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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
    • 4.5 • 838 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!

    676: How to Craft and Deliver Compelling Presentations with Dr. Ethan Becker

    676: How to Craft and Deliver Compelling Presentations with Dr. Ethan Becker

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




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The two ways we process information 

    2) The four-step structure of compelling communication 

    3) The simplest way to sound more engaging 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep676 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT ETHAN — 

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

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

    • Ethan’s LinkedIn: Dr. Ethan Becker 

    • Ethan’s website: SpeechImprovement.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

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

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




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Blinkist. Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome. 

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    • 47 min
    675: How to Boost Your Brain for Better Happiness & Performance with Eric Karpinski

    675: How to Boost Your Brain for Better Happiness & Performance with Eric Karpinski

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




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The secret to boosting your brain power at work 

    2) The one question to jumpstart your happiness habit 

    3) How to make stress work for you 




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




    — ABOUT ERIC — 

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

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

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

    • Book Website: PutHappinessToWork.com 

    • Resource: PutHappinessToWork.com/resources 

    • Website: EricKarpinski.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Assessment tool: CliftonStrengths 

    • Product: Flow Hive 

    • TED Talk: Shawn Achor 

    • Term: Pecha Kuchas 

    • Past episode: 087: More Positivity with Michelle Gielan 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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    • 39 min
    674: Nailing your Interview, Resume, and Negotiation FAST with Steve Dalton

    674: Nailing your Interview, Resume, and Negotiation FAST with Steve Dalton

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




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

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

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

    3) The simple trick to negotiating a better job offer 




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




    — ABOUT STEVE — 

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

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

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

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

    • Steve’s website: TheJobCloser.com 

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

    • Steve’s Twitter: @Dalton_Steve 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

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

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

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

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

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

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




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Care.com. Find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home.

    • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/beawesome

    • 48 min
    673: Maximizing Wellbeing at Work with Gallup’s Dr. Jim Harter

    673: Maximizing Wellbeing at Work with Gallup’s Dr. Jim Harter

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




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The five key ingredients to a thriving work life 

    2) Top tips for developing each area of wellbeing  

    3) What most organizations get wrong about wellbeing 




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




    — ABOUT JIM — 

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

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

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

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

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

    • Jim’s LinkedIn: Jim Harter 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

    • Tool: CliftonStrengths 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • RISE. Improve your sleep and energy with the RISE app at risescience.com/awesome 

    • Storyworth. Give Dad a super meaningful Father’s Day gift this year at StoryWorth.com/awesome. 

    • 38 min
    672: How to Ask For and Get What You Want with Heather Hansen

    672: How to Ask For and Get What You Want with Heather Hansen

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




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How to advocate like the pros 

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

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




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




    — ABOUT HEATHER — 

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

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

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

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

    • Instagram: @imheatherhansen 

    • Website: AdvocateToWin.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • App: Insight Timer 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Personality: Judge Rosemarie Aquilina 

    • Tool: Asana 

    • Tool: Calendly 

    • TV Show: Law & Crime 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Blinkist. Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome

    • 41 min
    671: How to Make Change Happen Faster, Easier, and Better with Jake Jacobs

    671: How to Make Change Happen Faster, Easier, and Better with Jake Jacobs

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




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How to keep change from becoming overwhelming 

    2) The hack to accelerate change 

    3) How leaders accidentally kill enthusiasm for change 




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




    — ABOUT JAKE — 

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

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

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

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

    • LinkedIn: Jake Jacobs 

    • Website: JakeJacobsConsulting.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: Preferred Futuring by Lawrence Lippitt 

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

    • Theory: The Zeigarnik Effect 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Ladder. Get instantly approved for life insurance at LadderLife.com/awesome

    • 48 min

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Great podcast on all things career

I’ve been listening to Pete’s podcast for a couple of years and love it. He covers a range of topics and always delivers on the promise to provide small tips and action prompts to be awesome at work. Highly recommend it!

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