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The World of Work Podcast

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Join Jane and James to learn how to improve your individual, team and organizational performance and experience. Combining key theories from organizational psychology and management theory with actionable, practical insights, this podcast will help you better understand the factors that shape the wo… read more

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E183 - What Makes A Good Organisational Psychologist? With Dr. Hayley Lewis - Part 2

November 20th, 2023


The workplace is not just a place for us to utilize our technical skills; it is also a place where we have to navigate various psychological …

E182 - Redefining Entrepreneurial Success From An Organisational Psychology Perspective With Dr. Hayley Lewis – Part 1

November 13th, 2023


In this capitalist society, it is so easy to view work and entrepreneurship as gateways to financial success. This leads to the grind and hustle …

E181 - Exploring Harm Prevention and Risk with James MacPherson

November 4th, 2023


In this episode Jane is joined by James MacPherson from Risk Fluent to explore concepts around keeping people safe at work, preventing harm and talking about health and safety

E180 - Management Challenges: Responsibility, Organization & Ownership

September 18th, 2023


Effective leadership isn't just about setting deadlines; it's about empowering your team to own them and thrive, finding the balance between support and accountability. For today’s episode, hosts James Carrier and Jane …

E179 - Management Challenges: A Restructure Is Coming

September 4th, 2023


How do you manage your team when restructuring is coming your way? How should you navigate through the changes? In this episode, The World of Work …

E178 – Acceptance And Commitment Training With Chris Westcott

August 21st, 2023


Have you noticed that the more you control your anxiety, the more you become anxious? Control strategies are not entirely effective and can be …

E177 - Emotional Salary With Clodagh Beaty

August 7th, 2023


Discover the priceless currency of emotional salary — the intangible rewards that fuel our souls and elevate our work to new heights. Redefine …

E176 - Management Challenges: The Loneliness Of Leadership

July 24th, 2023


The loneliness of leadership is not an uncommon experience among leaders. In this episode, James and Jane share their perspectives on this particular …

E175 - A Strengths-Based Approach With Kay Bahia

July 10th, 2023


When building a team, every individual is often measured using the traditional strengths vs. weaknesses approach. But for Kay Bahia, there is untapped potential in leading using a strengths-based approach. In this …

E174 - Moving On From Being A CEO With John Maxwell

June 26th, 2023


In the previous episode, we discussed the process of transitioning to become a first-time CEO. Now, Executive Coach John Maxwell returns on the podcast to talk about the other end of that journey. We reflect on what …

E173 - Becoming A First-Time CEO With John Maxwell

June 12th, 2023


Are you afraid to step into a bigger responsibility? You don’t have to! In this episode, John Maxwell, an Executive Coach, shares his journey into …

E172 - Management Challenges: Reducing Hierarchy In A Team

May 29th, 2023


“Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with the soil to bring flowers on the earth.” - Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step.

In this …

E171 - Loneliness at Work (With Dr. Richard MacKinnon)

May 22nd, 2023


James is joined by Dr. Richard MacKinnon to talk about loneliness at work. The conversation explores what it is, its prevelance, why it matters, how it affects us and some of the things we can do about it as individuals …

E170 - Management Challenges: Improving Colleague Confidence

May 15th, 2023


Success in life is part courage and part action. You can make a difference in the workplace because they are in harmony. In this episode, James and Jane pick some situations they experience in life as managers and dive …

E169 - Management Challenges: Poor Behaviors In Meetings

April 17th, 2023


Addressing poor behaviors in team meetings is not only important to create a positive work environment, but also to unlock your team's collective …

E168 - Management Challenges: Adopting A Coaching Approach

April 10th, 2023


There is never a dull day in management. No matter the highs, there will always be management challenges to overcome. Good thing you are not alone …

E167 - From Theory To Practice: Applying Evidence-Based Learning Strategies With Helen Bailey

April 3rd, 2023


Data-driven learning is not just about improving performance; it's about transforming potential into possibility. In today's fast-paced world, learning and development are crucial for staying ahead. But with so many …

E166 - Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging With Sophia Kristjansson

February 13th, 2023


What’s the secret ingredient to growing your business? This episode shares the secret formula for you! Today, Sophia Kristjansson, the founder of …

E165 - Leadership & Management in 2023: Conclusion

January 17th, 2023


This is the final episode of our six part series exploring leadership and management in 2023. In this episode we reflect on our thoughts and conclusions with a specific focus on broader advice for leaders and managers …

E164 - Leadership & Management in 2023: Responsible Business

January 16th, 2023


This is the fifth episode of our six part series exploring leadership and management in 2023. In this episode we dive deeply into responsible business, one of our key focus areas for leaders and managers in 2023.

We …

E163 - Leadership & Management in 2023: People & Skills for the Future

January 12th, 2023


This is the fourth episode of our six part series exploring leadership and management in 2023. In this episode we dive deeply into people and skills for the future, one of our key focus areas for leaders and managers in …

E162 - Leadership & Management in 2023: Wellbeing

January 11th, 2023


This is the third episode of our six part series exploring leadership and management in 2023. In this episode we dive deeply into wellbeing, one of our key focus areas for leaders and managers in 2023.

We start this …

E161 - Leadership & Management in 2023: Hybrid & Remote Working

January 10th, 2023


This is the second episode of our six part series exploring leadership and management in 2023. In this episode we dive deeply into Hybrid and Remote Working, one of our key focus areas for leaders and managers in 2023.

E160 - Leading & Managing in 2023: An Introduction

January 9th, 2023


This is the first episode of a six part series exploring leadership and management in 2023. Over the course of the series we talk about the current context we are operating in, discuss four core focus areas we think …

E159 - Cultic Behaviours in Organizations - Part 4: Purpose

December 7th, 2022


This is the last of our four-part mini series exploring cultic behaviours in organizations. Once again we are joined by friend of the show Stephen …

E158 - Cultic Behaviours in Organizations - Part 3: Employee Voice

December 2nd, 2022


This episode is the third of a four part special collaboration with our friends at the Cult Hackers podcast. In it, we focus on the employee voice, …

E157 - Cultic Behaviours in Organizations - Part 2: Cultic Leadership

November 23rd, 2022


This episode is the second of a four part special collaboration with our friends at the Cult Hackers podcast. In it, we focus on the role of leaders …

E156 - Healthcare work since 2020 with Dr K. Teoh

November 21st, 2022


Jane is joined once more by Dr Kevin Teoh, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of …

E155 - Cultic Behaviours in Organizations - Part 1: Introduction

November 16th, 2022


This episode is the first of a four part special collaboration with our friends at the Cult Hackers podcast. In it, we start to explore cultic …

E154 - Maternity Transitions for Working Women w/ Rachel Morris

November 15th, 2022


Jane is joined by Rachel Morris, of Motion Learning, to talk about the new the experience of maternity and maternity coaching.

In this conversation we explore the experience of maternity leave and maternity coaching, …

E153 - The New Work Operating System with Dr. John Boudreau

October 17th, 2022


James is joined by Dr. John Boudreau, Professor Emeritus at University of Southern California, to talk about the new "Work Operating System".

In this …

E152 - Leading Transformational Change (w Ian Ziskin)

July 20th, 2022


James is joined by Ian Ziskin to talk about leading transformational change. Ian is the lead author of "The Secret Sauce for Leading Transformational Change", a book of diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives on …

E151 - Bereavement and Work w/ Naomi Collins

April 25th, 2022


In this episode, Jane explores the experience of work during a period of bereavement with researcher and leadership expert Naomi Collins.

E150 - Mindfulness and Leadership (w/Dr Jutta Tobias Mortlock

April 18th, 2022


Jane is joined by Dr Jutta Tobias Mortlock for an episode all about MIndfulness and Leadership. The conversation explores what mindfulness is in the …

E149 - Busyness and Slowing Down at Work (w Fiona McBride)

March 21st, 2022


James is joined by Fiona McBride, a consultant and yoga instrutor, for a conversation all about the pace of work and the power of slowing down. The …

E148 - Loneliness & Connection (w/ Taslim Tharani)

March 14th, 2022


James is joined by Taslim Tharani for a podcast all about loneliness and connection, with a particular view to their roles in the workplace. The …

E147 - Kindness at work (w Emma Lloyd)

February 21st, 2022


James is joined by Emma Lloyd from Create the Ripple for an episode all about Kindness. The conversation explores what kindness is, the benefits of kindness in the workplace, how we might be kinder as individuals and …

E146 - Trauma, Change and Wisdom in Organisations (w Zena Me)

February 14th, 2022


James is joined by Zena Me for a super interesting conversation about trauma in organizations. The discussion explores how understanding past traumas and the behaviors they give rise to can help us create …

E145 - Creativity & Burnout (w Claire Bridges)

January 24th, 2022


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 …

E144 - Burnout in Work (w Valentina Hynes)

January 17th, 2022


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 …

E143 - Flow (w Helen Amery and Rob Robson)

December 27th, 2021


James is joined by an old friend of the show, Rob Robson, and a new friend of the show, Helen Amery, to talk about Flow. Helen and Rob have different …

E142 - Bullsh*t Jobs (w/ Dr. Raphael Chiuzi)

December 20th, 2021


James is joined by Dr. Raphael Chiuzi from the University of Toronto to talk about bullshit jobs. The conversation explores David Graeber's ideas, …

E141 - Certainty and Ambiguity (w Lior Locher)

November 29th, 2021


Jane joins James in listening to his conversation with Lior Locher to discuss certainty and ambiguity. The conversation explores the structures and …

E140 - Gratitude (w Kevin Monroe)

November 22nd, 2021


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 …

E139 - Cognitive Biases and Sustainability (w Kaumudi Goda)

November 1st, 2021


James is joined by Kaumudi Goda from Singapore to talk about the role that cognitive biases play in our lives. The conversation explores what …

E138 - Introversion & Extraversion (w Mark Gilroy)

October 25th, 2021


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 …

E137 - Personal Values and Happiness at Work (w Jeff Weigh)

October 4th, 2021


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. …

E136 - Psychological Safety

September 27th, 2021


James and Jane have a conversation about Psychological Safety. It explores that psych safety is, why it matters and some of the things you can do to …

E135 - People Centered Leadership (w Chris Jones)

September 6th, 2021


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 …

E134 - Positive Thinking (w/ Dr. Tina Hallis)

August 30th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by author and speaker Dr. Tina Hallis from Positive Edge to talk about positive thinking and psychology. The conversation …

E133 - Business Reinvention Labs (w Perry Timms)

August 23rd, 2021


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 …

E132 - Research in Organisations (w Dr. Oli Mival)

August 16th, 2021


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.

E131 - Virtual Teams (w Billy Kramer)

August 2nd, 2021


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 …

E130 - The Inside Gig (w Dr. Edie Goldberg)

July 26th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Dr. Edie Goldberg to talk about the ideas in her book, "The Inside Gig". The conversation explores what organizations …

E129 - Virtual Meetings (W Dr. Joe Allen)

July 19th, 2021


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 …

E128 - Leadership Lessons from Women in Global Positions (w Kelsey Medeiros)

July 12th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Dr. Kelsey Medeiros, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska, to discuss the leadership lessons we can learn …

E127 - The Conscience Code (w Professor Richard Shell)

July 5th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Professor Richard Shell, chair of the Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School, to talk …

E126 - Responsible Business in 2021 (w Jamie Mitchell)

June 21st, 2021


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 …

E125 - Managing and Working in Hybrid Teams (w Joanne Gray)

June 14th, 2021


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 …

E124 - Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations (w Tom Calvard)

June 7th, 2021


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, "

E123 - Transitioning from High Control Groups (w Stephen Mather)

May 31st, 2021


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 …

E122 - Fatigue, Sleep and Regenerative Activities (w/ Dale Whelehan)

May 24th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Dale Whelehan, a behavioural science research from Trinity College, Dublin to talk about sleep, fatigue and regenerative …

E121 - Continuous Improvement and Lean (w Kiran Kachela)

May 3rd, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Kiran Kachela from to talk about continuous improvement. The conversation explores what continuous improvement is, why it matters and what leaders and managers can do to …

E120 - Employee Wellbeing (w/ Bob Merberg)

April 26th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Bob Merberg from Jozito LLC to speak about all things employee wellbeing. The conversation explores what wellbeing is and why it matters, as well as what organizations are doing (or not) …

E119 - Dignity and Pleasure in Work (w/ Joseph Workman)

April 19th, 2021


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 …

E118 - The Nature of Work (W/ Paul Miller & Shimrit Janes)

April 12th, 2021


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 …

E117 - Agile Working (w/ Sathpal Singh)

April 5th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Sath to speak about all things agile. The conversation explores what Agile is, where it comes from and some of the practices used in Agile teams. As well as considering practical aspects of …

E116 - Evidence Based Management (w Rob Briner)

March 29th, 2021


James and Jane discuss evidence-based management with Dr. Rob Briner, a Professor of Organizational Psychology and Scientific Director at the Center …

E115 - Org Culture and Remote Working (w Ben Branson-Gateley)

March 22nd, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Ben, CEO of Charlie HR, to speak about organizational cultures. The conversation explores what cultures are, what shapes …

E114 - Psychological Flexibility (W/ Richard MacKinnon)

March 15th, 2021


James and Jane are joined again by friend of the show, Dr. Richard MacKinnon to talk about Psychological Flexibility. The conversation explores the …

E113 - Class in Work and Museums (W/ Sam Evans)

March 8th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Dr. Sam Evans to speak about the role that class plays in our experiences of work. In this episode Sam shares her …

E112 - Organizational Cultures (w/ Karen Jaw-Madson)

March 1st, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Karen Jaw-Madson, author of "Culture Your Culture" and instructor at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies …

E111 - Power at work (part 1)

February 22nd, 2021


James and James have an introductory conversation about power in the workplace. They discuss what power is, and some of the things that people can have in the workplace, that lend them power. The core anchor for this …

E110 - Parental Leave (w Alison Koslowski)

February 8th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by professor Alison Koslowski to discuss parental leave and the role that it plays in gender equality. The conversation …

E109 - Leadership and OD lessons from the Marines (w Mike & Ed from Shackleton Group)

February 1st, 2021


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 …

E108 - Job Crafting (w Rob Baker)

January 25th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Rob Baker, author of Personalization at Work, to talk about Job Crafting. The conversation explores what it is, the benefits it brings to people and organizations, and some simple things you …

E107 - Organizational Cultures and "The Long Win" (W Cath Bishop)

January 18th, 2021


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 …

E106 - Employee Experience and Choice (w Daan Van Rossum)

January 11th, 2021


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 …

E105 - Dignity & Work w Jonathan Kaufman

January 4th, 2021


James and Jane are joined by Jonathan Kaufman to talk about what dignified work is like, and how work can bring dignity to our lived experiences. The conversation also explore how our experiences in work affect our …

E104 - Holacracy (W/ Karilen Mays)

December 14th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Karilen Mays, who spent 7 years as a partner at HolacracyOne, to talk about Holacracy. The conversation explores what …

E103 - Anxiety (w/ Richard Mackinnon)

December 7th, 2020


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 …

E102 - A Practical Guide to Organizational Culture (W/ Galen Emanuele)

November 30th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Galen from ShiftYes for a conversation about organizational culture. The discussion covers what culture is, and …

E101 - Organizational Impact & Responsibility w/ Anna Fowlie from SCVO

November 23rd, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Anna Fowlie, CEO of The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organizations (SCVO) to explore what organizational impact is, and …

E100 - A Look Back at our First 100 Episodes

November 16th, 2020


James and Jane each reflect briefly on three episodes from the that they've chosen from among the first hundred episodes of the World of Work podcast. They share why they've chose each episode, what their take-aways are …

E099 - Procrastination w/ Dr. Richard MacKinnon

November 9th, 2020


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 …

E098 - Innovation and Cognitive Process (with Roni Reiter Palman)

November 2nd, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Roni Reiter-Palmon for for their third and final conversation from the summer of 2020 on creativity and innovation. This …

E097 - Boundaries in Life and Work (W Dr. Jane Booth)

October 26th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by guest Jane Booth to speak about boundaries. The conversation explores what personal and relationship boundaries are and why they matter. It also covers thoughts on understanding your own …

E096 - Innovation, Diversity & Conflict (with Roni Reiter-Palmon)

October 12th, 2020


This is the second of three podcasts in which James and Jane speak to Roni Reiter-Palmon about creativity and innovation. This episode focuses on the …

E095 - Nutrition and Work (w/ Laura Wyness)

October 5th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Laura Wyness, PhD, to speak about nutrition. The conversation explores what good nutrition is, the things we should look …

E094 - Innovation, Failure & Psychological Safety (With Roni Reiter-Palmon))

September 28th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Roni Reiter-Palmon from the University of Nebraska in the first of three episodes exploring creativity and innovation. …

E093 - Playfulness at work with Teresa Leyman and Stephanie Wheeler

September 14th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Teresa Leyman and Stephanie Wheeler to speak about playfulness and laughter. The conversation explores what playfulness …

E092 - Lessons from Counselling Skills (w/Laura Hamilton)

September 7th, 2020


Jane leads this conversation with long time friend of the podcast, Volunteer Management Consultant and recently qualified counsellor, Laura Hamilton. …

E091 - Racism in the Workplace (with Shola & Ashanti)

August 31st, 2020


James and Jane hand over hosting duties for the week to Shola Ope, who leads a conversation about racism in the workplace with diversity specialist, …

E090 - Systems and Complexity Theory with Glenda Eoyang

August 24th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Glenda Eoyang, from the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, to speak about systems theory and complexity. The conversation focuses on human systems, how we can manage complexity and how to …

E089 - Psychological Capital (w Workr Beeing)

August 17th, 2020


James and Jane joined by Patricia and Katina from Workr Beeing to talk about Psychological Capital. The conversation explores what it is, why it …

E088 - Healthy Workplaces w/ Kevin Teoh

August 10th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Dr. Kevin Teoh to speak about worker wellbeing and healthy workplaces. The conversation covers all workplaces, but has a bit of a focus on healthcare. In the discussion we consider what …

E087 - Organizational Change, Stories and Process (W/ Susanne Evans)

August 3rd, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Susanne Evans to discuss organizational change and some of the challenges that exist with the process approach to …

E086 - Zebras Unite (with Aniyia Williams)

July 20th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Aniyia Williams, a co-founder of the Zebras Unite movement, to speak about what they're up to and why they want to change the world of start-up funding.

E085 - Remote Working Cultures w/ Goncalo Silva

July 13th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Gonçalo Silva, CTO of Doist to talk about remote working and the role that culture plays in successful distributed …

E084 - Stress Buckets with Gin Lalli

July 6th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Gin Lalli to discuss stress. The conversation focuses on the concept of the stress bucket, and explores how different people experience stress and what they can do to overcome it.

E083 - Organizational Change: A Critical View w/ Mark Hughes

June 29th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Dr. Mark Hughes to discuss organizational change. The conversation explores how we think about leadership and change, …

E082 - Personal & Leadership Development (A WoW View)

June 22nd, 2020


James and Jane discuss personal and leadership development, reflecting on their own views and approaches to both subjects. They explore the importance of thinking, feeling, being and doing when considering personal …

E081 - The ABCs of Stress and Resilience

June 15th, 2020


James and Jane discuss stress and resilience, and share some basic things that individuals can do to help manage themselves through stress and improve their resilience.

E080 - Future of Work Post Corona w/ Bernardo Tirado

June 8th, 2020


James and Jane are joined Bernardo Tirado to discuss the impact that corona virus has on organizations and individuals, and what the future of work …

E079 - Financial Wellbeing (with Gethin Nadin)

June 1st, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Gethin Nadin to discuss financial wellbeing. The conversation explores what financial wellbeing is, what individuals can …

E078 - Self Managed Teams (With Perry Timms)

May 25th, 2020


James and Lisa are joined by Perry Timms to discuss self-managed teams. The conversation considers what self-managed team are, what they need to be …

E077 - Our Purpose (A Guided Meditation)

May 23rd, 2020


This episode is a guided meditation on our purpose. It's part of our series on meditation.

E076 - Joy & Bliss (A Guided Meditation)

May 21st, 2020


This episode is a guided meditation on joy and bliss. It's part of our series on meditation.

E075 - Moments of Anxiety (a guided meditation)

May 19th, 2020


This podcast is a guided meditation on moments of anxiety. It's part of our series on meditation.



E074 - Resilience (A Guided Meditation)

May 17th, 2020


This episode is a guided meditation on resilience. It's part of our series on meditation.

E073 - Energy Management (A Guided Meditation)

May 15th, 2020


This is a guided meditation on energy management. It is part of our series on meditation.

E072 - Self Care (A Guided Meditation)

May 13th, 2020


This episode is a guided meditation on self-care. It's part of our series on meditation.

E071 - Meditation: an Introduction (With Gillian McMichael)

May 11th, 2020


In this episode James and Jane are joined by Gillian McMichael to speak about meditation. The conversation explores what meditation is, where it comes from, the benefits it provides and how to get better at it. It's …

E070 - Job Crafting

May 4th, 2020


James and Jane discuss the concept of Job-crafting, and reflect on the three core ways in which people can craft their jobs. The list of the week is a discussion of David Graeber's types of BS-jobs, presumably the …

E069 - Career Transitions: Leaving the Infantry (w/ Darren Philipson)

April 27th, 2020


James and Jane have a conversation exploring career transitions with Darren Philipson. The discussion covers his experience of moving on from the military and back into civilian life. The main focus of the podcast is on …

E068 - Emotions and Social Pain at work (with Lou Banks)

April 13th, 2020


James and Lisa are joined by Lou Banks of Rising Vibe to discuss the importance of emotions of work. The conversation explores emotional intelligence and health at work and dives more deeply into the concept of "social …

E067 - The Gig Economy

April 6th, 2020


James and Jane explore what the "gig economy" is, as part of an ongoing theme looking at the future of work. In this episode they share a definition …

E066 - Cook: A B-Corporation Case Study of Responsible Business

March 30th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by James Perry, the co-chairman of Cook (a UK B-Corporation), a board member of B-Lab and a founding partner of Snowball IM, an impact investment management firm. The conversation explores …

E065 - Ethical Decision Making in the 3rd Sector

March 23rd, 2020


James and Jane explore ethical decision making in the 3rd sector with Russell Findlay, CEO of The Speakers Trust in the UK. The conversation explores …

E064 - Remote Working

March 16th, 2020


James and Jane discuss remote working. In the episode they explore why remote working, look at some of the current trends in relation to remote working and share hints and tips to help individuals be better at remote …

E063 - The Future of Work Pt 1 (W/ Lewis Garrad)

March 9th, 2020


James and Jane discuss the future of work with Lewis Garrad from Mercer. The broad conversation ranges from an exploration of changes to society through to reflections on purpose and meaning in work, as well as the …

E062 - Scotland's National Performance Framework

March 2nd, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Lesley Thomson from the Scottish Government to discuss Scotland's National Performance Framework, the framework of outcomes that Scotland is working towards achieving as a country. This …

E061 - Motivation: Reversal Theory (w/Rob Robson)

February 24th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Rob Robson for a conversation about Reversal Theory. After first exploring the history of motivation, Rob explains what reversal theory is and shares some practical advice around how it can …

E060 - Responsibility, Influence, Legal Structures and Finance

February 17th, 2020


James and Jane discuss influence within organizations and why it matters from a responsible business perspective. They also discuss the impacts that different legal structures and sources of funding have over who really …

E059 - Organizational Network Analysis (ONA)

February 10th, 2020


James and Jane are joined by Alexander Schwall from Rhabit Analytics to discuss Organizational Network Analysis (ONA). The conversation explores what ONA is, what some benefits of it are and how organizations undertake …

E058 - Career Narratives

February 3rd, 2020


Jane and Jane touch on storytelling and the importance of the stories we tell in society before exploring the concept of career narratives. The list of the week consists of the seven basic types of stories that exist, …

E057 - An Introduction to Responsible Business

January 27th, 2020


James and Jane discuss the concept of responsibility in business and explore some of the ways in which businesses can be responsible. They also touch on several organizations that support and promote responsible …

E056 - A History of the LGBT community in work w/ Phil Tiemeyer

January 20th, 2020


James and Jane explore the history of the LGBT community in work with Dr Phil Tiemeyer from Kansas State University. In this episode they discuss key moments in the LGBT community's relationship with work over the past …

E055 - Career Anchors

January 13th, 2020


James and Jane discuss Edgar Schein's 8 Career Anchors, a helpful tool for assessing your own career decisions and progression, as well as for …

E054 - Increasing Diversity on Boards with Neil Stevenson

December 23rd, 2019


James and Jane discuss what can be done to increase diversity on organizational boards with Neil Stevenson from Changing the Chemistry, a charity that works to do just that. The conversation covers what it's like to …

E053 - Christmas At Work (2019 Christmas Special)

December 18th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the holiday season and reflect on what it means for the world of work. The consider people who may not have positive …

E052 - Bias and technology in recruitment with Andy Babbage

December 16th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the role that unconscious bias plays in recruitment, and how technology can help overcome this bias with Andy Babbage from …

E051 - Menopause with Ruth Devlin

December 9th, 2019


James and Jane discuss Menopause with Ruth Devlin from "Let's Talk Menopause". The conversation covers a general introduction to menopause and overview of the symptoms of menopause. It also includes guidance around what …

E050 - Diversty and Inclusion in Sports Organizations w/ Donna Fraser

December 2nd, 2019


James and Jane discuss Inclusion and Diversity in the sporting world with four time former Olympian, Donna Fraser. The conversation covers ways to assess inclusion and diversity in organizations as well as things you …

E049 - Mental Health in Sport with Ian Braid

November 25th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the importance of mental health with Ian Braid from DOCIA sport, a mental health first aid trainer. The episode covers signs of declining mental health, what to do when you realize you are not in …

E048 - The Gender Pay Gap (w/ Catalyst Collective)

November 18th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the gender pay gap, diversity and inclusion with Katy and Fi from the Catalyst Collective. In the conversation they explore …

E047 - Including Care & Trauma Experienced people

November 11th, 2019


James and Jane discuss journeys that care experienced individuals and post trauma experienced individuals go through in the world of work, and what organizations can do to be more inclusive towards these people.

E046 - Neurodiversity at work, with Emma Walker

November 4th, 2019


James and Jane discuss Neurodiversity is with Emma Walker, from Auticon. In the conversation they learn about diverse conditions including autism, ADHD, Dyslexia. They also learn how organizations can be more inclusive …

E045 - A deeper dive into I&D with Rehman Abdulrehman

October 28th, 2019


James and Jane discuss more nuanced aspects of inclusion with Dr Rehman Abdulrehman. This excellent conversation encompasses the power names, …

E044 - An Introduction to Diversity & Inclusion with Sarah Churchman

October 21st, 2019


James and Jane speak to Sarah Churchman, PwC UK's Chief Inclusion and Wellbeing Officer, about Diversity & Inclusion(D&I). They discuss what is meant by D&I, why D&I matter to individuals, organizations …

E043 - Personal Development Plans

October 7th, 2019


James and Jane talk about how people can manage their own career development and self-improvement. They reflect on the importance of personal development plans and what good ones look like, as well as discussing some of …

E042 - Introduction to Mental Health

September 30th, 2019


James and Jane discuss mental health and the role that it can play in our lives and the world of work. They report some powerful facts about mental …

E041 - Self Regulation

September 23rd, 2019


James and Jane discuss what self regulation is, explore some theories of self regulation and ask if it's possible to get better at regulating …

E040 - Personal Effectiveness

September 16th, 2019


James and Jane discuss different tools and approaches that people can use to become more effective at work. They reflect on the concept of "getting …

E039 - Self Awareness

September 9th, 2019


James and Jane discuss what self awareness is and why it matters in the world of work. They also talk through the Johari Window, a model for measuring inter-personal awareness, before reflecting on how you can improve …

E038 - Happiness

September 2nd, 2019


James and Jane discuss the concept of happiness from the perspective of self development and care. They explore how happiness is measured, which countries are happy and some factors that happiness correlates with. They …

E037 - Becoming a Coach

August 19th, 2019


In this bonus episode, James and Jane have a conversation with Gillian McMichael, a Master ICF Coach (International Coach Federation), about what it's actually like to be a coach and how to become one. The show makes …

E036 - Organizational Maturity, with Stuart Woollard

August 8th, 2019


James and Jane are joined by Stuart Woollard from The Maturity Institute for a conversation about what makes a mature, sustainable business. This …

E035 - Feedback Cultures, with Joe Hirsch

August 5th, 2019


James and Jane are joined by Joe Hirsch, author of "The Feedback Fix", to talk about feedback, feedback cultures and the role feedback plays in …

E034 - Predictive Analytics, with Kristina Dorniak Wall

August 1st, 2019


James and Jane have a conversation with Kristina Dorniak-Wall from Culture Amp about predictive analytics and the role it plays in organizations and …

E033 - Sentiment Analysis, with Andy Roberts

July 29th, 2019


James and Jane are joined by Andy Roberts from Weekly 10 for a conversation about employee engagement with a focus on measuring engagement, specifically through sentiment analysis.

E032 - Organizational Design & Employee Experience, with Jane Garza

July 25th, 2019


James and Jane are joined by Jane Garza, from NOBL Collective, to talk about employee experience. They discuss what employee experience is, why they …

E031 - Organizational Culture & Engagement with Darrin Murriner

July 22nd, 2019


James and Jane have a conversation about organizational culture and employee engagement with Darrin Murriner from The explore what …

E030 - Learning from Volunteer Management

July 1st, 2019


In this interview style episode, James and Jane are joined by Laura Hamilton to discuss volunteer management. They explore how volunteer behaviors …

E029 - Consumer Behavior Change

June 24th, 2019


James and Jane discuss how organizations, retailers and marketers use the concepts behind nudge, behavioral economics and motivational psychology to …

E028 - Nudge Theory

June 17th, 2019


James and Jane explore the concept of "Nudge Theory" as a way to change behavior. They look at the theory's roots through some principles of persuasion and then at theory itself. They share the principles behind the …

E027 - The Power of Habits

June 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss habits, how they are important and how humans automate processes through habit. They also share the habit replacement loop and two lists of the week, both of which focus on replacing bad habits. 

E026 - Goal Setting

June 3rd, 2019


James and Jane reflect on Locke & Latham’s hugely influential work on goal-setting. They also discuss why goal-setting works, when it works and some of the risks associated with it. The list of the week is Zig …

E025 - Coaching for behaviour Change

May 27th, 2019


James and Jane discuss coaching with Gillian McMichael, an ICF Master Coach based in Edinburgh. They explore what coaching is and how it words, while …

E024 - Motivation

May 20th, 2019


James and Jane introduce the concept of motivation and reflect on several important models that are use to explain and influence it. The list of the …

E023 - Behaviour Change (An Introduction)

May 13th, 2019


James and Jane reflect on how people think, discuss theories of behavior, introduce concepts of behavior change and call out the importance of ethics. The list of the week is the six stages of change from the …

E022 - Communicating effectively (Rhetoric and persuasion)

April 18th, 2019


James and Jane discuss why communication is so important in the world of work. They walk through the five canons of rhetoric and share how to create …

E021 - Trust

April 11th, 2019


James and Jane discuss trust, reflect on how different professions think about it and explore why it’s so important in the work place by looking at David Rock's SCARF model. They also share two models that help explain …

E020 - Bringing divided teams together (lessons from civil society and Brexit)

April 4th, 2019


James and Jane discuss how charities and other organizations in civil society work to bring together divided groups of individuals. They explore projects designed to integrate divided youth groups, bridge divided …

E019 - Leading Change (lessons from Brexit)

March 28th, 2019


James and Jane discuss key factors that contribute to the success of change programs. They discuss force-field analysis, the importance of unified leadership, persuasive communications and John Kotter's 8 stage change …

E018 - Feedback (Receiving and models)

March 21st, 2019


James and Jane discuss the purpose of feedback, why we find it so difficult and how to be better at both receiving it and giving it.

The list of the …

E017 - Huddles & stand-up metings

March 14th, 2019


James and Jane discuss huddles (AKA "stand-up meetings" or "scrums") and reflect on who they are for and how they work before explaining through how to implement them in your teams.

The list of the week is common …

E016 - Resilience

March 7th, 2019


James and Jane discuss resilience, accountability for well-being, stress and pressure. They share a way to measure resilience and some ways to be more resilient. The list of the week is 5 easy things you can do to help …

E015 - Wellbeing

February 28th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the concept of well-being. They reflect on what individuals and leaders should do to support well-being, and on its role in …

E014 - Innovation (dilemmas and the Medici)

February 21st, 2019


James and Jane discuss innovation and reflect on the S-curve model, the innovator’s dilemma and the Medici effect. The list of the week is sample of step-change innovations that have occurred at the intersection of …

E013 - Innovation (cultures & leadership)

February 14th, 2019


James and Jane discuss incremental and disruptive innovation and the types of cultures and leadership activities that help drive successful …

E012 - Problem Solving (A3 thinking)

February 7th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the overall approach to solving problems within teams, then dive into a specific problem solving methodology, A3 thinking. The …

E011 - Organizational Change

January 31st, 2019


James and Jane discuss organizational change, explore popular frameworks used to consider it and discuss popular models for how to lead it. The list …

E010 - The Change Curve

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the key emotional stages that individuals go through when responding to a change, explore how leaders can help their employees through these stages and consider some of the major types of change …

E009 - Personality Tests

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss personality assessments, look at the history of the industry through skeptical eyes and explain some of the most common assessments used at the moment. The list of the week is a five step process …

E008 - Authentic Leadership

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane and Joined by Laura Kinser of Yellow Owl Consulting to talk about Authentic Leadership. They discuss what authentic leadership is, why …

E007 - Vision and Mission Statements

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss vision and mission statements and explore their role in supporting business strategy. They also consider what makes a good …

E006 - Team Building Activities

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss Energizers, Icebreakers and Team-Building activities and explore why they are important and what makes them work. They also share some examples of good activities to use in your teams along with …

E005 - Developmental Relationships & Networks

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss mentoring and development networks,  explore how individuals can find mentors and share thoughts on how leaders can establish mentoring networks in their organizations.

E004 - Personal Values

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss what personal values are, why they are important and how they might differ from career values. They also reflect on a few specific values and share some exercises that may help you discover your …

E003 - Flexible and Remote Working

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss the history of Agile, Remote and Flexible working as well as modern agile working practices. The list of the week is made up of key things all leaders need to consider before implementing Agile or …

E002 - Emotional Intelligence

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane discuss neuroscience, the “fight or flight” response, why emotions matter in the workplace and the five domains of emotional intelligence, as well as sharing hints and tips on improving your emotional …

E001 - Organizational Development

January 10th, 2019


James and Jane introduce The World of Work Podcast, discuss the history and importance of Organizational Development and share some of the key traits …

Introducing the World of Work Podcast

January 1st, 2019


In this micro podcast, James and Jane discuss the World of Work Podcast. They explain how it came about, what it covers, who it's for and how to get the most out of it.

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