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How to Be Awesome at Your Job

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If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, I grill thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skillset 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 our website.

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If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, I grill thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skillset 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 our website.

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Great nuggets to integrate into your life

By Axeman199 - Feb 15 2019
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I listen to the podcast on my commute and there isn’t a single episode that I do not take something away from that is helpful in my professional and or personal life.

Awesome Podcast!

By Derimix - Sep 29 2018
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Lots and lots of good info that has been helping me in the workplace

iTunes Ratings

571 Ratings
Average Ratings
444
52
31
21
23

Great nuggets to integrate into your life

By Axeman199 - Feb 15 2019
Read more

I listen to the podcast on my commute and there isn’t a single episode that I do not take something away from that is helpful in my professional and or personal life.

Awesome Podcast!

By Derimix - Sep 29 2018
Read more

Lots and lots of good info that has been helping me in the workplace

Cover image of How to Be Awesome at Your Job

How to Be Awesome at Your Job

Updated 25 days ago

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If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, I grill thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. These practical nuggets sharpen the universal skillset 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 our website.

Rank #1: 033: Making and Breaking Habits through Design with Victor Yocco

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User Experience designer and recovering alcoholic Victor Yocco speaks about habit formation--good and bad. You’ll Learn: Victor’s personal story and implications for forming effective habits and breaking ineffective ones The power of teaming up with others to achieve your ambitions How to use a design approach to construct and reach your career goals About Victor Victor is a Philadelphia-based research director, author, and speaker. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University, where he studied communication and psychology. Victor regularly writes and speaks on the application of psychology to design and addressing the design and tech culture of promoting alcohol use. He has written for A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, User Experience Magazine (UXPA) and many more. He is the author of Design for the Mind, a book from Manning Publications on the application of principles of psychology to design. View View transcript, show notes, links, and more at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep33. Copyright © Optimality 

Jul 08 2016
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Rank #2: 092: Optimized Tools for Planning Anything with Stacey Dyer

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Stacey Dyer shares how she applied best thinking practices to planning a kick ass wedding, and how we can use the same techniques to plan anything. You'll Learn: How to avoid future mishaps with the time machine methodology A 5-card hand that you should have in your back pocket to spark great ideas and solutions Best practices for self-motivation About Stacey Stacey Dyer is currently a corporate Director of Customer Experience Design. Stacey is grateful for the mentors she's had in her career, and thus strives to provide guidance and insight that reflects professional care and expertise. Outside of work, Stacey can be found in vocal sessions within the down tempo, jazz, and EDM space (in addition to running and practicing yoga) or writing blog posts (staceysdiylife.com) and books (Astro-Wed.com). Prior to her current role, Stacey's previous experience runs the gamut of in-house to agency side, working with a diverse array of clients from liquor and cigars to healthcare and youth non-profits. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep92

Dec 05 2016
49 mins
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Rank #3: 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 world 2) How to obliterate pre-speaking jitters 3) 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
47 mins
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Rank #4: 077: Positive Responses for Positive Results with Maura Sweeney

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Ambassador of Happiness Maura Sweeney paves the way to more productive outcomes in the workplace by creating a happier environment. You'll Learn Effective remedies for stress addiction Methods to countering a negative environment How to turn your adversaries into allies by challenging while advocating About Maura Podcaster, international speaker, Huffington Post contributor and creator of the Foundations of Happiness eCourse, Maura Sweeney guides others on the path of “Living Happy – Inside Out.” Armed with decades of experience as a law school “escapee”, a corporate manager and a home schooling mom, Maura launched out at midlife to pursue her dream vocation. A world traveler and trademarked Ambassador of Happiness®, Maura is a popular media guest sharing unifying “good news” perspectives with the world. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep77

Oct 26 2016
52 mins
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Rank #5: 088: Getting Automated with Dan Caspi

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Science genius Dan Caspi talks automation, software, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to learn a little code. You'll Learn: Processes that you can automate that you didn’t know you needed to Nifty hacks to help you maximize Excel A checklist to serve your need for computer speed. About Dan Dan has a PhD. In Organic Chemistry and is a senior scientist at AbbVie. He is also currently serving in a hybrid Process Chemistry/Chemical Engineering position as a member of the Center for Reaction Engineering. Dan is highly proficient with technology, programming (Perl, Python, PHP, JS, HTML) and computers, and is the computer genius behind Element 26, a boutique computer consulting company based in Evanston, Illinois. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep88  

Nov 21 2016
35 mins
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Rank #6: 167: How to Love Your Work...and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell

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Entrepreneur Nick Campbell explores how you can turn your interests into a career--and then make the most of those opportunities.   You'll Learn: A process to find the connection between what you love and what pays How to sidestep all the requirements that job boards claim you need Why it’s ideal to be the the worst in the room   About Nick: Nick grew up in Detroit, the oldest son of a fireman and a rollerskating teacher. He lived a curious life trying to figure out how things worked. He’s been lucky always have jobs doing things he loved including selling magic tricks, performing yo-yo tricks, DJing parties, Photography, Motion Graphics, 3D Animation, Software Development, Design, Blogger, and Educator. Today, Nick makes software and training to help make the world easier and more fun. He works and lives in the Midwest where he goes on road trips, drinks craft beer, plays pinball, and listens to a lot of podcasts.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep167

Jun 14 2017
45 mins
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Rank #7: 175: How to See the Blind Spots Holding Back Your Career with Sara Canaday

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Sara Canaday gives insights that offer clarity on blind spots at work and overcoming them to advance in your career.   You'll Learn: Key blind spots that frequently hold back careers Why the personal touch matters at work Approaches to identifying your own blind spots   About Sara Sara Canaday (Leadership Development Expert, Speaker and Author) is a recognized expert and author in leadership and strategic personal branding. Specifically, she is known for her ability to help high potentials identify the elusive blind spots that are preventing them from taking their careers (and their companies) to the next level.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep175

Jul 05 2017
43 mins
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Rank #8: 098: ​Resilience Training with Sean Douglas

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Master resilience trainer and former drill instructor Sean Douglas shares lessons on overcoming a self-defeating mindset and growing in the midst of adversity. You'll Learn Why you should develop a gratitude habit How to get over self-defeating behavior Approaches for sustaining your energy throughout the day About Sean Sean Douglas was born in Detroit, MI, July 23, 1983. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a professional Inspirational Speaker. Sean spent four years as a Drill Instructor in Air Force Basic Training where he developed over 500 young men and women into military leaders. Not surprisingly, he is energetic and passionate about inspiring others to succeed. Sean’s interactive training develops the participants’ skill in the mental, physical, social, and spiritual domains of resilience, and leaves people better equipped to manage change effectively. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep98

Dec 19 2016
46 mins
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Rank #9: 104: Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs with R. Michael Anderson

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R. Michael Anderson talks about identifying self-limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.   You'll Learn: How anxiety offers helpful clues for your personal development Best practices in overcoming limiting beliefs A simple way to deal with stress About Michael Michael Anderson is founder of The Executive JOY Institute. He specializes in teaching organizations, leaders, and individuals how to become even more successful through psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. His unique background of real-life experience mixed with his world-class education allows his audiences to both learn and be entertained. Michael has taught leaders around the world, from Panama to the Philippines to Australia and Mexico, and has worked with a broad range of clients, including Microsoft, SAP, Stanford University, Vistage, Young Presidents Organization, and Entrepreneurs Organization. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep104

Jan 09 2017
35 mins
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Rank #10: 428: No Job Can Give You Meaning and Other Intriguing Insights Into Work with Ellen Ruppel Shell

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Writer Ellen Ruppel Shell shares thoughtful perspectives on work and its future in a time of radical change.  You'll Learn: Why no employer can give you meaning What people actually want in a job How and why to engage in job crafting About Ellen: Ellen Ruppel Shell is a correspondent for The Atlantic, and co-directs the graduate program in Science Journalism at Boston University. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Smithsonian, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, O, Scientific American, and Science.   View transcript, show notes, and links at https://awesomeatyourjob.com/428-no-job-can-give-you-meaning-and-other-intruguing-insights-into-work-with-ellen-ruppel-shell/ High Brew Coffee discount code (one per customer): 20awesomeHBC

Apr 19 2019
35 mins
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Rank #11: 218: The Science-Based Paths to Massive Self-Confidence with Louisa Jewell

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Positive psychologist Louisa Jewell discusses ways to become more confident and eliminate self-doubt to be able to pursue bigger goals.   You'll Learn: How self-doubt holds us back The mindset that prevents failures from impacting your self-esteem Best practices for boosting your self-confidence   About Louisa: Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author, and Canada's leading expert on the topic of positive psychology who has facilitated thousands of people towards greater flourishing, both at work and in their personal lives. In 2012 Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association, an organization that brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from across Canada to disseminate the knowledge of positive psychology to improve the psychological health of all Canadians.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep218

Oct 18 2017
41 mins
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Rank #12: 062: Building Trust with Dr. Michelle Reina

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Dr. Michelle Reina discusses how to build trust among team members and why it’s so important that we do so. You’ll Learn: The three key components that define trust What trusting and untrusting behaviors look like in practice What you can do to identify trusting relationships and develop ones lacking in trust About Michelle Dr. Michelle Reina and Dr. Dennis Reina, cofounders of The Reina Trust Building Institute, are leading authorities on helping leaders build, rebuild and sustain trust to produce business results. Over the last 17 years, their research and consulting practice has supported such organizations as American Express, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Toyota, Walt Disney World, US Army Chaplaincy, US Dept of Education, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Harvard & Yale Universities, and many others. Their bestselling work, Trust & Betrayal in the Workplace won the 2007 Nautilus Book Award and the 2008 Axiom Book Award. Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace was awarded the 2011 Axiom Book Award. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep62

Sep 19 2016
32 mins
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Rank #13: 119: Build Your Grit, Achieve Your Goal with Linda Kaplan-Thaler

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Linda Kaplan-Thaler shares how you can turn up your GRIT factor to better put in the hard work needed to achieve success. You'll Learn: Why hard work trumps genius The GRIT framework for reaching success The research-based 30-minute rule that gritty winners follow About Linda Advertising Hall of Famer Linda Kaplan Thaler is responsible for some of America’ s most famous and award-winning advertising campaigns, including the Aflac duck and the hilarious “Yes, Yes, Yes” commercials for Clairol Herbal Essences. She has composed jingles that are among the industry's gold standard, including “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Toys ‘ R’ Us Kid,” and “Kodak Moments."  Today, Linda is a renowned motivational speaker and is President of Kaplan Thaler Productions. Linda is also a nationally acclaimed author and, together with Robin Koval, their newest bestseller, "GRIT to GREAT," was ranked one of the top business books for 2015. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep119

Feb 15 2017
42 mins
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Rank #14: 174: Mapping Out Your Career and Fulfillment with Dr. Bill Schiemann

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Dr. Bill Schiemann paves the way to finding fulfillment now and where you want to be in future.   You'll Learn: Three factors essential for career fulfillment How to find fulfillment within your current situation Processes to map out your goal fulfillment   About Bill: Bill Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, specializing in strategic performance measurement, organizational alignment and talent optimization. He’s authored numerous books and articles on talent management and has served as the Chairman of the Society for Human Resources Management Foundation.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep174

Jun 30 2017
27 mins
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Rank #15: 109: Finding and Asking the Right Questions with Toku McCree

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Celebrated business coach Toku McCree shares curated wisdom gleaned from his coaching clients and years of zen monastery reflection on his career spanning over 30 jobs. You'll Learn: Why you should find your 4% edge and lean on it What is mindfulness and how to apply it in the office Three keys to growth About Toku Toku works with brilliant leaders who are obsessed with greatness and helps them understand that ‘success’ is just the beginning of an amazing life and not the destination. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep109

Jan 23 2017
33 mins
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Rank #16: 212: How Introverts Flourish at Work with Morra Aarons-Mele

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Morra Aarons-Mele provides tips for the ambitious introvert to succeed at work and strategies on how extroverts and introverts can best work together.   You'll Learn: How introverts are fabulous secret weapons at work The false assumptions people make about introverts How extroverts and introverts can work best together   About Morra: Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of award winning social impact agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.  She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, and has launched online campaigns for world leaders and organizations including the United Nations, President Obama, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep212

Oct 02 2017
39 mins
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Rank #17: 058: Better Meetings with John Poelstra

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Meeting enthusiast and Engineering Program Manager John Poelstra shares how to give your meetings a needed boost. You’ll learn: When you do vs. don’t need a meeting How to “blame the agenda” to advance your agenda The CAT and WOOT frameworks for developing excellent meeting agendas John Poelstra is a Manager on the Engineering Program team at Red Hat, Inc., the world’s most successful open source software company. John is passionate about facilitating the best project meetings and he wants to help you do the same. He gets great satisfaction from bringing order to chaos and clarity to confusion so that owners can thrive. John achieves this using tools from a variety of disciplines including a current favorite, Trello. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep58    

Sep 09 2016
29 mins
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Rank #18: 138: Giving Your Career a Jolt with Roopa Unnikrishnan

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Innovation consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan highlights why and how to use the same principles companies use to innovate...to jolt your career.   You'll Learn: Principles for catapulting your career Productive stalking to follow innovations and trends How to manufacture your own serendipity   About Roopa: Roopa Unnikrishnan has almost two decades of experience in roles where she has seeded and driven change and innovation in several Fortune 500 companies. Roopa works with Consumer Goods, Education and Technology clients, helping them establish and improve key processes around strategic planning, innovation space identification and idea development. A master coach, she works with senior executives to drive personal and career change. Roopa was previously at Pfizer as VP, Corporate Strategy and Global Head of Pfizer’s worldwide talent and organizational team for Sales (2007-2012), at BlackRock as HR lead for sales and Citicards as Strategy Director. A Rhodes scholar with an MPhil and an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, is also a published poet and a world-class athlete in sports riflery. She is currently President of TiE’s NY chapter, a group focused on fostering entrepreneurship, and was previously Board Chair of Sakhi which works to end domestic violence.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep138

Apr 03 2017
44 mins
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Rank #19: 185: Banishing BS at Work with Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss

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Communications consultants Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss swap stories about the BS we encounter in the workplace and best practices to avoid it.   You'll Learn: How to spot BS in the workplace and cut through it How to survive the office version of Game of Thrones Two quick tricks to communicate better at work   About Jennifer and Michael: Jennifer Rock and her coauthor, Michael Voss, have a shared passion for storytelling that goes back – way back – to when Jennifer published haikus in her first-grade newsletter, and Mike entertained other kids on the school bus with his creative fiction. Their jones for crafting a tale fueled their individual career paths, where they held roles in journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and corporate communications. They had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses to, now, their own communications agency.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep185

Jul 28 2017
35 mins
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Rank #20: 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
44 mins
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