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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! 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 every professional needs to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 10,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. Welcome!

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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! 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 every professional needs to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 10,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. Welcome!

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How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs and the Fear of Failure

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As I prep for my interview with Joe Sanok on his Practice of the Practice podcast, it was wonderful to hear Joe being interviewed by, Pete! Completely engaging conversation and I'm grateful for the tips Joe gave. I've already ordered my copy of The One Thing! I look forward to more interviews with Pete:)

iTunes Ratings

701 Ratings
Average Ratings
543
61
41
27
29

Too many ads so annoying

By sedaq - Jan 29 2020
Read more
Too many ads, keep coming non stop

How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs and the Fear of Failure

By Karen Solomon - Jan 27 2020
Read more
As I prep for my interview with Joe Sanok on his Practice of the Practice podcast, it was wonderful to hear Joe being interviewed by, Pete! Completely engaging conversation and I'm grateful for the tips Joe gave. I've already ordered my copy of The One Thing! I look forward to more interviews with Pete:)
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How to Be Awesome at Your Job

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Rank #1: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom

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Mawi Asgedom shared some brilliant perspectives when it comes to speaking and writing with clarity. Specifically you’ll hear:
1) The surprisingly essential habits for the best speakers in the world2) How to obliterate pre-speaking jitters3) Keys to maintaining rhythm, interest, and engagement in writing
Mawi Asgedom is the founder and CEO of Mawi Learning. He has an inspiring story going from Ethiopian refugee to Harvard graduate & commencement speaker. He’s garnered many accolades as speaker, author, and educational entrepreneur. He’s published eight leadership books. He’s spoken to over 1,000,000 people at over 1,000 schools and educator conferences worldwide. His online courses have world-class completion rates and have earned his firm an illustrious CODiE award in education technology. Oprah has called him one of her Top 20 moments.

Apr 21 2016

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Rank #2: 139: Dealing with “schmucks” in your office with Dr. Jody Foster

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Psychiatrist Jody Foster offers handy categorizations and pro tips for handling the distinct kinds of difficult people in your workplace.   You'll Learn: How to spot and deal with 10 personality types prone to being difficult Key rules of engagement in the workplace Pro tips on how to confront someone or something in the workplace   About Jody: 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.    View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep139

Apr 05 2017

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Rank #3: 146: Accessing Your Hidden Brain Potential with Dr. Barbara Oakley

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Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.   You'll Learn: Why the Pomodoro technique’s 25 minutes of focus is indeed a magical number How you can make dramatic changes – and small tweaks – to improve your life How the imposter syndrome can actually be a strength   About Barbara 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.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep146

Apr 21 2017

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Rank #4: 180: How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs, and the Fear of Failure with Joe Sanok (Host of The Practice of the Practice podcast)

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Counselor Joe Sanok shares ways to tackle fears, manage stress, and stay in the growth zone.   You'll Learn: A brilliant approach to reframe fears of failure The science behind freaking out How to combat stress triggers and relax in seconds   About Joe: Joe Sanok is a speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. With interviews with Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Rob Bell, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Lewis Howes, Joe is a rising star in the speaking world! Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author of five books, and is a top-consultant.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep180

Jul 17 2017

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Rank #5: 265: Getting the Most Out of Each Day with Peter Shankman (Host of the Faster Than Normal podcast)

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Peter Shankman walks through his unique take on productivity and lessons learned from ADHD that anyone can apply.   You'll Learn: 4 simple rules to be more productive Tricks to eliminate distraction Why you should always ask for a deadline   About Peter: Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD. He founded Help A Reporter Out, ShankMinds: Breakthrough, Geek Factory, and more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep265

Feb 23 2018

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Rank #6: 440: Accomplishing More in Less Time by Building Microskills with Stever Robbins (host of the Get it Done Guy podcast)

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Stever Robbins shares how to break down skills into microskills...and shares which ones are worth building.   You'll Learn: A productivity power tool to help you accomplish almost everything Why to break down learning into microskills Essential microskills that will save you years of time   About Stever: Stever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, top podcaster, and productivity expert. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He currently runs Get-it-Done Groups™, which help people make extreme progress on important projects and habits. He was project manager at Intuit. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the MIT $100K competition, and several other competitions. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has been downloaded more than 36 million times. He’s been interviewed in numerous publications and is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Build a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep440

May 17 2019

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Rank #7: 500: Building Unshakeable Self-Esteem and Confidence with Victor Cheng

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Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence.

About Victor:

Victor Cheng is the founder of CaseInterview.com, the most prominent blog on the management consulting industry. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Inc. 500 CEOs, and has been featured as a business expert in media, including Fox Business TV Network, MSNBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.


Victor is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in quantitative economics, and the author of several business books.


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View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep500

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #8: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod (Host of Achieve Your Goals podcast)

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Miracle Morning author Hal Elrod condensed the six habits of the most successful people in history into the SAVERS acronym and describes how they changed his life—and how they can change yours, too.   You'll Learn: Approaches for silence that generate new ideas How NOT to do affirmations The impact of tiny amounts of exercise   About Hal: He is one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America, creator of one of the fastest growing and most engaged online communities in existence and author of one of the highest rated, best-selling books in the world, The Miracle Morning—which has been translated into 27 languages, has over 2,000 five-star Amazon reviews and is practiced daily by over 500,000 people in 70+ countries.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep357

Oct 15 2018

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Rank #9: 335: Become a High Performer in Eight (Scientifically Proven) Steps with Marc Effron

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Marc Effron shares his extensive research on the eight essential steps to becoming a high performer at work.   You'll Learn: The eight steps to high performance The difference between goals and promises How to estimate and achieve your theoretical maximum of effort   About Marc: Marc Effron is the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group and founder and publisher of Talent Quarterly magazine. He is coauthor of the book One-Page Talent Management and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Influencers in HR.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep335

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #10: 122: Nourishing Good Habits and Attitudes with Eric Zimmer (Host of The One You Feed podcast)

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Fellow podcaster Eric Zimmer shares how you can nourish your “good wolf” to help you reach optimal performance at work. You'll Learn: Pro-tips for wisely allocating your time and energy among all the roles you play An effective way to sustain your good habits, when you feel like quitting How being more yourself at work can help you be more awesome at your job   About Eric Eric Zimmer is the host of a podcast called The One You Feed. It was named a Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and has gotten over a million and a half downloads to date. He’s been helping build startup companies for 15 years, been involved in technology for longer than that. Recently he has been doing e-commerce consulting for Fortune 500 companies. He started a solar energy company, Tipping Point. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep122

Feb 24 2017

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Rank #11: 542: How to Turn Your Adversity into Advantage with Laura Huang

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Harvard professor and author Laura Huang shares how to build your edge and be perceived positively.


You'll Learn:

1) Why the myth of hard work is so dangerous

2) How unfair perceptions can quietly limit your career–and what to do about it

3) A formula to turn embarrassment and bitterness into enrichment


About Laura:


Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School, who specializes in studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in several publications like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She was also named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. 

Laura has also previously held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management in several companies such as Standard Chartered bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She received her MS and BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.


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View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep542

Feb 03 2020

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Rank #12: 406: How to Sharpen the Most Critical Communication Skill: Listening with Brenda Bailey-Hughes

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Brenda Bailey-Hughes shares why and how to become a better listener.   You'll Learn: The sad current state of listening How to fall in love with silence in a conversation The five focus areas of listening   About Brenda: Brenda Bailey-Hughes teaches communication and leadership skills at the Kelley School of Business undergrad program. She also teaches global leadership and emerging markets for Kelley Direct, the working professionals’ MBA program. She’s authored 9 LinkedIn Learning courses and specializes in communication training and coaching for Fortune 500 executives such as P&G, Samsung, Cummins, and John Deere.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep406

Feb 27 2019

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Rank #13: 186: The Practices of High-Performing Employees with Dr. Clint Longenecker

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Professor Clint Longenecker shares his research-based insights on career performance improvement.   You'll Learn: Research revealing the 5 key things high performers have in common The dangers of being too busy The power of a strategic S.T.O.P.   About Clint: Clinton Oliver Longenecker, is an award winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in the area of rapid performance improvement” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep186

Jul 31 2017

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Rank #14: 041: Developing a Powerful Presence with Dr. Nick Morgan

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Legendary speech coach Dr. Nick Morgan shares verbal and nonverbal keys to making a powerful impression. You’ll Learn How to hook audience attention in presentations What vocal cues can unconsciously undermine how your peers see you Keys to cooperating with the adrenaline that speaking produces About Nick Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He has spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He founded Public Words Inc, a consulting firm specializing in communications, in 1997. Nick has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. Nick helps people find clarity in their thinking and ideas, developing thought leaders – and coaches them to deliver their ideas with panache.  View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep41 Copyright © Optimality

Jul 27 2016

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Rank #15: 164: Sustaining Your Peak and Avoiding Burnouts with Brad Stulberg

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Human performance guru Brad Stulberg illuminates the essential ingredients that lead to peak physical, emotional, and mental states.   You'll Learn: Brad’s ultimate growth equation How to get comfortable with being uncomfortable The huge difference that making a difference makes   About Brad: Brad Stulberg researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and the science of human performance. He is a coauthor of the new book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success, and is a columnist for New York and Outside magazines. Follow Brad on Twitter @Bstulberg and learn more on his website www.bradstulberg.com   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep164

Jun 07 2017

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Rank #16: 344: Confidence-Forming Habits with Jordan Harbinger

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Jordan Harbinger shares mindsets and practices to boost your confidence and your results with people.   You'll Learn: The secret strengths of introverts Why to ask for what you don’t deserve How a post-it note can transform  your non-verbal communication skills   About Jordan: Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive. Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep344

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #17: 249: Leading When You’re Not in Charge with Clay Scroggins

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Clay Scroggins discusses how to lead without being in the top position.   You'll Learn: Three simple questions to help you collaborate better The equation for powerful leadership 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 15 2018

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Rank #18: 392: Getting Your Dream Job by Illustrating Your Value with Austin Belcak

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Austin Belcak explains how deep research, cold emailing, and solving one of your dream company’s problems upfront accelerates job hunting--while building your skills.   You'll Learn: Two common themes to successful job searches How to do cold outreach that gets responses Two ways to effectively illustrate your value   About Austin: Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he teaches people how to land jobs they love without connections, without traditional experience, and without applying online. Austin's created a community of over 30,000 job seekers who have leveraged his strategies to land jobs at places like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and more.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep392

Jan 23 2019

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Rank #19: 422: How to Make Decisions, Solve Problems, and Ask Questions Like a Leader with Carly Fiorina

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Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, discusses how to solve problems, make decisions, and connect with other people like a leader.   You'll Learn: Why to choose a path instead of a plan Three steps for arriving at the wisest decision Key prompts to ensure you’ve considered all the angles   About Carly: Carly Fiorina is the former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a seasoned problem-solver. She started out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Through Carly Fiorina Enterprises and the Unlocking Potential Foundation, Carly and her team strengthen problem-solving and leadership capacity across America. Carly is also a best-selling author. Her titles include Tough Choices and Rising to the Challenge. Her third book Find Your Way releases on April 9th. She and her husband, Frank, have been happily married for 33 years. They reside in northern Virginia near their daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep422

Apr 05 2019

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Rank #20: 388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy

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Founder of Raise the Bar, Aaron Levy, shares four key habits that improve team performance.   You'll Learn: Why must managers suck How and why to listen better Examples of powerful questions   About Aaron: Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover. Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success. Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep388

Jan 11 2019

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