

Description:

Nir Eyal identifies the surprising reason why we get distracted and how you can overcome it.

 

You'll Learn:

Why mainstream productivity advice doesn’t work The four steps to becoming indistractable The real motivation for all human behavior

 

About Nir:

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), EventbriteAnchor.fm, and many others. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

Nir’s Schedule Making Tool: Free Schedule Maker Nir’s Book: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” Nir’s Book: “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” Nir’s Previous Episode: 330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal 

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Article: “How To Develop Unlimited Willpower” by Jessica Sillers Researcher: Dr. Michael Inzlicht Study: Freud’s Pleasure Principle YouTube: Play Anything by Ian Bogost, Chicago Humanities Festival Book: “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall

 

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482: David Allen Returns with the 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity

Aug 26, 2019 42:52

Description:

David Allen provides an approachable overview of his legendary Getting Things Done (GTD) system.

 

You'll Learn:

GTD in a nutshell The saving power of an external brain Two power questions for prioritizing

 

About David:

David Allen is an international best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done, which has been published in over 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” He and his wife Kathryn run the David Allen Company, which oversees the certification academy and quality standards for Global Partners offering Getting Things Done courses and coaching around the world.

David’s Book: “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” David’s Workbook: “The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity” David’s Website: GettingThingsDone.com David on Twitter: @gtdguy

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking” by Oliver Burkeman Pior Episode Episode 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity

 

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481: Easy Ways to Have More Fun at Work with Drew Tarvin

Aug 23, 2019 51:08

Description:

Drew Tarvin shares how to bring more humor and fun into the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

The power of humor on your work-life productivity How to craft good work humor that considers medium, audience, and purpose The 3 specific situations when NOT to use humor at work

 

About Drew:

Andrew Tarvin is the world's first humor engineer, teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a stand-up comedian, he reverse-engineers the skill of humor in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace. Through his company, Humor That Works, Drew has worked with more than 35,000 people at over 250 organizations, including Microsoft, the FBI, and the International Association of Canine Professionals. He is a bestselling author; has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fast Company; and his TEDx talk has been viewed more than four million times. He loves the color orange, is obsessed with chocolate, and can solve a Rubiks Cube (but it takes like 7 minutes).

Drew’s Book: "Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work" Drew’s Twitter: @drewtarvin Drew’s Website: Humor That Works

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Comedy Sketch: Key & Peele text message confusion (NSFW) Study: Candlestick Problem App: Evernote Book: “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson

 

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480: How to Become Ridiculously Likable with Vanessa Van Edwards

Aug 21, 2019 30:49

Description:

Researcher Vanessa Van Edwards explains what causes people to like one another and how to make great impressions.

 

You'll Learn:

Proven ways for making a fantastic first impression What builds and what kills likability the fastest Good and bad questions to ask during first meetings

 

About Vanessa:

Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting behavior hacks for audiences around the world. She is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her popular courses on Creative Live and Udemy have over 120,000 enrolled students. She’s been featured on NPR, CNN, Forbes and USA Today, but more importantly, she’s addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee and puppies.

Vanessa’s Book: “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” Vanessa’s Facial Expression Guide: ScienceOfPeople.com/face Vanessa’s TED Talk: You are contagious | TEDxLondon Vanessa’s Website: Science of People Vanessa’s YouTube: Vanessa Van Edwards

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” by Barbara and Allan Pease Researcher: Dr. Ekman Term: Expectancy effect Personality research: The Big Five Personality Test

 

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479: How to Slash Anxiety and Keep Positivity Flowing with Anne Grady

Aug 19, 2019 45:01

Description:

Resilience expert Anne Grady shares how to decrease anxiety and stay in a more positive, productive zone more often.

 

You'll Learn:

How the negativity bias hijacks us--and how to fix it Quick ways to put your lizard brain back in its place How to better savor “delicious moments” and enjoy each workday more

 

About Anne:

Resilience expert Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author. Anne shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty, and practical strategies anyone can use to triumph over adversity and master change. A two-time TEDx speaker, Anne has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., FOX Business, Entrepreneur, and more. She is the author of “Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph.” Learn more at www.AnneGradyGroup.com.

LinkedIn: Anne Grady Group Website: AnneGradyGroup.com YouTube: Anne Grady Group

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Calm App: Buddhify App: Happify App: Headspace App: Simple Habit Book: “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls Author: Arianna Huffington Author: Brene Brown Researcher: Dr. Rick Hanson Author: Rachel Hollis Researcher: Shawn Achor TED Talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend Neurosciences terms: Amygdala, Hippocampus, Hypothalamus, Limbic system, Noradrenaline / Norepinephrine, Prefrontal cortex Book: “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence”  by Rick Hanson Book: “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work” by Shawn Achor Book: “The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It” by Kelly McGonigal

 

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478: The Simple Secret To Better Trust and Culture with Randy Grieser

Aug 16, 2019 30:33

Description:

Randy Grieser offers actionable pointers to keep a workplace culture healthy and thriving.

 

You'll Learn:

How trust is built in the workplace The 6 key elements of a healthy workplace culture Do's and don’ts for effective conflict management

 

About Randy:

Randy Grieser is the founder and CEO of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance. He is the author of The Ordinary Leader, and co-author of The Culture Question. Randy is passionate about sharing the importance of creating healthy workplace cultures, and believes leadership requires us to always be intentional about what we do and how we do it.

Book: “The Culture Question: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work” Company Website: AchieveCentre.com Website: TheOrdinaryLeader.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink Book: “Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book” by Carol J. Loomis

 

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477: Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Diane DiResta

Aug 14, 2019 39:01

Description:

Professional speaker Diane DiResta shares invaluable tips and tricks to level up your presentations and boost your executive presence.

 

You'll Learn:

Why knockout presentation skills are essential to your career How to structure the most effective presentation An effective way to overcome your fear of speaking

 

About Diane:

Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy that serves business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations—whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. A Certified Speaking Professional, DiResta is one of only 12% of speakers to hold that designation. She was President of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA.

Diane’s Website: DiResta Communications Inc. Diane’s YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/DianeDiResta Diane’s Book: Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: LikeSo Article: “Talkaholics Sink Partnerships, Presentations—and Careers” by Joann Lublin Website: TED.com Book: The Science of Mind: The Complete Edition by Ernest Holmes

 

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476: How to Create Courageous Change with Ryan Berman

Aug 12, 2019 43:53

Description:

Ryan Berman offers his tips and tricks for building your courage muscle to make exciting changes.

 

You'll Learn:

The three elements of the courage equation One simple trick to boost your courage How to convince your boss to make a courageous change

 

About Ryan:

Ryan Berman is the founder of Courageous, a change consultancy that develops Courage Brands® and trains companies how to operationalize courage through Courage Bootcamp.

He has spent a career developing meaningful stories for household brands—like Caesars Entertainment, Major League Baseball, New Era, Subway, and UNICEF—and he believes that courage is the ultimate competitive advantage for any willing business, being or brand. 

Ryan Berman used the courage methodology detailed in the book to launch his own Courage Brand called Sock Problems, a charitable sock company that socks different problems in the world.

Ryan’s book: Return on Courage: A Business Playbook for Courageous Change Ryan’s website: ReturnOnCourage.com Ryan’s company: Courageous Ryan’s Twitter: @RyanBerman

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Slack App: Zoom Article: Retiring Cisco CEO delivers dire prediction: 40% of companies will be dead in 10 years Book: Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

 

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475: Achieving 50% More with 1% Effort Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall

Aug 9, 2019 48:16

Description:

Perry Marshall explains how the 80/20 rule can help you exponentially leverage your time to achieve massive results.

 

You'll Learn:

What the 80/20 rule is—and how it’s misunderstood How you can achieve way more in just 5 minutes Why “procrastination demons” reveal your priorities

 

About Perry:

Perry Marshall is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and is one of the most expensive business consultants in the world. 

His reinvention of the Pareto Principle is published in Harvard Business Review. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs at the California Institute of Technology uses his 80/20 Curve as a productivity tool. 80/20 Sales & Marketing is mandatory in many growing companies.

Marketing maverick Dan Kennedy says, “If you don’t know who Perry Marshall is — unforgivable. Perry’s an honest man in a field rife with charlatans.”

He’s consulted in over 300 industries and served as an expert witness for marketing and Google AdWords litigation. Perry has a degree in Electrical Engineering and lives in Chicago.

Perry’s Book: 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More (available for one penny plus shipping!) Perry’s Website: PerryMarshall.com Perry’s Marketing DNA Test: MarketingDNATest.com Evolution 2.0 Prize: Evo2.org

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: OmniFocus Term: 80/20 Rule  Researcher: Barbara McClintock Book: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Book: Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

 

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474: How to turn your boss, colleagues, and customers into Superfans with Pat Flynn

Aug 7, 2019 30:48

Description:

Pat Flynn discusses how to turn anyone into your superfan.

 

You'll Learn:

How superfans transform your career How to create the moments that win superfans How your ego can kill your blossoming superfandom

 

About Pat:

Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 55 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor to ConvertKit, LeadPages, Teachable, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

Pat’s book: Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business Pat’s website: http://www.SmartPassiveIncome.com/ Pat’s social media:  Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook 

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Article: "How To Lower Your Monthly Bills" by Ramit Sethi Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss

 

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473: How to Increase Your Productivity by Crafting your Time with Mike Vardy

Aug 5, 2019 41:08

Description:

Mike Vardy discusses how to fine-tune your routine and make the most of your time through mode-based work.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you shouldn't obsess over productivity apps How to craft your time with the 5 categories of mode-based work How to keep yourself motivated and on-track through journaling

 

About Mike:

Mike Vardy is an author, speaker, and productivity and time management strategist (or 'productivityist') based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His company Productivityist helps people stop 'doing' productive and start 'being' productive through a variety of online and offline resources. He is the author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, published by Diversion Books, and has self-published several eBooks, the most recent of which is ”The Productivityist Playbook." He currently hosts The Productivityist Podcast, a podcast that features insights and conversations surrounding productivity and workflow. 

Mike’s Podcast: The Productivityist Podcast Mike’s TEDx Talk: How to Stop Time: My Talk at TEDx Victoria

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Tool: OmniFocus Tool: Things Tool: Todoist Tool: Trello Tool: Asana  Tool: Front Website: Lifehack Website: The Next Web Company: Baron Fig Movie: “The Pursuit of Happyness” Book: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen Book: “The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph” by Ryan Holiday Book: “The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle” by Steven Pressfield

 

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472: What's Next for How to be Awesome at Your Job: Your Survey results Are Shaping Our Future!

Aug 2, 2019 15:13

Description:

We hear you! Thank you to everyone who took time to answer our recent listener survey. Here are 5 things we’re doing differently to make the podcast more awesome for you.

471: How to Acquire New Skills Faster with Scott H. Young

Jul 31, 2019 48:40

Description:

Scott Young shares innovative methods to learn new skills more efficiently and effectively.

 

You'll Learn:

Foundational principles for mastering skills more effectively The importance of “meta-learning” The Feynman Technique and other approaches to accelerate learning

 

About Scott:

Scott is a writer, programmer, traveler and an avid reader of interesting things. For the last ten years he’s been experimenting to find out how to learn and think better. He doesn’t promise he has all the answers, just a place to start.

Scott’s Book: "Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career" Scott’s MIT Challenge Scott’s email: personal@scotthyoung.com Scott’s website: ScottHYoung.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Online Class: MIT OpenCourseWare Technique: Feynman Technique Study: Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping Book: "The Enigma of Reason" by Hugo Mercier

 

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470: How to Give and Receive Useful Feedback Every Month: Insider Tips on Making Performance Reviews Not Suck with Dr. Craig Dowden

Jul 29, 2019 48:25

Description:

Craig Dowden exposes gaps in common performance review practices and presents an empowering alternative approach everybody can use--no matter where you work.

 

You'll Learn:

Why the current performance review practice is broken The key thing NOT to do when giving feedback A different and better strategy for regular reviews

 

About Craig:

Craig Dowden (Ph.D.) is an inspiring and thought-provoking executive coach, Forbes author and keynote speaker who partners with leaders and executives to tackle their most important personal and organizational challenges. Craig holds a Doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in business and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach. In his role as a trusted advisor, he integrates the latest findings in the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into his coaching and consulting work. In 2009, Craig was recognized as one of Ottawa’s 40 under 40 business leaders by the Ottawa Business Journal. 

Craig’s Book: “Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership” Craig on Twitter: @craigdowden Craig’s Website: CraigDowden.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: Program On NegotiatIon - Harvard Law School Website: StrengthsFinder.com Website: Triad Consulting Group Book: "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" by Daniel Pink Book: "Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In" by William Ury Book: "The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results" by Gary Keller Book: "The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No" by William Ury

 

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469: How to Keep Robots from Stealing Your Job with Alexandra Levit

Jul 26, 2019 48:40

Description:

Futurist Alexandra Levit explains what the “robot takeover” will really look like and how you can stay relevant despite it.

 

You'll Learn:

The problem with how organizations automate Honest predictions about the future of the human workforce The essentials skills that make you future-proof

 

About Alexandra:

Alexandra Levit has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, technology adoption, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap. She also served as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Defense on current employment issues.

Levit also consults and writes on leadership development, human resources, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, career and workplace trends on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. 

She is a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. Levit was named an American Management Association Top Leader for two years in a row and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women. 

 

Alexandra’s book: Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future (Kogan Page Inspire)  Alexandra’s book: They Don't Teach Corporate in College, 3rd Edition: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World Alexandra’s Website: AlexandraLevit.com

 

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Software: QuickBooks Software: iDashboards Research: McKinsey: Jobs lost, jobs gained: What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages Study: Bystander Effect Study: Harry F. Harlow, Monkey Love Experiments Dale Carnegie Course: Powerful People Skills Online Course Provider: Degree.com Data Analytics Course: IBM Analytics Learning Services Online Course Provider: Coursera Online Course Provider: edX Online Course Provider: Udemy Magazine: Fast Company Book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Book: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

 

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468: Upgrading Your Confidence and Courage at Work with Bill Treasurer

Jul 24, 2019 47:00

Description:

Bill Treasurer shares practical wisdom for conquering fear, taking risks, and finding your courage.

 

You'll Learn:

The key first step to finding courage Approaches for taking on more wise risks How to fill up each of the Three Buckets of Courage

 

About Bill:

In the past two decades, thousands of executives across the globe have attended Bill’s keynotes and workshops. Benefiting from the concepts first introduced in Bill’s bestselling books, participants come away with stronger leadership skills, improved team performance, and more career backbone.

Among others, Bill has led workshops for NASA, Accenture, Lenovo, CNN, Hugo Boss, SPANX, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bill’s insights about courage and risk-taking have been featured in over 100 newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and more.

Bill’s Book: “Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results” Website: BillTreasurer.com Website: GiantLeapConsulting.com Website: CourageGoesToWork.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: “Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life” by John McCain Book: “Obedience to Authority” by Stanley Milgram

 

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467: Finding Internal Clarity and Purpose with Paul Durham

Jul 22, 2019 48:07

Description:

Paul Durham shares strategies to develop and execute your personal vision with great clarity.

 

You'll Learn:

The wonders of guided journaling How to get your days to lead to your desired future Why you need to involve others to get to your vision

 

About Paul:

Paul Durham’s passion for studying models of human development expresses itself in his mentoring and executive coaching. After earning a degree in Philosophy from Oberlin College and teaching in the Oakland public schools, he embarked on a career as a successful musician in Los Angeles, releasing albums on major labels, receiving widespread radio play, appearing on film and TV soundtracks, and developing a fan base that persists to this day. Always entrepreneurial, he parlayed his industry experiences into a variety of businesses including commercial music production, song licensing, and ringtones. Now 50 and the father of a teenage son, he has blended his comprehensive experiences into executive coaching and programs designed to help people find their paths and take flight.

Paul’s Coaching: Paul Durham, Executive Coach Paul’s Year One Program: YearOneEducation.com Paul’s Music: Black Lab

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Thinker: St. Augustine of Hippo Product: Bulletproof Coffee Product: FranklinCovey Paper Planners Product: Shure Beta 87A Product: The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal

 

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466: How to Get Home Earlier by Automating (Some of) Your Work with Wade Foster

Jul 19, 2019 41:16

Description:

Wade Foster shares super-simple mindsets, tools and tricks to automate repetitive work  tasks and liberate extra time.

 

You'll Learn:

Just how much time you can save through automation Where automation works, and where it doesn’t The latest low-cost software tools to optimize your workflow

 

About Wade:

Wade Foster is the co-founder and CEO of San-Francisco-based Zapier, a company offering a service that makes it easy to move data among web apps to automate tedious tasks. He, along with co-founder Mike Knoop, was featured on Forbes’ 30 under 30: for Enterprise Tech.

Wade’s company: Zapier Wade’s Twitter: @wadefoster Wade’s email: wade@zapier.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Tool: Todoist Tool: Omnifocus Tool: Workona Tool: Calendly Tool: Slack Tool: monday.com Tool: Asana Tool: Trello Tool: Jira Tool: Google Sheets Tool: Airtable Tool: Coda Tool: Typeform Tool: Wufoo Tool: Superhuman Tool: Twilio Website: Upwork.com Book: “The Elements of Eloquence” by Mark Forsyth Previous episode: Episode 456: Finding Enrichment Through Side Hustles with Nick Loper

 

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465: The Cure for Impostor Syndrome: How to Feel Less Like a Fraud and Appreciate Your Successes with Dr. Valerie Young

Jul 17, 2019 45:20

Description:

Valerie Young sheds light on the impostor syndrome and shows the healthy way out.

 

You'll Learn:

Just how prevalent impostor syndrome is The 5 impostor syndrome archetypes How to strategically shift your thinking from impostor to non-impostor

 

About Valerie:

Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House), now available in five languages.

Valerie’s Book: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It Valerie’s TED Talk: Thinking your way out of impostor syndrome Valerie’s Website: ImpostorSyndrome.com

Resources mentioned in the show:

Researcher: Dr. Gail Matthews Term: Dunning-Krueger Effect Term: Impostor Syndrome Study: Dr. Pauline Rose Clance on Impostor Syndrome Book: "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol Dweck Prior episode: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD

 

 

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464: How to Prevent Management Messes with FranklinCovey’s Scott Jeffrey Miller

Jul 15, 2019 51:20

Description:

Scott Jeffrey Miller talks shares powerful stories and principles for becoming the most effective leader you can be.

 

You'll Learn:

Why making time for one-on-ones is truly worth it Three foundational principles for listening well How to flourish as a leader by practicing the Law of Harvest

 

About Scott:

Scott J. Miller is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for FranklinCovey. Scott has been with the company for 20 years, and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. His role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer caps 12 years on the front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries.

Scott’s Book: “Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow”  Scott’s Company: FranklinCovey Scott’s Website: ManagementMess.com Scott’s LinkedIn: Scott Jeffrey Miller Twitter: @ScottMillerFC

Resources mentioned in the show:

Study: Dr. Deborah Tannen on Interruption in Conversation Survey: Gallup on quitting Video: “The Law of the Harvest” Book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman Book: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins Book: “The Four Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals” by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling

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463: Insights on Persuasion from the Land of Copywriting with Brian Kurtz

Jul 12, 2019 40:48

Description:

Brian Kurtz shares his insider perspectives on persuasion and overdelivering from his legendary career at Boardroom and beyond.

 

You'll Learn:

Why knowing your audience is the biggest key to persuasion The 4 pillars of being extraordinary How to overdeliver at work without burning out

 

About Brian:

Brian Kurtz has been a serial direct marketer for almost 40 years and never met a medium he didn't like. 

Brian left his beloved Boardroom in January of 2015. Over 34 years he was responsible for the mailing of close to 2 billion pieces of direct mail in his career. He worked with many of the most legendary copywriters and consultants who have ever lived. Under Brian's marketing leadership and during his tenure, Boardroom’s revenues went from approximately $5 million (in 1981) to a high of over $150 million (in 2006).

Brian writes and speaks regularly; recent content can be found at www.briankurtz.net and www.briankurtz.net/blog. His first book, The Advertising Solution, was released in October of 2017. His second book, Overdeliver: Build a Business for a Lifetime Playing the Long Game in Direct Response Marketing was released in April of 2019. Brian also loves being a Little League Baseball Umpire.

Brian’s book: “Overdeliver” Brian’s prior Book: “The Advertising Solution: Influence Prospects, Multiply Sales, and Promote Your Brand” by Brian Kurtz Brian’s former Company: Boardroom Inc.

Resources mentioned in the show:

Book: “The Origin of Illness: Psychological, Physical and Social” by Norberto Keppe Book: “Breakthrough Advertising” by Eugene Schwartz & Martin Edelston Book: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho Book: “Give and Take” by Adam Grant

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462: Increasing Your Self-Awareness to Improve Your Leadership with Pamela McLean

Jul 10, 2019 53:00

Description:

Pamela McLean reveals how your inner landscape helps and hinders your leadership capabilities.

 

You'll Learn:

The most common obstacle to developing your leadership potential How to address self-limiting beliefs The most critical internal areas to develop

 

About Pamela:

Pamela McLean is the CEO and cofounder of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, which provides consulting to organizations worldwide. Working in the arenas of clinical and organizational psychology, and leadership coaching and development, Pam has worked with hundreds of organizational leaders and seasoned professionals inside organizations and in solo practice to deepen and strengthen their coaching skills. Pam is the author and co-author of several books, articles and whitepapers focused on coaching, human development and transformational learning. Her titles include: The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching and LifeForward, Charting the Journey Ahead.

Pam’s book: Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others Pam’s organization: HudsonInstitute.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Calm App: InsightTimer App: Simple Habit Movie: Inside Out (2015) Book: INSIGHT by Tasha Eurich Book: Leadership Embodiment: How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak by Wendy Palmer & James Crawford Book: Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey by James Hollis

  

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461: Tactics for Boosting Productivity and Banishing Distraction with Erik Fisher (Host of the Beyond the To Do List podcast)

Jul 8, 2019 46:25

Description:

Erik Fisher shares tips and tricks to optimize your productivity without going crazy.

 

You'll Learn:

Tricks to reduce your smartphone dependency The small habits that create big results Why it’s okay to not get things done

 

About Erik:

Erik is a Productivity Author, Podcaster, Speaker, and Coach. He talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You’ll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and continue to lead successful and meaningful lives.

 

Erik’s Podcast: BeyondTheToDoList.com Beyond the To-Do List Podcast Episodes: Episode 251 – Habits: James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits, and Breaking Bad Ones Episode 259 – Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction, and Focus Episode 267 – The Meaning of Productivity: Mike Sturm on Being, Thinking, and Doing Episode 268 – Focus: Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism Episode 277 – Focus: Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking, and Nootropics

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Tool: Focus At Will Tool: Brain.fm Tool: Otter.ai Tool: Examine.com Tool: Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise Product: Alpha BRAIN Book: “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport Book: “Atomic Habits” by James Clear Previous episode: 199: Supercharging Your Productivity with Erik Fisher

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460: The Fastest Way to Solve Complex Challenges with David Komlos

Jul 5, 2019 43:37

Description:

David Komlos teaches ways to dramatically shorten the process of solving your organization’s most complex challenges.

 

You'll Learn:

The 3 types of challenges and how to approach them The 10-step process to tackle challenges faster and more effectively How to structure a problem-solving meetings to get the best results

 

About David:

David Komlos, CEO of Syntegrity, is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor and speaker who has helped change the way many global leaders approach their top challenges. From Fortune 100 transformation to international aid, content creation in sports and entertainment to improving access to life-saving products, David advises top leaders and enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate solutions and execution on their defining challenges. He frequently speaks on topics related to complexity, fast problem-solving and mobilization, and scaling talent. He lives with his family in Toronto.

David’s Book: “Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast”  David’s website: Website: CrackingComplexity.com

 

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

Tool: Cynefin framework Tool: Requisite variety Book: “Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers” by Geoffrey A. Moore Book: “Good to Great” by Jim Collins

 

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459: How to Make Work More Sustainable Through Reinvention with Diana Wu David

Jul 3, 2019 43:00

Description:

Diana Wu David shares how to future-proof your work-life with approaches for reinvention and re-framing.

 

You'll Learn:

Approaches for taking agency over your own career How to recognize the “treadmill of self-sacrifice” and get off it The right way to ask for what you want at work

 

About Diana:

Diana Wu David is a strategist, innovator, entrepreneur, and the founder of Sarana Capital and Sarana Labs. Her companies transform how executives work and prepare companies for the future of work, invest in Edtech and HRtech, and support innovative education initiatives across public and private sectors. Her diverse, global career includes assisting Henry Kissinger and leading executive education initiatives for Financial Times. A superconnector of people and a sought-after speaker, Diana lives in Hong Kong with her husband and their three children.  

Diana’s Book: “Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration” Diana’s TEDx Talk: The Difference Between Running and Running Free Diana’s Website: DianaWuDavid.com

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Zoom App: SaneBox App: SaneLater Podcast: Inside Asia Book: "The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity" by Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott, and Mark Meadows Prior episode: 020: Strategically Spending Your 100 Years with Lynda Gratton Prior episode: 418: Separating Your Self-Worth from Your Productivity with Rahaf Harfoush

 

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458: How to End Bad Behavior and Renew Your Team Amidst Change with Steve Ritter

Jul 1, 2019 47:46

Description:

Steve Ritter shares the fundamentals that makes teams healthy through their inevitable changes.

 

You'll Learn:

Where teams get stuck most often How to grow and deepen over time as a team Why there's hope for disengaged team members

 

About Steve:

Steve Ritter is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Team Excellence. He is on the faculty of the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College where he earned the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the acclaimed author of the 2009 Amazon Top 50 Business Book: Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams and the 2019 release: The 4 Stages of a Team: How Teams Thrive…and What to do When They Don’t.

Steve’s Book: “The 4 Stages of a Team: How teams thrive…and what to do when they don’t” Steve’s previous Book: “Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams” by Steve Ritter Steve’s Website: Team Clock

 

Resources mentioned in the show:

App: Inner Balance Tool: Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test Tool Tool: HeartMath Book: “This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See” by Seth Godin Previous episode: 001:Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom Previous episode: 036:Detoxifying Teams with Steve Ritter

 

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457: How to Persuade through Compelling Stories with DonorSee’s Gret Glyer

Jun 28, 2019 42:47

Description:

Gret Glyer discusses how you can increase your persuasion power by telling compelling stories.

 

You'll Learn:

Why stories succeed where statistics fail What makes a story compelling How storytelling can earn you a promotion

 

About Gret:

Gret Glyer has helped raise over a million dollars through storytelling. He is the CEO of DonorSee, the platform that shows you that your money is helping real people in need with personalized video updates. From 2013 to 2016, Glyer lived with the world’s poorest people in Malawi, Africa where he built more than 150 houses for the homeless and crowdfunded $100,000 to build a girls’ school in rural Malawi. Glyer has been featured in USA Today, National Review, HuffPo, Acton Institute and is a TEDx Speaker. He is currently fundraising for his first ever book on Kickstarter called, If The Poor Were Next Door.

 

Items mentioned in the show:

Gret’s Organization: DonorSee Gret’s Kickstarter: “If The Poor Were Next Door” Gret’s TEDx talk: How to Wake Up Tomorrow Morning Like a Billionaire Person: Scott Harrison TV Show: Lost  TV Show: Game of Thrones TV Show: Breaking Bad Movie: A Quiet Place Movie: Les Miserables Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo Previous episode: Episode 403: Hollywood Secrets for Effective Business Storytelling with Matthew Luhn

 

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456: Finding Enrichment Through Side Hustles with Nick Loper (Host of The Side Hustle Show)

Jun 26, 2019 36:41

Description:

Nick Loper discusses the many benefits to having a side hustle—and how to start yours.

 

You'll Learn:

How side hustles can empower you as a professional How to turn your ideas into low-risk side hustles When to turn a side hustle into your main hustle

 

About Nick:

Nick is an author, entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com.

He's been making his living online since before it was cool. Along the way he's picked up a thing or two about small business, marketing, and outsourcing—and is happy to share the experience with those working hard to make their side hustle dreams a reality.

As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show podcast, Nick explores a different business idea each week and helps listeners discover the path to income streams.

 

Items Mentioned in this Show:

Nick’s podcast: The Side Hustle Show Nick’s website: Side Hustle Nation  Nick’s email: nick@sidehustlenation.com Website: Similarweb.com Website: Tubebuddy.com  Services: Podcast Fast Track Services: Zen WP Services: Liberty HealthShare Services: Medi-Share App: TextExpander App: LastPass Book: The Go-Giver by Bob Burg

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455: Maintaining Grace Under Pressure for Effective Speaking with Lisa Wentz

Jun 24, 2019 41:55

Description:

Lisa Wentz pinpoints the fundamental elements that can make anyone a great speaker.

 

You'll Learn:

The ideal mindset for communicating with anyone and in any setting The best way to breathe for vocal power and confidence How to articulate well and why that matters

 

About Lisa:

Lisa Wentz is the founder of the San Francisco Voice Center, a public speaking expert, accent specialist and author of Grace Under Pressure: a Masterclass in Public Speaking. Lisa has been featured as a Public Speaking expert in TIME,  The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Lisa regularly coaches speeches, presentation skills and accent reduction with TED talkers and executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies such as Adobe, Genentech, Google, Oracle, Salesforce and VMware, etc.

 

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454: Embracing Conflict as a Gift with Judy Ringer

Jun 21, 2019 42:25

Description:

Judy Ringer explains how the techniques and principles of aikido can turn workplace conflicts into valuable experiences.

 

You'll Learn:

How to master yourself during conflicts Three effective mindsets for resolving conflicts How to skillfully inquire, acknowledge, and advocate

 

About Judy:

Through interactive presentations and individual coaching, Judy Ringer helps you transform conflict by changing your relationship to it. Aikido is the metaphor she uses to become more intentional and less reactive, to communicate directly and respectfully, and to create your life and work on purpose.

 

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453: Why Generalists Succeed and How to Learn Like One with David Epstein

Jun 19, 2019 43:25

Description:

David Epstein explains why and how generalists tend to achieve more.

 

You'll Learn:

How focusing on short-term improvement can undermine long-term development Pro-tips for breaking through your learning plateaus The benefits of becoming a jack-of-all-trades

 

About David:

David Epstein is the author of the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He was previously a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica, and prior to that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. His writing has been honored widely.

David has his master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism, and is reasonably sure he’s the only person to have co-authored a paper in the journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research while a writer at Sports Illustrated.

 

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452: Adopting the Habits of Elite Performers with Nick Hays

Jun 17, 2019 47:55

Description:

Former Navy SEAL Nick Hays shares practical advice on how to elevate your performance and push yourself to unlock your maximum potential.

 

You'll Learn:

How to conquer large goals by celebrating the tiniest of victories How to find gratitude in the most unpleasant circumstances How to tune out the "yeah, but..." voice in your head

 

About Nick:

Nick Hays is former a Navy SEAL. His operating days came to an end when he ruptured a disk while preparing for an operation in Afghanistan. Disillusioned, broken, and without means to provide for his family, Nick was left without a purpose in life. After recovery, his training kicked in, and he remembered the lessons learned from the SEAL teams and put them to the test with professional athletes. He’s helped train the Miami Heat and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl. Nick holds a BA from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business from the University of San Diego, and a post-graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He now resides in California with his wife, Ivy, and their three children.

 

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451: Deploying your Mental Energy Brilliantly with Dr. Art Markman (Co-Host of The Two Guys on your Head Podcast)

Jun 14, 2019 52:38

Description:

Professor Art Markman shares insights from cognitive science research for us to be smarter every day at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The secret to making a great first impression The pros and cons of high energy The role of dissatisfaction in motivating yourself

 

About Art:

Art Markman is a Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his ScB from Brown University and his PhD from the University of Illinois.  Before coming to the University of Texas, Art taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University.

Art's research explores thinking. Art is also the executive editor of the journal of Cognitive Science and is a former executive officer of the Cognitive Science Society. Art has always been interested in bringing insights from Cognitive Science to a broader audience. To that end, he writes blogs for many sites including Psychology Today and Fast Company. He consults for companies interested in using Cognitive Science in their businesses.  Art is also on the scientific advisory boards for the Dr. Phil Show and the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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450: Spy Secrets of Influence from Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson

Jun 12, 2019 42:09

Description:

Jason Hanson shares his intelligence operation secrets to “recruiting” people and convincing them to say yes.

 

You'll Learn:

The CIA’s SADR cycle and how it applies to the workplace Why research and authenticity are integral to successful influence How to advocate for your case at work

 

About Jason:

Jason is a former CIA officer. After leaving the CIA, Jason became the Founder and CEO of Spy Escape & Evasion (www.spyescape.com), a company that teaches men and women how to be safe using Spy Secrets that 99% of Americans will never know.

In 2014, Jason won a deal on ABC’s hit Reality Series, Shark Tank and opened, “Spy Ranch,” a 320-acre facility to teach Evasive Driving, Pistol and Rifle Shooting, Intelligence Operations, Cyber Security and more.

Jason regularly appears as a Keynote Speaker at corporate events, conferences and conventions worldwide. Jason has appeared on The NBC Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, and more. Jason has been interviewed by Forbes, NPR and The Huffington Post among others.

 

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449: Leaning Out with Marissa Orr

Jun 10, 2019 44:14

Description:

Marissa Orr shares fresh, actionable wisdom on the workplace gender gap and reframes how alleged weaknesses can actually be strengths.

 

You'll Learn:

The problem with the ‘lean in’ mentality How power and money trigger value judgments when it comes to gender differences Why strengths depend on context

 

About Marissa:

Marissa Orr began her Google career over 15 years ago as a founding member of Google’s Sales Operations & Strategy team, after which she worked as Vertical Marketing Manager at Facebook. She has conducted talks and workshops for thousands of people at diverse organizations across the globe. Originally from Miami, she now lives in New Jersey, with her three children.

 

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448: Rejecting Nine Common Lies About Work and Embracing Human Individuality with Ashley Goodall

Jun 7, 2019 50:23

Description:

Ashley Goodall debunks deeply-embedded misconceptions about work and how fostering human individuality provides valuable possible solutions.

 

You'll Learn:

How deeply-rooted misconceptions about work lead to inefficiency Why you should focus on being “spikey” rather than well-rounded How systematizing can remove the human essence from work

 

About Ashley:

Ashley Goodall is currently Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. In this role he has built a new organization focused entirely on serving teams and team leaders—combining talent management, succession, coaching, assessment, executive talent, workforce and talent planning, research and analytics, and technology to support leaders and their teams in real time. Previously he was Director and Chief Learning Officer, Leader Development, at Deloitte. He is the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of “Reinventing Performance Management,” the cover story in the April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

 

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447: What Innovators Do Differently with Hal Gregersen

Jun 5, 2019 42:28

Description:

Hal Gregersen reveals the key skills of disruptive innovators--and how you can get them too.

 

You'll Learn:

The core five skills required for innovation The questions disruptive innovators ask How to network for new ideas

 

About Hal:

Hal Gregersen is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and deliver positive, powerful results.

 

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446: Making Fear Your Friend with Judi Holler

Jun 3, 2019 41:31

Description:

Judi Holler makes the case for exercising your bravery muscle and making fear your friend—one challenge at a time.

 

You'll Learn:

The small things we do each day that slow our long-term progress Why technology is a great servant but a terrible master How to deal with fear when it never goes away

 

About Judi:

Judi Holler is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumna of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Judi is a past president of Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter, and was named one of the 40 under 40 in the meetings industry by Connect magazine in 2015

Judi’s book on Fear, titled “Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms”, was recently endorsed by Mel Robbins calling it: “relatable, relevant and most importantly ACTIONABLE!” Fear Is My Homeboy came out last week.

 

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445: How to Make Your Charts Awesome with Stephanie Evergreen

May 31, 2019 41:45

Description:

Stephanie Evergreen discusses the importance of effective data visualization and shares tips and tricks for creating charts that best communicate data findings.

 

You'll Learn:

How charts can transform culture How to make use of tools you already have to make great visuals How to determine the most appropriate chart for your data

 

About Stephanie:

Dr. Stephanie Evergreen is an internationally-recognized data visualization and design expert. She has trained future data nerds worldwide through keynote presentations and workshops, for clients including Mastercard, Adobe, Verizon, Head Start, American Institutes for Research, Rockefeller Foundation, Brookings Institute, and the United Nations. She writes a popular blog on data presentation at StephanieEvergreen.com. Her two books on designing high-impact graphs, slideshows, and reports both hit #1 on Amazon bestseller lists weeks before they were even released. This Spring Dr. Evergreen is publishing the second edition of one of those bestsellers and a brand new sketchbook with templates for making infographics and dashboards.

 

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444: How to Upgrade your Work Conversations with Stacey Engle

May 29, 2019 41:25

Description:

Stacey Engle offers pro-tips for engaging in more meaningful conversations at work. You'll Learn: 1. Why pointless conversations are at the root of many business problems 2. How to have more efficient team meetings 3. How to handle strong emotions when communicating About Stacey: As President of Fierce Inc., a global leadership development and training company, Stacey Engle is obsessed with helping Fierce clients stay ahead of the curve. A strong innovator, she’s always connected—to clients, emerging trends and new opportunities. Stacey’s forward-thinking approach to sales and marketing reflects Fierce’s commitment to enriching lives and creating community, one conversation at a time. She relishes her role in bringing people together to have the conversations they most need to have. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep444

Memorial Day 2019

May 27, 2019 02:39

Description:

Happy Memorial Day! Here are some of what we've learned about genuine, actual caring and sacrifice from former podcast guests.

 

Items mentioned in the show:

Previous episode: 429: A Navy SEAL’s Surprising Key to Building Unstoppable Teams: Caring Previous episode: 430: How to Reach the Unreachable: Lessons Learned from Master Teachers with Jeff Gargas Take our listener survey at: AwesomeAtYourJob.com/advice

443: Beating Procrastination with Petr Ludwig

May 24, 2019 42:08

Description:

Petr Ludwig shares his research-based strategies and tactics for overcoming procrastination.

 

You'll Learn:

Petr’s recipe for finding willpower in the moment How to find your ongoing motivation Why you should rest before you get tired

 

About Petr

Petr Ludwig is a science popularizer, entrepreneur, and consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of the bestselling book The End of Procrastination, a book dedicated to overcoming the habit of putting off tasks and responsibilities. His book has been translated into more than 10 languages and sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally.

Petr is the founder and CEO of the company Procrastination.com, which applies the latest scientific findings in neuroscience and behavioral economics to help individuals and companies in their sustainable growth. His core fields of interests are a purpose at work, value-based leadership, and critical thinking.

 

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442: How to Spend Less Time Doing Email with Dianna Booher

May 22, 2019 46:59

Description:

Dianna Booher shares invaluable advice on how to minimize your email inbox and write more effective and efficient emails.

 

You'll Learn:

Just how much time you can save through email optimization How to reduce useless emails and optimize your inbox How to compose better emails in less time using the M-A-D-E structure

 

About Dianna:

Dianna Booher’s lifework has centered around communication. As author of 48 books, translated into 60 foreign language editions, she has traveled the globe, talking with clients and organizations on six continents about communication challenges they face at work and at home.

Her firm works with organizations to help them communicate clearly. During her more than three decades at BooherResearch Institute and earlier at Booher Consultants, she and her team have provided communication training programs, coaching, and consulting to governmental agencies and more than one third of the Fortune 500 organizations.

The national media frequently interview Booher for opinions on communication issues, and she blogs regularly for Microsoft, Forbes, and The CEO Magazine.

 

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441: Understanding Fear to Overcome It with Ruth Soukup (Host of the Do It Scared podcast)

May 20, 2019 35:41

Description:

Ruth Soukup shares the seven Fear Archetypes so you can better understand and conquer your particular fear.

 

You'll Learn:

How to identify your Fear Archetype™️ and use that knowledge to conquer your fear How to seek out honest feedback How to develop courage to take the first step past fear

 

About Ruth:

New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people overcome fear and create a life they love. Through her blog, Living Well Spending Less, which reaches more than 1 million people each month, she encourages her readers to follow their dreams and reach their goals. She is also the founder of the Living Well Planner® and Elite Blog Academy®, as well as the author of five bestselling books. Her practical advice has been featured in numerous publications and news programs, including Women’s Day, Redbook, Family Circle and Fox News. Her Do It Scared® podcast launched on April 30, 2018 and her next book, Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love (Harper Collins) will be available in May 2019.

 

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440: Accomplishing More in Less Time by Building Microskills with Stever Robbins (host of the Get it Done Guy podcast)

May 17, 2019 50:24

Description:

Stever Robbins shares how to break down skills into microskills...and shares which ones are worth building.

 

You'll Learn:

A productivity power tool to help you accomplish almost everything Why to break down learning into microskills Essential microskills that will save you years of time

 

About Stever:

Stever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, top podcaster, and productivity expert. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He currently runs Get-it-Done Groups™, which help people make extreme progress on important projects and habits.

He was project manager at Intuit. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the MIT $100K competition, and several other competitions. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has been downloaded more than 36 million times.

He’s been interviewed in numerous publications and is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Build a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More.

Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.

 

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439: How to Find Opportunities Hiding in Crappy Situations with David Greene (Host of the Bigger Pockets podcast)

May 15, 2019 45:18

Description:

David Greene shares how you can identify valuable opportunities in any situation you find yourself in--even the crappy ones.

 

You'll Learn:

How difficulties often indicate valuable opportunities Why analyzing your anxiety often yields valuable insight David’s salad story which reveals how to 8X your efficiency on certain tasks

 

About David:

David Greene is the co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, author of "Long Distance Real Estate Investing: How To Buy, Rehab, and Manage Out Of State Rental Property,” online blog contributor, Keller Williams Rookie of the Year, and a top producing real estate agent in Northern CA.

As a former police officer who started investing in real estate in 2009, David has built a portfolio of over 30 single family homes, as well as shares in large apartment complexes, mortgage notes, and note funds.

David teaches free monthly seminars on real estate investing and has been featured on numerous real estate related podcasts. He runs GreeneIncome.com, a blog where he teaches others to build wealth through real estate, as well as "The David Greene Team"—and is one of the top Keller Williams agents in the East Bay.

 

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438: How to Earn Fierce Loyalty Through 3 Key Principles with Sandy Rogers

May 13, 2019 47:20

Description:

Sandy Rogers shares the three core principles required to earn the devotion of both customer and colleague.

 

You'll Learn:

The 3 core loyalty principles of responsibility, empathy, and generosity How indifference can destroy loyalty The importance of weekly team huddles for reinforcing new behaviors

 

About Sandy:

Sandy Rogers is the leader of FranklinCovey’s Loyalty Practice. He was previously Senior Vice President at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. During his 14 years there, Sandy managed the turnaround of the London, England operation and led the teams that developed Enterprise’s marketing strategy and system for improving customer service across all branches. Before Enterprise, Sandy worked in marketing at Apple Computer and at P&G. He is a graduate of Duke and Harvard Business School.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep438

437: Building the Resources for Resilience with Dr. Michael Ungar

May 10, 2019 47:13

Description:

Dr. Michael Ungar shares insights from his decades-long research into resilience to reveal that it’s not about your ruggedness, but rather your resources.

 

You'll Learn:

The true key to resilience A master checklist for upgrading your resilience How to change your mood by changing your environment

 

About Michael:

Dr. Ungar is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds a national Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Dr. Ungar has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 15 books for mental health professionals, researchers, employers and parents. These include Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, a book for adults experiencing stress at work and at home.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400

436: How to hack your time and motivation wisely--and when not to--with Joseph Reagle

May 8, 2019 43:09

Description:

Joseph Reagle shares handy research insights on hacking life optimally and safely.

 

You'll Learn:

The question you need to ask when optimizing your life Why lifehacks should be taken in moderation How to use your own money  to hack your motivation

 

About Joseph:

Joseph writes and teaches about digital communication and online communities. He’s an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He’s also served as a fellow and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. His doctoral dissertation was on the history and collaborative culture of Wikipedia. Joseph has appeared in media including The Economist and The New York Times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400

435: Building Trust and a Powerhouse Team with Kristine Lilly and Dr. John Gillis

May 6, 2019 41:05

Description:

Legendary soccer player Kristine Lilly and researcher Dr. John Gillis share the 13 tactics of a powerhouse team, whether in sports or business.

 

You'll Learn:

The 13 tactics that make a powerhouse team The most common mistakes teams make How to build trust in a team

 

About Kristine

Kristine Lilly is an expert on effective teamwork. She consults with organizations, providing lessons gleaned from her remarkable career as a professional athlete. Lilly played midfielder for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for over twenty-three years. This included five FIFA World Cups and three Olympic Games. She was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012 and the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014. Before that, she won four national championships at The University of North Carolina.

Kristine lives outside Boston with her husband, David Heavey, a Brookline firefighter. They “team together” to raise two amazing daughters, Sidney and Jordan.

 

About John

Dr. John Gillis, Jr. facilitates executive leadership development using a dynamic business simulation for LeadershipX. As a management consultant, he has worked for IBM, Accenture, Center for Creative Leadership, and The Conference Board. He did his doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Wharton Business School. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Lynette and their four children: Jack, Rylan, Caroline, and Mary Claire.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep435

434: Building People and Killing Policies with Guy Pierce Bell

May 3, 2019 50:08

Description:

433: Boosting Your Goal Motivation and Completion with Tom Ziglar

May 1, 2019 44:38

Description:

Tom Ziglar shares best practices for motivation and goal-setting (AKA problem-solving).

 

You'll Learn:

Why and how to articulate your “why” The seven-step Ziglar goal-setting/problem-solving system How to transform a bad habit into a good one

 

About Tom:

Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig Ziglar corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” He and his wife, have one daughter and reside in Plano, Texas.  

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep432

432: How Leaders Consistently Make Great Decisions with Greg Bustin

Apr 29, 2019 40:02

Description:

Greg Bustin reveals his insights on decision-making gleaned from 52 inspiring historical events.

 

You'll Learn:

The two things you need when making a decision The Seven F’s tool that can help you decide what you want How to fight cognitive bias

 

About Greg:

For more than two decades, Greg has been skillfully counseling a diverse roster of innovative companies. He’s a trusted advisor to savvy CEOs and key leaders—steering three executive groups and providing one-on-one coaching as a Master Chair for Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization.

Organizations around the world invite Greg to conduct private workshops and deliver thought-provoking keynote addresses on leadership, strategy, conflict resolution and Workplace Accountability.

He’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Executive, and more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep432

431: Leadership Practices You Should Stop with Sara Canaday

Apr 26, 2019 32:53

Description:

Sara Canaday highlights key places where conventional leadership wisdom needs to be replaced.

 

You'll Learn:

A common leadership practice you should replace Why we should value soft intelligence as much as we value hard data How the bias for action can get in the way of progress

 

About Sara:

Sara Canaday is a leadership expert, keynote speaker, and author.  She works with leaders and high-potential professionals from organizations around the world to expand their capacity to innovate, influence, engage, and perform. Her new book, Leadership Unchained: Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance, is now available on Amazon. For more information, please visit SaraCanaday.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep431

430: How to Reach the Unreachable: Lessons Learned from Master Teachers with Jeff Gargas

Apr 24, 2019 54:40

Description:

Jeff Gargas shares best practices from teaching that every professional can use.

 

You'll Learn:

Three links between classroom management and organizational management How to return to caring when you’re not feeling it How to reach the unreachable

 

About Jeff:

Jeff Gargas is the COO and co-founder of the Teach Better Team (Creators of www.teachbetter.com, The Grid Method, and Teach Further). He works with educators to increase student engagement and improve student success.

Prior to co-founding Teach Better, Jeff was the owner of ENI Multimedia, an online marketing firm, where he worked with entrepreneurs and small businesses, assisting them with web design, social media, content marketing, and brand awareness.

Prior to all of this, Jeff was an adjunctive professor at Kent State University and spent 10+ years in the music industry. He has spoken at conferences around the country, and has successfully promoted more than 500 events and launched 7 businesses in a variety of industries.

 

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429: A Navy SEAL’s Surprising Key to Building Unstoppable Teams: Caring

Apr 22, 2019 37:43

Description:

Former NAVY SEAL platoon commander and current entrepreneur Alden Mills walks through his CARE framework for teambuilding

 

You'll Learn:

Four key steps to leading with CARE instead of fear The distinction between caring and comforting The high stakes associated with caring

 

About Alden:

Alden Mills is a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander and was the CEO of Perfect Fitness. He is also a longtime entrepreneur, with over 40 patents and over 25 years of experience working on high-performance leadership, sales, and team-building.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep429

428: No Job Can Give You Meaning and Other Intriguing Insights Into Work with Ellen Ruppel Shell

Apr 19, 2019 35:27

Description:

Writer Ellen Ruppel Shell shares thoughtful perspectives on work and its future in a time of radical change. 

You'll Learn:

Why no employer can give you meaning What people actually want in a job How and why to engage in job crafting

About Ellen:

Ellen Ruppel Shell is a correspondent for The Atlantic, and co-directs the graduate program in Science Journalism at Boston University. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Smithsonian, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, O, Scientific American, and Science.

 

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427: Trading Work-Life Balance for Work-Life Blending with Tamara Loehr

Apr 17, 2019 32:47

Description:

Tamara Loehr shares her perspective on work-live blending.

 

You'll Learn:

Three steps for getting to the root of guilt Why you should go on an acquaintance diet How to optimally divide your time amongst competing priorities

 

About Tamara:

Tamara Loehr is an Australian native, wife, and mother of two, who started her first business at the age of 19 after graduating college with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. Her ‘sweat equity’ model led her to winning a range of global awards. Loehr has become globally known as a leading wellness entrepreneur, growing her first business from under $1M annual turnover to over $10M in less than two years with no capital investment. She is proud to use her platform to share how people can have ‘blended’ lives without compromises.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep427

426: How to Feel Limitless in Your Career with Laura Gassner Otting

Apr 15, 2019 35:29

Description:

Laura Gassner Otting charts how one can be limitless by freeing yourself from other people’s expectations.

 

You'll Learn:

The danger in carrying someone else’s “scorecard” of expectations What limitlessness looks and feels like Why to view purpose more broadly

 

About Laura:

Laura speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. She’s had boatloads of cool experience, from being a White House presidential appointee to founding her own organizations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep426

425: Achieving More by Constantly Embarrassing Yourself with Case Kenny

Apr 12, 2019 41:34

Description:

Case Kenny shares his bro-tastic approaches to building confidence, achievement, and motivation.

 

You'll Learn:

How doing embarrassing things increases confidence How to balance striving with gratitude Two common motivational mistakes

 

About Case:

Case Kenny is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PRSUIT.com and the host of the iTunes top podcast New Mindset, Who Dis?

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep425

424: How to Help People Get to the Next Level with Jeremie Kubicek

Apr 10, 2019 47:09

Description:

Jeremie Kubicek teaches how to multiply your leadership many times over.

 

You'll Learn:

Tools for being the best sherpa for your team, like the Support-Challenge Matrix Pro tips for better supporting and challenging yourself and others Critical expectations that need to be spelled out

 

About Jeremie:

Jeremie Kubicek is a thought leader who specializes in transformational leader development. He is CEO of GiANT TV, and Chairman and co-founder of GiANT Worldwide, where he helps people grow through powerful content across the globe. Additionally, Jeremie is the bestselling author of Making Your Leadership Come Alive.Together with Steve Cockram, he is also the author of 5 Voices and 5 Gears.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep424

423: Becoming Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt

Apr 8, 2019 44:27

Description:

Michael Hyatt offers useful concepts to upgrade your productivity and focus, including the  freedom compass, the zones of desire and drudgery, and more.

 

You'll Learn:

How to do more of what you want with the “yes, no, yes” formula Three beliefs that prevent you from delegating your tasks effectively How to feel like you’re winning each day with the daily big three

 

About Michael:

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership coaching and development firm twice listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies. A longtime publishing executive, Michael is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Your Best Year Ever, Living Forward, and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.
Michael is the creator of the Full Focus Planner, which combines quarterly goal-tracking and daily productivity in a proven system for personal and professional achievement. His blog and weekly podcast, Lead to Win, are go-to resources for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, executives, and aspiring leaders. He has been featured by Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Wall Street Journal. Michael and his wife of 40 years, Gail, have five daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside of Nashville, Tenn.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep423

422: How to Make Decisions, Solve Problems, and Ask Questions Like a Leader with Carly Fiorina

Apr 5, 2019 38:36

Description:

Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, discusses how to solve problems, make decisions, and connect with other people like a leader.

 

You'll Learn:

Why to choose a path instead of a plan Three steps for arriving at the wisest decision Key prompts to ensure you’ve considered all the angles

 

About Carly:

Carly Fiorina is the former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a seasoned problem-solver. She started out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Through Carly Fiorina Enterprises and the Unlocking Potential Foundation, Carly and her team strengthen problem-solving and leadership capacity across America. Carly is also a best-selling author. Her titles include Tough Choices and Rising to the Challenge. Her third book Find Your Way releases on April 9th. She and her husband, Frank, have been happily married for 33 years. They reside in northern Virginia near their daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep422

421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse

Apr 3, 2019 41:21

Description:

Author Kevin Kruse offers wise--yet contrarian--pointers  for leaders.

 

You'll Learn:

Arguments for closing your Open Door policy Why to set guardrails instead of rules How to be likeable without striving for being liked

 

About Kevin:

Kevin Kruse is Founder+CEO of LEADx, the first and only AI-powered executive coach and leadership success platform built with IBM Watson.

A successful entrepreneur, Kevin has won both “Inc 500” awards for fast growth and “Best Place to Work” awards for employee culture. He was previously the founder or co-founder of several companies with successful exits.

Kevin is also a Forbes contributor and a New York Times bestselling author of nine books including Employee Engagement 2.0, Employee Engagement for Everyone and We: How To Increase Performance and Profit Through Full Engagement.

Kevin’s next book, Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contr arian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business (Crown Publishing) will launch on April 2, 2019.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep421

420: How to Break Free from Distracting Devices with Brian Solis

Apr 1, 2019 24:37

Description:

Brian Solis interlinks procrastination, distraction, and device-related addiction to show how they rob us of productivity and happiness.

 

You'll Learn:

The biochemical forces that rewire your brain when exposed to social media The key thing you must do  to reclaim your attention Why devices are often thieves of our own happiness

 

About Brian:

Brian Solis is Principal Analyst and futurist at Altimeter, a Prophet Company, a keynote speaker and best-selling author. Brian studies disruptive technology and its impact on business and society. In his reports, articles and books, he humanizes technology and its impact on business and society to help executives gain new perspectives and insights. Brian’s research explores digital transformation, customer experience and culture 2.0 and "the future of" industries, trends and behavior.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep420

419: Aligning Your Career with Your Definition of Success with Lizette Ojeda

Mar 29, 2019 29:40

Description:

Dr. Lizette Ojeda shares her “Get It, Pivot It, Quit It” method for making career decisions, as well as a few exercises designed to help you be more aware of your core values and boundaries.

 

You'll Learn:

How to defend against career  “shoulds” How to determine your core values when making career decisions Power questions for making career decisions

 

About Lizette:

Dr. Lizette Ojeda is a career development expert, helping people achieve their career goals, have better work-life balance, and step up with confidence in their zone of brilliance.
She’s a Tenured Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and Licensed Psychologist and Career Strategist who teaches career counseling, conducts research on career development, has been nationally recognized for her work and has been published in Journal of Career Development, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, The Handbook of Career Counseling for Women, and has helped hundreds of people achieve their career and life goals.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep419

418: Separating Your Self-Worth from Your Productivity with Rahaf Harfoush

Mar 27, 2019 57:26

Description:

Rahaf Harfoush masterfully unpacks history, psychology, philosophy, and more to discover how we got obsessed with hustling / productivity...and how that obsession often hurts our  creative output.

 

You'll Learn:

How productivity and creativity are incompatible The reverberating negative impact of the 2008 economic recession on how we work Best practices for optimizing your limited reserve of energy

 

About Rahaf:

Rahaf is a Digital Anthropologist, Best-Selling Author, and Speaker researching the impacts of emerging technologies on our society. She focuses on understanding the deep (and often hidden) behavioral shifts that are taking place within organizations and individuals as global digital infrastructures enable the unprecedented exchange of ideas, information, and opinions. She teaches Innovation and Disruptive Business Models at SciencePo’s Masters of Finance and Economics Program in Paris.

She’s worked with organizations like Starwood Capital Group, Deutsche Bank, Estée Lauder, UNESCO, The OECD, A1, ING Direct, and  more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep418

417: Managing Infinite Expectations with Laura Vanderkam

Mar 25, 2019 34:14

Description:

Laura Vanderkam reveals time management wisdom as presented in her charming new fable, Juliet’s School of Possibilities.

 

You'll Learn:

A handy mantra to keep choices in perspective How  to better handle your email  inbox The most useful questions for directing your time

 

About Laura:

Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, like Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company. She has appeared on numerous television programs, radio segments, and has spoken about time and productivity to audiences of all sizes. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep417

416: How to Find Insights Others Miss with Steven Landsburg

Mar 22, 2019 41:21

Description:

Economist Steven Landsburg offers key questions to push your thinking beyond the obvious to generate helpful insights.

 

You'll Learn:

How to jog your brain out of complacent thinking A common assumption that often leads people to make poor decisions Two exercises to help expand your thinking beyond the obvious

 

About Steven:

Steven E. Landsburg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, where students recently elected him Professor of the Year. He is the author of The Armchair EconomistFair PlayThe Big Questions, two textbooks in economics, and much more. His current research is in the area of quantum game theory. He writes the monthly “Everyday Economics” column in Slate magazine, and has written regularly for Forbes and occasionally for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He appeared as a commentator on the PBS/Turner Broadcasting series “Damn Right”, and has made over 200 appearances on radio and television broadcasts over the past few years.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep416

415: Pursuing Your Passion the Smart Way

Mar 20, 2019 39:55

Description:

Brad Stulberg explores the inherent contradiction between pursuing passion and balance...and what to do about it.

 

You'll Learn:

The three common paradoxes of passion The dangers of rooting your identity to a passion Why self-aware imbalance is often appropriate

 

About Brad:

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. His coaching practice includes working with athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives on their mental skills and overall well-being. He is a bestselling author of the books The Passion Paradox and Peak Performance and a columnist at Outside Magazine. Brad has also written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Forbes, and The Los Angeles Times. Previously, Stulberg worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, where he counseled some of the world's top executives on a broad range of issues. An avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Stulberg lives in Northern California with his wife, son, and two cats. Follow him on Twitter @Bstulberg.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep415

414: How Culture Change Really Happens with Gretchen Anderson

Mar 18, 2019 41:06

Description:

Gretchen Anderson provides research insights on cultural shift from her work at the Katzenbach Center.

 

You'll Learn:

The four elements critical to a work culture The role of the critical few in an organization How to leverage the behavior you already have for the better

 

About Gretchen:

Gretchen Anderson is a director at the Katzenbach Center who has been working  with client teams across the globe for over 15 years. Gretchen has a doctorate in literature from Stanford University and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her two children, Jane and Calvin. Her new book is The Critical Few: Energize Your Company's Culture by Choosing What Really Matters.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep414

413: How to Exude Credibility with Rob Jolles

Mar 15, 2019 51:08

Description:

Rob Jolles provides practical wisdom on how to come across as more believable.

 

You'll Learn:

The number one reason why people don’t believe you How method acting can lead you into peak presenting performance Why you should embrace your own dysfunctions

 

About Rob

Rob Jolles is a sought-after speaker who teaches, entertains, and inspires audiences worldwide. His live programs around the world have enabled him to amass a client list of Fortune 500 companies including Toyota, Disney, GE, a dozen universities, and over 50 financial institutions. He is the best-selling author of six books, including his latest release, Why People Don't Believe You...Building Credibility from the Inside Out.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep413

412: Access Superpowers by Embracing Alter Egos with Todd Herman

Mar 13, 2019 54:56

Description:

Todd Herman shares how the concept of alter egos helps you become ideal you that a given situation calls for.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you should revisit your childhood superheroes and alter egos Enclothed cognition and Halloween lessons for being awesome at our jobs How to improve your visualization through all your senses

 

About Todd:

Todd Herman is an award-winning author, performance advisor to athletes, leaders and public figures, and is a recipient of the Inc. 500 fastest growing company award. He’s been featured on the Today Show, Sky Business News, Inc Magazine and CBC National News. And lives in New York City with his young family.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep412

411: The Seven Mindsets of an Effective Connector with Michelle Tillis Lederman

Mar 11, 2019 50:55

Description:

Michelle Tillis Lederman discusses the benefits of being a connector, the mindsets required to flourish, and how to connect well.

 

You'll Learn:

The three reasons people connect with each other Why to become a better connector even if you don’t think you need to network Tips for easier relationship maintenance

 

About Michelle:

Michelle Tillis Lederman, one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of several books including the internationally known, The 11 Laws of Likability, and her latest The Connectors Advantage. Michelle is the founder and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs. A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on NBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNBC, and others. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep411

410: The Scientific Way to Find, Filter, and Fast-Track Meaningfully Unique Ideas with Doug Hall

Mar 8, 2019 41:03

Description:

Legendary inventor Doug Hall shares how to generate and implement great ideas with scientific precision.

 

You'll Learn:

An equation that predicts the quantity of ideas generated How fear impedes the creation of ideas How to fast-track ideas through a learning mindset

 

About Doug:

Doug Hall is an inventor, researcher, educator, and craft whiskey maker. He is the founder of the Eureka! Ranch, Innovation Engineering Institute, and Brain Brew Custom Whisk(e)y. He has been named one of America’s top innovation experts by Inc. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO magazine, and the CBC. His book Jump Start Your Business Brain was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by 800-CEO-Read.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep410

409: How to Crush Complexity with Jesse Newton

Mar 6, 2019 38:43

Description:

Jesse Newton makes the case for simplifying your organization’s complex processes and getting rid of distractions.

 

You'll Learn:

The five factors that drive organizational complexity Key questions that clarify what’s truly important The communication mistake people make when simplifying work

 

About Jesse:

Jesse Newton is the author of Simplify Work; Crushing Complexity to Liberate Innovation, Productivity, and Engagement. He is the founder and CEO of Simplify Work; a global management consulting firm that helps organizations throw off the shackles of debilitating complexity and reignite top performance. His clients include McDonalds and PepsiCo. Prior to launching Simplify Work, Newton was a senior member of Booz & Company’s Organization, Change and Leadership consulting practice and also spent a number of years consulting around the world with Ernst & Young’s People & Organizational Change practice.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep409

408: Nourishing Creativity so It Can Nourish You with Dr. Alton Barron

Mar 4, 2019 50:11

Description:

Dr. Alton Barron discusses the importance of creativity, how it influences your health, and how you can resurrect creativity after it has been stamped out.

 

You'll Learn:

The scientific link between creativity and health Why boredom is good for creativity The role of clutter in creativity

 

About Alton:

Dr. Barron is a fellowship-trained shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeon. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at NYU-Langone and the Univ. of Texas Dell Medical Centers, practicing in both Austin and Manhattan. Dr. Barron has been surgeon for thousands of competitive athletes (a team doctor for Fordham University for 15 years) and professional musicians, including the NY Philharmonic and Metropolitan Operas in New York for over 20 years. He publishes and lectures extensively nationally and internationally. Founder/director of the nonprofit Musician Treatment Foundation https://mtfusa.org/. Co-author of The Creativity Cure with wife Carrie Barron published by Scribner in 2012. https://www.facebook.com/TheCreativityCure/ Founding member, Team Continuum cancer charity https://www.teamcontinuum.net/

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep408

407: The Key Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders with Ash Seddeek

Mar 1, 2019 42:14

Description:

Ash Seddeek outlines the key leadership behaviors that inspire teams.

 

You'll Learn:

Ten key leadership behaviors that inspire followers One mistake that quickly kills a team’s creativity How to manage your bias like a pro

 

About Ash:

Ash develops leadership, executive communications and strategic sales programs. He currently works with Cisco's innovation startup teams to help them craft compelling value proposition narratives. Ash is also a mentor to entrepreneurs and a communications expert at the American Management Association.

He’s the bestselling author of the books Meaning, Start with a Vision, and The Road to Success.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep407

406: How to Sharpen the Most Critical Communication Skill: Listening with Brenda Bailey-Hughes

Feb 27, 2019 47:18

Description:

Brenda Bailey-Hughes shares why and how to become a better listener.

 

You'll Learn:

The sad current state of listening How to fall in love with silence in a conversation The five focus areas of listening

 

About Brenda:

Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program.

She’s authored 9 LinkedIn Learning courses and specializes in communication training and coaching for Fortune 500 executives such as P&G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep406

405: How (and Why) to Boost Positivity within your Team with Jon Gordon

Feb 25, 2019 39:59

Description:

Jon Gordon reveals best practices for building trust and rapport within a team, no matter the circumstances.

 

You'll Learn:

Three exercises to build big rapport quickly The advantages of being an optimist How to transform challenges into opportunities

 

About Jon:

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of a Positive Team. He is a graduate of Cornell University and hold a Masters in Teaching from Emory University.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep405

404: Overcoming Your Creative Blocks with Michael A. Roberto

Feb 22, 2019 40:43

Description:

Professor Michael A. Roberto explores the mindsets that hinder creativity.

 

You'll Learn:

The six mindsets blocking your creativity The advantage of putting your idea out there in its early stages Best ways to spark more creative ideas

 

 

About Michael:

Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University. Previously, he’s served for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on how people solve problems and make decisions.He’s a bestselling author of case studies and several books. He’s created courses on The Great Courses Plus. Michael has developed a number of innovative Multi-media simulations for students, including the Everest Leadership and Team Simulation. His latest book is called Unlocking Creativity.

 

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep404

403: Hollywood Secrets for Effective Business Storytelling with Matthew Luhn

Feb 20, 2019 38:04

Description:

Movie story consultant Matthew Luhn shares the key principles and approaches for making compelling, emotionally-resonant stories--even if you’ve got a “boring” work topic

 

You'll Learn:

Two story elements that keep an audience hooked The three key flavors of emotion The universal six story themes

 

About Matthew:

Matthew Luhn is a writer, story branding consultant, and keynote speaker with over 25 years’ experience at Pixar Animation Studios, with story credits including the Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. franchises, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, and Ratatouille. Alongside his work in Hollywood, Luhn trains CEOs, marketing teams, directors, and professionals on how to craft stories for Fortune 500 companies, Academy Award-winning movies, and corporate brands grossing billions of dollars worldwide, advice he’s packed into his new book, The Best Story Wins: How to Leverage Hollywood Storytelling in Business and Beyond. To learn more, visit matthewluhnstory.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep403

Happy President's Day 2019

Feb 18, 2019 03:44

Description:

Happy President’s Day!

Celebrate George Washington’s birthday by reflecting on the first president’s outstanding character and integrity.

View show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/presidentsday2019

 

You can also check out your career happiness drivers by texting PROFILE to 345345.

402: How Overachievers can Reclaim Their Joy with Christine Hassler (Host of the Over it and On with it podcast)

Feb 15, 2019 42:55

Description:

Christine Hassler reveals how overachievers can lose and regain their joy.

 

You'll Learn:

The joylessness of overachieving How to stop the constant doing through exploring your why Four questions to re-evaluate your limiting beliefs

 

About Christine:

Christine Hassler is the best-selling author of three books, most recently Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change your Present and Get What you Really Want. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a keynote speaker, retreat facilitator, life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It”, she has been teaching and inspiring people around the world. She’s appeared on: The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style, and The New York Times. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at www.christinehassler.com

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep402

401: Finding, Creating, and Maintaining a Great Work Culture with Brian Fielkow

Feb 13, 2019 34:32

Description:

CEO Brian Fielkow walks through creating and maintaining a good work culture then reveals how prospective employees can find out if they fit a new workplace’s culture.

 

You'll Learn:

Why customers pay for culture Brian’s definition of a healthy work culture How to discover if you are a cultural fit at the interview stage

 

About Brian:

Brian Fielkow, J.D., is the CEO of Jetco Delivery, a multimillion-dollar Houston-based trucking and logistics company with 200+ employees that was named a “Top Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle, highlighted on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list, and given the Gold Safety Award by the DOW Chemical Company. Brian is also the author of “Driving to Perfection: Achieving Business Excellence by Creating a Vibrant Culture.”

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep401

400: Making Better Decisions through Multiple Mental Models with Shane Parrish (Host of The Knowledge Project podcast)

Feb 11, 2019 48:00

Description:

Shane Parrish offers expert perspectives and tips for boosting your decision-making.

 

You'll Learn:

Why we often fail to improve at decision-making Three useful mental models to serve you well The role of emotions in decision-making

 

About Shane:

Shane Parrish invests in wonderful companies as a Partner at Partners. He’s also the mastermind behind the Farnam Street blog and the Knowledge Project podcast. Farnam Street blog is devoted to helping people develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It  focuses on sharing the principles that help others become better versions of themselves and live consciously.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400

399: Maximizing Your Mental Energy with Isaiah Hankel

Feb 8, 2019 51:29

Description:

Isaiah Hankel highlights the importance of your mental energy, the best time to use it, and how to protect it from the people and things that drain it.

 

You'll Learn:

The little ways we waste our limited mental energy How to tactfully deal with people who drain your mental energy How to gain more energy by closing mental loops

 

About Isaiah:

Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy & Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole Focus, was published by Wiley & Sons and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the UK and became a business bestseller internationally. Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past 5 years.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep399

398: The Hidden Root of Much Workplace Conflict...And What to Do About It with Dr. Donna Hicks

Feb 6, 2019 47:48

Description:

Conflict resolution expert Dr. Donna Hicks outlines the ten elements of dignity to provide a master framework for human treatment and mistreatment. She also reveals how such treatment impacts performance.

 

You'll Learn:

How violating another’s dignity is at the root of many conflicts Four everyday indignities people suffer at work Business reasons to honor dignity in a work environment

 

About Donna:

Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.  She facilitated dialogues in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Libya and Syria. She was a consultant to the BBC in Northern Ireland where she co-facilitated a television series, Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.   She has taught courses in conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark, and Columbia Universities and conducts training seminars in the US and abroad on dignity leadership training and on the role dignity plays in resolving conflict.  She consults to corporations, schools, churches, and non-governmental organizations. Her book, Dignity:  It’s Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, was published by Yale University Press in 2011.  Her second book, Leading with Dignity:  How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People, was published by Yale University Press in August 2018.

 

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397: Making the Shifts Necessary to Grow Your Influence with John C. Maxwell

Feb 3, 2019 49:56

Description:

Renowned leadership author John C. Maxwell discusses how to shift yourself so you can continually grow and influence on a bigger scale. You'll Learn: 1. John’s approach to mentorship 2. How insecurity kills effective leadership 3. The ACT method to make the most out of your reflections About John: John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books in 50 languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazines. He is founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from almost every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about Maxwell, visit JohnMaxwell.com. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep397

396: Insights into Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien

Feb 1, 2019 42:10

Description:

Writer and illustrator Liz Fosslien shares why we should listen to our emotions instead of suppressing them at work. She also reveals how to be considerate of others’ emotions while protecting our own.

 

You'll Learn:

Why we should inspect instead of suppress our emotions Two ways to protect yourself from emotional contagion How to decode the wisdom your emotions are pointing to

 

About Liz:

Liz is an author and illustrator whose projects have been featured by NPR, Freakonomics, The Economist, and CNN Money. Liz spent the past three years designing and facilitating workshops that empowered executives at LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, BlackRock, and Nike to build cultures of belonging. Previously, she led product and community projects at Genius and ran statistical analyses at the aptly named Analysis Group.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep396

 

395: How to Learn Faster with Andrew Geant of WyzAnt

Jan 30, 2019 38:04

Description:

WyzAnt CEO and Founder Andrew Geant discusses the best and worst ways to learn, particularly when engaging a tutor one-on-one.

 

You'll Learn:

The most in-demand hard and soft skills When you should consider engaging in one-on-one lessons How to give and receive good feedback

 

About Andrew:

Andrew Geant is co-founder and CEO of WyzAnt, which brings the proven impact of personalized learning to all learners via the largest tutoring marketplace and community. WyzAnt has one of 75,000 tutors available within 10 miles of 97% of the US population offering their services in-person and online. Drew co-founded WyzAnt in 2005 with his Princeton classmate, Mike Weishuhn. Today, WyzAnt has 80 employees in offices in Chicago and San Francisco.  With now over 2 million tutors and students that have used the platform, the company was bootstrapped with just $10,000 and has been cash flow positive since inception.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep395

 

394: De-Stressing Work with Better Language and Requests with Andrea Goeglein

Jan 28, 2019 32:39

Description:

Workplace psychologist Andrea Goeglein shares how language impacts workplace stress and how to successfully ask for help from others.

 

You'll Learn:

The key causes of workplace stress Two verbal habits that exacerbate workplace stress How to ask for help optimally

 

About Andrea:

Often called a “Success Sherpa,” Andrea prides herself on carrying the information that nourishes her clients careers and personal success. She’s the Creator of the trademarked “Don’t Die” book series, which is licensed to the renowned publisher Hay House and served as Chairperson of Speaker Selection for TEDxUNLV.

Not only does Andrea Goeglein have the scientific knowledge that helps business leaders thrive, she has owned and operated several successful companies herself, including Evening Star Holdings, a hospitality operating business with $4 million in revenue and 60+ employees. Andrea also Founded the CEO Forum in Las Vegas, a senior executive think tank and boutique consulting practice.

 

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393: Freeing Up Extra Time Through Optimizing, Automating, and Outsourcing with Ari Meisel

Jan 25, 2019 35:47

Description:

Ari Meisel breaks down his secrets to greater productivity...from virtual assistants, to the best productivity apps, to easier ways to make decisions.

 

You'll Learn:

How working at your peak time makes you many times more effective The power of the 20-second rule Why you should consider using virtual assistants

 

About Ari:

Ari is the best-selling author of "The Art of Less Doing", and "The Replaceable Founder." He is a self-described Overwhelmologist whose insights into personal and professional productivity have earned him the title, "The Guru's Guru." He can be heard on the award-winning Less Doing Podcast, on international stages speaking to thought leaders and influencers, and for those who prefer the written word, Ari's blog posts on Medium offer immediate and actionable advice for entrepreneurs seeking replaceability.

 

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392: Getting Your Dream Job by Illustrating Your Value with Austin Belcak

Jan 23, 2019 58:23

Description:

Austin Belcak explains how deep research, cold emailing, and solving one of your dream company’s problems upfront accelerates job hunting--while building your skills.

 

You'll Learn:

Two common themes to successful job searches How to do cold outreach that gets responses Two ways to effectively illustrate your value

 

About Austin:

Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he teaches people how to land jobs they love without connections, without traditional experience, and without applying online.

Austin's created a community of over 30,000 job seekers who have leveraged his strategies to land jobs at places like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and more.

 

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019!

Jan 21, 2019 18:01

Description:

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

Listen to past podcast guest Dr. Nick Morgan's advice to hone your speaking skills and use your pitch to embody both passion and authority, with one of the best speeches of all time: Martin Luther King Jr,'s I Have a Dream.

 

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391: Preventing Burnout by Examining your Emotions with Dr. Shawn C. Jones

Jan 18, 2019 39:53

Description:

Dr. Shawn Jones discusses the burnout epidemic and how mindfulness, reflection, and compassion can be used to combat it.

 

You'll Learn:

Three ways people experience burnout How to re-personalize what you’ve depersonalized Four best practices for preventing burnout

 

About Shawn:

Shawn C. Jones MD, FACS is a board-certified ear, nose, and throat physician, head and neck surgeon with 30 years of experience in medicine and a thriving ENT practice in Paducah, Kentucky. He's on a mission to combat the effects of the growing physician burnout epidemic by sharing his own inspiring story of recovery.

Dr. Jones shares his story of burnout and recovery in his book, "Finding Heart in Art: A Surgeon’s Renaissance Approach to Healing Modern Medical Burnout.”

 

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390: Five Practices for Flexible Course Correction with Ed Muzio

Jan 16, 2019 42:17

Description:

Ed Muzio shares how teams can function better through smarter iteration.

 

You'll Learn:

How many organizations are planning poorly Approaches for greater clarity How to make wiser group decisions

 

About Ed:

Ed Muzio is CEO of Group Harmonics and an award-winning three-time author. An expert in the scientific study of measuring and modifying human behavior, he is a sought-after consultant to business and industry worldwide and a popular media source. His new book is Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team (An Inc. Original, 2018). He can be found at IterateNow.com.

 

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389: Recharging Your Career with Beth Benatti Kennedy

Jan 14, 2019 43:13

Description:

Coach Beth Benatti Kennedy shares actionable ways to recharge your career and beat burnout.

 

You'll Learn:

The five focus areas for recharging your career How to use a Purpose Mind Map A more exciting way to introduce yourself

 

About Beth:

Beth Benatti Kennedy, MS LMFT brings more than twenty years of experience to her role as a leadership and executive coach, resiliency-training expert, and speaker. With an extensive background in career development, she coaches high-potential individuals on how to use their influence strategically, collaborate effectively, and focus on innovation. Her clients include Gillette Company, Nike, Converse, and many others. Her new book, Career Recharge: Five Strategies to boost Resilience and Beat Burnout, was published in October.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep389

388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy

Jan 11, 2019 46:15

Description:

Founder of Raise the Bar, Aaron Levy, shares four key habits that improve team performance.

 

You'll Learn:

Why must managers suck How and why to listen better Examples of powerful questions

 

About Aaron:

Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover.

Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success.

Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team.

 

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387: Becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty with Julie Benezet

Jan 9, 2019 44:59

Description:

Julie Benezet discusses the importance of taking risks and being comfortable with the discomfort of outcome uncertainty—and how you can achieve that comfort.

 

You'll Learn:

How discomfort brings out your best game The four steps to becoming comfortable with discomfort Four self-sabotaging behaviors and how to stop them in their tracks

 

About Julie:

Julie Benezet has devoted her professional life to exploring the new, building businesses and helping others do the same. She currently works as an executive consultant, coach and teacher, following 25 years in business and law. She is the founder of The Journey of Not Knowing®, a leadership development program that teaches its executives how to navigate the new.

Julie spent four years as a member of the Amazon.com leadership team that brought the company from the early steep ramp up phase to its emergence as an established business. As its Vice President, Corporate Resources and Director of Global Real Estate, she is credited with leading the delivery of over 7,000,000 square feet worldwide with the supporting corporate infrastructure in just two years.

 

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386: How to Earn More, Spend Less, and Build Wealth with Mindy Jensen (co-host of the BiggerPockets Money podcast)

Jan 7, 2019 48:09

Description:

Podcaster and real estate investor Mindy Jensen shares strategies for building wealth.

 

You'll Learn:

The number one tip for earning more at your job The power of tracking your spending Tips for optimizing big expenses

 

About Mindy:

Mindy Jensen is the Community Manager for BiggerPockets.com, and the co-host of BiggerPockets Money, a podcast for anyone who has money or wants to have more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep386

385: Unlocking New Ideas by Asking Better Questions with Hal Gregersen

Jan 4, 2019 50:24

Description:

Hal Gregersen explores methods for asking better questions to address your biggest challenges.

 

You'll Learn:

How to ask better questions The four-minute Question Burst method to spark new ideas How the most creative organizations use questions wisely

 

About Hal:

Hal Gregersen is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and deliver positive, powerful results.

 

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384: Bringing More Joy into Work with Bruce Daisley

Jan 2, 2019 46:40

Description:

Vice President  of Twitter Bruce Daisley shares the key differences that make the difference between work delight and drudgery.

 

You'll Learn:

Two hacks for restoring your personal equilibrium at work The benefits of connecting with your colleagues through laughter Why working more than 40 hours a week is a bad idea

 

About Bruce:

As European Vice-President for Twitter and host of the UK’s number one business podcast Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat he is in the centre of the debate about the way work and communication is evolving.

Daisley has been one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners for four years and is one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. Campaign magazine asserted that Daisley is ‘one of the most talented people in media.’

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep384

Merry Christmas Eve. I have gifts for you!

Dec 24, 2018 04:31

Description:

Happy Holidays! Here are some gifts that will help you be awesome at your job even during the holiday break.

 

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383: Driving Adaptability in your Organization with Michael J. Arena

Dec 21, 2018 39:10

Description:

GM’s Chief Talent Officer Michael J. Arena explores the idea of ambidextrous leadership to help lead your organization in its current state and in its future – at the same time.

 

You'll Learn:

Ways to positively disrupt the way you work Concrete ways to mine the ideas of your organization Why conflict is essential to the evolution of ideas

 

About Michael:

Michael is the Chief Talent Officer for General Motors (GM), where he launched GM2020, a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to positively disrupt the way they work, which was highlighted in Fast Company and Fortune. Michael is the author of the book Adaptive Space, which is based on a decade long research initiative that won the 2017 Walker Prize from People + Strategy.

 

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382: The Immense Power of Clarity with Karen Martin

Dec 19, 2018 51:31

Description:

Lean management authority Karen Martin shares how many workplace problems can be solved through better clarity.

 

You'll Learn:

Why people fear asking for clarity Key clarifying questions that stimulate great thinking Why tolerance for ambiguity is actually bad

 

About Karen:

Karen Martin, president of the global consulting firm TKMG, Inc., is a leading authority on business performance and Lean management. Known for her keen diagnostic skills and rapid-results approach, Karen and her team have worked with clients such as AT&T, Chevron, Epson, GlaxoSmithKline, International Monetary Fund, Lenovo, Mayo Clinic, Prudential Insurance, Qualcomm, and the United States Department of Homeland Security to develop more efficient work systems, grow market share, solve business problems, and accelerate performance.

 

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381: Building Your Career upon Dignity and Talent with Soulaima Gourani

Dec 17, 2018 43:35

Description:

Bestselling author and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum Soulaima Gourani discusses the importance of knowing and owning your own dignity and making the most of what you’re good at.

 

You'll Learn:

The mother of all values Three steps for zeroing in on your true talent To clearly distinguish what you enjoy vs. what you’re good at

 

About Soulaima:

Soulaima is a TED Talks Mentor and works with corporate clients and world leaders as a World Economic Forum expert in behavioral science and education. She is a two-time author and speaks on the topics of change management, career development, leadership, entrepreneurship, global trade, emotional intelligence and much more. Everything she does always serves a common purpose: to create more innovators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers–more peace in the world.

 

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380: The Five Routes to Personal Change with Jane Ransom

Dec 14, 2018 49:58

Description:

Trainer, author, and master hypnotist Jane Ransom discusses how you can remap the brain’s neural pathways toward what you want using self-intelligence and self-hypnosis.

 

You'll Learn:

Scientific proof for the effectiveness of hypnosis How to strengthen the neural pathways to achieve behavioral change The interconnectedness of self-discipline and self-forgiveness

 

About Jane:

Jane Ransom is a coach, speaker, trainer, master hypnotist, dedicated optimist and an incurable science nerd. The international publisher Quarto Group recently released her book Self-Intelligence: The New Science-Based Approach to Reaching Your True Potential. She helps individuals transform their lives and works with organizations to improve leadership and strengthen employee engagement.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep380

379: The Four Steps to Creating Chemistry with Others with Barney Feinberg

Dec 12, 2018 46:57

Description:

Veteran life coach Barney Feinberg shares how appreciating your many values can help you better connect with others and facilitate chemistry for smooth working relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

How to identify your values from your life’s peak moments Approaches for discovering the values of others from what they say How we end up settling in our relationships

 

About Barney:

Barney Feinberg began his career as a CPA learning the language of business. At the age of twenty-five, his career journey took him to live in Asia for seven years, where he was COO for a large clothing conglomerate. There he learned how to assimilate into a multitude of cultures, always with the purpose of building strong relationships at work. His career in executive placement began in 1994 and in 2002, he became a certified coach with the Coaches Training Institute. Over the past 25 years he has worked with thousands of executives, coaching them on how to strengthen their chemistry factor for greater success.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep379

378: How to Tackle Uncertainty--and Enjoy It with Josh Kaufman

Dec 10, 2018 53:51

Description:

Josh Kaufman shares his research regarding tackling uncertainty, the value of persistence in new skill acquisition, and best practices for self-directed learning.

 

 

You’ll Learn:

The PICS formula for assessing your goals The five parts of every business mental model How and Why to pre-commit to learning a new skill

 

 

About Josh

Josh’s research focuses on business, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. His unique, multidisciplinary approach to business mastery and rapid skill acquisition has helped millions of readers around the world learn essential concepts and skills on their own terms.

Josh’s research has been featured by The New York Times, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, Wired, Fast Company, Financial Times, Lifehacker, CNN, and many others.

Josh has been a featured speaker at Stanford University, World Domination Summit, Pioneer Google, and many others. JoshKaufman.net was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs” and his TEDx talk was viewed over 12 million times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep378

377: How to Disarm the Energy Vampires at Work with Dr. Judith Orloff

Dec 7, 2018 35:59

Description:

New York Times bestselling author and psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff shines on light on highly sensitive people, how to connect with them, and how to defend against forces that drain your energy.

 

You’ll Learn:

The difference between ordinary empathy, highly sensitive people, and empaths Two ways to avoid absorbing the emotions of your environment The important skills the rest of us can learn from highly sensitive people

 

About Judith

Dr. Judith Orloff is a New York Times bestselling author who specializes in treating sensitive people in her Los Angeles based private practice. Dr. Orloff is on the psychiatric clinical faculty at UCLA. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, PBS, and in USA Today and The Oprah Magazine, and the Los Angeles times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep377

376: How to Become the Success Nobody Saw Coming: Research Insights into “Dark Horses” from Harvard’s Todd Rose

Dec 5, 2018 49:01

Description:

Bestselling author and Harvard professor Todd Rose dissects how Dark Horses became successful and how you can apply their secret to live a reliably fulfilling career and live

 

You'll Learn:

The implications of pursuing personal fulfillment vs. power, wealth, or prestige The most important step to understanding what fulfills you Why fulfillment isn’t just for the rich

 

About Todd:

Todd Rose was a high school dropout with D- grades and a GPA of 0.9.  He caused a ruckus in class and was suspended several times. He married his teenage girlfriend and by the age of 21, was trying to support a wife and two sons on welfare and minimum wage jobs.

In less than a decade, Rose was able to turn his life around from a dead-end factory job to the most influential spheres of American academia. Today he’s the director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and cofounder of Populace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming how we learn, work, and live. His previous book, The End of Average, was a best seller and his talks have been featured at TedX, the Aspen Ideas Festival, SXSW, Google, Microsoft, Pixar, Costco, JP Morgan, Chevron, and Colin Powell’s America’s Promise.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep376

375: How and Why to Communicate Mindfully with Oren Jay Sofer

Dec 3, 2018 47:18

Description:

Meditation practitioner and author Oren Jay Sofer hashes out the tenets of mindful and non-violent communication to help get ot the heart of every interaction.

 

You’ll Learn:

Key steps for getting what you want without causing defensiveness in others Two points of subtext to listen for when someone speaks How to gain emotional agility

 

About Oren

Oren Jay Sofer leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication throughout the United States. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in comparative religion from columbia University and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. Oren also creates mindfulness training programs for apps and organizations. He lives in Richmond, California.

 

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374: Future-Proofing Your Career through Three Key Skills with Stephen Warley

Nov 30, 2018 44:43

Description:

Stephen Warley shares the critical skills that keep you valuable in a changing work landscape.

 

You'll Learn:

Two exercises for increasing self-awareness Four key questions to ask yourself every single day Why--and how--to embrace discomfort better

 

About Stephen:

Stephen Warley has been self-employed for more than a decade, and he shares how to build the life skills that matter for the new nature of work. Stephen helps people build self-awareness  and other skills through his writing and coaching work at Life Skills That Matter.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep374

373: Getting Consistently Good Results from Yourself and Others with Weldon Long

Nov 28, 2018 42:23

Description:

Weldon Long explains how his FEAR framework helped turn him from three-time ex-convict to a New York Times bestselling author and top sales expert.

 

You'll Learn:

How Weldon went from being a dropout and convict to a star salesperson A five-step process for getting what you want from others Achieving more consistent results through the FEAR framework

 

About Weldon:

Weldon Long is a high school dropout who spent 13 years in prison for robbery, money laundering, and mail fraud. While in prison, Weldon started studying; earning his GED, BS in Law, and MBA in Management. Then, at 39 years old, Weldon was released. While living in a homeless shelter, Weldon landed a commission-only sales position and quickly became the company's top sales leader. In 2004 he opened his own heating and cooling business and grew it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. He now trains the sales teams at major Fortune 500 corporations including FedEx, Farmers, and Home Depot.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep373

372: How to Take the Work out of Networking with Karen Wickre

Nov 26, 2018 33:19

Description:

Karen Wickre shares ways both introverts and extroverts can grow their networks without that transactional feeling.

 

You'll Learn:

A pro-tip for how to build up your network despite social anxiety How to farm for contacts instead of hunting for them The strength of weak ties

 

About Karen:

Karen Wickre is the former Editorial Director at Twitter, where she landed after a decade-long career at Google. She is a member of the Board of Visitors for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, and serves on the boards of the International Center for Journalists, the News Literacy Project, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has been a featured columnist for Wired.com and is a cofounder of Newsgeist, an annual gathering conference fostering new approaches to news and information. She is the author of Taking the Work Out of Networking and lives in San Francisco.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep372

Black Friday 2018

Nov 23, 2018 16:31

Description:

Here are a few of our favorite things when it comes to productivity at work and at home.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Nov 21, 2018 06:48

Description:

We talk about gratitude's power for your capacity to be awesome at your job and more.

 

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371: The Keys That Make a Great Team with Don Yaeger

Nov 19, 2018 39:56

Description:

Nationally acclaimed speaker and long-time Sports Illustrated editor Don Yaeger highlights the key differences that make a great team.

 

You'll Learn:

How every organization is changing the world in some way Key practices that can bring your team’s “why” to life How great teams address dysfunction

 

About Don:

Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. His messages focus on achieving greatness. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep371

370: Increasing Your Perceived Competence with Jack Nasher

Nov 16, 2018 48:22

Description:

Professor and mentalist Jack Nasher shares compelling research revealing how conveying additional confidence perceived competence. 

 

You'll Learn:

The two things that enhance your perceived competence and how you can show them How to optimally manage expectations How likability and attractiveness play into perceived competence

 

About Jack:

Jack Nasher is on the faculty of Stanford University and the widest read business psychologist in continental Europe. An Oxford graduate, he has worked with the UN, the European Court of Justices, and Skadden. He is the founder of the NASHER Negotiation Institute and is a leading expert on reading and influencing people. A member of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and a principle practitioner with the Association of Business Psychologists, he has spoken at TEDx and he also performs as a mentalist at the world-renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep370

369: Avoiding The Perils of Workplace Technology with Dan Schawbel

Nov 14, 2018 41:44

Description:

New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel discusses appropriate uses of technology and how to find fulfillment in your career.

 

You’ll Learn:

How to set career expectations Three tips for increasing productivity and improving work relationships How (and when!) to use technology to improve relationships

 

About Dan

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. Through his companies, he’s conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca Cola and Oracle. Dan has interviewed over 2,000 of the world’s most successful people, including Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and me! He is the host of “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel”, a podcast where he interviews a variety of world-class humans by asking them 5 questions in less than 15 minutes. In addition, he has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, The Harvard Business Review, and others that have combined generated over 15 million views. Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in over 2,000 media outlets. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. & Forbes Magazines “30 Under 30.”

 

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Happy Veterans Day 2018

Nov 12, 2018 04:42

Description:

Reflecting on Veterans Day with gratitude and how veterans have a lot to teach us when it comes to being awesome at our jobs.

 

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368: Upgrading Your Productivity through Accountability with Focusmate’s Taylor Jacobson

Nov 9, 2018 48:14

Description:

Focusmate founder and CEO Taylor Jacobson breaks down how tribal psychology and accountability work partners can do wonders for your work and life.

 

You'll Learn:

 The biggest distraction drivers in the workplace Four streamlined to-do list hacks Why NOT to rely on willpower

 

About Taylor:

Taylor is the founder and CEO of Focusmate building productivity software that works when nothing else will. He's a trained executive coach with clients like Yale, Cornell, and Wharton, a wannabe adventurer and a recovering pizza addict turned holistic  health aspirant.

 

For transcript , links, and shownotes, visit www.awesomeatyourjob.com/ep368.

 

367: How to Project Vocal Confidence with Allison Shapira

Nov 7, 2018 37:51

Description:

Speech coach and ex-opera singer Allison Shapira teaches tips and tricks for better projecting your voice.

 

You'll Learn:

How you’re likely breathing wrong and what to do about it Three ways the power of your voice is reduced The key things most people neglect when preparing for a speech

 

About Allison:

Allison is the CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC. A former opera singer and TEDx speaker, she teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and offers keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits around the world.

Allison works with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive coach. She also travels around the world teaching leadership communication to help women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a nonprofit. She holds a master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She speaks Italian and Hebrew and has studied 8 other languages.

 

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366: Mastering Conversations through Compassionate Curiosity with Kwame Christian

Nov 5, 2018 53:09

Description:

Negotiate Anything podcast host Kwame Christian lays out the compassionate curiosity framework and how to apply it to negotiations with others and with yourself for any aspect of your life.

 

You'll Learn:

How and why to deal with our “inner toddler” in high-stakes conversations How being persuadable makes you persuasive Two key phrases for when you don’t know what to say

 

About Kwame:

Kwame is a corporate attorney with a passion for using negotiation and the psychology of persuasion to help clients get the best deals possible. HisTEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was viewed over 24,000 times in 24 hours and Kwame also hosts the top negotiation podcast in the country, Negotiate Anything. The show has been downloaded over 250,000 times and is a resource for business professionals in over 140 different countries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep365

365: How to Switch to a Completely Different Career with Dr. Dawn Graham

Nov 2, 2018 46:50

Description:

Wharton Career Director and Author of Switchers Dr. Dawn Graham shows how to make yourself an attractive candidate during a career switch.

 

You'll Learn:

The number one advantage of being a switcher Three tips for rebranding yourself on LinkedIn How to answer the “Why do you want this job?” question

 

About Dawn:

Dr. Dawn Graham is a career switch coach, Wharton Lecturer & EMBA Career Director, author, licensed psychologist, Forbes contributor, and Sirius XM Radio Host of the popular "Career Talk" show. She combines her experience as an Expert Career Coach, Licensed Psychologist, and Former Recruiter to give career switchers the strategies they need to break through obstacles and land the job they want.

 

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364: Overcoming Overwhelm with Tonya Dalton (Host of the Productivity Paradox podcast)

Oct 31, 2018 39:40

Description:

inkWELL Press Founder & CEO Tonya Dalton gives her take on being more productive daily by figuring out and focusing on your passions instead of on other people’s fires.

 

You'll Learn:

Where overwhelm truly comes from How to craft the three components of your personal North Star Approaches for doing a brain dump that boosts productivity

 

About Tonya:

Tonya Dalton is a highly sought-after productivity expert and successful entrepreneur. Tonya started her current business, inkWELL Press, in 2014 and quickly built it into a seven-figure company providing organizational tools & education to thousands of people around the globe. Her goal is to help you use the power of productivity to achieve your dreams and find fulfillment in all aspects of your life. She’s also the host of   Productivity Paradox.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep364

363: Three Ways to Increase Your Pay (and Make it Go Farther) with Andy Hill (Host of the Marriage, Kids, and Money Podcast)

Oct 29, 2018 45:35

Description:

Andy Hill shares how he got his pay bumped in three different ways...and how to keep that money from flowing out.

 

You'll Learn:

How to figure out when you should change companies Tips to boost the trait that helps you get a pay bump The best mental trick for saving money

 

About Andy:

Andy Hill is award-winning corporate event marketing professional that has managed programs for luxury brands such as Gulfstream, Bentley and Audi of America. During his 15-year career, he's grown from entry level to Director level by exceeding his client's and his management's expectations each year. 

Andy also hosts a podcast called Marriage, Kids and Money that helps young families grow their wealth. The podcast was nominated by Plutus as "Best New Personal Finance Podcast" in 2017. He has partnered with brands such as Quicken Loans, Credit Sesame and Tomorrow to spread a message of financial wellness and security. 

His podcast and blog can be found at MarriageKidsandMoney.com and you can connect with Andy professionally on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewrussellhill    

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362 : Taking Control of Your Interactions with Maryann Karinch

Oct 26, 2018 34:31

Description:

Maryann Karinch shares how to give information-rich responses and make connections that will steer conversations and interactions in your favor.

 

You'll Learn:

The difference between answering vs. responding Three ways to use keywords for memorability Body language tips for forming a connection

 

About Maryann:

Maryann Karinch has written numerous books on human behavior and health, including eight with Gregory Hartley that feature insights into reading and using body language. She uses this expertise in coaching business executives, law enforcement personnel, and other professionals in detecting deceit, defusing tense situations, and negotiating with both friendly and hostile sources.

 

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361: Communicating In the Language of Leadership with Chris Westfall

Oct 24, 2018 45:03

Description:

Communications expert and pitch champion Chris Westfall illustrates how leadership is a language of the heart and how to achieve it through a perspective change.

 

You'll Learn:

The three ways that people listen to each other Two ‘you’ phrases that will help you get what you want The thought that makes the impossible possible

 

About Chris:

Chris is national pitch champion and an award-winning MBA instructor at a top-20 program, He’s the official ‘pitch coach’ at the fifth-largest university in the USA – where his strategies have helped raise over $30 million for student start ups. Originally from Chicago, Chris resides in Houston, TX with his wife and two daughters, and is an avid supporter of the performing and visual arts.

 

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360: Five Principles for Accelerating Your Career with G2 Crowd’s Ryan Bonnici

Oct 22, 2018 52:58

Description:

G2 Crowd Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Bonnici shares his five steps for figuring out and advancing along your career path.

 

You'll Learn:

Two core principles for mastering your craft How to get good at giving and receiving feedback Two LinkedIn tricks that make all the difference

 

About Ryan:

Ryan Bonnici is the Chief Marketing Officer of G2 Crowd, where he's driving growth of the world's leading B2B technology review platform that's helping more than 1.5 million business professionals make informed purchasing decisions every single month. Prior to G2 Crowd, Ryan held several leadership roles in some of the most well-recognized companies in the tech industry. He served as the senior director of global marketing at HubSpot, where his efforts led to triple-digit growth for the company's marketing related sales.

 

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359: Overcoming the Fear of Speaking Up with Karin Hurt

Oct 19, 2018 35:53

Description:

Karin Hurt discusses how the fear of speaking up hampers organizational growth and what you can do about it.

 

You'll Learn:

Three steps for overcoming the fear of speaking up Approaches to encourage others speak up using the only UGLY framework The primary way we dampen the willingness of others to speak up

 

About Karin:

Karin has over two decades of experience in customer service, sales, and human resources. She’s the award-winning author of two books: Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss.

A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin transformed customer service outsourcing (96M calls/year) to reach parity in quality with internal centers and developed a leading sales team that won the President’s Award for Customer Growth.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep359

358: Solving the Five Problems of Virtual Communication with Dr. Nick Morgan

Oct 17, 2018 48:34

Description:

Communication expert Dr. Nick Morgan describes how the five problems of virtual communication have made the world angrier over the last decade, and what to do about it.

 

You'll Learn:

The magic question that bridges much of the virtual gap How bad online behavior is leaking into face-to-face communication How video calls confuse our sixth sense and exhaust us

 

About Nick:

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep358

357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod

Oct 15, 2018 48:54

Description:

Miracle Morning author Hal Elrod condensed the six habits of the most successful people in history into the SAVERS acronym and describes how they changed his life—and how they can change yours, too.

 

You'll Learn:

Approaches for silence that generate new ideas How NOT to do affirmations The impact of tiny amounts of exercise

 

About Hal:

He is one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America, creator of one of the fastest growing and most engaged online communities in existence and author of one of the highest rated, best-selling books in the world, The Miracle Morning—which has been translated into 27 languages, has over 2,000 five-star Amazon reviews and is practiced daily by over 500,000 people in 70+ countries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep357

356: Living Out the Wisdom of Napoleon Hill with Jeffrey Gitomer (Host of the Sell or Die podcast)

Oct 12, 2018 38:55

Description:

“King of Sales” Jeffrey Gitomer discusses his new book Truthful Living, a compilation if the wisdom of Napoleon Hill. He also hashes out his tips for persuasion and personal development.

 

You'll Learn:

Why Napoleon Hill is still worth listening to 100 years later The number one thing people don’t do that will benefit them The five most important words in the English language according to Napoleon Hill

 

About Jeffrey:

Jeffrey Gitomer is the New York Times bestselling author of some 15 books on personal development, attitude, and sales, including The Sales Bible, The Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude, 21.5 Unbreakable Laws of Selling, and award-winning The Little Red Book of Selling, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is cited as an essential work in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Widely known as the King of Sales, Gitomer is a dynamic keynote speaker whose social media footprint reaches millions. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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355: Channeling Emotions Productively with Hitendra Wadhwa

Oct 10, 2018 43:18

Description:

Columbia Business School professor Hitendra Wadhwa defines inner mastery and shows how to achieve it.

 

You'll Learn:

The five pillars of inner mastery Key questions and framework for daily reflection Two strategies for redirecting your emotions positively

 

About Hitendra:

Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL).  Hitendra graduated from the University of Delhi in mathematics and received his MBA and a PhD in Management from MIT.  He has received the 2015 Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award, the 2012 Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2008 Columbia Marketing Association Award for the Most Dynamic and Engaging Professor.

 

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354: Establishing Evening Routines to Optimize the Day Ahead with Jarrod Warren

Oct 5, 2018 59:17

Description:

Success 101 podcaster Jarrod Warren details an evening routine that will grant you a deep, restful sleep—and a successful way to tackle your day.

 

You'll Learn:

How to turn stress around with your perspective Eight tips for a solid evening routine and quality sleep Why to consider taping your mouth shut, literally

 

About Jarrod:

Jarrod is the managing director of a financial planning practice and hosts the Success 101 podcast.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep354

353: Optimizing Your Mood and Productivity through “Sonic Vitamins” with Lyz Cooper

Oct 3, 2018 54:46

Description:

Founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy Lyz Cooper explains how different sounds—or sonic vitamins—can help you relax, get energized, and/or enter a flow state.

 

You'll Learn:

The types of music that energize and soothe Why it’s good to break up focused work with sound breaks How to manipulate sound to get into the zone

 

About Lyz:

Award-winning entrepreneur and author Lyz Cooper has been working in the holistic health field for 33 years and with therapeutic sound since 1994. She has developed a range of techniques which have been shown to help improve health and well-being using therapeutic sound and music and is considered to be one of the thought leaders in the field of therapeutic sound today.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep353

352: Conquering Fear and Expanding Awareness with Emma-Kate Swann

Oct 1, 2018 37:20

Description:

Emma-Kate Swann shares how increased awareness enables you to be a better employee and a better person.

 

You'll Learn:

The four key practices for becoming more conscious Tips for becoming more secure in your identity Six ways to counter  your fear responses

 

About Emma-Kate:

Emma-Kate Swann is the Vice President of Leadership & Transformation at Healthy Companies International working alongside a team to both support and lead key client engagements. As part of her mission to bring about positive, healthy outcomes, Emma-Kate coaches executives on optimizing their performance, helps organizations navigate through change, and guides executive teams in building more productive relationships. She is also actively involved in the design and implementation of leadership development programs at all levels within client organizations.

 

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351: Bridging Skill Gaps through Strategic Learning with Andy Storch (Host of the Talent Development Hotseat and Entrepreneur Hotseat podcasts)

Sep 28, 2018 45:05

Description:

Learning and development programs designer Andy Storch discusses the biggest skills gaps he encounters among leaders-in-training and how to bridge them.

 

You'll Learn:

Three steps for creating an effective learning program The number one problem facing new managers How to better understand customers with the ROPE framework

 

About Andy:

Andy Storch is an executive coach, consultant and facilitator specializing in helping clients turn strategy into action and results. He helps leaders accelerate and grow their success through measurable improvements in their business and careers. Just as important, he helps them become the happiest, healthiest, most fulfilled versions of themselves.

 

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350: Productivity Principles to Make Time for What’s Important with Jake Knapp

Sep 26, 2018 54:36

Description:

Jake Knapp shares how to deliberately design your day around what’s important to you, and how to give yourself more energy in the process.

 

You'll Learn:

A fresh definition for what makes a day successful Why and how to set the highlight of your day before it starts Approaches to clear out distractions for laser focus

 

About Jake:

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has since coached teams like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, LEGO, and The New York Times on the method. Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

 

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349: The Case for Kindness at Work with Dr. Richard Shuster

Sep 24, 2018 43:42

Description:

Dr. Richard Shuster shows how being kind to others just because can help make you even more awesome at your job.

 

You'll Learn:

The implications of being kind to others at work The two kinds of kindness and which one is better for your health The number one pro tip for being kind to your colleagues

 

About Richard: 

Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life® which is regularly downloaded in over 70 countries. On his podcast, Dr. Shuster’s guests educate and inspire listeners through their stories, expertise, and passion for helping make a difference in the lives of others. His mission is to make the world a better place. His show’s growing movement strives to get a million people each day to commit acts of kindness for others and post it on their social media using #mydailyhelping®. A sought after media expert, Dr. Shuster’s clinical expertise and podcast have been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Inc., Real Simple, NBCNews.com, Cosmopolitan, Glassdoor.com, Reader’s Digest, and others.

 

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348: How Getting Curious Helps You Achieve Everything with Diana Kander

Sep 21, 2018 43:03

Description:

Diana Kander unpacks the importance of curiosity and the role it plays in the success of individuals and companies.

 

You'll Learn:

Why uncovering blind spots is such a rapid path to progress Four key questions to expand your curiosity The importance of failure metrics

 

About Diana:

Diana Kander is a sought-after keynote speaker who has trained many executives and Fortune 1000 companies to be more innovative and to inspire employees to think more like entrepreneurs. She’s the author of the New York Times Bestseller All In Startup, a novel outlining lessons for launching a successful business. The book has been used in over 70 colleges to teach innovation and entrepreneurship. She’s also the author of The Curiosity Muscle. Diana lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her high school sweetheart and husband, Jason, and their awesome son, True.

 

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347: The Power of Truly Living Your Values Daily with Drew Dudley (creator of TED Talks “Everyday Leadership” and “The Leadership Game”)

Sep 19, 2018 54:17

Description:

Drew Dudley redefines leadership and shows what it really means to live your values.

 

You'll Learn:

The gross way we make decisions when we don’t have clear values How to make leadership a practice, instead of a hobby Approaches to discovering your own deep wisdom with “the edge of the bed advice” technique

 

About Drew:

Drew Dudley is the Founder & Chief Catalyst of Day One Leadership, and has spent the last 15 years helping individuals and organizations increase their leadership capacity.

Recognized as one of the most dynamic keynote speakers in the world, Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his TED talk has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”. Time, Business Insider and INC. magazines have all included his talk on their lists of “speeches that will make you a better leader”.

Drew’s clients have included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations, including McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, Hyatt Hotels, the United Way and over 75 colleges and universities.

 

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346: Seizing Career Opportunities with AstroLabs’ Muhammed Mekki

Sep 17, 2018 50:37

Description:

Muhammed Mekki lays out how to optimize your career opportunities.

 

You'll Learn:

Why NOT to over-plan your career How to identify and capitalize on each career opportunity The nobility of management

 

About Muhammed: 

Muhammed is a Founding Partner at AstroLabs, a startup hub and training academy for tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East. AstroLabs Dubai is a specialized coworking space that hosts high potential digital technology companies, assisting founders to establish their startups and providing them with a platform to scale globally. AstroLabs Academy delivers a variety of practical training courses on topics related to digital business.

Prior to AstroLabs, Muhammed co-founded Dubai-based Namshi, now one of the largest ecommerce companies in the MENA region. He built and led the operations teams and helped raise venture capital funding to fuel the company’s growth. Muhammed is a former McKinsey & Company strategy consultant with clients across the GCC.

Muhammed received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He was selected for a full academic scholarship as a Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellow based on professional achievements as well as a demonstrated commitment to the development of the Arab World. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business.

 

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345: The Simple Solution to Disengagement with Dr. Bob Nelson

Sep 14, 2018 46:35

Description:

Dr. Bob Nelson reveals the drivers behind disengagement--and what to do about them.

 

You'll Learn:

Just how critical recognition is Key reasons managers don’t give more encouragement Five ways to reward employees at low or no cost

 

About Bob: 

Dr. Bob Nelson is a leading advocate for employee recognition and engagement worldwide and the only person who has done a PhD dissertation related to the topic. He has consulted for 80 percent of the Fortune 500 as well as presented on six continents.  He has sold 5 million books, including 1001 Ways to Reward Employees of which 1001 Ways to ENGAGE Employees is his latest. Dr. Bob has been featured extensively in the national and international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS 60 Minutes, MSNBC, ABC, PBS and NPR about how best to motivate today’s employees.

 

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344: Confidence-Forming Habits with Jordan Harbinger

Sep 12, 2018 44:39

Description:

Jordan Harbinger shares mindsets and practices to boost your confidence and your results with people.

 

You'll Learn:

The secret strengths of introverts Why to ask for what you don’t deserve How a post-it note can transform  your non-verbal communication skills

 

About Jordan:

Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive.

Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep344

343: How to Be More Strategic in Six Steps with Stacey Boyle

Sep 10, 2018 49:53

Description:

Stacey Boyle shares the why and the how behind being more strategic at work.

 

You'll Learn:

What “be more strategic” really means Why to ALWAYS establish the purpose before the method The three building blocks of smart decisions

 

About Stacey:

Stacey has led global consulting and research departments for over 20 years, during which she has built a reputation for groundbreaking work connecting investments in people to critical business outcomes. Today she runs two consulting firms that help some of the world's best companies and non-profits answer their pressing business questions about investments in people. Stacey is President and Chief People Planner for Smarter People Planning, LLC, and Chief Assayer for Assay|Edu, LLC. Stacey has a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Research & Evaluation.

 

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342: Getting Creativity to Work with Thomas Heffner

Sep 7, 2018 53:19

Description:

Thomas Heffner shares how to improve creativity, group brainstorming, and innovation.

 

You'll Learn:

The seven rules for effective brainstorming How to solve the hippo in the room problem Three improv comedy tips that help you innovate

 

About Thomas: 

Tom Heffner is a design strategist at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory,  podcaster, author, speaker, and innovation expert.  His goal is to help people thrive at work and in life. Tom believes that every day, purposeful habits and practices are vital to this pursuit. He shares these ideas and learnings through his weekly podcast (Next Year Now), blog, and speaking engagements.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep342

 

341: Decoding Body Language with ex-FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro

Sep 5, 2018 55:03

Description:

Joe Navarro shows how to get to the bottom of body language and why observing it can better your relationships at work and at home.

 

You'll Learn: 

Why it’s so hard to tell if someone’s actually lying Four key, reliable body language cues The one good mannered behavior everyone should know and use

 

About Joe:

For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked as an FBI special agent in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Today he is one of the world's leading experts on nonverbal communications and lectures and consults with major corporations worldwide. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University and frequently lectures at the Harvard Business School.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep341

Happy Labor Day!

Sep 3, 2018 06:24

Description:

Celebrate Labor Day by reflecting on the root cause of distractions and how you can stay focused on the work that you’re doing – and an awesome way one listener draws connections between prior episodes.

 

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340: How to Be a Chief Even without a Title with Rick Miller

Aug 31, 2018 40:20

Description:

Rick Miller outlines what power really means and the five components needed to build it.

 

You'll Learn:

Where true power comes from Five ways to create insight and energy Why supporting other people’s success grows your influence

 

About Rick:

Rick Miller is an unconventional turnaround specialist, a servant leader, and a go-to Chief. He is also an experienced and trusted confidant, an author (Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title, September 4, Motivational Press), a sought-after speaker, and an expert at driving sustainable growth. For over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO in a Fortune 10, a Fortune 30, a startup, and a nonprofit. Rick earned a bachelor’s degree from Bentley University and an MBA from Columbia. He currently lives in Morristown, NJ.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep340

339: Achieving Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey

Aug 29, 2018 57:07

Description:

Chris Bailey looks into how distraction affects productivity and the many ways you can prevent yourself from getting distracted ahead of time.

 

You'll Learn:

Ways to hack your procrastination triggers How much time we waste on checking emails The 20-second rule and three ways to apply it to your  distractions

 

About Chris:

Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of The Productivity Project, which has been published in eleven languages. His next book, Hyperfocus, came out yesterday. Chris writes about productivity at Alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep339

338: Keeping Your Networks in Good Working Order with Glenna Crooks

Aug 27, 2018 44:54

Description:

Glenna Crooks illustrates the eight different kinds of networks everyone has and why you should make sure these work for you while you work for them.

 

You'll Learn:

The eight different kinds of networks in your life A method for successfully pruning your network The maximum number of connections each person can sustain

 

About Glenna:

Glenna Crooks is a strategist, innovator and trusted counsel to leaders globally.  She was a Reagan appointee, global vice-president of Merck’s Vaccine Business and founder of a global strategy firm solving tough health care problems. She is active in academia, on boards, writes books and blogs, is a sought-after speaker and was recently named A Disruptive Woman to Watch. She is also a Zen artist and donates her paintings to support children with special needs.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep338

337: Choosing the Important Over the Urgent with Matt Perman

Aug 24, 2018 49:43

Description:

Matt Perman explains how to tell the difference between important tasks and urgent tasks, and how to make room for what’s important in your life and work.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you should plan your day with your time, not your tasks Four tips for effective personal management Two ways to prioritize like a pro

 

About Matt:

Matt is co-founder of What’s Best Next, which he started to help people excel in doing good for the world through productive work and God-centered living. Prior to that, he served at Desiring God for 13 years in several different leadership roles, including director of strategy and director of internet ministries, and at Made to Flourish as director of marketing.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep337

336: Building the Mind of a Leader with Jacqueline Carter

Aug 22, 2018 31:56

Description:

Jacqueline Carter reveals the three qualities of a good leader’s mind and how to build good foundations for those qualities in yourself.

 

You'll Learn:

What the American workforce looks for in a career and leader How to avoid power corrupting you as you rise The distinction between compassion and empathy--and which one is more helpful

 

About Jacqueline:

With a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and over 20 years of experience supporting organizations through large scale change, Jacqueline has held a wide range of leadership and consulting roles across a range of industries including transportation, oil and gas, insurance and government. Jacqueline has many years of personal experience with mind training and over the past 10 years has focused on embedding mindfulness practices into daily corporate life.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep336

335: Become a High Performer in Eight (Scientifically Proven) Steps with Marc Effron

Aug 20, 2018 47:41

Description:

Marc Effron shares his extensive research on the eight essential steps to becoming a high performer at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The eight steps to high performance The difference between goals and promises How to estimate and achieve your theoretical maximum of effort

 

About Marc:

Marc Effron is the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group and founder and publisher of Talent Quarterly magazine. He is coauthor of the book One-Page Talent Management and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Influencers in HR.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep335

334: How to Stop Freaking Out and Keep Moving Forward with Maxie McCoy

Aug 17, 2018 42:19

Description:

Maxie McCoy advises dropping the grand plan of your life in favor of simpler questions to move you forward.

 

You'll Learn:

Two exercises for discerning your direction Why you should keep a gratitude journal Five wise questions to ask your support network

 

About Maxie:

Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. She writes weekly inspiration on maxiemccoy.com, and is the host and executive producer of the live-audience show Let Her Speak. She specializes in creating meaningful offline experiences for top brands and conferences. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, Bustle, Fortune, TheSkimm, INC, Business Insider, Yahoo, Marie Claire, GlassDoor, The Huffington Post, Women's Health and many others.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep334

333: Better Negotiation with Greg Williams

Aug 15, 2018 53:18

Description:

Greg Williams reveals several secrets to negotiating for what you want effectively and respectfully.

 

You'll Learn:

Three points to remember when negotiating with bullies Six common body language cues in American culture How to get productive outcomes through open communication

 

About Greg:

Greg Williams, The Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert, has studied and practiced negotiation tactics and strategies for more than 30 years. He’s spent over 20 years studying the way body language can affect negotiation outcomes. Greg’s education and experience come from formal negotiation settings, universities, governmental municipalities, seminars, and the school of hard knocks. He’s served on numerous corporate, business, and governmental boards.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep333

332: Making the Most of Online Higher Education with University of Phoenix’s Doris Savron

Aug 13, 2018 31:30

Description:

Executive Dean Doris Savron highlights appealing opportunities and best practices for enhancing your career through online education. This episode is sponsored by University of Phoenix.

You’ll Learn:

The differences between certificate and degree programs Key trends on evolving fields with interesting opportunities Pro tips for finishing courses you start—and retaining the knowledge

About Doris

Doris Savron is the executive dean of the College of Health Professions, College of Education and College of Humanities and Sciences at University of Phoenix. Her career spans 20 years in healthcare, information technology and academia. Prior to joining the University, Savron spent 10 years in leadership roles in healthcare operations, rehabilitation services and information technology consulting. She holds a master of business administration from Cleveland State University and is completing her doctorate in health administration from University of Phoenix.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep332

331: Making Things Work through Context Creation and Candid Communication with Josselyne Herman Saccio

Aug 10, 2018 35:27

Description:

Josselyne Herman Saccio opens up about creating your own context and communicating honestly for a more productive workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

What most people get wrong about communication The danger of scapegoating How to get productive outcomes out of your team

 

About Josselyne:

Josselyne Herman-Saccio is a communication expert with Landmark, a personal and professional growth, training and development company that's had more than 2.4 million people use its programs to cause breakthroughs in their personal lives as well as in their communities, generating more than 100,000 community projects around the world. In The Landmark Forum, Landmark's flagship program, people cause breakthroughs in their performance, communication, relationships and overall satisfaction in life.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep331

330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Aug 8, 2018 48:55

Description:

Nir Eyal shares how habits keep users coming back and how to become indistractable in the midst of such forces.

 

You'll Learn:

How habit-forming products win over higher quality products Four steps to becoming indistractable How to turn a distraction into traction

 

About Nir:

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Kahoot!, Byte Foods, Anchor.fm, and Symphony Commerce. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep330

329: Asking Courageous Questions with Dusty Staub

Aug 6, 2018 51:49

Description:

Dusty Staub shares seven acts of courage and how to apply them wisely to your work.

 

You'll Learn:

The three biggest lacks of courage in the workplace The problem with being nice Finding and liberating others’ purpose, passion, and power

 

About Dusty:

Robert “Dusty” Staub has worked for over 30 years with executives, families, and communities as well as with private and public companies. He has trained and coached executives and teams in creating high performance outcomes. Dusty has been a pioneer in the process of creating systemic accountability by aligning leadership and group behaviors with strategy to produce bottom-line results.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep329

 

328: Inspiring Actions and Movements with Jennifer Dulski

Aug 3, 2018 35:44

Description:

Jennifer Dulski breaks down how to rally communities around a common cause—and keep them going even without you.

 

You'll Learn:

The three ingredients of a successful movement The keys to mobilizing people How to leverage criticism

 

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Dulski is the head of Groups and Community at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, Jennifer served as president and COO of Change.org, a social enterprise company that empowers people everywhere to start and win campaigns for change. She was an early Yahoo! employee, rising through the ranks over her nine-year tenure to ultimately lead one of the company’s six business units as group VP and general manager of Local and Marketplaces. Jennifer left Yahoo! to become CEO of The Dealmap, a site acquired by Google in 2011, making her the first woman to sell a company to Google. Jennifer has a deep passion for making the world a better place and is a prominent thought leader in Silicon Valley.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep328

327: Unclog Your Brain through Unfocusing with Dr. Srini Pillay

Aug 1, 2018 49:49

Description:

Dr. Srini Pillay shares why focus is over-rated and how unfocusing yields boosts to creativity and more.

 

You'll Learn:

The five disadvantages of focus How hobbies and whole days off re-energize your brain The types of thinking that activate your creative brain

 

About Srini:

Dr. Srini Pillay is a globally recognized, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, brain imaging researcher and author of Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind. As CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, he works with non-profits and Fortune 500 companies globally to help people understand how to manage risk, uncertainty, and volatility, and to harness creativity. He is an in-demand keynote speaker and has been featured on CNN, Oprah Radio, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes, and Fortune.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep327

326: Making LinkedIn Work for You with Brenda Bernstein

Jul 30, 2018 43:59

Description:

Brenda Bernstein enumerates the top mistakes people make when crafting their LinkedIn profiles and what you should do instead.

 

You'll Learn:

Two keys to crafting an eye-grabbing LinkedIn profile How to grow your LinkedIn network past 500 people quickly and easily The case for making recommendations

 

About Brenda:

Brenda Bernstein, Founder and Senior Editor at The Essay Expert LLC, is the author of How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, a book that held the #1 bestseller spot in Amazon’s business writing skills list for over two years. A sought-after speaker and award-winning businesswoman and resume writer, Brenda is a dedicated student of leadership and a trained life coach. Armed with a B.A. in English with honors from Yale and a J.D. with honors from NYU Law School, she has been partnering with job seekers and college applicants for over 15 years to create effective written application documents. Brenda practiced law for 10 years in New York City and spent a year as a J.D. Career Advisor with the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Office of Career Services. She currently works part-time as a Law School Admissions Consultant for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep326

Podcast Movement Update

Jul 27, 2018 01:46

Description:

Pete shares fun new developments for the show inspired by the Podcast Movement event.

325: Managing Difficult Conversations (with yourself and others) with Lauren Zander

Jul 25, 2018 39:34

Description:

Unabashed life coach Lauren Zander explains why you should have difficult conversations and how you can take charge of them.

 

You'll Learn:

How to separate yourself from your recurring mental patterns The best communication approach during a worst-case scenario The ways you lie and what they cost you

 

About Lauren:

Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life (Published by Hachette Book Group, April 2017), a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz, and Marie Claire and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep325

324: Strengthening Your Focusing Abilities with Adam Gazzaley

Jul 23, 2018 50:13

Description:

Adam Gazzaley takes a deep dive into the brain, why we don’t have the ability to do everything at the same time, and the technologies that will help how your brain functions and focuses.

 

You'll Learn:

The strengths and limitations of the human brain Three focus levers that you can learn to control Mindfulness practices that train attention

 

About Adam:

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at UC San Francisco and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research of novel brain assessment and optimization approaches. Dr. Gazzaley is co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance.

Additionally, he is a scientific advisor for over a dozen technology companies including Apple, GE, Magic Leap and The VOID. He has filed multiple patents, authored over 125 scientific articles, and delivered over 540 invited presentations around the world. He wrote and hosted the nationally-televised PBS special “The Distracted Mind with Dr. Adam Gazzaley”, and co-authored the 2016 MIT Press book “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World”, winner of the 2017 PROSE Award. Dr. Gazzaley has received many awards and honors, including the 2015 Society for Neuroscience – Science Educator Award.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep324

323: The Surprising Power of Seeing People as People with Kimberly White

Jul 20, 2018 56:18

Description:

Kimberly White breaks down why seeing people as people dramatically increases productivity at work and in life.

 

You'll Learn:

 

What you miss when you see people as objects How seeing people as people turbocharges problem-solving Three ways to change the way you perceive people

 

 

About Kimberly

Kimberly White is the perpetually amused mother of some very theatrical children, and the lucky wife of the funniest person she’s ever known. Her nine months of research for The Shift included dozens of hours working alongside nursing home employees in offices, showers, vans, patient rooms, kitchens, and one very creepy basement.

Kimberly earned a degree in philosophy, studying under C. Terry Warner and serving as his longtime research assistant. She was editor of her department’s undergraduate philosophy journal and copy editor for Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. She has also worked for the Arbinger Institute as a group instructor and as a first-draft editor of Leadership and Self-Deception.

Kimberly’s family recently moved from Harlem to the village of Pawnee, Illinois, where they have gloried in mid-western sunsets and accumulated pets at an alarming rate.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep323

322: Delivering the Most Persuasive Words with Michel Fortin

Jul 18, 2018 53:40

Description:

Legendary copywriter Michel Fortin shares how to be more persuasive in any environment and situation.

 

You'll Learn:

The platinum rule for persuasion The OATH formula to better know the people you need to persuade The ‘so-that’ technique to bridge arguments and persuade people

 

About Michel:

Michel is currently Director of Communications at SEO TWIST, Inc., a full-service digital marketing agency that's also a Premier Google Partner, Facebook Partner, and Shopify Partner. He manages a portfolio of 47 client accounts ranging from small businesses to multinationals. He’s also President and co-owner of Supportibles, Inc. (formerly Workaholics4Hire), an outsourced customer support solutions and backoffice business process services provider.

He leads a team of three managers and 22 support staff, as well as over 200 part-time virtual assistants and remote workers. They handle an average volume of over 15,000 support cases daily with clients in a variety of industries and verticals. He’s also responsible for building the clientbase, developing strategic marketing plans, and implementing business growth campaigns.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep322

321: Making Meetings Meaningful with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Jul 16, 2018 41:40

Description:

Mamie Stewart shares her expertise in planning (and declining!) meetings, substitutes to the traditional meetings, and making meetings more beneficial and productive for everyone.

 

You'll Learn:

How to decline a meeting so well, that they may just thank you for doing so Ideal alternatives to meetings Best practices for achieving your expected outcome in meetings

 

About Mamie:

Mamie Kanfer Stewart is the author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings. Her company, Meeteor, helps teams and organizations build healthy meeting culture. As a coach, speaker, writer, and trainer, Mamie has helped thousands of people improve their meetings and how they collaborate. Mamie has been featured in Forbes, Inc, and Fast Company. She is a regular contributor on The Price of Business and is the host of The Modern Manager podcast.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep321

320: How to Exude Gravitas and Executive Presence with Anne Sugar

Jul 13, 2018 35:46

Description:

Anne Sugar shares how she’s helped high potential individuals command executive presence.

 

You'll Learn:

The two key components of building trust Ninja tactics that help you read a room Power questions that provoke solutions

 

About Anne:

Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep320

319: How to Never Stop Learning with Bradley R. Staats

Jul 11, 2018 48:23

Description:

Bradley R. Staats discusses the essentials of dynamic learning, the best practices of a compelling learner, and the value of mistakes and asking questions.

 

You'll Learn:

The 4 elements of dynamic learning How we are our own worst enemy when learning How to reframe how you think about mistakes

 

About Bradley:

Bradley R. Staats is the author of Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive, and is an associate professor of operations at the University of North Carolina's Kenan Flagler Business School. His research examines how individuals, teams, and organizations can learn to improve their operational performance to build a competitive advantage, integrating work in operations management and organizational behavior to clarify how and under what conditions individuals, teams, and organizations can learn at their best.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep319

318: Supercharging Your Mental Brilliance, Energy, and Health with Megan Lyons

Jul 9, 2018 47:30

Description:

Megan Lyons, from The Lyons’ Share Wellness, cuts through the clutter of health and nutrition advice to offer simple, powerful solutions to feeling more brilliantly energized everyday.

 

You'll Learn:

Surprising insights that come from keeping a food journal The difference proper hydration makes – and how much water you should actually be drinking daily How to prepare energizing meals with minimal kitchen time

 

About Megan:

Founder and owner of The Lyons’ Share Wellness, Megan Lyons is deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest. Megan is the author of “Start Here: 7 Easy, Diet-Free Steps to Achieve Your Ultimate Health and Happiness,” a Top 10 Amazon Bestseller in Nutrition. Megan holds degrees and certifications from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a candidate for a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. She lectures widely at hospitals, corporations, and organizations. When she’s not health coaching, you can find her working out, teaching fitness classes, cooking, reading, traveling, and cheering on the Dallas Mavericks.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep318

317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD

Jul 6, 2018 49:23

Description:

Stanford behavior scientist Dr. BJ Fogg shares his evidence-based insights into forming “tiny habits” and other powerful tools for transforming behavior.

 

You'll Learn:

Why the Tiny Habits © Method is such a reliable pathway to behavior change The core recipe and three critical ingredients for a great habit How--and why--to celebrate repeatedly

 

About BJ

Dr. BJ Fogg is a behavior scientist, with deep experience in innovation and teaching. At Stanford University, he runs a research lab. He also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars.

On the industry side, BJ trains innovators to use his work so they can create solutions that influence behavior.  The focus areas include health, financial wellbeing, learning, productivity, and more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep317

Declaring independence from being crabby

Jul 4, 2018 05:09

Description:

Pete reviews some previous mindfulness episodes and talks about freeing yourself from being crabby.

 

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316: Maximizing your Learning and Growth with Eduardo Briceño

Jul 2, 2018 42:40

Description:

Eduardo Briceño discusses how to cultivate a growth mindset and maximize your learning.

 

You'll Learn:

The tremendous impact of growth vs. fixed mindsets Common misconceptions about improving your skills The best practices for operating at peak performance

 

About Eduardo:

Eduardo is the Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works, the leading provider of growth mindset training services and programs.  He started it in 2007 with Carol Dweck and others to help organizations develop learning-oriented cultures and systems. Eduardo regularly speaks at conferences and trainings for professionals and leaders.  His TEDx talks have been viewed by millions of people. He studied engineering, business and education at Penn and Stanford, but most importantly, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep316

315: Leading with Speed with Alan Willett

Jun 29, 2018 36:31

Description:

Alan Willett shows how to lead with speed by measuring and tracking yourself, working smarter rather than longer, and having purpose. All the things that are need to stay competitive.

 

You'll Learn:

How to work faster and smarter rather than longer Approaches to accelerate the decision making progress Why and how to let people “add an egg”

 

About Alan:

Alan Willett is of the rare species who is an expert international consultant, speaker, and author. He has worked with companies ranging from 1 person to some of the giants such as Microsoft and NASA. Alan says that his passion is helping people and organizations transform their friction points into profit points. Alan defines a friction point as “the space where the business needs and the implementation reality collides.” There is always heat generated! Alan is the expert who transforms organizational friction points to produce positive results for the business and the people.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep315

314: How to Feel Less Busy With Laura Vanderkam

Jun 27, 2018 43:55

Description:

Laura Vanderkam gives her expert advice on feeling less busy, getting more done, and giving more value and meaning to your own time.

 

You'll Learn:

How those who feel their time is “vast” spend their day How to draw more energy by acknowledging the three selves How to stretch your experience of time

 

About Laura:

Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, like Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company. She has appeared on numerous television programs, radio segments, and has spoken about time and productivity to audiences of all sizes. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep314

313: Closing the Gap between Potential and Results with Thom Singer

Jun 25, 2018 42:47

Description:

Thom Singer breaks open the Paradox of Potential to highlight where potential doesn’t equal results and what to do about it.

 

You'll Learn:

How to identify the unique things holding you back The three things that always help achieve better results How to bring back purpose when it’s most needed

 

About Thom:

As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. The information compiled from these compelling interviews is shared with his clients, as he challenges people to be more engaged and enthusiastic in all their actions. He has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and convention audiences. He sets the tone for better engagement at industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of Ceremonies. His Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep313

312: Leadership’s Tough Questions with Vince Molinaro

Jun 22, 2018 41:09

Description:

Vince Molinaro diagnoses recurring problems in leaders today, the mindset of a great leader, and what it really takes to deliver accountable and  transformative leadership.

 

You'll Learn:

The four key terms of the leadership contract Why having tough conversations is so important Steps to being an accountable leader who gets the best out of people

 

About Vince:

Vince Molinaro experienced a defining moment early in his career when he saw a respected colleague and mentor succumb to a cancer she believed was the byproduct of a stressful, toxic work environment. As a result, Vince vowed to teach business leaders how to build successful organizations by increasing the accountability of their leaders. He's a leadership adviser, speaker and an author of The Leadership Contract (Wiley), a New York Times and USA Today bestseller now in its third edition, and The Leadership Contract Field Guide, published in January 2018.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep312

311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss

Jun 20, 2018 49:33

Description:

Chris Voss shares how FBI hostage negotiation approaches enable more effective, persuasive communication, in any field.

 

You'll Learn:

The FBI 8 negotiation skills you can use at work Why yes is the last thing you want to hear The two words that immediately transform a negotiation

 

About Chris:

Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It," which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator. Drawing on his experience in high-stakes negotiations, his company specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep311

 

310: Managing Your Energy to Perform at Your Best with Tony Schwartz

Jun 18, 2018 40:37

Description:

Tony Schwartz delves into principles of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy expenditure and renewal for optimal performance.

 

You'll Learn:

Why and how to manage your energy for performance Actionable ways to achieve high-positive energy Why you should work in 90-minute sprints

 

About Tony:

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm that helps individuals and organizations solve intractable problems and add more value in the world by widening their world view. His clients include Google, Whole Foods, the National Security Agency, and the Los Angeles Police Department. Tony is considered one of the world’s thought leaders around sustainable high performance and building more human workplaces. He began his career as a journalist and has been a reporter for the New York Times, a writer for Newsweek, and a contributor to publications such as New York, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Fast Company. His book The Power of Full Engagement spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller List.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep310

309: Preventing Burnout in Yourself and Your Whole Organization with PwC's Karlo Siriban and Anne Donovan

Jun 15, 2018 44:18

Description:

PwC employees Karlo Siriban and Anne Donovan share their story of preventing burnout within themselves and transforming a whole work environment to prevent it for others.

 

You'll Learn:

Key signs that burnout is looming near How to talk to your boss about your burnout How PwC rolled out a broad flexibility initiative and saw retention soar

 

About Karlo & Anne

Karlo Siriban transforms businesses. He understand companies' missions and develop strategies to achieve and frameworks to execute their visions successfully. He is a strategic, creative thinker, not afraid to challenge the status quo to achieve more effective and efficient results.

Anne Donovan is the U.S. People Innovation Leader at PwC. She’s responsible for strategy and innovation around culture change. She has a strong background in operational effectiveness and in engaging and supporting the firm and its people in leading positive change, including a variety of initiatives related to the work environment, workforce demographics and business model change.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep309

308: How to Make Creative Ideas Irresistible with Allen Gannett

Jun 13, 2018 47:16

Description:

Software founder and CEO Allen Gannett shares the critical components of successful ideas--and how to create more of them.

 

You'll Learn:

The two fundamental human desires that come together in winning innovations Little things to tweak to make your offering a smashing success The four laws of the creative curve

 

About Allen:

Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and author of The Creative Curve, on how anyone can achieve moments of creative genius, from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep308

307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo

Jun 11, 2018 48:38

Description:

Carmine Gallo discusses the ancient power of persuasion and shows how it can make you irresistible and irreplaceable in the workplace today.

 

You'll Learn:

Why storytelling is key in any field of work The 2000-year-old formula for persuasion that still works today The brain hack that Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Picasso used to unlock their best ideas

 

About Carmine:

Carmine Gallo is an influential communications expert, Harvard instructor, and bestselling author of  Talk Like TED  The Storyteller's Secret, and his new book Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great. As a popular keynote speaker, Gallo teaches CEOs and leaders to deliver dynamic presentations and share inspiring stories that sell products, grow brands and inspire change. He writes regularly for Forbes.com and Inc.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep307

306: Taking Care of Your Brain With Dr. Mike Dow

Jun 8, 2018 47:08

Description:

Dr. Mike Dow speaks on how to keep your brain healthy and continuously improve its functionality.

 

You'll Learn:

Key foods that keep your brain healthy The types and benefits of different Omega-3s How and why to practice mindfulness every day

 

About Mike:

Dr. Mike Dow is a psychotherapist, bestselling author, brain health expert and television personality. Inspired by his brother who suffered a massive stroke when he was just 10 years old, Dr. Mike made it his personal mission to help others in their quest for health and happiness. In his new book,

Heal Your Drained Brain: Naturally Relieve Anxiety, Combat Insomnia, and Balance Your Brain in Just 14 Days (Hay House), he shares information, actionable steps and guidance to naturally relieve anxiety, combat insomnia, and balance your brain in just 14 days. Dr. Mike has hosted series on TLC, E!, VH1 and Investigation Discovery. He is a recurring guest co-host on The Doctors, one of The Dr. Oz Show core experts and makes regular appearances on Today, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, The Talk and more. Dr. Mike holds a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in psychology. Other bestselling books include The Brain Fog Fix and Healing the Broken Brain.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep306

305: Screwing Up Masterfully with Kristen Hadeed

Jun 6, 2018 42:11

Description:

Student Maid’s Kristen Hadeed shares her numerous leadership mistakes, how to learn fast, and inspire employees so much they clean toilets with a smile.

 

You'll Learn:

When and how to deliver critical feedback The detrimental effects of praise The power of vulnerability to grow an inspired workforce

 

About Kristen:

Kristen is the Founder and CEO of Student Maid, a student-powered cleaning company in Florida. She helps organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. Her first book, “Permission To Screw Up,” tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their “perfectly imperfect” stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX Inc., NBC, TIME and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received nearly three million hits on YouTube.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep305

304: Resigning Perfectly with Joseph Liu

Jun 4, 2018 45:21

Description:

Joseph Liu gives practical tips and guidelines for career transitioning, dealing with counteroffers, and avoiding burning professional bridges.

 

You'll Learn:

Key indicators that it’s time to resign. Why it matters to resign well Numerous reasons why NOT to accept a counteroffer

 

About Joseph:

Joseph Liu is a career change consultant, certified coach, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, featured as a top business podcast for entrepreneurs in Forbes, the “best podcast for transitioning to a new career” in Glassdoor, and a top podcast to "help you find a job” in Business Insider. The podcast has listeners in over 100 countries and has received unanimous 5-star ratings, and has ranked as a Top 30 career podcast in the US & UK on Apple Podcasts. Tapping into my 10 years’ international corporate branding experience at Fortune 500 companies like Clorox & General Mills, Joseph now coaches professionals to change careers and relaunch their personal brands. He’s served as a speaker for various conferences and organisations including TEDx, MarketingWeek Live, London Business School, Cambridge Business School, Oxford Business School, and General Assembly. Joseph has also been featured in publications like Forbes, HuffPost, Fast Company, The Muse, Monster, SUCCESS Magazine, Credit Sesame, CEO Blog Nation, and Career Builder.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep304

303: Inspiring Teams through Purpose with Fred Kofman

Jun 1, 2018 36:44

Description:

Fred Kofman shares how to unlock the power of purpose to strengthen your team and drive better performance.

 

You'll Learn:

The first hurdle to working in a group How to find the inspiration in your work How to solve the problem of disinformation

 

About Fred:

Fred Kofman is a Leadership Advisor at Google and former vice president of executive development and leadership philosopher at LinkedIn, where he worked with the top CEO's and executives around the world. Born in Argentina, Kofman came to the United States as a graduate student, where he earned his PhD in advanced economic theory at U.C. Berkeley. He taught management accounting and finance at MIT for six years before forming his own consulting company, Axialent, and teaching leadership workshops for corporations such as General Motors, Chrysler, Shell, Microsoft, and Citibank. At its height, his company had 150 people and created and taught programs to more than 15,000 executives. Sheryl Sandberg writes about him in her book Lean In, claiming Kofman "will transform the way you live and work."

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep303

302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan

May 30, 2018 47:07

Description:

Bruce Tulgan makes the case for why it’s good to be the boss and the massive business costs of under-management. He also reveals the true definition of micromanagement and empowerment.

 

You'll Learn:

Why and how to avoid ‘managing on autopilot’ The central importance of regular one-on-one meetings How to use the ‘Manager’s Landscape’ tool

 

About Bruce:

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Bruce has spent decades working with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart to the U.S. Army.

Bruce has received Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. He’s written numerous books and his writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers such as the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep302

Remember: What About You Could Hurt You?

May 28, 2018 03:49

Description:

Pete reflects on humility, weaknesses, and strengths that might become problematic when taken too far.

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301: Asking the Right Questions the Right Way with Typeform’s David Okuniev

May 25, 2018 23:05

Description:

David Okuniev shares his knowledge in getting the right input from respondents, and gives tips on dealing with data collection and analysis.

 

You'll Learn:

How to get the best possible input from your respondents Three questions to gain good insight from users Smart moves when drawing analysis from responses

 

About David:

David Okuniev is the co-founder & joint CEO @ Typeform and a Product designer. His specialties include expertise in User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Graphic Design, Creative & technical direction.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep301

Awesome Classics - Ep 60 Pam Fox Rollin

May 23, 2018 48:24

Description:

Pam Fox Rollin helps new leaders settle into their role in the office.

 

You'll Learn:

 

Critical actions to take during your first weeks as a new leader How to conduct “unmissable” meetings How to best respond to feedback as a leader

 

About Pam:

Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives and top teams in the San Francisco Bay Area and globally. Her clients are stepping up from rockstars in their functions to lead more broadly at the VP and C-levels. Pam’s company, IdeaShape, also facilitates culture development, strategy sessions, innovation retreats, conflict resolution, leadership development cohorts, executive onboarding, and team building, often with Myers-Briggs or Enneagram. Pam works most often with technology and healthcare/pharma, including Cisco, Genentech/Roche, LinkedIn, Stanford Health Care, and many fast-growth companies.

A Stanford MBA alum, she frequently returns to the Stanford Graduate School of Business to facilitate leadership programs and coach executive education. Her book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Became VP, Director, or Manager, gives you practical ways to lead effectively right from the start.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep60

 

300: How to Speak Using Your Perfect Voice with Roger Love

May 21, 2018 55:46

Description:

Celebrity voice coach Roger Love shares the keys that make your voice sound more engaging, authentic, confident, and powerful.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you should put the music back into your speaking voice One big vocal mistake you might be making – and how to fix it How to modulate your voice to bring across a clearer message

 

About Roger:

Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. No other vocal coach in history has been more commercially successful in both the speaking and singing fields. Roger has vocally produced more than 150 million CD sales worldwide and written four top-selling books. Roger coaches singers such as Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, and Selena Gomez, as well as speakers like Anthony Robbins, and Simon Sinek. He also coaches screen personalities such as Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Bridges, Angelina Jolie, and Joaquin Phoenix. Roger was the vocal coach to the mega-hit TV show GLEE, and vocal coached the Academy Award winning films, Walk The Line and Crazy Heart. Roger is the President of Voiceplace, an interactive media company that specializes in voice-related content for educational and entertainment purposes.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep300

Awesome Classics - Ep 49 Michelle Gielan

May 18, 2018 41:37

Description:

Positive psychology researcher (and former CBS News anchor) Michelle Gielan discusses correlation and causation between happiness and career success.

You’ll Learn:
1. How happiness truly translates into career performance
2. How to use “small shifts” to talk about solutions instead of problems
3. The “4 C’s” of delivering bad news better

About Michelle
Michelle Gielan is national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, who is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep49

299: How to Rock an Interview with Pamela Skillings

May 16, 2018 52:58

Description:

Founder of Big Interview, Pam Skillings, breaks down what makes an interview successful and how to best up your interview game.

 

You'll Learn:

How to prepare without over preparing The best answers to the most commonly-occurring interview questions Your secret weapon for any interview

 

About Pam:

Pamela Skillings is an author, entrepreneur, and career coach who  specializes in helping people find success and fulfillment in their dream careers. Her company, Skillful Communications, provides career coaching and training for individuals and training and development consulting for companies and organizations. Big Interview is her online job interview training system that helps clients ace their interviews and land big job offers.

She is also the author of Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams (Random House) and has been featured as a career expert by The New York Times, Newsweek, ABC News, and other media outlets . Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at New York University and a contributing columnist for About.com and other publications.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep299

298: Key Success Principles that Are Wrong (sort of) with Eric Barker

May 14, 2018 43:02

Description:

Eric Barker busts the myths and uncovers truths behind some of the most popular maxims.

 

You'll Learn:

How alignment is a genuine key to success Why valedictorians don’t necessarily shape the world How to operate like a Navy Seal

 

About Eric

Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 320,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM), NASDAQ, and the Olympic Training Center.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep298

Awesome Classics - Ep 16 Andrea Waltz

May 11, 2018 32:16

Description:

Who would have thought failure could be fun? Andrea Waltz explains the ‘go for no’ philosophy, and how learning to fail might just be the best thing for your career.

You’ll learn:

Why aiming to fail can actually increase success in the long run How to turn “no” into a positive word What you can do to put the “go for no” philosophy into practice in your life

About Andrea

Andrea Waltz is passionate about helping people overcome the fear of the word NO and feelings of failure and rejection that go along with it.  Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, they share their message through books, training programs and speaking at conventions and conferences.  They are authors of Go for No! and with 300,000 copies sold it’s been in the top 20 of Amazon’s “Sales” books for the last five years.

 

Show notes, link and transcript available at: https://awesomeatyourjob.com/016-going-for-no-with-andrea-waltz/

297: Encouraging Insight Through More Coach-like Conversations with Michael Bungay Stanier

May 9, 2018 41:31

Description:

Michael Bungay Stanier returns to talk about become more coach-like by staying curious longer and giving advice a bit more slowly.

You'll learn:

1. Why we more naturally give advice rather than ask questions

2. The questions effective coaches ask

3. How to deal with the uncoachable

About Michael:

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002, Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada, his current home. He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over 350,000 copies. It has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, is a Rhodes Scholar, and was recently recognized as the #3 Global Guru in coaching. Balancing out these moments of success, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident,” was sued by one of his law school lecturers for defamation, and his first published piece of writing was a Harlequin romance short story called “The Male Delivery.”

 

View show notes, transcript, and links at https://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep297

296: Working with a Recruiter 101 with Korn Ferry’s Julie Forman

May 7, 2018 43:51

Description:

Korn Ferry partner Julie Forman shares how to leverage recruiters and executive search consultants as you manage your career.

 

You'll Learn:

Pro-tips for becoming more visible to recruiters Do’s and don’ts when speaking with recruiters When a pay bump isn’t worth it

 

About Julie:

Julie Forman is a Partner with Executive Search Firm, Korn Ferry International where she is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial practice and Marketing Center of Excellence.

She joined Korn Ferry following a 15 years career with GE where she’s held senior roles on both the Industrial and Capital sides with her last position being Head of Strategic Marketing for GE in Canada.

She focuses today on recruitment and leadership consulting mandates for industrial organizations going through critical inflection points requiring upscaling of strategic capabilities, shift in focus and transformational leadership. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Change Management Coach.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep296

295: The Value of Awkwardness with Melissa Dahl

May 4, 2018 44:31

Description:

Melissa Dahl discusses embracing awkward moments and turning them into valuable learning experiences.

 

You'll Learn:

When self-consciousness can be helpful A quick exercise to instantly make you feel less self-conscious How to effectively navigate an awkward conversation

 

About Melissa:

Melissa Dahl is a senior editor at New York Magazine's The Cut, where she leads the health and psychology coverage. In 2014, she helped launch Science of Us, NYMag's popular social science website. Her writing interests include personality, emotions, and mental health. Outside of New York Magazine, Melissa's byline has appeared in Elle, Parents, and the New York Times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep295

294: Generating Greatness from Creative Workers with Todd Henry

May 2, 2018 46:35

Description:

Founder of The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry, shares lessons learned from managing creative employees AKA “herding tigers.”

 

You'll Learn:

Why bounded autonomy produces the best creative results The right--and wrong--way to provide feedback on creative output How you may be subtly eroding trust

 

About Todd:

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, and Herding Tigers) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. His book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Herding Tigers, is about what creative people need from their leader, and how to give it to them.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep294

293: Body Language Insights that Get You Promoted with Dr. Denise Dudley

Apr 30, 2018 49:42

Description:

Denise Dudley goes deep on the science and practice of optimizing your body language for making a powerful impression at work.

 

You'll Learn:

How to smile more genuinely Postures for enhanced communication The powerful impact of speaking with a lower pitch

 

About Denise:

Denise Dudley is a professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder and former CEO of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which provides 18,000 seminars per year, and has trained over 12 million people in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Denise holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator's license, a preceptor for administrators-in-training license, and is licensed to provide training to medical professionals in the United States and Canada. She's also a certified AIDS educator, a licensed field therapist for individuals with agoraphobia, and a regularly featured speaker on the campuses of many universities across the US, and the author of Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio series, “Making Relationships Last.”  Denise speaks all over the world on a variety of topics, including management and supervision skills, leadership, assertiveness, communication, personal relationships, interviewing skills, and career readiness.  Denise’s latest book, “Work it! Get in, Get noticed, Get promoted,” is currently available on Amazon.com, and is receiving all 5-star customer reviews.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep293

292: Enhancing Work and Life through Mindfulness with Oren Jay Sofer

Apr 27, 2018 49:48

Description:

Meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer discusses the vastly positive impact of adopting a meditation practice.

 

You'll Learn:

The top three evidence-based benefits of mindfulness practice How a one-minute pause can make a huge difference How to train your brain for greater attention

 

About Oren:

Oren Jay Sofer is Senior Program Developer at Mindful Schools and Founder of Next Step Dharma, offering online courses on meditation in daily life. He is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher’s Council, a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma.  His work has been featured on apps such as 10% Happier and Simple Habit. Oren holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, and is author of Say What you Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep292

291: Deciding Whether to Stay or Go with Pete Mockaitis

Apr 25, 2018 31:25

Description:

Pete inserts himself into the show format, sharing his approach to tackling your next career decision.

 

You'll Learn:

The 8 step-by-step questions that determine whether to stay or go Whether the grass is in fact greener Pete's favorite things

 

About Pete:

Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps brilliant professionals perform optimally at work.

He’s delivered 1-on-1 coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from world-class organizations (such as Google, FedEx, the United Nations, Anheuser-Buesch, and Apple), 50 countries, and every Ivy League university. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Forbes, and Inc.

He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at your Job podcast. The show receives millions of downloads from delightful people with excellent taste.

Pete lives in Chicago with his wife and new baby!

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep291

290: How to Make the Impossible Happen with Steve Sims

Apr 23, 2018 41:04

Description:

Bluefish founder Steve Sims shares the approaches that enable him to create legendary experiences for his exclusive clientele.

 

You'll Learn:

How Steve got the Pope to drop by and bless his client’s wedding The magic question that unleashes possibilities How relationships are like oak trees

 

About Steve:

Steve Sims is is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world¹s first luxury concierge company that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. He has been invited to speak to MBA students at Harvard (twice), has spoken at the Pentagon, and has been featured in major media all around the world: From The Sunday Times and China Post, to The Wall Street Journal. You can learn more at stevedsims.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep290

289: How Executives End Up in the C-Suite with Cassandra Frangos

Apr 20, 2018 36:18

Description:

“Executive Whisperer” Cassandra Frangos outlines what it takes to become a Chief Something Officer and how to garner needed  support along the way.

 

You'll Learn:

When to follow—and when to disrupt— company culture One thing our listeners and most CEOs have in common How to pick up on social cues that can make or break your career

 

About Cassandra:

Cassandra Frangos, Ed.D., is a consultant on Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services team. She collaborates with Fortune 500 leadership teams on executive assessments, succession planning, leadership development and top team effectiveness.Previously, Cassandra was the head of the global executive talent practice at Cisco, where she was responsible for accelerating the readiness of the talent at all levels of the organization to transform the business and culture. Through partnerships with the executive team, she deployed innovative approaches to organization design, succession planning, assessment, coaching and development programs to drive business results and innovation. She also played an integral role in the 2015 succession planning for Cisco’s CEO, one of the most respected and longest-tenured CEOs in the tech industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep289

288: Managing First Timers in the Workplace with Chris Deferio

Apr 18, 2018 47:09

Description:

Coffee shop guru & latte art champion Chris Deferio speaks on leading people who are at their first “real job” and keys to thriving in a chaotic environment.

 

You'll Learn:

Best approaches for managing first timers How to offer feedback so it’s received well Tips on how to keep sane and focused in a chaotic environment

 

About Chris:

Chris Deferio is the host and producer of the Keys to the Shop podcast. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and son and has been in professional coffee service for 17 years. He provides training, consultations, and wisdom to owners, managers, and employees across cafes worldwide. His podcast is dedicated to the success of coffee shops and the professionals that make them work.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep288

287: Establishing Motivation, Intention, and Boundaries Like a Boss with Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon

Apr 16, 2018 45:33

Description:

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon of Being Boss talk setting intentions and the importance of boundaries.

 

You'll Learn:

The benefits of creating monthly intentions How to set boundaries – and stick to them How to have healthy dialogue with your boss

 

About Emily and Kathleen:

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast “Being Boss,” know what it takes to launch a business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen started the podcast in January of 2015 to talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep287

286: How to Optimize Learning at Work with Whitney Johnson

Apr 13, 2018 39:58

Description:

CEO advisor Whitney Johnson shares her insights into optimizing individual learning and team innovation via thoughtful smart disruption placement along a learning curve.

 

You'll Learn:

How to optimize each stage of learning The three key stages of your learning curve The importance of ‘hiring’ the right boss

 

About Whitney:

CEO advisor and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Whitney Johnson, has over one million followers on Linkedin. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015). She was an award-winning Wall Street analyst and co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disruption, and has been recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 and Fortune. She also hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast and is an original cohort member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep286

285: Upgrading Your Promotion Potential with Terra Winston

Apr 11, 2018 43:03

Description:

Terra Winston sheds light to the main pieces of getting promoted: learning precisely who promotes you and what they value.

 

You'll Learn:

The two major considerations for anyone who wants to be promoted Goal-setting considerations to align yourself with your boss’s needs Why and how to promote yourself

 

About Terra:

Terra Winston is the Ringleader of inTerractions and Principal of inTerract Consulting.  For over 20 years she has impacted thousands of people through her leadership programs and coaching.  A life-long learner, she has channeled her passions into success in multiple arenas, from engineering to HR, from Corporate America to entrepreneurship.  Terra holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Stanford, coaching certification from CTI, and a not-so-secret passion for Doctor Who.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep285

284: Boosting Your Work with Mindfulness Practices with Dr. Leah Weiss

Apr 9, 2018 44:34

Description:

Stanford instructor Dr. Leah Weiss discusses how mindfulness training can translate to tangible results in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

How to practice the intentional use of your attention Pro tips for taking productive breaks Handy tools for setting your personal purpose

 

About Leah:

Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, professor, consultant, and author. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is principal teacher and founding faculty for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and three children.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep284

283: Subtle Shifts in Thinking for Tremendous Resilience with Charlie Harary

Apr 6, 2018 44:37

Description:

Charlie Harary explores how to adjust your recurring thought patterns to find your greatness, enhance emotional wellbeing, and enjoy work more everyday.

 

You'll Learn:

How to react to the world in a more empowered way Two innate needs you must fulfill to be satisfied Approaches to growing more everyday

 

About Charlie:

Charlie Harary is an author and internationally known speaker sought out for his lectures, seminars and keynote addresses on business intelligence, performance management and personal empowerment. He is the Senior Director of Capital Markets at RXR Realty, a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in New York. He hosts a weekly radio show on the NSN radio network and the Unlocking Greatness podcast. Upon its launch in 2015, Unlocking Greatness made it to the Top 10 on iTunes’ New & Noteworthy Business Podcasts list. Harary is an adjunct clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep283

282: How to Manage Your Attention and Your Priorities with Neen James

Apr 4, 2018 34:54

Description:

Neen James shares best practices for directing our attention toward meaningful priorities.

 

You'll Learn:

The fifteen minutes per day that can change everything Strategies for selecting the worthiest goals How we often fail to pay good attention to people

 

About Neen:

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. Named one of Top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies including Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals.

Boundless energy, quick-witted with powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters, Neen shares how to get more done and create more significant moments at work, and home.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep282

281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke

Apr 2, 2018 53:46

Description:

World Series of Poker champion Annie Duke shares her insights into making better, more informed decisions in an unpredictable world.

 

You'll Learn:

How thinking in bets reframes your decision-making Why to distinguish between the quality and outcome of a decision Three fun rules for better decision-making groups

 

About Annie:

Annie Duke is a woman who has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Because of this fellowship, she studied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep281

280: How to Become the CEO Next Door with Kimberly Powell

Mar 30, 2018 47:24

Description:

Kim Powell of ghSMART shares research insights from her book, The CEO Next Door, and misconceptions, patterns, and best practices in improving your odds of ascent.

 

You'll Learn:

Where likability can help you--and hurt you. The 4 critical behaviors linked to successful CEOs Brilliant CEO tactics to accelerate your decision-making

 

About Kim:

Kim Powell is a Principal at ghSMART. She serves leading Fortune 500 senior executives, private equity firms and non-profit leaders in the areas of management assessment, leadership coaching and organizational change. She co-leads ghSMART’s research on first time CEOs and is passionate about supporting leaders in accelerating their effectiveness in new roles.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep280

279: How to Feel More Alive at Work with Dan Cable

Mar 28, 2018 48:24

Description:

Award-winning professor Dan Cable shares his research insights on our “seeking systems” and how our engagement with them largely determine whether we feel alive at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The work we’re biologically hard-wired to enjoy How to rev up your aliveness using the three key triggers A one-hour intervention that reduces attrition by over 30%

 

About Dan:

Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s areas of teaching, research, and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organisational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development and mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep279

278: The Critical Factors Separating High and Low Performers with Morten Hansen

Mar 26, 2018 42:20

Description:

Professor Morten Hansen shares the striking results from his multi-year study that identified the seven factors that explain 66% of the difference between low- and high-performing employees.

 

You'll Learn:

The seven key practices that outperformers do How to work less while accomplishing more How to win your colleagues over to collaborate better

 

About Morten:

Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.
He is the coauthor (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the highly acclaimed Collaboration and Great at Work.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep278

277: Keys to Exceptional Goal Achievement with (100% Bucket List Completer!) Danny Dover

Mar 23, 2018 46:07

Description:

Fascinating achiever Danny Dover shares how we can unlock achievements in our own careers and lives.

 

You'll Learn:

How and why to set binary goals with zero wiggle room How to eliminate distractions, ruthlessly yet tactfully Approaches to rediscover your motivation

 

About Danny:

In 2010, Danny Dover assigned a deadline of May 25, 2017, to his life. He was tired of hearing about other people’s exciting lives and decided to jump-start his own by taking steps to actually live as if the end was in sight. He tattooed his deadline on his butt and made the sole purpose of his life to complete his Life List (a list of more than 150 life goals). While pursuing his list, he inadvertently became a minimalist in order to gain the necessary focus to create a more meaningful life. This seemingly small change in mindset (which he later detailed in the book The Minimalist Mindset) dramatically changed his life for the better.

As of 2017, Dover has completed his entire Life List (which included living alone in the wilderness for a month, traveling to nearly 100 countries, mountain climbing in Antarctica, becoming a best-selling author, etc.)

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep277

276: Reframing Rejection with Alex Grodnik

Mar 21, 2018 45:08

Description:

Alex Grodnik shares why he loves hearing no, how to respond rejection, and what to do when being ghosted.

 

You'll Learn:

Why no is not the end but only the beginning The prescription to overcome your fear of rejection How to reframe a no

 

About Alex:

Alex began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan Private Bank. After completing the program, he moved into investment banking at Houlihan Lokey in their restructuring group. Alex went on to work at a pioneering digital media firm before getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson. Alex grew up in Park City, Utah and loves to ski and golf.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep276

275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay

Mar 19, 2018 41:07

Description:

Mary Abbajay shares how to manage up, understand who your boss is, and adapt to different personality types.

 

You'll Learn:

One tiny, yet powerful, thing you can do to differentiate yourself from 99% of employees Obstacles to managing up Strategies for dealing with difficult bosses

 

About Mary:

Mary Abbajay is the president and co-founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a woman-owned, full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the regional Market President’s Board of BB&T Bank. She was Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington where she led the adult Signature program, the Youth Leadership Program and the Rising Leaders Program.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep275

274: Enhancing Collaborations by Improving Civility with Chris Edmonds

Mar 16, 2018 39:22

Description:

Chris Edmonds returns to talk about crafting a culture of civility in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

Troubling research pointing to incivility on the rise The 3 Ds that destroy civility A reframe on blame

 

About Chris:

Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year executive career leading high performing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. He has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Chris is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.

Chris is the author of the The Culture Engine, the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, research, and videos can be found at Driving Results Through Culture. Thousands of followers enjoy his daily quotes on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration on Twitter at @scedmonds. Visit his website at www.drivingresultsthroughculture.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep274

273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison

Mar 14, 2018 41:08

Description:

Korn Ferry’s CEO Gary Burnison talks about the importance of learning agility and areas to consider when evaluating a potential job offer.

 

You'll Learn:

Which skills predict success--and which are 200X harder to develop than others New rules of thumb on timelines that suggest “job hopping” vs “getting stale” Why happiness is central to your career strategy

 

About Gary:

Gary D. Burnison is the Chief Executive Officer of Korn Ferry, the preeminent global people, and organizational advisory firm. Korn Ferry helps leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Its nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through Korn Ferry and its Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Mr. Burnison is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep273

 

272: How to Learn New Skills with Treehouse’s Ryan Carson

Mar 12, 2018 44:03

Description:

Treehouse founder and CEO Ryan Carson shares lessons learned from helping thousands of professionals pick up new skills. We talk about the proper mental state, being realistic about your calendar, and how new confidence emerges.

 

You'll Learn:

The number one thing that stops people from learning How to embrace the discomfort that comes from learning Just how long it takes to learn coding, anyhow

 

About Ryan

Ryan Carson is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse, where their mission is to bring effective, valuable and accessible technology education to everyone so they can change their lives and change the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep272

271: Building Social Wealth with Jason Treu

Mar 9, 2018 38:36

Description:

Jason Treu shows how to encourage strong and meaningful connections.

 

You'll Learn:

Easy ways to facilitate more meaningful connections at work How to address your blindspots more quickly Questions to cultivate empathy

 

About Jason:

Jason is a top business and executive coach. He's a leading expert on human behavior, influence, sales, networking and leadership. At the heart of his strategy is the understanding that people and your relationships are your true "wealth." Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep271

270: Reclaiming Workplace Inspiration with Scott Mautz

Mar 7, 2018 48:46

Description:

Scott Mautz introduces the nine anti-muses and provides strategies for regaining inspiration at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The difference between inspiration and motivation The nine anti-muses that drain inspiration from your work life Five ways to reframe the fear of failure

 

About Scott:

Scott Mautz is a popular keynote speaker and author of "Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again". He's a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses. He's the CEO of Profound Performance LLC (a keynote, coaching, and training company), teaches at Indiana University, and has been named a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc., where he also writes a weekly column for the national publication. He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep270

269: Why Willpower Doesn’t Work (and What Does) Benjamin Hardy

Mar 5, 2018 41:10

Description:

#1 Medium writer Benjamin Hardy makes the case for why and how to shape our environments to support success.

 

You'll Learn:

How to use the sunk cost fallacy to your advantage The definition of a forcing function and how to apply them at work Why pen and paper beats digital journaling

 

About Benjamin:

Since late 2015, Benjamin has been the #1 writer on Medium.com. Ben’s writing focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Clemson University. His research focuses on the psychological differences of wannabe entrepreneurs and actual entrepreneurs (dreamers vs. doers).

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep269

268: Tactical People Skills Learned by Undercover Detective / Reality TV Winner Derrick Levasseur

Mar 2, 2018 42:43

Description:

Former undercover detective and Big Brother winner Derrick Levasseur teaches you how to make use of his detective undercover skills in workplace environments to succeed in your job or profession and win life’s game.

 

You'll Learn:

How to identify 5 key profiles of people in the workplace How to motivate different kinds of people, differently How to use silence to extract additional information

 

About Derrick:

Derrick Levasseur is an investigator, author, speaker, and TV personality, with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement and the entertainment industry. Derrick is a former undercover detective and the winner of his season of the TV series Big Brother.   He’s been called one of the best to have ever played the game. Derrick specializes in using and sharing undercover techniques in real-world applications.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep268

267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr

Feb 28, 2018 46:46

Description:

Tara Mohr offers deep insight into how our fears and inner critic operate--and how to optimally respond.

 

You'll Learn:

The key drivers behind fear and self-doubt A handy Hebrew distinction for thinking about fear How to consult your inner critic--and inner mentor--wisely

 

About Tara:

Tara Mohr is an expert on leadership and well-being. She helps people play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their ideas in work and in life. Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, named a best book of the year by Apple’s iBooks and now in paperback. In the book, she shares her pioneering model for making the journey from playing small–being held back by fear and self-doubt–to playing big, taking bold action to pursue what you see as your callings.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep267

266: Developing Your Free Time Formula with Jeff Sanders

Feb 26, 2018 39:07

Description:

Fellow podcaster Jeff Sanders discusses what really makes up your time, how to avoid burning out while remaining productive, and how to prioritize tasks without sacrificing your goals.

 

You'll Learn:

What a trip to the ER taught Jeff about the need for taking legit breaks How to unplug optimally Steps to define your top priorities

 

About Jeff:

Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, author of The Free-Time Formula, The 5 AM Miracle, and founder of The Rockin' Productivity Academy. Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 5 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 5 million downloads. He is a plant-based marathon runner and personal development junkie. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep266

265: Getting the Most Out of Each Day with Peter Shankman

Feb 23, 2018 32:59

Description:

Peter Shankman walks through his unique take on productivity and lessons learned from ADHD that anyone can apply.

 

You'll Learn:

4 simple rules to be more productive Tricks to eliminate distraction Why you should always ask for a deadline

 

About Peter:

Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD. He founded Help A Reporter Out, ShankMinds: Breakthrough, Geek Factory, and more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep265

264: Navigating the Treacherous Ascent to Leadership with Ron Carucci

Feb 21, 2018 34:11

Description:

Ron Carucci shares his groundbreaking research on the patterns of successful--unsuccessful--rises to greater organizational power.

 

You'll Learn:

How resumes and interviews routinely mislead How to minimize alienation The four patterns of successful leaders

 

About Ron:

Ron is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50s to start-ups in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 different countries on four continents. He has consulted to some of the world’s most influential CEOs and executives on issues ranging from strategy to organization to leadership. He has worked extensively in the health sciences, biotech, and healthcare provider sectors and in the technology, consumer products, and retail food and beverage industries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep264

Are you unintentionally dishonest?

Feb 19, 2018 08:18

Description:

Pete talks about some of our most honest leaders, lists habits to avoid when you want to talk “honestly”, and comes clean about his own unintentional dishonesty.

 

View show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/PresidentsDay2018

263: Building Relationships like a Superconnector with Scott Gerber

Feb 16, 2018 44:56

Description:

Scott Gerber discusses the “superconnector” approach to build meaningful human relationships and go beyond networking.

 

You'll Learn:

How to become a conversational Sherlock Holmes Questions that spark great conversations How to introduce yourself with impact

 

About Scott:

Scott Gerber is Founder and CEO of CommunityCo and founder of YEC and Forbes Councils. He is an industry leader in building and managing personalized, invitation-only communities for world-class executives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Scott is an expert on youth entrepreneurship, community building, youth unemployment in America, recent college grad unemployment and small business.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep263

262: Conquering the Five Career Derailers with Carter Cast

Feb 14, 2018 51:20

Description:

Kellogg professor Carter Cast provides his research on career derailment--and how to prevent it!

 

You'll Learn:

Two questions to ask yourself to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses Frequently-occurring risk factors to watch out for The two critical things that put you in the 98 percentile of your company

 

About Carter:

Carter Cast is a clinical professor at the Kellogg School of Management. Previously he’s played a pivotal role in building numerous iconic consumer brands including Tostitos Scoops and The Sims. He served as CEO of Walmart.com, growing it to the third largest online retailer in the world. Carter is also a venture partner for Pritzker Group Venture Capital, where he assesses potential investments and advises portfolio companies.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep262

261: Powering Up Your PowerPoint with Heather and Alan Ackmann

Feb 12, 2018 49:03

Description:

PowerPoint gurus Heather and Alan Ackmann share perspectives on how to take full advantage of PowerPoint for more impactful presentations.

 

You'll Learn:

When, why and how you should PowerPoint – and when you shouldn’t The three fundamental factors to consider when designing your slides When to use emotionally-driven graphics

 

About Heather and Alan:

Alan Ackmann is the professional writing  for business coordinator in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse department at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. His teaching specialties include professional and technical writing and the rhetoric of slideware and presentations. He has led professional development seminars for teachers on the local, state, and national level. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as jogging, reading, and singing (though not always in that order).

Heather Ackmann is an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Microsoft MVP. Since 2006, she has designed, authored, and narrated over 300 hours of video-based training for a variety of public and private entities. In 2016, she cofounded AHA Learning Solutions to provide high-quality learning materials to educational institutions and businesses nationally. She is an active member of the presentation community and a proud member of the Presentation Guild. You may find her sharing advice and Microsoft Office news on Twitter: @heatherackmann.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep261

260: Tools for Sticking with Your Biggest Goals with Dean Lindsay

Feb 9, 2018 28:25

Description:

Dean Lindsay shows how to achieve “PHAT” (Pretty, Hot And Tempting) goals by committing to them, strengthening reasons, and building true conviction.

 

You'll Learn:

Why it’s better to have real commitment rather than a good plan What it mean to be truly convicted of a goal’s value Dean’s six P’s of Progress

 

About Dean:

Dean Lindsay is hailed as an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as a ‘Sales-and-Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal. His books, How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals, THE PROGRESS CHALLENGE: Working & Winning in a World of Change, and CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep260

259: How the Best Teams Operate with Adrian Gostick

Feb 7, 2018 40:56

Description:

Adrian Gostick talks about what the best teams today are doing differently.

 

You'll Learn:

The differing forces that motivate each generation How to encourage your leaders to initiate regular career discussions The best ways to disagree without causing offense

 

About Adrian:

Adrian Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, teamwork, and engagement. He is founder of the training company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep259

258: Doing the Work You Do Best with Ken Coleman

Feb 5, 2018 46:01

Description:

Broadcaster Ken Coleman guides us in discovering what we’re created to do… and how to see that dream become a reality.

 

You'll Learn:

The litmus test for your passion The “nuclear option” for dealing with a difficult teammate or boss What to do when you’re burnt out at work but can’t leave just yet

 

About Ken:

Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and EntreLeadership Podcast, and author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. Ken is an acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster who equips, encourages and entertains listeners through thought-provoking interviews, helping them grow their businesses, pursue their passions, and move toward a fulfilled purpose. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenWColeman, and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/KenColemanHost.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep258

257: Innovating through Empathetic Collaboration with Turi McKinley

Feb 2, 2018 41:33

Description:

Turi McKinley talks intuitive design thinking as an alternative approach to problem solving.

 

You'll Learn:

The importance of human empathy in problem solving Three keys to apply the design thinking process in your organization Pro-tips for getting brilliant ideas flowing when you collaborate

 

About Turi:

Turi McKinley is the Executive Director of Org Activation at frog design.

Turi’s 15+ years in design encompasses design research, interaction and service design, and currently focuses on driving change within innovative teams and organizations. Turi leads frog’s capability building and process design practice across frog’s global studios, and with frog’s clients.  With clients, she had led transformation efforts for GE as they developed a user centered software capability; for health insurance companies seeking to develop new customer relationships; and CPG firms developing ways of working faster and more iteratively.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep257

256: Science-based Solutions for Delivering Tough Truth at Work with Mark Murphy

Jan 31, 2018 53:05

Description:

Author & trainer Mark Murphy explores the intersections of diplomacy, truthfulness, and difficult conversations at work.

 

You'll Learn:

Top reasons why people don’t tell the truth at work Common phrases that create defensiveness Why having a difficult conversation is better than just fixing the problem yourself

 

About Mark:

Mark Murphy is a New York Times bestselling author, weekly contributor to Forbes, ranked as a Top 30 Leadership Guru and the Founder of Leadership IQ. He’s trained leaders at the United Nations, Harvard Business School, the Clinton Foundation, Microsoft, MasterCard, SHRM, and hundreds more organizations. He has written several award-winning books on leadership and been featured in many premiere media outlets.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep256

255: Minimizing Avoidable Failures with Russell Klusas

Jan 29, 2018 51:43

Description:

Tradecraft founder Russ Klusas discusses optimal decision-making amid life goals, recognizing avoidable failures, and learning from the successes and failures of Silicon Valley.

 

You'll Learn:

How to understand and use bounded rationality How to identify avoidable failures The good and the bad from Silicon Valley

 

About Russ:

Russell Klusas is the Founder of Tradecraft, a full time, in-person immersive training program for people who want to work in startups. He was also previously the CEO of Big Lobby, and the Entrepreneur-in-Residence of Founder Institute. He attended the University of Illinois.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep255

254: How to Afford Anything and Care for your Career with Paula Pant

Jan 26, 2018 45:53

Description:

Fellow podcaster Paula Pant shares her expertise on mastering your personal finances, caring for your career, and making wise decisions.

 

You'll Learn:

How to afford anything...but not everything Why self-care is career care How to successfully prep for newer and bigger obstacles

 

About Paula:

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business and real estate investing.

She has been featured more than four dozen times in major publications, including Forbes, Fortune, Money.com, AOL DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Kiplinger, Bloomberg Business, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, and many more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep254

253: How to Speak Out...Without a Freak Out with Matthew Abrahams

Jan 24, 2018 48:47

Description:

Stanford instructor Matt Abrahams teaches techniques to calm speaking anxieties...from managing procrastination to cooling body temperatures, and more.

 

You'll Learn:

How to attack both the symptoms and sources of speaking anxiety
Why to envision communication as a conversation instead of a performance How long to make eye contact

 

About Matt:

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He teaches Effective Virtual Communication and Essentials of Strategic Communication at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt recently published the third edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who wish to present in a more confident and compelling way.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep253

252: Creative Problem Solving through Design Thinking with Edgar Papke

Jan 22, 2018 46:50

Description:

Edgar Papke explores “design thinking” and best practices to foster unpredictable, creative, innovative ideas.

 

You'll Learn:

How three distinct workplace cultures solve problems differently The process of successful curious confrontation How to choose which problems are worth pursuing

 

About Edgar:

Edgar Papke is an author, speaker and globally recognized expert in business alignment, leadership and organizational culture. He is the author of True Alignment: Linking Company Culture to Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results, The Elephant in the Boardroom, and numerous essays and articles on business and culture. Edgar provides coaching and consulting to CEO’s and executives, delivers keynote speeches and presentations, and works with leadership teams to improve their alignment. He was recently honored as the Impact and International Speaker of the Year by Vistage, the world’s largest organization for CEOs. Worldwide, over 20,000 executives and leaders have attended his workshops.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep252

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251: Taking the Leap Into your Dream...the Smart Way with Mike Lewis

Jan 19, 2018 39:50

Description:

Mike Lewis shares his journey from professional private equity to professional squash and provides perspective on how/when/why to jump into what you really want to do.

 

You'll Learn:

When it’s time to jump The right mindset for taking your jump Actionable ways to tune into your internal voice and deepest desires

 

About Mike:

Mike Lewis is the Founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global curated community featuring the individuals, stories, and ideas relating to leaving something comfortable in order to pursue a passion. Launched in 2016, the platform has attracted millions of impressions through digital and print media, in-person experiences, and collaborations with leading brands including Airbnb and Lululemon. In January 2018, his book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want (Henry Holt Macmillan) releases worldwide. The book features over forty case studies with insights, frameworks and guidance around when to pursue a passion.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep251

250: Powering Up Your Professional Presence with Magdalena Yesil

Jan 17, 2018 47:13

Description:

Technology mogul Magdalena Yesil shares how to boost your gravitas, results, and ability to be heard at the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

What is the professional ask and why you should do it How to access and convey greater gravitas Tips for being heard better in meetings

 

About Madalena:

Magdalena Yeşil is a founder, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist of many of the world’s top technology companies, including Salesforce, where she was the first investor and founding board member. Yesil is a former general partner at U.S. Venture Partners, where she oversaw investments in more than thirty early-stage companies and served on the boards of many. A technology pioneer, Yeşil founded three of the first companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep250

249: Leading When You’re Not in Charge with Clay Scroggins

Jan 15, 2018 49:22

Description:

Clay Scroggins discusses how to lead without being in the top position.

 

You'll Learn:

Three simple questions to help you collaborate better The equation for powerful leadership How to have difficult conversations with your boss

 

About Clay:

Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all the local church staff and congregation. Clay understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Clay holds a degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Clay and his wife Jenny live in Forsyth County, Georgia, with their four children.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep249

248: What Professional Speakers Do...that You Should too with Grant Baldwin

Jan 12, 2018 35:29

Description:

Professional speaking guru Grant Baldwin shares lessons learned for becoming a better public speaker.

 

You'll Learn:

The one thing that distinguishes professional speakers from the rest Top things NOT to do when presenting Helpful ways to make a huge upgrade to your presentation skills

 

About Grant:

Grant is a veteran speaker who started his public speaking career as a youth pastor. Since then, he has given thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions, and other events.  He is the host of The Speaker Lab, a podcast that helps other speakers start, build, and grow their business.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep248

247: Thriving in High-Pressure Situations with Eddie Davila

Jan 10, 2018 45:23

Description:

Professor Eddie Davila discusses how to identify, view, handle, and thrive amidst pressure at work.

 

You'll Learn:

Why pressure is really an honor and a gift What to do when you get stressed in low-pressure situations How to use stress to prep for high-pressure situations

 

About Eddie:

Eddie Davila is a faculty member in Arizona State University’s highly ranked supply chain management program.  At ASU he teaches over 3000 students per year in person and online.  He has a 12-part intro to supply chain management series on Youtube that has over 3 million hits.  It is actually the top ranked item on youtube when you search supply chain.  And more recently he has developed multiple courses in business and stats for LinkedIn Learning.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep247

246: Doing the Most with Your To-Do List with Suzanna Kaye

Jan 8, 2018 44:11

Description:

Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye shares her tips on optimal to-do lists for optimal productivity.

 

You'll Learn:

How to cope when your tasks are too overwhelming A common mistake when working the to-do lists and apps Guidelines for identifying your priorities

 

About Suzanna:

Suzanna Kaye is a speaker with a passion! She can be found training and speaking to audiences both locally and internationally about how to structure their lives in new ways to be more productive and organized. Suzanna is the founder of Spark! Organizing, LLC as well as a former CFO for a national corporation. She brings a creative, encouraging, and judgement-free approach to productivity and organization. Her favorite topics include Productivity, Organization and Time Management. As a LinkedIn Learning author, she really does make productivity look effortless.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep246

2017 hit: 186 The Practices of High-Performing Employees with Dr. Clint Longenecker

Jan 5, 2018 42:22

Description:

In this 2017 greatest hit, professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.

 

You'll Learn:

Research revealing the 5 key things high performers have in common The dangers of being too busy The power of a strategic S.T.O.P.

 

About Clint:

Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep186

2017 hit: 178 How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer

Jan 3, 2018 40:06

Description:

In this 2017 greatest hit, talent builder Dodie Gomer shares best practices for leading people to results--when you’re not in charge.

 

You'll Learn:

How setting a clear vision on tiny matters delivers huge benefits Tactics for projecting powerful composure The value of using “strong words” and eliminating “weak words” in your communications

 

About Dodie:

Dodie Gomer believes far beyond technical potential. She is known as a talent builder. Dodie has 25+ years of corporate HR leadership. She inspires individuals to tap into their unique talent to go beyond their technical expertise and develop as leaders – even if they never plan to be a manager. Whether it is a keynote address, leadership workshop or as a succession planning consultant, Dodie will provide the right tools to build leadership for both individuals and organizations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep178

2017 hit: 159 Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich

Jan 1, 2018 39:26

Description:

Pete reviews 2017's greatest hits, starting with Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich.

In this episode, Tasha shares insights on self-awareness, what we can benefit from it, and what to do to strengthen our self-awareness.

 

You'll Learn:

7 indicators that reveal if you’re actually self-aware (most aren’t!) Why you need to be more self-aware What you’re doing wrong when it comes to introspection

 

About Tasha:

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep159

Holiday reflection, gratitude, and generosity

Dec 25, 2017 04:52

Description:

Pete reflects on the holidays and the importance of gratitude and generosity.

 

View links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/christmas2017

245: Getting into Flow...Repeatedly with Steven Kotler

Dec 22, 2017 39:05

Description:

Author and researcher Steven Kotler lays out the pathways to the optimal state of consciousness called flow.

 

You'll Learn:

The golden rule of flow How to find flow using psychological and neurobiological triggers How to take breaks without interrupting your flow

 

About Steven:

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep245

244: Behavioral Science Insights on How to Have a Good Day, Everyday with Caroline Webb

Dec 20, 2017 47:04

Description:

Caroline Webb reveals actionable insights from the latest science behind living our best days.

 

You'll Learn:

The power of micro-mindfulness Pro-tips for maintaining focus and motivation Best ways to keep up your energy throughout your day

 

About Caroline:

Caroline is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, is being published in 16 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep244

243: How to Be More Popular--and Why that Still Matters at Work with Mitch Prinstein

Dec 18, 2017 44:19

Description:

Mitch Prinstein helps us understand the different types of popularity and teaches us how to boost our popularity by working on our likability.

 

You'll Learn:

Subtle ways to boost your likability in meetings How and why to distinguish between the two kinds of popularity: likability and status How to get people to stop looking at their phones to talk to you

 

About Mitch:

Mitch is a professor, scientist, university administrator, teacher, author, speaker, and an exhausted dad.  He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, and elsewhere.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep243

242: How to Handle Tough Audiences with Deirdre Breakenridge

Dec 15, 2017 37:59

Description:

PR consultant Deirdre Breakenridge teaches how to handle tricky audiences, identify different audience member profiles, and deliver great presentations in tough situations.

 

You'll Learn:

The best approaches for understanding your audience upfront Three universal practices to command attention Handy strategies to prepare you for the tough questions

 

About Deirdre:

Deirdre has been in PR and marketing for 25+ years helping senior executives in midsize to large organizations communicate to their stakeholders. She is a communications strategist and has worked with clients on many different types of communications programs, including executive communications and thought leadership, image and reputation management, crisis communications, media relations, PR 2.0 and social media programs.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep242

241: How to Have More Fun While Achieving More with Dave Crenshaw

Dec 13, 2017 37:14

Description:

Dave Crenshaw gives his expert insights on the importance of scheduling in fun, meaningful breaks, and shares practical tips on setting up your own personal oasis and managing your time.

 

You'll Learn:

Why having fun is critical to your success How to build your own oasis Perspectives to switch from a culture of now vs. the culture of when

 

About Dave:

Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books, including The Myth of Multitasking which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, keynote speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of businesses leaders worldwide.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep241

240: Mastering the Art of Connection with Michael J. Gelb

Dec 11, 2017 42:56

Description:

Michael J. Gelb walks us through the power of connectedness, the importance of being aware of the people around you, and practices that can help your internal wellness.

 

You'll Learn:

Why uber-busy global leaders make time for face-to-face interactions How to consciously spread positive emotion Practicing the opposite of stress response

 

About Michael:

Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development and a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies.  He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep140

239: Building Yours Systems for Success with Sam Carpenter

Dec 8, 2017 36:58

Description:

Sam Carpenter explores how you can effectively work with the collection of systems that make up your work and life.

 

You'll Learn:

The benefit of seeing your complex life as a simpler collection of systems How to analyze and fix the kinks in your system Top systems that are most often dysfunctional

 

About Sam:

Sam has a background in engineering, journalism, publishing, forestry, construction management, and telecommunications. An author and entrepreneur, he is president and CEO of Centratel, the premier telephone answering service in the United States. Other businesses he founded and operates are Work the System Consultants and PathwayOne, an online marketing firm based in Italy.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep239

238: The Ingredients of A Great First Impression with Ann Demarais

Dec 6, 2017 47:10

Description:

Executive coach Ann Demarais highlights ways to become more socially generous and how to make an awesome first impression.

 

You'll Learn:

The most common interpersonal flaws--and how to fix them Four universally-appreciated social gifts that you can give How to bounce back from a bad first impression

 

About Ann:

Ann Demarais, the founder of First Impressions, has more than 20 years of experience in applied psychology, specializing in interpersonal communication, impression management, social skills, and executive coaching. She works with senior executives who want to enhance their leadership impact.  She was a consultant to the Social Intelligence Program at Columbia University Business School; her client list includes Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Disney, Bank of America, Xerox, CitiGroup, JPMorgan, and the FBI among many others.  Ann is co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, which was published by Random House and translated into 24 languages.  Ann holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep238

237: Crafting Memorable Stories with Dr. Carmen Simon

Dec 4, 2017 39:22

Description:

Dr. Carmen Simon shows how to become impossible to ignore by integrating the right components to influence our audience’s minds.

 

You'll Learn:

The three components of a good story Why causation in a story can be both sexy and tricky at the same time Why relatable emotions are more important than strong emotions

 

About Carmen:

Dr. Carmen Simon is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Founder of Memzy. She has applied the latest neuroscience research findings to deliver workshops, design, and consulting services. Carmen is a published author and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. She holds doctorates in instructional technology and cognitive psychology, and uses her knowledge to offer business professionals a flashlight and a magnet: one to call attention to what’s important in a message, the other to make it stick to the audience’s brain so they can act on it. Carmen’s brain science coaching helps business professionals motivate listeners and stand out from too much sameness in the industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep237

236: Persuasion Pointers from a Legendary Infomercial Pitchman with Anthony Sullivan

Dec 1, 2017 39:34

Description:

Infomercial star Anthony “Sully” Sullivan shares his best lessons learned about the art and science of persuasion.

 

You'll Learn:

Approaches to understanding the pain and being the cure How to make an entrance and take control Why you should own your nerves and not hide them

 

About Anthony:

Best-known as the spokesman for OxiClean, Anthony is the pitchman of choice for dozens of innovative, practical usage consumer products including the X5 5-in-1 Steamer, the Sticky Buddy and Smart Mop. Star and Co-Producer of the Discovery Channel series “PitchMen,” Sully is also a regular guest of choice on a variety of television news and entertainment outlets including “The Today Show,”  “Good Morning America,” “Rachel Ray,” “The Tonight Show,” “Conan” and “Katie,” as well as news programs MSNBC, ABC, CBS, BBC and Fox News Channel.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep236

235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead

Nov 29, 2017 37:45

Description:

Author and Simon Sinek colleague David Mead shares the importance of starting with why you do what you do – and how to find that why.

 

You'll Learn:

The benefits of starting with why Examples of effective and ineffective “whys” The process to find your why

 

About David:

David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. David co-authored Find Your Why, with Simon Sinek. The book provides a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep235

234: Sharper Critical Thinking for Better Solutions with Mike Figliuolo

Nov 27, 2017 42:27

Description:

Mike Figliuolo ponders on why critical thinking is becoming increasingly important and how to maximize your critical thinking skills.

 

You'll Learn:

Why slowing down will help you better solve problems How to differentiate facts from judgments How to use the 5 “whys” and the 7 “so whats” to think more clearly about causes and effects

 

About Mike:

Mike Figliuolo is the Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, a consulting and training firm that helps leaders think better. He’s authored numerous books on leadership, thinking, and communication.He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a commissioned officer in the Army. He then joined McKinsey and Company as a management consultant. He later worked at Capital One Financial as Group Manager of Strategy & Analysis and as Director of Specialty Collections. He was responsible for ~$1B in collections, a $125MM budget and the performance of 150 employees. The initiatives his teams put in place delivered over $125MM in value.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep234

Happy Black Friday!

Nov 24, 2017 07:22

Description:

Pete lists some of his favorite things this year for people who want to be more awesome at their jobs.

 

View links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/bf18

233: Best Practices for Better Relationships at Work with FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis

Nov 22, 2017 50:22

Description:

FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis shares the firm’s discoveries on proven best practices for building more effective work relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

How to see others more clearly A master tactic to get better feedback from your colleagues The most common mistakes that destroy work relationships

 

About Todd:

Todd Davis is the author of FranklinCovey’s Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. With over 30 years of experience in human resources, talen t development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing, Davis serves as FranklinCovey’s chief people officer and executive vice president, responsible for global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep233

232: How to Be a Better Leader by Being More Positive with Brenda Bailey-Hughes

Nov 20, 2017 40:20

Description:

Professor Brenda Bailey-Hughes explores the scientific connections between positivity and being a better performer at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The real science behind the power of positivity How to halt compulsive worrying Power words for positivity

 

About Brenda:

Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program.

She’s authored 8 LinkedIn Learning courses. She specializes in communication training  and coaching for Fortune 500 executives – such as P&G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep232

231: How to Stay Motivated and On Track with Ed Latimore

Nov 17, 2017 39:40

Description:

Professional boxer and physics student Ed Latimore teaches how to stop caring about what other people think and stoke the fires of motivation.

 

You'll Learn:

How human behavior is subject to the laws of momentum How to find motivation when it seems elusive Why it’s better to focus on the process rather than the outcome

 

About Ed:

Ed Latimore is a professional boxer, adult physics student at Duquesne University, a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, chess player, and author. Millions have learned from Ed's insights at his blog, "The Mind and Fist" at mindandfist.com. He’s also very active on Twitter @EdLatimore.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep231

230: How to Get an MBA Education (and more!) for Under $1,000 with Laurie Pickard

Nov 15, 2017 40:18

Description:

No-Pay MBA guru Laurie Pickard explains Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and reveals precisely how to get quality education for under $1,000.

 

You'll Learn:

All about MOOCs! What they are, where to find them, and how to pick the winners How to use Loss Aversion to avoid quitting online courses How to build a prestigious network without going to a prestigious university

 

About Laurie:

When some of the most prestigious business schools in the world began providing free versions of their courses online, Laurie Pickard saw an opportunity to get the business education she had long desired, at a fraction of the typical MBA price tag. Her “No-Pay MBA” project (NoPayMBA.com) has appeared in the Financial Times, Poets & Quants, Fortune, Entrepreneur, CNN/Money, and the Wall Street Journal. Don’t Pay For Your MBA is her first book.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep230

229: How to Wow with Powerful Words and Presence with Frances Cole Jones

Nov 13, 2017 39:54

Description:

Communications consultant Frances Cole Jones shares her best strategies to address her clients’ most pressing questions.

 

You'll Learn:

How to tell if you’re a boring speaker...and what do about it. The key word that instantly makes your message more engaging Another power word that increases listener buy-in from 60 to 94%

 

About Frances:

Prior to founding Cole Media Management Frances worked first as a nursery school teacher and then as an editor of commercial nonfiction in NYC. Being a teacher helped hone her negotiating skills (If you can handle 12 toddlers you can handle any CEO.). Her experience helping authors find their voices is something she uses with all her clients to ensure they sound like themselves-- themselves on their best day.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep229

228: The Essential Keys to Team Excellence with Gary Morton

Nov 10, 2017 42:44

Description:

Gary Morton reveals the key ingredients to the “secret sauce” allowing teams to be at the top 1% of their fields.

 

You'll Learn:

The first steps toward achieving clarity of purpose How to spark empowered obsession in your team Guidelines for unleashing your group’s creativity

 

About Gary:

Gary Morton graduated from West Point with honors and had a five-year career as a tank officer, the highlight of which was being part of an extraordinary unit that achieved unprecedented results at the US Army's grueling National Training Center—the only unit to ever win every simulated battle it fought. Morton completed a master's degree, also with honors, from the University of Southern California, and transitioned out of the Army to medical-device manufacturer Stryker, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in project management, engineering, R&D, operations, and marketing leadership becoming the youngest VP at the company. This culminated in twelve years as Vice President and General Manager of the EMS equipment business that he cofounded. Today, he is retired from Stryker and lives with his wife in the Midwest, where he writes and invests.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep228

227: Becoming More Persuasive with Donald Kelly

Nov 8, 2017 50:00

Description:

Fellow podcaster Donald Kelly reveals keys to being more persuasive, building influence, and hustling everyday.

 

You'll Learn:

Principles of sales that everyone can use to become more influential Two strategies to overcome the fear of rejection Approaches for making an effective cold call or email

 

About Donald:

Donald Kelly evangelizes effective ways for salespeople and entrepreneurs to find more qualified prospects, close more deals and make more money. He does this through motivating sales training, online courses, one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars and dynamic keynote presentations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep227

226: Finding the Energy for Optimal Performance with Cate Stillman

Nov 6, 2017 42:37

Description:

Health entrepreneur Cate Stillman shares wisdom on how you can inject more energy in your day to day to become more productive.

 

You'll Learn:

A small tweak in your eating habits that makes you feel much better the next day Why and how to deliver a self-massage How reducing stimulation leads to increasing energy

 

About Cate:

Cate empowers thrive-seekers to uplevel their health, their careers, and their lives in real time. She also teaches wellness pros to grow their impact and their income. Cate created Yogahealer.com in 2001 and has since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families, and their communities. Cate splits her time between the Teton Valley and Punta Mita, Mexico, so she can enjoy mountain biking in the summer and paddleboarding and surfing in the winter.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep226

225: How to Build Your Dream Network with J. Kelly Hoey

Nov 3, 2017 42:25

Description:

Kelly Hoey dismantles networking misconceptions and share how you can make connections effectively.

 

You'll Learn:

Why networking is more important now than ever before How to come up with better ice breakers than the weather How to present yourself optimally on social media

 

About Kelly:

J. Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). A columnist for Inc.com, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and as an influencer, her clients include Comcast, Turnstone and Capital One.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep225

224: How to Sound Amazing with Julian Treasure

Nov 1, 2017 44:29

Description:

Communications expert Julian Treasure shares the best practices of speaking, listening, and good sound for effective communication.

 

You'll Learn:

The primary filters people listen through How to develop it a powerful voice The RASA framework for a more engaging conversation

 

About Julian:

Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 40 million times. His latest, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep224

223: Becoming Happier at Work with Dr. Annie McKee

Oct 30, 2017 31:50

Description:

Famed executive coach Annie McKee makes the case linking increased happiness to increased work performance...and shows how to improve both at once.

 

You'll Learn:

Best practices for more happiness at work How following your “shoulds” can undermine happiness Key clues to help discern when something’s wrong at work

 

About Annie:

Dr. Annie McKee is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches and is the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. She is the bestselling coauthor of three successful books published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2002); Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis (2005), and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston (2008); and is the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2014). She advises leaders around the world, and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep223

222: The Quickest Ways to Earn an Extra Half Million Over Your Career with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett

Oct 27, 2017 52:15

Description:

Paychecks and Balances Podcast hosts Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett share some of their biggest money lessons learned from guests, experiences, and past mistakes.

 

You'll Learn:

Pro-tips on getting hired for your dream job The critical thing to do before sealing the deal on your new job Why 90% of people become stagnant in their career by age 45… and how to avoid that

 

About Rich & Marcus:

Rich Jones, along with Marcus Garrett, co-host Paychecks & Balances, a funformative podcast covering work and money for millennials. They leverage their experiences to provide entertaining insights and helpful tips on money management, professional growth, and other topics relevant to 20 and 30-somethings trying to get ahead.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep222

221: Becoming a Great Conversationalist with Celeste Headlee

Oct 25, 2017 39:40

Description:

Journalist Celeste Headlee breaks down the steps towards being a better conversationalist.

 

You'll Learn:

The top ways to have better conversations The myths you believe about good listening An eye-opening way to find out your bad habits as a conversationalist

 

About Celeste:

Celeste Headlee, Public Broadcast Radio Show Host, and Author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk.  Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She has trained many journalists through NPR's Next Generation program. Headlee also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other international networks, and in 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep221

220: Mastering the Art of Bouncing Back with Barry Michels

Oct 23, 2017 50:45

Description:

Hollywood psychotherapist Barry Michels talks about dealing with failure and how to bounce back even stronger.

 

You'll Learn:

How to identify and defeat your inner saboteur An approach to getting over energy speed bumps How to bounce back faster from failures

 

About Barry:

Barry Michels has a B.A. from Harvard, a law degree from University of California, Berkeley, and an MSW from the University of Southern California.  He has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Los Angeles since 1986.  He’s referred to as one of “the most sought-after shrinks in Hollywood.” His client list boasts top writers, actors, producers, CEOs, and other creatives. In his books and public events, he shares the same Tools they use behind closed doors with their clients.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep220

219: Making the Most out of Your Workplace Anger with Marlene Chism

Oct 20, 2017 40:15

Description:

Marlene Chism shares how to master resentment and frustration...along with best practices for channeling the the energy of anger.

 

You'll Learn:

How feelings of resentment and frustration indicate a lack of clarity The valuable message and energy embedded within anger The “Release Resistance” process to better handle anger

 

About Marlene:

Marlene Chism is a consultant and international speaker whose personal passion is to help people discover, develop and deliver their gifts to the world She’s the author of “No Drama Leadership,” "Stop Workplace Drama” and more. Marlene delivers her message on stopping drama and creating enlightened leaders through corporate retreats and client work, as well as at association meetings, universities, and other speaking engagements.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep219

218: The Science-Based Paths to Massive Self-Confidence with Louisa Jewell

Oct 18, 2017 41:54

Description:

Positive psychologist Louisa Jewell discusses ways to become more confident and eliminate self-doubt to be able to pursue bigger goals.

 

You'll Learn:

How self-doubt holds us back The mindset that prevents failures from impacting your self-esteem Best practices for boosting your self-confidence

 

About Louisa:

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, and Canada's leading expert on the topic of positive psychology who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing, both at work and in their personal lives. In 2012 Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from across Canada to disseminate the knowledge of positive psychology to improve the psychological health of all Canadians.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep218

217: An Effective (but Rare) Strategy to Snag Your Dream Job with Kristen Berndt

Oct 16, 2017 35:44

Description:

Kristen Berndt acquired the job she’s wanted for a decade--United Airline’s Manager of Baggage Planning--and shares her unorthodox approach to getting it.

 

You'll Learn:

How to let the world know what you want...and keep in touch with the critical contacts A mindset that will give you back a third of your day How to nail interviews with the classic STAR framework

 

About Kristen:

Kristen Berndt is the Manager of Baggage Planning at United Airlines. When Kristen was 19 years old, she determined that she wanted to work in operations for United Airlines, and made it her life goal. She believes that confidence and persistence are the keys to achieving one’s dreams. She encourages others to network and build connections in order to be successful. Kristen lives and works in Chicago.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep217

216: Transforming Conflict Into Breakthroughs with Dr. Nate Regier

Oct 13, 2017 40:09

Description:

Nate Regier shows how to tap into the positive powers of conflict and openness to effectively deal with drama.

 

You'll Learn:

A useful, low-intensity definition of conflict The four-step ORPO formula for productive conflicts How upfront openness about motives can change  everything

 

About Nate:

Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and cofounding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, neuropsychology, group dynamics, interpersonal and leadership communication, executive assessment, and coaching. Regier is a co developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching system, an LOD® master trainer, and Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer. He is co-author of Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires. He’s an enthusiastic dad and husband.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep216

 

215: Expanding Self-awareness Using the Top Personality Frameworks with Anne Bogel

Oct 11, 2017 32:13

Description:

Anne Bogel provides a whirlwind tour across leading personality frameworks, providing tips on how to apply these insights along the way.

 

You'll Learn:

How the Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, Five Love Languages, highly sensitive people enlighten you in their own ways How to use personality types to better your relationships Dangers of abusing personality frameworks

 

About Anne:

Anne is a resident blogger, bookworm, and big-question-asker at Modern Mrs. Darcy. She wrote Reading People, where she shares her own experience with the personality frameworks she loves the most, the ones that have made the biggest difference in her own life. She walks you through 7 different frameworks, explaining the basics in a way you can actually understand, sharing personal stories about how what she learned made a difference in her life, and showing people how it could make a difference in theirs, as well.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep215

Should You Maximize Output or Discovery?

Oct 9, 2017 04:15

Description:

Pete ponders learning and discovery vs. producing output.

 

View show notes and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ColumbusDay2017

214: How to Massively Expand Your Network in 10 Minutes a Day with Molly Beck

Oct 6, 2017 38:08

Description:

Molly Beck shares a quick and easy formula for reaching out new people who can help you achieve your goals.

 

You'll Learn:

The two components required to become an influencer The four types of reach outs--with benchmark response rates How to make awesome subject lines to get more email responses

 

About Molly:

Molly is the founder of podcast creation site Messy Bun; the creator of the lifestyle blog Smart, Pretty & Awkward; and a marketing expert who has provided digital strategies for numerous companies including Forbes, Venmo, Rice University, and Hearst. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Redbook, Parade, HuffPost, and more. She is represented by CAA.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep214

213: Surviving and Winning Office Politics with Dorie Clark

Oct 4, 2017 40:33

Description:

Dorie Clark outlines how to flourish amid office politics by using electoral campaign strategies.

 

You'll Learn:

How to create a campaign plan for your career The power mapping approach to smarter people decisions A genius tactic for highlighting your achievements without sounding boastful

 

About Dorie:

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine, one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes, and was a Washington Post bestseller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep213

212: How Introverts Flourish at Work with Morra Aarons-Mele

Oct 2, 2017 39:08

Description:

Morra Aarons-Mele provides tips for the ambitious introvert to succeed at work and strategies on how extroverts and introverts can best work together.

 

You'll Learn:

How introverts are fabulous secret weapons at work The false assumptions people make about introverts How extroverts and introverts can work best together

 

About Morra:

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.  She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, and has launched online campaigns for world leaders and organizations including the United Nations, President Obama, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep212

211: Creating Great Choices to Resolve Tough Questions with Jennifer Riel

Sep 29, 2017 54:30

Description:

Jennifer Riel illustrates how successful thinkers can create great choices rather than tolerate unacceptable trade-offs via her practical methodology for implementing integrated thinking.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you should fall in love with opposing approaches to solving a problem How to hold two approaches in tension to discover optimal solutions The three questions to creating better answers

 

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Riel is an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, specializing in creative problem solving. Her focus is on helping everyone, from undergraduate students to business executives, to create better choices, more of the time.

An award-winning teacher, Jennifer leads training on integrative thinking, strategy and innovation, both at the Rotman School and at organizations of all types, from small non-profits to some of the largest companies in the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep211

210: How to Generate Many Creative Ideas with Tina Seelig

Sep 27, 2017 46:44

Description:

Professor Tina Seelig talks about the critical components, principles, and tactics for bringing ideas into your imagination and out into the world.

 

You'll Learn:

The two requirements of imagination How to generate many new solutions via framing and reframing The argument for brainstorming

 

About Tina:

Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and leads three fellowship programs in the School of Engineering that are focused on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School, and has been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and author of 17 books, including Insight Out (2016), inGenius (2012), and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009). She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the Olympus Innovation Award, and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep210

209: How to Get Better at Anything with Tom Bilyeu

Sep 25, 2017 45:29

Description:

Quest Nutrition founder Tom Bilyeu shows how to get better at anything by having crystal clear goals, a growth mindset, and powerful systems.

 

You'll Learn:

The WOOP process for figuring out if you should persist or quit How to make the switch from discovering to developing your passion Why identity drives behavior and not the other way around

 

About Tom:

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment.

Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep209

208: How to Make Your Message Resonate--Live and on Video with Vern Oakley

Sep 22, 2017 36:45

Description:

Award-winning filmmaker Vern Oakley shares his wisdom for connecting more sincerely whether you’re speaking on video or live.

 

You'll Learn:

How breathing helps you release fear The optimal mindset for delivering a presentation The essential question to answer when designing your communication

 

About Vern:

A veteran filmmaker, teacher, speaker, and industry thought leader, Vern Oakley has been helping institutions and leaders connect with and mobilize their tribes through soul expression and communication. His mission to humanize leadership is achieved by crafting great stories that appeal to and impact the people who matter most.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep208

207: Getting Psyched Up For High Performance with Daniel McGinn

Sep 20, 2017 41:38

Description:

Harvard Business Review editor Dan McGinn applies techniques from athletes, musicians, the military, and more to get yourself psyched for success.

 

You'll Learn:

How to amp up confidence and dial down anxiety How to psych yourself up with your own “greatest hits” The best pump up music there is

 

About Daniel:

Daniel McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep207

206: Owning, Loving, and Growing Your Job with Lisa and Elizabeth McLeod

Sep 18, 2017 39:09

Description:

Mother and daughter team Lisa and Elizabeth McLeod share their mindset of taking the reins and leading yourself towards meaningful success at work.

 

You'll Learn:

Key questions to ask yourself for better self-assessment A mindset that will make you enjoy your job more Why to view your peers as colleagues instead of competitors

 

About Lisa & Elizabeth:

Lisa McLeod is a keynote speaker, author, and consultant who espouses the "noble purpose" approach. She has served clients ranging from Apple to Peterbilt Trucks. She is the author of four books on leadership, sales, and personal development. She is also the sales leadership expert for Forbes.com, and she has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Oprah.com, and Good Morning America.

Elizabeth McLeod is the vice president of client services at McLeod & More, Inc. Elizabeth manages projects for clients like Google and Hootsuite.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep206

205: Doing Big Things with Your Team with Craig Ross

Sep 15, 2017 45:02

Description:

Craig Ross explains what is required in order to do big things and how teams can attain epic impact.

 

You'll Learn:

The 3 decisions required in order to do big things The 3 enemies of fulfillment How to guide the energy of your team toward achieving big things

 

About Craig:

Craig W. Ross is a facilitator, coach, author, speaker and CEO of Verus Global. For 20 years Craig has partnered with c-suite executives and leadership teams across numerous industries in global organizations, such as P&G, Alcon, Oceaneering, Cigna, Nestle, Universal, Ford, and other Fortune 100 companies. Combining a passion for uniting people and a conviction that organizations achieve extraordinary things through teams, Craig delivers practical and real-world expertise to those he serves.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep205

204: How to Survive the Jerks at Work with Robert Sutton

Sep 13, 2017 48:09

Description:

Robert Sutton shares his expertise on confronting, coping with, and forgiving the jerks at work.

 

You'll Learn:

Internal mind tricks to help you cope with jerks How to use The Benjamin Franklin Effect to win over jerks How and when to fight back

 

About Robert:

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.  He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (“the d school”).  He is a Fellow at IDEO, Senior Scientist at Gallup, and an advisor to McKinsey & Company.  Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics.  He has published over 150 articles and chapters and written seven books. Sutton’s latest book is The “Jerk”hole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

203: Cultivating Sponsors, Developing Fearlessness, and Living Brilliantly with Simon Bailey

Sep 11, 2017 41:32

Description:

Educational entrepreneur Simon T. Bailey shares tactics to take control of the steering wheel of your career.

 

You'll Learn:

Key habits that get influential colleagues talking you up Why to take the projects no one else wants Five questions to help you bounce back from any setback

 

About Simon:
Simon T. Bailey is the CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, a premium education company specializing in creating learning and development content. He has worked with over 1,500 organizations and has impacted more than 2 million people through his presentations and seminars in 45 countries worldwide. Some of his clients include AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Toyota. Prior to founding his company, Simon worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 20 years and was sales director and new business development director for the world-renowned Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep203

202: Discovering the Work You’re Built to Do with Don Hutcheson

Sep 8, 2017 37:00

Description:

Talent guru Don Hutcheson shares how to better know yourself in order to select jobs that optimally align to your talents.

 

You'll Learn:

Approaches to get more insight into your unique talents How to break out of your bubble and expand your perspective The seven ways people get stuck

 

About Don:

Don Hutcheson is a lifelong entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach. He hosts the daily podcast: “Discover Your Talent—Do What You Love,” which he created to help people find their true talents and use them to build a career of success, satisfaction and freedom. He’s never had a “boss” and has created 6 innovative companies in advertising, publishing, coaching and career planning—and now on the Internet—over the last 40 years.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep202

201: How to be Happier at Work with Jennifer Moss

Sep 6, 2017 43:20

Description:

Plasticity Labs co-founder Jennifer Moss shares how to build psychological fitness to deal with workplace challenges.

 

You'll Learn:

Research insights into what impacts happiness at work The critical ingredient called the “granddaddy” of happiness Two minute exercises that slash stress and enhance effectiveness

 

About Jennifer:

Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss and her groundbreaking work on the power of happiness are transforming hundreds of schools and companies. Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into employee sentiment and increase workplace happiness.

Moss is the author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and also the Cofounder of The HERO Generation, a non-profit that is implementing Moss’ gratitude-based HERO model in schools with the aim of decreasing teacher and student stress and increasing well-being and performance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep201

Happy Labor Day and Thanks a Million!

Sep 4, 2017 03:21

Description:

Pete thanks everyone for 1 million downloads!

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/LaborDay2017

200: Finding and Being Good People with Anthony Tjan

Sep 1, 2017 45:13

Description:

Venture capitalist Anthony Tjan makes the performance case for character and values--revealing how to identify and cultivate more at work.

 

You'll Learn:

The benefits of cultivating goodness How to discern someone’s character and values upfront Approaches to check yourself on the cultivation of your character and values

 

About Anthony:

Anthony Tjan has been at the forefront of transformational change across organizations he has either built or advised, as well as a strategic counsellor to several leaders and public personalities. He is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as CEO of the Cue Ball Group – a people-first venture investment firm and is also the co-founder and chairman of MiniLuxe, a retail services brand looking to revolutionize the nail salon industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep200

199: Supercharging Your Productivity with Erik Fisher

Aug 30, 2017 46:14

Description:

Productivity podcaster Erik Fisher shares how to optimally manage your energy throughout the day to improve productivity while avoiding overloads and burn-outs.

 

You'll Learn:

How to manage your energy for peak productivity The power of hydration Why shorter to-do lists beat longer ones.

 

About Erik

Erik is a Productivity Author, Podcaster, Speaker and Coach. He talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and continue to lead successful and meaningful lives.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep199

198: Turning Great Ideas into Great Results with Mark Aramli

Aug 28, 2017 40:51

Description:

BedJet inventor Mark Aramli talks about the essential next steps to turn an aha moment into real-world success.

 

You'll Learn:

The best time to work on your big ideas The “two pizza” rule for great collaborations A key strategy for convincing executives to buy-in

 

About Mark:

Mark Aramli is the inventor and principal engineer for the patent-pending BedJet CCS. Mark's first engineering role was at United Technologies, builder of the space suit for NASA. His engineering responsibilities included the space suit primary life support system (PLSS), specifically elements relating to heating, cooling and climactic comfort of the interior space suit environment for the astronauts.  

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep198

197: Getting and Growing Mo’ Money with Joe Saul-Sehy

Aug 25, 2017 45:14

Description:

Personal finance podcaster Joe Saul-Sehy lets us in on the secrets to making more money, handling it properly, and watching it grow.

 

You'll Learn:

The first key to making more money Important benefits that you might have overlooked The top money management lesson that rich people use

 

About Joe:

Before starting Stacking Benjamins Joe Saul-Sehy was a financial planner for 16 years and a media representative for one of nation's biggest financial companies. He leads a team of people who are located across the United States. He communicates difficult concepts in a way that makes them accessible to the average person. He also gives presentations at major companies and to large audiences. Joe is a huge fan of exceptional customer service and loves to model companies like Disney, Nordstrom and Cherry Republic.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep197

196: Exuding Influence with Impact with Stacey Hanke

Aug 23, 2017 34:12

Description:

Communications consultant Stacey Hanke breaks down the misconceptions on influence and how to develop your influential voice in a way that resonates.

 

You'll Learn:

How to assess your level of influence in a room The core elements needed to command more influence How your smartphone can help you speak better

 

About Stacey:

Stacey Hanke equips leaders within organizations to communicate with confidence, presence and authenticity, day in and day out. Combined, her team of mentors and consultants have more than 100 years of training experience. She works with executives, managers, technicians and sales leaders across the United States and on four different continents.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep196

195: Wise and Effortless Decision-Making with Michael Nicholas

Aug 21, 2017 44:01

Description:

Award-winning thinker Michael Nicholas addresses the changes and challenges of modern decision-making--and how to enhance your decisions every day.

 

You'll Learn:

The tremendous power of continually making the optimal decision The science behind how we make decisions Keys to improving your decision-making

 

About Michael:

An award-winning professional speaker and leadership coach, Michael Nicholas helps people improve their performance by challenging them to revolutionize their thinking and behavior. His insightful, results-oriented training is grounded in 30 years of real-world experience gained through working with leaders from a wide variety of industries, holding senior business positions, and serving on active duty as a military officer. He specializes in decision-making, emotional intelligence, and employee engagement.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep195

194: How to Write like Warren Buffett with Elaine Bennett

Aug 18, 2017 37:10

Description:

Elaine Bennett shares how to write better business messages with greater clarity and personality.

 

You'll Learn:

Two essential pieces of information you need to be a more effective writer How you can make a bigger impact with storytelling Winning ways to turn straight thinking into straight writing

 

About Elaine:

Elaine Bennett had a baptism by fire as a speechwriter. Less than two years after she signed on to write for the CEO of Salomon Brothers, scandal forced the executive to resign. In stepped investor Warren Buffett. Since working with Mr. Buffett, Elaine Bennett has continued putting words in the mouths of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and leading nonprofits. She unearths the stories behind business data and helps executives shape those stories into memorable messages. She also coaches individual professionals looking to develop executive-caliber communication skills.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep194

193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta

Aug 16, 2017 51:20

Description:

Dr. Britt Andreatta surveys how our brains are wired for optimal work and best practices for creating an environment for thriving.

 

You'll Learn:

Why our brains are not built for today’s workplaces The fundamental conditions required for teammates to thrive Best practices for developing trust within your team

 

About Britt

Dr. Britt Andreatta knows how to harness human potential. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, psychology, education, and the human sciences, she has a profound understanding of how to unlock the best in people. Britt is the former Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com and has over 25 years of experience consulting with Fortune 100 corporations, businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Andreatta is the author of several titles on learning and leadership. Her online courses have over 4 million views and her books are best sellers. Her latest book, Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success is available now and her next book on the neuroscience of teams, Wired to Connect, will be out Spring 2018.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep193

192: Discovering and Developing Your Ordinary Superpowers with Mark Henson

Aug 14, 2017 40:06

Description:

Innovator Mark Henson explains how to discover and activate ordinary superpowers.

 

You'll Learn:

Innovator Mark Henson explains how to discover and activate ordinary superpowers. The 6 questions to help  discover your ordinary superpowers Key steps to activate and enhance  your ordinary superpowers

 

About Mark:

Mark Henson is a lifelong entrepreneur and the founder of sparkspace -- a unique and exceptional business retreat center in Columbus, Ohio. Mark's Ordinary superpowers are exploring new ideas and spaces, simplifying things and sharing ideas through writing and speaking. In addition to leading his team at sparkspace, Mark writes books, conducts retreats, speaks at conferences and coaches people who want to get more fully engaged with life and work.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep192

191: Writing Better with Anne Janzer

Aug 11, 2017 35:07

Description:

Writing coach Anne Janzer provides principles, checklists, and pro-tips for better writing at work.

 

You'll Learn:

How to overcome the biggest workplace writing problems The 6 questions to ask yourself before you start writing The best ways to get your points across without offending

 

About Anne:

Anne Janzer is an author and writing coach who has worked with over a hundred technology businesses in her career. Anne has written three books on marketing and writing. Her latest book is called The Workplace Writer’s Process: A Guide to Getting the Job Done. It covers the things no one teaches you in writing class: how to set yourself up for success when writing on the job, how to collaborate with others on writing projects, and the secrets to creating effective content.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep191

190: Making Your Boss, Colleagues, and Clients Love You with Jodi Glickman

Aug 9, 2017 33:06

Description:

Jodi Glickman lays the foundation for becoming great on the job through better communications.

 

You'll Learn:

The GIFT framework for better communication How to master the hello and goodbye Pro-tips for managing expectations

 

About Jodi

Jodi Glickman is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, consultant, and all-around expert in training people how to be great on the job. She is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and the author of the critically acclaimed Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep190

189: Insider Recruiter Insights with Randstad’s Josh Vesely

Aug 7, 2017 45:10

Description:

Randstad’s SVP of Talent Solutions, Josh Vesely, discusses the state of the labor market, the benefits of working with recruiters, and necessities for today’s job hunters.

 

You'll Learn:

How today’s labor market is superlatively favorable for good talent Why you should boldly ask your boss for your favorite opportunities How to find and leverage a recruiter in your job search

 

About Josh:

Joshua Vesely, MBA, is a ‘Talent Chef’ and Senior Vice President of Talent Solutions at Randstad USA. He is an energy-giving partner and a powerful negotiator. With his positive attitude he boldly develops new concepts and contributes to an innovative market approach.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep189

188: The Advantages of Being Stupid with Justin Locke

Aug 4, 2017 42:27

Description:

Musician and humorist Justin Locke talks about the culture of smart vs stupid, the benefits of being unprepared, and the secrets to succeeding via applied stupidity.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you shouldn’t be scared of looking stupid How to use the Irregardless effect to your advantage Stupid approaches to find brilliant solutions

 

About Justin:

Justin Locke spent 18 seasons playing bass in the Boston Pops.  He then shifted focus to being an author, playwright, orchestra manager, and media producer.  

His Pops memoir, “Real Men Don’t Rehearse,” has sold over 12,000 copies, and his musical plays for family audiences are performed all over the world.  

Justin often appears as a humorous guest speaker, sharing his favorite gig disaster stories, as well as first- hand insight into what conductors (great and not so great) actually do.  

Visit his website at www.justinlocke.com

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep188

187: Increasing Creativity via Constraints with Drew Boyd

Aug 2, 2017 49:56

Description:

Professor Drew Boyd invites us to think inside the box and to put constraints around our minds in order to be more creative and awesome at our jobs.

 

You'll Learn:

The 5 patterns responsible for the majority of innovation Why brainstorming is sub-optimal Why it’s better to think inside the box than outside the box

 

About Drew

Drew Boyd is a global leader in creativity and innovation, international public speaker, award-winning author and innovation blogger, and professor at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches teams, businesses and governments how to solve tough problems to create a culture of innovation and a flowing pipeline. Drew reframes the innovation process in a way that makes people more creative.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep187

186: The Practices of High-Performing Employees with Dr. Clint Longenecker

Jul 31, 2017 41:33

Description:

Professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.

 

You'll Learn:

Research revealing the 5 key things high performers have in common The dangers of being too busy The power of a strategic S.T.O.P.

 

About Clint:

Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep186

185: Banishing BS at Work with Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss

Jul 28, 2017 35:37

Description:

Communications consultants Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss swap stories about the BS we encounter in the workplace and best practices to avoid it.

 

You'll Learn:

How to spot BS in the workplace and cut through it How to survive the office version of Game of Thrones Two quick tricks to communicate better at work

 

About Jennifer and Michael:

Jennifer Rock and her coauthor, Michael Voss, have a shared passion for storytelling that goes back – way back – to when Jennifer published haikus in her first-grade newsletter, and Mike entertained other kids on the school bus with his creative fiction.

Their jones for crafting a tale fueled their individual career paths, where they held roles in journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and corporate communications. They had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses to, now, their own communications agency.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep185

184: Building Your Network Before You Need It with Dr. Ivan Misner

Jul 26, 2017 46:23

Description:

BNI Founder Ivan Misner shares the lowdown on the why and how of relationship-building.

 

You'll Learn:

The fundamental networking disconnect that holds us back Ivan’s all-time favorite networking strategies How to wow prospective employers via a “working interview”

 

About Ivan:

Dr. Ivan Misner, is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business networking. He is the Founder of BNI.com, the largest business networking organization and has written several top business books including three New York Times Bestsellers, two Amazon Bestsellers and one Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Titles include, “Avoiding the Networking Disconnect,” “Business Networking and Sex” and “Networking Like A Pro”. Ivan holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and as the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation, he was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by The Red Cross.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep184

183: Igniting Motivation through Appreciation with Dr. Paul White

Jul 25, 2017 36:00

Description:

Psychologist Dr. Paul White shows why and how to offer effective appreciation to work colleagues.

 

You'll Learn:

The studies proving the superlative importance of appreciation in the workplace How to make your appreciation authentic--instead of phony 5 Languages to show appreciation in the workplace

 

About Paul:

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg’s Business Week, CNN/Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News and World Report, and Yahoo! Finance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep183

182: Better Work Relationships through Bigger Empathy with Sharon Steed

Jul 21, 2017 29:04

Description:

Communications consultant Sharon Steed delves into how you can develop more empathy in communication and why it is needed in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

Why people aren’t listening anymore Pro-tips for being empathetic even with people you don’t like Three ways to tackle difficult conversations

 

About Sharon:

Sharon is an international keynote speaker and consultant focusing on improving communication through empathy. A life-long stutterer, Sharon users her speech impediment to teach what empathy is and how to use it as a foundation for positive and effective communication. She's spoken about this at conferences both nationally and internationally; at companies; and various events spanning multiple industries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep182

181: How to Hone Your Strengths at a Job You Love with Scott Barlow

Jul 19, 2017 47:03

Description:

Fellow careers podcaster Scott Barlow shares how to zero in on the essential things we need at work and bring our strengths to bear there.

 

You'll Learn:

The 6 critical things people need from their work Why strengths differ from skills--and why that matters. How identifying your “anti-strengths” can skyrocket your self-awareness

 

About Scott

Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. With over 2000 interviews worth of experience from his HR career, Scott interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast.  Scott and his wife Alyssa have 3 children and live in Moses Lake, Washington.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep181

180: How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs, and the Fear of Failure with Joe Sanok

Jul 17, 2017 30:29

Description:

Counselor Joe Sanok shares ways to tackle fears, manage stress, and stay in the growth zone.

 

You'll Learn:

A brilliant approach to reframe fears of failure The science behind freaking out How to combat stress triggers and relax in seconds

 

About Joe:

Joe Sanok is a speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Rob Bell, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author of five books, and is a top-consultant.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep180

179: Making Radical Career Changes with Dr. Allan Mink

Jul 14, 2017 41:54

Description:

Dr. Allan Mink shares his experiences in making career pivots and best practices on adapting to radical change.

 

You'll Learn:

The argument for radical career changes The importance of personal relationships in making a successful pivot How to effectively manage your skill gaps when you pivot

 

About Allan

Dr. Allan Mink teaches Management, Information, and Systems as an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Kogod Graduate School of Business. Dr. Mink is the Managing Director for Systems Spirit, a boutique consulting team influential in connecting technology firms with the needs of the Department of Defense. Dr. Mink previously served as the business growth lead for SRA International's largest business unit; Vice President, Defense and Intelligence for Unisys Corporation; and COO/CTO of the Systems and Software Consortium. Al retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel and decorated combat pilot. His final assignment was at Headquarters Air Force, leading the USAF's portfolio of thirteen IT Initiatives for what's now the A6/CIO. He is an Advisory Board Member of the MIT Enterprise Forum, which informs, advises, and coaches technology entrepreneurs to start and grow firms with world-changing impact.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep179

178: How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer

Jul 12, 2017 38:57

Description:

Talent builder Dodie Gomer shares best practices for leading people to results--when you’re not in charge.

 

You'll Learn:

How setting a clear vision on tiny matters delivers huge benefits Tactics for projecting powerful composure The value of using “strong words” and eliminating “weak words” in your communications

 

About Dodie:

Dodie Gomer believes far beyond technical potential. She is known as a talent builder. Dodie has 25+ years of corporate HR leadership. She inspires individuals to tap into their unique talent to go beyond their technical expertise and develop as leaders – even if they never plan to be a manager. Whether it is a keynote address, leadership workshop or as a succession planning consultant, Dodie will provide the right tools to build leadership for both individuals and organizations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep178

177: Getting the Right Fit at Work with Moe Carrick

Jul 10, 2017 44:01

Description:

Moe Carrick discusses discovering and creating the right fit in the workplace, its significance to us, and the elements that contribute to it.

 

You'll Learn:

The meaning and importance of work fit The critical 6 elements that comprise work fit What to do when something does not fit in your workplace

 

About Moe:

Moe Carrick is Principal and Founder of Moementum, Inc. a Certified BCorp and consulting firm dedicated to the vision of creating a world that works for everyone using business as a force for good. Her diverse client portfolio includes Prudential, REI, Nike, The Nature Conservancy, TechSoft3D, Hydroflask, amongst others.


A frequent blogger and contributor to Conscious Company, Success.com, and the Work Smart Blog, Moe is also a frequent and in demand speaker and facilitator. She has shared her insights and energetic style with TEDx’s and numerous universities, professional organizations, corporations, and trade groups.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep177

176: How to Prevent Terrible Decisions using Red Team Thinking with Bryce Hoffman

Jul 7, 2017 46:32

Description:

Bryce Hoffman shares how the military’s Red Teaming thinking tools can help professionals make optimal decisions.

 

You'll Learn:

How to confront lies in your organizations and the lies you tell yourself A quick way to check critical assumptions One question that will help you make better decisions in under 15 minutes

 

About Bryce

Bryce G. Hoffman is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant who helps companies around the world plan better and global leaders lead better by applying innovative systems from the worlds of business and the military. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller, American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, which has become a manual for CEOs looking to transform their corporate cultures. Before launching his international consulting practice in 2014, Hoffman was an award-winning financial journalist who spent 22 years covering the global automotive, high-tech and biotech industries for newspapers in Michigan and California. He writes a regular column on leadership and culture for Forbes.com and regularly appears on television and radio shows in the United States and internationally. For more information, please visit: http://brycehoffman.com/

 

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175: How to See the Blind Spots Holding Back Your Career with Sara Canaday

Jul 5, 2017 43:27

Description:

Sara Canaday gives insights that offer clarity on blind spots at work and overcoming them to advance in your career.

 

You'll Learn:

Key blind spots that frequently hold back careers Why the personal touch matters at work Approaches to identifying your own blind spots

 

About Sara

Sara Canaday (Leadership Development Expert, Speaker and Author) is a recognized expert and author in leadership and strategic personal branding. Specifically, she is known for her ability to help high potentials identify the elusive blind spots that are preventing them from taking their careers (and their companies) to the next level.

 

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The Two Questions that Improve Every Decision

Jul 3, 2017 07:33

Description:

Happy (almost) 4th of July!

In this special episode, Pete helps you declare independence from making sub-optimal decisions with two key questions that will help you approach decision-making better:

1. What must be true for this decision to be a good one?

2. How can I test that?

 

View notes and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/July3

174: Mapping Out Your Career and Fulfillment with Dr. Bill Schiemann

Jun 30, 2017 27:45

Description:

Dr. Bill Schiemann paves the way to finding fulfillment now and where you want to be in future.

 

You'll Learn:

Three factors essential for career fulfillment How to find fulfillment within your current situation Processes to map out your goal fulfillment

 

About Bill:

Bill Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, specializing in strategic performance measurement, organizational alignment and talent optimization. He’s authored numerous books and articles on talent management and has served as the Chairman of the Society for Human Resources Management Foundation.

 

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173: Writing Better Emails with Leslie O’Flahavan

Jun 28, 2017 45:49

Description:

Email expert Leslie O'Flahavan shares the do's and don'ts of writing clear emails that build rapport.

 

You'll Learn:

How to use the BLUF technique to get more opens, reads, and replies How to use formatting optimally in emails The method for writing a strong subject line

 

About Leslie: 

Leslie O’Flahavan is a get-to-the point writer and an experienced, versatile writing instructor.  As E-WRITE owner since 1996, Leslie has been writing content and teaching customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Leslie can help the most stubborn, inexperienced, or word-phobic employees at your organization improve their writing skills, so they can do their jobs better.

 

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172: The Smart Way to Follow Your Passion with Moustafa Hamwi

Jun 26, 2017 45:23

Description:

Passionpreneur Moustafa Hamwi defines true passion and shares keys to pursuing it wisely.

 

You'll Learn:

Moustafa’s four-fold definition of passion A billion-dollar question that you should ask yourself right now Why you should build your passion tribe

 

About Moustafa

Moustafa is known globally as The Passion Guy due to his amazing success in launching platforms that are empowering people to work & live passionately including a series of Passion Talks; and Passion Sundays the leading online passion & happiness talk show.

 

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171: Brevity = Critical with Joe McCormack

Jun 23, 2017 45:12

Description:

Marketing executive Joe McCormack addressed declining attention spans with actionable ways to "be better; be brief."

 

You'll Learn:

How being brief helps you focus How to trim down information to what is essential 3 common mistakes when it comes to being brief

 

About Joe:

Joe McCormack is on a mission to help organizations master the art of the short story. An experienced marketing executive, successful entrepreneur and author, Joe is recognized for his work in narrative messaging and corporate storytelling. His book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less (Wiley & Sons, 2014) tackles the timeliness of the “less is more” mandate.

He founded and serves as managing director and president of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency.

A passionate leader, he started The BRIEF Lab, a subsidiary of Sheffield, in 2013 after years dedicated to developing and delivering a unique curriculum on strategic narratives for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He speaks at diverse industry and client forums on the topics of messaging, storytelling, change and leadership.

 

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170: Managing Inner--and Outer--Critics with Dave Stachowiak

Jun 21, 2017 41:01

Description:

Fellow careers podcaster Dave Stachowiak shares wisdom on dealing with the inner critic, getting great feedback, and more

 

You'll Learn:

How to best interact with the inner critic The magic question to ask for better feedback How much feedback is too much feedback

 

About Dave:

Dave is a Senior Vice President with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and has led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system. Dave founded Coaching for Leaders in 2011 and was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.

 

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169: Transforming the Workplace with Love with Gayle Van Gils

Jun 19, 2017 38:28

Description:

Gayle Van Gils talks about ways to transform your interactions and work culture from a place of fear to one of love, kindness, and humanity.

 

You'll Learn:

The effects of a toxic workplace and how to counteract them with love Core practices to deepen your capacity for kindness A handy ritual to stop negative reactions

 

About Gayle:

Gayle Van Gils is an author, leadership consultant and life coach, who opens the minds and hearts of her clients.  As a senior mindfulness teacher, with an MBA from UCLA, Gayle combines her extensive meditation practice with her business background to help clients integrate mindfulness and compassion into their work environment.

Gayle is the author of Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace, a practical guide for developing the powers of attention, stress reduction, communication and collaboration  - for enhanced performance in work and life.

 

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168: Growing Your Personal and Professional Relationships with Olivia June Poole

Jun 16, 2017 28:39

Description:

VINA CEO and co-founder Olivia June Poole takes us into her tech world and speaks on the importance of personal relationships, the gender dynamics in networking, and how to make good connections.

 

You'll Learn:

The key difference in successful network building between men  and women A critical overlooked consideration when building your network How to make new connections stronger

 

About Olivia:

Olivia June Poole is the CEO and Co-Founder of VINA, a company that creates tech products to connect, celebrate, and empower women, including the Hey! VINA app. She also worked in marketing for General Assemb.ly, RocketSpace, and others. She is an expert in user acquisition, community building, and driving consumer online-offline engagement.

 

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167: How to Love Your Work...and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell

Jun 14, 2017 45:47

Description:

Entrepreneur Nick Campbell explores how you can turn your interests into a career--and then make the most of those opportunities.

 

You'll Learn:

A process to find the connection between what you love and what pays How to sidestep all the requirements that job boards claim you need Why it’s ideal to be the the worst in the room

 

About Nick:

Nick grew up in Detroit, the oldest son of a fireman and a rollerskating teacher. He lived a curious life trying to figure out how things worked. He’s been lucky always have jobs doing things he loved including selling magic tricks, performing yo-yo tricks, DJing parties, Photography, Motion Graphics, 3D Animation, Software Development, Design, Blogger, and Educator. Today, Nick makes software and training to help make the world easier and more fun. He works and lives in the Midwest where he goes on road trips, drinks craft beer, plays pinball, and listens to a lot of podcasts.

 

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166: Generating New Big Ideas from Your Hunches with Bernadette Jiwa

Jun 12, 2017 28:32

Description:

Worldwide storytelling authority Bernadette Jiwa shares how to tap into hunches to uncover your next great idea.

 

You'll Learn:

How to begin trusting your gut The three qualities that cultivate good ideas The skill of selling your ideas through storytelling

 

About Bernadette:

Bernadette Jiwa hails from Ireland, presently lives in Australia, and is a global authority on the role of story in business, innovation and marketing. She is also an advisor to business leaders and entrepreneurs, a regular keynote speaker, and the author of five #1 Amazon Bestsellers. Her website, thestoryoftelling.com, regularly tops blog awards in Australia. Her latest book, Hunch, released last week.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep166

165: How to Work with People You Dislike with Adam Kahane

Jun 9, 2017 39:42

Description:

Reos Partners cofounder Adam Kahane shares his expertise in dealing with conflicts and effectively collaborating with the enemy.

You'll Learn:

Why conventional collaboration does not work anymore The three stretches required from collaboration What to do when you can’t collaborate

About Adam:

Adam Kahane is a Director of Reos Partners, an international social enterprise that helps people move forward together on their most important and intractable issues. Adam is the author of four books on solving tough problems. His latest is Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree With or Like or Trust.    

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164: Sustaining Your Peak and Avoiding Burnouts with Brad Stulberg

Jun 7, 2017 45:47

Description:

Human performance guru Brad Stulberg illuminates the essential ingredients that lead to peak physical, emotional, and mental states.

 

You'll Learn:

Brad’s ultimate growth equation How to get comfortable with being uncomfortable The huge difference that making a difference makes

 

About Brad:

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and the science of human performance. He is a coauthor of the new book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, and is a columnist for New York and Outside magazines. Follow Brad on Twitter @Bstulberg and learn more on his website www.bradstulberg.com

 

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163: Building successful mentor/protégé relationships with Dr. Ellen Ensher

Jun 5, 2017 34:42

Description:

Professor Ellen Ensher shares her expertise in instigating and developing mentor and protégé relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

How Ellen applied mentorship wisdom to double her income in one day The real meaning of mentorship The two valuable things every protege can provide even the most senior mentor

 

About Eve:

Ellen A. Ensher, Ph.D is a Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University (LMU)  in Los Angeles, California and in 2017 received the LMU award for Distinguished Teaching.  Ellen is the co-author of Power Mentoring: How Mentors and Protégés Get the Most out of Their Relationships. Dr. Ensher has published over 50 articles/book chapters and consulted to a number of of organizations both domestically and abroad such as Kraft Foods, Legg Mason, Notre Dame University, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and United States Navy. Recently awarded the Fulbright Specialist award, Ellen will be conducting research in Finland in 2017. Ellen is a LinkedIn Learning Author of two courses on mentoring. Please visit www.ellenensher.com for mentoring resources and to subscribe to her blog: Discussions on Media, Management, and Mentoring at www.ellenensher.com/blog.

 

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162: The Only 5 Ways to Get More Done with Chris Croft

Jun 2, 2017 54:03

Description:

Prolific trainer Chris Croft helps to figure out what you should do really well and what you should do well enough to get the most out of your work and life.

 

You'll Learn:

How to identify squeezable tasks A 4-step process to saying no and negotiating Optimal systems for organizing the stuff of work and life

 

About Chris:

Chris Croft has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA, worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years and then as a university lecturer for five years before starting his own training company in 1995. Since then he has trained over 80,000 people, and his free email tips are sent to 20,000 people (www.free-management-tips.co.uk). Chris runs training courses in Project Management, Time Management and similar subjects almost every day, mostly in the UK, and has also produced a range of books which are available on amazon kindle, a project management rap which can be found on youtube, and phone apps called JobsToDo, Management Cards, and “Daily Happiness Tips”.  He is featured on www.lynda.com and https://www.linkedin.com/learning where he presents courses on project management, assertiveness, negotiation, problem solving, and happiness. His Lynda.com Project Management course has had over a million views.

 

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161: Exploring Entrepreneurship without Quitting Your Day Job with Patrick McGinnis

May 31, 2017 42:53

Description:

Patrick McGinnis shows how you can develop your entrepreneurship--and job skills--while keeping the stability of your day job.

 

You'll Learn:

Why you should consider being a 10% entrepreneur Two strategies to determine where you should really focus your time and energy Tried and tested ways to see if your big idea will work out

 

About Patrick:

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

He is the author of the book The 10% Entrepreneur. He has also written articles for well-known publications such as Fortune, Business Insider, and Forbes.

Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City.

 

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Memorial Day Thoughts

May 29, 2017 06:41

Description:

On this day of remembering, I talk about an often-forgotten lesson when it comes to being awesome at your job.

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160: Sizing Up Big Picture Strategic Challenges...FAST with Paul Szyarto

May 26, 2017 31:45

Description:

Paul Szyarto talks about his templates for overhauling businesses, the root of common business problems, and how to identify improvement opportunities. 

You'll Learn:

How to assess root problems quickly Why identifying current facts is more accurate than relying on history The underlying source of tremendous confidence

About Paul:

Paul Szyarto is a renowned business transformation expert. He is currently the CEO of Campana & Schott Inc., controlling all operations throughout the United States. He holds numerous degrees and certifications, including an MBA from Oxford. He is also a Lecturer at Rutgers University Continuing Education and The Wharton School, a member of the Advisory Board for Argus-Soft and DELCON Construction, and a practicing martial artist. He also teaches Krav Maga and tactical training as “The Combat CEO” at his VMMA franchise locations.

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160: Sizing Up Big Picture Strategic Challenges...FAST with Paul Szyarto

May 25, 2017

Description:

159: Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich

May 24, 2017 38:30

Description:

Tasha Eurich shares insights on self-awareness, how we can benefit from it, and how to strengthen our self-awareness. 

 

You'll Learn:

7 indicators that reveal if you’re actually self-aware (most aren’t!) Why you need to be more self-aware What you’re doing wrong when it comes to introspection

 

About Tasha:

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep159

 

158: Forging Resilient Work Relationships with Michael Papanek

May 22, 2017 45:43

Description:

Michael Papanek talks collective resilience, group breakthroughs, and the action learning model.

 

You'll Learn:

The keys to building resilient work relationships How to use  the Heat Curve to achieve collective resilience and innovative breakthroughs Ignored, overlooked, and CRITICAL ground rules for meetings

About Michael:

Michael Papanek specializes in leadership consultancy and providing strategies, tools and skills to enact change. He is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Michael Papanek Consulting, and has advised leaders from top companies including Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Prior to that, he worked in Interaction Associates as a General Manager and was a systems engineer at Electronic Data Systems.

 

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157: Outrageous Asking for Outrageous Results with Linda Swindling

May 19, 2017 40:46

Description:

Linda Swindling shares how to boldly ask for — and receive — more.

 

You'll Learn:

The right way to think about asking for more The drivers of asking discomfort—and practice approaches for overcoming them The main factors that drive whether   a “yes” or “no”

 

About Linda:

From the courtroom to the boardroom, Linda knows firsthand about influencing decision makers and asking outrageously. She practiced law for 10 years and is now a “recovering” attorney, popular speaker, executive coach and strategic consultant. She recently presented at TEDxSMU on the topic, “Why the World Needs You to Ask Outrageously,” and her newest book, Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want, will be released by Berrett-Koehler in June 2017.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep157

156: Making Complex Decisions Confidently with Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

May 17, 2017 48:32

Description:

Journalist Cheryl Strauss Einhorn shares a robust approach to complex decision-making via the AREA perspective-taking method.

 

You'll Learn:

How to make complex decisions with the AREA Method Why you should document your decision problems How to slow down to speed up your decision-making

 

About Cheryl

Cheryl Einhorn is the creator of the AREA Method, a decision making system for individuals and companies to solve complex problems. Cheryl is the founder of CSE Consulting and the author of the book Problem Solved, a Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence & Conviction. Cheryl teaches as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and has won several journalism awards for her investigative stories about international political, business and economic topics.

 

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155: Managing Defensiveness for Stronger Collaborations with Jim Tamm

May 15, 2017 41:21

Description:

Jim Tamm shares how managing defensiveness ensures collaborations remain cool and effective. 

You'll Learn:

Why managing your defensiveness is a hidden key to effective collaborations The 3 biggest drivers of defensiveness How to stay curious – instead of furious

About Jim:

For 25 years Jim was a judge dealing with collective bargaining disputes. He has mediated more school district labor strikes than any other person in the United States. Now he teaches collaboration skills in the Talent Development Program at Harvard, the International Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Leadership Academy of the University of California. His book Radical Collaboration has been on Amazon’s top seller lists for collaboration, negotiations, and organizational psychology books for 11 years. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep155

154: Building Strong Cultures with Tristan White

May 12, 2017 36:11

Description:

Tristan White shares his experiences in building an award-winning work environment from top to bottom.

 

You'll Learn:

Why Tristan quit his dream of working with elite athletes The one key question you need to ask before committing to anything The power of noticing alone

 

About Tristan:

Tristan White is the CEO and Founder of The Physio Co., providing over 200,000 physiotherapy consultations for seniors every year. For eight consecutive years, The Physio Co. has ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to work, and was named the winner of BRW’s Best Place to Work in Australia in 2014. Tristan also runs a blog, and regularly speaks at conferences and company meetings.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep154

153: Upgrading Your Mind For Your Ambitions with Guy and Ilan Ferdman

May 10, 2017 42:33

Description:

Brothers / coaches / adventurers Guy and Ilan Ferdman tackle personal development and living the life you love.

 

You'll Learn:

How perception creates meaning and motivation The 22 minutes that can change your life Questions that boost your confidence

 

About Guy & Ilan:

Guy and Ilan Ferdman are brothers and co-founders of SatoriPrime, a personal development company on a mission to help people reach a 10 out of 10 in every area of their lives. Previously, they were head coaches with Landmark Education and executives in finance and real estate.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep153

152: Executive-style Communication with Dianna Booher

May 8, 2017 43:10

Description:

Dianna Booher shows how you can conduct more effective meetings and make a greater impact with subtle tweaks to your communication approach.

 

You'll Learn:

What a great leader sounds like Tips to get your emails read Quick tricks for better meetings

 

About Dianna:

As founder and CEO of Booher Research Institute, Dianna Booher works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. She has provided communication programs and coaching to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies, such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Siemens, NASA, and the U.S. Navy. National media outlets frequently interview Booher for opinions on critical communication issues: Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, Success, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Daily, Fox, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep152

151: How to Get in the Zone...Every Day with Dr. Hans Hagemann

May 5, 2017 50:37

Description:

Dr. Hans Hagemann talks about the biochemical ingredients needed to get into the groove of “flow” and optimally engage your brain for peak performance.

 

You'll Learn:

The three-chemical “DNA” of peak performance Three simple steps to flow The benefits of intuitive decision making in a team

 

About Hans:

Hans W. Hagemann, Ph.D., is managing partner/co-founder at the global leadership consultancy firm Munich Leadership Group, and he is a global expert on leadership and innovation who has led seminars, coaching sessions and in-depth workshops with top executives in more than 40 countries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep151

150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott

May 3, 2017 40:08

Description:

Kim Scott shows how “radical candor” can be used in the workplace to give better feedback and meaningful praise and criticism.

 

You'll Learn:

How to care personally while challenging directly Three important conversations that you should be having at work An approach to giving better feedback to your boss

 

About Kim:

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, a NYT and WSJ bestseller, published by St Martin’s Press. Kim is also the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in the book. She is also the author of three novels.

Prior to founding Candor, Inc., Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University, developing the course “Managing at Apple,” and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, and led business development at two other start-ups . Kim received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Princeton University. Kim and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep150

149: Getting Consistently Good Behavior with S. Chris Edmonds

May 1, 2017 42:31

Description:

Veteran culture consultant S. Chris Edmonds shares his philosophy and processes associated with intentionally creating an uplifting culture. 

You'll Learn:

The oft-forgotten half of the manager’s job How to identify the top citizens in your team Quick tips for identifying and listing values within your team

 

About Chris:

Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year executive career leading high performing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. He has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Chris is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.

Chris is the author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine, the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, research, and videos can be found at Driving Results Through Culture. Thousands of followers enjoy his daily quotes on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration on Twitter at @scedmonds. Visit his website at www.drivingresultsthroughculture.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep149

148: Optimizing Sleep for Sharper Performance with Dr. W. Chris Winter

Apr 28, 2017 58:21

Description:

Sleep doctor W. Chris Winter shares the effects of sleep and best practices for getting a better sleep, synthesized from years of working with elite athletes.

You'll Learn:

Insight on what it takes to achieve better sleep Handy tools to enhance sleep How Chris helps professional athletes sleep best

 

About Chris:

Dr. W. Chris Winter has spent over half of his life involved in the study of sleep and the treatment of sleep disorders. As a board certified neurologist and double board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Winter brings a tremendous amount of scientific knowledge to his book, The Sleep Solution, and state-of-the-art sleep clinic in Charlottesville, VA. He’s served many professional sports teams, including the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Capitals, and New York Rangers.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep148

147: The Sources of Motivation and Loyalty with Scott Love

Apr 26, 2017 38:19

Description:

High-stakes headhunter Scott Love talks about employee loyalty, human needs, and what motivates people in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

Why people stay or leave their jobs The major forces of employee motivation How to become follow-able

 

About Scott:

Scott Love is President of the Attorney Search Group, a professional speaker on employee loyalty, a high-stakes headhunter, and an author of three books. He was also a Naval Officer for four years, and moonlights as a stand-up comedian.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep147

Our show turns one! & Vision for year two

Apr 24, 2017 18:07

Description:

The podcast turns one!

In this birthday episode, Pete talks about the vision for the coming year, where the podcast is heading, and the improvements we're making based on YOUR suggestions.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/birthday

146: Accessing Your Brain’s Hidden Potential with Dr. Barbara Oakley

Apr 21, 2017 45:12

Description:

Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.

 

You'll Learn:

Why the Pomodoro technique’s 25 minutes of focus is indeed a magical number How you can make dramatic changes – and small tweaks – to improve your life How the imposter syndrome can actually be a strength

 

About Barbara

Barbara Oakley PhD., is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her research involves bioengineering with a focus on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award. She is the author of seven other books, including the New York Times-bestselling, A Mind For Numbers.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep146

145: Encouraging Innovation through Conflict with Jeff DeGraff

Apr 19, 2017 39:47

Description:

Professor Jeff DeGraff shows how to stir up some constructive conflict to encourage innovative thinking in the workplace.

You'll Learn:

The extraordinary value of arguing Who are the four types of people at the workplace and what creative tensions emerge among them Effective ways to create constructive conflict at work

 

About Jeff:

Jeff DeGraff is called the Dean of Innovation because of his influence on the field. Dr. DeGraff is a professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He has advised hundreds of the world’s most prominent firms. He has founded a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium, with labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Fortune, Wired and the Harvard Business Review to name a few. Jeff writes a column for Inc. magazine and has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. He is the author of several books.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep145

144: Optimal Rejuvenation with Rachael O’Meara

Apr 17, 2017 44:06

Description:

Google executive and leadership coach Rachael O’Meara shares how to make the most of every pause from work--whether the pause last for a minute or for months.

 

You'll Learn:

The critical benefits of taking a pause Quick tools for making each pause deliver maximum How to turn challenges into opportunities

 

About Rachael

Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She is a sales executive at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post and has been featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com. She leads workshops and speaks on the practice of pausing. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep144

143: Tackling Problematic People & Behaviors with Dr. Janie Fritz

Apr 14, 2017 34:38

Description:

Communications professor Dr. Janie Fritz gives some pro-tips to enforce positive behavior in the workplace and do away with the negative.

 

You'll Learn:

How negative behavior takes a toll on the workplace Practical ways to build better colleague relationships Tactics for dealing with bully bosses

 

About Janie:

Dr. Fritz is a professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. She studies communication in the workplace, exploring how professional civility and incivility affect productivity and relationships at work. She is the author of Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work (Peter Lang, 2013) and coauthor or coeditor of several others. Her most recent work focuses on the intersection of professional civility and leadership practices.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep143

142: Exceptional Perceptiveness for Exceptional Achievement with Isaac Lidsky

Apr 12, 2017 25:29

Description:

Construction entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky challenges us to take control of our lives and speaks on the impact of accountability and perception.

 

You'll Learn:

How you misperceive yourself and your own life How to make wise choices with awareness and accountability Why there are no such things as heroes and villains

 

About Isaac:

Isaac Lidsky is a motivational speaker, an author, and runs ODC Construction, a hugely successful construction company in Florida. He was a child star for the sitcom Saved By the Bell before being diagnosed with a rare degenerative blinding disease. That spurred Isaac to go to Harvard and graduate by the age of 19 with an honors degree in mathematics and computer science. He then returned to Harvard to study law and graduated as magna cum laude, and went on to clerk for two US Supreme Court Justices.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep142

141: Giving Bigger Value, Receiving Bigger Income with Bob Burg

Apr 10, 2017 38:22

Description:

Author and speaker Bob Burg discusses the benefits and practical approaches to being a “go giver.”

 

You'll Learn:

How to be a giver without being a doormat Bob’s 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success How to find and cultivate outstanding mentor relationships

 

About Bob

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep141

140: Millennials in the Workplace: Myth vs. Fact with Gabriella Mirabelli

Apr 7, 2017 22:50

Description:

Entertainment executive Gabriella Mirabelli shares her insights and experiences with hiring, teaching, and studying young millennials in today’s workforce.

 

You'll Learn:

Critical distinctions for workplace motivation Behavioral insights from surveying 2,500 millennials What you can learn from 18 to 24-year-olds

 

About Gabriella:

Gabriella Mirabelli is the executive director and co-owner of Anatomy Media, an entertainment marketing and promotion agency founded in 2000. They’ve worked with Discovery, FX, National Geographic, NBC and USA Network to create trailers, TV spots and marketing films. She also has a podcast, Up Next, where she talks about the next innovations in media.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep140

139: Dealing with “schmucks” in your office with Dr. Jody Foster

Apr 5, 2017 34:42

Description:

Psychiatrist Jody Foster offers handy categorizations and pro tips for handling the distinct kinds of difficult people in your workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

How to spot and deal with 10 personality types prone to being difficult Key rules of engagement in the workplace Pro tips on how to confront someone or something in the workplace

 

About Jody:

Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital. She attained her masters of business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep139

138: Giving Your Career a Jolt with Roopa Unnikrishnan

Apr 3, 2017 44:01

Description:

Innovation consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan highlights why and how to use the same principles companies use to innovate...to jolt your career.

 

You'll Learn:

Principles for catapulting your career Productive stalking to follow innovations and trends How to manufacture your own serendipity

 

About Roopa:

Roopa Unnikrishnan has almost two decades of experience in roles where she has seeded and driven change and innovation in several Fortune 500 companies. Roopa works with Consumer Goods, Education and Technology clients, helping them establish and improve key processes around strategic planning, innovation space identification and idea development. A master coach, she works with senior executives to drive personal and career change. Roopa was previously at Pfizer as VP, Corporate Strategy and Global Head of Pfizer’s worldwide talent and organizational team for Sales (2007-2012), at BlackRock as HR lead for sales and Citicards as Strategy Director.

A Rhodes scholar with an MPhil and an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, is also a published poet and a world-class athlete in sports riflery. She is currently President of TiE’s NY chapter, a group focused on fostering entrepreneurship, and was previously Board Chair of Sakhi which works to end domestic violence.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep138

137: Calming Performance Anxiety Like a Pro with Dr. Tom Hanson

Mar 31, 2017 36:07

Description:

Professional sports coach Tom Hanson lets us in on the secrets of top-performing athletes also help reach optimal performance at work.

You'll Learn:

How to work out the “yips” in corporate performance like a pro athlete An easy ABC framework for overcoming anxiety Why promises are so often broken… and how to do it better

 

About Tom:

Tom Hanson, Ph.D. CEO of Heads-Up Performance, Inc., Tom is a certified professional coach with 17 years experience coaching, speaking and training. He’s worked with the Rangers, Yankees, and numerous other professional teams. He has a doctorate in sport psychology from the University of Virginia and uses his expertise in human performance to evoke excellence in professional athletes, CEOs and other corporate performers. Formerly a tenured professor at Skidmore College (NY), Hanson co-authored the book “Heads-up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time,” “Who Will do What By When” and more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep137

136: How to Make Your Presentation as Compelling as a Movie with Ted Frank

Mar 29, 2017 39:06

Description:

Backstories Studio Principal Ted Frank shows how to apply Hollywood tools to create and give great presentations.

You'll Learn:

The fundamental key to captivating people Best practices to help your audience remember the crucial points Keys to keeping it simple and real in your presentation

 

About Ted

Ted Frank is the principal and story strategist for Backstories Studio, with clients like Netflix, ESPN, and Twitter. He is the author of Get to the Heart, a book on how to apply movie style storytelling to presentations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep136

135: Engaging the Zombies at Work with Andrew Sherman

Mar 27, 2017 39:31

Description:

Law Partner Andrew Sherman talks about the crisis of disengagement at work, along with approaches to beat apathy and disconnection in the workplace.

You'll Learn:

How to use Gallup’s numbers to improve engagement in the workplace Andrew’s three Cs for teambuilding Insights from the “How was your day?” test

 

About Andrew

Andrew Sherman is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an adjunct professor at both the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, and a prolific author with nearly 30 books to his name. He has also served as an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, and has been featured on CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and many others.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep135

134: Finding Your Dream Job in an Automated World with Bhoopathi Rapolu

Mar 24, 2017 36:53

Description:

Machines are quickly taking over many of our everyday tasks, but Bhoopathi Rapolu shares how to survive and why you might still find your dream job.

You'll Learn:

The implications of improving artificial intelligence on your current job A rule of thumb to know if you can be replaced by a machine – and how to deal A killer way to make a great interview impression

 

About Bhoopathi:

Bhoopathi is an international speaker, blogger and bestselling author of The Race for Work. He helps working professionals find their career fulfilment by exploiting the fast growing disruptive technologies. Visit www.bhoopathi.com for more details and additional resources.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep134

133: Boomerang Employees: A New Perspective on Lifelong Loyalty with Lee Caraher

Mar 22, 2017 35:25

Description:

Lee Caraher returns to talk about why it’s unrealistic to expect employees to stay for long stretches and the mutual benefits by “boomeranging.”

You'll Learn:

A fresh definition of lifelong loyalty for the changing times How to make a graceful exit for both employees and employers How to tell if you’re boomerang ready

 

About Lee:

Lee is the founder and CEO of a highly sought after communications firm known for producing great results with its innovative approach to traditional, digital and experiential programs. She has a long history of leading high-performing, multi-generational teams that enjoy working together. Lee is a champion for creating a positive workplace culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. She takes the long view to support employees building their own personal brands that balance loyalties to themselves and their employers. Lee believes that companies able to inspire lifetime loyalty from employees — currently or formerly employed — are the companies that are best suited to thrive. She has long recognized that people will leave employers and understands the real problems this causes for companies.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep133

132: Delivering Outstanding Usability and Career Experiences with Shannon Clark

Mar 20, 2017 38:25

Description:

Shannon Clark shares the story of her rise to exceptional expertise in human factor studies, sharing lessons learned for improving product and career concepts along the way.

You'll Learn:

How to become invaluable in what you love to do Ninja tactics for improving the validity of your ideas – and  career path How stress prevents you from getting to the next level

 

About Shannon:

Shannon Clark is the CEO of UserWise Consulting, working to promote self-sufficient usability engineering programs in companies and the development of safe, usable, and effective medical devices. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as a human factors engineer at Intuitive Surgical and Abbott Medical Optics.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep132

131: The Art of Public Speaking with Dr. Ray Hull...PLUS How Fast Are You Talking?!

Mar 17, 2017 36:06

Description:

Dr. Ray Hull discusses how you can develop your skills in public speaking to make more memorable presentations – and we go “meta” comparing speaking rates - Ray/Pete/Walter Cronkite/TED Talkers/YOU – how we stack up?

You'll Learn:

How to overcome public speaking jitters Approaches to starting and ending a speech strong Perspective on the optimal rate of speech

 

About Ray:

Ray H. Hull, PhD is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders/Neuroscience, College of Health Professions at Wichita State University. He is CEO/President of Communication Solutions, Inc. He has authored 14 books on the art of communication and disorders of communication, over 600 presentations on communication-the art of at conferences in the U.S., Europe, Canada and South America, and over 70 professional articles, with numerous national awards for his professional service including the Public Health Service Award for service on behalf of persons with communicative disorders, Fellowship of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Distinguished Scholar at both the University of Colorado and Wichita State University, Who’s Who Among America’s Educators, The Red River Award, Winnipeg, Man., and many others.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep131

130: Managing Interns and Managing your Career with Mark Babbitt

Mar 15, 2017 29:56

Description:

Mark Babbitt serves up a double portion of insight on the topics of working with interns and working your personal brand.

You'll Learn:

How internships can be more mutually beneficial than you think A step by step guide to building high-quality internships Two simple questions for accelerating your career

 

About Mark:

Mark Babbitt is a career and leadership mentor, and the CEO and founder of YouTern, a community for young talents looking for internships, mentorships, and actionable advice. He is also the President of Switch & Shift, a consultancy firm looking to bring leaders to the Social Media age. He has written for the likes of the Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. He has published two books, The Ultimate Guide to Internships and A World Gone Social.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep130

129: Building a Better Team with Bennett Bratt

Mar 13, 2017 31:24

Description:

Ben Bratt identifies critical elements of great teams to help get strategic view on how to build your team’s strengths and confront your team’s weaknesses.

You'll Learn:

The 16 variables of a great team Why 80% of the teams you’re on are not effective – and what to do about it An approach to creating an open discussion of the key strengths and weaknesses of your team

 

About Bennett:

Bennett Bratt’s passion is engaging teams and transforming people-related systems. In his current role as the Principal and Founder of The Team Effectiveness Project, Ben's quest is to unlock the true power of teams, leaders, and communities.  His Team Elements™ approach helps teams de-mystify their team experience and take positive ownership for their current situation and path forward in truly inclusive way.

Over 20+ years, Ben gained global experience and broad leadership expertise at T-Mobile, Sun Microsystems, Ford Motor Company, and Silicon Valley start-up company Model E. He earned graduate degrees in Political Science from Tulane University and in Counseling from Michigan State University.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep129

128: Little Things that Make a Big Difference for Your Career with Jeff Kavanaugh

Mar 10, 2017 42:11

Description:

Infosys Senior Partner Jeff Kavanaugh talks about key skills and differentiators of winning professionals.

You'll Learn:

The powerful career distinguisher of “leaning forward” with critical thinking, professionalism, and delivering “done-done” work The Pyramid Principle for communicating with impact Three concrete steps to take to level up in your field

 

About Jeff:

Jeff Kavanaugh is a Senior Partner at Infosys, one of the world’s largest consulting firms with over $10bn a year in revenue and a market cap in the 11-figures. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and writes at JeffKavanaugh.net.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep128

127: Making Better Decisions with Matt Bodnar

Mar 8, 2017 39:51

Description:

Matt Bodnar shares tools and mental models to be high-leverage as possible through better decision-making.

You'll Learn:

Why decision-making skills are a timeless key to being high-leverage Approaches to build a powerful tool box of mental models How to apply the 80/20 principle to life and work decisions

 

About Matt:

Matt Bodnar has been named to Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association, and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. He’s a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined Fresh in 2011 after several years at Goldman Sachs. He sourced and lead the firm’s investment in I Love Juice Bar, vertical farming startup Square Roots, Vui’s Kitchen, Grilled Cheeserie, and several more deals. Bodnar is a board member and works closely with a number of portfolio companies including Tazikis, I Love Juice Bar, Martins BBQ, Octane Coffee, and Fresh Technology. Bodnar is also the co-founder of Fresh Capital, which focuses on commercial real estate investing and development. He also hosts The Science of Success Podcast, which has received nearly a million downloads.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep127

126: Making Stress Work for You with Dr. Melanie Greenberg

Mar 6, 2017 39:36

Description:

Psychologist and executive coach Dr. Melanie Greenberg shows how to make the most of the stress work brings to the table.

You'll Learn:

The key differentiators that make stress enriching vs. debilitating How meditation practices provide helpful distance between you and your thoughts The STOP and RAIN methods for bringing mindfulness into situations

 

About Melanie

Dr. Melanie Greenberg is a practicing psychologist and executive coach in Marin county, CA and an expert on managing stress, health, and relationships using proven techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness, positive psychology, health psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. With more than 20 years of experience as a professor, author, researcher, clinician, and coach, Melanie has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations like The American Psychological Association. She writes the Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today which has more than 8 million page views. A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Women's Health, Men's Health, Fitness Magazine, Women's Day, Cosmopolitan and the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on radio shows and numerous podcasts. With almost 50,000 followers, Melanie was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to follow on Twitter.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep126

125: Celebrating People Leads to Celebrating Wins with Hank Fortener

Mar 3, 2017 34:09

Description:

AdoptTogether founder Hank Fortener provides tools to celebrate your team members and create a workplace conducive to reaching optimal performance.

You'll Learn:

How to create a culture of celebrating each other in the workplace A quick approach to accelerate team camaraderie How regular questions direct what teammates think about

 

About Hank:

AdoptTogether founder Hank Fortener understands both the harsh realities and sweet victories that are part of the adoption process. After seeing 36 foster kids move in and out of his parent’s home in Waynesville, Ohio, Hank saw the transformational power of adoption when his parents gave forever homes to eight kids from five different countries.

AdoptTogether is a non-profit, crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving homes.

Hank is also a popular speaker who shares his leadership lessons learned along the path of creating AdoptTogether with clients such as Sony and Cardinal Health.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep125

124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak

Mar 1, 2017 45:31

Description:

Paul Zak illuminates how the brain chemical oxytocin relates to how we can develop a higher trust, lower-stress work culture.

You'll Learn:

How to measure and manage trust in the workplace The benefits of a high trust workplace Why hugs should be the new handshake

 

About Paul:

Paul J. Zak, PhD, is founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University.  He was part of the team of scientists that first made the connection between oxytocin and trust – his TED talk on the topic has received more than 1.4 million views. Paul is the author of the new book Trust Factor: The Science Of Creating High-Performance Companies. Also the author of The Moral Molecule, he has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox Business, Dr. Phil, and Good Morning America.  He lives in Claremont, CA.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep124

123: Maximizing Creativity by Minimizing Cognitive Bias with Adam Hansen

Feb 27, 2017 48:58

Description:

Adam Hansen identifies eight inherent cognitive biases, how they developed, and what we can do to overcome them.

 

You'll Learn:

When you can still trust the wisdom of your instincts The massive power of taking six extra seconds to breathe and think How to apply the “for-ness” mindset to overcome negativity bias

 

About Adam:

Adam Hansen is VP of Innovation/Innovation Process Consultant at Ideas To Go and a career-long innovation leader, student and devotee. He received his MBA in product management at Indiana University. He has served on the board of the Product Development and Management Association and as an innovation and strategy expert with select causes in education and public health care.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep123

122: Nourishing Good Habits and Attitudes with Eric Zimmer

Feb 24, 2017 36:52

Description:

Fellow podcaster Eric Zimmer shares how you can nourish your “good wolf” to help you reach optimal performance at work.

You'll Learn:

Pro-tips for wisely allocating your time and energy among all the roles you play An effective way to sustain your good habits, when you feel like quitting How being more yourself at work can help you be more awesome at your job

 

About Eric

Eric Zimmer is the host of a podcast called The One You Feed. It was named a Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and has gotten over a million and a half downloads to date. He’s been helping build startup companies for 15 years, been involved in technology for longer than that. Recently he has been doing e-commerce consulting for Fortune 500 companies. He started a solar energy company, Tipping Point.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep122

121: Smart Emotional Calibration with Dr. Nicole Lipkin

Feb 22, 2017 42:27

Description:

Dr. Nicole Lipkin outlines the factors that derail you from optimal performance at the workplace and the mindset to overcome them.

You'll Learn:

Three common emotional derail-ers of success How technology is hurting your wellbeing Approaches to cultivating the growth mindset

About Nicole

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an organizational psychologist, coach and keynote speaker. She is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting. Nicole is the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night and the co-author of Y in the Workplace: Managing the “Me First” Generation. Nicole is a regular contributor to the broadcast community and has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, Fox Business News, New York Times Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets both nationally and internationally.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep121

Happy President's Day!

Feb 20, 2017 03:08

Description:

Happy President's Day!

Pete reflects on presidential lies, division, and our own confirmation bias.

View show notes and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/presidents

120: Are there 9 Types of Leaders? Exploring the Enneagram with Dr. Beatrice Chestnut

Feb 17, 2017 40:35

Description:

Dr. Beatrice Chestnut discusses how using the Enneagram can help build an understanding yourself and the personality types of people you work with.

You'll Learn:

What is the Enneagram and how it aids in understanding people Why 9 is the Enneagram’s key number Key practices for developing emotional intelligence

About Beatrice

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She has a PhD in communication studies, and an MA in clinical psychology. She is the author of the books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge, and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st century Workplace and was President of the International Enneagram Association from 2006-2007. She offers trainings on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal transformation.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep120

119: Build Your Grit, Achieve Your Goal with Linda Kaplan-Thaler

Feb 15, 2017 42:38

Description:

Linda Kaplan-Thaler shares how you can turn up your GRIT factor to better put in the hard work needed to achieve success.

You'll Learn:

Why hard work trumps genius The GRIT framework for reaching success The research-based 30-minute rule that gritty winners follow

About Linda

Advertising Hall of Famer Linda Kaplan Thaler is responsible for some of America’ s most famous and award-winning advertising campaigns, including the Aflac duck and the hilarious “Yes, Yes, Yes” commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences. She has composed jingles that are among the industry's gold standard, including “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘ R’ Us Kid,” and “Kodak Moments." 

Today, Linda is a renowned motivational speaker and is President of Kaplan Thaler Productions. Linda is also a nationally acclaimed author and, together with Robin Koval, their newest bestseller, "GRIT to GREAT," was ranked one of the top business books for 2015.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep119

118: Constructive Confrontation with Jathan Janove

Feb 14, 2017 49:53

Description:

Employee engagement expert/lawyer Jathan Janove shares hard-won wisdom in the management trenches.

You'll Learn:

How to breach difficult conversations with constructive confrontational questions The step-by-step to a win-win conversation The MIDAS touch method to making golden apologies

About Jathan

Having previously spent 25 years litigating workplace relationships that turned toxic, Jathan now works with employers as an organization development consultant, executive coach and trainer to improve leadership, trust, accountability, retention and employee engagement. He’s also an award-winning, internationally published author whose latest book is Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories From The Management Trenches.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep118

117: Making the Workplace More Human with Liz Ryan

Feb 10, 2017 39:44

Description:

Career advisor  Liz Ryan explores how the workplace has gone off the rails, how to connect with employers with a pain letter, and give your resume a human voice.

You'll Learn:

Roadblocks that get in between creative people and their goals Why you should throw that performance review framework out of the window What’s a pain letter and why it will help you land your next job

About Liz

Liz Ryan is among the world’s most widely- read career advisors and CEO/Founder of Human Workplace, a think tank and publishing firm whose mission is to reinvent work for people.

Liz was SVP of HR for U.S. Robotics during its rise from $15M to $2.5B in annual sales. Liz was also CEO and Founder of WorldWIT, the world’s largest online community for professional women, before founding Human Workplace in 2012 to reinvent work for people. Liz writes for Forbes.com, LinkedIn and many other publications and is a sought after international keynote speaker.

Her new book is called Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and the Career You Deserve.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep117

116: Achieving More with Less Resources with Scott Sonenshein

Feb 8, 2017 33:32

Description:

Rice University Professor Scott Sonenshein proposes a change in mindset when it comes to constraints and stretching resources and getting more with less.

You'll Learn:

Principles behind the “Myth of More” and the “Power of Less” Why experts are over-rated The four keys of an effective stretching mindset

About Scott

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in a variety of industries. He holds a PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a strategy consultant for companies such as AT&T and Microsoft and lived the rise and fall of the dotcom boom while working at a Silicon Valley startup.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep116

115: Building Systems for Winning at Work with Geoff Blades

Feb 6, 2017 46:28

Description:

Geoff Blades lays down the framework and mindset for achieving success in your career and in life.

You'll Learn:

How to convert difficult questions into a process towards answering them Dos and don’ts to discovering what “awesome at your job” TRULY means for you 5 principles for winning at your career

(Also, apologies on my sound quality. I apparently failed to switch to my good microphone. 1st time out of 115 episodes that happened.)

About Geoff

Geoff is a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and investor at the Carlyle Group. He is an author and advisor to senior Wall Street executives, CEOs, and other leaders on all topics related to getting what they want in their businesses, careers, and lives.

In addition to working one-on-one and with groups, through newsletters, books, and videos he strives to serve more and more people in doing what they want. He’s the author of Do What You Want: A Career Guide for Professionals Serious About Winning.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep115

114: Delivering Powerful Feedback for Powerful Results with Alan Willett

Feb 3, 2017 38:25

Description:

Alan Willett discusses optimal approaches to giving feedback and other means of making powerful improvements in your team.

You'll Learn:

What makes some employees “unleadable” and how to lead them Why people are afraid to give feedback – and how to overcome it How a two minute conversation can transform everything

About Alan

Alan Willett is of the rare species who is an expert international consultant, speaker, and author. He has worked with companies ranging from 1 person to some of the giants such as Microsoft and NASA. Alan says that his passion is helping people and organizations transform their friction points into profit points.

What is a friction point? It is the space where the business needs Meet the implementation reality — in that space there is always heat generated! Alan is the expert who transforms that heat to innovation and  results for the business and the people.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep114

113: How to Get Promoted Fast AND Make Your Employees Love You with Jamie Newman

Feb 1, 2017 43:21

Description:

Fellow career podcaster Jamie Newman describes what a great manager looks like, how to get top performers to stay, and how employees and managers can work together to achieve professional and personal goals together.

You'll Learn:

5 things to do if you want a promotion Why good employees leave How meaningful goal-setting builds tremendous loyalty

About Jamie

Jamie Newman is a management professional, trainer, and coach through YourBestManager.com which is an online resource designed to help top performers become managers and help first-time managers learn how to build and lead effective teams. Prior to Your Best Manager, Jamie spent 8 years with a major recruiting & consulting firm where he had the opportunity to work with hundreds of companies from mid-market firms through Fortune 100 companies. He’s advised business leaders, from front-line supervisors to senior executives, on who to hire, how to hire and how to manage performance. It’s through this experience that he’s been exposed to a variety of management styles and uncovered what works… and what doesn’t, when it comes to leading people. Jamie also hosts the Your Best Manager podcast where he interviews leadership experts and provides practical advice for first-time managers.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep113

112: Keys to Your High-Performance Brain with Dr. Jenny Brockis

Jan 30, 2017 44:06

Description:

Dr. Jenny Brockis examines how the brain works and develops and shares how you can boost your brain to higher performance.

You'll Learn:

Characteristics of the high-performance brain Why you should give your brain permission to wander Key habits for optimal brain performance

About Jenny

As a medical doctor, speaker and author, Dr. Jenny Brockis is passionate about all things 'brain'. Her mission is to become the Jamie Oliver of cognitive health, empowering others to create their own high performance brain that is optimised to help them work at their best.

She works with those who seek to thrive in our increasingly complex world, by translating the complexities of neuroscience into easily understood strategies that can be readily integrated into our busy lives.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep112

111: Finding and Understanding Your Core Talents with Marc Miller

Jan 27, 2017 32:56

Description:

Veteran career coach Marc Miller gives pro-tips to understanding your core talents to find more fulfillment at work.

You'll Learn:

How to find career fulfillment by discovering your core talents Big open-ended questions to ask at your next job interview Generational echoes and how to better understand each other

About Marc

Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a painful stint as a high school teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever.

An active member of the Launch Pad Job Club, Marc found himself counseling friends and associates on their career journeys and finally realized he’d found his vocation. He would use his extensive training experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers—find careers that they could grow into for the decades that lie ahead.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep111

110: Maximizing Personal-Professional Growth with Jonathan Raymond

Jan 25, 2017 31:39

Description:

Refound CEO and author Jonathan Raymond explains how personal and professional growth are one thing, not two.

You'll Learn:

How you can become the leader your team is waiting for The makings of a perfect conversation Approaches to receiving feedback constructively

About Jonathan

After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business development guy or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out. He’s the owner of Refound, an online training startup that offers Good Authority training programs for owners, executives, and managers. He’s madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughter, and will never give up on the New York Knicks. Jonathan is the former CEO and Chief Brand Officer of EMyth, where he led the transformation of a global coaching brand and has worked in tech, clean tech, and the nonprofit world after graduating law school in 1998. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, a lovely town that’s too far away from a warm ocean.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep110

 

109: Finding and Asking the Right Questions with Toku McCree

Jan 23, 2017 33:30

Description:

Celebrated business coach Toku McCree shares curated wisdom gleaned from his coaching clients and years of zen monastery reflection on his career spanning over 30 jobs.

You'll Learn:

Why you should find your 4% edge and lean on it What is mindfulness and how to apply it in the office Three keys to growth

About Toku

Toku works with brilliant leaders who are obsessed with greatness and helps them understand that ‘success’ is just the beginning of an amazing life and not the destination.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep109

108: Reaching Out of your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky

Jan 20, 2017 42:24

Description:

Brandeis Professor Andy Molinsky lays out a powerful framework for reaching beyond your current capabilities.

You'll Learn:

The psychological roadblocks that hinder us from reaching beyond our skills Why it’s worth it exiting your comfort zone Andy’s research-based three Cs for stepping outside your comfort zone

About Andy

Andy Molinsky is a Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at the Brandeis International Business School. He is the author of Global Dexterity (HBR Press, 2013) and the forthcoming book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence (Penguin/Random House, 2017).

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep108

107: Stay Interviews with Dr. Beverly Kaye

Jan 18, 2017 27:43

Description:

Dr. Beverly Kaye discusses how to get great employees to stick around with “stay interviews” and more… whether the great employee is you or your direct reports!

You'll Learn:

Why should conduct a stay interview instead of an exit interview How to ask your manager for what you really need to stay The top reasons employees stay or go

About Beverly

Founder and Chairwoman of Career International, Dr. Beverly Kaye is an international bestselling author and a leading authority in the world of modern workplace performance. She has dedicated her life’s work to helping individuals and organizations grow in a workplace that fosters greater commitment, fulfillment, and humanity.

Beverly Kaye and the CSI team provide cutting-edge and award-winning talent development solutions primarily to Fortune 1000 companies. Her work and research are distinguished and widely recognized for helping others discover greater meaning in their work and gain greater control over their career destinies. Dr. Kaye completed her graduate work at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and holds her doctorate from UCLA.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep107

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Jan 16, 2017 17:24

Description:

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Pete recalls Dr. Nick Morgan’s advice to hone your speaking skills and use your pitch to embody both passion and authority, with one of the best speeches of all time – Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/MLK

106: Software and Soft Skills with Artie Jordan

Jan 13, 2017 27:00

Description:

2U Vice President of IT Artie Jordan talks software and soft skills and how they can be applied to any workplace.

You'll Learn:

How to keep your team agile Common pitfalls in communication The most important soft skill that your team should practice now

About Artie

Artie is a member of 2U's tech leadership team, former member of the Obama for America team, and founding board member of CSTUY, a non-profit dedicated to bringing opportunities in computer science and technology to middle and high school students. Also a fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alum. He's very active in the NY tech meet-up scene and an advocate for professional development and soft-skills training for technical workers. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep106

105: “Yes, and...” approaches to improv-ing work with Bob Kulhan

Jan 11, 2017 40:49

Description:

Business Improv Founder Bob Kulhan reveals how improv techniques can be applied to the workplace.

You'll Learn:

How improv’s “Yes, and…” philosophy can enrich many facets of work Improv’s wisdom on conducting better meetings How to reframe difficult conversations with “Yes, and…”

About Bob

Bob Kulhan is the Founder, President and CEO of Business Improv®, and a world-class leader in creating experiential training and development programs for corporations of all scopes and sizes. Based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Business Improv serves a large international roster of blue-chip firms such as Google, PepsiCo, American Express, Capital One, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford Motor Company, Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Kulhan’s consulting and teaching work with these clients emphasizes the use of improvisational techniques in developing leadership, improving managerial structure, honing team skills, fostering a collaborative corporate culture, busting blocks to creativity, facilitating conflict management, connecting Millennials, and encouraging creative and adaptive problem solving. His latest book is Getting to “Yes, and.”

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep105

104: Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs with R. Michael Anderson

Jan 9, 2017 35:54

Description:

R. Michael Anderson talks about identifying self-limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.

 

You'll Learn:

How anxiety offers helpful clues for your personal development Best practices in overcoming limiting beliefs A simple way to deal with stress

About Michael

Michael Anderson is founder of The Executive JOY Institute. He specializes in teaching organizations, leaders, and individuals how to become even more successful through psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness.

His unique background of real-life experience mixed with his world-class education allows his audiences to both learn and be entertained. Michael has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft, SAP, Stanford University, Vistage, Young Presidents Organization, and Entrepreneurs Organization.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep104

103: Extreme Integrity with Chris McGoff

Jan 6, 2017 41:07

Description:

Chris McGoff discusses universal patterns in human behavior and offers his take on what integrity really means.

You'll Learn:

Approaches to building powerful alliances What the word “integrity” truly means – and how to solidify it in your team Fatal patterns to watch out for in the workplace

About Chris

Chris McGoff is the founder of The Clearing, Inc., where he guides organizations to tackle their most complex and high-stake problems. Using his book, "The PRIMES: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem "(Wiley; 2012), McGoff gives leaders clarity to see the resources they already have available.
He is a business leader and consultant with over 30 years of experience, helping leaders achieve their desired outcomes during the most uncertain times. From mergers and acquisitions to change in leadership, McGoff is passionate about serving the needs of enterprises across the globe.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep103

102: #Hustle with Andrew Hermalyn

Jan 4, 2017 34:24

Description:

Andrew discusses how collecting letters and business cards from CEOs contributed to his quick rise to Executive Vice-President.

You'll Learn:

Key lessons repeated among 500 letters from CEOs How to change “I don’t know” from a negative to a positive Effective approaches for mentor relationship building

About Andrew
Andrew is a founding member of 2U and head of university partnership and corporate development. He is uniquely good at relationship management and has had the quirky hobby of writing letters to CEO's and collecting business cards since childhood. In fact, it was through that hobby that he got his first job at 2U - as an undergraduate college student. His personal motto is #Hustle. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep102

101: Optimal Decision-Making with Pat McDaniel

Jan 2, 2017 39:01

Description:

Pat McDaniel shares some of his wisest insights about decision-making fallacies and victories.

You'll Learn:

A 5-step process to better decision making Unexpected hidden influences that affect your decision making How to maintain an openness to contrary information

About Pat
Pat McDaniel is the founder of WiseInsights.net a website dedicated to helping motivated but weary people keep moving forward by finding the smartest path toward their success.  Pat is passionate about sharing his story about how he kept hitting the wall, got mad, and was eventually ready to change how he made decisions, so that he could be on the right path. 
Pat has a highly diverse background. He has been a long-time student (made it through the 19th grade) a CPA, a pastor and church planter,  a sales manager, a search engine marketing strategist working in a marketing agency, an entrepreneur who started his own business from scratch, and an author of the Ebook: 5 Step Process to Making Better More Successful Decisions.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep101

Merry Day After Christmas!

Dec 26, 2016 04:46

Description:

Pete reflects on questions from two guests that have resonated with him throughout the year:

What are you pretending not to know? Why are you not doing the things that you know you should be doing?
(Jason Nazar of Comparably) What’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything will be easier or unnecessary?
(Jay Papasan, The ONE Thing)

Wishing you all a productive 2017!

View show notes and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/christmas

100: “Going there” with (Uncle!) Topper Steinman

Dec 23, 2016 38:34

Description:

My uncle and first speaking mentor, Topper Steinman, shares his genius on how to enter into tricky conversational territory.

You'll Learn:

How to talk about just about anything, with anyone Rules of engagement for effectively handling confrontation Approaches for moving from ‘what’ and ‘so what’ to ‘now what’

About Topper
Topper Steinman is a counselor and consultant from Champaign, Il. with 40 years experience in teaching, counseling, and consulting.  As a workshop facilitator and speaker, his topics cover a wide variety of interest areas with efforts aimed at bridging the adult/youth gap while creating a healthy sense of self and others. He holds a Mediation Training Certificate from CDR Associates of Boulder, Colo.  and is a certified instructor in Parent and Teacher Effectiveness and an experienced T.E.S.A. trainer.
Topper has been the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel" award as outstanding counselor, the "Outstanding Young Educator" award, and Champaign-Urbana's "Community Builder's Award" among other honors in his tenure in education.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep100

 

099: Likability Principles with Michelle Tillis Lederman

Dec 21, 2016 40:56

Description:

Michelle Tillis Lederman shares approaches to finding what’s likable in yourself to convey that to others.

You'll Learn:

How to form your self-perception to guide other’s perception of you The power of opening yourself up to feedback How to use curiosity for creating connections in conversation

About Michelle
Michelle Tillis Lederman is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle’s mission is to help people communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of three books including The 11 Laws of LikabilityHeroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, and named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep99

098: ​Resilience Training with Sean Douglas

Dec 19, 2016 46:38

Description:

Master resilience trainer and former drill instructor Sean Douglas shares lessons on overcoming a self-defeating mindset and growing in the midst of adversity.

You'll Learn

Why you should develop a gratitude habit How to get over self-defeating behavior Approaches for sustaining your energy throughout the day

About Sean
Sean Douglas was born in Detroit, MI, July 23, 1983. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a professional Inspirational Speaker. Sean spent four years as a Drill Instructor in Air Force Basic Training where he developed over 500 young men and women into military leaders. Not surprisingly, he is energetic and passionate about inspiring others to succeed. Sean’s interactive training develops the participants’ skill in the mental, physical, social, and spiritual domains of resilience, and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep98

097: Email Anxiety and Euphoria with Andy Mitchell

Dec 16, 2016 30:59

Description:

ActiveInbox founder Andy Mitchell shares insights gleaned from years of collaborating with the many diverse users of his email and task management software product.

You’ll Learn:

Why email won’t die for a while...and what to do in the meantime Why we experience euphoria at an empty inbox, and how to get there more often How to avoid the productivity death spiral triggered by working late

About Andy
Andy Mitchell is the founder of ActiveInbox for Gmail, an email tool and task manager combined into one. He maintains an ethos of 'leaving more in the world than I take out of it.’ Day to day, he’s trying to ensure the team is all pulling in the same direction to craft the best product they can. Prior to ActiveInbox, he worked in a number of high-tech roles at LocallyCompared, ProductiveFirefox, Dakin Flathers, and MeeCard.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep97

 

 

096: ​Calm, Courage, and Command with Colonel Jill Morgenthaler

Dec 14, 2016 33:45

Description:

Colonel Jill Morgenthaler draws from her vast experiences to combine broad wisdom principles with tactical tips that are valuable both on the battlefield and in the workforce.

You'll Learn:

What it takes to stare down Saddam Hussein The effects of radiating confidence – and how to do it How to succeed in any project with several courses of action

About Colonel Jill
Colonel Jill Morgenthaler was one of the first women to enter an experimental class for women in the US Army ROTC and train as an equal with men. She was the first woman Battalion Commander in the 88th Regional Support Command Division and the first Brigade Commander in the 84th Division. She was also the first woman to be put in charge of Homeland Security for the state of Illinois. She received the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her leadership. During her military career, Colonel Jill led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of the book The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep96

 

095: Looking Ahead with Eliot Wagonheim

Dec 12, 2016 47:45

Description:

Eliot Wagonheim deconstructs how to achieve goals and offers a useful mindset to adopt in order advance in the right direction. 

You'll Learn:

Why you should switch to the Fire, Aim… Ready mindset Why you should rethink doing your yearly evaluation An innovative way for sketching out expectations

About Eliot
Eliot Wagonheim is a speaker, strategist, author, educator and business lawyer with thirty years experience helping clients embrace, rather than inhibit, innovation. Through his Outlawyer platform, Eliot serves as a confidante, mentor, strategist and sounding board for guiding entrepreneurs and organizational leaders for companies of every size across diverse industries, and brings humor, real world experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to everything he does.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep95

094: ​Upgrading Your Professional Style with Sharon Haver

Dec 9, 2016 27:52

Description:

Fashion guru Sharon Haver offers perspective on how to make people look powerful and professional at work.

You’ll learn:

Three key ingredients to a style upgrade that will make you look knowledgeable and professional How to find a wardrobe that fits comfortably, looks good and doesn’t break the bank Why dressing how you want to be perceived is critical

About Sharon
Sharon Haver teaches professionals to look like they’re worth it, so that they can create a relevant, authentic modern image. Halfway through her three-decade career in style, she left the lure of being a New York fashion stylist to help professionals make the most of what they’ve got. She founded FocusOnStyle.com in 1999. Although her impressive resume looks like a who’s who of media household names, her heart is with helping entrepreneurs refine their chic style to confidently pull their look together with ease.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep94

093: Making Each Day Count with Robert D. Smith

Dec 7, 2016 45:26

Description:

Robert D. Smith counts up the days and gives pro-tips on how to make each one count.

You'll Learn:

Two questions to ensure you’re not wasting time A fun framework for tackling big projects How to trick yourself into feeling more excited about the task before you

About Robert
Robert D. Smith (TheRobertD) has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple industries for his entire career.
Robert is the author of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Life Right Now, a simple guide to injecting meaning into every second you live for the rest of your life.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep93

092: Optimized Tools for Planning Anything with Stacey Dyer

Dec 5, 2016 49:06

Description:

Stacey Dyer shares how she applied best thinking practices to planning a kick ass wedding, and how we can use the same techniques to plan anything.

You'll Learn:

How to avoid future mishaps with the time machine methodology

A 5-card hand that you should have in your back pocket to spark great ideas and solutions Best practices for self-motivation

About Stacey
Stacey Dyer is currently a corporate Director of Customer Experience Design. Stacey is grateful for the mentors she's had in her career, and thus strives to provide guidance and insight that reflects professional care and expertise. Outside of work, Stacey can be found in vocal sessions within the down tempo, jazz, and EDM space (in addition to running and practicing yoga) or writing blog posts (staceysdiylife.com) and books (Astro-Wed.com).
Prior to her current role, Stacey's previous experience runs the gamut of in-house to agency side, working with a diverse array of clients from liquor and cigars to healthcare and youth non-profits.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep92

091: ​The Path to Truly Productive Leadership with Michael Dolan

Dec 2, 2016 36:29

Description:

Michael Dolan shows us the way to deeper development as truly productive professionals.

You'll Learn:

Pitfalls to look out for that hinder a deeper development What’s a “positive no” how to deliver one Tips and tricks to upgrade your workflow process

About Michael
Before he found his calling as an executive coach, Michael spent 15 years in corporate management, leading teams in the advertising, consumer marketing, and design industries, where he gained deep appreciation for the intense personal and organizational demands that successful executives must meet everyday.
Michael has five years of experience as a Senior Coach and Director of Business Development for Coaching Services at The David Allen Company.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep91

090: Shocking Ways to Hack Your Habits with Maneesh Sethi

Nov 30, 2016 33:09

Description:

Maneesh Sethi proves that a little shock goes a long way and shares other hacks for forming great habits.

You'll Learn:

Helpful things to do everyday to make your day go smoother Fundamental questions to ask to realign yourself with your goals How to hack your emotions

About Maneesh
Maneesh Singh Sethi is an American author and internet entrepreneur. He authored Game Programming for Teens when he was sixteen years old. He is best known as the founder of the behavior modification wristband Pavlok, launched in 2013. Sethi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Behavioral Technology Group, Inc.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep90

089: Self-care for Prolific Living (and Working) with Farnoosh Brock

Nov 28, 2016 40:47

Description:

Farnoosh Brock shares key lifestyle shifts to help make you healthier and more productive.

You’ll Learn:

How being healthier will make you accomplish more in a shorter amount of time

Optimal options to integrate into your 15-minute morning routine Approaches to finding, developing, and building confidence

About Farnoosh

Farnoosh Brock is an entrepreneur, author, and business coach. After a successful corporate career at a Fortune 100, she started Prolific Living Inc. to fulfill her diverse entrepreneurial passions.  She helps business owners and executives achieve new heights of success in their businesses and their health, to maintain a balanced life. When she is not serving her clients, Farnoosh is traveling extensively and stays devoted to her daily yoga practice.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep89

Happy Black Friday! Here are a few of my favorite things

Nov 25, 2016 19:48

Description:

Hello listeners! If you're shopping for someone who likes being awesome at their job...this list may be helpful! If you purchase after clicking the links in the show notes, you'll be supporting the show. 

Writing

Ruled Index Cards, On 80lb Heavyweight Thick White Cover Stock. "100 per pack" (5 x 8 ) Pilot Precise V5 RT Retractable Rolling Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, 4-Pack, Black/Blue/Red/Green Inks, 3 Of Each Color = Total 12 Pens Palomino Blackwing 602 - 12 Count (Premium pencils) Kum AS2, Two Hole Automatic Long Point Pencil Sharpener Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)

Pleasant productivity

Autonomous Smart Desk 2 (sit-to-stand automated desk) Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Original Flavor, 16 Ounce Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling SROCKER V5c 2.4GHz Wireless Silent Click Mouse with 6 Buttons and Nano Receiver Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver with Clean and Charge Station, Electric Men's Razor Crucial MX300 1TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT1050MX300SSD1

Presenting

Logitech Professional Presenter R800, Presentation Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer Green Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset H390 (Black) in Bulk Packaging Plus Bonus USB Extenders Sennheiser Century SC 660 USB ML Premium Dual-Sided Wired Headset (504553) Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Condenser Microphone for Handheld Vocal Applications

Travel

Travelpro Luggage Maxlite3 International Carry-On Rollaboard, Blue, One Size Mack's Ear Care Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger Nemo Tensor Sleeping Pad Mindfold Sleep and Relaxation Eye Mask Klymit Pillow X Inflatable Camp & Travel Pillow, Red/Gray

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 08:36

Description:

Listeners share their own tried and tested tips on how to be awesome at your job.

If you have a great tip to share, leave a voicemail and be part of our next tip compilation!

088: Getting Automated with Dan Caspi

Nov 21, 2016 35:18

Description:

Science genius Dan Caspi talks automation, software, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to learn a little code.

You'll Learn:

Processes that you can automate that you didn’t know you needed to Nifty hacks to help you maximize Excel A checklist to serve your need for computer speed.

About Dan
Dan has a PhD. In Organic Chemistry and is a senior scientist at AbbVie. He is also currently serving in a hybrid Process Chemistry/Chemical Engineering position as a member of the Center for Reaction Engineering.
Dan is highly proficient with technology, programming (Perl, Python, PHP, JS, HTML) and computers, and is the computer genius behind Element 26, a boutique computer consulting company based in Evanston, Illinois.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep88

 

087: More Positivity with Michelle Gielan

Nov 18, 2016 31:58

Description:

Michelle Gielan returns with even more ways to spread positive energy for positive results.

You'll Learn:

The ABCs to formulating solutions How to weaken the power of negative thoughts Keeping up to date with current events while remaining positive

About Michelle
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.
Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep87

086: Honing Your Persuasive Skills with Kwame Christian

Nov 16, 2016 39:06

Description:

Lawyer Kwame Christian guides us through effective persuasion and negotiation in any situation.

You'll Learn:

The first crucial step to negotiation How to discover your limits by practicing rejection therapy What it takes to be a confident, powerful negotiator

About Kwame
Kwame Christian is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He sees himself as a professional problem solver and works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict. 
Kwame is an attorney at The Christian Law Office, specializing in business law for startups and entrepreneurs. He is a Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, focusing on health disparities and the social and political structures that create and maintain them.
He is a consultant at the American Negotiation Institute and produces “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs” the top negotiation podcast on iTunes.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep86

085: Keeping the Creative Juices Flowing with Prescott Perez-Fox

Nov 14, 2016 30:20

Description:

Graphic designer Prescott Perez-Fox gets creative in finding solutions to getting in the zone, maintaining a smooth workflow, and more.

You'll Learn:

Great habits that your future self will thank you for How small rituals will help your team power through a project What you can do to identify trusting relationships and develop ones lacking in trust

About Prescott
Prescott Perez-Fox is a New Jersey-based graphic designer and brand developer with more than 14 years of experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. Following varied experience working in-house for agencies, and as a freelancer, Prescott created his business, Starship Design, to work directly with small business and startup clients.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep85

084: Navigating Your Career Climb with Jolene Blackbourn, Esq.

Nov 11, 2016 38:11

Description:

Lawyer and mentoring enthusiast Jolene Blackbourn makes the case for helping others to help ourselves.

You'll Learn

What you think you know about your job, but you actually don’t How not to add a task to your to-do list A drag and drop tip to collecting praise

About Jolene
Jolene has been an in-house attorney with a major insurance company for almost 10 years. She serves as a mentor to many new attorneys and helps prospective law students determine whether law school is right for them. She also coaches a youth soccer team.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep84

083: Expanding Your Career Network with Mac Prichard

Nov 9, 2016 31:56

Description:

Public Relations whiz Mac Prichard shares how to grow your network by building lasting relationships and responding with generosity.

You'll Learn

How to navigate the “hidden” job market The step-by-step of a successful informational interview How to grow your network with generosity

About Mac
Mac is the founder and president of Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves top-tier foundations, nonprofits and purpose driven brands across the country. He provides strategic counsel to Prichard’s clients and leads the agency’s crisis communications, government relations and business development work.
He speaks regularly on social change communications to national and local groups across the country.
He also publishes Mac's List, an online community where professionals find rewarding, interesting jobs and employers find the best possible candidates.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep83

082: Why You Might Not Need to be a Manager with Mark Allen

Nov 7, 2016 39:51

Description:

Professor and author Mark Allen presents different opportunities to climb the corporate ladder, even if you don’t want to be a manager.

You'll Learn

Alternatives to the traditional managerial track Why going for manager may not be optimal...even if you’re a top performer Means of valuing your team in the workplace

About Mark
Dr. Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management and corporate universities. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management and the co-author and editor of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities, and The Corporate University Handbook. He has also written numerous articles in practitioner and academic publications.
Mark is a professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, a senior associate with the Kiely Group, and has taught for Vatel University and the American Management Association.

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081: Lessons from Thousands of Employee Observation Hours with Dave Nevogt

Nov 4, 2016 21:16

Description:

Dave Nevogt’s company Hubstaff earns its revenue from observing how people work. Here’s what he has learned about workers’ best practices along the way.

You'll Learn:

Two questions to ask yourself before handing over your deliverables One quick trick to get 1,000 LinkedIn connections in 60 minutes An improved approach to initiating tasks that delights managers and stretches employees

About Dave
Dave Nevogt is the co-founder of Hubstaff.com which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time tracking and activity tracking. He’s been running online businesses since he was 23, and now manages a team of 30 remote employees. Dave has been honored as one of Indianapolis’s top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs, and focuses on teaching others to manage remote teams. His writing can be found here.

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080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan

Nov 2, 2016 31:43

Description:

Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most.

You'll Learn:

1. The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing”

About Jay

Jay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas.

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079: Intentional Scheduling with Jeff Sanders

Oct 31, 2016 29:18

Description:

Podcaster and speaker Jeff Sanders offers pro-tips to reaching your grandest goals, one good morning at a time.

You'll Learn

3 best practices that will sustain your energy all day Perspectives on when to handle email How to conquer your ultimate goal, one quarter at a time

About Jeff
Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, creator of the 47 Strategies Productivity Self-Assessment, and author of the best-selling and award-winning book on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast.
Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 4 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 3 million downloads.
He is a 10-time marathon runner, personal development junkie, and passionate raw vegan. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.

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078: Getting Your Voice Heard with Rob Walch

Oct 28, 2016 36:27

Description:

We got “meta” with Podcasting Hall of Famer Rob Walch who shares principles of successful podcasters that apply to the workplace

You’ll Learn:

Pro-tips on nailing your presentations How to bolster your communication by forgetting yourself Why you should start your own podcast right now

About Rob
Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016. Rob Walch saved his life, marriage, and career with podcasting. Rob is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn (LSYN). Prior to joining Libsyn in 2007, he was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. Rob is co-author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters an editors pick as a Top 10 Reference book by Amazon.com. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies”.  

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077: Positive Responses for Positive Results with Maura Sweeney

Oct 26, 2016 52:18

Description:

Ambassador of Happiness Maura Sweeney paves the way to more productive outcomes in the workplace by creating a happier environment.

You'll Learn

Effective remedies for stress addiction Methods to countering a negative environment How to turn your adversaries into allies by challenging while advocating

About Maura
Podcasterinternational speakerHuffington Post contributor and creator of the Foundations of Happiness eCourse, Maura Sweeney guides others on the path of “Living Happy – Inside Out.” Armed with decades of experience as a law school “escapee”, a corporate manager and a home schooling mom, Maura launched out at midlife to pursue her dream vocation. A world traveler and trademarked Ambassador of Happiness®, Maura is a popular media guest sharing unifying “good news” perspectives with the world.

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076: Career Acceleration with Comparably’s Jason Nazar

Oct 24, 2016 32:34

Description:

Comparably co-founder and CEO Jason Nazar shines a light on employer and employee best practices.

You'll Learn

Two big mistakes that are stopping you from advancing in your career Guidance in your search for finding and keeping mentors Two transformational questions that you should ask yourself everyday

About Jason
Jason Nazar is one of the most active tech entrepreneurs and investors in southern California, and is a popular contributor for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC, and Business Insider. He’s founder/CEO of Comparably, an online platform that makes workplace compensation and culture dramatically more transparent. Prior to Comparably, he founded Docstoc -- the largest small business content site with over 50 million members -- before he sold it to Intuit in 2013 for a reported $50M. Named one of the most admired CEOs by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Jason is currently Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, appointed by Mayor Garcetti.

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075: Developing Your Intuition with Lynn Robinson

Oct 21, 2016 30:17

Description:

Intuition expert Lynn Robinson shows how to access the wisdom of your gut.

You'll Learn

Scientific discoveries about neurons in your stomach and why they matter Ways to stop intuition-killers when brainstorming in a group Checks and balances so you’re not going astray with intuition

About Lynn
Lynn Robinson is one of America's leading experts on the topic of intuition and has been sought out internationally for her advice on the topic. She’s the author of Put Your Intuition to Work. She's a popular and widely recognized author and speaker who works with businesses and individuals as a trusted advisor, offering valuable insights into goals, decisions and strategies. 
Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She's been featured in the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune, and has been a guest on many national radio and television programs, including ABC and Fox News. 

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074: Building Championship Teams with Thomas Mangum

Oct 19, 2016 42:43

Description:

Inspiring team-builder Thomas Mangum shares what it REALLY takes to have a championship team.

You'll Learn

The three key ingredients of a championship team. The basic two-part equation for modeling champions. How to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs.

About Thomas
Thomas draws on over 30 years of experience helping leading companies build championship teams that win.
His client roster includes Boeing, Cisco, Oracle, Sony, Shell, DuPont, Northrop Grumman, Liberty Mutual, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Bose and many more.
As a​ dynamic speaker, a memorable facilitator, and provocative coach, he draws on diverse experiences as an entrepreneur, military interrogator, and radio show host.
Thomas is known for his team-building training that he brings to world-class brands across the globe.

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073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter

Oct 17, 2016 34:55

Description:

Professor John Kotter walks through the essential components of successful change.

You’ll Learn

The eight critical steps for sparking change in your organization

How you can test drive ideas for your organization at a lower risk

How you can find inspiring mentors

About John
Regarded by many as the worldwide authority on leadership and change, Dr. John Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and Harvard Professor. His ideas and books, as well as the company he founded, Kotter International, have helped mobilize people around the world to better lead organizations and their own lives, in an era of increasingly rapid change.

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072: Unleashing Simplicity with Lisa Bodell

Oct 14, 2016 28:25

Description:

Lisa Bodell shares pro-tips on how to declutter our work lives to better focus on what truly matters.

You'll Learn

Tools to eliminate unnecessary complexity in the workplace A methodology to reclaim 50% of your time spent in meetings The optimal attitude that gets your bosses to notice and value you

About Lisa
Lisa Bodell serves as a global council member of the World Economic Forum; and has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Bloomberg, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and many others. She has been rated as a top speaker at Google’s client events and is the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. Her new book, Why Simple Wins, releases October 2016. Lisa is an advisor on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.

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071: Being the CEO of Your Own Career with Angela Copeland

Oct 12, 2016 27:34

Description:

Career coach Angela Copeland shows how to take charge and proactively, intentionally manage your career.

You'll learn

Warning signs that you’re under appreciated at your job and how to deal A simple, powerful way to highlight your progress and set yourself apart at work Effective interview tactics

About Angela
Angela Copeland is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career e-book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation.

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Happy Columbus Day!

Oct 10, 2016 04:46

Description:

This Columbus Day, Pete helps listeners discover some wisdom from older guests and one another. And help other discover some wisdom via leaving a voicemail with a quick tip for being awesome at your job via http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/contact.

070: Upgrading Your Level of Service with Rebecca Morgan

Oct 7, 2016 36:25

Description:

Author Rebecca Morgan share how you can provide the best service to your customers – internal and external.

You'll Learn

Overlooked tactics to better serve your customers The step-by-step of calming upset customers How to deal with workplace conflict

About Rebecca

Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC, is an international speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in creating innovative solutions for workplace effectiveness challenges. She's appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and USA Today as well as international media. 
Rebecca is the bestselling author of 26 books, including "Calming Upset Customers," "Grow Your Key Talent," "Remarkable Customer Service … and Disservice” and her just-released book, "Extraordinary Leadership Lessons from Everyday People."
She partners with clients to accomplish high ROI on their key-talent development projects. Since 1980 she's transformed executives, managers, salespeople and customer support staff into much more effective workplace contributors.

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069: Winning Arguments while Winning Allies with Jay Heinrichs

Oct 5, 2016 55:11

Description:

Bestselling rhetorician Jay Heinrichs shows just how powerful and fun this ancient art can be.

You'll learn

How shifting tenses can ease tensions A huge tip from Donald Trump about speaking in 12-second periods  The essential steps of making a persuasive argument

About Jay

Jay Heinrichs is the author of the bestselling book, Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. His most recent book, Word Hero, teaches how to craft memorable content. Combining tested tools of classical rhetoric with modern neuroscience, Jay has given presentations, workshops, and consults around the world.
Jay has served clients including Southwest Airlines, NASA, the Pentagon, Walmart, Ogilvy UK, Mindshare, the National Association of Realtors, Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Virginia, Beachbody, and Kaiser Permanente.
He maintains one of the leading language websites, Figarospeech.com, along with Arguelab.com.With more than 30 years in publishing as a writer, editor, and executive, Jay has written for several dozen publications, from The New York Times Magazine to Reader’s Digest.

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