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Are you passionate about the role good work plays in creating a happy life for yourself and those around you? Join Jane and James in exploring topics that will help you develop yourself, your team and your organization. Whether you are a seasoned leader, new manager or even in your first job, this podcast is an essential listen for a fulfilling career. #GoodWorkGoodLife @theWowPodcast
 
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James is joined by Claire from Now Go Create to discuss creativity and burnout. The conversation starts with an exploration of what creativity is, what the creative process is like and what it takes be be creative. It then moves on to look at what burnout is like in a creative space, what to watch out for and how to recover if you are burned out.…
 
In this episode, James is joined by Valentina Hynes to talk about Burnout. In this episode we discuss what burnout is, some of the different factors that contribute to it and some of the things to watch out for as warning signs. The conversation also explores some of the things we can do to get ourselves back on track if we have experienced burnout…
 
James is joined by Dr. Raphael Chiuzi from the University of Toronto to talk about bullshit jobs. The conversation explores David Graeber's ideas, what BS jobs are and the impacts they have on individuals. We also talk about some of the things we can do to bring more fulfillment into our own jobs.By The World of Work Podcast
 
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 in…
 
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 sustainabilit…
 
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!…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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 …
 
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 impr…
 
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 t…
 
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 t…
 
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 an…
 
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 Al…
 
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.…
 
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 ca…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Kiran Kachela from CIProjects.co.uk to talk about continuous improvement. The conversation explores what continuous improvement is, why it matters and what leaders and managers can do to help their teams or organizations develop. In addition, Kiran shares some of the approaches used in Lean.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Joseph Workman, who brings a hugely varied work experience to the conversation. The podcast explores dignity and pleasure in the workplace, and the different motivations and rewards we get from the work that we do. Joseph brings a great passion for work, and helps celebrate all the good things it provides in our lives.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Paul and Shimrit to discuss their book, "The Nature of Work". The conversation explores our relationship with work, how we think about work and the need for new, systemic, connected, responsible and healthy ways to describe the role that work plays in our lives and in wider society. As ever, there's a mix of theory and …
 
James and Jane discuss evidence-based management with Dr. Rob Briner, a Professor of Organizational Psychology and Scientific Director at the Center for Evidence-Based Management. The conversation explores what evidence-based management is, processes to support it, sources of evidence and the benefits it brings. It also dives a bit more deeply into…
 
James and Jane are joined by Ben, CEO of Charlie HR, to speak about organizational cultures. The conversation explores what cultures are, what shapes them, key levers we can use to influence them and how we need to think about them when working remotely. As ever, the discussion combines theory with practical advice for those in the world of work.…
 
James and Jane are joined again by friend of the show, Dr. Richard MacKinnon to talk about Psychological Flexibility. The conversation explores the ways our mind can work against us, and the tools we can develop to increase our psychological flexibility, and be at our emotional and thinking best more often.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Karen Jaw-Madson, author of "Culture Your Culture" and instructor at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies programme, to discuss organizational cultures. As well as exploring what cultures are, Karen shares her approach to understanding and changing cultures in your organization. The episode brings a great mix of the…
 
James and Jane are joined by professor Alison Koslowski to discuss parental leave and the role that it plays in gender equality. The conversation explores the current state of parental leave, as well as things that individual, leaders and policy makers can to to help increase equality within access to, and use of, parental leave.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Mike and Ed from the Shackleton Group for a conversation about leadership and organizational development. The conversation is anchored in Mike and ed's experiences as leaders in the US Marines, where they were both aviators. The discussion explores lessons from the Marines, and how to bring some of these effective ways …
 
James and Jane are joined by former Olympian and Diplomat, Cath Bishop, to explore our concepts of winning, how they shape our organizations and how we can improve our cultures. The conversation explores Cath's book, "The Long Win", and focuses on the idea that it's often better to aim for longer term wins, instead of short term ones.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Daan Van Rossum, Chief Experience Officer at Dreamplex, to talk about employee experience. The conversation explores what employee experience is, and focuses specifically on the increasingly important role that choice plays in shaping positive employee experiences.By The World of Work Podcast
 
James and Jane are joined again by Dr. Richard MacKinnon, this time for a conversation about anxiety. In it we explore what anxiety is, how it works, some things we can do about it and how it relates to the world of work. It's fair to say all three of us have felt increased anxiety this year, and hope this podcast helps you if you have too.…
 
James and Jane are joined by Anna Fowlie, CEO of The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organizations (SCVO) to explore what organizational impact is, and how organizations of all kinds can create better impacts. The conversation explores what responsibility is, how organizations can be more responsible, and how leaders can lead for increased responsibi…
 
After putting it off for far too long, James and Jane finally explore procrastination (Sorry!). In this episode they are joined by the excellent Dr. Richard Mackinnon to explore what procrastination is and the impacts it can have on us and on others. The conversation also addresses some of the things we might be able to do to overcome our procrasti…
 
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