138 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 • 7 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.

    #138 Weapon of Mass Creation - with David Chislett

    #138 Weapon of Mass Creation - with David Chislett

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    My guest this week, David Chislett, dropped out of private school in South Africa to become a rocker. From playing punk to managing bands he ultimately made his way to Utrecht in the Netherlands to become a self-proclaimed Weapon of Mass Creation.
    He teaches people how we can put creativity at the heart of our armoury of workplace skills. Doing this can help us become not just better innovators, but better decision makers.
    We cover:
    - Preconditions for creativity
    - Punk rock in South Africa
    - Which dots to join
    - Everyday creativity
    - Making it happen

    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    David's website
    The Playful Creative summit

    • 38 min
    #137 Think Like Janus - with Loizos Heracleous

    #137 Think Like Janus - with Loizos Heracleous

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    My guest this week is Loizos Heracleous, Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Warwick Business School and author of the recently published book, Janus Strategy. 
    After serving as an advisor to major international companies for years, he started to observe that some companies got a competitive edge when adopting a more flexible strategic approach, as opposed to companies that stuck to tight, orthodox strategies. Loizos has called this type of thinking The Janus Strategy, after the Roman god Janus who surveys two or more directions simultaneously. It’s about an abundance mindset, for example, how can we reduce cost and increase quality at the same time?

    We cover:
    - The god of gods
    - Embracing opposites
    - Open heart surgery for $2000
    - 4 phases of breakthrough thinking
    - Why you've got to care

    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    Janus Strategy - The Book
    Loizos' Website

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #136 Improv For Connection - with Remy Bertrand

    #136 Improv For Connection - with Remy Bertrand

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    My guest this week is Remy Bertrand, a Frenchman in London and a master improviser.
    Kicked out of theatre school at 15, Remy worked a succession of jobs that never quite fulfilled him. Nearing 40, he realised that improv was his passion and it was time to plunge in and build a business around it.
    With a loan from the bank, Remy gave himself a year to build a business. It took another three before he had something that regularly paid the bills. He now has a thriving improv operation attracting actors, artists and executives.
    In this episode, we bring you:
    - Why improv is not what you see on TV
    - How improv helps with social anxiety
    - Why so many people are choosing to train in improv right now
    - Improv for self-knowledge
    - A live demo
    Enjoy!
    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    Imprology

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #135 500% - with Julian Wilson

    #135 500% - with Julian Wilson

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    My guest this week is Julian Wilson, CEO of British engineering firm Matt Black Systems and author of "500%: How Two Pioneers Transformed Productivity". Along with his business partner, through a series of counter-intuitive steps, he experimented his way to a 500% gain in productivity.
    The change saw his staff triple their income, come alive as human beings, whilst delivering extraordinary returns for him and his co-investors.
    His is a story of returning to the original translations of Taiichi Ohno's pioneering work at Toyota to apply its essence to a creative, design-led operation.
    We talk:
    - Why Lean/Agile transformations fail
    - Why centralisation does not remove duplication
    - Business as a social institution
    - How business culture starts in our families
    - Self-leadership pushed to its limits
    Enjoy!
    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    500%: How two pioneers transformed productivity - The Book
    Matt Black Systems

    • 2 hrs 26 min
    #134 The Art of Compassionate Business - with Bruno Cignacco

    #134 The Art of Compassionate Business - with Bruno Cignacco

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    My guest this week is Bruno Cignacco, international speaker, coach and author of 'The Art of Compassionate Business'. Bruno is committed to putting love at the centre of our business relationships.
    First and foremost, Bruno is an advocate of what he calls The Human Oriented Enterprise, a type of business that prioritizes human interaction over everything else.
    We talk:
    - Love in the office
    - Generosity
    - Natural conversations
    - Passion and resilience
    Enjoy!
    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    The Art of Compassionate Business Book
    Bruno's Website

    • 37 min
    #133 Trust-Based Leadership - with Mike Ettore

    #133 Trust-Based Leadership - with Mike Ettore

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    My guest this week is Mike Ettore, leadership coach and ex-infantry officer with the US Marines. He's the author of 'Trust-Based Leadership', where he explains how he adapted and applied military leadership concepts while serving as a business leader. 
    After leaving the Marines, Mike has served as a top executive for the staffing company Kforce, where he rose to the position of Chief Information Officer, despite not having any formal tech training.
    Over his years in corporate life, Mike learned how to apply the Marines Core Values - Honour, Courage and Commitment to business.
    We talk:
    - Forgetting ammo on the battlefield
    - Leadership eats culture
    - Integrity above all else
    - Leader as scholar
    - The art of planning
    Enjoy!
    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    Trust-Based Leadership Book
    Fidelis Leadership Group

    • 1 hr 19 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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