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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Professional boxer and physics student Ed Latimore teaches how to stop caring about what other people think and stoke the fires of motivation.
Ed Latimore is a professional boxer, adult physics student at Duquesne University, a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, chess player, and author. Millions have learned from Ed's insights at his blog, "The Mind and Fist" at mindandfist.com. He’s also very active on Twitter @EdLatimore.
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No-Pay MBA guru Laurie Pickard explains Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and reveals precisely how to get quality education for under $1,000.
When some of the most prestigious business schools in the world began providing free versions of their courses online, Laurie Pickard saw an opportunity to get the business education she had long desired, at a fraction of the typical MBA price tag. Her “No-Pay MBA” project (NoPayMBA.com) has appeared in the Financial Times, Poets & Quants, Fortune, Entrepreneur, CNN/Money, and the Wall Street Journal. Don’t Pay For Your MBA is her first book.
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Communications consultant Frances Cole Jones shares her best strategies to address her clients’ most pressing questions.
Prior to founding Cole Media Management Frances worked first as a nursery school teacher and then as an editor of commercial nonfiction in NYC. Being a teacher helped hone her negotiating skills (If you can handle 12 toddlers you can handle any CEO.). Her experience helping authors find their voices is something she uses with all her clients to ensure they sound like themselves-- themselves on their best day.
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Gary Morton reveals the key ingredients to the “secret sauce” allowing teams to be at the top 1% of their fields.
Gary Morton graduated from West Point with honors and had a five-year career as a tank officer, the highlight of which was being part of an extraordinary unit that achieved unprecedented results at the US Army's grueling National Training Center—the only unit to ever win every simulated battle it fought. Morton completed a master's degree, also with honors, from the University of Southern California, and transitioned out of the Army to medical-device manufacturer Stryker, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in project management, engineering, R&D, operations, and marketing leadership becoming the youngest VP at the company. This culminated in twelve years as Vice President and General Manager of the EMS equipment business that he cofounded. Today, he is retired from Stryker and lives with his wife in the Midwest, where he writes and invests.
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Fellow podcaster Donald Kelly reveals keys to being more persuasive, building influence, and hustling everyday.
Donald Kelly evangelizes effective ways for salespeople and entrepreneurs to find more qualified prospects, close more deals and make more money. He does this through motivating sales training, online courses, one-on-one coaching, workshops, seminars and dynamic keynote presentations.
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Health entrepreneur Cate Stillman shares wisdom on how you can inject more energy in your day to day to become more productive.
Cate empowers thrive-seekers to uplevel their health, their careers, and their lives in real time. She also teaches wellness pros to grow their impact and their income. Cate created Yogahealer.com in 2001 and has since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families, and their communities. Cate splits her time between the Teton Valley and Punta Mita, Mexico, so she can enjoy mountain biking in the summer and paddleboarding and surfing in the winter.
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Kelly Hoey dismantles networking misconceptions and share how you can make connections effectively.
J. Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). A columnist for Inc.com, she’s appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, and as an influencer, her clients include Comcast, Turnstone and Capital One.
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Communications expert Julian Treasure shares the best practices of speaking, listening, and good sound for effective communication.
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 40 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.
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Famed executive coach Annie McKee makes the case linking increased happiness to increased work performance...and shows how to improve both at once.
Dr. Annie McKee is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches and is the Director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. She is the bestselling coauthor of three successful books published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2002); Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis (2005), and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston (2008); and is the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2014). She advises leaders around the world, and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.
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