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Better@Work is for everyone striving to be better and feel better in work and life.
Whether you’re ready to take your career to new heights, or battling with the daily grind, I’m here to help.
By drawing on insights from leading psychologists, neuroscientists, leaders and performance experts, and sharing my own successes and mistakes as a leader, we deliver proven strategies, tools and science-backed techniques to help you achieve betterness in your working life, one day at a time.
Please join me on the next episode as we inspire you to be Better@Work and navigate the pitfalls and workjerkery that may be getting in your way.
6 July 2023 | EPISODE 24
21 June 2023 | EPISODE 23
The Human Skills We Need in an Unpredictable World with Margaret Heffernan
In episode 23, we chat with Margaret Heffernan about the critical human skills that we need to confront the unexpected in today’s world.
Margaret explains why attempts to predict the future, even in today’s world of AI and Big Data technologies, are often doomed to failure. She offers alternative strategies for people and organisations facing an uncertain future — strategies based on human creativity and resilience.
Dr Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive, broadcaster, and author. She writes, speaks and blogs about business leadership, management, innovation and creativity, and her TED talks have been seen by over 14 million people. Margaret has written six books and her third book, ‘Wilful Blindness, Why We Ignore The Obvious’ was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. Her most recent book ‘Uncharted: How To Map The Future’ was published in 2020 and was nominated for the Financial Times Best Business Book award.
This episode is packed full of wisdom and amazing insights, you will walk away feeling inspired and energised.
And in let’s take this offline, Annette Sloan and I break down the three biggest takeaways.
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In episode 22, we chat with Mamie Kanfer Stewart about creating effective and engaging meetings. Have you felt that you were wasting your time in a meeting, stuck in back-to-back meetings all day, and not getting to your work? Our listeners have told us this is a problem in many of their organisations and one that has worsened in recent years.
Mamie, is a coach and consultant who trains teams and organisations to develop a healthy and productive meeting culture. She shares with us her expertise in planning (and declining!) meetings, substitutes to meetings, and making meetings more beneficial and productive for everyone. Cathal and Mamie also spent some time discussing how meetings reflect your culture and your team dynamics.
This episode is packed full of practical tips to put into action in your meetings immediately!
And in let’s take this offline, Annette Sloan and I break down the three biggest takeaways, plus we answer a question from our listener Elizabeth, who has been out of the workforce for 15 years and is unsure how to start her career again.
Mamie Kanfer Stewart is the author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings. Her company, Meeteor, helps teams and organizations build healthy meeting culture. As a coach, speaker, writer, and trainer, Mamie has helped thousands of people improve their meetings and how they collaborate. Mamie has been featured in Forbes, Inc, and Fast Company. She is a regular contributor on The Price of Business and is the host of The Modern Manager podcast.
Book: Momentum by Mamie Kanfer Stewart and Tai Tsao
Podcast: The Modern Manager
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In episode 20, we chat with Kate Goodger about the approaches to unlock our best performance ever.
Formerly a PE teacher, Kate is one of the most experienced performance psychologists in Olympic sport in the UK having worked with Team GB athletes and medallists at seven Olympic Games. She has also built a reputation as a high-performance coach and facilitator with leaders and executives in European and global businesses. Clients have included LEGO, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, ASDA, and Laing O’Rourke.
This is a fantastic discussion from a thoughtful, present, and very articulate Kate, we hope it helps with improving your performance.
And in let’s take this offline, Annette Sloan and I break down the three biggest takeaways, plus we answer a question from our listener Natasha, on the impact an error she made at work is having on her.
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