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Being More Productive

May 4, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.

 

Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.
 


Jonathan Fields

Appreciation At Work

April 14, 2016

 

Interview with Paul White, co-author of the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Employers pay a lot of lip service to the idea of appreciation in the workplace but somehow we’re missing the mark.

 

Paul White:
From research we know that 79% of the people that leave work voluntary to go to another position site a lack of appreciation as one of the top 2 reasons.
 


Paul White

Confidence At Work

February 24, 2016

 

Interview with Jodi Glickman, author of the book Great on the Job: What to Say, How to Say It. The Secrets of Getting Ahead.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever been in that situation at work where you don’t know something you need to know and you feel dumb for not knowing it? Well take a lesson from this lady…

 

Jodi Glickman:
As a young investment banker at Goldman Sacks I was not very good technically but the thing is no one knew that I didn’t really know what to do.
 

Jodi Glickman

Your Next Job

September 30, 2015

 

Interview with Paul B. Brown, author of the book Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree that finding a new job is hard work and that may have something to do with how you approach it.

 

Paul B. Brown:
Somewhere out there is the perfect job for me all I have to do is find it. Oh gosh is that hard!
 


Paul B. Brown

The Silo Effect

September 15, 2015

 

Interview with Gillian Tett, author of the book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s something in our personal and our professional culture today called the silo effect.

 

Gillian Tett:
Today’s bureaucracies are often so fragmented that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The fundamental problem that comes from that is that bright people do really, really dumb things.
 


Gillian Tett

The Real Reason People Go To Work - Part 2

September 2, 2015

 

Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You’ve probably heard that a majority of working people don’t actually like their job. Which is a shame because…

 

Barry Schwartz:
We spend half our waking lives at work. And it’s an incredible waste of a human resource for people to spend half of their lives in places they don’t want to be doing things they don’t want to do - especially when it’s not necessary.
 


Barry Schwartz

The Real Reason People Go To Work

September 1, 2015

 

Interview with Barry Schwartz, author of the book Why We Work (TED Books)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A lot of us get up every day and go to work. Why?

 

Barry Schwartz:
There’s a long standing ideology about human beings and work which is that people don’t want to work they’re basically lazy. If we didn’t need the money we wouldn’t work – end of story.
 


Barry Schwartz

Being Happy At Work

August 4, 2015

 

Interview with Jessica Pryce-Jones author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More and more employers are spending time and effort on making sure their employees are happy.

 

Jessica Pryce-Jones:
The reason that organizations are interested in happiness at work is because people who are happiest at work are doing a day and a quarter extra per week in terms of effort. So you are getting sixty days a year out of your most happy employees.
 


Jessica Pryce-Jones

Being Happy On The Job

 April 12, 2010
Interview with Jessica Pryce-Jones author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Just how happy and content you are at work is determined by several factors.

 

Jessica Pryce-Jones:
It looks to be about 50% of your happiness comes with who you are. 10-15% comes with the context that you find yourself in – but 35-40% comes from how you manage that context.
 


Jessica Pryce-Jones

Make Better Use Of Your Time

June 23, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody it seems has enough time. We’re short on time, we run out of time, or do we?

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think we often tell ourselves stories that life is stressful and crazy and busy. I mean that’s what everyone answers when you ask, “How’s life going?” Well it’s busy. But I find that if we actually track our time life is often a little bit more reasonable than we give ourselves credit for.
 


Laura Vanderkam

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