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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! With 25,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. (Subscribe and/or sort Old to New to find these starter episodes.) Welcome!

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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! With 25,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. (Subscribe and/or sort Old to New to find these starter episodes.) Welcome!

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964: How to Accelerate Your Career through Mentorship with Janice Omadeke

5/23/2024
Janice Omadeke shares her tips for building the career-shaping mentor relationships that can dramatically speed up your career progression. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Just how big a difference mentorship makes in your career 2) The trick to finding the best mentors 3) How to build a transformational mentor-mentee relationship Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep964 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JANICE — Janice Omadeke is a pioneering serial entrepreneur who made a life-altering decision when she transitioned from her role as a corporate graphic designer to embark on a journey into startup life. Omadeke earned recognition as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Women of Influence in 2022. Her voice and commitment to mentorship and entrepreneurship can be found in publications such as Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, The Austin Business Journal, Black Enterprise, and Inc. Alongside her entrepreneurial expertise, she holds a PMP certification and has received a certification in Entrepreneurship from MIT. Omadeke is the former CEO and founder of The Mentor Method, an enterprise software designed to drive transformative change within company cultures through the power of mentorship. Guided by her belief in data-driven decision-making as a cornerstone for strategy, innovation, and cultural transformation, she has honed this model through over a decade of leadership experience within Fortune 500 companies. Her roster of influential clients includes Amazon and the U.S. Department of Education. With a unique blend of directness and compassion, Omadeke is dedicated to making a positive impact. Her approach is both strategic and heartfelt, always driven by a deep sense of intention. Beyond her professional pursuits, you can find Janice cooking, reading, taking on a self-development project, or a combination of the three. • Book: Mentorship Unlocked: The Science and Art of Setting Yourself Up for Success • Instagram: @janiceomadeke • LinkedIn: Janice Omadeke • Website: JaniceOmadeke.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World by Rand Fishkin • Book: Masters of Scale: Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs by Reid Hoffman • Book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale • Forbes Article: How Becoming A Mentor Can Boost Your Career • Guider: Mentoring Statistics: The Research You Need to Know in 2024 • Sun Microsystems Study — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Acorns. Start saving and investing for your future today with Acorns.com/awesome • Harvard Business Review. Get 10% off your subscription at HBR.org/subscriptions with the promo code AWESOME • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/BeAwesome See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:50:05

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963: How “Bad” English can Enhance Communication and Relationships with Dr. Valerie Fridland

5/20/2024
Dr. Valerie Fridland shares surprising insight into why filler words and other vilified elements of speaking aren’t all that bad in the workplace. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The surprising value of saying “Uh” and “Um” 2) How to switch up your language to build better relationships 3) The one word that makes you sound more convincing Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep963 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT VALERIE — Dr. Valerie Fridland is a professor of linguistics at the University of Nevada in Reno. Her new book, Like Literally, Dude! Arguing for the Good in Bad English, takes a fascinating look at the history and patterns behind the modern speech habits we love to hate. She also writes a monthly blog called “Language in the Wild” for Psychology Today, is a regular guest writer for the popular Grammar Girl podcast and has a lecture series, Language and Society, available with The Great Courses. Her popular facing work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Nature, Entrepreneur Magazine, Psychology Today Magazine, LitHub and The Conversation. Valerie has also appeared as an expert on numerous shows and podcasts including CBS News, NPR 1A, NPR Here and Now, NPR Day to Day, Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert, Alan Alda’s Clear and Vivid, Newsy’s The Why, The Gist, and The Lisa Show. • Book: "Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English" • Website: ValerieFridland.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “The Rise and Fall of ‘ZuckTalk’” by John Herrman • Book: "The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary" by Simon Winchester • Past episode: 844: The Six Words that Dramatically Increase Your Impact with Jonah Berger — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/BeAwesome • Acorns. Start saving and investing for your future today with Acorns.com/awesome See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:18

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962: Marshall Goldsmith Giving Away All His Knowledge through AI

5/16/2024
Marshall Goldsmith unveils his latest (free!) innovation in the field of artificial intelligence: MarshallGoldsmith.Ai. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why Marshall put all of his leadership knowledge inside a bot 2) Where AI excels and where it falls short 3) Crucial considerations before using–and making–AI bots Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep962 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARSHALL — Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the only two time Thinkers50 #1 leadership thinker in the world. He has been recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world for over a decade. He is the #1 New York Times best selling author of books that have sold over 3 million copies including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, MOJO, Triggers and The Earned Life. He is the only living author that has 2 books recognized by Amazon.com as the Best Leader and Success books of all time. He has over 1.5 million followers on LinkedIn alone. • Marshall Bot: MarshallGoldsmith.ai • Email: Marshall@MarshallGoldsmith.com • Website: MarshallGoldsmith.com • Study: “Leadership is a Contact Sport” — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: “Six daily questions for winning leaders” — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/BeAwesome • Acorns. Start saving and investing for your future today with Acorns.com/awesome See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:28:30

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961: How to Get Better at Anything Faster with Scott H. Young

5/13/2024
Scott H. Young shows how to get better at getting better. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The promise and pitfalls of copying the pros 2) The See-Do-Feedback model of learning 3) How to build the perfect environment for learning Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep961 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SCOTT — Scott H. Young is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Ultralearning, a podcast host, computer programmer, and an avid reader. Since 2006, he has published weekly essays to help people learn and think better. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Pocket, and Business Insider, on the BBC, and at TEDx among other outlets. He doesn’t promise to have all the answers, just a place to start. He lives in Vancouver, Canada. • Book: Get Better at Anything: 12 Maxims for Mastery • Book: Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career • Website: ScottHYoung.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Fear and Courage by Stanley Rachman — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/BeAwesome • Acorns. Start saving and investing for your future today with Acorns.com/awesome See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:22

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960: Surfacing Hidden Wisdom for Huge Breakthroughs: A Masterclass in Asking with Jeff Wetzler

5/9/2024
Jeff Wetzler shows you how to uncover startling wisdom from the people around you through better asking. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The mysteries of the unspoken–and how to tackle them 2) The five-step ask approach 3) The trick to posing quality questions Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep960 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JEFF — Jeff Wetzler is co-CEO of Transcend, a nationally recognized innovation organization, and an expert in learning and human potential with more than 25 years’ experience. Wetzler combines unique leadership experiences in business and education, as a management consultant to the world’s top corporations, a learning facilitator for leaders around the world, and as Chief Learning Officer at Teach For America. Jeff earned a doctorate in adult learning and leadership from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Brown University. Based in New York, he is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. • Book: Ask: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You for Unexpected Breakthroughs In Leadership and Life • Ask Diagnostic Assessment: Assessment.AskApproach.com • Instagram: @askapproach • LinkedIn: Jeff Wetzler • Website: AskApproach.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott • Book: Remaking the Space Between Us: How Citizens Can Work Together to Build a Better Future for All by Diana McLain Smith — THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — • LinkedIn Jobs. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/BeAwesome See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:23

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959: Daniel Goleman on How to Master Your Attention, Stop Negativity, and Work Optimally

5/6/2024
Famed emotional intelligence researcher Daniel Goleman shares tools for more productive and fulfilling work days. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The five-minute technique for mastering your attention 2) The technique Special Forces use to stay cool and calm 3) How to quiet the negative voice inside your head Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep959 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DANIEL — Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, leads, and conducts business. A frequent speaker on campuses and to businesses of all kinds and sizes, he has worked with organizations around the globe, examining the way social and emotional competencies impact the bottom-line. Ranked one of the 10 most influential business thinkers by the Wall Street Journal, Goleman’s articles in the Harvard Business Review are among the most frequently requested reprints. He has won many awards, including the HBR McKinsey Award for best article of the year. Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded him its Centennial Medallion. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy and the ecological crisis. His latest book, Optimal, shows why emotional intelligence can help each of us have rewarding and productive days. Daniel Goleman’s online Emotional Intelligence Program found at,danielgolemanemotionalintelligence.com, offers anyone a deep understanding of the competencies of self-awareness, self-management, empathy and social skill. • Book: "Optimal: How to Sustain Personal and Organizational Excellence Every Day" • Book: "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" • Website: DanielGoleman.info — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life" by Martin Seligman • Book: "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl • Prayer: Reinhold Niebuhr's “Serenity Prayer” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:47

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958: The Five Essential Behaviors of Great Collaboration with Tricia Cerrone and Edward van Luinen

5/2/2024
Edward van Luinen and Tricia Cerrone slice through the clutter to identify the fundamental keys to effective collaboration. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) What most people get wrong about collaboration 2) How to overcome the barriers to authentic collaboration 3) How to zero in on an inspiring “noble purpose” that drives motivation and engagement Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep958 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TRICIA & EDWARD — Tricia Cerrone Courage and collaboration are hallmarks of Tricia’s global leadership experience, whether it is leading a project, innovating new designs, or overseeing a portfolio of work. With a keen eye for talent and more than 20 years on the business and production side of designing and delivering technically challenging projects at Disney and other Fortune 500 companies, Tricia is adept at inspiring and motivating teams toward successful outcomes while advancing careers and developing new leaders. Edward J. van Luinen, Ed.D For over twenty years, Edward has been a talent champion of teams worldwide. His experience includes Disney, Sony, and Heineken. He led teams through transformational global-regional-local restructuring, successfully implemented mergers and acquisitions, and introduced new software, learning systems, and leadership strategies. Edward’s collaboration motto is “advance a team member when you advance yourself.” He has worked in Africa, Europe, and North America. Edward collaborates in both French and English. • eBook: Collaborate to Compete • LinkedIn: Authentic Collaboration • Website: Authentic-Collaboration.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown • Book: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis • Book: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis • Book: The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Culture by Frans Johansson • Prior episode: 597: How to Turn No Into Yes: Powerful Negotiation Questions with Alex Carter See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:05

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957: How to Push Past Discomfort and Expand Your Comfort Zone with Dr. Marc Schoen

4/29/2024
Dr. Marc Schoen discusses the critical role discomfort plays in our lives—and offers powerful techniques for getting better at managing it. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why we need more—not less—discomfort 2) Everyday techniques to build your discomfort tolerance 3) The 45-second trick that helps you handle stress better Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep957 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARC — Dr. Marc Schoen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine where he specializes in Boosting Performance and Decision Making Under Pressure and Mind-Body Medicine. He works extensively with elite athletes, professional and college, as well as, executives and UCLA medical students in strengthening their ability to thrive under pressure, and in competitive and uncomfortable conditions. His method of Discomfort Training and Pilates for the Brain builds hardiness and resilience, by rewiring the fear region of the brain which is responsible for Performance Under Pressure. • Book: "Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear and Build Resilience" • Tool: Boosting Job Performance hypnosis audio download • Technique: The Schoen Breath Technique — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self" by Michael Easter • Book: "The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself" by Michael A. Singer • App: Breathwork • Spiegel Eye Roll test demonstration video and grading chart See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:33

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956: How to Delegate Anything with Dave Kerpen

4/25/2024
Dave Kerpen shows how to get over delegation hangups to tackle your top life priorities and prevent burnout. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How to get over yourself and finally begin delegating 2) How to become a master delegator in 5 steps 3) A simple rule to prevent embarrassment when delegating and automating Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep956 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVE — Dave Kerpen is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and global keynote speaker. He is the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform connecting entrepreneurs with top college students, and is the author of several bestselling books, including The Art of People, Likeable Social Media, and Likeable Business. He is a popular contributor to Inc.com and a LinkedIn Influencer, and has been featured in many media outlets, including the New York Times, the TODAY show, CBS Early Show, BBC, Financial Times, and more. Additionally, Kerpen is the executive chairman of The Nursing Beat and the cofounder and CEO of Remembering Live. He was previously the founder and chairman of Likeable Local, and was the cofounder and CEO of Likeable Media, which was sold to 10Pearls in April 2021. • Book: Get Over Yourself: How to Lead and Delegate Effectively for More Time, More Freedom, and More Success by Dave Kerpen • Free coaching: ScheduleDave.com • Website: ChooseApprentice.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:33

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955: Mastering Emotion and Conversation Like a Top Hostage Negotiator with Scott Walker

4/22/2024
Former hostage negotiator Scott Walker shares powerful principles for masterful dialogue when the stakes are high. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The number one skill of master negotiators 2) Two tricks to help prepare you for any conversation 3) How MORE PIES help build rapport Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep955 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SCOTT — Scott Walker is one of the world's most experienced kidnap-for-ransom negotiators. He has helped resolve more than three hundred cases and other crises, such as piracy and cyber-extortion attacks. He spent sixteen years as a Scotland Yard detective engaged in covert, counterterrorist, and kidnapping operations. He left the police in 2015 to support organizations, government departments, and private individuals in securing the release of hostages. He now delivers negotiation workshops to organizations all over the world and is sought after as a keynote speaker. His first book, Order Out of Chaos, is out now and is a Sunday Times bestseller. • Book: "Order Out of Chaos: A Kidnap Negotiator's Guide to Influence and Persuasion" • Website: ScottWalkerBooks.co.uk — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships" by Michael Sorensen • Book: "Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It" by Chriss Voss and Tahl Raz • Book: "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides)" by Marshall Rosenberg and Deepak Chopra • Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss • Past episode: 693: Building Better Relationships through Validation with Michael Sorensen See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:51

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954: Rewriting Your Source Code: How to Identify and Cure the 12 Patterns Holding You Back with Dr. Sam Rader

4/18/2024
Dr. Sam Rader discusses a fresh approach to identify and cure the unconscious patterns that keep us from living fully. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The surprising origins of many work dysfunctions 2) The 12 coping styles and their antidotes 3) How to build your patience for annoying co-workers Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep954 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SAM — Dr. Sam Rader is a former psychologist who took what she learned about childhood development, personality, and growth and turned it into a new quantum healing modality called Source Code. She is the author of SOURCE CODE, a forthcoming book about the 12 Coping Styles we adopt in childhood, which helped us then and hurt us now, and how we can heal. Dr. Sam believes that our early childhood experience writes a source code within us, which determines the rest of the way that our story unfolds. She helps people rewrite their code for a healthier, more beautiful life. • Instagram: @drsamrader • Website: DrSamRader.com • Quiz: https://learn.drsamrader.com/free-coping-styles-quiz-og — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds" by David Goggins • Book: "The Gift" by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky • Previous episode: 767: How to Build Tremendous Mental Strength with Amy Morin See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:41:53

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953: How to Transform Tension into Progress amid Tough Conversations with Todd Davis

4/15/2024
Todd Davis shows how to fix strained relationships and shift conversations from difficult to productive. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How to reduce the discomfort in difficult conversations 2) The three steps to turn tension into progress 3) How to recover from worst-case scenarios Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep953 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT TODD — Todd Davis is a senior consultant and thought leader at FranklinCovey, and has over 35 years of experience in human resources, talent development and executive recruiting. Todd has been with FranklinCovey for 28+ years and until recently, spent 18 of those years as Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President where he was responsible for the global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries. Additionally, he authored and co-authored best-selling books including Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work and Everyone Deserves A Great Manager. • Book: Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work • Course: Navigating Difficult Conversations: Turn Tension Into Progress • Website: FranklinCovey.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin • Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:41

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952: How Wonder Eliminates Stress and Improves Wellbeing with Monica Parker

4/11/2024
Monica Parker discusses the surprising benefits of wonder—and shares easy ways to experience more of it in your life. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How wonder helps us at work 2) Easy ways to experience more wonder 3) How society discourages wonder—and how to overcome that Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep952 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MONICA — A world-renowned speaker, writer, and authority on the future of work, Monica Parker has spent decades helping people discover how to lead and live wonderfully. The founder of global human analytics and change consultancy HATCH, whose clients include blue-chip companies such as LinkedIn, Google, Prudential, and LEGO, Parker challenges corporate systems to advocate for more meaningful work lives. In addition to her extensive advocacy work, she has been an opera singer, a museum exhibition designer, and a homicide investigator defending death-row inmates. A lover of the arts, literature, and Mexican food, Parker and her family split their time between Atlanta, London, and Nice. Her wonderbringers include travel, fellowship with friends, and Trey Anastasio’s guitar. • Book: "The Power of Wonder: The Extraordinary Emotion That Will Change the Way You Live, Learn, and Lead" • Website: Monica-Parker.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind” by Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert • Book: “Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steve Callahan” • Book: "Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole" by Susan Cain • Book: "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe • Past episode: 775: Susan Cain Uncovers the Surprising and Uplifting Power of Sorrow and Longing See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:24:42

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951: The Three Sentences that Improve (almost) Every Conversation with Chris Fenning

4/8/2024
Chris Fenning shares how to master the first minute of conversation for clearer, more concise, and more persuasive communication. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How to capture your audience’s attention in 15 seconds 2) Why meetings feel like a waste—and how to fix that 3) The one question that’s ruining your reputation Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep951 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHRIS — Chris Fenning makes it easier for us to communicate at work. He helps experts talk to non-experts, teams talk to executives, and much more. Chris's practical methods are used in organizations like Google and NATO, and have appeared in the Harvard Business Review. He is also the author of multiple award-winning books on communication and training that have been translated into 16 languages. Find out how Chris can help you at www.chrisfenning.com • Book: "The First Minute: How to Start Conversations That Get Results (Business Communication Skills Books)" • LinkedIn: Chris Fenning • Website: ChrisFenning.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Article: Egocentrism over e-mail: "Can we communicate as well as we think?" by Justin Kruger, Nicholas Epley, Jason Parker, and Zhi-Wen Ng • Book: "Thinking 101: How to Reason Better to Live Better" by Woo-kyoung Ahn See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:39

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950: Cal Newport: Slowing Down to Boost Productivity and Ease Stress

4/4/2024
Cal Newport shows how to achieve more by doing less. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why we’re measuring productivity all wrong 2) The surprising math showing how doing less means achieving more 3) The trick to eliminating tasks that don’t serve you Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep950 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CAL — Cal Newport is a professor of computer science at Georgetown University and a founding member of the Center for Digital Ethics. In addition to his academic work, Newport is a New York Times bestselling author who writes for a general audience about the intersection of technology, productivity, and culture. He is also a contributor to The New Yorker and hosts the popular Deep Questions podcast. • Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World • Book: Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout • Book: So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin • Book: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy • Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown • Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen • Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein • Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey • Book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan • Book: The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel • Book: The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein • Past episode: 614: Making Smarter Decisions When You Can’t Know Everything with Annie Duke See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:54

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949: How to End Miscommunications, Unclarity, and Endlessly Repeating the Same Conversation with Marsha Acker

4/1/2024
Marsha Acker reveals how to break free from the cycle of miscommunication and misunderstandings. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The root of misunderstandings and miscommunications 2) The four actions of every conversation 3) The more effective way to disagree with someone Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep949 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARSHA — Marsha Acker, CPCC, PCC, CPF, is the host of the Defining Moments of Leadership podcast, the founder and CEO of TeamCatapult, and the author of two groundbreaking and thought-provoking books: The Art and Science of Facilitation and Build Your Model for Leading Change (a workbook). Marsha has an international presence and reputation as a facilitator of meaningful conversations, a host of dialogue, and a passionate agilest. She coaches leadership teams to grow their collective leadership and to build the capability of achieving true, sustainable behavior change through dialogue. • Book: "Build Your Model for Leading Change: A Guided Workbook to Catalyze Clarity and Confidence in Leading Yourself and Others" • Book site: BuildYourModel.com • LinkedIn: Marsha Acker • Website: TeamCatapult.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Essential Conflict In The Workplace Statistics In 2024” from ZipDo • Theory: 4 Player Model • Book: "Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together" by William Isaacs • Past episode: 159: Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich • Past episode: 366: Mastering Conversations through Compassionate Curiosity with Kwame Christian • Past episode: 707: Amy Edmondson on How to Build Thriving Teams with Psychological Safety See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:07

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948: The 3 Simple Steps to Compelling Stories with Mark Carpenter

3/28/2024
Master storyteller Mark Carpenter shares handy keys for telling great stories that enrich all your communication. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why stories are more effective than numbers 2) The science behind why our brains love stories 3) The three elements of a memorable story Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep948 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARK — Mark Carpenter is a serial storyteller who is on a mission to bring more humanity into leadership and sales. Mark has leveraged his storytelling ability over the years in marketing communication, public relations, corporate facilitation, and as a college professor. Today, Mark works as a consultant and speaker to teach others what he has learned along the way, and he shares his secrets to purposeful and effective leadership in his best-selling book, Master Storytelling: How to Turn Your Experiences Into Stories that Teach, Lead, and Inspire. When he’s not speaking, training, coaching, or creating new content, Mark is likely hiking or snowshoeing in the mountains near his home in Utah, playing the piano, bragging about his grandchildren, or writing children’s books. • Book: Master Storytelling: How to Turn Your Experiences into Stories that Teach, Lead, and Inspire • LinkedIn: Mark Carpenter • Website: Master-Storytelling.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: How to Listen: Discover the Hidden Key to Better Communication by Oscar Trimboli • Book: The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell • Video: Dan Harmon Story Circle: 8 Proven Steps to Better Stories by StudioBinder • Past episode: 560: How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli • Past episode: 124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:40:20

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947: How to Unlock Clarity through Your Brain’s Blueprint with Rachel Rider

3/25/2024
Rachel Rider shares visualization and other approaches to gain individualized insights on improving your leadership. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) A powerful visualization to break out of negativity 2) The biological hack to overcome anxiety 3) How to decode your body’s tension signals Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep947 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RACHEL — Rachel Rider founded MettaWorks in 2015 after a distinguished career in HR, receiving executive coaching certification from Columbia University, and extensive training in meditation, Somatic Experiencing, and Polarity Therapy. Starting as HR Business Partner responsible for developing and coaching leaders and teams at Bloomberg, she went on to specialize in leadership coaching at AppNexus (since acquired by AT&T) and Digital Ocean, the third-largest hosting company in the world. She studied under renowned teacher and Zen Mountain Monastery founder John Daido Loori Roshi for 13 years before continuing under his successor, Shugen Arnold Roshi. Rider completed a three-year intensive certification in Somatic Experiencing in 2018, and a 2020 training in Polarity Therapy with the aim of bringing leaders tools to unlock effective, long-lasting change in concert with the body. Since 2020, she’s been working intensively with anti-racism coach Makeda Pennycooke. Rider lives in New York with her husband and two children. • Book: Who You Are Is How You Lead • Instagram: mettaworks • LinkedIn: Rachel Rider • Website: MettaWorks.io — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon • Book: Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon by Buzz Aldrin & Ken Abraham • Podcast: Dr. Trevor Kashey’s “Coffee with Dr. Kashey” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:34:17

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946: Why Most Projects Fail and What to Do About it with Kory Kogon

3/21/2024
Kory Kogon offers her practical guide for effective project management–even when you’re not the official project manager. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why most projects fail 2) Key questions to ask before starting any project 3) The five behaviors of successful unofficial project managers Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep946 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KORY — Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey’s vice president of Content and Senior Consultant. She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling co-author of The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, and has appeared as an expert on TODAY, MSNBC’s Your Business, Forbes.com, Inc.com, and on FastCompany.com. She is also one of the authors of the following FranklinCovey work sessions: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity®, Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager™, and Presentation Advantage®. Kory brings more than 25 years of business expertise, from frontline positions to an executive team member. • Book: Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager: A FranklinCovey Title • Website: FranklinCovey.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:07

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945: How to Master Your Inner World and Flourish During Stress with Mawi Asgedom

3/18/2024
Mawi Asgedom shares four tools anyone can use to master their emotions and thrive. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Easy ways to keep your cool when things go awry 2) The key investment that improves both happiness and success 3) The powerful reframe that makes you feel unstoppable Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep945 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MAWI — Mawi Asgedom is an award-winning author and expert on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) who has inspired over 1000 audiences with his uplifting speeches. Mawi founded Mawi Learning, an organization that unlocks human potential through evidence-based social emotional learning. Under Mawi’s leadership, Mawi Learning won the prestigious CODiE award for excellence and innovation in educational technology, and achieved CASEL-designation for evidence-based Social Emotional Learning. In 2023, Mawi launched his newest venture to help youth unlock their potential: Inner Heroes Universe, a media company that helps parents, educators, and therapists equip kids with crucial mental health and social emotional skills. • Mawi’s company: Inner Heroes Universe • Book: "Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard" — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: "Nobody Will Play With Me: How To Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict" by Kwame Christian • Book: "Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS" by Shirzad Chamine • Book: "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Carol Dweck • Book: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" by Stephen Covey • Book: "Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, Book 3)" by Robert Jordan • Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom • Past episode: 798: How to Have Difficult Conversations about Race with Kwame Christian See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:30