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Make work better.


How can we fix work? Each week we chat to scientists and experts to improve our jobs. The book of the show - The Joy of Work is a UK top 10 bestseller: amzn.to/2zsBuR8 Hosted by @brucedaisley. Contact the show

Eat Sleep Work Repeat Bruce Daisley

    • Management

Make work better.


How can we fix work? Each week we chat to scientists and experts to improve our jobs. The book of the show - The Joy of Work is a UK top 10 bestseller: amzn.to/2zsBuR8 Hosted by @brucedaisley. Contact the show

    What next in your career?

    What next in your career?

    Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper are the creators of the Squiggly Careers podcast - and the authors of a brand new book, The Squiggly Career. If you're wondering what to do with your life Sarah and Helen might be the best person to help you find the right answers for you.


    This episode answers questions about what we should expect from our jobs - and the where happiness at work lives.


    Helen mentioned the values episode of their podcast and you'll find it here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    Let's talk about flex... flexible working

    Let's talk about flex... flexible working

    Hot topic right now. Annie Auerbach talks about her way of working flexibly and explains how all of us could be living a life we love.


    Annie is the author of Flex. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    What's stopping you from doing your best work ever?

    What's stopping you from doing your best work ever?

    What's stopping you from you doing your best work ever? That's the question that Aaron Dignan (working at his culture consultancy, The Ready) asks the companies he meets. 


    Often the biggest barrier to us doing our best work is often our own attitude and mindset - and Dignan takes us step by step into his process. Aaron's book Brave New Work, is out now.


    Also mentioned in this episode:
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    • 44 min
    Talking teams - an interview with Pippa Grange - head of team & culture at the England football team

    Talking teams - an interview with Pippa Grange - head of team & culture at the England football team

    Recorded at the Good Day at Work event in Manchester, hosted by Robertson Cooper.


    During the last World Cup, as we gradually started believing in the prospects of a team whose members had surprised us with their humour, work-rate and calm demeanour there was a wonderful newspaper article that garnered lots of attention about the secrets of their transformation.
    The piece introduced us to one of the people responsible for overhauling the mindset of the England squad. Previously players for the national team had always worn the heavy expectations upon them like a stiff and weighty leather overcoat. In the recent past those called up (like Raheem Sterling) have commented that the pressure created by fan aggression has stiffled players’ ability to express themselves creatively.
    The nation was collectively astonished to see a very different England mentality this time round. And, as The Guardian article showed, Dr Pippa Grange was one of the people responsible.
    It was a great honour to interview Pippa at the Good Day at Work event in Manchester in September 2019. The event was fully sold out, such was the interest in the outstanding line up of speakers.
    Pippa spoke of:
    - the importance of cultural moments
    - the very first thing she does to build a winning culture
    - what it’s like to be in that room before a huge game
    - the realities of being a woman in the man’s world of sport
    - the single thing that is way more important than positivity
    - how a big (stressful) adventure can lead to wellness
    The conversation was outstanding. Pippa is outgoing from the FA as I write this – I can’t wait to see what she does next. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 56 min
    Could Uber have won with a different culture?

    Could Uber have won with a different culture?

    Today’s episode is about Uber. Its based on a brilliant book that stacks of people have found themselves tearing through in one sitting over the last couple of weeks, It’s a book called Superpumped by Mike Isaac. If you’ve heard Mike talking about the book, this chat will be different because we’re just going to focus on the culture of Uber. The question for me was ‘would Uber ever have been as successful if their culture wasn’t so psychopathic and secondly could someone else adapt Uber’s culture a little to be slightly less blatant in their evilness and get away with it. 


    On today’s episode. A brilliant discussion with Mike Isaac about the culture at Uber. I’m not supporting anything at all they did but there are certainly aspects of that you can’t help but think are brilliant. Travis Kalanick took people whose previous job had been running coffee stores and gave them whole cities to run. Giving people autonomy produced incredible, incredible results. The question then becomes - could you have got rid of the bad consequences by managing it better. And that is the question.


    Mike Isaac is a New York Times writer and the author of the brand new best selling Superpumped. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    The lies we tell about work (interview with Marcus Buckingham)

    The lies we tell about work (interview with Marcus Buckingham)

    Marcus Buckingham is a research who has specialised in debunking some of the lies that pervade our jobs. His discoveries are eye-popping. Company culture can't be measured, 'OKRs' (goals) never work and much more. It's a compelling and entertaining listen.


    Get in touch to tell Bruce what you thought - or leave us a review at Apple podcasts.


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    • 46 min

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The Barcelona way...brilliant

Just listened to this and have to say this was fantastic.....using sport as a way to bring make the point is great....love this

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Brilliant podcast. Been listening for a while and always fascinating and a really interesting line up of guests - prompted to review as I loved a recent interview where Bruce challenged the integrity of an argument and called it out. Don’t often hear that in a podcast...

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