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The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show with Nathan Tanner

The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show with Nathan Tanner

By Nathan Tanner

Nathan Tanner (HR leader, executive coach, bestselling author) shares how you can accelerate your career growth and thrive in the new world of work. Each episode of The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is designed to provide practical lessons to help you get to the next level. For more, visit nathantanner.net.
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#18: How to Create a Life Worth Living (Interview with Kevin Delaney, VP of L&D at LinkedIn)

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#20: How To Make Room for Inspiration in Your Career
#20: How To Make Room for Inspiration in Your Career
Some of the best career moves we'll ever make come from opportunities we didn't foresee. In today's episode, I share why that's the case and how we can find more inspiration in our careers. Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
10:05
March 20, 2021
#19: 4 Lessons From 4 Years at DoorDash
#19: 4 Lessons From 4 Years at DoorDash
Four years ago I left a comfortable job at a great company (LinkedIn) to join DoorDash, a Series C startup that had ~250 people. I want to reflect on lessons learned during this period. In this episode I discuss the top four that stand out: 1) Optimize for learning and impact, 2) Your limits are far beyond what you think they are, 3) Set boundaries, 4) Pause before placing judgment. Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
14:17
February 25, 2021
#18: How to Create a Life Worth Living (Interview with Kevin Delaney, VP of L&D at LinkedIn)
#18: How to Create a Life Worth Living (Interview with Kevin Delaney, VP of L&D at LinkedIn)
In this episode, I interview Kevin Delaney and dive into his book, A Life Worth Living: Finding Your Purpose and Daring to Live the Life You've Imagined. Kevin is a VP at LinkedIn where he leads Learning and Development. Prior to that, he was an HR exec at VMware and several other companies. He's a former colleague of mine, and someone I consider to be a mentor and friend.  In our conversation, we discuss his lessons from a serious health challenge, his approach to balancing annual planning with daily rituals, his unique perspective on dealing with setbacks, and, of course, how to create a life worth living. Kevin is one of my all-time favorite people and someone who truly walks the talk. I hope you enjoy our conversation. You can read his book here.  Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
34:14
November 25, 2020
#17: How to Create a Mindset that Prepares You for Everyday Challenges
#17: How to Create a Mindset that Prepares You for Everyday Challenges
Several years ago, someone who I thought I could trust did something that hurt me. I was frustrated and angry. I was hurt. This person's actions blindsided me and I wasn't able to focus or be productive for the rest of the day. Wisdom from the Stoics--Marcus Aurelius in particular--got me back on my feet.  In this episode, I discuss how a simple step, a mindset really, will help us conquer the day-to-day challenges we're going to face. I also share the daily habits that help me perform at my best.   Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
07:12
September 24, 2020
#16: The Profound Power of a Kind Word
#16: The Profound Power of a Kind Word
Before publishing my book I was overwhelmed with imposter syndrome.  I kept thinking, what am I doing? Who am I to write a book?  In this episode, I discuss how a specific act of kindness had a dramatic impact on me and share how we can have a similar impact on others. Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
11:03
September 14, 2020
#15: How Constraints Unlock Creativity (Interview with Kyle Fackrell, Creator of Space Race)
#15: How Constraints Unlock Creativity (Interview with Kyle Fackrell, Creator of Space Race)
When COVID hit, Kyle Fackrell had to hit pause on the musical he was creating. Thankfully, this gave him space to make Space Race, the hit musical series now available on YouTube. Space Race is literally a one-man show where Kyle did all the writing, composing, singing, acting, and editing. In this conversation, Kyle discusses his creative process, reveals how Space Race came about, and shares how constraints unlock creativity. Watch Space Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J5ueEOqWM0 Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
32:06
September 05, 2020
#14: The Most Important Story You Will Ever Tell
#14: The Most Important Story You Will Ever Tell
Stories are incredibly powerful and have a significant impact on what we do and who we become. In this episode, I share why stories matter and how you can tell yourself stories that serve your purpose. Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
07:40
August 03, 2020
#13: How to Neutralize Anger in Others
#13: How to Neutralize Anger in Others
Back in Episode 8, I shared a simple tool to control your own anger. But what do you do if others are mad at you? How can you neutralize that anger and get them to a more rational state of mind so that you can solve the problem? In this episode, I share how you can do just that.  Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
05:25
July 01, 2020
#12: The One Thing Holding You Back From Reaching Your Goals
#12: The One Thing Holding You Back From Reaching Your Goals
In this episode, I share my personal story of a very small thing that prevented me from achieving an important goal. I also explore why hard work and increased effort may not be the best solution.  Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
15:31
June 24, 2020
#11: Alexander Hamilton and the Art of Discretion
#11: Alexander Hamilton and the Art of Discretion
In this episode, I share the story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and how having too little discretion led to Hamilton's death and too much discretion destroyed Burr's career. I also discuss what we can learn from this tragedy and the importance of discretion in our own lives.  Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. For more career growth tools and content, visit nathantanner.net or subscribe to my newsletter.
09:50
June 17, 2020
#10: How Lifelong Learning Will Give You a Competitive Edge
#10: How Lifelong Learning Will Give You a Competitive Edge
The days of going to school, getting a degree, and being done with your learning at graduation are long gone. If you’re banking on what you learned in high school or college to carry you throughout your career, you’re in for a rude awakening. The workplace is more dynamic than ever and new technology is accelerating that change. To thrive in today’s world of work we must constantly learn and constantly grow.  So, what do we do? In this episode, I share three concrete ways you can make learning a competitive advantage in your career. I also share the future of The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show including why I’m going to hit pause on YouTube and why I'm doubling down on the podcast.  The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. Click here to learn more about me and why I started the show. Find more career growth tools and content, including my monthly newsletter, at nathantanner.net.
08:38
June 10, 2020
#9: Difficult Conversations: Why They're Important and How to Have Them
#9: Difficult Conversations: Why They're Important and How to Have Them
Too often we avoid having difficult conversations because we tell ourselves it's just not worth the effort. Nothing will change. We tell ourselves that our manager or whoever’s involved doesn’t care about us and that there’s no point in speaking up. Often it’s easier, and quite frankly safer, to believe these things rather than to take action.    While no one likes having difficult conversations, when we avoid them, we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction.    In this episode, I share why it's critical to have hard conversations, a framework for guiding these discussions, and three tips that will ensure you're successful in having them. The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. Click here to learn more about my background and why this show was started. Find more career growth tools and content, including my monthly newsletter, at nathantanner.net.
10:21
June 03, 2020
#8: This Simple Tool Will Stop Anger From Destroying Your Career
#8: This Simple Tool Will Stop Anger From Destroying Your Career
Anger is something we all feel at times but left unchecked it can cause irreparable damage to important relationships and harm our career. I've found that a simple tool—what I call an "unsent angry letter"—can help prevent raw emotion from getting the best of us.   Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and countless others have mastered the art of the unsent angry letter. Doing so allowed them to act deliberately and consciously rather than out of frustration or anger.    In this episode, I share why you need to master the unsent angry letter and how doing so will help you become more effective in all aspects of your life.     The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. Click here to learn more about who I am and why this show was started. Find more career growth tools and content, including my monthly newsletter, at nathantanner.net.
05:56
May 27, 2020
#7 The Worst Career Advice and What to Do Instead
#7 The Worst Career Advice and What to Do Instead
The most popular career advice out there is that you should follow your passion. Do what you’re most passionate about! Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! You hear it all the time. While well-intended, I’ve found this to be the worst career advice that's out there. In this week's episode, I'll explore why, and discuss three practical things you should do instead. I'm Nathan Tanner. I'm a Silicon Valley-based HR Leader, I’m an executive coach and author, and I’m the Host of The Not Your Parents’ Workplace Show. The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show is here to help you grow your career and thrive in the new world of work. Listen to the trailer (the first episode) to learn more about me and why I started the show.  Find more career growth tools and content, including my monthly newsletter, at   http://nathantanner.net/
09:07
May 20, 2020
#6: Five Ways to Unlock the Power of Mentorship in Your Career
#6: Five Ways to Unlock the Power of Mentorship in Your Career
Mentorship is critical to career growth and the benefits of mentorship include faster promotions, salary growth, and increased job satisfaction. But finding the right mentor can be challenging and it's not always clear how to build an effective mentoring relationship. In Episode 6 of The Not Your Parents' Workplace Show, I cover why mentorship matters and five ways you can unlock the power of mentorship in your career. 5 years ago I published Not Your Parents' Workplace. In the book, I wrote about the challenges I faced in 2008 when I had a front-row seat to the largest bankruptcy in US history. Given today's economic environment and career challenges, I'm kicking off a podcast where I'll share lessons I wrote about in the book as well as lessons I've learned since.
07:23
May 13, 2020
#5: Three Daily Practices to Thrive During Difficult Times
#5: Three Daily Practices to Thrive During Difficult Times
I don't know about you, but for much of this COVID period, I've been in survival mode, learning on the fly how to cope with this new reality. But recently, I was challenged to look at things from a different perspective.    Rather than merely survive during this period, what if it were possible to truly thrive? What if it were possible in one year to look back and say that we experienced more personal growth and were more productive during this time than any other in our career?     Over the past few weeks, I've come to believe that, while difficult, holding a new perspective is possible. In this episode, I share 3 daily practices for thriving during COVID-19 and any other challenging period.    5 years ago I published Not Your Parents' Workplace. In the book, I wrote about the challenges I faced in 2008 when I had a front-row seat to the largest bankruptcy in US history. Given today's economic environment and career challenges, I'm kicking off a podcast where I'll share lessons I wrote about in the book as well as lessons I've learned since.
05:55
May 07, 2020
#4: How to Develop a Career Competitive Advantage
#4: How to Develop a Career Competitive Advantage
In 2012 I read a book that had a profound impact on me and shifted how I think about my career.   That book is The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha.   In my latest episode, I share the three critical questions you need to answer to build a competitive advantage and how answering these questions inspired me to make a career pivot.   5 years ago I published Not Your Parents' Workplace. In the book, I wrote about the challenges I faced in 2008 when I had a front-row seat to the largest bankruptcy in US history. Given today's economic environment and career challenges, I'm kicking off a podcast where I'll share lessons I wrote about in the book as well as lessons I've learned since.
04:38
May 07, 2020
#3: Fortune Favors the Bold
#3: Fortune Favors the Bold
Being bold is important in all aspects of our lives, but it’s especially critical in our careers. I learned this lesson firsthand when my friend Ned’s boldness and creativity helped him find his dream job.   In Episode #3 of the Not Your Parents’ Workplace Show, I walk through why fortune favors the bold, share the story of how Ned landed the job, and provide two tips on how YOU can be bolder than ever.   5 years ago I published Not Your Parents' Workplace. In the book, I wrote about the challenges I faced in 2008 when I had a front-row seat to the largest bankruptcy in US history. Given today's economic environment and career challenges, I'm kicking off a podcast where I'll share lessons I wrote about in the book as well as lessons I've learned since.
05:41
May 07, 2020
#2: What Pitbull Can Teach You About Building a Powerful Network
#2: What Pitbull Can Teach You About Building a Powerful Network
What comes to mind when you hear the word "networking"? If you're like many, you think of an extreme extrovert at a cocktail party or networking event, glad-handing and dishing out business cards to everyone in sight. Ughh. We know networking is important, but does it have to be so painful? In the second video, I share tips on how to network in a more focused and authentic way, as well as how to build a personal board of directors.     5 years ago I published Not Your Parents' Workplace. In the book, I wrote about the challenges I faced in 2008 when I had a front-row seat to the largest bankruptcy in US history. Given today's economic environment and career challenges, I'm kicking off a podcast where I'll share lessons I wrote about in the book as well as lessons I've learned since.
07:41
May 07, 2020
#1: Comparison is the Thief of Joy. Here's the Antidote.
#1: Comparison is the Thief of Joy. Here's the Antidote.
5 years ago I published the career strategy book, Not Your Parents' Workplace. In it, I share the challenges I faced and the lessons I learned during the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. Within a year of graduating college, I worked at three companies, enduring the largest bankruptcy in history at one and getting laid off by another. It was a brutal period I'll never forget. We're now in another period of economic uncertainty. Many have lost jobs and others are worried about what the future holds. In light of this, I've decided to try something new. I'm kicking off a series where I share stories and lessons from Not Your Parents' Workplace as well as insights I've had over the last five years. Here's the first episode. I'd love to hear what you think and if there are specific topics you'd like covered in future ones!
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May 07, 2020
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