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How to Be Awesome at Your Job

How to Be Awesome at Your Job

Author: Pete Mockaitis

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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!

322 Episodes
Patty Azzarello shares three simple steps to finding more success and satisfaction in your career. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The top reason most people get stuck in their careers 2) Why results don't speak for themselves 3) How a simple email can forge powerful relationships Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT PATTY — Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor. She has more than 25+ years of experience working in high tech and business. She has held leadership roles in General Management, Marketing, Software Product Development and Sales. She has been successful in running and transforming large and small businesses, and has significant international management experience. She is the founder of Azzarello Group, which works with CEOs and leadership teams to help their businesses (and people) get better at what they do. She is the author of the best selling books: RISE: 3 Practical Steps to Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader (and Liking Your Life), and MOVE: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls. • Patty’s book: Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life • Patty’s website: Azzarello Group • Patty’s program: Executive Mentoring Group — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Always Postpone Meetings With Time-Wasting Morons by Scott Adams • Book: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath • Previous episode: 262: Conquering the Five Career Derailers with Carter Cast — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • SendinBlue. Increase your open rates with • Blinkist. Learn more, faster at 
Caroline Goyder shares exercises to help you feel more comfortable and confident with your voice. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The mindset shift that turns insecurity into confidence 2) An easy way to make your voice more dynamic 3) Quick ways to boost your confidence before a meeting Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CAROLINE — Caroline Goyder’s global reputation as a speaker and voice coach is built on her warm, engaging, relaxed and highly practical style, and her expertise honed by her work with actors, teachers, broadcasters and the corporate sector. She worked at the Central School of Speech and Drama as a voice coach for over 10 years before launching her own company. She is regularly sought after by the media as an expert in her field and her work has featured on television and in numerous national and international newspaper articles. Her extremely successful Ted Talk has over 7.5 million views. Caroline has written three books, her most recent Find Your Voice was released in January 2020. Caroline was named by Red magazine as one of Britain’s top coaches. • Caroline’s book: Find Your Voice: The Secret to Talking with Confidence in Any Situation • Caroline’s book: The Star Qualities: How to Sparkle With Confidence in All Aspects of Your Life • Caroline’s website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Method: Alexander Technique • Term: Kairos • Term: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) • Website: • Book: The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Stephen Porges • Past episode: 507: How to Get Exceptional Mentors and Opportunities with Alex Banayan • Personality: Bill Nighy • Personality: Cisely Berry — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with 
Bryan Robinson shares the small, but impactful practices that help us strike a healthier work-life balance. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The key difference between loving work and workaholism 2) How to keep your survive brain from overwhelming you 3) Four micro chillers that offset stress and boost your mood Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BRYAN — Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, psychotherapist in private practice, and award-winning author of two novels and 40 nonfiction books that have been translated into 15 languages.  He has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC's World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, the CBS Early Show, and The Marketplace on PBS. He hosted the PBS documentary “Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself.” His book, Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them, is now in its third edition (New York University Press, 1998; 2007; 2014). He developed the Work Addiction Risk Test (WART), an instrument used worldwide to measure work addiction. He lives in Asheville with his spouse, one Yorkie, three Golden doodles, and Krishna, an adopted cat, who wandered into their lives, along with occasional bears at night. • Bryan’s book: #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life • Bryan’s website: • Workaholic test: How Chill Are You? — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Man's Search for Meaning The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust by Viktor Frankl • Book: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger • Past episode: 267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with
Steve Hertz discusses why we need to change our relationship with feedback and how to develop the three skills that advance our careers. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why you shouldn’t take yes for an answer 2) The small things that make us more authoritative 3) How to keep conversations energizing and engaging Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT STEVE — Steve Herz is President of The Montag Group, a sports and entertainment talent and marketing consultancy. He is also a career advisor to CEOs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and young professionals. Prior to joining TMG, Steve was the President and Founding Partner of IF Management, an industry leader whose broadcasting division became one of the largest in the space, representing over 200 television and radio personalities. Herz received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Steve is involved with several charities, including serving on the local leadership council at Birthright Israel. Steve is married with two children and lives on the Upper West Side of New York City. • Steve’s book: Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results • Steve’s website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Speako…!! • Study: A Study of Engineering and Education by Charles Riborg Mann • Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie • Book: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney • Experiment: Project Oxygen • Past episode: 458: How to End Bad Behavior and Renew Your Team Amidst Change with Steve Ritter — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at
Stephen Shapiro offers expert advice for shifting your thinking to uncover innovative solutions. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The biggest red flag in problem-solving2) How to work with—not around—constraints3) How an emphasis on solutions hinders usSubscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT STEPHEN — For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation to audiences in 50 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of six books, including his latest: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. His Personality Poker® system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. • Stephen’s book: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems • Stephen’s website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: SaneBox • Book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt • Book: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard Feynman • Past episode: 410: The Scientific Way to Find, Filter, and Fast-Track Meaningfully Unique Ideas with Doug Hall — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with 
Dr. Luana Marques discusses how to face anxieties and fears head-on using proven strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How to stop avoiding and start taming your fears 2) Why anxiety isn’t always bad 3) The TEB cycle for calming your anxious mind Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT LUANA — Dr. Marques is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Massachusetts and New York and an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2001, as well as her Masters and Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo in Clinical Psychology in 2005 and 2007, respectively. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the CBT track at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and was subsequently hired as a post-doctoral fellow in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic & Research Unit at MGH. Currently, Dr. Marques is the senior clinical psychologist at the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders program, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. • Luana’s website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Psychology: Yerkes-Dodson Law •Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi • Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho •YouTube Series: “Some Good News” — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • sendinblue. Increase your email open rate with • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at 
CrisMarie Campbell discusses how to get comfortable with handling disagreements. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How to make conflict productive 2) The magic question for when you reach an impasse 3) A handy script for when you need to disagree with your boss Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CRISMARIE — CrisMarie Campbell is a former Olympic and World Championship rower. She has also previously worked at Boeing as an engineer and helped initiate a groundbreaking cross-functional team approach for how Boeing designs and builds airplanes. CrisMarie, together with her partner Susan Clarke, founded Thrive!–a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in helping individuals, leaders, teams and entire companies learn how to deal with differences to ignite creativity and innovation. • CrisMarie’s book: The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage • CrisMarie’s website: • CrisMarie’s LinkedIn: CrisMarie Campbell • CrisMarie’s Facebook: CrisMarie Campbell • CrisMarie’s partner: Susan Clarke — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Anatomy: Vagus nerve • Book: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett • Personality: Peter Levine — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Raycon. Enjoy great sound at a great price with Raycon earbuds at • Rise. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with 
Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom shares insights from the largest study on working from home to show how to adjust to the new world of work. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Four key findings from the largest study on working from home 2) What the ideal work from home week looks like 3) Why this isn’t the end of the office Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT NICHOLAS — Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. His work has been covered in a range of media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Economist and Financial Times. On the personal side he is English living with his Scottish Wife and American kids - a multi-lingual English household on Stanford campus. • Nicholas’ TEDx Talk: Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home | Nicholas Bloom | TEDxStanford • Nicholas’ study: “Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” with James Liang, John Roberts, and Zhichun Jenny Ying • Nicholas’ academic profile: Nicholas Bloom — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Product: Blue Yeti • Product: Logitech C920 PRO HD Webcam — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with
Bestselling author John O’Leary discusses how embracing the joy mindset can help you find more purpose and drive at work–and life. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The three questions to jumpstart your day 2) How to spark your motivation with an ignition statement 3) How to use “compound interest” to advance your career Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JOHN — In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live. John‘s story, perspective and inspiration have inspired millions of people and 2,000 clients over the last decade. John is the author of the instant #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, host of the top-rated Live Inspired Podcast and inspirational speaker teaching more than 50,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. His second national bestselling book, IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy, published May 2020 and its immediate success led many to say “it’s exactly what we all need right now." • Book: In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy• Book: On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life • Book site: • Podcast: Live Inspired • Website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: The Nun Study • Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at
Harvard professor Francesca Gino discusses why we shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and nurture our curiosity. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The mindset shift that leads to great innovation 2) Why our fear of judgment is often overblown 3) How to resolve conflict peacefully with curiosity Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT FRANCESCA — Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher who focuses on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. She is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life. Gino is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. Gino has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50. • Book: Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life • Book website: • Website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton • Company: Second City • Personality: Massimo Bottura • Study: Carol Dweck: A Summary of Growth and Fixed Mindsets • Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at
Jeff Haden discusses what we often get wrong about motivation—and what really works. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The one thing that makes any goal feel motivating 2) The subtle shift in phrasing that makes goals more motivating 3) A surprising way to boost your willpower Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JEFF — Jeff Haden is's most popular columnist and one of LinkedIn's most widely-followed Influencers. His work has also appeared on Time, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Small Business, MSNBC, and CNBC. • Book: The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win • LinkedIn: Jeff Haden • Magazine: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Phenomenon: The Ben Franklin Effect • Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport • Book: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle • Book: Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott • Previous episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott • Personality: Tony Robbins • Personality: Herb Kelleher — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with
Bruce Tulgan discusses how to build real influence and become the go-to person in your workplace. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The mindset that makes you indispensable 2) Why you shouldn’t stick to your speciality 3) How to stop juggling and start finishing tasks Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BRUCE — Bruce Tulgan is the best-selling author of It’s Okay to Be the Boss and the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. Bruce’s newest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, is available July 21 from Harvard Business Review Press. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or visit his website at • Bruce’s book: The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done • Bruce’s website: • Bruce’s LinkedIn: Bruce Tulgan • Bruce’s Twitter: @BruceTulgan — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Previous episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay • Previous episode: 302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with
Michael Watkins shares the new conversations leaders need to have in order to empower and support their teams during difficult times. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The question all leaders must ask during a crisis 2) Why you don’t need to solve problems to be of value 3) The best thing to do when conversations get emotional Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MICHAEL — Michael Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in transition acceleration for leaders, teams and organizations, where he coaches C-level executives of global organizations. He is the Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School. He has spent the last two decades working with executives—both corporate and public—as they craft their legacies as leaders and was ranked among the leading management thinkers globally by Thinkers50 in 2019. • Michael’s LinkedIn: Michael Watkins • Michael’s university: IMD • Michael’s company: Genesis — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: The Hawthorne Effect • Digital Workplace: MURAL • Book: Naturalistic Decision Making (Expertise: Research and Applications Series) by Caroline Zsambok • Past episode: 029: Gaining Quicker Traction in Your New Role with Dr. Michael D. Watkins 
Anne Bogel discusses how to stop second-guessing yourself and make decision-making easier. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) What we lose when we overthink 2) Telltale signs you’re overthinking 3) How to stop overthinking in three to eight minutes Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ANNE — Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery 29, The Washington Post and more. Bogel’s popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. • Anne’s book: Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy Into Your Life • Anne’s podcast: What Should I Read Next? • Anne’s website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Product: Lettermate • Product: uni-ball VISION • Poem: “I dwell in Possibility” by Emily Dickinson • Personality: David Allen • Personality: Lauran Vanderkam • Previous episode: 576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at
Keith Ferrazzi discusses how to turn colleagues into teammates by changing how we lead and collaborate. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How leaders (unknowingly) alienate their teams 2) How silos came to be—and how we can break them down 3) An exercise for creating authentic connections with your team Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KEITH — Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Ferrazzi rose to become the youngest CMO of a Fortune 500 company during his career at Deloitte, and later became CMO of Starwood Hotels. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. His mission is to transform teams to help them transform the world. • Keith’s book: Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration • Keith’s book: Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time • Keith’s website: • Keith’s website: • Keith’s company: Ferrazzi Greenlight • Keith’s Instagram: @keithferrazzi — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Software: Asana • Software: Slack • Software: Zoom • Book: Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath • Personality: Amy Edmondson • Personality: Brene Brown 
Professor David Lebel shares tactics for overcoming the fear of the uncertain and building the courage to speak up. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Simple, but powerful ways to ease your anxiety 2) The surprising cost of leaving things unsaid 3) A handy script for when you need to disagree Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DAVID — David Lebel is an award-winning teacher and researcher, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Dave has received multiple teaching awards and was the highest rated professor at the Katz school during the 2017-2018 academic year. His research focuses on proactive behaviors at work including voice/speaking up, innovation, and taking initiative. Dave received a BS in Economics, an MS in Management, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, all from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing a PhD, he was a management consultant with Deloitte, providing strategy and operations expertise to public sector clients, and an analyst for a large $15 billion privately held supply chain organization. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, PA. • David’s LinkedIn: David Lebel • David’s academic profile: R. David Lebel — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Headspace • Researcher: Amy Edmondson • Book: Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work by Debra Meyerson • Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport • Book: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at
Kevin Eikenberry discusses the small, but powerful changes leaders must make when managing remote teams. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The foundation of successful remote teams 2) How to measure your remote team’s productivity 3) Top tips for facilitating better online communication Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KEVIN — Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father. He is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin also is the creator and content developer of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, a continual leadership development process focused on developing the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders with virtually delivered content to leaders worldwide. Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. • Book: The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership • Book: The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere • LinkedIn: Kevin Eikenberry • Website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Assessment Tool: DISC • Assessment Tool: Myers-Briggs • Book: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) by Napoleon Hill • Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie • Personality: Bettina Buchel • Software: GoToMeeting • Software: Loom 
Rasmus Hougaard discusses how to manage your attention by practicing mindfulness. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why we get distracted by the news—and how to curb that impulse 2) The quantifiable benefits of mindfulness 3) The small habits that build great resilience Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RASMUS — Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and CEO of Potential Project - the global leader in building mindful leaders and organizations by enhancing performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness. He is the author of One Second Ahead as well as The Mind of the Leader, a bestseller published by Harvard Business Review. In addition, he writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and lectures at the world’s leading business and executive education schools. • Rasmus’ app: • Rasmus’ article: “Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis” • Rasmus’ website: • Rasmus’ LinkedIn: Rasmus Hougaard — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: OneNote • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear • Book: The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1 by William James — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Pitney Bowes. Simplify your shipping while saving money. Get a free 30-day trial and 10-lb shipping scale at
Master coach Marcia Reynolds talks about the importance of reflective inquiry and why to think twice about giving advice. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Key questions to challenge your thinking 2) Why it’s more important to be present than perfect 3) The value of a coaching buddy Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MARCIA —  Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a world-renowned expert on how to evoke transformation through conversations. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina, and on faculty for coaching schools in China, Russia, and the Philippines. She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership topics and mastery in coaching. Global Gurus has recognized her as one of the top 5 coaches in the world for four years. Her books include Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and her latest, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. • Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry • Email: • LinkedIn: Marcia Reynolds — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: How We Think by John Dewey • Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier • Organization: The International Coach Federation • Past episode: 014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds • Personality: John Dewey — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at
Harvard professor Vikram Mansharamani discusses how to break free from blind thinking and make more impactful decisions. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The danger of deferring to experts and technology 2) Two critical steps for smarter decision-making 3) How to better predict the future with “prospective hindsight” Subscribe or visit for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT VIKRAM — Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and his latest, THINK FOR YOURSELF: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence. He is a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment, and his ideas and writings have appeared in Fortune, Forbes, the New York Times, Worth, and many other publications. LinkedIn listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance, and Economics for both 2015 and 2016, and Worth magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance in 2017. In addition to teaching and writing, Mansharamani also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs on how to navigate uncertainty in today's dynamic global business and regulatory environment. He holds a PhD and two master's degrees from MIT as well as a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. • Vikram’s book: Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence • Vikram’s Twitter: @mansharamani • Vikram’s website: — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Term: Satisficing • Personality: Daniel Kahneman • Personality: Richard Thaler • Personality: Amos Tversky • Book: Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by Philip Tetlock • Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz • Past episode: 453: Why Generalists Succeed and How to Learn Like One with David Epstein 
Comments (14)

Patrecia Sapulette

great post!

Feb 1st

Patrecia Sapulette

love it!!!! Thanks!

Jan 12th

Patrecia Sapulette

Awesome content as always!!!

Dec 18th
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Patrecia Sapulette

Thanks for the great podcast!!! always enjoy it!

Dec 2nd

Richard Mutasa

Thanks for the upload, it was a very informative interview. definitely enjoyed the differentiation between self esteem and confidence, but after the episode went out and got some ice cream 🤔😂. Your podcast is one of the best out, keep up the good work 👍.

Oct 10th

Adrianne W

Listen to episode 343 if you're like me and you're constantly hearing that you need to be more strategic, you're too tactical and in the weeds of things!!! No one has been able to break this down to me as well as they did in that episode. Thanks Stacey Boyle!!!!!!

Aug 28th

Adrianne W

The Rosenthal study is great. The expectancy effect is real!

Jan 4th

Darla Watts-Craven

This guy has been talking for almost 30 minutes and hasn't really said anything.

Sep 19th

Michael J. Butler

Excellent episode

Sep 17th

Michael J. Butler

is it me or is her audio skipping every second?

Aug 14th

Niki Torres

Love that travel tip with the kids. 😊

Aug 1st

Lauren Chalmers

that was a great episode

Jun 11th

Jacob Babler

Some great information in this one. Thanks Julian!

Dec 8th
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