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A weekly podcast of 50 Ways to Succeed At Work, for school leavers, Uni grads, anyone starting work and those who have been in work for a few years. Each week's episode ends with clear suggestions for action and is designed for easy listening. Episodes deal with work issues seldom mentioned in joining documentation, handbooks and other support material. Andrew's wide-ranging work experience delivers help and insight for those wanting to succeed at work. Visit the website www.50Ways.site to access the podcast transcripts; play past episodes, and learn about e-learning courses.

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A weekly podcast of 50 Ways to Succeed At Work, for school leavers, Uni grads, anyone starting work and those who have been in work for a few years. Each week's episode ends with clear suggestions for action and is designed for easy listening. Episodes deal with work issues seldom mentioned in joining documentation, handbooks and other support material. Andrew's wide-ranging work experience delivers help and insight for those wanting to succeed at work. Visit the website www.50Ways.site to access the podcast transcripts; play past episodes, and learn about e-learning courses.

    EPISODES (50) 14--TEAM PLAYER--why being a team player at work makes perfect sense

    EPISODES (50) 14--TEAM PLAYER--why being a team player at work makes perfect sense

    Andrew lists some major successful companies and explains that they all rely on having great teams in common.

    Most good employers see teamwork or collaboration as essential for their success. So you must take cooperation seriously if you want to succeed at work.

    No matter how brilliant you are, creative or talented, aim to make a great start by becoming a good team player.

    Andrew then shares a little-known secret about helping each other in a team. This releases a chemical called oxytocin in the brain, which creates a sense of well-being and positive emotions.

    The other not-so-secret fact Andrew mentions is the prediction that you will rely heavily on relationships to get things done at work.

    Even if you are a specialist with great expertise, you will still need good relationships at work to get things done or your work used. 

    Andrew ends with the usual three practical actions you can take right away. These include:

    Encourage colleagues to ask each other: "How can I help you?"
    Invest as much energy into other people's ideas as your own
    Help colleagues deal with challenging situations--it builds trust and connection.

    All 50 Ways podcasts end with three actions you can take today to do better.

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    COMING SOON!
    Tame the Beast: Be smart and master your anger and impatience.Play Big: Why it pays to avoid being petty at work. Boss Bovver: Respect love or praise but don’t piss off the boss.Don't miss these important success topics due out over the next few weeks.

    DISCOVER!
    Definitive, carefully researched articles on this topic Access the full audio transcriptDiscover the specially created e-learning units based on the Podcasts.Participate in the Forum where you can ask questions about this Podcast or raise issues about work and receive answers. Find all these at the Podcast website: www.50Ways.site

    • 6 min
    EPISODES (50) 14 TEAM PLAYER TRAILER

    EPISODES (50) 14 TEAM PLAYER TRAILER

    A reminder about the next Monday's episode, http://www.50Ways.site which is on being a team player.

    There's plenty of great information and wisdom on being a Team Player and why it's so important at work for your success.

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    EPISODES(50) 13 GOAL POLISHER--making others look good helps you to succeed

    EPISODES(50) 13 GOAL POLISHER--making others look good helps you to succeed

    In this episode, Andrew explains how to be a Goal Polisher who understands goal setting, especially the critical part of the execution.

    The starting point is the definition of success for the goal. How will anyone know it's been reached.

    Focusing on execution can help you impress people who are supportive and knowledgeable.

    Andrew suggests that the "how" of execution is as important as the "what" of the goal itself.

    Excellent Goal Polishers says Andrew fight shy of the limelight. They put others in it to win people's trust and indirectly help themselves.

    In his usual three action points at the end, Andrew suggests that you should become familiar with goal setting techniques such as the well-known SMART goal method.

    SMART stands for goals which are 
    Specific (simple, sensible, significant).Measurable (meaningful, motivating).Achievable (agreed, attainable).Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).Time-bound or time-limited Sometimes SMART includes Acceptable rather than Achievable. What's important, though, is that you systematically apply a framework like this.

    All 50 Ways podcasts end with three actions you can take today to do better.

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    COMING SOON!
    Team Player: Why being a team player makes perfect sense. Tame the Beast: Be smart and master your anger and impatience.Play Big: Why it pays to avoid being petty at work. Don't miss these important success topics due out over the next few weeks.

    DISCOVER!
    Definitive, carefully researched articles on this topic Access the full audio transcriptDiscover the specially created e-learning units based on the Podcasts.Participate in the Forum where you can ask questions about this Podcast or raise issues about work and receive answers. Find all these at the Podcast website: www.50Ways.site

    • 6 min
    EPISODES (50) 12 SMILER--why smiling at work gets other people purring

    EPISODES (50) 12 SMILER--why smiling at work gets other people purring

    Andrew's latest episode explores the benefits of smiling at work and how it can contribute to your success.

    He points to lesser-known facts about smiling. First, it releases a chemical in the brain that makes us feel good.  Which partly explains why we do it.

    Second, there's something called mirroring you should know about. If you smile at someone, it creates a mirroring effect. The other person automatically finds themselves reflecting on one of their own.

    Translate these facts and their implications for your workplace. You can now realise how and why your smiling can get others purring with pleasure without them even knowing why.
     
    Smiling alone, though, won't make you a success warns Andrew. But it goes a long way towards it.

    As usual, he ends the week's podcast with three actions you can adopt immediately and offers a suggested takeaway.

    All 50 Ways podcasts end with three actions you can take today to do better.

    All 50 Ways podcasts end with three actions you can take today to do better.

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    COMING SOON!
    Goal polisher: Making others look good helps you to succeed.Team Player: Why being a team player makes perfect sense. Tame the Beast: Be smart and master your anger and impatience.Don't miss these important success topics due out over the next few weeks.

    DISCOVER!
    Definitive, carefully researched articles on this topic Access the full audio transcriptDiscover the specially created e-learning units based on the Podcasts.Participate in the Forum where you can ask questions about this Podcast or raise issues about work and receive answers. Find all these at the Podcast website: www.50Ways.site

    • 8 min
    EPISODES (50) 13 Being a goal polisher --TRAILER 11

    EPISODES (50) 13 Being a goal polisher --TRAILER 11

    An invitation to next week's No13 Podcast on Being  a Goal Polisher, and a short taster to whet your appetite!

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    • 30 sec
    EPISODES (50) 12 SMILER TRAILER

    EPISODES (50) 12 SMILER TRAILER

    Another quick reminder about next Monday's episode on the benefits of smiling at work with some surprising information about this behaviour.
    Here is a quick taster.

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    Subscribe at https://www.50Ways.site to read definitive, carefully researched articles on this topic Find bonus materialAccess the full audio transcriptDiscover the specially created e-learning units based on the Podcasts.Participate in the Forum where you can ask questions about this Podcast or raise issues about work and receive answers. 

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