Rank #1: 487: Communicating Powerfully, Succinctly, and Clearly with Erica Mandy (Host of the Newsworthy podcast)
Erica Mandy shares essential--but often overlooked--keys to becoming a more successful communicator in the modern environment.
- How what you’re doing on Facebook can damage your credibility at work
- Words to purge from your communication
- The fundamental test to improve your communication
Erica Mandy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter who is building a new kind of media network, starting with her daily news podcast, The NewsWorthy. It provides all the day’s news in less than 10 minutes in a convenient, unbiased, and less depressing way – in what she calls “fast, fair and fun.”
Erica is one of the first podcasters to partner with Podfund, a company that invests in extraordinary emerging podcasters, and she's been named one of "50 Women Changing the World in Media & Entertainment."
- Erica’s Website: theNewsWorthy.com
Resources mentioned in the show:
- Study: "Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans" by Jeffrey Gottfried
- Study: Psychology Today references the study regarding visualization
- Study: Stanford & NPR talk about the study regarding students' online content literacy
- Study: Science & NBC News talk about the study that found false info spreads faster
- Book: “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling
- Book: “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth” by Mika Brzezinski
- App: Boomerang
- Conference: Podcast Movement
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Rank #2: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom
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.
Rank #3: 063: The Optimal Time For Everything with Dr. Michael Breus
Dr. Michael Breus fills us in on all things sleep and identifies the optimal time of day for each and every thing we do.
1. How to tell what your chronotype is – and how it determines the best time to do everything 2. The optimal time to send emails, brainstorm, drink coffee, have meetings, and more 3. How to make the most of your power nap
About MichaelMichael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, Dr. Breus is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Among his numerous national media appearances, Dr. Breus has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson, and The Doctors. He also appears regularly on The Dr. OZ Show and Sirius XM Radio. Dr Breus is dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all. He has become a widely recognized leader in the ever-evolving field of sleep medicine. View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep63
Rank #4: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod (Host of Achieve Your Goals podcast)
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.
- Approaches for silence that generate new ideas
- How NOT to do affirmations
- The impact of tiny amounts of exercise
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
Rank #5: 151: How to Get in the Zone...Every Day with Dr. Hans Hagemann
Dr. Hans Hagemann talks about the biochemical ingredients needed to get into the groove of “flow” and optimally engage your brain for peak performance.
- The three-chemical “DNA” of peak performance
- Three simple steps to flow
- The benefits of intuitive decision making in a team
Hans W. Hagemann, Ph.D., is managing partner/co-founder at the global leadership consultancy firm Munich Leadership Group, and he is a global expert on leadership and innovation who has led seminars, coaching sessions and in-depth workshops with top executives in more than 40 countries.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep151
Rank #6: 379: The Four Steps to Creating Chemistry with Others with Barney Feinberg
Veteran life coach Barney Feinberg shares how appreciating your many values can help you better connect with others and facilitate chemistry for smooth working relationships.
- How to identify your values from your life’s peak moments
- Approaches for discovering the values of others from what they say
- How we end up settling in our relationships
Barney Feinberg began his career as a CPA learning the language of business. At the age of twenty-five, his career journey took him to live in Asia for seven years, where he was COO for a large clothing conglomerate. There he learned how to assimilate into a multitude of cultures, always with the purpose of building strong relationships at work. His career in executive placement began in 1994 and in 2002, he became a certified coach with the Coaches Training Institute. Over the past 25 years he has worked with thousands of executives, coaching them on how to strengthen their chemistry factor for greater success.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep379
Rank #7: 291: Deciding Whether to Stay or Go with Pete Mockaitis
Pete inserts himself into the show format, sharing his approach to tackling your next career decision.
- The 8 step-by-step questions that determine whether to stay or go
- Whether the grass is in fact greener
- Pete's favorite things
Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps brilliant professionals perform optimally at work.
He’s delivered 1-on-1 coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from world-class organizations (such as Google, FedEx, the United Nations, Anheuser-Buesch, and Apple), 50 countries, and every Ivy League university. His work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Forbes, and Inc.
He began his career at Bain & Company and currently hosts the How to be Awesome at your Job podcast. The show receives millions of downloads from delightful people with excellent taste.
Pete lives in Chicago with his wife and new baby!
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep291
Rank #8: 146: Accessing Your Hidden Brain Potential with Dr. Barbara Oakley
Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.
- 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
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
Rank #9: 378: How to Tackle Uncertainty--and Enjoy It with Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman shares his research regarding tackling uncertainty, the value of persistence in new skill acquisition, and best practices for self-directed learning.
- The PICS formula for assessing your goals
- The five parts of every business mental model
- How and Why to pre-commit to learning a new skill
Josh’s research focuses on business, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. His unique, multidisciplinary approach to business mastery and rapid skill acquisition has helped millions of readers around the world learn essential concepts and skills on their own terms.
Josh’s research has been featured by The New York Times, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, Wired, Fast Company, Financial Times, Lifehacker, CNN, and many others.
Josh has been a featured speaker at Stanford University, World Domination Summit, Pioneer Google, and many others. JoshKaufman.net was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs” and his TEDx talk was viewed over 12 million times.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep378
Rank #10: 073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter
Professor John Kotter walks through the essential components of successful change.
The eight critical steps for sparking change in your organization
How you can test drive ideas for your organization at a lower risk
- How you can find inspiring mentors
About John Regarded by many as the worldwide authority on leadership and change, Dr. John Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and Harvard Professor. His ideas and books, as well as the company he founded, Kotter International, have helped mobilize people around the world to better lead organizations and their own lives, in an era of increasingly rapid change.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep73
Rank #11: 422: How to Make Decisions, Solve Problems, and Ask Questions Like a Leader with Carly Fiorina
Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, discusses how to solve problems, make decisions, and connect with other people like a leader.
- 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
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
Rank #12: 113: How to Get Promoted Fast AND Make Your Employees Love You with Jamie Newman
Fellow career podcaster Jamie Newman describes what a great manager looks like, how to get top performers to stay, and how employees and managers can work together to achieve professional and personal goals together.
- 5 things to do if you want a promotion
- Why good employees leave
- How meaningful goal-setting builds tremendous loyalty
Jamie Newman is a management professional, trainer, and coach through YourBestManager.com which is an online resource designed to help top performers become managers and help first-time managers learn how to build and lead effective teams. Prior to Your Best Manager, Jamie spent 8 years with a major recruiting & consulting firm where he had the opportunity to work with hundreds of companies from mid-market firms through Fortune 100 companies. He’s advised business leaders, from front-line supervisors to senior executives, on who to hire, how to hire and how to manage performance. It’s through this experience that he’s been exposed to a variety of management styles and uncovered what works… and what doesn’t, when it comes to leading people. Jamie also hosts the Your Best Manager podcast where he interviews leadership experts and provides practical advice for first-time managers.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep113
Rank #13: 071: Being the CEO of Your Own Career with Angela Copeland (Host of Copeland Coaching podcast)
Career coach Angela Copeland shows how to take charge and proactively, intentionally manage your career.
- Warning signs that you’re under appreciated at your job and how to deal
- A simple, powerful way to highlight your progress and set yourself apart at work
- Effective interview tactics
About Angela Angela Copeland is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career e-book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep71
Rank #14: 440: Accomplishing More in Less Time by Building Microskills with Stever Robbins (host of the Get it Done Guy podcast)
Stever Robbins shares how to break down skills into microskills...and shares which ones are worth building.
- 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
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
Rank #15: 180: How to Conquer Stress, Freak-Outs, and the Fear of Failure with Joe Sanok (Host of The Practice of the Practice podcast)
Counselor Joe Sanok shares ways to tackle fears, manage stress, and stay in the growth zone.
- A brilliant approach to reframe fears of failure
- The science behind freaking out
- How to combat stress triggers and relax in seconds
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
Rank #16: 344: Confidence-Forming Habits with Jordan Harbinger
Jordan Harbinger shares mindsets and practices to boost your confidence and your results with people.
- 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
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
Rank #17: 287: Establishing Motivation, Intention, and Boundaries Like a Boss with Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon (Hosts of the Being Boss podcast)
Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon of Being Boss talk setting intentions and the importance of boundaries.
- The benefits of creating monthly intentions
- How to set boundaries – and stick to them
- How to have healthy dialogue with your boss
About Emily and Kathleen:
Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast “Being Boss,” know what it takes to launch a business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen started the podcast in January of 2015 to talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep287
Rank #18: 293: Body Language Insights that Get You Promoted with Dr. Denise Dudley
Denise Dudley goes deep on the science and practice of optimizing your body language for making a powerful impression at work.
- How to smile more genuinely
- Postures for enhanced communication
- The powerful impact of speaking with a lower pitch
Denise Dudley is a professional trainer and keynote speaker, author, business consultant, and founder and former CEO of SkillPath Seminars, the largest public training company in the world, which provides 18,000 seminars per year, and has trained over 12 million people in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Denise holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology, a hospital administrator's license, a preceptor for administrators-in-training license, and is licensed to provide training to medical professionals in the United States and Canada. She's also a certified AIDS educator, a licensed field therapist for individuals with agoraphobia, and a regularly featured speaker on the campuses of many universities across the US, and the author of Simon and Schuster’s best-selling audio series, “Making Relationships Last.” Denise speaks all over the world on a variety of topics, including management and supervision skills, leadership, assertiveness, communication, personal relationships, interviewing skills, and career readiness. Denise’s latest book, “Work it! Get in, Get noticed, Get promoted,” is currently available on Amazon.com, and is receiving all 5-star customer reviews.
View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep293
Rank #19: 122: Nourishing Good Habits and Attitudes with Eric Zimmer (Host of The One You Feed podcast)
Fellow podcaster Eric Zimmer shares how you can nourish your “good wolf” to help you reach optimal performance at work.
- 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
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
Rank #20: 406: How to Sharpen the Most Critical Communication Skill: Listening with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Brenda Bailey-Hughes shares why and how to become a better listener.
- The sad current state of listening
- How to fall in love with silence in a conversation
- The five focus areas of listening
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