In this episode, Richard looks at some of the factors we sometimes neglect in our pursuit of productivity.
Increased productivity can simply lead to more work, can impact our relationships if we don't account for our interdependence with others and can be extremely unfulfilling if we don't know why exactly we want to be productive in the first place!
More than anything, our attempts to get stuff done this year need to come with a healthy dose of compassion - for ourselves and those around us.
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Ep 098: Managing your boundaries
28:16Richard and Pilar take a look at the importance of proactively and intentionally managing the boundaries between our various life roles. How do we prevent one role absorbing the time and attention we'd like to invest in another? We're really close to episode 100, so don't forget to get in touch with your feedback and questions about the show so far. Anything you've enjoyed, put into practice - or something that has just given you another perspective on work. Send us a message on Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) via our contact form (worklifepsych.com/contact) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can even leave us a voicemail! See below... Resources mentioned in this episode Richard's half-marathon fundraising for Epilepsy Action: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/doctorworkpsych Leave us a voicemail here: https://camflare.io/studio/61308a654fd12/ Richard's new YouTube channel: https://richardmackinnon.tv
Ep 097: A little bit of what you need
38:20In this episode, Richard is joined by fellow chartered psychologist, Dr. Rachael Skews, who shares his interest in the factors that contribute to our wellbeing. Together, they explore the concept of 'self-care' - the many forms it can take and how it's needed in a busy and unpredictable world. Huge thanks to Rachael for once again taking the time to come on the podcast. Resources mentioned in this episode Richard's JustGiving page for Epilepsy Action: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/doctorworkpsych Leave us a voicemail here: https://camflare.io/studio/61308a654fd12/ Dr. Rachael Skews on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachaelSkews
Ep 096: Fresh starts
32:33Welcome to episode 096, where our focus is on fresh starts. Humans are attracted to what we call 'temporal landmarks’, which are date-based lines in the sand that allow us to make sense of our past and establish new chapters in our lives. These new chapters give us the opportunity to have a fresh start. Richard and Pilar discuss how to make best use of this mechanism, along with the risks of over-use or conflating it with procrastination. We can use a fresh start to commit to a new habit, to commence a new educational or employment focus or simply to put some challenges and setbacks behind us. As we hurtle towards our 100th episode, we’d love to here from you. Get in touch with your questions about topics we’ve covered, with your comments and your feedback. If you’ve taken any of the concepts we’ve discussed and put them into practice, we’d love to hear how it’s worked out for you. You can tweet us, write something longer on our contact form, or even leave us a brief voicemail. Really, you have no excuse! Thanks for listening! Resources mentioned in this episode Katy Milkman, 'How to change' Dan Pink, 'When' Leave us a voicemail here: https://camflare.io/studio/61308a654fd12/
Ep 095: Can a manager be a coach?
32:02Welcome to the final episode in our series all about coaching. This time, Pilar and Richard look at the role of managers in coaching and how they themselves can coach their team members. In some ways it's more difficult than being an external coach and requires a lot of objectivity and focus from the managers. But it pays off in the long term. We're rapidly approaching our 100th episode and we'd love to hear from you. What questions do you have about any of the topics we've covered? How have you put what you've learnt into practice? What are your most favourite episodes or topics? Get in touch on Twitter @MyPocketPsych, leave us a message on our. contact form at worklifepsych.com/contact or, leave us a quick voicemail via this new link: https://camflare.io/studio/61308a654fd12/ Resources mentioned in this episode Coaching with WorkLifePsych: worklifepsych.com/coaching WorkLifePsych Effectiveness courses, including coaching skills training: https://www.worklifepsych.com/solutions/effectiveness/effectiveness-courses/ Ep 094: Coaching for effectiveness: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/094/ Ep 093: Coaching for wellbeing: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/093/ Ep 092: Coaching for productivity: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/092/ Ep 091: Common coaching pitfalls: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/91/ Ep 090: How to approach coaching: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/90/
Ep 094: Coaching for effectiveness
31:47This latest episode in our series on coaching looks at how coaching can support the key interpersonal skills and attitudes to support our effectiveness at work. Pilar and Richard look at the topics that come up in effectiveness-related coaching contexts and the ways in which these translate into performance at work. In a future episode, we'll answer all your questions about coaching, so please get in touch with anything you've always wanted to ask. Either on Twitter or on our contact form. Thanks for listening! Resources mentioned in this episode Coaching with WorkLifePsych: https://www.worklifepsych.com/coaching Ep 090: How to approach coaching - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/90/ Ep 091: Common coaching pitfalls to avoid - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/91/ Ep 092: Coaching for productivity - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/092/ Ep 093: Coaching for wellbeing - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/093/
Ep 093: Coaching for wellbeing
33:11In this fourth episode of our latest series on coaching, Richard and Pilar look at a very important topic: how coaching can support our wellbeing. We explore some of the common wellbeing topics, as well as how an ACT perspective can help coachees make the changes they really value. Resources mentioned in this episode: Coaching with WorkLifePsych: https://www.worklifepsych.com/coaching Ep065: Employee wellbeing with Dr. Kevin Teoh: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-065-employee-wellbeing-with-dr-kevin-teoh/ Ep018: The importance of sleep: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-018-wellbeing-the-importance-of-sleep/
Ep 092: Coaching for productivity
35:05In this third episode of our current series on coaching, Pilar and Richard take a look at the application of coaching when it comes to productivity. They look at how productivity manifests as a coaching topic, the role of mindset and habits and the common ways our approach to work can trip us up. Next time, we'll look at how coaching can help when it comes to the theme of wellbeing at work. Do get in touch with your questions and feedback via @MyPocketPsych or our contact form. Thanks for listening! Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 089 - Productivity plus...? https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-089-productivity-plus/ Episode 090 - How to approach coaching: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/90/ Episode 091 - Common coaching pitfalls: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/91/ Episode 058 - Dealing with discomfort: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-058-psychflex-in-action-6-dealing-with-discomfort/ Blog post - Choosing with Intention: https://www.worklifepsych.com/choosing-with-intention/
Ep 091: Common coaching pitfalls to avoid
30:18In this second part of our latest coaching series, we look at some of the common pitfalls that coaches and coachees can encounter when working together. Pilar and Richard look at the importance of taking time to reflect between sessions, of honesty and openness and of being clear on the coaching focus. If you have questions about coaching, we'd love to hear from you. We'll be addressing listeners' questions in a later episode of this series, so either message us on Twitter or send a long note via our contact form at WorkLifePsych.com/contact. Resources mentioned in this episode Episode 090: How to approach coaching: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/90/ What is coaching? Getting unstuck: https://www.worklifepsych.com/what-is-coaching-getting-unstuck/ Coaching with WorkLifePsych: https://www.worklifepsych.com/coaching
Ep 090: How to approach coaching
32:47Welcome to episode 90, where we kick off a new series all about coaching. In this first episode, we look at what coaching actually is, how it can be used and how you can prepare for your first coaching session. Pilar turns the tables and asks all the questions! Resources mentioned in this episode: Episode 089: “Productivity plus…?” https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-089-productivity-plus/ Coaching with worklifepsych: worklifepsych.com/coaching
Ep 089: Productivity plus...?
18:58In this episode, Richard looks at some of the factors we sometimes neglect in our pursuit of productivity. Increased productivity can simply lead to more work, can impact our relationships if we don't account for our interdependence with others and can be extremely unfulfilling if we don't know why exactly we want to be productive in the first place! More than anything, our attempts to get stuff done this year need to come with a healthy dose of compassion - for ourselves and those around us.