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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: January, 2018
Jan 31, 2018

Author & trainer Mark Murphy explores the intersections of diplomacy, truthfulness, and difficult conversations at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Top reasons why people don’t tell the truth at work
  2. Common phrases that create defensiveness
  3. Why having a difficult conversation is better than just fixing the problem yourself

 

About Mark:

Mark Murphy is a New York Times bestselling author, weekly contributor to Forbes, ranked as a Top 30 Leadership Guru and the Founder of Leadership IQ. He’s trained leaders at the United Nations, Harvard Business School, the Clinton Foundation, Microsoft, MasterCard, SHRM, and hundreds more organizations. He has written several award-winning books on leadership and been featured in many premiere media outlets.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep256

Jan 29, 2018

Tradecraft founder Russ Klusas discusses optimal decision-making amid life goals, recognizing avoidable failures, and learning from the successes and failures of Silicon Valley.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to understand and use bounded rationality
  2. How to identify avoidable failures
  3. The good and the bad from Silicon Valley

 

About Russ:

Russell Klusas is the Founder of Tradecraft, a full time, in-person immersive training program for people who want to work in startups. He was also previously the CEO of Big Lobby, and the Entrepreneur-in-Residence of Founder Institute. He attended the University of Illinois.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep255

Jan 26, 2018

Fellow podcaster Paula Pant shares her expertise on mastering your personal finances, caring for your career, and making wise decisions.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to afford anything...but not everything
  2. Why self-care is career care
  3. How to successfully prep for newer and bigger obstacles

 

About Paula:

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business and real estate investing.

She has been featured more than four dozen times in major publications, including Forbes, Fortune, Money.com, AOL DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Kiplinger, Bloomberg Business, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, and many more.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep254

Jan 24, 2018

Stanford instructor Matt Abrahams teaches techniques to calm speaking anxieties...from managing procrastination to cooling body temperatures, and more.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to attack both the symptoms and sources of speaking anxiety
  2. Why to envision communication as a conversation instead of a performance
  3. How long to make eye contact

 

About Matt:

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He teaches Effective Virtual Communication and Essentials of Strategic Communication at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt recently published the third edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who wish to present in a more confident and compelling way.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep253

Jan 22, 2018

Edgar Papke explores “design thinking” and best practices to foster unpredictable, creative, innovative ideas.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How three distinct workplace cultures solve problems differently
  2. The process of successful curious confrontation
  3. How to choose which problems are worth pursuing

 

About Edgar:

Edgar Papke is an author, speaker and globally recognized expert in business alignment, leadership and organizational culture. He is the author of True Alignment: Linking Company Culture to Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results, The Elephant in the Boardroom, and numerous essays and articles on business and culture. Edgar provides coaching and consulting to CEO’s and executives, delivers keynote speeches and presentations, and works with leadership teams to improve their alignment. He was recently honored as the Impact and International Speaker of the Year by Vistage, the world’s largest organization for CEOs. Worldwide, over 20,000 executives and leaders have attended his workshops.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep252

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Jan 19, 2018

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.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. When it’s time to jump
  2. The right mindset for taking your jump
  3. Actionable ways to tune into your internal voice and deepest desires

 

About Mike:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep251

Jan 17, 2018

Technology mogul Magdalena Yesil shares how to boost your gravitas, results, and ability to be heard at the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. What is the professional ask and why you should do it
  2. How to access and convey greater gravitas
  3. Tips for being heard better in meetings

 

About Madalena:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep250

Jan 15, 2018

Clay Scroggins discusses how to lead without being in the top position.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Three simple questions to help you collaborate better
  2. The equation for powerful leadership
  3. How to have difficult conversations with your boss

 

About Clay:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep249

Jan 12, 2018

Professional speaking guru Grant Baldwin shares lessons learned for becoming a better public speaker.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The one thing that distinguishes professional speakers from the rest
  2. Top things NOT to do when presenting
  3. Helpful ways to make a huge upgrade to your presentation skills

 

About Grant:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep248

Jan 10, 2018

Professor Eddie Davila discusses how to identify, view, handle, and thrive amidst pressure at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why pressure is really an honor and a gift
  2. What to do when you get stressed in low-pressure situations
  3. How to use stress to prep for high-pressure situations

 

About Eddie:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep247

Jan 8, 2018

Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye shares her tips on optimal to-do lists for optimal productivity.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to cope when your tasks are too overwhelming
  2. A common mistake when working the to-do lists and apps
  3. Guidelines for identifying your priorities

 

About Suzanna:

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.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep246

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