How to Be Awesome at Your Job

By Pete Mockaitis

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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills every professional needs to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 10,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. Welcome!


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587: Finding the Beauty in Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell
00:42:13

CrisMarie Campbell discusses how to get comfortable with handling disagreements. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to make conflict productive 

2) The magic question for when you reach an impasse 

3) A handy script for when you need to disagree with your boss 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep587 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT CRISMARIE — 

CrisMarie Campbell is a former Olympic and World Championship rower. She has also previously worked at Boeing as an engineer and helped initiate a groundbreaking cross-functional team approach for how Boeing designs and builds airplanes. 

CrisMarie, together with her partner Susan Clarke, founded Thrive!–a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in helping individuals, leaders, teams and entire companies learn how to deal with differences to ignite creativity and innovation. 

• CrisMarie’s book: The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage 

• CrisMarie’s website: ThriveInc.com 

• CrisMarie’s LinkedIn: CrisMarie Campbell 

• CrisMarie’s Facebook: CrisMarie Campbell 

• CrisMarie’s partner: Susan Clarke 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Anatomy: Vagus nerve 

• Book: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett 

• Personality: Peter Levine 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 13, 2020
586: Insights on Working from Home’s Largest-Ever Experiment with Nicholas Bloom
00:40:24

Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom shares insights from the largest study on working from home to show how to adjust to the new world of work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Four key findings from the largest study on working from home 

2) What the ideal work from home week looks like 

3) Why this isn’t the end of the office 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep586 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT NICHOLAS — 

Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. His work has been covered in a range of media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Economist and Financial Times

On the personal side he is English living with his Scottish Wife and American kids - a multi-lingual English household on Stanford campus. 

• Nicholas’ TEDx Talk: Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home | Nicholas Bloom | TEDxStanford 

• Nicholas’ study: “Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” with James Liang, John Roberts, and Zhichun Jenny Ying 

• Nicholas’ academic profile: Nicholas Bloom 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Blue Yeti 

• Product: Logitech C920 PRO HD Webcam 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

Jul 09, 2020
585: How to Boost Your Motivation by Using the Joy Mindset with John O’Leary
00:42:52

Bestselling author John O’Leary discusses how embracing the joy mindset can help you find more purpose and drive at work–and life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three questions to jumpstart your day 

2) How to spark your motivation with an ignition statement 

3) How to use “compound interest” to advance your career 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep585 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT JOHN — 

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live. John‘s story, perspective and inspiration have inspired millions of people and 2,000 clients over the last decade. 

John is the author of the instant #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, host of the top-rated Live Inspired Podcast and inspirational speaker teaching more than 50,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. His second national bestselling book, IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy, published May 2020 and its immediate success led many to say “it’s exactly what we all need right now." 

• Book: In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy

• Book: On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life 

• Book site: ReadInAwe.com 

• Podcast: Live Inspired 

• Website: JohnOLearyInspires.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Nun Study 

• Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 06, 2020
584: How Curiosity Can Help You Reinvent Your Career and Stand Out with Francesca Gino
00:35:55

Harvard professor Francesca Gino discusses why we shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and nurture our curiosity. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset shift that leads to great innovation 

2) Why our fear of judgment is often overblown 

3) How to resolve conflict peacefully with curiosity 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep584 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT FRANCESCA — 

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher who focuses on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. She is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life. Gino is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. 

Gino has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50. 

• Book: Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life 

• Book website: RebelTalents.org 

• Website: FrancescaGino.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton 

• Company: Second City 

• Personality: Massimo Bottura 

• Study: Carol Dweck: A Summary of Growth and Fixed Mindsets 

• Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 02, 2020
583: Dispelling the Motivation Myths of Passion and Willpower with Jeff Haden
00:45:48

Jeff Haden discusses what we often get wrong about motivation—and what really works. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that makes any goal feel motivating 

2) The subtle shift in phrasing that makes goals more motivating 

3) A surprising way to boost your willpower 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep583 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT JEFF — 

Jeff Haden is Inc.com's most popular columnist and one of LinkedIn's most widely-followed Influencers. His work has also appeared on Time, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Small Business, MSNBC, and CNBC

• Book: The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win 

• LinkedIn: Jeff Haden 

• Magazine: Inc.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Phenomenon: The Ben Franklin Effect 

• Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport 

• Book: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle 

• Book: Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott 

• Previous episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott 

• Personality: Tony Robbins 

• Personality: Herb Kelleher 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 29, 2020
582: The Five Behaviors That Make You an Indispensable “Go-to” Person with Bruce Tulgan
00:49:55

Bruce Tulgan discusses how to build real influence and become the go-to person in your workplace. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset that makes you indispensable 

2) Why you shouldn’t stick to your speciality 

3) How to stop juggling and start finishing tasks 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep582 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT BRUCE — 

Bruce Tulgan is the best-selling author of It’s Okay to Be the Boss and the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. Bruce’s newest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, is available July 21 from Harvard Business Review Press. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or visit his website at rainmakerthinking.com. 

• Bruce’s book: The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done 

• Bruce’s website: RainMakerThinking.com 

• Bruce’s LinkedIn: Bruce Tulgan 

• Bruce’s Twitter: @BruceTulgan 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Previous episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay 

• Previous episode: 302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

Jun 25, 2020
581: How to Empower Teams in Difficult Times through Coach-like Conversations with Michael Watkins
00:42:39

Michael Watkins shares the new conversations leaders need to have in order to empower and support their teams during difficult times. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The question all leaders must ask during a crisis 

2) Why you don’t need to solve problems to be of value 

3) The best thing to do when conversations get emotional 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep581 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT MICHAEL — 

Michael Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in transition acceleration for leaders, teams and organizations, where he coaches C-level executives of global organizations. He is the Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School. He has spent the last two decades working with executives—both corporate and public—as they craft their legacies as leaders and was ranked among the leading management thinkers globally by Thinkers50 in 2019. 

• Michael’s LinkedIn: Michael Watkins 

• Michael’s university: IMD 

• Michael’s company: Genesis 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Hawthorne Effect 

• Digital Workplace: MURAL 

• Book: Naturalistic Decision Making (Expertise: Research and Applications Series) by Caroline Zsambok 

• Past episode: 029: Gaining Quicker Traction in Your New Role with Dr. Michael D. Watkins 

Jun 22, 2020
580: How to Stop Overthinking and Become More Decisive with Anne Bogel
00:35:11

Anne Bogel discusses how to stop second-guessing yourself and make decision-making easier. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What we lose when we overthink 

2) Telltale signs you’re overthinking 

3) How to stop overthinking in three to eight minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep580 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT ANNE — 

Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery 29, The Washington Post and more. Bogel’s popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. 

• Anne’s book: Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy Into Your Life 

• Anne’s podcast: What Should I Read Next? 

• Anne’s website: ModernMrsDarcy.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Lettermate 

• Product: uni-ball VISION 

• Poem: “I dwell in Possibility” by Emily Dickinson 

• Personality: David Allen 

• Personality: Lauran Vanderkam 

• Previous episode: 576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 18, 2020
579: How to Grow Your Influence and Lead Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi
00:35:44

Keith Ferrazzi discusses how to turn colleagues into teammates by changing how we lead and collaborate. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How leaders (unknowingly) alienate their teams 

2) How silos came to be—and how we can break them down 

3) An exercise for creating authentic connections with your team 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep579 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT KEITH — 

Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Ferrazzi rose to become the youngest CMO of a Fortune 500 company during his career at Deloitte, and later became CMO of Starwood Hotels. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. His mission is to transform teams to help them transform the world. 

• Keith’s book: Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration 

• Keith’s book: Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time 

• Keith’s website: KeithFerrazzi.com 

• Keith’s website: VirtualTeamsWin.com 

• Keith’s company: Ferrazzi Greenlight 

• Keith’s Instagram: @keithferrazzi 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Asana 

• Software: Slack 

• Software: Zoom 

• Book: Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath 

• Personality: Amy Edmondson 

• Personality: Brene Brown 

Jun 15, 2020
578: How to Stay Calm and Productive Amid Uncertainty with David Lebel
00:41:48

Professor David Lebel shares tactics for overcoming the fear of the uncertain and building the courage to speak up. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Simple, but powerful ways to ease your anxiety 

2) The surprising cost of leaving things unsaid 

3) A handy script for when you need to disagree 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep578 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Lebel is an award-winning teacher and researcher, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Dave has received multiple teaching awards and was the highest rated professor at the Katz school during the 2017-2018 academic year. His research focuses on proactive behaviors at work including voice/speaking up, innovation, and taking initiative. 

Dave received a BS in Economics, an MS in Management, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, all from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing a PhD, he was a management consultant with Deloitte, providing strategy and operations expertise to public sector clients, and an analyst for a large $15 billion privately held supply chain organization. 

He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, PA. 

• David’s LinkedIn: David Lebel 

• David’s academic profile: R. David Lebel 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Headspace 

• Researcher: Amy Edmondson 

• Book: Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work by Debra Meyerson 

• Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport 

• Book: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 11, 2020
577: How to Manage and Engage Remote Teams with Kevin Eikenberry
00:39:29

Kevin Eikenberry discusses the small, but powerful changes leaders must make when managing remote teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The foundation of successful remote teams 

2) How to measure your remote team’s productivity 

3) Top tips for facilitating better online communication 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep577 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT KEVIN — 

Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father. He is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. 

Kevin also is the creator and content developer of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, a continual leadership development process focused on developing the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders with virtually delivered content to leaders worldwide. Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

• Book: The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership 

• Book: The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere 

• LinkedIn: Kevin Eikenberry 

• Website: KevinEikenberry.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment Tool: DISC 

• Assessment Tool: Myers-Briggs 

• Book: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) by Napoleon Hill 

• Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Personality: Bettina Buchel 

• Software: GoToMeeting 

• Software: Loom 

Jun 08, 2020
576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard
00:33:59

Rasmus Hougaard discusses how to manage your attention by practicing mindfulness. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why we get distracted by the news—and how to curb that impulse 

2) The quantifiable benefits of mindfulness 

3) The small habits that build great resilience 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep576 for clickable versions of the slinks below. 


— ABOUT RASMUS — 

Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and CEO of Potential Project - the global leader in building mindful leaders and organizations by enhancing performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness. He is the author of One Second Ahead as well as The Mind of the Leader, a bestseller published by Harvard Business Review. In addition, he writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and lectures at the world’s leading business and executive education schools. 

• Rasmus’ app: PotentialProject.app 

• Rasmus’ article: “Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis” 

• Rasmus’ website: PotentialProject.com 

• Rasmus’ LinkedIn: Rasmus Hougaard 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: OneNote 

• Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear 

• Book: The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1 by William James 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 04, 2020
575: How to Coach More Effectively using Reflective Inquiry with Dr. Marcia Reynolds
00:43:18

Master coach Marcia Reynolds talks about the importance of reflective inquiry and why to think twice about giving advice. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Key questions to challenge your thinking 

2) Why it’s more important to be present than perfect 

3) The value of a coaching buddy 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep575 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MARCIA —  

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a world-renowned expert on how to evoke transformation through conversations. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina, and on faculty for coaching schools in China, Russia, and the Philippines. She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership topics and mastery in coaching. Global Gurus has recognized her as one of the top 5 coaches in the world for four years. Her books include Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and her latest, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. 

• Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry 

• Email: Marcia@covisioning.com 

• LinkedIn: Marcia Reynolds 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: How We Think by John Dewey 

• Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Organization: The International Coach Federation 

• Past episode: 014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds 

• Personality: John Dewey 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 01, 2020
574: How to Navigate Overwhelming Data and Choices to Make Optimal Decisions with Vikram Mansharamani
00:39:43

Harvard professor Vikram Mansharamani discusses how to break free from blind thinking and make more impactful decisions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The danger of deferring to experts and technology 

2) Two critical steps for smarter decision-making 

3) How to better predict the future with “prospective hindsight” 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep574 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT VIKRAM — 

Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and his latest, THINK FOR YOURSELF: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence. He is a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment, and his ideas and writings have appeared in Fortune, Forbes, the New York Times, Worth, and many other publications. LinkedIn listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance, and Economics for both 2015 and 2016, and Worth magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance in 2017. In addition to teaching and writing, Mansharamani also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs on how to navigate uncertainty in today's dynamic global business and regulatory environment. He holds a PhD and two master's degrees from MIT as well as a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

• Vikram’s book: Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence 

• Vikram’s Twitter: @mansharamani 

• Vikram’s website: Mansharamani.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Term: Satisficing 

• Personality: Daniel Kahneman 

• Personality: Richard Thaler 

• Personality: Amos Tversky 

• Book: Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by Philip Tetlock 

• Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz 

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

May 28, 2020
573: How to Leverage Your Time by 6000% through Effective Delegation with Bill Truby
00:42:17

Bill Truby shares the simple trick to getting better results when delegating tasks. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The biggest mistake leaders make when delegating 

2) The most crucial thing you need to delegate 

3) The only four reasons why people fail to follow through 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep573 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BILL — 

Bill brings the background of common-sense learning (being raised on a cattle ranch), a B.A. in Theology, an M.A. in Psychology, the experience of a MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), and nearly 30 years of business practice to the table. 

These multiple perspectives and backgrounds synergize to bring amazingly simple, yet powerful tools to leaders and managers – tools that have been proven over and over for nearly four decades. 

• Bill’s book: Successful Delegation 

• Bill’s website: TrubyAchievements.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: FYI: For Your Improvement - Competencies Development Guide by Heather Barnfield, Michael Lombardo 

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

May 25, 2020
572: How Morning Practices Like Savoring and Investing in Calm Boost Productivity with Chris Bailey
00:36:37

Productivity THOUGHT LEADER(!) Chris Bailey shares how investing in your calm can boost your productivity and how savoring the little things every day can help you start your day right. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How calm provides the greatest return on productivity 

2) Why you shouldn’t feel guilty over being less productive now 

3) How and why to savor 


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— ABOUT CHRIS — 

Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in seventeen languages. 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. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, GQ, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. 

• Book: Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction 

• Book: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy 

• Podcast: Becoming Better 

• Website: A Life of Productivity 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Author: Shawn Achor 

• Book: How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger 

• Product: Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 21, 2020
571: How to Crush Self-Doubt and Build Self-Confidence with Dr. Ivan Joseph
00:33:53

Dr. Ivan Joseph discusses the critical practices that build unshakeable self-confidence. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The fundamental building block of self-confidence 

2) How to control the negative tape in your head 

3) A powerful trick for overcoming impostor syndrome 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep571 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT IVAN — 

Dr. Ivan Joseph an award-winning Performance Coach, Sports Psychologist, author and recognized educator and mentor. His TEDx talk on self-confidence - with over 18 million views to date - has been selected by Forbes magazine as one of the 10 Best TED Talks about the Meaning of Life. 

Dr. Joseph travels extensively around the world to speak to organizations and teams about the power of self-confidence in leadership, career, sports and life - and how to build high-performing teams that exceed expectations. 

• Ivan’s book: You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence 

• Ivan’s Twitter: @DrIvanJoseph 

• Ivan’s TED Talk: "The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU" 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Term: Pygmalion Effect 

• Study: Jacobson & Rosenthal study on Pygmalion Effect 

• Book: Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins 

• Book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth 

• Book: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell 

• Book: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am) by Hal Elrod 

• Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

• Book: The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma 

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

• Commercial: “Think Different” by Apple 

May 18, 2020
570: How to Use Stories to Persuade, and Connect with Others with Shane Snow
00:49:56

Shane Snow discusses how to make your message more compelling through storytelling. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why storytelling isn’t just for writers 

2) The four elements of the most captivating stories 

3) The surprisingly best way to improve at storytelling 

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— ABOUT SHANE — 

Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, explorer, and entrepreneur, and the author. He speaks globally about innovation and teamwork, has performed comedy on Broadway, and been in the running for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. 

 Snow has helped expose gun traffickers, explored abandoned buildings around the world, eaten only ice cream for weeks in the name of science, and taught hundreds of thousands of people to work better through his books, including the #1 business bestseller Dream Teams

Snow's writing has appeared in GQ, Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and more. He is also a board member of the media technology company Contently, and the journalism nonprofit The Hatch Institute. 

• Shane’s book: The Storytelling Edge: How to Transform Your Business, Stop Screaming into the Void, and Make People Love You 

• Shane’s book: Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success 

• Shane’s website: ShaneSnow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Evernote 

• App: Pocket 

• Article: The Peekaboo Paradox (The Great Zucchini) 

• Book: Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: A Book About Love by Jonah Lehrer 

• Netflix Documentary: Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates 

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


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May 14, 2020
569: Thriving in the Stress and Uncertainty of a Crisis with Dr. Joshua Klapow
00:48:19

Dr. Joshua Klapow discusses how to keep your health and wellbeing strong during times of crisis. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about being upset 

2) How to quickly reboot your fatigued brain 

3) The four pillars of excellent physical and mental health 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep569 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOSHUA — 

Joshua C. Klapow is a licensed clinical psychologist and a performance coach. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the author of Living SMART: Lifestyle Change Made Simple. Dr. Klapow works extensively with individuals and organizations in the area of performance optimization. His work focuses on leveraging behavioral science strategies to help both individuals and organizations achieve strategic goals. From athletes to executives, from start-ups to multinational companies, Dr. Klapow works with clients nationwide to help bring the power of behavioral science to human performance. Dr. Klapow was named by Yahoo Finance as a Top 20 Entrepreneur to Watch in 2020 and featured in Thrive Global for his approach to performance coaching. He is married with two children in college. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama. 

• Joshua’s email: askdrjoshk@gmail.com 

• Joshua’s Instagram: @drjoshk 

• Joshua’s Twitter: @drjoshk 

• Joshua’s website: JoshKlapow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Slack 

• App: Asana 

• Book: WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach 

• Book: Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brene Brown 

• Book: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown 

• History: Spanish Flu (1917 Flu Pandemic) 

• Personality: B.F. Skinner 

May 11, 2020
568: Minimizing Tasks While Maximizing Results with Laura Stack
00:47:05

Productivity expert Laura Stack shares best–and worst–practices for prioritizing your tasks. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The six steps to optimizing your workflow

2) The five productivity personality archetypes

3) How to work from home effectively


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep568 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LAURA — 

Laura Stack is a noted expert in employee and team productivity, she’s also best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro.” She is also an award-winning keynote speaker and a bestselling author of eight books. She is the President and CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a boutique consulting firm helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. 

Laura has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine. She is a high-content Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver bottom-line results. 

• Book: Leave the Office Earlier: The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time...and Feel Great About It 

• Book: What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day 

• LinkedIn: Laura Stack 

• Website: TheProductivityPro.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Todoist 

• Book: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker 

• Software: Microsoft Outlook Tasks 

• Software: ShortKeys 


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May 07, 2020
567: Achieve More While Criticizing Yourself Less: The Power of Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff
00:37:37

Professor and author Kristin Neff shares how self-compassion yields bigger results with less unpleasant self-talk… and how it can help manage anxiety during a crisis. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why self-compassion is a better motivator than criticism 

2) How to turn your compassion for others inward 

3) The value of tone and touch in self-compassion 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep567 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KRISTIN — 

Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct over fifteen years ago. She is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. 

Kristin received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. 

• Book: Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind 

• Book: Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals 

• Website: Self-Compassion.org 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach 

• Documentary: The Horse Boy 

• Past episode: 396: Insights into Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien 

• Personality: Chris Germer 

• Yoga: Ashtanga yoga 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 04, 2020
Winning the Mental Game of Quarantine
00:14:11

Pete shares his thoughts that have been helpful–and unhelpful–in preserving mental health amid the quarantine.

Apr 30, 2020
566: How to Start Focusing and Stop Firefighting with Mike Michalowicz
00:39:57

Mike Michalowicz shares how to zero in on the most important issues to fix next. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to identify what you need to fix next. 

2) A crucial question you’re forgetting to ask. 

3) The tremendous energy unleashed by providing context for goals. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep566 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MIKE — 

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest book, Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and regularly travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate. 

• Book: Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business

• Book Website: FixThisNext.com

• Website: MikeMichalowicz.com

• Alternate Website: MikeMotorbike.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Voxer 

• Book: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking 

• Book: Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang 

• Past episode: 059: Growing People with Jeff McManus 

• Past episode: 547: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with an Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek 


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Apr 27, 2020
565: How to Get Out of a Rut and into Your Flow with Jonah Sachs
00:42:32

Jonah Sachs discusses how a simple shift in the way we think helps us achieve more.


You'll Learn:

1) Why the experts are often the most unreliable

2) How to make any task more exciting and engaging

3) How to turn anxiety into fuel for creativity


About Jonah

Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker and viral marketing pioneer. Jonah helped to create some of the world’s first, and still most heralded, digital social change campaigns. As co-founder of Free Range Studios, his work on Amnesty International’s blood diamonds viral film was seen by 20 million people and was delivered to every member of congress, helping drive the passage of the Clean Diamond Act.

He later helped to create “The Story of Stuff,” which, viewed by over 60 million people, marked a turning point in the fight to educate the public about the environmental and social impact of consumer goods. Jonah’s work and opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival, NPR. Sachs also pens a column for Fast Company, which named him one of today’s 50 most influential social innovators.


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Apr 23, 2020
564: Tapping the Motivational Forces of the World’s Most Successful People with Marco Greenberg
00:53:23

Marco Greenberg shares how primal drives can be the key to unlocking your motivation and potential at work.


You'll Learn:

1) Why the world’s most successful people are “primitive”

2) How to tap into your primal drive using the ROAMING framework

3) How to weaponize your insecurities


About Marco:

Marco Greenberg has spearheaded marketing communications and public affairs campaigns for an array of Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare organizations, and notable venture- and angel-backed startups, and has served as a senior advisor to foreign governments, democratic movements, and NGOs. Previously a managing director at global PR giant Burson-Marsteller, he sees his role as a creative catalyst for breakthrough communications. An in-demand speaker and facilitator, he has written opinion pieces for a range of publications, including Business Insider, Entrepreneur, NY Daily News, Tablet Magazine, WeWork’s Creator.

He holds a BA from UCLA and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and taught as an adjunct professor of Innovations in Marketing at NYU and entrepreneurship and PR at Fordham University. He splits his time with his wife and three grown children between the upper west side of Manhattan and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


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Apr 20, 2020
563: Accelerating Your Career by Thinking Like a Rocket Scientist with Ozan Varol
00:38:26

Ozan Varol discusses how to make giant leaps in your career by thinking like a rocket scientist.


You'll Learn:

1) How success can hinder growth—and what to do about it 

2) How to turn worrying into productive preparation

3) How rocket scientists see and use failure


About Ozan:

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and author. He served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project, and later pivoted and became a law professor.

He’s the author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. The book is # 1 on Adam Grant’s list of top 20 books of 2020. The book was named a “must read” by Susan Cain, “endlessly fascinating” by Daniel Pink, and “bursting with practical insights” by Adam Grant.


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Apr 16, 2020
562: How to Get More Done by Working Less with Alex Pang
00:32:23

Alex Pang discusses how to significantly boost your productivity while working fewer hours.


You'll Learn:

1) How working fewer hours greatly increases productivity

2) Small productivity hacks that save a massive amount of time

3) When you should and shouldn’t multitask


About Alex:

Alex Pang is the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten workdays, while staying focused and productive. He is the author of 4 books and have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the New Yorker. 

Pang is also an international speaker and has led workshops across the globe on the future of work and how deliberate rest makes creative careers more productive and sustainable. He received his B.A. and Ph.D in History of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


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Apr 13, 2020
561: The Ultimate Guide to Working Remotely with Lisette Sutherland
00:44:34

Lisette Sutherland shares expert tips and tricks for working from home masterfully.


You'll Learn:

1) The remote worker hierarchy of needs

2) Smarter alternatives to online meetings

3) Three tips for managing distractions while working remotely


About Lisette:

Lisette Sutherland is the director of Collaboration Superpowers, a company that helps people work together from anywhere through online and in-person workshops. She also produces a weekly podcast featuring interviews with remote working experts highlighting the challenges and successes of working with virtual teams. 


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Apr 09, 2020
560: How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
00:47:48

Oscar Trimboli explains how to increase your impact through sharpening your listening.


You'll Learn:

1) The magic phrases powerful listeners use

2) How to expertly listen for what’s unsaid

3) One question to ask the people you disagree with


About Oscar:

Oscar Trimboli is an author, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and cultures around the world. He is a marketing and technology industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience across general management, sales, marketing and operations for Microsoft, PeopleSoft, Polycom, Professional Advantage and Vodafone.

Oscar lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie, where he helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity.


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Apr 06, 2020
559: How to Unify, Motivate, and Direct Any Team by Picking a Fight with David Burkus
00:43:11

David Burkus discusses how crafting a compelling vision in terms of a fight can inspire your team to action.


You'll Learn:

1) The three kinds of fights that inspire

2) A simple trick to greatly boost motivation and efficiency

3) The secret to getting along with the coworker you dislike


About David:

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach innovation, collaboration, and leadership.

As a skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, Burkus’ award-winning books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. 

A renowned expert, Burkus’ writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, and more. He’s been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, CNN, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50.


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Apr 02, 2020
558: How to Escape Non-Stop Urgency and Become Visionary with Michael Hyatt
00:37:47

New York Times bestselling author and leadership mentor Michael Hyatt shares what it really takes to become a vision-driven leader.


You'll Learn:

1) Why anyone can be a vision-driven leader

2) The 4 key components of a good vision script

3) How to turn your vision into action


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 live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. 


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Mar 30, 2020
557: How to Outthink Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin
00:28:29

Neurosurgeon and author Mark McLaughlin shares the science of fear and what to do about it.


You'll Learn:

1) How fear affects our decision-making

2) How to manage your fears effectively

3) The two techniques to help you outthink your fears


About Mark:

Mark McLaughlin is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon, a  national media commentator, author of the book Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Outthink Fear, and acclaimed keynote speaker. 

He is the founder of Princeton Brain and Spine Care where he practices surgery focusing on trigeminal neuralgia and cervical spine surgery. McLaughlin is also a thought leader in performance enhancement and physician hospital relations.


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Mar 26, 2020
556: What Drives Your Career Growth with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison
00:43:05

Gary Burnison shares what professionals need to start doing differently to advance in their careers.


You'll Learn:

1) Three mindsets to accelerate your career growth

2) The overlooked elements that determine career fit

3) Why most meetings are meaningless


About Gary:

Gary Burnison is the CEO and member of the board of directors for Korn Ferry, a global organization consulting firm. He is also an author, having written several books on career management. His latest book, Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career, is an insider’s look on everything professionals need to take control and get ahead in their careers. 

He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg, FOX Business, and other major international news outlets. Mr. Burnison earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from Pepperdine University.


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Mar 23, 2020
555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier
00:46:44

Michael Bungay Stanier explains why we need to stop giving advice and start asking questions instead.


You'll Learn:

1) Three reasons why advice is overrated.

2) A step-by-step process for breaking your advice-giving habit.

3) How to ask more insightful questions.


About Michael:

Michael Bungay Stanier is an author and 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. He was named the first Canadian Coach of the Year. He left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Michael has been featured in several publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, The Globe & Mail, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post. He has held senior positions in the corporate, consultancy, and agency worlds. He has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, the US, and Canada. He currently lives in Toronto.


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Mar 19, 2020
554: How Doing Less Results in Achieving More with Celeste Headlee
00:32:25

Award-winning journalist and speaker Celeste Headlee shares how doing nothing can help you accomplish everything.


You'll Learn:

1) Why idleness isn’t laziness

2) What’s causing you burnout

3) The productivity benefits of shorter work hours


About Celeste:

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. In her 20-year career in public radio, she has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste’s TEDx Talk 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million total views to date.


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Mar 16, 2020
553: How to Change Minds and Organizations with Jonah Berger
00:45:37

Wharton professor Jonah Berger discusses the biggest obstacles to successful persuasion—and how to overcome them.


You'll Learn:

1) Why persuasive arguments don’t work—and what does

2) A simple technique to win over stubborn naysayers

3) How to introduce big changes with minimal resistance


About Jonah:

Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and internationally bestselling author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst.

Dr. Berger is a world-renowned expert on change, word of mouth, influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. He has published over 50 articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular outlets like The New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work. He’s keynoted hundred of events, and often consults for organizations like Google, Apple, Nike, and the Gates Foundation.


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Mar 12, 2020
552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni
00:36:56

Patrick Lencioni explores so many leaders fall short--and how to resolve it.


You'll Learn:

1) The mentality that separates great leaders from the rest

2) Why you shouldn’t be afraid of micromanaging

3) How leaders can have more joyful difficult conversations


About Patrick:

Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him "one of the most in demand speakers in America." He has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.

As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams.

Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.


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Mar 09, 2020
551: How to Save Massive Time, Energy, and Frustration by Solving Problems Before They Happen with Dan Heath
00:49:43

Dan Heath discusses how upstream-thinking can help solve problems before they even show up.


You'll Learn:

1) The power of “upstream thinking”

2) How to get to the root of the problem

3) How to avoid the blame game at work


About Dan:

Dan Heath and his brother, Chip, have written four New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments. Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. The Heath brothers’ books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages.


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Mar 05, 2020
550: How to Free Yourself from Conflict with Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler
00:40:01

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler shares what to do when your attempts to resolve conflict fail.


You'll Learn:

1) The simplest way to stop conflict from overwhelming you

2) How to untangle the complex web of recurring conflict

3) The smartest thing to do when a conflict goes nowhere


About Jennifer:

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York-based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. Author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, Feb. 25, 2020), she is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and innovative, fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds, including those at Google, Harvard and TEDx, and in her popular course at Columbia. A former counterterrorism research fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.


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Mar 02, 2020
549: Who Gets Raises and Promotions? Rick Gillis Reveals the Metric that Predicts our Fate.
00:37:06

Rick Gillis shares how knowing and improving your “quotient” can help you get raises and promotions at work.


You'll Learn:

1) The factor that determines your compensation at work

2) How to speak up for your work to your boss

3) The perfect time to bring up your accomplishments


About Rick:

Rick Gillis is a speaker, author, and personal career advisor. He has spent over two decades writing books and sharing techniques to manage and maximize careers across the country. He is the founder of the Richard Gillis Company, LLC which provides training and career coaching to help job seekers land the best possible position at the highest possible pay. 

Rick has appeared on several media outlets like Forbes.com, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Rick and his wife, Mary, live in Texas where he spends his free time riding along the Texas gulf coast on his Harley or in his music room and art studio.


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Feb 27, 2020
548: How to Get Your Points Across Clearly with Davina Stanley
00:43:26

Davina Stanley shares expert strategies for communicating with greater clarity.


You'll Learn:

1) Why so many business presentations miss the mark

2) The three-step “So what?” strategy

3) The seven storyline patterns and when to use them


About Davina:

Davina Stanley has helped professionals communicate complex ideas clearly for more than 20 years. She offers a structured, ‘go to’ process that helps people think through their messaging so their good ideas get the traction they deserve.

She started coaching others when she joined McKinsey’s Hong Kong office as a communication specialist and has continued to help professionals of all stripes across many countries since then.

More recently she, along with her business partner, have published their first book The So What Strategy, which offers the seven most commonly used storyline patterns they see professionals use at work.


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Feb 24, 2020
547: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with an Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek
00:35:12

Simon Sinek discusses the crucial pivot in thinking that professionals need to thrive in their careers.


You'll Learn:

1) What most professionals get wrong about work

2) The five key practices for thriving in an infinite game

3) How to keep your confidence during setbacks


About Simon:

Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and The Infinite Game.


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Feb 20, 2020
546: Choosing Better Words for Better Leadership with David Marquet
00:46:05

Former nuclear submarine commander and David Marquet shares how subtle language changes can make a huge impact.


You'll Learn:

1) How language impacts your leadership

2) How to use dissent in the workplace to your advantage

3) How we’re mistaking coercion for leadership


About David:

David Marquet is a student of leadership and organizational design and a former nuclear submarine Commander. He was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook.  David’s new book, Leadership is Language was released recently by Penguin Random House. 


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Feb 17, 2020
545: What High-Performers Do Differently with Alan Stein Jr.
00:42:47

Alan Stein Jr. discusses the fundamental habits and mindsets that separate the best from the rest.


You'll Learn:

1) The universal skill every professional needs

2) The secret to making remarkable change last

3) A powerful mantra to keep you grounded and present


About Alan:

Alan Stein, Jr. is a keynote speaker and author who spent 15+ years as a performance coach working with famous, high-performing basketball players. He now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

Alan specializes in improving individual and organizational leadership, performance and accountability.  He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity which is what makes him one of the top motivational speakers around.


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Feb 13, 2020
544: How to Build Exceptional Influence in a Noisy Digital Age with Richard Medcalf
00:45:44

Richard Medcalf shares strategies to grow your influence despite the noise and overwhelm of the digital world.


You'll Learn:

1) The language that gets people to listen to you

2) The two ways of effectively relating with anyone

3) A quick trick to exude charisma and confidence


About Richard:

Richard Medcalf has advised exceptional founders and senior executives in complex, fast-moving industries for over 20 years. After earning a first-class degree at Oxford University, Richard became the youngest-ever partner at tech-sector strategy consultancy Analysys Mason. He then moved to tech giant Cisco, where he held various senior positions over 11 years, most notably being hand-picked for an elite team set up by Cisco’s CEO to lead new board-level business initiatives. Believing that there’s no business transformation without personal transformation, he founded Xquadrant to work at the intersection of leadership, strategy and purpose and help digital-age leaders create extraordinary positive impact.


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Feb 10, 2020
543: How to Build Skills Faster and Improve Mental Performance with Britt Andreatta
00:43:53

Britt Andreatta shares neuroscience insights for boosting your learning, memory, and creativity.


You'll Learn:

1) How to make your learning stick

2) The striking benefits of boredom

3) How to deal with information overwhelm


About Britt:

Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally-recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions for today's challenges. As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people, helping organizations rise to their potential.


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Feb 06, 2020
542: How to Turn Your Adversity into Advantage with Laura Huang
00:45:38

Harvard professor and author Laura Huang shares how to build your edge and be perceived positively.


You'll Learn:

1) Why the myth of hard work is so dangerous

2) How unfair perceptions can quietly limit your career–and what to do about it

3) A formula to turn embarrassment and bitterness into enrichment


About Laura:


Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School, who specializes in studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in several publications like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She was also named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. 

Laura has also previously held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management in several companies such as Standard Chartered bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She received her MS and BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.


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Feb 03, 2020
541: Increasing Your Contribution and Fulfillment at Work with Tom Rath
00:41:25

Tom Rath discusses how to find greater meaning in your job.


You'll Learn:

1) How to find your unique style of contribution

2) Two easy ways to recharge your energy

3) A powerful way to make any job feel more meaningful


About Tom:

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists.

During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom was the Program Leader for the development of Clifton StrengthsFinder, which has helped over 20 million people to uncover their talents, and went on to lead the organization’s employee engagement, wellbeing, and leadership practices worldwide.

Most recently, Tom co-founded a publishing company and he is also an advisor, investor, and partner in several startups. Tom holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.


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Jan 31, 2020
540: Making Recruitment Work for You with Atta Tarki
00:46:15

Atta Tarki sheds light on the crucial practices that improve the hiring process on both sides of the recruiting table.


You'll Learn:

1) The strongest predictor of job performance

2) What makes an interview answer excellent vs. terrible

3) The most important factors that determine career fit


About Atta:

Atta Tarki and is the author of the book Evidence-Based Recruiting (McGraw Hill, February 2019) and the CEO of ECA, a data-driven executive search firm helping private equity firms with their talent needs.


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Jan 29, 2020
539: Preparing for the Future of Leadership with Jacob Morgan
00:31:40

Jacob Morgan discusses what professionals need to succeed in future workplaces.


You'll Learn:

1) How professionals must change in the future

2) The five skills of future leaders

3) The surprising weakness of present-day leaders


About Jacob:

Jacob Morgan is a 4x best-selling author, speaker, and futurist. His new book, The Future Leader, looks at the skills and mindsets people need to have if they wish to be successful leaders over the next decade and beyond. He is also the founder of The Future Of Work University and can be reached at TheFutureOrganization.com.


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Jan 27, 2020
538: How to Size People Up and Predict Behavior to Build Better Relationships with Robin Dreeke
00:38:56

Former FBI agent Robin Dreeke shares how sizing people up can help you build trusting, strong relationships at work.


You'll Learn:

1) The overlooked activities that build healthy work relationships

2) The six fundamental principles of trust

3) The code of trust that builds relationships


About Robin:

Robin Dreeke is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. He is the founder of People Formula, an organization that offers Advanced Rapport Building Training and Consultation. Robin has taken his life’s work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship into FIVE Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST.

Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well small companies in every aspect of their business. He graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in the US Marine Corps. Robin lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

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Jan 24, 2020
537: How to Develop and Multiply Leaders with John C. Maxwell
00:47:30

John C. Maxwell shares powerful wisdom on how to develop and transform budding leaders.


You’ll Learn:

1) Three simple questions that encourage growth

2) Why training programs don’t work--and what does

3) What the most beloved leaders do differently


About John:

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty 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. magazine. He is the 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 every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He lives in South Florida.


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Jan 22, 2020
536: How to Listen and Be Heard with Julian Treasure
00:53:04

Julian Treasure shares tactics and techniques that greatly improve how you communicate.


You'll Learn:

1) A crucial question for more powerful listening and speaking

2) The two biggest roadblocks to effective communication

3) How to make your voice more engaging


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 80 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.

Julian is also founder of The Sound Agency. The audio-branding company asks and answers the question “How does your brand sound?”


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Jan 20, 2020
535: How to Conquer Doubt and Pursue New Career Opportunities with Nicolle Merrill
00:45:52

Nicolle Merrill shares practical tips for changing careers--and beating the doubt that comes with it.


You'll Learn:

1) Why it’s OK to not have it figured out

2) Powerful, clarifying questions for charting a new career path

3) Smart alternatives to a second degree


About Nicolle:

Four-time career-changer Nicolle Merrill excels in professional reinvention. A liberal arts graduate, she has written for Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, taught digital communication skills to global executives, and sold adventure travel programs in New Zealand. As the former Associate Director of the Career Development Office At Yale School of Management, she coached hundreds of MBA students and professionals through all phases of their career transitions. Nicolle currently freelances as a conversation designer and analyst at an artificial intelligence startup. Her human-centered approach to career change, combined with a relentless curiosity about emerging career trends, has led to speaking engagements across the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland.


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Jan 17, 2020
534: Moving from Top Performer to Excellent Leader with Ryan Hawk (Host of the Learning Leader Show)
00:44:08

Ryan Hawk shares how to transition from individual contributor to team leader.


You'll Learn:

1) Why top performers often struggle as new managers

2) What most managers fail to prepare for

3) Powerful ways to build your team’s trust


About Ryan:

Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).

A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offers structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.


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Jan 15, 2020
533: How to Identify and Eliminate Friction with Roger Dooley
00:46:04

Roger Dooley talks about how eliminating friction at work can lead to better productivity.


You'll Learn:

1) The cardinal rule of friction

2) How to reduce the friction of meetings

3) How mistrust creates friction


About Roger:

Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. He is behind the popular blog, Neuromarketing, as well as a column at Forbes.com. 

He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. 


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Jan 13, 2020
532: Achieving More through Smart Energy Management with Molly Fletcher
00:40:55

Molly Fletcher explains how to expertly manage your energy to accomplish your best work.


You’ll Learn:

1) The key to better energy management

2) Smart ways to beat burn out

3) Why self-care shouldn’t make you feel guilty


About Molly:

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word—now a CEO, she shares unconventional techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes world of sports.

Too many leaders, teams, and organizations are stuck. Instead of achieving greatness, they remain stagnant, failing to reach their potential. That’s where Molly Fletcher comes in.


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Jan 10, 2020
531: How to Differentiate Yourself to Get Promoted with Stan Silverman
00:50:29

Stan Silverman discusses how being different and taking risks pays off for your career.


You'll Learn:

1) Why failing is the first step to achieving more at work

2) How to take calculated risks that win at work

3) Why and how to break policy


About Stan:

Stan Silverman is the founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership. He is also a speaker, advisor, and the author of Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success. He is a nationally syndicated writer on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance, writing for several publications such as the Philadelphia Business Journal.  

Silverman has served on several public, private, private equity and nonprofit boards and currently sits as the vice-chairman of the board of trustees at Drexel University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and an MBA degree from Drexel University.  He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. 


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Jan 08, 2020
530: How to Organize Your Time and Your Life with Julie Morgenstern
00:36:14

Organizing guru Julie Morgenstern discusses how to manage your time for greater productivity.


You'll Learn:

1) A foolproof approach to managing your time

2) Two powerful questions to get a grip on your time

3) How to keep your inbox from taking over your day


About Julie:

Julie is a New York Times best-selling author, and everyone’s favorite organizing guru. USA Today recently called Julie “The Queen of Putting Life in Order.” She’s been featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Redbook, and makes frequent appearances on national television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Rachel Ray, and NPR’s Fresh Air.

Her company Julie Morgenstern Enterprises provides corporate speaking, training, coaching and books to help individuals, and companies, to tame the chaos so they can make their unique contribution. Julie’s non-judgmental, inside-out approach to problems offers smart, practical and insightful solutions that transform the way people and companies function.


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Jan 06, 2020
529: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with Dr. Daphne Scott
00:46:23

Dr. Daphne Scott debunks harmful myths to explain how to build a healthy relationship with success. 


You’ll Learn:

1) How your ambition is sabotaging your career

2) How to end the vicious cycle of stress

3) How to easily fit meditation into your daily routine


About Daphne:


Dr. Daphne Scott brings two decades of real world coaching and corporate development experience to her work with organizations, teams and individuals. She combines strong leadership abilities with highly-trained facilitation skills to bring individuals and teams into greater relationship, creativity, and ultimately, success.


Daphne is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), certified Hendricks Coach, a founding member of the Conscious Leadership Group, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. Daphne is the Chief Culture Officer at Confluent Health and was previously the Director of Leadership Development at Athletico Physical Therapy.


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Jan 03, 2020
Conquering the Five Career Derailers with Carter Cast
00:52:54

Kellogg professor Carter Cast provides his research on career derailment–and how to prevent it!

You’ll Learn:

1) Two questions to ask yourself to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses

2) Frequently-occurring risk factors to watch out for

3) 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.

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Jan 01, 2020
528: Building High-Performing Teams through Psychological Safety with Aaron Levy
00:38:28

Aaron Levy discusses how to encourage your team to give and receive more honest feedback.


You'll Learn:

1) The deciding factor of high-performing teams

2) How to make feedback less intimidating

3) Four ground rules that allow teams to thrive


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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Dec 23, 2019
527: How to Boost Energy through Greater Mental Clarity with Chris Baréz-Brown
00:30:53

Chris Baréz-Brown shares high-impact approaches to boost your energy for more fulfilling workdays.


You'll Learn:

1) The surprising root of our energy problem

2) The tiny change that massively boosts productivity

3) A powerful way to lower stress and find clarity


About Chris:

Author and global event speaker, Chris has over 25 year’s experience in coaching, and counts multi-nationals such as ITV and Sky amongst the clients he's helped transform their business, from a personal level up. He has interviewed senior business leaders including Apple's Steve Wozniak and regularly coaches on leadership style at global events like Leadercast.

Chris recently created a new social enterprise programmed called Talk It Out, which has been proven to help reduce stress levels and increase self-awareness.


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Dec 20, 2019
526: How to Write Faster, Better with Daphne Gray-Grant
00:52:34

Writing Coach Daphne Gray-Grant offers practical tips to accelerate and improve your writing.


You'll Learn:

1) The biggest mistake people make when writing

2) Why outlines don’t work—and what does

3) Top do’s and don’ts for engaging writing


About Daphne:

Daphne Gray-Grant grew up in newspapers: her parents owned a struggling weekly where she worked from the age of 16. Eventually, she left the family business to become a senior editor at a major metropolitan daily. After the birth of her triplet children in 1994, she became a communications consultant, and writing and editing coach. Author of the books 8 1/2 Steps to Writing Faster, Better and Your Happy First Draft, Daphne has been coaching writing and blogging since 2006.


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Dec 18, 2019
525: Delivering Presentations with Presence and Confidence with Christine Clapp
00:48:30

Christine Clapp shares best practices for preparing and delivering engaging presentations.


You'll Learn:

1) The most common mistake in presentation preparation

2) The five S’s of confident speakers

3) How to eliminate filler words


About Christine:

Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead.

Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.


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Dec 17, 2019
524: How to Build Rapport Quickly with John DiJulius
00:36:14

John DiJulius shares his expert tips for quickly building lasting emotional ties.


You'll Learn:

1) Four touchpoints that effectively build rapport

2) The subtle ways you’re killing the conversation

3) How to go from indifferent to curious


About John:

John is the authority on World-Class customer experience. He is an international consultant, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of five customer service books. His newest book, The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in The Digital Age could not be timelier in the world we are living in. John has worked with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestlé, Marriott Hotels, PwC, Celebrity Cruises, Anytime Fitness, Progressive Insurance, Harley-Davidson, Chick-fil-A, and many more.


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Dec 13, 2019
523: How to Create Lasting Behavioral Change with Dr. Kyra Bobinet
00:42:14

Dr. Kyra Bobinet explains how to close the gap between intention and behavior to form better, lasting habits. 


You’ll Learn:

1) Powerful behaviors that build life-changing habits

2) Just how long it takes to form a habit

3) Quick ways to ease stress and anxiety at work


About Kyra:

When it comes to health engagement, Dr. Bobinet has 5 words of advice: be caring, authentic, and useful. As the CEO-founder of engagedIN, Kyra devotes her life to helping people crack the code of how, what, and especially, WHY we engage.


Kyra has founded several healthcare start-ups, spanning behavior health, population health, and mobile health. She has designed behavior change programs, big data algorithms, billion dollar products, mobile health apps, and evidence-based studies in mind-body and metabolic medicine. All of her designs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value.


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Dec 11, 2019
522: How to Defeat Distraction with Joe McCormack
00:33:50

Joe McCormack provides noise survival tips for clear thinking.


You'll Learn:

1) Top 3 tactics for noise survival

2) The problem with multitasking and what to do instead

3) How to train yourself to say no


About Joe:

Joe McCormack 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, leadership, and focus.


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Dec 09, 2019
521: How to Generate 100 Ideas in 10 Minutes with Dr. Roger Firestien
00:41:45

Dr. Roger Firestien shares his simple method for generating more original ideas.


You'll Learn:

1) The four guidelines for generating ideas

2) Why silly warm ups seriously help brainstorming

3) The magic number for creative ideas


About Roger:

Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world.

By applying Roger’s work in creativity:

  • Clorox solved a 77-year-old problem in 15 minutes;
  • General Motors came up with a $1.50 solution that saved the company $50,000 a week;
  • Mead Paper developed a world-class line of products and saved $500,000 a year;

Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, he has presented programs in creativity

to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally.

Roger’s latest book Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation provides techniques

to grow personal and team capacity for tackling tough challenges and recession proofing any business.


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Dec 06, 2019
520: How to Get Unstuck and Start Finishing with Charlie Gilkey
00:55:42

Charlie Gilkey discusses how to deal with the obstacles that derail your important projects


You'll Learn:

1) The magic number for projects

2) Signs that a project truly matters to you

3) When and how to say no to your family, friends, and bosses


About Charlie:

Charlie Gilkey is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert. Founder of Productive Flourishing, Gilkey helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. His new book is Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done.


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Dec 04, 2019
519: How to Have Productive Disagreements with Buster Benson
00:44:01

Buster Benson discusses how to conquer your fear of conflict and start disagreeing well


You'll Learn:

1) The surprising cost of avoiding conflict

2) Eight crucial steps for productive disagreement

3) What to do when you disagree with your boss


About Buster:

Buster Benson is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon. He's now editor of and writer for the Better Humans publication on Medium, creator of 750Words.com which brings private journaling to a safe place on the web, and developer of Fruitful Zone, an online platform facilitating healthy discourse. He is also author of the Cognitive Bias cheat sheet with over one million reads.


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Dec 02, 2019
518: Why to Never Go With Your Gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
00:44:28

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky explains why we often make disastrous decisions—and how to make smarter ones.


You'll Learn:

1) The biggest decision-making mistake people make

2) Three handy debiasing techniques

3) Five questions to guide everyday decisions


About Gleb

Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky protects leaders from disasters by developing the most effective decision-making strategies via his consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky writes for Inc., Time, and CNBC. A best-selling author, his new book, available on Amazon and in book stores everywhere, is Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters


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Nov 27, 2019
517: Doubling Your Productivity with Tim Campos
00:50:10

Tim Campos discusses how he doubled Facebook’s productivity—and how to double your own.


You'll Learn:

1) The secret to how Tim doubled Facebook's productivity

2) The biggest mistake people make with their calendars

3) The two kinds of time professionals have


About Tim

Tim Campos doubled productivity for Facebook while he was Chief Information Officer between 2010 and 2016. Now, Tim runs Woven. Woven is a digital calendar that helps people get the most out of their time while studying the analytics behind how we’re using our time.


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Nov 25, 2019
516: Making Difficult Conversations Easier with David Wood
00:40:40

David Wood shares his process for making difficult conversations more manageable.


You'll Learn:

1) What makes difficult conversations so difficult

2) The four-step blueprint for tackling difficult conversations

3) The simplest way to receive more quality feedback


About David

After life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 Companies, David built the world's largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for "life coaching."


He wants every human to play the best game they possibly can in work AND life and to have zero-regrets when they die. David coaches both high performing leaders, and soon-to-be-released prison inmates, to higher levels of Truth, Daring and Caring.


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Nov 22, 2019
515: Mastering Your Motivation with Susan Fowler
00:43:10

Susan Fowler explains what we get wrong about motivation and how to make the shifts to master it.


You'll Learn:

1) Major misconceptions about motivation

2) The three keys to mastering your motivation

3) An overlooked leadership practice to improve engagement


About Susan

Susan Fowler is dedicated to helping others master their motivation and achieve their highest aspirations. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and motivation coach, she has shared her message on optimal motivation and thriving together in all fifty states and over forty countries. Susan is the bestselling author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work... and What Does, and coauthor of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Her latest book, Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals, released last June. Susan is also a professor in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego.


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Nov 20, 2019
514: How to Make More Winning Decisions with Alec Torelli
00:49:21

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.


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Nov 18, 2019
513: How to Persuade When Facts Don’t Seem to Matter with Lee Hartley Carter
00:42:48

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.


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Nov 15, 2019
512: Retraining Your Brain for More Effective Leadership with Matt Tenney
00:44:37

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 BoardroomHe 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.


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Nov 13, 2019
Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan
00:35:18

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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Nov 08, 2019
511: Tiny Leaps for Your Development with Gregg Clunis (Host of the Tiny Leaps, Big Changes Podcast)
00:39:39

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.


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Nov 06, 2019
510: The Science Behind Successful Teams with Dr. Janice Presser
00:46:46

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..

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Nov 04, 2019
509: How to Become The Manager Your Team Needs with FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis
00:49:59

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.


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Oct 31, 2019
508: Becoming an Impactful and Influential Leader with Ron Price
00:37:34

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.


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Oct 30, 2019
507: How to Get Exceptional Mentors and Opportunities with Alex Banayan
00:46:59

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.


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Oct 28, 2019
506: Finding the Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton (Host of Productivity Paradox)
00:40:32

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. 

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Oct 25, 2019
505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte
00:39:57

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. 


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Oct 23, 2019
504: Building a Gratitude Mindset to Increase Productivity with Karl Staib
00:41:20

 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.


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Oct 20, 2019
503: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone with Stu Heinecke
00:45:05

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.


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Oct 18, 2019
502: How to Make Killer Pitches and Get What You Want with Oren Klaff
00:45:28

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.

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Oct 16, 2019
501: How to Capture Your Audience’s Minds, Guts, and Hearts with Dave Decelle
00:41:37

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.

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Oct 11, 2019
500: Building Unshakeable Self-Esteem and Confidence with Victor Cheng
00:50:41

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.


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Oct 09, 2019
499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn
00:45:01
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
Oct 07, 2019
498: Nourishing the Relationships That Nourish You with Dr. John Townsend
00:32:14

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The one need leaders often ignore
  2. How to engage in nourishing conversations
  3. 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.

 

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Oct 04, 2019
497: How to Prevent Burnout by Shifting Your Focus with Aaron Schmookler
00:48:01

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A powerful phrase for de-escalating conflict
  2. How to stop feeling so self-conscious
  3. 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.

 

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Oct 02, 2019
496: How to Break The Habit of Distraction with Maura Nevel Thomas
00:42:10

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How we sabotage our performance every 3 minutes
  2. The simple trick to stopping most office distractions
  3. 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.

  

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Sep 30, 2019
495: How to Network When You Hate Networking with Devora Zack
00:27:11

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to smoothly start, sustain, and end conversations
  2. How to ease your pre-networking anxiety
  3. 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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Sep 26, 2019
494: How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Growth with Dr. Tara Swart
00:43:38

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to use neuroscience to break out of your comfort zone
  2. The six approaches to problem solving
  3. 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.

 

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Sep 25, 2019
493: How to Amplify Your Impact through Great Presence with Anese Cavanaugh
00:41:46

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The cost of contagious negative energy at work
  2. The 4 Ps to lead you away from burnout
  3. 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.

 

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Sep 23, 2019
492: Making Meetings Work with J. Elise Keith
00:38:30

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Signs of an ineffective meeting
  2. How the best organizations approach meetings
  3. 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.

 

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Sep 20, 2019
491: How to Have Powerful Conversations that Improve Performance with Jonathan Raymond
00:55:14

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

You'll Learn:

  1. What makes traditional feedback ineffective
  2. How to have more effective conversations using the 5 stages of the Accountability Dial
  3. 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.

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Sep 18, 2019
490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing it to Work with Justin Jones-Fosu
00:51:12

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to get into your “achieve more” zone
  2. 12 questions for uncovering your why
  3. 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.

 

 

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Sep 16, 2019
489: The Mindset of the Most Effective Leaders with Bob Anderson
00:47:35

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The surprising source of highly-accurate feedback
  2. The two leadership operating systems
  3. 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.

 

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Sep 13, 2019
488: Finding The Productivity System That Works for You with Asian Efficiency’s Thanh Pham (Host of The Productivity Show)
00:52:52

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The biggest productivity myth
  2. How to be more productive while doing less
  3. 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.

  

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Sep 11, 2019
487: Communicating Powerfully, Succinctly, and Clearly with Erica Mandy (Host of the Newsworthy podcast)
00:48:23

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How what you’re doing on Facebook can damage your credibility at work
  2. Words to purge from your communication
  3. 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."

 

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Sep 09, 2019
486: How to Build Powerful Relationships, Better with Dave Stachowiak (Host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast)
00:54:33

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The productivity hack that helps you be more present
  2. The under-appreciated value of small talk
  3. 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.

 

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Sep 06, 2019
485: Learning like a Superhuman with Jonathan Levi (Host of the Superhuman Academy Podcast)
00:46:34

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The scientifically-proven method for speedreading
  2. How curiosity improves learning
  3. 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.

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Sep 04, 2019
484: The Overlooked Basic Skills Essential for Career Success with Dean Karrel
00:43:22

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How “B students” can achieve more in their careers
  2. How to survive and thrive in office politics
  3. 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.  

 

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Aug 30, 2019
483: How to Take Control of Your Attention with Nir Eyal
00:42:59

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why mainstream productivity advice doesn’t work
  2. The four steps to becoming indistractable
  3. 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 ProductsIn addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology TodayNir 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.

 

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Aug 28, 2019
482: David Allen Returns with the 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity
00:40:22

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. GTD in a nutshell
  2. The saving power of an external brain
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 26, 2019
481: Easy Ways to Have More Fun at Work with Drew Tarvin
00:49:28

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The power of humor on your work-life productivity
  2. How to craft good work humor that considers medium, audience, and purpose
  3. 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).

 

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Aug 23, 2019
480: How to Become Ridiculously Likable with Vanessa Van Edwards
00:28:23

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Proven ways for making a fantastic first impression
  2. What builds and what kills likability the fastest
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 21, 2019
479: How to Slash Anxiety and Keep Positivity Flowing with Anne Grady
00:43:40

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How the negativity bias hijacks us--and how to fix it
  2. Quick ways to put your lizard brain back in its place
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 19, 2019
478: The Simple Secret To Better Trust and Culture with Randy Grieser
00:29:34

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How trust is built in the workplace
  2. The 6 key elements of a healthy workplace culture
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 16, 2019
477: Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Diane DiResta
00:36:16

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why knockout presentation skills are essential to your career
  2. How to structure the most effective presentation
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 14, 2019
476: How to Create Courageous Change with Ryan Berman
00:44:04

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The three elements of the courage equation
  2. One simple trick to boost your courage
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 12, 2019
475: Achieving 50% More with 1% Effort Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall
00:46:44

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. What the 80/20 rule is—and how it’s misunderstood
  2. How you can achieve way more in just 5 minutes
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 09, 2019
474: How to turn your boss, colleagues, and customers into Superfans with Pat Flynn
00:29:25

Pat Flynn discusses how to turn anyone into your superfan.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How superfans transform your career
  2. How to create the moments that win superfans
  3. 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.

 

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Aug 07, 2019
473: How to Increase Your Productivity by Crafting your Time with Mike Vardy
00:40:12

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you shouldn't obsess over productivity apps
  2. How to craft your time with the 5 categories of mode-based work
  3. 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. 

 

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Aug 05, 2019
472: What's Next for How to be Awesome at Your Job: Your Survey results Are Shaping Our Future!
00:15:16

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.

Aug 02, 2019
471: How to Acquire New Skills Faster with Scott H. Young
00:48:52

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Foundational principles for mastering skills more effectively
  2. The importance of “meta-learning”
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 31, 2019
470: How to Give and Receive Useful Feedback Every Month: Insider Tips on Making Performance Reviews Not Suck with Dr. Craig Dowden
00:46:29

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:

  1. Why the current performance review practice is broken
  2. The key thing NOT to do when giving feedback
  3. 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. 

 

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Jul 29, 2019
469: How to Keep Robots from Stealing Your Job with Alexandra Levit
00:48:39

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The problem with how organizations automate
  2. Honest predictions about the future of the human workforce
  3. 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. 

 

 

 

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Jul 26, 2019
468: Upgrading Your Confidence and Courage at Work with Bill Treasurer
00:46:10

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The key first step to finding courage
  2. Approaches for taking on more wise risks
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 24, 2019
467: Finding Internal Clarity and Purpose with Paul Durham
00:46:25

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The wonders of guided journaling
  2. How to get your days to lead to your desired future
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 22, 2019
466: How to Get Home Earlier by Automating (Some of) Your Work with Wade Foster
00:41:15

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Just how much time you can save through automation
  2. Where automation works, and where it doesn’t
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 19, 2019
465: The Cure for Impostor Syndrome: How to Feel Less Like a Fraud and Appreciate Your Successes with Dr. Valerie Young
00:42:41

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Just how prevalent impostor syndrome is
  2. The 5 impostor syndrome archetypes
  3. 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.

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Jul 17, 2019
464: How to Prevent Management Messes with FranklinCovey’s Scott Jeffrey Miller
00:49:07

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why making time for one-on-ones is truly worth it
  2. Three foundational principles for listening well
  3. 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.

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Jul 15, 2019
463: Insights on Persuasion from the Land of Copywriting with Brian Kurtz
00:40:59

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why knowing your audience is the biggest key to persuasion
  2. The 4 pillars of being extraordinary
  3. 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.

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Jul 12, 2019
462: Increasing Your Self-Awareness to Improve Your Leadership with Pamela McLean
00:53:14

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The most common obstacle to developing your leadership potential
  2. How to address self-limiting beliefs
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 10, 2019
461: Tactics for Boosting Productivity and Banishing Distraction with Erik Fisher (Host of the Beyond the To Do List podcast)
00:44:30

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Tricks to reduce your smartphone dependency
  2. The small habits that create big results
  3. 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.

 

 

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Jul 08, 2019
460: The Fastest Way to Solve Complex Challenges with David Komlos
00:43:36

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 3 types of challenges and how to approach them
  2. The 10-step process to tackle challenges faster and more effectively
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 05, 2019
459: How to Make Work More Sustainable Through Reinvention with Diana Wu David
00:39:36

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Approaches for taking agency over your own career
  2. How to recognize the “treadmill of self-sacrifice” and get off it
  3. 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.  

 

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Jul 03, 2019
458: How to End Bad Behavior and Renew Your Team Amidst Change with Steve Ritter
00:46:54

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Where teams get stuck most often
  2. How to grow and deepen over time as a team
  3. 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.

 

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Jul 01, 2019
457: How to Persuade through Compelling Stories with DonorSee’s Gret Glyer
00:42:35

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why stories succeed where statistics fail
  2. What makes a story compelling
  3. 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.

 

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Jun 28, 2019
456: Finding Enrichment Through Side Hustles with Nick Loper (Host of The Side Hustle Show)
36:41

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How side hustles can empower you as a professional
  2. How to turn your ideas into low-risk side hustles
  3. 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.

 

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Jun 26, 2019
455: Maintaining Grace Under Pressure for Effective Speaking with Lisa Wentz
00:41:56

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The ideal mindset for communicating with anyone and in any setting
  2. The best way to breathe for vocal power and confidence
  3. 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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Jun 24, 2019
454: Embracing Conflict as a Gift with Judy Ringer
00:41:00

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to master yourself during conflicts
  2. Three effective mindsets for resolving conflicts
  3. 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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Jun 21, 2019
453: Why Generalists Succeed and How to Learn Like One with David Epstein
00:43:31

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How focusing on short-term improvement can undermine long-term development
  2. Pro-tips for breaking through your learning plateaus
  3. 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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Jun 19, 2019
452: Adopting the Habits of Elite Performers with Nick Hays
00:46:53

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:

  1. How to conquer large goals by celebrating the tiniest of victories
  2. How to find gratitude in the most unpleasant circumstances
  3. 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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Jun 17, 2019
451: Deploying your Mental Energy Brilliantly with Dr. Art Markman (Co-Host of The Two Guys on your Head Podcast)
00:51:27

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The secret to making a great first impression
  2. The pros and cons of high energy
  3. 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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Jun 14, 2019
450: Spy Secrets of Influence from Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson
00:41:21

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The CIA’s SADR cycle and how it applies to the workplace
  2. Why research and authenticity are integral to successful influence
  3. 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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Jun 12, 2019
449: Leaning Out with Marissa Orr
00:43:43

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The problem with the ‘lean in’ mentality
  2. How power and money trigger value judgments when it comes to gender differences
  3. 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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Jun 10, 2019
448: Rejecting Nine Common Lies About Work and Embracing Human Individuality with Ashley Goodall
00:48:15

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How deeply-rooted misconceptions about work lead to inefficiency
  2. Why you should focus on being “spikey” rather than well-rounded
  3. 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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Jun 07, 2019
447: What Innovators Do Differently with Hal Gregersen
00:42:39

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The core five skills required for innovation
  2. The questions disruptive innovators ask
  3. 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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Jun 05, 2019
446: Making Fear Your Friend with Judi Holler
00:39:58

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The small things we do each day that slow our long-term progress
  2. Why technology is a great servant but a terrible master
  3. 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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Jun 03, 2019
445: How to Make Your Charts Awesome with Stephanie Evergreen
00:41:35

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:

  1. How charts can transform culture
  2. How to make use of tools you already have to make great visuals
  3. 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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May 31, 2019
444: How to Upgrade your Work Conversations with Stacey Engle
00:41:36
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
May 29, 2019
Memorial Day 2019
02:39

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

 

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May 27, 2019
443: Beating Procrastination with Petr Ludwig
00:41:07

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Petr’s recipe for finding willpower in the moment
  2. How to find your ongoing motivation
  3. 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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May 24, 2019
442: How to Spend Less Time Doing Email with Dianna Booher
00:46:41

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Just how much time you can save through email optimization
  2. How to reduce useless emails and optimize your inbox
  3. 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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May 22, 2019
441: Understanding Fear to Overcome It with Ruth Soukup (Host of the Do It Scared podcast)
00:35:41

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to identify your Fear Archetype™️ and use that knowledge to conquer your fear
  2. How to seek out honest feedback
  3. 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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May 20, 2019
440: Accomplishing More in Less Time by Building Microskills with Stever Robbins (host of the Get it Done Guy podcast)
00:48:49

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A productivity power tool to help you accomplish almost everything
  2. Why to break down learning into microskills
  3. 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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep440

May 17, 2019
439: How to Find Opportunities Hiding in Crappy Situations with David Greene (Host of the Bigger Pockets podcast)
00:43:57

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How difficulties often indicate valuable opportunities
  2. Why analyzing your anxiety often yields valuable insight
  3. 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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May 15, 2019
438: How to Earn Fierce Loyalty Through 3 Key Principles with Sandy Rogers
00:46:40

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 3 core loyalty principles of responsibility, empathy, and generosity
  2. How indifference can destroy loyalty
  3. 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.

 

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May 13, 2019
437: Building the Resources for Resilience with Dr. Michael Ungar
00:46:54

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:

  1. The true key to resilience
  2. A master checklist for upgrading your resilience
  3. 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.

 

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May 10, 2019
436: How to hack your time and motivation wisely--and when not to--with Joseph Reagle
00:43:05

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The question you need to ask when optimizing your life
  2. Why lifehacks should be taken in moderation
  3. 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.

 

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May 08, 2019
435: Building Trust and a Powerhouse Team with Kristine Lilly and Dr. John Gillis
00:41:04

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:

  1. The 13 tactics that make a powerhouse team
  2. The most common mistakes teams make
  3. 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.

 

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May 06, 2019
434: Building People and Killing Policies with Guy Pierce Bell
00:50:21
May 03, 2019
433: Giving a Daily Boost to Your Goal Motivation and Completion with Tom Ziglar
00:43:53

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why and how to articulate your “why”
  2. The seven-step Ziglar goal-setting/problem-solving system
  3. 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.  

 

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May 01, 2019
432: How Leaders Consistently Make Great Decisions with Greg Bustin
00:36:26

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The two things you need when making a decision
  2. The Seven F’s tool that can help you decide what you want
  3. 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

Apr 29, 2019
431: Leadership Practices You Should Stop with Sara Canaday
00:33:01

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A common leadership practice you should replace
  2. Why we should value soft intelligence as much as we value hard data
  3. 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.

 

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Apr 26, 2019
430: How to Reach the Unreachable: Lessons Learned from Master Teachers with Jeff Gargas
00:54:55

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Three links between classroom management and organizational management
  2. How to return to caring when you’re not feeling it
  3. 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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Apr 24, 2019
429: A Navy SEAL’s Surprising Key to Building Unstoppable Teams: Caring
00:36:43

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Four key steps to leading with CARE instead of fear
  2. The distinction between caring and comforting
  3. 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

Apr 22, 2019
428: No Job Can Give You Meaning and Other Intriguing Insights Into Work with Ellen Ruppel Shell
00:34:15

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

You'll Learn:

  1. Why no employer can give you meaning
  2. What people actually want in a job
  3. 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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at https://awesomeatyourjob.com/428-no-job-can-give-you-meaning-and-other-intruguing-insights-into-work-with-ellen-ruppel-shell/

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Apr 19, 2019
427: Trading Work-Life Balance for Work-Life Blending with Tamara Loehr
00:32:55

Tamara Loehr shares her perspective on work-live blending.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Three steps for getting to the root of guilt
  2. Why you should go on an acquaintance diet
  3. 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

Apr 17, 2019
426: How to Feel Limitless Using Career Tools by Laura Gassner Otting
00:34:42

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The danger in carrying someone else’s “scorecard” of expectations
  2. What limitlessness looks and feels like
  3. 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

Apr 15, 2019
425: Achieving More by Constantly Embarrassing Yourself with Case Kenny
00:41:41

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How doing embarrassing things increases confidence
  2. How to balance striving with gratitude
  3. 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

Apr 12, 2019
424: How to Help People Get to the Next Level with Jeremie Kubicek
00:45:52

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Tools for being the best sherpa for your team, like the Support-Challenge Matrix
  2. Pro tips for better supporting and challenging yourself and others
  3. 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

Apr 10, 2019
423: Becoming Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt (Host of the Lead to Win podcast)
00:43:58

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:

  1. How to do more of what you want with the “yes, no, yes” formula
  2. Three beliefs that prevent you from delegating your tasks effectively
  3. 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

Apr 08, 2019
422: How to Make Decisions, Solve Problems, and Ask Questions Like a Leader with Carly Fiorina
00:38:54

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:

  1. Why to choose a path instead of a plan
  2. Three steps for arriving at the wisest decision
  3. 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

Apr 05, 2019
421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse
00:40:20

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Arguments for closing your Open Door policy
  2. Why to set guardrails instead of rules
  3. 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

Apr 03, 2019
420: How to Break Free from Distracting Devices with Brian Solis
00:24:42

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The biochemical forces that rewire your brain when exposed to social media
  2. The key thing you must do  to reclaim your attention
  3. 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.

 

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Apr 01, 2019
419: Aligning Your Career with Your Definition of Success with Lizette Ojeda
00:28:47

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:

  1. How to defend against career  “shoulds”
  2. How to determine your core values when making career decisions
  3. 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

Mar 29, 2019
418: Separating Your Self-Worth from Your Productivity with Rahaf Harfoush
00:55:30

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:

  1. How productivity and creativity are incompatible
  2. The reverberating negative impact of the 2008 economic recession on how we work
  3. 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

Mar 27, 2019
417: Managing Infinite Expectations with Laura Vanderkam
00:33:32

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A handy mantra to keep choices in perspective
  2. How  to better handle your email  inbox
  3. 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 TimesThe Wall Street JournalUSA TodayCity 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

Mar 25, 2019
416: How to Find Insights Others Miss with Steven Landsburg
00:40:26

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to jog your brain out of complacent thinking
  2. A common assumption that often leads people to make poor decisions
  3. 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

Mar 22, 2019
415: Pursuing Your Passion the Smart Way with Brad Stulberg
00:38:11

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The three common paradoxes of passion
  2. The dangers of rooting your identity to a passion
  3. 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

Mar 20, 2019
414: How Culture Change Really Happens with Gretchen Anderson
00:39:44

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The four elements critical to a work culture
  2. The role of the critical few in an organization
  3. 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

Mar 18, 2019
413: How to Exude Credibility with Rob Jolles
00:49:30

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The number one reason why people don’t believe you
  2. How method acting can lead you into peak presenting performance
  3. 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

Mar 15, 2019
412: Access Superpowers by Embracing Alter Egos with Todd Herman
54:56

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you should revisit your childhood superheroes and alter egos
  2. Enclothed cognition and Halloween lessons for being awesome at our jobs
  3. 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

Mar 13, 2019
411: The Seven Mindsets of an Effective Connector with Michelle Tillis Lederman
00:49:25

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The three reasons people connect with each other
  2. Why to become a better connector even if you don’t think you need to network
  3. 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

Mar 11, 2019
410: The Scientific Way to Find, Filter, and Fast-Track Meaningfully Unique Ideas with Doug Hall
41:03

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. An equation that predicts the quantity of ideas generated
  2. How fear impedes the creation of ideas
  3. 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

Mar 08, 2019
409: How to Crush Complexity with Jesse Newton
00:38:42

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The five factors that drive organizational complexity
  2. Key questions that clarify what’s truly important
  3. 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

Mar 06, 2019
408: Nourishing Creativity so It Can Nourish You with Dr. Alton Barron
00:49:47

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:

  1. The scientific link between creativity and health
  2. Why boredom is good for creativity
  3. 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/

 

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Mar 04, 2019
407: The Key Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders with Ash Seddeek
42:14

Ash Seddeek outlines the key leadership behaviors that inspire teams.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Ten key leadership behaviors that inspire followers
  2. One mistake that quickly kills a team’s creativity
  3. 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.

 

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Mar 01, 2019
406: How to Sharpen the Most Critical Communication Skill: Listening with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
00:44:19

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The sad current state of listening
  2. How to fall in love with silence in a conversation
  3. 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.

 

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Feb 27, 2019
405: How (and Why) to Daily Boost Positivity within your Team with Jon Gordon
00:39:02

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Three exercises to build big rapport quickly
  2. The advantages of being an optimist
  3. 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.

 

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Feb 25, 2019
404: Overcoming Your Creative Blocks with Michael A. Roberto
00:40:53

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The six mindsets blocking your creativity
  2. The advantage of putting your idea out there in its early stages
  3. 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.

 

 

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Feb 22, 2019
403: Hollywood Secrets for Effective Business Storytelling with Matthew Luhn
00:35:52

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:

  1. Two story elements that keep an audience hooked
  2. The three key flavors of emotion
  3. 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.

 

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Feb 20, 2019
402: How Overachievers can Reclaim Their Joy with Christine Hassler (Host of the Over it and On with it podcast)
00:40:57

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The joylessness of overachieving
  2. How to stop the constant doing through exploring your why
  3. 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

 

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Feb 15, 2019
401: Finding, Creating, and Maintaining a Great Work Culture with Brian Fielkow
34:32

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:

  1. Why customers pay for culture
  2. Brian’s definition of a healthy work culture
  3. 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.”

 

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Feb 13, 2019
400: Making Better Decisions through Multiple Mental Models with Shane Parrish (Host of The Knowledge Project podcast)
00:48:03

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

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why we often fail to improve at decision-making
  2. Three useful mental models to serve you well
  3. 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.

 

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Feb 11, 2019
399: Maximizing Your Mental Energy with Isaiah Hankel
00:49:25

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:

  1. The little ways we waste our limited mental energy
  2. How to tactfully deal with people who drain your mental energy
  3. 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.

 

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Feb 08, 2019
398: The Hidden Root of Much Workplace Conflict...And What to Do About It with Dr. Donna Hicks
00:45:56

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:

  1. How violating another’s dignity is at the root of many conflicts
  2. Four everyday indignities people suffer at work
  3. 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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Feb 06, 2019
397: Making the Shifts Necessary to Grow Your Influence with John C. Maxwell
00:46:53
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 Max