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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: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

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.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The benefits of starting with why
  2. Examples of effective and ineffective “whys”
  3. The process to find your why

 

About David:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep235

Nov 27, 2017

Mike Figliuolo ponders on why critical thinking is becoming increasingly important and how to maximize your critical thinking skills.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why slowing down will help you better solve problems
  2. How to differentiate facts from judgments
  3. How to use the 5 “whys” and the 7 “so whats” to think more clearly about causes and effects

 

About Mike:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep234

Nov 22, 2017

FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis shares the firm’s discoveries on proven best practices for building more effective work relationships.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to see others more clearly
  2. A master tactic to get better feedback from your colleagues
  3. The most common mistakes that destroy work relationships

 

About Todd:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep233

Nov 20, 2017

Professor Brenda Bailey-Hughes explores the scientific connections between positivity and being a better performer at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The real science behind the power of positivity
  2. How to halt compulsive worrying
  3. Power words for positivity

 

About Brenda:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep232

Nov 17, 2017

Professional boxer and physics student Ed Latimore teaches how to stop caring about what other people think and stoke the fires of motivation.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How human behavior is subject to the laws of momentum
  2. How to find motivation when it seems elusive
  3. Why it’s better to focus on the process rather than the outcome

 

About Ed:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep231

Nov 13, 2017

Communications consultant Frances Cole Jones shares her best strategies to address her clients’ most pressing questions.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to tell if you’re a boring speaker...and what do about it.
  2. The key word that instantly makes your message more engaging
  3. Another power word that increases listener buy-in from 60 to 94%

 

About Frances:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep229

Nov 8, 2017

Fellow podcaster Donald Kelly reveals keys to being more persuasive, building influence, and hustling everyday.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Principles of sales that everyone can use to become more influential
  2. Two strategies to overcome the fear of rejection
  3. Approaches for making an effective cold call or email

 

About Donald:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep227

Nov 6, 2017

Health entrepreneur Cate Stillman shares wisdom on how you can inject more energy in your day to day to become more productive.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. A small tweak in your eating habits that makes you feel much better the next day
  2. Why and how to deliver a self-massage
  3. How reducing stimulation leads to increasing energy

 

About Cate:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep226

Nov 1, 2017

Communications expert Julian Treasure shares the best practices of speaking, listening, and good sound for effective communication.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The primary filters people listen through
  2. How to develop it a powerful voice
  3. The RASA framework for a more engaging conversation

 

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 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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep224

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