Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps professionals perform optimally at work. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Ink. He’s delivered one-on-one coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from organizations all over the world – fifty countries, to be exact. Some of these organizations include Google, FedEx, Amazon, Apple, Anheuser-Busch, and The United Nations.
Pete began his career at Bain & Company, and currently hosts the How To Be Awesome At Your Job podcast. His show has been downloaded over three million times, and consistently ranks as a top business show on iTunes. Pete lives with his wife and baby boy in Chicago, Illinois – but today, we’re lucky enough to have him with us.
“When you’re not awesome at your job, people suffer, whether they’re your patients, clients, customers, or coworkers.”
Here are some tips from Pete to improve your career performance right now:
- Communication Skills:
– Get some video of you communicating (either in a formal presentation, or just participating in a meeting). You’ll probably be shocked at some of the things that you see.
– Make sure you’re involving some vocal variety in your speaking voice (pitch, pace, and volume).
- Decision-Making Skills:
– Check out your Amazon order history. Each item represents a decision that you’ve made. Reflect on them. Which do you still feel good about? Which were a mistake?
- Presence/Self Care:
– Get enough sleep! It’s truly a game-changer.
The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway
“Have a conversation with your boss or manager, and think through some of these big, juicy, meaty, engaging questions like: ‘what’s the biggest headache that you’re dealing with right now, and what can I do to help you out with that? What’s the one thing that you think is so critical that we really do an amazing job with this year? What does quality work mean to you? What are the top things that make you think something is great or disappointing? What are some things I do that upset or annoy you?’ Zero in on your top priorities, and how you’re relating and engaging with your manager; I think it can just open things wide in terms of the opportunities and possibilities that can flow from that. And suddenly, lo and behold, you’re that person’s favorite employee, and new opportunities and fun can emerge from that.”
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