Mike Lewis shares his journey from professional private equity to professional squash and provides perspective on how/when/why to jump into what you really want to do.
Mike Lewis is the Founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global curated community featuring the individuals, stories, and ideas relating to leaving something comfortable in order to pursue a passion. Launched in 2016, the platform has attracted millions of impressions through digital and print media, in-person experiences, and collaborations with leading brands including Airbnb and Lululemon. In January 2018, his book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want (Henry Holt Macmillan) releases worldwide. The book features over forty case studies with insights, frameworks and guidance around when to pursue a passion.
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Technology mogul Magdalena Yesil shares how to boost your gravitas, results, and ability to be heard at the workplace.
Magdalena Yeşil is a founder, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist of many of the world’s top technology companies, including Salesforce, where she was the first investor and founding board member. Yesil is a former general partner at U.S. Venture Partners, where she oversaw investments in more than thirty early-stage companies and served on the boards of many. A technology pioneer, Yeşil founded three of the first companies dedicated to commercializing Internet access, e-commerce infrastructure, and electronic payments.
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Clay Scroggins discusses how to lead without being in the top position.
Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for all the local church staff and congregation. Clay understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Clay holds a degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Clay and his wife Jenny live in Forsyth County, Georgia, with their four children.
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Professional speaking guru Grant Baldwin shares lessons learned for becoming a better public speaker.
Grant is a veteran speaker who started his public speaking career as a youth pastor. Since then, he has given thousands of presentations in conferences, assemblies, conventions, and other events. He is the host of The Speaker Lab, a podcast that helps other speakers start, build, and grow their business.
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Professor Eddie Davila discusses how to identify, view, handle, and thrive amidst pressure at work.
Eddie Davila is a faculty member in Arizona State University’s highly ranked supply chain management program. At ASU he teaches over 3000 students per year in person and online. He has a 12-part intro to supply chain management series on Youtube that has over 3 million hits. It is actually the top ranked item on youtube when you search supply chain. And more recently he has developed multiple courses in business and stats for LinkedIn Learning.
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Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye shares her tips on optimal to-do lists for optimal productivity.
Suzanna Kaye is a speaker with a passion! She can be found training and speaking to audiences both locally and internationally about how to structure their lives in new ways to be more productive and organized. Suzanna is the founder of Spark! Organizing, LLC as well as a former CFO for a national corporation. She brings a creative, encouraging, and judgement-free approach to productivity and organization. Her favorite topics include Productivity, Organization and Time Management. As a LinkedIn Learning author, she really does make productivity look effortless.
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In this 2017 greatest hit, professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.
Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.
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In this 2017 greatest hit, talent builder Dodie Gomer shares best practices for leading people to results--when you’re not in charge.
Dodie Gomer believes far beyond technical potential. She is known as a talent builder. Dodie has 25+ years of corporate HR leadership. She inspires individuals to tap into their unique talent to go beyond their technical expertise and develop as leaders – even if they never plan to be a manager. Whether it is a keynote address, leadership workshop or as a succession planning consultant, Dodie will provide the right tools to build leadership for both individuals and organizations.
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Pete reviews 2017's greatest hits, starting with Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich.
In this episode, Tasha shares insights on self-awareness, what we can benefit from it, and what to do to strengthen our self-awareness.
Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.
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Pete reflects on the holidays and the importance of gratitude and generosity.
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Author and researcher Steven Kotler lays out the pathways to the optimal state of consciousness called flow.
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.
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Caroline Webb reveals actionable insights from the latest science behind living our best days.
Caroline is CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, is being published in 16 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner.
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Mitch Prinstein helps us understand the different types of popularity and teaches us how to boost our popularity by working on our likability.
Mitch is a professor, scientist, university administrator, teacher, author, speaker, and an exhausted dad. He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, and elsewhere.
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PR consultant Deirdre Breakenridge teaches how to handle tricky audiences, identify different audience member profiles, and deliver great presentations in tough situations.
Deirdre has been in PR and marketing for 25+ years helping senior executives in midsize to large organizations communicate to their stakeholders. She is a communications strategist and has worked with clients on many different types of communications programs, including executive communications and thought leadership, image and reputation management, crisis communications, media relations, PR 2.0 and social media programs.
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Dave Crenshaw gives his expert insights on the importance of scheduling in fun, meaningful breaks, and shares practical tips on setting up your own personal oasis and managing your time.
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books, including The Myth of Multitasking which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, keynote speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of businesses leaders worldwide.
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Michael J. Gelb walks us through the power of connectedness, the importance of being aware of the people around you, and practices that can help your internal wellness.
Michael is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development and a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.
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Sam Carpenter explores how you can effectively work with the collection of systems that make up your work and life.
Sam has a background in engineering, journalism, publishing, forestry, construction management, and telecommunications. An author and entrepreneur, he is president and CEO of Centratel, the premier telephone answering service in the United States. Other businesses he founded and operates are Work the System Consultants and PathwayOne, an online marketing firm based in Italy.
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Executive coach Ann Demarais highlights ways to become more socially generous and how to make an awesome first impression.
Ann Demarais, the founder of First Impressions, has more than 20 years of experience in applied psychology, specializing in interpersonal communication, impression management, social skills, and executive coaching. She works with senior executives who want to enhance their leadership impact. She was a consultant to the Social Intelligence Program at Columbia University Business School; her client list includes Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Disney, Bank of America, Xerox, CitiGroup, JPMorgan, and the FBI among many others. Ann is co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, which was published by Random House and translated into 24 languages. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University.
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Dr. Carmen Simon shows how to become impossible to ignore by integrating the right components to influence our audience’s minds.
Dr. Carmen Simon is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Founder of Memzy. She has applied the latest neuroscience research findings to deliver workshops, design, and consulting services. Carmen is a published author and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. She holds doctorates in instructional technology and cognitive psychology, and uses her knowledge to offer business professionals a flashlight and a magnet: one to call attention to what’s important in a message, the other to make it stick to the audience’s brain so they can act on it. Carmen’s brain science coaching helps business professionals motivate listeners and stand out from too much sameness in the industry.
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Infomercial star Anthony “Sully” Sullivan shares his best lessons learned about the art and science of persuasion.
Best-known as the spokesman for OxiClean, Anthony is the pitchman of choice for dozens of innovative, practical usage consumer products including the X5 5-in-1 Steamer, the Sticky Buddy and Smart Mop. Star and Co-Producer of the Discovery Channel series “PitchMen,” Sully is also a regular guest of choice on a variety of television news and entertainment outlets including “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Rachel Ray,” “The Tonight Show,” “Conan” and “Katie,” as well as news programs MSNBC, ABC, CBS, BBC and Fox News Channel.
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Author and Simon Sinek colleague David Mead shares the importance of starting with why you do what you do – and how to find that why.
David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. David co-authored Find Your Why, with Simon Sinek. The book provides a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries.
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Mike Figliuolo ponders on why critical thinking is becoming increasingly important and how to maximize your critical thinking skills.
Mike Figliuolo is the Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, a consulting and training firm that helps leaders think better. He’s authored numerous books on leadership, thinking, and communication.He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as a commissioned officer in the Army. He then joined McKinsey and Company as a management consultant. He later worked at Capital One Financial as Group Manager of Strategy & Analysis and as Director of Specialty Collections. He was responsible for ~$1B in collections, a $125MM budget and the performance of 150 employees. The initiatives his teams put in place delivered over $125MM in value.
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Pete lists some of his favorite things this year for people who want to be more awesome at their jobs.
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FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis shares the firm’s discoveries on proven best practices for building more effective work relationships.
Todd Davis is the author of FranklinCovey’s Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. With over 30 years of experience in human resources, talen t development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing, Davis serves as FranklinCovey’s chief people officer and executive vice president, responsible for global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.
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Professor Brenda Bailey-Hughes explores the scientific connections between positivity and being a better performer at work.
Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program.
She’s authored 8 LinkedIn Learning courses. She specializes in communication training and coaching for Fortune 500 executives – such as P&G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.
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