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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 • 856 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!

    704: How to Achieve Lasting Success by Thinking Long-Term with Dorie Clark

    704: How to Achieve Lasting Success by Thinking Long-Term with Dorie Clark

    Dorie Clark reveals the critical skills that help us think long-term and set ourselves up for future success. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The three barriers to long-term strategic thinking 

    2) The top two skills that make you indispensable 

    3) What to do when you’re stuck in a rut 




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    — ABOUT DORIE — 

    Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, which was named one of Forbes’ Top 5 Business Books of the Year, as well as Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. 

    A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. 

    • Dorie’s book: The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World 

    • Dorie’s website: DorieClark.com 

    • Free assessment: The Long Game: Your Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: “Executive Presence” by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Lauren Leader-Chivée, Laura Sherbin, and Joanne Gordon with Fabiola Dieudonné 

    • Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini 

    • Book: The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control and How To Master It by Walter Mischel 




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    • 46 min
    703: How to Find the Work that Sparks You and Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields (Host of Good Life Project Podcast)

    703: How to Find the Work that Sparks You and Makes You Come Alive with Jonathan Fields (Host of Good Life Project Podcast)

    Jonathan Fields discusses how to spark meaning, fulfillment, and joy in your work by aligning with your Sparketype. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) A (free!) assessment that identifies what makes you come alive 

    2) The ten impulses that describe how we work 

    3) The fundamental questions that create career fit 




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    — ABOUT JONATHAN — 

    Jonathan Fields hosts one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world, Good Life Project®, where he shares powerful stories, conversations, and resources, on a mission to help listeners live more meaningful and inspired lives. Fields is also the founder and CEO of Spark Endeavors, a research initiative focused on helping individuals and organizations reclaim work as a source of purpose, energy, meaning, and possibility. His new book, SPARKED: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work That Makes You Come Alive delivers an important message in a time when many people are emerging from the pandemic and seeking out new work that will both challenge and fulfill them. 

    • Jonathan’s book: Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive 

    • Jonathan’s podcast: Good Life Project Podcast 

    • Jonathan’s website: GoodLifeProject.com 

    • Jonathan’s website: Sparketype.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran 

    • Book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Postie. Run direct mail like a digital marketer with at postie.com/awesome. 

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    • 40 min
    702: Building the Courage to Speak Up and Stand Out at Work with Jim Detert

    702: Building the Courage to Speak Up and Stand Out at Work with Jim Detert

    Jim Detert discusses how to build your courage to stand out and influence. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Why acting courageously is easier than you think 

    2) The four fears that keep us from acting courageously 

    3) The most effective way to get others to listen to you 




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    — ABOUT JIM — 

    Jim Detert (PhD, Harvard) is the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Detert's research focuses on employee voice and other forms of workplace courage, experiential leadership development, and ethical decision-making and behavior. His research has won several academic best-paper awards, and his teaching and curriculum development have also won multiple awards at UVA and Cornell. 

    • Jim’s book: Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work 

    • Jim’s article: "Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation" 

    • Jim’s LinkedIn: Jim Detert 

    • Jim’s website: JimDetert.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: Milgram Experiment 

    • Study: Asch Conformity Experiments 

    • Book: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 

    • Book: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

    • Book: Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony De Mello 

    • Book: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott 

    • Personality: Chris Argyris 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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    • 43 min
    701: How to Get People to Say Yes through the Power of Persuasion with Vanessa Bohns

    701: How to Get People to Say Yes through the Power of Persuasion with Vanessa Bohns

    Vanessa Bohns talks about how all of us have hidden influence and how we can use it effectively. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Why we end up underestimating the willingness to say yes 

    2) How to get more comfortable with asking 

    3) How to say no without feeling guilty or awkward 




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    — ABOUT VANESSA — 

    Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. She holds a PhD in psychology from Columbia University and an AB in psychology from Brown University. 

    Professor Bohns has been a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business and has taught at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her research has been published in top academic journals in psychology, management, and law, and featured by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and NPR's Hidden Brain. 

    Her first book, You Have More Influence Than You Think, will be published in September 2021. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two daughters. 

    • Book: You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters 

    • Twitter: @profbohns 

    • Website: VanessaBohns.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Study: "The really fundamental attribution error in social psychological research" by Sabini, J., Siepmann, M., & Stein, J 

    • Blog: Rejection Therapy with Jia Jiang 

    • Book: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott 

    • Book: Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley 

    • Book: Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang 

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    • 35 min
    700: How to Make Your Anxiety Work For You with Wendy Suzuki

    700: How to Make Your Anxiety Work For You with Wendy Suzuki

    Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki talks about how you can leverage your anxiety to solve problems and boost your well-being. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The six superpowers of anxiety 

    2) How to trick your brain into relaxing 

    3) How a 30-second meditation can make all the difference 




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    — ABOUT WENDY — 

    Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University and a celebrated international authority on neuroplasticity. She was recently named one of the ten women changing the way we see the world by Good Housekeeping and regularly serves as a sought-after expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Shape, and Health. 

    Her TED talk has received more than 31 million views on Facebook and was the 2nd most viewed TED talk of 2018. 

    • Book: Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion 

    • Website: www.WendySuzuki.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost

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    • 32 min
    699: Redefining Success for More Fulfilling Days with Brad Stulberg

    699: Redefining Success for More Fulfilling Days with Brad Stulberg

    Brad Stulberg discusses the fundamental mindset shift that helps us feel more fulfilled every day. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The deeply-rooted belief that explains why we’re often dissatisfied 

    2) The simple secret to feeling more fulfilled every day 

    3) The hidden costs of efficiency 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep699 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT BRAD — 

    Brad Stulberg is an internationally known expert on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success. He is coauthor of the bestselling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Forbes, and more, and he is a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. In his coaching practice, Brad works with executives and entrepreneurs on their performance and well-being, and he regularly speaks to large organizations on these topics as well. 

    • Brad’s book: The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds—Not Crushes—Your Soul 

    • Brad’s Twitter: @BStulberg 

    • Brad’s website: www.BradStulberg.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Article: “Track Your Happiness iPhone Study Finds That Your Mind Is Wandering Too Much”  

    • Book: The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life by David Asprey 

    • Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot 

    • Previous episode: 164: Sustaining Your Peak and Avoiding Burnouts with Brad Stulberg 

    • Previous episode: 415: Pursuing Your Passion the Smart Way with Brad Stulberg 




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    • 45 min

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