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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: December, 2017
Dec 25, 2017

Pete reflects on the holidays and the importance of gratitude and generosity.

 

View links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/christmas2017

Dec 22, 2017

Author and researcher Steven Kotler lays out the pathways to the optimal state of consciousness called flow.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The golden rule of flow
  2. How to find flow using psychological and neurobiological triggers
  3. How to take breaks without interrupting your flow

 

About Steven:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep245

Dec 20, 2017

Caroline Webb reveals actionable insights from the latest science behind living our best days.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The power of micro-mindfulness
  2. Pro-tips for maintaining focus and motivation
  3. Best ways to keep up your energy throughout your day

 

About Caroline:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep244

Dec 18, 2017

Mitch Prinstein helps us understand the different types of popularity and teaches us how to boost our popularity by working on our likability.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Subtle ways to boost your likability in meetings
  2. How and why to distinguish between the two kinds of popularity: likability and status
  3. How to get people to stop looking at their phones to talk to you

 

About Mitch:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep243

Dec 15, 2017

PR consultant Deirdre Breakenridge teaches how to handle tricky audiences, identify different audience member profiles, and deliver great presentations in tough situations.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The best approaches for understanding your audience upfront
  2. Three universal practices to command attention
  3. Handy strategies to prepare you for the tough questions

 

About Deirdre:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep242

Dec 11, 2017

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.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why uber-busy global leaders make time for face-to-face interactions
  2. How to consciously spread positive emotion
  3. Practicing the opposite of stress response

 

About Michael:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep140

Dec 6, 2017

Executive coach Ann Demarais highlights ways to become more socially generous and how to make an awesome first impression.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The most common interpersonal flaws--and how to fix them
  2. Four universally-appreciated social gifts that you can give
  3. How to bounce back from a bad first impression

 

About Ann:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep238

Dec 4, 2017

Dr. Carmen Simon shows how to become impossible to ignore by integrating the right components to influence our audience’s minds.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The three components of a good story
  2. Why causation in a story can be both sexy and tricky at the same time
  3. Why relatable emotions are more important than strong emotions

 

About Carmen:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep237

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