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Conversations about workplace culture, psychology and life with millions and millions of listens As we wrestle with a world of hybrid working Bruce Daisley brings inspiration and imagination as he asks 'how can we make work better?' and 'why do we behave that way?' Sign up for the newsletter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Squiggly Careers is a weekly podcast that will help you take control of your career development. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If (https://www.amazingif.com/), Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, together they cover all things work: from how to manage stress and overcome your confidence gremlins to micro-aggressions and discovering your strengths. Each episode is full of ideas, actions, hints and tips that you can put into practise straight away. Once a month they take a break from talking to ...
 
Whether you work for yourself, or by yourself, the Solo Collective is here to make things a little bit easier. Working alone can be hard, and comes with its own challenges. The Solo Collective is a podcast about dealing with those challenges: we want to make solo working better for everyone. Hosted by Rebecca Seal, the bestselling author of 'Solo - How to Work Alone and Not Lose Your Mind', the Solo Collective is a podcast series is designed to help solitary workers do so happily. Now on sea ...
 
Welcome to the INCLUSION Podcast, brought to you by Diversity Network. In this series, we are delighted to bring you a vibrant mix of interviews, panel discussions, cutting edge talks, hints and tips from the leaders of the diversity, equity and inclusion revolution in the workplace, to give you plenty of fresh ideas and insights to improve your own organisation’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and help make work life better.
 
My name is Jon Ratcliffe. I spent years working for Google around the world and then two years ago launched a business. While building our business, so many interesting topics and issues have cropped up. Everything from purpose to vision to hiring great talent to marketing your business to keeping great talent to strategy to the value of a great coach to what should I do next to who should I hire next to how to sell..Its all so complicated and at times intimidating and I cant over state the ...
 
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Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change how we work, he was Vice President of Twitter and headed up YouTube in the UK for Google. He's now an author of the best-selling Eat Sleep Work Repeat, The Joy of Work, and the upcoming book Fortitude, he also hosts the popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat. In this episode, we talk about the effects the pand…
 
Have you had a change of job recently? On the INCLUSION podcast today, we’re talking about working flexibly, and flexible working. The so-called ‘great resignation’ we’ve been hearing such a lot about over the past year would suggest that many of us have changed job, and seemingly, we’re not necessarily choosing to stick with the traditional corpor…
 
TV News anchor Dan Harris had a panic attack on live TV which prompted him to do some soul searching, along the way he introduces us to the superpower he calls meditation which he says makes him at least 10% happier. This episode is a look at the themes Dan explores in his book and how we too can harness meditation so that we too can use our minds …
 
Managers have a significant impact on people's engagement in their work and squiggly careers can often feel like it makes the job of being a good manager even harder. This week, Helen and Sarah go back to basics on the 5 factors that make a 'good' manager and share 3 ideas for action to support managers in their role. They discuss the importance of…
 
Dopamine is associated with performing rewarding behaviours and at a time of easy access to literally anything we want, we are struggling with dopamine overload, which is contributing to our anxiety and general unhappiness. It also underpins many of our addictive behaviours. This book tells us how we can take back control over these dopamine sinks …
 
If you find yourself becoming interested in the magic of workplace culture one of the go to authors of the subject is today's guest, Dan Coyle. Dan's 2018 book The Culture Code allowed him to go deep with some of the most successful cultures in the world - in the arenas of business, sport and even the military. He's returning after the blazing succ…
 
Experimentation is a great way to learn at work and accelerate opportunities for your career. This week, Helen and Sarah talk about practical ways you can put experiments into action and try out different approaches to support your development. Ways to learn more: 1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/…
 
Season 3 finale! Sue Ashford really does know what solo workers need to thrive - because she's one of the few people to have spent a career studying how freelancers, remote workers, independent workers and the self employed actually work, and what makes them happy. Her research means we now understand much more about making better choices about how…
 
We're going deeper into the evidence today with two brilliant guests. Anne Raimondi is COO of Asana who were smart enough to have started a major piece of research into how work is evolving just before the world turned upside down. We're also joined by the most in demand brain in the world right now, Professor Nick Bloom. Nick is Professor WFH, an …
 
Making our work and our career work for us takes self awareness and assertiveness, skills we can all develop but ones that aren't always easy to do! This week, Helen and Sarah taking the skill of assertiveness and make it as simple and practical as possible to take action. They explore the difference between assertiveness and aggression, how to be …
 
This week we have a bonus episode from our friends at the Freedom Matters podcast which we think you will really enjoy – an interview with Catherine Price, founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone and The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. Host of Freedom Matters, Georgie Powell, talks to Catherine about wh…
 
This week, Helen talks to Pritesh Chauhan, Head of Community for Sedex and one of the 100 people who become part of the 2021 Squiggly Career Advocates community. Together they talk about the importance of building a community around your career, the communities they have benefited from being part of and what they have learnt about how to give and g…
 
The work that academic Heejung Chung does is fascinating. She studies flexible working (among many other aspects of work) with particular focus on how gender dynamics can and do impact both the work we do and the choices we make about that work. She's just written her first book The Flexibility Paradox: Why Flexible Working Leads to (Self-)Exploita…
 
Squiggly Careers are full of change and that can some times create confusion about where we should go and how we can grow. Creating your career criteria is a really useful filter for you decisions about your development. This week Helen and Sarah talk about how to create your career criteria, how to understand the constraints that might get in your…
 
Status is a fundamental need for humans. Such a fascinating discussion today. I recently read Will Storr's brilliant book The Status Game and was so taken with it I invited him on the podcast. He quotes Professor Brian Boyd when he says that we: ‘naturally pursue status with ferocity: we all relentlessly, if unconsciously, try to raise our own stan…
 
Oliver Burkeman is a journalist and author of the brilliant Four Thousand Weeks: Time And How To Use It. (Four thousand weeks is the average length of a human lifetime, which is an arresting way to express it.) Oliver spent 12 years working as a columnist at the Guardian - he wrote 'This Column Will Change Your Life' - writing initially about self …
 
Jess Northend, policy lead at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, joins Future Thinking to explore innovations that are changing the world – from AI to biotech to crypto – and how brands and organisations can keep up with the pace of change. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and the Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.…
 
Manifesting is having a moment and this week Sarah and Helen take a critical view of the role it can play in career development. They talk about the value of vision boards, whether you can think your way to success and how to respond when your dreams don't magically materialise. Whether you're a fan of the manifesting concept or a curious critic, t…
 
Caroline Williams is the author of 'Move! The New Science of Body Over Mind' - an amazing book about how movement impacts the way our brains work, from our creativity to our mental health. We wanted to talk to Caroline, who is also a solo worker, because it is all too easy to sit still all day long when you work alone. We discuss whether sitting re…
 
This week Sarah and Helen are talking about the benefits of creating challenge at work vs waiting for it to come to you. They talk about why pandemic driven ‘boreout’ makes this a need for many of us and practical actions you can take to stretch your strengths and stop the risk of ‘stagnate while you wait’ Ways to learn more: 1. Join the live PodPl…
 
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH has written a speech specifically for Diversity Network in celebration of International Women's Day on the topic of breaking gender bias in the workplace, and glass ceilings everywhere! Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley CH is a pioneering tech entrepreneur and founder of the autism charity Autistica. In 1962, Dame Stephanie c…
 
For many of us, looking after our money - as adults, as well as solo workers - feels like one of the most complicated things we have to do. And yet, as Clare Seal points out, most of us lack any kind of financial education and are just muddling along as best we can. Combine that with the fact that for many solo workers, our income is inextricably t…
 
Future Thinking was in Austin, Texas last week for the annual SXSW festival, where we spoke with brands including extended reality (XR) specialists Spatial, wireless tech giant Qualcomm, and the Human Rights Foundations, and a host of start-ups showcasing their innovations at the SXSW Creative Expo. Also featuring insights on key SXSW trends from S…
 
Trust in teams make a big different to work and wellbeing. This week Helen and Sarah explore the practical ways trust shows up and ideas for action to create teams where people feel respected and able to be themselves. They discuss the importance of assessing the practical and emotional aspects of trust, how to make mistake moments part of your tea…
 
Alison Canavan is an International Motivational Speaker, a Transformational Coach, and an author. She also recently celebrated 7 years of sobriety. In this episode, Alison discusses the importance of connecting with the self, awareness, and transformation. Alison talks about her struggles with depression,, addiction, and her own recovery through tr…
 
Welcome back to a new season of the Solo Collective, with Rebecca Seal. We are delighted to have you with us. This episode is a fascinating conversation with Madeleine Dore, founder of the website Extraordinary Routines, which started off as a way for Madeleine to try to find herself an optimum routine by interviewing other people about theirs, but…
 
Lots of fall into people pleasing at work and while it's nice to be helpful, constantly prioritising other people's needs before our can have a big impact on how motivating and meaningful feels for us. In today's episode of the Squiggly Careers podcast, Helen and Sarah talk about the 8 signals of people pleasing and share ideas for action to help y…
 
This episode is greatly enhanced by reading the newsletter that comes with it. In today’s podcast I talk to two guests who have slightly different perspectives on how to fix the culture of the Met Police. Dr Megan O’Neill is Associate Director at the Scottish Institute for Policing Research. She has extensively studied the police and has worked clo…
 
In this episode we look at some of the themes of Johann Hari's new book Stolen Focus. Did you know that every day, worldwide, Google alone interrupts people with alerts and notifications 11 BILLION times !!! As a result of these and other distractions our attention levels have plummeted and our focus is suffering.…
 
This week is National Careers Week and Sarah and Helen are shining a spotlight of squiggly career possibilities with 4 conversations with people whose careers are as individual as they are! Today you'll hear Eric Sim. In the rest of the series you'll hear career stories from people starting a new career from scratch, squiggling and staying in organ…
 
This week is National Careers Week and Sarah and Helen are shining a spotlight of squiggly career possibilities with 4 conversations with people whose careers are as individual as they are! Today you'll hear Simon Mundie In the rest of the series you'll hear career stories from people starting a new career from scratch, squiggling and staying in or…
 
This week is National Careers Week and Sarah and Helen are shining a spotlight of squiggly career possibilities with 4 conversations with people whose careers are as individual as they are! Today you'll hear Helen talking to Jim MacLeod about his career in the Royal Navy and what he has learnt about how to 'squiggle and stay'. In the rest of the se…
 
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