Great Life, Great Career - #5 Daniel McGinn

November 12, 2018 Scott Miller


Great Life, Great Career hosted by Scott Miller, brings together insights, proven principles, and expert advice on aligning your passions and talents with your purpose and mission. In this episode, Scott is joined by Harvard Business Review editor and author Daniel McGinn to discuss Dan’s book, Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed, and the process of mental preparation before pivotal moments in life and business.


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Guest Bio: 

Daniel McGinn is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It sections, manages the magazine’s annual Best Performing CEOs in the World ranking, and edits feature articles on topics including negotiation, sales, and entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining HBR in 2010, McGinn spent 17 years as a reporter, bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor at Newsweek, based on New York, Detroit, and Boston. At Newsweek, he wrote cover stories on topics including marriage and children’s television, but he specialized in covering management, writing profiles of leading companies and CEOs.

He has appeared as a guest on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, PBS’s NewsHour, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR.

Episode Breakdown: 

  • Review of last week’s discussion with Leena Rinne; understand the best use of your time
  • Quick discussion on the timing of your performance
  • Introduce author Dan McGinn
  • What high performers do to optimize their emotional state ahead of performance
  • Preview next week’s guest, best-selling author Dan Schawbel


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Scott Miller

Scott J. Miller is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for FranklinCovey. Scott has been with the company for 20 years, and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. His role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer caps 12 years on the front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries.

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