Professor Dan Cable and comedian Akin Omobitan unearth social science’s hidden gems by “funpacking” peer-reviewed articles and sharing their choice findings!
How do You Know if Your Career is Your Calling?
Whether of not we have found, or are in search of, a career that fulfils us professionally and personally might come down to just one thing: the story we tell ourselves. Dan and Akin squeeze research investigating how called professionals construct identities. - Research Paper: 'Stories of Calling: How Called Professionals Construct Narrative Identities' by Matt Bloom, Amy E. Colbert and Jordan D. Nielsen
Hostile Media or a Paranoid Audience?
Studied over 30 years ago, the hostile media phenomenon found the biases audiences consume news with creates a new reality in which everyone is out to get them and nothing is ever good enough. Dan and Akin squeeze the findings of this classic research paper. - Research Paper: 'The Hostile Media Phenomenon: Biased Perception and Perceptions of Media Bias in Coverage of the Beirut Massacre' by Robert P. Vallone, Lee Ross and Mark R. Lepper
What Can We Learn from How the Best Sporting Talent is Developed?
Less what it takes to be the best and more what is takes to the produce the best. As a coach, leader, parent or person of persuasion, you'll be aware of the challenges involved with helping individuals reach their potential. Dan and Akin review research which seeks to help uncover reliable tips for drawing out greatness. - Research Paper: 'The Great British Medalists Project: A Review of Current Knowledge on the Development of the World's Best Sporting Talent' by Tim Rees, Lew Hardy, Arne Gullich, Bruce Abernethy, Jean Cote, Tim Woodman, Hugh Montgomery, Stewart Laing and Chelsea Warr
When Negative Feedback Leads to Increased Creativity
When we're being, negative feedback provides us with the opportunity to close the gap between what's produced and what's possible. Dan and Akin squeeze a research paper which looks into how the effect is turned on its head depending on where the feedback comes from. - Research Paper: 'Does Negative Feedback Benefit (or Harm) Recipient Creativity? The Role of the Direction of Feedback Flow' by Yeun Joon Kim and Junha Kim
Exceptional by Dan Cable - Unlocking Your Potential
Are you familiar with the best version of yourself? Would you like to be that version of yourself more often? We talk about Dan's latest book, 'Exceptional' in this episode, squeezing research and ideas that underpin text. - Exceptional is available on Amazon and Audible. - Be sure to visit essentic.com for information on how they help individuals and organisations uncover and work with their "Exceptional" strengths.
Laugh it Up: The Way Humour Transforms Workplace Meetings
When you think of your workplace meetings, is laughter a regular attendee? Akin and Dan squeeze a research paper from an exciting branch of social science in which the merit of emotions at work is being brought into question. - Research Paper: 'Emotions in Organizations: Joint Laughter in Workplace Meetings' by Helena Kangasharju and Tuija Nikko
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This is brilliant- primary research digested and presented in a engaging and fun way! I did an MBA a few years ago and this is a great way to keep that knowledge topped up on a regular basis!