Rank #1: ...about change (a special conversation with Jan Black and Laura Owens)
What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out on your journey? "Nobody Told Me!" is a two-generational podcast with legendary broadcaster, Jan Black, and her millennial daughter, Laura Owens, where we answer those questions. We interview inspiring, successful people from all walks of life and focus on how they got through the tough times. Raw. Real. Motivating. *** Jan & Laura discuss the impact of change on your life at any age.
Rank #2: Dr. Jack Schafer: ...how to instantly read people
Dr. Jack Schafer is a retired FBI special agent who specialized in behavior analysis and trying to get people to confess to their crimes. In his book, The Like Switch, he shares his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you so that you can turn strangers into friends in any aspect of your life, whether that be in a job interview or on a first date.
Rank #3: Ben Zorn: ...the basics of fitness (special with Laura Owens)
Ben Zorn is a fitness expert from San Jose. He is the founder of Zorn Fitness - health, nutrition, how to work out, and you may recognize him from the Bachelorette season 11, Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season.
Rank #4: Chris Voss: ...the secrets of negotiation from a former FBI international kidnapping negotiator
Our guest on this episode is Chris Voss and we’ve wanted to have him on the show for a LONG time! Chris is a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI whose career brought him face-to-face with bank robbers and terrorists. His résumé is extremely impressive: he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator, he’s taught negotiation at leading universities, given speeches that have had millions of views, and he’s now sharing with us the negotiation skills that helped him save lives.Chris says life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for and he explains all about that in his book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it. Chris is the founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group which trains businesses, individuals, law enforcement and government personnel in negotiations.You can learn more about Chris at https://blackswanltd.com.
Rank #5: E. Scott Geller: ...that the key to achieving your goals is simple: one step after the other
E. Scott Geller is a nationally recognized leader in the field of applied behavioral science. He is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He has written hundreds of articles and books addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life. His TEDx talk, 'The psychology of self-motivation', has had nearly 6 million views and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxpKhIbr0E.
Rank #6: Adam Leipzig: ...not to ask for permission, just do it
It’s hard to know where to start with the introduction for Adam Leipzig, our guest on this episode. He has produced more than 30 films that have generated over $2 billion in revenue. Among his credits, “Dead Poets Society”, “March of the Penguins”, “A Plastic Ocean” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” Adam is on faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, where he teaches in the MBA and Executive Education programs, specializing in leadership skills. He also delivered one of the most popular TedX talks of all time, called “How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes” which has received close to eleven and a half million views.
Rank #7: Marty Nemko: ...how to pick or switch careers
Marty Nemko is a longtime career coach. He’s here to help if you’re deciding what to study in college,how to land that first job after college, how to change careers in the, middle of your life, and anything else related to jobs and careers. The new 3rd edition of 'The Best of Marty Nemko' is now available on Amazon. It's in both print and Kindle formats. It consists of the best 86 of his 3,400 nationally published articles on career, relationships, money, men's issues, even the meaning of life, plus ideas for reinventing societal institutions: from education to health care to taxation. You can buy it at www.amazon.com/Best-Marty-Nemko-articles-difference/dp/1519254318.
Rank #8: Melissa Dahl: ...'cringeworthy' moments should be treasured!
New York magazine’s “Science of Us” editor, Melissa Dahl, explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness in her first book, "Cringeworthy", and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable? In 2014, she co-founded NYMag.com’s popular social science site Science of Us. Her work has also appeared in Elle, Parents and TODAY.com.
Rank #9: Tanya Menon: ...to think about the kind of connections you'd like to have at the end of your life
Tanya Menon is an organizational researcher specializing in decision making, influence, culture, team, and networks. She is an associate professor at the Ohio State University's Fisher School of Business. Her research on decision making, influence, culture, teams, and networks has been cited in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Financial Times. https://www.ted.com/talks/tanya_menon_the_secret_to_great_opportunities_the_person_you_haven_t_met_yet
Rank #10: Sally Helgesen: ...to have more confidence to speak up
What does it take to get a raise, a promotion, or a new job? If you're a woman, the answer to those questions are different than they are for men. So says our guest, Sally Helgesen, who has been called the world's premier expert on women's leadership by Forbes. Sally is the author of several books, the latest of which is called "How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, Or Job", co-written with Marshall Goldsmith.