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June 29, 2020
Jeff Haden discusses what we often get wrong about motivation—and what really works.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The one thing that makes any goal feel motivating  2) The subtle shift in phrasing that makes goals more motivating  3) A surprising way to boost your willpower  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep583 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT JEFF —  Jeff Haden is Inc.com's most popular columnist and one of LinkedIn's most widely-followed Influencers. His work has also appeared on Time, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Small Business, MSNBC, and CNBC.  • Book: The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win  • LinkedIn: Jeff Haden  • Magazine: Inc.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Phenomenon: The Ben Franklin Effect  • Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport  • Book: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle  • Book: Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott  • Previous episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott  • Personality: Tony Robbins  • Personality: Herb Kelleher  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome
June 25, 2020
Bruce Tulgan discusses how to build real influence and become the go-to person in your workplace.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The mindset that makes you indispensable  2) Why you shouldn’t stick to your speciality  3) How to stop juggling and start finishing tasks  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep582 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT BRUCE —  Bruce Tulgan is the best-selling author of It’s Okay to Be the Boss and the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. Bruce’s newest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, is available July 21 from Harvard Business Review Press. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or visit his website at rainmakerthinking.com.  • Bruce’s book: The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done  • Bruce’s website: RainMakerThinking.com  • Bruce’s LinkedIn: Bruce Tulgan  • Bruce’s Twitter: @BruceTulgan  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Previous episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay  • Previous episode: 302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome
June 22, 2020
Michael Watkins shares the new conversations leaders need to have in order to empower and support their teams during difficult times.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The question all leaders must ask during a crisis  2) Why you don’t need to solve problems to be of value  3) The best thing to do when conversations get emotional  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep581 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT MICHAEL —  Michael Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in transition acceleration for leaders, teams and organizations, where he coaches C-level executives of global organizations. He is the Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School. He has spent the last two decades working with executives—both corporate and public—as they craft their legacies as leaders and was ranked among the leading management thinkers globally by Thinkers50 in 2019.  • Michael’s LinkedIn: Michael Watkins  • Michael’s university: IMD  • Michael’s company: Genesis  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Study: The Hawthorne Effect  • Digital Workplace: MURAL  • Book: Naturalistic Decision Making (Expertise: Research and Applications Series) by Caroline Zsambok  • Past episode: 029: Gaining Quicker Traction in Your New Role with Dr. Michael D. Watkins
June 18, 2020
Anne Bogel discusses how to stop second-guessing yourself and make decision-making easier.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) What we lose when we overthink  2) Telltale signs you’re overthinking  3) How to stop overthinking in three to eight minutes  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep580 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT ANNE —  Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery 29, The Washington Post and more. Bogel’s popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.  • Anne’s book: Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy Into Your Life  • Anne’s podcast: What Should I Read Next?  • Anne’s website: ModernMrsDarcy.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Product: Lettermate  • Product: uni-ball VISION  • Poem: “I dwell in Possibility” by Emily Dickinson  • Personality: David Allen  • Personality: Lauran Vanderkam  • Previous episode: 576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
June 15, 2020
Keith Ferrazzi discusses how to turn colleagues into teammates by changing how we lead and collaborate.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) How leaders (unknowingly) alienate their teams  2) How silos came to be—and how we can break them down  3) An exercise for creating authentic connections with your team  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep579 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT KEITH —  Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Ferrazzi rose to become the youngest CMO of a Fortune 500 company during his career at Deloitte, and later became CMO of Starwood Hotels. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. His mission is to transform teams to help them transform the world.  • Keith’s book: Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration  • Keith’s book: Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time  • Keith’s website: KeithFerrazzi.com  • Keith’s website: VirtualTeamsWin.com  • Keith’s company: Ferrazzi Greenlight  • Keith’s Instagram: @keithferrazzi  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Software: Asana  • Software: Slack  • Software: Zoom  • Book: Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath  • Personality: Amy Edmondson  • Personality: Brene Brown
June 11, 2020
Professor David Lebel shares tactics for overcoming the fear of the uncertain and building the courage to speak up.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) Simple, but powerful ways to ease your anxiety  2) The surprising cost of leaving things unsaid  3) A handy script for when you need to disagree  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep578 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT DAVID —  David Lebel is an award-winning teacher and researcher, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Dave has received multiple teaching awards and was the highest rated professor at the Katz school during the 2017-2018 academic year. His research focuses on proactive behaviors at work including voice/speaking up, innovation, and taking initiative.  Dave received a BS in Economics, an MS in Management, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, all from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing a PhD, he was a management consultant with Deloitte, providing strategy and operations expertise to public sector clients, and an analyst for a large $15 billion privately held supply chain organization.  He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, PA.  • David’s LinkedIn: David Lebel  • David’s academic profile: R. David Lebel  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: Headspace  • Researcher: Amy Edmondson  • Book: Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work by Debra Meyerson  • Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport  • Book: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
June 8, 2020
Kevin Eikenberry discusses the small, but powerful changes leaders must make when managing remote teams.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The foundation of successful remote teams  2) How to measure your remote team’s productivity  3) Top tips for facilitating better online communication  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep577 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT KEVIN —  Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father. He is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993.  Kevin also is the creator and content developer of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, a continual leadership development process focused on developing the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders with virtually delivered content to leaders worldwide. Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana.  • Book: The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership  • Book: The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere  • LinkedIn: Kevin Eikenberry  • Website: KevinEikenberry.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Assessment Tool: DISC  • Assessment Tool: Myers-Briggs  • Book: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) by Napoleon Hill  • Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie  • Personality: Bettina Buchel  • Software: GoToMeeting  • Software: Loom
June 4, 2020
Rasmus Hougaard discusses how to manage your attention by practicing mindfulness.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) Why we get distracted by the news—and how to curb that impulse  2) The quantifiable benefits of mindfulness  3) The small habits that build great resilience  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep576 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT RASMUS —  Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and CEO of Potential Project - the global leader in building mindful leaders and organizations by enhancing performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness. He is the author of One Second Ahead as well as The Mind of the Leader, a bestseller published by Harvard Business Review. In addition, he writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and lectures at the world’s leading business and executive education schools.  • Rasmus’ app: PotentialProject.app  • Rasmus’ article: “Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis”  • Rasmus’ website: PotentialProject.com  • Rasmus’ LinkedIn: Rasmus Hougaard  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: OneNote  • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear  • Book: The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1 by William James  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
June 1, 2020
Master coach Marcia Reynolds talks about the importance of reflective inquiry and why to think twice about giving advice.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) Key questions to challenge your thinking  2) Why it’s more important to be present than perfect  3) The value of a coaching buddy  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep575 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT MARCIA —   Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a world-renowned expert on how to evoke transformation through conversations. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina, and on faculty for coaching schools in China, Russia, and the Philippines. She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership topics and mastery in coaching. Global Gurus has recognized her as one of the top 5 coaches in the world for four years. Her books include Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and her latest, Coach the Person, Not the Problem.  • Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry  • Email: Marcia@covisioning.com  • LinkedIn: Marcia Reynolds  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: How We Think by John Dewey  • Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier  • Organization: The International Coach Federation  • Past episode: 014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds  • Personality: John Dewey  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome
May 28, 2020
Harvard professor Vikram Mansharamani discusses how to break free from blind thinking and make more impactful decisions.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The danger of deferring to experts and technology  2) Two critical steps for smarter decision-making  3) How to better predict the future with “prospective hindsight”  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep574 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT VIKRAM —  Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and his latest, THINK FOR YOURSELF: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence. He is a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment, and his ideas and writings have appeared in Fortune, Forbes, the New York Times, Worth, and many other publications. LinkedIn listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance, and Economics for both 2015 and 2016, and Worth magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance in 2017. In addition to teaching and writing, Mansharamani also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs on how to navigate uncertainty in today's dynamic global business and regulatory environment. He holds a PhD and two master's degrees from MIT as well as a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  • Vikram’s book: Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence  • Vikram’s Twitter: @mansharamani  • Vikram’s website: Mansharamani.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Term: Satisficing  • Personality: Daniel Kahneman  • Personality: Richard Thaler  • Personality: Amos Tversky  • Book: Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by Philip Tetlock  • Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz  • Past episode: 453: Why Generalists Succeed and How to Learn Like One with David Epstein
May 25, 2020
Bill Truby shares the simple trick to getting better results when delegating tasks.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The biggest mistake leaders make when delegating  2) The most crucial thing you need to delegate  3) The only four reasons why people fail to follow through  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep573 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT BILL —  Bill brings the background of common-sense learning (being raised on a cattle ranch), a B.A. in Theology, an M.A. in Psychology, the experience of a MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), and nearly 30 years of business practice to the table.  These multiple perspectives and backgrounds synergize to bring amazingly simple, yet powerful tools to leaders and managers – tools that have been proven over and over for nearly four decades.  • Bill’s book: Successful Delegation  • Bill’s website: TrubyAchievements.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: FYI: For Your Improvement - Competencies Development Guide by Heather Barnfield, Michael Lombardo  • Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
May 21, 2020
Productivity THOUGHT LEADER(!) Chris Bailey shares how investing in your calm can boost your productivity and how savoring the little things every day can help you start your day right.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) How calm provides the greatest return on productivity  2) Why you shouldn’t feel guilty over being less productive now  3) How and why to savor  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep572 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT CHRIS —  Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in seventeen languages. Chris writes about productivity at Alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, GQ, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker.  • Book: Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction  • Book: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy  • Podcast: Becoming Better  • Website: A Life of Productivity  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Author: Shawn Achor  • Book: How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger  • Product: Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
May 18, 2020
Dr. Ivan Joseph discusses the critical practices that build unshakeable self-confidence.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The fundamental building block of self-confidence  2) How to control the negative tape in your head  3) A powerful trick for overcoming impostor syndrome  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep571 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT IVAN —  Dr. Ivan Joseph an award-winning Performance Coach, Sports Psychologist, author and recognized educator and mentor. His TEDx talk on self-confidence - with over 18 million views to date - has been selected by Forbes magazine as one of the 10 Best TED Talks about the Meaning of Life.  Dr. Joseph travels extensively around the world to speak to organizations and teams about the power of self-confidence in leadership, career, sports and life - and how to build high-performing teams that exceed expectations.  • Ivan’s book: You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence  • Ivan’s Twitter: @DrIvanJoseph  • Ivan’s TED Talk: "The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU"  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Term: Pygmalion Effect  • Study: Jacobson & Rosenthal study on Pygmalion Effect  • Book: Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins  • Book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth  • Book: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell  • Book: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am) by Hal Elrod  • Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne  • Book: The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma  • Previous Episode: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod • Commercial: “Think Different” by Apple
May 14, 2020
Shane Snow discusses how to make your message more compelling through storytelling.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) Why storytelling isn’t just for writers  2) The four elements of the most captivating stories  3) The surprisingly best way to improve at storytelling  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/epxxx for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT SHANE —  Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, explorer, and entrepreneur, and the author. He speaks globally about innovation and teamwork, has performed comedy on Broadway, and been in the running for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism.   Snow has helped expose gun traffickers, explored abandoned buildings around the world, eaten only ice cream for weeks in the name of science, and taught hundreds of thousands of people to work better through his books, including the #1 business bestseller Dream Teams.  Snow's writing has appeared in GQ, Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and more. He is also a board member of the media technology company Contently, and the journalism nonprofit The Hatch Institute.  • Shane’s book: The Storytelling Edge: How to Transform Your Business, Stop Screaming into the Void, and Make People Love You  • Shane’s book: Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success  • Shane’s website: ShaneSnow.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: Evernote  • App: Pocket  • Article: The Peekaboo Paradox (The Great Zucchini)  • Book: Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini  • Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini  • Book: A Book About Love by Jonah Lehrer  • Netflix Documentary: Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates  • Past episode: 457: How to Persuade through Compelling Stories with DonorSee’s Gret Glyer  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
May 11, 2020
Dr. Joshua Klapow discusses how to keep your health and wellbeing strong during times of crisis.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about being upset  2) How to quickly reboot your fatigued brain  3) The four pillars of excellent physical and mental health  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep569 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT JOSHUA —  Joshua C. Klapow is a licensed clinical psychologist and a performance coach. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the author of Living SMART: Lifestyle Change Made Simple. Dr. Klapow works extensively with individuals and organizations in the area of performance optimization. His work focuses on leveraging behavioral science strategies to help both individuals and organizations achieve strategic goals. From athletes to executives, from start-ups to multinational companies, Dr. Klapow works with clients nationwide to help bring the power of behavioral science to human performance. Dr. Klapow was named by Yahoo Finance as a Top 20 Entrepreneur to Watch in 2020 and featured in Thrive Global for his approach to performance coaching. He is married with two children in college. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama.  • Joshua’s email: askdrjoshk@gmail.com  • Joshua’s Instagram: @drjoshk  • Joshua’s Twitter: @drjoshk  • Joshua’s website: JoshKlapow.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: Slack  • App: Asana  • Book: WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach  • Book: Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brene Brown  • Book: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown  • History: Spanish Flu (1917 Flu Pandemic)  • Personality: B.F. Skinner
May 7, 2020
Productivity expert Laura Stack shares best–and worst–practices for prioritizing your tasks.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The six steps to optimizing your workflow 2) The five productivity personality archetypes 3) How to work from home effectively Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep568 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT LAURA —  Laura Stack is a noted expert in employee and team productivity, she’s also best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro.” She is also an award-winning keynote speaker and a bestselling author of eight books. She is the President and CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a boutique consulting firm helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments.  Laura has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine. She is a high-content Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver bottom-line results.  • Book: Leave the Office Earlier: The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time...and Feel Great About It  • Book: What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day  • LinkedIn: Laura Stack  • Website: TheProductivityPro.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: Todoist  • Book: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker  • Software: Microsoft Outlook Tasks  • Software: ShortKeys  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
May 4, 2020
Professor and author Kristin Neff shares how self-compassion yields bigger results with less unpleasant self-talk… and how it can help manage anxiety during a crisis.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) Why self-compassion is a better motivator than criticism  2) How to turn your compassion for others inward  3) The value of tone and touch in self-compassion  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep567 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT KRISTIN —  Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct over fifteen years ago. She is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide.  Kristin received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.  • Book: Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind  • Book: Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals  • Website: Self-Compassion.org  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach  • Documentary: The Horse Boy  • Past episode: 396: Insights into Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien  • Personality: Chris Germer  • Yoga: Ashtanga yoga  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Professionals love using Linkedin Learning. Get your team learning at https//linkedinlearning.com/awesome  • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome
April 30, 2020
Pete shares his thoughts that have been helpful–and unhelpful–in preserving mental health amid the quarantine.
April 27, 2020
Mike Michalowicz shares how to zero in on the most important issues to fix next.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) How to identify what you need to fix next.  2) A crucial question you’re forgetting to ask.  3) The tremendous energy unleashed by providing context for goals.  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep566 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT MIKE —  Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest book, Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and regularly travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate.  • Book: Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business • Book Website: FixThisNext.com • Website: MikeMichalowicz.com • Alternate Website: MikeMotorbike.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • App: Voxer  • Book: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking  • Book: Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang  • Past episode: 059: Growing People with Jeff McManus  • Past episode: 547: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with an Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA.
April 23, 2020
Jonah Sachs discusses how a simple shift in the way we think helps us achieve more. You'll Learn: 1) Why the experts are often the most unreliable 2) How to make any task more exciting and engaging 3) How to turn anxiety into fuel for creativity About Jonah Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker and viral marketing pioneer. Jonah helped to create some of the world’s first, and still most heralded, digital social change campaigns. As co-founder of Free Range Studios, his work on Amnesty International’s blood diamonds viral film was seen by 20 million people and was delivered to every member of congress, helping drive the passage of the Clean Diamond Act. He later helped to create “The Story of Stuff,” which, viewed by over 60 million people, marked a turning point in the fight to educate the public about the environmental and social impact of consumer goods. Jonah’s work and opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival, NPR. Sachs also pens a column for Fast Company, which named him one of today’s 50 most influential social innovators.Jonah’s book: Unsafe Thinking: How to be Nimble and Bold When You Need It MostJonah’s book: Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the FutureJonah’s website: JonahSachs.com Resources mentioned in the show:App: AsanaPersonality: Mihaly CsikzentmihalyiBook: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Thank you Sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep565
April 20, 2020
Marco Greenberg shares how primal drives can be the key to unlocking your motivation and potential at work. You'll Learn: 1) Why the world’s most successful people are “primitive” 2) How to tap into your primal drive using the ROAMING framework 3) How to weaponize your insecurities About Marco: Marco Greenberg has spearheaded marketing communications and public affairs campaigns for an array of Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare organizations, and notable venture- and angel-backed startups, and has served as a senior advisor to foreign governments, democratic movements, and NGOs. Previously a managing director at global PR giant Burson-Marsteller, he sees his role as a creative catalyst for breakthrough communications. An in-demand speaker and facilitator, he has written opinion pieces for a range of publications, including Business Insider, Entrepreneur, NY Daily News, Tablet Magazine, WeWork’s Creator. He holds a BA from UCLA and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and taught as an adjunct professor of Innovations in Marketing at NYU and entrepreneurship and PR at Fordham University. He splits his time with his wife and three grown children between the upper west side of Manhattan and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.Book: "Primitive: Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World's Most Successful People"LinkedIn: Marco GreenbergWebsite: PrimitiveBook.com Items Mentioned in the ShowOrganization: HOBY, founded by Hugh O’BrianBook: “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal NewportBook: “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan LightmanBook: "How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything: Yes Anything!" by Albert EllisBook: "In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books)" by Alan LightmanBook: “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" by Chip Heath & Dan HeathBook: "The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Championship and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide" by Brian MulliganBook: "The Way of Go: 8 Ancient Strategy Secrets for Success in Business and Life" by Troy Anderson Thank you, sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOMEBlinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep564
April 16, 2020
Ozan Varol discusses how to make giant leaps in your career by thinking like a rocket scientist. You'll Learn: 1) How success can hinder growth—and what to do about it  2) How to turn worrying into productive preparation 3) How rocket scientists see and use failure About Ozan: Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and author. He served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project, and later pivoted and became a law professor. He’s the author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. The book is # 1 on Adam Grant’s list of top 20 books of 2020. The book was named a “must read” by Susan Cain, “endlessly fascinating” by Daniel Pink, and “bursting with practical insights” by Adam Grant.Ozan’s book: Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and LifeOzan’s podcast: Famous FailuresOzan’s website: RocketScienceBook.comOzan’s newsletter: WeeklyContrarian.comGet bonus videos by emailing your receipt to Rocket@OzanVarol.com by April 30! Resources mentioned in the show:App: ReadwiseTool: InstapaperBook: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam GrantBook: Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress by Christopher RyanPast Episode: 072: Unleashing Simplicity with Lisa BodellPast Episode: 176: How to Prevent Terrible Decisions using Red Team Thinking with Bryce Hoffman Thank you Sponsors! Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep563
April 13, 2020
Alex Pang discusses how to significantly boost your productivity while working fewer hours. You'll Learn: 1) How working fewer hours greatly increases productivity 2) Small productivity hacks that save a massive amount of time 3) When you should and shouldn’t multitask About Alex: Alex Pang is the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten workdays, while staying focused and productive. He is the author of 4 books and have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the New Yorker.  Pang is also an international speaker and has led workshops across the globe on the future of work and how deliberate rest makes creative careers more productive and sustainable. He received his B.A. and Ph.D in History of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Alex’s book: Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less— Here's HowAlex’s book: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessAlex’s website: www.Strategy.restAlex’s Instagram: @askpangAlex’s Twitter: @askpang Resources mentioned in the show:App: ScrivenerBook: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal NewportBook: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiPast episode: 466: How to Get Home Earlier by Automating (Some of) Your Work with Wade Foster Thank you Sponsors! Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep562
April 9, 2020
Lisette Sutherland shares expert tips and tricks for working from home masterfully. You'll Learn: 1) The remote worker hierarchy of needs 2) Smarter alternatives to online meetings 3) Three tips for managing distractions while working remotely About Lisette: Lisette Sutherland is the director of Collaboration Superpowers, a company that helps people work together from anywhere through online and in-person workshops. She also produces a weekly podcast featuring interviews with remote working experts highlighting the challenges and successes of working with virtual teams. Lisette’s book: Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and ManagersLisette’s newsletter: CollaborationSuperpowers.com/newsletterLisette’s Twitter: @lightlingLisette’s website: LisetteSutherland.comLisette’s website: CollaborationSuperpowers.com Resources mentioned in the show:Technique: Pomodoro TechniqueSpeed test site: Speedtest.netLoomTool: QC35 Wireless Noise Cancelling HeadphonesTool: Autonomous ErgoChair IITool: Sennheiser SC 60 headsetTool: IQair HealthPro plusTool: Force of Nature cleanerTool: Logitech G Pro mouseTool: Kinesis Freestyle 2 keyboardTool: AmazonBasics Monitor ArmTool: UPLIFT DeskTool: Telepresence robotVirtual Office: RemoVirtual Office: SococoVirtual Office: Workabout WorkplaceBook: Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Bpg-Other) by Cliff AtkinsonComic: WiFi Hierarchy of Needs View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep561
April 6, 2020
Oscar Trimboli explains how to increase your impact through sharpening your listening. You'll Learn: 1) The magic phrases powerful listeners use 2) How to expertly listen for what’s unsaid 3) One question to ask the people you disagree with About Oscar: Oscar Trimboli is an author, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and cultures around the world. He is a marketing and technology industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience across general management, sales, marketing and operations for Microsoft, PeopleSoft, Polycom, Professional Advantage and Vodafone. Oscar lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie, where he helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity.Oscar’s website: www.oscartrimboli.com/ Resources mentioned in the show:Tool: TextExpanderBook: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James ClearPast episode: 555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier Thank you Sponsors!Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep560
April 2, 2020
David Burkus discusses how crafting a compelling vision in terms of a fight can inspire your team to action. You'll Learn: 1) The three kinds of fights that inspire 2) A simple trick to greatly boost motivation and efficiency 3) The secret to getting along with the coworker you dislike About David: One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach innovation, collaboration, and leadership. As a skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, Burkus’ award-winning books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times.  A renowned expert, Burkus’ writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, and more. He’s been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, CNN, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50.David’s book: Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying AroundDavid’s book: Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your CareerDavid’s website: DavidBurkus.com Resources mentioned in the show:Study: “Impact and the Art of Motivation Maintenance: The Effects of Contact with Beneficiaries on Persistence Behavior” by Adam Grant et al. Book: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger MartinPrevious episode: 552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni Thank you Sponsors! Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep559
March 30, 2020
New York Times bestselling author and leadership mentor Michael Hyatt shares what it really takes to become a vision-driven leader. You'll Learn: 1) Why anyone can be a vision-driven leader 2) The 4 key components of a good vision script 3) How to turn your vision into action About Michael: Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership coaching and development firm twice listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies. A longtime publishing executive, Michael is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Your Best Year Ever, Living Forward, and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Michael is the creator of the Full Focus Planner, which combines quarterly goal-tracking and daily productivity in a proven system for personal and professional achievement. His blog and weekly podcast, Lead to Win, are go-to resources for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, executives, and aspiring leaders. He has been featured by Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Wall Street Journal. Michael and his wife of 40 years, Gail live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Book: "Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less"Book: "The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business"Book Website: VisionDrivenLeader.com/awesomeWebsite: MichaelHyatt.com Items Mentioned in the ShowApp: DynalistApp: WorkflowBook: "It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work" by Jason FriedBook: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" by Stephen CoveyBook: “The War of Art” by Steven PressfieldBook: "Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision" by Andy StanleyCompany: Thomas NelsonPersonality: Andy StanleyPrinciple: Pareto Principle Thank you, sponsors! Care.com/Awesome. Save 30% on a premium membership to find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep558
March 26, 2020
Neurosurgeon and author Mark McLaughlin shares the science of fear and what to do about it. You'll Learn: 1) How fear affects our decision-making 2) How to manage your fears effectively 3) The two techniques to help you outthink your fears About Mark: Mark McLaughlin is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon, a  national media commentator, author of the book Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Outthink Fear, and acclaimed keynote speaker.  He is the founder of Princeton Brain and Spine Care where he practices surgery focusing on trigeminal neuralgia and cervical spine surgery. McLaughlin is also a thought leader in performance enhancement and physician hospital relations. Book: Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think FearWebsite: MarkMcLaughlinMD.com Items Mentioned in the ShowApp: Ten Percent HappierBook: Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward WilsonBook: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan HarrisBook: Traveler’s Gift by Andy AndrewsPersonality: Camillo GolgiPersonality: Rene DescartesPersonality: Sanjay GuptaPersonality: Santiago Ramon y CajalPlanners: Franklin PlannerSystem: Cartesian Coordinate systemSystem: David Allen-Filing SystemTerm: ConsilienceUniversity: William & Mary Thank you, sponsors!Magic Spoon. Enjoy free shipping on delicious, healthy, high-protein cereal that reminds you of childhood. Free shipping on the variety pack at magicspoon.com/HTBA.formstack. Get home earlier with simplified workflows. Visit formstack.com/awesome for a 14-day free trial.Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.
March 23, 2020
Gary Burnison shares what professionals need to start doing differently to advance in their careers. You'll Learn: 1) Three mindsets to accelerate your career growth 2) The overlooked elements that determine career fit 3) Why most meetings are meaningless About Gary: Gary Burnison is the CEO and member of the board of directors for Korn Ferry, a global organization consulting firm. He is also an author, having written several books on career management. His latest book, Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career, is an insider’s look on everything professionals need to take control and get ahead in their careers.  He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg, FOX Business, and other major international news outlets. Mr. Burnison earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from Pepperdine University.Gary’s book: Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your CareerGary’s website: KornFerry.comGary’s website: Korn Ferry Advance Resources mentioned in the show:Website: GlassdoorBook: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer JohnsonPrevious Episode: 273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison Thank you Sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOMEformstack. Get home earlier with simplified workflows. Visit formstack.com/awesome for a 14-day free trial. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep556
March 19, 2020
Michael Bungay Stanier explains why we need to stop giving advice and start asking questions instead. You'll Learn: 1) Three reasons why advice is overrated. 2) A step-by-step process for breaking your advice-giving habit. 3) How to ask more insightful questions. About Michael: Michael Bungay Stanier is an author and the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. He was named the first Canadian Coach of the Year. He left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Michael has been featured in several publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, The Globe & Mail, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post. He has held senior positions in the corporate, consultancy, and agency worlds. He has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, the US, and Canada. He currently lives in Toronto. Michael’s book: The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead ForeverMichael’s book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead ForeverMichael’s website: TheAdviceTrap.comMichael’s website: MBS.works Resources mentioned in the show:Book: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonPast Episode: 297: Encouraging Insight Through More Coach-like Conversations with Michael Bungay Stanier Thank you Sponsors!formstack. Get home earlier with simplified workflows. Visit formstack.com/awesome for a 14-day free trial.Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesomeFender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep555
March 16, 2020
Award-winning journalist and speaker Celeste Headlee shares how doing nothing can help you accomplish everything. You'll Learn: 1) Why idleness isn’t laziness 2) What’s causing you burnout 3) The productivity benefits of shorter work hours About Celeste: Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. In her 20-year career in public radio, she has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste’s TEDx Talk 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million total views to date.Book: Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving.Website: CelesteHeadlee.com Items Mentioned in the ShowBook: The Paris Library: A Novel by Janet Skeslien CharlesPrevious episode: 221: Becoming a Great Conversationalist with Celeste Headlee Thank you, sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument with your first two weeks FREE at fender.com/AWESOME.ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA
March 12, 2020
Wharton professor Jonah Berger discusses the biggest obstacles to successful persuasion—and how to overcome them. You'll Learn: 1) Why persuasive arguments don’t work—and what does 2) A simple technique to win over stubborn naysayers 3) How to introduce big changes with minimal resistance About Jonah: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and internationally bestselling author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst. Dr. Berger is a world-renowned expert on change, word of mouth, influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. He has published over 50 articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular outlets like The New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work. He’s keynoted hundred of events, and often consults for organizations like Google, Apple, Nike, and the Gates Foundation.Book: The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s MindBook: Contagious: Why Things Catch OnWebsite: JonahBerger.comLinkedIn: Jonah BergerTwitter: @j1berger Resources mentioned in the show:Book: A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashion, and Culture Change by Stanley LiebersonTerm: Endowment effectTerm: FreemiumClip: Heineken: Worlds Apart Thank you Sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME
March 9, 2020
Patrick Lencioni explores so many leaders fall short--and how to resolve it. You'll Learn: 1) The mentality that separates great leaders from the rest 2) Why you shouldn’t be afraid of micromanaging 3) How leaders can have more joyful difficult conversations About Patrick: Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him "one of the most in demand speakers in America." He has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek. As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams. Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.Patrick’s book: The AdvantagePatrick’s book: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important ResponsibilitiesPatrick’s podcast: At The Table with Patrick LencioniPatrick’s website: TableGroup.com Resources mentioned in the show:Personality: Alan MulallyBook: Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean KoontzPrevious episode: 302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan Thank you Sponsors!Care.com/Awesome. Save 30% on a premium membership to find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep552
March 5, 2020
Dan Heath discusses how upstream-thinking can help solve problems before they even show up. You'll Learn: 1) The power of “upstream thinking” 2) How to get to the root of the problem 3) How to avoid the blame game at work About Dan: Dan Heath and his brother, Chip, have written four New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments. Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. The Heath brothers’ books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages.Book: “Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen"Website: UpstreamBook.com Items Mentioned in the ShowBook: How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton ChristensenBook: Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil MullainathanStudy: Anita TuckerPersonality: Paul BataldenSoftware: Toggl Thank you, sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep551
March 2, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler shares what to do when your attempts to resolve conflict fail. You'll Learn: 1) The simplest way to stop conflict from overwhelming you 2) How to untangle the complex web of recurring conflict 3) The smartest thing to do when a conflict goes nowhere About Jennifer: Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York-based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. Author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, Feb. 25, 2020), she is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and innovative, fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds, including those at Google, Harvard and TEDx, and in her popular course at Columbia. A former counterterrorism research fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Jennifer’s book: Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in LifeJennifer’s website: OptimalOutcomesBook.com Resources mentioned in the show:App: CalmApp: Insight TimerPersonality: Dr. John GottmanBook: Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy WoodBook: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker Thank you Sponsors!Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome
February 27, 2020
Rick Gillis shares how knowing and improving your “quotient” can help you get raises and promotions at work. You'll Learn: 1) The factor that determines your compensation at work 2) How to speak up for your work to your boss 3) The perfect time to bring up your accomplishments About Rick: Rick Gillis is a speaker, author, and personal career advisor. He has spent over two decades writing books and sharing techniques to manage and maximize careers across the country. He is the founder of the Richard Gillis Company, LLC which provides training and career coaching to help job seekers land the best possible position at the highest possible pay.  Rick has appeared on several media outlets like Forbes.com, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Rick and his wife, Mary, live in Texas where he spends his free time riding along the Texas gulf coast on his Harley or in his music room and art studio. Book: "PROMOTE!: Your work does not speak for itself. You do."Book: “The Quotient”LinkedIn: Rick GillisLinkedIn Article: "(In response to last week's post:)YOU are Responsible for Pointing Out Your Wins"LinkedIn Article: "It’s OK for Your Boss to Take Credit for Your Work (Ouch!)"Website: RickGillis.com Items Mentioned in the ShowBook: Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew HodgesBook: The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired: Performance-based Hiring Series by Lou AdlerMovie: The Imitation Game Thank you, sponsors! Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free  when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME
February 24, 2020
Davina Stanley shares expert strategies for communicating with greater clarity. You'll Learn: 1) Why so many business presentations miss the mark 2) The three-step “So what?” strategy 3) The seven storyline patterns and when to use them About Davina: Davina Stanley has helped professionals communicate complex ideas clearly for more than 20 years. She offers a structured, ‘go to’ process that helps people think through their messaging so their good ideas get the traction they deserve.  She started coaching others when she joined McKinsey’s Hong Kong office as a communication specialist and has continued to help professionals of all stripes across many countries since then. More recently she, along with her business partner, have published their first book The So What Strategy, which offers the seven most commonly used storyline patterns they see professionals use at work.Davina’s book: The So What StrategyDavina’s website: ClarityFirstProgram.com Davina’s program: Clarity First Davina’s Facebook: Communicating UpDavina’s LinkedIn: Davina Stanley Resources mentioned in the show:Concept: The Pyramid PrincipleBook: The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara MintoBook: Possum Magic by Mem FoxBook: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem FoxBook: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntoshBook: Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt Thank you Sponsors!Care.com/Awesome. Save 30% on a premium membership to find the perfect caregiver for your child, parents, and home. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep548
February 20, 2020
Simon Sinek discusses the crucial pivot in thinking that professionals need to thrive in their careers. You'll Learn: 1) What most professionals get wrong about work 2) The five key practices for thriving in an infinite game 3) How to keep your confidence during setbacks About Simon: Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and The Infinite Game.Simon’s book: The Infinite GameSimon’s book: Leaders Eat LastSimon’s website: SimonSinek.comSimon’s LinkedIn: Simon SinekSimon’s Twitter: @simonsinekSimon’s Instagram: @simonsinekSimon’s Facebook: Simon Sinek Resources mentioned in the show:Event: Wells Fargo account fraud scandalVideo: How to Motivate People, Transform Business, and Be a True Leader | Simon Sinek on Impact TheoryBook: Finite and Infinite Games by James P. CarseBook: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOMEBlinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep547
February 17, 2020
Former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet shares how subtle language changes can make a huge impact. You'll Learn: 1) How language impacts your leadership 2) How to use dissent in the workplace to your advantage 3) How we’re mistaking coercion for leadership About David: David Marquet is a student of leadership and organizational design and a former nuclear submarine Commander. He was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook. David’s new book, Leadership is Language was released recently by Penguin Random House. Book: Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don'tBook: Turn Your Ship Around!: A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership in Your OrganizationFacebook: L. David MarquetInstagram: @ldavidmarquetLinkedIn: L. David MarquetWebsite: DavidMarquet.com Items Mentioned in the ShowBook: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol DweckBook: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen CoveyBook: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael LewisBook: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Thank you, sponsor! ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep546
February 13, 2020
Alan Stein Jr. discusses the fundamental habits and mindsets that separate the best from the rest. You'll Learn: 1) The universal skill every professional needs 2) The secret to making remarkable change last 3) A powerful mantra to keep you grounded and present About Alan: Alan Stein, Jr. is a keynote speaker and author who spent 15+ years as a performance coach working with famous, high-performing basketball players. He now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. Alan specializes in improving individual and organizational leadership, performance and accountability.  He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity which is what makes him one of the top motivational speakers around.Alan’s book: Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the BestBook website: RaiseYourGameBook.comAlan’s website: AllanSteinJr.com Resources mentioned in the show:App: HeadspaceBook: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James ClearBook: Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Coach KArticle: “Fitness success secrets: On practicing one strategic habit at a time” by John Berardi, PHD Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep545
February 10, 2020
Richard Medcalf shares strategies to grow your influence despite the noise and overwhelm of the digital world. You'll Learn: 1) The language that gets people to listen to you 2) The two ways of effectively relating with anyone 3) A quick trick to exude charisma and confidence About Richard: Richard Medcalf has advised exceptional founders and senior executives in complex, fast-moving industries for over 20 years. After earning a first-class degree at Oxford University, Richard became the youngest-ever partner at tech-sector strategy consultancy Analysys Mason. He then moved to tech giant Cisco, where he held various senior positions over 11 years, most notably being hand-picked for an elite team set up by Cisco’s CEO to lead new board-level business initiatives. Believing that there’s no business transformation without personal transformation, he founded Xquadrant to work at the intersection of leadership, strategy and purpose and help digital-age leaders create extraordinary positive impact.Richard’s company: Xquadrant.comRichard’s Free Guide: Xquadrant.com/awesomeRichard’s LinkedIn: Richard MedcalfRichard’s Twitter: @richardmedcalf Resources mentioned in the show:App: EvernoteApp: TodoistBook: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert CialdiniBook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen CoveyBook: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell Thank you Sponsors!LinkedIn Learning View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep400
February 6, 2020
Britt Andreatta shares neuroscience insights for boosting your learning, memory, and creativity. You'll Learn: 1) How to make your learning stick 2) The striking benefits of boredom 3) How to deal with information overwhelm About Britt: Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally-recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions for today's challenges. As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people, helping organizations rise to their potential.Britt’s book: Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any SkillBritt’s book: Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving SuccessBritt’s book: Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and InclusionBritt’s LinkedIn: Britt AndreattaBritt’s website: BrittAndreatta.com Resources mentioned in the show:App: Simple HabitSoftware: CamtasiaTerm: Mirror neuronsTerm: SchemaBook: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel GolemanBook: The Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols and Richard J. DavidsonBook: The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill BrysonPrevious episode: 193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free when you reach your savings goal at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep543
February 3, 2020
Harvard professor and author Laura Huang shares how to build your edge and be perceived positively. You'll Learn: 1) Why the myth of hard work is so dangerous 2) How unfair perceptions can quietly limit your career–and what to do about it 3) A formula to turn embarrassment and bitterness into enrichment About Laura: 
Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School, who specializes in studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in several publications like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She was also named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.  Laura has also previously held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management in several companies such as Standard Chartered bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She received her MS and BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine. Book: “Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage”Facebook: Laura HuangInstagram: @laurahuangLinkedIn: Laura HuangTwitter: @LauraHuangLA Website: LauraHuang.net Resources mentioned in the show:Book: "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamilloBook: “Girl in Translation" by Jean KwokBook: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo IshiguroBook: “When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two Worlds” by Hal Borland Thank you, sponsors!Baked by Melissa makes delicious miniature cupcakes. Get 15% off with the promo code AWESOMEBlinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep542
January 31, 2020
Tom Rath discusses how to find greater meaning in your job. You'll Learn: 1) How to find your unique style of contribution 2) Two easy ways to recharge your energy 3) A powerful way to make any job feel more meaningful About Tom: Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists. During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom was the Program Leader for the development of Clifton StrengthsFinder, which has helped over 20 million people to uncover their talents, and went on to lead the organization’s employee engagement, wellbeing, and leadership practices worldwide. Most recently, Tom co-founded a publishing company and he is also an advisor, investor, and partner in several startups. Tom holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.Tom’s book: Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The WorldTom’s book: StrengthsFinder 2.0Tom’s book: Eat, Move, SleepTom’s book: How Full Is Your Bucket?Tom’s website: Contribify.comTom’s website: TomRath.org Resources mentioned in the show:App: EvernoteParty: Celebrate 10,000,000 downloads on Leap DayAll prior episodes: Archive of AwesomeBook: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan StevensonBook: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep541
January 29, 2020
Atta Tarki sheds light on the crucial practices that improve the hiring process on both sides of the recruiting table. You'll Learn: 1) The strongest predictor of job performance 2) What makes an interview answer excellent vs. terrible 3) The most important factors that determine career fit About Atta: Atta Tarki and is the author of the book Evidence-Based Recruiting (McGraw Hill, February 2019) and the CEO of ECA, a data-driven executive search firm helping private equity firms with their talent needs.Atta’s book: Evidence-Based Recruiting: How to Build A Company of Star Performers Through Systematic and Repeatable Hiring PracticesAtta’s website: ECA-Partners.com Resources mentioned in the show:Study: “Belief in the unstructured interview: The persistence of an illusion” by Jason Dana, Robyn Dawes, and Nathanial PetersonWebsite: GlassdoorBook: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary KellerBook: 1984 by George OrwellBook: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanFilm: MoneyballFilm: The Karate KidPrevious Episode: 080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep540
January 27, 2020
Jacob Morgan discusses what professionals need to succeed in future workplaces. You'll Learn: 1) How professionals must change in the future 2) The five skills of future leaders 3) The surprising weakness of present-day leaders About Jacob: Jacob Morgan is a 4x best-selling author, speaker, and futurist. His new book, The Future Leader, looks at the skills and mindsets people need to have if they wish to be successful leaders over the next decade and beyond. He is also the founder of The Future Of Work University and can be reached at TheFutureOrganization.com. Book: The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next DecadeBook website: GetFutureLeaderBook.comWebsite: TheFutureOrganization.com Resources mentioned in the show:Book: Foundation by Isaac AsimovBook: I, Robot by Isaac AsimovBook: Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott CardBook: Ready, Player One by Ernest ClineArticle: Aggregation of marginal gains 1% improvement Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep539
January 24, 2020
Former FBI agent Robin Dreeke shares how sizing people up can help you build trusting, strong relationships at work. You'll Learn: 1) The overlooked activities that build healthy work relationships 2) The six fundamental principles of trust 3) The code of trust that builds relationships About Robin: Robin Dreeke is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. He is the founder of People Formula, an organization that offers Advanced Rapport Building Training and Consultation. Robin has taken his life’s work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship into FIVE Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well small companies in every aspect of their business. He graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in the US Marine Corps. Robin lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  About Robin DreekeBook: “Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent’s User Manual for Behavior Prediction”Website: www.PeopleFormula.com Resources mentioned in the show:Book: “1776” by David McCulloughBook: “The Jamestown Flood” by David McCulloughBook: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCulloughQuote: Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” Thank you, sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep538
January 22, 2020
John C. Maxwell shares powerful wisdom on how to develop and transform budding leaders.   You’ll Learn: 1) Three simple questions that encourage growth 2) Why training programs don’t work--and what does 3) What the most beloved leaders do differently   About John: John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He lives in South Florida. Book: Developing the Leader Within You Book: Developing the Leaders Around You Book: The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders Book: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership Book: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Business’ Ethics: There’s Only One Rule for Making Decisions Nonprofit: EQUIP   Resources mentioned in the show: Event: Enron Scandal Book: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell Previous episode: 397: Making the Shifts Necessary to Grow Your Influence with John C. Maxwell   Thank you Sponsors! Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME FabFitFun. Get $10 off your curated subscription box delivering happiness with the best in beauty, fashion, home, wellness, and tech with the promo code BEAWESOME    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep537
January 22, 2020
John C. Maxwell shares powerful wisdom on how to develop and transform budding leaders. You’ll Learn: 1) Three simple questions that encourage growth 2) Why training programs don’t work--and what does 3) What the most beloved leaders do differently About John: John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He lives in South Florida.Book: Developing the Leader Within YouBook: Developing the Leaders Around YouBook: The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders Book: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful LeadershipBook: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Business’ Ethics: There’s Only One Rule for Making DecisionsNonprofit: EQUIP Resources mentioned in the show:Event: Enron ScandalBook: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm GladwellPrevious episode: 397: Making the Shifts Necessary to Grow Your Influence with John C. Maxwell Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOMEFabFitFun. Get $10 off your curated subscription box delivering happiness with the best in beauty, fashion, home, wellness, and tech with the promo code BEAWESOME  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep537
January 20, 2020
Julian Treasure shares tactics and techniques that greatly improve how you communicate.   You'll Learn: 1) A crucial question for more powerful listening and speaking 2) The two biggest roadblocks to effective communication 3) How to make your voice more engaging   About Julian: Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 80 million times. His latest, “How to speak so that people want to listen,” is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC. Julian is also founder of The Sound Agency. The audio-branding company asks and answers the question “How does your brand sound?” Julian’s book: How to Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening Julian’s company: TheSoundAgency.com Product: Moodsonic Julian’s TED Talks: Julian Treasure Julian’s website: JulianTreasure.com Julian’s course: SpeakListenBe.com   Resources mentioned in the show: TED Talk: "Your body language may shape who you are" by Amy Cuddy Personality: Chris Anderson Personality: Scott Peck Book: The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind by Seth Horowitz Previous episode: 224: How to Sound Amazing with Julian Treasure   Thank you Sponsors! Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOME ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep536
January 20, 2020
Julian Treasure shares tactics and techniques that greatly improve how you communicate. You'll Learn: 1) A crucial question for more powerful listening and speaking 2) The two biggest roadblocks to effective communication 3) How to make your voice more engaging About Julian: Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 80 million times. His latest, “How to speak so that people want to listen,” is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC. Julian is also founder of The Sound Agency. The audio-branding company asks and answers the question “How does your brand sound?”Julian’s book: How to Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and ListeningJulian’s company: TheSoundAgency.comProduct: MoodsonicJulian’s TED Talks: Julian TreasureJulian’s website: JulianTreasure.comJulian’s course: SpeakListenBe.com Resources mentioned in the show:TED Talk: "Your body language may shape who you are" by Amy CuddyPersonality: Chris AndersonPersonality: Scott PeckBook: The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind by Seth HorowitzPrevious episode: 224: How to Sound Amazing with Julian Treasure Thank you Sponsors!Empower. Save more money, effortlessly. Get $5 free at empower.me/awesome with the promo code AWESOMEZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Get a free trial at ZipRecruiter.com/HTBA  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep536
January 17, 2020
Nicolle Merrill shares practical tips for changing careers--and beating the doubt that comes with it.   You'll Learn: 1) Why it’s OK to not have it figured out 2) Powerful, clarifying questions for charting a new career path 3) Smart alternatives to a second degree   About Nicolle: Four-time career-changer Nicolle Merrill excels in professional reinvention. A liberal arts graduate, she has written for Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, taught digital communication skills to global executives, and sold adventure travel programs in New Zealand. As the former Associate Director of the Career Development Office At Yale School of Management, she coached hundreds of MBA students and professionals through all phases of their career transitions. Nicolle currently freelances as a conversation designer and analyst at an artificial intelligence startup. Her human-centered approach to career change, combined with a relentless curiosity about emerging career trends, has led to speaking engagements across the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland. Nicolle’s book: Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots Nicole’s LinkedIn: Nicolle Merrill Nicolle’s podcast: 50 Conversations Nicole’s Twitter: @pdxnicolle Nicolle’s blog: FutureSkills.blog   Resources mentioned in the show: Article: “Cross-Silo Leadership”  Article: "Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring" Website: Udemy Website: Coursera Website: Udacity Website: Wix Book: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Dr. Sherry Turkle Previous episode: 167: How to Love Your Work…and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell   Thank you Sponsors! Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep535
January 17, 2020
Nicolle Merrill shares practical tips for changing careers--and beating the doubt that comes with it. You'll Learn: 1) Why it’s OK to not have it figured out 2) Powerful, clarifying questions for charting a new career path 3) Smart alternatives to a second degree About Nicolle: Four-time career-changer Nicolle Merrill excels in professional reinvention. A liberal arts graduate, she has written for Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, taught digital communication skills to global executives, and sold adventure travel programs in New Zealand. As the former Associate Director of the Career Development Office At Yale School of Management, she coached hundreds of MBA students and professionals through all phases of their career transitions. Nicolle currently freelances as a conversation designer and analyst at an artificial intelligence startup. Her human-centered approach to career change, combined with a relentless curiosity about emerging career trends, has led to speaking engagements across the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland. Nicolle’s book: Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the RobotsNicole’s LinkedIn: Nicolle MerrillNicolle’s podcast: 50 ConversationsNicole’s Twitter: @pdxnicolleNicolle’s blog: FutureSkills.blog Resources mentioned in the show:Article: “Cross-Silo Leadership” Article: "Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring"Website: UdemyWebsite: CourseraWebsite: UdacityWebsite: WixBook: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Dr. Sherry TurklePrevious episode: 167: How to Love Your Work…and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell Thank you Sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep535
January 15, 2020
Ryan Hawk shares how to transition from individual contributor to team leader.   You'll Learn: 1) Why top performers often struggle as new managers 2) What most managers fail to prepare for 3) Powerful ways to build your team’s trust   About Ryan: Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020). A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offers structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders. Ryan’s book: Welcome to Management: How to Grow From Top Performer to Excellent Leader Ryan’s podcast: TheLearningLeaderShow.com Ryan’s website: LearningLeader.com Article: “Want To Cold Email Your Heroes? Read This…” Tool: 25 Getting to Know You Questions   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni Book: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Personality: Ryan Caldbeck Personality: Seth Godin   Thank you, Sponsors! Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off. Autonomous. Get your ridiculously customizable, ergonomic office chair at a ridiculously good price at autonomous.ai   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep534
January 15, 2020
Ryan Hawk shares how to transition from individual contributor to team leader. You'll Learn: 1) Why top performers often struggle as new managers 2) What most managers fail to prepare for 3) Powerful ways to build your team’s trust About Ryan: Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020). A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offers structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.Ryan’s book: Welcome to Management: How to Grow From Top Performer to Excellent LeaderRyan’s podcast: TheLearningLeaderShow.comRyan’s website: LearningLeader.comArticle: “Want To Cold Email Your Heroes? Read This…”Tool: 25 Getting to Know You Questions Resources mentioned in the show:Book: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David GogginsBook: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam GrantBook: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim CollinsBook: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam GrantBook: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick LencioniBook: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick LencioniBook: The Wright Brothers by David McCulloughPersonality: Ryan CaldbeckPersonality: Seth Godin Thank you, Sponsors!Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.Autonomous. Get your ridiculously customizable, ergonomic office chair at a ridiculously good price at autonomous.ai View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep534
January 13, 2020
Roger Dooley talks about how eliminating friction at work can lead to better productivity.   You'll Learn: 1) The cardinal rule of friction 2) How to reduce the friction of meetings 3) How mistrust creates friction   About Roger: Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. He is behind the popular blog, Neuromarketing, as well as a column at Forbes.com.  He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.  Book: "FRICTION―The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage" Book: "Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing" Blog: Neuromarketing Podcast: Brainfluence Website: RogerDooley.com   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Pocket Book: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini Book: “Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies” by Paul Zak Company: Gallup Personality: Cal Newport Personality: Jack Welch Personality: Richard Thaler Personality: Werner Heisenberg Previous episode: 124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak Software: Google Tag Manager Survey: Customer Effort Score Survey: Net Promoter Score   Thank you Freshbooks! Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Software gets you paid twice as fast. Free trial (no credit card required) at freshbooks.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep533
January 13, 2020
Roger Dooley talks about how eliminating friction at work can lead to better productivity. You'll Learn: 1) The cardinal rule of friction 2) How to reduce the friction of meetings 3) How mistrust creates friction About Roger: Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. He is behind the popular blog, Neuromarketing, as well as a column at Forbes.com.  He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Book: "FRICTION―The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage"Book: "Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing"Blog: NeuromarketingPodcast: BrainfluenceWebsite: RogerDooley.com Resources mentioned in the show:App: PocketBook: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert CialdiniBook: “Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies” by Paul ZakCompany: GallupPersonality: Cal NewportPersonality: Jack WelchPersonality: Richard ThalerPersonality: Werner HeisenbergPrevious episode: 124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul ZakSoftware: Google Tag ManagerSurvey: Customer Effort ScoreSurvey: Net Promoter Score Thank you Freshbooks!Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Software gets you paid twice as fast. Free trial (no credit card required) at freshbooks.com/awesome.  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep533
January 10, 2020
Molly Fletcher explains how to expertly manage your energy to accomplish your best work.   You’ll Learn: 1) The key to better energy management 2) Smart ways to beat burn out 3) Why self-care shouldn’t make you feel guilty   About Molly: Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word—now a CEO, she shares unconventional techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes world of sports. Too many leaders, teams, and organizations are stuck. Instead of achieving greatness, they remain stagnant, failing to reach their potential. That’s where Molly Fletcher comes in. Molly’s book: The Energy Clock: 3 Simple Steps to Create a Life Full of ENERGY - and Live Your Best Every Day (Ignite Reads) Molly’s website: MollyFletcher.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Book: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr Personality: Adam Grant Personality: Brene Brown Personality: Susan Cain   Thank you Sponsors! Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Software gets you paid twice as fast. Free trial (no credit card required) at freshbooks.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep532
January 10, 2020
Molly Fletcher explains how to expertly manage your energy to accomplish your best work. You’ll Learn: 1) The key to better energy management 2) Smart ways to beat burn out 3) Why self-care shouldn’t make you feel guilty About Molly: Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word—now a CEO, she shares unconventional techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes world of sports. Too many leaders, teams, and organizations are stuck. Instead of achieving greatness, they remain stagnant, failing to reach their potential. That’s where Molly Fletcher comes in.Molly’s book: The Energy Clock: 3 Simple Steps to Create a Life Full of ENERGY - and Live Your Best Every Day (Ignite Reads)Molly’s website: MollyFletcher.com Resources mentioned in the show:Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn AchorBook: The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoBook: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeownBook: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim LoehrPersonality: Adam GrantPersonality: Brene BrownPersonality: Susan Cain Thank you Sponsors!Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Software gets you paid twice as fast. Free trial (no credit card required) at freshbooks.com/awesome. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep532
January 8, 2020
Stan Silverman discusses how being different and taking risks pays off for your career.   You'll Learn: 1) Why failing is the first step to achieving more at work 2) How to take calculated risks that win at work 3) Why and how to break policy   About Stan: Stan Silverman is the founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership. He is also a speaker, advisor, and the author of Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success. He is a nationally syndicated writer on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance, writing for several publications such as the Philadelphia Business Journal.   Silverman has served on several public, private, private equity and nonprofit boards and currently sits as the vice-chairman of the board of trustees at Drexel University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and an MBA degree from Drexel University. He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.  Book: Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success  Website: SilvermanLeadership.com LinkedIn: Stan Silverman   Items mentioned in the show Book: The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins   Thank you, Sponsor! Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep531
January 8, 2020
Stan Silverman discusses how being different and taking risks pays off for your career. You'll Learn: 1) Why failing is the first step to achieving more at work 2) How to take calculated risks that win at work 3) Why and how to break policy About Stan: Stan Silverman is the founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership. He is also a speaker, advisor, and the author of Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success. He is a nationally syndicated writer on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance, writing for several publications such as the Philadelphia Business Journal.   Silverman has served on several public, private, private equity and nonprofit boards and currently sits as the vice-chairman of the board of trustees at Drexel University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and an MBA degree from Drexel University.  He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Book: Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success Website: SilvermanLeadership.comLinkedIn: Stan Silverman Items mentioned in the showBook: The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth GodinBook: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins Thank you, Sponsor!Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome
January 6, 2020
Organizing guru Julie Morgenstern discusses how to manage your time for greater productivity.   You'll Learn: 1) A foolproof approach to managing your time 2) Two powerful questions to get a grip on your time 3) How to keep your inbox from taking over your day   About Julie: Julie is a New York Times best-selling author, and everyone’s favorite organizing guru. USA Today recently called Julie “The Queen of Putting Life in Order.” She’s been featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Redbook, and makes frequent appearances on national television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Rachel Ray, and NPR’s Fresh Air. Her company Julie Morgenstern Enterprises provides corporate speaking, training, coaching and books to help individuals, and companies, to tame the chaos so they can make their unique contribution. Julie’s non-judgmental, inside-out approach to problems offers smart, practical and insightful solutions that transform the way people and companies function. Book: Never Check Email in the Morning: And Other Expected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work Book: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You Website: JulieMorgenstern.com Instagram: @juliemorgenstern LinkedIn: Julie Morgenstern Twitter: @JulieMorgenstrn   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: What Children Need (The Family and Public Policy) by Jane Waldfogel    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep530
January 6, 2020
Organizing guru Julie Morgenstern discusses how to manage your time for greater productivity. You'll Learn: 1) A foolproof approach to managing your time 2) Two powerful questions to get a grip on your time 3) How to keep your inbox from taking over your day About Julie: Julie is a New York Times best-selling author, and everyone’s favorite organizing guru. USA Today recently called Julie “The Queen of Putting Life in Order.” She’s been featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Redbook, and makes frequent appearances on national television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Rachel Ray, and NPR’s Fresh Air. Her company Julie Morgenstern Enterprises provides corporate speaking, training, coaching and books to help individuals, and companies, to tame the chaos so they can make their unique contribution. Julie’s non-judgmental, inside-out approach to problems offers smart, practical and insightful solutions that transform the way people and companies function.Book: Never Check Email in the Morning: And Other Expected Strategies for Making Your Work Life WorkBook: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and YouWebsite: JulieMorgenstern.comInstagram: @juliemorgensternLinkedIn: Julie MorgensternTwitter: @JulieMorgenstrn Resources mentioned in the show:Book: What Children Need (The Family and Public Policy) by Jane Waldfogel  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep530
January 3, 2020
Dr. Daphne Scott debunks harmful myths to explain how to build a healthy relationship with success.    You’ll Learn: 1) How your ambition is sabotaging your career 2) How to end the vicious cycle of stress 3) How to easily fit meditation into your daily routine   About Daphne:   Dr. Daphne Scott brings two decades of real world coaching and corporate development experience to her work with organizations, teams and individuals. She combines strong leadership abilities with highly-trained facilitation skills to bring individuals and teams into greater relationship, creativity, and ultimately, success.   Daphne is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), certified Hendricks Coach, a founding member of the Conscious Leadership Group, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. Daphne is the Chief Culture Officer at Confluent Health and was previously the Director of Leadership Development at Athletico Physical Therapy. Daphne’s book: Waking Up A Leader: Five Relationships of Success Daphne’s website: http://www.WakingUpALeader.com   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Asana App: Headspace App: InsightTimer Research: "Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy?" by Matt Killingsworth Research: "Research in Low Back Pain: Time to Stop Seeking the Elusive 'Magic Bullet'" by Anthony Delitto Product: Mont Blanc pen Book: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep529
January 3, 2020
Dr. Daphne Scott debunks harmful myths to explain how to build a healthy relationship with success.
January 1, 2020
Kellogg professor Carter Cast provides his research on career derailment–and how to prevent it!
December 23, 2019
Aaron Levy discusses how to encourage your team to give and receive more honest feedback.   You'll Learn: 1) The deciding factor of high-performing teams 2) How to make feedback less intimidating 3) Four ground rules that allow teams to thrive   About Aaron: Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover. Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success. Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team. Aaron’s book: Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential Aaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron Levy Aaron’s website: RaiseBar.co Book site: OpenHonestandDirect.com   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Loom App: Google Tasks Study: Google’s Project Aristotle Study: Bloomer’s experiment Study: The Pratfall Effect Book: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg Book: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant Movie: Stand and Deliver Sketch: Key & Peele text message confusion (NSFW) Previous episode: 388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep528
December 23, 2019
Aaron Levy discusses how to encourage your team to give and receive more honest feedback. You'll Learn: 1) The deciding factor of high-performing teams 2) How to make feedback less intimidating 3) Four ground rules that allow teams to thrive About Aaron: Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover. Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success. Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team.Aaron’s book: Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s PotentialAaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron LevyAaron’s website: RaiseBar.coBook site: OpenHonestandDirect.com Resources mentioned in the show:App: LoomApp: Google TasksStudy: Google’s Project AristotleStudy: Bloomer’s experimentStudy: The Pratfall EffectBook: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall RosenbergBook: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino WickmanBook: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam GrantMovie: Stand and DeliverSketch: Key & Peele text message confusion (NSFW)Previous episode: 388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep528
December 20, 2019
Chris Baréz-Brown shares high-impact approaches to boost your energy for more fulfilling workdays.   You'll Learn: 1) The surprising root of our energy problem 2) The tiny change that massively boosts productivity 3) A powerful way to lower stress and find clarity   About Chris: Author and global event speaker, Chris has over 25 year’s experience in coaching, and counts multi-nationals such as ITV and Sky amongst the clients he's helped transform their business, from a personal level up. He has interviewed senior business leaders including Apple's Steve Wozniak and regularly coaches on leadership style at global events like Leadercast. Chris recently created a new social enterprise programmed called Talk It Out, which has been proven to help reduce stress levels and increase self-awareness. Chris’ book: How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas: Shake Up Your Business, Shake Up Your Life Chris’ site: Barez-Brown.com Chris’ program: TalkItOut.org Chris’ company: UppingYourElvis.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: “Stanford study finds walking improves creativity” Personality: Wim Hof Personality: Nick Littlehales   Thank you Sponsors! Babbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019. Finance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep527 
December 20, 2019
Chris Baréz-Brown shares high-impact approaches to boost your energy for more fulfilling workdays. You'll Learn: 1) The surprising root of our energy problem 2) The tiny change that massively boosts productivity 3) A powerful way to lower stress and find clarity About Chris: Author and global event speaker, Chris has over 25 year’s experience in coaching, and counts multi-nationals such as ITV and Sky amongst the clients he's helped transform their business, from a personal level up. He has interviewed senior business leaders including Apple's Steve Wozniak and regularly coaches on leadership style at global events like Leadercast. Chris recently created a new social enterprise programmed called Talk It Out, which has been proven to help reduce stress levels and increase self-awareness. Chris’ book: How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas: Shake Up Your Business, Shake Up Your LifeChris’ site: Barez-Brown.comChris’ program: TalkItOut.orgChris’ company: UppingYourElvis.com Resources mentioned in the show:Study: “Stanford study finds walking improves creativity”Personality: Wim HofPersonality: Nick Littlehales Thank you Sponsors!Babbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019.Finance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep527
December 18, 2019
Writing Coach Daphne Gray-Grant offers practical tips to accelerate and improve your writing.   You'll Learn: 1) The biggest mistake people make when writing 2) Why outlines don’t work—and what does 3) Top do’s and don’ts for engaging writing   About Daphne: Daphne Gray-Grant grew up in newspapers: her parents owned a struggling weekly where she worked from the age of 16. Eventually, she left the family business to become a senior editor at a major metropolitan daily. After the birth of her triplet children in 1994, she became a communications consultant, and writing and editing coach. Author of the books 8 1/2 Steps to Writing Faster, Better and Your Happy First Draft, Daphne has been coaching writing and blogging since 2006. Daphne’s website: PublicationCoach.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Technique: Pomodoro Software: Count Wordsworth Software: Hemingway Editor Tool: Star Trek: The Next Generation Engine Idling White Noise Book: The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done by Piers Steel Book: The Now Habit by Neil Fiore Book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg Previous episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom Previous episode: 052: Mind Management for Productivity with David Kadavy Previous episode: 418: Separating Your Self-Worth from Your Productivity with Rahaf Harfoush   Thank you, Sponsors! SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome. Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep526 
December 18, 2019
Writing Coach Daphne Gray-Grant offers practical tips to accelerate and improve your writing. You'll Learn: 1) The biggest mistake people make when writing 2) Why outlines don’t work—and what does 3) Top do’s and don’ts for engaging writing About Daphne: Daphne Gray-Grant grew up in newspapers: her parents owned a struggling weekly where she worked from the age of 16. Eventually, she left the family business to become a senior editor at a major metropolitan daily. After the birth of her triplet children in 1994, she became a communications consultant, and writing and editing coach. Author of the books 8 1/2 Steps to Writing Faster, Better and Your Happy First Draft, Daphne has been coaching writing and blogging since 2006.Daphne’s website: PublicationCoach.com Resources mentioned in the show:Technique: PomodoroSoftware: Count WordsworthSoftware: Hemingway EditorTool: Star Trek: The Next Generation Engine Idling White NoiseBook: The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done by Piers SteelBook: The Now Habit by Neil FioreBook: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles DuhiggPrevious episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi AsgedomPrevious episode: 052: Mind Management for Productivity with David KadavyPrevious episode: 418: Separating Your Self-Worth from Your Productivity with Rahaf Harfoush Thank you, Sponsors!SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome.Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep526
December 17, 2019
Christine Clapp shares best practices for preparing and delivering engaging presentations. You'll Learn: 1) The most common mistake in presentation preparation 2) The five S’s of confident speakers 3) How to eliminate filler words About Christine: Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead. Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.Christine’s book: Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts, with Bjørn F. Stillion SouthardTool: Speech Outline ToolChristine’s website: SpokenWithAuthority.comChristine’s Twitter: @christineclappChristine’s LinkedIn: Christine Clapp Resources mentioned in the show:Article: “How the Voice Persuades” by Alex B. Van Zant and Jonah BergerBook: Rhetoric by AristotleBook: “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy DuarteBook: slide:ology: The ARt and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy DuarteBook: Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence by Barbara McAfeeBook: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine GalloBook: TED Talks: The Official Guide to Public Speaking by Chris AndersonOrganization: Toastmasters InternationalSketch: Shy Ronnie, Saturday Night Live (NSFW)Previous episode: 505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy DuartePrevious episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo Thank you, Sponsors!Brooklinen. Enjoy award-winning sheets at an impressive price. Get 10% off and free shipping with promo code awesome. brooklinen.com/awesomeBabbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep525
December 16, 2019
Christine Clapp shares best practices for preparing and delivering engaging presentations.   You'll Learn: 1) The most common mistake in presentation preparation 2) The five S’s of confident speakers 3) How to eliminate filler words   About Christine: Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead. Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years. Christine’s book: Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts, with Bjørn F. Stillion Southard Tool: Speech Outline Tool Christine’s website: SpokenWithAuthority.com Christine’s Twitter: @christineclapp Christine’s LinkedIn: Christine Clapp   Resources mentioned in the show: Article: “How the Voice Persuades” by Alex B. Van Zant and Jonah Berger Book: Rhetoric by Aristotle Book: “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte Book: slide:ology: The ARt and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte Book: Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence by Barbara McAfee Book: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo Book: TED Talks: The Official Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson Organization: Toastmasters International Sketch: Shy Ronnie, Saturday Night Live (NSFW) Previous episode: 505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte Previous episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo   Thank you, Sponsors! Brooklinen. Enjoy award-winning sheets at an impressive price. Get 10% off and free shipping with promo code awesome. brooklinen.com/awesome Babbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep525
December 13, 2019
John DiJulius shares his expert tips for quickly building lasting emotional ties.   You'll Learn: 1) Four touchpoints that effectively build rapport 2) The subtle ways you’re killing the conversation 3) How to go from indifferent to curious   About John: John is the authority on World-Class customer experience. He is an international consultant, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of five customer service books. His newest book, The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in The Digital Age could not be timelier in the world we are living in. John has worked with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestlé, Marriott Hotels, PwC, Celebrity Cruises, Anytime Fitness, Progressive Insurance, Harley-Davidson, Chick-fil-A, and many more. John’s book: The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age John’s TED Talk: “Meet as Strangers, Leave as Friends” John’s website: TheDijuliusGroup.com John’s email: John@dijuliusgroup.com   Items mentioned in the show: Book: Everything I Know About Business I Learned from Monopoly by Alan Axelrod Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Book: From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America by Howard Schultz Previous Episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott   Thank You, Sponsor! Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep524 
December 13, 2019
John DiJulius shares his expert tips for quickly building lasting emotional ties. You'll Learn: 1) Four touchpoints that effectively build rapport 2) The subtle ways you’re killing the conversation 3) How to go from indifferent to curious About John: John is the authority on World-Class customer experience. He is an international consultant, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of five customer service books. His newest book, The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in The Digital Age could not be timelier in the world we are living in. John has worked with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestlé, Marriott Hotels, PwC, Celebrity Cruises, Anytime Fitness, Progressive Insurance, Harley-Davidson, Chick-fil-A, and many more.John’s book: The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital AgeJohn’s TED Talk: “Meet as Strangers, Leave as Friends”John’s website: TheDijuliusGroup.comJohn’s email: John@dijuliusgroup.com Items mentioned in the show:Book: Everything I Know About Business I Learned from Monopoly by Alan AxelrodBook: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieBook: From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America by Howard SchultzPrevious Episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott Thank You, Sponsor!Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep524
December 11, 2019
Dr. Kyra Bobinet explains how to close the gap between intention and behavior to form better, lasting habits.    You’ll Learn: 1) Powerful behaviors that build life-changing habits 2) Just how long it takes to form a habit 3) Quick ways to ease stress and anxiety at work   About Kyra: When it comes to health engagement, Dr. Bobinet has 5 words of advice: be caring, authentic, and useful. As the CEO-founder of engagedIN, Kyra devotes her life to helping people crack the code of how, what, and especially, WHY we engage.   Kyra has founded several healthcare start-ups, spanning behavior health, population health, and mobile health. She has designed behavior change programs, big data algorithms, billion dollar products, mobile health apps, and evidence-based studies in mind-body and metabolic medicine. All of her designs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value. Kyra’s book: Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life Kyra’s company: EngagedIn.com  Kyra’s website: DrKyraBobinet.com Kyra’s app: FreshTri.com   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Calm App: Clear App: Headspace App: Otter TED Talk: “The science of emotions: Jaak Panksepp at TEDxRainier” Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Book: Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu Previous episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg   Thank you, Sponsor! SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep523
December 11, 2019
Dr. Kyra Bobinet explains how to close the gap between intention and behavior to form better, lasting habits.
December 9, 2019
You'll Learn: 1) Top 3 tactics for noise survival 2) The problem with multitasking and what to do instead 3) How to train yourself to say no   About Joe: Joe McCormack founded and serves as managing director and president of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency. A passionate leader, he started The BRIEF Lab, a subsidiary of Sheffield, in 2013 after years dedicated to developing and delivering a unique curriculum on strategic narratives for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He speaks at diverse industry and client forums on the topics of messaging, storytelling, change, leadership, and focus. Book: “Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus" Website: TheBriefLab.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: "Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" by Erik Larson Book: "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World" by William McRaven Play:  "Waiting for Godot" Speech: University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral McRaven Term: Elusive 600   Thank You, Sponsors! Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME Babbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019. Finance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep522
December 9, 2019
Joe McCormack provides noise survival tips for clear thinking. You'll Learn: 1) Top 3 tactics for noise survival 2) The problem with multitasking and what to do instead 3) How to train yourself to say no About Joe: Joe McCormack founded and serves as managing director and president of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency. A passionate leader, he started The BRIEF Lab, a subsidiary of Sheffield, in 2013 after years dedicated to developing and delivering a unique curriculum on strategic narratives for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He speaks at diverse industry and client forums on the topics of messaging, storytelling, change, leadership, and focus.Book: “Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus"Website: TheBriefLab.com Resources mentioned in the show:Book: "Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" by Erik LarsonBook: "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World" by William McRavenPlay:  "Waiting for Godot"Speech: University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral McRavenTerm: Elusive 600 Thank You, Sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOMEBabbel. Speak a new language with confidence with the top language learning app. Buy three months and get three free at babbel.com with promo code AWESOME2019.Finance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep522
December 6, 2019
Dr. Roger Firestien shares his simple method for generating more original ideas.   You'll Learn: 1) The four guidelines for generating ideas 2) Why silly warm ups seriously help brainstorming 3) The magic number for creative ideas   About Roger: Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world. By applying Roger’s work in creativity: Clorox solved a 77-year-old problem in 15 minutes; General Motors came up with a $1.50 solution that saved the company $50,000 a week; Mead Paper developed a world-class line of products and saved $500,000 a year; Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, he has presented programs in creativity to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally. Roger’s latest book Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation provides techniques to grow personal and team capacity for tackling tough challenges and recession proofing any business. Book: Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation Book site: CreateInAFlashBook.com Roger’s website: RogerFirestien.com   Thank you Sponsors! Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome Alitu.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep521
December 6, 2019
Dr. Roger Firestien shares his simple method for generating more original ideas. You'll Learn: 1) The four guidelines for generating ideas 2) Why silly warm ups seriously help brainstorming 3) The magic number for creative ideas About Roger: Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world. By applying Roger’s work in creativity:Clorox solved a 77-year-old problem in 15 minutes;General Motors came up with a $1.50 solution that saved the company $50,000 a week;Mead Paper developed a world-class line of products and saved $500,000 a year;Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, he has presented programs in creativity to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally. Roger’s latest book Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation provides techniques to grow personal and team capacity for tackling tough challenges and recession proofing any business.Book: Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough InnovationBook site: CreateInAFlashBook.comRoger’s website: RogerFirestien.com Thank you Sponsors!Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesomeAlitu. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep521
December 4, 2019
Charlie Gilkey discusses how to deal with the obstacles that derail your important projects   You'll Learn: 1) The magic number for projects 2) Signs that a project truly matters to you 3) When and how to say no to your family, friends, and bosses   About Charlie: Charlie Gilkey is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert. Founder of Productive Flourishing, Gilkey helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. His new book is Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done. Charlie’s book: Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done Charlie’s book site: StartFinishingBook.com Charlie’s website: ProductiveFlourishing.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: The Marshmallow Test Product: AlphaSmart Neo2 Documentary: Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates | Netflix Official Book: Tao Te Ching by Laozi Past episode: 080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan   Thank you Sponsors! SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome. StoryWorth. Preserve and pass on memories with StoryWorth. Get $20 off by going to StoryWorth.com/awesome Finance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep520
December 4, 2019
Charlie Gilkey discusses how to deal with the obstacles that derail your important projects You'll Learn: 1) The magic number for projects 2) Signs that a project truly matters to you 3) When and how to say no to your family, friends, and bosses About Charlie: Charlie Gilkey is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert. Founder of Productive Flourishing, Gilkey helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. His new book is Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done.Charlie’s book: Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to DoneCharlie’s book site: StartFinishingBook.comCharlie’s website: ProductiveFlourishing.com Resources mentioned in the show:Study: The Marshmallow TestProduct: AlphaSmart Neo2Documentary: Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates | Netflix OfficialBook: Tao Te Ching by LaoziPast episode: 080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan Thank you Sponsors!SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome.StoryWorth. Preserve and pass on memories with StoryWorth. Get $20 off by going to StoryWorth.com/awesomeFinance Pal. Streamline and manage all your accounting needs. Free trial available at FinancePal.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep520
December 2, 2019
You'll Learn: 1) The surprising cost of avoiding conflict 2) Eight crucial steps for productive disagreement 3) What to do when you disagree with your boss   About Buster: Buster Benson is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon. He's now editor of and writer for the Better Humans publication on Medium, creator of 750Words.com which brings private journaling to a safe place on the web, and developer of Fruitful Zone, an online platform facilitating healthy discourse. He is also author of the Cognitive Bias cheat sheet with over one million reads. Buster’s book: “Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement” Tool: “The Cognitive Bias Codex” Buster’s Twitter: @buster Buster’s website: BusterBenson.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: “Normalizing trust: Participants’ immediately post‐hoc explanations of behaviour in Milgram's ‘obedience’” experiments by Matthew M. Hollander and Jason Turowetz Book: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell Book: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron   Thank you Sponsors! Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOME Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep519 
December 2, 2019
Buster Benson discusses how to conquer your fear of conflict and start disagreeing well You'll Learn: 1) The surprising cost of avoiding conflict 2) Eight crucial steps for productive disagreement 3) What to do when you disagree with your boss About Buster: Buster Benson is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon. He's now editor of and writer for the Better Humans publication on Medium, creator of 750Words.com which brings private journaling to a safe place on the web, and developer of Fruitful Zone, an online platform facilitating healthy discourse. He is also author of the Cognitive Bias cheat sheet with over one million reads.Buster’s book: “Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement”Tool: “The Cognitive Bias Codex”Buster’s Twitter: @busterBuster’s website: BusterBenson.com Resources mentioned in the show:Study: “Normalizing trust: Participants’ immediately post‐hoc explanations of behaviour in Milgram's ‘obedience’” experiments by Matthew M. Hollander and Jason TurowetzBook: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny OdellBook: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron Thank you Sponsors!Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at pb.com/AWESOMEPolicygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep519
November 27, 2019
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky explains why we often make disastrous decisions—and how to make smarter ones.   You'll Learn: 1) The biggest decision-making mistake people make 2) Three handy debiasing techniques 3) Five questions to guide everyday decisions   About Gleb Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky protects leaders from disasters by developing the most effective decision-making strategies via his consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky writes for Inc., Time, and CNBC. A best-selling author, his new book, available on Amazon and in book stores everywhere, is Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters.  Gleb’s book: Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Avoid Terrible Advice, Cognitive Biases, and Poor Decisions) Gleb’s website: DisasterAvoidanceExperts.com Gleb’s email: gleb@disasteravoidanceexperts.com Gleb’s LinkedIn: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Trello Book: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman   Thank you Sponsors! SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome. Young Investors Society. Help the next generation make wise financial decisions at yis.org.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep518
November 27, 2019
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky explains why we often make disastrous decisions—and how to make smarter ones. You'll Learn: 1) The biggest decision-making mistake people make 2) Three handy debiasing techniques 3) Five questions to guide everyday decisions About Gleb Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky protects leaders from disasters by developing the most effective decision-making strategies via his consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky writes for Inc., Time, and CNBC. A best-selling author, his new book, available on Amazon and in book stores everywhere, is Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. Gleb’s book: Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Avoid Terrible Advice, Cognitive Biases, and Poor Decisions)Gleb’s website: DisasterAvoidanceExperts.comGleb’s email: gleb@disasteravoidanceexperts.comGleb’s LinkedIn: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky Resources mentioned in the show:App: TrelloBook: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Thank you Sponsors!SideTrak. Work with two displays anywhere, anytime. Get 10% off at sidetrak.com/discount/awesome.Young Investors Society. Help the next generation make wise financial decisions at yis.org. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep518
November 25, 2019
Tim Campos discusses how he doubled Facebook’s productivity—and how to double your own.   You'll Learn: 1) The secret to how Tim doubled Facebook's productivity 2) The biggest mistake people make with their calendars 3) The two kinds of time professionals have   About Tim Tim Campos doubled productivity for Facebook while he was Chief Information Officer between 2010 and 2016. Now, Tim runs Woven. Woven is a digital calendar that helps people get the most out of their time while studying the analytics behind how we’re using our time. Tim’s Twitter: @tcampos Tim’s website: Woven   Resources mentioned in the show: Software: Zapier Documentary: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivityby David Allen Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt Previous episode: 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity Previous episode: 482: David Allen Returns with the 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity   Thank you Sponsors! Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome FabFitFun. Get $10 off your curated subscription box delivering happiness with the best in beauty, fashion, home, wellness, and tech with the promo code BEAWESOME   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep517
November 25, 2019
Tim Campos discusses how he doubled Facebook’s productivity—and how to double your own.
November 22, 2019
David Wood shares his process for making difficult conversations more manageable.   You'll Learn: 1) What makes difficult conversations so difficult 2) The four-step blueprint for tackling difficult conversations 3) The simplest way to receive more quality feedback   About David After life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 Companies, David built the world's largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for "life coaching."   He wants every human to play the best game they possibly can in work AND life and to have zero-regrets when they die. David coaches both high performing leaders, and soon-to-be-released prison inmates, to higher levels of Truth, Daring and Caring. David’s podcast: Tough Conversations with David Wood David’s website: PlayForReal.life Tool: David’s four-step blueprint   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie Personality: Byron Katie Term: Somatic sequencing   Thank you Sponsors! Brooklinen. Enjoy award-winning sheets at an impressive price. Get 10% off and free shipping with promo code awesome. brooklinen.com/awesome Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome EverlyWell provides easy at-home health test kits for food sensitivity, metabolism and 30 other things! Save 15% at EverylyWell.com/Awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep516
November 22, 2019
David Wood shares his process for making difficult conversations more manageable.
November 20, 2019
Susan Fowler explains what we get wrong about motivation and how to make the shifts to master it.   You'll Learn: 1) Major misconceptions about motivation 2) The three keys to mastering your motivation 3) An overlooked leadership practice to improve engagement   About Susan Susan Fowler is dedicated to helping others master their motivation and achieve their highest aspirations. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and motivation coach, she has shared her message on optimal motivation and thriving together in all fifty states and over forty countries. Susan is the bestselling author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work... and What Does, and coauthor of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Her latest book, Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals, released last June. Susan is also a professor in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego. Susan’s book: Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals Susan’s website: www. SusanFowler.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: Handbook of Self-Determination Research by Edward L. Deci & Richard M. Ryan Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl   Thank you Sponsors! Liquid I.V. Hydrate better conveniently and naturally. Save 25% with the promo code AWESOME.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep515
November 20, 2019
Susan Fowler explains what we get wrong about motivation and how to make the shifts to master it.
November 18, 2019
Professional poker player Alec Torelli shares his tips for making wise decisions during high-stakes situations.   You'll Learn: 1) How to keep emotions from overtaking logic 2) When to go with your gut 3) How to better read people and situations   About Alec: Alec Torelli is a professional high stakes poker player turned digital entrepreneur and keynote speaker, who shares how the lessons he learned from poker can be applied to life and business. Alec is the founder of Conscious Poker, a popular poker training platform, and after spending the last 14 years making decisions for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single hand, he now gives talks in which he dissects the anatomy of decision making to help others hone the way they make choices. Alec’s blog: AlecTorelli.com Alec’s Instagram: @alectorelli Alec’s Twitter: @AlecTorelli Alec’s website: ConsciousPoker.com Alec’s YouTube: Conscious Poker   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Blinkist App: SaneBox App: Trello App: Waking Up Video: “Why Meditation Made Me A Bad Person – Weekly Wisdom Episode 8” by Jay Shetty Book: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke Book: The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Timothy Gallwey Book: Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar Book: The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life by Tal Ben-Shahar Previous episode: 281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke   Thank you Sponsors! Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome. ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep514 
November 18, 2019
Professional poker player Alec Torelli shares his tips for making wise decisions during high-stakes situations. You'll Learn: 1) How to keep emotions from overtaking logic 2) When to go with your gut 3) How to better read people and situations About Alec: Alec Torelli is a professional high stakes poker player turned digital entrepreneur and keynote speaker, who shares how the lessons he learned from poker can be applied to life and business. Alec is the founder of Conscious Poker, a popular poker training platform, and after spending the last 14 years making decisions for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single hand, he now gives talks in which he dissects the anatomy of decision making to help others hone the way they make choices.Alec’s blog: AlecTorelli.comAlec’s Instagram: @alectorelliAlec’s Twitter: @AlecTorelliAlec’s website: ConsciousPoker.comAlec’s YouTube: Conscious Poker Resources mentioned in the show:App: BlinkistApp: SaneBoxApp: TrelloApp: Waking UpVideo: “Why Meditation Made Me A Bad Person – Weekly Wisdom Episode 8” by Jay ShettyBook: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie DukeBook: The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Timothy GallweyBook: Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-ShaharBook: The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life by Tal Ben-ShaharPrevious episode: 281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke Thank you Sponsors!Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome.ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep514
November 15, 2019
Lee Hartley Carter discusses why facts alone won’t persuade others—and what does.    You’ll Learn: 1) Why you need more than just facts 2) The foundations of compelling persuasion 3)How to craft your master narrative    About Lee Lee Hartley Carter is president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm based on the single idea that "It's not what you say, it's what they hear." As a television news personality and researcher, she doesn't rely on traditional polling for her unique insights into U.S. politics; rather, she analyzes voters' emotional responses to help understand and empathize with them on a more visceral level. The reaction matters, but the "why" behind it matters more. It was this approach that allowed her to accurately predict the results of the 2016 presidential election and primaries. Lee’s book: Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don’t Seem to Matter Lee’s website: LeeHartleyCarter.com Lee’s website: maslansky.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: Moral Foundations Theory Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt   Thank you Sponsors! Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome. ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep513
November 15, 2019
Lee Hartley Carter discusses why facts alone won’t persuade others—and what does.
November 13, 2019
Matt Tenney discusses how mindfulness vastly improves the way we lead and relate with others.   You’ll Learn: 1) How an emphasis on goals hurts your leadership 2) A monastic practice that improves engagement 3) Why mindfulness is the ultimate success habit   About Matt  Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, TN. Matt’s book: Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom Matt’s book: The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule with Tim Gard Matt’s website: MattTenney.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: “From Jerusalem to Jericho: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior” by John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson Personality: Richard Davidson Book: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson Book: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh   Thank you Sponsors! Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome. ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep512
November 13, 2019
Matt Tenney discusses how mindfulness vastly improves the way we lead and relate with others.
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