On this day of remembering, I talk about an often-forgotten lesson when it comes to being awesome at your job.
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Paul Szyarto talks about his templates for overhauling businesses, the root of common business problems, and how to identify improvement opportunities.
Paul Szyarto is a renowned business transformation expert. He is currently the CEO of Campana & Schott Inc., controlling all operations throughout the United States. He holds numerous degrees and certifications, including an MBA from Oxford. He is also a Lecturer at Rutgers University Continuing Education and The Wharton School, a member of the Advisory Board for Argus-Soft and DELCON Construction, and a practicing martial artist. He also teaches Krav Maga and tactical training as “The Combat CEO” at his VMMA franchise locations.
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Tasha Eurich shares insights on self-awareness, how we can benefit from it, and how to strengthen our self-awareness.
Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. She’s been named one of Denver Business Journal’s ”40 Under 40” as well as a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, and in 2015 she was named a “Leader to Watch” by the American Management Association. Her TEDx talk has been viewed more than a million times.
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Michael Papanek talks collective resilience, group breakthroughs, and the action learning model.
Michael Papanek specializes in leadership consultancy and providing strategies, tools and skills to enact change. He is the Principal Consultant and Founder of Michael Papanek Consulting, and has advised leaders from top companies including Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Prior to that, he worked in Interaction Associates as a General Manager and was a systems engineer at Electronic Data Systems.
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Linda Swindling shares how to boldly ask for — and receive — more.
From the courtroom to the boardroom, Linda knows firsthand about influencing decision makers and asking outrageously. She practiced law for 10 years and is now a “recovering” attorney, popular speaker, executive coach and strategic consultant. She recently presented at TEDxSMU on the topic, “Why the World Needs You to Ask Outrageously,” and her newest book, Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want, will be released by Berrett-Koehler in June 2017.
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Journalist Cheryl Strauss Einhorn shares a robust approach to complex decision-making via the AREA perspective-taking method.
Cheryl Einhorn is the creator of the AREA Method, a decision making system for individuals and companies to solve complex problems. Cheryl is the founder of CSE Consulting and the author of the book Problem Solved, a Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence & Conviction. Cheryl teaches as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and has won several journalism awards for her investigative stories about international political, business and economic topics.
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Jim Tamm shares how managing defensiveness ensures collaborations remain cool and effective.
For 25 years Jim was a judge dealing with collective bargaining disputes. He has mediated more school district labor strikes than any other person in the United States. Now he teaches collaboration skills in the Talent Development Program at Harvard, the International Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Leadership Academy of the University of California. His book Radical Collaboration has been on Amazon’s top seller lists for collaboration, negotiations, and organizational psychology books for 11 years.
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Tristan White shares his experiences in building an award-winning work environment from top to bottom.
Tristan White is the CEO and Founder of The Physio Co., providing over 200,000 physiotherapy consultations for seniors every year. For eight consecutive years, The Physio Co. has ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to work, and was named the winner of BRW’s Best Place to Work in Australia in 2014. Tristan also runs a blog, and regularly speaks at conferences and company meetings.
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Brothers / coaches / adventurers Guy and Ilan Ferdman tackle personal development and living the life you love.
About Guy & Ilan:
Guy and Ilan Ferdman are brothers and co-founders of SatoriPrime, a personal development company on a mission to help people reach a 10 out of 10 in every area of their lives. Previously, they were head coaches with Landmark Education and executives in finance and real estate.
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Dianna Booher shows how you can conduct more effective meetings and make a greater impact with subtle tweaks to your communication approach.
As founder and CEO of Booher Research Institute, Dianna Booher works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. She has provided communication programs and coaching to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies, such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Siemens, NASA, and the U.S. Navy. National media outlets frequently interview Booher for opinions on critical communication issues: Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, Success, Entrepreneur, Investor’s Business Daily, Fox, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
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Dr. Hans Hagemann talks about the biochemical ingredients needed to get into the groove of “flow” and optimally engage your brain for peak performance.
Hans W. Hagemann, Ph.D., is managing partner/co-founder at the global leadership consultancy firm Munich Leadership Group, and he is a global expert on leadership and innovation who has led seminars, coaching sessions and in-depth workshops with top executives in more than 40 countries.
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Kim Scott shows how “radical candor” can be used in the workplace to give better feedback and meaningful praise and criticism.
Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, a NYT and WSJ bestseller, published by St Martin’s Press. Kim is also the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc., which builds tools to make it easier to follow the advice she offers in the book. She is also the author of three novels.
Prior to founding Candor, Inc., Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University, developing the course “Managing at Apple,” and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, and led business development at two other start-ups . Kim received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Princeton University. Kim and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Veteran culture consultant S. Chris Edmonds shares his philosophy and processes associated with intentionally creating an uplifting culture.
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 Amazon best seller 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.
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Sleep doctor W. Chris Winter shares the effects of sleep and best practices for getting a better sleep, synthesized from years of working with elite athletes.
Dr. W. Chris Winter has spent over half of his life involved in the study of sleep and the treatment of sleep disorders. As a board certified neurologist and double board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Winter brings a tremendous amount of scientific knowledge to his book, The Sleep Solution, and state-of-the-art sleep clinic in Charlottesville, VA. He’s served many professional sports teams, including the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Capitals, and New York Rangers.
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High-stakes headhunter Scott Love talks about employee loyalty, human needs, and what motivates people in the workplace.
Scott Love is President of the Attorney Search Group, a professional speaker on employee loyalty, a high-stakes headhunter, and an author of three books. He was also a Naval Officer for four years, and moonlights as a stand-up comedian.
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The podcast turns one!
In this birthday episode, Pete talks about the vision for the coming year, where the podcast is heading, and the improvements we're making based on YOUR suggestions.
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Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.
Barbara Oakley PhD., is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her research involves bioengineering with a focus on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award. She is the author of seven other books, including the New York Times-bestselling, A Mind For Numbers.
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Professor Jeff DeGraff shows how to stir up some constructive conflict to encourage innovative thinking in the workplace.
Jeff DeGraff is called the Dean of Innovation because of his influence on the field. Dr. DeGraff is a professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He has advised hundreds of the world’s most prominent firms. He has founded a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium, with labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Fortune, Wired and the Harvard Business Review to name a few. Jeff writes a column for Inc. magazine and has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. He is the author of several books.
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Google executive and leadership coach Rachael O’Meara shares how to make the most of every pause from work--whether the pause last for a minute or for months.
Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She is a sales executive at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post and has been featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com. She leads workshops and speaks on the practice of pausing. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF certified), and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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Communications professor Dr. Janie Fritz gives some pro-tips to enforce positive behavior in the workplace and do away with the negative.
Dr. Fritz is a professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. She studies communication in the workplace, exploring how professional civility and incivility affect productivity and relationships at work. She is the author of Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work (Peter Lang, 2013) and coauthor or coeditor of several others. Her most recent work focuses on the intersection of professional civility and leadership practices.
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Construction entrepreneur Isaac Lidsky challenges us to take control of our lives and speaks on the impact of accountability and perception.
Isaac Lidsky is a motivational speaker, an author, and runs ODC Construction, a hugely successful construction company in Florida. He was a child star for the sitcom Saved By the Bell before being diagnosed with a rare degenerative blinding disease. That spurred Isaac to go to Harvard and graduate by the age of 19 with an honors degree in mathematics and computer science. He then returned to Harvard to study law and graduated as magna cum laude, and went on to clerk for two US Supreme Court Justices.
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Author and speaker Bob Burg discusses the benefits and practical approaches to being a “go giver.”
Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.
Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages.
Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.
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Entertainment executive Gabriella Mirabelli shares her insights and experiences with hiring, teaching, and studying young millennials in today’s workforce.
Gabriella Mirabelli is the executive director and co-owner of Anatomy Media, an entertainment marketing and promotion agency founded in 2000. They’ve worked with Discovery, FX, National Geographic, NBC and USA Network to create trailers, TV spots and marketing films. She also has a podcast, Up Next, where she talks about the next innovations in media.
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Psychiatrist Jody Foster offers handy categorizations and pro tips for handling the distinct kinds of difficult people in your workplace.
Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital. She attained her masters of business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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