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Hosted by Dr. Lisa Bélanger, this podcast was created to share the value of data-informed strategies to improve business outcomes. Backed by science, this podcast is designed for leaders and professionals and delivered by experts in an engaging, practical and approachable format.

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 60 Ratings

Hosted by Dr. Lisa Bélanger, this podcast was created to share the value of data-informed strategies to improve business outcomes. Backed by science, this podcast is designed for leaders and professionals and delivered by experts in an engaging, practical and approachable format.

    Bonus Episode

    Bonus Episode

    How are you prioritizing your time? Are you present in the moment? The concept of being present helps us to remove ourselves from the thought of what we need to be doing next - instead of what we’re doing now. Listen to the conversation with Dr. Ashley Whillans, assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Dr. Lisa Belanger on how we can further our self-awareness, take control of our time and ultimately our happiness.

    • 20 min
    12. How do you keep people motivated?

    12. How do you keep people motivated?

    Motivation. You might feel like you have it or you might be wondering how the heck to get it. It is something that ebbs and flows throughout our lives and what might work for you, might not work for the next person. So join us as we sit down with Dr. Ashley Whillans from Harvard Business School to explore the behavioural aspects behind motivation and how to motivate your teams.

    • 13 min
    11. Diversity & Inclusion: how leaders can take a proactive approach

    11. Diversity & Inclusion: how leaders can take a proactive approach

    Diversity and inclusion is a conversation we need to have and acknowledge the gap that exists. We have seen more and more companies making efforts to educate, create diversity task forces, and implement new policies that have been lacking for so long. How can leaders take a proactive approach in ensuring they are creating diverse and inclusive workplaces? Join us as we sit down with Erin Davis; Director of Corporate Engagement at Catalyst, a global non-profit, and Dr. Ivan Joseph; keynote speaker, author and educator to further explore this topic.

    • 32 min
    10. How much vacation time is optimal?

    10. How much vacation time is optimal?

    For peak performance we need optimal rest and recovery. One of the ways we can achieve this is through vacations, but should we be aiming for a specific number of days? And why is it we feel hesitant or guilty in taking them? Join us as we sit down with Dr. Jan Packer and Dr. Sarah Dolnicar from The University of Queensland Australia and Dr. Ondrej Mitas from Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, as well as insights from Krystal Ho, Director of Global Operations at IQMetrix to explore the science of vacations!

    • 15 min
    9. Should we work a 4-day workweek?

    9. Should we work a 4-day workweek?

    This week's episode is all about a trending topic that could ultimately change the current norms of our work schedule. We are talking about the 4-day work week and exploring whether it is beneficial to employee productivity, health, and happiness, as well as considering the questions of could we do it? How? And what considerations should we be taking? Join us as we sit down with Drs. Karen Foster, Chris Higgins, and Steven Globerman to unpack this topic.

    • 14 min
    8. Is burnout about the workplace or the people?

    8. Is burnout about the workplace or the people?

    Burnout, a word we all know, may have experienced or know someone who has suffered through. Is burnout a buzzword or a byproduct of our environment? In this episode we sit down with one of the original leaders in the field, Dr. Christina Maslach, to explore what exactly is burnout, what factors can put us at increased risk for burnout, and who needs to claim responsibility for this global phenomenon.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Julia.L.M ,

Data-driven, practical, and enjoyable!

Dr. Lisa Bélanger does a great job offering practical work advice backed by data and science. The short format and easy-going tone make this an enjoyable podcast!

cfritzy_0921 ,

Timely, Insightful

Find content timely and insightful .... easy listening

Giffie1111 ,

Interesting

Great Podcast - really current!

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