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

How to Be Awesome at Your Job Pete Mockaitis

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

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!

    736: The Surprising Problem-Solving Insights from Art with Amy Herman

    736: The Surprising Problem-Solving Insights from Art with Amy Herman

    Amy Herman reveals the surprising framework agencies like the FBI, NATO, and Interpol have used to solve their most intricate problems. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) What to do when you don’t know what to do 

    2) Three simple steps for smarter problem solving 

    3) The top two do’s and don’ts of problem solving 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep736 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT AMY — 

    Amy Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York–based organization that conducts professional development courses for leaders around the world, from Secret Service agents to prison wardens. Herman was the head of education at the Frick Collection for over ten years. 

    An art historian and an attorney, Herman holds a BA in international affairs from Lafayette College, a JD from the National Law Center at George Washington University, and an MA in art history from Hunter College. A world-renowned speaker, Herman has been featured on the CBS Evening News, the BBC, and in countless print publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Telegraph, the New York Daily News, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

    • Amy’s book: Fixed.: How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving 

    • Amy’s website: ArtfulPerception.com 

    • Amy’s website: ArtfulBooks.com 

    • Amy’s Instagram: @amyhermanaop 

    • Amy’s Twitter: @AmyHermanAOP 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: “The Effects of Including a Patient's Photograph to the Radiographic Examination” by Yehonatan Nizan Turner and Irith Hadas-Halpern 

    • Art: “The Raft of the Medusa” by Theodore Gericault 

    • Book: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown 

    • Previous episode: 707: Amy Edmondson on How to Build Thriving Teams with Psychological Safety 

    • Previous episode: 696: How to Separate Truth from Bullsh*t for Smarter Decisions with John V. Petrocelli 

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    • 37 min
    735: Cultivating the Mindset of Motivated and Successful People with Jim Cathcart

    735: Cultivating the Mindset of Motivated and Successful People with Jim Cathcart

    Legendary speaker Jim Cathcart shares powerful wisdom for overcoming the self-limiting beliefs that keep us from thriving in work and life. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The simple secret to motivating yourself and others 

    2) A powerful phrase to motivate you to be your best 

    3) The four steps to breaking bad habits 




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    — ABOUT JIM — 

    Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is a person who has achieved every major milestone in professional speaking: President of the National Speakers Association, Speakers Hall of Fame, 22 published books, 3,300 highly paid speeches worldwide, speeches in China, South America, Europe, and in every one of the 50 US states. He received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International which was also presented to Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale and Walter Cronkite. He received The Cavett Award from the National Speakers Association, and more. 

    Jim is also a guitarist and singer/songwriter who performs often in clubs, at conventions and special events. A fitness enthusiast who has logged over 10,000 miles of running mountain trails after age 60, and a lifetime member of the American Motorcyclist Association. A newscaster once said, “Jim Cathcart is what ‘Fonzie’ from Happy Days would have been if he had gone to business school.” To that end, in September of 2021 Jim received an honorary business degree from High Point University in North Carolina. 

    • Jim’s book: The Power Minute: Your Motivation Handbook for Activating Your Dreams & Transforming Your Life 

    • Jim’s book: The Acorn Principle: Know Yourself, Grow Yourself 

    • Jim’s organization: Cathcart Institute 

    • Jim’s website: Cathcart.com 

    • Jim’s music: GuitarMusicLive.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Resource: Mathnasium 

    • Book: Live a Thousand Years: Have the Time of Your Life by Giovanni Livera 

    • Book: The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino 

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    • 44 min
    734: How to Train Your Mind to Focus and Handle Distractions Better with Dr. Amishi Jha

    734: How to Train Your Mind to Focus and Handle Distractions Better with Dr. Amishi Jha

    Dr. Amishi Jha shares the results of her research to provide a simple solution to improve your focus. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The biggest myth about our attention spans 

    2) The four reasons your attention is getting hijacked 

    3) The three systems of attention—and how to train them 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep734 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT AMISHI — 

    Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes and more. You can find Dr. Jha at http://amishi.com/lab. 

    • Amishi’s book: Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day 

    • Amishi’s website: Amishi.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: The Stroop effect 

    • Study: SART 

    • Study: O-span Task 

    • Methodology: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 

    • Book: The Essential Rumi by Jalal al-Din Rumi and Coleman Barks 

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    • 45 min
    733: How to Keep Growing Over Your Whole Career with Whitney Johnson

    733: How to Keep Growing Over Your Whole Career with Whitney Johnson

    Whitney Johnson shares key science behind learning and growth so you can continue growing your skills smartly over the long haul. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The 3 phases of growth–and how to master them 

    2) How to get your brain to learn faster  

    3) The tremendous power of ridiculously small goals 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep733 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT WHITNEY — 

    Whitney Johnson is CEO of the tech-enabled talent development company Disruption Advisors, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company in America and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. She is an award-winning author, a regular keynote speaker, and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning.  

    A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, Johnson is author of several top-selling books including Disrupt Yourself and Build an A Team. Her latest book is Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company. She is also the host of the popular Disrupt Yourself podcast, with guests including Brené Brown, Simon Sinek, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal. 

    • Book: Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company 

    • Book website: SmartGrowthBook.com 

    • Podcast: Disrupt Yourself 

    • Tool: S Curve Insight Platform 

    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

    • Book: Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You by Suneel Gupta and Carlye Adler 

    • Book: Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan 

    • Book: The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton Christensen 

    • E-commerce: Rent the Runway 

    • Study: The New Science of Wise Psychological Interventions by Gregory Walton 

    • Tool: WHOOP 

    • YouTube: Anxiety Skills – Therapy in a Nutshell with Emma McAdam 

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

    • Past episode: 665: How to Make Lasting Change – According to Science – with Katy Milkman 

    • Past episode: 708: The 7 Steps to Winning Others’ Support with Suneel Gupta 

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    • 43 min
    732: How Aspiring Leaders Can Succeed Today with Clay Scroggins

    732: How Aspiring Leaders Can Succeed Today with Clay Scroggins

    Clay Scroggins lays out how leadership is rapidly changing and what aspiring leaders can do to adapt and succeed. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The 4As for mastering tricky conversations 

    2) Why the “right” people aren’t necessarily the right people 

    3) One question to surface your superpower 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep732 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT CLAY — 

    Clay is the author of the best-selling books How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge and How to Lead in a World of Distraction. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as a Master’s degree and Doctorate with an emphasis in Online Church from Dallas Theological Seminary. 

    In January of 2022, Clay is releasing his 3rd book titled The Aspiring Leader’s Guide to the Future: 9 Surprising Ways Leadership is Changing. No one denies the changing landscape of leadership, but Clay explains how to become the kind of leader the future is demanding. 

    For the past 20 years, Clay Scroggins has served in many pastoral roles at North Point Ministries, a multisite church started in Alpharetta, Georgia led by Andy Stanley. Most recently, Clay served as the lead pastor of Buckhead Church, one of North Point’s largest campuses.  

    He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Jenny, and their five children. 

    • Book: The Aspiring Leader's Guide to the Future: 9 Surprising Ways Leadership is Changing 

    • Website: ClayScroggins.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

    • Book: Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch 

    • Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute 

    • Book: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 

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    • 36 min
    731: How to Harness Motivation…According to Science with Ayelet Fishbach

    731: How to Harness Motivation…According to Science with Ayelet Fishbach

    Ayelet Fishbach reveals insights into motivation to help you achieve your goals. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The top variable for motivation 

    2) How to find motivation when you’re just not feeling it 

    3) How to make incentives really work 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep731 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT AYELET — 

    Ayelet Fishbach is a psychologist and a professor at the University of Chicago. She’s the past president of the Society for the Study of Motivation. She is an expert on motivation and decision making and the author of Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation. Ayelet’s groundbreaking research on human motivation has won her several international awards, including the Society of Experimental Social Psychology’s Best Dissertation Award and Career Trajectory Award, and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award. 

    • Book: "Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation" 

    • Website: AyeletFishbach.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • App: RepCount 

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

    • Book: "The Lying Life of Adults: A Novel" by Elena Ferrante 

    • Past episode: 665: How to Make Lasting Change – According to Science – with Katy Milkman 

    • Past episode: 727: How to Start Something New and See it Through with Michael Bungay Stanier 

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    • 40 min

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