230 episodes

Happier at Work® is a weekly business podcast for HR and business leaders who know that their people are their best asset, and who want to retain their top talent. Happier employees are more productive, more engaged, and stay in an organisation for longer. Through interesting guest interviews and solo episodes, host Aoife O’Brien covers four main themes: leadership equity; engagement and belonging; productivity and performance; and the future of work.

What does being happier at work mean for you and your organisation?

Happier At Work‪®‬ Aoife O'Brien

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Happier at Work® is a weekly business podcast for HR and business leaders who know that their people are their best asset, and who want to retain their top talent. Happier employees are more productive, more engaged, and stay in an organisation for longer. Through interesting guest interviews and solo episodes, host Aoife O’Brien covers four main themes: leadership equity; engagement and belonging; productivity and performance; and the future of work.

What does being happier at work mean for you and your organisation?

    Bonus Episode: How can you lead with empathy and work to your strengths

    Bonus Episode: How can you lead with empathy and work to your strengths

    This is a synopsis of the key points of episode 210 of the Happier at Work podcast where I had an insightful conversation with leadership and mindset coach Jacqui Jagger.
    The main points throughout this podcast include:
    The challenges she faced as a leader and the valuable lessons she learned along the way.The importance of balancing results-driven leadership with employee well-beingFostering a psychologically safe environment for teams.Creating high-performing teams through collaboration rather than individual competitionEmbrace psychological safety, acknowledge individual strengths, and offer a balance of challenge and support.
    Connect with Jacqui
    LinkedIn
    Website

    Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!

    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:
    Website
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter

    Previous Episodes:
    Episode 182: Building Better Bosses with Debra Corey
    Episode 104: The Managers Dilemma with Irial O’Farrell
    Episode 45: Helen Joy on First Time Managers

    • 8 min
    210: How can you lead with empathy and work to your strengths with Jacqui Jagger

    210: How can you lead with empathy and work to your strengths with Jacqui Jagger

    How can you create psychological safety in the workplace?
    In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast I had an insightful conversation with Jacqui Jagger, a leadership and mindset coach with a wealth of experience in operations, HR, and learning and development roles.
    We explore topics such as creating high-performing teams through collaboration rather than individual competition, the significance of recognising and meeting individual needs in the workplace, and the keys to achieving happiness at work through meaningful work and authenticity.
    Join us in discovering how embracing psychological safety, acknowledging individual strengths, and offering a balance of challenge and support can transform your work culture and enhance team dynamics.
    The main points throughout this podcast include:
    The challenges she faced as a leader and the valuable lessons she learned along the way.The importance of balancing results-driven leadership with employee well-beingFostering a psychologically safe environment for teams.Creating high-performing teams through collaboration rather than individual competitionEmbrace psychological safety, acknowledge individual strengths, and offer a balance of challenge and support.
    Connect with Jacqui
    LinkedIn
    Website

    Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!

    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:
    Website
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter

    Previous Episodes:
    Episode 182: Building Better Bosses with Debra Corey
    Episode 104: The Managers Dilemma with Irial O’Farrell
    Episode 45: Helen Joy on First Time Managers

    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode: Cultivating Self-Awareness

    Bonus Episode: Cultivating Self-Awareness

    This is a synopsis of the key points of my conversation with Nia Thomas, Director of a children's charity and host of the "Knowing Self, Knowing Others" podcast.
    If you haven't listened to that episode yet, go and give it a listen and let me know what you think.
    The main points throughout this podcast include:
    The importance of self-awareness and making conscious choices about behavior, especially in the workplace.The challenges of giving and receiving feedback, and provides strategies for delivering tough feedback as a line manager.The constant movement between internal and external self-awareness.The impact of behavior on individualsThe need for leaders at all levels to seek feedback from their team members
    Connect with Nia
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Tiktok
    Website

    Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!

    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:
    Website
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter


    Previous Episodes:
    Episode 48: Zoe Routh on Leadership and Self-Awareness
    Episode 85: Why Delivering Effective and Constructive Feedback at Work is so Vital with Aoife O’Brien

    Episode 200: Reskilling Diversity and Building a Happier Workplace with Bhushan Sethi
    Episode 198: Empowering Women at Work with Deirdre McGinn
    Episode 174: The Role of Emotions in Workplace Dynamics with Dr. Lola. Gershfeld
    Episode 167: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at Work with Donna O’Connor

    Resources mentioned:

    Dr Tasha Eurich book Insight 
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    • 8 min
    209: Cultivating Self-Awareness at Work with Nia Thomas

    209: Cultivating Self-Awareness at Work with Nia Thomas

    Do you want to increase your self-awareness in the workplace?
    In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast, I am joined by Nia Thomas, Director of a children's charity and host of the "Knowing Self, Knowing Others" podcast. We have an in-depth conversation about the importance of self-awareness and making conscious choices about behavior, especially in the workplace.
    Nia discusses the challenges of giving and receiving feedback, and provides strategies for delivering tough feedback as a line manager. We explore the enduring nature of self-awareness, its historical roots, and the constant movement between internal and external self-awareness.
    In addition, Nia shares valuable insights into the impact of behavior on individuals and emphasises the need for leaders at all levels to seek feedback from their team members.
    The main points throughout this podcast include:
    The importance of self-awareness and making conscious choices about behavior, especially in the workplace.The challenges of giving and receiving feedback, and provides strategies for delivering tough feedback as a line manager.The constant movement between internal and external self-awareness.The impact of behavior on individualsThe need for leaders at all levels to seek feedback from their team members
    Connect with Nia
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Tiktok
    Website
    Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!
    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:
    Website
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter

    Previous Episodes:
    Episode 48: Zoe Routh on Leadership and Self-Awareness
    Episode 85: Why Delivering Effective and Constructive Feedback at Work is so Vital with Aoife O’Brien
    Resources mentioned:
    Dr Tasha Eurich book Insight 
    Marshall Goldsmith 

    • 43 min
    208: How can you embrace neurodiversity in the workplace?

    208: How can you embrace neurodiversity in the workplace?

    In the latest solo episode of the Happier at Work podcast, I shed light on an important topic that is gaining more recognition in workplaces around the world - neurodiversity.
    Neurodiversity encompasses a range of neurological differences, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. These differences are natural variations of the human brain, each bringing unique strengths and challenges to the table.
    In this episode I delve into the world of neurodiversity, sharing personal insights and discussing how embracing neurodiversity can lead to a more innovative, inclusive, and productive work environment.
    My own journey of discovering neurodivergence and the impact it had on me. From showcasing the benefits of diverse thinking to highlighting the importance of tailored recruitment processes and flexible working arrangements, I provide valuable insights on creating a more inclusive space for all employees.
    Research has shown that neurodiverse teams can be 30% more productive than their nondiverse counterparts, emphasising the positive impact of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace.
    If you are interested in learning more about neurodiversity, the benefits it brings, and practical ways to support neurodiverse employees, then this episode is for you.
    The main points throughout this podcast include:
    The importance of tailored recruitment processes and flexible working arrangements.Neurodiverse teams can be 30% more productive than their nondiverse counterpartsThe positive impact of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace.Practical ways to support neurodiverse employees
    Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!
    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:
    Website
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter


    Previous Episodes:
    Episode 48: Zoe Routh on Leadership and Self-Awareness
    Episode 85: Why Delivering Effective and Constructive Feedback at Work is so Vital with Aoife O’Brien
    Episode 200: Reskilling Diversity and Building a Happier Workplace with Bhushan Sethi
    Episode 198: Empowering Women at Work with Deirdre McGinn
    Episode 174: The Role of Emotions in Workplace Dynamics with Dr. Lola. Gershfeld
    Episode 167: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at Work with Donna...

    • 14 min
    Bonus Episode: Gender Equality and Inclusive Leadership

    Bonus Episode: Gender Equality and Inclusive Leadership

    The main points throughout this podcast include:
    The crucial role of change management and leadership skills development in driving organisational transformation.Evolving attitudes towards work-life balance, the value of recognition in the workplace, and the impact of diverse leadership perspectives.The importance of engaging male leaders in fostering a culture of vulnerability and empathy.The challenges and opportunities surrounding gender equality.The importance of recognising and addressing gender influences across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
    Connect with Robert
    LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/robert-baker-potentia-talent-consulting
    Twitter: @robertbkr

    Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!

    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:

    Connect with Happier at Work host Aoife O’Brien:
    Website
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter

    Previous Episodes:
    Episode 200: Reskilling Diversity and Building a Happier Workplace with Bhushan Sethi
    Episode 198: Empowering Women at Work with Deirdre McGinn
    Episode 174: The Role of Emotions in Workplace Dynamics with Dr. Lola. Gershfeld
    Episode 167: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at Work with Donna O’Connor

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Insightful and Actionable

The host and guests are all knowledgeable who start by explaining a problem that they have identified. Throughout the conversation, they share their personal experiences and how they have been driven to make change within their industries. After listening to any episode, you will leave with tools and resources to dive deeper and drive change.

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Progress Over Perfection

Loved the candid and authentic nature of this show and particularly episode 189 about overcoming perfection. This quasi universal struggle affects so many and when we listen to Jordana talk about taking stock, reevaluating and course correcting it illustrates beautifully how we can engage in the same thoughtful and strategic planning in our own personal and professional lives.

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Learned a lot

I’ve learned a lot through this podcast and love the conversational focus with leading experts!

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