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    Original Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Member On Adapting To Change, Unconscious Bias & Cool Runnings

    Original Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Member On Adapting To Change, Unconscious Bias & Cool Runnings

    What an amazing way to start off 2020 - sun, sand, tropical weather and errr...ICE! Such a relaxing, heart warming and inspiring conversation... The year ahead is likely to bring change and challenges in new and different forms for all of us. If you have challenging goals and ambitions you are likely to face ambiguity and the unknown - this can be difficult to contend with.  
    Our first guest for 2020 - Devon Harris is a 3 time olympian and founding member of the Jamaican bobsleigh team who has had his fair share of change over the years - as well as contending with bias and stereotypes. We didn't shy away from the difficulties he faced in his career, the impact of the Disney film "Cool Runnings" and his views on sport today. 
    Here are the big questions we explored:  

    Did the Jamaican bobsleigh team experience Unconscious Bias & did the film Cool Runings help support stereo-types of Jamaica? How did the team combat any stereo types about Jamaica? 
    What did he learn about the change mind-set, the pursuit of dreams and dealing with his greatest fears? 
    We discuss clean Russian athletes being at risk of bias as well as the British bobsleigh team belatedly given bronze due other teams cheating  
    How to manage the expectations of the "Microwave Generation"  who want their dreams now and expect to get it! 
    If you enjoyed the podcast please share like and share the podcast - we also welcome feedback and any questions you might have for our future guests.  

    PODCAST NOTES: 
    Devon Harris Website: https://www.devonharris.com/ 
    The Keep on Pushing Foundation: https://www.devonharris.com/keep-on-pushing-foundation/ 
    The Keep on Pushing Podcast: https://www.devonharris.com/podcasts/ 
    If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share! If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.  Thank-you for listening!  You can find out more about us at the following addresses:
     Website: www.workplaceevolution.co.uk   
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol
    Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/ 
    The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions! Michael Costello is the Managing Director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK.

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    • 56 min
    The Workplace Evolution Podcast!!

    The Workplace Evolution Podcast!!

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    The Myers Briggs Personality Guide: What Your Personality Really Wants This Christmas! (Plus Santa, Scrooge, Parties, Diets & Playing Host!)

    The Myers Briggs Personality Guide: What Your Personality Really Wants This Christmas! (Plus Santa, Scrooge, Parties, Diets & Playing Host!)

    Welcome to the Workplace Evolution podcast #13 - a special Christmas Bonus Podcast! During this episode Michael Costello meets with John Hackston  - Occupational Psychologist at the Myers Briggs Group.  We covered:


    What is Personality and Why is it Important?
    What is the MBTI Personality Framework?
    Who Enjoys Christmas the most?
    How Do Some Personalities Navigate Christmas? 
    How does Personality it impact our planning in the run up to Christmas?
    Well-Being and Mindfulness at Christmas
    What is Santa & Scrooge's Personality?
    How does goal setting in the New Year relate to our Personality? 

    John Hackston is head of thought leadership at The Myers-Briggs Company. A chartered psychologist with over 30 years of experience of helping clients apply the insights of business psychology to the way in which they run their organisations, his experience takes in roles in management, consultancy, training and research. He regularly presents sessions at UK and international conferences and has written on a variety of topics such as personality and the gig economy, gender differences in self-confidence, what makes “Happy Leaders” and how personality could impact your exercise routine in the gym!

    PODCAST NOTES:

    John Hackston Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhackston/

    Myers Briggs Website: www.themyersbriggs.com

    Research Explored:

    Do MBTI Types Differ At Christmas? https://eu.themyersbriggs.com/en/Knowledge-centre/Blog/2016/December/Christmas-Research-summary

    MBTI Assessment: https://www.mbtionline.com/

    Santa’s Personality Type: https://eu.themyersbriggs.com/en/Knowledge-centre/Blog/2014/November/Your-type-of-Santa



    If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share! If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.  Thank-you for listening! You can find out more about us at the following addresses: 
    Website: www.workplaceevolution.co.uk
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol
    Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/

    The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions! Michael Costello is the Managing Director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK.


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    • 49 min
    "How To Lead Smart People" with Best Selling Author Mike Mister (Moller Institute & Profile Books)

    "How To Lead Smart People" with Best Selling Author Mike Mister (Moller Institute & Profile Books)

    This episode highlights the work of Mike Mister and Sir Arun Singh OBE and their new book "How To Lead Smart People". The episode is rich in advice and guidance on current and common workplace challenges such as How to lead in an organisation that is rich in jealousy and rivals Managing the Impostor Syndrome & Winning the War on Hidden Talent Communicating with teams working remotely Contending with "Mood Hoovers" by being an "Energy Radiator"! What leaders in politics should be aware of in terms of authenticity and trust Navigating politics / Using Political Intelligence Strategic Alignment when leading Smart People! The book focuses on the rise knowledge workers and experts in the workplace and the challenges leaders face in running this type of organisation (e.g. architecture, lawyers, accountants, professional services). Mike Mister was formerly the Global Director for Executive Development at EY Global and is now based at the Møller Institute at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He works in supporting the development of leadership and change management capability in large organisations.  



    For over 25 years he has worked in the specialised area of professional services firms. His key areas of expertise and interest are at the intersection of strategy, commercial success and the organisation's people agenda. How to Lead Smart People Website: https://www.howtoleadsmartpeople.com/ Moller Institute website: https://www.mollerinstitute.com/ Mike Mister's own website: https://strategyfour.com/ Publisher website: https://profilebooks.com/ Mike Mister Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-mister-ab0b14/ Arun Singh Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arun-singh-obe-frsa-prof-7b8ba73/ If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share! 



    If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.  Thank-you for listening! You can find out more about us at the following addresses: Website: www.workplaceevolution.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/ The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions! Michael Costello is the Managing Director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK.


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    • 57 min
    Does Hard Work Really Pay Off For Our Career & Well-Being? Hans Frankort - Cass Business School Research

    Does Hard Work Really Pay Off For Our Career & Well-Being? Hans Frankort - Cass Business School Research

    Welcome to episode #11. We know you have all been working hard up until the end of the yeat so sit down and relax.  

    This podcast explores the research of Hans Frankort and Argyro Avgoustaki to answer whether the hard work really pays off for us in terms of career outcomes and our well-being.  Also - why is it we have this worrying trend of 50% of employees working in their free time to meet work demands? Is the UK lagging behind other countries in terms of competitiveness because of a greater prevalence of overtime and work intensity in Europe? Lastly, what the threats are to our own well-being and also which countries are getting it right? This podcast comes with a warning though – it challenges the old mental models of the workplace which some listeners may find uncomfortable. 



    Guest Profile: 

    Hans Frankort is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School, where he has been on the faculty since 2009. Hans leads strategy and quantitative methods courses across MSc, MBA, and PhD programs, including the International Consulting Week in the full-time MBA. The research has appeared in such scholarly outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Industrial and Corporate Change, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Research Policy, and the Strategic Management Journal. The research has also featured across 200+ media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Guardian, New Scientist, Popular Science, Business Insider UK, Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, Capital, Le Monde, Le Figaro, City A.M., and the Daily Mail. 

    Hans Fronkort Profile: https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/faculties-and-research/experts/hans-frankort 

    Argyro Avgoustaki is an Associate Professor of Management at ESCP Europe where she has been teaching graduate courses in Human Resource Management and Research Methods since 2013. She has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School and the Department of Management at Cass Business School.  

    Argyro Avgoustaki Profile: https://www.escpeurope.eu/avgoustaki-argyro 

    Research Summary mentioned in the podcast: 

    http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20071/1/avgoustaki_frankort_ILRR.pdf 

    https://theconversation.com/working-long-and-hard-it-may-do-more-harm-than-good-102150 

    If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share! If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.  Thank-you for listening! You can find out more about us at the following addresses: 

    Website: www.workplaceevolution.co.uk 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol 

    Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/ 

    The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions! Michael Costello is the Managing Director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK.


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    • 44 min
    The Evolution of "Big Tech" & the Silcon Valley Culture with Onica CEO Stephen Garden

    The Evolution of "Big Tech" & the Silcon Valley Culture with Onica CEO Stephen Garden

    Welcome to the Workplace Evolution podcast episode #10 with Onica CEO Stephen Garden. A very warm, sandy and sunny welcome to this podcast where we are given an incredible insight in to what is happening right now in the field of big tech in silicon valley and how the sector is shaping our world.  Chartered Business Psychologist Michael Costello discusses with Stephen the following:


    What is big tech and cloud computing?
    How big tech is shaping our world
    The responsibility of the sector to our planet and society
    US Government influence / the US Election
    The "Fear of missing out" culture in silicon valley
    The challenges the secotr faces 
    Diring a high performing team in the US and being able to "Switch off" in executive roles 

    Related links:
    Onica Website: https://onica.com/

    Stephen Garden Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephengarden/



    If you enjoyed the podcast please like and share! If you would like to be on the podcast and have great business insights to share get in touch at admin@workplaceevolution.  Thank-you for listening.

    You can find out more about us at the following addresses:

    Website: www.workplaceevolution.co.uk
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/workplaceevol
    Michael Costello's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcostellooccpsych1/

    The Workplace Evolution podcast is brought to you by Workplace Evolution Ltd - The Natural Selection For Workplace Solutions.

    Michael Costello is the managing director of Workplace Evolution based in Lancaster, UK.


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    • 51 min

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