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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 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.
November 8, 2019
Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most.
November 6, 2019
Gregg Clunis discusses the small leaps you can take to make massive changes in career and life.   You’ll Learn: 1) Why self-help is often inadequate 2) Just what you can achieve with one tiny leap 3) What to do when motivation fails you   About Gregg Gregg Clunis is the host, author, and creator of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a podcast turned book and community whose goal is to help people become better versions of themselves in practical ways. A maker and entrepreneur, Gregg explores the reality behind personal development—that all big changes come from the small decisions we make every day. Using scientific and psychological research, he shows the hidden factors that drive our behavior and shares habit-forming and goal-oriented tools. Gregg’s book: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes: Everyday Strategies to Accomplish More, Crush Your Goals, and Create the Life You Want Gregg’s Twitter: @greggclunis Gregg’s podcast: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes Gregg’s website: TinyLeaps.fm   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Notion.so Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss Book: Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done by Josh Davis Book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Jay Papasan Book: The Power by Naomi Alderman Previous episode: 80: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan   Thank you Sponsors! 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 Prezi. Enhance your presentations. 2-week free trial available at prezi.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep511
November 6, 2019
Gregg Clunis discusses the small leaps you can take to make massive changes in career and life.
November 4, 2019
Dr. Janice Presser discusses how to build better teams using the science of teaming. You'll learn: 1) The 10 ways people contribute to a team 2) Three questions to resolve team friction 3) Two strategies for managing up About Janice:  Dr. Janice Presser spent her formative years researching how people team together, and found answers in systems theory and physics. Having written her first line of code in high school, she was positioned to architect a system to measure how people work together and develop the underlying theory and practice of Teaming Science. The author of seven books on teaming, she consults to executives and is currently working on the question of how spatial technology will impact human relationships in the future.. Janice’s company: TeamingScience.com Janice’s website: DrJanicePresser.com Janice’s personal Twitter: @DrJanice Janice’s company Twitter: @TeamingScience Resources mentioned in the show: App: Lose It! Poem: “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley Book: “A Wrinkle In Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)” by Madeleine L’Engle 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/ep510
November 4, 2019
Dr. Janice Presser discusses how to build better teams using the science of teaming.
November 1, 2019
Todd Davis explains why people are bad at managing—and what to do about it.    You'll Learn: 1) Where most managers fail 2) How to overcome the fear of feedback 3) A productivity hack to keep your week from spiraling   About Todd Todd Davis has been with FranklinCovey for more than two decades and serves as the chief people officer. As the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, Todd has delivered keynote presentations and speeches around the globe, including at the renowned World Business Forum. Todd has been featured in Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. He and his family reside in Holladay, Utah. Todd’s book: Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, with Scott Jeffrey Miller and Victoria Roos Olsson Company: FranklinCovey   Resources mentioned in the show: Tool: Time management matrix App: Blinkist Study: 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report by Deloitte Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey Book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin Previous episode: 490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing It to Work with Justin Jones-Fosu Previous episode: 436: How to hack your time and motivation wisely—and when not to—with Joseph Reagle   Thank you Sponsors! 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 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/ep509
October 31, 2019
Todd Davis explains why people are bad at managing—and what to do about it.
October 30, 2019
Ron Price delivers insights on how to build your character and grow your influence to unlock your full leadership potential.   You'll Learn: 1) The four keys to landing your next promotion 2) Two approaches to getting excellent feedback 3) How to get others to listen to you   About Ron Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, executive coach, speaker, and author. Known for his creative and systematic thinking, business versatility, and practical optimism, Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management over the past 40 years. Ron’s Book: Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact Ron’s Website: Price-Associates.com   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Evernote App: Reminders Audio books: Audible Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Changeby Stephen Covey   Thank you Sponsors! Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome. Charles & Colvardprovides the world’s most brilliant gem at a great price. Learn more and get exclusive savings at charlesandcolvard.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep508
October 30, 2019
Ron Price delivers insights on how to build your character and grow your influence to unlock your full leadership potential.
October 28, 2019
Alex Banayan shares unconventional approaches to creating new opportunities. You’ll learn: 1) The ultimate cold email template to recruit mentors 2) Creative “third door” approaches that nobody takes 3) Communication secrets from Maya Angelou and Larry King   About Alex Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door, the result of an unprecedented seven-year journey interviewing the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Quincy Jones, and more. He has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, and Disney. When he was 18, Alex hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, and sold it to fund his adventure. He was then named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Alex’s book: The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers Alex’s LinkedIn: Alex Banayan Alex’s Twitter: @AlexBanayan Alex”s website: The Third Door   Resources mentioned in the show Book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh Book: Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz Book: The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo Book: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J, Schwartz Meditation technique: Transcendental Meditation Website: Google.com YouTube Channel: GaryVee.   Thank You, Sponsors! EverlyWell provides easy at-home health test kits for food sensitivity, metabolism and 30 other things! Save 15% at everlywell.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/ep507
October 28, 2019
Alex Banayan shares unconventional approaches to creating new opportunities.
October 25, 2019
Tonya Dalton explains how to overcome the fear of missing out and stop wasting time on things that don’t matter.   You’ll Learn: 1) Why you should embrace JOMO 2) How to determine worthwhile opportunities 3) How to say “no” without feeling guilty   About Tonya: Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, author, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. She released her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, with Harper Collins this month. Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed more than 1.5 million downloads.  Tonya has been featured on Real Simple, Entrepreneur, Inc., Cheddar, Lauren Conrad, and Fast Company among other places. In 2019, Tonya received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and was named North Carolina's Female Entrepreneur to Watch by The Ladders.  Tonya’s book: The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Tonya’s website: joyofmissingout.com Tonya’s website: tonyadalton.com  Resources mentioned in the show: Study: “Integrating Knowledge of Multitasking and Interruptions Across Different Perspectives and Research Methods” by CP Janssen, et al. Tool: Eisenhower matrix Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Book: Atomic Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Book: Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Book: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Previous episode: 364: Overcoming Overwhelm with Tonya Dalton   Thank you Sponsors! Charles & Colvard. provides the world’s most brilliant gem at a great price. Learn more and get exclusive savings at charlesandcolvard.com/awesome Brooklinen. Enjoy award-winning sheets at an impressive price. Get 10% off and free shipping with promo code awesome. brooklinen.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep506
October 25, 2019
Tonya Dalton explains how to overcome the fear of missing out and stop wasting time on things that don’t matter.
October 23, 2019
Nancy Duarte explains how to combine data with story structures to create inspiring presentations.   You'll Learn: 1) The three-act structure of data 2) The true hero of your presentation 3) How to make magical moments for your audience   About Nancy: Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books, four of which have won awards. She’s been ranked #1 on a list of the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals.  Nancy’s book: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story Nancy’s book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy’s LinkedIn: Nancy Duarte Nancy’s Twitter: @NancyDuarte Nancy’s TED Talk: The secret structure of great talks Nancy’s company Twitter: @duarte Nancy’s website: www.duarte.com Term: Slidedocs   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Pocket Talk: Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone Talk: PopTech 2009: Michael Pollan Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini Book: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins Book: Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit by Brad Harris   Thank you Sponsors! Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.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   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep505
October 23, 2019
Nancy Duarte explains how to combine data with story structures to create inspiring presentations. You'll Learn: 1) The three-act structure of data 2) The true hero of your presentation 3) How to make magical moments for your audience About Nancy: Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books, four of which have won awards. She’s been ranked #1 on a list of the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals. Nancy’s book: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through StoryNancy’s book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great PresentationsNancy’s LinkedIn: Nancy DuarteNancy’s Twitter: @NancyDuarteNancy’s TED Talk: The secret structure of great talksNancy’s company Twitter: @duarteNancy’s website: www.duarte.comTerm: Slidedocs Resources mentioned in the show:App: PocketTalk: Steve Jobs introduces the iPhoneTalk: PopTech 2009: Michael PollanBook: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert CialdiniBook: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher VoglerBook: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim CollinsBook: Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit by Brad Harris Thank you Sponsors!Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesomeHoneybook. 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/ep505
October 21, 2019
Karl Staib shares how gratitude leads to a more pleasant and productive work life.   You'll Learn: 1) How gratitude improves productivity 2) How to cut negativity and boost gratitude 3) How to find more energy for your goals   About Karl: Karl Staib is an author that seeks out growth at every turn. When his father passed it was focusing on gratitude that helped him get through one of the most difficult times in his life. That's why he wants to bring more gratitude into the workplace. His work inside a fortune 500 company that regularly ranks in the top 10 for best places to work has shown him the importance of gratitude and how it increases productivity and communication. If you enjoy his writing, he encourages you to reach out to him at BringGratitude.com. Karl’s book: Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again With Bite-Sized Mindset Practices Karl’s website: BringGratitude.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: The Science Of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Makes Us Happier – David DeSteno Book: Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation by Edward L. Deci and Richard Flaste Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor Book: Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride by David DeSteno Book: Siddhartha by Herman Hess Previous episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD Previous episode: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod   Thank you Sponsors! ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. You can try them for free at Ziprecruiter.com/HTBA Zapier. Save an average of 40 hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep504
October 20, 2019
Karl Staib shares how gratitude leads to a more pleasant and productive work life. You'll Learn: 1) How gratitude improves productivity 2) How to cut negativity and boost gratitude 3) How to find more energy for your goals About Karl: Karl Staib is an author that seeks out growth at every turn. When his father passed it was focusing on gratitude that helped him get through one of the most difficult times in his life. That's why he wants to bring more gratitude into the workplace. His work inside a fortune 500 company that regularly ranks in the top 10 for best places to work has shown him the importance of gratitude and how it increases productivity and communication. If you enjoy his writing, he encourages you to reach out to him at BringGratitude.com.Karl’s book: Bring Gratitude: Feel Joyful Again With Bite-Sized Mindset PracticesKarl’s website: BringGratitude.com Resources mentioned in the show:Study: The Science Of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Makes Us Happier – David DeStenoBook: Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation by Edward L. Deci and Richard FlasteBook: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn AchorBook: Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride by David DeStenoBook: Siddhartha by Herman HessPrevious episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhDPrevious episode: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod Thank you Sponsors!ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. You can try them for free at Ziprecruiter.com/HTBAZapier. Save an average of 40 hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep504
October 18, 2019
Stu Heinecke shares unorthodox approaches to win the attention of strangers.   You'll Learn: 1) The simple trick to exceeding a 100% response rate 2) Do’s and don’ts for composing your personal messages 3) How to turn executive assistants into allies   About Stu: Dubbed by the American Marketing Association the “Father of Contact Marketing,” Stu Heinecke is a Wall Street Journal cartoonist, hall of fame-nominated marketer and the bestselling author of How to Get a Meeting with Anyone (2016) and Get the Meeting! (10-2019). Stu is also the founder of Cartoonists.org, a group of WSJ and New Yorker cartoonists who donate their art to help charities raise funds. Stu’s book: Get the Meeting!: An Illustrative Contact Marketing Playbook Stu’s book: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone: The Untapped Selling Power of Contact Marketing Stu’s LinkedIn: Stu Heinecke Stu’s editorial cartoon: “Roland! You’re acting like a Democrat!” Stu’s website: StuHeinecke.com Stu’s podcast: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone    Resources mentioned in the show: Study: Koko (gorilla) Website: Seamless.AI Software: x.ai Software: Zoom Software: Spiro.ai Book: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: A Novel by Tom Robbins Book: Innovators Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton Christensen   Thank you Sponsors! ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htba Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep503
October 18, 2019
Stu Heinecke shares unorthodox approaches to win the attention of strangers. You'll Learn: 1) The simple trick to exceeding a 100% response rate 2) Do’s and don’ts for composing your personal messages 3) How to turn executive assistants into allies About Stu: Dubbed by the American Marketing Association the “Father of Contact Marketing,” Stu Heinecke is a Wall Street Journal cartoonist, hall of fame-nominated marketer and the bestselling author of How to Get a Meeting with Anyone (2016) and Get the Meeting! (10-2019). Stu is also the founder of Cartoonists.org, a group of WSJ and New Yorker cartoonists who donate their art to help charities raise funds.Stu’s book: Get the Meeting!: An Illustrative Contact Marketing PlaybookStu’s book: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone: The Untapped Selling Power of Contact MarketingStu’s LinkedIn: Stu HeineckeStu’s editorial cartoon: “Roland! You’re acting like a Democrat!”Stu’s website: StuHeinecke.comStu’s podcast: How to Get a Meeting with Anyone  Resources mentioned in the show:Study: Koko (gorilla)Website: Seamless.AISoftware: x.aiSoftware: ZoomSoftware: Spiro.aiBook: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: A Novel by Tom RobbinsBook: Innovators Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton Christensen Thank you Sponsors!ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. Try them for free at ZipRecruiter.com/htbaMint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep503
October 16, 2019
Oren Klaff reveals the secret behind successful pitches—and how to persuade those around you. You’ll Learn: 1) What most people get wrong about persuasion 2) How to communicate your worth 3) The surefire way to convince anyone About Oren: Oren is Director of Capital Markets at investment bank Intersection Capital where he manages its capital raising platform (retail and wholesale distribution), business and product development. Oren co-developed and oversees Intersection Capital's flagship product, Velocity™.  From 2003-2008 as he applied his pioneering approaches to raising capital and incorporating neuroscience into the capital markets programs, Oren raised over $400 million of investor capital from high net-worth individuals and financial institutions. Oren is a member of Geyser Holding's investment committee where he has been a principal since 2006. During its growth he was responsible for sales, marketing, branding, product development, and business development. Previously, he was a venture analyst and partner at several mid-sized investment funds. Oren’s book: Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your idea Is Their Idea Oren’s book: Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal Oren’s website: OrenKlaff.com Resources mentioned in the show: Book: Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies   Thank you Sponsors! Bench. Cross bookkeeping off your list forever! Get 20% off your first six months of professional bookkeeping at bench.co/awesome. Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over your thoughts for better persuasion. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 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/ep502
October 16, 2019
Oren Klaff reveals the secret behind successful pitches—and how to persuade those around you.
October 11, 2019
Dave Decelle shares insider perspectives on how to turn insights into compelling communication. You’ll learn: 1) Three foundational principles for capturing your audience’s attention 2) The best disposition for presentations 3) How to create engaging presentation slides About Dave: Dave Decelle was a Director of Consumer Insights at Netflix, focused on delivering insights that drive product innovation. Dave has over 17 years of experience in market, brand, and user experience research and consulting. While he was focused on the technology and media categories at Netflix, his past experience ranges across a variety of industries, including financial, automotive, food & beverage, retail, and general consumer goods and services. Dave’s LinkedIn: Dave Decelle Dave’s website: DaveDecelle.com Resources mentioned in the show: Poem: “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson Book: Salvation: A Novel (The Salvation Sequence) by Peter F. Hamilton Previous episode: 136: How to Make Your Presentation as Compelling as a Movie with Ted Frank Thank you Sponsors! BetterHelp provides affordable therapy on demand. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/AWESOME with the discount code AWESOME. Charles & Colvard provides the world’s most brilliant gem at a great price. Learn more and get exclusive savings at charlesandcolvard.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep501
October 11, 2019
Dave Decelle shares insider perspectives on how to turn insights into compelling communication.
October 9, 2019
Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence.   About Victor: Victor Cheng is the founder of CaseInterview.com, the most prominent blog on the management consulting industry. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Inc. 500 CEOs, and has been featured as a business expert in media, including Fox Business TV Network, MSNBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.   Victor is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in quantitative economics, and the author of several business books. Victor’s website: CaseInterview.com Victor’s Free Guide: The 5 Steps to Building Self-Esteem: CaseInterview.com/Awesome   Resources mentioned in the show: Let’s chat for five-minutes! App: Trello Tool: Google Calendar Product: Leatherman Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep500
October 9, 2019
Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence.
October 8, 2019
Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence. About Victor: Victor Cheng is the founder of CaseInterview.com, the most prominent blog on the management consulting industry. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Inc. 500 CEOs, and has been featured as a business expert in media, including Fox Business TV Network, MSNBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.   Victor is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in quantitative economics, and the author of several business books. Victor’s website: CaseInterview.com Victor’s Free Guide: The 5 Steps to Building Self-Esteem: CaseInterview.com/Awesome   Resources mentioned in the show: Let’s chat for five-minutes! App: Trello Tool: Google Calendar Product: Leatherman Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep500
October 7, 2019
Brian Ahearn breaks down the ethical way to getting people to say “yes.” You'll Learn: 1. How to quickly attract people’s attention 2. The simple secret to winning people over 3. How to get others to follow through with their tasks About Brian: Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence. Thank you Sponsors! Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. Zapier. Save an average of 40 hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesome View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep499
October 4, 2019
Dr. John Townsend discusses how to build the relationships that keep you motivated and productive.   You'll Learn: The one need leaders often ignore How to engage in nourishing conversations The five relationships you need in your life—and the two to prune   About John: Dr. John Townsend is a nationally-known leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. John is the founder of the Townsend Institute, Leadership and Counseling, and the Townsend Leadership Program, which is a a a  nationwide system of leadership training groups. He developed the online digital platform TownsendNOW and the online assessment tool TPRAT. Dr. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders, their teams and their families. John’s book: People Fuel: Fill Your Tank for Life, Love, and Leadership John’s book: How to Have a Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding: With Your Spouse, Adult Child, Boss, Coworker, Best Friend, or Someone You’re Dating with Henry Cloud John’s website: DrTownsend.com Tool: Townsend Personal and Relational Assessment Tool (TPRAT)   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: “The Mirror-Neuron System” by Giacomo Rizzolatti and Laila Craighero  TED Talk: “How great leaders inspire action” | Simon Sinek Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni   Thank you Sponsors!   Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome. Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome.     View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep498 
October 2, 2019
Aaron Schmookler discusses how a service-oriented mindset keeps you from burning out.   You'll Learn: A powerful phrase for de-escalating conflict How to stop feeling so self-conscious How to make work more fulfilling   About Aaron: For over 20 years, Aaron has been striving to help people find their own intrinsic motivation, their capacity to collaborate, and the fulfillment that comes from harnessing the creative impulse in us all to serve others. In 2014 Aaron and business partner, Adam Utley, co-founded The Yes Works and developed the Adeptability Model of collaboration and leadership training and the Adeptable Culture Audit. Aaron and The Yes Works serve clients across the country and across industries including Microsoft, MOD Pizza, DiscoverOrg, Burkhart Dental Supply, SOG Knives, 9th Gear, and Textainer to make work good for people and people good for work. Aaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron Schmookler Aaron’s website: TheYesWorks.com Aaron’s podcast: Mighty Good Work   Resources mentioned in the show: Product: Plantronics Voyager 5200 Wireless Bluetooth Headset Book: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins Book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman Book: “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle   Thank you Sponsors! 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 Blinkist: Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep497 
September 30, 2019
Maura Nevel Thomas discusses how to take back control of your attention for more productive work days.   You'll Learn: How we sabotage our performance every 3 minutes The simple trick to stopping most office distractions How to get more satisfaction out of work   About Maura: Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of Regain Your Time, author of three books, and was named a Top Leadership Speaker in Inc. Magazine. Maura is a contributing expert to major business outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. Book: Attention Management: How to Create Success and Gain Productivity—Every Day Website: MauraThomas.com    Resources mentioned in the show: Study: “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress” by Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine  Study: “Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity” by Adrian F. Ward et al., University of Texas Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Book: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport   Thank you Sponsors! Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. Babbel. Learn a new language anywhere, anytime with babbel.com. 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/ep496
September 26, 2019
Devora Zack explains why you don't need to work the room to build great connections.   You'll Learn: How to smoothly start, sustain, and end conversations How to ease your pre-networking anxiety Best practices for writing amazing follow ups   About Devora: Devora Zack is CEO of Only Connect Consulting, a Washington Post bestselling author and global speaker with books in 45 language translations. Her cluents include Deloitte, Smithsonian, Delta Airlines, the FDA, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Health. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Forbes, Cosmo, Self, Redbook, Fast Company, and many others. She is the author of Networking for People who Hate Networking, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Singletasking.   View links, show notes, and transcripts at www.awesomeatyourjob.com/ep495.
September 25, 2019
Dr. Tara Swart explains the science behind neuroplasticity and how to train your brain to brave any challenge.   You'll Learn: How to use neuroscience to break out of your comfort zone The six approaches to problem solving Simple tricks to turn around terrible work days   About Tara: Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, leadership coach, and award-winning and bestselling author. She works with leaders all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improve their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions, and retain information. She is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management where she runs the Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience programs, and is an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business. Tara’s book: The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain Tara’s Twitter: @TaraSwart Tara’s Instagram: @drtaraswart Tara’s website: TaraSwart.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Research: "The Glymphatic System in CNS Health and Disease: Past, Present and Future" by Benjamin A. Plog and Maiken Nedergaard Twitter: @YouHadOneJob Book: Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility by Ellen J. Langer Book: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson Previous episode: 273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison   Thank you Sponsors!   Four Sigmatic.  Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome. Babbel. Learn a new language anywhere, anytime with babbel.com   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep494 
September 23, 2019
Anese Cavanaugh shares how to create more meaningful impact by being more present and intentional at work.   You'll Learn: The cost of contagious negative energy at work The 4 Ps to lead you away from burnout The Leadership Trifecta of impact, self-care, and, people-care   About Anese: Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations around the world, and author of Contagious Culture. Her next book, Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill) will be available November 2019. Book: “Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives” Book: “Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want” Inc.com Column: “Showing Up” Website: IEP.io LinkedIn: Anese Cavanaugh Facebook: Anese Cavanaugh Twitter: @AneseCavanaugh Instagram: @anesecavanaugh   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Todoist Study: “How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagion” Princeton University Press, 2018 Video Game: The Legend of Zelda Dog Commercial: Sara McLachlan SPCA Commercial Book: “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity” by Hugh MacLeod Book: “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage” by Mel Robbins Prior episode: 049: Improved Happiness, Improved Performance with Michelle Gielan Prior episode: 391: Preventing Burnout by Examining Your Emotions with Dr. Shawn C. Jones   Thank you Sponsors! iDashboards: Create gorgeously useful data visualizations with iDashboards.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep493 
September 20, 2019
J. Elise Keith shares what makes meetings succeed vs. fail.   You'll Learn: Signs of an ineffective meeting How the best organizations approach meetings When and how to opt out of a meeting   About J. Elise: Elise Keith is the co-founder of online meeting management platform Lucid Meetings. Known as the ‘Meeting Maven,’ Elise offers unprecedented expertise that inspires audiences, proving that meetings shouldn’t be fewer or shorter—but better and more effective. She is the author of Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization, which contains eye-opening strategies companies can use to structure beneficial meetings, create a healthy workplace culture, and propel overall team momentum. Book: “Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization” Company: Lucid Meetings Website: JEliseKeith.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Poem: “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver Term: Chatham House Rule Term: Vegas Rules Study: “Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace” Harvard Business Review Book: “Time and the Art of Living” by Robert Grudin   Thank You, Sponsors! Monday.com. Collaborate more effectively--and beautifully--at monday.com/awesome. Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome. Babbel. Learn a new language anywhere, anytime with babbel.com   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep492   
September 18, 2019
Refound CEO Jonathan Raymond teaches how to communicate feedback that gets results. You'll Learn: What makes traditional feedback ineffective How to have more effective conversations using the 5 stages of the Accountability Dial How to articulate feedback to your team, your peers, and your seniors About Jonathan After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business executive or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out. He’s the author of Good Authority — How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For, and the Founder & CEO at Refound, a people training company that teaches people how to have human conversations at work. Refound specializes in working with people leaders at high-growth organizations and is proud to be a trusted learning partner to Fortune 100 organizations like Panasonic and McKesson, cutting edge tech firms like Niantic and Box and small businesses that are going places. He's madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughters, and will never give up on the New York Knicks. Jonathan is an experienced CEO and people manager and has thrown his heart, mind, and soul into more than a few culture change projects. He lives in Encinitas, California and is an avid, albeit mediocre, surfer. Jonathan’s Book: “Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For” Jonathan’s Website: Refound.com Resources mentioned in the show: Tool: Superhuman Tool: The Accountability Dial Podcast: Revisionist History Study: “Good genes are nice, but joy is better” The Harvard Gazette Book: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari Prior episode: 110: Maximizing Personal-Professional Growth with Jonathan Raymond Thank you, Sponsors! Blinkist: Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome
September 16, 2019
Justin Jones-Fosu explains how to lead a more enriching work life by aligning your now with your why.   You'll Learn: How to get into your “achieve more” zone 12 questions for uncovering your why How to turn any job into meaningful work   About Justin: Justin is on a mission to help professionals and workplaces to Work like they mean it!  He is a meaningful work speaker and social entrepreneur who speaks 60-70 times per year to companies, organizations and associations in the US and internationally.  His latest book Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t challenges the reader to merge their purpose and productivity to get more out of work and life.   Justin’s book: Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t Justin’s website: JustinInspires.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Tool: Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard Book: Getting Things done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy Book: Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek Book: The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute Previous episode: 235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead   Thank you Sponsors!   Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. Mint Mobile. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep490  
September 13, 2019
Bob Anderson discusses the ways you’re inhibiting your leadership potential—and how to remedy them.   You'll Learn: The surprising source of highly-accurate feedback The two leadership operating systems Powerful questions for unlocking your leadership potential   About Bob: Robert J. Anderson has been a pace setter in the field of Leadership Development for over 30 years. He is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Development Officer of The Leadership Circle and the Full Circle Group, and the co-author of Scaling Leadership and Mastering Leadership. Bob created The Leadership Circle Profile, a 360° assessment used by organizations worldwide to measure the effectiveness of their leaders (individually and collectively), chart a pathway for their development, and assess their progress as they develop. The MEECO Leadership Institute awarded him the International Thought Leader of Distinction in 2018. Bob’s book: Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most Bob’s book: Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results Bob’s website: TheLeadershipCircle.com   Thank you Sponsors!   Monday.com. Collaborate more effectively–and beautifully–at monday.com/awesome. Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome.
September 11, 2019
Thanh Pham from Asian Efficiency shares his expert tips and favorite resources for optimal productivity.   You'll Learn: The biggest productivity myth How to be more productive while doing less A simple productivity tip to exponentially improve your focus   About Thanh: Thanh is the Founder and Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is considered one of the top thought leaders in the productivity industry and he has been featured in Fast Company, Inc.com, Forbes, Huffington Post, and The Globe & Mail. On a day-to-day basis, he is responsible for executing the company’s mission and helping people become more Asian Efficient. When he’s not sharing his newest productivity wisdom, he likes to drink lots of green tea, eat eggs benedict at hotels, make video blogs, and read non-fiction books. Thanh’s podcast: The Productivity Show Thanh’s website: Asian Efficiency    Resources mentioned in the show: App: TextExpander App: OmniFocus App: BusyCal App: BusyContacts Product: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Smart Headphones Website: Brain.fm Website: Focus@Will Website: GreatAssistant.com Book: 30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer, Ph. D. Book: The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy Prior episode: 339: Achieving Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey Prior episode: 421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse   Thank you Sponsors! BetterHelp provides affordable therapy on demand. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/AWESOME with the discount code AWESOME. Babbel helps you learn a new language anywhere, anytime! Speak a new language with confidence with Babbel.com
September 9, 2019
Erica Mandy shares essential--but often overlooked--keys to becoming a more successful communicator in the modern environment.   You'll Learn: How what you’re doing on Facebook can damage your credibility at work Words to purge from your communication The fundamental test to improve your communication   About Erica: Erica Mandy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter who is building a new kind of media network, starting with her daily news podcast, The NewsWorthy. It provides all the day’s news in less than 10 minutes in a convenient, unbiased, and less depressing way – in what she calls “fast, fair and fun.”  Erica is one of the first podcasters to partner with Podfund, a company that invests in extraordinary emerging podcasters, and she's been named one of "50 Women Changing the World in Media & Entertainment." Erica’s Website: theNewsWorthy.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Study: "Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans" by Jeffrey Gottfried Study: Psychology Today references the study regarding visualization  Study: Stanford & NPR talk about the study regarding students' online content literacy  Study: Science & NBC News talk about the study that found false info spreads faster Book: “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling Book: “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth” by Mika Brzezinski App: Boomerang Conference: Podcast Movement   Thank You, Sponsors! Simple Habit.This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome.
September 6, 2019
Dave Stachowiak shares how to develop the strongest personal and professional relationships.   You'll Learn: The productivity hack that helps you be more present The under-appreciated value of small talk What to do when you don’t like networking   About Dave: Dave Stachowiak is the host and founder of Coaching for Leaders, a top-rated leadership podcast downloaded over 10 million times. With more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie and a thriving, global leadership academy, Dave helps leaders discover practical wisdom, build meaningful relationships, and create movement for genuine results. He’s served clients including Boeing, The University of California, and the United States Air Force. Forbes named him one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to watch. Dave’s website and podcast: Coaching for Leaders Bonni’s website and podcast: Teaching In Higher Ed   Resources mentioned in the show: Personality: Nathan Czubaj Podcast: Happen to Your Career with Scott Anthony Barlow Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Book: Getting Things Done by David Allen Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier Previous episode: 170: Managing Inner–and Outer–Critics with Dave Stachowiak Previous episode: 413: How to Exude Credibility with Rob Jolles   Thank you Sponsors! Backblaze. Safeguard all your files with unlimited cloud-based backup for just $6 a month with Backblaze.com/awesome    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep486
September 4, 2019
Jonathan Levi shares how speedreading and visual mnemonics can enhance your learning.   You'll Learn: The scientifically-proven method for speedreading How curiosity improves learning A simple trick to remember names and faces   About Jonathan: Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. He’s the author of the Become a SuperLearner series, and the host of the award-winning Superhuman Academy podcast. His passions include learning languages, musical instruments, acro yoga, weightlifting, and cooking. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with his superwoman, Limmor. Jonathan’s book: The Only Skill That Matters Jonathan’s website: SuperhumanAcademy.com Jonathan’s social media: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Resources mentioned in the show: Methodology: Memory Palaces Methodology: SQ3R Term: Schultz tables People: Malcolm Knowles and Harry Lorayne Book: A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber Book: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Thank You, Sponsor! Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com.
August 30, 2019
Dean Karrel makes the case for mastering the basic skills that will put you above the rest.   You'll Learn: How “B students” can achieve more in their careers How to survive and thrive in office politics The secret to building unshakable confidence   About Dean: Dean Karrel is a Career and Executive Coach. He is the instructor of twelve courses with over 600,000 views available on LinkedIn Learning and has also been in senior leadership positions for more than three decades with major global publishing companies, including 22 years at Wiley. Karrel has hired and trained thousands of people at various stages of their careers, motivating them to maximize their abilities.   Dean’s Book: Mastering the Basics: Simple Lessons for Achieving Success in Business Dean’s Company: The Skyridge Group Dean’s LinkedIn: Dean Karrel Dean’s Courses: Dean Karrel Dean’s Twitter: @DeanKarrel   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni Book: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry   Thank You, Sponsors!   Mint Mobile. I saved over $17-per-minute I invested switching to Mintmobile for wireless service. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome. Four Sigmatic.  Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome.  Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep484
August 28, 2019
Nir Eyal identifies the surprising reason why we get distracted and how you can overcome it.   You'll Learn: Why mainstream productivity advice doesn’t work The four steps to becoming indistractable The real motivation for all human behavior   About Nir: Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today. Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), Eventbrite, Anchor.fm, and many others. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. Nir’s Schedule Making Tool: Free Schedule Maker Nir’s Book: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” Nir’s Book: “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” Nir’s Previous Episode: 330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal    Resources mentioned in the show: Article: “How To Develop Unlimited Willpower” by Jessica Sillers Researcher: Dr. Michael Inzlicht Study: Freud’s Pleasure Principle YouTube: Play Anything by Ian Bogost, Chicago Humanities Festival Book: “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall   Thank You, Sponsors! Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep483
August 26, 2019
David Allen provides an approachable overview of his legendary Getting Things Done (GTD) system.   You'll Learn: GTD in a nutshell The saving power of an external brain Two power questions for prioritizing   About David: David Allen is an international best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done, which has been published in over 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” He and his wife Kathryn run the David Allen Company, which oversees the certification academy and quality standards for Global Partners offering Getting Things Done courses and coaching around the world. David’s Book: “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” David’s Workbook: “The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity” David’s Website: GettingThingsDone.com David on Twitter: @gtdguy   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking” by Oliver Burkeman Pior Episode Episode 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity   Thank You, Sponsors! Monday.com. Collaborate more effectively--and beautifully--at monday.com/awesome. Eyeconic. Get name-brand eyewear easily and affordably from eyeconic.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep482 
August 23, 2019
Drew Tarvin shares how to bring more humor and fun into the workplace.   You'll Learn: The power of humor on your work-life productivity How to craft good work humor that considers medium, audience, and purpose The 3 specific situations when NOT to use humor at work   About Drew: Andrew Tarvin is the world's first humor engineer, teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a stand-up comedian, he reverse-engineers the skill of humor in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace. Through his company, Humor That Works, Drew has worked with more than 35,000 people at over 250 organizations, including Microsoft, the FBI, and the International Association of Canine Professionals. He is a bestselling author; has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fast Company; and his TEDx talk has been viewed more than four million times. He loves the color orange, is obsessed with chocolate, and can solve a Rubiks Cube (but it takes like 7 minutes). Drew’s Book: "Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work" Drew’s Twitter: @drewtarvin Drew’s Website: Humor That Works   Resources mentioned in the show: Comedy Sketch: Key & Peele text message confusion (NSFW) Study: Candlestick Problem App: Evernote Book: “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson   Thank you, Sponsors! Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep481
August 21, 2019
Researcher Vanessa Van Edwards explains what causes people to like one another and how to make great impressions.   You'll Learn: Proven ways for making a fantastic first impression What builds and what kills likability the fastest Good and bad questions to ask during first meetings   About Vanessa: Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting behavior hacks for audiences around the world. She is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her popular courses on Creative Live and Udemy have over 120,000 enrolled students. She’s been featured on NPR, CNN, Forbes and USA Today, but more importantly, she’s addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee and puppies. Vanessa’s Book: “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” Vanessa’s Facial Expression Guide: ScienceOfPeople.com/face Vanessa’s TED Talk: You are contagious | TEDxLondon Vanessa’s Website: Science of People Vanessa’s YouTube: Vanessa Van Edwards   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” by Barbara and Allan Pease Researcher: Dr. Ekman Term: Expectancy effect Personality research: The Big Five Personality Test   Thank you, sponsors! BetterHelp provides affordable therapy on demand. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/AWESOME with the discount code AWESOME. The Simple Habit meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep480
August 19, 2019
Resilience expert Anne Grady shares how to decrease anxiety and stay in a more positive, productive zone more often.   You'll Learn: How the negativity bias hijacks us--and how to fix it Quick ways to put your lizard brain back in its place How to better savor “delicious moments” and enjoy each workday more   About Anne: Resilience expert Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author. Anne shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty, and practical strategies anyone can use to triumph over adversity and master change. A two-time TEDx speaker, Anne has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., FOX Business, Entrepreneur, and more. She is the author of “Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph.” Learn more at www.AnneGradyGroup.com. LinkedIn: Anne Grady Group Website: AnneGradyGroup.com YouTube: Anne Grady Group   Resources mentioned in the show: App: Calm App: Buddhify App: Happify App: Headspace App: Simple Habit Book: “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls Author: Arianna Huffington Author: Brene Brown Researcher: Dr. Rick Hanson Author: Rachel Hollis Researcher: Shawn Achor TED Talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend Neurosciences terms: Amygdala, Hippocampus, Hypothalamus, Limbic system, Noradrenaline / Norepinephrine, Prefrontal cortex Book: “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence”  by Rick Hanson Book: “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work” by Shawn Achor Book: “The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It” by Kelly McGonigal   Thank You, Sponsor! iDashboards: Create gorgeously useful data visualizations with iDashboards.com/awesome.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep479
August 16, 2019
Randy Grieser offers actionable pointers to keep a workplace culture healthy and thriving.   You'll Learn: How trust is built in the workplace The 6 key elements of a healthy workplace culture Do's and don’ts for effective conflict management   About Randy: Randy Grieser is the founder and CEO of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance. He is the author of The Ordinary Leader, and co-author of The Culture Question. Randy is passionate about sharing the importance of creating healthy workplace cultures, and believes leadership requires us to always be intentional about what we do and how we do it. Book: “The Culture Question: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work” Company Website: AchieveCentre.com Website: TheOrdinaryLeader.com   Resources mentioned in the show: Book: “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink Book: “Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book” by Carol J. Loomis   Thank You, Sponsor! ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. You can try them for free at Ziprecruiter.com/HTBA   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep478 
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