In recent years the study of behavioural economics has become a popular lens to view human behaviour, with best-selling books on the topic now a mainstay of most retailers. Behavioural science has journeyed from the academic world into the wider arena. As a consultant and coach, I’ve become intrigued by how behavioural economics might be applied to the arena of learning and development.Read More
After appearing as a guest on The 3 Good Podcast, hosted by Sukh Pabial earlier this year, we thought we’d go for the hat trick with our third episode together. Sukh’s podcast covers the themes of positive psychology, wellbeing, resilience, mental health and emotional intelligence.
In this episode, we pick up a theme from our previous episode, and talk about
How the past year of podcasting has been for Sukh
Our favourite games, and what they make us good at
How play impacts our wellbeing
The concept of ‘supernormal stimuli’ and how this taps into our evolutionary wiring for distraction
Surprising research about the benefits of playing games, including weight loss, avoiding PTSD, resilience, empathy, and connectedness
Value Through Vulnerability is a podcast dedicated to putting the human back into humanity. How? By sharing ideas, opinion & challenges to improving the level of self awareness, vulnerability & inclusivity, at home, at work and in the world.
In this episode of Garry Turner’s podcast, we cover a range of topics including:
My unusual career journey and some of the lessons I’ve taken from it so far
Defining what vulnerability is and isn’t
Exploring identity work with individuals and teams
The way we present different aspects of the ‘self’ through different forms of social media
The immune system analogy when working with diversity in teams
A model to describe varying levels of maturity when it comes to diversity in organisations
In this episode of The Three Good Podcast, Sukh Pabial and I talk about the impact of modern social technology such as email, social media, and apps on our well being and resilience. We explore some of the latest research into this area, and discuss some top tips to help us regain control of our devices.Read More
Have you ever heard about how natural pearls are formed?
Me neither. If you’d asked me this up until recently, I probably would have mumbled something about oysters. It turns out that the specifics are pretty interesting. I was thinking about this amazing process recently, which had me wondering about the profession of people development, and whether any helpful analogies might be drawn.
In this special episode of Phil Willcox's Emotion at Work podcast, we celebrate his 1st anniversary by turning the spotlight on Phil for the first time, reviewing the past 12 months and 23 episodes of his show.
The topics we covered included:
Whether we would rather be able to hit 'copy and paste' or 'undo' in real life
Knowing the distinction between contentment and happines
How and why Phil came to specialise in emotion, credibility and deception
Looking at what happens "within" vs what happens "between", and the interplay between the two
Personal stories in which both of us have lost face and credibility at work
Tactics for repairing face when it has been lost
The merits of using methaphors of masks/houses when discussing the many faces that we wear
The challenges involved in finding men to talk about stories of emotion at work
Potential themes and guests for future episodes of the Emotion at Work podcast
I’m a big fan of a to-do list.
Almost every year I pick a new To-Do list app to try out, and spend enthusiastic hours moving all my tasks/projects/workflows across to it. And believe me, I’ve tried them all - Omnifocus, Wunderlist, Clear, Any.do, ToDoist … all the way through to my current favourite: Things 3. Not to mention the low-tech solutions of various journals, notebooks and post-it note arrays.
Each time I switch tools, I marvel at the new features and convince myself: this is it. This is the one true to-do system that will allow me to organise my life in a way in which David Allen himself would be proud.
But there are inherent problems. Enter: the not-to-do list.Read More
The practice of facilitating in a virtual environment is unique in so many ways. When planning a piece of virtual learning, one of the key challenges is that it can appear incredibly abstract. If you’ve never designed a piece of e-learning, webinar content or other virtual learning solutions, it can be helpful to pick a meaningful analogy to make things more concrete.
In this post we’ll be using the analogy of an airline when considering the planning, design and delivery of virtual learning.
So, if you’d like to take your seats and place your luggage into the overhead compartment, we’ll get started…Read More