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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About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership. Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Releases, Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights From Our Greatest Minds, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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