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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: March, 2018
Mar 30, 2018

Kim Powell of ghSMART shares research insights from her book, The CEO Next Door, and misconceptions, patterns, and best practices in improving your odds of ascent.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Where likability can help you--and hurt you.
  2. The 4 critical behaviors linked to successful CEOs
  3. Brilliant CEO tactics to accelerate your decision-making

 

About Kim:

Kim Powell is a Principal at ghSMART. She serves leading Fortune 500 senior executives, private equity firms and non-profit leaders in the areas of management assessment, leadership coaching and organizational change. She co-leads ghSMART’s research on first time CEOs and is passionate about supporting leaders in accelerating their effectiveness in new roles.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep280

Mar 28, 2018

Award-winning professor Dan Cable shares his research insights on our “seeking systems” and how our engagement with them largely determine whether we feel alive at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The work we’re biologically hard-wired to enjoy
  2. How to rev up your aliveness using the three key triggers
  3. A one-hour intervention that reduces attrition by over 30%

 

About Dan:

Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s areas of teaching, research, and consulting include employee engagement, leading change, organisational culture and its effects on sustained competitive advantage, leadership development and mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep279

Mar 26, 2018

Professor Morten Hansen shares the striking results from his multi-year study that identified the seven factors that explain 66% of the difference between low- and high-performing employees.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The seven key practices that outperformers do
  2. How to work less while accomplishing more
  3. How to win your colleagues over to collaborate better

 

About Morten:

Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Morten travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.
He is the coauthor (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the highly acclaimed Collaboration and Great at Work.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep278

Mar 23, 2018

Fascinating achiever Danny Dover shares how we can unlock achievements in our own careers and lives.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How and why to set binary goals with zero wiggle room
  2. How to eliminate distractions, ruthlessly yet tactfully
  3. Approaches to rediscover your motivation

 

About Danny:

In 2010, Danny Dover assigned a deadline of May 25, 2017, to his life. He was tired of hearing about other people’s exciting lives and decided to jump-start his own by taking steps to actually live as if the end was in sight. He tattooed his deadline on his butt and made the sole purpose of his life to complete his Life List (a list of more than 150 life goals). While pursuing his list, he inadvertently became a minimalist in order to gain the necessary focus to create a more meaningful life. This seemingly small change in mindset (which he later detailed in the book The Minimalist Mindset) dramatically changed his life for the better.

As of 2017, Dover has completed his entire Life List (which included living alone in the wilderness for a month, traveling to nearly 100 countries, mountain climbing in Antarctica, becoming a best-selling author, etc.)

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep277

Mar 21, 2018

Alex Grodnik shares why he loves hearing no, how to respond rejection, and what to do when being ghosted.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Why no is not the end but only the beginning
  2. The prescription to overcome your fear of rejection
  3. How to reframe a no

 

About Alex:

Alex began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan Private Bank. After completing the program, he moved into investment banking at Houlihan Lokey in their restructuring group. Alex went on to work at a pioneering digital media firm before getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson. Alex grew up in Park City, Utah and loves to ski and golf.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep276

Mar 19, 2018

Mary Abbajay shares how to manage up, understand who your boss is, and adapt to different personality types.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. One tiny, yet powerful, thing you can do to differentiate yourself from 99% of employees
  2. Obstacles to managing up
  3. Strategies for dealing with difficult bosses

 

About Mary:

Mary Abbajay is the president and co-founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a woman-owned, full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the regional Market President’s Board of BB&T Bank. She was Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington where she led the adult Signature program, the Youth Leadership Program and the Rising Leaders Program.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep275

Mar 16, 2018

Chris Edmonds returns to talk about crafting a culture of civility in the workplace.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Troubling research pointing to incivility on the rise
  2. The 3 Ds that destroy civility
  3. A reframe on blame

 

About Chris:

Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year executive career leading high performing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. He has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Chris is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.

Chris is the author of the The Culture Engine, the best seller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, research, and videos can be found at Driving Results Through Culture. Thousands of followers enjoy his daily quotes on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration on Twitter at @scedmonds. Visit his website at www.drivingresultsthroughculture.com.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep274

Mar 14, 2018

Korn Ferry’s CEO Gary Burnison talks about the importance of learning agility and areas to consider when evaluating a potential job offer.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Which skills predict success--and which are 200X harder to develop than others
  2. New rules of thumb on timelines that suggest “job hopping” vs “getting stale”
  3. Why happiness is central to your career strategy

 

About Gary:

Gary D. Burnison is the Chief Executive Officer of Korn Ferry, the preeminent global people, and organizational advisory firm. Korn Ferry helps leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Its nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through Korn Ferry and its Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Mr. Burnison is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep273

 

Mar 12, 2018

Treehouse founder and CEO Ryan Carson shares lessons learned from helping thousands of professionals pick up new skills. We talk about the proper mental state, being realistic about your calendar, and how new confidence emerges.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The number one thing that stops people from learning
  2. How to embrace the discomfort that comes from learning
  3. Just how long it takes to learn coding, anyhow

 

About Ryan

Ryan Carson is the CEO and Founder of Treehouse, where their mission is to bring effective, valuable and accessible technology education to everyone so they can change their lives and change the world.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep272

Mar 9, 2018

Jason Treu shows how to encourage strong and meaningful connections.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. Easy ways to facilitate more meaningful connections at work
  2. How to address your blindspots more quickly
  3. Questions to cultivate empathy

 

About Jason:

Jason is a top business and executive coach. He's a leading expert on human behavior, influence, sales, networking and leadership. At the heart of his strategy is the understanding that people and your relationships are your true "wealth." Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep271

Mar 7, 2018

Scott Mautz introduces the nine anti-muses and provides strategies for regaining inspiration at work.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. The difference between inspiration and motivation
  2. The nine anti-muses that drain inspiration from your work life
  3. Five ways to reframe the fear of failure

 

About Scott:

Scott Mautz is a popular keynote speaker and author of "Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again". He's a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses. He's the CEO of Profound Performance LLC (a keynote, coaching, and training company), teaches at Indiana University, and has been named a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc., where he also writes a weekly column for the national publication. He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep270

Mar 5, 2018

#1 Medium writer Benjamin Hardy makes the case for why and how to shape our environments to support success.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to use the sunk cost fallacy to your advantage
  2. The definition of a forcing function and how to apply them at work
  3. Why pen and paper beats digital journaling

 

About Benjamin:

Since late 2015, Benjamin has been the #1 writer on Medium.com. Ben’s writing focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Clemson University. His research focuses on the psychological differences of wannabe entrepreneurs and actual entrepreneurs (dreamers vs. doers).

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep269

Mar 2, 2018

Former undercover detective and Big Brother winner Derrick Levasseur teaches you how to make use of his detective undercover skills in workplace environments to succeed in your job or profession and win life’s game.

 

You'll Learn:

  1. How to identify 5 key profiles of people in the workplace
  2. How to motivate different kinds of people, differently
  3. How to use silence to extract additional information

 

About Derrick:

Derrick Levasseur is an investigator, author, speaker, and TV personality, with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement and the entertainment industry. Derrick is a former undercover detective and the winner of his season of the TV series Big Brother.   He’s been called one of the best to have ever played the game. Derrick specializes in using and sharing undercover techniques in real-world applications.

 

View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep268

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