243 episodes

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.
We’ll discover how to be better humans at work and in life.
We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits. Welcome.

Being Human Richard Atherton

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.
We’ll discover how to be better humans at work and in life.
We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits. Welcome.

    #243 Bridging The Tech-Business Divide - with Nik Silver

    #243 Bridging The Tech-Business Divide - with Nik Silver

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    This week I speak with blogger and former Head of Technology at The Guardian Nik Silver.
    Nik has spent his career navigating the boundary between Tech teams and The Business. He shares his wisdom on how we can bridge the gap and his approach to leading interventions where communication has broken down.We talk:
    Start with a problem statement
    Listening with Clean Language
    The power of verbatim quotes
    Connecting coders to users
    Will AI replace programmers? 
    Enjoy!Links:Nik's Blog

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #242 Tao Healing - with Paul Fletcher

    #242 Tao Healing - with Paul Fletcher

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    This week I swing way out with teacher and healer Paul Fletcher.
    According to Paul, all challenges in life are due to negative information energy and matter that gets stored in your vibrational field (soul), while all success is due to a positive build-up. The secret everyone is looking for is to understand where and how the harmful accumulation occurs and how to remove it and maximize the positive. We talk:
    Tao forgiveness practices
    Acknowledging the soul
    Soul Marketing
    The 21-day gratitude practice
    Distinguishing heart and soul 
    Links:Paul's Website

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #241 Beyond Empowerment - with Doug Kirkpatrick

    #241 Beyond Empowerment - with Doug Kirkpatrick

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    I've got a great one for you this week. I speak with Doug Kirkpatrick, organizational change consultant, TEDx speaker, executive coach, and author.
    Doug began his career in the manufacturing sector, ultimately becoming one of the founding employees of The Morning Star Company, a world leader in the food industry that has become famous for its entirely self-managing workforce - that's right, a major blue-collar operation with no formal bosses. He now shares his extraordinary experience at Morning Star with other businesses around the world.
    We talk:
    The two principles underpinning self-management
    How to get started in any organisation
    How self-management turbocharges innovation
    'Adulting' company culture
    Self-management as leadership training
    Links:Doug's WebsiteBeyond Empowerment - The Book

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #240 Mister Happiness - with Arnaud Collery

    #240 Mister Happiness - with Arnaud Collery

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    This week, I speak with Arnaud Collery, a former stand-up comedian, a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and a coach in tech, entertainment and personal growth
    After 20 years of globe-trotting, he has settled in France, where he leads a personal growth platform called Humanava that teaches human skills through masterclasses. 
    Arnaud is a raging dynamo in all things related to human thriving. We talk:
    Starting out as Chief Happiness Officer
    The power of storytelling
    Three ingredients for happiness: gratitude, purpose and transparency
    Using comedy to address l'éléphant dans la chambre
    'Otanda': keeping the fires of passion burning 
    Links:Arnaud's WebsiteHumanava

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #239 A New Consciousness - with Yuri van Geest

    #239 A New Consciousness - with Yuri van Geest

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    This week, I speak with Yuri van Geest, co-author of the book Exponential Organizations.Yuri is a master in helping companies scale and has worked closely with Ray Kurzweil's Singularity University. Until just a few years ago, he was delivering up to three hundred keynotes a year, but he was experiencing burnout. A moment of self-reflection made him re-evaluate his life. This new perspective led him to take a 300km walk in India, meditating five times daily and to spend five days in a one-square-metre spot without food or water.  With a profound shift in consciousness from these experiences, he has changed his life and career. Yuri is now re-embracing his creativity with a monthly DJ slot and is committed to causing a change in consciousness across the world.We talk:
    Building exponential organisations 
    'Immanence walks' for kids
    Confronting your shadow
    Connecting to nature
    Applying Nature's principles to everything
    Links:Exponential Organizations - The BookYuri's LinkedIn Page
     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #238 Show The Value of What You Do - with Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. Phillips

    #238 Show The Value of What You Do - with Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. Phillips

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    This week, I speak with Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. Phillips, authors of the book Show the Value of What You Do.Jack’s journey started in Learning and Development at Lockheed Martin when he had to justify why the company should continue investing in free college tuition for new recruits. He won his case and so started a lifelong passion for helping others prove the value of their projects, however intangible the benefits might appear at first glance.We talk:
    How negative ROI can be a good thing
    The power of the ROI pilot
    The ROI of chaplaincy
    Using ROI to develop data-led decision making
    Using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to drive ROI
    Links:Show the Value of What You Do - The BookThe ROI Institute

    • 53 min

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adamwk ,

Great content but need better audio

Really like this - great interview style, strong guests, always interesting. However, the audio is quite poor, especially the host. Both unclear and very quiet. I miss a lot of this even at top volume when I’m on the tube.

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