These podcasts help you get the most from life and work by helping you improve your resilience and performance
Jason Shen - Navigating an organisational pivot
Keywords - Resilience - Organisational Pivots - Change - Personal Growth
In this episode of Resilience Unravelled, Jason Shen, an executive coach with a focus on resilience and reinvention who is renowned for guiding entrepreneurs through crucial transitions. A former national champion gymnast Jason faced multiple setbacks including layoffs, lawsuits, company failure, and traumatic knee injuries, so he understands what it takes to adapt and overcome adversity!
In this podcast Jason talks about the importance of continuous learning and personal growth and also about his background in the commercial world, including working in marketing roles and starting companies. The conversation focuses on organisational pivots and the importance of making changes earlier rather than later and Jason highlights the need for leaders to adapt their leadership approach during these transitions.
He also discusses personal resilience and how taking care of physical and creative/emotional needs is essential and cultural considerations such as differences between men and women's expressions of emotions or vulnerability based on Eastern/Western philosophies.
The concept and process of organisational pivotsThe impact of founders in organisational pivotsThe relationship between resilience and pivots.Cultural considerations in coachingExploring different coaching approaches
1: Introduction and Background - 00:02-02.17
2: Understanding Organisational Pivots - 02:17-04:06
3: Navigating Organisational Pivots - 04:06-06:23
4: Developing Leadership Capacity during Pivots - 06.23-08:59
5: Cultural Considerations in Pivots - 08.59-12:07
6: The Cycle of Learning and Support - 12.07-16:02
7: Overcoming the Fear of Not Knowing - 16:02-17:32
8: The Role of Coaching in Organisational Change - 17.32-22:19
9: The Path to Pivot Book - 22:19-23:41
Jason’s book is called "The Path to Pivot,"You can find out more about Jason at jasonshen.com
Buki Mosaku - Navigating workplace bias
Resilience - Bias - Navigating Bias - Unconscious Bias - Workplace Bias
In this episode of Resilience Unravelled Dr Russell Thackeray talks to Buki Mosaku, one of the world’s foremost bias-navigation experts. Buki is the founder and CEO of Diverse City Think Tank, a workplace bias and diversity-and-inclusion consultancy.
In this podcast Buki discusses the impact of bias in the workplace and suggests a new approach to addressing it by equipping individuals with the skills to navigate bias, rather than labelling certain groups as victims or perpetrators. He talks about the concept of directional bias (bias towards certain groups) and reverse bias (misinterpreting unfavourable decisions as biased) and emphasises the importance of calling out bias and engaging in dispassionate developmental inquiry to address it effectively.
What unconscious bias isWhy individuals and organisations need to be aware of unconscious bias in order to address it effectively.Why the traditional model for addressing workplace bias focuses fails to equip individuals with skills to navigate bias themselves.Creating an awareness and culture profile within organizations that promotes a bias-free environment.
1: Introductions - 00:02 - 04.57
2: Examples of Workplace Bias - 4.58 - 10:26
3: Navigating Workplace Bias - 10.27 - 21:21
4: The Power of "I Don't Understand" - 21.22 -
5: Navigating Bias Strategies – 21.23 - 31:58
6: Concluding remarks
You can find out more about Buki at www.bukimosaku.com His book is Navigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Rob Kalwarowsky - Self-awareness. The number one leadership skill?
Keywords - Resilience - Leadership - Self-awareness - Engagement - Emotional Intelligence - Bad Bosses
In this episode of Resilience Unravelled Rob Kalwarowsky, a TEDx speaker and the co-host of the Leadership Launchpad Project, discusses his experience with bad bosses and the impact it had on his mental health. Rob shares how he overcame depression and launched a career in leadership coaching.
Before transitioning into leadership coaching and speaking, Rob spent over 10 years as an engineer within mining, oil pipelines, and consulting in heavy industry. He was also a 3-time Academic All-American in NCAA Water Polo and played on the U18 Canadian National Water Polo team. Now he uses a combination of high-performance coaching, technology, and analytics to build winning teams and help leaders achieve their goals.
The negative effects of toxic bosses on company performance and employee well-beingThe qualities a manager needs to build engagementEmployee engagement as a measure of good leadershipHow work can provide meaning and purposeMindset, self-awareness, and the importance of self-managementInternal and external awarenessThe need for emotional intelligence in leadershipResources for dealing with bad bossesInternal family systems and how it breaks down the internal world into parts or masks.
1: Introductions - 00:02 - 02:29
2: The Importance of Deep Work - 02.30 - 05:19
3: Self-Awareness as the Key Leadership Skill - 05.20 - 07:22
4: The Link Between Leadership and Engagement - 7.23 - 09:10
5: The Role of Managers in Building Engagement - 09.11 - 12:51
6: Leveraging Strengths and Purpose in Leadership - 12.53 - 18:01
7: Emotional Intelligence and Relational Intelligence - 18.02 - 23.02
8: Conclusion and Further Resources - 23.03 - 26.43
Listen to Rob's "Leadership Launchpad Project" podcast. Visit the website howtodealboss.com to access a free eBook on dealing with a bad boss. Use the code "resilience" to get $50 off the program offered on the website. Check out the Rob's Elite Performance site
Alyse Maslonik - Using anger for positive change
Resilience - Anger - Change - Abuse - Personal Growth - Speaking Up
In this episode of Resilience Unravelled, Alyse Maslonik shares her inspiring story of overcoming poverty and domestic abuse to become a successful advisor. Despite facing numerous hardships in her life, Alyse maintains a positive perspective by focusing on the good people and communities around her. She discusses the importance of resilience, how anger can be transformed into a tool for growth, how past experiences shape us as people, and how women are often discouraged from expressing anger. She shares her personal experience with abuse and how she had to transform her anger into something positive.
Alyse also highlights the need for funding social programs to prevent future problems and save lives and touches on the societal pressures that prevent women from speaking up for their rights and changing the status quo. The mission of her organisation RedefinED Advisors is to redefine education in the United States, particularly for underprivileged students. The organisation raises funding for public school students who are failing due to lack of resources and provides scholarships for those experiencing financial hardships or trauma.
The idea of resilience and how it can be learned.How anger can be used as a tool for good.The importance of learning from past experiences.RedefinED Advisors, and their work in the education sector.The need for action and creating actionable items to create change.Why women are discouraged from expressing anger
1: Introductions Russell introduces Alyse Maslonik. They briefly discuss Alyse's upcoming appearance on the news and her recent achievement. Alyse talks about her background and starting her life in a domestic abuse shelter - 00:00 to 01:50
2: Resilience and Overcoming Adversity. Russell and Alyse discuss the importance of resilience. They talk about how people can rise above difficult backgrounds and use their past experiences to propel themselves forward. Alyse shares her own story of going through a criminal trial after experiencing abuse. They discuss the idea that people should not be ashamed of their anger - 04:46 to 13:49
3: Redefining Education and Scholarships. Alyse talks about her organisation, RedefinED Advisors, and their mission to provide scholarship funding for underprivileged students. Russell and Alyse discuss the importance of education and scholarships. They briefly touch on Alyse's upcoming book - 25:08 to 29:46
4: Taking Action and Creating Change. Russell and Alyse discuss the need for action to create change - 31:07 to 32:39
Alyse’s book, "The Anger She Keeps," focuses on using anger as fuel for positive change.Find out more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/redefiningeducation/
David Rosmarin - Make anxiety your friend
Resilience- Anxiety - Mental Health - Emotions - Anxiety Toolkit
In this episode of Resilience Unravelled, Dr David Rosmarin, the founder of the Centre for Anxiety (New York, Boston, Princeton), associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the McLean Hospital Spirituality and Mental Health Programme talks about anxiety and how to make it your friend.
Often, people who suffer from anxiety either exhaust themselves trying to cure it or resign themselves to a lifetime of fear and worry but Dr Rosmarin suggests that instead of fighting their anxiety, people can turn it into a strength.
Dr Rosmarin defines anxiety as a response similar to fear but triggered by uncertain or future events rather than immediate danger. He emphasises that anxiety can be a normal and potentially positive emotion if managed correctly, challenging the notion that it is always negative or pathological. He also discusses exposure therapy as a technique to deal with anxiety and how leaning into anxiety can be liberating.
Tools for managing anxiety. The importance of spirituality in mental health and how it often gets ignored in psychiatric treatment. The concept of increasing tolerance of uncertainty as a way to cope with anxiety.The role of community and social connections in managing anxiety and improving mental health.How exposure therapy can be used to manage anxiety.
Find out more about Dr Rosmarin at https://dhrosmarin.com/
His book Thriving with Anxiety: 9 Tools to Make Your Anxiety Work for You is published in October 2023.
Connect with Dr. Rosmarin on LinkedIn for further engagement and updates.
Aziz Musa - Resilience, vision and innovation.
Building the digital economy and a social enterprise in Sudan
Resilience – Vision – Innovation – Sudan – Digital Economy – Social Enterprise
In this episode of Resilience Unravelled Aziz Musa, a transformative leader in the digital marketing realm, talks about his story which led him from Blackpool, to Dubai, Sudan and finally Egypt.
As the youngest public company CEO in the UK, Aziz had already made significant strides in the corporate world. However, in 2017 against a backdrop of political unrest and war, he founded Cush.Digital with the vision of building both a social enterprise and the digital economy in Sudan,
In this podcast Aziz shares his experience of living through a civil war in Sudan and of having to relocate to Egypt. The process of leaving Sudan during the war was difficult and he discusses how he approached some of the decisions he had to make for his family and employees. This includes evacuating people from a war zone, going through military checkpoints, crossing the border, providing employment and support for families. He also shares some of the background to his business life and talks about growing a digital agency through client satisfaction and how his company trained over 4,000 people in Sudan in digital marketing, on a pro bono basis.
The importance of making deliberate decisions and having a higher purpose when facing adversity.Planning ahead and being proactive in managing anxiety and building resilience.Creating a social enterprise alongside a businessThe 10th Man ExperimentWhy we need backup plans and to be prepared for changing scenarios.The importance of having a plan to manage anxiety and build resilience.The process of using logic and expertise to determine the real threats.
1: Introductions (00:02-01:41)
2: Aziz's Background and Work (01:41-04:01)
3: Aziz's Experience of War (04:47-09:00)
4: Escape from Sudan (09:18-14:37)
5: Building Resilience and Managing Anxiety (14:37-19:17)
6: Planning for Unlikely Scenarios (19:52-23:15)
7: Aziz's Work and Contact Information (23:58-27:33)
Follow Aziz on LinkedIn Find out more about Cush Digital at www.cush.digital
Two sides of the ocean, very similar perspectives
Russell was a very engaging, dynamic and knowledgeable host. Great conversation - I really enjoyed it and found we had so much in common. Hopefully listeners will gain new and useful perspectives to consider on resilience for both leaders and team members
Both the individual and the organisation learns
This podcast is great because Dr Thackeray interviews people to help you enhance both your own mindset but also the success of your business endeavours. He searches the world for high-quality guests…
Daily dose of confidence
Dr Russell offers some great actionable ideas that you can easily try and see results!