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

How to Be Awesome at Your Job Pete Mockaitis

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

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

    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




    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 GillisLinkedIn 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


    Items Mentioned in the ShowBook: Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew HodgesBook: The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired: Performance-based Hiring Series by Lou AdlerMovie: The Imitation Game


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

    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




    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 StrategyDavina’s website: ClarityFirstProgram.com Davina’s program: Clarity First Davina’s Facebook: Communicating UpDavina’s LinkedIn: Davina Stanley


    Resources mentioned in the show:Concept: The Pyramid PrincipleBook: The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara MintoBook: Possum Magic by Mem FoxBook: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem FoxBook: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntoshBook: Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt


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

    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




    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 GameSimon’s book: Leaders Eat LastSimon’s website: SimonSinek.comSimon’s LinkedIn: Simon SinekSimon’s Twitter: @simonsinekSimon’s Instagram: @simonsinekSimon’s Facebook: Simon Sinek


    Resources mentioned in the show:Event: Wells Fargo account fraud scandalVideo: How to Motivate People, Transform Business, and Be a True Leader | Simon Sinek on Impact TheoryBook: Finite and Infinite Games by James P. CarseBook: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


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     View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep547

    • 35 min
    546: Choosing Better Words for Better Leadership with David Marquet

    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




    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'tBook: Turn Your Ship Around!: A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership in Your OrganizationFacebook: L. David MarquetInstagram: @ldavidmarquetLinkedIn: L. David MarquetWebsite: DavidMarquet.com


    Items Mentioned in the ShowBook: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol DweckBook: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen CoveyBook: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael LewisBook: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


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     View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep546 

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

    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




    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 BestBook website: RaiseYourGameBook.comAlan’s website: AllanSteinJr.com


    Resources mentioned in the show:App: HeadspaceBook: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James ClearBook: Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Coach KArticle: “Fitness success secrets: On practicing one strategic habit at a time” by John Berardi, PHD


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    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep545

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

    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




    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.comRichard’s Free Guide: Xquadrant.com/awesomeRichard’s LinkedIn: Richard MedcalfRichard’s Twitter: @richardmedcalf


    Resources mentioned in the show:App: EvernoteApp: TodoistBook: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert CialdiniBook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen CoveyBook: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell


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    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400 

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