How to Be Awesome at Your Job

By Pete Mockaitis

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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 14,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. (Subscribe and/or sort Old to New to find these starter episodes.) Welcome!


Episode Date
706: Building the Skills to Prevent, Manage, and Resolve Conflict with Jeremy Pollack
00:31:29

Jeremy Pollack shares how to prevent conflict from ruining your relationships. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The six basic needs at the heart of conflict 

2) Three tactics for keeping your calm in a conflict 

3) How to handle a conflict that’s going nowhere 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep706 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JEREMY — 

Jeremy Pollack is a leader in the field of workplace conflict resolution and peacebuilding. He is the Founder of Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, the largest workplace conflict resolution consulting firm in North America, and a regular contributor on the topics of leadership and organizational conflict management to publications such as Forbes.com, Fast Company, Industry Week, and many more. Jeremy is also the author of the recently released book The Conflict Resolution Playbook: Practical Communication Skills for Preventing, Managing, and Resolving, Conflict. 

• Book: "Conflict Resolution Playbook: Practical Communication Skills for Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict" 

• Personal website: CoachJeremyPollack.com 

• Website: PollackPeaceBuilding.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: Robber’s Cave Experiment 

• Book: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 27, 2021
705: Helping Others Change in Four Steps with Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson
00:43:39

Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson break down their simple four-step process for encouraging others to change. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The critical question that opens others to change 

2) The best thing to do when a person doesn’t want to change 

3) The perils of giving positive feedback 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep705 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT PETER & HOWIE — 

Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners. He coaches, writes, teaches, and speaks, mostly about leadership and about life. His sweet spot is as a strategic thought partner to successful people who care about being exceptional leaders and stellar human beings. Peter is recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches, the bestselling author of five books, and host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast. His works frequently appear in Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, CNN, and NPR.

Howie Jacobson, PhD, is an executive coach to clients ranging from startup founders to established and rising Fortune 100 leaders. He is director of coaching at Bregman Partners and head coach at the Healthy Minds Initiative, as well as host of the Plant Yourself Podcast. He’s written a bunch of books, and his mission includes helping kind and generous people grow their capability and scale their influence.

• Book: You Can Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Your Colleagues, Employees-- Even Family-- Up Their Game 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows (Six of Crows, 2) by Leigh Bardugo 

• Book: Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 23, 2021
704: How to Achieve Lasting Success by Thinking Long-Term with Dorie Clark
00:46:57

Dorie Clark reveals the critical skills that help us think long-term and set ourselves up for future success. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three barriers to long-term strategic thinking 

2) The top two skills that make you indispensable 

3) What to do when you’re stuck in a rut 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep704 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DORIE — 

Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, which was named one of Forbes’ Top 5 Business Books of the Year, as well as Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. 

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. 

• Dorie’s book: The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World 

• Dorie’s website: DorieClark.com 

• Free assessment: The Long Game: Your Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Executive Presence” by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Lauren Leader-Chivée, Laura Sherbin, and Joanne Gordon with Fabiola Dieudonné 

• Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control and How To Master It by Walter Mischel 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 20, 2021
703: How to Find the Work that Sparks You and Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields (Host of Good Life Project Podcast)
00:40:51

Jonathan Fields discusses how to spark meaning, fulfillment, and joy in your work by aligning with your Sparketype. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) A (free!) assessment that identifies what makes you come alive 

2) The ten impulses that describe how we work 

3) The fundamental questions that create career fit 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep703 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JONATHAN — 

Jonathan Fields hosts one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, Good Life Project®, where he shares powerful stories, conversations, and resources, on a mission to help listeners live more meaningful and inspired lives. Fields is also the founder and CEO of Spark Endeavors, a research initiative focused on helping individuals and organizations reclaim work as a source of purpose, energy, meaning, and possibility. His new book, SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work That Makes You Come Alive delivers an important message in a time when many people are emerging from the pandemic and seeking out new work that will both challenge and fulfill them. 

• Jonathan’s book: Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive 

• Jonathan’s podcast: Good Life Project Podcast 

• Jonathan’s website: GoodLifeProject.com 

• Jonathan’s website: Sparketype.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran 

• Book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 16, 2021
702: Building the Courage to Speak Up and Stand Out at Work with Jim Detert
00:43:46

Jim Detert discusses how to build your courage to stand out and influence. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why acting courageously is easier than you think 

2) The four fears that keep us from acting courageously 

3) The most effective way to get others to listen to you 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep702 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JIM — 

Jim Detert (PhD, Harvard) is the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Detert's research focuses on employee voice and other forms of workplace courage, experiential leadership development, and ethical decision-making and behavior. His research has won several academic best-paper awards, and his teaching and curriculum development have also won multiple awards at UVA and Cornell. 

• Jim’s book: Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work 

• Jim’s article: "Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation" 

• Jim’s LinkedIn: Jim Detert 

• Jim’s website: JimDetert.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: Milgram Experiment 

• Study: Asch Conformity Experiments 

• Book: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 

• Book: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

• Book: Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony De Mello 

• Book: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott 

• Personality: Chris Argyris 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 13, 2021
701: How to Get People to Say Yes through the Power of Persuasion with Vanessa Bohns
00:35:07

Vanessa Bohns talks about how all of us have hidden influence and how we can use it effectively. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why we end up underestimating the willingness to say yes 

2) How to get more comfortable with asking 

3) How to say no without feeling guilty or awkward 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep701 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT VANESSA — 

Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. She holds a PhD in psychology from Columbia University and an AB in psychology from Brown University. 

Professor Bohns has been a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business and has taught at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her research has been published in top academic journals in psychology, management, and law, and featured by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and NPR's Hidden Brain. 

Her first book, You Have More Influence Than You Think, will be published in September 2021. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two daughters. 

• Book: You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters 

• Twitter: @profbohns 

• Website: VanessaBohns.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: "The really fundamental attribution error in social psychological research" by Sabini, J., Siepmann, M., & Stein, J 

• Blog: Rejection Therapy with Jia Jiang 

• Book: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott 

• Book: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley 

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

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Sep 09, 2021
700: How to Make Your Anxiety Work For You with Wendy Suzuki
00:32:52

Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki talks about how you can leverage your anxiety to solve problems and boost your well-being. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The six superpowers of anxiety 

2) How to trick your brain into relaxing 

3) How a 30-second meditation can make all the difference 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep700 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT WENDY — 

Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University and a celebrated international authority on neuroplasticity. She was recently named one of the ten women changing the way we see the world by Good Housekeeping and regularly serves as a sought-after expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Shape, and Health. 

Her TED talk has received more than 31 million views on Facebook and was the 2nd most viewed TED talk of 2018. 

• Book: Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion 

• Website: www.WendySuzuki.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost

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Sep 06, 2021
699: Redefining Success for More Fulfilling Days with Brad Stulberg
00:45:32

Brad Stulberg discusses the fundamental mindset shift that helps us feel more fulfilled every day. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The deeply-rooted belief that explains why we’re often dissatisfied 

2) The simple secret to feeling more fulfilled every day 

3) The hidden costs of efficiency 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep699 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRAD — 

Brad Stulberg is an internationally known expert on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success. He is coauthor of the bestselling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Forbes, and more, and he is a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. In his coaching practice, Brad works with executives and entrepreneurs on their performance and well-being, and he regularly speaks to large organizations on these topics as well. 

• Brad’s book: The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds—Not Crushes—Your Soul 

• Brad’s Twitter: @BStulberg 

• Brad’s website: www.BradStulberg.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “Track Your Happiness iPhone Study Finds That Your Mind Is Wandering Too Much”  

• Book: The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life by David Asprey 

• Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot 

• Previous episode: 164: Sustaining Your Peak and Avoiding Burnouts with Brad Stulberg 

• Previous episode: 415: Pursuing Your Passion the Smart Way with Brad Stulberg 


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Sep 02, 2021
698: How to Grow Your Career Faster through Reading with Jeff Brown (Host of the Read to Lead Podcast)
00:39:49

Jeff Brown breaks down how to make the most of the one habit that puts you ahead in your career: reading. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to strategically pick out your next read 

2) How to double (or triple) your reading speed in minutes 

3) Two simple tricks to maximize comprehension 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep698 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JEFF — 

Jeff is an award-winning radio producer and personality, and former nationally-syndicated morning show host. Following a 26-year career in radio, Jeff went boss-free in 2013 and soon after launched the Read to Lead Podcast. It has gone on to become a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee and has featured Jeff's interviews with today's best business and non-fiction authors, including actor and author Alan Alda, Stephen M. R. Covey, Seth Godin, John Maxwell, Liz Wiseman, Dr. Henry Cloud, Gary Vaynerchuk, Simon Sinek, Brian Tracy, Nancy Duarte, and over 300 more.

Jeff has personally coached hundreds of successful podcasters around the globe – many of them award nominees and winners themselves – and has consulted on podcasts for the US government, two of the largest churches in the US, and numerous multi-million dollar companies.

Jeff and his work have been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur, and Hubspot, the blogs of Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Jeff Goins, and Social Media Explorer, as well as publications like the Nashville Business Journal, the Tennessean, and hundreds of other blogs and podcasts.

• Jeff’s book: Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career, with Jesse Wisnewski 

• Jeff’s website: ReadToLeadBook.com 

• Jeff’s podcast: Read to Lead 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Focus@Will 

• App: Idagio 

• Tool: reMarkable 2 

• Study: “Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds” 

• Book: Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin 

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins 

• Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni 

• Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell 

• Book: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman 

• Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 

• Book: Give Your Speech, Change the World: How To Move Your Audience to Action by Nick Morgan 

• Book: PresentationZen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (Voices That Matter) by Garr Reynolds 

• Book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte 

• Book: Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker by David Nihill 

• Book: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg 

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

• Book: High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard 

• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 

• Book: Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen Covey 

• Book: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Aug 30, 2021
697: How to Make Your Point and Communicate Like a Leader with Joel Schwartzberg
00:39:31

Joel Schwartzberg walks through how to sharpen your communication to maximize your impact. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to know if you even have a point 

2) The simple phrases that make you more memorable 

3) Word substitutions that increase presence 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep697 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOEL — 

Currently the Senior Director of Strategic and Executive Communications for a major U.S. nonprofit, Joel Schwartzberg teaches communication and presentation skills to clients including American Express, State Farm Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Comedy Central, and the Brennan Center for Justice. Joel’s books include The Language of Leadership and Get to the Point! and his articles appear in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Toastmaster Magazine. A frequent conference presenter and workshop leader, Joel is also a former national champion public speaker. He can be reached at www.joelschwartzberg.net. 

• Joel’s book: Get to the Point!: Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter 

• Joel’s book: The Language of Leadership: How to Engage and Inspire Your Team 

• Joel’s article: “Present Your Data Like a Pro 

• Joel’s article: “Find the Right Words to Inspire Your Team 

• Joel’s website: https://www.joelschwartzberg.net 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Grammarly 

• Video: “WATCH: Michelle Obama's full speech at the Democratic National Convention | 2020 DNC Night 1 

• Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 

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Aug 26, 2021
696: How to Separate Truth from Bullsh*t for Smarter Decisions with John V. Petrocelli
00:40:34

John V. Petrocelli discusses the communicative perils of bullsh*t—and what you can do to stop it. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why BS is more damaging than you think 

2) Three ways to sharpen your BS detector 

3) Six clarifying questions to help you call out BS 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep696 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOHN — 

John V. Petrocelli is an experimental social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. His research examines the causes and consequences of bullshit and bullshitting in the way of better understanding and improving bullshit detection and disposal. He is the author of The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit. Petrocelli’s research contributions also include attitudes and persuasion and the intersections of counterfactual thinking with learning, memory and decision making. His research has appeared in the top journals of his field including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Petrocelli also serves as an Associate Editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 

• John’s book: The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit 

• John’s Twitter: @JohnVPetro 

• John’s academic profile: John V. Petrocelli 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt 

• Book: The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone 

• Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

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Aug 23, 2021
695: How to Take Risks Confidently with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
00:41:24

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy shares valuable insight on how to take smarter, more calculated risks with confidence. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Two easy ways to build your risk-taking muscle 

2) How to stop the fear of failure from holding you back 

3) One question to help you make smarter, more calculated risks 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep695 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SUKHINDER — 

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is a leading technology executive and entrepreneur, board member, and investor with twenty-five years of experience founding and helping to scale companies, including Google and Amazon. She served as president of StubHub and as a member of eBay’s executive leadership team. Sukhinder is the founder and chairman of theBoardlist, a premium talent marketplace that helps diverse leaders get discovered for board and executive opportunities, and the author of CHOOSE POSSIBILITY. 

• Sukhinder’s book: Choose Possibility: Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail) 

• Sukhinder’s website: ChoosePossibility.com. Identify your risk-taking style with Sukhinder’s Risk Quiz! 

• Sukhinder’s LinkedIn: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy 

• Sukhinder’s Twitter: @sukhindersingh 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins 

• Book: Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds by Chris Bradley 

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


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Aug 19, 2021
694: How to Make Your Voice Heard with Connson Locke
00:37:19

Connson Locke reveals the factors that get people to sit up and take notice. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why we pay attention to some more than others 

2) The elements of an influential voice 

3) The simple secret to becoming more likable 


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— ABOUT CONNSON — 

Professor Connson Locke joined the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2008 where she teaches Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, and Negotiation and Decision Making.  Connson has over 30 years’ experience as an educator, coach, and consultant working in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Australia. Prior to entering academia, she served as Regional Training and Development Manager for the Boston Consulting Group where she was responsible for the learning and development of consulting staff in 10 offices across Asia Pacific. 

Connson holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Business Administration (Organizational Behaviour) from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University where she graduated with honours. Her new book, Making Your Voice Heard, uses the research on power and influence to help people speak up to those who have more power than they do. 

• Book: Making Your Voice Heard: How to own your space, access your inner power and become influential 

• Website: ConnsonLocke.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy 

• Book: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron 

• Book: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran 


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Aug 16, 2021
693: Building Better Relationships through Validation with Michael Sorensen
00:46:48

Michael Sorensen demonstrates the simple superpower that vastly improves our relationships: validation. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to improve conversations with the four-step validation method 

2) How we unintentionally invalidate others 

3) How to move past the discomfort of emotional conversations 


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— ABOUT MICHAEL — 

Michael Sorensen is a marketing executive by day and a bestselling author, speaker, and relationship coach by night. His book, I Hear You, has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the world become masters of connection in business, love, and life. 

Michael has been invited to speak at some of the world’s largest organizations, had his work translated into over a dozen languages, and has even conducted training for the United States Navy. 

• Book: I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships 

• Website: MichaelSSorensen.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: TextExpander 

• App: Copy’Em 

• Book: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss 

• Book: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 

• Book: The Slight Edge (Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness) by Jeff Olson 

• Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss 


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Aug 12, 2021
692: How to Optimize Teams and Drive Engagement Using Data with Mike Zani
00:41:31

Mike Zani shares data-driven approaches to improving your team’s performance. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What businesses can learn about teams from baseball 

2) The top two predictors of team performance 

3) Top three do’s and don’ts of effective teaming 


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— ABOUT MIKE — 

Mike Zani is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that uses over 60 years of proven science and software to help businesses design high-performing teams and cultures, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in people. Its 8,000+ clients include Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. Zani is also the co-founder and partner at Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund. An avid sailor, he was coach of the 1996 US Olympic Team. He holds a BS from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

• Mike’s book: The Science of Dream Teams: How Talent Optimization Can Drive Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness 

• Book website: DreamTeams.io 

• Mike’s company: The Predictive Index 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt 


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Aug 09, 2021
691: How to Listen Like You Mean It with Ximena Vengoechea
00:42:36

Ximena Vengoechea breaks down the formula for effective listening. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The psychological trick to help you stay in the conversation 

2) The questions that create better conversation 

3) The cues to look out for in a conversation 


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— ABOUT XIMENA — 

Ximena Vengoechea is a user researcher, writer, and illustrator whose work on personal and professional development has been published in Inc., The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Huffington Post. She is the author of Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection (Portfolio/Penguin Random House). 

She is a contributor at Fast Company and The Muse, and writes Letters from Ximena, a newsletter on tech, culture, career, and creativity. She is best known for her project The Life Audit. An experienced manager, mentor, and researcher in the tech industry, she previously worked at Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 

• Book: Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection 

• Website: XimenaVengoechea.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman 

• Book: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle 

• Book: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech 

• Book: What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro 

• Past episode: 341: Decoding Body Language with ex-FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro 

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Aug 05, 2021
690: How to Get Luckier and Create Serendipity with Christian Busch
00:35:37

Christian Busch reveals how to create good luck. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to connect the dots for smart luck 

2) How to turn random incidents into serendipity moments 

3) How serendipity develops grit 


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— ABOUT CHRISTIAN — 

Dr. Christian Busch is the director of the Global Economy program at New York University's Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches on purpose-driven leadership, impact entrepreneurship, social innovation, and emerging markets.  

He is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the co-founder of Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders, as well as the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators active in over 20 countries. Previously, he served on the faculty of the LSE's Department of Management and as the inaugural Deputy Director of the LSE’s Innovation Centre. 

• Book: The Serendipity Mindset: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck 

• Twitter: @ChrisSerendip 

• Website: SerendipityMindset.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


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Aug 02, 2021
689: How Introverts Win at Work with Jennifer Kahnweiler
00:34:22

Jennifer Kahnweiler debunks pervasive myths about introversion and explains how introverts can flourish at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The core strengths of introverts 

2) How to get the most out of the introverts in your team 

3) The ABCDs of excellent extrovert/introvert collaboration 


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— ABOUT JENNIFER — 

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler is a bestselling author and one of the leading speakers on introverts in the workplace. Her pioneering books, The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, The Genius of Opposites, and Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces have been translated into 18 languages. The Introverted Leader was named one of the top 5 business books by The Shanghai Daily. 

Jennifer has partnered with leading organizations like Amazon, Merck, Kimberly Clark, NASA, Bosch, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. She has delivered her signature presentations from Singapore to Spain. 

She holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to a small percentage of speakers, and serves as a mentor to many professional women. 

A native New Yorker, Jennifer calls Atlanta, GA home. 

• Book: Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces: How to Unleash Everyone’s Talent and Performance 

• Book: Quiet Influence: The Introvert's Guide to Making a Difference 

• Book: The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together 

• Book: The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength 

• Instagram: @jenniferkahnweiler 

• LinkedIn: Jennifer Kahnweiler 

• Website: JenniferKahnweiler.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Dashlane 

• Book: Big Summer: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner 

• Book: Quiet Is a Superpower: The Secret Strengths of Introverts in the Workplace by Jill Chang 

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Jul 29, 2021
688: How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence with Robin Hills
00:46:24

Robin Hills provides expert tips for enhancing your emotional intelligence for better results at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to build the five domains of emotional intelligence 

2) A handy question for getting helpful feedback 

3) How selfishness can help us be more selfless 


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— ABOUT ROBIN — 

Robin is the director of Ei4Change, a company specializing in educational training, coaching and personal development focused around emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience. He has taught over 250,000 people in 185 countries how to build resilience, increased self-awareness and understanding of others. His educational programs on resilience and emotional intelligence cover the most comprehensive and detailed education of any emotional intelligence organization and are today used in educational establishments in South Africa and India.  

Robin is also the author of 2 books and has through his work developed the experiential coaching methodology Images of Resilience to support cathartic conversations around resilience. He has delivered key-note speeches at conferences across the world including at Harvard University and sits on the North West Committee of the Association of Business Psychology. 

• Robin’s website: EI4Change.com 

• Robin’s courses: Courses.EI4Change.info 

• Robin’s email: Robin@EI4Change.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment: EQ-i 2.0 

• Software: Filmora 

• Software: Audacity 

• Book: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 


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Jul 26, 2021
687: How to Combat Stress and Prioritize Your Wellbeing with Naz Beheshti
00:31:07

Executive wellness coach Naz Beheshti offers her top tips on how to take your well-being into your own hands. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to nourish your inner coach while silencing your inner critic 

2) The ACE method to combat stress 

3) An easy trick to boost your energy 


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— ABOUT NAZ — 

Naz Beheshti is the author of Pause. Breathe.Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being. She is an executive wellness coach, speaker, Forbes contributor, CEO, and founder of Prananaz, a corporate wellness company improving leadership effectiveness, employee well-being and engagement, and company culture. Clients include Nike, JPMorgan Chase, First Republic Bank, Skadden, UCSC, and Columbia University.  

Her work has been widely featured in the media, including CNBC, Forbes, BBC, Yahoo, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, and many more. Naz also cofounded Rise2Shine, a nonprofit helping to alleviate the suffering of young children in Haiti. Visit her online at http://www.NazBeheshti.com. 

• Book: Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being 

• Company Website: Prananaz.com 

• Facebook: NazBeheshtiSpeaker 

• Instagram: @nazbeheshti 

• LinkedIn: Naz Beheshti 

• Twitter: @NazBeheshti 

• Website: NazBeheshti.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Calm 

• App: Headspace 

• TED Talk: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness – Robert J. Waldinger 

• Book: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle 

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Jul 22, 2021
686: How to Make Your Next Career Move Your Best Move with Kimberly Cummings
00:26:02

Kimberly Cummings shares her top tips on how to make career transitions easier. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to make the next best move for your career 

2) The key indicators that it’s time to explore other options 

3) How to identify power players–and become one yourself 


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— ABOUT KIMBERLY — 

Kimberly B. Cummings is a leading career and leadership development expert and an accomplished speaker and podcast host whose mission is to empower women and people of color in the workplace. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, provides in-person and virtual workshops, trainings, and coaching to professionals looking to lead a dynamic career and life. 

Kimberly has had the opportunity to speak to and create workshops for many organizations, including the New Jersey Conference for Women, Ellevate Network, Urban League, Princeton University and National Sales Network, SXSW, among others. She is also on the Board of Directors for The Power of You Teens organization. Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning into a Career You’ll Love is her first book. 

• Book: Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love 

• Instagram: kimbcummings 

• LinkedIn: Kimberly B. Cummings 

• Website: KimberlyBCummings.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness (Tim Grover Winning Series) by Tim S. Grover 

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Jul 19, 2021
685: How to Manage Conflict and Work Peacefully in Virtual Teams with John Riordan
00:38:29

John Riordan shares practical strategies for overcoming the unique challenges of conflict among virtual teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three best practices for preventing conflict 

2) How to face conflict head on with the SBID model 

3) The three options you have when working with a jerk 


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— ABOUT JOHN — 

For over 30 years, John Riordan has been committed to challenging people and organizations to reach their full capacity – first as a leadership program founder and director in East Africa, and now as an organization and leadership development consultant. He has consulted with a broad range of federal, private sector and non-profit organizations conducting hundreds of planning, team building and training workshops ranging from large conferences (200+) to small intact teams. 

• John’s email: JR@JohnRiordan.com 

• John’s website: JohnRiordan.com 

• John’s courses: learn.johnriordan.com. Get 50% off on John’s courses for Managing Virtual Conflict and Managing Conflict in Virtual Teams with the code AAYJ50. 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “Stakeholder Analysis” 

• Article: “Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?” by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones 

• Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni 

• Book: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin 


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Jul 15, 2021
684: Achieving More by Tapping into the Science of Less with Leidy Klotz
00:42:45

Leidy Klotz reveals how to access the untapped potential of subtraction to make work and life more efficient. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What Legos can teach us about smarter problem-solving

2) The trick to overcoming your brain’s bias for addition

3) How subtracting leaves us with more


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— ABOUT LEIDY — 

Leidy Klotz is a Professor at the University of Virginia, where he directs the university’s Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative and is appointed in the Schools of Engineering, Architecture, and Business. His research on the science of problem-solving has appeared in both Nature and Science and has been covered in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post among national newspapers on five continents. 

• Leidy’s book: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less 

• Twitter: @Leidyklotz 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Buying time promotes happiness” by Ashley Whillans, Elizabeth Dunn, et al. 

• Book: The Gardener and the Carpenter:  What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children by Alison Gopnik 

• Book: No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson 

• Book: The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson 

• Author: Eduardo Galeano 


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Jul 12, 2021
683: How to Break Free from Negative Self-talk and Chatter with Ethan Kross
00:42:11

Ethan Kross breaks down the science behind negative self-talk and how to change the way you engage with your inner voice. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How chatter takes over and undermines us 

2) Four simple ways to put a stop to chatter 

3) Why venting hurts more than helps 


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— ABOUT ETHAN — 

Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. 

Ethan’s research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time. 

Ethan lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two daughters. 

• Ethan’s book: Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It 

• Ethan’s website: http://www.EthanKross.com 

• Ethan’s study: “Social rejection shares somatosensory representations with physical pain” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Marshmallow Test 

• Coach: Michael Sorensen 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 


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Jul 08, 2021
682: How to Boost Your Results Through Extreme Productivity with Robert Pozen
00:38:48

Robert Pozen shares his key tips for effective prioritization and how you can make meetings easier. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The schedule hack for efficient prioritization 

2) The system to make your email work for you 

3) How to say “no” to a meeting 


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— ABOUT ROBERT — 

Robert C. Pozen teaches at MIT Sloan School of Management, where he offers courses to executives on personal productivity. He was president of Fidelity Investments and executive chair of MFS Investment Management, and served as a senior official in both federal and state government. His seven books include Extreme Productivity, a top-rated business title that has been translated into 10 languages. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, and was on the editorial board of the Yale Law Journal. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. 

• Book: Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours 

• Book: Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work . . . Wherever You Are 

• Book Website: RemoteIncBook.com 

• Website: BobPozen.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation by Amartya Sen 


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Jul 05, 2021
681: How to Achieve Greatness without Talent or Hard Work with Ron Friedman
00:49:07

Ron Friedman provides a third path to greatness through reverse engineering. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to reverse-engineer greatness 

2) How to train people to give you better feedback 

3) The 5 minute trick that will boost your performance by 20% 


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— ABOUT RON — 

Ron Friedman, PhD, is an award-winning psychologist who has served on the faculty of the several prestigious colleges in the United States and has consulted for political leaders, nonprofits, and many of the world’s most recognized brands. Popular accounts of his research have appeared in major newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, as well as magazines such as Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today. 

Ron is the founder of ignite80, a learning and development company that translates research in neuroscience, human physiology and behavioral economics into practical strategies that help working professionals become healthier, happier and more productive. His first book, The Best Place to Work, was selected as an Inc. Magazine Best Business Book of the Year. 

• Book: Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success 

• Book: The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace 

• Book Website: DecodingGreatnessBook.com 

• Website: RonFriedmanPhD.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Lose It 

• App: The Done 

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

• Book: Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson 

• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss 

• Book: The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling 

• Diary: One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book (5 Year Journal, Daily Journal, Yearly Journal, Memory Journal) by Chronicle Book Staff 


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Jul 01, 2021
680: Becoming Unstoppable in the Face of Chaos, Crisis, and Change with Gina Osborn
00:34:19

Former FBI Special Agent Gina Osborn reveals her top tips for masterfully dealing with the difficulties of chaos, crises, and changes. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to find your footing as a new leader 

2) How to stay cool and calm in the face of a crisis 

3) How to convince others to embrace change 


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— ABOUT GINA — 

Having spent over 28 years in law enforcement, chasing Cold War spies in the Army and terrorists and hackers as an FBI Agent, Gina L. Osborn knows about dealing with chaos, crisis and change.  Through it all, she learned that crises can be managed, chaos can be controlled and change is inevitable.  Gina is a leadership consultant and International Speaker.  She hosts Lead Like a Lady – a Real Life Podcast – featuring inspiring women who have made it to the top in male dominated industries.

• Gina’s website: GinaLOsborn.com 

• Gina’s podcast: Behind the Crime Scene 

• Gina’s podcast: Lead Like a Lady 


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Jun 28, 2021
679: How to Become an Everyday Innovator and Unleash Your Creativity with Josh Linkner
00:39:50

Josh Linkner breaks down the habits of great innovators and how you can become a great innovator in your own right. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How you can develop your creativity–no matter your role 

2) The habits and mindsets of the greatest innovators 

3) How to spark new ideas when you’re in a rut 


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— ABOUT JOSH — 

Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. 

He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He’s the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.  As the founding partner and former CEO of Detroit Venture Partners, he has been involved in the launch of over 100 startups. 

Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award. 

Josh is also a passionate Detroiter, the father of four, a professional-level jazz guitarist, and has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza. 

• Book: Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results 

• Website: BigLittleBreakthroughs.com 

• Personal Website: JoshLinkner.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Book: How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Katy Milkman 

• Book: Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking by Jon Acuff 

• Book: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma 

• Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 


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Jun 24, 2021
678: How to Win Trust and Connect Masterfully with Riaz Meghji
00:46:01

Riaz Meghji reveals the key behaviors that lead to more meaningful connections. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one trick to becoming a better listener 

2) Where to draw the line between vulnerability and oversharing 

3) How to be assertively empathetic 


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— ABOUT RIAZ — 

Riaz Meghji is a Human Connection Expert. He has 17 years of broadcast television experience, and, during his time as host on Citytv’s Breakfast Television, MTV Canada, TEDxVancouver, CTV News, and the Toronto International Film Festival, has interviewed thousands of experts about human connection and collaboration, undertaking critical training that helped shape the tangible takeaways he shares in his new book, Every Conversation Counts 

• Riaz’s book: Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection that Build Extraordinary Relationships 

• Riaz’s website: RiazMeghji.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Exercise: Wim Hof method 

• Researcher: Gordon Livingston 

• Book: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 

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

• Past episode: 667: How to Cultivate Your Influence and Build Powerful Connections with Jon Levy 


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Jun 21, 2021
677: Optimizing Your LinkedIn for Maximum Opportunities with Donna Serdula
00:48:08

Donna Serdula breaks down her four-point methodology for getting the most out of LinkedIn. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The crucial first step to building a solid LinkedIn presence 

2) How to dramatically increase your reach with keywords 

3) The simplest way to grow your network tenfold 


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— ABOUT DONNA — 

Donna Serdula pioneered the concept of LinkedIn profile optimisation, realising early on that the LinkedIn profile was so much more than just an online resume. 

A job change in 2006 led her back to LinkedIn as Donna looked for tools to help her build a sales territory. It was during this time she had her LinkedIn epiphany and forged her LinkedIn 4 point methodology. By integrating LinkedIn into her sales process, she found tremendous success. 

In 2009, she walked away from her successful sales career and founded Vision Board Media and LinkedIn-Makeover.com. 

She is the author of the book LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies, published by Wiley. 

Donna has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Time’s Money Section, Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, LA Times, NBC, SiriusXM Radio’s The Focus Group, and many other news outlets.

• Donna’s LinkedIn: Donna Serdula 

• Donna’s website: LinkedIn-Makeover.com. Click HERE for more free LinkedIn resources! 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: reMarkable 2 

• Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

• Book: Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't by Michael Losier 

• Book: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand 


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Jun 17, 2021
676: How to Craft and Deliver Compelling Presentations with Dr. Ethan Becker
00:47:21

Dr. Ethan Becker offers a practical guide to communicating more effectively in the workplace. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The two ways we process information 

2) The four-step structure of compelling communication 

3) The simplest way to sound more engaging 


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— ABOUT ETHAN — 

Ethan F. Becker, PhD is president and senior coach/trainer for the Speech Improvement Company, the oldest communication coaching and training firm in America. He has worked with Apple, IBM, Bain Capital, Sony Music, and the New York Giants, the F.B.I., Harvard University, YouTube, and other clients across the globe.

• Ethan’s book: Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence 

• Ethan’s LinkedIn: Dr. Ethan Becker 

• Ethan’s website: SpeechImprovement.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton 

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins 

• Book: The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense by Suzette Haden 


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Jun 14, 2021
675: How to Boost Your Brain for Better Happiness & Performance with Eric Karpinski
00:39:44

Eric Karpinski reveals why investing in your happiness leads to better performance at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The secret to boosting your brain power at work 

2) The one question to jumpstart your happiness habit 

3) How to make stress work for you 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep675 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ERIC — 

Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces for over 10 years, with clients that include Intel, Facebook, TIAA, IBM, T-Mobile, Kaiser Permanente, SAP, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Genentech and many others. 

He is a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team, and developer of the Orange Frog in-house certification program, where he’s trained more than 100 facilitators to lead positive cultural transformation at their organizations. He was trained as a scientist at Brown University and has an MBA from the Wharton School. 

• Book: Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance 

• Book Website: PutHappinessToWork.com 

• Resource: PutHappinessToWork.com/resources 

• Website: EricKarpinski.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment tool: CliftonStrengths 

• Product: Flow Hive 

• TED Talk: Shawn Achor 

• Term: Pecha Kuchas 

• Past episode: 087: More Positivity with Michelle Gielan 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 10, 2021
674: Nailing your Interview, Resume, and Negotiation FAST with Steve Dalton
00:48:50

Steve Dalton breaks down the most efficient path to landing your dream career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to answer the dreaded “Tell me about yourself” question 

2) Just how much time and effort you should put into your resume 

3) The simple trick to negotiating a better job offer 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep674 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and program director for Duke University’s full-time MBA program. He holds his own MBA from the same institution and a chemical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve. 

Steve is also the founder of Contact2Colleague, a corporate training firm that helps organizations increase retention, drive sales, and develop internal expertise by teaching their employees to proactively and systematically build better professional relationships. 

• Steve’s book: The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster 

• Steve’s book: The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Interviews, Negotiations, and More 

• Steve’s website: TheJobCloser.com 

• Steve’s LinkedIn Group: The 2-Hour Job Search – Q&A Forum 

• Steve’s Twitter: @Dalton_Steve 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “You have 7.4 seconds to make an impression: How recruiters see your resume” 

• Study: How quickly do interviewers reach decisions? An examination of interviewers' decision-making time across applicants by Rachel Frieder, Chad Van Iddekinge, and Patrick Raymark 

• Study: Do Informal Referrals Lead to Better Matches? Evidence from a Firm's Employee Referral System by Meta Brown, Elizabeth Setren, and Giorgio Topa 

• Book: "Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In" by Roger Fisher 

• Book: "Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind" by Judson Brewer 

• Past episode: 626: Mastering the 2-Hour Job Search That Generates Dream Interviews with Steve Dalton 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 07, 2021
673: Maximizing Wellbeing at Work with Gallup’s Dr. Jim Harter
00:38:27

Dr. Jim Harter shares the key practices that improve wellbeing at work.


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The five key ingredients to a thriving work life 

2) Top tips for developing each area of wellbeing  

3) What most organizations get wrong about wellbeing 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep673 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JIM — 

Jim Harter, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist for Gallup’s workplace management and wellbeing practices. He is coauthor of the No. 1 Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller, It’s the Manager. He is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing.

Dr. Harter’s book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. His research is featured in First, Break All the Rules, and he contributed the foreword to Gallup’s updated edition of this groundbreaking bestseller.

Dr. Harter is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. His work has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Time Magazine, and in academic articles and book chapters.

Dr. Harter received his doctorate in psychological and cultural studies in quantitative and qualitative methods from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

• Jim’s book: Wellbeing at Work, with Jim Clifton 

• Jim’s LinkedIn: Jim Harter 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

• Tool: CliftonStrengths 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 03, 2021
672: How to Ask For and Get What You Want with Heather Hansen
00:41:58

Trial attorney Heather Hansen shares the top ten tools from the courtroom to help you get what you want. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to advocate like the pros 

2) How to turn your inner critic into your biggest ally 

3) How one question can get people to agree with you 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep672 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT HEATHER — 

Heather Hansen gives her clients the tools to advocate for themselves, their ideas and those around them. She has been a trial attorney for over 20 years and was consistently named one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Pennsylvania. Heather uses her psychology degree and her years in the courtroom to help her clients ask for what they want and get it. She’s also an anchor at the Law and Crime Network and has appeared on NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and Sirius Radio. Heather has helped thousands of keynote audience members in Kuwait, Ireland, Mexico and across the U.S. become their own best advocates. 

Heather is the author of the best-seller The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yourself, which Publishers Weekly calls a “template to achieving personal and career goals” and the host of The Elegant Warrior podcast. Heather’s next book, Advocate to Win-10 Tools to Ask for What You Want and Get It comes out May 25th. 

• Book: Advocate to Win: 10 Tools to Ask for What You Want and Get It 

• Book: The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life's Trials Without Losing Yourself 

• Instagram: @imheatherhansen 

• Website: AdvocateToWin.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Insight Timer 

• Book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards 

• Book: Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross 

• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 

• Book: The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins 

• Book: The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles by Marianne Williamson 

• Book: To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink 

• Book: What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro 

• Personality: Judge Rosemarie Aquilina 

• Tool: Asana 

• Tool: Calendly 

• TV Show: Law & Crime 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 31, 2021
671: How to Make Change Happen Faster, Easier, and Better with Jake Jacobs
00:48:16

Jake Jacobs reveals why organizational change doesn’t have to be difficult and provides  key levers that make the difference. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to keep change from becoming overwhelming 

2) The hack to accelerate change 

3) How leaders accidentally kill enthusiasm for change 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep671 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JAKE — 

Jake Jacobs helps organizations, teams, and individuals make monumental changes. He’s worked in 61 industries, from high tech to manufacturing. He’s consulted for 96 organizations, from Fortune 50 to community theaters and supported more than 210,000 people in changing strategy, creating cultures, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Jake has partnered with CEOs, front-line workers and middle management at Ford, Kraft and Marriott. He’s also helped create change in the City of New York, U.K.’s National Health Service, and the United States Army and Navy. 

Clients call Jake when they need faster, easier, better results. 

• Book: Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results 

• LinkedIn: Jake Jacobs 

• Website: JakeJacobsConsulting.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Preferred Futuring by Lawrence Lippitt 

• Book: The Practical Theorist: The Life and Work of Kurt Lewin by Alfred Jay Marrow 

• Theory: The Zeigarnik Effect 


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May 27, 2021
670: The Four Keys to Leading Successful Virtual Teams with Darleen DeRosa
00:33:40

Darleen DeRosa discusses how to build top teams and deliver high-impact work while leading from a distance. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The quickest way to build trust in your team 

2) How to ensure accountability with the ATC model 

3) Simple, but effective ways to keep your team motivated 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep670 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DARLEEN — 

Darleen DeRosa, Ph.D., is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Stamford office and a core member of the Life Sciences and Leadership Advisory Services practices. Darleen brings more than 15 years of consulting experience, with deep expertise in talent management, executive assessment, virtual teams, top team effectiveness and leadership development. Darleen works with leading companies to facilitate selection, succession management and leadership development initiatives. She is a trusted advisor to CEOs, CHROs and boards. 

Darleen earned her B.A. in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and her M.A. and Ph.D. in social/organizational psychology from Temple University. Darleen is the co-author of Virtual Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (with Richard Lepsinger), as well as other book chapters and journal articles on leadership. 

• Darlene’s book: Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success, with James Citrin 

• Darlene’s book: Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance, with Richard Lepsinger 

• Darlene’s LinkedIn: Darleen DeRosa 

• Darlene’s company: SpencerStuart.com. Get more resources here! 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Donut 

• Software: Mural 

• Software: Miro 

• Article: “How to Combat Zoom Fatigue” 

• Book: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach 

• Book: The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel 

• Game: Kahoot! 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 24, 2021
669: Making More Impact as a Middle Manager with Scott Mautz
00:41:33

Scott Mautz returns with best practices for leading up, down, and across your organization. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset for middle management success 

2) How to keep progressing with the 50/50 rule 

3) The trick to giving excellent feedback 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep669 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SCOTT — 

Scott Mautz is a high-octane speaker expert at igniting peak performance and deep employee engagement, motivation, and inspiration. He’s a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, an award-winning/best-selling author, faculty at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for Executive Education, a former top Inc.com columnist (over 1 million monthly readers), and a frequent national publication and podcast guest. 

• Scott’s book: Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization 

• Toolkit: ScottMautz.com/freetools 

• Scott’s website: ScottMautz.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by James Collins 

• Previous episode: 605: How to Stop Firefighting and Start Executing with Chris McChesney 


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May 20, 2021
668: Making Work More Meaningful and Fulfilling through Mindfulness and Compassion with Scott Shute
00:32:43

LinkedIn’s Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Scott Shute discusses how to improve yourself and your work by practicing more mindfulness and compassion. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why mindfulness matters at work 

2) How to keep your inner critic from hijacking your day 

3) The four steps to cultivating compassion 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep668 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SCOTT — 

Scott was previously the Vice President of LinkedIn’s Customer Operations organization. In his current role as Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, Scott blends his lifelong practice and passion with his practical leadership and operations experience.  His mission is to change work from the inside out by “mainstreaming mindfulness” and “operationalizing compassion.” He is the author of the book The Full Body Yes, available in May 2021. 

• Scott’s book: The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out 

• Scott’s website: ScottShute.com 

• Scott’s LinkedIn: Scott Shute 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: WisdmLabs 

• App: Wise@Work 

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

• Book: How to Train Your Mind by Chris Bailey 

• Book: When Sorry Isn’t Enough: Making Things Right with Those You Love by Gary Chapman 

• Book: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson 

• Book: The Gift by Hafiz 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 17, 2021
667: How to Cultivate Your Influence and Build Powerful Connections with Jon Levy
00:43:08

Jon Levy provides foundational principles for connecting better and building your influence. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why relationships are the #1 predictor of your success 

2) How to make networking feel more natural 

3) How to build trust quickly with vulnerability loops 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep667 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JON — 

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands, like Microsoft, Google, AB-InBev, and Samsung, to startups. 

• Jon’s book: You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence 

• Jon’s website: jonlevytlb.com 

• Jon’s Clubhouse: @jonlevytlb 

• Jon’s Facebook: JonLevyTLB 

• Jon’s Instagram: jonlevytlb 

• Jon’s Twitter: @JonLevyTLB 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Decisions and Revisions: The Affective Forecasting of Changeable Outcomes” by Daniel T. Gilbert and Jane E. J. Ebert 

• Study: Pratfall Effect 

• Book: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath 

• Book: The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time by Allen Gannett 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 13, 2021
666: How to Build Trust and Connection through Digital Body Language with Erica Dhawan
00:38:46

Leadership expert Erica Dhawan helps decode the new cues and signals that make up digital body language. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The new cues and signals to look out for

2) Rules for emojis in emails

3) The Zoom rule to keep everyone engaged


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep666 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ERICA — 

Erica Dhawan is a globally recognized leadership expert and keynote speaker helping organizations and leaders innovate faster and further, together. Erica has spoken, worldwide, to organizations and enterprises that range from the World Economic Forum to U.S. and global Fortune 500 companies, associations, sports teams, and government institutions. Named as one of the top management professionals around the world by Global Gurus, she is the founder and CEO of Cotential – a company that has helped leaders and teams leverage twenty-first-century collaboration skills globally. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, MBA from MIT Sloan, and BS from The Wharton School. 

• Book: Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance 

• Quiz: EricaDhawan.com/digitalbodylanguage 

• Website: EricaDhawan.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Calm 

• Book: Choose Yourself by James Altucher 

• Product: Nuun tablet 


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May 10, 2021
665: How to Make Lasting Change – According to Science – with Katy Milkman
00:33:28

Behavioral scientist and Wharton professor Katy Milkman reveals how behavioral science can help you make changes that stick. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The top obstacles of change–and how to overcome them 

2) How to overcome your impulsivity 

3) How you can make your laziness work for you 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep665 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KATY — 

Katy Milkman is the James G. Dinan Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology, and the former president of the international Society for Judgment and Decision Making.  Over the course of her career, she has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to spur positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Walmart. 

An award-winning scholar and teacher, Katy writes frequently about behavioral science for major media outlets such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Her book How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You are to Where You Want to Be came out two days ago! She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University (summa cum laude), and her PhD from Harvard University where she studied Computer Science and Business. 

• Book: How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

• Newsletter: Milkman Delivers

• Podcast: Choiceology

• Website: KatyMilkman.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaier and Cass Sunstein 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 06, 2021
664: Dr. Robert Cialdini on How to Persuade with the 7 Universal Principles of Influence
00:46:16

The Godfather of Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini, reveals best- and worst-practices for deploying the seven universal principles of influence. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The five words that doubled a student’s persuasiveness 

2) How to masterfully and disasterfully employ each of the seven principles of influence 

3) The easiest way to lose someone’s trust 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep664 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ROBERT — 

Dr. Robert Cialdini is the author of Influence and Pre-Suasion. He is the thought leader in the fields of Influence and Persuasion.  And, he is a three-time New York Times Bestselling author with over 7 million books sold in 44 languages. 

Dr. Cialdini received his PhD from University of North Carolina and post-doctoral training from Columbia University. He holds honorary doctoral degrees (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Georgetown University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Wroclaw, Poland and University of Basil in Switzerland. He has held Visiting Scholar appointments at Ohio State University, the University of California, the Annenberg School of Communications, and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. In acknowledgement of his outstanding research achievements and contributions in behavioral science, Dr. Cialdini was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. His work and books have been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today Magazine, and on the PBS Newshour, Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, New York Times, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS, and many more outlets and shows. 

Dr. Cialdini is a highly popular keynoter and is often referred to as the Godfather of Influence.  For more on Robert Cialdini and his life’s work, visit: https://www.influenceatwork.com/. 

• Robert’s book: Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion 

• Robert’s book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade 

• Robert’s website: InflueceAtWork.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “A Relational Obligations Approach to the Foot‐In‐The‐Mouth Effect” by R. Kelly Aunel and Michael D. Basil 

• Study: “Sweetening the Till: The Use of Candy to Increase Restaurant Tipping” by David B. Strohmetz, Bruce Rind, Reed Fisher, and Michael Lynn 

• Study: “Observational Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Field Experiment” by Hongbin Cai, Yuyu Chen, and Hanming Fang 

• Article: “Create intimacy with consumers or donors: Ask for their input” 

• Article: “The Power of the Word ‘Because’ to Get People to Do Stuff” 

• Book: "The Hidden Persuaders" by Vance Oakley Packard 

• Miniseries: The Queen’s Gambit 

• Comedy Routine: John Mulaney’s Dad Orders One Black Coffee 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 03, 2021
663: How to Stop Negative Self-talk, Beat Impostor Syndrome, and Feel Confident with Melody Wilding
00:39:12

Melody Wilding shares powerful strategies to stop overthinking and deal with your inner critic. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The two behaviors that greatly hinder sensitive professionals 

2) Three tactics for silencing your inner critic 

3) Powerful questions to counter negative thinking 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep663 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MELODY — 

Melody Wilding, LMSW is an executive coach, human behavior expert, and author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work. She has coached hundreds of private clients, from CEOs and Fortune 500 executives to leaders from the US Department of Education, the Federal Reserve, and the United Nations. She teaches graduate-level human behavior and psychology at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York. Her writing is regularly featured on Medium and in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, and Quartz. Her advice has been featured in the New York Times, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, NBC News, US News and World Report, and more. 

• Melody’s book: Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work 

• Melody’s website: MelodyWilding.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen 

• Product: Fitbit 

• Product: Oura Ring 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Apr 29, 2021
662: How to Build Resilient Teams to Beat Burnout with Paula Davis
00:32:58

Paula Davis discusses how teams can support each other to beat burnout and create a culture of resilience. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How an engaged workforce can still burnout 

2) The tiny noticeable things (TnTs) that make us more resilient 

3) How to keep your mind from catastrophizing 


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— ABOUT PAULA — 

Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level. 

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Paula is also the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience. 

Her expertise has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, and Psychology Today. 

• Paula’s book: Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience 

• Paula’s website: BeatBurnoutNow.com 

• Paula’s institute: StressandResilience.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: "Beat Generosity Burnout" by Adam Grant & Reb Rebele 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Apr 26, 2021
661: How to Connect Meaningfully with Susan McPherson
00:31:25

Susan McPherson shares her surefire method for building better connections. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The winning strategy to building connections 

2) Better alternatives to small talk 

3) How to maintain connections efficiently 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep661 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SUSAN — 

Susan McPherson is a serial connector, seasoned communicator and founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact. She is the author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships. Susan has 25+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications, speaking regularly at industry conferences, and contributing to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Forbes. 

She has appeared on NPR, CNN, USA Today, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Susan is a Vital Voices global corporate ambassador and has received numerous accolades for her voice on social media platforms from Fortune Magazine, Fast Company and Elle Magazine. She resides in Brooklyn. 

• Book: The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships 

• Email: susan@mcpstrategies.com 

• Website: McPherson Strategies 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 


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Apr 22, 2021
660: Finding More Success through More Failures with Jim Harshaw, Jr. (Host of the Success Through Failure Podcast)
00:31:53

Jim Harshaw Jr. explains how to overcome the fear of failure and use it as fuel to achieve more success. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) A mantra to ease the burden of failure 

2) The simplest way to improve your chances of success 

3) The one common habit of successful people 


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— ABOUT JIM — 

Jim Harshaw Jr. is an NCAA Division I All American athlete, internationally recognized TEDx speaker, and personal performance coach. He has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives across the world by helping clients and audiences increase resilience, maximize potential, and build high performing teams. 

• Jim’s podcast: Success Through Failure 

• Jim’s website: JimHarshawJr.com 

• Sign up for a free one-time coaching call with Jim at JimHarshawJr.com/apply 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: The Five-Minute Journal 

• Study: “Failure prognosis: Data science predicts which failures will ultimately succeed” 

• Study: Harvard Study of Adult Development 

• Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

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Apr 19, 2021
659: How to Get More by Saying Less in Negotiations with Fotini Iconomopoulos
00:42:29

Fotini Iconomopoulos shares the unconventional negotiation approaches to help you get what you want out of work and life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The four magic words of negotiation 

2) The surprising power of the pause in a negotiation 

3) The script to use when you hear “no” 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep659 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT FOTINI — 

Fotini is a speaker, trainer, advisor, and author. Fotini helps people get what they want, by channeling her energy into her passion for the power of forward thinking. Today business executives partner with her to achieve their business goals, increase profitability and create a competitive advantage. She empowers their teams through her expertise in negotiation, communication and persuasion. 

To share her strengths with more business leaders, Fotini occasionally returns to the classroom as an instructor of MBA Negotiations at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. For the last 5 years, she’s been invited to share her messages with audiences from all industries in keynote addresses across the globe. Fotini’s first book from Harper Collins is Say Less, Get More: Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want.

• Book: Say Less, Get More: Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want 

• Instagram: @fotiniicon 

• LinkedIn: Fotini Iconomopoulos 

• Website: FotiniIcon.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey 

• Book: Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Dr. Amy Cuddy 

• Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss 

• Study: “Get Excited: Reappraising Pre-Performance Anxiety as Excitement” by Alison Wood Brooks, Harvard Business School 

• Website: HomeAdvisor.com 


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Apr 15, 2021
658: How to Fix Burnout and Beat Exhaustion, Stress, and Overwhelm with Dr. Jacinta Jimenez
00:39:13

Dr. Jacinta Jimenez breaks down what causes burnout and what we can do to prevent and fix it. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What most get wrong about burnout 

2) How to recover using the PULSE framework 

3) The tiny recovery habits that build tremendous resilience 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep658 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JACINTA — 

Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD, BCC (also known as “Dr. J”) is an award-winning Psychologist and Board-Certified Leadership Coach with a 15+ year career dedicated to the betterment of leaders. An in-demand speaker, consultant, and coach, she has worked with individuals in top organizations in Silicon Valley and throughout the world. A graduate of Stanford University and the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, Dr. J is a sought-after expert in  bridging the fields of psychology and leadership. She contributes to national news and TV outlets, including CNN/HLN, Business Insider, Forbes, and Fast Company. 

As the former Global Head of Coaching at BetterUp, she developed groundbreaking  science-backed coaching approaches for helping today’s top organizations foster resilience,  while also leading a global community of 1500+ international Leadership Coaches in over  58 countries. She holds a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University and  provides consultation on topics related to this important area as well. 

• Jacinta’s book: The Burnout Fix: Overcome Overwhelm, Beat Busy, and Sustain Success in the New World of Work 

• Jacinta’s website: TheBurnoutFix.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Researcher: Christina Maslach 

• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 


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Apr 12, 2021
657: How to Stop Drifting and Start Directing Your Career & Life with Andy Storch
00:41:51

Andy Storch discusses why professionals often feel lost in their careers—and how you can find your direction. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Three mental shifts that turn challenges into opportunities 

2) The ultimate tool for resolving your hardest decisions 

3) The subtle ways we waste time—and how to stop 


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— ABOUT ANDY — 

Andy Storch is an executive coach, consultant and facilitator specializing in helping clients turn strategy into action and results. He helps leaders accelerate and grow their success through measurable improvements in their business and careers. Just as important, he helps them become the happiest, healthiest, most fulfilled versions of themselves. 

• Andy’s book: Own Your Career Own Your Life: Stop Drifting and Take Control of Your Future 

• Free resource: Five Steps to Owning Your Career 

• Andy’s website: AndyStorch.com 

• Andy’s Instagram: @andy_storch 

• Andy’s LinkedIn: Andy Storch 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion by Marshall Rosenberg 

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

• Book: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday 

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Apr 08, 2021
656: The Five Things that Leaders Do with Jim Kouzes
00:40:47

Jim Kouzes discusses how everyday professionals can make an impact regardless of their title, role, or setting. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The definitive answer to the question, “Are leaders born or made?” 

2) The four components to building a compelling vision 

3) Easy ways to sustain your team’s motivation 


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— ABOUT JIM — 

Jim Kouzes is the coauthor of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, and over a dozen other books on leadership, including the 2021 book, Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership. He is also a Fellow of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. The Wall Street Journal named Jim one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S., and he has received the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award from the Association for Talent Development, among many other professional honors. 

• Jim’s book: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership: How to Make a Difference Regardless of Your Title, Role, or Authority, with Barry Posner 

• Jim’s book: The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner), with Barry Posner 

• Jim’s book: The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner), with Barry Posner 

• Jim’s website: LeadershipChallenge.com 

• Jim’s Twitter: @Jim_Kouzes 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “The Name of the Game: Predictive Power of Reputations versus Situational Labels in Determining Prisoner's Dilemma Game Moves” by Varda Liberman, Steven M. Samuels, and Lee Ross 

• Software: Kermit 

• Software: Grammarly 

• Book: "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know" by Adam Grant 

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Apr 05, 2021
655: Building Better Habits via Better Systems with Most Days’ Brent Franson
00:45:06

Brent Franson shares tactics and tools for building powerful habits based on his experiences of being surrounded by addiction. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How Brent leveraged technology to break his bad habits 

2) The keystone habit of behavioral change 

3) How to stay motivated even when you fail 


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— ABOUT BRENT — 

Brent Franson is the Founder and CEO of Most Days, an app backed by science, built to help you understand what you need to do to improve your life and achieve change. 

Previously, he was on the founding team of Reputation.com, the worldwide leader in online reputation management. Reputation.com was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. 

Brent was also the CEO of Euclid Analytics, a leader in retail data and analytics. Under his leadership, Euclid was acquired by WeWork in 2019. 

Brent has been named a LinkedIn Top Voice, and has regularly contributed to Forbes, LinkedIn, Inc, Entrepreneur, and other publications. Brent is a father, and an athlete who enjoys his routine, reading, running, skiing, skydiving, and anything that involves pushing his own boundaries. 

• Brent’s app: Most Days 

• Brent’s email: brent@mostdays.com 

• Brent’s Twitter: @brentfranson 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: BlockSite 

• Product: Sonic toothbrush 

• Product: kSafe 

• Book: Benzodiazepines: How They Work & How to Withdraw aka The Ashton Manual by C. Heather Ashton 

• Book: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg 

• Book: The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh 

• Book: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 

• Speech: “The Man in the Arena” by Theodore Roosevelt 

• Pete’s Most Days Routine: AwesomeAtYourJob.com/mostdays 


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Apr 01, 2021
654: How to Tap Into Your Genius Zone with 34 Strong’s Darren Virassammy
00:38:33

Darren Virassammy shares his expert tips on how to make the strengths work best for you and your team. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How strengths can both be an asset and a liability 

2) The surprising sign of genius 

3) The trick to turn your blind spots into strengths 


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— ABOUT DARREN — 

Darren Virassammy is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 34 Strong, comprised of a team that believes everyone deserves a great place to work and that any workplace can be great. A leading expert in the global employee engagement community, the 34 Strong team leverages the Strengths-Based approach to human development to create massive shifts within organizations, both culturally and on the bottom line. He and his team have created sustainable change in small microbusinesses, all the way up to large organizational teams at the FDA, Bank of America, and The California Department of Public Health. Darren is the co-host of the Leading Strong podcast and the host of The Nature Advantage podcast. 

• Darren's LinkedIn: Darren Virassammy 

• Darren's podcast: Leading Strong 

• Darren's podcast: The Nature Advantage 

• Darren's website: 34Strong.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment: CliftonStrengths Assessment 

• Book: Incredible Parent: Discover Your Parenting Strengths and Raise Your Kids with Confidence by Brandon Miller and Analyn Miller 

• Book: Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

• Previous episode: 178: How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer 

• Previous episode: 643: The Overlooked Fundamentals of Inspiring and Managing Teams with 15Five’s Shane Metcalf 

• Program: Barbados Welcome Home Stamp 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Mar 29, 2021
653: Training Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance with Dr. Ellen Reed
00:47:12

Dr. Ellen Reed reveals how to build mental toughness by training your brain to be more solution-focused. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The biological reason why we underperform 

2) Three simple questions to your build mental toughness 

3) How to beat out stress in 60 seconds 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep653 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ELLEN — 

Dr. Ellen Reed has been a top performance coach for more than ten years, working with Dr. Jason Selk. In addition to helping others reach high-levels of success, she has a well-established career as a professional dancer. With her background in academia and the performing arts, she helps athletes, students, and business leaders reach their peak performance by developing mental toughness. 

Dr. Reed received her PhD. in experimental psychology, with a focus on memory and cognition, from St. Louis University. 

• Ellen’s book: Relentless Solution Focus: Train Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance with Jason Selk 

• Ellen’s website: RelentlessSolutionFocus.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Website: JasonSelk.com 

• Book: 10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins by Jason Selk 

• Book: The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin 

• Book: Executive Toughness: The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance by Jason Selk 

• Poem: “The Guest House” by Rumi 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Mar 25, 2021
652: The Nine Mindset Shifts for Your Best Preparation and Performance with Brian Levenson
00:44:45

Brian Levenson shares the key mental shifts that elite athletes use to prepare and perform at the highest levels--and work for professionals too! 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to get into the elite performer mindsets 

2) When it pays to be arrogant 

3) The visualization hack used by elite athletes 


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— ABOUT BRIAN — 

Brian Levenson is the founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching, speaking and consulting to elite organizations, performers and leaders. He has been fortunate to work with CEO’s, professional athletes and with teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Homeland Security, Hilton, Disney, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and many other organizations. 

Brian has a weekly podcast, Intentional Performers, where he interviews a diverse group of elite high performers. Brian has a weekly newsletter called Brian’s Message of the Week, which shares articles, videos, podcasts, and information to subscribers. Brian also created an assessment tool called the Self Belief Inventory which is used by elite athletes, executives, and organizations. His book, Shift Your Mind, was released in October of 2020. 

Brian currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and two kids. 

• Book: Shift Your Mind: 9 Mental Shifts to Thrive in Preparation and Performance 

• LinkedIn: Brian Levenson 

• Twitter: @BrianLevenson 

• Website: StrongSkills.co 

— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “When Being a Humble Leader Backfires” by Jia Hu, Berrin Erdogan, Kaifeng Jiang, and Talya N. Bauer 

• App: Pocket 

• Book: Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi 

• Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 

• Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni 

• Book: The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose by Chris Wilson 

— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Mar 22, 2021
651: How to Defuse Verbal Conflict and Prevent Toxicity from Ruining Your Day with Sam Horn
00:40:42

Sam Horn explains how to deal with difficult people more effectively by shifting the language we use. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Words to lose and words to use in a conflict 

2) The mindset shift that makes us feel like less like a victim 

3) Two strategies for dealing with workplace bullies 


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— ABOUT SAM — 

Sam Horn, is the CEO of the Intrigue Agency and the Tongue Fu! Training Institute. Her 3 TEDx talks and 9 books - including Tongue Fu!, POP!, Got Your Attention? and SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week - have been featured in NY Times, on NPR, and presented to hundreds of organizations worldwide including Intel, Cisco, Boeing, U.S. Navy, Nationwide, and Fidelity. 

• Sam’s book: Tongue Fu!: Deflect, Disarm, & Diffuse Any Verbal Conflict 

• Sam’s book: ConZentrate: Get Focused and Pay Attention--When Life Is Filled with Pressures, Distractions, and Multiple Priorities 

• Sam’s book: Take the Bully by the Horns: Stop Unethical, Uncooperative, or Unpleasant People from Running and Ruining Your Life 

• Sam’s website: SamHorn.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 

• Book: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley 

• Podcast: Good Life Project 

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Mar 18, 2021
650: How to Work Your Way to Happiness with Chris Croft
00:48:00

The Happiness Tips author himself, Chris Croft, distills and shares his top ten tips for more happiness at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The myths about happiness at work 

2) How to rewire your brain to choose happiness 

3) The affirmation to add to your morning routine 


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— ABOUT CHRIS — 

Chris is one of the top authors on Linkedin Learning, with 34 video courses recorded during 11 visits to Los Angeles, on subjects including Project Management, Time Management, Process Improvement, Assertiveness, Surviving Organisational Change, and Happiness, with 25,000 views a day and over eleven million views in total. His Happiness course is one of the most viewed happiness courses in the world, with nearly a million views on lynda.com and linkedin - its 52 practical things you can do to increase your happiness. 

He has published 15 books including The Big Book of Happiness, and he has produced a number of free apps including JobsToDo and Daily Happiness Tips. His free monthly email tips are sent to 20,000 people (www.free-management-tips.co.uk). 

• Book: The Big Book of Happiness: 87 Practical Ideas 

• Website: ChrisCroft.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky 

• Book: The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck 

• Past episode: 162: The Only 5 Ways to Get More Done with Chris Croft 

• Personality: Albert Schweitzer 

• Personality: Sonja Lyubomirsky 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Mar 15, 2021
649: How to Persuade through Better Listening and Adapting with Brian Ahearn
00:46:39

Brian Ahearn shares how to improve your influence by listening well and adapting to different personality types. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What every professional can learn from insurance agents 

2) The 5 critical ingredients of listening STARS 

3) How to DEAL with the four different types of people 


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— ABOUT BRIAN — 

Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. 

Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence. 

Brian’s book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical, is an Amazon best-seller and his LinkedIn courses have been viewed by more than 75,000 people. 

• Book: Persuasive Selling for Relationship Driven Insurance Agents 

• LinkedIn: Brian Ahearn 

• Website: InfluencePeople.biz 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Voice Dream 

• Association: National Speaker Association 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 


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Mar 11, 2021
648: How to Turn Stage Presence into Screen Presence with Diane DiResta
00:37:46

Diane DiResta shares expert tips to up your presence in remote meetings. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The simple change that dramatically improves your presence 

2) Cost-efficient tips for improving your audio 

3) Expert tips for engaging your virtual audience 


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— ABOUT DIANE — 

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

• Diane’s book: Knockout Presentations 

• Diane’s website: DiResta.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Miro 

• Microphone: Blue Yeti USB Mic 

• Headset: Logitech H390 

• Headset: Sennheiser SC 60 

• Headset: Sennheiser SC 30 

• Website: The Training Arcade 

• Website: WheelofNames.com 

• Book: The Science of Mind: The Complete Edition by Ernest Holmes 

• Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

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

• Podcast: Entrepreneurs on Fire 

• Video: “I’m not a cat” 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Mar 08, 2021
647: Cal Newport: How to Break Free from Your Email Inbox
00:45:40

Cal Newport reveals how the rise of email led to a productivity disaster and what we can do to change that. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How email changed the way we work for worse 

2) Simple strategies for cutting down the email back-and-forth 

3) Why we feel guilty when we don’t respond—and what to do about it 


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— ABOUT CAL — 

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to researching cutting­ edge technology, he also writes about the impact of these innovations on our culture. Newport is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism, which argues that we should be much more selective about the technologies we adopt in our personal lives, and Deep Work, which argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace. 

Newport’s work has been published in over 25 languages and has been featured in many major publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Washington Post, and Economist, and his long-running blog Study Hacks, which receives over 3 million visits a year. He’s also a frequent guest on NPR. 

• Cal’s book: A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload 

• Cal’s book: Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World) 

• Cal’s podcast: Deep Questions 

• Cal’s planner: Time Block Planner 

• Cal’s website: CalNewport.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Calendly 

• App: Trello 

• Researcher: Sophie Leroy 

• Book: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman 

• Previous episode: 632: How to Reclaim 40 Hours Every Month (WITHOUT Multitasking!) with Dave Crenshaw 


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Mar 04, 2021
646: Redefining the Rules to Make Work More Enjoyable with Vishen Lakhiani
00:39:03

Vishen Lakhiani shares foundational principles to make work more fulfilling. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How the most successful people find bliss in their work 

2) How to keep stress from fazing you 

3) Why hustling hurts your career 


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— ABOUT VISHEN — 

Vishen Lakhiani is one of today’s most influential minds in the fields of personal growth and human consciousness. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley and behind several top-ranking health and wellness apps. He also has two New York Times best-selling books, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and The Buddha and the Badass. With an incredible passion and drive to unite humanity and challenge the status quo, he has built a movement of growth-seekers, spanning across 195 countries, engaging more than 15 million followers on social media, and nearly half-a-million students online each year. 

• Vishen’s book: The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work 

• Vishen’s book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms 

• Vishen’s website: MindValley.com 

• Vishen’s Instagram: @vishen 

• Vishen’s meditation: The 6 Phase Meditation 

• Vishen’s speech: “The Theory of Awesomeness” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Airtable 

• Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor 

• Book: Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours by Shirzad Chamaine 

• Book: Rumi's Book of Poetry: 100 Inspirational Poems on Love, Life, and Meditation by Rumi 

• Poem: “I Was Early Taught to Work As Well As Play…” by John D. Rockefeller, Sr. 

• Poem: “The Guest House” by Rumi 


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Mar 01, 2021
645: How to Make a Bigger Impact by Connecting First with Dr. Melanie Katzman
00:31:33

Melanie Katzman shares strategies for establishing a great connection to facilitate great work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The trick to a great first impression 

2) The one question to gain better perspective 

3) The listening hack that makes all the difference 


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— ABOUT MELANIE — 

Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist and coach to the world’s top public and private companies. Her latest book, Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work, is a #1 WSJ bestseller. 

She has delivered workshops and keynotes to organizations worldwide for three decades. During COVID-19, she is an especially sought-after virtual speaker, giving groups the tools for coping with newfound daily stressors, teaching immediately actionable techniques that have meaningful and enduring results. 

Melanie has been featured in the financial and popular media, and has appeared on numerous podcasts and television outlets. 

• Book: Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work 

• Instagram: melaniekatzman 

• Facebook: Melanie Katzman 

• LinkedIn: Melanie Katzman 

• Twitter: @melaniekatzman 

• Website: MelanieKatzman.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns 

• Website: Above the Law 


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Feb 25, 2021
644: How to Sharpen Your Skills for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet with Michelle Weise
00:44:25

Michelle Weise sheds light on the learning challenges professionals will face in the near future—and how we can prepare for them. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to surface your hidden skills 

2) How to keep AI from making you irrelevant 

3) Nifty tools for upskilling quickly 


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— ABOUT MICHELLE — 

Michelle Weise was just named to the Thinkers50 thinkers to watch in 2021. She is senior advisor to Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and BrightHive, a data collaboration platform. 

She is former chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and Southern New Hampshire University. She led the higher education practice at Clay Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Her most recent book is LONG LIFE LEARNING: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet (Wiley, 2020). Her first book, with Clay Christensen (2014) is Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution. 

• Michelle’s book: Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet 

• Michelle’s LinkedIn: Michelle R. Weise 

• Michelle’s Twitter: @rwmichelle 

• Michelle’s website: RiseAndDesign.io 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Freestyle2 Keyboard for PC 

• Website: Skills Match 

• Software: GLEAC 

• Software: Mursion 

• Company: FutureFit AI 

• Company: Skyhigh Manpower Recruitment International 

• Company: InnoCentive 

• Company: Climb Hire 

• Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 

• Book: Beloved by Toni Morrison 

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


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Feb 22, 2021
643: The Overlooked Fundamentals of Inspiring and Managing Teams with 15Five’s Shane Metcalf
00:42:57

Shane Metcalf reveals his top research-based do’s and don’ts for being a great manager. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one meeting a manager should always make 

2) The teambuilding technique for great teams from the get-go  

3) How and why to keep an employee dossier 


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— ABOUT SHANE — 

Shane Metcalf is a keynote speaker on building a world class workplace and one of the world’s leading pioneers in the space of cultural engineering and positive psychology. His insights have been featured in Inc, Fast Company, Business Insider, Washington Post, Tech Crunch, and Bloomberg. 

As the Co-founder of 15Five, Shane and his team support HR Executives with data-driven continuous performance management. 15Five has won numerous awards for their company culture, including the prestigious Inc Best Workplaces award, and is ranked #3 in the U.S. on GlassDoor. 

Follow Shane on Twitter and LinkedIn, and listen to him co-host the Best-Self Management Podcast. 

• Blog: 15Five.com/blog 

• Company: 15Five 

• LinkedIn: Shane Metcalf 

• Podcast: HR Superstars 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan 

• Book: Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss by Mary Abbajay 

• Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile 

• Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 

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

• Past episode: 582: The Five Behaviors That Make You an Indispensable “Go-to” Person with Bruce Tulgan 

• Strengths Survey: VIA Character Strengths 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 18, 2021
642: How to Identify Your Career Season and Land Your Dream Job with Ramit Sethi
00:47:33

Ramit Sethi shares how to find your career season and jobhunting insights for landing your dream job. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What makes a job the dream job 

2) The question you should ask your career role model 

3) How the briefcase technique can get you the job or raise 


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— ABOUT RAMIT — 

Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a personal development expert to millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties. He started his website, iwillteachyoutoberich.com, as a Stanford undergraduate in 2004, and he now hosts over a million readers per month on his blog, newsletter, and social media. 

Ramit grew up in Sacramento, the son of Indian immigrant parents who taught him the art of negotiating. Ramit went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technology and psychology from Stanford University and has used this understanding of human behavior to create innovative solutions in self development. Ramit and his team build premium digital products about careers, personal finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, and personal development for top performers. The IWT community includes over 1 million monthly readers, 300,000 newsletter subscribers, and 35,000 premium customers. Follow Ramit on Twitter and Instagram. 

• Book: I Will Teach You To Be Rich 

• Course: Find Your Dream Job 2.0 

• Instagram: @ramit 

• Twitter: @ramit 

• Website: IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson 

• Personality: Elliot Aronson 

• Study: Asch Conformity Experiment 

• Study: “The Intuitive Psychologist and His Shortcomings: Distortions in the Attribution Process” by Lee Ross 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 15, 2021
641: How to Inspire Sustained Change with Richard Boyatzis
00:40:46

Richard Boyatzis shares compelling research on how to open others up to change. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why goals don’t motivate us to change—and what does

2) The biological key that opens people up to change

3) Four principles for making change stick


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— ABOUT RICHARD — 

Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, and HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT), he studies sustained, desired change of individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries since 1967. 

He is the author of more than 200 articles and 9 books on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education, including the international best-seller, Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee and the recent Helping People Change with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. His Coursera MOOCs, including Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence has over a million enrolled from 215 countries. He is Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. 

• Richard’s book: Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten 

• Richard’s book: Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence) with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee 

• Richard’s book: Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion with Annie McKee 

• Richard’s course: Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History (Austen Riggs Monograph S) by Erik Erikson 

• Book: Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence by Erik Erikson 

• Book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

• Book: The Achieving Society by David McClelland 

• Book: Power: The inner experience by David McClelland 

• Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

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Feb 11, 2021
640: Why Being Qualified Isn't Enough: How to Overcome Your Fear of Selling Yourself with Jena Viviano
00:40:20

Jena Viviano shares her three-step process for making more successful career transitions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three sources of career clarity 

2) Why networking doesn’t have to feel sleazy 

3) The three things recruiters are always looking for 


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— ABOUT JENA — 

Jena Viviano is an ex-Wall Streeter turned career coach and entrepreneur who helps ambitious professionals articulate their personal branded career stories to land their dream jobs. 

• Jena’s LinkedIn: Jena Viviano Dunay 

• Jena’s podcast: Recruit the Employer 

• Jena’s website: RecruitTheEmployer.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Loom 

• Term: Briefcase technique 

• Book: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang 

• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris 


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Feb 08, 2021
639: How to Get More Breakthrough Ideas with Susan Robertson
00:45:26

Susan Robertson explains how to tap into your creative genius to generate breakthrough solutions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why every professional benefits from more creativity 

2) Why you should start with your craziest idea 

3) What to do when others shoot down your ideas 


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— ABOUT SUSAN — 

Susan Robertson empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to more nimbly adapt to change, by transforming thinking from “why we can’t” to “how might we?” She is a creative thinking expert with over 20 years of experience coaching Fortune 500 companies. 

As an instructor on applied creativity at Harvard, Susan brings a scientific foundation to enhancing human creativity. She combines the neuroscience of creative thinking with a big dose of fun, to make the learning and behavior change really stick. 

• Susan’s website: SusanRobertson.co 

• Susan’s article: “10 Rules for Brainstorming Success” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• TED Talk: “Do schools kill creativity?” with Sir Ken Robinson 

• Website: Stormz 

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Feb 04, 2021
638: How to Build Unhackable Focus with Kary Oberbrunner
00:43:32

Kary Oberbrunner shares expert strategies for bringing your attention back to what matters most. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The wrong and right ways of dealing with task overload 

2) The three components of deliberate magnetic focus 

3) The two triggers of flow state 


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— ABOUT KARY — 

Kary Oberbrunner is CEO of Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they're here, and where they should invest their time and energy.  

Kary struggled to find his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary equips people to experience Unhackability in work and life and share their message with the world. He believes the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. His vision is to ignite 100 million souls by 2030. 

Kary lives in Ohio with his wife, Kelly, and three children: Keegan, Isabel, and Addison. 

• Kary’s book: Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig 

• Kary’s book: Elixir Project 

• Kary’s book: Unhackable: The Elixir for Creating Flawless Ideas, Leveraging Superhuman Focus, and Achieving Optimal Human Performance 

• Kary’s website: UnhackableBook.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “Putting a Finger on Our Phone Obsession” 

• Book: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell 

• Book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness by Morgan Housel 


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Feb 01, 2021
637: How to Have a Happier Work Week with Nic Marks
00:39:53

Nic Marks shares the research and best practices for more happiness at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The five elements of a happy work life 

2) How to draw the boundary between work and life 

3) How to boost motivation and engagement in 5 minutes 


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— ABOUT NIC — 

Nic Marks was once described as a "statistician with a soul" due to his unusual combination of 'hard' statistical skills and 'soft' people skills. 

He has been working in the field of happiness, wellbeing and quality of life over 25 years with a particular emphasis on measurement and how to create positive change. He is the founder of Friday Pulse and has worked with over a 1,000 organizations and teams measuring and improving their happiness at work. 

• Nic’s website: NicMarks.org 

• Nic’s LinkedIn: Nic Marks 

• Nic’s company: Friday Pulse 

• Personality Test: FridayOne.com 

— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Company: HelloFresh 

• Software: HubSpot 

• Term: Dunbar numbers 

• Term: PERMA by Seligman 

• Study: The Day Reconstruction Method 

• Book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink 

• Book: The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli 

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Jan 28, 2021
636: How to Advance Your Most Important Priorities with Eric Papp
00:33:15

Eric Papp shares foundational perspectives on saving time and prioritizing effectively. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one question that cuts your tasks in half 

2) The strategy that makes plans stick 

3) The key to starting off your week right 


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— ABOUT ERIC — 

Eric Papp has a successful history of delivering proven strategies to increase productivity and performance in a complex world. 

Before becoming the success he is today, Eric earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He founded Agape leadership, LLC, an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership and sales for business performance, with the sole purpose of driving leaders and their teams to success. 

As a successful author and public speaker since 2010, he has worked with thousands of managers to aid teams toward success. 

Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness. His books Leadership By Choice and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person — published by John Wiley and Sons — are both top sellers and recognized for their unique impact in the business world. 

Eric now lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Brieann and their daughter Elliana. In his spare time, Eric frequents his local church, engages the community, and practices the kettlebell. 

• Keynote: “Better Thinking vs. More Effort” 

• Planner: “Priority Planner: A Daily Process of Accomplishing What Matters To You Professionally and Professionally" 

• Website: EricPapp.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Book: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch 

• Movie: “H-E Double Hockey Sticks” 

• Practice: Lectio Divina 


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Jan 25, 2021
635: Shifting your Team from Survival to Performance through Psychological Safety with Dr. Timothy Clark
00:42:38

Dr. Timothy Clark discusses the specific benefits and behaviors associated with high-performing, psychologically safe teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to combat the culture of fear 

2) Why to encourage intellectual friction 

3) Tips that boost your credibility at work 


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— ABOUT TIM — 

Tim is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Tim ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of five books and more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world. 

• Book: The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation 

• Guide: Behavioral Guide 

• LinkedIn: Timothy R. Clark 

• Twitter: @timothyrclark 

• Website: LeaderFactor.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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


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Jan 21, 2021
634: How to Get Ahead in Your Career by Developing Your Professional Value with Don Miller
00:47:01

Don Miller shares how to advance your career even without the need for a fancy title or degree. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The critical skills an MBA doesn’t teach you 

2) The harsh truth every professional must accept to succeed 

3) How to craft a compelling business case 


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— ABOUT DON — 

Donald Miller is the CEO of Business Made Simple (BusinessMadeSimple.com), an online platform that teaches business professionals everything they need to know to grow a business and enhance their personal value on the open market. He is the host of the Business Made Simple Podcast and is the author of several books including the bestseller Building a StoryBrand. He lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Elizabeth. 

• Don’s book: Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution and More. Email your Amazon receipts to book@businessmadesimple.com to receive a free mini-course! 

• Don’s website: BusinessMadeSimple.com 

• Don’s planner: HeroOnAMission.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 

• Book: The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker 


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Jan 18, 2021
633: How to Get Unstuck, and Find your Perfect Career Fit with Ashley Stahl
00:47:30

Ashley Stahl discusses how to find your dream career by getting clear on your core skills, values, and motivators.

PLUS, we’re giving away copies of Ashley’s book to celebrate the new year! We’ll send copies to the first 24 listeners who share a link to this post on LinkedIn, along with their favorite nugget of wisdom from the episode. Don’t forget to tag both Pete and Ashley in your post!

About Ashley

Ashley Stahl is counter-terrorism professional turned career coach and author of the book You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career, and she's on a mission to help you step into a career you’re excited about and aligned with. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her online courses, her email list of 500,000 and her show, You Turn Podcast, she's been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers. 

She maintains a monthly career column in Forbes, and her work has been also featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more.

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Jan 14, 2021
632: How to Reclaim 40 Hours Every Month (WITHOUT Multitasking!) with Dave Crenshaw
00:52:08

Dave Crenshaw shares hard-hitting research on the perils of multitasking—and how to improve your focus. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The right and the wrong way to “multitask” 

2) Why we love to switch tasks—and how we can break that habit 

3) How a 2% increase in productivity makes all the difference 


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— ABOUT DAVE — 

Dave Crenshaw develops productive leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. 

• Dave’s book: The Myth of Multitasking, Second Edition: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done 

• Dave’s book: The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done 

• Dave’s website: DaveCrenshaw.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Phrase Express 

• Documentary: The Social Dilemma 

• Book: Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld 

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Jan 11, 2021
631: Accelerating Growth through Coaching with Andrea Wanerstrand
00:42:08

Andrea Wanerstrand shares how widespread coaching has helped transform Microsoft. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why curiosity is the secret sauce to growth 

2) Three coaching approaches that accelerate growth 

3) How to get into the coach mindset 


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— ABOUT ANDREA — 

Andrea Wanerstrand works with leaders across the globe in transforming their teams to keep pace and get ahead in today's digital market through developing leadership and management capabilities. She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified executive coach, serves as a global board director with the ICF, and leads the global coaching programs at Microsoft. 

With a business strategy focus, Andrea has 15+ years of international experience in organizations from 50 to 100,000+ employees with a multi-industry background including Technology Solutions & Services, Business Management Consulting, and Telecommunications. Expertise in leading the development and management of large-scale global talent lifecycle & development programs specializing in sales, marketing, technical operations, and customer service organizations. 

• LinkedIn: Andrea Wanerstrand 

• Website: AndreaWanerstrand.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

• Book: Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber 

• Book: The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier 

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

• Book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani 

• Book: Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters by Kara Goldin 

• Company: Hint 

• Company: Human Capital Institute 

• Company: International Coach Federation 

• Past episode: 055: Coaching Questions of Mass Instruction with Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Past episode: 297: Encouraging Insight Through More Coach-like Conversations with Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Past episode: 555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Personality: Michael Bungay Stanier 

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Jan 07, 2021
630: How to Work with a Boss You Don’t Like with Katherine Crowley
00:33:14

Katherine Crowley discusses what to do when your boss is holding you back. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What to do when your boss gets under your skin 

2) The 20 bad boss behaviors that drive employees nuts 

3) The most important thing you can do when managing up 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep630 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KATHERINE — 

Katherine Crowley is a Harvard-trained psychotherapist and career consultant. She helps individuals identify and tackle psychological and interpersonal obstacles to success. She assists with career assessment, developing a personal vision, improving interpersonal skills, and creating work/life balance. 

Katherine is also the co-founder of K Squared Enterprises, a Management Consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and companies accomplish their business objectives while navigating the psychological challenges of working with others. She is the co-host of the podcast, My Crazy Office, which is a weekly workplace podcast dedicated to helping listeners navigate their careers. 

• Katherine’s book: Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back with Kathi Elster 

• Katherine’s book: Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work with Kathi Elster 

• Katherine’s book: Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal with Kathi Elster 

• Katherine’s podcast: My Crazy Office 

• Katherine’s website: KSquaredEnterprises.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

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Jan 04, 2021
629: How to Find and Use Your Strengths with Lea Waters
00:46:55

Psychologist Lea Waters talks about tools you need to tap into your strengths. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The best way to tap into your strengths 

2) Why our strengths are often hiding–and how to find them 

3) The hack that halts anxiety 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep629 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LEA — 

Lea Waters AM, PhD is a psychologist, researcher, professor, published author, internationally-celebrated keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading experts on Positive Education, Positive Organizations and Strength-Based Parenting and Teaching. 

Professor Waters is the Founding Director and Inaugural Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne where she has held an academic position for more than 23 years. 

• Book: The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish 

• Facebook: Prof Lea Waters 

• Instagram: @profleawaters 

• LinkedIn: Lea Waters AM, PhD 

• Twitter: @ProfLeaWaters 

• Website: LeaWaters.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

• Event: Relay For Life 

• Survey: Via Character Strengths Survey 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 24, 2020
628: How to Stay Challenged and Grow Your Career with Daniel Scrivner
00:46:28

Daniel Scriver shares insights on how to develop your career from his experience as a college dropout turned designer turned CEO. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to develop new skills through self-teaching 

2) Why Daniel left a dream job at Apple 

3) Why you should always seek discomfort 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep628 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DANIEL — 

Daniel Scrivner is the CEO of Flow. Previously he was the Head of Design at Digit and Square. He's worked for some of the most respected brands in the world including Apple, Nike, Disney, and Target. 

Daniel advises world-class teams at companies like LendingHome, Empower, TrustToken, Designer Fund, and Notation Capital. He’s an early-stage investor in businesses like Superhuman, MixMax, Notion, Good Eggs, Burrow, Madison Reed, Stance, Almanac Brewing, and many more. And he's been invited to speak at some of the world's most prestigious organizations including Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), General Assembly, Techstars, Designer Fund, and 500 Startups. 

• Daniel’s website: DanielScrivner.com 

• Daniel’s Twitter: @DanielScrivner 

• Daniel’s LinkedIn: Daniel Scrivner 

• Daniel’s podcast: Outliers with Daniel Scrivner 

• Daniel’s company: GetFlow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Neumann U 87 

• Software: Superhuman 

• Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad (What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!) by Robert Kiyosaki 

• Book: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas Stanley, William Danko, Sarah Stanley Fallaw 

• Book: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 21, 2020
627: Breaking Through Your Mental Limitations to Grow Faster with Matt Norman
00:50:10

Matt Norman discusses how to break the mental patterns that hinder our growth—and encourage healthier patterns. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The thinking pattern that saps our energy 

2) Two questions to keep your thoughts from overwhelming you 

3) How to keep criticism from fazing you 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep627 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MATT — 

Matt Norman is President & CEO of Norman & Associates, which offers Dale Carnegie programs in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Through Norman & Associates, he helps people think and work together more effectively. Matt's mentorship has helped Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, and entrepreneurs change the way they engage with their employees and clients. 

Matt has been named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under Forty list and the Minnesota Business (Real) Power 50. 

• Matt’s book: Four Patterns of Healthy People: How to Grow Past Your Rooted Behaviors, Discover a Deeper Connection with Others, and Reach Your Full Potential in Life and Business 

• Book website: FourPatterns.com 

• Matt’s website: MattNorman.com 

• Matt’s LinkedIn: Matt Norman 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie 

• Book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink 

• Book: Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock 

• Book: How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen 

— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 17, 2020
626: Mastering the 2-Hour Job Search That Generates Dream Interviews with Steve Dalton
00:55:45

Steve Dalton details his systematic process for securing dream interviews. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to generate 40 target employers in 40 minutes 

2) Three effective ways to reach out to potential advocates 

3) The 6 crucial elements of the 75-word networking email 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep626 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and program director for Duke University’s full-time MBA program. He holds his own MBA from the same institution and a chemical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve. 

Steve is also the founder of Contact2Colleague, a corporate training firm that helps organizations increase retention, drive sales, and develop internal expertise by teaching their employees to proactively and systematically build better professional relationships. 

• Steve’s book: The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster 

• Steve’s book: The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Interviews, Negotiations, and More 

• Steve’s Website: 2HourJobSearch.com 

• Steve’s Twitter: @Dalton_Steve 

• Steve’s LinkedIn Group: The 2-Hour Job Search - Q&A Forum 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Hunter.io 

• Platform: Crunchbase 

• System: NAICS Code 

• Database: OneSource Business Browser 

• Study: "Do Informal Referrals Lead to Better Matches? Evidence from a Firm’s Employee Referral System" by Meta Brown, Elizabeth Setren, and Giorgio Topa 

• Book: The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferris 

• Book: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely 

• Book: Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome by Ty Tashiro 

• Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 14, 2020
625: How to Be Happier, More Fulfilled, and More Effective Every Day with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
00:45:04

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar discusses the fundamental principles that help us lead happier, more effective lives. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why many ambitious people end up unhappy 

2) Why chasing happiness won’t make you happier—and what will 

3) How to find your motivation in just five minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep625 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TAL — 

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, as well as the creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies and the Happier School programs. 

After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history: Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership and taught Happiness Studies at Columbia University. He is an international, best-selling author whose books have been translated into more than 25 languages. 

• Tal’s website: TalBenShahar.com 

• Tal’s program: Happiness Studies Academy. Enter the code HAPPY to enjoy a 10% discount! 

• Tal’s LinkedIn: Tal Ben-Shahar 

• Tal’s Instagram: Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar 

• HSA’s Facebook: Happiness Studies Academy 

• HSA’s LinkedIn: Happiness Studies Academy 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor 

• Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile 

• Book: The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson 

• Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot 

• Poem: “The Guest House” by Jalaluddin Rumi 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 10, 2020
624: How to Be More Engaging with Storytelling and Humor with David Nihill
00:53:32

Comedian David Nihill shares his key techniques from his stand-up act that can help you become a better speaker. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The secret to creating stories that stick 

2) How to use callbacks to delight listeners 

3) How to always remember what you want to say 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep624 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Nihill is a bestselling author of Do You Talk Funny, listed by Book Authority as the best book of all time on public speaking and storytelling. “One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes.com his work has been featured in Inc, Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Irish Times, TED, and NPR. His videos have been viewed more than 40M times. David is a winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition winner, runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition and the first ever Irishman to have a special on Dry Bar Comedy. 

• Book: Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker 

• TED Talk: Standing-up to Fear | David Nihill | TEDxManchester 

• Website: DavidNihill.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer 

• Book: The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen 

• Book: The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero by Scott Anderson 

• Past episode: 356: Living Out the Wisdom of Napoleon Hill with Jeffrey Gitomer 

• Personality: Jeffrey Gitomer 

• Personality: John Medina 

• Podcast: Snap Judgment 

• Principle: Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours Rule 

• Software: Trint 

• TED Talk: Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED2006 

• TED Talk: Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer | TED2012 

• TED Talk: The happy secret to better work | Sean Achor | TEDxBloomington 

• Tool: Hubspot 

• Transcription: Rev.com 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 07, 2020
623: Mastering the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in the 2020s with FranklinCovey’s Jennifer Colosimo
00:49:09

7 Habits expert Jennifer Colosimo discusses how to practice Stephen Covey’s principles more consistently in your daily life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The 7 Habits and why they’re still relevant today

2) How proactivity improves your effectiveness by 50X 

3) The two habits that make the biggest difference in your career 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep623 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JENNIFER — 

Jennifer Colosimo is a 7 Habits expert as well as President of the Enterprise Division for FranklinCovey. She has led teams in operations, human resources, IT, sales, learning and development, and corporate social responsibility while with Accenture, DaVita, FranklinCovey, and several private equity backed organizations. Her titles have included chief learning officer, COO, EVP, Vice President of Wisdom, and Vice President of Sales. 

She co-authored the book Great Work, Great Career with Stephen R. Covey, and has been a featured keynote speaker and panelist at numerous business, government, and education conferences. She has also delivered onsite training and keynotes to more than 50,000 people across 45 states and 12 countries. 

• Jennifer’s book: Great Work, Great Career with Stephen Covey 

• Company site: FranklinCovey 

• Jennifer’s Twitter: @jencolosimo 

• Jennifer’s LinkedIn: Jennifer Colosimo 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal 

• Book: Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin Seligman 

• Book: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman 

• Book: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

• Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss 

• Past episode: 330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 03, 2020
622: Taking Control of Stress Before It Takes Control of You with Kirsty Bortoft
00:41:27

Kirsty Bortoft shares easy ways to keep stress and negativity at bay. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to un-hijack your brain in 12 seconds 

2) How to effectively deal with stress in five steps 

3) The number one reason why most people struggle with stress 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep622 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KIRSTY — 

Kirsty Bortoft is an award-winning mindset coach to entrepreneurs and professionals. She helps them to dissolve stress and anxiety without having to resort to medication and traditional therapy. Kirsty developed the unique ‘Freedom Alignment Method', a three-stage process that crushes the obstacles so many high achievers frequently face during their lifetime. Obstacles that inevitably leave them feeling trapped by their current circumstance and pulled from the inner peace and happiness they deserve, despite working so very hard for it.

• Kirsty’s book: Break Free From Pain: How to Heal from Physical, Emotional and Mental Pain 

• Kirsty’s program: The Freedom Alignment Method 

• Kirsty’s website: KirstyBortoft 

• Kirsty’s YouTube: Kirsty Bortoft – Mindset Coach 

• Kirsty’s Facebook: Kirsty Bortoft 

• Kirsty’s Twitter: @KirstyBortoft 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal 

• Book: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David Hawkins 

• Book: The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce Lipton 

• Personality: Joe Dispenza 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 30, 2020
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Nov 16, 2020
621: How to Banish the Four Habits of Time Wasting with Steve Glaveski
00:51:10

Steve Glaveski reveals how to unlearn the four habits that make us time poor. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why we often feel like we get nothing done 

2) The simplest way to keep others from stealing your time 

3) Why we achieve more when we have less time 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep621 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Glaveski is an entrepreneur, author and podcast host whose mission is to unlock the latent potential of people so that they can create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. 

Steve is CEO of Collective Campus, an innovation accelerator based in Melbourne and Singapore, and founder of Lemonade Stand, a children’s entrepreneurship program and now, SaaS platform, that has been delivered to kids across Australia and Singapore. Steve is also the author of Employee to Entrepreneur: How To Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters, the children’s picture book Lemonade Stand: From Idea to Entrepreneur, and the newly released Time Rich. 

Steve hosts the Future Squared podcast. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Australian Financial Review, Tech in Asia and numerous other outlets. 

• Steve’s book: Time Rich: Do you best work, live your best life 

• Steve’s website: SteveGlaveski.com 

• Steve’s book site: TimeRichBook.com 

• Steve’s article: “The Case for the 6-Hour Workday” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Airtable 

• App: BlockSite 

• App: Freedom 

• Book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 

• Book: "Principles: Life and Work" by Ray Dalio 

• Company: IFTTT 

• Company: Zapier 

• Google Chrome Plugin: Quick Compose for Gmail 

• Organization: Advanced Brain Monitoring  

• Software: Formstack (formerly WebMerge) 

• Tool: Online-Voice-Recorder.com 

• Tribute Band: Ratt Poison 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 09, 2020
620: Reframing Your Mindset for Greater Resilience and Positivity with Anne Grady
00:41:20

Anne Grady discusses how to bring more positivity into your life by building your resilience muscle. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What to do when negativity hijacks your brain 

2) The simple trick to making each day more enjoyable 

3) The foundational skills of resilient people 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep620 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANNE — 

Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author who shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty, and practical strategies that can be applied both personally and professionally to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. 

Anne is a two time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. 

With a master's degree in organizational communication and more than 20 years of experience working side-by-side with industry gurus, political and educational leaders, and CEOs, Anne addresses audiences worldwide on topics including change management, resilience, leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence. 

• Anne’s book: Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience 

• Anne’s book: Mind Over Moment Journal: Simple Reminders to Harness the Power of Resilience 

• Anne’s website: AnneGradyGroup.com 

• Text “Strength” to 22454 to receive free resources from Anne! 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Organization: National Alliance on Mental Illness 

• TED Talk: “How to make stress your friend” by Kelly McGonigal 

• Book: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal 

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


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 05, 2020
619: Seth Godin on How to Ship More Great Creative Work...and Why Much of Your Work is Actually “Creative”
00:34:39

Seth Godin debunks persistent myths about creativity to show how professionals can deliver more creative output at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The real reason why we don’t think we’re creative 

2) The most effective way to overcome creative block 

3) Why you should embrace your impostor syndrome 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep619 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SETH — 

Seth Godin is the author of nineteen international bestsellers that have been translated into over 35 languages, and have changed the way people think about marketing and work. 

He's a recent inductee to the Marketing Hall of Fame, and also a member of the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and the Guerrilla Marketing Hall of Fame. 

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth was founder and CEO of Squidoo.com. His blog (find it by typing "seth" into Google) is the most popular marketing blog in the world. Before his work as a writer and blogger, Seth was Vice President of Direct Marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne. 

• Seth’s book: The Practice: Shipping Creative Work 

• Seth’s book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? 

• Seth’s blog: Seth’s Blog 

• Seth’s blog post: “Where do ideas come from?” 

• Book site: TrustYourself.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Company: ePac Flexible Packaging 

• Personality: Theodore Levitt 

• Past episode: 267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 02, 2020
618: Finding Greater Clarity Amid Uncertainty with Jodi Hume
00:44:15

Jodi Hume shares decision-making strategies for finding greater clarity whenever you’re stuck. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What to do when every decision seems overwhelming 

2) Two best practices for sorting through tough decisions 

3) Powerful questions to surface hidden roadblocks 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep618 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JODI — 

After a 15-year career as COO of a growing architecture firm, Jodi Hume shifted gears and has made a name for herself over the last decade providing on-call decision support and facilitated leadership conversations for startup founders, corporations, entrepreneurs and executives. Each week, she also hosts So, Here’s My Story… a business podcast of real stories with poignant take-aways and plenty of humor. She’s the lead singer for The Wafflers – and if you ask nicely, she might tell you about the time she won 1st place in a Truck Pull. 

• Jodi’s website: LeadingClarity.com 

• Jodi’s website: JodiHume.com 

• Jodi’s podcast: So, Here's My Story... 

• Jodi’s LinkedIn: Jodi Hume 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Miro 

• Tool: Mural 

• Book: Winning with Accountability: The Secret Language of High-Performing Organizations by Henry Evans 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Oct 29, 2020
617: Enhancing Your Productivity by Managing Your Mental Energy with David Kadavy
00:50:05

David Kadavy explains how to harness your mental energy to improve your productivity. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How our obsession with time management hurts us 

2) Three questions to ask to get more work done 

3) How to easily shift to the optimal mental state for work 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep617 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Kadavy is a bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and speaker. Through his blogging at kadavy.net and his podcast, Love Your Work, he helps people find satisfaction through following their crafts, even if it takes them down unconventional paths. David's writing has appeared in Quartz, Observer, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, McSweeny's Internet Tendency, and Upworthy. He has spoken in eight countries, including appearances at SXSW at TEDx. He lives in Medellín, Colombia. 

• David’s book: Mind Management, Not Time Management: Productivity When Creativity Matters 

• David’s book: The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating 

• David’s Twitter: @kadavy 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Todoist 

• Plugin: Boomerang 

• Product: AlphaSmart NEO 

• Publication: Neuron 

• Book: The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain by John Kounios and Mark Beeman 

• Book: The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin 

• Book: The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

• Previous episode: 052: Mind Management for Productivity with David Kadavy 

• Previous episode: 063: The Optimal Time For Everything with Dr. Michael Breus 


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Oct 26, 2020
616: How to Handle Work in a World Where Everything’s Urgent with Brandon Smith
00:43:19

Brandon Smith shares how to cut through non-stop urgency and work on what’s truly important. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How urgency is just like hot sauce 

2) What your boss really means when they say everything’s urgent 

3) How to expertly say no to extra work 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep616 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRANDON — 

Brandon went from not being able to order a pizza due to a debilitating stutter to becoming a master communicator. 

He went on to teach communication in two leading business schools and has won 12 teaching awards for his work in the classroom. 

Through his work with businesses, Brandon has helped countless employees go from being on the verge of getting fired to becoming some of the company’s top performers. 

Brandon learnt the secret of urgency, what he calls ‘Hot Sauce’ and how different people react differently to it. Today he is the author of The Hot Sauce Principle. 

Used in the right amount, hot sauce can be the very thing that turns a bland or stressful workplace into a place of flavourful productivity. 

• Brandon’s book: The Hot Sauce Principle: How to Live and Lead in a World Where Everything Is Urgent All of the Time 

• Brandon’s website: TheWorkplaceTherapist.com 

• Brandon’s LinkedIn: Brandon Smith 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Previous episode: 073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter 


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Oct 22, 2020
615: How to Build Laser Focus in an Age of Endless Distractions with Curt Steinhorst
00:46:36

Curt Steinhorst reveals why we often struggle to take control of our attention—and what we can do about it. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Surprising statistics that illustrate our level of distraction 

2) The essential keys to accessing flow state 

3) How to improve your focus in three steps 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep615 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CURT — 

Curt Steinhorst is the author of the bestselling book Can I Have Your Attention?, an expert on focus and distraction, and a regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy. 

Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges in keeping the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. Through Focuswise, the company Curt founded to help teams solve the problem of chronic distraction, Curt and his team apply the science of how the brain works to the reality of how we function in today’s world. 

He coaches founders and CEOs of multi-billion-dollar brands on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers. His worldwide speeches and training have helped thousands gain the wisdom and practical habits to better manage their focus and put it on the things that really matter in life and work. Clients include Southwest Airlines, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, NIKE, and SAP, just to name a few. 

• Curt’s book: Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace 

• Curt’s website: FocusWise.com 

• Curt’s email: CS@FocusWise.com 

• Curt’s LinkedIn: Curt Steinhorst 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Notion 

• Study: “Media’s role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings” by E. Alison Holman, Dana Rose Garfin, and Roxane Cohen Silver 

• Study: Attention Restoration Theory 

• Book: The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work by Joseph Campbell 

• Fantasy Novel Series: The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks 

• Fantasy Novel Series: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson 

• Book: The Third Harmony by Mawi Asgedom 

• Book: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks 

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


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Oct 19, 2020
614: Making Smarter Decisions When You Can’t Know Everything with Annie Duke
00:53:30

Poker champion Annie Duke shares tools to improve your decision-making process and your ability to predict the future. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why your decisions still matter, even when you don’t call the shots 

2) The shift in language that leads to more open conversations 

3) How a pros and cons list tricks us into making worse decisions 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep614 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANNIE — 

Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. Annie’s latest book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, is available on October 15, 2020 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. In 2020, she joined the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative. 

• Annie’s book: How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 

• Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

• Book: The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova 

• Book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel 

• Book: Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, Cass Sunstein 

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

• Previous Episode: 281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke 

• Software: Waze 


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Oct 15, 2020
613: Boosting your Influence with the Principles of PRE-Suasion with Brian Ahearn
00:43:27

Influence expert Brian Ahearn discusses how to get more yesses using Dr. Cialdini’s principles of PRE-suasion. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How one question dramatically improves your chances of yes 

2) The two ways to capture people’s attention 

3) Why we’re more persuasive when we talk less 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep613 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRIAN — 

Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. 

Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence. 

Brian’s book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical, is an Amazon best-seller and his LinkedIn courses have been viewed by more than 75,000 people. 

• Brian’s book: Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical 

• Brian’s LinkedIn: Brian Ahearn 

• Brian’s website: InfluencePeople.biz 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Swapcard 

• App: Voice Dream 

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

• Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 

• Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Book: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo 

• Book: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Gary Reynolds 

• Book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte 

• Previous episode: 499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn 

• Previous episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo 

• Researchers: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky 

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Oct 12, 2020
612: How to Find the Perfect Career Fit–An Analytical Approach–with Lindsay Gordon
00:41:20

Lindsay Gordon reveals how to build and select excellent options for your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to get “unstuck” at work 

2) How to define success on your terms 

3) Why it’s okay to have a “boring” job 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep612 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LINDSAY — 

Lindsay Gordon is a career coach for analytically minded people who want to stop doing what they think is "right" in their career and start doing what's right for them. She helps people get clarity about what's right for them in a job and why, confident about their skills and abilities, and able to communicate that to interviewers, managers, and colleagues through her program, A Life of Options. 

She used to work as a recycled water engineer in Melbourne, Australia before landing at Google, working as technical support for the Google Apps team. After which, she moved into career development at Google before starting her own business. She earned her Bioengineering degree from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. She loves applying her engineering brain to helping people find careers that fit, baking complicated pastries and barbershop singing. 

• LinkedIn: Lindsay Gordon 

• Website: ALifeofOptions.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment Tool: CliftonStrengths

• Book: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

• Book: Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

• Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

• Book: The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day | Original Creator of The Five Minute Journal - Simple Daily Guided Format - Increase Gratitude & Happiness, Life Planner, Gratitude List by Intelligent Change Inc.

• Harvard Project: "Dark Horse: Achieving success through the pursuit of fulfillment"


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Oct 08, 2020
611: How to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Becoming a 10X Talent with Michael Solomon
00:42:15

Michael Solomon discusses the fundamental skills that keep game-changers above the rest. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that leads to exponential career growth

2) An overlooked skill that sets any professional apart

3) The most dangerous thing you can do to your career


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep611 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MICHAEL — 

Michael Solomon is the cofounder of 10x Management, the world’s first tech talent agency. 10x matches top contract technology experts, designers, and brand innovators with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 clients like American Express, HSBC, Google, Verizon, Yelp, and more. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg TV and spoken at SXSW. 

He founded Brick Wall Management, a talent agency representing multi platinum and Grammy award-winning recording artists, songwriters, top record producers, and filmmakers. Michael also co-founded Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live music to over 700,000 people in health care facilities across the U.S. and remains an active member of its Board of Directors. 

• Michael’s book: Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy, with Rishon Bloomberg 

• Michael’s email: Michael@10XManagement.com 

• Michael’s site: GameChangerTheBook.com 

• Company: 10X Ascend 

• Company: 10X Management 

• Quiz: Are You 10X Quiz 

• Tool: Lifestyle Calculator 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Concept: Johari Window Model 

• Plugin: Dictation for Gmail 

• Book: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute 


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Oct 05, 2020
610: How to Communicate with People Who Disagree with You with Dr. Tania Israel
00:38:53

Dr. Tania Israel discusses the fundamental skills that help us have more empathic conversations. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) One skill to make difficult conversations more manageable 

2) How to stop seeing disagreement as a threat 

3) The two fears that keep us from actively listening 


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— ABOUT TANIA — 

Tania Israel is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University, Dr. Israel is known for her work on dialogue across political lines, social justice, and LGBT psychology. 

• Tania’s book: Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work 

• Tania’s website: TaniaIsrael.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Hidden Tribes” 

• Technique: The Pomodoro Technique 

• Tool: Temi 

• Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 

• Book: Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller 

• Cartoon: Peadoodles 


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Oct 01, 2020
609: Why You Need to Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking with Devora Zack
00:40:18

Devora Zack debunks multitasking myths and shares how singletasking can help you get more done– one thing at a time. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why multitasking reduces your efficiency 

2) How to unplug effectively 

3) Why we get addicted to multitasking 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep609 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DEVORA — 

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

• Book: Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected 

• Book: Singletasking: Get More Done-One Thing at a Time 

• Book: Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself 

• Website: MyOnlyConnect.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 

• Mythology: Odysseus 

• Personality: Douglas Merrill on Multitasking 

• Personality: Elinor Glyn 

• Personality: Philo of Alexandria 

• Personality: Steven Pressfield 

• Term: Cluster tasking 


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Sep 28, 2020
608: Finding Extreme Clarity for Better Career Fit with Tracy Timm
00:57:10

Tracy Timm discusses how to define your professional value and find greater fulfillment in your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three types of fit that determine career satisfaction 

2) Why an emphasis on job titles hurts our careers 

3) How to get clear on your toughest decisions in one hour 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep608 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TRACY — 

Tracy Timm is the founder of The Nth Degree® Career Academy, the proven career clarity system that helps high-potential professionals discover, define, and drive careers they love. She has a degree in behavioral psychology from Yale University and studied design thinking with the founder of the d.school at Stanford University. 

Tracy left a successful but unsatisfying career in finance, traveled once around the world on Semester at Sea, and discovered her ideal career. For more than five years, she has applied these lessons in her career advisory work with hundreds of individuals and over one hundred fast-growing companies. Tracy lives in Dallas, Texas. 

• Tracy’s book: Unstoppable: Discover Your True Value, Define Your Genius Zone, and Drive Your Dream Career 

Tracy’s website: TracyTimm.com 

• Book website: UnstoppableCareerBook.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Website: CoreValuesList.com 

• Book: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris 

• Book: If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules: Ten Rules for Being Human as Introduced in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Cherie Carter-Scott 

• Book: Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield 

• Game: Master of Orion 


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Sep 24, 2020
607: How to Make Any Work Energizing and Motivating with Todd Henry
00:49:50

Todd Henry explains how to tap into your personal motivation code to bring more energy and excitement to your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What it really takes to create lasting motivation 

2) How our motivations distract us—and how to curb that 

3) The 27 flavors of motivation 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep607 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TODD — 

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. He is the author of five books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and the longtime host of The Accidental Creative podcast. 

• Todd’s book: The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work 

• Assessment: The Motivation Code Assessment 

• Todd's book: Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need 

• Todd's book: Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day 

• Todd's article: “Don’t Let Your Rituals Become Ruts” 

• Todd's website: ToddHenry.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Techo Planner 

• App: Momentum 

• Software: iZotope RX 8 

• Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 

• Book: Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies by Cesar Hidalgo 

• Personality: Deci EL, Ryan RM – Self-Determination Theory 

• Previous episode: 294: Generating Greatness from Creative Workers with Todd Henry 


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Sep 21, 2020
606: How to Learn Faster so Robots Can’t Steal Your Job with Edward Hess
00:41:46

Edward Hess discusses how to stay relevant in the digital age via hyperlearning. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you need to rethink the way you work 

2) The secret to achieving inner peace 

3) How to redefine your ego 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep606 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT EDWARD — 

Edward Hess is a Professor of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He has spent twenty years in the business world as a Senior Executive and has spent the last 18 years in academia. He is the author of 13 books and over 140 articles and 60 Darden Case studies. His work has appeared in over 400 global media outlets including Fortune magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Washington Post. 

His recent books and research has focused on “Human Excellence in the Digital Age: A New Way of Being; A New Way of Working; Humanizing the Workplace; and Hyper-Learning.” 

• Book: Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change 

• Website: EdHess.org 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Personality: Amy Edmondson 

• Personality: Barbara Fredrickson 

• Personality: Herb Kelleher 

• Personality: Horst Schulze 

• Personality: James Casey 

• Practice: Coherent Breathing 


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Sep 17, 2020
605: How to Stop Firefighting and Start Executing with Chris McChesney
00:47:52

Chris McChesney discusses how to achieve more with your team by following the four disciplines of execution.


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three roadblocks to execution 

2) The only two things that create engagement 

3) How to instill accountability in 20 minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep605 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHRIS — 

Chris McChesney is the Global Practice Leader of Execution for Franklin Covey and is one of the primary developers of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has become the fastest growing area of the company. 

Known for his high-energy and engaging message, Chris has become one of the most requested speakers within the Franklin Covey Organization, regularly delivering keynote speeches and executive presentations to leaders in audiences ranging from the hundreds to several thousand. 

Chris, and his wife Constance, are the proud parents of five daughters and two sons. His love of family is combined with his passion for boating, water sports, coaching, and trying to keep up with his children. 

• Chris’ book: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, with Sean Covey and Jim Huling 

• Chris’ website: ChrisMcChesney4dx.com 

• Chris’ FranklinCovey profile: Chris McChesney 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Lose It! 

• TED Talk: Tim Harford | TEDGlobal 2011 Trial, error and the God complex 

• Article: “The Power of Small Wins” 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick Lencioni 

• Book: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 

• Book: Mastery by Robert Greene 

• Company: FranklinCovey 

• Previous episode: 552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni 

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Sep 14, 2020
604: Closing the Seven Power Gaps that Limit Your Career with Kathy Caprino
00:44:36

Kathy Caprino discusses how to bridge the power gaps that hold you back from career success. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The seven most common barriers to career success 

2) An easy way to start advocating for yourself more 

3) The one habit that drastically minimizes your presence 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep604 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KATHY — 

Kathy Caprino is a career and executive coach, author, speaker, and leadership trainer dedicated to the advancement of women in business. She is a former VP and trained coach and marriage and family therapist, a Senior Forbes contributor, and offers career consulting, executive, and leadership and communications coaching and training, as well as keynotes and workshops. 

She’s also the Founder and President of her own coaching and consulting firm, Kathy Caprino, LLC as well as the host of the podcast, Finding Brave. 

• Kathy’s book: The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss 

• Kathy’s blog: “Gender Bias Is Real: Women's Perceived Competency Drops Significantly When Judged As Being Forceful” 

• Kathy’s podcast: FindingBrave.org 

• Kathy’s workbook: 7-Day Power Boost Challenge Workbook 

• Kathy’s website: KathyCaprino.com 

• Kathy’s survey: 7 Power Gaps Survey 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Program: The Behavioral Science Guys 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 


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Sep 10, 2020
603: Easing the Anxiety of Workplace Conflict with Liz Kislik
00:33:39

Executive coach Liz Kislik discusses do’s and don’ts of conflict management and how to rethink the way you see conflict. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you don’t need to win every argument 

2) The trick to stop conflict before it starts 

3) How to make allies in every level 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep603 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LIZ — 

Liz Kislik is a management consultant, executive coach, and facilitator. For over 30 years, she has helped clients such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Comcast, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems while strengthening their top and bottom lines. Her specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces. 

She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker on “Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It,” and has served as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University and New York University. She has also written for the European Financial Review and the Forward. 

• TEDx Talk: “Why there’s so much conflict at work and what you can do to fix it.” 

• Website: LizKislik.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander 

• Personality: Maya Angelou 

• TED Talk: "The transformative power of classical music" by Benjamin Zander 


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Sep 07, 2020
602: Finding Greater Enjoyment and Fulfillment through Capacity Building with Robert Glazer
00:37:15

Robert Glazer discusses his simple framework for achieving greater clarity and accelerating your development. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to know if you’re living below your potential 

2) How to clearly define your core values and purpose 

3) The small wins that lead to tremendous growth 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep602 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ROBERT — 

Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row. He is the author of the inspirational newsletter Friday Forward, author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, Elevate, and of the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships.  He is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is the host of The Elevate Podcast. 

• Book: Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others (Ignite Reads) 

• Company: Acceleration Partners 

• Website: RobertGlazer.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: OneNote 

• Software: Evernote 

• Software: Loom 

• Software: Vidyard 

• Book: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris 

• Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 

• Movie: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara 

• Term: Stockdale Paradox 

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Sep 03, 2020
601: The Four Pillars of High Performing Teams with Mike Robbins
00:44:30

Mike Robbins discusses the four features of peak performing teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that builds a culture of trust

2) The subtle ways we build—and destroy—belonging

3) How to care in order to challenge


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep601 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MIKE — 

Mike Robbins is the author of five books, including his brand new title, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging, which released April 21st.  For the past 20 years, he’s been a sought-after speaker and consultant who delivers keynotes and seminars for some of the top organizations in the world. 

His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Genentech, eBay, Harvard University, Gap, LinkedIn, the Oakland A’s, and many others.   

He and his work have been featured in the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review, as well as on NPR and ABC News.  He’s a regular contributor to Forbes, hosts a weekly podcast, and his books have been translated into 15 different languages. 

• Mike’s website: Mike-Robbins.com 

• Mike’s book page: We’re All in This Together 

• Mike’s book: We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging 

• Mike’s book: Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance 

• Mike’s book: Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation 

• Mike’s book: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: "The Magic Relationship Ratio, According to Science" 

• Book: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson 

• Researcher: Amy Edmondson 


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Aug 31, 2020
600: Scientific Strategies to Make Learning Stick with Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto
00:39:44

Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto share practical insights on how to optimize your learning. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Three simple tactics that drastically improve how we learn 

2) Why you want the learning process to be difficult 

3) How to get into the optimal mental state for learning 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep600 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SANJAY & LUKE — 

Sanjay Sarma is the head of Open Learning at MIT. A professor of mechanical engineering by training, he has worked in the fields of energy and transportation; computational geometry; computer assisted design; and has been a pioneer in RFID technology. He has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur as well as advanced degrees from Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley. 

Luke Yoquinto is a science writer who covers learning and education, as well as aging and demographic change in his role as a researcher at the MIT AgeLab. His work can be found in publications such as The Washington Post, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He is a graduate of Boston University's science journalism program. 

• Book: Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn 

• Luke’s email: lyoquinto@gmail.com 

• Luke’s Twitter: @lukeyoquinto 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Technique: Feynman blank page technique 

• Tool: Quizlet 

• Language Learning: Duolingo 

• Language Learning: Rosetta Stone 

• Online School: Khan Academy 

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

• Book: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas Dehaene 

• Book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

• Researchers: Robert and Elizabeth Bjork 

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Aug 27, 2020
599: How to Break the Habit of Anxiety using Curiosity with Dr. Jud Brewer
00:33:51

Dr. Jud Brewer discusses how anxiety leads us to form bad habits—and what we can do to make a change. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How anxiety takes over—and what we can do about it 

2) Three steps to go from anxious to curious 

3) How to put an end to bad habit loops for good 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep599 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DR. JUD — 

Jud Brewer, MD PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery. He is the “executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare,”, the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, and an associate professor at Brown’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine. He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

• Dr. Jud’s book: The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits 

• Dr. Jud’s website: DrJud.com 

• Dr. Jud’s YouTube: DrJud 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The teenage brain on social media 

• Model: Rescorla-Wagner Model 

• Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein 


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Aug 24, 2020
598: How to Remember Names, Faces, and Facts like a Memory Champion with Chester Santos
00:49:46

U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos shares his expert tricks and techniques for improving your memory. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why good memory still matters in the digital age 

2) The three principles to remembering anything 

3) How to remember anyone’s name in four steps 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep598 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHESTER — 

U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos - "The International Man of Memory" is the world's leading memory skills expert and founder of MemorySchool.NET.  His memory building tips have been featured on CNN, ABC, PBS, NBC, CBS, BBC, and the Science Channel. He has been quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, SF Chronicle, Washington Post, and TIME Magazine. Chester has presented in over 30 countries with speaking credits that include TEDx, Talks at Google, and the International Festival of Brilliant Minds. 

• Chester’s course: MemorySchool.net. The first 50 listeners to enter the coupon code AWESOME get free access to Chester’s courses! 

• Chester’s website: International Man of Memory 

• Video: Memory Expert, Chester Santos - "The International Man of Memory" Helps David Pogue on NOVA Science 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Technique: Phonetic Alphabet 

• Technique: Major System 

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

• Past episode: 474: How to Turn Your Boss, Colleagues, and Customers into Superfans with Pat Flynn 

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Aug 20, 2020
597: How to Turn No Into Yes: Powerful Negotiation Questions with Alex Carter
00:48:26

Columbia law professor Alex Carter shares why it pays to ask for more, both at work and in life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The 4 questions that will help you negotiate better 

2) How to boost your confidence going into a negotiation 

3) How to increase your chances of getting a yes from your boss 


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— ABOUT ALEX — 

Alex Carter is Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School, where she is also an award-winning professor, and a world-renowned negotiation trainer for the United Nations. She also serves as Executive Director of Stand Up Girls, helping tween girls develop relationships for greater self-esteem and resilience. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, MSNBC’s LIVE Weekend and Hardball, Marketplace, and in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter. 

• Book: Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything 

• Instagram: @alexandrabcarter 

• LinkedIn: Alexandra Carter 

• Twitter: @alexbcarter 

• Website: AlexCarterAsks.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Book: The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Harts 

• Book: The Truth About Negotiations by Leigh Thompson 

• Past episode: 222: The Quickest Ways to Earn an Extra Half Million Over Your Career with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett 

• Past episode: 341: Decoding Body Language with ex-FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro 


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Aug 17, 2020
596: The Six Skills of Proactive Professionals with Chrissy Scivicque
00:49:12

Chrissy Scivicque discusses the crucial set of skills that keep you ahead in your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to become 5000% more effective at your job 

2) How to keep the unexpected from blindsiding you 

3) The one question that leads to astounding career growth 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep596 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHRISSY — 

Chrissy Scivicque believes that work can be a nourishing, enriching life experience—and she loves helping professionals discover exactly what that means for them and how to achieve it. Her popular website, EatYourCareer.com, is devoted to this mission. As an award-winning writer, certified career coach and experienced corporate trainer, Chrissy brings a unique perspective to the world of professional development. She is the proud author of The Proactive Professional and The Invisibility Cure. 

• Chrissy’s book: The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!) 

• Chrissy’s book: Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook - The Ultimate Career Planning Tool 

• Chrissy’s website: EatYourCareer 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: Work Clean: The life-changing power of mise-en-place to organize your life, work, and mind by Dan Charnas 

• Book: The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll 

• Documentary: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 

• Documentary: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness 

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

• Previous episode: 343: How to Be More Strategic in Six Steps with Stacey Boyle 


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Aug 13, 2020
595: How to Beat Burnout and Restore Resilience with Adam Markel
00:31:20

Adam Markel shares how to create more moments for rest and build your resilience in the face of burnout. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The most valuable skill for any professional 

2) The massive costs of burnout culture 

3) Quick recovery tactics to boost your resilience 


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— ABOUT ADAM — 

Bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience expert Adam Markel inspires leaders to tap the power of resilience to meet the challenges of massive disruption — for themselves and their organizations. Adam is author of the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, Pivot: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. 

• Adam’s book: Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life 

• Resilience Assessment: Your.ResilienceCulture.com 

• Adam’s TEDx Talk: “DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! | TEDxSouthLakeTahoe” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Calm 

• Book: The Presence Process: A Journey Into Present Moment Awareness by Michael Brown 

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Aug 10, 2020
594: Achieving More by Embracing Your Productivity Style with Carson Tate
00:30:10

Carson Tate discusses the four productivity styles—and how to pick the best tools and practices that best suit you. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to pick the right system for your productivity style 

2) The top tools for keeping your inbox under control 

3) How to work in harmony with opposing productivity styles 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep594 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CARSON — 

Carson is the founder and Managing Partner of Working Simply. She is the author of Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. Her views have been included in top-tier business media including Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, CBS Money Watch, Fast Company, Forbes, Harvard Business Review blog, The New York Times, USA Today, Working Mother and more. 

Prior to starting Working Simply, Carson worked in Human Resources and sales functions with Fortune 200 firms. Carson holds a BA in psychology from Washington and Lee University, a Masters in Organization Development, and a Coaching Certificate from the McColl School of Business at Queens University. 

• Carson’s book: Own It. Love It. Make It Work.: How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job 

• Carson’s website: WorkingSimply.com 

• Carson’s LinkedIn: Carson Tate 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: MindJet 

• Software: OmniFocus 

• App: Trello 

• App: Evernote 

• App: Todoist 

• App: Things 

• App: Superhuman 

• App: SaneBox 

• Instrument: Hermann Brain Dominance Theory 

• Book: The Awakening by Kate Chopin 


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Aug 06, 2020
593: Why Hard Work Isn’t Enough: Insights on Developing Your Career with Patty Azzarello
00:48:07

Patty Azzarello shares three simple steps to finding more success and satisfaction in your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The top reason most people get stuck in their careers 

2) Why results don't speak for themselves 

3) How a simple email can forge powerful relationships 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep593 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT PATTY — 

Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor. She has more than 25+ years of experience working in high tech and business. She has held leadership roles in General Management, Marketing, Software Product Development and Sales. She has been successful in running and transforming large and small businesses, and has significant international management experience. 

She is the founder of Azzarello Group, which works with CEOs and leadership teams to help their businesses (and people) get better at what they do. She is the author of the best selling books: RISE: 3 Practical Steps to Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader (and Liking Your Life), and MOVE: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls. 

• Patty’s book: Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life 

• Patty’s website: Azzarello Group 

• Patty’s program: Executive Mentoring Group 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Always Postpone Meetings With Time-Wasting Morons by Scott Adams 

• Book: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath 

• Previous episode: 262: Conquering the Five Career Derailers with Carter Cast 


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Aug 03, 2020
592: How to Speak with Effortless Confidence with Caroline Goyder
00:41:34

Caroline Goyder shares exercises to help you feel more comfortable and confident with your voice. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset shift that turns insecurity into confidence 

2) An easy way to make your voice more dynamic 

3) Quick ways to boost your confidence before a meeting 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep592 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CAROLINE — 

Caroline Goyder’s global reputation as a speaker and voice coach is built on her warm, engaging, relaxed and highly practical style, and her expertise honed by her work with actors, teachers, broadcasters and the corporate sector. She worked at the Central School of Speech and Drama as a voice coach for over 10 years before launching her own company. She is regularly sought after by the media as an expert in her field and her work has featured on television and in numerous national and international newspaper articles. Her extremely successful Ted Talk has over 7.5 million views. Caroline has written three books, her most recent Find Your Voice was released in January 2020. 

Caroline was named by Red magazine as one of Britain’s top coaches. 

• Caroline’s book: Find Your Voice: The Secret to Talking with Confidence in Any Situation 

• Caroline’s book: The Star Qualities: How to Sparkle With Confidence in All Aspects of Your Life 

• Caroline’s website: CarolineGoyder.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Method: Alexander Technique 

• Term: Kairos 

• Term: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 

• Website: Stephenporges.com 

• Book: The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Stephen Porges 

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

• Personality: Bill Nighy 

• Personality: Cisely Berry 


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Jul 30, 2020
591: How to Prevent Work and Stress From Taking Over Your Life with Bryan Robinson
00:44:40

Bryan Robinson shares the small, but impactful practices that help us strike a healthier work-life balance. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The key difference between loving work and workaholism 

2) How to keep your survive brain from overwhelming you 

3) Four micro chillers that offset stress and boost your mood 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep591 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRYAN — 

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, psychotherapist in private practice, and award-winning author of two novels and 40 nonfiction books that have been translated into 15 languages.  He has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC's World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, the CBS Early Show, and The Marketplace on PBS. He hosted the PBS documentary “Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself.” His book, Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them, is now in its third edition (New York University Press, 1998; 2007; 2014). He developed the Work Addiction Risk Test (WART), an instrument used worldwide to measure work addiction. He lives in Asheville with his spouse, one Yorkie, three Golden doodles, and Krishna, an adopted cat, who wandered into their lives, along with occasional bears at night. 

• Bryan’s book: #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life 

• Bryan’s website: BryanRobinsonBooks.com 

• Workaholic test: How Chill Are You? 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust by Viktor Frankl 

• Book: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 

• Past episode: 267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr 


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Jul 27, 2020
590: Forming Strong Connections through Authority, Warmth, and Energy with Steve Herz
00:38:23

Steve Hertz discusses why we need to change our relationship with feedback and how to develop the three skills that advance our careers. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you shouldn’t take yes for an answer 

2) The small things that make us more authoritative 

3) How to keep conversations energizing and engaging 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep590 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Herz is President of The Montag Group, a sports and entertainment talent and marketing consultancy. He is also a career advisor to CEOs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and young professionals. Prior to joining TMG, Steve was the President and Founding Partner of IF Management, an industry leader whose broadcasting division became one of the largest in the space, representing over 200 television and radio personalities. 

Herz received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Steve is involved with several charities, including serving on the local leadership council at Birthright Israel. Steve is married with two children and lives on the Upper West Side of New York City. 

• Steve’s book: Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results 

• Steve’s website: StevenHerz.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Speako…!! 

• Study: A Study of Engineering and Education by Charles Riborg Mann 

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

• Book: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney 

• Experiment: Project Oxygen 

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


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Jul 23, 2020
589: How to Ask Better Questions that Lead to Breakthroughs with Stephen Shapiro
00:45:31

Stephen Shapiro offers expert advice for shifting your thinking to uncover innovative solutions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The biggest red flag in problem-solving

2) How to work with—not around—constraints

3) How an emphasis on solutions hinders us


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep589 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEPHEN — 

For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation to audiences in 50 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of six books, including his latest: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. His Personality Poker® system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. 

• Stephen’s book: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems 

• Stephen’s website: InvisibleSolutionsBook.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: SaneBox 

• Book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt 

• Book: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard Feynman 

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


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Jul 20, 2020
588: How to Calm Anxiety and Achieve Peak Performance with Dr. Luana Marques
00:30:47

Dr. Luana Marques discusses how to face anxieties and fears head-on using proven strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to stop avoiding and start taming your fears 

2) Why anxiety isn’t always bad 

3) The TEB cycle for calming your anxious mind 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep588 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LUANA — 

Dr. Marques is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Massachusetts and New York and an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. 

She received her B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2001, as well as her Masters and Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo in Clinical Psychology in 2005 and 2007, respectively. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the CBT track at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and was subsequently hired as a post-doctoral fellow in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic & Research Unit at MGH. Currently, Dr. Marques is the senior clinical psychologist at the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders program, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 

• Luana’s website: DrLuana.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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• Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

•YouTube Series: “Some Good News” 


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Jul 16, 2020
587: Finding the Beauty in Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell
00:42:13

CrisMarie Campbell discusses how to get comfortable with handling disagreements. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to make conflict productive 

2) The magic question for when you reach an impasse 

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


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


— ABOUT CRISMARIE — 

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

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

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

• CrisMarie’s website: ThriveInc.com 

• CrisMarie’s LinkedIn: CrisMarie Campbell 

• CrisMarie’s Facebook: CrisMarie Campbell 

• CrisMarie’s partner: Susan Clarke 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Anatomy: Vagus nerve 

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

• Personality: Peter Levine 


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

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

2) What the ideal work from home week looks like 

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


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


— ABOUT NICHOLAS — 

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

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

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

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

• Nicholas’ academic profile: Nicholas Bloom 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three questions to jumpstart your day 

2) How to spark your motivation with an ignition statement 

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


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


— ABOUT JOHN — 

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

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

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

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

• Book site: ReadInAwe.com 

• Podcast: Live Inspired 

• Website: JohnOLearyInspires.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Nun Study 

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset shift that leads to great innovation 

2) Why our fear of judgment is often overblown 

3) How to resolve conflict peacefully with curiosity 


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


— ABOUT FRANCESCA — 

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

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

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

• Book website: RebelTalents.org 

• Website: FrancescaGino.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Company: Second City 

• Personality: Massimo Bottura 

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

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that makes any goal feel motivating 

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

3) A surprising way to boost your willpower 


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


— ABOUT JEFF — 

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

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

• LinkedIn: Jeff Haden 

• Magazine: Inc.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Phenomenon: The Ben Franklin Effect 

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

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

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

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

• Personality: Tony Robbins 

• Personality: Herb Kelleher 


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset that makes you indispensable 

2) Why you shouldn’t stick to your speciality 

3) How to stop juggling and start finishing tasks 


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


— ABOUT BRUCE — 

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

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

• Bruce’s website: RainMakerThinking.com 

• Bruce’s LinkedIn: Bruce Tulgan 

• Bruce’s Twitter: @BruceTulgan 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The question all leaders must ask during a crisis 

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

3) The best thing to do when conversations get emotional 


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


— ABOUT MICHAEL — 

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

• Michael’s LinkedIn: Michael Watkins 

• Michael’s university: IMD 

• Michael’s company: Genesis 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Hawthorne Effect 

• Digital Workplace: MURAL 

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

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

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What we lose when we overthink 

2) Telltale signs you’re overthinking 

3) How to stop overthinking in three to eight minutes 


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— ABOUT ANNE — 

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

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

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

• Anne’s website: ModernMrsDarcy.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Lettermate 

• Product: uni-ball VISION 

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

• Personality: David Allen 

• Personality: Lauran Vanderkam 

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How leaders (unknowingly) alienate their teams 

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

3) An exercise for creating authentic connections with your team 


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


— ABOUT KEITH — 

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

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

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

• Keith’s website: KeithFerrazzi.com 

• Keith’s website: VirtualTeamsWin.com 

• Keith’s company: Ferrazzi Greenlight 

• Keith’s Instagram: @keithferrazzi 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Asana 

• Software: Slack 

• Software: Zoom 

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

• Personality: Amy Edmondson 

• Personality: Brene Brown 

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Simple, but powerful ways to ease your anxiety 

2) The surprising cost of leaving things unsaid 

3) A handy script for when you need to disagree 


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


— ABOUT DAVID — 

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

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

He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, PA. 

• David’s LinkedIn: David Lebel 

• David’s academic profile: R. David Lebel 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Headspace 

• Researcher: Amy Edmondson 

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

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

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The foundation of successful remote teams 

2) How to measure your remote team’s productivity 

3) Top tips for facilitating better online communication 


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


— ABOUT KEVIN — 

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

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

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

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

• LinkedIn: Kevin Eikenberry 

• Website: KevinEikenberry.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment Tool: DISC 

• Assessment Tool: Myers-Briggs 

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

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

• Personality: Bettina Buchel 

• Software: GoToMeeting 

• Software: Loom 

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

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

2) The quantifiable benefits of mindfulness 

3) The small habits that build great resilience 


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— ABOUT RASMUS — 

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

• Rasmus’ app: PotentialProject.app 

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

• Rasmus’ website: PotentialProject.com 

• Rasmus’ LinkedIn: Rasmus Hougaard 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: OneNote 

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

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Key questions to challenge your thinking 

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

3) The value of a coaching buddy 


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— ABOUT MARCIA —  

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

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

• Email: Marcia@covisioning.com 

• LinkedIn: Marcia Reynolds 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: How We Think by John Dewey 

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

• Organization: The International Coach Federation 

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

• Personality: John Dewey 


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The danger of deferring to experts and technology 

2) Two critical steps for smarter decision-making 

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


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


— ABOUT VIKRAM — 

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

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

• Vikram’s Twitter: @mansharamani 

• Vikram’s website: Mansharamani.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Term: Satisficing 

• Personality: Daniel Kahneman 

• Personality: Richard Thaler 

• Personality: Amos Tversky 

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

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

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

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The biggest mistake leaders make when delegating 

2) The most crucial thing you need to delegate 

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


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


— ABOUT BILL — 

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

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

• Bill’s book: Successful Delegation 

• Bill’s website: TrubyAchievements.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How calm provides the greatest return on productivity 

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

3) How and why to savor 


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— ABOUT CHRIS — 

Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in seventeen languages. Chris writes about productivity at Alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, GQ, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. 

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

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

• Podcast: Becoming Better 

• Website: A Life of Productivity 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Author: Shawn Achor 

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

• Product: Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard 


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The fundamental building block of self-confidence 

2) How to control the negative tape in your head 

3) A powerful trick for overcoming impostor syndrome 


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


— ABOUT IVAN — 

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

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

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

• Ivan’s Twitter: @DrIvanJoseph 

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


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Term: Pygmalion Effect 

• Study: Jacobson & Rosenthal study on Pygmalion Effect 

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

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

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

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

• Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

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

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

• Commercial: “Think Different” by Apple 

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why storytelling isn’t just for writers 

2) The four elements of the most captivating stories 

3) The surprisingly best way to improve at storytelling 

Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep570 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SHANE — 

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

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

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

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

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

• Shane’s website: ShaneSnow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Evernote 

• App: Pocket 

• Article: The Peekaboo Paradox (The Great Zucchini) 

• Book: Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini 

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

• Book: A Book About Love by Jonah Lehrer 

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

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


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

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

2) How to quickly reboot your fatigued brain 

3) The four pillars of excellent physical and mental health 


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


— ABOUT JOSHUA — 

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

• Joshua’s email: askdrjoshk@gmail.com 

• Joshua’s Instagram: @drjoshk 

• Joshua’s Twitter: @drjoshk 

• Joshua’s website: JoshKlapow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Slack 

• App: Asana 

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

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

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

• History: Spanish Flu (1917 Flu Pandemic) 

• Personality: B.F. Skinner 

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The six steps to optimizing your workflow

2) The five productivity personality archetypes

3) How to work from home effectively


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


— ABOUT LAURA — 

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

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

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

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

• LinkedIn: Laura Stack 

• Website: TheProductivityPro.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Todoist 

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

• Software: Microsoft Outlook Tasks 

• Software: ShortKeys 


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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

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

2) How to turn your compassion for others inward 

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


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


— ABOUT KRISTIN — 

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

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

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

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

• Website: Self-Compassion.org 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

• Documentary: The Horse Boy 

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

• Personality: Chris Germer 

• Yoga: Ashtanga yoga 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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

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

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

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


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

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

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

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


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


— ABOUT MIKE — 

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

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

• Book Website: FixThisNext.com

• Website: MikeMichalowicz.com

• Alternate Website: MikeMotorbike.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Voxer 

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

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

• Past episode: 059: Growing People with Jeff McManus 

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


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Why the experts are often the most unreliable.

2) How to make any task more exciting and engaging.

3) How to turn anxiety into fuel for creativity.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep564 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JONAH —

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

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

• Jonah’s book: Unsafe Thinking: How to be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most

• Jonah’s book: Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future

• Jonah’s website: JonahSachs.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Asana

• Personality: Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi

• Book: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

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

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

3) How to weaponize your insecurities.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep564 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MARCO —

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

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

• Book: "Primitive: Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World's Most Successful People"

• LinkedIn: Marco Greenberg

• Website: PrimitiveBook.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Organization: HOBY, founded by Hugh O’Brian

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

• Book: “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman

• Book: "How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything: Yes Anything!" by Albert Ellis

• Book: "In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books)" by Alan Lightman

• Book: “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

• Book: "The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Championship and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide" by Brian Mulligan

• Book: "The Way of Go: 8 Ancient Strategy Secrets for Success in Business and Life" by Troy Anderson


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

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

2) How to turn worrying into productive preparation.

3) How rocket scientists see and use failure.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep563 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT OZAN —

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

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

• Ozan’s book: Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life

• Ozan’s podcast: Famous Failures

• Ozan’s website: RocketScienceBook.com

• Ozan’s newsletter: WeeklyContrarian.com

• Get bonus videos by emailing your receipt to Rocket@OzanVarol.com by April 30!


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Readwise

• Tool: Instapaper

• Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

• Book: Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress by Christopher Ryan

• Past Episode: 072: Unleashing Simplicity with Lisa Bodell

• Past Episode: 176: How to Prevent Terrible Decisions using Red Team Thinking with Bryce Hoffman


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How working fewer hours greatly increases productivity.

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

3) When you should and shouldn’t multitask.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep562 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ALEX —

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

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

• Alex’s book: Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less— Here's How

• Alex’s book: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

• Alex’s website: www.Strategy.rest

• Alex’s Instagram: @askpang

• Alex’s Twitter: @askpang


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Scrivener

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

• Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The remote worker hierarchy of needs.

2) Smarter alternatives to online meetings.

3) Three tips for managing distractions while working remotely.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep561 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LISETTE —

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

• Lisette’s book: Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and Managers

• Lisette’s newsletter: CollaborationSuperpowers.com/newsletter

• Lisette’s Twitter: @lightling

• Lisette’s website: LisetteSutherland.com

• Lisette’s website: CollaborationSuperpowers.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Technique: Pomodoro Technique

• Speed test site: Speedtest.net

• Loom

• Tool: QC35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

• Tool: Autonomous ErgoChair II

• Tool: Sennheiser SC 60 headset

• Tool: IQair HealthPro plus

• Tool: Force of Nature cleaner

• Tool: Logitech G Pro mouse

• Tool: Kinesis Freestyle 2 keyboard

• Tool: AmazonBasics Monitor Arm

• Tool: UPLIFT Desk

• Tool: Telepresence robot

• Virtual Office: Remo

• Virtual Office: Sococo

• Virtual Office: Workabout Workplace

• Book: Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Bpg-Other) by Cliff Atkinson

• Comic: WiFi Hierarchy of Needs


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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The magic phrases powerful listeners use

2) How to expertly listen for what’s unsaid

3) One question to ask the people you disagree with


 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep560 for clickable versions of the links below.


— ABOUT OSCAR —

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

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

• Oscar’s website: www.oscartrimboli.com/


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Tool: TextExpander

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

• Past episode: 555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

• Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome


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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The three kinds of fights that inspire.

2) A simple trick to greatly boost motivation and efficiency.

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


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep559 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID —

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

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

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

• David’s book: Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around

• David’s book: Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

• David’s website: DavidBurkus.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Study: “Impact and the Art of Motivation Maintenance: The Effects of Contact with Beneficiaries on Persistence Behavior” by Adam Grant et al. 

• Book: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin

• Previous episode: 552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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

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


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Why anyone can be a vision-driven leader.

2) The 4 key components of a good vision script.

3) How to turn your vision into action.


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— ABOUT MICHAEL —

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership coaching and development firm twice listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies. A longtime publishing executive, Michael is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Your Best Year Ever, Living Forward, and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

Michael is the creator of the Full Focus Planner, which combines quarterly goal-tracking and daily productivity in a proven system for personal and professional achievement. His blog and weekly podcast, Lead to Win, are go-to resources for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, executives, and aspiring leaders. He has been featured by Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Wall Street Journal. Michael and his wife of 40 years, Gail live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. 

• Book: Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less

• Book: The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business

• Book Website: VisionDrivenLeader.com/awesome

• Website: MichaelHyatt.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Dynalist

• App: Workflow

• Book: "It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work" by Jason Fried

• Book: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" by Stephen Covey

• Book: “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

• Book: "Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision" by Andy Stanley

• Company: Thomas Nelson

• Personality: Andy Stanley

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

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


You'll Learn:

1) How fear affects our decision-making

2) How to manage your fears effectively

3) The two techniques to help you outthink your fears


About Mark:

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

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

1) Three mindsets to accelerate your career growth

2) The overlooked elements that determine career fit

3) Why most meetings are meaningless


About Gary:

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

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

1) Three reasons why advice is overrated.

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

3) How to ask more insightful questions.


About Michael:

Michael Bungay Stanier is an author and the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. He was named the first Canadian Coach of the Year. He left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

1) Why idleness isn’t laziness

2) What’s causing you burnout

3) The productivity benefits of shorter work hours


About Celeste:

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

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

2) A simple technique to win over stubborn naysayers

3) How to introduce big changes with minimal resistance


About Jonah:

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

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

1) The mentality that separates great leaders from the rest

2) Why you shouldn’t be afraid of micromanaging

3) How leaders can have more joyful difficult conversations


About Patrick:

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

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

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

1) The power of “upstream thinking”

2) How to get to the root of the problem

3) How to avoid the blame game at work


About Dan:

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


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

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


You'll Learn:

1) The simplest way to stop conflict from overwhelming you

2) How to untangle the complex web of recurring conflict

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


About Jennifer:

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York-based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. Author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, Feb. 25, 2020), she is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and innovative, fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds, including those at Google, Harvard and TEDx, and in her popular course at