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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!

    546: Choosing Better Words for Better Leadership with David Marquet

    546: Choosing Better Words for Better Leadership with David Marquet

    Former nuclear submarine commander and 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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    • 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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    • 46 min
    543: How to Build Skills Faster and Improve Mental Performance with Britt Andreatta

    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




    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 SkillBritt’s book: Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving SuccessBritt’s book: Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and InclusionBritt’s LinkedIn: Britt AndreattaBritt’s website: BrittAndreatta.com


    Resources mentioned in the show:App: Simple HabitSoftware: CamtasiaTerm: Mirror neuronsTerm: SchemaBook: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel GolemanBook: 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. DavidsonBook: The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill BrysonPrevious episode: 193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta


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    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep543 

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

    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




    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 & 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 & 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 HuangInstagram: @laurahuangLinkedIn: Laura HuangTwitter: @LauraHuangLA Website: LauraHuang.net


    Resources mentioned in the show:Book: "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamilloBook: “Girl in Translation" by Jean KwokBook: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo IshiguroBook: “When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two Worlds” by Hal Borland


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     View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep542

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

    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




    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 WorldTom’s book: StrengthsFinder 2.0Tom’s book: Eat, Move, SleepTom’s book: How Full Is Your Bucket?Tom’s website: Contribify.comTom’s website: TomRath.org


    Resources mentioned in the show:App: EvernoteParty: Celebrate 10,000,000 downloads on Leap DayAll prior episodes: Archive of AwesomeBook: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonBook: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance


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    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep541

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