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The World of Work Podcast
46 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
E141 - Certainty and Ambiguity (w Lior Locher)
Jane joins James in listening to his conversation with Lior Locher to discuss certainty and ambiguity. The conversation explores the structures and scaffolding that shapes our understanding of what is certain and how we can be better at thriving with ambiguity in our careers and work.
52 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
E140 - Gratitude (w Kevin Monroe)
James is joined by Kevin Monroe to speak about gratitude and the power of gratitude in our work an in our lives. The conversation explores what gratitude is, how gratitude can change how we think and feel and how we can create habits that help us bring more gratitude into our lives. Kevin also shares some thoughts on how gratitude can be brought into the workplace.
51 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
E139 - Cognitive Biases and Sustainability (w Kaumudi Goda)
James is joined by Kaumudi Goda from Singapore to talk about the role that cognitive biases play in our lives. The conversation explores what cognitive biases are, how they may appear and how they affect what we do. To bring the subject to live, Kaumudi explores how biases affect our views and actions in relation to climate change and sustainability.
54 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
E138 - Introversion & Extraversion (w Mark Gilroy)
James is joined by Mark Gilroy for an exploration of introversion and extraversion. The conversation covers what these different terms mean, the different preferences different people can have and why understanding your own and others preferences could be helpful. A super fun conversation with lots to learn in it!
52 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
E137 - Personal Values and Happiness at Work (w Jeff Weigh)
James is joined by friend of the show, Jeff Weigh, to talk about the role of personal values in improving happiness and fulfillment in the workplace. The conversation explores some of the great content in Jeff's new book, "Suck! Now What?", including some ways that individuals can identify their own personal values.
59 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
E136 - Psychological Safety
James and Jane have a conversation about Psychological Safety. It explores that psych safety is, why it matters and some of the things you can do to increase it in your teams as a leader and manager. It's a topic we think is really important, so have a listen!
53 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
E135 - People Centered Leadership (w Chris Jones)
James and Jane are joined by Chris Jones, CEO of England Athletics, to talk about leadership in the world of sport. The conversation explores what leadership is like in athletics and sport, the importance of being people focused and the lessons Chris has learned over his career. It's a warm and thought provoking exploration of leading.
48 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
E134 - Positive Thinking (w/ Dr. Tina Hallis)
James and Jane are joined by author and speaker Dr. Tina Hallis from Positive Edge to talk about positive thinking and psychology. The conversation explore what positive thinking is, the benefits of being a more positive thinker and the steps you can take to increase positivity for yourself, your team or your organization.
36 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
E133 - Business Reinvention Labs (w Perry Timms)
James and Jane are joined again by friend of the show, author and founder of PTHR to talk about "reinvention labs". The conversation explores some of the current challenges with learning and development in teams, and explains how a more "lab" based approach can help teams effectively grow and develop in relation to specific, important topics.
57 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
E132 - Research in Organisations (w Dr. Oli Mival)
James and Jane are joined by good friend of the show, Dr. Oli Mival, a user experience, Director of User Research at Skyscanner and Principal Research Fellow at the Center for Interaction Design at Napier University. The conversation explores how organizations use research, some of the challenges of leading research in organizations and what makes "good" research.
55 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
E131 - Virtual Teams (w Billy Kramer)
James and Jane are joined by Billy Kramer, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, to talk about virtual teams. The conversation explores what virtual teams are, and the different factors that affect their performance and the experiences of their members. The discussion also looks at some of the things leaders and managers can do to improve the performance and experiences of these teams and their members.
48 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
E130 - The Inside Gig (w Dr. Edie Goldberg)
James and Jane are joined by Dr. Edie Goldberg to talk about the ideas in her book, "The Inside Gig". The conversation explores what organizations can do to improve their approach to talent management and the experiences of their employees by learning from the gig economy.
44 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
E129 - Virtual Meetings (W Dr. Joe Allen)
James and Jane are joined by Dr Joe Allen (Psychology at University of Utah Health and Director the Center for Meeting Effectiveness) to speak about virtual meetings. The conversation explores what makes a good meeting as well the additional challenges of virtual meetings and how to overcome them. In addition, we explore hybrid meetings and share tips on how to make them effective.
43 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
E128 - Leadership Lessons from Women in Global Positions (w Kelsey Medeiros)
James and Jane are joined by Dr. Kelsey Medeiros, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, to discuss the leadership lessons we can learn from women currently holding global leadership positions. The conversation explores what women in these positions do that sets them apart, as well as reflecting on practical advice that each of use in the workplaces.
61 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
E127 - The Conscience Code (w Professor Richard Shell)
James and Jane are joined by Professor Richard Shell, chair of the Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School, to talk about his book "The Conscience Code". The conversation explores the types of ethical and core values challenges people face in the modern world of work, and how they can navigate these challenge effectively and in line with their conscience.
51 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
E126 - Responsible Business in 2021 (w Jamie Mitchell)
James is joined by Jamie Mitchell, founder of All Together, to talk about all things responsible business in 2021. In this episode we explore what responsible business is, why it matters right now and the great steps many organizations are taking towards becoming more responsible. The conversation also looks at at the pro-bono CEO mentoring that All Together provide.
42 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
E125 - Managing and Working in Hybrid Teams (w Joanne Gray)
James and Jane are joined by friend of the show, Joanne Gray, to talk about hybrid working, and how we can be better at working in, managing and leading hybrid teams. The conversation explores what hybrid teams are, how they differ from face to face teams and what we can do to create more inclusive working environments in them.
54 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
E124 - Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations (w Tom Calvard)
James and Jane are joined by Tom Calvard, from the University of Edinburgh's Business School, to talk about some of the thoughts behind his book, "Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations". The conversation explores how organizations approach diversity and inclusion, and how we might all be a bit better at doing so. To learn more, you can also listen to Tom's own podcast where he explores each chapter of his book in more detail.
53 minutes | May 31, 2021
E123 - Transitioning from High Control Groups (w Stephen Mather)
James and Jane are joined by Stephen Mather to speak about high control groups, and what it's like to transition out of them. The conversation focuses on experiences in cult-like organizations, and and how individuals leaving them may experience moving on, and particularly their experiences of entering the workplace.
52 minutes | May 24, 2021
E122 - Fatigue, Sleep and Regenerative Activities (w/ Dale Whelehan)
James and Jane are joined by Dale Whelehan, a behavioural science research from Trinity College, Dublin to talk about sleep, fatigue and regenerative activities. The conversation explores Dale's research in this area and covers the impacts of these factors on performance, as well as shedding great insight into recovery and regeneration.
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