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<p>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!</p>

C. PRODUCTIVITY. How to Feel Less Busy With Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam gives her expert advice on feeling less busy, getting more done, and giving more value and meaning to your own time.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How those who feel their time is “vast” spend their day2) How to draw more energy by acknowledging the three selves3) How to stretch your experience of timeSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep314 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT LAURA — Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, like Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company. She has appeared on numerous television programs, radio segments, and has spoken about time and productivity to audiences of all sizes. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds.• Laura’s Book: Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam• Laura’s website: LauraVanderkam.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Research: A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method• Book: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton• Book: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton• Book: Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton• Book:  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy• Book: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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D. COMMUNICATION. Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss

Chris Voss shares how FBI hostage negotiation approaches enable more effective, persuasive communication, in any field.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The FBI 8 negotiation skills you can use at work2) Why yes is the last thing you want to hear3) The two words that immediately transform a negotiationSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep311 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHRIS — Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller “Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It,” which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator. Drawing on his experience in high-stakes negotiations, his company specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems.• Chris’s company: Black Swan Group• Chris’s Book: Never Split the Difference— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The Obstacle is The Way by Ryan Holiday• Book: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle• Book: Start with No by Jim Camp• Research: Marshmallow Challenge• Newsletter: The Edge• Prior episode: 016: Going for No with Andrea Waltz

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E. RELATIONSHIPS. How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay

Mary Abbajay shares how to manage up, understand who your boss is, and adapt to different personality types.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) One tiny, yet powerful, thing you can do to differentiate yourself from 99% of employees.2) Obstacles to managing up.3) Strategies for dealing with difficult bosses.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep275 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARY — Mary Abbajay is the president and co-founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a woman-owned, full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the regional Market President’s Board of BB&amp;T Bank. She was Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington where she led the adult Signature program, the Youth Leadership Program and the Rising Leaders Program.• Mary on Twitter: @maryabbajay• Website: Careerstone Group — RESOURCES MENTIONED THE SHOW —• Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston• Company: Toledo Lounge• The Pomodoro Technique— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Abby Connect answers your calls when you can’t.

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F. THINKING. Subtle Shifts in Thinking for Tremendous Resilience with Charlie Harary

Charlie Harary explores how to adjust your recurring thought patterns to find your greatness, enhance emotional wellbeing, and enjoy work more everyday.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) How to react to the world in a more empowered way2) Two innate needs you must fulfill to be satisfied3) Approaches to growing more everydaySubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep283 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHARLIE — Charlie Harary is an author and internationally known speaker sought out for his lectures, seminars and keynote addresses on business intelligence, performance management and personal empowerment. He is the Senior Director of Capital Markets at RXR Realty, a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in New York. He hosts a weekly radio show on the NSN radio network and the Unlocking Greatness podcast. Upon its launch in 2015, Unlocking Greatness made it to the Top 10 on iTunes’ New &amp; Noteworthy Business Podcasts list. Harary is an adjunct clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.• Charlie’s Website: CharlieHarary.com• Charlie’s Book: Unlocking Greatness • Charlie’s Podcast: Unlocking Greatness— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell• Book: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi• Theory: Self-Determination Theory• Documentary: Tom Verses Time• Study: Rosenthal Effect• Theory: Ego depletion— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Document Standard Operating Procedures with SweetProcess

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001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom

Mawi Asgedom shared some brilliant perspectives when it comes to speaking and writing with clarity. — YOU'LL LEARN —1) The surprisingly essential habits for the best speakers in the world. 2) How to obliterate pre-speaking jitters. 3) Keys to maintaining rhythm, interest, and engagement in writing. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep001 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MAWI —Mawi Asgedom is the founder and CEO of Mawi Learning. He has an inspiring story going from Ethiopian refugee to Harvard graduate &amp; commencement speaker. He’s garnered many accolades as speaker, author, and educational entrepreneur. He’s published eight leadership books. He’s spoken to over 1,000,000 people at over 1,000 schools and educator conferences worldwide. His online courses have world-class completion rates and have earned his firm an illustrious CODiE award in education technology. Oprah has called him one of her Top 20 moments.• Mawi’s book: Of Beetles and Angels• Tool: Mawi Learning— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The One Thing by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller• Tool: The ultradian rhythm• Website: Florida Virtual School• Personality: Zig Ziglar

04 Apr 15:01

002: Chasing Opportunity with Arla Lach

Arla shared some powerful insights on identifying and pursuing career advancement opportunity. If you’re currently eyeing a new move, you’ll want to hear her take.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to do your homework to snag the next advancement. 2) The importance of proactively chasing the big break. 3) Lessons learned from serving as Chief of Staff for two separate CEOs. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep002 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ARLA — Arla Lach is a Partner in Audit Services in the Chicago office of Grant Thornton. She has more than 16 years of experience in public accounting, serving companies with revenues from $4 million to $1 billion. From 2008 through 2010, she served as chief of staff to the CEO of Grant Thornton LLP. In 2011, Lach received a “Women to Watch” award in the emerging leader category from the Illinois CPA Society. She’s passionate about helping women rise into and succeed in leadership roles.• Arla’s firm, Grant-Thornton LLP• Arla’s email address: arla.lach@us.gt.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • School: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign• Book: Lean In by Sheryl Sandbery• Book: The Divergent young adult novel series by Veronica Roth• Tool: Getting Things Done, (GTD) system

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003: Strategically Managing Your Leadership Capital with Victor Prince

Victor shared some wise perspectives from his book Lead Inside the Box. Working through his 2x2 leadership framework, we got some insight on how to engage work different categories of people differently. By doing so, you can get optimal results from everyone—from the “slacker” to the “exemplar.” — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The potential life-threatening implications of not managing your leadership capital. 2) Specific watch-outs and pro tips for working with four different categories of people. 3) How to deliver tricky feedback to the folks who need to hear it. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep003 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT VICTOR — Victor Prince is the Managing Director of DiscoveredLOGIC, a strategy consulting and training firm that serves clients in the US and overseas. He has 20+ years of experience in corporate and government leadership positions. As a Bain &amp; Company consultant, he led strategy engagements with clients in the US, UK, France and Spain. As an executive at Capital One, he managed internet marketing strategy. As a member of Washington DC Mayor Fenty's cabinet, he led the CapStat performance accountability program. As the Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he helped build a new federal regulatory agency and led a division of 300-plus people. Victor's book: Lead Inside the Box book and 2×2 leadership matrixVictor's website: www.victorprince.comVideo: Victor’s speaking about the Lead Inside the Box methodology and about his leadership lessons learned by hiking the Camino de Santiago across Spain.— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — Tool: Leadership QuestionnaireTool: Myers-Briggs personality type indicatorStudy: Authority at work, compared to the Stanley Milgram experimentBook: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettWebsite: Snopes.comShow: Breaking BadPersonality: Dan Tangherlini

04 Apr 15:01

004: Finding and Maintaining Your Genius with Gina Marotta

Gina Marotta turned the tables a bit as she asked me numerous questions to uncover my areas of "genius," the zone where I naturally shine. She shows you how to do the same. — YOU'LL LEARN —1) The value hiding in frustrating encounters with people. 2) How to stay in your genius groove when other forces might knock you off. 3) The benefits of play Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep004 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT GINA — Gina Marotta loves work and wants you to as well. She is a thought-leader &amp; strategic guide around what she believes is the most essential element for work to be fun, fulfilling, and fruitful: knowing and expressing one’s own inner genius. She spends her days writing, speaking, and counseling around genius to help people uncover and step into their most natural talents and the work they were born to do. She is lovingly known as “The Genius Guru.” • Gina’s website: www.ginamarotta.com• Gina's Facebook: Gina Marotta— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: Myers-Briggs thinkers vs. feelers.• Article: The age cutoff for a “millennial.”• Website: Step Up women’s network• Study: Gallup employee engagement studies• Book: Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz• Podcast: Optimize by Brian Johnson• Video: TED talks• App: Pocket Google Chrome extension to read longer online content later. • App: Instapaper• App: Audible audio books• Tool: Four “magical questions” to compile data daily on your genius.

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005: Pitching Like a Champion with Chris Westfall

Chris dropped numerous quotable tidbits (go figure?!) about enhancing your persuasive appeals. Specifically he laid out: 1) The critical acid test you should use while communicating 2) How to dial into the right size of a request 3) The key thing you need to prove to others in order for them to invest in your assumptions. Chris Westfall is the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, and his strategies have created multi-million dollar results for entrepreneurial companies on four continents. His clients have appeared on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank-Australia. He's the publisher of seven books, including The NEW Elevator Pitch and BulletProof Branding.   To view transcript, show notes, and links, visit http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com

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006: Powering up Purpose at Work with Arthur Woods

Arthur demonstrated his epic expertise when it comes to finding purpose at work. He provided a fantastic framework, robust assessment tools, and set of pro-tips for finding more purpose in your career. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The three essential places where purpose is found in work.  2) Keys to finding that greener grass, right where you are. 3) How to access a free tool to diagnose your personal purpose-drivers. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/epxxx for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ARTHUR — Arthur Woods (@ArthurWoods) is the Co-founder of Imperative, a company reshaping the way we hire and support a purpose-driven workplace. He is a writer, speaker and advisor to leading brands on the future of work. Arthur previously led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools. Arthur co-founded the Compass Fellowship, the largest collegiate social enterprise training program and Out in Tech, the leading global LGBTQ technology community. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a New York Venture Fellow and sits on the Boards of the Georgetown Technology Alliance, Compass Partners and Out in Tech. • Arthur’s company: Imperative• Arthur’s tool: The Workforce Purpose Index• Arthur's assessment: Imperative’s free purpose-drivers assessment for individuals• Arthur’s email: arthur@imperative.com• Arthur's Twitter: @arthurwoods— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Program: HOBY• Personality: Viktor Frankl• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl• Study: Hospital work study on custodians finding purpose• Article: World Economic Forum predictions on the future of jobs• Book: A Short History of the World• Study: The Noun Project visual classification work• Tool: Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

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007: Putting the Wisdom of the Centuries to Work with Jocelyn Davis

What does Machiavelli have to teach us about management skills? How can the works of Carl Jung make us better employees? Jocelyn Davis dusts off 2,5000 years of literature to show us that the classics aren’t just for history buffs, but can help with personal improvement in today’s workplace. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) What a famed psychologist would do with today’s standard personality tests. 2) A tyrant’s surprising tips on being a great boss. 3) What Frankenstein can teach us about leadership. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep007 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOCELYN — Jocelyn Davis is an author and consultant with decades of experience in the corporate learning industry. Before founding her company, Seven Learning, she was head of R&amp;D for The Forum Corporation, a global leadership development firm. In addition to her most recent book, The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers, she is co-author of Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution and has published widely on leadership, strategy execution, and workplace learning.She holds an M.A. in philosophy and is currently working on a master’s degree in Eastern classics. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and daughter. • Jocelyn's book: The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers • Jocelyn's book: Strategic Speed • Jocelyn’s website: jocelynrdavis.Jocelynrdavis.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Organization: The Forum Corporation• Tool: Myers-Briggs personality type indicator• Book: Psychological Types by Carl Jung• Example: Strong communication in Pericles’ Funeral Oration• Example: Effective communication in ‘The Gettysburg Address’ by Abraham Lincoln• Book: The Prince by Machiavelli and his knack for “the soft stuff”• Book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley• Book: Bhagavad-Gita• Book: Yoga Vasistha• Website: The School of Life (theschooloflife.com) • Website: Book of Life (www.bookoflife.org)• Example: The Five Phases of Change from The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

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008: Upgrading Your Creativity with Esteban Gast

School has never been this much fun. Comedian and creative teacher Esteban Gast shows us how to bring creativity into our every day life, while having a lot of laughs along the way. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The most important factor behind great creative ideas. 2) Easy steps you can take to spark creativity in your daily life. 3) Tried and tested tools to help you come up with better ideas, faster. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep008 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ESTEBAN — Esteban Gast is a comedian, teacher, and entrepreneur living in Chicago. He teaches creativity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has co-authored two books and is currently developing an online class on creativity. When he’s not teaching and writing, he’s traveling as a stand up comedian, speaking at TEDx conferences, and making short films. He has also started two small social businesses and was co-director of the iVenture Accelerator - a startup that was just awarded the Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award. • Book: Building Your Creativity: Tools for Having Ideas and Bringing Them to Be • Website: estebangast.com• Esteban’s TEDx talk: ‘The Entertainment Industry must save us.’— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Become an Idea Machine by Claudia Azula Altucher• Book: Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi• Website: 750words.com• Book: Love Does by Bob Goff• Book: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield• Website: brainpickings.org

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009: Masterful Mingling with Susan RoAne

Great communication skills are critical to success in today’s workplace. Mingling maven Susan RoAne shows us how to make the most of social events and build relationships by sharing tips and tricks learned from a lifetime of experience in the networking world.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How a farmer reframed the ‘dirty’ word networking into something positive.2) The three essential elements of a self-introduction.3) Several safe opening lines to use when meeting new people, anywhere.4) How to keep a conversation flowing using the OAR technique.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep009 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SUSAN — Susan RoAne is known as the “mingling maven” and is famous for her book How to Work a Room, which has sold over a million copies across 13 countries. She’s been named by Forbes.com as one of the networking experts to follow in 2015. An author and in-demand international keynote speaker, she has shared her message of connection and communication with audiences worldwide, and in diverse publications including the New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.• Susan's book: How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections – In Person and Online • Susan's book: The Secrets of Savy Networking: How to Make the Best Connections – For Business and Personal Success by Susan RoAne• Susan’s website: susanroane.com• Susan’s blog: susanroane.com/blog• Susan’s Facebook: Facebook page— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Website: fripp.com• Video: Robert Waldinger’s TED Talk, What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness• Book: Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study by George Vaillant

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010: Something You Should Know to Defuse the Drama at Work with Dennis McIntee

Drama should never take priority over great work. In this episode, “Drama Free Guy” Dennis McIntee shows us how to find the underlying root cause of office drama, and how to achieve positive and long lasting solutions for everyone.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The critical link between culture and workplace behavior.2) The right questions to ask to diffuse drama and solve a problem.3) The best way to encourage team members to take ownership for their actions.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep010 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DENNIS — Dennis McIntee, also known as the “Drama Free Guy,” is an author and speaker dedicated to helping organizations take the drama out of their teams to build environments of trust. Originally a pastor in both Europe and the U.S., he realized that his pastoral skills could be applied to helping corporate teams and businesses flourish. In 2004, he founded The Leadership Development Group, and has traveled extensively giving workshops and seminars focused on teaching others how to take ownership and eliminate drama from the workplace. He is the author of The 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams, The Power of Pursuit, People Smart and Time Mastery. He lives in South Carolina with his wife and four children.• Dennis' book: The 8 Qualities of Drama Free Teams • Dennis’ website: dennismcintee.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Show: The Office• Website: rayedwards.com• App: Waze app• App: American Airlines app• Tool: GTD systems• Organization: Patrick Lencioni and The Table Group

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011: Making Messages Memorable with Dr. Carmen Simon

Being a great communicator is more than art alone. It’s also science. In this episode, Dr. Carmen Simon shows us the link between brain function and communication results, and explains the brain science behind how we absorb information and turn it into action.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) How to harness the psychological action hierarchy of reflexes, habits and goals to communicate easily actionable messages.2) The importance of repetition, and how to use it to your advantage.3) The one thing that the top 50 SlideShare presentations all have in common.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep011 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CARMEN — Dr. Carmen Simon is a renown cognitive scientist who specializes in neuroscience research. She takes a daring approach to persuasion by placing memory at the heart of all decision-making. She is the founder of Memzy, a presentation design and training firm that uses brain science to help business professionals stay on their audiences’ minds long enough to make a difference. Find out more in her new book, Impossible to Ignore, which released this week.• Carmen's book: Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions• Carmen’s Company: Memzy• Carmen’s Twitter page: @areyoumemorable— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Example: Colgate “Every Drop Counts” ad• Website: wired.com • Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

04 Apr 15:01

012: Rising Like a Star with Claire Pedersen Patel

In this episode, “Rising Star of the Consulting Profession” Claire Pedersen Patel shares insight into her rapid career rise, from the importance of finding confidence to the traits that turn employees into great leaders.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How Claire’s own initiative led to her leading the entire associate team.2) What to do when you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing at work.3) The qualities that truly stand out on resumes.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep012 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CLAIRE — Claire Pedersen Patel is a Principal and Capability Leader at Trexin Consulting. She was recently recognized with Consulting Magazine’s “35 Under 35 Rising Stars” award. Claire manages one fifth of Trexin’s client delivery team and remains the only non-partner managing a department at Trexin. Prior to Trexin, she was a Global IT Chief of Staff at Aon Risk Services, reporting to the CIO. She has always been passionate about building the next generation of consultants; in 2015, Claire tripled the size her team. She fundamentally changed how projects were staffed, delivering strong business growth and greater value for clients. Her team is the fastest growing part of the company and will double again in 2016.• Claire’s LinkedIn• Claire's organization: Trexin— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: Consulting Magazine‘s Rising Stars list• Book: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Sean Covey• Study: Harvard Business Review’s ‘Competent Fools, Loveable Jerks, and the Formation of Social Networks‘ study• Tool: Myers-Briggs• Tool: OneNote

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013: Resonating through Authenticity with Dr. Todd Dewett

In today’s selfie-filtered world, people crave authenticity more than ever. Dr Todd Dewett shows us how valuable it is to be your true self, and why being a genuine person is just as important as being a professional at work.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The importance of being real, and how to safely reveal more of your authentic self at work.2) The power of vulnerability, and how exposing your mistakes can actually make you a better boss.3) How to approach self improvement without it being overwhelming.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep013 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TODD — Dr. Todd Dewett is an internationally-recognized leadership and success expert and author. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst &amp; Young, he earned a Ph.D. In Management from Texas A&amp;M University. He now travels the world and speaks to thousands of people every year. His video courses consistently hold a first place rating by professionals in over 170 countries through Lynda.com at LinkedIn. He’s been quoted everywhere, from the New York Times to Forbes. When not on the road, he can be found at local sports matches with his two boys, who are his greatest accomplishment.• Todd's website: www.drdewett.com.• Todd's book: Show Your Ink: Stories About Leadership and Life by Dr. Todd Dewett• Todd's Lynda Course: Lynda.com courses by Dr Todd Dewett— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Study: The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self Control by Walter Mischel• Book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt• Tool: HR examiner• Blog: Switch and Shift blog• Magazine: Fast Company magazine

04 Apr 15:00

014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds

Dr. Marcia Reynolds provides tools for some extra self-mastery of emotions to enrich ourselves and our colleagues.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The story of a dramatic exchange in jail that altered Marcia’s life trajectory—and made me cry.2) Key coaching questions that make people stop, think, and become open to change.3) The four steps to change your emotional state at will.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep014 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARCIA — Dr. Marcia Reynolds coaches, teaches and presents at conferences worldwide on leadership, emotional intelligence, and personal success. She is the author of 3 award-winning books, The Discomfort Zone, Wander Woman, and Outsmart Your Brain. Her doctorate is in organizational psychology with an emphasis on the challenges and needs of high-achievers in the workplace. She has overcome many roadblocks and detours in life, which makes her writing and teaching personal, practical and inspirational.• Marcia's book: Outsmart Your Brain! How to Make Success Feel Easy • Marcia’s website: outsmartyourbrain.com• Marcia's book: Wander Woman: How High Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction • Marcia's book: The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Radical Candor by Kim Scott• Book: I Am Thou by Walter Buber• Article: The Neuroanatomy of Freestyle Rap• Website: Heart Math Institute website• Book: Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart by Doc Childre et al• Website: Sane Box

04 Apr 15:00

015: David Allen, The World's Leading Authority on Productivity and Creator of Getting Things Done (GTD)

If you ever find yourself going crazy with all the “stuff” on your mind, this episode is for you. Legendary productivity expert, GTD (Getting Things Done) originator, and best-selling author David Allen shares keys to getting work and life under control.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why “write it on your butt“ can be a valid system.2) The core principles, science, and practices underlying the world’s most-used personal productivity system.3) How to cultivate the space our brains to generate power and creativity.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep015 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVID — David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. He’s an author, consultant, international lecturer, and Founder &amp; Chairman of the David Allen Company, which serves over 40% of the Fortune 100. His 30 years of pioneering research, coaching, and education have earned him recognition by Forbes, Fast Company, and many others as “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity. PC Magazine called him one of the “Top 100 to Follow” on Twitter. His book Getting Things Done has sold about three million copies in 30 languages. His GTD system has given rise to a thriving industry of websites, blogs and software applications.• David’s book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity• David’s website: gettingthingsdone.com• David's Twitter: twitter— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• App: The Trello platform• Video: GTD with OmniFocus software• Personality: Peter Drucker• Article: 43 great quotes from David Allen• Film: Office Space• Book: Brain Chains by Dr. Theo Compernolle• Personality: John-Roger

04 Apr 15:00

016: Going for No with Andrea Waltz

Who would have thought failure could be fun? Andrea Waltz explains the ‘go for no’ philosophy, and how learning to fail might just be the best thing for your career.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why aiming to fail can actually increase success in the long run.2) How to turn “no” into a positive word.3) What you can do to put the “go for no” philosophy into practice in your life.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep016 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ANDREA —Andrea Waltz is passionate about helping people overcome the fear of the word NO and feelings of failure and rejection that go along with it. Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, they share their message through books, training programs and speaking at conventions and conferences. They are authors of Go for No! and with 300,000 copies sold it’s been in the top 20 of Amazon’s “Sales” books for the last five years.• Andrea's book: Go for No! Yes is the destination, No is how you get there by Richard Fenton &amp; Andrea Waltz• Andrea’s website: goforno.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: Dr. Carol Dweck’s ‘Mindset’ research• Book: Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Butts by Peter McWilliams• Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz• Blog: Seth Godin’s blog• Book: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo• App: Followup.cc app• Book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert• Book: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Liz Gilbert

04 Apr 15:00

017: Connecting a Better Way with Thom Singer (Host of the Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast)

Prolific speaker/author/Master of Ceremonies Thom Singer provides mindsets and tactics for building the best possible relationships with colleagues and new connections.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why a simple hand-written note still goes a long way.2) How to apply the coffee / meal /beer rule to de-clutter your contact list.3) The art of reframing “I’m busy” into something positive.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep017 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT THOM — Thom has an eclectic background working in sales, marketing and business development roles for Fortune 500 Companies, law firms, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is a professional master of ceremonies, motivational keynote speaker, and the author of eleven books on the power of business development, networking, entrepreneurship, legal marketing, and presentation skills while also serving as the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. He regularly speaks at business and association conferences around the United States and beyond – and has presented to over 600 audiences during his career as a speaker. He lives in the amazing city of Austin, Texas where he and his wife are the parents of two highly spirited daughters.• Thom's website: thomsinger.com• Thom's podcast: Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey• Book: Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. MacKay• Book: Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life by Mark Scharenbroich• Artist: The Beach Boys on iTunes

04 Apr 15:00

018: Expanding Your Role with Kara Eschbach

Verily co-founder and CEO Kara Eschbach shares about the differences between the corporate world and entrepreneurship, and what everyone can do better navigate their careers.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How a casual brunch transformed Kara’s career on Wall Street into founding and launching a major web publication.2) How to accelerate your career by taking on more responsibility, faster.3) Tips and tricks for building a great working relationship with your manager, regardless of your industry. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep018 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KARA — Kara is the co-founder and CEO of Verily, a women’s fashion &amp; lifestyle website focused on helping women be the best version of themselves. Kara was formerly the co-host of the nationally-broadcast radio show Catching Up with Kara and Monica on SiriusXM radio, was on the investment team for Credit Suisse’s secondary private equity fund, and developed a coaching program for recent college graduates to accelerate their career. Kara earned her BS with highest distinction from Purdue University, where she was a member of the varsity golf team and selected as the class commencement speaker.• Kara's website: Verily • Kara's Instagram: Instagram• Kara's email: Kara@VerilyMag.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Evernote app• App: Snapchat app

04 Apr 15:00

019: Increasing Likability with Arel Moodie (Host of the Art of Likability podcast)

Speaker/author and fellow career podcast host Arel Moodie teaches us the do’s and don’t’s for how to be well liked in all areas of life.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) A quick way to craft texts or emails into more likable, powerful messages2) The power of a smile, and the impact it can have on people remembering you3) Easy ways to make people around you feel special every daySubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep019 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT AREL — Arel Moodie has given the TEDx talk on Likability and wrote the Forbes article on the subject. Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, Businessweek and USA Today. He’s given presentations to over 255,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. Arel Moodie was named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list. Arel Moodie was personally acknowledged by President Obama two years in a row for his work as a leader in America and has been a featured speaker at the White House. He’s was selected as one of the 100 world “Leaders of Tomorrow” by the St. Gallen Symposium, an international organization in Switzerland.• Arel’s website: arelmoodie.com• Arel's website: artoflikability.com• Arel’s Facebook page — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Show: The Ellen DeGeneres Show• Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini• Book: Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute• Video: Key &amp; Peele “Text Message Confusion” (NSFW, numerous f-bombs)• Article: Gallup poll about workplace satisfaction• Study: Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman feedback study• Book: The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz• Website: truespeakingsuccess.com

04 Apr 15:00

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

Professor, author, and consultant Michael Watkins shares best practice strategies and tactics for getting the optimal start in a new role at work. You’ll learn: The most critical ingredient for a successful transition How to accelerate your arrival at the “breakeven point” for your new role The key questions to discover what you REALLY need to know quickly About Michael Dr. Michael D. Watkins is a Co-founder of Genesis Advisers and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD business school. Previously, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Dr. Watkins wrote The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Smarter and Faster, which The Economist recognized as “the on- boarding bible.” The enduring classic has sold more than a million English copies and has been translated into 24 languages. The revised and expanded 10th Anniversary Edition released in 2013. At IMD, he is the Director of the "Transition to Business Leader" program. At Genesis Advisers, he leads a team that designs enterprise transition acceleration solutions for client organizations. Dr. Watkins is the author of numerous additional books and articles on leadership &amp; transitions published in the Harvard Business Review and other top publications. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep29 Copyright © Optimality

04 Apr 15:00

030: Optimal Practices for Prioritizing, Hiring, and Relating with ghSMART's Randy Street

Leadership advisor Randy Street shares fascinating insights gleaned from his advisory firm’s in-depth analyses on thousands of senior leaders--the biggest database on leaders in the world. He then shares strategies and tactics for putting those insights to work. You’ll learn: The 5 essential interview questions to boost your hiring success rate from 50% to 90% The 3 key areas that full-powered leaders master (Priorities, Who, Relationships) How to say “no” perfectly About Randy Randy Street is the Managing Partner of ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm whose mission is to help great leaders amplify their positive impact on the world.  In collaboration with founder Geoff Smart, Randy co-authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, Who: The A Method for Hiring and Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success.  Who remains the #1 book on hiring on Amazon. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep30. Copyright © Optimality

04 Apr 15:00

032: Experiments in Productivity with Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey’s extreme commitment in productivity self-experimentation has yielded a boatload of insight into channeling your time, attention, and energy for maximum achievement. He shares the best of the best with us today. You’ll learn: What 35 hours of weekly meditation does to your productivity How to galvanize your daily attention using the rule of three The power of single-tasking and claiming the missing 47% of our attention About Chris When Chris Bailey graduated University, he received two full-time job offers, but decided to decline them both to dedicate a full year of his life to exploring his weird passion: productivity. For a full year he did anything and everything to become more productive. His work has received national and international media attention from outlets like The New York Times, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and countless others. The prestigious TED Talks blog said that he “might be the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet.” Recently, Fast Company called him a "productivity mastermind." You can read Bailey’s work at ALifeofProductivity.com. Bailey is on a mission to share the lessons of his year-long journey both with his new bestselling book, The Productivity Project, and in his lectures, where he offers insights and best practices that will help everyone from college students to CEOs accomplish more. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep32.

04 Apr 15:00

038: Establishing the Essential with Greg McKeown

Author Greg McKeown expounds the idea of essentialism--the disciplined pursuit of less, but better. You’ll Learn: The meaning of essentialism and why to eliminate non-essentials. How to use extreme criteria to determine priority. The power and importance of having some buffer time. About GregOriginally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” and the founder of THIS, Inc, a company with a mission to inspire millions of people to design their essential mission in life. Their clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo! View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep38.

04 Apr 15:00

041: Developing a Powerful Presence with Dr. Nick Morgan

Legendary speech coach Dr. Nick Morgan shares verbal and nonverbal keys to making a powerful impression. You’ll Learn How to hook audience attention in presentations What vocal cues can unconsciously undermine how your peers see you Keys to cooperating with the adrenaline that speaking produces About Nick Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He has spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He founded Public Words Inc, a consulting firm specializing in communications, in 1997. Nick has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. Nick helps people find clarity in their thinking and ideas, developing thought leaders – and coaches them to deliver their ideas with panache.  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep41 Copyright © Optimality

04 Apr 15:00

044: Calming the Voice Inside Your Head with Dan Harris (Host of 10% happier podcast)

ABC news anchor Dan Harris shares how meditation has helped him and other high-achievers accomplish even more.  You’ll learn: Dan’s wild story of how he came to discover meditation and its benefits--including a panic attack on national television The key question to reign in sub-optimal ruminations The meditation dose required to see substantial benefits About Dan Dan Harris is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller 10% Happier, the co-creator of the '10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics' app, and the host of the podcast 10% Happier with Dan Harris. He is also co-anchor for ABC News’ Nightline and for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He has been at ABC News for 15 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting. Prior to joining ABC, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, and son, Alexander, in New York City. View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep44.

04 Apr 15:00

049: Improved Happiness, Improved Performance with Michelle Gielan

Positive psychology researcher (and former CBS News anchor) Michelle Gielan discusses correlation and causation between happiness and career success. You’ll Learn: 1. How happiness truly translates into career performance 2. How to use “small shifts” to talk about solutions instead of problems 3. The “4 C’s” of delivering bad news better About Michelle Michelle Gielan is national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, who is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, FORBES, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com

04 Apr 15:00

052: Mind Management for Productivity with David Kadavy (Host of the Love Your Work podcast)

Author and fellow podcaster David Kadavy discusses how to train yourself to get into and maintain a productive mindset. You’ll learn: Powerful rituals for powerful productivity A handy set of categories to zero in on ideal mind states Approaches for quickly shifting your mind state About David David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-selling book, Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty and the host of the Love Your Work podcast. Prior to writing Design for Hackers, David founded the Design departments at two Silicon Valley startups, and freelanced for clients such as oDesk, PBworks, and UserVoice. David also launched numerous other projects on his own, none of which failed hard enough to be worthy of mention here.

04 Apr 15:00

053: Becoming CEO Before Becoming 30 with Kate Bates

President &amp; CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Kate Bates discusses how to establish a successful career path at a young age. You’ll Learn: Why you should always be the ‘go-to’ person The value of a good connection How to be your own champion About KateKate Bates is the President &amp; CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, longtime friend, and Danville High School Monopoly champion. The mission of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live and do business in Arlington.The vision of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is to be the essential partner for business success.

04 Apr 15:00

054: Defining and Achieving "Success" with G. Richard Shell

Professor G. Richard Shell discusses how to find happiness in your work. You’ll Learn: The importance of changing your metaphor for success How to find happiness in every domain of your life – particularly careers How to self-monitor progress to land in a place of achievement AND fulfilment (instead of a crisis) About Richard G. Richard Shell is the Thomas Gerrity Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics, and Management at the Wharton School of Business. There, he created and teaches the famous Success Course. His books include the best-selling Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success, the award-winning Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People and The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas. He is director of the Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop and the Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop.   View show notes, transcript, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep54

04 Apr 15:00

055: Coaching Questions of Mass Instruction with Michael Bungay Stanier (Host of the Great Work podcast)

Irreverent Great Work coach Michael Bungay Stainier provides mindset and questions to inspire your teammates--10 minutes at a time. You’ll learn: Why being a coach at work is a lot quicker and easier than you might think How to give less advice while getting more results 7 powerful questions for transforming your team About MichaelMichael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps people and organizations all over the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. Michael left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has written a number of books. His latest, The Coaching Habit, has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. He was recently named the #2 Coaching Guru in the World, which caught him by surprise as he’s not entirely sure why.

04 Apr 14:59

057: Making a Career Pivot with Jenny Blake (Host of Pivot Podcast)

Career strategist Jenny Blake shares insights about the when, why, and how of career pivoting. You’ll learn: When and how to make a “pivot” move in your career The three “E’s” of piloting something new in your life How to reinvent your role--right where you are About Jenny Jenny Blake is a career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love. She is the co-creator of Google’s Career Guru Program, host of the Pivot Podcast, and author of the book Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One, which released yesterday. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com

04 Apr 14:59

060: Rules for Rising Leaders with Pam Fox Rollin

Pam Fox Rollin helps new leaders settle into their role in the office. Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives and top teams in the San Francisco Bay Area and globally. Her clients are stepping up from rockstars in their functions to lead more broadly at the VP and C-levels. Pam’s company, IdeaShape, also facilitates culture development, strategy sessions, innovation retreats, conflict resolution, leadership development cohorts, executive onboarding, and team building, often with Myers-Briggs or Enneagram. Pam works most often with technology and healthcare/pharma, including Cisco, Genentech/Roche, LinkedIn, Stanford Health Care, and many fast-growth companies. A Stanford MBA alum, she frequently returns to the Stanford Graduate School of Business to facilitate leadership programs and coach executive education. Her book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn't Hand You When You Became VP, Director, or Manager, gives you practical ways to lead effectively right from the start. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep60

04 Apr 14:59

063: The Optimal Time For Everything with Dr. Michael Breus

Dr. Michael Breus fills us in on all things sleep and identifies the optimal time of day for each and every thing we do. You’ll learn: 1. How to tell what your chronotype is – and how it determines the best time to do everything 2. The optimal time to send emails, brainstorm, drink coffee, have meetings, and more 3. How to make the most of your power nap About MichaelMichael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, Dr. Breus is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Among his numerous national media appearances, Dr. Breus has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson, and The Doctors. He also appears regularly on The Dr. OZ Show and Sirius XM Radio. Dr Breus is dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all. He has become a widely recognized leader in the ever-evolving field of sleep medicine. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep63

04 Apr 14:59

065: Super-Sizing Your Strengths with Lisa Cummings (Host of Lead Through Strengths podcast)

Strengths sleuth Lisa Cummings shows us how we can better leverage our strengths at work. You'll learn How focusing on your strengths can 6X your work engagement and 3X your quality of life Approaches to discovering strengths hiding right under your nose A clever trick to trade tasks and boost fun About Lisa Lisa Cummings is the Founder of Lead Through Strengths, brings 20 years of experience (and experiments) into this practice. She lives to help people find and leverage their strengths at work. Lisa has experience building strengths-based cultures both as a corporate executive and also from the academic side. She has an MBA and is a Certified Strengths Performance Coach with Gallup, Inc., the biggest catalysts for and analysts of the strengths revolution. She’s the host of the Lead Through Strengths podcast. Her top three talent themes are: Strategic | Maximizer | Positivity. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep65.    

04 Apr 14:59

069: Winning Arguments while Winning Allies with Jay Heinrichs

Bestselling rhetorician Jay Heinrichs shows just how powerful and fun this ancient art can be. You'll learn How shifting tenses can ease tensions A huge tip from Donald Trump about speaking in 12-second periods  The essential steps of making a persuasive argument About Jay Jay Heinrichs is the author of the bestselling book, Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion. His most recent book, Word Hero, teaches how to craft memorable content. Combining tested tools of classical rhetoric with modern neuroscience, Jay has given presentations, workshops, and consults around the world. Jay has served clients including Southwest Airlines, NASA, the Pentagon, Walmart, Ogilvy UK, Mindshare, the National Association of Realtors, Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Virginia, Beachbody, and Kaiser Permanente.He maintains one of the leading language websites, Figarospeech.com, along with Arguelab.com.With more than 30 years in publishing as a writer, editor, and executive, Jay has written for several dozen publications, from The New York Times Magazine to Reader’s Digest. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep69

04 Apr 14:59

071: Being the CEO of Your Own Career with Angela Copeland (Host of Copeland Coaching podcast)

Career coach Angela Copeland shows how to take charge and proactively, intentionally manage your career. You'll learn Warning signs that you’re under appreciated at your job and how to deal A simple, powerful way to highlight your progress and set yourself apart at work Effective interview tactics About Angela Angela Copeland is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career e-book Breaking The Rules &amp; Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep71  

04 Apr 14:59

073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter

Professor John Kotter walks through the essential components of successful change. You’ll Learn The eight critical steps for sparking change in your organization How you can test drive ideas for your organization at a lower risk How you can find inspiring mentors About John Regarded by many as the worldwide authority on leadership and change, Dr. John Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and Harvard Professor. His ideas and books, as well as the company he founded, Kotter International, have helped mobilize people around the world to better lead organizations and their own lives, in an era of increasingly rapid change. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep73

04 Apr 14:59

074: Building Championship Teams with Thomas Mangum

Inspiring team-builder Thomas Mangum shares what it REALLY takes to have a championship team. You'll Learn The three key ingredients of a championship team. The basic two-part equation for modeling champions. How to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs. About Thomas Thomas draws on over 30 years of experience helping leading companies build championship teams that win. His client roster includes Boeing, Cisco, Oracle, Sony, Shell, DuPont, Northrop Grumman, Liberty Mutual, Johnson &amp; Johnson, Volkswagen, Bose and many more. As a​ dynamic speaker, a memorable facilitator, and provocative coach, he draws on diverse experiences as an entrepreneur, military interrogator, and radio show host. Thomas is known for his team-building training that he brings to world-class brands across the globe. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep74

04 Apr 14:59

076: Career Acceleration with Comparably’s Jason Nazar

Comparably co-founder and CEO Jason Nazar shines a light on employer and employee best practices. You'll Learn Two big mistakes that are stopping you from advancing in your career Guidance in your search for finding and keeping mentors Two transformational questions that you should ask yourself everyday About Jason Jason Nazar is one of the most active tech entrepreneurs and investors in southern California, and is a popular contributor for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC, and Business Insider. He’s founder/CEO of Comparably, an online platform that makes workplace compensation and culture dramatically more transparent. Prior to Comparably, he founded Docstoc -- the largest small business content site with over 50 million members -- before he sold it to Intuit in 2013 for a reported $50M. Named one of the most admired CEOs by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Jason is currently Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, appointed by Mayor Garcetti. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep76

04 Apr 14:59

079: Intentional Scheduling with Jeff Sanders

Podcaster and speaker Jeff Sanders offers pro-tips to reaching your grandest goals, one good morning at a time. You'll Learn 3 best practices that will sustain your energy all day Perspectives on when to handle email How to conquer your ultimate goal, one quarter at a time About Jeff Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, creator of the 47 Strategies Productivity Self-Assessment, and author of the best-selling and award-winning book on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast. Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 4 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 3 million downloads. He is a 10-time marathon runner, personal development junkie, and passionate raw vegan. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep79

04 Apr 14:59

080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan

Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most. You'll Learn: 1. The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing” About Jay Jay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep80

04 Apr 14:59

083: Expanding Your Career Network with Mac Prichard (Host of the Find Your Dream Job podcast)

Public Relations whiz Mac Prichard shares how to grow your network by building lasting relationships and responding with generosity. You'll Learn How to navigate the “hidden” job market The step-by-step of a successful informational interview How to grow your network with generosity About Mac Mac is the founder and president of Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves top-tier foundations, nonprofits and purpose driven brands across the country. He provides strategic counsel to Prichard’s clients and leads the agency’s crisis communications, government relations and business development work. He speaks regularly on social change communications to national and local groups across the country. He also publishes Mac's List, an online community where professionals find rewarding, interesting jobs and employers find the best possible candidates.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep83

04 Apr 14:59

086: Honing Your Persuasive Skills with Kwame Christian

Lawyer Kwame Christian guides us through effective persuasion and negotiation in any situation. You'll Learn: The first crucial step to negotiation How to discover your limits by practicing rejection therapy What it takes to be a confident, powerful negotiator About Kwame Kwame Christian is passionate about teaching business professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He sees himself as a professional problem solver and works with businesses and individuals to come up with tailored negotiation solutions to improve the bottom line and resolve conflict.  Kwame is an attorney at The Christian Law Office, specializing in business law for startups and entrepreneurs. He is a Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, focusing on health disparities and the social and political structures that create and maintain them. He is a consultant at the American Negotiation Institute and produces “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs” the top negotiation podcast on iTunes. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep86

04 Apr 14:59

100: “Going there” with (Uncle!) Topper Steinman

My uncle and first speaking mentor, Topper Steinman, shares his genius on how to enter into tricky conversational territory. You'll Learn: How to talk about just about anything, with anyone Rules of engagement for effectively handling confrontation Approaches for moving from ‘what’ and ‘so what’ to ‘now what’ About Topper Topper Steinman is a counselor and consultant from Champaign, Il. with 40 years experience in teaching, counseling, and consulting.  As a workshop facilitator and speaker, his topics cover a wide variety of interest areas with efforts aimed at bridging the adult/youth gap while creating a healthy sense of self and others. He holds a Mediation Training Certificate from CDR Associates of Boulder, Colo.  and is a certified instructor in Parent and Teacher Effectiveness and an experienced T.E.S.A. trainer. Topper has been the recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel" award as outstanding counselor, the "Outstanding Young Educator" award, and Champaign-Urbana's "Community Builder's Award" among other honors in his tenure in education. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep100  

04 Apr 14:59

108: Reaching Out of your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky

Brandeis Professor Andy Molinsky lays out a powerful framework for reaching beyond your current capabilities. You'll Learn: The psychological roadblocks that hinder us from reaching beyond our skills Why it’s worth it exiting your comfort zone Andy’s research-based three Cs for stepping outside your comfort zone About Andy Andy Molinsky is a Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at the Brandeis International Business School. He is the author of Global Dexterity (HBR Press, 2013) and the forthcoming book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence (Penguin/Random House, 2017). View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep108

04 Apr 14:59

113: How to Get Promoted Fast AND Make Your Employees Love You with Jamie Newman

Fellow career podcaster Jamie Newman describes what a great manager looks like, how to get top performers to stay, and how employees and managers can work together to achieve professional and personal goals together. You'll Learn: 5 things to do if you want a promotion Why good employees leave How meaningful goal-setting builds tremendous loyalty About Jamie Jamie Newman is a management professional, trainer, and coach through YourBestManager.com which is an online resource designed to help top performers become managers and help first-time managers learn how to build and lead effective teams. Prior to Your Best Manager, Jamie spent 8 years with a major recruiting &amp; consulting firm where he had the opportunity to work with hundreds of companies from mid-market firms through Fortune 100 companies. He’s advised business leaders, from front-line supervisors to senior executives, on who to hire, how to hire and how to manage performance. It’s through this experience that he’s been exposed to a variety of management styles and uncovered what works… and what doesn’t, when it comes to leading people. Jamie also hosts the Your Best Manager podcast where he interviews leadership experts and provides practical advice for first-time managers. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep113

04 Apr 14:59

114: Delivering Powerful Feedback for Powerful Results with Alan Willett

Alan Willett discusses optimal approaches to giving feedback and other means of making powerful improvements in your team. You'll Learn: What makes some employees “unleadable” and how to lead them Why people are afraid to give feedback – and how to overcome it How a two minute conversation can transform everything About Alan Alan Willett is of the rare species who is an expert international consultant, speaker, and author. He has worked with companies ranging from 1 person to some of the giants such as Microsoft and NASA. Alan says that his passion is helping people and organizations transform their friction points into profit points. What is a friction point? It is the space where the business needs Meet the implementation reality — in that space there is always heat generated! Alan is the expert who transforms that heat to innovation and  results for the business and the people. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep114

04 Apr 14:59

118: Constructive Confrontation with Jathan Janove

Employee engagement expert/lawyer Jathan Janove shares hard-won wisdom in the management trenches. You'll Learn: How to breach difficult conversations with constructive confrontational questions The step-by-step to a win-win conversation The MIDAS touch method to making golden apologies About Jathan Having previously spent 25 years litigating workplace relationships that turned toxic, Jathan now works with employers as an organization development consultant, executive coach and trainer to improve leadership, trust, accountability, retention and employee engagement. He’s also an award-winning, internationally published author whose latest book is Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories From The Management Trenches. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep118

04 Apr 14:58

122: Nourishing Good Habits and Attitudes with Eric Zimmer (Host of The One You Feed podcast)

Fellow podcaster Eric Zimmer shares how you can nourish your “good wolf” to help you reach optimal performance at work. You'll Learn: Pro-tips for wisely allocating your time and energy among all the roles you play An effective way to sustain your good habits, when you feel like quitting How being more yourself at work can help you be more awesome at your job   About Eric Eric Zimmer is the host of a podcast called The One You Feed. It was named a Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and has gotten over a million and a half downloads to date. He’s been helping build startup companies for 15 years, been involved in technology for longer than that. Recently he has been doing e-commerce consulting for Fortune 500 companies. He started a solar energy company, Tipping Point. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep122

04 Apr 14:58

124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak

Paul Zak illuminates how the brain chemical oxytocin relates to how we can develop a higher trust, lower-stress work culture. You'll Learn: How to measure and manage trust in the workplace The benefits of a high trust workplace Why hugs should be the new handshake   About Paul: Paul J. Zak, PhD, is founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University.  He was part of the team of scientists that first made the connection between oxytocin and trust – his TED talk on the topic has received more than 1.4 million views. Paul is the author of the new book Trust Factor: The Science Of Creating High-Performance Companies. Also the author of The Moral Molecule, he has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox Business, Dr. Phil, and Good Morning America.  He lives in Claremont, CA. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep124

04 Apr 14:58

127: Making Better Decisions with Matt Bodnar (Host of the Science of Success podcast)

Matt Bodnar shares tools and mental models to be high-leverage as possible through better decision-making. You'll Learn: Why decision-making skills are a timeless key to being high-leverage Approaches to build a powerful tool box of mental models How to apply the 80/20 principle to life and work decisions   About Matt: Matt Bodnar has been named to Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association, and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. He’s a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined Fresh in 2011 after several years at Goldman Sachs. He sourced and lead the firm’s investment in I Love Juice Bar, vertical farming startup Square Roots, Vui’s Kitchen, Grilled Cheeserie, and several more deals. Bodnar is a board member and works closely with a number of portfolio companies including Tazikis, I Love Juice Bar, Martins BBQ, Octane Coffee, and Fresh Technology. Bodnar is also the co-founder of Fresh Capital, which focuses on commercial real estate investing and development. He also hosts The Science of Success Podcast, which has received nearly a million downloads. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep127

04 Apr 14:58

139: Dealing with “schmucks” in your office with Dr. Jody Foster

Psychiatrist Jody Foster offers handy categorizations and pro tips for handling the distinct kinds of difficult people in your workplace.   You'll Learn: How to spot and deal with 10 personality types prone to being difficult Key rules of engagement in the workplace Pro tips on how to confront someone or something in the workplace   About Jody: Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital. She attained her masters of business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep139

04 Apr 14:58

142: Exceptional Perceptiveness for Exceptional Achievement with Isaac Lidsky

Construction entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky challenges us to take control of our lives and speaks on the impact of accountability and perception.   You'll Learn: How you misperceive yourself and your own life How to make wise choices with awareness and accountability Why there are no such things as heroes and villains   About Isaac: Isaac Lidsky is a motivational speaker, an author, and runs ODC Construction, a hugely successful construction company in Florida. He was a child star for the sitcom Saved By the Bell before being diagnosed with a rare degenerative blinding disease. That spurred Isaac to go to Harvard and graduate by the age of 19 with an honors degree in mathematics and computer science. He then returned to Harvard to study law and graduated as magna cum laude, and went on to clerk for two US Supreme Court Justices.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep142

04 Apr 14:58

144: Optimal Rejuvenation to Get Back to Work with Rachael O’Meara

Google executive and leadership coach Rachael O’Meara shares how to make the most of every pause from work--whether the pause last for a minute or for months.   You'll Learn: The critical benefits of taking a pause Quick tools for making each pause deliver maximum How to turn challenges into opportunities   About Rachael Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She is a sales executive at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post and has been featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com. She leads workshops and speaks on the practice of pausing. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep144

04 Apr 14:58

146: Accessing Your Hidden Brain Potential with Dr. Barbara Oakley

Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.   You'll Learn: Why the Pomodoro technique’s 25 minutes of focus is indeed a magical number How you can make dramatic changes – and small tweaks – to improve your life How the imposter syndrome can actually be a strength   About Barbara Barbara Oakley PhD., is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her research involves bioengineering with a focus on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award. She is the author of seven other books, including the New York Times-bestselling, A Mind For Numbers.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep146

04 Apr 14:58

150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott

Kim Scott shows how “radical candor” can be used in the workplace to give better feedback and meaningful praise and criticism.   You'll Learn: How to care personally while challenging directly Three important conversations that you should be having at work An approach to giving better feedback to your boss   About Kim: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, a NYT and WSJ bestseller, published by St Martin’s Press. Kim is also the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in the book. She is also the author of three novels. Prior to founding Candor, Inc., Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University, developing the course “Managing at Apple,” and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, and led business development at two other start-ups . Kim received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Princeton University. Kim and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep150

04 Apr 14:58

151: How to Get in the Zone...Every Day with Dr. Hans Hagemann

Dr. Hans Hagemann talks about the biochemical ingredients needed to get into the groove of “flow” and optimally engage your brain for peak performance.   You'll Learn: The three-chemical “DNA” of peak performance Three simple steps to flow The benefits of intuitive decision making in a team   About Hans: Hans W. Hagemann, Ph.D., is managing partner/co-founder at the global leadership consultancy firm Munich Leadership Group, and he is a global expert on leadership and innovation who has led seminars, coaching sessions and in-depth workshops with top executives in more than 40 countries.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep151

04 Apr 14:58

152: Executive-style Communication with Dianna Booher

Dianna Booher shows how you can conduct more effective meetings and make a greater impact with subtle tweaks to your communication approach.   You'll Learn: What a great leader sounds like Tips to get your emails read Quick tricks for better meetings   About Dianna: As founder and CEO of Booher Research Institute, Dianna Booher works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. She has provided communication programs and coaching to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies, such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Siemens, NASA, and the U.S. Navy. National media outlets frequently interview Booher for opinions on critical communication issues: Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, Success, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Daily, Fox, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep152

04 Apr 14:58

159: Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich

Tasha Eurich shares insights on self-awareness, how we can benefit from it, and how to strengthen our self-awareness.    You'll Learn: 7 indicators that reveal if you’re actually self-aware (most aren’t!) Why you need to be more self-aware What you’re doing wrong when it comes to introspection   About Tasha: Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep159  

04 Apr 14:58

161: Exploring Entrepreneurship without Quitting Your Day Job with Patrick McGinnis (Host of the FOMO Sapiens podcast)

Patrick McGinnis shows how you can develop your entrepreneurship--and job skills--while keeping the stability of your day job.   You'll Learn: Why you should consider being a 10% entrepreneur Two strategies to determine where you should really focus your time and energy Tried and tested ways to see if your big idea will work out   About Patrick: Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. He is the author of the book The 10% Entrepreneur. He has also written articles for well-known publications such as Fortune, Business Insider, and Forbes. Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep161

04 Apr 14:58

164: Sustaining Your Peak and Avoiding Burnouts with Brad Stulberg

Human performance guru Brad Stulberg illuminates the essential ingredients that lead to peak physical, emotional, and mental states.   You'll Learn: Brad’s ultimate growth equation How to get comfortable with being uncomfortable The huge difference that making a difference makes   About Brad: Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and the science of human performance. He is a coauthor of the new book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, and is a columnist for New York and Outside magazines. Follow Brad on Twitter @Bstulberg and learn more on his website www.bradstulberg.com   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep164

04 Apr 14:58

170: Managing Inner--and Outer--Critics with Dave Stachowiak (host of Coaching for Leaders podcast)

Fellow careers podcaster Dave Stachowiak shares wisdom on dealing with the inner critic, getting great feedback, and more   You'll Learn: How to best interact with the inner critic The magic question to ask for better feedback How much feedback is too much feedback   About Dave: Dave is a Senior Vice President with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and has led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the University of California system. Dave founded Coaching for Leaders in 2011 and was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep170

04 Apr 14:58

The Two Questions that Improve Every Decision

Happy (almost) 4th of July! In this special episode, Pete helps you declare independence from making sub-optimal decisions with two key questions that will help you approach decision-making better: 1. What must be true for this decision to be a good one? 2. How can I test that?   View notes and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/July3

04 Apr 14:58

178: How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer

Talent builder Dodie Gomer shares best practices for leading people to results--when you’re not in charge.   You'll Learn: How setting a clear vision on tiny matters delivers huge benefits Tactics for projecting powerful composure The value of using “strong words” and eliminating “weak words” in your communications   About Dodie: Dodie Gomer believes far beyond technical potential. She is known as a talent builder. Dodie has 25+ years of corporate HR leadership. She inspires individuals to tap into their unique talent to go beyond their technical expertise and develop as leaders – even if they never plan to be a manager. Whether it is a keynote address, leadership workshop or as a succession planning consultant, Dodie will provide the right tools to build leadership for both individuals and organizations.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep178

04 Apr 14:58

180: How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs, and the Fear of Failure with Joe Sanok (Host of The Practice of the Practice podcast)

Counselor Joe Sanok shares ways to tackle fears, manage stress, and stay in the growth zone.   You'll Learn: A brilliant approach to reframe fears of failure The science behind freaking out How to combat stress triggers and relax in seconds   About Joe: Joe Sanok is a speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Rob Bell, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author of five books, and is a top-consultant.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep180

04 Apr 14:58

181: How to Hone Your Strengths at a Job You Love with Scott Barlow (Host of the Happen to Your Career podcast)

Fellow careers podcaster Scott Barlow shares how to zero in on the essential things we need at work and bring our strengths to bear there.   You'll Learn: The 6 critical things people need from their work Why strengths differ from skills--and why that matters. How identifying your “anti-strengths” can skyrocket your self-awareness   About Scott Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. With over 2000 interviews worth of experience from his HR career, Scott interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast.  Scott and his wife Alyssa have 3 children and live in Moses Lake, Washington.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep181

04 Apr 14:58

184: Building Your Network Before You Need It with Dr. Ivan Misner

BNI Founder Ivan Misner shares the lowdown on the why and how of relationship-building.   You'll Learn: The fundamental networking disconnect that holds us back Ivan’s all-time favorite networking strategies How to wow prospective employers via a “working interview”   About Ivan: Dr. Ivan Misner, is considered one of the world’s leading experts on business networking. He is the Founder of BNI.com, the largest business networking organization and has written several top business books including three New York Times Bestsellers, two Amazon Bestsellers and one Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Titles include, “Avoiding the Networking Disconnect,” “Business Networking and Sex” and “Networking Like A Pro”. Ivan holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and as the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation, he was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by The Red Cross.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep184

04 Apr 14:57

186: The Practices of High-Performing Employees with Dr. Clint Longenecker

Professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.   You'll Learn: Research revealing the 5 key things high performers have in common The dangers of being too busy The power of a strategic S.T.O.P.   About Clint: Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep186

04 Apr 14:57

189: Insider Recruiter Insights with Randstad’s Josh Vesely

Randstad’s SVP of Talent Solutions, Josh Vesely, discusses the state of the labor market, the benefits of working with recruiters, and necessities for today’s job hunters.   You'll Learn: How today’s labor market is superlatively favorable for good talent Why you should boldly ask your boss for your favorite opportunities How to find and leverage a recruiter in your job search   About Josh: Joshua Vesely, MBA, is a ‘Talent Chef’ and Senior Vice President of Talent Solutions at Randstad USA. He is an energy-giving partner and a powerful negotiator. With his positive attitude he boldly develops new concepts and contributes to an innovative market approach.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep189

04 Apr 14:57

193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta

Dr. Britt Andreatta surveys how our brains are wired for optimal work and best practices for creating an environment for thriving.   You'll Learn: Why our brains are not built for today’s workplaces The fundamental conditions required for teammates to thrive Best practices for developing trust within your team   About Britt Dr. Britt Andreatta knows how to harness human potential. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, psychology, education, and the human sciences, she has a profound understanding of how to unlock the best in people. Britt is the former Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com and has over 25 years of experience consulting with Fortune 100 corporations, businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations.Dr. Andreatta is the author of several titles on learning and leadership. Her online courses have over 4 million views and her books are best sellers. Her latest book, Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success is available now and her next book on the neuroscience of teams, Wired to Connect, will be out Spring 2018.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep193

04 Apr 14:57

197: Getting and Growing Mo’ Money with Joe Saul-Sehy (Host of the Stacking Benjamins show)

Personal finance podcaster Joe Saul-Sehy lets us in on the secrets to making more money, handling it properly, and watching it grow.   You'll Learn: The first key to making more money Important benefits that you might have overlooked The top money management lesson that rich people use   About Joe: Before starting Stacking Benjamins Joe Saul-Sehy was a financial planner for 16 years and a media representative for one of nation's biggest financial companies. He leads a team of people who are located across the United States. He communicates difficult concepts in a way that makes them accessible to the average person. He also gives presentations at major companies and to large audiences. Joe is a huge fan of exceptional customer service and loves to model companies like Disney, Nordstrom and Cherry Republic.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep197

04 Apr 14:57

199: Supercharging Your Productivity with Erik Fisher (Host of the Beyond the To Do List podcast)

Productivity podcaster Erik Fisher shares how to optimally manage your energy throughout the day to improve productivity while avoiding overloads and burn-outs.   You'll Learn: How to manage your energy for peak productivity The power of hydration Why shorter to-do lists beat longer ones.   About Erik Erik is a Productivity Author, Podcaster, Speaker and Coach. He talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You'll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and continue to lead successful and meaningful lives.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep199

04 Apr 14:57

202: Discovering the Work You’re Built to Do with Don Hutcheson (Host of the Discover Your Talent Do What You Love podcast)

Talent guru Don Hutcheson shares how to better know yourself in order to select jobs that optimally align to your talents.   You'll Learn: Approaches to get more insight into your unique talents How to break out of your bubble and expand your perspective The seven ways people get stuck   About Don: Don Hutcheson is a lifelong entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach. He hosts the daily podcast: “Discover Your Talent—Do What You Love,” which he created to help people find their true talents and use them to build a career of success, satisfaction and freedom. He’s never had a “boss” and has created 6 innovative companies in advertising, publishing, coaching and career planning—and now on the Internet—over the last 40 years.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep202

04 Apr 14:57

204: How to Survive the Jerks at Work with Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton shares his expertise on confronting, coping with, and forgiving the jerks at work.   You'll Learn: Internal mind tricks to help you cope with jerks How to use The Benjamin Franklin Effect to win over jerks How and when to fight back   About Robert: Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.  He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (“the d school”).  He is a Fellow at IDEO, Senior Scientist at Gallup, and an advisor to McKinsey &amp; Company.  Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics.  He has published over 150 articles and chapters and written seven books. Sutton’s latest book is The “Jerk”hole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

04 Apr 14:57

207: Getting Psyched Up For High Performance with Daniel McGinn

Harvard Business Review editor Dan McGinn applies techniques from athletes, musicians, the military, and more to get yourself psyched for success.   You'll Learn: How to amp up confidence and dial down anxiety How to psych yourself up with your own “greatest hits” The best pump up music there is   About Daniel: Daniel McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep207

04 Apr 14:57

209: How to Get Better at Anything with Tom Bilyeu (Host of Impact Theory)

Quest Nutrition founder Tom Bilyeu shows how to get better at anything by having crystal clear goals, a growth mindset, and powerful systems.   You'll Learn: The WOOP process for figuring out if you should persist or quit How to make the switch from discovering to developing your passion Why identity drives behavior and not the other way around   About Tom: Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep209

04 Apr 14:57

210: How to Generate Many Creative Ideas with Tina Seelig (Presenter of "The little risks you can take to increase your luck" at TEDTalks Business)

Professor Tina Seelig talks about the critical components, principles, and tactics for bringing ideas into your imagination and out into the world.   You'll Learn: The two requirements of imagination How to generate many new solutions via framing and reframing The argument for brainstorming   About Tina: Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and leads three fellowship programs in the School of Engineering that are focused on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School, and has been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and author of 17 books, including Insight Out (2016), inGenius (2012), and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009). She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the Olympus Innovation Award, and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep210

04 Apr 14:57

213: Surviving and Winning Office Politics with Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark outlines how to flourish amid office politics by using electoral campaign strategies.   You'll Learn: How to create a campaign plan for your career The power mapping approach to smarter people decisions A genius tactic for highlighting your achievements without sounding boastful   About Dorie: Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine, one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes, and was a Washington Post bestseller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep213

04 Apr 14:57

214: How to Massively Expand Your Network in 10 Minutes a Day with Molly Beck

Molly Beck shares a quick and easy formula for reaching out new people who can help you achieve your goals.   You'll Learn: The two components required to become an influencer The four types of reach outs--with benchmark response rates How to make awesome subject lines to get more email responses   About Molly: Molly is the founder of podcast creation site Messy Bun; the creator of the lifestyle blog Smart, Pretty &amp; Awkward; and a marketing expert who has provided digital strategies for numerous companies including Forbes, Venmo, Rice University, and Hearst. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Redbook, Parade, HuffPost, and more. She is represented by CAA.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep214

04 Apr 14:57

215: Expanding Self-awareness Using the Top Personality Frameworks with Anne Bogel (Host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast)

Anne Bogel provides a whirlwind tour across leading personality frameworks, providing tips on how to apply these insights along the way.   You'll Learn: How the Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, Five Love Languages, highly sensitive people enlighten you in their own ways How to use personality types to better your relationships Dangers of abusing personality frameworks   About Anne: Anne is a resident blogger, bookworm, and big-question-asker at Modern Mrs. Darcy. She wrote Reading People, where she shares her own experience with the personality frameworks she loves the most, the ones that have made the biggest difference in her own life. She walks you through 7 different frameworks, explaining the basics in a way you can actually understand, sharing personal stories about how what she learned made a difference in her life, and showing people how it could make a difference in theirs, as well.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep215

04 Apr 14:57

221: Becoming a Great Conversationalist with Celeste Headlee

Journalist Celeste Headlee breaks down the steps towards being a better conversationalist.   You'll Learn: The top ways to have better conversations The myths you believe about good listening An eye-opening way to find out your bad habits as a conversationalist   About Celeste: Celeste Headlee, Public Broadcast Radio Show Host, and Author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk.  Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She has trained many journalists through NPR's Next Generation program. Headlee also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other international networks, and in 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep221

04 Apr 14:57

222: The Quickest Ways to Earn an Extra Half Million Over Your Career with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett (Hosts of the Paychecks and Balances Podcast)

Paychecks and Balances Podcast hosts Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett share some of their biggest money lessons learned from guests, experiences, and past mistakes.   You'll Learn: Pro-tips on getting hired for your dream job The critical thing to do before sealing the deal on your new job Why 90% of people become stagnant in their career by age 45… and how to avoid that   About Rich &amp; Marcus: Rich Jones, along with Marcus Garrett, co-host Paychecks &amp; Balances, a funformative podcast covering work and money for millennials. They leverage their experiences to provide entertaining insights and helpful tips on money management, professional growth, and other topics relevant to 20 and 30-somethings trying to get ahead.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep222

04 Apr 14:57

224: How to Sound Amazing Daily with Julian Treasure (Creator of TED talks "5 Ways to Listen Better, etc.")

Communications expert Julian Treasure shares the best practices of speaking, listening, and good sound for effective communication.   You'll Learn: The primary filters people listen through How to develop it a powerful voice The RASA framework for a more engaging conversation   About Julian: Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 40 million times. His latest, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep224

04 Apr 14:57

227: Becoming More Persuasive with Donald Kelly (Host of the Sales Evangelist podcast)

Fellow podcaster Donald Kelly reveals keys to being more persuasive, building influence, and hustling everyday.   You'll Learn: Principles of sales that everyone can use to become more influential Two strategies to overcome the fear of rejection Approaches for making an effective cold call or email   About Donald: Donald Kelly evangelizes effective ways for salespeople and entrepreneurs to find more qualified prospects, close more deals and make more money. He does this through motivating sales training, online courses, one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars and dynamic keynote presentations.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep227

04 Apr 14:57

229: How to Wow with Powerful Words and Presence with Frances Cole Jones

Communications consultant Frances Cole Jones shares her best strategies to address her clients’ most pressing questions.   You'll Learn: How to tell if you’re a boring speaker...and what do about it. The key word that instantly makes your message more engaging Another power word that increases listener buy-in from 60 to 94%   About Frances: Prior to founding Cole Media Management Frances worked first as a nursery school teacher and then as an editor of commercial nonfiction in NYC. Being a teacher helped hone her negotiating skills (If you can handle 12 toddlers you can handle any CEO.). Her experience helping authors find their voices is something she uses with all her clients to ensure they sound like themselves-- themselves on their best day.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep229

04 Apr 14:57

232: How to Be a Better Leader by Being More Positive with Brenda Bailey-Hughes

Professor Brenda Bailey-Hughes explores the scientific connections between positivity and being a better performer at work.   You'll Learn: The real science behind the power of positivity How to halt compulsive worrying Power words for positivity   About Brenda: Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program. She’s authored 8 LinkedIn Learning courses. She specializes in communication training  and coaching for Fortune 500 executives – such as P&amp;G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep232

04 Apr 14:57

233: Best Practices for Better Relationships at Work with FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis

FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis shares the firm’s discoveries on proven best practices for building more effective work relationships.   You'll Learn: How to see others more clearly A master tactic to get better feedback from your colleagues The most common mistakes that destroy work relationships   About Todd: Todd Davis is the author of FranklinCovey’s Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. With over 30 years of experience in human resources, talen t development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing, Davis serves as FranklinCovey’s chief people officer and executive vice president, responsible for global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep233

04 Apr 14:56

235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead

Author and Simon Sinek colleague David Mead shares the importance of starting with why you do what you do – and how to find that why.   You'll Learn: The benefits of starting with why Examples of effective and ineffective “whys” The process to find your why   About David: David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. David co-authored Find Your Why, with Simon Sinek. The book provides a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep235

04 Apr 14:56

238: The Ingredients of A Great First Impression with Ann Demarais

Executive coach Ann Demarais highlights ways to become more socially generous and how to make an awesome first impression.   You'll Learn: The most common interpersonal flaws--and how to fix them Four universally-appreciated social gifts that you can give How to bounce back from a bad first impression   About Ann: Ann Demarais, the founder of First Impressions, has more than 20 years of experience in applied psychology, specializing in interpersonal communication, impression management, social skills, and executive coaching. She works with senior executives who want to enhance their leadership impact.  She was a consultant to the Social Intelligence Program at Columbia University Business School; her client list includes Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Disney, Bank of America, Xerox, CitiGroup, JPMorgan, and the FBI among many others.  Ann is co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, which was published by Random House and translated into 24 languages.  Ann holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep238

04 Apr 14:56

240: Mastering the Art of Connection with Michael J. Gelb

Michael J. Gelb walks us through the power of connectedness, the importance of being aware of the people around you, and practices that can help your internal wellness.   You'll Learn: Why uber-busy global leaders make time for face-to-face interactions How to consciously spread positive emotion Practicing the opposite of stress response   About Michael: Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development and a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies.  He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep140

04 Apr 14:56

243: How to Be More Popular--and Why that Still Matters at Work with Mitch Prinstein

Mitch Prinstein helps us understand the different types of popularity and teaches us how to boost our popularity by working on our likability.   You'll Learn: Subtle ways to boost your likability in meetings How and why to distinguish between the two kinds of popularity: likability and status How to get people to stop looking at their phones to talk to you   About Mitch: Mitch is a professor, scientist, university administrator, teacher, author, speaker, and an exhausted dad.  He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News &amp; World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, and elsewhere.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep243

04 Apr 14:56

244: Behavioral Science Insights on How to Have a Good Day, Everyday with Caroline Webb

Caroline Webb reveals actionable insights from the latest science behind living our best days.   You'll Learn: The power of micro-mindfulness Pro-tips for maintaining focus and motivation Best ways to keep up your energy throughout your day   About Caroline: Caroline is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, is being published in 16 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep244

04 Apr 14:56

245: Getting into Flow...Repeatedly with Steven Kotler

Author and researcher Steven Kotler lays out the pathways to the optimal state of consciousness called flow.   You'll Learn: The golden rule of flow How to find flow using psychological and neurobiological triggers How to take breaks without interrupting your flow   About Steven: Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep245

04 Apr 14:56

247: Thriving in High-Pressure Situations with Eddie Davila

Professor Eddie Davila discusses how to identify, view, handle, and thrive amidst pressure at work.   You'll Learn: Why pressure is really an honor and a gift What to do when you get stressed in low-pressure situations How to use stress to prep for high-pressure situations   About Eddie: Eddie Davila is a faculty member in Arizona State University’s highly ranked supply chain management program.  At ASU he teaches over 3000 students per year in person and online.  He has a 12-part intro to supply chain management series on Youtube that has over 3 million hits.  It is actually the top ranked item on youtube when you search supply chain.  And more recently he has developed multiple courses in business and stats for LinkedIn Learning.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep247

04 Apr 14:56

249: Leading When You’re Not in Charge with Clay Scroggins

Clay Scroggins discusses how to lead without being in the top position.   You'll Learn: Three simple questions to help you collaborate better The equation for powerful leadership How to have difficult conversations with your boss   About Clay: Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all the local church staff and congregation. Clay understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Clay holds a degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Clay and his wife Jenny live in Forsyth County, Georgia, with their four children.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep249

04 Apr 14:56

254: How to Afford Anything and Care for your Career with Paula Pant

Fellow podcaster Paula Pant shares her expertise on mastering your personal finances, caring for your career, and making wise decisions.   You'll Learn: How to afford anything...but not everything Why self-care is career care How to successfully prep for newer and bigger obstacles   About Paula: Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business and real estate investing. She has been featured more than four dozen times in major publications, including Forbes, Fortune, Money.com, AOL DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Kiplinger, Bloomberg Business, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, and many more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep254

04 Apr 14:56

256: Science-based Solutions for Delivering Tough Truth at Work with Mark Murphy

Author &amp; trainer Mark Murphy explores the intersections of diplomacy, truthfulness, and difficult conversations at work.   You'll Learn: Top reasons why people don’t tell the truth at work Common phrases that create defensiveness Why having a difficult conversation is better than just fixing the problem yourself   About Mark: Mark Murphy is a New York Times bestselling author, weekly contributor to Forbes, ranked as a Top 30 Leadership Guru and the Founder of Leadership IQ. He’s trained leaders at the United Nations, Harvard Business School, the Clinton Foundation, Microsoft, MasterCard, SHRM, and hundreds more organizations. He has written several award-winning books on leadership and been featured in many premiere media outlets.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep256

04 Apr 14:56

258: Doing the Work You Do Best with Ken Coleman (Host of the EntreLeadership podcast)

Broadcaster Ken Coleman guides us in discovering what we’re created to do… and how to see that dream become a reality.   You'll Learn: The litmus test for your passion The “nuclear option” for dealing with a difficult teammate or boss What to do when you’re burnt out at work but can’t leave just yet   About Ken: Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and EntreLeadership Podcast, and author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. Ken is an acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster who equips, encourages and entertains listeners through thought-provoking interviews, helping them grow their businesses, pursue their passions, and move toward a fulfilled purpose. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenWColeman, and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/KenColemanHost.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep258

04 Apr 14:56

263: Building Relationships like a Superconnector with Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber discusses the “superconnector” approach to build meaningful human relationships and go beyond networking.   You'll Learn: How to become a conversational Sherlock Holmes Questions that spark great conversations How to introduce yourself with impact   About Scott: Scott Gerber is Founder and CEO of CommunityCo and founder of YEC and Forbes Councils. He is an industry leader in building and managing personalized, invitation-only communities for world-class executives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Scott is an expert on youth entrepreneurship, community building, youth unemployment in America, recent college grad unemployment and small business.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep263

04 Apr 14:56

265: Getting the Most Out of Each Day with Peter Shankman (Host of the Faster Than Normal podcast)

Peter Shankman walks through his unique take on productivity and lessons learned from ADHD that anyone can apply.   You'll Learn: 4 simple rules to be more productive Tricks to eliminate distraction Why you should always ask for a deadline   About Peter: Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD. He founded Help A Reporter Out, ShankMinds: Breakthrough, Geek Factory, and more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep265

04 Apr 14:56

266: Developing Your Free Time Formula with Jeff Sanders (Host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast)

Fellow podcaster Jeff Sanders discusses what really makes up your time, how to avoid burning out while remaining productive, and how to prioritize tasks without sacrificing your goals. You'll Learn: What a trip to the ER taught Jeff about the need for taking legit breaks How to unplug optimally Steps to define your top priorities About Jeff: Jeff Sanders is a keynote speaker, author of The Free-Time Formula, The 5 AM Miracle, and founder of The Rockin' Productivity Academy. Jeff is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 5 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 5 million downloads. He is a plant-based marathon runner and personal development junkie. Every week you can find Jeff writing and speaking at JeffSanders.com.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep266

04 Apr 14:56

268: Tactical People Skills Learned by Undercover Detective / Reality TV Winner Derrick Levasseur

Former undercover detective and Big Brother winner Derrick Levasseur teaches you how to make use of his detective undercover skills in workplace environments to succeed in your job or profession and win life’s game.   You'll Learn: How to identify 5 key profiles of people in the workplace How to motivate different kinds of people, differently How to use silence to extract additional information   About Derrick: Derrick Levasseur is an investigator, author, speaker, and TV personality, with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement and the entertainment industry. Derrick is a former undercover detective and the winner of his season of the TV series Big Brother.   He’s been called one of the best to have ever played the game. Derrick specializes in using and sharing undercover techniques in real-world applications.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep268

04 Apr 14:56

269: Why Willpower Doesn’t Work (and What Does) Benjamin Hardy

#1 Medium writer Benjamin Hardy makes the case for why and how to shape our environments to support success.   You'll Learn: How to use the sunk cost fallacy to your advantage The definition of a forcing function and how to apply them at work Why pen and paper beats digital journaling   About Benjamin: Since late 2015, Benjamin has been the #1 writer on Medium.com. Ben’s writing focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Clemson University. His research focuses on the psychological differences of wannabe entrepreneurs and actual entrepreneurs (dreamers vs. doers).   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep269

04 Apr 14:56

270: Reclaiming Workplace Inspiration with Scott Mautz

Scott Mautz introduces the nine anti-muses and provides strategies for regaining inspiration at work.   You'll Learn: The difference between inspiration and motivation The nine anti-muses that drain inspiration from your work life Five ways to reframe the fear of failure   About Scott: Scott Mautz is a popular keynote speaker and author of "Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again". He's a Procter &amp; Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses. He's the CEO of Profound Performance LLC (a keynote, coaching, and training company), teaches at Indiana University, and has been named a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc., where he also writes a weekly column for the national publication. He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep270

04 Apr 14:56

273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison

Korn Ferry’s CEO Gary Burnison talks about the importance of learning agility and areas to consider when evaluating a potential job offer.   You'll Learn: Which skills predict success--and which are 200X harder to develop than others New rules of thumb on timelines that suggest “job hopping” vs “getting stale” Why happiness is central to your career strategy   About Gary: Gary D. Burnison is the Chief Executive Officer of Korn Ferry, the preeminent global people, and organizational advisory firm. Korn Ferry helps leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Its nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through Korn Ferry and its Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Mr. Burnison is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep273  

04 Apr 14:56

276: Reframing Rejection with Alex Grodnik (Host of Wall Street Oasis' Moving Up podcast)

Alex Grodnik shares why he loves hearing no, how to respond rejection, and what to do when being ghosted.   You'll Learn: Why no is not the end but only the beginning The prescription to overcome your fear of rejection How to reframe a no   About Alex: Alex began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan Private Bank. After completing the program, he moved into investment banking at Houlihan Lokey in their restructuring group. Alex went on to work at a pioneering digital media firm before getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson. Alex grew up in Park City, Utah and loves to ski and golf.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep276

04 Apr 14:56

278: The Critical Factors Separating High and Low Performers with Morten Hansen

Professor Morten Hansen shares the striking results from his multi-year study that identified the seven factors that explain 66% of the difference between low- and high-performing employees.   You'll Learn: The seven key practices that outperformers do How to work less while accomplishing more How to win your colleagues over to collaborate better   About Morten: Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work. He is the coauthor (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the highly acclaimed Collaboration and Great at Work.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep278

04 Apr 14:55

279: How to Feel More Alive at Work with Dan Cable

Award-winning professor Dan Cable shares his research insights on our “seeking systems” and how our engagement with them largely determine whether we feel alive at work.   You'll Learn: The work we’re biologically hard-wired to enjoy How to rev up your aliveness using the three key triggers A one-hour intervention that reduces attrition by over 30%   About Dan: Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s areas of teaching, research, and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organisational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development and mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep279

04 Apr 14:55

281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke

World Series of Poker champion Annie Duke shares her insights into making better, more informed decisions in an unpredictable world.   You'll Learn: How thinking in bets reframes your decision-making Why to distinguish between the quality and outcome of a decision Three fun rules for better decision-making groups   About Annie: Annie Duke is a woman who has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship. Because of this fellowship, she studied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep281

04 Apr 14:55

282: How to Manage Your Attention and Your Priorities with Neen James

Neen James shares best practices for directing our attention toward meaningful priorities.   You'll Learn: The fifteen minutes per day that can change everything Strategies for selecting the worthiest goals How we often fail to pay good attention to people   About Neen: Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. Named one of Top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies including Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals. Boundless energy, quick-witted with powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters, Neen shares how to get more done and create more significant moments at work, and home.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep282

04 Apr 14:55

285: Upgrading Your Promotion Potential with Terra Winston

Terra Winston sheds light to the main pieces of getting promoted: learning precisely who promotes you and what they value.   You'll Learn: The two major considerations for anyone who wants to be promoted Goal-setting considerations to align yourself with your boss’s needs Why and how to promote yourself   About Terra: Terra Winston is the Ringleader of inTerractions and Principal of inTerract Consulting.  For over 20 years she has impacted thousands of people through her leadership programs and coaching.  A life-long learner, she has channeled her passions into success in multiple arenas, from engineering to HR, from Corporate America to entrepreneurship.  Terra holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Stanford, coaching certification from CTI, and a not-so-secret passion for Doctor Who.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep285

04 Apr 14:55

286: How to Optimize Learning at Work with Whitney Johnson (Host of the Disrupt Yourself podcast)

CEO advisor Whitney Johnson shares her insights into optimizing individual learning and team innovation via thoughtful smart disruption placement along a learning curve.   You'll Learn: How to optimize each stage of learning The three key stages of your learning curve The importance of ‘hiring’ the right boss   About Whitney: CEO advisor and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Whitney Johnson, has over one million followers on Linkedin. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015). She was an award-winning Wall Street analyst and co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disruption, and has been recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 and Fortune. She also hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast and is an original cohort member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep286

04 Apr 14:55

287: Establishing Motivation, Intention, and Boundaries Like a Boss with Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon (Hosts of the Being Boss podcast)

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon of Being Boss talk setting intentions and the importance of boundaries.   You'll Learn: The benefits of creating monthly intentions How to set boundaries – and stick to them How to have healthy dialogue with your boss   About Emily and Kathleen: Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast “Being Boss,” know what it takes to launch a business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen started the podcast in January of 2015 to talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep287

04 Apr 14:55

288: Managing First Timers in the Workplace with Chris Deferio (Host of the Keys to the Shop podcast)

Coffee shop guru &amp; latte art champion Chris Deferio speaks on leading people who are at their first “real job” and keys to thriving in a chaotic environment.   You'll Learn: Best approaches for managing first timers How to offer feedback so it’s received well Tips on how to keep sane and focused in a chaotic environment   About Chris: Chris Deferio is the host and producer of the Keys to the Shop podcast. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and son and has been in professional coffee service for 17 years. He provides training, consultations, and wisdom to owners, managers, and employees across cafes worldwide. His podcast is dedicated to the success of coffee shops and the professionals that make them work.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep288

04 Apr 14:55

291: Deciding Whether to Stay or Go with Pete Mockaitis

Pete inserts himself into the show format, sharing his approach to tackling your next career decision.   You'll Learn: The 8 step-by-step questions that determine whether to stay or go Whether the grass is in fact greener Pete's favorite things   About Pete: Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps brilliant professionals perform optimally at work. He’s delivered 1-on-1 coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from world-class organizations (such as Google, FedEx, the United Nations, Anheuser-Buesch, and Apple), 50 countries, and every Ivy League university. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Forbes, and Inc. He began his career at Bain &amp; Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at your Job podcast. The show receives millions of downloads from delightful people with excellent taste. Pete lives in Chicago with his wife and new baby!   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep291

04 Apr 14:55

292: Enhancing Work and Life through Mindfulness with Oren Jay Sofer

Meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer discusses the vastly positive impact of adopting a meditation practice.   You'll Learn: The top three evidence-based benefits of mindfulness practice How a one-minute pause can make a huge difference How to train your brain for greater attention   About Oren: Oren Jay Sofer is Senior Program Developer at Mindful Schools and Founder of Next Step Dharma, offering online courses on meditation in daily life. He is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher’s Council, a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma.  His work has been featured on apps such as 10% Happier and Simple Habit. Oren holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, and is author of Say What you Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep292

04 Apr 14:55

293: Body Language Insights that Get You Promoted with Dr. Denise Dudley

Denise Dudley goes deep on the science and practice of optimizing your body language for making a powerful impression at work.   You'll Learn: How to smile more genuinely Postures for enhanced communication The powerful impact of speaking with a lower pitch   About Denise: Denise Dudley is a professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder and former CEO of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which provides 18,000 seminars per year, and has trained over 12 million people in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Denise holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator's license, a preceptor for administrators-in-training license, and is licensed to provide training to medical professionals in the United States and Canada. She's also a certified AIDS educator, a licensed field therapist for individuals with agoraphobia, and a regularly featured speaker on the campuses of many universities across the US, and the author of Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio series, “Making Relationships Last.”  Denise speaks all over the world on a variety of topics, including management and supervision skills, leadership, assertiveness, communication, personal relationships, interviewing skills, and career readiness.  Denise’s latest book, “Work it! Get in, Get noticed, Get promoted,” is currently available on Amazon.com, and is receiving all 5-star customer reviews.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep293

04 Apr 14:55

294: Generating Greatness from Creative Workers with Todd Henry (Host of the Accidental Creative podcast)

Founder of The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry, shares lessons learned from managing creative employees AKA “herding tigers.”   You'll Learn: Why bounded autonomy produces the best creative results The right--and wrong--way to provide feedback on creative output How you may be subtly eroding trust   About Todd: Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, and Herding Tigers) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. His book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Herding Tigers, is about what creative people need from their leader, and how to give it to them.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep294

04 Apr 14:55

296: Working with a Recruiter 101 with Korn Ferry’s Julie Forman

Korn Ferry partner Julie Forman shares how to leverage recruiters and executive search consultants as you manage your career.   You'll Learn: Pro-tips for becoming more visible to recruiters Do’s and don’ts when speaking with recruiters When a pay bump isn’t worth it   About Julie: Julie Forman is a Partner with Executive Search Firm, Korn Ferry International where she is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial practice and Marketing Center of Excellence. She joined Korn Ferry following a 15 years career with GE where she’s held senior roles on both the Industrial and Capital sides with her last position being Head of Strategic Marketing for GE in Canada. She focuses today on recruitment and leadership consulting mandates for industrial organizations going through critical inflection points requiring upscaling of strategic capabilities, shift in focus and transformational leadership. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Change Management Coach.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep296

04 Apr 14:55

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

Michael Bungay Stanier returns to talk about become more coach-like by staying curious longer and giving advice a bit more slowly. You'll learn: 1. Why we more naturally give advice rather than ask questions 2. The questions effective coaches ask 3. How to deal with the uncoachable About Michael: Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002, Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada, his current home. He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over 350,000 copies. It has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, is a Rhodes Scholar, and was recently recognized as the #3 Global Guru in coaching. Balancing out these moments of success, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident,” was sued by one of his law school lecturers for defamation, and his first published piece of writing was a Harlequin romance short story called “The Male Delivery.”   View show notes, transcript, and links at https://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep297

04 Apr 14:55

298: Key Success Principles that Are Wrong (sort of) with Eric Barker

Eric Barker busts the myths and uncovers truths behind some of the most popular maxims.   You'll Learn: How alignment is a genuine key to success Why valedictorians don’t necessarily shape the world How to operate like a Navy Seal   About Eric Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 320,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM), NASDAQ, and the Olympic Training Center.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep298

04 Apr 14:55

299: How to Rock an Interview with Pamela Skillings

Founder of Big Interview, Pam Skillings, breaks down what makes an interview successful and how to best up your interview game.   You'll Learn: How to prepare without over preparing The best answers to the most commonly-occurring interview questions Your secret weapon for any interview   About Pam: Pamela Skillings is an author, entrepreneur, and career coach who  specializes in helping people find success and fulfillment in their dream careers. Her company, Skillful Communications, provides career coaching and training for individuals and training and development consulting for companies and organizations. Big Interview is her online job interview training system that helps clients ace their interviews and land big job offers. She is also the author of Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams (Random House) and has been featured as a career expert by The New York Times, Newsweek, ABC News, and other media outlets . Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at New York University and a contributing columnist for About.com and other publications.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep299

04 Apr 14:55

300: How to Speak Using Your Perfect Voice with Roger Love

Celebrity voice coach Roger Love shares the keys that make your voice sound more engaging, authentic, confident, and powerful.   You'll Learn: Why you should put the music back into your speaking voice One big vocal mistake you might be making – and how to fix it How to modulate your voice to bring across a clearer message   About Roger: Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. No other vocal coach in history has been more commercially successful in both the speaking and singing fields. Roger has vocally produced more than 150 million CD sales worldwide and written four top-selling books. Roger coaches singers such as Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, and Selena Gomez, as well as speakers like Anthony Robbins, and Simon Sinek. He also coaches screen personalities such as Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Bridges, Angelina Jolie, and Joaquin Phoenix. Roger was the vocal coach to the mega-hit TV show GLEE, and vocal coached the Academy Award winning films, Walk The Line and Crazy Heart. Roger is the President of Voiceplace, an interactive media company that specializes in voice-related content for educational and entertainment purposes.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep300

04 Apr 14:55

302: Simple Manager Tools that Cure the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan makes the case for why it’s good to be the boss and the massive business costs of under-management. He also reveals the true definition of micromanagement and empowerment.   You'll Learn: Why and how to avoid ‘managing on autopilot’ The central importance of regular one-on-one meetings How to use the ‘Manager’s Landscape’ tool   About Bruce: Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. Bruce has spent decades working with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart to the U.S. Army. Bruce has received Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. He’s written numerous books and his writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers such as the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep302

04 Apr 14:55

303: Inspiring Teams through Purpose with Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman shares how to unlock the power of purpose to strengthen your team and drive better performance.   You'll Learn: The first hurdle to working in a group How to find the inspiration in your work How to solve the problem of disinformation   About Fred: Fred Kofman is a Leadership Advisor at Google and former vice president of executive development and leadership philosopher at LinkedIn, where he worked with the top CEO's and executives around the world. Born in Argentina, Kofman came to the United States as a graduate student, where he earned his PhD in advanced economic theory at U.C. Berkeley. He taught management accounting and finance at MIT for six years before forming his own consulting company, Axialent, and teaching leadership workshops for corporations such as General Motors, Chrysler, Shell, Microsoft, and Citibank. At its height, his company had 150 people and created and taught programs to more than 15,000 executives. Sheryl Sandberg writes about him in her book Lean In, claiming Kofman "will transform the way you live and work."   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep303

04 Apr 14:55

304: Resigning Perfectly with Joseph Liu (Host of the Career Relaunch podcast)

Joseph Liu gives practical tips and guidelines for career transitioning, dealing with counteroffers, and avoiding burning professional bridges.   You'll Learn: Key indicators that it’s time to resign. Why it matters to resign well Numerous reasons why NOT to accept a counteroffer   About Joseph: Joseph Liu is a career change consultant, certified coach, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, featured as a top business podcast for entrepreneurs in Forbes, the “best podcast for transitioning to a new career” in Glassdoor, and a top podcast to "help you find a job” in Business Insider. The podcast has listeners in over 100 countries and has received unanimous 5-star ratings, and has ranked as a Top 30 career podcast in the US &amp; UK on Apple Podcasts. Tapping into my 10 years’ international corporate branding experience at Fortune 500 companies like Clorox &amp; General Mills, Joseph now coaches professionals to change careers and relaunch their personal brands. He’s served as a speaker for various conferences and organisations including TEDx, MarketingWeek Live, London Business School, Cambridge Business School, Oxford Business School, and General Assembly. Joseph has also been featured in publications like Forbes, HuffPost, Fast Company, The Muse, Monster, SUCCESS Magazine, Credit Sesame, CEO Blog Nation, and Career Builder.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep304

04 Apr 14:54

305: Screwing Up Masterfully with Kristen Hadeed

Student Maid’s Kristen Hadeed shares her numerous leadership mistakes, how to learn fast, and inspire employees so much they clean toilets with a smile.   You'll Learn: When and how to deliver critical feedback The detrimental effects of praise The power of vulnerability to grow an inspired workforce   About Kristen: Kristen is the Founder and CEO of Student Maid, a student-powered cleaning company in Florida. She helps organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. Her first book, “Permission To Screw Up,” tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their “perfectly imperfect” stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX Inc., NBC, TIME and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received nearly three million hits on YouTube.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep305

04 Apr 14:54

306: Taking Care of Your Brain With Dr. Mike Dow

Dr. Mike Dow speaks on how to keep your brain healthy and continuously improve its functionality.   You'll Learn: Key foods that keep your brain healthy The types and benefits of different Omega-3s How and why to practice mindfulness every day   About Mike: Dr. Mike Dow is a psychotherapist, bestselling author, brain health expert and television personality. Inspired by his brother who suffered a massive stroke when he was just 10 years old, Dr. Mike made it his personal mission to help others in their quest for health and happiness. In his new book, Heal Your Drained Brain: Naturally Relieve Anxiety, Combat Insomnia, and Balance Your Brain in Just 14 Days (Hay House), he shares information, actionable steps and guidance to naturally relieve anxiety, combat insomnia, and balance your brain in just 14 days. Dr. Mike has hosted series on TLC, E!, VH1 and Investigation Discovery. He is a recurring guest co-host on The Doctors, one of The Dr. Oz Show core experts and makes regular appearances on Today, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, The Talk and more. Dr. Mike holds a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in psychology. Other bestselling books include The Brain Fog Fix and Healing the Broken Brain.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep306

04 Apr 14:54

307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo discusses the ancient power of persuasion and shows how it can make you irresistible and irreplaceable in the workplace today.   You'll Learn: Why storytelling is key in any field of work The 2000-year-old formula for persuasion that still works today The brain hack that Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Picasso used to unlock their best ideas   About Carmine: Carmine Gallo is an influential communications expert, Harvard instructor, and bestselling author of  Talk Like TED  The Storyteller's Secret, and his new book Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great. As a popular keynote speaker, Gallo teaches CEOs and leaders to deliver dynamic presentations and share inspiring stories that sell products, grow brands and inspire change. He writes regularly for Forbes.com and Inc.com.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep307

04 Apr 14:54

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

PwC employees Karlo Siriban and Anne Donovan share their story of preventing burnout within themselves and transforming a whole work environment to prevent it for others.   You'll Learn: Key signs that burnout is looming near How to talk to your boss about your burnout How PwC rolled out a broad flexibility initiative and saw retention soar   About Karlo &amp; Anne Karlo Siriban transforms businesses. He understand companies' missions and develop strategies to achieve and frameworks to execute their visions successfully. He is a strategic, creative thinker, not afraid to challenge the status quo to achieve more effective and efficient results. Anne Donovan is the U.S. People Innovation Leader at PwC. She’s responsible for strategy and innovation around culture change. She has a strong background in operational effectiveness and in engaging and supporting the firm and its people in leading positive change, including a variety of initiatives related to the work environment, workforce demographics and business model change.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep309

04 Apr 14:54

313: Closing the Gap between Potential and Results with Thom Singer (Host of the Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast)

Thom Singer breaks open the Paradox of Potential to highlight where potential doesn’t equal results and what to do about it.   You'll Learn: How to identify the unique things holding you back The three things that always help achieve better results How to bring back purpose when it’s most needed   About Thom: As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. The information compiled from these compelling interviews is shared with his clients, as he challenges people to be more engaged and enthusiastic in all their actions. He has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and convention audiences. He sets the tone for better engagement at industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of Ceremonies. His Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep313

04 Apr 14:54

314: How to Feel Less Busy With Laura Vanderkam (Host of the Best of Both Worlds podcast)

Laura Vanderkam gives her expert advice on feeling less busy, getting more done, and giving more value and meaning to your own time.   You'll Learn: How those who feel their time is “vast” spend their day How to draw more energy by acknowledging the three selves How to stretch your experience of time   About Laura: Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, like Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company. She has appeared on numerous television programs, radio segments, and has spoken about time and productivity to audiences of all sizes. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep314

04 Apr 14:54

317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD

Stanford behavior scientist Dr. BJ Fogg shares his evidence-based insights into forming “tiny habits” and other powerful tools for transforming behavior.   You'll Learn: Why the Tiny Habits © Method is such a reliable pathway to behavior change The core recipe and three critical ingredients for a great habit How--and why--to celebrate repeatedly   About BJ Dr. BJ Fogg is a behavior scientist, with deep experience in innovation and teaching. At Stanford University, he runs a research lab. He also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. On the industry side, BJ trains innovators to use his work so they can create solutions that influence behavior.  The focus areas include health, financial wellbeing, learning, productivity, and more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep317

04 Apr 14:54

320: How to Exude Gravitas and Executive Presence with Anne Sugar

Anne Sugar shares how she’s helped high potential individuals command executive presence.   You'll Learn: The two key components of building trust Ninja tactics that help you read a room Power questions that provoke solutions   About Anne: Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep320

04 Apr 14:54

321: Making Meetings Meaningful with Mamie Kanfer Stewart (Host of the Modern Manager podcast)

Mamie Stewart shares her expertise in planning (and declining!) meetings, substitutes to the traditional meetings, and making meetings more beneficial and productive for everyone.   You'll Learn: How to decline a meeting so well, that they may just thank you for doing so Ideal alternatives to meetings Best practices for achieving your expected outcome in meetings   About Mamie: Mamie Kanfer Stewart is the author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings. Her company, Meeteor, helps teams and organizations build healthy meeting culture. As a coach, speaker, writer, and trainer, Mamie has helped thousands of people improve their meetings and how they collaborate. Mamie has been featured in Forbes, Inc, and Fast Company. She is a regular contributor on The Price of Business and is the host of The Modern Manager podcast.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep321

04 Apr 14:54

323: The Surprising Power of Seeing People as People with Kimberly White

Kimberly White breaks down why seeing people as people dramatically increases productivity at work and in life.   You'll Learn:   What you miss when you see people as objects How seeing people as people turbocharges problem-solving Three ways to change the way you perceive people     About Kimberly Kimberly White is the perpetually amused mother of some very theatrical children, and the lucky wife of the funniest person she’s ever known. Her nine months of research for The Shift included dozens of hours working alongside nursing home employees in offices, showers, vans, patient rooms, kitchens, and one very creepy basement. Kimberly earned a degree in philosophy, studying under C. Terry Warner and serving as his longtime research assistant. She was editor of her department’s undergraduate philosophy journal and copy editor for Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. She has also worked for the Arbinger Institute as a group instructor and as a first-draft editor of Leadership and Self-Deception. Kimberly’s family recently moved from Harlem to the village of Pawnee, Illinois, where they have gloried in mid-western sunsets and accumulated pets at an alarming rate.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep323

04 Apr 14:54

329: Asking Courageous Questions with Dusty Staub

Dusty Staub shares seven acts of courage and how to apply them wisely to your work.   You'll Learn: The three biggest lacks of courage in the workplace The problem with being nice Finding and liberating others’ purpose, passion, and power   About Dusty: Robert “Dusty” Staub has worked for over 30 years with executives, families, and communities as well as with private and public companies. He has trained and coached executives and teams in creating high performance outcomes. Dusty has been a pioneer in the process of creating systemic accountability by aligning leadership and group behaviors with strategy to produce bottom-line results.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep329  

04 Apr 14:54

331: Making Things Work through Context Creation and Candid Communication with Josselyne Herman Saccio

Josselyne Herman Saccio opens up about creating your own context and communicating honestly for a more productive workplace.   You'll Learn: What most people get wrong about communication The danger of scapegoating How to get productive outcomes out of your team   About Josselyne: Josselyne Herman-Saccio is a communication expert with Landmark, a personal and professional growth, training and development company that's had more than 2.4 million people use its programs to cause breakthroughs in their personal lives as well as in their communities, generating more than 100,000 community projects around the world. In The Landmark Forum, Landmark's flagship program, people cause breakthroughs in their performance, communication, relationships and overall satisfaction in life.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep331

04 Apr 14:54

334: How to Stop Freaking Out and Keep Moving Forward with Maxie McCoy

Maxie McCoy advises dropping the grand plan of your life in favor of simpler questions to move you forward.   You'll Learn: Two exercises for discerning your direction Why you should keep a gratitude journal Five wise questions to ask your support network   About Maxie: Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. She writes weekly inspiration on maxiemccoy.com, and is the host and executive producer of the live-audience show Let Her Speak. She specializes in creating meaningful offline experiences for top brands and conferences. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, Bustle, Fortune, TheSkimm, INC, Business Insider, Yahoo, Marie Claire, GlassDoor, The Huffington Post, Women's Health and many others.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep334

04 Apr 14:54

335: Become a High Performer in Eight (Scientifically Proven) Steps with Marc Effron

Marc Effron shares his extensive research on the eight essential steps to becoming a high performer at work.   You'll Learn: The eight steps to high performance The difference between goals and promises How to estimate and achieve your theoretical maximum of effort   About Marc: Marc Effron is the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group and founder and publisher of Talent Quarterly magazine. He is coauthor of the book One-Page Talent Management and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Influencers in HR.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep335

04 Apr 14:54

339: Achieving Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey looks into how distraction affects productivity and the many ways you can prevent yourself from getting distracted ahead of time.   You'll Learn: Ways to hack your procrastination triggers How much time we waste on checking emails The 20-second rule and three ways to apply it to your  distractions   About Chris: Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of The Productivity Project, which has been published in eleven languages. His next book, Hyperfocus, came out yesterday. Chris writes about productivity at Alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep339

04 Apr 14:54

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

Joe Navarro shows how to get to the bottom of body language and why observing it can better your relationships at work and at home.   You'll Learn:  Why it’s so hard to tell if someone’s actually lying Four key, reliable body language cues The one good mannered behavior everyone should know and use   About Joe: For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked as an FBI special agent in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Today he is one of the world's leading experts on nonverbal communications and lectures and consults with major corporations worldwide. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University and frequently lectures at the Harvard Business School.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep341

04 Apr 14:54

343: How to Be More Strategic in Six Steps with Stacey Boyle

Stacey Boyle shares the why and the how behind being more strategic at work.   You'll Learn: What “be more strategic” really means Why to ALWAYS establish the purpose before the method The three building blocks of smart decisions   About Stacey: Stacey has led global consulting and research departments for over 20 years, during which she has built a reputation for groundbreaking work connecting investments in people to critical business outcomes. Today she runs two consulting firms that help some of the world's best companies and non-profits answer their pressing business questions about investments in people. Stacey is President and Chief People Planner for Smarter People Planning, LLC, and Chief Assayer for Assay|Edu, LLC. Stacey has a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Research &amp; Evaluation.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep343

04 Apr 14:54

344: Confidence-Forming Habits with Jordan Harbinger

Jordan Harbinger shares mindsets and practices to boost your confidence and your results with people.   You'll Learn: The secret strengths of introverts Why to ask for what you don’t deserve How a post-it note can transform  your non-verbal communication skills   About Jordan: Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive. Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep344

04 Apr 14:54

345: The Simple Solution to Disengagement with Dr. Bob Nelson

Dr. Bob Nelson reveals the drivers behind disengagement--and what to do about them.   You'll Learn: Just how critical recognition is Key reasons managers don’t give more encouragement Five ways to reward employees at low or no cost   About Bob:  Dr. Bob Nelson is a leading advocate for employee recognition and engagement worldwide and the only person who has done a PhD dissertation related to the topic. He has consulted for 80 percent of the Fortune 500 as well as presented on six continents.  He has sold 5 million books, including 1001 Ways to Reward Employees of which 1001 Ways to ENGAGE Employees is his latest. Dr. Bob has been featured extensively in the national and international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS 60 Minutes, MSNBC, ABC, PBS and NPR about how best to motivate today’s employees.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep345

04 Apr 14:53

346: Seizing Career Opportunities with AstroLabs’ Muhammed Mekki

Muhammed Mekki lays out how to optimize your career opportunities.   You'll Learn: Why NOT to over-plan your career How to identify and capitalize on each career opportunity The nobility of management   About Muhammed:  Muhammed is a Founding Partner at AstroLabs, a startup hub and training academy for tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East. AstroLabs Dubai is a specialized coworking space that hosts high potential digital technology companies, assisting founders to establish their startups and providing them with a platform to scale globally. AstroLabs Academy delivers a variety of practical training courses on topics related to digital business. Prior to AstroLabs, Muhammed co-founded Dubai-based Namshi, now one of the largest ecommerce companies in the MENA region. He built and led the operations teams and helped raise venture capital funding to fuel the company’s growth. Muhammed is a former McKinsey &amp; Company strategy consultant with clients across the GCC. Muhammed received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He was selected for a full academic scholarship as a Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellow based on professional achievements as well as a demonstrated commitment to the development of the Arab World. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep346

04 Apr 14:53

347: The Power of Truly Living Your Values Daily with Drew Dudley (creator of TED Talks “Everyday Leadership” and “The Leadership Game”)

Drew Dudley redefines leadership and shows what it really means to live your values.   You'll Learn: The gross way we make decisions when we don’t have clear values How to make leadership a practice, instead of a hobby Approaches to discovering your own deep wisdom with “the edge of the bed advice” technique   About Drew: Drew Dudley is the Founder &amp; Chief Catalyst of Day One Leadership, and has spent the last 15 years helping individuals and organizations increase their leadership capacity. Recognized as one of the most dynamic keynote speakers in the world, Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his TED talk has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”. Time, Business Insider and INC. magazines have all included his talk on their lists of “speeches that will make you a better leader”. Drew’s clients have included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations, including McDonald’s, Proctor &amp; Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, Hyatt Hotels, the United Way and over 75 colleges and universities.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep347

04 Apr 14:53

348: How Getting Curious Helps You Achieve Everything with Diana Kander

Diana Kander unpacks the importance of curiosity and the role it plays in the success of individuals and companies.   You'll Learn: Why uncovering blind spots is such a rapid path to progress Four key questions to expand your curiosity The importance of failure metrics   About Diana: Diana Kander is a sought-after keynote speaker who has trained many executives and Fortune 1000 companies to be more innovative and to inspire employees to think more like entrepreneurs. She’s the author of the New York Times Bestseller All In Startup, a novel outlining lessons for launching a successful business. The book has been used in over 70 colleges to teach innovation and entrepreneurship. She’s also the author of The Curiosity Muscle. Diana lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her high school sweetheart and husband, Jason, and their awesome son, True.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep348

04 Apr 14:53

349: The Case for Kindness at Work with Dr. Richard Shuster (Host of the Daily Helping podcast)

Dr. Richard Shuster shows how being kind to others just because can help make you even more awesome at your job.   You'll Learn: The implications of being kind to others at work The two kinds of kindness and which one is better for your health The number one pro tip for being kind to your colleagues   About Richard:  Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life® which is regularly downloaded in over 70 countries. On his podcast, Dr. Shuster’s guests educate and inspire listeners through their stories, expertise, and passion for helping make a difference in the lives of others. His mission is to make the world a better place. His show’s growing movement strives to get a million people each day to commit acts of kindness for others and post it on their social media using #mydailyhelping®. A sought after media expert, Dr. Shuster’s clinical expertise and podcast have been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Inc., Real Simple, NBCNews.com, Cosmopolitan, Glassdoor.com, Reader’s Digest, and others.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep349

04 Apr 14:53

350: Productivity Principles to Make Time for What’s Important with Jake Knapp

Jake Knapp shares how to deliberately design your day around what’s important to you, and how to give yourself more energy in the process.   You'll Learn: A fresh definition for what makes a day successful Why and how to set the highlight of your day before it starts Approaches to clear out distractions for laser focus   About Jake: Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has since coached teams like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, LEGO, and The New York Times on the method. Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep350

04 Apr 14:53

354: Establishing Evening Routines to Optimize the Day Ahead with Jarrod Warren

Success 101 podcaster Jarrod Warren details an evening routine that will grant you a deep, restful sleep—and a successful way to tackle your day.   You'll Learn: How to turn stress around with your perspective Eight tips for a solid evening routine and quality sleep Why to consider taping your mouth shut, literally   About Jarrod: Jarrod is the managing director of a financial planning practice and hosts the Success 101 podcast.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep354

04 Apr 14:53

357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod (Host of Achieve Your Goals podcast)

Miracle Morning author Hal Elrod condensed the six habits of the most successful people in history into the SAVERS acronym and describes how they changed his life—and how they can change yours, too.   You'll Learn: Approaches for silence that generate new ideas How NOT to do affirmations The impact of tiny amounts of exercise   About Hal: He is one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America, creator of one of the fastest growing and most engaged online communities in existence and author of one of the highest rated, best-selling books in the world, The Miracle Morning—which has been translated into 27 languages, has over 2,000 five-star Amazon reviews and is practiced daily by over 500,000 people in 70+ countries.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep357

04 Apr 14:53

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

Andy Hill shares how he got his pay bumped in three different ways...and how to keep that money from flowing out.   You'll Learn: How to figure out when you should change companies Tips to boost the trait that helps you get a pay bump The best mental trick for saving money   About Andy: Andy Hill is award-winning corporate event marketing professional that has managed programs for luxury brands such as Gulfstream, Bentley and Audi of America. During his 15-year career, he's grown from entry level to Director level by exceeding his client's and his management's expectations each year.  Andy also hosts a podcast called Marriage, Kids and Money that helps young families grow their wealth. The podcast was nominated by Plutus as "Best New Personal Finance Podcast" in 2017. He has partnered with brands such as Quicken Loans, Credit Sesame and Tomorrow to spread a message of financial wellness and security.  His podcast and blog can be found at MarriageKidsandMoney.com and you can connect with Andy professionally on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewrussellhill     View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep363

04 Apr 14:53

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

inkWELL Press Founder &amp; CEO Tonya Dalton gives her take on being more productive daily by figuring out and focusing on your passions instead of on other people’s fires.   You'll Learn: Where overwhelm truly comes from How to craft the three components of your personal North Star Approaches for doing a brain dump that boosts productivity   About Tonya: Tonya Dalton is a highly sought-after productivity expert and successful entrepreneur. Tonya started her current business, inkWELL Press, in 2014 and quickly built it into a seven-figure company providing organizational tools &amp; education to thousands of people around the globe. Her goal is to help you use the power of productivity to achieve your dreams and find fulfillment in all aspects of your life. She’s also the host of   Productivity Paradox.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep364

04 Apr 14:53

366: Mastering Conversations through Compassionate Curiosity with Kwame Christian

Negotiate Anything podcast host Kwame Christian lays out the compassionate curiosity framework and how to apply it to negotiations with others and with yourself for any aspect of your life.   You'll Learn: How and why to deal with our “inner toddler” in high-stakes conversations How being persuadable makes you persuasive Two key phrases for when you don’t know what to say   About Kwame: Kwame is a corporate attorney with a passion for using negotiation and the psychology of persuasion to help clients get the best deals possible. HisTEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was viewed over 24,000 times in 24 hours and Kwame also hosts the top negotiation podcast in the country, Negotiate Anything. The show has been downloaded over 250,000 times and is a resource for business professionals in over 140 different countries.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep365

04 Apr 14:53

367: How to Project Vocal Confidence with Allison Shapira

Speech coach and ex-opera singer Allison Shapira teaches tips and tricks for better projecting your voice.   You'll Learn: How you’re likely breathing wrong and what to do about it Three ways the power of your voice is reduced The key things most people neglect when preparing for a speech   About Allison: Allison is the CEO/Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC. A former opera singer and TEDx speaker, she teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and offers keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits around the world. Allison works with global brands as a highly-rated speaker, trainer, and executive coach. She also travels around the world teaching leadership communication to help women leaders grow their business, run for office, or launch a nonprofit. She holds a master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is an internationally-renowned singer/songwriter who uses music as a way to help others find their voice and their courage to speak. She speaks Italian and Hebrew and has studied 8 other languages.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep367

04 Apr 14:53

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

Focusmate founder and CEO Taylor Jacobson breaks down how tribal psychology and accountability work partners can do wonders for your work and life.   You'll Learn:  The biggest distraction drivers in the workplace Four streamlined to-do list hacks Why NOT to rely on willpower   About Taylor: Taylor is the founder and CEO of Focusmate building productivity software that works when nothing else will. He's a trained executive coach with clients like Yale, Cornell, and Wharton, a wannabe adventurer and a recovering pizza addict turned holistic  health aspirant.   For transcript , links, and shownotes, visit www.awesomeatyourjob.com/ep368.  

04 Apr 14:53

370: Increasing Your Perceived Competence with Jack Nasher

Professor and mentalist Jack Nasher shares compelling research revealing how conveying additional confidence perceived competence.    You'll Learn: The two things that enhance your perceived competence and how you can show them How to optimally manage expectations How likability and attractiveness play into perceived competence   About Jack: Jack Nasher is on the faculty of Stanford University and the widest read business psychologist in continental Europe. An Oxford graduate, he has worked with the UN, the European Court of Justices, and Skadden. He is the founder of the NASHER Negotiation Institute and is a leading expert on reading and influencing people. A member of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and a principle practitioner with the Association of Business Psychologists, he has spoken at TEDx and he also performs as a mentalist at the world-renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep370

04 Apr 14:53

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

Nationally acclaimed speaker and long-time Sports Illustrated editor Don Yaeger highlights the key differences that make a great team.   You'll Learn: How every organization is changing the world in some way Key practices that can bring your team’s “why” to life How great teams address dysfunction   About Don: Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. His messages focus on achieving greatness. He began his career at the San Antonio Light in Texas, and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville before going to work for Sports Illustrated.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep371

04 Apr 14:53

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

Weldon Long explains how his FEAR framework helped turn him from three-time ex-convict to a New York Times bestselling author and top sales expert.   You'll Learn: How Weldon went from being a dropout and convict to a star salesperson A five-step process for getting what you want from others Achieving more consistent results through the FEAR framework   About Weldon: Weldon Long is a high school dropout who spent 13 years in prison for robbery, money laundering, and mail fraud. While in prison, Weldon started studying; earning his GED, BS in Law, and MBA in Management. Then, at 39 years old, Weldon was released. While living in a homeless shelter, Weldon landed a commission-only sales position and quickly became the company's top sales leader. In 2004 he opened his own heating and cooling business and grew it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. He now trains the sales teams at major Fortune 500 corporations including FedEx, Farmers, and Home Depot.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep373

04 Apr 14:53

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

Stephen Warley shares the critical skills that keep you valuable in a changing work landscape.   You'll Learn: Two exercises for increasing self-awareness Four key questions to ask yourself every single day Why--and how--to embrace discomfort better   About Stephen: Stephen Warley has been self-employed for more than a decade, and he shares how to build the life skills that matter for the new nature of work. Stephen helps people build self-awareness  and other skills through his writing and coaching work at Life Skills That Matter.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep374

04 Apr 14:53

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

Bestselling author and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum Soulaima Gourani discusses the importance of knowing and owning your own dignity and making the most of what you’re good at.   You'll Learn: The mother of all values Three steps for zeroing in on your true talent To clearly distinguish what you enjoy vs. what you’re good at   About Soulaima: Soulaima is a TED Talks Mentor and works with corporate clients and world leaders as a World Economic Forum expert in behavioral science and education. She is a two-time author and speaks on the topics of change management, career development, leadership, entrepreneurship, global trade, emotional intelligence and much more. Everything she does always serves a common purpose: to create more innovators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers–more peace in the world.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep381

04 Apr 14:53

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

Hal Gregersen explores methods for asking better questions to address your biggest challenges.   You'll Learn: How to ask better questions The four-minute Question Burst method to spark new ideas How the most creative organizations use questions wisely   About Hal: Hal Gregersen is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and deliver positive, powerful results.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep385

04 Apr 14:52

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

Podcaster and real estate investor Mindy Jensen shares strategies for building wealth.   You'll Learn: The number one tip for earning more at your job The power of tracking your spending Tips for optimizing big expenses   About Mindy: Mindy Jensen is the Community Manager for BiggerPockets.com, and the co-host of BiggerPockets Money, a podcast for anyone who has money or wants to have more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep386

04 Apr 14:52

388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy

Founder of Raise the Bar, Aaron Levy, shares four key habits that improve team performance.   You'll Learn: Why must managers suck How and why to listen better Examples of powerful questions   About Aaron: Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover. Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success. Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep388

04 Apr 14:52

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

Austin Belcak explains how deep research, cold emailing, and solving one of your dream company’s problems upfront accelerates job hunting--while building your skills.   You'll Learn: Two common themes to successful job searches How to do cold outreach that gets responses Two ways to effectively illustrate your value   About Austin: Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he teaches people how to land jobs they love without connections, without traditional experience, and without applying online. Austin's created a community of over 30,000 job seekers who have leveraged his strategies to land jobs at places like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep392

04 Apr 14:52

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

Workplace psychologist Andrea Goeglein shares how language impacts workplace stress and how to successfully ask for help from others.   You'll Learn: The key causes of workplace stress Two verbal habits that exacerbate workplace stress How to ask for help optimally   About Andrea: Often called a “Success Sherpa,” Andrea prides herself on carrying the information that nourishes her clients careers and personal success. She’s the Creator of the trademarked “Don’t Die” book series, which is licensed to the renowned publisher Hay House and served as Chairperson of Speaker Selection for TEDxUNLV. Not only does Andrea Goeglein have the scientific knowledge that helps business leaders thrive, she has owned and operated several successful companies herself, including Evening Star Holdings, a hospitality operating business with $4 million in revenue and 60+ employees. Andrea also Founded the CEO Forum in Las Vegas, a senior executive think tank and boutique consulting practice.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep394

04 Apr 14:52

396: Insights into Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien

Writer and illustrator Liz Fosslien shares why we should listen to our emotions instead of suppressing them at work. She also reveals how to be considerate of others’ emotions while protecting our own.   You'll Learn: Why we should inspect instead of suppress our emotions Two ways to protect yourself from emotional contagion How to decode the wisdom your emotions are pointing to   About Liz: Liz is an author and illustrator whose projects have been featured by NPR, Freakonomics, The Economist, and CNN Money. Liz spent the past three years designing and facilitating workshops that empowered executives at LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, BlackRock, and Nike to build cultures of belonging. Previously, she led product and community projects at Genius and ran statistical analyses at the aptly named Analysis Group.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep396  

04 Apr 14:52

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

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

04 Apr 14:52

399: Maximizing Your Mental Energy with Isaiah Hankel

Isaiah Hankel highlights the importance of your mental energy, the best time to use it, and how to protect it from the people and things that drain it.   You'll Learn: The little ways we waste our limited mental energy How to tactfully deal with people who drain your mental energy How to gain more energy by closing mental loops   About Isaiah: Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy &amp; Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole Focus, was published by Wiley &amp; Sons and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the UK and became a business bestseller internationally. Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past 5 years.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep399

04 Apr 14:52

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

Shane Parrish offers expert perspectives and tips for boosting your decision-making.   You'll Learn: Why we often fail to improve at decision-making Three useful mental models to serve you well The role of emotions in decision-making   About Shane: Shane Parrish invests in wonderful companies as a Partner at Partners. He’s also the mastermind behind the Farnam Street blog and the Knowledge Project podcast. Farnam Street blog is devoted to helping people develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It  focuses on sharing the principles that help others become better versions of themselves and live consciously.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400

04 Apr 14:52

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

Christine Hassler reveals how overachievers can lose and regain their joy.   You'll Learn: The joylessness of overachieving How to stop the constant doing through exploring your why Four questions to re-evaluate your limiting beliefs   About Christine: Christine Hassler is the best-selling author of three books, most recently Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change your Present and Get What you Really Want. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a keynote speaker, retreat facilitator, life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It”, she has been teaching and inspiring people around the world. She’s appeared on: The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style, and The New York Times. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at www.christinehassler.com   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep402

04 Apr 14:52

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

Jon Gordon reveals best practices for building trust and rapport within a team, no matter the circumstances.   You'll Learn: Three exercises to build big rapport quickly The advantages of being an optimist How to transform challenges into opportunities   About Jon: Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of a Positive Team. He is a graduate of Cornell University and hold a Masters in Teaching from Emory University.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep405

04 Apr 14:52

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

Brenda Bailey-Hughes shares why and how to become a better listener.   You'll Learn: The sad current state of listening How to fall in love with silence in a conversation The five focus areas of listening   About Brenda: Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program. She’s authored 9 LinkedIn Learning courses and specializes in communication training and coaching for Fortune 500 executives such as P&amp;G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep406

04 Apr 14:52

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

Michelle Tillis Lederman discusses the benefits of being a connector, the mindsets required to flourish, and how to connect well.   You'll Learn: The three reasons people connect with each other Why to become a better connector even if you don’t think you need to network Tips for easier relationship maintenance   About Michelle: Michelle Tillis Lederman, one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of several books including the internationally known, The 11 Laws of Likability, and her latest The Connectors Advantage. Michelle is the founder and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs. A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on NBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNBC, and others. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep411

04 Apr 14:52

415: Pursuing Your Passion the Smart Way with Brad Stulberg

Brad Stulberg explores the inherent contradiction between pursuing passion and balance...and what to do about it.   You'll Learn: The three common paradoxes of passion The dangers of rooting your identity to a passion Why self-aware imbalance is often appropriate   About Brad: Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. His coaching practice includes working with athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives on their mental skills and overall well-being. He is a bestselling author of the books The Passion Paradox and Peak Performance and a columnist at Outside Magazine. Brad has also written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Forbes, and The Los Angeles Times. Previously, Stulberg worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, where he counseled some of the world's top executives on a broad range of issues. An avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Stulberg lives in Northern California with his wife, son, and two cats. Follow him on Twitter @Bstulberg.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep415

04 Apr 14:52

416: How to Find Insights Others Miss with Steven Landsburg

Economist Steven Landsburg offers key questions to push your thinking beyond the obvious to generate helpful insights.   You'll Learn: How to jog your brain out of complacent thinking A common assumption that often leads people to make poor decisions Two exercises to help expand your thinking beyond the obvious   About Steven: Steven E. Landsburg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, where students recently elected him Professor of the Year. He is the author of The Armchair Economist, Fair Play, The Big Questions, two textbooks in economics, and much more. His current research is in the area of quantum game theory. He writes the monthly “Everyday Economics” column in Slate magazine, and has written regularly for Forbes and occasionally for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He appeared as a commentator on the PBS/Turner Broadcasting series “Damn Right”, and has made over 200 appearances on radio and television broadcasts over the past few years.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep416

04 Apr 14:52

417: Managing Infinite Expectations with Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam reveals time management wisdom as presented in her charming new fable, Juliet’s School of Possibilities.   You'll Learn: A handy mantra to keep choices in perspective How  to better handle your email  inbox The most useful questions for directing your time   About Laura: Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, like Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company. She has appeared on numerous television programs, radio segments, and has spoken about time and productivity to audiences of all sizes. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep417

04 Apr 14:52

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

Rahaf Harfoush masterfully unpacks history, psychology, philosophy, and more to discover how we got obsessed with hustling / productivity...and how that obsession often hurts our  creative output.   You'll Learn: How productivity and creativity are incompatible The reverberating negative impact of the 2008 economic recession on how we work Best practices for optimizing your limited reserve of energy   About Rahaf: Rahaf is a Digital Anthropologist, Best-Selling Author, and Speaker researching the impacts of emerging technologies on our society. She focuses on understanding the deep (and often hidden) behavioral shifts that are taking place within organizations and individuals as global digital infrastructures enable the unprecedented exchange of ideas, information, and opinions. She teaches Innovation and Disruptive Business Models at SciencePo’s Masters of Finance and Economics Program in Paris. She’s worked with organizations like Starwood Capital Group, Deutsche Bank, Estée Lauder, UNESCO, The OECD, A1, ING Direct, and  more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep418

04 Apr 14:52

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

Dr. Lizette Ojeda shares her “Get It, Pivot It, Quit It” method for making career decisions, as well as a few exercises designed to help you be more aware of your core values and boundaries.   You'll Learn: How to defend against career  “shoulds” How to determine your core values when making career decisions Power questions for making career decisions   About Lizette: Dr. Lizette Ojeda is a career development expert, helping people achieve their career goals, have better work-life balance, and step up with confidence in their zone of brilliance. She’s a Tenured Associate Professor at Texas A&amp;M University and Licensed Psychologist and Career Strategist who teaches career counseling, conducts research on career development, has been nationally recognized for her work and has been published in Journal of Career Development, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, The Handbook of Career Counseling for Women, and has helped hundreds of people achieve their career and life goals.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep419

04 Apr 14:52

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

Brian Solis interlinks procrastination, distraction, and device-related addiction to show how they rob us of productivity and happiness.   You'll Learn: The biochemical forces that rewire your brain when exposed to social media The key thing you must do  to reclaim your attention Why devices are often thieves of our own happiness   About Brian: Brian Solis is Principal Analyst and futurist at Altimeter, a Prophet Company, a keynote speaker and best-selling author. Brian studies disruptive technology and its impact on business and society. In his reports, articles and books, he humanizes technology and its impact on business and society to help executives gain new perspectives and insights. Brian’s research explores digital transformation, customer experience and culture 2.0 and "the future of" industries, trends and behavior.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep420

04 Apr 14:52

421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse

Author Kevin Kruse offers wise--yet contrarian--pointers  for leaders.   You'll Learn: Arguments for closing your Open Door policy Why to set guardrails instead of rules How to be likeable without striving for being liked   About Kevin: Kevin Kruse is Founder+CEO of LEADx, the first and only AI-powered executive coach and leadership success platform built with IBM Watson. A successful entrepreneur, Kevin has won both “Inc 500” awards for fast growth and “Best Place to Work” awards for employee culture. He was previously the founder or co-founder of several companies with successful exits. Kevin is also a Forbes contributor and a New York Times bestselling author of nine books including Employee Engagement 2.0, Employee Engagement for Everyone and We: How To Increase Performance and Profit Through Full Engagement. Kevin’s next book, Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contr arian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business (Crown Publishing) will launch on April 2, 2019.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep421

04 Apr 14:51

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

Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, discusses how to solve problems, make decisions, and connect with other people like a leader.   You'll Learn: Why to choose a path instead of a plan Three steps for arriving at the wisest decision Key prompts to ensure you’ve considered all the angles   About Carly: Carly Fiorina is the former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a seasoned problem-solver. She started out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Through Carly Fiorina Enterprises and the Unlocking Potential Foundation, Carly and her team strengthen problem-solving and leadership capacity across America. Carly is also a best-selling author. Her titles include Tough Choices and Rising to the Challenge. Her third book Find Your Way releases on April 9th. She and her husband, Frank, have been happily married for 33 years. They reside in northern Virginia near their daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep422

04 Apr 14:51

423: Becoming Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt (Host of the Lead to Win podcast)

Michael Hyatt offers useful concepts to upgrade your productivity and focus, including the  freedom compass, the zones of desire and drudgery, and more.   You'll Learn: How to do more of what you want with the “yes, no, yes” formula Three beliefs that prevent you from delegating your tasks effectively How to feel like you’re winning each day with the daily big three   About Michael: Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt &amp; Company, a leadership coaching and development firm twice listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies. A longtime publishing executive, Michael is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Your Best Year Ever, Living Forward, and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Michael is the creator of the Full Focus Planner, which combines quarterly goal-tracking and daily productivity in a proven system for personal and professional achievement. His blog and weekly podcast, Lead to Win, are go-to resources for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, executives, and aspiring leaders. He has been featured by Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Wall Street Journal. Michael and his wife of 40 years, Gail, have five daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside of Nashville, Tenn.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep423

04 Apr 14:51

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

Jeremie Kubicek teaches how to multiply your leadership many times over.   You'll Learn: Tools for being the best sherpa for your team, like the Support-Challenge Matrix Pro tips for better supporting and challenging yourself and others Critical expectations that need to be spelled out   About Jeremie: Jeremie Kubicek is a thought leader who specializes in transformational leader development. He is CEO of GiANT TV, and Chairman and co-founder of GiANT Worldwide, where he helps people grow through powerful content across the globe. Additionally, Jeremie is the bestselling author of Making Your Leadership Come Alive.Together with Steve Cockram, he is also the author of 5 Voices and 5 Gears.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep424

04 Apr 14:51

426: How to Feel Limitless Using Career Tools by Laura Gassner Otting

Laura Gassner Otting charts how one can be limitless by freeing yourself from other people’s expectations.   You'll Learn: The danger in carrying someone else’s “scorecard” of expectations What limitlessness looks and feels like Why to view purpose more broadly   About Laura: Laura speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. She’s had boatloads of cool experience, from being a White House presidential appointee to founding her own organizations.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep426

04 Apr 14:51

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

Writer Ellen Ruppel Shell shares thoughtful perspectives on work and its future in a time of radical change.  You'll Learn: Why no employer can give you meaning What people actually want in a job How and why to engage in job crafting About Ellen: Ellen Ruppel Shell is a correspondent for The Atlantic, and co-directs the graduate program in Science Journalism at Boston University. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Smithsonian, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, O, Scientific American, and Science.   View transcript, show notes, and links at https://awesomeatyourjob.com/428-no-job-can-give-you-meaning-and-other-intruguing-insights-into-work-with-ellen-ruppel-shell/ High Brew Coffee discount code (one per customer): 20awesomeHBC

04 Apr 14:51

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

Former NAVY SEAL platoon commander and current entrepreneur Alden Mills walks through his CARE framework for teambuilding   You'll Learn: Four key steps to leading with CARE instead of fear The distinction between caring and comforting The high stakes associated with caring   About Alden: Alden Mills is a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander and was the CEO of Perfect Fitness. He is also a longtime entrepreneur, with over 40 patents and over 25 years of experience working on high-performance leadership, sales, and team-building.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep429

04 Apr 14:51

433: Giving a Daily Boost to Your Goal Motivation and Completion with Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar shares best practices for motivation and goal-setting (AKA problem-solving).   You'll Learn: Why and how to articulate your “why” The seven-step Ziglar goal-setting/problem-solving system How to transform a bad habit into a good one   About Tom: Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig Ziglar corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” He and his wife, have one daughter and reside in Plano, Texas.     View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep432

04 Apr 14:51

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

Dr. Michael Ungar shares insights from his decades-long research into resilience to reveal that it’s not about your ruggedness, but rather your resources.   You'll Learn: The true key to resilience A master checklist for upgrading your resilience How to change your mood by changing your environment   About Michael: Dr. Ungar is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds a national Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Dr. Ungar has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 15 books for mental health professionals, researchers, employers and parents. These include Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, a book for adults experiencing stress at work and at home.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400

04 Apr 14:51

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

Sandy Rogers shares the three core principles required to earn the devotion of both customer and colleague.   You'll Learn: The 3 core loyalty principles of responsibility, empathy, and generosity How indifference can destroy loyalty The importance of weekly team huddles for reinforcing new behaviors   About Sandy: Sandy Rogers is the leader of FranklinCovey’s Loyalty Practice. He was previously Senior Vice President at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. During his 14 years there, Sandy managed the turnaround of the London, England operation and led the teams that developed Enterprise’s marketing strategy and system for improving customer service across all branches. Before Enterprise, Sandy worked in marketing at Apple Computer and at P&amp;G. He is a graduate of Duke and Harvard Business School.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep438

04 Apr 14:51

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

David Greene shares how you can identify valuable opportunities in any situation you find yourself in--even the crappy ones.   You'll Learn: How difficulties often indicate valuable opportunities Why analyzing your anxiety often yields valuable insight David’s salad story which reveals how to 8X your efficiency on certain tasks   About David: David Greene is the co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, author of "Long Distance Real Estate Investing: How To Buy, Rehab, and Manage Out Of State Rental Property,” online blog contributor, Keller Williams Rookie of the Year, and a top producing real estate agent in Northern CA. As a former police officer who started investing in real estate in 2009, David has built a portfolio of over 30 single family homes, as well as shares in large apartment complexes, mortgage notes, and note funds. David teaches free monthly seminars on real estate investing and has been featured on numerous real estate related podcasts. He runs GreeneIncome.com, a blog where he teaches others to build wealth through real estate, as well as "The David Greene Team"—and is one of the top Keller Williams agents in the East Bay.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep439

04 Apr 14:51

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

Stever Robbins shares how to break down skills into microskills...and shares which ones are worth building.   You'll Learn: A productivity power tool to help you accomplish almost everything Why to break down learning into microskills Essential microskills that will save you years of time   About Stever: Stever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, top podcaster, and productivity expert. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He currently runs Get-it-Done Groups™, which help people make extreme progress on important projects and habits. He was project manager at Intuit. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the MIT $100K competition, and several other competitions. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has been downloaded more than 36 million times. He’s been interviewed in numerous publications and is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Build a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep440

04 Apr 14:51

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

Ruth Soukup shares the seven Fear Archetypes so you can better understand and conquer your particular fear.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to identify your Fear Archetype™️ and use that knowledge to conquer your fear2) How to seek out honest feedback3) How to develop courage to take the first step past fearSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep441 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RUTH — New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people overcome fear and create a life they love. Through her blog, Living Well Spending Less, which reaches more than 1 million people each month, she encourages her readers to follow their dreams and reach their goals. She is also the founder of the Living Well Planner® and Elite Blog Academy®, as well as the author of five bestselling books. Her practical advice has been featured in numerous publications and news programs, including Women’s Day, Redbook, Family Circle and Fox News. Her Do It Scared® podcast launched on April 30, 2018 and her next book, Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love (Harper Collins) will be available in May 2019.• Ruth’s book: Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love  Ruth’s Website: RuthSoukup.com• Ruth’s Podcast: Do It Scared— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Do It Scared Assessment• Ruth’s Website: RuthSoukup.com• Ruth’s Podcast: Do It Scared• App: Freedom• App: Sleep Cycle• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins• Book: Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins

04 Apr 14:51

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

Dianna Booher shares invaluable advice on how to minimize your email inbox and write more effective and efficient emails.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) Just how much time you can save through email optimization2) How to reduce useless emails and optimize your inbox3) How to compose better emails in less time using the M-A-D-E structureSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep442 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DIANNA — Dianna Booher’s lifework has centered around communication. As author of 48 books, translated into 60 foreign language editions, she has traveled the globe, talking with clients and organizations on six continents about communication challenges they face at work and at home.Her firm works with organizations to help them communicate clearly. During her more than three decades at BooherResearch Institute and earlier at Booher Consultants, she and her team have provided communication training programs, coaching, and consulting to governmental agencies and more than one third of the Fortune 500 organizations.The national media frequently interview Booher for opinions on communication issues, and she blogs regularly for Microsoft, Forbes, and The CEO Magazine.• Dianna’s Book: “Faster, Fewer, Better Emails”— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Microsoft Office 365• Tool: Calendly• Tool: Basecamp• Tool: Asana• Tool: Workzone• Tool: Slack• Tool: Smartsheet• Tool: ShortKeys• Tool: Snipping tool• Book: “Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith” by Anne Lamott• Book: “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott

04 Apr 14:51

443: Beating Procrastination with Petr Ludwig

Petr Ludwig shares his research-based strategies and tactics for overcoming procrastination.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Petr’s recipe for finding willpower in the moment2) How to find your ongoing motivation3) Why you should rest before you get tiredSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep443 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT PETR — Petr Ludwig is a science popularizer, entrepreneur, and consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of the bestselling book The End of Procrastination, a book dedicated to overcoming the habit of putting off tasks and responsibilities. His book has been translated into more than 10 languages and sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally.Petr is the founder and CEO of the company Procrastination.com, which applies the latest scientific findings in neuroscience and behavioral economics to help individuals and companies in their sustainable growth. His core fields of interests are a purpose at work, value-based leadership, and critical thinking.• Petr’s Book: The End of Procrastination• Petr’s website: Procrastination.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: ClassPass• App: Cold Turkey• App: Freedom• App: Habit List• App: Headspace• App: Simple Habit• Resource: Google Scholar• Term: Hedonic adaptation• Term: Ikigai• Study: Stanford Prison Experiment• Study: Sugar and Willpower• Book: Give and Take by Adam Grant• Book: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman• Prior episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Enhance your customers’ digital experience with Pantheon

04 Apr 14:51

446: Making Fear Your Friend with Judi Holler

Judi Holler makes the case for exercising your bravery muscle and making fear your friend—one challenge at a time.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The small things we do each day that slow our long-term progress2) Why technology is a great servant but a terrible master3) How to deal with fear when it never goes awaySubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/epxxx for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JUDI —Judi Holler is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumna of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Judi is a past president of Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter, and was named one of the 40 under 40 in the meetings industry by Connect magazine in 2015Judi’s book on Fear, titled “Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms”, was recently endorsed by Mel Robbins calling it: “relatable, relevant and most importantly ACTIONABLE!” Fear Is My Homeboy came out last week.• Judi’s Book: Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms• Judi’s website: judiholler.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Song: “Caribbean Queen” by Billy Ocean• Study: “Is Photoshop Destroying America’s Body Image?”• Study: U.S. Workers Spend 6.3 Hours A Day Checking Email: Survey• TV Show: A.P. Bio• TV Show: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee• TV Shows: Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Specials• TV Show: The Simpsons• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown• Book: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins• Previous episode: 038: Establishing the Essential with Greg McKeown• Previous episode: 386: How to Earn More, Spend Less, and Build Wealth with Mindy Jensen• Previous episode: 441: Understanding Fear to Overcome It with Ruth Soukup— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —•Learn a new language anytime, anywhere with Babbel

04 Apr 14:51

447: What Innovators Do Differently with Hal Gregersen

Hal Gregersen reveals the key skills of disruptive innovators–and how you can get them too.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The core five skills required for innovation.2) The questions disruptive innovators ask.3) How to network for new idea.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep447 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT HAL — Hal Gregersen is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and deliver positive, powerful results.• Hal’s Book: “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators” with Jeff Dyer and Clayton Christensen• Hal’s other book: “Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems At Work and in Life” with Ed Catmull• Hal’s website: www.HalGregersen.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Companies mentioned: Aramex, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Intuit, JetBlue, Magnolia Market at the Silos, Moxy, PIXAR, Xero• Event: SXSW Conference &amp; Festivals• Innovators mentioned: Chip and Joanna Gaines, Clayton M. Christensen, David Neeleman, Diane Greene, E. B. White, Fadi Ghandour, Jeff Bezos, Jeff Dyer, June Morris, Marc Benioff, Niklas Zennstrom, Peter Thiel, Rod Drury, Scott Cook• Product: Kutol Wall Cleaner• Software: Chatter, QuickBooks, Quicken• Term: Combinatorial play• Book: “The Magnolia Story” by Chip and Joanna Gaines, and Mark Dagostino

04 Apr 14:51

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

Ashley Goodall debunks deeply-embedded misconceptions about work and how fostering human individuality provides valuable possible solutions.   You'll Learn: How deeply-rooted misconceptions about work lead to inefficiency Why you should focus on being “spikey” rather than well-rounded How systematizing can remove the human essence from work   About Ashley: Ashley Goodall is currently Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. In this role he has built a new organization focused entirely on serving teams and team leaders—combining talent management, succession, coaching, assessment, executive talent, workforce and talent planning, research and analytics, and technology to support leaders and their teams in real time. Previously he was Director and Chief Learning Officer, Leader Development, at Deloitte. He is the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of “Reinventing Performance Management,” the cover story in the April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep448

04 Apr 14:51

449: Leaning Out with Marissa Orr

Marissa Orr shares fresh, actionable wisdom on the workplace gender gap and reframes how alleged weaknesses can actually be strengths.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The problem with the ‘lean in’ mentality.2) How power and money trigger value judgments when it comes to gender differences.3) Why strengths depend on context.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep449 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARISSA — Marissa Orr began her Google career over 15 years ago as a founding member of Google’s Sales Operations &amp; Strategy team, after which she worked as Vertical Marketing Manager at Facebook. She has conducted talks and workshops for thousands of people at diverse organizations across the globe. Originally from Miami, she now lives in New Jersey, with her three children.• Marissa’s book: Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace• Marissa’s website: https://www.marissaorr.com/• Marissa’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarissaBethOrr• Marissa’s Medium: https://medium.com/@MarissaOrr— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Research: Explaining Gender Differences at the Top• Research: Men and Women: No Big Difference• Research: Do Women Shy Away from Competition? Do Men Compete Too Much?• Research: The role of gender in team collaboration and performance• Research: Gender Styles in Communication• Research: Do Nice Guys — And Gals — Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on• Research: Who’s Better at Selling: Men or Women? Data From 30,469 Sales Calls• Book: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay• Book: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray• Book: The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the• Book: Leading Pioneer in the Field by Nathaniel Branden• Book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Learn a new language anytime, anywhere with Babbel

04 Apr 14:50

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

Jason Hanson shares his intelligence operation secrets to “recruiting” people and convincing them to say yes.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The CIA’s SADR cycle and how it applies to the workplace 2) Why research and authenticity are integral to successful influence 3) How to advocate for your case at work Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep450 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JASON — Jason is a former CIA officer. After leaving the CIA, Jason became the Founder and CEO of Spy Escape &amp; Evasion (www.spyescape.com), a company that teaches men and women how to be safe using Spy Secrets that 99% of Americans will never know. In 2014, Jason won a deal on ABC’s hit Reality Series, Shark Tank and opened, “Spy Ranch,” a 320-acre facility to teach Evasive Driving, Pistol and Rifle Shooting, Intelligence Operations, Cyber Security and more. Jason regularly appears as a Keynote Speaker at corporate events, conferences and conventions worldwide. Jason has appeared on The NBC Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox &amp; Friends, and more. Jason has been interviewed by Forbes, NPR and The Huffington Post among others.• Jason’s book: Agent of Influence• Jason’s website: CelebrityMethod.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Book: “Influence: Science and Practice” by Robert Cialdini• Book: “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade” by Robert Cialdini— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • BetterHelp provides affordable therapy on demand

04 Apr 14:50

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

Professor Art Markman shares insights from cognitive science research for us to be smarter every day at work.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The secret to making a great first impression.2) The pros and cons of high energy.3) The role of dissatisfaction in motivating yourself.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep451 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ART — Art Markman is a Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his ScB from Brown University and his PhD from the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Texas, Art taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University.Art’s research explores thinking. Art is also the executive editor of the journal of Cognitive Science and is a former executive officer of the Cognitive Science Society. Art has always been interested in bringing insights from Cognitive Science to a broader audience. To that end, he writes blogs for many sites including Psychology Today and Fast Company. He consults for companies interested in using Cognitive Science in their businesses. Art is also on the scientific advisory boards for the Dr. Phil Show and the Dr. Oz Show.• Art’s book: “Bring Your Brain to Work”• Art’s website: http://www.smartthinkingbook.com/— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Research: “The Illusion of Explanatory Depth” by Frank Keil &amp; Leonid Rozenbilt• Term: Halo effect• Term: Yearkes-Dodson Law• Tool: Slack• Book: “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by JD Vance• Book: “Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America” by Deborah Fallows and James Fallows— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Enhance your customers’ digital experience with Pantheon

04 Apr 14:50

452: Adopting the Habits of Elite Performers with Nick Hays

Former Navy SEAL Nick Hays shares practical advice on how to elevate your performance and push yourself to unlock your maximum potential.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) How to conquer large goals by celebrating the tiniest of victories.2) How to find gratitude in the most unpleasant circumstances.3) How to tune out the “yeah, but…” voice in your head.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep452 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT NICK — Nick Hays is former a Navy SEAL. His operating days came to an end when he ruptured a disk while preparing for an operation in Afghanistan. Disillusioned, broken, and without means to provide for his family, Nick was left without a purpose in life. After recovery, his training kicked in, and he remembered the lessons learned from the SEAL teams and put them to the test with professional athletes. He’s helped train the Miami Heat and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl. Nick holds a BA from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business from the University of San Diego, and a post-graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He now resides in California with his wife, Ivy, and their three children.• Nick’s Book: “Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL”• Nick’s Website: EliteTeams.com• Nick’s Twitter: @NickHaysLife• Nick’s LinkedIn: Nick Hays— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Movie: “300”• Book: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Learn a new language anytime, anywhere with Babbel

04 Apr 14:50

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

David Epstein explains why and how generalists tend to achieve more.   You'll Learn: How focusing on short-term improvement can undermine long-term development Pro-tips for breaking through your learning plateaus The benefits of becoming a jack-of-all-trades   About David: David Epstein is the author of the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He was previously a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica, and prior to that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. His writing has been honored widely. David has his master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism, and is reasonably sure he’s the only person to have co-authored a paper in the journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research while a writer at Sports Illustrated.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep453

04 Apr 14:50

454: Embracing Conflict as a Gift with Judy Ringer

Judy Ringer explains how the techniques and principles of aikido can turn workplace conflicts into valuable experiences.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) How to master yourself during conflicts.2) Three effective mindsets for resolving conflicts.3) How to skillfully inquire, acknowledge, and advocate.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep454 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JUDY —Through interactive presentations and individual coaching, Judy Ringer helps you transform conflict by changing your relationship to it. Aikido is the metaphor she uses to become more intentional and less reactive, to communicate directly and respectfully, and to create your life and work on purpose.• Judy’s book: Turn Enemies Into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace (Conflict Resolution for Leaders, Managers, and Anyone Stuck in the Middle)• Judy’s website: www.JudyRinger.com• Judy’s blog: Ki Moments• Judy’s article: Working with Difficult People: Turn Tormentors Into Teachers— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Sponsored Message: Enhance your customers’ digital experience with Pantheon• TED talk: The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown• Book: The Magic of Conflict: Turning a Life of Work into a Work of Art by Thomas Crum• Book: Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret Wheatley• Prior episode: 443: Beating Procrastination with Peter Ludwig

04 Apr 14:50

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

Steve Ritter shares the fundamentals that makes teams healthy through their inevitable changes.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Where teams get stuck most often.2) How to grow and deepen over time as a team.3) Why there’s hope for disengaged team members.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep458 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT STEVE — Steve Ritter is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Team Excellence. He is on the faculty of the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College where he earned the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the acclaimed author of the 2009 Amazon Top 50 Business Book: Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams and the 2019 release: The 4 Stages of a Team: How Teams Thrive…and What to do When They Don’t.• Steve’s Book: “The 4 Stages of a Team: How teams thrive…and what to do when they don’t”• Steve’s previous Book: “Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams”• Steve’s Website: Team Clock— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — App: Inner Balance• Tool: Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test Tool• Tool: HeartMath• Book: “This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See” by Seth Godin• Previous episode: 001:Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom• Previous episode: 036:Detoxifying Teams with Steve Ritter 

04 Apr 14:50

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

Erik Fisher shares tips and tricks to optimize your productivity without driving yourself crazy.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) Tricks to reduce your smartphone dependency.2) The small habits that create big results.3) Why it’s okay to not get things done.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep461 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ERIK — Erik is a Productivity Author, Podcaster, Speaker, and Coach. He talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You’ll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and continue to lead successful and meaningful lives.• Erik’s Podcast: BeyondTheToDoList.com• Beyond the To-Do List Podcast Episodes:• Episode 251 – Habits: James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits, and Breaking Bad Ones• Episode 259 – Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction, and Focus• Episode 267 – The Meaning of Productivity: Mike Sturm on Being, Thinking, and Doing• Episode 268 – Focus: Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism• Episode 277 – Focus: Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking, and Nootropics— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Focus At Will• Tool: Brain.fm• Tool: Otter.ai• Tool: Examine.com• Tool: Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise• Product: Alpha BRAIN• Book: “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport• Book: “Atomic Habits” by James Clear• Previous episode: 199: Supercharging Your Productivity with Erik Fisher— THANK YOU SPONSORS — • iDashboards: Create gorgeously useful data visualizations with iDashboards.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:50

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

Scott Jeffrey Miller shares powerful stories and principles for becoming the most effective leader you can be.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why making time for one-on-ones is truly worth it.2) Three foundational principles for listening well.3) How to flourish as a leader by practicing the Law of Harvest.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep464 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SCOTT — Scott J. Miller is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for FranklinCovey. Scott has been with the company for 20 years, and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. His role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer caps 12 years on the front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries.• Scott’s Book: “Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow” • Scott’s Company: FranklinCovey• Scott’s Website: ManagementMess.com• Scott’s LinkedIn: Scott Jeffrey Miller• Twitter: @ScottMillerFC— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: Dr. Deborah Tannen on Interruption in Conversation• Survey: Gallup on quitting• Video: “The Law of the Harvest”• Book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman• Book: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins• Book: “The Four Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals” by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • The Simple Habit meditation app can help your mind listen better. The first 50 listeners to sign up at SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions.

04 Apr 14:50

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

Valerie Young sheds light on the impostor syndrome and shows the healthy way out.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Just how prevalent impostor syndrome is.2) The 5 impostor syndrome archetypes.3) How to strategically shift your thinking from impostor to non-impostor.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep465 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT VALERIE — Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House), now available in five languages.• Valerie’s Book: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It• Valerie’s TED Talk: Thinking your way out of impostor syndrome• Valerie’s Website: ImpostorSyndrome.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Researcher: Dr. Gail Matthews• Term: Dunning-Krueger Effect• Term: Impostor Syndrome• Study: Dr. Pauline Rose Clance on Impostor Syndrome• Book: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck• Prior episode: 317:How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Learn a new language anytime, anywhere with Babbel.com

04 Apr 14:50

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

Bill Treasurer shares practical wisdom for conquering fear, taking risks, and finding your courage.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The key first step to finding courage.2) Approaches for taking on more wise risks.3) How to fill up each of the Three Buckets of Courage.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep468 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BILL —In the past two decades, thousands of executives across the globe have attended Bill’s keynotes and workshops. Benefiting from the concepts first introduced in Bill’s bestselling books, participants come away with stronger leadership skills, improved team performance, and more career backbone.Among others, Bill has led workshops for NASA, Accenture, Lenovo, CNN, Hugo Boss, SPANX, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.Bill’s insights about courage and risk-taking have been featured in over 100 newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and more.• Bill’s Book: “Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results”• Website: BillTreasurer.com• Website: GiantLeapConsulting.com• Website: CourageGoesToWork.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: “Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life” by John McCain• Book: “Obedience to Authority” by Stanley Milgram— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Learn a new language anytime, anywhere with Babbel.com

04 Apr 14:50

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

Craig Dowden exposes gaps in common performance review practices and presents an empowering alternative approach everybody can use–no matter where you work.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) Why the current performance review practice is broken.2) The key thing NOT to do when giving feedback.3) A different and better strategy for regular reviews.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep470 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CRAIG — Craig Dowden (Ph.D.) is an inspiring and thought-provoking executive coach, Forbes author and keynote speaker who partners with leaders and executives to tackle their most important personal and organizational challenges. Craig holds a Doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in business and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach. In his role as a trusted advisor, he integrates the latest findings in the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into his coaching and consulting work. In 2009, Craig was recognized as one of Ottawa’s 40 under 40 business leaders by the Ottawa Business Journal.• Craig’s Book: “Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership”• Craig on Twitter: @craigdowden• Craig’s Website: CraigDowden.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: Program On Negotiation – Harvard Law School• Website: StrengthsFinder.com• Website: Triad Consulting Group• Book: “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink• Book: “Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by William Ury• Book: “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller• Book: “The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No” by William Ury— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:50

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

Mike Vardy discusses how to fine-tune your routine and make the most of your time through mode-based work.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why you shouldn’t obsess over productivity apps.2) How to craft your time with the 5 categories of mode-based work.3) How to keep yourself motivated and on-track through journaling.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep473 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MIKE — Mike Vardy is an author, speaker, and productivity and time management strategist (or ‘productivityist’) based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His company Productivityist helps people stop ‘doing’ productive and start ‘being’ productive through a variety of online and offline resources. He is the author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, published by Diversion Books, and has self-published several eBooks, the most recent of which is ”The Productivityist Playbook.” He currently hosts The Productivityist Podcast, a podcast that features insights and conversations surrounding productivity and workflow.• Mike’s Podcast: The Productivityist Podcast• Mike’s TEDx Talk: How to Stop Time: My Talk at TEDx Victoria— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: OmniFocus• Tool: Things• Tool: Todoist• Tool: Trello• Tool: Asana• Tool: Front• Website: Lifehack• Website: The Next Web• Company: Baron Fig• Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness• Book: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen• Book: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday• Book: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com.

04 Apr 14:50

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

Pat Flynn discusses how to turn anyone into your superfan.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How superfans transform your career2) How to create the moments that win superfans3) How your ego can kill your blossoming superfandomSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep474 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT PAT — Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 55 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor to ConvertKit, LeadPages, Teachable, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.• Pat’s book: Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business• Pat’s website: http://www.SmartPassiveIncome.com/• Pat’s social media: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “How To Lower Your Monthly Bills” by Ramit Sethi• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss— THANK YOU SPONSOR — • The Simple Habit meditation app can help you pay better attention to your emerging superfans. The first 50 listeners to sign up at SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions.

04 Apr 14:50

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

Perry Marshall explains how the 80/20 rule can help you exponentially leverage your time to achieve massive results.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) What the 80/20 rule is—and how it’s misunderstood.2) How you can achieve way more in just 5 minutes.3) Why “procrastination demons” reveal your priorities.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep475 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT PERRY — Perry Marshall is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and is one of the most expensive business consultants in the world.His reinvention of the Pareto Principle is published in Harvard Business Review. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs at the California Institute of Technology uses his 80/20 Curve as a productivity tool. 80/20 Sales &amp; Marketing is mandatory in many growing companies.Marketing maverick Dan Kennedy says, “If you don’t know who Perry Marshall is — unforgivable. Perry’s an honest man in a field rife with charlatans.”He’s consulted in over 300 industries and served as an expert witness for marketing and Google AdWords litigation. Perry has a degree in Electrical Engineering and lives in Chicago.• Perry’s Book: 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More(available for one penny plus shipping!)• Perry’s Website: PerryMarshall.com• Perry’s Marketing DNA Test: MarketingDNATest.com• Evolution 2.0 Prize: Evo2.org— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• App: OmniFocus• Term: 80/20 Rule • Researcher: Barbara McClintock• Book: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield• Book: Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:50

477: Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Diane DiResta

Professional speaker Diane DiResta shares invaluable tips and tricks to level up your presentations and boost your executive presence.   You'll Learn: Why knockout presentation skills are essential to your career How to structure the most effective presentation An effective way to overcome your fear of speaking   About Diane: Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy that serves business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations—whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. A Certified Speaking Professional, DiResta is one of only 12% of speakers to hold that designation. She was President of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. Diane’s Website: DiResta Communications Inc. Diane’s YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/DianeDiResta Diane’s Book: Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz   Resources mentioned in the show: App: LikeSo Article: “Talkaholics Sink Partnerships, Presentations—and Careers” by Joann Lublin Website: TED.com Book: The Science of Mind: The Complete Edition by Ernest Holmes   Thank you Sponsors! ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. You can try them for free at Ziprecruiter.com/HTBA Butcher Box provides delicious, cost-effective, humanely-raised meat. Straight to your door! Get 2 free pounds of ground beef + bacon + $20 off by visiting ButcherBox.com/BEAWESOME.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep477 

04 Apr 14:50

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

Resilience expert Anne Grady shares how to decrease anxiety and stay in a more positive, productive zone more often.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) How the negativity bias hijacks us–and how to fix it.2) Quick ways to put your lizard brain back in its place.3) How to better savor “delicious moments” and enjoy each workday more.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep479 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ANNE —Resilience expert Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author. Anne shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty, and practical strategies anyone can use to triumph over adversity and master change. A two-time TEDx speaker, Anne has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., FOX Business, Entrepreneur, and more. She is the author of “Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph.” Learn more at www.AnneGradyGroup.com.• LinkedIn: Anne Grady Group• Website: AnneGradyGroup.com• YouTube: Anne Grady Group — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Calm• App: Buddhify• App: Happify• App: Headspace• App: Simple Habit• Book: “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls• Author: Arianna Huffington• Author: Brene Brown• Author: Rachel Hollis• Researcher: Dr. Rick Hanson• Researcher: Shawn Achor• TED Talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend• Book: “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence” by Rick Hanson• Book: “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work” by Shawn Achor• Book: “The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It” by Kelly McGonigal— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• iDashboards: Create gorgeously useful data visualizations with iDashboards.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:50

480: How to Become Ridiculously Likable with Vanessa Van Edwards

Researcher Vanessa Van Edwards explains what causes people to like one another and how to make great impressions. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Proven ways for making a fantastic first impression. 2) What builds and what kills likability the fastest. 3) Good and bad questions to ask during first meetings. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep480 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT VANESSA — Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting behavior hacks for audiences around the world. She is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her popular courses on Creative Live and Udemy have over 120,000 enrolled students. She’s been featured on NPR, CNN, Forbes and USA Today, but more importantly, she’s addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee and puppies. • Vanessa’s Book: “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” • Vanessa’s Facial Expression Guide: ScienceOfPeople.com/face • Vanessa’s TED Talk: You are contagious | TEDxLondon • Vanessa’s Website: Science of People • Vanessa’s YouTube: Vanessa Van Edwards — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Book: “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” by Barbara and Allan Pease • Researcher: Dr. Paul Ekman • Term: Expectancy effect • Personality research: The Big Five Personality Test — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • BetterHelp provides affordable therapy on demand. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/AWESOME with the discount code AWESOME. • The Simple Habit meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

David Allen provides an approachable overview of his legendary Getting Things Done (GTD) system. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) GTD in a nutshell. 2) The saving power of an external brain. 3) Two power questions for prioritizing. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep482 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVID —David Allen is an international best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done, which has been published in over 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” He and his wife Kathryn run the David Allen Company, which oversees the certification academy and quality standards for Global Partners offering Getting Things Done courses and coaching around the world. • David’s Book: “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” • David’s Workbook: “The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity” • David’s Website: GettingThingsDone.com • David on Twitter: @gtdguy — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking” by Oliver Burkeman • Prior Episode Episode 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —• Monday.com. Collaborate more effectively–and beautifully–at monday.com/awesome. • Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Nir Eyal identifies the surprising reason why we get distracted and how you can overcome it. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why mainstream productivity advice doesn’t work. 2) The four steps to becoming indistractable. 3) The real motivation for all human behavior. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep483 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT NIR —Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Eventbrite, Anchor.fm, and many others. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. • Nir’s Schedule Making Tool: Free Schedule Maker • Nir’s Book: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” • Nir’s Book: “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” • Nir’s Previous Episode: 330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Article: “How To Develop Unlimited Willpower” by Jessica Sillers • Researcher: Dr. Michael Inzlicht • Study: Freud’s Pleasure Principle • YouTube: Play Anything by Ian Bogost, Chicago Humanities Festival • Book: “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome • Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably fromeyeconic.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Dean Karrel makes the case for mastering the basic skills that will put you above the rest. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How “B students” can achieve more in their careers. 2) How to survive and thrive in office politics. 3) The secret to building unshakable confidence. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep484 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DEAN —Dean Karrel is a Career and Executive Coach. He is the instructor of twelve courses with over 600,000 views available on LinkedIn Learning and has also been in senior leadership positions for more than three decades with major global publishing companies, including 22 years at Wiley. Karrel has hired and trained thousands of people at various stages of their careers, motivating them to maximize their abilities. • Dean’s Book: Mastering the Basics: Simple Lessons for Achieving Success in Business • Dean’s Company: The Skyridge Group • Dean’s LinkedIn: Dean Karrel • Dean’s Courses: Dean Karrel • Dean’s Twitter: @DeanKarrel — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller • Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni • Book: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman • Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • Mint Mobile. I saved over $17-per-minute I invested switching to Mintmobile for wireless service. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome. • Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome. • Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Jonathan Levi shares how speedreading and visual mnemonics can enhance your learning. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The scientifically-proven method for speedreading. 2) How curiosity improves learning. 3) A simple trick to remember names and face. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep485 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JONATHAN — Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. He’s the author of the Become a SuperLearner series, and the host of the award-winning Superhuman Academy podcast. His passions include learning languages, musical instruments, acro yoga, weightlifting, and cooking. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with his superwoman, Limmor. • Jonathan’s book: The Only Skill That Matters • Jonathan’s website: SuperhumanAcademy.com • Jonathan’s social media: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Methodology: Memory Palaces • Methodology: SQ3R • Term: Schultz tables • People: Malcolm Knowles and Harry Lorayne • Book: A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber • Book: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin • Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini • Book: How to Win Friends &amp; Influence People by Dale Carnegie — THANK YOU, SPONSOR! —• Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com.

04 Apr 14:49

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

Dave Stachowiak shares how to develop the strongest personal and professional relationships. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The productivity hack that helps you be more present. 2) The under-appreciated value of small talk. 3) What to do when you don’t like networking. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep486 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVE — Dave Stachowiak is the host and founder of Coaching for Leaders, a top-rated leadership podcast downloaded over 10 million times. With more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie and a thriving, global leadership academy, Dave helps leaders discover practical wisdom, build meaningful relationships, and create movement for genuine results. He’s served clients including Boeing, The University of California, and the United States Air Force. Forbes named him one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to watch. • Dave’s website and podcast: Coaching for Leaders • Bonni’s website and podcast: Teaching In Higher Ed — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Podcast: Happen to Your Career with Scott Anthony Barlow • YouTube Channel: Nathan Czubaj’s 2 Minute Mindsets  • Book: How to Win Friends &amp; Influence People by Dale Carnegie • Book: Getting Things Done by David Allen • Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey • Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More &amp; Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier • Previous episode: 170: Managing Inner–and Outer–Critics with Dave Stachowiak • Previous episode: 413: How to Exude Credibility with Rob Jolles — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —• Backblaze. Safeguard all your files with unlimited cloud-based backup for just $6 a month with Backblaze.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:49

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

Erica Mandy shares essential–but often overlooked–keys to becoming a more successful communicator in the modern environment. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How what you’re doing on Facebook can damage your credibility at work. 2) Words to purge from your communication. 3) The fundamental test to improve your communication. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep487 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ERICA — Erica Mandy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter who is building a new kind of media network, starting with her daily news podcast, The NewsWorthy. It provides all the day’s news in less than 10 minutes in a convenient, unbiased, and less depressing way – in what she calls “fast, fair and fun.” Erica is one of the first podcasters to partner with Podfund, a company that invests in extraordinary emerging podcasters, and she’s been named one of “50 Women Changing the World in Media &amp; Entertainment.” • Erica’s Website: theNewsWorthy.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans” by Jeffrey Gottfried • Study: Psychology Today references the study regarding visualization • Study: Stanford &amp; NPR talk about the study regarding students’ online content literacy  • Study: Science &amp; NBC News talk about the study that found false info spreads faster • Book: “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling • Book: “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth” by Mika Brzezinski • App: Boomerang • Conference: Podcast Movement — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —• Simple Habit.This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. • Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Thanh Pham from Asian Efficiency shares his expert tips and favorite resources for optimal productivity. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The biggest productivity myth. 2) How to be more productive while doing less. 3) A simple productivity tip to exponentially improve your focus. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep488 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT THANH — Thanh is the Founder and Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is considered one of the top thought leaders in the productivity industry and he has been featured in Fast Company, Inc.com,Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Globe &amp; Mail. On a day-to-day basis, he is responsible for executing the company’s mission and helping people become more Asian Efficient. When he’s not sharing his newest productivity wisdom, he likes to drink lots of green tea, eat eggs benedict at hotels, make video blogs, and read non-fiction books. • Thanh’s podcast: The Productivity Show • Thanh’s website: Asian Efficiency — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: TextExpander • App: OmniFocus • App: BusyCal • App: BusyContacts • Product: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Smart Headphones • Website: Brain.fm • Website: Focus@Will • Website: GreatAssistant.com • Book: 30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer, Ph. D. • Book: The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington • Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Timeby Brian Tracy • Prior episode: 339: Achieving Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey • Prior episode: 421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —• BetterHelp provides affordable therapy on demand. Get 10% off your first month atBetterHelp.com/AWESOME with the discount code AWESOME. • Babbel helps you learn a new language anywhere, anytime! Speak a new language with confidence with Babbel.com 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Justin Jones-Fosu explains how to lead a more enriching work life by aligning your now with your why. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to get into your “achieve more” zone. 2) 12 questions for uncovering your why. 3) How to turn any job into meaningful work. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep490 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JUSTIN — Justin is on a mission to help professionals and workplaces to Work like they mean it! He is a meaningful work speaker and social entrepreneur who speaks 60-70 times per year to companies, organizations and associations in the US and internationally. His latest book Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t challenges the reader to merge their purpose and productivity to get more out of work and life. • Justin’s book: Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t • Justin’s website: JustinInspires.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —• Tool: Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard • Book: Getting Things done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen • Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy • Book: Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek • Book: The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile • Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute • Previous episode: 235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead  — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. • Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:49

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

Refound CEO Jonathan Raymond teaches how to communicate feedback that gets results. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) What makes traditional feedback ineffective. 2) How to have more effective conversations using the 5 stages of the Accountability Dial. 3) How to articulate feedback to your team, your peers, and your seniors. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep491 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JONATHAN — After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business executive or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out. He’s the author of Good Authority — How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For, and the Founder &amp; CEO at Refound, a people training company that teaches people how to have human conversations at work. Refound specializes in working with people leaders at high-growth organizations and is proud to be a trusted learning partner to Fortune 100 organizations like Panasonic and McKesson, cutting edge tech firms like Niantic and Box and small businesses that are going places. He's madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughters, and will never give up on the New York Knicks. Jonathan is an experienced CEO and people manager and has thrown his heart, mind, and soul into more than a few culture change projects. He lives in Encinitas, California and is an avid, albeit mediocre, surfer. • Jonathan’s Book: “Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For” • Jonathan’s Website: Refound.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Superhuman • Tool: The Accountability Dial • Podcast: Revisionist History • Study: “Good genes are nice, but joy is better” The Harvard Gazette • Book: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari • Prior episode: 110: Maximizing Personal-Professional Growth with Jonathan Raymond — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • Blinkist: Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:49

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

Anese Cavanaugh shares how to create more meaningful impact by being more present and intentional at work. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The cost of contagious negative energy at work. 2) The 4 Ps to lead you away from burnout. 3) The Leadership Trifecta of impact, self-care, and, people-care. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep493 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ANESE —  Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations around the world, and author of Contagious Culture. Her next book, Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill) will be available November 2019. • Book: “Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives” • Book: “Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want” • Inc.com Column: “Showing Up” • Website: IEP.io • LinkedIn: Anese Cavanaugh • Facebook: Anese Cavanaugh • Twitter: @AneseCavanaugh • Instagram: @anesecavanaugh — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Todoist • Study: “How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagion” Princeton University Press, 2018 • Dog Commercial: Sara McLachlan SPCA Commercial • Book: “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity” by Hugh MacLeod • Book: “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage” by Mel Robbins • Prior episode: 049: Improved Happiness, Improved Performance with Michelle Gielan  • Prior episode: 391: Preventing Burnout by Examining Your Emotions with Dr. Shawn C. Jones — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • iDashboards: Create gorgeously useful data visualizations with iDashboards.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:49

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

Dr. Tara Swart explains the science behind neuroplasticity and how to train your brain to brave any challenge. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to use neuroscience to break out of your comfort zone. 2) The six approaches to problem solving. 3) Simple tricks to turn around terrible work days. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep494 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TARA — Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, leadership coach, and award-winning and bestselling author. She works with leaders all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improve their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions, and retain information. She is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management where she runs the Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience programs, and is an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business. • Tara’s book: The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain • Tara’s Twitter: @TaraSwart • Tara’s Instagram: @drtaraswart • Tara’s website: TaraSwart.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Research: "The Glymphatic System in CNS Health and Disease: Past, Present and Future" by Benjamin A. Plog and Maiken Nedergaard • Twitter: @YouHadOneJob • Book: Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility by Ellen J. Langer • Book: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson • Previous episode: 273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome. • Babbel. Learn a new language anywhere, anytime with babbel.com.

04 Apr 14:49

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

Devora Zack explains why you don't need to work the room to build great connections. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to smoothly start, sustain, and end conversations. 2) How to ease your pre-networking anxiety. 3) Best practices for writing amazing follow ups. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep495 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 cluents include Deloitte, Smithsonian, Delta Airlines, the FDA, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Health. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News &amp; World Report, Forbes, Cosmo, Self, Redbook, Fast Company, and many others. She is the author of Networking for People who Hate Networking, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Singletasking. • 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 — • Study: “Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work” by Douglas Merrill • Product: Visconti, Italian pens • Book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • EverlyWell provides easy at-home health test kits for food sensitivity, metabolism and 30 other things! Save 15% at EverylyWell.com/Awesome.

04 Apr 14:49

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

Maura Nevel Thomas discusses how to take back control of your attention for more productive work days. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How we sabotage our performance every 3 minutes. 2) The simple trick to stopping most office distractions.  3) How to get more satisfaction out of work.  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep496 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MAURA — Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of Regain Your Time, author of three books, and was named a Top Leadership Speaker in Inc. Magazine. Maura is a contributing expert to major business outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. • Book: Attention Management: How to Create Success and Gain Productivity—Every Day • Website: MauraThomas.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress” by Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine • Study: “Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity” by Adrian F. Ward et al., University of Texas • Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile • Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport • Book: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —• Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. • Babbel. Learn a new language anywhere, anytime with babbel.com. • Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Dr. John Townsend discusses how to build the relationships that keep you motivated and productive. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The one need leaders often ignore. 2) How to engage in nourishing conversations. 3) The five relationships you need in your life—and the two to prune. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep498 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOHN — Dr. John Townsend is a nationally-known leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. John is the founder of the Townsend Institute, Leadership and Counseling, and the Townsend Leadership Program, which is a a a nationwide system of leadership training groups. He developed the online digital platform TownsendNOW and the online assessment tool TPRAT. Dr. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders, their teams and their families.• John’s book: People Fuel: Fill Your Tank for Life, Love, and Leadership• John’s book: How to Have a Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding: With Your Spouse, Adult Child, Boss, Coworker, Best Friend, or Someone You’re Dating with Henry Cloud• John’s website: DrTownsend.com• Tool: Townsend Personal and Relational Assessment Tool (TPRAT) — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “The Mirror-Neuron System” by Giacomo Rizzolatti and Laila Craighero • TED Talk: “How great leaders inspire action” | Simon Sinek• Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome.• Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome.  

04 Apr 14:49

499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn

Brian Ahearn breaks down the ethical way to getting people to say “yes.”— YOU'LL LEARN — 1. How to quickly attract people’s attention. 2. The simple secret to winning people over. 3. How to get others to follow through with their tasks. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep499 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.— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions.• Zapier. Save an average of 40 hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:49

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

Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The foundational mindset that yields self-esteem 2) The three skills for developing healthy self-esteem 3) How to recover from confidence-shaking setbacks Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep500 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT VICTOR — Victor Cheng is the founder of CaseInterview.com, the most prominent blog on the management consulting industry. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Inc. 500 CEOs, and has been featured as a business expert in media, including Fox Business TV Network, MSNBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Victor is a former McKinsey &amp; Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in quantitative economics, and the author of several business books. • Victor’s website: CaseInterview.com • Victor’s Free Guide: The 5 Steps to Building Self-Esteem: CaseInterview.com/Awesome — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Let’s chat for five-minutes! • App: Trello • Tool: Google Calendar • Product: Leatherman • Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

04 Apr 14:49

505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte explains how to combine data with story structures to create inspiring presentations. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The three-act structure of data. 2) The true hero of your presentation. 3) How to make magical moments for your audience. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep505 for for transcript and clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT NANCY — Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books, four of which have won awards. She’s been ranked #1 on a list of the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals. • Nancy’s book: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story. • Nancy’s book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. • Nancy’s LinkedIn: Nancy Duarte. • Nancy’s Twitter: @NancyDuarte. • Nancy’s TED Talk: The secret structure of great talks. • Nancy’s company Twitter: @duarte. • Nancy’s website: www.duarte.com. • Term: Slidedocs. — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Pocket. • Talk: Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone. • Talk: PopTech 2009: Michael Pollan. • Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini. • Book: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler. • Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins. • Book: Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit by Brad Harris. — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome. • Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:49

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

Tonya Dalton explains how to overcome the fear of missing out and stop wasting time on things that don’t matter.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why you should embrace JOMO. 2) How to determine worthwhile opportunities. 3) How to say “no” without feeling guilty. — ABOUT TONYA — Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, author, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. She released her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, with Harper Collins this month.Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed more than 1.5 million downloads. Tonya has been featured on Real Simple, Entrepreneur, Inc., Cheddar, Lauren Conrad, and Fast Company among other places. In 2019, Tonya received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and was named North Carolina's Female Entrepreneur to Watch by The Ladders. • Tonya’s book: The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing• Tonya’s website: joyofmissingout.com• Tonya’s website: tonyadalton.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Integrating Knowledge of Multitasking and Interruptions Across Different Perspectives and Research Methods” by CP Janssen, et al.• Tool: Eisenhower matrix• Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë• Book: Atomic Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy &amp; Proven Way to Build Good Habits &amp; Break Bad Ones by James Clear• Book: Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware• Book: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware• Previous episode: 364: Overcoming Overwhelm with Tonya Dalton— THANK YOU SPONSORS — • Charles &amp; Colvard. provides the world’s most brilliant gem at a great price. Learn more and get exclusive savings at charlesandcolvard.com/awesome• Brooklinen. Enjoy award-winning sheets at an impressive price. Get 10% off and free shipping with promo code awesome. brooklinen.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:48

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

Alex Banayan shares unconventional approaches to creating new opportunities.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The ultimate cold email template to recruit mentor. 2) Creative “third door” approaches that nobody takes. 3) Communication secrets from Maya Angelou and Larry King. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep507 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ALEX — Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door, the result of an unprecedented seven-year journey interviewing the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Quincy Jones, and more. He has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, and Disney. When he was 18, Alex hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, and sold it to fund his adventure. He was then named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.• Alex’s book: The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers• Alex’s LinkedIn: Alex Banayan• Alex’s Twitter: @AlexBanayan• Alex's website: The Third Door— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh• Book: Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz• Book: The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo• Book: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J, Schwartz• Meditation technique: Transcendental Meditation• Website: Google.com• YouTube Channel: GaryVee.— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • EverlyWell provides easy at-home health test kits for food sensitivity, metabolism and 30 other things! Save 15% at everlywell.com/awesome• Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com.

04 Apr 14:48

508: Becoming an Impactful and Influential Leader with Ron Price

Ron Price delivers insights on how to build your character and grow your influence to unlock your full leadership potential.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The four keys to landing your next promotion. 2) Two approaches to getting excellent feedback. 3) How to get others to listen to you. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep508 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RON — Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, executive coach, speaker, and author. Known for his creative and systematic thinking, business versatility, and practical optimism, Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management over the past 40 years.• Ron’s Book: Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact• Ron’s Website: Price-Associates.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Evernote• App: Reminders• Audio books: Audible• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Changeby Stephen Covey— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome.• Charles &amp; Colvard provides the world’s most brilliant gem at a great price. Learn more and get exclusive savings at charlesandcolvard.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:48

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

Todd Davis explains why people are bad at managing—and what to do about it. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Where most managers fail. 2) How to overcome the fear of feedback. 3) A productivity hack to keep your week from spiraling. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep509 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TODD — Todd Davis has been with FranklinCovey for more than two decades and serves as the chief people officer. As the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, Todd has delivered keynote presentations and speeches around the globe, including at the renowned World Business Forum. Todd has been featured in Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. He and his family reside in Holladay, Utah.• Todd’s book: Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, with Scott Jeffrey Miller and Victoria Roos Olsson• Company: FranklinCovey— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Time management matrix• App: Blinkist• Study: 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report by Deloitte• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey• Book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin• Previous episode: 490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing It to Work with Justin Jones-Fosu• Previous episode: 436: How to hack your time and motivation wisely—and when not to—with Joseph Reagle— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • FabFitFun. Get $10 off your curated subscription box delivering happiness with the best in beauty, fashion, home, wellness, and tech with the promo code BEAWESOME• Liquid I.V. Hydrate better conveniently and naturally. Save 25% with the promo code AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:48

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

Gregg Clunis discusses the small leaps you can take to make massive changes in career and life.— YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why self-help is often inadequate. 2) Just what you can achieve with one tiny leap. 3) What to do when motivation fails you. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep511 for clickable versions of the links below.— ABOUT GREGG — Gregg Clunis is the host, author, and creator of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a podcast turned book and community whose goal is to help people become better versions of themselves in practical ways. A maker and entrepreneur, Gregg explores the reality behind personal development—that all big changes come from the small decisions we make every day. Using scientific and psychological research, he shows the hidden factors that drive our behavior and shares habit-forming and goal-oriented tools.• Gregg’s book: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes: Everyday Strategies to Accomplish More, Crush Your Goals, and Create the Life You Want• Gregg’s Twitter: @greggclunis• Gregg’s podcast: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes• Gregg’s website: TinyLeaps.fm— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Notion.so• Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss• Book: Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done by Josh Davis• Book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Jay Papasan• Book: The Power by Naomi Alderman• Previous episode: 80: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome• Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:48

Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan

Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most. You’ll Learn:1) The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing”About JayJay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas.Jay’s book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary ResultsJay's website: The ONE ThingResources mentioned in the show:Study: "Combining Motivational and Volitional Interventions to Promote Exercise Participation: Protection Motivation Theory and Implementation Intentions"by Sarah Milne, Sheina Orbell, and Paschal SheeranScientist: BJ FoggPsychologist: K. Anders EricssonBook: Better Than Beforeby Gretchen RubinBook: Masteryby George LeonardThank you Sponsors!Prezi.Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome.Pitney Bowes.Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOMEView transcript, show notes, and links at https://awesomeatyourjob.com/finding-and-doin…with-jay-papasan/

04 Apr 14:48

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

Matt Tenney discusses how mindfulness vastly improves the way we lead and relate with others.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How an emphasis on goals hurts your leadership. 2) A monastic practice that improves engagement. 3) Why mindfulness is the ultimate success habit. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep512 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MATT — Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, TN.• Matt’s book: Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom• Matt’s book: The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule with Tim Gard• Matt’s website: MattTenney.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “From Jerusalem to Jericho: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior” by John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson• Personality: Richard Davidson• Book: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson• Book: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome.• ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba

04 Apr 14:48

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

Lee Hartley Carter discusses why facts alone won’t persuade others—and what does. You’ll Learn:1) Why you need more than just facts2) The foundations of compelling persuasion3)How to craft your master narrative  About LeeLee Hartley Carter is president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm based on the single idea that "It's not what you say, it's what they hear." As a television news personality and researcher, she doesn't rely on traditional polling for her unique insights into U.S. politics; rather, she analyzes voters' emotional responses to help understand and empathize with them on a more visceral level. The reaction matters, but the "why" behind it matters more. It was this approach that allowed her to accurately predict the results of the 2016 presidential election and primaries.Lee’s book: Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don’t Seem to MatterLee’s website: LeeHartleyCarter.comLee’s website: maslansky.comResources mentioned in the show:Study: Moral Foundations TheoryBook: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan HaidtThank you Sponsors!Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome.ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba.View transcript, show notes, and links at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep513

04 Apr 14:48

515: Mastering Your Motivation with Susan Fowler

Susan Fowler explains what we get wrong about motivation and how to make the shifts to master it.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Major misconceptions about motivation. 2) The three keys to mastering your motivation. 3) An overlooked leadership practice to improve engagement. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep515 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SUSAN — Susan Fowler is dedicated to helping others master their motivation and achieve their highest aspirations. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and motivation coach, she has shared her message on optimal motivation and thriving together in all fifty states and over forty countries. Susan is the bestselling author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work... and What Does, and coauthor of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Her latest book, Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals, released last June. Susan is also a professor in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego.• Susan’s book: Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals• Susan’s website: www. SusanFowler.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Handbook of Self-Determination Research by Edward L. Deci &amp; Richard M. Ryan• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Liquid I.V. Hydrate better conveniently and naturally. Save 25% with the promo code AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:48

517: Doubling Your Productivity with Tim Campos

Tim Campos discusses how he doubled Facebook’s productivity—and how to double your own.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The secret to how Tim doubled Facebook's productivity. 2) The biggest mistake people make with their calendars. 3) The two kinds of time professionals have. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep517 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TIM — Tim Campos doubled productivity for Facebook while he was Chief Information Officer between 2010 and 2016. Now, Tim runs Woven. Woven is a digital calendar that helps people get the most out of their time while studying the analytics behind how we’re using our time.• Tim’s Twitter: @tcampos• Tim’s website: Woven— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Software: Zapier• Documentary: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivityby David Allen• Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt• Previous episode: 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity• Previous episode: 482: David Allen Returns with the 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome• FabFitFun. Get $10 off your curated subscription box delivering happiness with the best in beauty, fashion, home, wellness, and tech with the promo code BEAWESOME

04 Apr 14:48

522: How to Defeat Distraction with Joe McCormack

Joe McCormack provides noise survival tips for clear thinking.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Top 3 tactics for noise survival. 2) The problem with multitasking and what to do instead. 3) How to train yourself to say no. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep522 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOE — Joe McCormack founded and serves as managing director and president of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency.A passionate leader, he started The BRIEF Lab, a subsidiary of Sheffield, in 2013 after years dedicated to developing and delivering a unique curriculum on strategic narratives for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He speaks at diverse industry and client forums on the topics of messaging, storytelling, change, leadership, and focus.• Book: “Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus"• Website: TheBriefLab.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" by Erik Larson• Book: "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World" by William McRaven• Play:  "Waiting for Godot"• Speech: University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral McRaven• Term: Elusive 600— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME• Babbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019.• Finance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:48

523: How to Create Lasting Behavioral Change with Dr. Kyra Bobinet

Dr. Kyra Bobinet explains how to close the gap between intention and behavior to form better, lasting habits. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Powerful behaviors that build life-changing habits. 2) Just how long it takes to form a habit. 3) Quick ways to ease stress and anxiety at work. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep523 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KYRA — When it comes to health engagement, Dr. Bobinet has 5 words of advice: be caring, authentic, and useful. As the CEO-founder of engagedIN, Kyra devotes her life to helping people crack the code of how, what, and especially, WHY we engage.Kyra has founded several healthcare start-ups, spanning behavior health, population health, and mobile health. She has designed behavior change programs, big data algorithms, billion dollar products, mobile health apps, and evidence-based studies in mind-body and metabolic medicine. All of her designs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value.• Kyra’s book: Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science &amp; Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, &amp; Purposeful Life• Kyra’s company: EngagedIn.com • Kyra’s website: DrKyraBobinet.com• Kyra’s app: FreshTri.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Calm• App: Clear• App: Headspace• App: Otter• TED Talk: “The science of emotions: Jaak Panksepp at TEDxRainier”• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman• Book: Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu• Previous episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome.

04 Apr 14:48

524: How to Build Rapport Quickly with John DiJulius

John DiJulius shares his expert tips for quickly building lasting emotional ties.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Four touchpoints that effectively build rapport. 2) The subtle ways you’re killing the conversation. 3) How to go from indifferent to curious. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep524 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOHN — John is the authority on World-Class customer experience. He is an international consultant, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of five customer service books. His newest book, The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in The Digital Age could not be timelier in the world we are living in. John has worked with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestlé, Marriott Hotels, PwC, Celebrity Cruises, Anytime Fitness, Progressive Insurance, Harley-Davidson, Chick-fil-A, and many more.• John’s book: The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age• John’s TED Talk: “Meet as Strangers, Leave as Friends”• John’s website: TheDijuliusGroup.com• John’s email: John@dijuliusgroup.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Everything I Know About Business I Learned from Monopoly by Alan Axelrod• Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie• Book: From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America by Howard Schultz• Previous Episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:48

525: Delivering Presentations with Presence and Confidence with Christine Clapp

Christine Clapp shares best practices for preparing and delivering engaging presentations.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The most common mistake in presentation preparation. 2) The five S’s of confident speakers. 3) How to eliminate filler words. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep525 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHRISTINE — Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead.Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.• Christine’s book: Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts, with Bjørn F. Stillion Southard• Tool: Speech Outline Tool• Christine’s website: SpokenWithAuthority.com• Christine’s Twitter: @christineclapp• Christine’s LinkedIn: Christine Clapp— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “How the Voice Persuades” by Alex B. Van Zant and Jonah Berger• Book: Rhetoric by Aristotle• Book: “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte• Book: slide:ology: The ARt and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte• Book: Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence by Barbara McAfee• Book: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo• Book: TED Talks: The Official Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson• Organization: Toastmasters International• Sketch: Shy Ronnie, Saturday Night Live (NSFW)• Previous episode: 505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte• Previous episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Brooklinen. Enjoy award-winning sheets at an impressive price. Get 10% off and free shipping with promo code awesome. brooklinen.com/awesome• Babbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019.

04 Apr 14:48

528: Building High-Performing Teams through Psychological Safety with Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy discusses how to encourage your team to give and receive more honest feedback.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The deciding factor of high-performing teams. 2) How to make feedback less intimidating. 3) Four ground rules that allow teams to thrive. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep528 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT AARON — Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover.Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success.Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team.• Aaron’s book: Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential• Aaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron Levy• Aaron’s website: RaiseBar.co• Book site: OpenHonestandDirect.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Loom• App: Google Tasks• Study: Google’s Project Aristotle• Study: Bloomer’s experiment• Study: The Pratfall Effect• Book: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg• Book: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman• Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant• Movie: Stand and Deliver• Sketch: Key &amp; Peele text message confusion (NSFW)• Previous episode: 388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy

04 Apr 14:48

529: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with Dr. Daphne Scott

Dr. Daphne Scott debunks harmful myths to explain how to build a healthy relationship with success. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How your ambition is sabotaging your career. 2) How to end the vicious cycle of stress. 3) How to easily fit meditation into your daily routine. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep529 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAPHNE — Dr. Daphne Scott brings two decades of real world coaching and corporate development experience to her work with organizations, teams and individuals. She combines strong leadership abilities with highly-trained facilitation skills to bring individuals and teams into greater relationship, creativity, and ultimately, success.Daphne is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), certified Hendricks Coach, a founding member of the Conscious Leadership Group, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. Daphne is the Chief Culture Officer at Confluent Health and was previously the Director of Leadership Development at Athletico Physical Therapy.• Daphne’s book: Waking Up A Leader: Five Relationships of Success• Daphne’s website: http://www.WakingUpALeader.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Asana• App: Headspace• App: InsightTimer• Research: "Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy?" by Matt Killingsworth• Research: "Research in Low Back Pain: Time to Stop Seeking the Elusive 'Magic Bullet'" by Anthony Delitto• Product: Mont Blanc pen• Book: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

04 Apr 14:48

530: How to Organize Your Time and Your Life with Julie Morgenstern

Organizing guru Julie Morgenstern discusses how to manage your time for greater productivity.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) A foolproof approach to managing your time. 2) Two powerful questions to get a grip on your time. 3) How to keep your inbox from taking over your day. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep530 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JULIE — Julie is a New York Times best-selling author, and everyone’s favorite organizing guru. USA Today recently called Julie “The Queen of Putting Life in Order.” She’s been featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Redbook, and makes frequent appearances on national television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Rachel Ray, and NPR’s Fresh Air.Her company Julie Morgenstern Enterprises provides corporate speaking, training, coaching and books to help individuals, and companies, to tame the chaos so they can make their unique contribution. Julie’s non-judgmental, inside-out approach to problems offers smart, practical and insightful solutions that transform the way people and companies function.• Book: Never Check Email in the Morning: And Other Expected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work• Book: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You• Website: JulieMorgenstern.com• Instagram: @juliemorgenstern• LinkedIn: Julie Morgenstern• Twitter: @JulieMorgenstrn— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: What Children Need (The Family and Public Policy) by Jane Waldfogel

04 Apr 14:48

532: Achieving More through Smart Energy Management with Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher explains how to expertly manage your energy to accomplish your best work.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The key to better energy management. 2) Smart ways to beat burn out. 3) Why self-care shouldn’t make you feel guilty. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep532 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MOLLY — Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word—now a CEO, she shares unconventional techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes world of sports.Too many leaders, teams, and organizations are stuck. Instead of achieving greatness, they remain stagnant, failing to reach their potential. That’s where Molly Fletcher comes in.• Molly’s book: The Energy Clock: 3 Simple Steps to Create a Life Full of ENERGY - and Live Your Best Every Day (Ignite Reads)• Molly’s website: MollyFletcher.com— 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 Alchemist by Paulo Coelho• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown• Book: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr• Personality: Adam Grant• Personality: Brene Brown• Personality: Susan Cain— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Software gets you paid twice as fast. Free trial (no credit card required) at freshbooks.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:48

533: How to Identify and Eliminate Friction with Roger Dooley

Roger Dooley talks about how eliminating friction at work can lead to better productivity.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The cardinal rule of friction. 2) How to reduce the friction of meetings. 3) How mistrust creates friction. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep533 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ROGER — Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. He is behind the popular blog, Neuromarketing, as well as a column at Forbes.com. He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. • Book: "FRICTION―The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage"• Book: "Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing"• Blog: Neuromarketing• Podcast: Brainfluence• Website: RogerDooley.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Pocket• Book: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini• Book: “Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies” by Paul Zak• Company: Gallup• Personality: Cal Newport• Personality: Jack Welch• Personality: Richard Thaler• Personality: Werner Heisenberg• Previous episode: 124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak• Software: Google Tag Manager• Survey: Customer Effort Score• Survey: Net Promoter Score— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Software gets you paid twice as fast. Free trial (no credit card required) at freshbooks.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:47

534: Moving from Top Performer to Excellent Leader with Ryan Hawk (Host of the Learning Leader Show)

Ryan Hawk shares how to transition from individual contributor to team leader.—YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why top performers often struggle as new managers. 2) What most managers fail to prepare for. 3) Powerful ways to build your team’s trust. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep534 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RYAN — Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey &amp; Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offers structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.• Ryan’s book: Welcome to Management: How to Grow From Top Performer to Excellent Leader• Ryan’s podcast: TheLearningLeaderShow.com• Ryan’s website: LearningLeader.com• Article: “Want To Cold Email Your Heroes? Read This…”• Tool: 25 Getting to Know You Questions— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins• Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins• Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant• Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni• Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni• Book: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough• Personality: Ryan Caldbeck• Personality: Seth Godin— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.• Autonomous. Get your ridiculously customizable, ergonomic office chair at a ridiculously good price at autonomous.ai

04 Apr 14:47

535: How to Conquer Doubt and Pursue New Career Opportunities with Nicolle Merrill

Nicolle Merrill shares practical tips for changing careers--and beating the doubt that comes with it.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why it’s OK to not have it figured out. 2) Powerful, clarifying questions for charting a new career path. 3) Smart alternatives to a second degree. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep535 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT NICOLLE — Four-time career-changer Nicolle Merrill excels in professional reinvention. A liberal arts graduate, she has written for Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, taught digital communication skills to global executives, and sold adventure travel programs in New Zealand. As the former Associate Director of the Career Development Office At Yale School of Management, she coached hundreds of MBA students and professionals through all phases of their career transitions. Nicolle currently freelances as a conversation designer and analyst at an artificial intelligence startup. Her human-centered approach to career change, combined with a relentless curiosity about emerging career trends, has led to speaking engagements across the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland.• Nicolle’s book: Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots• Nicole’s LinkedIn: Nicolle Merrill• Nicolle’s podcast: 50 Conversations• Nicole’s Twitter: @pdxnicolle• Nicolle’s blog: FutureSkills.blog— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “Cross-Silo Leadership” • Article: "Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring"• Website: Udemy• Website: Coursera• Website: Udacity• Website: Wix• Book: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Dr. Sherry Turkle• Previous episode: 167: How to Love Your Work…and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.

04 Apr 14:47

536: How to Listen and Be Heard with Julian Treasure

Julian Treasure shares tactics and techniques that greatly improve how you communicate.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) A crucial question for more powerful listening and speaking. 2) The two biggest roadblocks to effective communication. 3) How to make your voice more engaging. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep536 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JULIAN — Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business.Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 80 million times. His latest, “How to speak so that people want to listen,” is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.Julian is also founder of The Sound Agency. The audio-branding company asks and answers the question “How does your brand sound?”• Julian’s book: How to Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening• Julian’s company: TheSoundAgency.com• Product: Moodsonic• Julian’s TED Talks: Julian Treasure• Julian’s website: JulianTreasure.com• Julian’s course: SpeakListenBe.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • TED Talk: "Your body language may shape who you are" by Amy Cuddy• Personality: Chris Anderson• Personality: Scott Peck• Book: The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind by Seth Horowitz• Previous episode: 224: How to Sound Amazing with Julian Treasure— THANK YOU SPONSORS — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME• ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA

04 Apr 14:47

537: How to Develop and Multiply Leaders with John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell shares powerful wisdom on how to develop and transform budding leaders.— YOU'LL LEARN— 1) Three simple questions that encourage growth. 2) Why training programs don’t work--and what does. 3) What the most beloved leaders do differently. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep537 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOHN — John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He lives in South Florida.• Book: Developing the Leader Within You• Book: Developing the Leaders Around You• Book: The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders• Book: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership• Book: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Business’ Ethics: There’s Only One Rule for Making Decisions• Nonprofit: EQUIP— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Event: Enron Scandal• Book: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell• Previous episode: 397: Making the Shifts Necessary to Grow Your Influence with John C. Maxwell— THANK YOU SPONSORS — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME• FabFitFun. Get $10 off your curated subscription box delivering happiness with the best in beauty, fashion, home, wellness, and tech with the promo code BEAWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

538: How to Size People Up and Predict Behavior to Build Better Relationships with Robin Dreeke

Former FBI agent Robin Dreeke shares how sizing people up can help you build trusting, strong relationships at work.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The overlooked activities that build healthy work relationships. 2) The six fundamental principles of trust. 3) The code of trust that builds relationships. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep538 for clickable versions of the links below. —ABOUT ROBIN — Robin Dreeke is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. He is the founder of People Formula, an organization that offers Advanced Rapport Building Training and Consultation. Robin has taken his life’s work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship into FIVE Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST.Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well small companies in every aspect of their business. He graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in the US Marine Corps. Robin lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Book: “Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent’s User Manual for Behavior Prediction”• Website: www.PeopleFormula.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: “1776” by David McCullough• Book: “The Jamestown Flood” by David McCullough• Book: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough• Quote: Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena”— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

539: Preparing for the Future of Leadership with Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan discusses what professionals need to succeed in future workplaces.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How professionals must change in the future. 2) The five skills of future leaders. 3) The surprising weakness of present-day leaders. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep539 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JACOB — Jacob Morgan is a 4x best-selling author, speaker, and futurist. His new book, The Future Leader, looks at the skills and mindsets people need to have if they wish to be successful leaders over the next decade and beyond. He is also the founder of The Future Of Work University and can be reached at TheFutureOrganization.com.• Book: The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade• Book website: GetFutureLeaderBook.com• Website: TheFutureOrganization.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Foundation by Isaac Asimov• Book: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov• Book: Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card• Book: Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline• Article: Aggregation of marginal gains 1% improvement— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

540: Making Recruitment Work for You with Atta Tarki

Atta Tarki sheds light on the crucial practices that improve the hiring process on both sides of the recruiting table.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The strongest predictor of job performance. 2) What makes an interview answer excellent vs. terrible. 3) The most important factors that determine career fit. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep540 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ATTA — Atta Tarki and is the author of the book Evidence-Based Recruiting (McGraw Hill, February 2019) and the CEO of ECA, a data-driven executive search firm helping private equity firms with their talent needs.• Atta’s book: Evidence-Based Recruiting: How to Build A Company of Star Performers Through Systematic and Repeatable Hiring Practices• Atta’s website: ECA-Partners.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Belief in the unstructured interview: The persistence of an illusion” by Jason Dana, Robyn Dawes, and Nathanial Peterson• Website: Glassdoor• Book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller• Book: 1984 by George Orwell• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman• Film: Moneyball• Film: The Karate Kid• Previous Episode: 080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan— THANK YOU SPONSORS — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

541: Increasing Your Contribution and Fulfillment at Work with Tom Rath

Tom Rath discusses how to find greater meaning in your job.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to find your unique style of contribution. 2) Two easy ways to recharge your energy. 3) A powerful way to make any job feel more meaningful. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep541 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TOM —  Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists.During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom was the Program Leader for the development of Clifton StrengthsFinder, which has helped over 20 million people to uncover their talents, and went on to lead the organization’s employee engagement, wellbeing, and leadership practices worldwide.Most recently, Tom co-founded a publishing company and he is also an advisor, investor, and partner in several startups. Tom holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.• Tom’s book: Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World• Tom’s book: StrengthsFinder 2.0• Tom’s book: Eat, Move, Sleep• Tom’s book: How Full Is Your Bucket?• Tom’s website: Contribify.com• Tom’s website: TomRath.org— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: Evernote• Party: Celebrate 10,000,000 downloads on Leap Day• All prior episodes: Archive of Awesome• Book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson• Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

542: How to Turn Your Adversity into Advantage with Laura Huang

Harvard professor and author Laura Huang shares how to build your edge and be perceived positively.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why the myth of hard work is so dangerous. 2) How unfair perceptions can quietly limit your career–and what to do about it. 3) A formula to turn embarrassment and bitterness into enrichment. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep542 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT LAURA — Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School, who specializes in studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in several publications like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She was also named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets &amp; Quants. Laura has also previously held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management in several companies such as Standard Chartered bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson &amp; Johnson. She received her MS and BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.• Book: “Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage”• Facebook: Laura Huang• Instagram: @laurahuang• LinkedIn: Laura Huang• Twitter: @LauraHuangLA • Website: LauraHuang.net— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo• Book: “Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok• Book: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro• Book: “When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two Worlds” by Hal Borland— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Baked by Melissa makes delicious miniature cupcakes. Get 15% off with the promo code AWESOME• Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:47

543: How to Build Skills Faster and Improve Mental Performance with Britt Andreatta

Britt Andreatta shares neuroscience insights for boosting your learning, memory, and creativity.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to make your learning stick. 2) The striking benefits of boredom. 3) How to deal with information overwhelm. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep543 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BRITT — Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally-recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions for today's challenges. As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people, helping organizations rise to their potential.• Britt’s book: Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any Skill• Britt’s book: Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success• Britt’s book: Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and Inclusion• Britt’s LinkedIn: Britt Andreatta• Britt’s website: BrittAndreatta.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Simple Habit• Software: Camtasia• Term: Mirror neurons• Term: Schema• Book: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman• Book: The Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols and Richard J. Davidson• Book: The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson• Previous episode: 193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

544: How to Build Exceptional Influence in a Noisy Digital Age with Richard Medcalf

Richard Medcalf shares strategies to grow your influence despite the noise and overwhelm of the digital world.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The language that gets people to listen to you. 2) The two ways of effectively relating with anyone. 3) A quick trick to exude charisma and confidence. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep544 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RICHARD — Richard Medcalf has advised exceptional founders and senior executives in complex, fast-moving industries for over 20 years. After earning a first-class degree at Oxford University, Richard became the youngest-ever partner at tech-sector strategy consultancy Analysys Mason. He then moved to tech giant Cisco, where he held various senior positions over 11 years, most notably being hand-picked for an elite team set up by Cisco’s CEO to lead new board-level business initiatives. Believing that there’s no business transformation without personal transformation, he founded Xquadrant to work at the intersection of leadership, strategy and purpose and help digital-age leaders create extraordinary positive impact.• Richard’s company: Xquadrant.com• Richard’s Free Guide: Xquadrant.com/awesome• Richard’s LinkedIn: Richard Medcalf• Richard’s Twitter: @richardmedcalf— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Evernote• App: Todoist• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey• Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Learning

04 Apr 14:47

545: What High-Performers Do Differently with Alan Stein Jr.

Alan Stein Jr. discusses the fundamental habits and mindsets that separate the best from the rest.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The universal skill every professional needs. 2) The secret to making remarkable change last. 3) A powerful mantra to keep you grounded and present. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep545 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ALAN — Alan Stein, Jr. is a keynote speaker and author who spent 15+ years as a performance coach working with famous, high-performing basketball players. He now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.Alan specializes in improving individual and organizational leadership, performance and accountability. He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity which is what makes him one of the top motivational speakers around.• Alan’s book: Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best• Book website: RaiseYourGameBook.com• Alan’s website: AllanSteinJr.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Headspace• Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy &amp; Proven Way to Build Good Habits &amp; Break Bad Ones by James Clear• Book: Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Coach K• Article: “Fitness success secrets: On practicing one strategic habit at a time” by John Berardi, PHD— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

546: Choosing Better Words for Better Leadership with David Marquet

Former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet shares how subtle language changes can make a huge impact.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How language impacts your leadership. 2) How to use dissent in the workplace to your advantage. 3) How we’re mistaking coercion for leadership. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep546 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVID — David Marquet is a student of leadership and organizational design and a former nuclear submarine Commander. He was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook. David’s new book, Leadership is Language was released recently by Penguin Random House. • Book: Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't• Book: Turn Your Ship Around!: A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership in Your Organization• Facebook: L. David Marquet• Instagram: @ldavidmarquet• LinkedIn: L. David Marquet• Website: DavidMarquet.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck• Book: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen Covey• Book: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA

04 Apr 14:47

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

Simon Sinek discusses the crucial pivot in thinking that professionals need to thrive in their careers.— YOU'LL LEARN — 1) What most professionals get wrong about work. 2) The five key practices for thriving in an infinite game. 3) How to keep your confidence during setbacks. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep547 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SIMON —Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and The Infinite Game.• Simon’s book: The Infinite Game• Simon’s book: Leaders Eat Last• Simon’s website: SimonSinek.com• Simon’s LinkedIn: Simon Sinek• Simon’s Twitter: @simonsinek• Simon’s Instagram: @simonsinek• Simon’s Facebook: Simon Sinek— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Event: Wells Fargo account fraud scandal• Video: How to Motivate People, Transform Business, and Be a True Leader | Simon Sinek on Impact Theory• Book: Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOMEBlinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep547

04 Apr 14:47

548: How to Get Your Points Across Clearly with Davina Stanley

Davina Stanley shares expert strategies for communicating with greater clarity. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why so many business presentations miss the mark. 2) The three-step “So what?” strategy. 3) The seven storyline patterns and when to use them. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep548 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVINA — Davina Stanley has helped professionals communicate complex ideas clearly for more than 20 years. She offers a structured, ‘go to’ process that helps people think through their messaging so their good ideas get the traction they deserve. She started coaching others when she joined McKinsey’s Hong Kong office as a communication specialist and has continued to help professionals of all stripes across many countries since then.More recently she, along with her business partner, have published their first book The So What Strategy, which offers the seven most commonly used storyline patterns they see professionals use at work.• Davina’s book: The So What Strategy• Davina’s website: ClarityFirstProgram.com • Davina’s program: Clarity First • Davina’s Facebook: Communicating Up• Davina’s LinkedIn: Davina Stanley— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Concept: The Pyramid Principle• Book: The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara Minto• Book: Possum Magic by Mem Fox• Book: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox• Book: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh• Book: Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Care.com/Awesome. Save 30% on a premium membership to find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home.

04 Apr 14:47

549: Who Gets Raises and Promotions? Rick Gillis Reveals the Metric that Predicts our Fate.

Rick Gillis shares how knowing and improving your “quotient” can help you get raises and promotions at work. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The factor that determines your compensation at work. 2) How to speak up for your work to your boss. 3) The perfect time to bring up your accomplishments. Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep549 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RICK — Rick Gillis is a speaker, author, and personal career advisor. He has spent over two decades writing books and sharing techniques to manage and maximize careers across the country. He is the founder of the Richard Gillis Company, LLC which provides training and career coaching to help job seekers land the best possible position at the highest possible pay. Rick has appeared on several media outlets like Forbes.com, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Rick and his wife, Mary, live in Texas where he spends his free time riding along the Texas gulf coast on his Harley or in his music room and art studio.• Book: "PROMOTE!: Your work does not speak for itself. You do."• Book: “The Quotient”• LinkedIn: Rick Gillis• LinkedIn Article: "(In response to last week's post:)YOU are Responsible for Pointing Out Your Wins"• LinkedIn Article: "It’s OK for Your Boss to Take Credit for Your Work (Ouch!)"• Website: RickGillis.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges• Book: The Essential Guide for Hiring &amp; Getting Hired: Performance-based Hiring Series by Lou Adler• Movie: The Imitation Game— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME

04 Apr 14:47

550: How to Free Yourself from Conflict with Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

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 you2) How to untangle the complex web of recurring conflict3) The smartest thing to do when a conflict goes nowhereAbout Jennifer:Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York-based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. Author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, Feb. 25, 2020), she is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and innovative, fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds, including those at Google, Harvard and TEDx, and in her popular course at Columbia. A former counterterrorism research fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Jennifer’s book: Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in LifeJennifer’s website: OptimalOutcomesBook.comResources mentioned in the show:App: CalmApp: Insight TimerPersonality: Dr. John GottmanBook: Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy WoodBook: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya ParkerThank you Sponsors!Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:47

551: How to Save Massive Time, Energy, and Frustration by Solving Problems Before They Happen with Dan Heath

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 problem3) How to avoid the blame game at workAbout 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.Book: “Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen"Website: UpstreamBook.comItems Mentioned in the ShowBook: How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton ChristensenBook: Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil MullainathanStudy: Anita TuckerPersonality: Paul BataldenSoftware: TogglThank you, sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep551  

04 Apr 14:46

552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni

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 rest2) Why you shouldn’t be afraid of micromanaging3) How leaders can have more joyful difficult conversationsAbout 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 &amp; Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.Patrick’s book: The AdvantagePatrick’s book: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important ResponsibilitiesPatrick’s podcast: At The Table with Patrick LencioniPatrick’s website: TableGroup.comResources mentioned in the show:Personality: Alan MulallyBook: Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean KoontzPrevious episode: 302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce TulganThank you Sponsors!Care.com/Awesome. Save 30% on a premium membership to find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home.View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep552  

04 Apr 14:46

553: How to Change Minds and Organizations with Jonah Berger

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 does2) A simple technique to win over stubborn naysayers3) How to introduce big changes with minimal resistanceAbout 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.Book: The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s MindBook: Contagious: Why Things Catch OnWebsite: JonahBerger.comLinkedIn: Jonah BergerTwitter: @j1bergerResources mentioned in the show:Book: A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashion, and Culture Change by Stanley LiebersonTerm: Endowment effectTerm: FreemiumClip: Heineken: Worlds ApartThank you Sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:46

554: How Doing Less Results in Achieving More with Celeste Headlee

Award-winning journalist and speaker Celeste Headlee shares how doing nothing can help you accomplish everything.You'll Learn:1) Why idleness isn’t laziness2) What’s causing you burnout 3) The productivity benefits of shorter work hoursAbout 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.Book: Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving.Website: CelesteHeadlee.comItems Mentioned in the ShowBook: The Paris Library: A Novel by Janet Skeslien CharlesPrevious episode: 221: Becoming a Great Conversationalist with Celeste HeadleeThank you, sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA

04 Apr 14:46

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

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 &amp; 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. Michael’s book: The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious &amp; Change the Way You Lead ForeverMichael’s book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More &amp; Change the Way You Lead ForeverMichael’s website: TheAdviceTrap.comMichael’s website: MBS.worksResources mentioned in the show:Book: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonPast Episode: 297: Encouraging Insight Through More Coach-like Conversations with Michael Bungay StanierThank you Sponsors!formstack. Get home earlier with simplified workflows. Visit formstack.com/awesome for a 14-day free trial.Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesomeFender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep555

04 Apr 14:46

556: What Drives Your Career Growth with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison

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 fit3) Why most meetings are meaninglessAbout 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.Gary’s book: Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your CareerGary’s website: KornFerry.comGary’s website: Korn Ferry AdvanceResources mentioned in the show:Website: GlassdoorBook: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer JohnsonPrevious Episode: 273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary BurnisonThank you Sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOMEformstack. Get home earlier with simplified workflows. Visit formstack.com/awesome for a 14-day free trial.View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep556

04 Apr 14:46

557: How to Outthink Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin

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-making2) How to manage your fears effectively3) The two techniques to help you outthink your fearsAbout 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. Book: Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think FearWebsite: MarkMcLaughlinMD.comItems Mentioned in the ShowApp: Ten Percent HappierBook: Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward WilsonBook: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan HarrisBook: Traveler’s Gift by Andy AndrewsPersonality: Camillo GolgiPersonality: Rene DescartesPersonality: Sanjay GuptaPersonality: Santiago Ramon y CajalPlanners: Franklin PlannerSystem: Cartesian Coordinate systemSystem: David Allen-Filing SystemTerm: ConsilienceUniversity: William &amp; MaryThank you, sponsors!Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA.formstack. Get home earlier with simplified workflows. Visit formstack.com/awesome for a 14-day free trial.Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:46

558: How to Escape Non-Stop Urgency and Become Visionary with Michael Hyatt

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.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep558 for clickable versions of the link below.— ABOUT MICHAEL —Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt &amp; 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• Principle: Pareto Principle— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Care.com/Awesome. Save 30% on a premium membership to find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home.

04 Apr 14:46

559: How to Unify, Motivate, and Direct Any Team by Picking a Fight with David Burkus

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! —• Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:46

560: How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli

Oscar Trimboli explains how to increase your impact through sharpening your listening.— YOU'LL LEARN —1) The magic phrases powerful listeners use2) How to expertly listen for what’s unsaid3) 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 &amp; Proven Way to Build Good Habits &amp; 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

04 Apr 14:46

561: The Ultimate Guide to Working Remotely with Lisette Sutherland

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

04 Apr 14:46

562: How to Get More Done by Working Less with Alex Pang

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! —• Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:46

563: Accelerating Your Career by Thinking Like a Rocket Scientist with Ozan Varol

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! —• Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:46

564: Tapping the Motivational Forces of the World’s Most Successful People with Marco Greenberg

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 &amp; 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! —• Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME• Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:46

565: How to Get Out of a Rut and into Your Flow with Jonah Sachs

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— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —• Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:46

566: How to Start Focusing and Stop Firefighting with Mike Michalowicz

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! — • Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA. 

04 Apr 14:46

Winning the Mental Game of Quarantine

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

04 Apr 14:46

567: Achieve More While Criticizing Yourself Less: The Power of Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff

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! — • Professionals love using Linkedin Learning. Get your team learning at https//linkedinlearning.com/awesome • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:46

568: Minimizing Tasks While Maximizing Results with Laura Stack

Productivity expert Laura Stack shares best–and worst–practices for prioritizing your tasks. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The six steps to optimizing your workflow2) The five productivity personality archetypes3) How to work from home effectivelySubscribe 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:46

569: Thriving in the Stress and Uncertainty of a Crisis with Dr. Joshua Klapow

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 

04 Apr 14:45

570: How to Use Stories to Persuade, and Connect with Others with Shane Snow

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:45

571: How to Crush Self-Doubt and Build Self-Confidence with Dr. Ivan Joseph

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 &amp; Rosenthal study on Pygmalion Effect • Book: Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical &amp; 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 

04 Apr 14:45

572: How Morning Practices Like Savoring and Investing in Calm Boost Productivity with Chris Bailey

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep572 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHRIS — Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in seventeen languages. Chris writes about productivity at Alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, GQ, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. • Book: Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction • Book: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy • Podcast: Becoming Better • Website: A Life of Productivity — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Author: Shawn Achor • Book: How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger • Product: Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME 

04 Apr 14:45

573: How to Leverage Your Time by 6000% through Effective Delegation with Bill Truby

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 

04 Apr 14:45

574: How to Navigate Overwhelming Data and Choices to Make Optimal Decisions with Vikram Mansharamani

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 

04 Apr 14:45

575: How to Coach More Effectively using Reflective Inquiry with Dr. Marcia Reynolds

Master coach Marcia Reynolds talks about the importance of reflective inquiry and why to think twice about giving advice. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Key questions to challenge your thinking 2) Why it’s more important to be present than perfect 3) The value of a coaching buddy Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep575 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARCIA —  Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a world-renowned expert on how to evoke transformation through conversations. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina, and on faculty for coaching schools in China, Russia, and the Philippines. She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership topics and mastery in coaching. Global Gurus has recognized her as one of the top 5 coaches in the world for four years. Her books include Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and her latest, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. • Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry • Email: Marcia@covisioning.com • LinkedIn: Marcia Reynolds — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: How We Think by John Dewey • Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More &amp; Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier • Organization: The International Coach Federation • Past episode: 014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds • Personality: John Dewey — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:45

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

Rasmus Hougaard discusses how to manage your attention by practicing mindfulness. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why we get distracted by the news—and how to curb that impulse 2) The quantifiable benefits of mindfulness 3) The small habits that build great resilience Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep576 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RASMUS — Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and CEO of Potential Project - the global leader in building mindful leaders and organizations by enhancing performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness. He is the author of One Second Ahead as well as The Mind of the Leader, a bestseller published by Harvard Business Review. In addition, he writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and lectures at the world’s leading business and executive education schools. • Rasmus’ app: PotentialProject.app • Rasmus’ article: “Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis” • Rasmus’ website: PotentialProject.com • Rasmus’ LinkedIn: Rasmus Hougaard — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: OneNote • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy &amp; Proven Way to Build Good Habits &amp; Break Bad Ones by James Clear • Book: The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1 by William James — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:45

577: How to Manage and Engage Remote Teams with Kevin Eikenberry

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 

04 Apr 14:45

578: How to Stay Calm and Productive Amid Uncertainty with David Lebel

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:45

579: How to Grow Your Influence and Lead Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi

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 

04 Apr 14:45

580: How to Stop Overthinking and Become More Decisive with Anne Bogel

Anne Bogel discusses how to stop second-guessing yourself and make decision-making easier. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) What we lose when we overthink 2) Telltale signs you’re overthinking 3) How to stop overthinking in three to eight minutes Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep580 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ANNE — Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery 29, The Washington Post and more. Bogel’s popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. • Anne’s book: Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy Into Your Life • Anne’s podcast: What Should I Read Next? • Anne’s website: ModernMrsDarcy.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Product: Lettermate • Product: uni-ball VISION • Poem: “I dwell in Possibility” by Emily Dickinson • Personality: David Allen • Personality: Lauran Vanderkam • Previous episode: 576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:45

581: How to Empower Teams in Difficult Times through Coach-like Conversations with Michael Watkins

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 

04 Apr 14:45

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

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

04 Apr 14:45

583: Dispelling the Motivation Myths of Passion and Willpower with Jeff Haden

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 &amp; Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott • Previous episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott • Personality: Tony Robbins • Personality: Herb Kelleher — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:45

584: How Curiosity Can Help You Reinvent Your Career and Stand Out with Francesca Gino

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 &amp; Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life. Gino is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. Gino has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50. • Book: Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life • Book website: RebelTalents.org • Website: FrancescaGino.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton • Company: Second City • Personality: Massimo Bottura • Study: Carol Dweck: A Summary of Growth and Fixed Mindsets • Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:45

585: How to Boost Your Motivation by Using the Joy Mindset with John O’Leary

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:45

586: Insights on Working from Home’s Largest-Ever Experiment with Nicholas Bloom

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 &amp; Company. His work has been covered in a range of media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Economist and Financial Times. On the personal side he is English living with his Scottish Wife and American kids - a multi-lingual English household on Stanford campus. • Nicholas’ TEDx Talk: Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home | Nicholas Bloom | TEDxStanford • Nicholas’ study: “Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” with James Liang, John Roberts, and Zhichun Jenny Ying • Nicholas’ academic profile: Nicholas Bloom — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Product: Blue Yeti • Product: Logitech C920 PRO HD Webcam — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:45

587: Finding the Beauty in Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Raycon. Enjoy great sound at a great price with Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/awesome. • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:44

588: How to Calm Anxiety and Achieve Peak Performance with Dr. Luana Marques

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 &amp; 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 — • Psychology: Yerkes-Dodson Law •Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi • Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho •YouTube Series: “Some Good News” — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • sendinblue. Increase your email open rate with sendinblue.com/awesome. • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME. 

04 Apr 14:44

589: How to Ask Better Questions that Lead to Breakthroughs with Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro offers expert advice for shifting your thinking to uncover innovative solutions. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The biggest red flag in problem-solving2) How to work with—not around—constraints3) How an emphasis on solutions hinders usSubscribe 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:44

590: Forming Strong Connections through Authority, Warmth, and Energy with Steve Herz

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:44

591: How to Prevent Work and Stress From Taking Over Your Life with Bryan Robinson

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

04 Apr 14:44

592: How to Speak with Effortless Confidence with Caroline Goyder

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

04 Apr 14:44

593: Why Hard Work Isn’t Enough: Insights on Developing Your Career with Patty Azzarello

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • SendinBlue. Increase your open rates with sendinblue.com/awesome. • Blinkist. Learn more, faster at blinkist.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:44

594: Achieving More by Embracing Your Productivity Style with Carson Tate

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Raycon. Enjoy great sound at a great price with Raycon earbuds at buyraycon.com/awesome. • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome.

04 Apr 14:44

595: How to Beat Burnout and Restore Resilience with Adam Markel

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep595 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 &amp; 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 

04 Apr 14:44

596: The Six Skills of Proactive Professionals with Chrissy Scivicque

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:44

597: How to Turn No Into Yes: Powerful Negotiation Questions with Alex Carter

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep597 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:44

598: How to Remember Names, Faces, and Facts like a Memory Champion with Chester Santos

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 

04 Apr 14:44

599: How to Break the Habit of Anxiety using Curiosity with Dr. Jud Brewer

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:44

600: Scientific Strategies to Make Learning Stick with Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto

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 &amp; 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 

04 Apr 14:44

601: The Four Pillars of High Performing Teams with Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins discusses the four features of peak performing teams. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The one thing that builds a culture of trust2) The subtle ways we build—and destroy—belonging3) How to care in order to challengeSubscribe 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:44

602: Finding Greater Enjoyment and Fulfillment through Capacity Building with Robert Glazer

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 

04 Apr 14:44

603: Easing the Anxiety of Workplace Conflict with Liz Kislik

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:44

604: Closing the Seven Power Gaps that Limit Your Career with Kathy Caprino

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME. • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:44

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

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 

04 Apr 14:43

606: How to Learn Faster so Robots Can’t Steal Your Job with Edward Hess

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME. • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:43

607: How to Make Any Work Energizing and Motivating with Todd Henry

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA. • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:43

608: Finding Extreme Clarity for Better Career Fit with Tracy Timm

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME

04 Apr 14:43

609: Why You Need to Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking with Devora Zack

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 &amp; 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Hydrant. Hydrate all the more effectively, efficiently, and deliciously! Listeners save 25% at drinkhydrant.com/awesome. • Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA. 

04 Apr 14:43

610: How to Communicate with People Who Disagree with You with Dr. Tania Israel

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep610 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:43

611: How to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Becoming a 10X Talent with Michael Solomon

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 growth2) An overlooked skill that sets any professional apart3) The most dangerous thing you can do to your careerSubscribe 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:43

612: How to Find the Perfect Career Fit–An Analytical Approach–with Lindsay Gordon

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 &amp; Happiness, Life Planner, Gratitude List by Intelligent Change Inc.• Harvard Project: "Dark Horse: Achieving success through the pursuit of fulfillment"— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.• Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:43

613: Boosting your Influence with the Principles of PRE-Suasion with Brian Ahearn

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 &amp; 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 

04 Apr 14:43

614: Making Smarter Decisions When You Can’t Know Everything with Annie Duke

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME. • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:43

361: Communicating In the Language of Leadership with Chris Westfall

Communications expert and pitch champion Chris Westfall illustrates how leadership is a language of the heart and how to achieve it through a perspective change.   You'll Learn: The three ways that people listen to each other Two ‘you’ phrases that will help you get what you want The thought that makes the impossible possible   About Chris: Chris is national pitch champion and an award-winning MBA instructor at a top-20 program, He’s the official ‘pitch coach’ at the fifth-largest university in the USA – where his strategies have helped raise over $30 million for student start ups. Originally from Chicago, Chris resides in Houston, TX with his wife and two daughters, and is an avid supporter of the performing and visual arts.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep361

04 Apr 14:53

615: How to Build Laser Focus in an Age of Endless Distractions with Curt Steinhorst

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Hydrant. Hydrate all the more effectively, efficiently, and deliciously! Listeners save 25% at drinkhydrant.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:43

616: How to Handle Work in a World Where Everything’s Urgent with Brandon Smith

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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:43

617: Enhancing Your Productivity by Managing Your Mental Energy with David Kadavy

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 &amp; 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:43

618: Finding Greater Clarity Amid Uncertainty with Jodi Hume

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! — • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome • Four Sigmatic. Enhance your productivity and your coffee at foursigmatic.com/howtobeawesome 

04 Apr 14:43

619: Seth Godin on How to Ship More Great Creative Work...and Why Much of Your Work is Actually “Creative”

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! — • Netgear. Enhance your WiFi at netgear.com/wifi• Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:43

620: Reframing Your Mindset for Greater Resilience and Positivity with Anne Grady

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! — • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME. 

04 Apr 14:43

621: How to Banish the Four Habits of Time Wasting with Steve Glaveski

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! — • Klavaiyo.Grow your ecommerce business faster at klaviyo.com/grow • Netgear. Enhance your WiFi at netgear.com/wifi 

04 Apr 14:43

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04 Apr 14:43

622: Taking Control of Stress Before It Takes Control of You with Kirsty Bortoft

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 &amp; Miracles by Bruce Lipton • Personality: Joe Dispenza — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — Klaviyo. Grow your ecommerce business faster at klaviyo.com/grow

04 Apr 14:42

623: Mastering the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in the 2020s with FranklinCovey’s Jennifer Colosimo

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 today2) 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! — • Canva. Design like a pro–for less time and money at canva.me/awesome • Netgear. Enhance your WiFi at netgear.com/wifi 

04 Apr 14:42

624: How to Be More Engaging with Storytelling and Humor with David Nihill

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! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome • Netgear. Enhance your WiFi at netgear.com/wifi 

04 Apr 14:42

625: How to Be Happier, More Fulfilled, and More Effective Every Day with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

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! — • Netgear. Enhance your WiFi at netgear.com/wifi • Four Sigmatic. Enhance your productivity and your coffee at foursigmatic.com/howtobeawesome. 

04 Apr 14:42

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

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&amp;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! — • Netgear. Enhance your WiFi at netgear.com/wifi• Find Your Dream Job. Learn Ramit Sethi’s pro-tips at  IWT.com/podcastDJ

04 Apr 14:42

627: Breaking Through Your Mental Limitations to Grow Faster with Matt Norman

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 &amp; CEO of Norman &amp; Associates, which offers Dale Carnegie programs in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Through Norman &amp; 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! — • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome.• Find Your Dream Job. Learn Ramit Sethi’s pro-tips at  IWT.com/podcastDJ

04 Apr 14:42

628: How to Stay Challenged and Grow Your Career with Daniel Scrivner

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! — • Find Your Dream Job. Learn Ramit Sethi’s pro-tips at  IWT.com/podcastDJ• United Harvest. Get superior meats at unitedharvest.com. Promo code: AWESOME• Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:42

629: How to Find and Use Your Strengths with Lea Waters

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! — • United Harvest. Get superior meats at unitedharvest.com. Promo code: AWESOME • Canva. Design like a pro–for less time and money at canva.me/awesome • Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome. 

04 Apr 14:42

630: How to Work with a Boss You Don’t Like with Katherine Crowley

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

04 Apr 14:42

631: Accelerating Growth through Coaching with Andrea Wanerstrand

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep631 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 &amp; Services, Business Management Consulting, and Telecommunications. Expertise in leading the development and management of large-scale global talent lifecycle &amp; 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 &amp; Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier • Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More &amp; 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 

04 Apr 14:42

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

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep632 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 

04 Apr 14:42

633: How to Get Unstuck, and Find your Perfect Career Fit with Ashley Stahl

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 AshleyAshley 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.Ashley’s book: You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream CareerAshley’s website: YouTurnBook.comAshley’s podcast: You Turn PodcastAshley’s TEDx Talk: How to figure out what you really want | Ashley Stahl | TEDxLeidenUniversityAshley’s Instagram: @ashleystahlResources mentioned in the show:App: Insight TimerBook: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThank you Sponsors!Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesomeRaycon. Enjoy 15% off of outstanding earbuds at buyraycon.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:42

634: How to Get Ahead in Your Career by Developing Your Professional Value with Don Miller

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep634 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Four Sigmatic. Enhance your productivity and your coffee at foursigmatic.com/howtobeawesome.• NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB

04 Apr 14:42

635: Shifting your Team from Survival to Performance through Psychological Safety with Dr. Timothy Clark

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep635 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. • NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME. 

04 Apr 14:42

636: How to Advance Your Most Important Priorities with Eric Papp

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep636 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 &amp; Proven Way to Build Good Habits &amp; 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. • NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:42

637: How to Have a Happier Work Week with Nic Marks

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep637 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Canva. Design like a pro–for less time and money at canva.me/awesome • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:42

638: How to Build Unhackable Focus with Kary Oberbrunner

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep638 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Canva. Design like a pro–for less time and money at canva.me/awesome

04 Apr 14:42

639: How to Get More Breakthrough Ideas with Susan Robertson

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep639 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 

04 Apr 14:42

640: Why Being Qualified Isn't Enough: How to Overcome Your Fear of Selling Yourself with Jena Viviano

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep640 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:41

641: How to Inspire Sustained Change with Richard Boyatzis

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 does2) The biological key that opens people up to change3) Four principles for making change stickSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep641 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 

04 Apr 14:41

642: How to Identify Your Career Season and Land Your Dream Job with Ramit Sethi

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep642 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome 

04 Apr 14:41

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

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep643 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:41

644: How to Sharpen Your Skills for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet with Michelle Weise

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep644 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME.

04 Apr 14:41

645: How to Make a Bigger Impact by Connecting First with Dr. Melanie Katzman

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep645 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:41

646: Redefining the Rules to Make Work More Enjoyable with Vishen Lakhiani

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep646 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME. • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work. 

04 Apr 14:41

647: Cal Newport: How to Break Free from Your Email Inbox

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep647 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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 — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome

04 Apr 14:41

648: How to Turn Stage Presence into Screen Presence with Diane DiResta

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep648 for clickable versions of the links below. — 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! — • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work. • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME. 

04 Apr 14:41

649: How to Persuade through Better Listening and Adapting with Brian Ahearn

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 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep649 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. • Book: Persuasive Selling for Relationship Driven Insurance Agents • LinkedIn: Brian Ahearn • Websit