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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

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    • 4.5 • 800 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!

    645: How to Make a Bigger Impact by Connecting First with Dr. Melanie Katzman

    645: How to Make a Bigger Impact by Connecting First with Dr. Melanie Katzman

    Melanie Katzman shares strategies for establishing a great connection to facilitate great work. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The trick to a great first impression 

    2) The one question to gain better perspective 

    3) The listening hack that makes all the difference 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep645 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT MELANIE — 

    Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist and coach to the world’s top public and private companies. Her latest book, Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work, is a #1 WSJ bestseller. 

    She has delivered workshops and keynotes to organizations worldwide for three decades. During COVID-19, she is an especially sought-after virtual speaker, giving groups the tools for coping with newfound daily stressors, teaching immediately actionable techniques that have meaningful and enduring results. 

    Melanie has been featured in the financial and popular media, and has appeared on numerous podcasts and television outlets. 

    • Book: Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work 

    • Instagram: melaniekatzman 

    • Facebook: Melanie Katzman 

    • LinkedIn: Melanie Katzman 

    • Twitter: @melaniekatzman 

    • Website: MelanieKatzman.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns 

    • Website: Above the Law 




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    • 31 min
    644: How to Sharpen Your Skills for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet with Michelle Weise

    644: How to Sharpen Your Skills for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet with Michelle Weise

    Michelle Weise sheds light on the learning challenges professionals will face in the near future—and how we can prepare for them. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How to surface your hidden skills 

    2) How to keep AI from making you irrelevant 

    3) Nifty tools for upskilling quickly 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep644 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT MICHELLE — 

    Michelle Weise was just named to the Thinkers50 thinkers to watch in 2021. She is senior advisor to Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and BrightHive, a data collaboration platform. 

    She is former chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and Southern New Hampshire University. She led the higher education practice at Clay Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Her most recent book is LONG LIFE LEARNING: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet (Wiley, 2020). Her first book, with Clay Christensen (2014) is Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution. 

    • Michelle’s book: Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet 

    • Michelle’s LinkedIn: Michelle R. Weise 

    • Michelle’s Twitter: @rwmichelle 

    • Michelle’s website: RiseAndDesign.io 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Tool: Freestyle2 Keyboard for PC 

    • Website: Skills Match 

    • Software: GLEAC 

    • Software: Mursion 

    • Company: FutureFit AI 

    • Company: Skyhigh Manpower Recruitment International 

    • Company: InnoCentive 

    • Company: Climb Hire 

    • Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 

    • Book: Beloved by Toni Morrison 

    • Previous episode: 376: How to Become the Success Nobody Saw Coming: Research Insights into “Dark Horses” from Harvard’s Todd Rose 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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    • 44 min
    643: The Overlooked Fundamentals of Inspiring and Managing Teams with 15Five’s Shane Metcalf

    643: The Overlooked Fundamentals of Inspiring and Managing Teams with 15Five’s Shane Metcalf

    Shane Metcalf reveals his top research-based do’s and don’ts for being a great manager. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The one meeting a manager should always make 

    2) The teambuilding technique for great teams from the get-go  

    3) How and why to keep an employee dossier 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep643 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT SHANE — 

    Shane Metcalf is a keynote speaker on building a world class workplace and one of the world’s leading pioneers in the space of cultural engineering and positive psychology. His insights have been featured in Inc, Fast Company, Business Insider, Washington Post, Tech Crunch, and Bloomberg. 

    As the Co-founder of 15Five, Shane and his team support HR Executives with data-driven continuous performance management. 15Five has won numerous awards for their company culture, including the prestigious Inc Best Workplaces award, and is ranked #3 in the U.S. on GlassDoor. 

    Follow Shane on Twitter and LinkedIn, and listen to him co-host the Best-Self Management Podcast. 

    • Blog: 15Five.com/blog 

    • Company: 15Five 

    • LinkedIn: Shane Metcalf 

    • Podcast: HR Superstars 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan 

    • Book: Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss by Mary Abbajay 

    • Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile 

    • Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 

    • Past episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay 

    • Past episode: 582: The Five Behaviors That Make You an Indispensable “Go-to” Person with Bruce Tulgan 

    • Strengths Survey: VIA Character Strengths 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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    • 42 min
    642: How to Identify Your Career Season and Land Your Dream Job with Ramit Sethi

    642: How to Identify Your Career Season and Land Your Dream Job with Ramit Sethi

    Ramit Sethi shares how to find your career season and jobhunting insights for landing your dream job. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) What makes a job the dream job 

    2) The question you should ask your career role model 

    3) How the briefcase technique can get you the job or raise 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep642 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT RAMIT — 

    Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a personal development expert to millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties. He started his website, iwillteachyoutoberich.com, as a Stanford undergraduate in 2004, and he now hosts over a million readers per month on his blog, newsletter, and social media. 

    Ramit grew up in Sacramento, the son of Indian immigrant parents who taught him the art of negotiating. Ramit went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technology and psychology from Stanford University and has used this understanding of human behavior to create innovative solutions in self development. Ramit and his team build premium digital products about careers, personal finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, and personal development for top performers. The IWT community includes over 1 million monthly readers, 300,000 newsletter subscribers, and 35,000 premium customers. Follow Ramit on Twitter and Instagram. 

    • Book: I Will Teach You To Be Rich 

    • Course: Find Your Dream Job 2.0 

    • Instagram: @ramit 

    • Twitter: @ramit 

    • Website: IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson 

    • Personality: Elliot Aronson 

    • Study: Asch Conformity Experiment 

    • Study: “The Intuitive Psychologist and His Shortcomings: Distortions in the Attribution Process” by Lee Ross 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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

    • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. 

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    • 47 min
    641: How to Inspire Sustained Change with Richard Boyatzis

    641: How to Inspire Sustained Change with Richard Boyatzis

    Richard Boyatzis shares compelling research on how to open others up to change. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Why goals don’t motivate us to change—and what does

    2) The biological key that opens people up to change

    3) Four principles for making change stick




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep641 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT RICHARD — 

    Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, and HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT), he studies sustained, desired change of individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries since 1967. 

    He is the author of more than 200 articles and 9 books on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education, including the international best-seller, Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee and the recent Helping People Change with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. His Coursera MOOCs, including Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence has over a million enrolled from 215 countries. He is Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. 

    • Richard’s book: Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten 

    • Richard’s book: Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence) with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee 

    • Richard’s book: Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion with Annie McKee 

    • Richard’s course: Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History (Austen Riggs Monograph S) by Erik Erikson 

    • Book: Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence by Erik Erikson 

    • Book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

    • Book: The Achieving Society by David McClelland 

    • Book: Power: The inner experience by David McClelland 

    • Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

    • 40 min
    640: Why Being Qualified Isn't Enough: How to Overcome Your Fear of Selling Yourself with Jena Viviano

    640: Why Being Qualified Isn't Enough: How to Overcome Your Fear of Selling Yourself with Jena Viviano

    Jena Viviano shares her three-step process for making more successful career transitions. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The three sources of career clarity 

    2) Why networking doesn’t have to feel sleazy 

    3) The three things recruiters are always looking for 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep640 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT JENA — 

    Jena Viviano is an ex-Wall Streeter turned career coach and entrepreneur who helps ambitious professionals articulate their personal branded career stories to land their dream jobs. 

    • Jena’s LinkedIn: Jena Viviano Dunay 

    • Jena’s podcast: Recruit the Employer 

    • Jena’s website: RecruitTheEmployer.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Software: Loom 

    • Term: Briefcase technique 

    • Book: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang 

    • Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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800 Ratings

800 Ratings

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LOVE This Podcast

So glad I found this podcast! Pete does such a good job covering a variety of topics. I would recommend this show to anyone!

beanke96 ,

Career changing advice

For anyone trying to be a better leader or take their first steps into leadership or who just wants to be more productive, this is the podcast for you.

The host gets right into the meat of the topic, and his interview style keeps the conversation on track. He is very good at making sure there are actionable takeaways and he vets the speakers so there is usually some data behind their topics.

I usually listen on the way to work, and it helps me to set up my mindset for the day. This podcast has really made a big difference in my career, my day to day, and sometimes it just makes me sound smarter. I list to every episode, and sometimes I go back to older ones when life throws me new challenges. Episodes are evergreen.

Give it a shot. You won’t regret it.

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Host needs better speaking skills

Content is good but wish the host had better public speaking skills. If I hear one more “you know” , “kinda”, “sorta” I will scream. Also, we want to hear from the guest not about you! I felt there were many episodes when the host started in on his story and the guest just had to sit in silence.

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