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Overcoming Struggles to Follow Your Dreams
36:08Nazia SarkarNazia is the founder of Kadou Learning and mastermind behind the MentorYou (MU) app. She enjoys developing people and teams. She believes in empowering people with the skills and tools to make them successful in their personal and professional lives. She is an experienced Learning & Development professional, with a background in education, hospitality and retail sales sectors.
13:49What does bullying feel like? Has anyone ever belittled you, humiliated you, or made you feel uncomfortable or intimidated? Bullying still goes on and we need to go out of our way to ensure we stamp it out. Bullies need to be confronted but often their behaviours go unchecked. They either intentionally choose to behave as they do, or they are leaders struggling to cope and need help.
8:11Following Brexit and the U.S. elections, we see more nations divided and it's easy to question what the 'other' side must be thinking, when the only rational approach is our way. But how often do we go out of our way to understand that opposing view - when did you last say 'help me understand why you believe what you do'? Instead we surround ourselves by like-minded people, creating echo-chambers in our social media followings.
11:06As the U.S. election results were announced, the world collectively erupted into joy and euphoria giving hope to so many. Hope is an important aspect to life yet where do we get it from? Are external examples the only source of hope or can we develop it? This is what Amrit explores in this week's podcast.
The Language of Leadership: David Marquet
37:23L. David Marquet, AuthorStudent of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. David is the Author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook. David’s recently released book, Leadership is Language, is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller. David imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.
8:54Times of extreme stress or change can impact upon our perspective, resulting in us often seeing threats that may or may not be present. We cannot always trust our senses as the amygdala goes into overdrive causing us to emotionally react. Taking time to think allows us to challenge our beliefs and assumptions about what we thought might have happened versus what actually happened. It can reduce our stress levels and allow us to take learning allowing us to make better decisions going forward.
Your Music Collection And Your Values: Amrit Sandhar
11:24We are all driven by personal values. They dictate how we think and how we behave, but when asked, it's often challenging to articulate our values. We know they exist, and how influential they are, but trying to help others understand them, or more importantly, taking time to better understand them for ourselves can be a struggle. Whilst we don't often think about analysing our music collections, they could tell us a lot about what we value. Those pieces of music that emotionally resonate with us - that have the ability to bring us to tears, might hold a clue into our personal values. Amrit shares how a conversation sparked him to explore what his music was telling him about what he most values.
Stress: Professor Daryl O'Connor
34:01Stress is a very personal emotion. Leaders, managers and employees are likely to experience stress at some point in their careers, but with the world going through huge change, the chances are high that many people will be experiencing stress now. What is stress and how do leaders and managers help their teams, whilst trying to help themselves? Professor Daryl O'Connor shares his insights about steps we can all take to mitigate the impacts of stress on our lives. Professor Daryl O'ConnorDaryl O'Connor is Professor of Psychology, University of Leeds. He completed his PhD at the Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool and then took up a World Health Organisation funded post-doctoral position at the Department of Endocrinology, Manchester Royal Infirmary (University of Manchester). In September 2000, he joined the School of Psychology, the University of Leeds as a Lecturer, later becoming Senior Lecturer and then Professor of Psychology. Daryl was Deputy Head of the School between 2006 and 2011. Daryl is the Convenor of the European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA) Board of Scientific Affairs, Chair of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Research Board and is a Trustee of the BPS. He is also a past Chair of the BPS Division of Health Psychology and the BPS Psychobiology Section and, together with Mark Conner, he is currently joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychology & Health. He is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Behavioral Medicine and Stress and Health and is a member of the editorial committee for Annual Review of Psychology
The Power of Beliefs During Huge Uncertainty
11:15We all have dreams that can compel us to react - to make them a reality. The emotions that accompany them can be so vivid, that it's hard to deny them. Across organisations and as individuals, how we can utilise the power of our beliefs, to re-frame the current situation, allowing us to create organisations that thrive? Amrit shares his thoughts on how beliefs can help provide clarity, and can be used to involve employees in helping shape a future that works for everyone.
Evidence Based Practice: Dr Thomas Evans
29:16Dr Thomas Rhys Evans is an Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology. Tom is a ambassador for Open Science, with expertise in preregistration, examining research quality, and questionable/transparent research practices. Tom is also passionate about the social and affective components of work, with particular focus on humour, emotional intelligence, and other such affect-related individual differences.His papers include:2020: ‘The Consistency and Value of Humour Style Clusters’. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology.2020: ‘Improving Evidence Quality for Organisational Change Management through Open Science’. Journal of Organizational Change Management.2019: ‘Feedback-seeking culture moderates the relationship between positive feedback and task performance’. Current Psychology.2019: ‘A conceptual replication of emotional intelligence as a second-stratum factor of intelligence’. Emotion.