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The World of Work Podcast

Join James and Jane on their mission to improve the world of work

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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
 
Hi, i'm Alex Jacobi and this is my podcast “With love and data”. It’s about humans and machines creating epic stuff together. I’m meeting the smartest marketeers, creatives and AI specialists. Together, we discuss how to marry the amazing world of data science and AI with crazy, inspiring ideas.
 
Welcome to the Beard Stroking Bullsh*t Podcast! We're here to talk about all of our favorite things, from Comics and Video Games to TVs and Movies. We bring on special guests when we can and try to ask as many questions we think fans of that guests would ask. We rant and rave and criticism but we are FAR from professionals, so download an episode and take a listen, who knows we oculd be your new favorite podcast.
 
There are so many extraordinary people achieving outside of the ordinary. From athletes to artists, adventurers to entrepreneurs, scientists to everyday people embarking on huge adventures. However, it is not what they achieve that fascinates me, but rather, how they achieve such excellence. Through my Find Your Feet Podcast, I want to pull back layer upon layer to find out what drives these members of our community who are striving hard to find their feet & live a rich, purposeful life. I w ...
 
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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!…
 
This week Gary and Justus had the opportunity to interview Wes Locher. Wes is a comic book and video game script writer. In this fun interview, we talk about everything in comics and dive deep into the process of developing a comic book. We also chat about Wes' work and his brand of creating comedic comics. You can find more of Wes' work on his web…
 
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.…
 
This week Gary and Justus break down the most recent Marvel trailers like Shang Chi and Eternals, along with Star Wars: Visions. Next, we discuss our time exploring the Marvel Universe of Super-Heroes exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. Lastly, Justus talks about his experience on Free Comic Book Day and a new series called Lucky…
 
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 …
 
Pod Wars is back in action. This week we catch up on the most recent episodes of Bad Batch. We also discuss some of the latest animes we have watched, like Demonslayer and Hunter X Hunter. Lastly, we end the episode by discussing a conspiracy comic involving blood sacrifices, the stock market, and gods. Twitter: @PodWarsPodcast Email: askpodwarspod…
 
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…
 
This week Gary and Justus break out the nerdy nuggets. First, we talk about some of the latest comics, LOTR, and Star Wars news. Then, we chat about our feelings on the most recent episodes of Bad Batch. The meat of the episode is the breakdown of the first episode of Loki. Listen as we share our thoughts, answer tough questions, and theorize where…
 
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.…
 
This week Podwars is joined by Kev from the Force Loser Podcast. Listen as we discuss Invincibles, Harley Quinn, Falcon and Winter Soldier finale, and Bad Batch. We round out the podcast talking about the brilliant storytelling of Star Wars comics. We specifically talk about Star Wars: Darth Vader and War of the Bounty Hunters. Please sit back and …
 
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.…
 
Who is the powerbroker? Is Sam being outshined? Would you take the Super Soldier Serum? Listen as Gary, Matt, and Justus discuss all things related to Falcon and Winter Soldier. At the end of the episode, Justus attempts to break down Venom 34 and King in Black 5 without opening the comic. Sit back and listen as we have a blast talking about the la…
 
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.…
 
Does WandaVision deserve all the praise? This week Gary and Justus have a blast finally getting back into the studio to breakdown the ending to WandaVision. Listen as we talk about our likes, dislikes, and how this show sets up for phase 4. In honor of WandaVision, we discuss the similarities of The Vision by Tom King for comic of the week. Let us …
 
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…
 
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