The Workplace podcast covering all aspects of work life. Listen to experts who are subject matter experts, who are extremely talented at what they do. A thought provoking conversation where we will give a different perspective and insight into the workplace.The aim is to empower you to create a different path to success for yourself, your team and your organisation. A diverse range of topics will include: Personal Development, Leadership Insights, Organisational Behaviour and Design, Culture, Conflict, High Performance Teams, Negotiation, Executive Presence, Innovation, Communication and Body Language and much, much more....
Episode 86: High Performers with Ruth Gotian
45:12Dr. Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer at Weill Cornell Medicine, is a global expert in mentorship and leadership development. Recognized by Nature and Columbia University, she's ranked among the top 20 mentors worldwide and named to the Thinkers50 Radar List. Recently winning the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement "Radar" Award, she's the #1 emerging management thinker globally. A semi-finalist for Forbes 50 Over 50, she contributes to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Psychology Today on 'optimizing success.' Her research, featured in her book "The Success Factor," explores the mindset and skill set of peak performers, from Nobel laureates to Olympic champions. Find out more about Ruth at www.ruthgotian.com
Episode 85: Saying No to Women's Dead End Work with Lise Vesterlund
48:32This episode’s guest is Lise Vesterlund. Lise is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL) and of the Behavioral Economic Design Initiative (BEDI). She is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. A co-author of the acclaimed book, “The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work,” her highly influential research on gender differences in advancement has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist, and The Financial Times.
Episode 84: Emerging Leaders with Eddie Turner
46:19Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of leadership with Eddie Turner, a Harvard-trained leadership development expert and Principal Consultant at Linkage, a SHRM company. Eddie is on a mission to "Change the Face of Leadership" and contribute to creating "Better Workplaces and a Better World"™. Discover how he accelerates the development of leaders using the Linkage Purposeful Leadership® framework and his deep expertise in various disciplines, recognized globally as one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers and the Preeminent Authority on Emerging Leaders by Forbes. Explore his media presence in outlets like the Wall Street Journal and his role as a former host of the Keep Leading!® podcast. Learn about his best-selling book, "140 Simple Messages to Guide Emerging Leaders," and his co-authorship in "The Light Book 2." Discover Eddie's contributions to organizations like 100 Coaches and the Institute of Coaching. Don't miss this insightful episode offering valuable perspectives on leadership and the transformative journey of emerging leaders. Connect with Eddie on his personal website AskEddieTurner.com
Episode 83: Rediscovering your ability to focus with Gloria Mark
53:32In our latest episode of The Workplace Podcast we delve into the topic of focus and attention. In this captivating session, titled "Rediscovering Your Ability to Focus," we explore the intricate dance of staying attentive in an age where distractions are just a click away. William talk with our distinguished guest, Gloria Mark, who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, her expertise lies at the intersection of psychology and digital media. With a storied career including a PhD from Columbia University and a decade-long tenure as a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Gloria has dedicated her life to understanding how technology affects our work, attention, and stress levels. Gloria's research — showcased in over 200 scholarly articles and presented on platforms ranging from SXSW to the Aspen Ideas Festival — serves as a lighthouse for those navigating the choppy waters of digital distraction. Her induction into the ACM SIGCHI Academy highlights her as a beacon in the field of human-computer interaction. In today’s conversation, we’ll dissect the myth of multitasking, unveil the hidden costs of digital interruptions, and provide you with actionable strategies to reclaim your focus. Gloria will also share insights from her groundbreaking book, "Attention Span," offering a blueprint to restore balance and productivity in our hyper-connected world. Find out more about the work Gloria does here: Home - GLORIA MARK, PhD Purchase her book here: Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity: Amazon.co.uk: Mark, Gloria: 9781335449412: Books
Episode 82: Innovation in the workplace with Nicola Kirton
1:14:40Tune in to hear the latest episode of The Workplace Podcast where William talks with Nicola Kirton—guardian of the revolutionary Kirton Adaption-Innovation (KAI) theory. With a legacy rooted in ground-breaking psychological research, Nicola is not only the daughter of KAI's founder; but also holds 35 years of advising SMEs and government programs in her ledger. Unpack the KAI framework—a tool that's not just theory but field-tested science, scrutinized in over 450 articles and 100 PhD theses. Nicola's expertise isn't confined to academia; she's a seasoned veteran in the corporate trenches, having worked for Coca-Cola and American Express. Plus, she’s wielding quantitative tools from her math degree to make data-driven insights. Whether you're leading a team, steering a project, or just looking to crack the code of effective problem-solving, this episode is your playbook. Find out more about the work Nicola does here: Nicola Kirton - KAI and be sure to join her mailing list!
Episode 81: Building a Community at Work with Christine Porath
1:06:24In our latest podcast episode, William had the privilege of chatting with Christine Porath, Visiting Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, renowned for her ground breaking research on helping people and communities thrive. Christine is not only a prolific contributor to the Harvard Business Review but has also graced the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, and the Washington Post. Her expertise has benefited executive programs at esteemed institutions like Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California (USC), where she was a faculty member at the Marshall School of Business. With an impressive body of work, she authored "Mastering Community," "Mastering Civility," and co-authored "The Cost of Bad Behaviour." In this episode, Christine shares her insights on Building a Community at Work – a topic of paramount importance in today's professional landscape. Tune is as we explore her wealth of knowledge and experience! Listen now to gain valuable insights and ideas for nurturing thriving communities at work. Find out more about the work Christine does here: Christine Porath | Author, PHD, Professor, Researcher, Speaker
Episode 80: Saying Sorry at Work with Marjorie Ingall
1:02:00In this episode William is joined by Marjorie Ingall the co-author of Sorry Sorry Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies. Marjorie is also the author of Mamaleh Knows Best and The co-creator of the apology watchdog website SorryWatch.com. This is a episode not to be missed as William and Marjorie discuss the art of the apology, covering many important topics such as: Is there ever a good or bad time to apologise? What makes an effective apology? What makes for an ineffective apology? What is the best kind of language to use when making an apology? As well as much much more. Find out more about the work Marjorie does here: Marjorie Ingall Purchase the book here:Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies: Amazon.co.uk: Ingall, Marjorie, McCarthy, Susan: 9781982163495: Books
Episode 79: The Microstress Effect with Rob Cross
49:44In this episode, William is joined by co-author of The Microstress Effect, Rob Cross. Rob is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College and the cofounder and director of the Connected Commons, a consortium of more than 150 leading organizations. He has studied the underlying networks of relationships within effective organizations and the collaborative practices of high performers for more than twenty years. Working with over 300 organizations and reaching thousands of leaders from the front line to the C-suite, he has identified specific ways to cultivate vibrant, effective networks at all levels of an organization and any career stage. As well as co-authoring "The Microstress Effect", he is also the author of "Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being". There are so many valuable insights and takeaways from this episode as William and Rob discuss: What microstress means The impact it can have on us both physically and mentally The common categories of microstresses Find out more about the work Rob does here: Rob Cross • Lead Better, Work Better, Live Better Buy the book here: The Microstress Effect: The Microstress Effect: How Little Things Pile Up and Create Big Problems--and What to Do about It: Amazon.co.uk: Cross, Rob, Dillon, Karen: 9781647823979: Books Download the microstress app here: The Microstress Effect - Apps on Google Play
Episode 78: Self-Promotion At Work with Lisa Bragg
1:03:29In this episode we're shining a light on Author, Consultant and Speaker, Lisa Bragg! Living with the name Bragg, Lisa has had to master the art and science of self-promotion. She’s seen when being too humble has cost international deals and when bragging right has unlocked opportunities leading to untold fortunes. Lisa helps high-achievers of all sorts to be seen, heard and share their value with the world. She then takes it a step further to show leaders how to help less visible people on their teams to do the same. Her book, Bragging Rights: How to Talk about Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion, launched as a best seller in May 2023. Bragging Rights is based on insights from Lisa’s career as an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and consultant. Lisa’s clients include top 100 financial services firms, professional services, governments, associations, entrepreneurs and not-for-profits. There are many valuable insights to be gleaned from this episode as William and Lisa discuss: ➢ How to be more comfortable with self-promotion ➢ The social trap of modesty ➢ The myths associated with under-valuing ourselves ➢ Shine Theory And much much more. Find out more about the work Lisa does here: Lisa Bragg Purchase Bragging Rights here: Bragging Rights: How to Talk About Your Work Using Purposeful Self-Promotion: Bragg, Lisa: 9781774582794: Amazon.com: Books
Episode 77: The Extended Mind with Annie Murphy Paul
54:36In this Episode William speaks with acclaimed science writer, Annie Murphy Paul. Annie’s insightful work has graced the pages of prestigious publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and The Best American Science Writing, just to name a few. Her expertise in the field is truly remarkable! In this episode William and Annie delve into her latest book, "The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain." This thought-provoking piece explores the fascinating concept of how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships. Annie’s publishing’s go beyond "The Extended Mind." Her previous works include "Origins," an exploration of the science of prenatal influences, and "The Cult of Personality," a cultural history and scientific critique of personality testing. Annie currently serves as a senior writer at the esteemed podcast, Hidden Brain. There are many valuable insights to be gleaned from this episode as William and Annie discuss: ➢ Future proofing in relation to AI ➢ Practicing cognitive fitness ➢ The importance of movement As well as much more Find out more about the work Annie does here: Annie Murphy Paul - The Extended Mind