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Want to create an enviable workplace culture where people and businesses thrive? Look no further than Truth, Lies, and Work, the award-winning, top 10 rated podcast hosted by business psychologist, Leanne Elliott, and business owner, Al Elliott. 
With a unique blend of theory and practice, this dynamic duo simplifies the science of people to help business owners and leaders uncover the truth about finding, keeping, and motivating great people.
Joined by some of the business world’s most respected and relevant voices, each episode delivers actionable insights and practical steps to create toxic-free workplaces that prioritise employee well-being and enable sustainable growth. 
Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, find the knowledge and inspiration you need to build a thriving workplace. 
P.S. Did we mention the hosts are also a married couple? This makes for some lively and informative discussions..!

Truth, Lies and Work Leanne Elliott, MBPsS, CBP, MSc Psychology

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 56 Ratings

Want to create an enviable workplace culture where people and businesses thrive? Look no further than Truth, Lies, and Work, the award-winning, top 10 rated podcast hosted by business psychologist, Leanne Elliott, and business owner, Al Elliott. 
With a unique blend of theory and practice, this dynamic duo simplifies the science of people to help business owners and leaders uncover the truth about finding, keeping, and motivating great people.
Joined by some of the business world’s most respected and relevant voices, each episode delivers actionable insights and practical steps to create toxic-free workplaces that prioritise employee well-being and enable sustainable growth. 
Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, find the knowledge and inspiration you need to build a thriving workplace. 
P.S. Did we mention the hosts are also a married couple? This makes for some lively and informative discussions..!

    How to get better candidates, with David Thompson

    How to get better candidates, with David Thompson

    Welcome to Truth, Lies & Work, the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network.

    In this special episode, Al and Leanne dive into the intricacies of employer branding with expert David Thompson. Learn how to create an attractive and effective employer brand that can help your organisation attract and retain top talent.

    David shares his insights on why employer branding is essential in today’s job market and provides practical advice on how to implement these strategies successfully.

    Enjoy!

    P.S. Our normal Tuesday 'This Week in Work' episodes will return in August!

    Key Topics Covered:

    What is employer branding?

    The evolution and importance of employer branding in the modern job market

    Practical steps to create and enhance your employer brand

    Real-world examples of successful employer branding

    The impact of employer branding on recruitment costs and employee retention

    Overcoming common challenges in employer branding



    About David Thompson, Co-founder of Employer Branding Made Easy
    David Thompson is a leading expert in employer branding, with over 20 years of experience helping organisations like Autoglass, The Met Office, and The Telegraph build powerful employer brands. He co-founded Employer Branding Made Easy with his wife Sarah Hockenhull to help organisations run successful employer branding projects and upskill their in-house teams.

    Find out more:


    Employer Branding Made Easy

    Get Better Candidates

    Connect with David on LinkedIn: David Thompson



    The 6 Day Workweek, Multitasking Myths & Withholding Donuts from Contractors..?
    Explore the implications of a six-day workweek, debunk common multitasking myths, and discuss the controversial practice of withholding donuts from contractors.
    https://truthliesandwork.com/episodes/the-6-day-workweek-multitasking-myths-withholding-donuts-from-contractors

    What Does a Business Psychologist Actually Do? Featuring Dr. Hayley Lewis and Paula Brockwell
    Gain insights into the role of a business psychologist, the difference between various psychological practices, and how these experts contribute to workplace improvement.
    https://truthliesandwork.com/episodes/what-does-a-business-psychologist-actually-do

    How to Survive the Darkest Jobs, with Dimple Dhabalia
    Dimple Dhabalia shares her experiences and strategies for coping with some of the most challenging and emotionally taxing jobs, particularly in the humanitarian sector.
    https://truthliesandwork.com/episodes/how-to-survive-the-darkest-jobs

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    Mind: www.mind.org.uk



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    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org



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    Befrienders Worldwide: www.befrienders.org



    Next Episode Teaser:
    Join us next time as we explore the neuroscience of change with Hilary Scarlett, a speaker, consultant, and author of "Neuroscience for Organizational Change."

    • 45 min
    The truth about ambition: Finding Fulfilment in the 'Power Middle', with Cate Luzio

    The truth about ambition: Finding Fulfilment in the 'Power Middle', with Cate Luzio

    Welcome to a special July interview series on Truth, Lies and Work, the award winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network.

    This month, we're doing something different to keep you entertained over the summer holidays. We're bringing you two inspiring interviews each week with people who are building remarkable organizations.

    Today, we have an incredible guest, Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO at Luminary.

    Cate Luzio spent the first half of her career climbing the ranks of some of the biggest banking institutions in the world. She was Senior Vice President at Bank of America before becoming Managing Director of Global Corporate Banking at JP Morgan, and then moving to a senior role as Managing Director for HSBC.

    In 2018, Cate quit her high-profile banking career and founded Luminary. Luminary is a global professional education and networking platform for women and allies in ALL phases of their professional journey –whether entering or re-entering the workforce, a senior executive or a leader positioned in the "Power Middle", embarking on a career transition or entrepreneurship.


    Main Talking points:

    The Transition from Finance to Entrepreneurship:

    Cate shares the difficulties she faced moving from a structured corporate environment to the unstructured world of entrepreneurship.

    How she built Luminary to provide structure for herself and her team.

    Understanding the Power Middle:

    The Power Middle is middle management and mid-career professionals who may not aspire to reach the C-suite.

    Definition: Middle management and mid-career professionals who may not aspire to reach the C-suite.

    The importance of recognizing and valuing contributions from the middle tier.

    Differences in career progression experiences between men and women.

    Leadership and Influence in the Middle:

    How the middle tier can exert influence and build power without climbing the traditional corporate ladder.

    The necessity of investing in and rewarding the “power middle.”

    Leadership can exist at all levels, not just at the top.

    Compensation and Career Satisfaction:

    Broadening the understanding of compensation beyond salary to include bonuses, flexibility, and professional development opportunities.

    Encouraging open dialogue between employees and managers about career aspirations and personal priorities.

    Gender Bias in Promotion Practices:

    Men often promoted on potential, women on performance.

    The need for managers to support and mentor employees based on potential.

    Impact of Luminary:

    Support and development for women and other underrepresented groups.

    Success stories of Luminary members negotiating better terms, gaining financial acumen, and achieving professional growth.


    Find out more about Cate and Luminary:



    Visit Luminary: weareluminary.com



    Connect with Cate Luzio: LinkedIn - Cate Luzio



    Follow Luminary on Instagram: @weareluminary



    Mental Health Support
    If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, here are some resources for support:



    Mind: mind.org.uk



    Samaritans: Call 116 123 or visit samaritans.org



    Mental Health Foundation: mentalhealth.org.uk



    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US): 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org



    Contact Us:

    We value your insights and questions! Email us at hi@truthliesandwork.com or leave a comment on our YouTube channel to share your thoughts and queries.

    Connect with Al and Leanne:


    Join the Conversation on LinkedIn: Truth, Lies & Work on LinkedIn



    Connect with Al on LinkedIn: Al Elliott



    Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: Leanne Elliott



    Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com


    Book a Call with Al & Leanne: Book a Call




    Next Tuesday, we have a guest who has spent his entire career building brands and will show you exactly how to create an amazing employer brand that effortlessly attracts top talent. See you then!

    • 47 min
    How to go from Toxic Boss to Human Leader, with Alexis Zahner

    How to go from Toxic Boss to Human Leader, with Alexis Zahner

    Welcome to Truth, Lies, and Work, the award winning psychology podcast helping you simplify the science of work.

    This episode is part of our special summer series where we bring you interviews with inspiring leaders twice a week throughout July.

    Today, we are thrilled to welcome Alexis Zahner, co-founder of Human Leaders. Alexis shares her transformative journey from a high-performing footballer to a toxic workplace competitor and finally, to a human-centric leader committed to fostering workplaces where people thrive.

    Her experiences at Patagonia played a pivotal role in shaping her leadership philosophy and inspired her to start Human Leaders.

    Key Talking Points:

    Alexis's Journey:

    From high-level football in Australia to marketing consultant.

    Transitioning to leadership roles and the impact of toxic workplace cultures.

    Life-changing experience at Patagonia and the realization of a human-centric leadership approach.


    Founding Human Leaders:

    Establishing a leadership development company.

    Focus on supporting teams and creating workplaces where humans thrive.

    The importance of self-leadership, emotional wisdom, and empowered agency.


    Transformational Leadership:

    The shift from task-oriented to human-centric leadership.

    Building trust and creating a supportive environment for employees.

    The role of feedback and continuous improvement in leadership.


    The Power of a Great Workplace:

    How positive workplace culture can transform employees' attitudes and performance.

    Examples from Alexis's experience at Patagonia.


    Human-Centric Leadership Explained:

    Definition and benefits of human-centric leadership.

    Addressing misconceptions about human-centric approaches.

    The balance between productivity and employee well-being.


    Self-Leadership:

    The importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and empowered agency.

    Practical tips for leaders to develop self-leadership skills.


    Guest Information:

    Alexis Zahner is the co-founder of Human Leaders, a leadership development company dedicated to creating workplaces where humans thrive. Alexis’s work focuses on fostering human-centric leadership and supporting leaders through self-leadership and emotional wisdom.

    Find out more: We Are Human Leaders
    LinkedIn: Alexis Zahner

    Mental Health Support Services:
    If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, or are currently struggling with your mental health, the following resources may be useful:


    Mind: Visit Mind's website for information and support.


    Samaritans: If you are feeling in distress or despair, including feelings of suicide, please consider calling the Samaritans for free on 116 123 (UK) or email jo@samaritans.org (Rest of World).


    Contact Us:
    Join the Conversation:
    We value your insights and questions! Email us at hi@truthliesandwork.com or leave a comment on our YouTube channel to share your thoughts and queries.
    Connect with Al and Leanne:


    Join the Conversation on LinkedIn: Truth, Lies & Work on LinkedIn



    Connect with Al on LinkedIn: Al Elliott



    Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: Leanne Elliott



    Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com


    Book a Call with Al & Leanne: Book a Call



    Join us on Thursday for another inspiring interview with Cate Luzio, who transitioned from being an MD at major banks to founding one of the fastest-growing networks for managers in the US.

    • 49 min
    What most businesses get WRONG about growth, with Adrian Lomas

    What most businesses get WRONG about growth, with Adrian Lomas

    Welcome back to Truth, Lies and Work, the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network.
    Today, we are joined by Adrian Lomas, a professional EOS Implementer known for his work with the Traction system by Gino Wickman.
    Adrian shares his inspiring journey from running a highly successful marketing agency, Blue Leaf, to almost losing it all and bouncing back using the EOS system.

    Key Talking Points:

    What is EOS?

    Adrian's Journey with Blue Leaf:

    Core Components of EOS:

    Right People, Right Seats:

    EOS in Practice:

    Adrian's Advice:


    Connect with Adrian

    Adrian Lomas Website

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianlomas/



    Engage with Us:
    We value your insights and questions! Email us at hi@truthliesandwork.com or leave a comment on our YouTube channel to share your thoughts and queries.

    General Support with Mental Health and Well-being:
    If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, or are currently struggling with your mental health, the following resources may be useful:

    Mind Website

    If you are feeling in distress or despair, including feelings of suicide, please do consider calling the Samaritans for free on 116 123 (UK) or email jo@samaritans.org (Rest of World).


    Connect with Al and Leanne:

    Join the Conversation on LinkedIn

    Connect with Al on LinkedIn

    Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn

    Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com

    Book a Call with Al & Leanne


    Next Week:
    We have the Cate Luzio, who has dedicated her life to helping people in what she calls the messy middle. She spent 20 years at the very top of the finance industry before deciding she wanted to start her own business. She's brutally honest about the ups and downs of starting a worldwide network of professionals.

    • 43 min
    The 6 day workweek, Multitasking Myths & withholding donuts from contractors..? This Week in Work 2nd July 2024

    The 6 day workweek, Multitasking Myths & withholding donuts from contractors..? This Week in Work 2nd July 2024

    Welcome back to Truth, Lies & Work, the ward-winning psychology podcast that simplifies the science of work.
    Hosted by Al and Leanne, this episode dives into the latest news, lively debates, and practical advice for today's workplace.
    Whether you're a business leader or just passionate about work culture, there's something here for you.
    News Roundup
    1. Multitasking Myth

    Multitasking is often seen as a productivity booster, but research shows it can actually slow us down, increase stress, and decrease productivity. Experts suggest monotasking as a more effective approach.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/wellbeing/stress/why-multitasking-is-bad-for-your-brain-memory


    2. Greece’s Six-Day Working Week

    The Greek government has introduced a six-day working week to address population decline and labor shortages. While it offers a 40% pay boost, it has faced backlash from unions and workers who argue it undermines workers’ rights and could lead to exploitation.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/01/greece-introduces-growth-oriented-six-day-working-week


    3. Quiet Quitting in the UK

    Gallup’s latest report reveals a rise in ‘quiet quitting’ among UK workers due to burnout, toxic management, and lack of meaningful work. This disengagement is costing the UK economy significantly. Experts suggest enhancing workplace culture and employee engagement as solutions.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/three-main-reasons-uk-workers-quietly-quitting-2024


    Surprise Segment: Truth or Lie
    Leanne Elliott discusses the validity of using body language and micro-expressions to detect lies, with insights from Dr. Ryne Sherman, Chief Science Officer at Hogan Assessments. While popular culture often exaggerates these methods, there are subtle cues that can be indicative of deception.

    Weekly Workplace Surgery
    Al Elliott puts listener questions to business psychologist Leanne Elliott, covering topics such as workplace inclusion, employee retention, and fostering a culture of honest feedback.

    1. Freelancer Exclusion: Addressing feelings of exclusion when a freelancer is treated differently by the team.
    2. Employee Retention: Strategies for small business owners to retain key employees despite limited career progression opportunities.
    3. Encouraging Feedback: Creating a culture where team members feel safe to share honest feedback and contribute ideas.
    Tune in for practical advice, expert insights, and discussions on creating a better workplace culture.

    Join the Conversation:
    We value your insights and questions! Email us at hi@truthliesandwork.com or leave a comment on our YouTube channel to share your thoughts and queries.

    General Support with Mental Health and Well-being:
    If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode or are currently struggling with your mental health, the following resources may be useful:

    Mind website

    If you are feeling in distress or despair, including feelings of suicide, please consider calling the Samaritans for free on 116 123 (UK) or email jo@samaritans.org (Rest of World)


    Connect with Al and Leanne:

    Join the Conversation on LinkedIn


    Connect with Al on LinkedIn


    Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn


    Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com

    Book a Call with Al & Leanne: Book a Call

    • 46 min
    What Does a Business Psychologist Actually Do? Featuring Dr Hayley Lewis and Paula Brockwell

    What Does a Business Psychologist Actually Do? Featuring Dr Hayley Lewis and Paula Brockwell

    Welcome back to Truth, Lies and Work! The award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network.
    This week, we’re addressing the elephant in the room and finally asking the question that many of you, at this point, might be afraid to ask:
    What is a business psychologist anyway?

    Key Talking Points:

    What is a business psychologist and how is it different from other types of psychologists?

    What do these workplace psychologists do?

    How do I pick a credible expert?

    What should I expect working with a business psychologist?

    Case Study: A brief case study of a culture change, and an example of how not to do it, brought to you, perhaps ironically, by the British Psychological Society.


    Guest Information:
    To help us answer these questions and more, we're thrilled to welcome Dr Hayley Lewis and Paula Brockwell to the show.

    Dr. Hayley Lewis:
    Dr. Hayley Lewis is a chartered Occupational Psychologist and coaching psychologist who specialises in leadership development. She is also famous for her sketch notes, simplifying complex psychological concepts one doodle at a time! Find out more and connect with Hayley here:


    Website: halopsychology.com



    LinkedIn: Hayley Lewis



    Twitter (X): @Haypsych


    Instagram: @haypsych


    Paula Brockwell:
    Paula Brockwell is a chartered Occupational Psychologist and expert in organisational culture and employee experience. She offers invaluable insights into impactful culture changes and addressing root causes of workplace issues. Find out more and connect with Paul here:


    LinkedIn: Paula Brockwell



    Website: theexproject.com



    EX Index Report: EX Index Report



    Join the Conversation:
    We value your insights and questions! Email us at hi@truthliesandwork.com or leave a comment on our YouTube channel to share your thoughts and queries.
    General Support with Mental Health and Well-being:
    If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, or are currently struggling with your mental health, the following resources may be useful:

    Mind website

    If you are feeling in distress or despair, including feelings of suicide, please consider calling the Samaritans for free on 116 123 (UK) or email jo@samaritans.org (Rest of World).


    Connect with Al and Leanne:

    Join the Conversation on LinkedIn

    Connect with Al on LinkedIn

    Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn

    Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com

    Book a Call with Al & Leanne

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Sonia E. Thompson ,

Such a valuable resource

This podcast should be paid. I learn SO much from every episode I listen to and you can just feel the love and care the Al and Leanne put into every episode every week. Highly, highly recommend this show!

VincentMorgan17 ,

Educational

Leanne and Al are the perfect duo! I love hearing both the organizational psychology and business owner perspectives they bring to conversations on leadership and workplace culture. They also bring in great experts to tackle these important issues. I highly recommend this podcast to business owners and employees! It’s honestly an excellent podcast for anyone who works, which is most of the world. Love it!

Sarah Chen-Spellings ,

Must-Listen for Business Leaders!

Today’s leader is faced with a whole array of challenges, one of which is building an environment where the business and people driving it can truly thrive.

Love how Leanne & Al masterfully blend theory and practice for actionable advice. H/T to the amount of work they continue to do for this quality production.

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