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303: The Way to Inspire Ownership, with Pete Mockaitis

By Dave Stachowiak

Pete Mockaitis: How to Be Awesome at Your Job Pete Mockaitis is the host of the How to be Awesome at Your Job podcast, regularly listed as a top careers show on Apple podcasts. Key Points Your sense of ownership in your work can have huge consequences in how well things unfold. Self-efficacy has a large effect on your sense of ownership in your work. Try to connect the job someone is doing with the overall mission of the organization. The effects of micromanaging can be disastrous for an organization. When delegating a job, think about the critical components of the job and what you want the result to be, then let employees get the job done however they see fit. Delegation doesn’t have to be an all-in-one-shot type of thing, it can be done in stages. Steps to delegating: Watch me do this Help me do this Let’s do this together I’ll help you do this I’ll watch you do this. Resources Mentioned Albert Bandura The 80/20 Principle* by Richard Koch Essentialism* by Greg McKeown The ONE Thing* Gary Keller Jay Papasan Arthur Woods podcast episode Jeff McManus podcast episode Financial Intelligence* by Joe Knight Improve Your Financial Intelligence with Joe Knight (episode 244) Episodes from the How to be Awesome at Your Job podcast that may be of value to your team: Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich Making Stress Work for You with Dr. Melanie Greenberg Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs with R. Michael Anderson Honing Your Persuasive Skills with Kwame Christian Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom Related Episodes The Seven Steps You Follow To Delegate Work (episode 117) The Four Stories Leaders Need For Influence, with David Hutchens (episode 148) How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally, with Kim Scott (episode 302) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.

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