156 episodes

Design a life that really matters. I’m your host, Greg McKeown, author of New York Times bestsellers "Effortless" and "Essentialism" and I’m on mission to help you advocate and negotiate your way to remarkable results without burning out. Come with me on this journey every Tuesday and Thursday as we examine the most essential areas of our lives. Learn more about my books and courses at https://GregMcKeown.com.

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Design a life that really matters. I’m your host, Greg McKeown, author of New York Times bestsellers "Effortless" and "Essentialism" and I’m on mission to help you advocate and negotiate your way to remarkable results without burning out. Come with me on this journey every Tuesday and Thursday as we examine the most essential areas of our lives. Learn more about my books and courses at https://GregMcKeown.com.

    155. Confronting Conflict with Amy Gallo

    155. Confronting Conflict with Amy Gallo

    Have you ever suppressed your feelings or honest views at work because you wanted to avoid trouble? Have you ever avoided speaking up with someone at work and instead unloaded onto someone else about it? What if you could find the words to have the conversation you are avoiding? Today I have invited Amy Gallo to the show to help us. Amy is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing With Conflict and also more recently Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People). She's also the co-host of a successful podcast and a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review where she writes about workplace dynamics. By the end of this episode, you will be able to deal with conflict at work or at home in a way that is both professional and productive, where it improves both your work and your relationships. Learn more from Amy here: http://www.amyegallo.com/
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    • 51 min
    154. The 85% Rule

    154. The 85% Rule

    Have you ever wondered why we can't fix burnout culture with a wellness app? What if doing less was actually more effective than giving it 100%? Today I'm going to share an inspiring story, something counterintuitive I've learned and provide some actionable advice. By the end of this episode, you will be able to accomplish more by putting in less effort.
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    • 25 min
    153. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 2)

    153. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 2)

    Have you ever met a person who had a deeply profound effect upon you? And what was the relationship between that impact and the degree to which they listened and understood you personally and uniquely? Today I have Jack Zenger back for the second part of this interview about what great leaders actually do. They don't do what most people think listening is. They do something very different to that, and that makes all the difference. By the end of this episode, you will understand the difference between what average listeners do and what great listeners do, and how that can be life changing. Discover more from Jack here: https://zengerfolkman.com/

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    • 32 min
    152. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 1)

    152. What Great Listeners Actually Do with Jack Zenger (Part 1)

    Today I have invited Jack Zenger to the show. Jack has spent, if you can believe it, five decades and then some working as an entrepreneur and also an academician. He's the CEO and co-founder of Zenger Folkman. He was a faculty member at USC and later taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, but beyond all of this, what Jack Zenger is really all about is relevant data. So that instead of just saying, "Well, this is what I think about the world," he actually has captured the data to distinguish between what we think and what is real. Discover more from Jack here: https://zengerfolkman.com/

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    • 33 min
    151. How To Be Okay When You're Not Okay

    151. How To Be Okay When You're Not Okay

    What if gratitude isn't what you've always thought it was? Today, I will share a personal story, something counterintuitive I have learned and some actionable advice. By the end of this episode, you will be able to turn a negative into a positive, and a person who can do that can never be defeated.
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    • 24 min
    150. The #1 Way To Remove Resistance In Your Day

    150. The #1 Way To Remove Resistance In Your Day

    Have you ever faced resistance from someone at work or at home to something that really mattered to you? How did you handle it? What was the result? Today, I will share a recent story in my life, something counterintuitive I've been learning, and some actionable advice, and by the end of this episode, you will learn the number one way to remove resistance in your day.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

EarningsBarrage ,

Great morning listen

Useful concepts easy to apply in everyday life.

Ken Silvestri ,

He really, really cares. Therefore he listens and builds us!

Rare in our life do we have a friend or relative do curious about us that they seemingly devote their life to getting the best out of us. It feels like that when you listen to this or any episode of Greg’s
He cares so much, he listens. It’s probably he quest to get the most out of his own life that creates all this curiosity. I’ll take it. I want it too. Don’t we all?

Emfull83 ,

Manageable chunks of brain stretches

I love Greg Mckeown’s book, Essentialism, because it introduced to me a different way of seeing and being in life.
This podcast does the same - shows me alternative approaches to difficult times. It feels like a hearty conversation with a wise friend.

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