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

By Pete Mockaitis questions an expert (e.g. coach, professional, manager) on growing your brain, results, promotion, pay, fun, relationships

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Description

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

Episode Date
309: Preventing Burnout in Yourself and Your Whole Organization with PwC's Karlo Siriban and Anne Donovan
44:18

PwC employees Karlo Siriban and Anne Donovan share their story of preventing burnout within themselves and transforming a whole work environment to prevent it for others.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Key signs that burnout is looming near
  2. How to talk to your boss about your burnout
  3. How PwC rolled out a broad flexibility initiative and saw retention soar

 

About Karlo & Anne

Karlo Siriban transforms businesses. He understand companies' missions and develop strategies to achieve and frameworks to execute their visions successfully. He is a strategic, creative thinker, not afraid to challenge the status quo to achieve more effective and efficient results.

Anne Donovan is the U.S. People Innovation Leader at PwC. She’s responsible for strategy and innovation around culture change. She has a strong background in operational effectiveness and in engaging and supporting the firm and its people in leading positive change, including a variety of initiatives related to the work environment, workforce demographics and business model change.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep309

Jun 15, 2018
308: How to Make Creative Ideas Irresistible with Allen Gannett
47:16

Software founder and CEO Allen Gannett shares the critical components of successful ideas--and how to create more of them.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The two fundamental human desires that come together in winning innovations
  2. Little things to tweak to make your offering a smashing success
  3. The four laws of the creative curve

 

About Allen:

Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and author of The Creative Curve, on how anyone can achieve moments of creative genius, from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep308

Jun 13, 2018
307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo
48:38

Carmine Gallo discusses the ancient power of persuasion and shows how it can make you irresistible and irreplaceable in the workplace today.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why storytelling is key in any field of work
  2. The 2000-year-old formula for persuasion that still works today
  3. The brain hack that Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Picasso used to unlock their best ideas

 

About Carmine:

Carmine Gallo is an influential communications expert, Harvard instructor, and bestselling author of  Talk Like TED  The Storyteller's Secret, and his new book Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great. As a popular keynote speaker, Gallo teaches CEOs and leaders to deliver dynamic presentations and share inspiring stories that sell products, grow brands and inspire change. He writes regularly for Forbes.com and Inc.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep307

Jun 11, 2018
306: Taking Care of Your Brain With Dr. Mike Dow
47:08

Dr. Mike Dow speaks on how to keep your brain healthy and continuously improve its functionality.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Key foods that keep your brain healthy
  2. The types and benefits of different Omega-3s
  3. How and why to practice mindfulness every day

 

About Mike:

Dr. Mike Dow is a psychotherapist, bestselling author, brain health expert and television personality. Inspired by his brother who suffered a massive stroke when he was just 10 years old, Dr. Mike made it his personal mission to help others in their quest for health and happiness. In his new book,

Heal Your Drained Brain: Naturally Relieve Anxiety, Combat Insomnia, and Balance Your Brain in Just 14 Days (Hay House), he shares information, actionable steps and guidance to naturally relieve anxiety, combat insomnia, and balance your brain in just 14 days. Dr. Mike has hosted series on TLC, E!, VH1 and Investigation Discovery. He is a recurring guest co-host on The Doctors, one of The Dr. Oz Show core experts and makes regular appearances on Today, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, The Talk and more. Dr. Mike holds a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in psychology. Other bestselling books include The Brain Fog Fix and Healing the Broken Brain.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep306

Jun 08, 2018
305: Screwing Up Masterfully with Kristen Hadeed
42:11

Student Maid’s Kristen Hadeed shares her numerous leadership mistakes, how to learn fast, and inspire employees so much they clean toilets with a smile.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When and how to deliver critical feedback
  2. The detrimental effects of praise
  3. The power of vulnerability to grow an inspired workforce

 

About Kristen:

Kristen is the Founder and CEO of Student Maid, a student-powered cleaning company in Florida. She helps organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. Her first book, “Permission To Screw Up,” tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their “perfectly imperfect” stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX Inc., NBC, TIME and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received nearly three million hits on YouTube.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep305

Jun 06, 2018
304: Resigning Perfectly with Joseph Liu
45:21

Joseph Liu gives practical tips and guidelines for career transitioning, dealing with counteroffers, and avoiding burning professional bridges.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Key indicators that it’s time to resign.
  2. Why it matters to resign well
  3. Numerous reasons why NOT to accept a counteroffer

 

About Joseph:

Joseph Liu is a career change consultant, certified coach, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, featured as a top business podcast for entrepreneurs in Forbes, the “best podcast for transitioning to a new career” in Glassdoor, and a top podcast to "help you find a job” in Business Insider. The podcast has listeners in over 100 countries and has received unanimous 5-star ratings, and has ranked as a Top 30 career podcast in the US & UK on Apple Podcasts. Tapping into my 10 years’ international corporate branding experience at Fortune 500 companies like Clorox & General Mills, Joseph now coaches professionals to change careers and relaunch their personal brands. He’s served as a speaker for various conferences and organisations including TEDx, MarketingWeek Live, London Business School, Cambridge Business School, Oxford Business School, and General Assembly. Joseph has also been featured in publications like Forbes, HuffPost, Fast Company, The Muse, Monster, SUCCESS Magazine, Credit Sesame, CEO Blog Nation, and Career Builder.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep304

Jun 04, 2018
303: Inspiring Teams through Purpose with Fred Kofman
36:44

Fred Kofman shares how to unlock the power of purpose to strengthen your team and drive better performance.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The first hurdle to working in a group
  2. How to find the inspiration in your work
  3. How to solve the problem of disinformation

 

About Fred:

Fred Kofman is a Leadership Advisor at Google and former vice president of executive development and leadership philosopher at LinkedIn, where he worked with the top CEO's and executives around the world. Born in Argentina, Kofman came to the United States as a graduate student, where he earned his PhD in advanced economic theory at U.C. Berkeley. He taught management accounting and finance at MIT for six years before forming his own consulting company, Axialent, and teaching leadership workshops for corporations such as General Motors, Chrysler, Shell, Microsoft, and Citibank. At its height, his company had 150 people and created and taught programs to more than 15,000 executives. Sheryl Sandberg writes about him in her book Lean In, claiming Kofman "will transform the way you live and work."

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep303

Jun 01, 2018
302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan
47:07

Bruce Tulgan makes the case for why it’s good to be the boss and the massive business costs of under-management. He also reveals the true definition of micromanagement and empowerment.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why and how to avoid ‘managing on autopilot’
  2. The central importance of regular one-on-one meetings
  3. How to use the ‘Manager’s Landscape’ tool

 

About Bruce:

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Bruce has spent decades working with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart to the U.S. Army.

Bruce has received Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. He’s written numerous books and his writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers such as the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep302

May 30, 2018
Remember: What About You Could Hurt You?
03:49

Pete reflects on humility, weaknesses, and strengths that might become problematic when taken too far.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/MemorialDay2018

May 28, 2018
301: Asking the Right Questions the Right Way with Typeform’s David Okuniev
23:05

David Okuniev shares his knowledge in getting the right input from respondents, and gives tips on dealing with data collection and analysis.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to get the best possible input from your respondents
  2. Three questions to gain good insight from users
  3. Smart moves when drawing analysis from responses

 

About David:

David Okuniev is the co-founder & joint CEO @ Typeform and a Product designer. His specialties include expertise in User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Graphic Design, Creative & technical direction.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep301

May 25, 2018
Awesome Classics - Ep 60 Pam Fox Rollin
48:24

Pam Fox Rollin helps new leaders settle into their role in the office.

 

You'll Learn:

 

  1. Critical actions to take during your first weeks as a new leader
  2. How to conduct “unmissable” meetings
  3. How to best respond to feedback as a leader

 

About Pam:

Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives and top teams in the San Francisco Bay Area and globally. Her clients are stepping up from rockstars in their functions to lead more broadly at the VP and C-levels. Pam’s company, IdeaShape, also facilitates culture development, strategy sessions, innovation retreats, conflict resolution, leadership development cohorts, executive onboarding, and team building, often with Myers-Briggs or Enneagram. Pam works most often with technology and healthcare/pharma, including Cisco, Genentech/Roche, LinkedIn, Stanford Health Care, and many fast-growth companies.

A Stanford MBA alum, she frequently returns to the Stanford Graduate School of Business to facilitate leadership programs and coach executive education. Her book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Became VP, Director, or Manager, gives you practical ways to lead effectively right from the start.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep60

 

May 23, 2018
300: How to Speak Using Your Perfect Voice with Roger Love
55:46

Celebrity voice coach Roger Love shares the keys that make your voice sound more engaging, authentic, confident, and powerful.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you should put the music back into your speaking voice
  2. One big vocal mistake you might be making – and how to fix it
  3. How to modulate your voice to bring across a clearer message

 

About Roger:

Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. No other vocal coach in history has been more commercially successful in both the speaking and singing fields. Roger has vocally produced more than 150 million CD sales worldwide and written four top-selling books. Roger coaches singers such as Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, and Selena Gomez, as well as speakers like Anthony Robbins, and Simon Sinek. He also coaches screen personalities such as Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Bridges, Angelina Jolie, and Joaquin Phoenix. Roger was the vocal coach to the mega-hit TV show GLEE, and vocal coached the Academy Award winning films, Walk The Line and Crazy Heart. Roger is the President of Voiceplace, an interactive media company that specializes in voice-related content for educational and entertainment purposes.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep300

May 21, 2018
Awesome Classics - Ep 49 Michelle Gielan
41:37

Positive psychology researcher (and former CBS News anchor) Michelle Gielan discusses correlation and causation between happiness and career success.

You’ll Learn:
1. How happiness truly translates into career performance
2. How to use “small shifts” to talk about solutions instead of problems
3. The “4 C’s” of delivering bad news better

About Michelle
Michelle Gielan is national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, who is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep49

May 18, 2018
299: How to Rock an Interview with Pamela Skillings
52:58

Founder of Big Interview, Pam Skillings, breaks down what makes an interview successful and how to best up your interview game.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to prepare without over preparing
  2. The best answers to the most commonly-occurring interview questions
  3. Your secret weapon for any interview

 

About Pam:

Pamela Skillings is an author, entrepreneur, and career coach who  specializes in helping people find success and fulfillment in their dream careers. Her company, Skillful Communications, provides career coaching and training for individuals and training and development consulting for companies and organizations. Big Interview is her online job interview training system that helps clients ace their interviews and land big job offers.

She is also the author of Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams (Random House) and has been featured as a career expert by The New York Times, Newsweek, ABC News, and other media outlets . Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at New York University and a contributing columnist for About.com and other publications.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep299

May 16, 2018
298: Key Success Principles that Are Wrong (sort of) with Eric Barker
43:02

Eric Barker busts the myths and uncovers truths behind some of the most popular maxims.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How alignment is a genuine key to success
  2. Why valedictorians don’t necessarily shape the world
  3. How to operate like a Navy Seal

 

About Eric

Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 320,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM), NASDAQ, and the Olympic Training Center.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep298

May 14, 2018
Awesome Classics - Ep 16 Andrea Waltz
32:16

Who would have thought failure could be fun? Andrea Waltz explains the ‘go for no’ philosophy, and how learning to fail might just be the best thing for your career.

You’ll learn:

  1. Why aiming to fail can actually increase success in the long run
  2. How to turn “no” into a positive word
  3. What you can do to put the “go for no” philosophy into practice in your life

About Andrea

Andrea Waltz is passionate about helping people overcome the fear of the word NO and feelings of failure and rejection that go along with it.  Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, they share their message through books, training programs and speaking at conventions and conferences.  They are authors of Go for No! and with 300,000 copies sold it’s been in the top 20 of Amazon’s “Sales” books for the last five years.

 

Show notes, link and transcript available at: https://awesomeatyourjob.com/016-going-for-no-with-andrea-waltz/

May 11, 2018
297: Encouraging Insight Through More Coach-like Conversations with Michael Bungay Stanier
41:31

Michael Bungay Stanier returns to talk about become more coach-like by staying curious longer and giving advice a bit more slowly.

You'll learn:

1. Why we more naturally give advice rather than ask questions

2. The questions effective coaches ask

3. How to deal with the uncoachable

About Michael:

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002, Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada, his current home. He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over 350,000 copies. It has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, is a Rhodes Scholar, and was recently recognized as the #3 Global Guru in coaching. Balancing out these moments of success, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident,” was sued by one of his law school lecturers for defamation, and his first published piece of writing was a Harlequin romance short story called “The Male Delivery.”

 

View show notes, transcript, and links at https://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep297

May 09, 2018
296: Working with a Recruiter 101 with Korn Ferry’s Julie Forman
43:51

Korn Ferry partner Julie Forman shares how to leverage recruiters and executive search consultants as you manage your career.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Pro-tips for becoming more visible to recruiters
  2. Do’s and don’ts when speaking with recruiters
  3. When a pay bump isn’t worth it

 

About Julie:

Julie Forman is a Partner with Executive Search Firm, Korn Ferry International where she is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial practice and Marketing Center of Excellence.

She joined Korn Ferry following a 15 years career with GE where she’s held senior roles on both the Industrial and Capital sides with her last position being Head of Strategic Marketing for GE in Canada.

She focuses today on recruitment and leadership consulting mandates for industrial organizations going through critical inflection points requiring upscaling of strategic capabilities, shift in focus and transformational leadership. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Change Management Coach.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep296

May 07, 2018
295: The Value of Awkwardness with Melissa Dahl
44:31

Melissa Dahl discusses embracing awkward moments and turning them into valuable learning experiences.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When self-consciousness can be helpful
  2. A quick exercise to instantly make you feel less self-conscious
  3. How to effectively navigate an awkward conversation

 

About Melissa:

Melissa Dahl is a senior editor at New York Magazine's The Cut, where she leads the health and psychology coverage. In 2014, she helped launch Science of Us, NYMag's popular social science website. Her writing interests include personality, emotions, and mental health. Outside of New York Magazine, Melissa's byline has appeared in Elle, Parents, and the New York Times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep295

May 04, 2018
294: Generating Greatness from Creative Workers with Todd Henry
46:35

Founder of The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry, shares lessons learned from managing creative employees AKA “herding tigers.”

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why bounded autonomy produces the best creative results
  2. The right--and wrong--way to provide feedback on creative output
  3. How you may be subtly eroding trust

 

About Todd:

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, and Herding Tigers) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. His book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Herding Tigers, is about what creative people need from their leader, and how to give it to them.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep294

May 02, 2018
293: Body Language Insights that Get You Promoted with Dr. Denise Dudley
49:42

Denise Dudley goes deep on the science and practice of optimizing your body language for making a powerful impression at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to smile more genuinely
  2. Postures for enhanced communication
  3. The powerful impact of speaking with a lower pitch

 

About Denise:

Denise Dudley is a professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder and former CEO of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which provides 18,000 seminars per year, and has trained over 12 million people in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Denise holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator's license, a preceptor for administrators-in-training license, and is licensed to provide training to medical professionals in the United States and Canada. She's also a certified AIDS educator, a licensed field therapist for individuals with agoraphobia, and a regularly featured speaker on the campuses of many universities across the US, and the author of Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio series, “Making Relationships Last.”  Denise speaks all over the world on a variety of topics, including management and supervision skills, leadership, assertiveness, communication, personal relationships, interviewing skills, and career readiness.  Denise’s latest book, “Work it! Get in, Get noticed, Get promoted,” is currently available on Amazon.com, and is receiving all 5-star customer reviews.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep293

Apr 30, 2018
292: Enhancing Work and Life through Mindfulness with Oren Jay Sofer
49:48

Meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer discusses the vastly positive impact of adopting a meditation practice.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The top three evidence-based benefits of mindfulness practice
  2. How a one-minute pause can make a huge difference
  3. How to train your brain for greater attention

 

About Oren:

Oren Jay Sofer is Senior Program Developer at Mindful Schools and Founder of Next Step Dharma, offering online courses on meditation in daily life. He is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher’s Council, a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma.  His work has been featured on apps such as 10% Happier and Simple Habit. Oren holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, and is author of Say What you Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep292

Apr 27, 2018
291: Deciding Whether to Stay or Go with Pete Mockaitis
31:25

Pete inserts himself into the show format, sharing his approach to tackling your next career decision.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 8 step-by-step questions that determine whether to stay or go
  2. Whether the grass is in fact greener
  3. Pete's favorite things

 

About Pete:

Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps brilliant professionals perform optimally at work.

He’s delivered 1-on-1 coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from world-class organizations (such as Google, FedEx, the United Nations, Anheuser-Buesch, and Apple), 50 countries, and every Ivy League university. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York TimesForbes, and Inc.

He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at your Job podcast. The show receives millions of downloads from delightful people with excellent taste.

Pete lives in Chicago with his wife and new baby!

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep291

Apr 25, 2018
290: How to Make the Impossible Happen with Steve Sims
41:04

Bluefish founder Steve Sims shares the approaches that enable him to create legendary experiences for his exclusive clientele.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How Steve got the Pope to drop by and bless his client’s wedding
  2. The magic question that unleashes possibilities
  3. How relationships are like oak trees

 

About Steve:

Steve Sims is is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world¹s first luxury concierge company that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. He has been invited to speak to MBA students at Harvard (twice), has spoken at the Pentagon, and has been featured in major media all around the world: From The Sunday Times and China Post, to The Wall Street Journal. You can learn more at stevedsims.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep290

Apr 23, 2018
289: How Executives End Up in the C-Suite with Cassandra Frangos
36:18

“Executive Whisperer” Cassandra Frangos outlines what it takes to become a Chief Something Officer and how to garner needed  support along the way.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When to follow—and when to disrupt— company culture
  2. One thing our listeners and most CEOs have in common
  3. How to pick up on social cues that can make or break your career

 

About Cassandra:

Cassandra Frangos, Ed.D., is a consultant on Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services team. She collaborates with Fortune 500 leadership teams on executive assessments, succession planning, leadership development and top team effectiveness.Previously, Cassandra was the head of the global executive talent practice at Cisco, where she was responsible for accelerating the readiness of the talent at all levels of the organization to transform the business and culture. Through partnerships with the executive team, she deployed innovative approaches to organization design, succession planning, assessment, coaching and development programs to drive business results and innovation. She also played an integral role in the 2015 succession planning for Cisco’s CEO, one of the most respected and longest-tenured CEOs in the tech industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep289

Apr 20, 2018
288: Managing First Timers in the Workplace with Chris Deferio
47:09

Coffee shop guru & latte art champion Chris Deferio speaks on leading people who are at their first “real job” and keys to thriving in a chaotic environment.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Best approaches for managing first timers
  2. How to offer feedback so it’s received well
  3. Tips on how to keep sane and focused in a chaotic environment

 

About Chris:

Chris Deferio is the host and producer of the Keys to the Shop podcast. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and son and has been in professional coffee service for 17 years. He provides training, consultations, and wisdom to owners, managers, and employees across cafes worldwide. His podcast is dedicated to the success of coffee shops and the professionals that make them work.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep288

Apr 18, 2018
287: Establishing Motivation, Intention, and Boundaries Like a Boss with Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon
45:33

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon of Being Boss talk setting intentions and the importance of boundaries.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The benefits of creating monthly intentions
  2. How to set boundaries – and stick to them
  3. How to have healthy dialogue with your boss

 

About Emily and Kathleen:

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast “Being Boss,” know what it takes to launch a business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen started the podcast in January of 2015 to talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep287

Apr 16, 2018
286: How to Optimize Learning at Work with Whitney Johnson
39:58

CEO advisor Whitney Johnson shares her insights into optimizing individual learning and team innovation via thoughtful smart disruption placement along a learning curve.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to optimize each stage of learning
  2. The three key stages of your learning curve
  3. The importance of ‘hiring’ the right boss

 

About Whitney:

CEO advisor and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Whitney Johnson, has over one million followers on Linkedin. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015). She was an award-winning Wall Street analyst and co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disruption, and has been recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 and Fortune. She also hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast and is an original cohort member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep286

Apr 13, 2018
285: Upgrading Your Promotion Potential with Terra Winston
43:03

Terra Winston sheds light to the main pieces of getting promoted: learning precisely who promotes you and what they value.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The two major considerations for anyone who wants to be promoted
  2. Goal-setting considerations to align yourself with your boss’s needs
  3. Why and how to promote yourself

 

About Terra:

Terra Winston is the Ringleader of inTerractions and Principal of inTerract Consulting.  For over 20 years she has impacted thousands of people through her leadership programs and coaching.  A life-long learner, she has channeled her passions into success in multiple arenas, from engineering to HR, from Corporate America to entrepreneurship.  Terra holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Stanford, coaching certification from CTI, and a not-so-secret passion for Doctor Who.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep285

Apr 11, 2018
284: Boosting Your Work with Mindfulness Practices with Dr. Leah Weiss
44:34

Stanford instructor Dr. Leah Weiss discusses how mindfulness training can translate to tangible results in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to practice the intentional use of your attention
  2. Pro tips for taking productive breaks
  3. Handy tools for setting your personal purpose

 

About Leah:

Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, professor, consultant, and author. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is principal teacher and founding faculty for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and three children.

 

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Apr 09, 2018
283: Subtle Shifts in Thinking for Tremendous Resilience with Charlie Harary
44:37

Charlie Harary explores how to adjust your recurring thought patterns to find your greatness, enhance emotional wellbeing, and enjoy work more everyday.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to react to the world in a more empowered way
  2. Two innate needs you must fulfill to be satisfied
  3. Approaches to growing more everyday

 

About Charlie:

Charlie Harary is an author and internationally known speaker sought out for his lectures, seminars and keynote addresses on business intelligence, performance management and personal empowerment. He is the Senior Director of Capital Markets at RXR Realty, a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in New York. He hosts a weekly radio show on the NSN radio network and the Unlocking Greatness podcast. Upon its launch in 2015, Unlocking Greatness made it to the Top 10 on iTunes’ New & Noteworthy Business Podcasts list. Harary is an adjunct clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

 

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Apr 06, 2018
282: How to Manage Your Attention and Your Priorities with Neen James
34:54

Neen James shares best practices for directing our attention toward meaningful priorities.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The fifteen minutes per day that can change everything
  2. Strategies for selecting the worthiest goals
  3. How we often fail to pay good attention to people

 

About Neen:

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. Named one of Top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies including Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals.

Boundless energy, quick-witted with powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters, Neen shares how to get more done and create more significant moments at work, and home.

 

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Apr 04, 2018
281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke
53:46

World Series of Poker champion Annie Duke shares her insights into making better, more informed decisions in an unpredictable world.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How thinking in bets reframes your decision-making
  2. Why to distinguish between the quality and outcome of a decision
  3. Three fun rules for better decision-making groups

 

About Annie:

Annie Duke is a woman who has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Because of this fellowship, she studied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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Apr 02, 2018
280: How to Become the CEO Next Door with Kimberly Powell
47:24

Kim Powell of ghSMART shares research insights from her book, The CEO Next Door, and misconceptions, patterns, and best practices in improving your odds of ascent.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Where likability can help you--and hurt you.
  2. The 4 critical behaviors linked to successful CEOs
  3. Brilliant CEO tactics to accelerate your decision-making

 

About Kim:

Kim Powell is a Principal at ghSMART. She serves leading Fortune 500 senior executives, private equity firms and non-profit leaders in the areas of management assessment, leadership coaching and organizational change. She co-leads ghSMART’s research on first time CEOs and is passionate about supporting leaders in accelerating their effectiveness in new roles.

 

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Mar 30, 2018
279: How to Feel More Alive at Work with Dan Cable
48:24

Award-winning professor Dan Cable shares his research insights on our “seeking systems” and how our engagement with them largely determine whether we feel alive at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The work we’re biologically hard-wired to enjoy
  2. How to rev up your aliveness using the three key triggers
  3. A one-hour intervention that reduces attrition by over 30%

 

About Dan:

Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s areas of teaching, research, and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organisational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development and mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors.

 

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Mar 28, 2018
278: The Critical Factors Separating High and Low Performers with Morten Hansen
42:20

Professor Morten Hansen shares the striking results from his multi-year study that identified the seven factors that explain 66% of the difference between low- and high-performing employees.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The seven key practices that outperformers do
  2. How to work less while accomplishing more
  3. How to win your colleagues over to collaborate better

 

About Morten:

Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.
He is the coauthor (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the highly acclaimed Collaboration and Great at Work.

 

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Mar 26, 2018
277: Keys to Exceptional Goal Achievement with (100% Bucket List Completer!) Danny Dover
46:07

Fascinating achiever Danny Dover shares how we can unlock achievements in our own careers and lives.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How and why to set binary goals with zero wiggle room
  2. How to eliminate distractions, ruthlessly yet tactfully
  3. Approaches to rediscover your motivation

 

About Danny:

In 2010, Danny Dover assigned a deadline of May 25, 2017, to his life. He was tired of hearing about other people’s exciting lives and decided to jump-start his own by taking steps to actually live as if the end was in sight. He tattooed his deadline on his butt and made the sole purpose of his life to complete his Life List (a list of more than 150 life goals). While pursuing his list, he inadvertently became a minimalist in order to gain the necessary focus to create a more meaningful life. This seemingly small change in mindset (which he later detailed in the book The Minimalist Mindset) dramatically changed his life for the better.

As of 2017, Dover has completed his entire Life List (which included living alone in the wilderness for a month, traveling to nearly 100 countries, mountain climbing in Antarctica, becoming a best-selling author, etc.)

 

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Mar 23, 2018
276: Reframing Rejection with Alex Grodnik
45:08

Alex Grodnik shares why he loves hearing no, how to respond rejection, and what to do when being ghosted.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why no is not the end but only the beginning
  2. The prescription to overcome your fear of rejection
  3. How to reframe a no

 

About Alex:

Alex began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan Private Bank. After completing the program, he moved into investment banking at Houlihan Lokey in their restructuring group. Alex went on to work at a pioneering digital media firm before getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson. Alex grew up in Park City, Utah and loves to ski and golf.

 

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Mar 21, 2018
275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay
41:07

Mary Abbajay shares how to manage up, understand who your boss is, and adapt to different personality types.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. One tiny, yet powerful, thing you can do to differentiate yourself from 99% of employees
  2. Obstacles to managing up
  3. Strategies for dealing with difficult bosses

 

About Mary:

Mary Abbajay is the president and co-founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a woman-owned, full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the regional Market President’s Board of BB&T Bank. She was Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington where she led the adult Signature program, the Youth Leadership Program and the Rising Leaders Program.

 

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Mar 19, 2018
274: Enhancing Collaborations by Improving Civility with Chris Edmonds
39:22

Chris Edmonds returns to talk about crafting a culture of civility in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Troubling research pointing to incivility on the rise
  2. The 3 Ds that destroy civility
  3. A reframe on blame

 

About Chris:

Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year executive career leading high performing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. He has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Chris is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.

Chris is the author of the The Culture Engine, the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, research, and videos can be found at Driving Results Through Culture. Thousands of followers enjoy his daily quotes on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration on Twitter at @scedmonds. Visit his website at www.drivingresultsthroughculture.com.

 

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Mar 16, 2018
273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison
41:08

Korn Ferry’s CEO Gary Burnison talks about the importance of learning agility and areas to consider when evaluating a potential job offer.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Which skills predict success--and which are 200X harder to develop than others
  2. New rules of thumb on timelines that suggest “job hopping” vs “getting stale”
  3. Why happiness is central to your career strategy

 

About Gary:

Gary D. Burnison is the Chief Executive Officer of Korn Ferry, the preeminent global people, and organizational advisory firm. Korn Ferry helps leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Its nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through Korn Ferry and its Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Mr. Burnison is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep273

 

Mar 14, 2018
272: How to Learn New Skills with Treehouse’s Ryan Carson
44:03

Treehouse founder and CEO Ryan Carson shares lessons learned from helping thousands of professionals pick up new skills. We talk about the proper mental state, being realistic about your calendar, and how new confidence emerges.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The number one thing that stops people from learning
  2. How to embrace the discomfort that comes from learning
  3. Just how long it takes to learn coding, anyhow

 

About Ryan

Ryan Carson is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse, where their mission is to bring effective, valuable and accessible technology education to everyone so they can change their lives and change the world.

 

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Mar 12, 2018
271: Building Social Wealth with Jason Treu
38:36

Jason Treu shows how to encourage strong and meaningful connections.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Easy ways to facilitate more meaningful connections at work
  2. How to address your blindspots more quickly
  3. Questions to cultivate empathy

 

About Jason:

Jason is a top business and executive coach. He's a leading expert on human behavior, influence, sales, networking and leadership. At the heart of his strategy is the understanding that people and your relationships are your true "wealth." Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people.

 

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Mar 09, 2018
270: Reclaiming Workplace Inspiration with Scott Mautz
48:46

Scott Mautz introduces the nine anti-muses and provides strategies for regaining inspiration at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The difference between inspiration and motivation
  2. The nine anti-muses that drain inspiration from your work life
  3. Five ways to reframe the fear of failure

 

About Scott:

Scott Mautz is a popular keynote speaker and author of "Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again". He's a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses. He's the CEO of Profound Performance LLC (a keynote, coaching, and training company), teaches at Indiana University, and has been named a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc., where he also writes a weekly column for the national publication. He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts.

 

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Mar 07, 2018
269: Why Willpower Doesn’t Work (and What Does) Benjamin Hardy
41:10

#1 Medium writer Benjamin Hardy makes the case for why and how to shape our environments to support success.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to use the sunk cost fallacy to your advantage
  2. The definition of a forcing function and how to apply them at work
  3. Why pen and paper beats digital journaling

 

About Benjamin:

Since late 2015, Benjamin has been the #1 writer on Medium.com. Ben’s writing focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Clemson University. His research focuses on the psychological differences of wannabe entrepreneurs and actual entrepreneurs (dreamers vs. doers).

 

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Mar 05, 2018
268: Tactical People Skills Learned by Undercover Detective / Reality TV Winner Derrick Levasseur
42:43

Former undercover detective and Big Brother winner Derrick Levasseur teaches you how to make use of his detective undercover skills in workplace environments to succeed in your job or profession and win life’s game.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to identify 5 key profiles of people in the workplace
  2. How to motivate different kinds of people, differently
  3. How to use silence to extract additional information

 

About Derrick:

Derrick Levasseur is an investigator, author, speaker, and TV personality, with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement and the entertainment industry. Derrick is a former undercover detective and the winner of his season of the TV series Big Brother.   He’s been called one of the best to have ever played the game. Derrick specializes in using and sharing undercover techniques in real-world applications.

 

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Mar 02, 2018
267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr
46:46

Tara Mohr offers deep insight into how our fears and inner critic operate--and how to optimally respond.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The key drivers behind fear and self-doubt
  2. A handy Hebrew distinction for thinking about fear
  3. How to consult your inner critic--and inner mentor--wisely

 

About Tara:

Tara Mohr is an expert on leadership and well-being. She helps people play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their ideas in work and in life. Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, named a best book of the year by Apple’s iBooks and now in paperback. In the book, she shares her pioneering model for making the journey from playing small–being held back by fear and self-doubt–to playing big, taking bold action to pursue what you see as your callings.

 

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Feb 28, 2018
266: Developing Your Free Time Formula with Jeff Sanders
39:07

Fellow podcaster Jeff Sanders discusses what really makes up your time, how to avoid burning out while remaining productive, and how to prioritize tasks without sacrificing your goals.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. What a trip to the ER taught Jeff about the need for taking legit breaks
  2. How to unplug optimally
  3. Steps to define your top priorities

 

About Jeff:

Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, author of The Free-Time Formula, The 5 AM Miracle, and founder of The Rockin' Productivity Academy. Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 5 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 5 million downloads. He is a plant-based marathon runner and personal development junkie. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.

 

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Feb 26, 2018
265: Getting the Most Out of Each Day with Peter Shankman
32:59

Peter Shankman walks through his unique take on productivity and lessons learned from ADHD that anyone can apply.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. 4 simple rules to be more productive
  2. Tricks to eliminate distraction
  3. Why you should always ask for a deadline

 

About Peter:

Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD. He founded Help A Reporter Out, ShankMinds: Breakthrough, Geek Factory, and more.

 

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Feb 23, 2018
264: Navigating the Treacherous Ascent to Leadership with Ron Carucci
34:11

Ron Carucci shares his groundbreaking research on the patterns of successful--unsuccessful--rises to greater organizational power.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How resumes and interviews routinely mislead
  2. How to minimize alienation
  3. The four patterns of successful leaders

 

About Ron:

Ron is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50s to start-ups in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 different countries on four continents. He has consulted to some of the world’s most influential CEOs and executives on issues ranging from strategy to organization to leadership. He has worked extensively in the health sciences, biotech, and healthcare provider sectors and in the technology, consumer products, and retail food and beverage industries.

 

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Feb 21, 2018
Are you unintentionally dishonest?
08:18

Pete talks about some of our most honest leaders, lists habits to avoid when you want to talk “honestly”, and comes clean about his own unintentional dishonesty.

 

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Feb 19, 2018
263: Building Relationships like a Superconnector with Scott Gerber
44:56

Scott Gerber discusses the “superconnector” approach to build meaningful human relationships and go beyond networking.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to become a conversational Sherlock Holmes
  2. Questions that spark great conversations
  3. How to introduce yourself with impact

 

About Scott:

Scott Gerber is Founder and CEO of CommunityCo and founder of YEC and Forbes Councils. He is an industry leader in building and managing personalized, invitation-only communities for world-class executives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Scott is an expert on youth entrepreneurship, community building, youth unemployment in America, recent college grad unemployment and small business.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep263

Feb 16, 2018
262: Conquering the Five Career Derailers with Carter Cast
51:20

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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Feb 14, 2018
261: Powering Up Your PowerPoint with Heather and Alan Ackmann
49:03

PowerPoint gurus Heather and Alan Ackmann share perspectives on how to take full advantage of PowerPoint for more impactful presentations.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When, why and how you should PowerPoint – and when you shouldn’t
  2. The three fundamental factors to consider when designing your slides
  3. When to use emotionally-driven graphics

 

About Heather and Alan:

Alan Ackmann is the professional writing  for business coordinator in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse department at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. His teaching specialties include professional and technical writing and the rhetoric of slideware and presentations. He has led professional development seminars for teachers on the local, state, and national level. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as jogging, reading, and singing (though not always in that order).

Heather Ackmann is an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Microsoft MVP. Since 2006, she has designed, authored, and narrated over 300 hours of video-based training for a variety of public and private entities. In 2016, she cofounded AHA Learning Solutions to provide high-quality learning materials to educational institutions and businesses nationally. She is an active member of the presentation community and a proud member of the Presentation Guild. You may find her sharing advice and Microsoft Office news on Twitter: @heatherackmann.

 

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Feb 12, 2018
260: Tools for Sticking with Your Biggest Goals with Dean Lindsay
28:25

Dean Lindsay shows how to achieve “PHAT” (Pretty, Hot And Tempting) goals by committing to them, strengthening reasons, and building true conviction.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why it’s better to have real commitment rather than a good plan
  2. What it mean to be truly convicted of a goal’s value
  3. Dean’s six P’s of Progress

 

About Dean:

Dean Lindsay is hailed as an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as a ‘Sales-and-Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal. His books, How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals, THE PROGRESS CHALLENGE: Working & Winning in a World of Change, and CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, Spanish and Greek.

 

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Feb 09, 2018
259: How the Best Teams Operate with Adrian Gostick
40:56

Adrian Gostick talks about what the best teams today are doing differently.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The differing forces that motivate each generation
  2. How to encourage your leaders to initiate regular career discussions
  3. The best ways to disagree without causing offense

 

About Adrian:

Adrian Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, teamwork, and engagement. He is founder of the training company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep259

Feb 07, 2018
258: Doing the Work You Do Best with Ken Coleman
46:01

Broadcaster Ken Coleman guides us in discovering what we’re created to do… and how to see that dream become a reality.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The litmus test for your passion
  2. The “nuclear option” for dealing with a difficult teammate or boss
  3. What to do when you’re burnt out at work but can’t leave just yet

 

About Ken:

Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and EntreLeadership Podcast, and author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. Ken is an acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster who equips, encourages and entertains listeners through thought-provoking interviews, helping them grow their businesses, pursue their passions, and move toward a fulfilled purpose. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenWColeman, and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/KenColemanHost.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep258

Feb 05, 2018
257: Innovating through Empathetic Collaboration with Turi McKinley
41:33

Turi McKinley talks intuitive design thinking as an alternative approach to problem solving.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The importance of human empathy in problem solving
  2. Three keys to apply the design thinking process in your organization
  3. Pro-tips for getting brilliant ideas flowing when you collaborate

 

About Turi:

Turi McKinley is the Executive Director of Org Activation at frog design.

Turi’s 15+ years in design encompasses design research, interaction and service design, and currently focuses on driving change within innovative teams and organizations. Turi leads frog’s capability building and process design practice across frog’s global studios, and with frog’s clients.  With clients, she had led transformation efforts for GE as they developed a user centered software capability; for health insurance companies seeking to develop new customer relationships; and CPG firms developing ways of working faster and more iteratively.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep257

Feb 02, 2018
256: Science-based Solutions for Delivering Tough Truth at Work with Mark Murphy
53:05

Author & trainer Mark Murphy explores the intersections of diplomacy, truthfulness, and difficult conversations at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Top reasons why people don’t tell the truth at work
  2. Common phrases that create defensiveness
  3. Why having a difficult conversation is better than just fixing the problem yourself

 

About Mark:

Mark Murphy is a New York Times bestselling author, weekly contributor to Forbes, ranked as a Top 30 Leadership Guru and the Founder of Leadership IQ. He’s trained leaders at the United Nations, Harvard Business School, the Clinton Foundation, Microsoft, MasterCard, SHRM, and hundreds more organizations. He has written several award-winning books on leadership and been featured in many premiere media outlets.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep256

Jan 31, 2018
255: Minimizing Avoidable Failures with Russell Klusas
51:43

Tradecraft founder Russ Klusas discusses optimal decision-making amid life goals, recognizing avoidable failures, and learning from the successes and failures of Silicon Valley.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to understand and use bounded rationality
  2. How to identify avoidable failures
  3. The good and the bad from Silicon Valley

 

About Russ:

Russell Klusas is the Founder of Tradecraft, a full time, in-person immersive training program for people who want to work in startups. He was also previously the CEO of Big Lobby, and the Entrepreneur-in-Residence of Founder Institute. He attended the University of Illinois.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep255

Jan 29, 2018
254: How to Afford Anything and Care for your Career with Paula Pant
45:53

Fellow podcaster Paula Pant shares her expertise on mastering your personal finances, caring for your career, and making wise decisions.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to afford anything...but not everything
  2. Why self-care is career care
  3. How to successfully prep for newer and bigger obstacles

 

About Paula:

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business and real estate investing.

She has been featured more than four dozen times in major publications, including Forbes, Fortune, Money.com, AOL DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Kiplinger, Bloomberg Business, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, and many more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep254

Jan 26, 2018
253: How to Speak Out...Without a Freak Out with Matthew Abrahams
48:47

Stanford instructor Matt Abrahams teaches techniques to calm speaking anxieties...from managing procrastination to cooling body temperatures, and more.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to attack both the symptoms and sources of speaking anxiety
  2. Why to envision communication as a conversation instead of a performance
  3. How long to make eye contact

 

About Matt:

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He teaches Effective Virtual Communication and Essentials of Strategic Communication at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt recently published the third edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who wish to present in a more confident and compelling way.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep253

Jan 24, 2018
252: Creative Problem Solving through Design Thinking with Edgar Papke
46:50

Edgar Papke explores “design thinking” and best practices to foster unpredictable, creative, innovative ideas.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How three distinct workplace cultures solve problems differently
  2. The process of successful curious confrontation
  3. How to choose which problems are worth pursuing

 

About Edgar:

Edgar Papke is an author, speaker and globally recognized expert in business alignment, leadership and organizational culture. He is the author of True Alignment: Linking Company Culture to Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results, The Elephant in the Boardroom, and numerous essays and articles on business and culture. Edgar provides coaching and consulting to CEO’s and executives, delivers keynote speeches and presentations, and works with leadership teams to improve their alignment. He was recently honored as the Impact and International Speaker of the Year by Vistage, the world’s largest organization for CEOs. Worldwide, over 20,000 executives and leaders have attended his workshops.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep252

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Jan 22, 2018
251: Taking the Leap Into your Dream...the Smart Way with Mike Lewis
39:50

Mike Lewis shares his journey from professional private equity to professional squash and provides perspective on how/when/why to jump into what you really want to do.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When it’s time to jump
  2. The right mindset for taking your jump
  3. Actionable ways to tune into your internal voice and deepest desires

 

About Mike:

Mike Lewis is the Founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global curated community featuring the individuals, stories, and ideas relating to leaving something comfortable in order to pursue a passion. Launched in 2016, the platform has attracted millions of impressions through digital and print media, in-person experiences, and collaborations with leading brands including Airbnb and Lululemon. In January 2018, his book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want (Henry Holt Macmillan) releases worldwide. The book features over forty case studies with insights, frameworks and guidance around when to pursue a passion.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep251

Jan 19, 2018
250: Powering Up Your Professional Presence with Magdalena Yesil
47:13

Technology mogul Magdalena Yesil shares how to boost your gravitas, results, and ability to be heard at the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. What is the professional ask and why you should do it
  2. How to access and convey greater gravitas
  3. Tips for being heard better in meetings

 

About Madalena:

Magdalena Yeşil is a founder, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist of many of the world’s top technology companies, including Salesforce, where she was the first investor and founding board member. Yesil is a former general partner at U.S. Venture Partners, where she oversaw investments in more than thirty early-stage companies and served on the boards of many. A technology pioneer, Yeşil founded three of the first companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep250

Jan 17, 2018
249: Leading When You’re Not in Charge with Clay Scroggins
49:22

Clay Scroggins discusses how to lead without being in the top position.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Three simple questions to help you collaborate better
  2. The equation for powerful leadership
  3. How to have difficult conversations with your boss

 

About Clay:

Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all the local church staff and congregation. Clay understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Clay holds a degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Clay and his wife Jenny live in Forsyth County, Georgia, with their four children.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep249

Jan 15, 2018
248: What Professional Speakers Do...that You Should too with Grant Baldwin
35:29

Professional speaking guru Grant Baldwin shares lessons learned for becoming a better public speaker.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The one thing that distinguishes professional speakers from the rest
  2. Top things NOT to do when presenting
  3. Helpful ways to make a huge upgrade to your presentation skills

 

About Grant:

Grant is a veteran speaker who started his public speaking career as a youth pastor. Since then, he has given thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions, and other events.  He is the host of The Speaker Lab, a podcast that helps other speakers start, build, and grow their business.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep248

Jan 12, 2018
247: Thriving in High-Pressure Situations with Eddie Davila
45:23

Professor Eddie Davila discusses how to identify, view, handle, and thrive amidst pressure at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why pressure is really an honor and a gift
  2. What to do when you get stressed in low-pressure situations
  3. How to use stress to prep for high-pressure situations

 

About Eddie:

Eddie Davila is a faculty member in Arizona State University’s highly ranked supply chain management program.  At ASU he teaches over 3000 students per year in person and online.  He has a 12-part intro to supply chain management series on Youtube that has over 3 million hits.  It is actually the top ranked item on youtube when you search supply chain.  And more recently he has developed multiple courses in business and stats for LinkedIn Learning.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep247

Jan 10, 2018
246: Doing the Most with Your To-Do List with Suzanna Kaye
44:11

Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye shares her tips on optimal to-do lists for optimal productivity.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to cope when your tasks are too overwhelming
  2. A common mistake when working the to-do lists and apps
  3. Guidelines for identifying your priorities

 

About Suzanna:

Suzanna Kaye is a speaker with a passion! She can be found training and speaking to audiences both locally and internationally about how to structure their lives in new ways to be more productive and organized. Suzanna is the founder of Spark! Organizing, LLC as well as a former CFO for a national corporation. She brings a creative, encouraging, and judgement-free approach to productivity and organization. Her favorite topics include Productivity, Organization and Time Management. As a LinkedIn Learning author, she really does make productivity look effortless.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep246

Jan 08, 2018
2017 hit: 186 The Practices of High-Performing Employees with Dr. Clint Longenecker
42:22

In this 2017 greatest hit, professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Research revealing the 5 key things high performers have in common
  2. The dangers of being too busy
  3. The power of a strategic S.T.O.P.

 

About Clint:

Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep186

Jan 05, 2018
2017 hit: 178 How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer
40:06

In this 2017 greatest hit, talent builder Dodie Gomer shares best practices for leading people to results--when you’re not in charge.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How setting a clear vision on tiny matters delivers huge benefits
  2. Tactics for projecting powerful composure
  3. The value of using “strong words” and eliminating “weak words” in your communications

 

About Dodie:

Dodie Gomer believes far beyond technical potential. She is known as a talent builder. Dodie has 25+ years of corporate HR leadership. She inspires individuals to tap into their unique talent to go beyond their technical expertise and develop as leaders – even if they never plan to be a manager. Whether it is a keynote address, leadership workshop or as a succession planning consultant, Dodie will provide the right tools to build leadership for both individuals and organizations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep178

Jan 03, 2018
2017 hit: 159 Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich
39:26

Pete reviews 2017's greatest hits, starting with Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich.

In this episode, Tasha shares insights on self-awareness, what we can benefit from it, and what to do to strengthen our self-awareness.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. 7 indicators that reveal if you’re actually self-aware (most aren’t!)
  2. Why you need to be more self-aware
  3. What you’re doing wrong when it comes to introspection

 

About Tasha:

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as ForbesThe New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep159

Jan 01, 2018
Holiday reflection, gratitude, and generosity
04:52

Pete reflects on the holidays and the importance of gratitude and generosity.

 

View links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/christmas2017

Dec 25, 2017
245: Getting into Flow...Repeatedly with Steven Kotler
39:05

Author and researcher Steven Kotler lays out the pathways to the optimal state of consciousness called flow.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The golden rule of flow
  2. How to find flow using psychological and neurobiological triggers
  3. How to take breaks without interrupting your flow

 

About Steven:

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep245

Dec 22, 2017
244: Behavioral Science Insights on How to Have a Good Day, Everyday with Caroline Webb
47:04

Caroline Webb reveals actionable insights from the latest science behind living our best days.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The power of micro-mindfulness
  2. Pro-tips for maintaining focus and motivation
  3. Best ways to keep up your energy throughout your day

 

About Caroline:

Caroline is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, is being published in 16 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep244

Dec 20, 2017
243: How to Be More Popular--and Why that Still Matters at Work with Mitch Prinstein
44:19

Mitch Prinstein helps us understand the different types of popularity and teaches us how to boost our popularity by working on our likability.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Subtle ways to boost your likability in meetings
  2. How and why to distinguish between the two kinds of popularity: likability and status
  3. How to get people to stop looking at their phones to talk to you

 

About Mitch:

Mitch is a professor, scientist, university administrator, teacher, author, speaker, and an exhausted dad.  He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, and elsewhere.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep243

Dec 18, 2017
242: How to Handle Tough Audiences with Deirdre Breakenridge
37:59

PR consultant Deirdre Breakenridge teaches how to handle tricky audiences, identify different audience member profiles, and deliver great presentations in tough situations.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The best approaches for understanding your audience upfront
  2. Three universal practices to command attention
  3. Handy strategies to prepare you for the tough questions

 

About Deirdre:

Deirdre has been in PR and marketing for 25+ years helping senior executives in midsize to large organizations communicate to their stakeholders. She is a communications strategist and has worked with clients on many different types of communications programs, including executive communications and thought leadership, image and reputation management, crisis communications, media relations, PR 2.0 and social media programs.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep242

Dec 15, 2017
241: How to Have More Fun While Achieving More with Dave Crenshaw
37:14

Dave Crenshaw gives his expert insights on the importance of scheduling in fun, meaningful breaks, and shares practical tips on setting up your own personal oasis and managing your time.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why having fun is critical to your success
  2. How to build your own oasis
  3. Perspectives to switch from a culture of now vs. the culture of when

 

About Dave:

Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books, including The Myth of Multitasking which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, keynote speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of businesses leaders worldwide.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep241

Dec 13, 2017
240: Mastering the Art of Connection with Michael J. Gelb
42:56

Michael J. Gelb walks us through the power of connectedness, the importance of being aware of the people around you, and practices that can help your internal wellness.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why uber-busy global leaders make time for face-to-face interactions
  2. How to consciously spread positive emotion
  3. Practicing the opposite of stress response

 

About Michael:

Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development and a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies.  He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep140

Dec 11, 2017
239: Building Yours Systems for Success with Sam Carpenter
36:58

Sam Carpenter explores how you can effectively work with the collection of systems that make up your work and life.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The benefit of seeing your complex life as a simpler collection of systems
  2. How to analyze and fix the kinks in your system
  3. Top systems that are most often dysfunctional

 

About Sam:

Sam has a background in engineering, journalism, publishing, forestry, construction management, and telecommunications. An author and entrepreneur, he is president and CEO of Centratel, the premier telephone answering service in the United States. Other businesses he founded and operates are Work the System Consultants and PathwayOne, an online marketing firm based in Italy.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep239

Dec 08, 2017
238: The Ingredients of A Great First Impression with Ann Demarais
47:10

Executive coach Ann Demarais highlights ways to become more socially generous and how to make an awesome first impression.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The most common interpersonal flaws--and how to fix them
  2. Four universally-appreciated social gifts that you can give
  3. How to bounce back from a bad first impression

 

About Ann:

Ann Demarais, the founder of First Impressions, has more than 20 years of experience in applied psychology, specializing in interpersonal communication, impression management, social skills, and executive coaching. She works with senior executives who want to enhance their leadership impact.  She was a consultant to the Social Intelligence Program at Columbia University Business School; her client list includes Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Disney, Bank of America, Xerox, CitiGroup, JPMorgan, and the FBI among many others.  Ann is co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, which was published by Random House and translated into 24 languages.  Ann holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep238

Dec 06, 2017
237: Crafting Memorable Stories with Dr. Carmen Simon
39:22

Dr. Carmen Simon shows how to become impossible to ignore by integrating the right components to influence our audience’s minds.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The three components of a good story
  2. Why causation in a story can be both sexy and tricky at the same time
  3. Why relatable emotions are more important than strong emotions

 

About Carmen:

Dr. Carmen Simon is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Founder of Memzy. She has applied the latest neuroscience research findings to deliver workshops, design, and consulting services. Carmen is a published author and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. She holds doctorates in instructional technology and cognitive psychology, and uses her knowledge to offer business professionals a flashlight and a magnet: one to call attention to what’s important in a message, the other to make it stick to the audience’s brain so they can act on it. Carmen’s brain science coaching helps business professionals motivate listeners and stand out from too much sameness in the industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep237

Dec 04, 2017
236: Persuasion Pointers from a Legendary Infomercial Pitchman with Anthony Sullivan
39:34

Infomercial star Anthony “Sully” Sullivan shares his best lessons learned about the art and science of persuasion.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Approaches to understanding the pain and being the cure
  2. How to make an entrance and take control
  3. Why you should own your nerves and not hide them

 

About Anthony:

Best-known as the spokesman for OxiClean, Anthony is the pitchman of choice for dozens of innovative, practical usage consumer products including the X5 5-in-1 Steamer, the Sticky Buddy and Smart Mop. Star and Co-Producer of the Discovery Channel series “PitchMen,” Sully is also a regular guest of choice on a variety of television news and entertainment outlets including “The Today Show,”  “Good Morning America,” “Rachel Ray,” “The Tonight Show,” “Conan” and “Katie,” as well as news programs MSNBC, ABC, CBS, BBC and Fox News Channel.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep236

Dec 01, 2017
235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead
37:45

Author and Simon Sinek colleague David Mead shares the importance of starting with why you do what you do – and how to find that why.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The benefits of starting with why
  2. Examples of effective and ineffective “whys”
  3. The process to find your why

 

About David:

David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. David co-authored Find Your Why, with Simon Sinek. The book provides a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep235

Nov 29, 2017
234: Sharper Critical Thinking for Better Solutions with Mike Figliuolo
42:27

Mike Figliuolo ponders on why critical thinking is becoming increasingly important and how to maximize your critical thinking skills.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why slowing down will help you better solve problems
  2. How to differentiate facts from judgments
  3. How to use the 5 “whys” and the 7 “so whats” to think more clearly about causes and effects

 

About Mike:

Mike Figliuolo is the Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, a consulting and training firm that helps leaders think better. He’s authored numerous books on leadership, thinking, and communication.He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a commissioned officer in the Army. He then joined McKinsey and Company as a management consultant. He later worked at Capital One Financial as Group Manager of Strategy & Analysis and as Director of Specialty Collections. He was responsible for ~$1B in collections, a $125MM budget and the performance of 150 employees. The initiatives his teams put in place delivered over $125MM in value.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep234

Nov 27, 2017
Happy Black Friday!
07:22

Pete lists some of his favorite things this year for people who want to be more awesome at their jobs.

 

View links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/bf18

Nov 24, 2017
233: Best Practices for Better Relationships at Work with FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis
50:22

FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis shares the firm’s discoveries on proven best practices for building more effective work relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to see others more clearly
  2. A master tactic to get better feedback from your colleagues
  3. The most common mistakes that destroy work relationships

 

About Todd:

Todd Davis is the author of FranklinCovey’s Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. With over 30 years of experience in human resources, talen t development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing, Davis serves as FranklinCovey’s chief people officer and executive vice president, responsible for global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep233

Nov 22, 2017
232: How to Be a Better Leader by Being More Positive with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
40:20

Professor Brenda Bailey-Hughes explores the scientific connections between positivity and being a better performer at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The real science behind the power of positivity
  2. How to halt compulsive worrying
  3. Power words for positivity

 

About Brenda:

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

She’s authored 8 LinkedIn Learning courses. She specializes in communication training  and coaching for Fortune 500 executives – such as P&G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep232

Nov 20, 2017
231: How to Stay Motivated and On Track with Ed Latimore
39:40

Professional boxer and physics student Ed Latimore teaches how to stop caring about what other people think and stoke the fires of motivation.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How human behavior is subject to the laws of momentum
  2. How to find motivation when it seems elusive
  3. Why it’s better to focus on the process rather than the outcome

 

About Ed:

Ed Latimore is a professional boxer, adult physics student at Duquesne University, a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, chess player, and author. Millions have learned from Ed's insights at his blog, "The Mind and Fist" at mindandfist.com. He’s also very active on Twitter @EdLatimore.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep231

Nov 17, 2017
230: How to Get an MBA Education (and more!) for Under $1,000 with Laurie Pickard
40:18

No-Pay MBA guru Laurie Pickard explains Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and reveals precisely how to get quality education for under $1,000.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. All about MOOCs! What they are, where to find them, and how to pick the winners
  2. How to use Loss Aversion to avoid quitting online courses
  3. How to build a prestigious network without going to a prestigious university

 

About Laurie:

When some of the most prestigious business schools in the world began providing free versions of their courses online, Laurie Pickard saw an opportunity to get the business education she had long desired, at a fraction of the typical MBA price tag. Her “No-Pay MBA” project (NoPayMBA.com) has appeared in the Financial Times, Poets & Quants, Fortune, Entrepreneur, CNN/Money, and the Wall Street Journal. Don’t Pay For Your MBA is her first book.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep230

Nov 15, 2017
229: How to Wow with Powerful Words and Presence with Frances Cole Jones
39:54

Communications consultant Frances Cole Jones shares her best strategies to address her clients’ most pressing questions.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to tell if you’re a boring speaker...and what do about it.
  2. The key word that instantly makes your message more engaging
  3. Another power word that increases listener buy-in from 60 to 94%

 

About Frances:

Prior to founding Cole Media Management Frances worked first as a nursery school teacher and then as an editor of commercial nonfiction in NYC. Being a teacher helped hone her negotiating skills (If you can handle 12 toddlers you can handle any CEO.). Her experience helping authors find their voices is something she uses with all her clients to ensure they sound like themselves-- themselves on their best day.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep229

Nov 13, 2017
228: The Essential Keys to Team Excellence with Gary Morton
42:44

Gary Morton reveals the key ingredients to the “secret sauce” allowing teams to be at the top 1% of their fields.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The first steps toward achieving clarity of purpose
  2. How to spark empowered obsession in your team
  3. Guidelines for unleashing your group’s creativity

 

About Gary:

Gary Morton graduated from West Point with honors and had a five-year career as a tank officer, the highlight of which was being part of an extraordinary unit that achieved unprecedented results at the US Army's grueling National Training Center—the only unit to ever win every simulated battle it fought. Morton completed a master's degree, also with honors, from the University of Southern California, and transitioned out of the Army to medical-device manufacturer Stryker, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in project management, engineering, R&D, operations, and marketing leadership becoming the youngest VP at the company. This culminated in twelve years as Vice President and General Manager of the EMS equipment business that he cofounded. Today, he is retired from Stryker and lives with his wife in the Midwest, where he writes and invests.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep228

Nov 10, 2017
227: Becoming More Persuasive with Donald Kelly
50:00

Fellow podcaster Donald Kelly reveals keys to being more persuasive, building influence, and hustling everyday.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Principles of sales that everyone can use to become more influential
  2. Two strategies to overcome the fear of rejection
  3. Approaches for making an effective cold call or email

 

About Donald:

Donald Kelly evangelizes effective ways for salespeople and entrepreneurs to find more qualified prospects, close more deals and make more money. He does this through motivating sales training, online courses, one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars and dynamic keynote presentations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep227

Nov 08, 2017
226: Finding the Energy for Optimal Performance with Cate Stillman
42:37

Health entrepreneur Cate Stillman shares wisdom on how you can inject more energy in your day to day to become more productive.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A small tweak in your eating habits that makes you feel much better the next day
  2. Why and how to deliver a self-massage
  3. How reducing stimulation leads to increasing energy

 

About Cate:

Cate empowers thrive-seekers to uplevel their health, their careers, and their lives in real time. She also teaches wellness pros to grow their impact and their income. Cate created Yogahealer.com in 2001 and has since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families, and their communities. Cate splits her time between the Teton Valley and Punta Mita, Mexico, so she can enjoy mountain biking in the summer and paddleboarding and surfing in the winter.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep226

Nov 06, 2017
225: How to Build Your Dream Network with J. Kelly Hoey
42:25

Kelly Hoey dismantles networking misconceptions and share how you can make connections effectively.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why networking is more important now than ever before
  2. How to come up with better ice breakers than the weather
  3. How to present yourself optimally on social media

 

About Kelly:

J. Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). A columnist for Inc.com, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and as an influencer, her clients include Comcast, Turnstone and Capital One.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep225

Nov 03, 2017
224: How to Sound Amazing with Julian Treasure
44:29

Communications expert Julian Treasure shares the best practices of speaking, listening, and good sound for effective communication.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The primary filters people listen through
  2. How to develop it a powerful voice
  3. The RASA framework for a more engaging conversation

 

About Julian:

Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 40 million times. His latest, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep224

Nov 01, 2017
223: Becoming Happier at Work with Dr. Annie McKee
31:50

Famed executive coach Annie McKee makes the case linking increased happiness to increased work performance...and shows how to improve both at once.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Best practices for more happiness at work
  2. How following your “shoulds” can undermine happiness
  3. Key clues to help discern when something’s wrong at work

 

About Annie:

Dr. Annie McKee is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches and is the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. She is the bestselling coauthor of three successful books published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2002); Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis (2005), and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston (2008); and is the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2014). She advises leaders around the world, and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep223

Oct 30, 2017
222: The Quickest Ways to Earn an Extra Half Million Over Your Career with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett
52:15

Paychecks and Balances Podcast hosts Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett share some of their biggest money lessons learned from guests, experiences, and past mistakes.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Pro-tips on getting hired for your dream job
  2. The critical thing to do before sealing the deal on your new job
  3. Why 90% of people become stagnant in their career by age 45… and how to avoid that

 

About Rich & Marcus:

Rich Jones, along with Marcus Garrett, co-host Paychecks & Balances, a funformative podcast covering work and money for millennials. They leverage their experiences to provide entertaining insights and helpful tips on money management, professional growth, and other topics relevant to 20 and 30-somethings trying to get ahead.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep222

Oct 27, 2017
221: Becoming a Great Conversationalist with Celeste Headlee
39:40

Journalist Celeste Headlee breaks down the steps towards being a better conversationalist.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The top ways to have better conversations
  2. The myths you believe about good listening
  3. An eye-opening way to find out your bad habits as a conversationalist

 

About Celeste:

Celeste Headlee, Public Broadcast Radio Show Host, and Author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk.  Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She has trained many journalists through NPR's Next Generation program. Headlee also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other international networks, and in 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep221

Oct 25, 2017
220: Mastering the Art of Bouncing Back with Barry Michels
50:45

Hollywood psychotherapist Barry Michels talks about dealing with failure and how to bounce back even stronger.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to identify and defeat your inner saboteur
  2. An approach to getting over energy speed bumps
  3. How to bounce back faster from failures

 

About Barry:

Barry Michels has a B.A. from Harvard, a law degree from University of California, Berkeley, and an MSW from the University of Southern California.  He has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Los Angeles since 1986.  He’s referred to as one of “the most sought-after shrinks in Hollywood.” His client list boasts top writers, actors, producers, CEOs, and other creatives. In his books and public events, he shares the same Tools they use behind closed doors with their clients.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep220

Oct 23, 2017
219: Making the Most out of Your Workplace Anger with Marlene Chism
40:15

Marlene Chism shares how to master resentment and frustration...along with best practices for channeling the the energy of anger.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How feelings of resentment and frustration indicate a lack of clarity
  2. The valuable message and energy embedded within anger
  3. The “Release Resistance” process to better handle anger

 

About Marlene:

Marlene Chism is a consultant and international speaker whose personal passion is to help people discover, develop and deliver their gifts to the world She’s the author of “No Drama Leadership,” "Stop Workplace Drama” and more. Marlene delivers her message on stopping drama and creating enlightened leaders through corporate retreats and client work, as well as at association meetings, universities, and other speaking engagements.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep219

Oct 20, 2017
218: The Science-Based Paths to Massive Self-Confidence with Louisa Jewell
41:54

Positive psychologist Louisa Jewell discusses ways to become more confident and eliminate self-doubt to be able to pursue bigger goals.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How self-doubt holds us back
  2. The mindset that prevents failures from impacting your self-esteem
  3. Best practices for boosting your self-confidence

 

About Louisa:

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, and Canada's leading expert on the topic of positive psychology who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing, both at work and in their personal lives. In 2012 Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from across Canada to disseminate the knowledge of positive psychology to improve the psychological health of all Canadians.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep218

Oct 18, 2017
217: An Effective (but Rare) Strategy to Snag Your Dream Job with Kristen Berndt
35:44

Kristen Berndt acquired the job she’s wanted for a decade--United Airline’s Manager of Baggage Planning--and shares her unorthodox approach to getting it.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to let the world know what you want...and keep in touch with the critical contacts
  2. A mindset that will give you back a third of your day
  3. How to nail interviews with the classic STAR framework

 

About Kristen:

Kristen Berndt is the Manager of Baggage Planning at United Airlines. When Kristen was 19 years old, she determined that she wanted to work in operations for United Airlines, and made it her life goal. She believes that confidence and persistence are the keys to achieving one’s dreams. She encourages others to network and build connections in order to be successful. Kristen lives and works in Chicago.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep217

Oct 16, 2017
216: Transforming Conflict Into Breakthroughs with Dr. Nate Regier
40:09

Nate Regier shows how to tap into the positive powers of conflict and openness to effectively deal with drama.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A useful, low-intensity definition of conflict
  2. The four-step ORPO formula for productive conflicts
  3. How upfront openness about motives can change  everything

 

About Nate:

Nate Regier, Ph.D., is CEO and cofounding owner of Next Element, a global leadership training and certification firm specializing in communication and conflict skills. He’s an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, neuropsychology, group dynamics, interpersonal and leadership communication, executive assessment, and coaching. Regier is a co developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching system, an LOD® master trainer, and Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer. He is co-author of Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires. He’s an enthusiastic dad and husband.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep216

 

Oct 13, 2017
215: Expanding Self-awareness Using the Top Personality Frameworks with Anne Bogel
32:13

Anne Bogel provides a whirlwind tour across leading personality frameworks, providing tips on how to apply these insights along the way.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How the Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, Five Love Languages, highly sensitive people enlighten you in their own ways
  2. How to use personality types to better your relationships
  3. Dangers of abusing personality frameworks

 

About Anne:

Anne is a resident blogger, bookworm, and big-question-asker at Modern Mrs. Darcy. She wrote Reading People, where she shares her own experience with the personality frameworks she loves the most, the ones that have made the biggest difference in her own life. She walks you through 7 different frameworks, explaining the basics in a way you can actually understand, sharing personal stories about how what she learned made a difference in her life, and showing people how it could make a difference in theirs, as well.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep215

Oct 11, 2017
Should You Maximize Output or Discovery?
04:15

Pete ponders learning and discovery vs. producing output.

 

View show notes and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ColumbusDay2017

Oct 09, 2017
214: How to Massively Expand Your Network in 10 Minutes a Day with Molly Beck
38:08

Molly Beck shares a quick and easy formula for reaching out new people who can help you achieve your goals.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The two components required to become an influencer
  2. The four types of reach outs--with benchmark response rates
  3. How to make awesome subject lines to get more email responses

 

About Molly:

Molly is the founder of podcast creation site Messy Bun; the creator of the lifestyle blog Smart, Pretty & Awkward; and a marketing expert who has provided digital strategies for numerous companies including Forbes, Venmo, Rice University, and Hearst. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Redbook, Parade, HuffPost, and more. She is represented by CAA.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep214

Oct 06, 2017
213: Surviving and Winning Office Politics with Dorie Clark
40:33

Dorie Clark outlines how to flourish amid office politics by using electoral campaign strategies.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to create a campaign plan for your career
  2. The power mapping approach to smarter people decisions
  3. A genius tactic for highlighting your achievements without sounding boastful

 

About Dorie:

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine, one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes, and was a Washington Post bestseller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep213

Oct 04, 2017
212: How Introverts Flourish at Work with Morra Aarons-Mele
39:08

Morra Aarons-Mele provides tips for the ambitious introvert to succeed at work and strategies on how extroverts and introverts can best work together.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How introverts are fabulous secret weapons at work
  2. The false assumptions people make about introverts
  3. How extroverts and introverts can work best together

 

About Morra:

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.  She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, and has launched online campaigns for world leaders and organizations including the United Nations, President Obama, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep212

Oct 02, 2017
211: Creating Great Choices to Resolve Tough Questions with Jennifer Riel
54:30

Jennifer Riel illustrates how successful thinkers can create great choices rather than tolerate unacceptable trade-offs via her practical methodology for implementing integrated thinking.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you should fall in love with opposing approaches to solving a problem
  2. How to hold two approaches in tension to discover optimal solutions
  3. The three questions to creating better answers

 

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Riel is an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, specializing in creative problem solving. Her focus is on helping everyone, from undergraduate students to business executives, to create better choices, more of the time.

An award-winning teacher, Jennifer leads training on integrative thinking, strategy and innovation, both at the Rotman School and at organizations of all types, from small non-profits to some of the largest companies in the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep211

Sep 29, 2017
210: How to Generate Many Creative Ideas with Tina Seelig
46:44

Professor Tina Seelig talks about the critical components, principles, and tactics for bringing ideas into your imagination and out into the world.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The two requirements of imagination
  2. How to generate many new solutions via framing and reframing
  3. The argument for brainstorming

 

About Tina:

Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and leads three fellowship programs in the School of Engineering that are focused on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School, and has been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and author of 17 books, including Insight Out (2016), inGenius (2012), and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009). She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the Olympus Innovation Award, and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep210

Sep 27, 2017
209: How to Get Better at Anything with Tom Bilyeu
45:29

Quest Nutrition founder Tom Bilyeu shows how to get better at anything by having crystal clear goals, a growth mindset, and powerful systems.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The WOOP process for figuring out if you should persist or quit
  2. How to make the switch from discovering to developing your passion
  3. Why identity drives behavior and not the other way around

 

About Tom:

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment.

Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep209

Sep 25, 2017
208: How to Make Your Message Resonate--Live and on Video with Vern Oakley
36:45

Award-winning filmmaker Vern Oakley shares his wisdom for connecting more sincerely whether you’re speaking on video or live.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How breathing helps you release fear
  2. The optimal mindset for delivering a presentation
  3. The essential question to answer when designing your communication

 

About Vern:

A veteran filmmaker, teacher, speaker, and industry thought leader, Vern Oakley has been helping institutions and leaders connect with and mobilize their tribes through soul expression and communication. His mission to humanize leadership is achieved by crafting great stories that appeal to and impact the people who matter most.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep208

Sep 22, 2017
207: Getting Psyched Up For High Performance with Daniel McGinn
41:38

Harvard Business Review editor Dan McGinn applies techniques from athletes, musicians, the military, and more to get yourself psyched for success.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to amp up confidence and dial down anxiety
  2. How to psych yourself up with your own “greatest hits”
  3. The best pump up music there is

 

About Daniel:

Daniel McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep207

Sep 20, 2017
206: Owning, Loving, and Growing Your Job with Lisa and Elizabeth McLeod
39:09

Mother and daughter team Lisa and Elizabeth McLeod share their mindset of taking the reins and leading yourself towards meaningful success at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Key questions to ask yourself for better self-assessment
  2. A mindset that will make you enjoy your job more
  3. Why to view your peers as colleagues instead of competitors

 

About Lisa & Elizabeth:

Lisa McLeod is a keynote speaker, author, and consultant who espouses the "noble purpose" approach. She has served clients ranging from Apple to Peterbilt Trucks. She is the author of four books on leadership, sales, and personal development. She is also the sales leadership expert for Forbes.com, and she has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Oprah.com, and Good Morning America.

Elizabeth McLeod is the vice president of client services at McLeod & More, Inc. Elizabeth manages projects for clients like Google and Hootsuite.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep206

Sep 18, 2017
205: Doing Big Things with Your Team with Craig Ross
45:02

Craig Ross explains what is required in order to do big things and how teams can attain epic impact.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 3 decisions required in order to do big things
  2. The 3 enemies of fulfillment
  3. How to guide the energy of your team toward achieving big things

 

About Craig:

Craig W. Ross is a facilitator, coach, author, speaker and CEO of Verus Global. For 20 years Craig has partnered with c-suite executives and leadership teams across numerous industries in global organizations, such as P&G, Alcon, Oceaneering, Cigna, Nestle, Universal, Ford, and other Fortune 100 companies. Combining a passion for uniting people and a conviction that organizations achieve extraordinary things through teams, Craig delivers practical and real-world expertise to those he serves.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep205

Sep 15, 2017
204: How to Survive the Jerks at Work with Robert Sutton
48:09

Robert Sutton shares his expertise on confronting, coping with, and forgiving the jerks at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Internal mind tricks to help you cope with jerks
  2. How to use The Benjamin Franklin Effect to win over jerks
  3. How and when to fight back

 

About Robert:

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.  He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (“the d school”).  He is a Fellow at IDEO, Senior Scientist at Gallup, and an advisor to McKinsey & Company.  Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics.  He has published over 150 articles and chapters and written seven books. Sutton’s latest book is The “Jerk”hole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

Sep 13, 2017
203: Cultivating Sponsors, Developing Fearlessness, and Living Brilliantly with Simon Bailey
41:32

Educational entrepreneur Simon T. Bailey shares tactics to take control of the steering wheel of your career.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Key habits that get influential colleagues talking you up
  2. Why to take the projects no one else wants
  3. Five questions to help you bounce back from any setback

 

About Simon:
Simon T. Bailey is the CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, a premium education company specializing in creating learning and development content. He has worked with over 1,500 organizations and has impacted more than 2 million people through his presentations and seminars in 45 countries worldwide. Some of his clients include AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Microsoft, and Toyota. Prior to founding his company, Simon worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 20 years and was sales director and new business development director for the world-renowned Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep203

Sep 11, 2017
202: Discovering the Work You’re Built to Do with Don Hutcheson
37:00

Talent guru Don Hutcheson shares how to better know yourself in order to select jobs that optimally align to your talents.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Approaches to get more insight into your unique talents
  2. How to break out of your bubble and expand your perspective
  3. The seven ways people get stuck

 

About Don:

Don Hutcheson is a lifelong entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach. He hosts the daily podcast: “Discover Your Talent—Do What You Love,” which he created to help people find their true talents and use them to build a career of success, satisfaction and freedom. He’s never had a “boss” and has created 6 innovative companies in advertising, publishing, coaching and career planning—and now on the Internet—over the last 40 years.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep202

Sep 08, 2017
201: How to be Happier at Work with Jennifer Moss
43:20

Plasticity Labs co-founder Jennifer Moss shares how to build psychological fitness to deal with workplace challenges.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Research insights into what impacts happiness at work
  2. The critical ingredient called the “granddaddy” of happiness
  3. Two minute exercises that slash stress and enhance effectiveness

 

About Jennifer:

Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss and her groundbreaking work on the power of happiness are transforming hundreds of schools and companies. Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into employee sentiment and increase workplace happiness.

Moss is the author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and also the Cofounder of The HERO Generation, a non-profit that is implementing Moss’ gratitude-based HERO model in schools with the aim of decreasing teacher and student stress and increasing well-being and performance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep201

Sep 06, 2017
Happy Labor Day and Thanks a Million!
03:21

Pete thanks everyone for 1 million downloads!

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/LaborDay2017

Sep 04, 2017
200: Finding and Being Good People with Anthony Tjan
45:13

Venture capitalist Anthony Tjan makes the performance case for character and values--revealing how to identify and cultivate more at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The benefits of cultivating goodness
  2. How to discern someone’s character and values upfront
  3. Approaches to check yourself on the cultivation of your character and values

 

About Anthony:

Anthony Tjan has been at the forefront of transformational change across organizations he has either built or advised, as well as a strategic counsellor to several leaders and public personalities. He is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as CEO of the Cue Ball Group – a people-first venture investment firm and is also the co-founder and chairman of MiniLuxe, a retail services brand looking to revolutionize the nail salon industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep200

Sep 01, 2017
199: Supercharging Your Productivity with Erik Fisher
46:14

Productivity podcaster Erik Fisher shares how to optimally manage your energy throughout the day to improve productivity while avoiding overloads and burn-outs.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to manage your energy for peak productivity
  2. The power of hydration
  3. Why shorter to-do lists beat longer ones.

 

About Erik

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

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep199

Aug 30, 2017
198: Turning Great Ideas into Great Results with Mark Aramli
40:51

BedJet inventor Mark Aramli talks about the essential next steps to turn an aha moment into real-world success.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The best time to work on your big ideas
  2. The “two pizza” rule for great collaborations
  3. A key strategy for convincing executives to buy-in

 

About Mark:

Mark Aramli is the inventor and principal engineer for the patent-pending BedJet CCS. Mark's first engineering role was at United Technologies, builder of the space suit for NASA. His engineering responsibilities included the space suit primary life support system (PLSS), specifically elements relating to heating, cooling and climactic comfort of the interior space suit environment for the astronauts.  

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep198

Aug 28, 2017
197: Getting and Growing Mo’ Money with Joe Saul-Sehy
45:14

Personal finance podcaster Joe Saul-Sehy lets us in on the secrets to making more money, handling it properly, and watching it grow.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The first key to making more money
  2. Important benefits that you might have overlooked
  3. The top money management lesson that rich people use

 

About Joe:

Before starting Stacking Benjamins Joe Saul-Sehy was a financial planner for 16 years and a media representative for one of nation's biggest financial companies. He leads a team of people who are located across the United States. He communicates difficult concepts in a way that makes them accessible to the average person. He also gives presentations at major companies and to large audiences. Joe is a huge fan of exceptional customer service and loves to model companies like Disney, Nordstrom and Cherry Republic.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep197

Aug 25, 2017
196: Exuding Influence with Impact with Stacey Hanke
34:12

Communications consultant Stacey Hanke breaks down the misconceptions on influence and how to develop your influential voice in a way that resonates.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to assess your level of influence in a room
  2. The core elements needed to command more influence
  3. How your smartphone can help you speak better

 

About Stacey:

Stacey Hanke equips leaders within organizations to communicate with confidence, presence and authenticity, day in and day out. Combined, her team of mentors and consultants have more than 100 years of training experience. She works with executives, managers, technicians and sales leaders across the United States and on four different continents.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep196

Aug 23, 2017
195: Wise and Effortless Decision-Making with Michael Nicholas
44:01

Award-winning thinker Michael Nicholas addresses the changes and challenges of modern decision-making--and how to enhance your decisions every day.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The tremendous power of continually making the optimal decision
  2. The science behind how we make decisions
  3. Keys to improving your decision-making

 

About Michael:

An award-winning professional speaker and leadership coach, Michael Nicholas helps people improve their performance by challenging them to revolutionize their thinking and behavior. His insightful, results-oriented training is grounded in 30 years of real-world experience gained through working with leaders from a wide variety of industries, holding senior business positions, and serving on active duty as a military officer. He specializes in decision-making, emotional intelligence, and employee engagement.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep195

Aug 21, 2017
194: How to Write like Warren Buffett with Elaine Bennett
37:10

Elaine Bennett shares how to write better business messages with greater clarity and personality.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Two essential pieces of information you need to be a more effective writer
  2. How you can make a bigger impact with storytelling
  3. Winning ways to turn straight thinking into straight writing

 

About Elaine:

Elaine Bennett had a baptism by fire as a speechwriter. Less than two years after she signed on to write for the CEO of Salomon Brothers, scandal forced the executive to resign. In stepped investor Warren Buffett. Since working with Mr. Buffett, Elaine Bennett has continued putting words in the mouths of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and leading nonprofits. She unearths the stories behind business data and helps executives shape those stories into memorable messages. She also coaches individual professionals looking to develop executive-caliber communication skills.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep194

Aug 18, 2017
193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta
51:20

Dr. Britt Andreatta surveys how our brains are wired for optimal work and best practices for creating an environment for thriving.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why our brains are not built for today’s workplaces
  2. The fundamental conditions required for teammates to thrive
  3. Best practices for developing trust within your team

 

About Britt

Dr. Britt Andreatta knows how to harness human potential. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, psychology, education, and the human sciences, she has a profound understanding of how to unlock the best in people. Britt is the former Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com and has over 25 years of experience consulting with Fortune 100 corporations, businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Andreatta is the author of several titles on learning and leadership. Her online courses have over 4 million views and her books are best sellers. Her latest book, Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success is available now and her next book on the neuroscience of teams, Wired to Connect, will be out Spring 2018.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep193

Aug 16, 2017
192: Discovering and Developing Your Ordinary Superpowers with Mark Henson
40:06

Innovator Mark Henson explains how to discover and activate ordinary superpowers.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Innovator Mark Henson explains how to discover and activate ordinary superpowers.
  2. The 6 questions to help  discover your ordinary superpowers
  3. Key steps to activate and enhance  your ordinary superpowers

 

About Mark:

Mark Henson is a lifelong entrepreneur and the founder of sparkspace -- a unique and exceptional business retreat center in Columbus, Ohio. Mark's Ordinary superpowers are exploring new ideas and spaces, simplifying things and sharing ideas through writing and speaking. In addition to leading his team at sparkspace, Mark writes books, conducts retreats, speaks at conferences and coaches people who want to get more fully engaged with life and work.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep192

Aug 14, 2017
191: Writing Better with Anne Janzer
35:07

Writing coach Anne Janzer provides principles, checklists, and pro-tips for better writing at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to overcome the biggest workplace writing problems
  2. The 6 questions to ask yourself before you start writing
  3. The best ways to get your points across without offending

 

About Anne:

Anne Janzer is an author and writing coach who has worked with over a hundred technology businesses in her career. Anne has written three books on marketing and writing. Her latest book is called The Workplace Writer’s Process: A Guide to Getting the Job Done. It covers the things no one teaches you in writing class: how to set yourself up for success when writing on the job, how to collaborate with others on writing projects, and the secrets to creating effective content.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep191

Aug 11, 2017
190: Making Your Boss, Colleagues, and Clients Love You with Jodi Glickman
33:06

Jodi Glickman lays the foundation for becoming great on the job through better communications.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The GIFT framework for better communication
  2. How to master the hello and goodbye
  3. Pro-tips for managing expectations

 

About Jodi

Jodi Glickman is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, consultant, and all-around expert in training people how to be great on the job. She is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and the author of the critically acclaimed Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep190

Aug 09, 2017
189: Insider Recruiter Insights with Randstad’s Josh Vesely
45:10

Randstad’s SVP of Talent Solutions, Josh Vesely, discusses the state of the labor market, the benefits of working with recruiters, and necessities for today’s job hunters.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How today’s labor market is superlatively favorable for good talent
  2. Why you should boldly ask your boss for your favorite opportunities
  3. How to find and leverage a recruiter in your job search

 

About Josh:

Joshua Vesely, MBA, is a ‘Talent Chef’ and Senior Vice President of Talent Solutions at Randstad USA. He is an energy-giving partner and a powerful negotiator. With his positive attitude he boldly develops new concepts and contributes to an innovative market approach.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep189

Aug 07, 2017
188: The Advantages of Being Stupid with Justin Locke
42:27

Musician and humorist Justin Locke talks about the culture of smart vs stupid, the benefits of being unprepared, and the secrets to succeeding via applied stupidity.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you shouldn’t be scared of looking stupid
  2. How to use the Irregardless effect to your advantage
  3. Stupid approaches to find brilliant solutions

 

About Justin:

Justin Locke spent 18 seasons playing bass in the Boston Pops.  He then shifted focus to being an author, playwright, orchestra manager, and media producer.  

His Pops memoir, “Real Men Don’t Rehearse,” has sold over 12,000 copies, and his musical plays for family audiences are performed all over the world.  

Justin often appears as a humorous guest speaker, sharing his favorite gig disaster stories, as well as first- hand insight into what conductors (great and not so great) actually do.  

Visit his website at www.justinlocke.com

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep188

Aug 04, 2017
187: Increasing Creativity via Constraints with Drew Boyd
49:56

Professor Drew Boyd invites us to think inside the box and to put constraints around our minds in order to be more creative and awesome at our jobs.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 5 patterns responsible for the majority of innovation
  2. Why brainstorming is sub-optimal
  3. Why it’s better to think inside the box than outside the box

 

About Drew

Drew Boyd is a global leader in creativity and innovation, international public speaker, award-winning author and innovation blogger, and professor at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches teams, businesses and governments how to solve tough problems to create a culture of innovation and a flowing pipeline. Drew reframes the innovation process in a way that makes people more creative.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep187

Aug 02, 2017
186: The Practices of High-Performing Employees with Dr. Clint Longenecker
41:33

Professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Research revealing the 5 key things high performers have in common
  2. The dangers of being too busy
  3. The power of a strategic S.T.O.P.

 

About Clint:

Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep186

Jul 31, 2017
185: Banishing BS at Work with Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss
35:37

Communications consultants Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss swap stories about the BS we encounter in the workplace and best practices to avoid it.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to spot BS in the workplace and cut through it
  2. How to survive the office version of Game of Thrones
  3. Two quick tricks to communicate better at work

 

About Jennifer and Michael:

Jennifer Rock and her coauthor, Michael Voss, have a shared passion for storytelling that goes back – way back – to when Jennifer published haikus in her first-grade newsletter, and Mike entertained other kids on the school bus with his creative fiction.

Their jones for crafting a tale fueled their individual career paths, where they held roles in journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and corporate communications. They had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses to, now, their own communications agency.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep185

Jul 28, 2017
184: Building Your Network Before You Need It with Dr. Ivan Misner
46:23

BNI Founder Ivan Misner shares the lowdown on the why and how of relationship-building.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The fundamental networking disconnect that holds us back
  2. Ivan’s all-time favorite networking strategies
  3. How to wow prospective employers via a “working interview”

 

About Ivan:

Dr. Ivan Misner, is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business networking. He is the Founder of BNI.com, the largest business networking organization and has written several top business books including three New York Times Bestsellers, two Amazon Bestsellers and one Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Titles include, “Avoiding the Networking Disconnect,” “Business Networking and Sex” and “Networking Like A Pro”. Ivan holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and as the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation, he was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by The Red Cross.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep184

Jul 26, 2017
183: Igniting Motivation through Appreciation with Dr. Paul White
36:00

Psychologist Dr. Paul White shows why and how to offer effective appreciation to work colleagues.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The studies proving the superlative importance of appreciation in the workplace
  2. How to make your appreciation authentic--instead of phony
  3. 5 Languages to show appreciation in the workplace

 

About Paul:

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. He has written articles for and been interviewed by Bloomberg’s Business Week, CNN/Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, FoxBusiness.com, Huffington Post LIVE, U.S. News and World Report, and Yahoo! Finance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep183

Jul 24, 2017
182: Better Work Relationships through Bigger Empathy with Sharon Steed
29:04

Communications consultant Sharon Steed delves into how you can develop more empathy in communication and why it is needed in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why people aren’t listening anymore
  2. Pro-tips for being empathetic even with people you don’t like
  3. Three ways to tackle difficult conversations

 

About Sharon:

Sharon is an international keynote speaker and consultant focusing on improving communication through empathy. A life-long stutterer, Sharon users her speech impediment to teach what empathy is and how to use it as a foundation for positive and effective communication. She's spoken about this at conferences both nationally and internationally; at companies; and various events spanning multiple industries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep182

Jul 21, 2017
181: How to Hone Your Strengths at a Job You Love with Scott Barlow
47:03

Fellow careers podcaster Scott Barlow shares how to zero in on the essential things we need at work and bring our strengths to bear there.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 6 critical things people need from their work
  2. Why strengths differ from skills--and why that matters.
  3. How identifying your “anti-strengths” can skyrocket your self-awareness

 

About Scott

Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. With over 2000 interviews worth of experience from his HR career, Scott interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast.  Scott and his wife Alyssa have 3 children and live in Moses Lake, Washington.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep181

Jul 19, 2017
180: How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs, and the Fear of Failure with Joe Sanok
30:29

Counselor Joe Sanok shares ways to tackle fears, manage stress, and stay in the growth zone.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A brilliant approach to reframe fears of failure
  2. The science behind freaking out
  3. How to combat stress triggers and relax in seconds

 

About Joe:

Joe Sanok is a speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Rob Bell, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author of five books, and is a top-consultant.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep180

Jul 17, 2017
178: How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer
38:57

Talent builder Dodie Gomer shares best practices for leading people to results--when you’re not in charge.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How setting a clear vision on tiny matters delivers huge benefits
  2. Tactics for projecting powerful composure
  3. The value of using “strong words” and eliminating “weak words” in your communications

 

About Dodie:

Dodie Gomer believes far beyond technical potential. She is known as a talent builder. Dodie has 25+ years of corporate HR leadership. She inspires individuals to tap into their unique talent to go beyond their technical expertise and develop as leaders – even if they never plan to be a manager. Whether it is a keynote address, leadership workshop or as a succession planning consultant, Dodie will provide the right tools to build leadership for both individuals and organizations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep178

Jul 12, 2017
177: Getting the Right Fit at Work with Moe Carrick
44:01

Moe Carrick discusses discovering and creating the right fit in the workplace, its significance to us, and the elements that contribute to it.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The meaning and importance of work fit
  2. The critical 6 elements that comprise work fit
  3. What to do when something does not fit in your workplace

 

About Moe:

Moe Carrick is Principal and Founder of Moementum, Inc. a Certified BCorp and consulting firm dedicated to the vision of creating a world that works for everyone using business as a force for good. Her diverse client portfolio includes Prudential, REI, Nike, The Nature Conservancy, TechSoft3D, Hydroflask, amongst others.


A frequent blogger and contributor to Conscious Company, Success.com, and the Work Smart Blog, Moe is also a frequent and in demand speaker and facilitator. She has shared her insights and energetic style with TEDx’s and numerous universities, professional organizations, corporations, and trade groups.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep177

Jul 10, 2017
176: How to Prevent Terrible Decisions using Red Team Thinking with Bryce Hoffman
46:32

Bryce Hoffman shares how the military’s Red Teaming thinking tools can help professionals make optimal decisions.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to confront lies in your organizations and the lies you tell yourself
  2. A quick way to check critical assumptions
  3. One question that will help you make better decisions in under 15 minutes

 

About Bryce

Bryce G. Hoffman is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant who helps companies around the world plan better and global leaders lead better by applying innovative systems from the worlds of business and the military. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller, American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company, which has become a manual for CEOs looking to transform their corporate cultures. Before launching his international consulting practice in 2014, Hoffman was an award-winning financial journalist who spent 22 years covering the global automotive, high-tech and biotech industries for newspapers in Michigan and California. He writes a regular column on leadership and culture for Forbes.com and regularly appears on television and radio shows in the United States and internationally. For more information, please visit: http://brycehoffman.com/

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep176

Jul 07, 2017
175: How to See the Blind Spots Holding Back Your Career with Sara Canaday
43:27

Sara Canaday gives insights that offer clarity on blind spots at work and overcoming them to advance in your career.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Key blind spots that frequently hold back careers
  2. Why the personal touch matters at work
  3. Approaches to identifying your own blind spots

 

About Sara

Sara Canaday (Leadership Development Expert, Speaker and Author) is a recognized expert and author in leadership and strategic personal branding. Specifically, she is known for her ability to help high potentials identify the elusive blind spots that are preventing them from taking their careers (and their companies) to the next level.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep175

Jul 05, 2017
The Two Questions that Improve Every Decision
07:33

Happy (almost) 4th of July!

In this special episode, Pete helps you declare independence from making sub-optimal decisions with two key questions that will help you approach decision-making better:

1. What must be true for this decision to be a good one?

2. How can I test that?

 

View notes and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/July3

Jul 03, 2017
174: Mapping Out Your Career and Fulfillment with Dr. Bill Schiemann
27:45

Dr. Bill Schiemann paves the way to finding fulfillment now and where you want to be in future.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Three factors essential for career fulfillment
  2. How to find fulfillment within your current situation
  3. Processes to map out your goal fulfillment

 

About Bill:

Bill Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, specializing in strategic performance measurement, organizational alignment and talent optimization. He’s authored numerous books and articles on talent management and has served as the Chairman of the Society for Human Resources Management Foundation.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep174

Jun 30, 2017
173: Writing Better Emails with Leslie O’Flahavan
45:49

Email expert Leslie O'Flahavan shares the do's and don'ts of writing clear emails that build rapport.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to use the BLUF technique to get more opens, reads, and replies
  2. How to use formatting optimally in emails
  3. The method for writing a strong subject line

 

About Leslie: 

Leslie O’Flahavan is a get-to-the point writer and an experienced, versatile writing instructor.  As E-WRITE owner since 1996, Leslie has been writing content and teaching customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Leslie can help the most stubborn, inexperienced, or word-phobic employees at your organization improve their writing skills, so they can do their jobs better.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep173

Jun 28, 2017
172: The Smart Way to Follow Your Passion with Moustafa Hamwi
45:23

Passionpreneur Moustafa Hamwi defines true passion and shares keys to pursuing it wisely.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Moustafa’s four-fold definition of passion
  2. A billion-dollar question that you should ask yourself right now
  3. Why you should build your passion tribe

 

About Moustafa

Moustafa is known globally as The Passion Guy due to his amazing success in launching platforms that are empowering people to work & live passionately including a series of Passion Talks; and Passion Sundays the leading online passion & happiness talk show.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep172

Jun 26, 2017
171: Brevity = Critical with Joe McCormack
45:12

Marketing executive Joe McCormack addressed declining attention spans with actionable ways to "be better; be brief."

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How being brief helps you focus
  2. How to trim down information to what is essential
  3. 3 common mistakes when it comes to being brief

 

About Joe:

Joe McCormack is on a mission to help organizations master the art of the short story. An experienced marketing executive, successful entrepreneur and author, Joe is recognized for his work in narrative messaging and corporate storytelling. His book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less (Wiley & Sons, 2014) tackles the timeliness of the “less is more” mandate.

He founded and serves as managing director and president of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency.

A passionate leader, he started The BRIEF Lab, a subsidiary of Sheffield, in 2013 after years dedicated to developing and delivering a unique curriculum on strategic narratives for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He speaks at diverse industry and client forums on the topics of messaging, storytelling, change and leadership.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep171

Jun 23, 2017
170: Managing Inner--and Outer--Critics with Dave Stachowiak
41:01

Fellow careers podcaster Dave Stachowiak shares wisdom on dealing with the inner critic, getting great feedback, and more

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to best interact with the inner critic
  2. The magic question to ask for better feedback
  3. How much feedback is too much feedback

 

About Dave:

Dave is a Senior Vice President with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and has led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system. Dave founded Coaching for Leaders in 2011 and was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep170

Jun 21, 2017
169: Transforming the Workplace with Love with Gayle Van Gils
38:28

Gayle Van Gils talks about ways to transform your interactions and work culture from a place of fear to one of love, kindness, and humanity.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The effects of a toxic workplace and how to counteract them with love
  2. Core practices to deepen your capacity for kindness
  3. A handy ritual to stop negative reactions

 

About Gayle:

Gayle Van Gils is an author, leadership consultant and life coach, who opens the minds and hearts of her clients.  As a senior mindfulness teacher, with an MBA from UCLA, Gayle combines her extensive meditation practice with her business background to help clients integrate mindfulness and compassion into their work environment.

Gayle is the author of Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace, a practical guide for developing the powers of attention, stress reduction, communication and collaboration  - for enhanced performance in work and life.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep169

Jun 19, 2017
168: Growing Your Personal and Professional Relationships with Olivia June Poole
28:39

VINA CEO and co-founder Olivia June Poole takes us into her tech world and speaks on the importance of personal relationships, the gender dynamics in networking, and how to make good connections.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The key difference in successful network building between men  and women
  2. A critical overlooked consideration when building your network
  3. How to make new connections stronger

 

About Olivia:

Olivia June Poole is the CEO and Co-Founder of VINA, a company that creates tech products to connect, celebrate, and empower women, including the Hey! VINA app. She also worked in marketing for General Assemb.ly, RocketSpace, and others. She is an expert in user acquisition, community building, and driving consumer online-offline engagement.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep168

Jun 16, 2017
167: How to Love Your Work...and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell
45:47

Entrepreneur Nick Campbell explores how you can turn your interests into a career--and then make the most of those opportunities.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A process to find the connection between what you love and what pays
  2. How to sidestep all the requirements that job boards claim you need
  3. Why it’s ideal to be the the worst in the room

 

About Nick:

Nick grew up in Detroit, the oldest son of a fireman and a rollerskating teacher. He lived a curious life trying to figure out how things worked. He’s been lucky always have jobs doing things he loved including selling magic tricks, performing yo-yo tricks, DJing parties, Photography, Motion Graphics, 3D Animation, Software Development, Design, Blogger, and Educator. Today, Nick makes software and training to help make the world easier and more fun. He works and lives in the Midwest where he goes on road trips, drinks craft beer, plays pinball, and listens to a lot of podcasts.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep167

Jun 14, 2017
166: Generating New Big Ideas from Your Hunches with Bernadette Jiwa
28:32

Worldwide storytelling authority Bernadette Jiwa shares how to tap into hunches to uncover your next great idea.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to begin trusting your gut
  2. The three qualities that cultivate good ideas
  3. The skill of selling your ideas through storytelling

 

About Bernadette:

Bernadette Jiwa hails from Ireland, presently lives in Australia, and is a global authority on the role of story in business, innovation and marketing. She is also an advisor to business leaders and entrepreneurs, a regular keynote speaker, and the author of five #1 Amazon Bestsellers. Her website, thestoryoftelling.com, regularly tops blog awards in Australia. Her latest book, Hunch, released last week.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep166

Jun 12, 2017
165: How to Work with People You Dislike with Adam Kahane
39:42

Reos Partners cofounder Adam Kahane shares his expertise in dealing with conflicts and effectively collaborating with the enemy.

You'll Learn:

  1. Why conventional collaboration does not work anymore
  2. The three stretches required from collaboration
  3. What to do when you can’t collaborate

About Adam:

Adam Kahane is a Director of Reos Partners, an international social
enterprise that helps people move forward together on their most important
and intractable issues.
Adam is the author of four books on solving tough problems. His latest is
Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree
With or Like or Trust.
 
 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep165

Jun 09, 2017
164: Sustaining Your Peak and Avoiding Burnouts with Brad Stulberg
45:47

Human performance guru Brad Stulberg illuminates the essential ingredients that lead to peak physical, emotional, and mental states.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Brad’s ultimate growth equation
  2. How to get comfortable with being uncomfortable
  3. The huge difference that making a difference makes

 

About Brad:

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and the science of human performance. He is a coauthor of the new book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, and is a columnist for New York and Outside magazines. Follow Brad on Twitter @Bstulberg and learn more on his website www.bradstulberg.com

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep164

Jun 07, 2017
163: Building successful mentor/protégé relationships with Dr. Ellen Ensher
34:42

Professor Ellen Ensher shares her expertise in instigating and developing mentor and protégé relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How Ellen applied mentorship wisdom to double her income in one day
  2. The real meaning of mentorship
  3. The two valuable things every protege can provide even the most senior mentor

 

About Eve:

Ellen A. Ensher, Ph.D is a Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University (LMU)  in Los Angeles, California and in 2017 received the LMU award for Distinguished Teaching.  Ellen is the co-author of Power Mentoring: How Mentors and Protégés Get the Most out of Their Relationships. Dr. Ensher has published over 50 articles/book chapters and consulted to a number of of organizations both domestically and abroad such as Kraft Foods, Legg Mason, Notre Dame University, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, and United States Navy. Recently awarded the Fulbright Specialist award, Ellen will be conducting research in Finland in 2017. Ellen is a LinkedIn Learning Author of two courses on mentoring. Please visit www.ellenensher.com for mentoring resources and to subscribe to her blog: Discussions on Media, Management, and Mentoring at www.ellenensher.com/blog.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep163

Jun 05, 2017
162: The Only 5 Ways to Get More Done with Chris Croft
54:03

Prolific trainer Chris Croft helps to figure out what you should do really well and what you should do well enough to get the most out of your work and life.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to identify squeezable tasks
  2. A 4-step process to saying no and negotiating
  3. Optimal systems for organizing the stuff of work and life

 

About Chris:

Chris Croft has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA, worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years and then as a university lecturer for five years before starting his own training company in 1995. Since then he has trained over 80,000 people, and his free email tips are sent to 20,000 people (www.free-management-tips.co.uk). Chris runs training courses in Project Management, Time Management and similar subjects almost every day, mostly in the UK, and has also produced a range of books which are available on amazon kindle, a project management rap which can be found on youtube, and phone apps called JobsToDo, Management Cards, and “Daily Happiness Tips”.  He is featured on www.lynda.com and https://www.linkedin.com/learning where he presents courses on project management, assertiveness, negotiation, problem solving, and happiness. His Lynda.com Project Management course has had over a million views.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep162

Jun 02, 2017
161: Exploring Entrepreneurship without Quitting Your Day Job with Patrick McGinnis
42:53

Patrick McGinnis shows how you can develop your entrepreneurship--and job skills--while keeping the stability of your day job.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you should consider being a 10% entrepreneur
  2. Two strategies to determine where you should really focus your time and energy
  3. Tried and tested ways to see if your big idea will work out

 

About Patrick:

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

He is the author of the book The 10% Entrepreneur. He has also written articles for well-known publications such as Fortune, Business Insider, and Forbes.

Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep161

May 31, 2017
160: Sizing Up Big Picture Strategic Challenges...FAST with Paul Szyarto
31:45

Paul Szyarto talks about his templates for overhauling businesses, the root of common business problems, and how to identify improvement opportunities. 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to assess root problems quickly
  2. Why identifying current facts is more accurate than relying on history
  3. The underlying source of tremendous confidence

About Paul:

Paul Szyarto is a renowned business transformation expert. He is currently the CEO of Campana & Schott Inc., controlling all operations throughout the United States. He holds numerous degrees and certifications, including an MBA from Oxford. He is also a Lecturer at Rutgers University Continuing Education and The Wharton School, a member of the Advisory Board for Argus-Soft and DELCON Construction, and a practicing martial artist. He also teaches Krav Maga and tactical training as “The Combat CEO” at his VMMA franchise locations.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep160

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May 26, 2017
160: Sizing Up Big Picture Strategic Challenges...FAST with Paul Szyarto
May 25, 2017
159: Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich
38:30

Tasha Eurich shares insights on self-awareness, how we can benefit from it, and how to strengthen our self-awareness. 

 

You'll Learn:

  1. 7 indicators that reveal if you’re actually self-aware (most aren’t!)
  2. Why you need to be more self-aware
  3. What you’re doing wrong when it comes to introspection

 

About Tasha:

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as ForbesThe New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep159

 

May 24, 2017
158: Forging Resilient Work Relationships with Michael Papanek
45:43

Michael Papanek talks collective resilience, group breakthroughs, and the action learning model.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The keys to building resilient work relationships
  2. How to use  the Heat Curve to achieve collective resilience and innovative breakthroughs
  3. Ignored, overlooked, and CRITICAL ground rules for meetings

About Michael:

Michael Papanek specializes in leadership consultancy and providing strategies, tools and skills to enact change. He is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Michael Papanek Consulting, and has advised leaders from top companies including Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Prior to that, he worked in Interaction Associates as a General Manager and was a systems engineer at Electronic Data Systems.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep158

May 22, 2017
157: Outrageous Asking for Outrageous Results with Linda Swindling
40:46

Linda Swindling shares how to boldly ask for — and receive — more.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The right way to think about asking for more
  2. The drivers of asking discomfort—and practice approaches for overcoming them
  3. The main factors that drive whether   a “yes” or “no”

 

About Linda:

From the courtroom to the boardroom, Linda knows firsthand about influencing decision makers and asking outrageously. She practiced law for 10 years and is now a “recovering” attorney, popular speaker, executive coach and strategic consultant. She recently presented at TEDxSMU on the topic, “Why the World Needs You to Ask Outrageously,” and her newest book, Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want, will be released by Berrett-Koehler in June 2017.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep157

May 19, 2017
156: Making Complex Decisions Confidently with Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
48:32

Journalist Cheryl Strauss Einhorn shares a robust approach to complex decision-making via the AREA perspective-taking method.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to make complex decisions with the AREA Method
  2. Why you should document your decision problems
  3. How to slow down to speed up your decision-making

 

About Cheryl

Cheryl Einhorn is the creator of the AREA Method, a decision making system for individuals and companies to solve complex problems. Cheryl is the founder of CSE Consulting and the author of the book Problem Solved, a Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence & Conviction. Cheryl teaches as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and has won several journalism awards for her investigative stories about international political, business and economic topics.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep156

May 17, 2017
155: Managing Defensiveness for Stronger Collaborations with Jim Tamm
41:21

Jim Tamm shares how managing defensiveness ensures collaborations remain cool and effective. 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why managing your defensiveness is a hidden key to effective collaborations
  2. The 3 biggest drivers of defensiveness
  3. How to stay curious – instead of furious

About Jim:

For 25 years Jim was a judge dealing with collective bargaining disputes. He has mediated more school district labor strikes than any other person in the United States. Now he teaches collaboration skills in the Talent Development Program at Harvard, the International Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Leadership Academy of the University of California. His book Radical Collaboration has been on Amazon’s top seller lists for collaboration, negotiations, and organizational psychology books for 11 years. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep155

May 15, 2017
154: Building Strong Cultures with Tristan White
36:11

Tristan White shares his experiences in building an award-winning work environment from top to bottom.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why Tristan quit his dream of working with elite athletes
  2. The one key question you need to ask before committing to anything
  3. The power of noticing alone

 

About Tristan:

Tristan White is the CEO and Founder of The Physio Co., providing over 200,000 physiotherapy consultations for seniors every year. For eight consecutive years, The Physio Co. has ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to work, and was named the winner of BRW’s Best Place to Work in Australia in 2014. Tristan also runs a blog, and regularly speaks at conferences and company meetings.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep154

May 12, 2017
153: Upgrading Your Mind For Your Ambitions with Guy and Ilan Ferdman
42:33

Brothers / coaches / adventurers Guy and Ilan Ferdman tackle personal development and living the life you love.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How perception creates meaning and motivation
  2. The 22 minutes that can change your life
  3. Questions that boost your confidence

 

About Guy & Ilan:

Guy and Ilan Ferdman are brothers and co-founders of SatoriPrime, a personal development company on a mission to help people reach a 10 out of 10 in every area of their lives. Previously, they were head coaches with Landmark Education and executives in finance and real estate.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep153

May 10, 2017
152: Executive-style Communication with Dianna Booher
43:10

Dianna Booher shows how you can conduct more effective meetings and make a greater impact with subtle tweaks to your communication approach.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. What a great leader sounds like
  2. Tips to get your emails read
  3. Quick tricks for better meetings

 

About Dianna:

As founder and CEO of Booher Research Institute, Dianna Booher works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. She has provided communication programs and coaching to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies, such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Siemens, NASA, and the U.S. Navy. National media outlets frequently interview Booher for opinions on critical communication issues: Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, Success, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Daily, Fox, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep152

May 08, 2017
151: How to Get in the Zone...Every Day with Dr. Hans Hagemann
50:37

Dr. Hans Hagemann talks about the biochemical ingredients needed to get into the groove of “flow” and optimally engage your brain for peak performance.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The three-chemical “DNA” of peak performance
  2. Three simple steps to flow
  3. The benefits of intuitive decision making in a team

 

About Hans:

Hans W. Hagemann, Ph.D., is managing partner/co-founder at the global leadership consultancy firm Munich Leadership Group, and he is a global expert on leadership and innovation who has led seminars, coaching sessions and in-depth workshops with top executives in more than 40 countries.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep151

May 05, 2017
150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott
40:08

Kim Scott shows how “radical candor” can be used in the workplace to give better feedback and meaningful praise and criticism.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to care personally while challenging directly
  2. Three important conversations that you should be having at work
  3. An approach to giving better feedback to your boss

 

About Kim:

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, a NYT and WSJ bestseller, published by St Martin’s Press. Kim is also the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in the book. She is also the author of three novels.

Prior to founding Candor, Inc., Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University, developing the course “Managing at Apple,” and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, and led business development at two other start-ups . Kim received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Princeton University. Kim and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep150

May 03, 2017
149: Getting Consistently Good Behavior with S. Chris Edmonds
42:31

Veteran culture consultant S. Chris Edmonds shares his philosophy and processes associated with intentionally creating an uplifting culture. 

You'll Learn:

  1. The oft-forgotten half of the manager’s job
  2. How to identify the top citizens in your team
  3. Quick tips for identifying and listing values within your team

 

About Chris:

Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year executive career leading high performing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. He has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Chris is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.

Chris is the author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine, the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, research, and videos can be found at Driving Results Through Culture. Thousands of followers enjoy his daily quotes on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration on Twitter at @scedmonds. Visit his website at www.drivingresultsthroughculture.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep149

May 01, 2017
148: Optimizing Sleep for Sharper Performance with Dr. W. Chris Winter
58:21

Sleep doctor W. Chris Winter shares the effects of sleep and best practices for getting a better sleep, synthesized from years of working with elite athletes.

You'll Learn:

  1. Insight on what it takes to achieve better sleep
  2. Handy tools to enhance sleep
  3. How Chris helps professional athletes sleep best

 

About Chris:

Dr. W. Chris Winter has spent over half of his life involved in the study of sleep and the treatment of sleep disorders. As a board certified neurologist and double board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Winter brings a tremendous amount of scientific knowledge to his book, The Sleep Solution, and state-of-the-art sleep clinic in Charlottesville, VA. He’s served many professional sports teams, including the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Capitals, and New York Rangers.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep148

Apr 28, 2017
147: The Sources of Motivation and Loyalty with Scott Love
38:19

High-stakes headhunter Scott Love talks about employee loyalty, human needs, and what motivates people in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why people stay or leave their jobs
  2. The major forces of employee motivation
  3. How to become follow-able

 

About Scott:

Scott Love is President of the Attorney Search Group, a professional speaker on employee loyalty, a high-stakes headhunter, and an author of three books. He was also a Naval Officer for four years, and moonlights as a stand-up comedian.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep147

Apr 26, 2017
146: Accessing Your Brain’s Hidden Potential with Dr. Barbara Oakley
45:12

Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why the Pomodoro technique’s 25 minutes of focus is indeed a magical number
  2. How you can make dramatic changes – and small tweaks – to improve your life
  3. How the imposter syndrome can actually be a strength

 

About Barbara

Barbara Oakley PhD., is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her research involves bioengineering with a focus on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award. She is the author of seven other books, including the New York Times-bestselling, A Mind For Numbers.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep146

Apr 21, 2017
145: Encouraging Innovation through Conflict with Jeff DeGraff
39:47

Professor Jeff DeGraff shows how to stir up some constructive conflict to encourage innovative thinking in the workplace.

You'll Learn:

  1. The extraordinary value of arguing
  2. Who are the four types of people at the workplace and what creative tensions emerge among them
  3. Effective ways to create constructive conflict at work

 

About Jeff:

Jeff DeGraff is called the Dean of Innovation because of his influence on the field. Dr. DeGraff is a professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He has advised hundreds of the world’s most prominent firms. He has founded a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium, with labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Fortune, Wired and the Harvard Business Review to name a few. Jeff writes a column for Inc. magazine and has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. He is the author of several books.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep145

Apr 19, 2017
144: Optimal Rejuvenation with Rachael O’Meara
44:06

Google executive and leadership coach Rachael O’Meara shares how to make the most of every pause from work--whether the pause last for a minute or for months.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The critical benefits of taking a pause
  2. Quick tools for making each pause deliver maximum
  3. How to turn challenges into opportunities

 

About Rachael

Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She is a sales executive at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post and has been featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com. She leads workshops and speaks on the practice of pausing. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep144

Apr 17, 2017
143: Tackling Problematic People & Behaviors with Dr. Janie Fritz
34:38

Communications professor Dr. Janie Fritz gives some pro-tips to enforce positive behavior in the workplace and do away with the negative.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How negative behavior takes a toll on the workplace
  2. Practical ways to build better colleague relationships
  3. Tactics for dealing with bully bosses

 

About Janie:

Dr. Fritz is a professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. She studies communication in the workplace, exploring how professional civility and incivility affect productivity and relationships at work. She is the author of Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work (Peter Lang, 2013) and coauthor or coeditor of several others. Her most recent work focuses on the intersection of professional civility and leadership practices.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep143

Apr 14, 2017
142: Exceptional Perceptiveness for Exceptional Achievement with Isaac Lidsky
25:29

Construction entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky challenges us to take control of our lives and speaks on the impact of accountability and perception.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How you misperceive yourself and your own life
  2. How to make wise choices with awareness and accountability
  3. Why there are no such things as heroes and villains

 

About Isaac:

Isaac Lidsky is a motivational speaker, an author, and runs ODC Construction, a hugely successful construction company in Florida. He was a child star for the sitcom Saved By the Bell before being diagnosed with a rare degenerative blinding disease. That spurred Isaac to go to Harvard and graduate by the age of 19 with an honors degree in mathematics and computer science. He then returned to Harvard to study law and graduated as magna cum laude, and went on to clerk for two US Supreme Court Justices.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep142

Apr 12, 2017
141: Giving Bigger Value, Receiving Bigger Income with Bob Burg
38:22

Author and speaker Bob Burg discusses the benefits and practical approaches to being a “go giver.”

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to be a giver without being a doormat
  2. Bob’s 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success
  3. How to find and cultivate outstanding mentor relationships

 

About Bob

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep141

Apr 10, 2017
140: Millennials in the Workplace: Myth vs. Fact with Gabriella Mirabelli
22:50

Entertainment executive Gabriella Mirabelli shares her insights and experiences with hiring, teaching, and studying young millennials in today’s workforce.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Critical distinctions for workplace motivation
  2. Behavioral insights from surveying 2,500 millennials
  3. What you can learn from 18 to 24-year-olds

 

About Gabriella:

Gabriella Mirabelli is the executive director and co-owner of Anatomy Media, an entertainment marketing and promotion agency founded in 2000. They’ve worked with Discovery, FX, National Geographic, NBC and USA Network to create trailers, TV spots and marketing films. She also has a podcast, Up Next, where she talks about the next innovations in media.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep140

Apr 07, 2017
139: Dealing with “schmucks” in your office with Dr. Jody Foster
34:42

Psychiatrist Jody Foster offers handy categorizations and pro tips for handling the distinct kinds of difficult people in your workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to spot and deal with 10 personality types prone to being difficult
  2. Key rules of engagement in the workplace
  3. Pro tips on how to confront someone or something in the workplace

 

About Jody:

Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital. She attained her masters of business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep139

Apr 05, 2017
138: Giving Your Career a Jolt with Roopa Unnikrishnan
44:01

Innovation consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan highlights why and how to use the same principles companies use to innovate...to jolt your career.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Principles for catapulting your career
  2. Productive stalking to follow innovations and trends
  3. How to manufacture your own serendipity

 

About Roopa:

Roopa Unnikrishnan has almost two decades of experience in roles where she has seeded and driven change and innovation in several Fortune 500 companies. Roopa works with Consumer Goods, Education and Technology clients, helping them establish and improve key processes around strategic planning, innovation space identification and idea development. A master coach, she works with senior executives to drive personal and career change. Roopa was previously at Pfizer as VP, Corporate Strategy and Global Head of Pfizer’s worldwide talent and organizational team for Sales (2007-2012), at BlackRock as HR lead for sales and Citicards as Strategy Director.

A Rhodes scholar with an MPhil and an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, is also a published poet and a world-class athlete in sports riflery. She is currently President of TiE’s NY chapter, a group focused on fostering entrepreneurship, and was previously Board Chair of Sakhi which works to end domestic violence.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep138

Apr 03, 2017
136: How to Make Your Presentation as Compelling as a Movie with Ted Frank
39:06

Backstories Studio Principal Ted Frank shows how to apply Hollywood tools to create and give great presentations.

You'll Learn:

  1. The fundamental key to captivating people
  2. Best practices to help your audience remember the crucial points
  3. Keys to keeping it simple and real in your presentation

 

About Ted

Ted Frank is the principal and story strategist for Backstories Studio, with clients like Netflix, ESPN, and Twitter. He is the author of Get to the Heart, a book on how to apply movie style storytelling to presentations.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep136

Mar 29, 2017
135: Engaging the Zombies at Work with Andrew Sherman
39:31

Law Partner Andrew Sherman talks about the crisis of disengagement at work, along with approaches to beat apathy and disconnection in the workplace.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to use Gallup’s numbers to improve engagement in the workplace
  2. Andrew’s three Cs for teambuilding
  3. Insights from the “How was your day?” test

 

About Andrew

Andrew Sherman is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an adjunct professor at both the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, and a prolific author with nearly 30 books to his name. He has also served as an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, and has been featured on CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and many others.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep135

Mar 27, 2017
134: Finding Your Dream Job in an Automated World with Bhoopathi Rapolu
36:53

Machines are quickly taking over many of our everyday tasks, but Bhoopathi Rapolu shares how to survive and why you might still find your dream job.

You'll Learn:

  1. The implications of improving artificial intelligence on your current job
  2. A rule of thumb to know if you can be replaced by a machine – and how to deal
  3. A killer way to make a great interview impression

 

About Bhoopathi:

Bhoopathi is an international speaker, blogger and bestselling author of The Race for Work. He helps working professionals find their career fulfilment by exploiting the fast growing disruptive technologies. Visit www.bhoopathi.com for more details and additional resources.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep134

Mar 24, 2017
133: Boomerang Employees: A New Perspective on Lifelong Loyalty with Lee Caraher
35:25

Lee Caraher returns to talk about why it’s unrealistic to expect employees to stay for long stretches and the mutual benefits by “boomeranging.”

You'll Learn:

  1. A fresh definition of lifelong loyalty for the changing times
  2. How to make a graceful exit for both employees and employers
  3. How to tell if you’re boomerang ready

 

About Lee:

Lee is the founder and CEO of a highly sought after communications firm known for producing great results with its innovative approach to traditional, digital and experiential programs. She has a long history of leading high-performing, multi-generational teams that enjoy working together. Lee is a champion for creating a positive workplace culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. She takes the long view to support employees building their own personal brands that balance loyalties to themselves and their employers. Lee believes that companies able to inspire lifetime loyalty from employees — currently or formerly employed — are the companies that are best suited to thrive. She has long recognized that people will leave employers and understands the real problems this causes for companies.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep133

Mar 22, 2017
132: Delivering Outstanding Usability and Career Experiences with Shannon Clark
38:25

Shannon Clark shares the story of her rise to exceptional expertise in human factor studies, sharing lessons learned for improving product and career concepts along the way.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to become invaluable in what you love to do
  2. Ninja tactics for improving the validity of your ideas – and  career path
  3. How stress prevents you from getting to the next level

 

About Shannon:

Shannon Clark is the CEO of UserWise Consulting, working to promote self-sufficient usability engineering programs in companies and the development of safe, usable, and effective medical devices. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as a human factors engineer at Intuitive Surgical and Abbott Medical Optics.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep132

Mar 20, 2017
130: Managing Interns and Managing your Career with Mark Babbitt
29:56

Mark Babbitt serves up a double portion of insight on the topics of working with interns and working your personal brand.

You'll Learn:

  1. How internships can be more mutually beneficial than you think
  2. A step by step guide to building high-quality internships
  3. Two simple questions for accelerating your career

 

About Mark:

Mark Babbitt is a career and leadership mentor, and the CEO and founder of YouTern, a community for young talents looking for internships, mentorships, and actionable advice. He is also the President of Switch & Shift, a consultancy firm looking to bring leaders to the Social Media age. He has written for the likes of the Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. He has published two books, The Ultimate Guide to Internships and A World Gone Social.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep130

Mar 15, 2017
129: Building a Better Team with Bennett Bratt
31:24

Ben Bratt identifies critical elements of great teams to help get strategic view on how to build your team’s strengths and confront your team’s weaknesses.

You'll Learn:

  1. The 16 variables of a great team
  2. Why 80% of the teams you’re on are not effective – and what to do about it
  3. An approach to creating an open discussion of the key strengths and weaknesses of your team

 

About Bennett:

Bennett Bratt’s passion is engaging teams and transforming people-related systems. In his current role as the Principal and Founder of The Team Effectiveness Project, Ben's quest is to unlock the true power of teams, leaders, and communities.  His Team Elements™ approach helps teams de-mystify their team experience and take positive ownership for their current situation and path forward in truly inclusive way.

Over 20+ years, Ben gained global experience and broad leadership expertise at T-Mobile, Sun Microsystems, Ford Motor Company, and Silicon Valley start-up company Model E. He earned graduate degrees in Political Science from Tulane University and in Counseling from Michigan State University.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep129

Mar 13, 2017
128: Little Things that Make a Big Difference for Your Career with Jeff Kavanaugh
42:11

Infosys Senior Partner Jeff Kavanaugh talks about key skills and differentiators of winning professionals.

You'll Learn:

  1. The powerful career distinguisher of “leaning forward” with critical thinking, professionalism, and delivering “done-done” work
  2. The Pyramid Principle for communicating with impact
  3. Three concrete steps to take to level up in your field

 

About Jeff:

Jeff Kavanaugh is a Senior Partner at Infosys, one of the world’s largest consulting firms with over $10bn a year in revenue and a market cap in the 11-figures. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and writes at JeffKavanaugh.net.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep128

Mar 10, 2017
127: Making Better Decisions with Matt Bodnar
39:51

Matt Bodnar shares tools and mental models to be high-leverage as possible through better decision-making.

You'll Learn:

  1. Why decision-making skills are a timeless key to being high-leverage
  2. Approaches to build a powerful tool box of mental models
  3. How to apply the 80/20 principle to life and work decisions

 

About Matt:

Matt Bodnar has been named to Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association, and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. He’s a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined Fresh in 2011 after several years at Goldman Sachs. He sourced and lead the firm’s investment in I Love Juice Bar, vertical farming startup Square Roots, Vui’s Kitchen, Grilled Cheeserie, and several more deals. Bodnar is a board member and works closely with a number of portfolio companies including Tazikis, I Love Juice Bar, Martins BBQ, Octane Coffee, and Fresh Technology. Bodnar is also the co-founder of Fresh Capital, which focuses on commercial real estate investing and development. He also hosts The Science of Success Podcast, which has received nearly a million downloads.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep127

Mar 08, 2017
126: Making Stress Work for You with Dr. Melanie Greenberg
39:36

Psychologist and executive coach Dr. Melanie Greenberg shows how to make the most of the stress work brings to the table.

You'll Learn:

  1. The key differentiators that make stress enriching vs. debilitating
  2. How meditation practices provide helpful distance between you and your thoughts
  3. The STOP and RAIN methods for bringing mindfulness into situations

 

About Melanie

Dr. Melanie Greenberg is a practicing psychologist and executive coach in Marin county, CA and an expert on managing stress, health, and relationships using proven techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness, positive psychology, health psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. With more than 20 years of experience as a professor, author, researcher, clinician, and coach, Melanie has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations like The American Psychological Association. She writes the Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today which has more than 8 million page views. A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Women's Health, Men's Health, Fitness Magazine, Women's Day, Cosmopolitan and the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on radio shows and numerous podcasts. With almost 50,000 followers, Melanie was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to follow on Twitter.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep126

Mar 06, 2017
124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak
45:31

Paul Zak illuminates how the brain chemical oxytocin relates to how we can develop a higher trust, lower-stress work culture.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to measure and manage trust in the workplace
  2. The benefits of a high trust workplace
  3. Why hugs should be the new handshake

 

About Paul:

Paul J. Zak, PhD, is founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University.  He was part of the team of scientists that first made the connection between oxytocin and trust – his TED talk on the topic has received more than 1.4 million views. Paul is the author of the new book Trust Factor: The Science Of Creating High-Performance Companies. Also the author of The Moral Molecule, he has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox Business, Dr. Phil, and Good Morning America.  He lives in Claremont, CA.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep124

Mar 01, 2017
123: Maximizing Creativity by Minimizing Cognitive Bias with Adam Hansen
48:58

Adam Hansen identifies eight inherent cognitive biases, how they developed, and what we can do to overcome them.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When you can still trust the wisdom of your instincts
  2. The massive power of taking six extra seconds to breathe and think
  3. How to apply the “for-ness” mindset to overcome negativity bias

 

About Adam:

Adam Hansen is VP of Innovation/Innovation Process Consultant at Ideas To Go and a career-long innovation leader, student and devotee. He received his MBA in product management at Indiana University. He has served on the board of the Product Development and Management Association and as an innovation and strategy expert with select causes in education and public health care.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep123

Feb 27, 2017
122: Nourishing Good Habits and Attitudes with Eric Zimmer
36:52

Fellow podcaster Eric Zimmer shares how you can nourish your “good wolf” to help you reach optimal performance at work.

You'll Learn:

  1. Pro-tips for wisely allocating your time and energy among all the roles you play
  2. An effective way to sustain your good habits, when you feel like quitting
  3. How being more yourself at work can help you be more awesome at your job

 

About Eric

Eric Zimmer is the host of a podcast called The One You Feed. It was named a Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and has gotten over a million and a half downloads to date. He’s been helping build startup companies for 15 years, been involved in technology for longer than that. Recently he has been doing e-commerce consulting for Fortune 500 companies. He started a solar energy company, Tipping Point.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep122

Feb 24, 2017
121: Smart Emotional Calibration with Dr. Nicole Lipkin
42:27

Dr. Nicole Lipkin outlines the factors that derail you from optimal performance at the workplace and the mindset to overcome them.

You'll Learn:

  1. Three common emotional derail-ers of success
  2. How technology is hurting your wellbeing
  3. Approaches to cultivating the growth mindset

About Nicole

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an organizational psychologist, coach and keynote speaker. She is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership ConsultingNicole is the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night and the co-author of Y in the Workplace: Managing the “Me First” Generation. Nicole is a regular contributor to the broadcast community and has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, Fox Business News, New York Times Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets both nationally and internationally.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep121

Feb 22, 2017
120: Are there 9 Types of Leaders? Exploring the Enneagram with Dr. Beatrice Chestnut
40:35

Dr. Beatrice Chestnut discusses how using the Enneagram can help build an understanding yourself and the personality types of people you work with.

You'll Learn:

  1. What is the Enneagram and how it aids in understanding people
  2. Why 9 is the Enneagram’s key number
  3. Key practices for developing emotional intelligence

About Beatrice

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She has a PhD in communication studies, and an MA in clinical psychology. She is the author of the books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge, and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st century Workplace and was President of the International Enneagram Association from 2006-2007. She offers trainings on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal transformation.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep120

Feb 17, 2017
119: Build Your Grit, Achieve Your Goal with Linda Kaplan-Thaler
42:38

Linda Kaplan-Thaler shares how you can turn up your GRIT factor to better put in the hard work needed to achieve success.

You'll Learn:

  1. Why hard work trumps genius
  2. The GRIT framework for reaching success
  3. The research-based 30-minute rule that gritty winners follow

About Linda

Advertising Hall of Famer Linda Kaplan Thaler is responsible for some of America’ s most famous and award-winning advertising campaigns, including the Aflac duck and the hilarious “Yes, Yes, Yes” commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences. She has composed jingles that are among the industry's gold standard, including “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘ R’ Us Kid,” and “Kodak Moments." 

Today, Linda is a renowned motivational speaker and is President of Kaplan Thaler Productions. Linda is also a nationally acclaimed author and, together with Robin Koval, their newest bestseller, "GRIT to GREAT," was ranked one of the top business books for 2015.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep119

Feb 15, 2017
118: Constructive Confrontation with Jathan Janove
49:53

Employee engagement expert/lawyer Jathan Janove shares hard-won wisdom in the management trenches.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to breach difficult conversations with constructive confrontational questions
  2. The step-by-step to a win-win conversation
  3. The MIDAS touch method to making golden apologies

About Jathan

Having previously spent 25 years litigating workplace relationships that turned toxic, Jathan now works with employers as an organization development consultant, executive coach and trainer to improve leadership, trust, accountability, retention and employee engagement. He’s also an award-winning, internationally published author whose latest book is Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories From The Management Trenches.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep118

Feb 13, 2017
117: Making the Workplace More Human with Liz Ryan
39:44

Career advisor  Liz Ryan explores how the workplace has gone off the rails, how to connect with employers with a pain letter, and give your resume a human voice.

You'll Learn:

  1. Roadblocks that get in between creative people and their goals
  2. Why you should throw that performance review framework out of the window
  3. What’s a pain letter and why it will help you land your next job

About Liz

Liz Ryan is among the world’s most widely- read career advisors and CEO/Founder of Human Workplace, a think tank and publishing firm whose mission is to reinvent work for people.

Liz was SVP of HR for U.S. Robotics during its rise from $15M to $2.5B in annual sales. Liz was also CEO and Founder of WorldWIT, the world’s largest online community for professional women, before founding Human Workplace in 2012 to reinvent work for people. Liz writes for Forbes.com, LinkedIn and many other publications and is a sought after international keynote speaker.

Her new book is called Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and the Career You Deserve.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep117

Feb 10, 2017
116: Achieving More with Less Resources with Scott Sonenshein
33:32

Rice University Professor Scott Sonenshein proposes a change in mindset when it comes to constraints and stretching resources and getting more with less.

You'll Learn:

  1. Principles behind the “Myth of More” and the “Power of Less”
  2. Why experts are over-rated
  3. The four keys of an effective stretching mindset

About Scott

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in a variety of industries. He holds a PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a strategy consultant for companies such as AT&T and Microsoft and lived the rise and fall of the dotcom boom while working at a Silicon Valley startup.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep116

Feb 08, 2017
115: Building Systems for Winning at Work with Geoff Blades
46:28

Geoff Blades lays down the framework and mindset for achieving success in your career and in life.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to convert difficult questions into a process towards answering them
  2. Dos and don’ts to discovering what “awesome at your job” TRULY means for you
  3. 5 principles for winning at your career

(Also, apologies on my sound quality. I apparently failed to switch to my good microphone. 1st time out of 115 episodes that happened.)

About Geoff

Geoff is a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and investor at the Carlyle Group. He is an author and advisor to senior Wall Street executives, CEOs, and other leaders on all topics related to getting what they want in their businesses, careers, and lives.

In addition to working one-on-one and with groups, through newsletters, books, and videos he strives to serve more and more people in doing what they want. He’s the author of Do What You Want: A Career Guide for Professionals Serious About Winning.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep115

Feb 06, 2017
114: Delivering Powerful Feedback for Powerful Results with Alan Willett
38:25

Alan Willett discusses optimal approaches to giving feedback and other means of making powerful improvements in your team.

You'll Learn:

  1. What makes some employees “unleadable” and how to lead them
  2. Why people are afraid to give feedback – and how to overcome it
  3. How a two minute conversation can transform everything

About Alan

Alan Willett is of the rare species who is an expert international consultant, speaker, and author. He has worked with companies ranging from 1 person to some of the giants such as Microsoft and NASA. Alan says that his passion is helping people and organizations transform their friction points into profit points.

What is a friction point? It is the space where the business needs Meet the implementation reality — in that space there is always heat generated! Alan is the expert who transforms that heat to innovation and  results for the business and the people.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep114

Feb 03, 2017
113: How to Get Promoted Fast AND Make Your Employees Love You with Jamie Newman
43:21

Fellow career podcaster Jamie Newman describes what a great manager looks like, how to get top performers to stay, and how employees and managers can work together to achieve professional and personal goals together.

You'll Learn:

  1. 5 things to do if you want a promotion
  2. Why good employees leave
  3. How meaningful goal-setting builds tremendous loyalty

About Jamie

Jamie Newman is a management professional, trainer, and coach through YourBestManager.com which is an online resource designed to help top performers become managers and help first-time managers learn how to build and lead effective teams. Prior to Your Best Manager, Jamie spent 8 years with a major recruiting & consulting firm where he had the opportunity to work with hundreds of companies from mid-market firms through Fortune 100 companies. He’s advised business leaders, from front-line supervisors to senior executives, on who to hire, how to hire and how to manage performance. It’s through this experience that he’s been exposed to a variety of management styles and uncovered what works… and what doesn’t, when it comes to leading people. Jamie also hosts the Your Best Manager podcast where he interviews leadership experts and provides practical advice for first-time managers.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep113

Feb 01, 2017
112: Keys to Your High-Performance Brain with Dr. Jenny Brockis
44:06

Dr. Jenny Brockis examines how the brain works and develops and shares how you can boost your brain to higher performance.

You'll Learn:

  1. Characteristics of the high-performance brain
  2. Why you should give your brain permission to wander
  3. Key habits for optimal brain performance

About Jenny

As a medical doctor, speaker and author, Dr. Jenny Brockis is passionate about all things 'brain'. Her mission is to become the Jamie Oliver of cognitive health, empowering others to create their own high performance brain that is optimised to help them work at their best.

She works with those who seek to thrive in our increasingly complex world, by translating the complexities of neuroscience into easily understood strategies that can be readily integrated into our busy lives.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep112

Jan 30, 2017
111: Finding and Understanding Your Core Talents with Marc Miller
32:56

Veteran career coach Marc Miller gives pro-tips to understanding your core talents to find more fulfillment at work.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to find career fulfillment by discovering your core talents
  2. Big open-ended questions to ask at your next job interview
  3. Generational echoes and how to better understand each other

About Marc

Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a painful stint as a high school teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever.

An active member of the Launch Pad Job Club, Marc found himself counseling friends and associates on their career journeys and finally realized he’d found his vocation. He would use his extensive training experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers—find careers that they could grow into for the decades that lie ahead.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep111

Jan 27, 2017
110: Maximizing Personal-Professional Growth with Jonathan Raymond
31:39

Refound CEO and author Jonathan Raymond explains how personal and professional growth are one thing, not two.

You'll Learn:

  1. How you can become the leader your team is waiting for
  2. The makings of a perfect conversation
  3. Approaches to receiving feedback constructively

About Jonathan

After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business development guy or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out. He’s the owner of Refound, an online training startup that offers Good Authority training programs for owners, executives, and managers. He’s madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughter, and will never give up on the New York Knicks. Jonathan is the former CEO and Chief Brand Officer of EMyth, where he led the transformation of a global coaching brand and has worked in tech, clean tech, and the nonprofit world after graduating law school in 1998. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, a lovely town that’s too far away from a warm ocean.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep110

 

Jan 25, 2017
109: Finding and Asking the Right Questions with Toku McCree
33:30

Celebrated business coach Toku McCree shares curated wisdom gleaned from his coaching clients and years of zen monastery reflection on his career spanning over 30 jobs.

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you should find your 4% edge and lean on it
  2. What is mindfulness and how to apply it in the office
  3. Three keys to growth

About Toku

Toku works with brilliant leaders who are obsessed with greatness and helps them understand that ‘success’ is just the beginning of an amazing life and not the destination.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep109

Jan 23, 2017
108: Reaching Out of your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky
42:24

Brandeis Professor Andy Molinsky lays out a powerful framework for reaching beyond your current capabilities.

You'll Learn:

  1. The psychological roadblocks that hinder us from reaching beyond our skills
  2. Why it’s worth it exiting your comfort zone
  3. Andy’s research-based three Cs for stepping outside your comfort zone

About Andy

Andy Molinsky is a Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at the Brandeis International Business School. He is the author of Global Dexterity (HBR Press, 2013) and the forthcoming book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence (Penguin/Random House, 2017).

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep108

Jan 20, 2017
107: Stay Interviews with Dr. Beverly Kaye
27:43

Dr. Beverly Kaye discusses how to get great employees to stick around with “stay interviews” and more… whether the great employee is you or your direct reports!

You'll Learn:

  1. Why should conduct a stay interview instead of an exit interview
  2. How to ask your manager for what you really need to stay
  3. The top reasons employees stay or go

About Beverly

Founder and Chairwoman of Career International, Dr. Beverly Kaye is an international bestselling author and a leading authority in the world of modern workplace performance. She has dedicated her life’s work to helping individuals and organizations grow in a workplace that fosters greater commitment, fulfillment, and humanity.

Beverly Kaye and the CSI team provide cutting-edge and award-winning talent development solutions primarily to Fortune 1000 companies. Her work and research are distinguished and widely recognized for helping others discover greater meaning in their work and gain greater control over their career destinies. Dr. Kaye completed her graduate work at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and holds her doctorate from UCLA.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep107

Jan 18, 2017
106: Software and Soft Skills with Artie Jordan
27:00

2U Vice President of IT Artie Jordan talks software and soft skills and how they can be applied to any workplace.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to keep your team agile
  2. Common pitfalls in communication
  3. The most important soft skill that your team should practice now

About Artie

Artie is a member of 2U's tech leadership team, former member of the Obama for America team, and founding board member of CSTUY, a non-profit dedicated to bringing opportunities in computer science and technology to middle and high school students. Also a fellow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alum. He's very active in the NY tech meet-up scene and an advocate for professional development and soft-skills training for technical workers. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep106

Jan 13, 2017
105: “Yes, and...” approaches to improv-ing work with Bob Kulhan
40:49

Business Improv Founder Bob Kulhan reveals how improv techniques can be applied to the workplace.

You'll Learn:

  1. How improv’s “Yes, and…” philosophy can enrich many facets of work
  2. Improv’s wisdom on conducting better meetings
  3. How to reframe difficult conversations with “Yes, and…”

About Bob

Bob Kulhan is the Founder, President and CEO of Business Improv®, and a world-class leader in creating experiential training and development programs for corporations of all scopes and sizes. Based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Business Improv serves a large international roster of blue-chip firms such as Google, PepsiCo, American Express, Capital One, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford Motor Company, Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Kulhan’s consulting and teaching work with these clients emphasizes the use of improvisational techniques in developing leadership, improving managerial structure, honing team skills, fostering a collaborative corporate culture, busting blocks to creativity, facilitating conflict management, connecting Millennials, and encouraging creative and adaptive problem solving. His latest book is Getting to “Yes, and.”

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep105

Jan 11, 2017
104: Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs with R. Michael Anderson
35:54

R. Michael Anderson talks about identifying self-limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How anxiety offers helpful clues for your personal development
  2. Best practices in overcoming limiting beliefs
  3. A simple way to deal with stress

About Michael

Michael Anderson is founder of The Executive JOY Institute. He specializes in teaching organizations, leaders, and individuals how to become even more successful through psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness.

His unique background of real-life experience mixed with his world-class education allows his audiences to both learn and be entertained. Michael has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft, SAP, Stanford University, Vistage, Young Presidents Organization, and Entrepreneurs Organization.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep104

Jan 09, 2017
102: #Hustle with Andrew Hermalyn
34:24

Andrew discusses how collecting letters and business cards from CEOs contributed to his quick rise to Executive Vice-President.

You'll Learn:

  1. Key lessons repeated among 500 letters from CEOs
  2. How to change “I don’t know” from a negative to a positive
  3. Effective approaches for mentor relationship building

About Andrew
Andrew is a founding member of 2U and head of university partnership and corporate development. He is uniquely good at relationship management and has had the quirky hobby of writing letters to CEO's and collecting business cards since childhood. In fact, it was through that hobby that he got his first job at 2U - as an undergraduate college student. His personal motto is #Hustle. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep102

Jan 04, 2017
101: Optimal Decision-Making with Pat McDaniel
39:01

Pat McDaniel shares some of his wisest insights about decision-making fallacies and victories.

You'll Learn:

  1. A 5-step process to better decision making
  2. Unexpected hidden influences that affect your decision making
  3. How to maintain an openness to contrary information

About Pat
Pat McDaniel is the founder of WiseInsights.net a website dedicated to helping motivated but weary people keep moving forward by finding the smartest path toward their success.  Pat is passionate about sharing his story about how he kept hitting the wall, got mad, and was eventually ready to change how he made decisions, so that he could be on the right path. 
Pat has a highly diverse background. He has been a long-time student (made it through the 19th grade) a CPA, a pastor and church planter,  a sales manager, a search engine marketing strategist working in a marketing agency, an entrepreneur who started his own business from scratch, and an author of the Ebook: 5 Step Process to Making Better More Successful Decisions.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep101

Jan 02, 2017
100: “Going there” with (Uncle!) Topper Steinman
38:34

My uncle and first speaking mentor, Topper Steinman, shares his genius on how to enter into tricky conversational territory.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to talk about just about anything, with anyone
  2. Rules of engagement for effectively handling confrontation
  3. Approaches for moving from ‘what’ and ‘so what’ to ‘now what’

About Topper
Topper Steinman is a counselor and consultant from Champaign, Il. with 40 years experience in teaching, counseling, and consulting.  As a workshop facilitator and speaker, his topics cover a wide variety of interest areas with efforts aimed at bridging the adult/youth gap while creating a healthy sense of self and others. He holds a Mediation Training Certificate from CDR Associates of Boulder, Colo.  and is a certified instructor in Parent and Teacher Effectiveness and an experienced T.E.S.A. trainer.
Topper has been the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel" award as outstanding counselor, the "Outstanding Young Educator" award, and Champaign-Urbana's "Community Builder's Award" among other honors in his tenure in education.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep100

 

Dec 23, 2016
099: Likability Principles with Michelle Tillis Lederman
40:56

Michelle Tillis Lederman shares approaches to finding what’s likable in yourself to convey that to others.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to form your self-perception to guide other’s perception of you
  2. The power of opening yourself up to feedback
  3. How to use curiosity for creating connections in conversation

About Michelle
Michelle Tillis Lederman is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle’s mission is to help people communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of three books including The 11 Laws of LikabilityHeroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, and named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep99

Dec 21, 2016
098: ​Resilience Training with Sean Douglas
46:38

Master resilience trainer and former drill instructor Sean Douglas shares lessons on overcoming a self-defeating mindset and growing in the midst of adversity.

You'll Learn

  1. Why you should develop a gratitude habit
  2. How to get over self-defeating behavior
  3. Approaches for sustaining your energy throughout the day

About Sean
Sean Douglas was born in Detroit, MI, July 23, 1983. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a professional Inspirational Speaker. Sean spent four years as a Drill Instructor in Air Force Basic Training where he developed over 500 young men and women into military leaders. Not surprisingly, he is energetic and passionate about inspiring others to succeed. Sean’s interactive training develops the participants’ skill in the mental, physical, social, and spiritual domains of resilience, and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep98

Dec 19, 2016
097: Email Anxiety and Euphoria with Andy Mitchell
30:59

ActiveInbox founder Andy Mitchell shares insights gleaned from years of collaborating with the many diverse users of his email and task management software product.

You’ll Learn:

  1. Why email won’t die for a while...and what to do in the meantime
  2. Why we experience euphoria at an empty inbox, and how to get there more often
  3. How to avoid the productivity death spiral triggered by working late

About Andy
Andy Mitchell is the founder of ActiveInbox for Gmail, an email tool and task manager combined into one. He maintains an ethos of 'leaving more in the world than I take out of it.’ Day to day, he’s trying to ensure the team is all pulling in the same direction to craft the best product they can. Prior to ActiveInbox, he worked in a number of high-tech roles at LocallyCompared, ProductiveFirefox, Dakin Flathers, and MeeCard.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep97

 

 

Dec 16, 2016
096: ​Calm, Courage, and Command with Colonel Jill Morgenthaler
33:45

Colonel Jill Morgenthaler draws from her vast experiences to combine broad wisdom principles with tactical tips that are valuable both on the battlefield and in the workforce.

You'll Learn:

  1. What it takes to stare down Saddam Hussein
  2. The effects of radiating confidence – and how to do it
  3. How to succeed in any project with several courses of action

About Colonel Jill
Colonel Jill Morgenthaler was one of the first women to enter an experimental class for women in the US Army ROTC and train as an equal with men. She was the first woman Battalion Commander in the 88th Regional Support Command Division and the first Brigade Commander in the 84th Division. She was also the first woman to be put in charge of Homeland Security for the state of Illinois. She received the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her leadership. During her military career, Colonel Jill led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of the book The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep96

 

Dec 14, 2016
095: Looking Ahead with Eliot Wagonheim
47:45

Eliot Wagonheim deconstructs how to achieve goals and offers a useful mindset to adopt in order advance in the right direction. 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why you should switch to the Fire, Aim… Ready mindset
  2. Why you should rethink doing your yearly evaluation
  3. An innovative way for sketching out expectations

About Eliot
Eliot Wagonheim is a speaker, strategist, author, educator and business lawyer with thirty years experience helping clients embrace, rather than inhibit, innovation. Through his Outlawyer platform, Eliot serves as a confidante, mentor, strategist and sounding board for guiding entrepreneurs and organizational leaders for companies of every size across diverse industries, and brings humor, real world experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to everything he does.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep95

Dec 12, 2016
094: ​Upgrading Your Professional Style with Sharon Haver
27:52

Fashion guru Sharon Haver offers perspective on how to make people look powerful and professional at work.

You’ll learn:

  1. Three key ingredients to a style upgrade that will make you look knowledgeable and professional
  2. How to find a wardrobe that fits comfortably, looks good and doesn’t break the bank
  3. Why dressing how you want to be perceived is critical

About Sharon
Sharon Haver teaches professionals to look like they’re worth it, so that they can create a relevant, authentic modern image. Halfway through her three-decade career in style, she left the lure of being a New York fashion stylist to help professionals make the most of what they’ve got. She founded FocusOnStyle.com in 1999. Although her impressive resume looks like a who’s who of media household names, her heart is with helping entrepreneurs refine their chic style to confidently pull their look together with ease.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep94

Dec 09, 2016
093: Making Each Day Count with Robert D. Smith
45:26

Robert D. Smith counts up the days and gives pro-tips on how to make each one count.

You'll Learn:

  1. Two questions to ensure you’re not wasting time
  2. A fun framework for tackling big projects
  3. How to trick yourself into feeling more excited about the task before you

About Robert
Robert D. Smith (TheRobertD) has managed and overseen the career of Andy Andrews, a three-time New York Times best-selling author. He has served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and cutting edge organizations, educating them on the unique methods he has employed to sustain massive success and growth across multiple industries for his entire career.
Robert is the author of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Life Right Now, a simple guide to injecting meaning into every second you live for the rest of your life.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep93

Dec 07, 2016
092: Optimized Tools for Planning Anything with Stacey Dyer
49:06

Stacey Dyer shares how she applied best thinking practices to planning a kick ass wedding, and how we can use the same techniques to plan anything.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to avoid future mishaps with the time machine methodology

  2. A 5-card hand that you should have in your back pocket to spark great ideas and solutions
  3. Best practices for self-motivation

About Stacey
Stacey Dyer is currently a corporate Director of Customer Experience Design. Stacey is grateful for the mentors she's had in her career, and thus strives to provide guidance and insight that reflects professional care and expertise. Outside of work, Stacey can be found in vocal sessions within the down tempo, jazz, and EDM space (in addition to running and practicing yoga) or writing blog posts (staceysdiylife.com) and books (Astro-Wed.com).
Prior to her current role, Stacey's previous experience runs the gamut of in-house to agency side, working with a diverse array of clients from liquor and cigars to healthcare and youth non-profits.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep92

Dec 05, 2016
091: ​The Path to Truly Productive Leadership with Michael Dolan
36:29

Michael Dolan shows us the way to deeper development as truly productive professionals.

You'll Learn:

  1. Pitfalls to look out for that hinder a deeper development
  2. What’s a “positive no” how to deliver one
  3. Tips and tricks to upgrade your workflow process

About Michael
Before he found his calling as an executive coach, Michael spent 15 years in corporate management, leading teams in the advertising, consumer marketing, and design industries, where he gained deep appreciation for the intense personal and organizational demands that successful executives must meet everyday.
Michael has five years of experience as a Senior Coach and Director of Business Development for Coaching Services at The David Allen Company.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep91

Dec 02, 2016
090: Shocking Ways to Hack Your Habits with Maneesh Sethi
33:09

Maneesh Sethi proves that a little shock goes a long way and shares other hacks for forming great habits.

You'll Learn:

  1. Helpful things to do everyday to make your day go smoother
  2. Fundamental questions to ask to realign yourself with your goals
  3. How to hack your emotions

About Maneesh
Maneesh Singh Sethi is an American author and internet entrepreneur. He authored Game Programming for Teens when he was sixteen years old. He is best known as the founder of the behavior modification wristband Pavlok, launched in 2013. Sethi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Behavioral Technology Group, Inc.

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Nov 30, 2016
089: Self-care for Prolific Living (and Working) with Farnoosh Brock
40:47

Farnoosh Brock shares key lifestyle shifts to help make you healthier and more productive.

You’ll Learn:

  1. How being healthier will make you accomplish more in a shorter amount of time

  2. Optimal options to integrate into your 15-minute morning routine
  3. Approaches to finding, developing, and building confidence

About Farnoosh

Farnoosh Brock is an entrepreneur, author, and business coach. After a successful corporate career at a Fortune 100, she started Prolific Living Inc. to fulfill her diverse entrepreneurial passions.  She helps business owners and executives achieve new heights of success in their businesses and their health, to maintain a balanced life. When she is not serving her clients, Farnoosh is traveling extensively and stays devoted to her daily yoga practice.

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Nov 28, 2016
Happy Black Friday! Here are a few of my favorite things
19:48

Hello listeners! If you're shopping for someone who likes being awesome at their job...this list may be helpful! If you purchase after clicking the links in the show notes, you'll be supporting the show. 

Writing

Pleasant productivity

Presenting

Travel

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Nov 25, 2016
088: Getting Automated with Dan Caspi
35:18

Science genius Dan Caspi talks automation, software, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to learn a little code.

You'll Learn:

  1. Processes that you can automate that you didn’t know you needed to
  2. Nifty hacks to help you maximize Excel
  3. A checklist to serve your need for computer speed.

About Dan
Dan has a PhD. In Organic Chemistry and is a senior scientist at AbbVie. He is also currently serving in a hybrid Process Chemistry/Chemical Engineering position as a member of the Center for Reaction Engineering.
Dan is highly proficient with technology, programming (Perl, Python, PHP, JS, HTML) and computers, and is the computer genius behind Element 26, a boutique computer consulting company based in Evanston, Illinois.

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Nov 21, 2016
087: More Positivity with Michelle Gielan
31:58

Michelle Gielan returns with even more ways to spread positive energy for positive results.

You'll Learn:

  1. The ABCs to formulating solutions
  2. How to weaken the power of negative thoughts
  3. Keeping up to date with current events while remaining positive

About Michelle
Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness.
Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.
Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

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Nov 18, 2016
086: Honing Your Persuasive Skills with Kwame Christian
39:06

Lawyer Kwame Christian guides us through effective persuasion and negotiation in any situation.

You'll Learn:

  1. The first crucial step to negotiation
  2. How to discover your limits by practicing rejection therapy
  3. What it takes to be a confident, powerful negotiator

About Kwame
Kwame Christian is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He sees himself as a professional problem solver and works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict. 
Kwame is an attorney at The Christian Law Office, specializing in business law for startups and entrepreneurs. He is a Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, focusing on health disparities and the social and political structures that create and maintain them.
He is a consultant at the American Negotiation Institute and produces “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs” the top negotiation podcast on iTunes.

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Nov 16, 2016
085: Keeping the Creative Juices Flowing with Prescott Perez-Fox
30:20

Graphic designer Prescott Perez-Fox gets creative in finding solutions to getting in the zone, maintaining a smooth workflow, and more.

You'll Learn:

  1. Great habits that your future self will thank you for
  2. How small rituals will help your team power through a project
  3. What you can do to identify trusting relationships and develop ones lacking in trust

About Prescott
Prescott Perez-Fox is a New Jersey-based graphic designer and brand developer with more than 14 years of experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. Following varied experience working in-house for agencies, and as a freelancer, Prescott created his business, Starship Design, to work directly with small business and startup clients.

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Nov 14, 2016
084: Navigating Your Career Climb with Jolene Blackbourn, Esq.
38:11

Lawyer and mentoring enthusiast Jolene Blackbourn makes the case for helping others to help ourselves.

You'll Learn

  1. What you think you know about your job, but you actually don’t
  2. How not to add a task to your to-do list
  3. A drag and drop tip to collecting praise

About Jolene
Jolene has been an in-house attorney with a major insurance company for almost 10 years. She serves as a mentor to many new attorneys and helps prospective law students determine whether law school is right for them. She also coaches a youth soccer team.

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Nov 11, 2016
083: Expanding Your Career Network with Mac Prichard
31:56

Public Relations whiz Mac Prichard shares how to grow your network by building lasting relationships and responding with generosity.

You'll Learn

  1. How to navigate the “hidden” job market
  2. The step-by-step of a successful informational interview
  3. How to grow your network with generosity

About Mac
Mac is the founder and president of Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves top-tier foundations, nonprofits and purpose driven brands across the country. He provides strategic counsel to Prichard’s clients and leads the agency’s crisis communications, government relations and business development work.
He speaks regularly on social change communications to national and local groups across the country.
He also publishes Mac's List, an online community where professionals find rewarding, interesting jobs and employers find the best possible candidates.

 

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Nov 09, 2016
082: Why You Might Not Need to be a Manager with Mark Allen
39:51

Professor and author Mark Allen presents different opportunities to climb the corporate ladder, even if you don’t want to be a manager.

You'll Learn

  1. Alternatives to the traditional managerial track
  2. Why going for manager may not be optimal...even if you’re a top performer
  3. Means of valuing your team in the workplace

About Mark
Dr. Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management and corporate universities. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management and the co-author and editor of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities, and The Corporate University Handbook. He has also written numerous articles in practitioner and academic publications.
Mark is a professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, a senior associate with the Kiely Group, and has taught for Vatel University and the American Management Association.

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Nov 07, 2016
081: Lessons from Thousands of Employee Observation Hours with Dave Nevogt
21:16

Dave Nevogt’s company Hubstaff earns its revenue from observing how people work. Here’s what he has learned about workers’ best practices along the way.

You'll Learn:

  1. Two questions to ask yourself before handing over your deliverables
  2. One quick trick to get 1,000 LinkedIn connections in 60 minutes
  3. An improved approach to initiating tasks that delights managers and stretches employees

About Dave
Dave Nevogt is the co-founder of Hubstaff.com which helps virtual teams communicate better through automatic time tracking and activity tracking. He’s been running online businesses since he was 23, and now manages a team of 30 remote employees. Dave has been honored as one of Indianapolis’s top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs, and focuses on teaching others to manage remote teams. His writing can be found here.

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Nov 04, 2016
080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan
31:43

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 02, 2016
079: Intentional Scheduling with Jeff Sanders
29:18

Podcaster and speaker Jeff Sanders offers pro-tips to reaching your grandest goals, one good morning at a time.

You'll Learn

  1. 3 best practices that will sustain your energy all day
  2. Perspectives on when to handle email
  3. How to conquer your ultimate goal, one quarter at a time

About Jeff
Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, creator of the 47 Strategies Productivity Self-Assessment, and author of the best-selling and award-winning book on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast.
Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 4 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 3 million downloads.
He is a 10-time marathon runner, personal development junkie, and passionate raw vegan. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.

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Oct 31, 2016
078: Getting Your Voice Heard with Rob Walch
36:27

We got “meta” with Podcasting Hall of Famer Rob Walch who shares principles of successful podcasters that apply to the workplace

You’ll Learn:

  1. Pro-tips on nailing your presentations
  2. How to bolster your communication by forgetting yourself
  3. Why you should start your own podcast right now

About Rob
Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016. Rob Walch saved his life, marriage, and career with podcasting. Rob is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn (LSYN). Prior to joining Libsyn in 2007, he was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. Rob is co-author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters an editors pick as a Top 10 Reference book by Amazon.com. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies”.  

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Oct 28, 2016
077: Positive Responses for Positive Results with Maura Sweeney
52:18

Ambassador of Happiness Maura Sweeney paves the way to more productive outcomes in the workplace by creating a happier environment.

You'll Learn

  1. Effective remedies for stress addiction
  2. Methods to countering a negative environment
  3. How to turn your adversaries into allies by challenging while advocating

About Maura
Podcasterinternational speakerHuffington Post contributor and creator of the Foundations of Happiness eCourse, Maura Sweeney guides others on the path of “Living Happy – Inside Out.” Armed with decades of experience as a law school “escapee”, a corporate manager and a home schooling mom, Maura launched out at midlife to pursue her dream vocation. A world traveler and trademarked Ambassador of Happiness®, Maura is a popular media guest sharing unifying “good news” perspectives with the world.

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Oct 26, 2016
076: Career Acceleration with Comparably’s Jason Nazar
32:34

Comparably co-founder and CEO Jason Nazar shines a light on employer and employee best practices.

You'll Learn

  1. Two big mistakes that are stopping you from advancing in your career
  2. Guidance in your search for finding and keeping mentors
  3. Two transformational questions that you should ask yourself everyday

About Jason
Jason Nazar is one of the most active tech entrepreneurs and investors in southern California, and is a popular contributor for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC, and Business Insider. He’s founder/CEO of Comparably, an online platform that makes workplace compensation and culture dramatically more transparent. Prior to Comparably, he founded Docstoc -- the largest small business content site with over 50 million members -- before he sold it to Intuit in 2013 for a reported $50M. Named one of the most admired CEOs by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Jason is currently Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, appointed by Mayor Garcetti.

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Oct 24, 2016
075: Developing Your Intuition with Lynn Robinson
30:17

Intuition expert Lynn Robinson shows how to access the wisdom of your gut.

You'll Learn

  1. Scientific discoveries about neurons in your stomach and why they matter
  2. Ways to stop intuition-killers when brainstorming in a group
  3. Checks and balances so you’re not going astray with intuition

About Lynn
Lynn Robinson is one of America's leading experts on the topic of intuition and has been sought out internationally for her advice on the topic. She’s the author of Put Your Intuition to Work. She's a popular and widely recognized author and speaker who works with businesses and individuals as a trusted advisor, offering valuable insights into goals, decisions and strategies. 
Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She's been featured in the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune, and has been a guest on many national radio and television programs, including ABC and Fox News. 

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Oct 21, 2016
074: Building Championship Teams with Thomas Mangum
42:43

Inspiring team-builder Thomas Mangum shares what it REALLY takes to have a championship team.

You'll Learn

  1. The three key ingredients of a championship team.
  2. The basic two-part equation for modeling champions.
  3. How to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs.

About Thomas
Thomas draws on over 30 years of experience helping leading companies build championship teams that win.
His client roster includes Boeing, Cisco, Oracle, Sony, Shell, DuPont, Northrop Grumman, Liberty Mutual, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Bose and many more.
As a​ dynamic speaker, a memorable facilitator, and provocative coach, he draws on diverse experiences as an entrepreneur, military interrogator, and radio show host.
Thomas is known for his team-building training that he brings to world-class brands across the globe.

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Oct 19, 2016
073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter
34:55

Professor John Kotter walks through the essential components of successful change.

You’ll Learn

  1. The eight critical steps for sparking change in your organization

  2. How you can test drive ideas for your organization at a lower risk

  3. How you can find inspiring mentors

About John
Regarded by many as the worldwide authority on leadership and change, Dr. John Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and Harvard Professor. His ideas and books, as well as the company he founded, Kotter International, have helped mobilize people around the world to better lead organizations and their own lives, in an era of increasingly rapid change.

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Oct 17, 2016
072: Unleashing Simplicity with Lisa Bodell
28:25

Lisa Bodell shares pro-tips on how to declutter our work lives to better focus on what truly matters.

You'll Learn

  1. Tools to eliminate unnecessary complexity in the workplace
  2. A methodology to reclaim 50% of your time spent in meetings
  3. The optimal attitude that gets your bosses to notice and value you

About Lisa
Lisa Bodell serves as a global council member of the World Economic Forum; and has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Bloomberg, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and many others. She has been rated as a top speaker at Google’s client events and is the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. Her new book, Why Simple Wins, releases October 2016. Lisa is an advisor on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.

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Oct 14, 2016
071: Being the CEO of Your Own Career with Angela Copeland
27:34

Career coach Angela Copeland shows how to take charge and proactively, intentionally manage your career.

You'll learn

  1. Warning signs that you’re under appreciated at your job and how to deal
  2. A simple, powerful way to highlight your progress and set yourself apart at work
  3. Effective interview tactics

About Angela
Angela Copeland is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career e-book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation.

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Oct 12, 2016
070: Upgrading Your Level of Service with Rebecca Morgan
36:25

Author Rebecca Morgan share how you can provide the best service to your customers – internal and external.

You'll Learn

  1. Overlooked tactics to better serve your customers
  2. The step-by-step of calming upset customers
  3. How to deal with workplace conflict

About Rebecca

Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC, is an international speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in creating innovative solutions for workplace effectiveness challenges. She's appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and USA Today as well as international media. 
Rebecca is the bestselling author of 26 books, including "Calming Upset Customers," "Grow Your Key Talent," "Remarkable Customer Service … and Disservice” and her just-released book, "Extraordinary Leadership Lessons from Everyday People."
She partners with clients to accomplish high ROI on their key-talent development projects. Since 1980 she's transformed executives, managers, salespeople and customer support staff into much more effective workplace contributors.

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Oct 07, 2016
069: Winning Arguments while Winning Allies with Jay Heinrichs
55:11

Bestselling rhetorician Jay Heinrichs shows just how powerful and fun this ancient art can be.

You'll learn

  1. How shifting tenses can ease tensions
  2. A huge tip from Donald Trump about speaking in 12-second periods 
  3. The essential steps of making a persuasive argument

About Jay

Jay Heinrichs is the author of the bestselling book, Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. His most recent book, Word Hero, teaches how to craft memorable content. Combining tested tools of classical rhetoric with modern neuroscience, Jay has given presentations, workshops, and consults around the world.
Jay has served clients including Southwest Airlines, NASA, the Pentagon, Walmart, Ogilvy UK, Mindshare, the National Association of Realtors, Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Virginia, Beachbody, and Kaiser Permanente.
He maintains one of the leading language websites, Figarospeech.com, along with Arguelab.com.With more than 30 years in publishing as a writer, editor, and executive, Jay has written for several dozen publications, from The New York Times Magazine to Reader’s Digest.

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Oct 05, 2016
068: Performing like a Champion with Molly Fletcher
32:33

Molly Fletcher, the sports agent known as “the female Jerry Maguire,” shares key ingredients to stardom gleaned from her experience working with superstar athletes and business folk.

You'll learn

  1. Two key practices Molly sees in all her star athletes that make them great
  2. The critical trait needed to maintaining strong workplace relationships
  3. A simple trick to use in negotiations to make them less nerve-wracking and more successful

About Molly

Dubbed by CNN "the female Jerry Maguire," Fletcher rose to the top of a male-dominated field to become a leading ($500 million lifetime contracts) sports agent with unique access to hundreds of successful athletes, coaches, and broadcasters across the sports of baseball, basketball, football, and more. Whether at the contract negotiation table with a team's top brass or behind the scenes with her players, Fletcher is keenly positioned to spot patterns in peak performers. She’s the author of three books, founder of the Betterment institute, and a sought-after speaker.

View transcript, show notes, and links at https://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep68.

Oct 03, 2016
066: Galvanizing Professional Relationships with Patrick Galvin
42:58

“Chief Galvanizer” Patrick Galvin offers philosophies and pro-tips for building a powerful network.

You'll learn

  1. Approaches to asking great questions for relationship building
  2. An overlooked social media tool that can epicly enrich your network
  3. The benefits of developing a “methodology of gratitude”

About Patrick

Patrick Galvin, chief galvanizer of The Galvanizing Group, is a dynamic speaker and business coach who galvanizes audiences and inspires people to achieve big goals. He has received accolades for his speaking presentations to companies and associations in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe covering a variety of marketing-related topics.

He is the author of The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time. Patrick teaches business professionals how to succeed using simple yet effective ways to cultivate relationships in the real world and online.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep66

 

Sep 28, 2016
065: Super-Sizing Your Strengths with Lisa Cummings
48:54

Strengths sleuth Lisa Cummings shows us how we can better leverage our strengths at work.

You'll learn

  1. How focusing on your strengths can 6X your work engagement and 3X your quality of life
  2. Approaches to discovering strengths hiding right under your nose
  3. A clever trick to trade tasks and boost fun

About Lisa

Lisa Cummings is the Founder of Lead Through Strengths, brings 20 years of experience (and experiments) into this practice. She lives to help people find and leverage their strengths at work.

Lisa has experience building strengths-based cultures both as a corporate executive and also from the academic side. She has an MBA and is a Certified Strengths Performance Coach with Gallup, Inc., the biggest catalysts for and analysts of the strengths revolution. She’s the host of the Lead Through Strengths podcast. Her top three talent themes are: Strategic | Maximizer | Positivity.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep65.

 

 

Sep 26, 2016
064: Rewiring Your Brain with MJ Ryan
32:57

Executive coach MJ Ryan shows how to use mantras to retrain the brain to establish better habits and responses.

You’ll learn:
1. How to identify unconscious behaviors and what to do to overcome them
2. The worst mental habit in the workplace to break right away
3. An approach to developing your own game-changing personal mantras

 

About MJ
MJ Ryan is an executive coach to senior executives and entrepreneurs around the world. She combines a practical approach with methodologies from neuroscience, positive psychology and asset-focused learnings to help clients and readers more easily meet their goals. She is a partner with the Levo League career network and the lead venture coach at SheEO, an organization offering a new funding and support model for female entrepreneurs. She’s the founder of Conari Press, creator of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series, and author of many books including her latest Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep64

Sep 23, 2016
063: The Optimal Time For Everything with Dr. Michael Breus
56:56

Dr. Michael Breus fills us in on all things sleep and identifies the optimal time of day for each and every thing we do.

You’ll learn:

1. How to tell what your chronotype is – and how it determines the best time to do everything
2. The optimal time to send emails, brainstorm, drink coffee, have meetings, and more
3. How to make the most of your power nap

About Michael
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, Dr. Breus is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Among his numerous national media appearances, Dr. Breus has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson, and The Doctors. He also appears regularly on The Dr. OZ Show and Sirius XM Radio. Dr Breus is dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all. He has become a widely recognized leader in the ever-evolving field of sleep medicine. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep63

Sep 21, 2016
062: Building Trust with Dr. Michelle Reina
32:22

Dr. Michelle Reina discusses how to build trust among team members and why it’s so important that we do so.

You’ll Learn:

  1. The three key components that define trust
  2. What trusting and untrusting behaviors look like in practice
  3. What you can do to identify trusting relationships and develop ones lacking in trust

About Michelle

Dr. Michelle Reina and Dr. Dennis Reina, cofounders of The Reina Trust Building Institute, are leading authorities on helping leaders build, rebuild and sustain trust to produce business results. Over the last 17 years, their research and consulting practice has supported such organizations as American Express, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Toyota, Walt Disney World, US Army Chaplaincy, US Dept of Education, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Harvard & Yale Universities, and many others. Their bestselling work, Trust & Betrayal in the Workplace won the 2007 Nautilus Book Award and the 2008 Axiom Book Award. Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace was awarded the 2011 Axiom Book Award.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep62

Sep 19, 2016
061: Crafting Your Perfect Day with Craig Ballantyne
40:06

Coach Craig Ballantyne shares how you can plan the perfect day that will enhance your productivity at work without letting your job take over your daily life.


Craig Ballantyne is a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. He has been contributing to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and in 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training.
On his journey to success, Craig had to overcome crippling anxiety attacks, and he beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation. Today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose weight, make more money, and achieve other goals.
You can read his daily essays on success, productivity, and fitness at EarlyToRise.com.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep61

Sep 16, 2016
060: Rules for Rising Leaders with Pam Fox Rollin
48:00

Pam Fox Rollin helps new leaders settle into their role in the office.

Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives and top teams in the San Francisco Bay Area and globally. Her clients are stepping up from rockstars in their functions to lead more broadly at the VP and C-levels. Pam’s company, IdeaShape, also facilitates culture development, strategy sessions, innovation retreats, conflict resolution, leadership development cohorts, executive onboarding, and team building, often with Myers-Briggs or Enneagram. Pam works most often with technology and healthcare/pharma, including Cisco, Genentech/Roche, LinkedIn, Stanford Health Care, and many fast-growth companies.

A Stanford MBA alum, she frequently returns to the Stanford Graduate School of Business to facilitate leadership programs and coach executive education. Her book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn't Hand You When You Became VP, Director, or Manager, gives you practical ways to lead effectively right from the start.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep60

Sep 14, 2016
059: Growing People with Jeff McManus
40:03

Director of Landscape Services at Ole Miss (and author), Jeff McManus offers fresh insights on “growing people."

You’ll Learn

  1. A powerful storytelling approach to connect your team to a larger purpose
  2. How to massively stretch the impact of your learning & development dollar
  3. Why you might not want to fire that underperformer just yet

About Jeff
Jeff McManus grows things.  As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants….he grows people….he grows ideas.  Taking his grounds staff, affectionately known as “weeders”, and developing them into “leaders” has been a joyous challenge that reaped acres of rewards in the form of national recognition by the Princeton Review, PGMS, Newsweek and every faculty, staff, student and visitor who has walked onto the Ole Miss Campus.  Building on that momentum, Jeff has designed a professional development plan for his Weeders called Landscape University – a replicable training program that promotes the individual’s innate ability to GROW.

Jeff has spoken at Caterpillar Inc, the Biltmore Estates, Leadercast, SRAPPA, Trent Lott Leadership Institute as well as the SEC Ole Miss Athletics.  He has also worked with Memphis University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Georgia and private firms in developing their own training programs.

Sep 12, 2016
058: Better Meetings with John Poelstra
29:21

Meeting enthusiast and Engineering Program Manager John Poelstra shares how to give your meetings a needed boost.

You’ll learn:

  1. When you do vs. don’t need a meeting
  2. How to “blame the agenda” to advance your agenda
  3. The CAT and WOOT frameworks for developing excellent meeting agendas

John Poelstra is a Manager on the Engineering Program team at Red Hat, Inc., the world’s most successful open source software company. John is passionate about facilitating the best project meetings and he wants to help you do the same. He gets great satisfaction from bringing order to chaos and clarity to confusion so that owners can thrive. John achieves this using tools from a variety of disciplines including a current favorite, Trello.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep58

 

 

Sep 09, 2016
057: Making a Career Pivot with Jenny Blake
35:32

Career strategist Jenny Blake shares insights about the when, why, and how of career pivoting.

You’ll learn:

  1. When and how to make a “pivot” move in your career
  2. The three “E’s” of piloting something new in your life
  3. How to reinvent your role--right where you are

About Jenny

Jenny Blake is a career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love. She is the co-creator of Google’s Career Guru Program, host of the Pivot Podcast, and author of the book Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One, which released yesterday.

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

Sep 07, 2016
056: Conquering Procrastination with Rita Emmett
43:32

Recovering procrastinator and professional speaker Rita Emmett lays out a handy framework for overcoming procrastination in the heat of the moment.

You’ll learn:

  1. How to tackle the fears that breed procrastination
  2. Approaches to turn procrastination into prioritization
  3. The 5-step STING method to overcoming procrastination

About Rita
Rita Emmett was once The World's Greatest Procrastinator. Then she converted and is now a "Recovering Procrastinator".

She is also a professional speaker, and author of: The Procrastinator’s Handbook, The Clutter-Busting Handbook, and Manage Your Time To Reduce Your Stress. The books have sold over 300K copies in 42 countries, garnering Rita hundreds of media appearances, including Katie Couric.

Rita’s customized presentations cover Procrastination, Clutter, Customer Loyalty, Burn-out, and Communication Skills have helped hundreds of organizations improve their performance, productivity and profitability, and head off burnout before it starts. Her clients include AT&T, Kraft Food, Mercedes Benz, Met Life, and The National Kidney Foundation.

She emails a free monthly “ANTICRASTINATION Tip Sheet” available at www.RitaEmmett.com with tips and ideas to help people blast away the procrastination habit.

Sep 02, 2016
055: Coaching Questions of Mass Instruction with Michael Bungay Stainier
36:38

Irreverent Great Work coach Michael Bungay Stainier provides mindset and questions to inspire your teammates--10 minutes at a time.

You’ll learn:

  1. Why being a coach at work is a lot quicker and easier than you might think
  2. How to give less advice while getting more results
  3. 7 powerful questions for transforming your team

About Michael
Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps people and organizations all over the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. Michael left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has written a number of books. His latest, The Coaching Habit, has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. He was recently named the #2 Coaching Guru in the World, which caught him by surprise as he’s not entirely sure why.

Aug 31, 2016
054: Defining and Achieving "Success" with G. Richard Shell
43:26

Professor G. Richard Shell discusses how to find happiness in your work.

You’ll Learn:

  1. The importance of changing your metaphor for success
  2. How to find happiness in every domain of your life – particularly careers
  3. How to self-monitor progress to land in a place of achievement AND fulfilment (instead of a crisis)

About Richard

G. Richard Shell is the Thomas Gerrity Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics, and Management at the Wharton School of Business. There, he created and teaches the famous Success Course. His books include the best-selling Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success, the award-winning Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People and The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas. He is director of the Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop and the Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop.

 

View show notes, transcript, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep54

Aug 29, 2016
053: Becoming CEO Before Becoming 30 with Kate Bates
26:29

President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Kate Bates discusses how to establish a successful career path at a young age.

You’ll Learn:

  1. Why you should always be the ‘go-to’ person
  2. The value of a good connection
  3. How to be your own champion

About Kate
Kate Bates is the President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, longtime friend, and Danville High School Monopoly champion. The mission of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live and do business in Arlington.The vision of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is to be the essential partner for business success.

Aug 26, 2016
052: Mind Management for Productivity with David Kadavy
32:54

Author and fellow podcaster David Kadavy discusses how to train yourself to get into and maintain a productive mindset.

You’ll learn:

  1. Powerful rituals for powerful productivity
  2. A handy set of categories to zero in on ideal mind states
  3. Approaches for quickly shifting your mind state

About David

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-selling book, Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty and the host of the Love Your Work podcast. Prior to writing Design for Hackers, David founded the Design departments at two Silicon Valley startups, and freelanced for clients such as oDesk, PBworks, and UserVoice. David also launched numerous other projects on his own, none of which failed hard enough to be worthy of mention here.

Aug 24, 2016
051: Minimizing Corporate Drama and Insanity with Amanda Mitchell
33:55

Amanda Mitchell, founder of OurCorporateLife.com, shares hidden sources of workplace politics that may hinder productivity -- and how you can prevent it

You’ll learn:

1. Approaches to identify and eliminate unnecessary suffering at work.
2.How to deal with “pot-stirrers” at your job
3.The importance of focusing on your agenda before anyone else’s

About Amanda

Amanda is an executive coach and strategist specializing in helping senior executives deal with disruptive drama within their teams.

An advertising agency veteran, she experienced first-hand the business implications of corporate drama both with her Fortune 500 clients and within the Manhattan ad agency she led. 

A practical problem solver, she founded Our Corporate Life (www.ourcorporatelife.com) to help executives solve the problems no one wants to deal with.

She has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek and quoted in Fast Company, CNBC.com, and Monster.com. She lives in New Jersey (aka the Land of Enchantment!) with her family.

Aug 22, 2016
050: Getting the Boss to Listen to You with Jim Lukaszewski
40:50

James E. Lukaszewski, the man known as America's Crisis Guru, shares how to handle and resolve crises within organizations from a strategic perspective.

You’ll learn:

  1. Why it’s better to give options instead of solutions
  2. The 7 disciplines of being a trusted advisor
  3. The 6 steps to giving impactful 3-minute advice

About Jim
James (Jim) E. Lukaszewski is one of America’s most visible corporate go-to people for senior executives when there is trouble in the room or on the horizon. As America’s Crisis Guru®, He has been recognized for lifetime achievement in his profession by most of the major public relations organizations in the United States. He served for 22 years on the Public Relations Society of America’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) and is now its first Emeritus member. He has written twelve books, including Why Should The Boss Listen to You, and hundreds of articles.

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

Aug 19, 2016
049: Improved Happiness, Improved Performance with Michelle Gielan
41:11

Positive psychology researcher (and former CBS News anchor) Michelle Gielan discusses correlation and causation between happiness and career success.

You’ll Learn:
1. How happiness truly translates into career performance
2. How to use “small shifts” to talk about solutions instead of problems
3. The “4 C’s” of delivering bad news better

About Michelle
Michelle Gielan is national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, who is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

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

Aug 17, 2016
048: Creative Collaboration for Wicked Problems with Brook Manville
41:55

You’ll learn:

  1. How to deal with “wicked problems”
  2. How to channel your imagination for extra creativity
  3. What the “trap of advocacy” is -- and why you should avoid it

 

About Brook

Brook Manville is Principal of Brook Manville LLC, providing consulting and executive development on strategy and organization. He publishes on leadership, networks, and learning communities at Forbes and elsewhere. He coaches leaders on their organizational effectiveness, in the context of a hyperconnected world. He’s a former Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Organization Practice (and the firm’s first Director of Knowledge Management). He’s held senior positions at Saba Software and United Way of America. His first job was as an assistant professor of history at Northwestern University, teaching and publishing on classical Greek democracy. He’s a graduate of Yale and Oxford. Brook and his family live in metro Washington, D.C. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep48.

Aug 15, 2016
047: Creating Ideal Work Spaces with Leigh Stringer
41:54

Architect and author Leigh Stringer shares how to adjust your workspace to enhance your performance.

You’ll learn:

1. The powerful connection between relaxation and creativity
2. What “biophilia” means and how it can improve your performance
3. The difference between good workers and great workers we learned from athletes

About Leigh:
Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, is a workplace strategy expert and researcher whose work has been covered by national media, including CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America. She works for EYP, an architecture, engineering and building technology firm. She is the author of the book The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees—and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line and lives with her husband and two daughters in Washington, DC.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep47

Aug 10, 2016
046: Generating and Selling Ideas with Afif Ghannoum
35:30

Inventor extraordinaire Afif Ghannoum shares tactics for conceiving, testing, and selling great ideas.

You’ll learn:

1. The conditions necessary for creativity to flourish
2. How to successfully borrow, tweak, and validate ideas from giants
3. The three credibilities you need for a compelling story

About Afif:
Afif Ghannoum is the founder of NapkinToShelf.com. He is a formerly frustrated lawyer that has launched over ten products that have sold in over 27,000 stores and online. Afif also has two patents, licensed technology to a large pharma company for a product sold in tens of thousands of stores in multiple countries, and has raised nearly $9 Million (and Counting) in venture funding.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep46

Aug 08, 2016
045: Collaborating Beyond the Org Chart with Emmanuel Gobilott
35:54

Leadership thinker/author/speaker/consultant Emmanuel Gobilott lays out how people really work best together.

You’ll learn:

  1. What charisma really is and how to project it
  2. When collaboration is ideal vs. inappropriate
  3. The four steps to collaborative success

About Emmanuel:

Emmanuel Gobillott is one of Europe’s most sought after leadership speakers and has been described as ‘the first leadership guru for the digital generation’ and ‘the freshest voice in leadership today’, He is the author of Kogan Page’s UK and US bestsellers The Connected Leader, Leadershift, and Follow The Leader. His new book Disciplined Collaboration provides further insight into new leadership and organisational models. He is the founder of leadership development consultancy Emmanuel Gobillot Limited and co-founder of Collaboration Partners, a boutique consultancy specialising in helping organisations release the value of collaboration. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep45.

Aug 05, 2016
044: Calming the Voice Inside Your Head with Dan Harris
34:38

ABC news anchor Dan Harris shares how meditation has helped him and other high-achievers accomplish even more. 

You’ll learn:

  1. Dan’s wild story of how he came to discover meditation and its benefits--including a panic attack on national television
  2. The key question to reign in sub-optimal ruminations
  3. The meditation dose required to see substantial benefits

About Dan

Dan Harris is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller 10% Happier, the co-creator of the '10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics' app, and the host of the podcast 10% Happier with Dan Harris. He is also co-anchor for ABC News’ Nightline and for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He has been at ABC News for 15 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting. Prior to joining ABC, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, and son, Alexander, in New York City. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep44.

Aug 03, 2016
043: Finding Your Voice Power with Renee Grant-Williams
32:38

Legendary vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams offers powerful tactics for making your voice make a bigger impression.

You will learn:

  1. The most powerful and underutilized speaking tools
  2. Why Renee is “obsessed with consonants”
  3. Benefits of incorporating silence into speeches and negotiations

About Renee

Renee Grant-Williams is a vocal coach to hundreds of successful singers including legends like Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, Tim McGraw, Christina Aguilera, and Garth Brooks. She’s the author of Voice Power: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention. She lives in Nashville, TN and I’ve personally found her quite helpful in our voice lessons. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep43.

Aug 01, 2016
042: Contextualizing your To-Do List with Ben Elijah
34:13

Popular productivity blogger Ben Elijah of inkandben.com fame teaches how to form effective habits and provides pro-tips on determining optimal contexts to rock your to-do list.

You’ll learn:

  1. The importance of context in your day-to-day to-do list, and how you can use it most effectively
  2. How Ben jots captures ideas while in the shower (and now I do too)
  3. How to ingrain new habits by using the habit loop 

About Ben
Author of The Productivity Habits, Ben studies how our relationship with information affects the way we live and work. As a writer who straddles science and the arts, Ben has a uniquely analytical approach to problems such as information overload, life goals, and well-being.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep42

 

Jul 29, 2016
041: Developing a Powerful Presence with Dr. Nick Morgan
40:53

Legendary speech coach Dr. Nick Morgan shares verbal and nonverbal keys to making a powerful impression.

You’ll Learn

  1. How to hook audience attention in presentations
  2. What vocal cues can unconsciously undermine how your peers see you
  3. Keys to cooperating with the adrenaline that speaking produces

About Nick

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He has spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He founded Public Words Inc, a consulting firm specializing in communications, in 1997.
Nick has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. Nick helps people find clarity in their thinking and ideas, developing thought leaders – and coaches them to deliver their ideas with panache. 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep41

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Jul 27, 2016
040: Tactics for Office Politics with Casey Hawley
31:35

Business communication guru Casey Hawley shares tips and tricks for delicate conversations around the office.

You’ll learn:

  1. How to deal with your ‘dragons’
  2. Key words and phrases for dealing with a bad boss
  3. How to enroll others in mentoring you and championing your ideas

About Casey

Casey Hawley teaches at Georgia State University and has consulted clients such as the NFL, Department of the Interior, and over a dozen Fortune 500 corporations on communication. She conducts workshops on writing and speaking for professionals. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep40.

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Jul 25, 2016
039: Knowing What You Don't Know with William Poundstone
31:43

Author William Poundstone discusses the importance of knowledge in your head in the modern era.

You’ll learn

  1. Why it’s important to still have general knowledge in the era of Google
  2. Why those who listen to podcasts tend to be the most informed people of all ;)
  3. It’s nearly impossible for humans to be unpredictable.

About Bill

William Poundstone is the author of 15 books, including Fortune’s Formula, which was named Amazon Editors’ pick for #1 Nonfiction Book of the year. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, Village Voice, Esquire, Harpers, The Believer, The Economist, and Harvard Business Review. Poundstone lives in Los Angeles.

Show notes, transcripts, and more available at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep39

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Jul 22, 2016
038: Establishing the Essential with Greg McKeown
34:12

Author Greg McKeown expounds the idea of essentialism--the disciplined pursuit of less, but better.

You’ll Learn:

  1. The meaning of essentialism and why to eliminate non-essentials.
  2. How to use extreme criteria to determine priority.
  3. The power and importance of having some buffer time.

About Greg
Originally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” and the founder of THIS, Inc, a company with a mission to inspire millions of people to design their essential mission in life. Their clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep38.

Jul 20, 2016
037: Asking Great Questions with Dr. Michael Marquardt
41:09

Professor Michael Marquardt explains how great questions make for great leadership. 

You’ll learn:

  1. How to use questions to solve problems and build relationships
  2. What makes a question great
  3. How to avoid “dis-empowering” questions

 

About Mike

Dr. Michael Marquardt is a senior consultant with Aspire Consulting, Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs, and Program Director of Overseas Programs at George Washington University. Mike also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning.

He has held a number of senior management, training, and marketing positions in major organizations. Dr. Marquardt has trained more than 100,000 managers in nearly 150 countries. He’s consulted many major organizations such as Microsoft, United Nations Development Program, Samsung, Singapore Airlines, and the governments of Indonesia, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Honduras, Swaziland, and many others.

Mike is the author of 24 books and over 100 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning, globalization, and organizational change. He has received the International Practitioner of the Year Award from the American Society for Training and Development.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep37

Jul 18, 2016
036: Detoxifying Teams with Steve Ritter
40:38

Old friend and Team Clock originator Steve Ritter shares his experiences on the key differentiators of toxic vs. healthy teams...and key steps for making the leap.

You’ll learn:

  1. Why strategic planning is often a monumental failure
  2. The pillars of Ritter’s “Team Clock” model for successful teaming
  3. Common behaviors that cause dysfunction in teams --and how to correct them

About Steve

Steve Ritter has served as a human resources leader, teacher, author, and consultant. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Founder and CEO of the Team Clock Institute, the Managing Director of the Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation, and the author of Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams and Useful Pain: Why Your Relationships Need Struggle. Steve is on the faculty of the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst. He is the former Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources at Leaders Bank, which won the #1 Best Place to Work in Illinois in 2006 the APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award in 2010. Steve consults organizations including Kraft Foods, Kellogg's, Advocate Health Care, the Chicago White Sox, Northwestern Mutual, the Illinois Hospital Association, and Starcom Worldwide.

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep36

Jul 15, 2016
033: Making and Breaking Habits through Design with Victor Yocco
36:30

User Experience designer and recovering alcoholic Victor Yocco speaks about habit formation--good and bad.

You’ll Learn:

  1. Victor’s personal story and implications for forming effective habits and breaking ineffective ones
  2. The power of teaming up with others to achieve your ambitions
  3. How to use a design approach to construct and reach your career goals

About Victor

Victor is a Philadelphia-based research director, author, and speaker. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University, where he studied communication and psychology. Victor regularly writes and speaks on the application of psychology to design and addressing the design and tech culture of promoting alcohol use. He has written for A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, User Experience Magazine (UXPA) and many more. He is the author of Design for the Mind, a book from Manning Publications on the application of principles of psychology to design.

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Jul 08, 2016
032: Experiments in Productivity with Chris Bailey
45:21

Chris Bailey’s extreme commitment in productivity self-experimentation has yielded a boatload of insight into channeling your time, attention, and energy for maximum achievement. He shares the best of the best with us today.

You’ll learn:

  1. What 35 hours of weekly meditation does to your productivity
  2. How to galvanize your daily attention using the rule of three
  3. The power of single-tasking and claiming the missing 47% of our attention

About Chris

When Chris Bailey graduated University, he received two full-time job offers, but decided to decline them both to dedicate a full year of his life to exploring his weird passion: productivity. For a full year he did anything and everything to become more productive. His work has received national and international media attention from outlets like The New York Times, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and countless others. The prestigious TED Talks blog said that he “might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet.” Recently, Fast Company called him a "productivity mastermind." You can read Bailey’s work at ALifeofProductivity.com. Bailey is on a mission to share the lessons of his year-long journey both with his new bestselling book, The Productivity Project, and in his lectures, where he offers insights and best practices that will help everyone from college students to CEOs accomplish more. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep32.

Jul 06, 2016
031: Excelling Across Cultures with Julia Atkinson
24:06

Executive coach Julia Atkinson shares her experiences coaching teams across three different continents, and provides insight into how to thrive when cultures collide.

You’ll learn:

  1. The differences between Eastern and Western styles of communication
  2. A quick rundown of the four different Myers-Briggs preferences, from ENFJ to ISTP
  3. What is “Guanxi”? A Chinese word that has worldview implications worldwide

About Julia

Julia Atkinson is an Executive Coach with more than 8 years experience of living and working in China before taking her business to the US, Chicago. 10 years of leading teams in Multinationals in IT and Telecommunication give her first hand corporate know-how. Julia uses an interactive coaching process to help clients attain awareness of deeply rooted beliefs and values and related behaviors. From that awareness, she helps them identify and implement shifts that will effect lasting change where they want it. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep31

Jul 01, 2016
030: Optimal Practices for Prioritizing, Hiring, and Relating with ghSMART's Randy Street
45:22

Leadership advisor Randy Street shares fascinating insights gleaned from his advisory firm’s in-depth analyses on thousands of senior leaders--the biggest database on leaders in the world. He then shares strategies and tactics for putting those insights to work.

You’ll learn:

  1. The 5 essential interview questions to boost your hiring success rate from 50% to 90%
  2. The 3 key areas that full-powered leaders master (Priorities, Who, Relationships)
  3. How to say “no” perfectly

About Randy

Randy Street is the Managing Partner of ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm whose mission is to help great leaders amplify their positive impact on the world.  In collaboration with founder Geoff Smart, Randy co-authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, Who: The A Method for Hiring and Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success.  Who remains the #1 book on hiring on Amazon.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep30.

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Jun 29, 2016
029: Gaining Quicker Traction in Your New Role with Dr. Michael D. Watkins
32:55

Professor, author, and consultant Michael Watkins shares best practice strategies and tactics for getting the optimal start in a new role at work.

You’ll learn:

  1. The most critical ingredient for a successful transition
  2. How to accelerate your arrival at the “breakeven point” for your new role
  3. The key questions to discover what you REALLY need to know quickly

About Michael

Dr. Michael D. Watkins is a Co-founder of Genesis Advisers and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD business school. Previously, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Dr. Watkins wrote The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Smarter and Faster, which The Economist recognized as “the on- boarding bible.” The enduring classic has sold more than a million English copies and has been translated into 24 languages. The revised and expanded 10th Anniversary Edition released in 2013. At IMD, he is the Director of the "Transition to Business Leader" program. At Genesis Advisers, he leads a team that designs enterprise transition acceleration solutions for client organizations. Dr. Watkins is the author of numerous additional books and articles on leadership & transitions published in the Harvard Business Review and other top publications.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep29

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Jun 27, 2016
026: Structures for Creativity and Problem-Solving with Tim Hurson
43:49

Master facilitator Tim Hurson shares some of his favorite insights and approaches for creativity and problem-solving.

You’ll learn:
1) The know-wonder and GPS tools for sparking additional creative ideas
2) The mighty benefits of the “third third” when coming up with creative ideas
3) A wonderfully obvious secret of productivity

Tim Hurson is a founding partner of thinkx intellectual capital (www.thinkxic.com), a firm that provides global corporations with training, facilitation, and consultation in productive thinking and innovation. He's both a faculty member and Trustee of the Creative Education Foundation, and a founding director of Facilitators Without Borders.

Tim thinks the phrase “out of the box thinking” should be put back in the box and buried in a deep hole.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep26

Jun 20, 2016
025: Competing to Win with Dan Rust
38:38

“Competition” within an organization is often frowned upon, but “workplace provocateur” Dan Rust discusses the benefits and tactics associated with competition, politics and more.

 You’ll learn:

  • When internal competitiveness can be positive for an organization
  • A secret tip for crushing your next yearly performance review
  • The massive benefits of bringing just a little bit more energy to each work day

About Dan
Dan Rust is the founder of Frontline Learning, an international publisher of corporate training resources. His award-winning keynote speeches and workshops focus on employee engagement, productivity, and career management. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s the author of Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep25

Jun 17, 2016
024: A Speech Coach in your Pocket with Ummo's Anshul Bhagi
30:31

Entrepreneur and app developer Anshul Bhagi introduces Ummo, a powerful app for public speakers, and the lessons learned along the process of making it.

You’ll learn:

  1. How the new speech-coaching appUmmo can enhance your speaking
  2. When the use of filler words is helpful
  3. What is “upspeak” and its implications on how you’re perceived

About Anshul

Anshul Bhagi is a 2017 Harvard MBA with an undergrad and Masters in Computer Science from MIT. Previously, Anshul did PM and development at Microsoft / Apple / Google, spent two years at McKinsey & Company, and founded education startup CampK12 to teach kids in India to code. Together with his Harvard / MIT classmates Yasmin, Andrea, Sam, Damola, and Sinchan, he is building Ummo, a personalized speech coaching app (available for download here).

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep24

 

Jun 15, 2016
023: The Power of Workplace Humor with Michael Kerr
43:31

Michael Kerr shows us how to see the humor in our daily work frustrations, and the benefits it brings for long-term success.

You’ll learn:

1) The critical link between humor and creativity
2) How to turn a stressful situation into something humorous with the three R’s (reframe, reward, relax)
3) Approaches to building a humor “first-aid” kit

About Michael
Michael is listed as one of Canada’s most in-demand speakers. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), best-selling author, and one of only 22 speakers to be inducted into the Canadian Speakers’ Hall of Fame. Building on his experience as a “recovering senior manager,” Michael travels the world researching, writing, and speaking about what makes a great workplace,well…great! He is known as one of North America’s leading authorities on how to create a more positive and inspiring workplace: the kind of workplace that drives phenomenal success.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep23

Jun 13, 2016
022: Developing your Professional Brand with Catherine Kaputa
31:38

Former marketing VP and current speaker/author Catherine Kaputa discusses strategies for developing and communicating your personal brand at the workplace.

You’ll learn:

  • How smart elevatorconversations can catapult your career
  • Approaches to take the ‘work’ out of networking
  • Techniques to subtly communicate your value

About Catherine
Catherine Kaputa is a personal brand strategist, speaker and author of the newly released "Graduate to a Great Career: How Smart Students, New Graduates and Young Professionals Can Launch Brand You" (graduatetoagreatcareer.com). She is also the author of the best-selling" You Are a Brand," now out in ten languages. She is the founder of SelfBrand (selfbrand.com). Previously, she served as a Senior Vice President and Director of global branding/advertising on Wall 

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep22

Jun 10, 2016
021: Making Cold Emails HOT with Alex Berman
28:55

How do you make an email stand out amid overflowing inboxes? Chief Marketing Sumo and email expert Alex Berman teaches how to craft effective emails that get responses.

You’ll learn:

  1. How to send cold emails, without being a spammer
  2. How to zero in on a recipient’s email address
  3. Best practices in customization, subject lines, and openers to ensure your email gets read

About Alex

Alex Berman is the Chief Marketing Sumo for InspireBeats and is responsible for generating over $20 million dollars in B2B leads this year. He and the team at InspireBeats have sent over 1 million cold emails to funded startups and software as a service companies in the last two years.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep21

Jun 08, 2016
019: Increasing Likability with Arel Moodie
48:13

Speaker/author and fellow career podcast host Arel Moodie teaches us the do’s and don’t’s for how to be well liked in all areas of life.

You’ll learn:

1) A quick way to craft texts or emails into more likable, powerful messages
2) The power of a smile, and the impact it can have on people remembering you
3) Easy ways to make people around you feel special every day

About Arel
Arel Moodie has given the TEDx talk on Likability and wrote the Forbes article on the subject. Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, Businessweek and USA Today. He’s given presentations to over 255,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. Arel Moodie was named to Inc. Magazine's prestigious "30 Under 30" list. Arel Moodie was personally acknowledged by President Obama 2 years in a row for his work as a leader in America and has been a featured speaker at the White House. He’s was selected as one of the 100 world "Leaders of Tomorrow" by the St. Gallen Symposium, an international organization in Switzerland.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep19

Jun 03, 2016
018: Expanding Your Role with Kara Eschbach
39:00

Verily co-founder and CEO Kara Eschbach speaks about the differences between the corporate world and entrepreneurship, and what everyone can do better navigate their careers.

You’ll learn:

  • How a casual brunch transformed Kara’s career on Wall Street into founding and launching a major web publication
  • How to accelerate your career by taking on more responsibility, faster
  • Tips and tricks for building a great working relationship with your manager, regardless of your industry

About Kara
Kara is the co-founder and CEO of Verily, a women's fashion & lifestyle website focused on helping women be the best version of themselves. Kara was formerly the co-host of the nationally-broadcast radio show Catching Up with Kara and Monica on SiriusXM radio, was on the investment team for Credit Suisse’s secondary private equity fund, and developed a coaching program for recent college graduates to accelerate their career. Kara earned her B.S. with highest distinction from Purdue University, where she was a member of the varsity golf team and selected as the class commencement speaker.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep18

Jun 01, 2016
017: Connecting a Better Way with Thom Singer
44:32

Prolific speaker/author/Master of Ceremonies Thom Singer provides mindsets and tactics for building the best possible relationships with colleagues and new connections.

You’ll learn:

1) Why a simple hand-written note still goes a long way
2) How to apply the coffee / meal /beer rule to de-clutter your contact list
3) The art of reframing “I’m busy” into something positive

About Thom

Thom has an eclectic background working in sales, marketing and business development roles for Fortune 500 Companies, law firms, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is a professional master of ceremonies, motivational keynote speaker, and the author of eleven books on the power of business development, networking, entrepreneurship, legal marketing, and presentation skills while also serving as the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. He regularly speaks at business and association conferences around the United States and beyond – and has presented to over 600 audiences during his career as a speaker. He lives in the amazing city of Austin, Texas where he and his wife are the parents of two highly spirited daughters.

View show notes, transcript, and items mentioned in the show at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep17

May 27, 2016
016: Going for No with Andrea Waltz
32:02

Who would have thought failure could be fun? Andrea Waltz explains the ‘go for no’ philosophy, and how learning to fail might just be the best thing for your career.

You’ll learn:

  1. Why aiming to fail can actually increase success in the long run
  2. How to turn “no” into a positive word
  3. What you can do to put the “go for no” philosophy into practice in your life

About Andrea

Andrea Waltz is passionate about helping people overcome the fear of the word NO and feelings of failure and rejection that go along with it.  Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, they share their message through books, training programs and speaking at conventions and conferences.  They are authors of Go for No! and with 300,000 copies sold it's been in the top 20 of Amazon’s “Sales” books for the last five years.

View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep16

 

May 25, 2016
015: David Allen, The World's Leading Authority on Productivity
46:32

If you ever find yourself going crazy with all the “stuff” on your mind, this episode is for you. Legendary productivity expert, GTD (Getting Things Done) originator, and best-selling author David Allen shares keys to getting work and life under control.

You’ll learn:

1) Why “write it on your butt“ can be a valid system
2) The core principles, science, and practices underlying the world’s most-used personal productivity system
3) How to cultivate the space our brains to generate power and creativity

About David

David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. He’s an author, consultant, international lecturer, and Founder & Chairman of the David Allen Company, which serves over 40% of the Fortune 100. His 30 years of pioneering research, coaching, and education have earned him recognition by Forbes, Fast Company, and many others as “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity. PC Magazine called him one of the “Top 100 to Follow” on Twitter. His book Getting Things Done has sold about three million copies in 30 languages. His GTD system has given rise to a thriving industry of websites, blogs and software applications.

Show notes, transcript, links, and more available at: http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep15

May 23, 2016
014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds
43:48

Dr. Marcia Reynolds provides tools for some extra self-mastery around emotions to enrich ourselves and our colleagues.

You’ll hear:

1) The story of a dramatic exchange in jail that altered Marcia’s life trajectory—and made me cry.

2) Key coaching questions that make people stop, think, and become open to change.

3) The four steps to change your emotional state at will.

About Marcia:

Dr. Marcia Reynolds coaches, teaches and presents at conferences worldwide on leadership, emotional intelligence, and personal success. She is the author of 3 award-winning books, The Discomfort Zone, Wander Woman, and Outsmart Your Brain. Her doctorate is in organizational psychology with an emphasis on the challenges and needs of high-achievers in the workplace. She has overcome many roadblocks and detours in life, which makes her writing and teaching personal, practical and inspirational.

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May 20, 2016