226 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

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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.

    #226 My Meditation Journey (So Far) - with Richard Atherton

    #226 My Meditation Journey (So Far) - with Richard Atherton

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    This week, I go solo to share my experiences of the last year practising Vedic meditation.

    Previous guest Jillian Lavender first introduced me to this style of meditation in her book 'Why Meditate?'. My new habit has transformed my life and especially my well-being.

    I share:

    How Vedic meditation is so easy
    Sleep vs meditation
    What is and what is not meditation

    Links:
    Jillian's book - Why Meditate? Because It Works
    Jillian's London Meditation Centre
    Narada's online courses

    • 10 min
    #225 One People One Planet - with Michael Glauser

    #225 One People One Planet - with Michael Glauser

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    This week, I sit down with Michael Glauser, author and Professional Practice Professor at the University of Utah.

    During a stint working in the Middle East, Michael began a study of Islam. It sparked a quest to find parallels across all the major religions and philosophical traditions. It led to One People One Planet: 6 Universal Truths for Being Happy Together, Michael’s manifesto for happiness and a path to healing the divisions emerging in many of our societies today.

    We talk:

    From academic to building a 600-person company
    Giving up the ego
    To judge or not to judge
    Saving a marriage with one question
    Learning from Confucius

    Links:
    One People One Planet - The Book

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #224 Re-Humanize Now - with Chuck Blakeman

    #224 Re-Humanize Now - with Chuck Blakeman

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    This week, I sit down with Chuck Blakeman, serial entrepreneur, international speaker, best-selling business author and world-renowned business advisor.

    Chuck is on a mission to create a world where all members of companies share in the creative process of building the company together. He is a man who pulls no punches in calling out the current de-humanizing corporate paradigm—his message is a true tour-de-force.

    We talk:

    Corporations as Ponzi schemes
    You can't just fire the bosses
    Thinking for yourself
    Capitalism not industrialism
    The Participation Age

    Links:
    Chuck's Website
    The Crankset Group

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #223 The Seismic Shift in Leadership - with Michelle K. Johnston, PhD.

    #223 The Seismic Shift in Leadership - with Michelle K. Johnston, PhD.

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    This week, I sit down with Michelle K. Johnston, PhD., author and professor of management at Loyola University in New Orleans.

    We discuss her book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership: How to Thrive in a New Era of Connection, and how the overriding imperative for leaders today is to connect; to themselves and others.

    We talk:

    From pantsuits to heels
    Dropping perfection
    How to build connection
    The power of ritual
    Lessons from a great quarterback

    Links:
    The Seismic Shift in Leadership - The Book
    Dr. Johnston's Website

    • 46 min
    #222 Bright Lights, Big Empty - with Ron Baker

    #222 Bright Lights, Big Empty - with Ron Baker

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    This week, I sit down with Ron Baker, author of Bright Lights, Big Empty.

    When I first accepted Ron onto the Zoom call for this episode, I was blown away by how extraordinary youthful Ron looked for a man in his early sixties. 

    Ron is a man who has very visibly done The Work. I was also profoundly moved by how loving, and present Rob is. The conversation stretched me in many ways.

    We talk:

    Walking away from a career in the performing arts
    Building his School of Self-Mastery
    How his business partner became a channel for Gabriel
    Scanning our past for trauma and the good
    How the split we're seeing in society right now was expected

    We go all the way out there with this one, and it's well worth the ride!

     

    Links:
    Ron's Website
    Bright Lights, Big Empty - The Book

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #221 Participate! - with Roberto Martinez

    #221 Participate! - with Roberto Martinez

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    This week, I sit down with Roberto Martinez, co-founder of the software company Nearsoft.

    As a follower of famous business radical Ricardo Semler, Roberto built a company culture based on:

    No formal hierarchy
    Meaning and belonging as foundations
    Transparency and decentralisation

    The number one message from Roberto that I took away from our conversation is that if you want a vibrant, humane culture, you've got to find ways to have everyone participate. We talk:


    We talk:

    Cooking for the team
    High participation *and* fast decisions
    Handling transparency in larger organisations
    Letting go of hierarchical mental models

    • 50 min

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