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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 20,000,000 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

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    • 4.5 • 908 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 20,000,000 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!

    803: How to Write Like the Greatest Masters of Persuasion with Carmine Gallo

    803: How to Write Like the Greatest Masters of Persuasion with Carmine Gallo

    Carmine Gallo uncovers the communication secrets of masters like Jeff Bezos that help you write more clearly and concisely. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The basic grammar lesson that makes all the difference 

    2) The easiest way to simplify complexity 

    3) How a single sentence makes your data more impactful 




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    — ABOUT CARMINE — 

    Carmine Gallo is a Harvard instructor and program leader in executive education at the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Design. A “communications guru,” according to Publishers Weekly, Carmine coaches CEOs and leaders for the world’s most admired brands.

    Carmine’s bestselling books, including Talk Like TED, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Bezos Blueprint, have been translated into more than 40 languages. 

    His latest, The Bezos Blueprint reveals the communication strategies that fueled Amazon's success and that help people build their careers.

    Carmine is one of the most influential voices in communication, business, and leadership and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Success Magazine and on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and ABC’s 20/20. He has built a global reputation for transforming leaders into powerful storytellers and communicators.

    • Book: The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World's Greatest Salesman

    • Book: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

    • Book: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

    • Article: “How The First 15 Minutes Of Amazon’s Leadership Meetings Spark Great Ideas And Better Conversations”

    • Website: CarmineGallo.com

    • LinkedIn: Carmine Gallo




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: “Bad is Stronger than Good” by Roy Baumeister, Ellen Bratslavsky, Catrin Finkenauer, Kathleen D. Vohs

    • Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

    • Book: Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    • Past episode: 771: How to Own Your Career and Build Your Dream Job with Ann Hiatt

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    • 44 min
    802: How to Level Up Your Career and Find a Job You Love with Brandi Nicole Johnson

    802: How to Level Up Your Career and Find a Job You Love with Brandi Nicole Johnson

    Brandi Nicole Johnson shares simple and practical tips for streamlining your job search. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How to get really clear on what you want  

    2) The best salary database I’ve ever seen 

    3) The tiny mistake that can ruin your entire resume 




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    — ABOUT BRANDI — 

    Brandi Nicole Johnson is an award winning international speaker, facilitator and coach. Currently, Brandi remains focused on her passion for developing the world's next generation of leaders and creating experiences that transform lives. 

    Brandi spent most of her career at the Center for Creative Leadership, a globally ranked, internationally known provider of leadership development, research, and executive education. 

    Brandi has a Master of Science Degree in Management and Leadership and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies. She loves consuming food that is life changing and asking provocative questions that inspire action.  

    • Brandi’s program: Level Up Your Career. Learn more about September’s Master Class here.  

    • Brandi’s website: BrandiNicoleJohnson.com  




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Website: H1B Salary Database 

    • Website: 81cents 

    • Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama 

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    • 22 min
    801: How to Find the Upside amid Uncertainty with Nathan Furr

    801: How to Find the Upside amid Uncertainty with Nathan Furr

    Nathan Furr discusses how to reframe your relationship with uncertainty to open up to new possibilities. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How to turn the fear of the unknown into an excitement for possibilities 

    2) The six types of risk and how to manage them 

    3) How to deal with the frustrations of failure 




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    — ABOUT NATHAN — 

    Nathan Furr is a professor of strategy and innovation at INSEAD in Paris and an expert in the fields of innovation and technology strategy. His bestselling books include The Innovator’s Method and Innovation Capital. Published regularly in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and Inc., he is an Innosight Fellow, has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, and works with leading companies including Google, Microsoft, Citi, ING, and Philips.

    • Book: The Upside of Uncertainty: A Guide to Finding Possibility in the Unknown 

    • Website: UncertaintyPossibility.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: “Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk” by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky 

    • Study: “Drop Your Tools: An Allegory for Organizational Studies” by Karl E. Weick 

    • Book: The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller 

    • Book: Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse 

    • Film: Son of a Lion 

    • Past episode: 210: How to Generate Many Creative Ideas with Tina Seelig 

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    • 54 min
    800: How to Get Better at Asking for Help with Dr. Heidi Grant

    800: How to Get Better at Asking for Help with Dr. Heidi Grant

    Dr. Heidi Grant reveals the secrets to asking for and getting the help you need. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Why asking for help is beneficial for everyone involved 

    2) The do’s and don'ts of asking for help 

    3) The telltale sign that you need to ask for help 




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    — ABOUT HEIDI — 

    Dr. Heidi Grant is a leadership, influence and motivation expert, who is ranked among the top management thinkers globally.  Her books include 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, and Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You.  She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and CBS Mornings, and her TED talk has been viewed more than 3 million times. 

    • Book: Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You 

    • Website: HeidiGrantPhD.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation by Bill Ross and Wes Roberts 

    • Book: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 

    • Past episode: 773: How to Amplify Your Message Through Powerful Framing and Storytelling with Rene Rodriguez 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of therapy at BetterHelp.com/Awesome

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    • 37 min
    799: The Unspoken Rules of High Performers and High Potentials with Gorick Ng

    799: The Unspoken Rules of High Performers and High Potentials with Gorick Ng

    Gorick Ng lays out the unspoken rules and expectations of managers that explain why top performers get ahead. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The three questions everyone is asking about you 

    2) The A+ way to ask for help 

    3) The mentality that keeps professionals from progressing 




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    — ABOUT GORICK — 

    Gorick Ng is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, a book published by Harvard Business Review Press. It is a guide to help professionals, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, take control of their careers, based on 500+ interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types. Gorick is a career adviser at Harvard College, specializing in coaching first-generation, low-income students. He has worked in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), investment banking at Credit Suisse, and research with the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School. He has been featured in The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, New York Post, Fast Company, and CNBC. He was named by Thinkers50 as one of 30 thinkers to watch in 2022. Gorick, a first-generation college student, is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

    • Book: The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right 

    • Website: Gorick.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Tool: Instapaper 

    • Book: The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer 

    • Book: Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Zapier. Save many hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesome

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    • 51 min
    798: How to Have Difficult Conversations about Race with Kwame Christian

    798: How to Have Difficult Conversations about Race with Kwame Christian

    Kwame Christian lays out his three-step framework for masterfully handling difficult conversations around race and other sensitive issues at work. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Why we struggle when discussing race 

    2) How discussing race enriches workplaces 

    3) A powerful three-step framework for any difficult conversation 




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    — ABOUT KWAME — 

    Kwame Christian is a best-selling author, business lawyer and CEO of the American Negotiation Institute (ANI). Following the viral success of his TedxDayton talk, Kwame released his best-seller Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life in 2018. He’s also a regular Contributor for Forbes and the host of the number one negotiation podcast in the world, Negotiate Anything - which currently has over 5 million downloads worldwide. Under Kwame’s leadership, ANI has coached and trained several Fortune 500 companies on applying the fundamentals of negotiation to corporate success. 

    Kwame was the recipient of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2020 and the Moritz College of Law Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award 2021. He is the only person in the history of The Ohio State University to win alumni awards in consecutive years from the law school and the masters of public affairs program. That said, Kwame’s proudest achievement is his family. He’s married to Dr. Whitney Christian, and they have two lovely sons, Kai and Dominic. 

    • Book: How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond 

    • Book: Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life 

    • Podcast: Negotiate Anything 

    • Podcast: Negotiate Real Change 

    • Website: American Negotiation Institute 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi 

    • Book: "How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent" by Carla Naumburg 

    • Book: "I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships" by Michael Sorensen 

    • Past episode: 693: Building Better Relationships through Validation with Michael Sorensen 

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    • 52 min

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