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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.

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.

    #158 Learning War - with Trent Hone

    #158 Learning War - with Trent Hone

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    This week on Being Human, I speak with Trent Hone, an authority on the U.S. Navy of the early twentieth century and a leader in applying complexity science to organisational design.
    Trent hooked me with his powerful story of U.S. Navy's rapid learning techniques in the 'Cyenfin at 21' book, the subject of my recent podcast with Dave Snowden.
    In our conversation, we talk about how the U.S. Navy was forced to learn some tough lessons combating a stealthy Japanese navy in the Battle of Guadalcanal in WWII and how they adapted and improved their fighting capabilities whilst pursuing combat.Trent helps goliaths like The World Bank and U.S. Government to foster innovation using the simple methods he has learned meticulously researching naval strategy.
    In this episode, we talk:
    - Countering Japanese covert tactics
    - The power of doctrine
    - When admirals get psychological safety
    - Creativity under fire
    - Lessons for corporate agility

    Links:
    Trent's Website

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #157 The Wisdom of Psychopaths - with Kevin Dutton

    #157 The Wisdom of Psychopaths - with Kevin Dutton

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    This week on Being Human, I speak with Dr. Kevin Dutton, University of Oxford Research Psychologist, Bestselling Author and Elite Performance Consultant, also known as The Psychology Guy.
    The topic might seem odd for a show dedicated to humanising people’s lives and workplaces, but psychopaths are part of the forest of humanity. As we’ll explore in this episode, they can and often do take on productive roles in our society, but it’s important to understand how psychopaths operate and what we can and can’t expect from them.
    Like his charming psychopathic father, Dr. Dutton is hugely charismatic and it was a joy to spend tme with him.
    In this episode, we talk:

    - Growing up with 'Del Boy'
    - Hot vs cold empathy
    - Saying 'no' like a psycho
    - The positive role of psychopaths in society
    - How psychopathic are you?

    Links:
    Dr. Dutton's Website
    The Wisdom of Psychopaths - The Book

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #156 More Moose Heads on The Table - with Karin Tenelius

    #156 More Moose Heads on The Table - with Karin Tenelius

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    In this episode of Being Human, I speak with Karin Tenelius, one of the world's leading experts in self-managing organisations, or, in her own words, "workspaces that work for people and bring out the best in them."
    Karin not only trains others to lead through self-managing principles, but she has served as CEO to several businesses that she has managed in this way.
    For those of you who loved our episode with Lisa Gill, her co-author of Moose Heads on The Table, this is a brilliant follow up, diving into real-world examples of fully empowered teams delivering explosive results.
    In this episode, we talk:
    - Letting go of driving
    - Who are you being?
    - Creating the right environment
    - Straight talking
    - The extraordinary gains of self-management

    Links:
    Karin's Website
    Moose Heads on the Table

    • 52 min
    #155 Pioneering Self-Management - with Jos de Blok

    #155 Pioneering Self-Management - with Jos de Blok

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    My guest this week, Jos de Blok, has been on the bucket list of Being Human for a number of years. He's the founder of Buurtzorg, a community nursing organisation that has embracing the self-organising principle to stunning effect.
    In recognition of his contributions, Jos shares the RSA's Albert Award with the likes of Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking. Recently, having grown Buurtzorg to become an international operation, he is taking an interest in applying his principles to politics.
    A big thank you to Tom van der Lubbe to helping to make this happen.
    In this episode, we talk:

    - Letting go of products and activities
    - The ‘needing’ principle
    - Forgetting your MBA
    - Ditching risk thinking
    - The human society

    Links:
    Buurtzorg

    • 53 min
    #154 Training Your Inner Warrior - with Robin Rice

    #154 Training Your Inner Warrior - with Robin Rice

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    This week on Being Human, we talk with Robin Rice, an internationally published author, transformational speaker, social change artist and mentor to leaders.
    A big thank you to renowned Transformation Coach Lyssa Adkins who recommended Robin to me as a guest. Our conversation was a powerful reminder for me of that paradox that developing enhancing our personal impact rests in dropping our 'I' in service of the 'We'.
    Robin offers what she calls consciousness training to executives, artists, medical professionals, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs. I hope our conversation might help you to see a path to new insights and perspectives.
    In this episode, we explore:
    - Your 'Little Gen' vs Big Brain
    - Personal evolution vs social pressure
    - Your 'Minimum Viable Change'
    - Interrupting your patterns
    - Dissolving Self
    Links:
    Robin's book

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #153 Leadering - with Nancy Giordano

    #153 Leadering - with Nancy Giordano

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    In this episode of Being Human, we talk with Nancy Giordano, one of the world’s top female futurists.
    Nancy has worked with many leading companies to evolve over $50 billion worth of business. The first TEDx licensee and guest lecturer with Singularity University, Nancy is currently advising an AI startup and advancing horizon efforts that aim to dramatically reshape the ways we recognize, create, and exchange value with each other in the decades ahead.
    Nancy's campaigning for ditching the 20th century’s industrial playbook—driven on growth—allowing humanity to instead focus on building new, more expansive practices committed to human-centric innovation, regenerative solutions, and the creation of long-term value.
    We explore:
    - Waking up
    - Connecting
    - Empowerment vs Sovereignty 
    - The Productivity Era 
    - Beyond learning 

    Links:
    Leadering - The Book
    Femme Futurists Society

    • 1 hr 1 min

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