This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Narrator] This is an audio course. No need to watch. Just listen. Welcome to the latest edition to LinkedIn Learning podcasts. We've curated some of the best business podcasts and made them even easier to listen to. Each episode is split into sections. Use the links in the contents area to skip to whichever section you like. We're always looking for new ways to help you learn and we'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks for listening. - [Pete] I'd like to know your current problem that you're tackling and how you do it. - [Interviewee] Yeah, so that goes back just a slight bit and it goes with the idea and the curiosity I've had around why when people know better, don't they do better? Why is there this gap between knowledge and action? It's something I've always been fascinated by. It's the same reason why the only percent of people ever accomplish the new year's resolutions. It's not because they don't know what to do. It's because that they don't actually do it. And so that was something that I've spent the early part of my career studying the science of it. Of why do people do what they do. How do they move efficiently effectively from knowledge to action? And why do some people do that? And other people not. And so as I started to see that throughout my career and as I start to play out and look at the research and say, how does it work in real life? How do people actually move from knowledge to action. I had the good fortune of working with thousands upon thousands of leaders in our first organization. And in doing that, what I got to see is what really works and what doesn't. And more importantly, I uncovered what filled me up. Which is helping people unlock their potential. So Pete, the reason I'm giving you kind of of this longer winded thought process is because what I started to see around me when I got clear on my purpose in life which was to help people unlock their potential was a bunch of my friends not doing that. A bunch of people around the world not doing that. And I saw that in terms of people jumping from job to job to job. - [Interviewee] It didn't really matter how much money they were making, if they read a really cool first story startup. If they were in San Francisco or Chicago or if they were working with their best friends. They were either planning to leave their company or already leaving their company. And what that told me and what I saw, there was two things. One was, you know, this group of individuals who are not satisfied, we're not fulfilled, we're not tapping into their full potential and organizations who want their employees to be at their best, right? If your employees at their best, you're succeeding. It's good for you as an organization. And so I saw this two sided problem. And what I started to realize is what's the one biggest factor or point of leverage within any organization to impact the engagement and potential and