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If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, I grill thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skillset every profess…

Pete Mockaitis


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    804: A Recruiter's Insider Tips for Acing the Job Search with Zeinab Kahera

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 41:33


    Zeinab Kahera shares the best job search practices learned from her decade of experience in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring in multiple industries. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) A behind-the-scenes look into what recruiters want to see 2) Powerful questions to identify your unique expertise 3) The most important thing to communicate in your resume Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep804 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ZEINAB — Zeinab Kahera is a career specialist, who specializes in working with people to amplify their voice while utilizing expert techniques to build a cover letter and resume that is professional, strong, and best represents them. Her professional expertise comes from a decade of experience in recruitment, interviewing, and hiring in multiple industries. She has also served in Human Resources and various management roles including for a Fortune 500 company. Zeinab earned her Bachelor in Business Management from Georgia State University and a Master of Education in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia. • Email: zeinab@zeinabkahera.com • LinkedIn: Zeinab Kahera • Website: ZeinabKahera.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Grammarly • Tool: Calendly • Assessment: Needs & Values Program • Book: The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks • Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Storyworth. Give the fathers in your life something special at StoryWorth.com/awesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    803: How to Write Like the Greatest Masters of Persuasion with Carmine Gallo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 44:13


    Carmine Gallo uncovers the communication secrets of masters like Jeff Bezos that help you write more clearly and concisely. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The basic grammar lesson that makes all the difference 2) The easiest way to simplify complexity 3) How a single sentence makes your data more impactful Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep803 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CARMINE — Carmine Gallo is a Harvard instructor and program leader in executive education at the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Design. A “communications guru,” according to Publishers Weekly, Carmine coaches CEOs and leaders for the world's most admired brands.Carmine's bestselling books, including Talk Like TED, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Bezos Blueprint, have been translated into more than 40 languages. His latest, The Bezos Blueprint reveals the communication strategies that fueled Amazon's success and that help people build their careers.Carmine is one of the most influential voices in communication, business, and leadership and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Success Magazine and on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and ABC's 20/20. He has built a global reputation for transforming leaders into powerful storytellers and communicators.• Book: The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World's Greatest Salesman• Book: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds• Book: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience• Article: “How The First 15 Minutes Of Amazon's Leadership Meetings Spark Great Ideas And Better Conversations”• Website: CarmineGallo.com• LinkedIn: Carmine Gallo— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Bad is Stronger than Good” by Roy Baumeister, Ellen Bratslavsky, Catrin Finkenauer, Kathleen D. Vohs• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman• Book: Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin• Past episode: 771: How to Own Your Career and Build Your Dream Job with Ann HiattSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    802: How to Level Up Your Career and Find a Job You Love with Brandi Nicole Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:51


    Brandi Nicole Johnson shares simple and practical tips for streamlining your job search. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to get really clear on what you want 2) The best salary database I've ever seen 3) The tiny mistake that can ruin your entire resume Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep802 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BRANDI — Brandi Nicole Johnson is an award winning international speaker, facilitator and coach. Currently, Brandi remains focused on her passion for developing the world's next generation of leaders and creating experiences that transform lives. Brandi spent most of her career at the Center for Creative Leadership, a globally ranked, internationally known provider of leadership development, research, and executive education. Brandi has a Master of Science Degree in Management and Leadership and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies. She loves consuming food that is life changing and asking provocative questions that inspire action. • Brandi's program: Level Up Your Career. Learn more about September's Master Class here. • Brandi's website: BrandiNicoleJohnson.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Website: H1B Salary Database • Website: 81cents • Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    801: How to Find the Upside amid Uncertainty with Nathan Furr

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 54:39


    Nathan Furr discusses how to reframe your relationship with uncertainty to open up to new possibilities. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to turn the fear of the unknown into an excitement for possibilities 2) The six types of risk and how to manage them 3) How to deal with the frustrations of failure Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep801 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT NATHAN — Nathan Furr is a professor of strategy and innovation at INSEAD in Paris and an expert in the fields of innovation and technology strategy. His bestselling books include The Innovator's Method and Innovation Capital. Published regularly in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and Inc., he is an Innosight Fellow, has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, and works with leading companies including Google, Microsoft, Citi, ING, and Philips.• Book: The Upside of Uncertainty: A Guide to Finding Possibility in the Unknown • Website: UncertaintyPossibility.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk” by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky • Study: “Drop Your Tools: An Allegory for Organizational Studies” by Karl E. Weick • Book: The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller • Book: Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse • Film: Son of a Lion • Past episode: 210: How to Generate Many Creative Ideas with Tina Seelig See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    800: How to Get Better at Asking for Help with Dr. Heidi Grant

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 37:28


    Dr. Heidi Grant reveals the secrets to asking for and getting the help you need. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why asking for help is beneficial for everyone involved 2) The do's and don'ts of asking for help 3) The telltale sign that you need to ask for help Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep800 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT HEIDI — Dr. Heidi Grant is a leadership, influence and motivation expert, who is ranked among the top management thinkers globally. Her books include 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, and Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and CBS Mornings, and her TED talk has been viewed more than 3 million times. • Book: Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You • Website: HeidiGrantPhD.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation by Bill Ross and Wes Roberts • Book: The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien • Past episode: 773: How to Amplify Your Message Through Powerful Framing and Storytelling with Rene Rodriguez — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of therapy at BetterHelp.com/AwesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    799: The Unspoken Rules of High Performers and High Potentials with Gorick Ng

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 50:02


    Gorick Ng lays out the unspoken rules and expectations of managers that explain why top performers get ahead. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The three questions everyone is asking about you 2) The A+ way to ask for help 3) The mentality that keeps professionals from progressing Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep799 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT GORICK — Gorick Ng is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, a book published by Harvard Business Review Press. It is a guide to help professionals, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, take control of their careers, based on 500+ interviews with professionals across geographies, industries, and job types. Gorick is a career adviser at Harvard College, specializing in coaching first-generation, low-income students. He has worked in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), investment banking at Credit Suisse, and research with the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School. He has been featured in The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, New York Post, Fast Company, and CNBC. He was named by Thinkers50 as one of 30 thinkers to watch in 2022. Gorick, a first-generation college student, is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.• Book: The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right • Website: Gorick.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Instapaper • Book: The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer • Book: Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Zapier. Save many hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    798: How to Have Difficult Conversations about Race with Kwame Christian

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 52:45


    Kwame Christian lays out his three-step framework for masterfully handling difficult conversations around race and other sensitive issues at work. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why we struggle when discussing race 2) How discussing race enriches workplaces 3) A powerful three-step framework for any difficult conversation Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep798 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KWAME — Kwame Christian is a best-selling author, business lawyer and CEO of the American Negotiation Institute (ANI). Following the viral success of his TedxDayton talk, Kwame released his best-seller Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life in 2018. He's also a regular Contributor for Forbes and the host of the number one negotiation podcast in the world, Negotiate Anything - which currently has over 5 million downloads worldwide. Under Kwame's leadership, ANI has coached and trained several Fortune 500 companies on applying the fundamentals of negotiation to corporate success. Kwame was the recipient of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2020 and the Moritz College of Law Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award 2021. He is the only person in the history of The Ohio State University to win alumni awards in consecutive years from the law school and the masters of public affairs program. That said, Kwame's proudest achievement is his family. He's married to Dr. Whitney Christian, and they have two lovely sons, Kai and Dominic. • Book: How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond • Book: Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life • Podcast: Negotiate Anything • Podcast: Negotiate Real Change • Website: American Negotiation Institute — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi • Book: "How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent" by Carla Naumburg • Book: "I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships" by Michael Sorensen • Past episode: 693: Building Better Relationships through Validation with Michael Sorensen See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    797: How to Find and Do Your Great Work with Amanda Crowell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 42:24


    Amanda Crowell shares practical wisdom on how to make time and space for the work that matters most to you. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to get clarity on the work that fulfills you most 2) How to say no to the commitments eating up your time 3) How to stop procrastination from sabotaging your goals Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep797 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT AMANDA — Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk: Three Reasons You Aren't Doing What You Say You Will Do has received 1.5 million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and TED Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global. Amanda lives in New Jersey with her husband, two adorable kids, and a remarkable Newfiepoo named Ruthie. • Book: Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else • TEDx Talk: Three reasons you aren't doing what you say you will do | Amanda Crowell | TEDxHarrisburg • Podcast: Unleashing Your Great Work • Website: AmandaCrowell.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss • Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen • Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline • Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of therapy at BetterHelp.com/AwesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    796: How to Make Progress on Your Most Audacious Goals, Every Day with Grace Lordan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 36:17


    Grace Lordan offers actionable solutions and tips to help bring you closer to your goals, one step at a time. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to free yourself from the fear of making mistakes 2) How to break free from impostor syndrome 3) How to stop stress from hijacking your day Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep796 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT GRACE — Dr Grace Lordan is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative and an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Grace is an economist and her research is focused on quantifying the benefits of inclusion within and across firms, as well as designing interventions that level the playing field for under-represented talent within firms. Grace served as an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board, is currently a member of the UK government's BEIS social mobility taskforce and is currently on the Women in Finance Charter's advisory board. Her academic writings have been published in top international journals and she has written for the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Grace is a regular speaker and advisor to blue chip finance and technology firms. Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want is her first book. • Book: Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want • Website: www.GraceLordan.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave (The Stoic Virtues Series) by Ryan Holiday — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Find quality hires fast with a free job posting at LinkedIn.com/beawesome.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    795: How to Stop Being Crazy Busy and Take Back Your Time with Zena Everett

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 37:19


    Zena Everett reveals the time-wasters to drop in order to make time for what matters. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The top things slowing us down at work 2) The questions to ask for effective prioritization 3) How to say no nicely Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep795 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ZENA — Leadership Coach and Speaker Zena Everett is the author of Mind Flip, Take the Fear out of Your Career and the award winning Crazy Busy Cure. Originally a recruitment entrepreneur, Zena sold her business in 2007 then studied an MSc in Career Management and Coaching. She then took further postgraduate qualifications in psychological coaching and leadership with neuroscience (MIT Sloan Business School). She has coached on the Executive MBA Programme at Oxford University's Saïd Business School and is a member of the Associate Faculty at Henley Business School. • Book: The Crazy Busy Cure: A productivity book for people who don't have time to read productivity books • Website: ZenaEverett.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Million Dollar Consulting: The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice by Alan Weiss • Book: Money Talks: How to Make a Million As A Speaker by Alan Weiss • Past Episode: 572: How Morning Practices Like Savoring and Investing in Calm Boost Productivity with Chris Bailey • Past episode: 766: Marshall Goldsmith on Simple Shifts for a More Fulfilling Career and Life — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Apple Card. Get up to 3% cash back with Apple card.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    REBROADCAST: Liz Wiseman reveals the Five Practices of Indispensable, High-Impact Players

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 47:51


    Liz Wiseman uncovers the small, but impactful practices of exceptional performers. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why it's okay to not be working on what's important to you 2) The five things impact players do differently 3) The trick to leading without an invitation UPDATE: Sign up for Liz's new masterclass and learn what the best professionals do to stand out and perform at their best. Early bird registration is FREE with your purchase of Liz's new book Impact Players.PLUS, we're giving away copies of Liz's book! We'll be picking 5 random winners who share a link to this post on LinkedIn, along with their favorite nugget of wisdom from the episode. Don't forget to tag both Pete and Liz in your post! Giveaway ends Saturday, August 27, 11:59 PM Central time.Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep719 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT LIZ — Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter,; The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and StanfordUniversity and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. • Liz's book: Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact (website) • Liz's book: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (website) • Liz's book: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work (website) • Liz's Twitter: @LizWiseman • Liz's website: TheWisemanGroup.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: Dunning-Kruger effect • Book: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • Apple Card. Get up to 3% cash back with Apple CardSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    794: How to Get Comfortable with Discomfort with Sterling Hawkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 42:44


    Sterling Hawkins shows you how to turn discomfort into fuel for transformative change. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why we need to hunt discomfort 2) Why you need your own “street gang” 3) What to do when you feel like quitting Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep794 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT STERLING — Sterling Hawkins is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, motivational leader, and public speaker. His 2019 TED Talk, “Discomfort is Necessary for Innovation,” has been viewed more than 100,000 times. Sterling serves as CEO and founder of the Sterling Hawkins Group, a research, training and development company focused on human and organizational growth. He has been seen in publications like Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times and Forbes. Based in Colorado, Sterling is a proud uncle of three and a passionate adventurer that can often be found skydiving, climbing mountains, shark diving or even trekking the Sahara. • Book: Hunting Discomfort: How to Get Breakthrough Results in Life and Business No Matter What • TED Talk: Discomfort is Necessary for Innovation • Website: SterlingHawkins.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The Catcher in the Rye by JD SalingerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    793: The Six Mind Shifts for Thriving at Work with Aliza Knox

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 45:12


    Aliza Knox breaks down the six critical shifts that help turn around an unpleasant work situation. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to stay enthusiastic in the face of work hardships 2) What to do when you feel stagnant 3) How to engineer serendipity for your career Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep793 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ALIZA — Aliza built and led APAC businesses for Google, Twitter and Cloudflare. She is a BCG advisor, Forbes columnist, and board director. Called a “Kick Ass Woman Slaying the World of Tech”, Aliza wrote Don't Quit Your Day Job, outlining 6 mindshifts you need to rise & thrive at work as part of her commitment to empowering the next generation of leaders. She's in the Top 100 Women in Tech, Singapore and was named IT Woman of the Year Asia, 2020. • Book: Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Six Mind Shifts You Need to Rise and Thrive at Work. • Article: “The New Meaning Of CEO: Chief Empathy Officer - 4 Reasons Leaders Need Empathy Now” • LinkedIn: Aliza Knox • Twitter: @alizaknox • Website: AlizaKnox.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “How Job Crafting Can Make Work More Satisfying” by Ben Laker, Charmi Patel, Pawan Budhwar, and Ashish Malik • Study: “The Power of Empathy in Times of Crisis and Beyond” by Tara Van Bommel, PhD • Book: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott • Book: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Apple Card. Get up to 3% cash back with Apple CardSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    792: How to Handle Negotiations and Difficult Conversations Like an Expert Hostage Negotiator with Scott Tillema

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 31:36


    Scott Tillema shares powerful wisdom on handling emotional and tense conversations with ease and finesse. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Two powerful skills to help you connect with anyone 2) A handy strategy to get people to listen in closely 3) What people want to hear during emotional conversations Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep792 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SCOTT — Scott Tillema is a top communication keynote speaker, FBI trained hostage negotiator, and senior associate with The Negotiations Collective. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of crisis and hostage negotiations, training thousands of negotiators across the country. Scott has developed a model for hostage negotiation, which is now being adapted by those in the private sector for use in sales, marketing, communication, and leadership. • TEDx Talk: “The Secrets of Hostage Negotiators” by Scott Tillema • Website: NegotiationsCollective.com • Website: ScottTillema.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini • Book: Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate by Dan Shapiro • TED Talk: “Your body language may shape who you are” by Amy Cuddy • Previous episode: 693: Building Better Relationships through Validation with Michael Sorensen — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Apple Card. Get up to 3% cash back with Apple CardSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    791: Promoting and Sustaining Trust through Honest Leadership with Ron Carucci

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 42:00


    Ron Carucci reveals the four keys to cultivating a culture of trust and honesty in your teams and organizations. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why people don't trust you even if you think you're trustworthy 2) Two fundamental questions to up your leadership3) A powerful exercise to build your honesty muscleSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep791 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RON — Ron has a thirty-year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership — from start-ups to Fortune 10s, nonprofits to heads-of-state, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth. With experience in more than 25 countries on 4 continents, he helps organizations articulate strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and then designs programs to execute those strategies. The best-selling author of eight books, including the Amazon #1 Rising to Power and his recently released To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose, Ron is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where Navalent's work on leadership was named one of 2016's management ideas that mattered most. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, and a two-time TEDx speaker. • Book: To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose • Series: Moments of Truth • Firm: Navalent.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “UMass researcher finds most people lie in everyday conversation” • Book: Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work by Jim Detert • Book: Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte • Past episode: 702: Building the Courage to Speak Up and Stand Out at Work with Jim Detert — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Apple Card. Get up to 3% cash back with Apple CardSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    790: How to Stop Being Overlooked, Underpaid, and Undervalued with Arika Pierce

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 33:44


    Arika Pierce reveals the simple steps to improving your visibility and value in the workplace. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The critical assumption that keeps professionals from advancing 2) How to properly negotiate for a raise or promotion 3) Three rules for more visibility when working remotely Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep790 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ARIKA — Arika Pierce, President and Founder of Piercing Strategies, is a leadership development coach and expert with a passion for creating forward-thinking leaders. After 15 years of corporate leadership experience, her 360 view of leadership has empowered her to help individuals hone their goals and reach their full potential. • Book: I CAN. I WILL. WATCH ME.: How to Not Be Overlooked, Underpaid or Undervalued • LinkedIn: Arika Pierce • Website: ArikaPierce.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The 5AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma • Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard • Book: Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Judi Holler — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Zapier. Save many hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    789: How to Beat Stress, Stagnation, and Burnout with Alan Stein Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 40:19


    Alan Stein Jr. lays out the fundamental shifts that help sustain your game and build resilience in the face of stress, stagnation, and burnout. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to stop stress from overwhelming and controlling you 2) How to stay calm and in control in the face of stress 3) How to identify and remedy stagnation Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep789 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ALAN — Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he's a performance coach with a passion for helping others change behaviors. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance. Alan is a dynamic storyteller who delivers practical, actionable lessons that can be implemented immediately. He teaches proven principles on how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. His previous clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, Charles Schwab, and Penn State Football, and many more. • Book: Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best • Book: Sustain Your Game: High Performance Keys to Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation, and Beat Burnout • Website: AlanSteinJr.com • Website: StrongerTeam.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Author: Eckhart Tolle • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear • Book: Exactly What to Say: Your Personal Guide to the Mastery of Magic Words by Phil Jones — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Find quality hires fast with a free job posting at LinkedIn.com/beawesome.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    788: Roger Martin Shares How to Make Better Strategic Choices By Rethinking Your Models

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 45:33


    Roger Martin reveals how to identify the unconscious mental models holding you back from more superior management effectiveness. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why people will resist correcting outdated models 2) Powerful questions to dismantle outdated models 3) The simple word shift that makes you more strategic Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep788 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ROGER — Professor Roger Martin is a writer, strategy advisor and in 2017 was named the #1 management thinker in the world. He is also former Dean and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada. • Book: A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness • Twitter: @RogerLMartin • Website: RogerLMartin.com • Medium: Playing to Win Practitioner — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Art as Experience by John Dewey • Book: Lord of the Flies by William Golding • Book: Social Limits to Growth by Fred Hirsch See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    787: How to Consistently Perform at Your Peak with Dr. Haley Perlus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 39:29


    Dr. Haley Perlus shares everyday tactics to help you achieve consistent peak performance. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How just three words can transform your day 2) How to increase your attention span 3) The simple secret to feeling more energized Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep787 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT HALEY — Dr. Haley Perlus knows what it takes to overcome barriers and achieve peak performance. As an elite alpine ski racer, she competed and trained with the best in the world, pushing herself to the limits time and time again. Now, with a PhD in sport psychology, Haley continues to push boundaries and drive peak performance, helping athletes and Fortune 100 executives reach their goals. Dr. Perlus is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, professor, author and consultant to Division I athletes. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado lecturing on applied sport and exercise psychology at the graduate level. She has authored several books including The Ultimate Achievement Journal and The Inside Drive and her articles have been featured in publications such as Thrive Magazine, Fitness Magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal, EpicTimes, Telluride Inside, MyVega and BeachBody®.• Website: DrHaleyPerlus.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition” by Norman Triplett • Tool: Concentration grid • Podcast: Huberman's Lab • Figure: Wim Hof • Book: A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston • Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini • Past episode: 664: Dr. Robert Cialdini on How to Persuade with the 7 Universal Principles of Influence See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    786: How to (Really) Strengthen Your Relationships with Eric Barker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 38:23


    Eric Barker shares science-based wisdom on how to make your relationships flourish. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The two critical elements of trust-building 2) The secret to dealing with difficult people 3) How to navigate difficult conversations Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep786 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ERIC — Eric Barker is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree, which has sold over half a million copies and been translated into 19 languages. It was even the subject of a question on “Jeopardy!” Over 500,000 people have subscribed to his weekly newsletter. His work has been covered by The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Financial Times, and others. Eric is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks at MIT, Yale, Google, the United States Military Central Command (CENTCOM), and the Olympic Training Center. His new book, Plays Well with Others, will be released by HarperCollins in May of 2022. • Book: Plays Well with Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong • Website: EricBarker.org — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie • Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini • Book: Pre-Suasion: Channeling Attention for Change by Robert Cialdini • Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein • Past episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    785: How to Improve Focus and Productivity through Smarter Deadlines with Christopher Cox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 40:11


    Christopher Cox discusses how to leverage deadlines to curb procrastination, improve productivity, and deliver better results. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The worst possible deadline you can give yourself 2) The trick restaurateurs and theater artists use to consistently deliver quality 3) The trick to making self-imposed deadlines more motivating Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep785 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHRISTOPHER — Christopher Cox has written about politics, business, books, and science for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Harper's, Wired, and Slate. In 2020, he was named a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He was formerly the chief editor of Harper's Magazine and executive editor of GQ, where he worked on stories that won the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN Literary Award for Journalism, and multiple National Magazine Awards. His book The Deadline Effect is out in paperback now. • Book: The Deadline Effect: Inside Elite Organizations That Have Mastered the Ticking Clock • Website: Deadline-Effect.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Research: “More and Less Effective Updating: The Role of Trajectory Management in Making Sense Again” by Marlys Christianson • Research: Procrastination of Enjoyable Experiences • Research: "Procrastination by pigeons: preference for larger, more delayed work requirements." by J.E. Mazur • Book: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely • Book: The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    784: How to Quadruple Your Reading Speed and Learn Faster with Abby Marks-Beale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 42:24


    Speed reading expert Abby Marks-Beale shares the key strategies to speed up your reading–on screens and paper–without compromising comprehension. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How to quadruple your reading speed with just one notecard 2) The best ways to retain more of what you read 3) Awesome tools for optimal screen reading Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep784 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ABBY — Abby Marks Beale is a speed reading expert, consummate educator and professional speaker who enjoys teaching busy people how to read smarter, faster and just plain better. For the past 30+ years, she has taught thousands to build reading confidence and competence through the knowledge of simple yet powerful active reading strategies. She is the author of 10 Days to Faster Reading, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading and Speed Reading: A Little-Known Time-Saving Superpower. • Book: 10 Days to Faster Reading • Book: Speed Reading: A Little-Known Time-Saving Superpower • Website: RevItUpReading.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: BeelineReader.com • App: Spreeder • Concept: Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting • Book: "Rich Habits - The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals" by Thomas Corley • Book: "Yoga and the Quest for the True Self" by Stephen Cope — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Gusto.com. Make doing payroll easy and get three free months at Gusto.com/awesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    783: How to Restore Energy and Clarity by Tuning in to Silence with Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 45:30


    Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn share compelling research on the surprising benefits of silence—and how to find it amidst the noise and busyness of today's world. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The small but powerful ways we can get more rest every day 2) How taking a hike can shorten your to-do list 3) How to resist the pull of your smartphone Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep783 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT LEIGH & JUSTIN— Justin Talbot Zorn is an author and policymaker, who has served as both a strategist and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. A Harvard-and-Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of human thriving, Justin's writing on mindfulness and politics has been published in 12 languages and his work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications. Leigh Marz is a leadership coach and collaboration consultant specializing in work with scientists, engineers, and creatives. She spent years working with the climate team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and over a decade facilitating and advising a cross-sector team of chemists, advocates, government regulators, manufacturers, and retailers aiming to reduce toxic chemicals in our homes and environment. • Book: Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise • Article: “The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time” • Article: “How to Build a Culture That Honors Quiet Time” • Website: AstreaStrategies.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “Doing Something is Better Than Doing Nothing for Most People, Study Shows” • Researcher: Joshua M. Smyth • Researcher: Gordon Hempton • Researcher: Judson Brewer • 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 • Book: Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross • Book: Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life by Hal Gregersen — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Find quality hires fast with a free job posting at LinkedIn.com/beawesome.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    782: How to Overcome Distraction through Minimalism with Joshua Becker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 38:48


    Joshua Becker shares his practical ideas for letting go of distractions so you can focus on what matters most. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) The one thing that starts day right 2) How money can prevent us from growing in our jobs 3) How to tackle technology addiction Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep782 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOSHUA — Joshua Becker is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of five books: Things That Matter, The Minimalist Home, The More of Less, Clutterfree with Kids and Simplify. He is the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living visited by over 1 million readers every month with a social media following of over 3 million. His blog was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites on the Internet and his writing has been featured in publications all around the world. • Book: Things That Matter: Overcoming Distraction to Pursue a More Meaningful Life • Website: BecomingMinimalist.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino • Song: “Ill With Want” by The Avett Brothers See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    781: How to Tackle Overwhelming Stress and Develop Mental Fitness with Jody Michael

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 44:18


    Jody Michael uncovers the surprising cause of much of our stress and shares expert techniques to train your mind for greater resilience. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) How you're unknowingly stressing yourself out 2) How to keep stress at bay with ABC and SEE 3) How to go from triggered to calm in just 30 seconds Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep781 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JODY — Jody Michael is CEO of Jody Michael Associates, and is recognized as one of the top 4% of coaches worldwide and is an internationally credentialed Master Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach, University of Chicago trained psychotherapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Among her clients are more than 120 senior executives across 18 Fortune 100 companies. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Crain's Chicago and as an expert guest on MSNBC, CNN, the TODAY Show, and NPR. • Book: Leading Lightly: Lower Your Stress, Think with Clarity, and Lead with Ease • App: MindMastery For Mental Fitness (App Store | Play Store) • Website: JodyMichael.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide” • Article: “How to win a global meditation contest, two years in a row” by Chris Taylor • Book: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy • Book: Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life by Tasha Eurich • Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute • Previous episode: 159 Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    In Memoriam: 457: How to Persuade through Compelling Stories with DonorSee's Gret Glyer (Rebroadcast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 43:31


    Gret Glyer discusses how you can increase your persuasion power by telling compelling stories. — YOU'LL LEARN — 1) Why stories succeed where statistics fail 2) What makes a story compelling 3) How storytelling can earn you a promotion Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep457 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT GRET — Gret Glyer has helped raise over a million dollars through storytelling. He is the CEO of DonorSee, the platform that shows you that your money is helping real people in need with personalized video updates. From 2013 to 2016, Glyer lived with the world's poorest people in Malawi, Africa where he built more than 150 houses for the homeless and crowdfunded $100,000 to build a girls' school in rural Malawi. Glyer has been featured in USA Today, National Review, HuffPo, Acton Institute and is a TEDx Speaker. He is currently fundraising for his first ever book on Kickstarter called, If The Poor Were Next Door. — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — Gret's Organization: DonorSee Gret's GoFundMe Gret's Kickstarter: “If The Poor Were Next Door” Gret's TEDx talk: How to Wake Up Tomorrow Morning Like a Billionaire Person: Scott Harrison TV Show: Lost TV Show: Game of Thrones TV Show: Breaking Bad Movie: A Quiet Place Movie: Les Miserables Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo Previous episode: Episode 403: Hollywood Secrets for Effective Business Storytelling with Matthew Luhn — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — Zapier. Save many hours a month by automating tasks with zapier.com/awesomeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.