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How to Be Awesome at Your Job

If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, Pete grills thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skills every professional needs. Pete has coached world-class thinkers from 50 countries, every Ivy League university, and many elite companies to work brilliance. Now, let his VIP guests guide you to becoming a better thinker, doer, presenter, and leader. More career fun, wins, meaning, and money await. Transcripts, show notes, and handy resources available at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com.
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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 27, 2017

Professor Tina Seelig talks about the critical components, principles, and tactics for bringing ideas into your imagination and out into the world.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The two requirements of imagination
  2. How to generate many new solutions via framing and reframing
  3. The argument for brainstorming

 

About Tina:

Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and leads three fellowship programs in the School of Engineering that are focused on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School, and has been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and author of 17 books, including Insight Out (2016), inGenius (2012), and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009). She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the Olympus Innovation Award, and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep210

Sep 25, 2017

Quest Nutrition founder Tom Bilyeu shows how to get better at anything by having crystal clear goals, a growth mindset, and powerful systems.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The WOOP process for figuring out if you should persist or quit
  2. How to make the switch from discovering to developing your passion
  3. Why identity drives behavior and not the other way around

 

About Tom:

Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment.

Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep209

Sep 20, 2017

Harvard Business Review editor Dan McGinn applies techniques from athletes, musicians, the military, and more to get yourself psyched for success.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to amp up confidence and dial down anxiety
  2. How to psych yourself up with your own “greatest hits”
  3. The best pump up music there is

 

About Daniel:

Daniel McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep207

Sep 15, 2017

Craig Ross explains what is required in order to do big things and how teams can attain epic impact.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The 3 decisions required in order to do big things
  2. The 3 enemies of fulfillment
  3. How to guide the energy of your team toward achieving big things

 

About Craig:

Craig W. Ross is a facilitator, coach, author, speaker and CEO of Verus Global. For 20 years Craig has partnered with c-suite executives and leadership teams across numerous industries in global organizations, such as P&G, Alcon, Oceaneering, Cigna, Nestle, Universal, Ford, and other Fortune 100 companies. Combining a passion for uniting people and a conviction that organizations achieve extraordinary things through teams, Craig delivers practical and real-world expertise to those he serves.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep205

Sep 13, 2017

Robert Sutton shares his expertise on confronting, coping with, and forgiving the jerks at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Internal mind tricks to help you cope with jerks
  2. How to use The Benjamin Franklin Effect to win over jerks
  3. How and when to fight back

 

About Robert:

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.  He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (“the d school”).  He is a Fellow at IDEO, Senior Scientist at Gallup, and an advisor to McKinsey & Company.  Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics.  He has published over 150 articles and chapters and written seven books. Sutton’s latest book is The “Jerk”hole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt.

Sep 8, 2017

Talent guru Don Hutcheson shares how to better know yourself in order to select jobs that optimally align to your talents.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Approaches to get more insight into your unique talents
  2. How to break out of your bubble and expand your perspective
  3. The seven ways people get stuck

 

About Don:

Don Hutcheson is a lifelong entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach. He hosts the daily podcast: “Discover Your Talent—Do What You Love,” which he created to help people find their true talents and use them to build a career of success, satisfaction and freedom. He’s never had a “boss” and has created 6 innovative companies in advertising, publishing, coaching and career planning—and now on the Internet—over the last 40 years.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep202

Sep 6, 2017

Plasticity Labs co-founder Jennifer Moss shares how to build psychological fitness to deal with workplace challenges.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Research insights into what impacts happiness at work
  2. The critical ingredient called the “granddaddy” of happiness
  3. Two minute exercises that slash stress and enhance effectiveness

 

About Jennifer:

Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss and her groundbreaking work on the power of happiness are transforming hundreds of schools and companies. Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into employee sentiment and increase workplace happiness.

Moss is the author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and also the Cofounder of The HERO Generation, a non-profit that is implementing Moss’ gratitude-based HERO model in schools with the aim of decreasing teacher and student stress and increasing well-being and performance.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep201

Sep 4, 2017

Pete thanks everyone for 1 million downloads!

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/LaborDay2017

Sep 1, 2017

Venture capitalist Anthony Tjan makes the performance case for character and values--revealing how to identify and cultivate more at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The benefits of cultivating goodness
  2. How to discern someone’s character and values upfront
  3. Approaches to check yourself on the cultivation of your character and values

 

About Anthony:

Anthony Tjan has been at the forefront of transformational change across organizations he has either built or advised, as well as a strategic counsellor to several leaders and public personalities. He is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as CEO of the Cue Ball Group – a people-first venture investment firm and is also the co-founder and chairman of MiniLuxe, a retail services brand looking to revolutionize the nail salon industry.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep200

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