Truth, Lies and Work

Leanne Elliott, MBPsS, CBP, MSc Psychology

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..! read less
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116. Why our brains don't like change, with Hilary Scarlet
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116. Why our brains don't like change, with Hilary Scarlet
Welcome to Truth, Lies & Work, the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network. In this special episode, we delve into the fascinating world of neuroscience and change with expert Hilary Scarlett. Discover how understanding the brain can help leaders manage change more effectively and foster a positive workplace culture. Hilary shares her expertise on the neuroscience of change, offering practical advice and strategies for leaders to support their teams through transitions and transformations. Key Topics Covered: The neuroscience behind how we handle change Practical strategies for leading change in the workplace The impact of change on employee well-being and performance How to create a supportive environment during transitions Real-world examples of successful change management Overcoming common challenges in leading change About Hilary Scarlett, Author and Consultant Hilary Scarlett is an expert in the neuroscience of change, with extensive experience in applying insights from neuroscience to organisational change. She is the author of "Neuroscience for Organizational Change" and works as a consultant, helping leaders and organisations navigate change effectively. Find out more: Neuroscience for Organizational Change (Use code: AHRNOC for 20% off) Hilary's Website: Scarlett and Grey Connect with Hilary on LinkedIn: Hilary Scarlett More from Truth, Lies & Work: How to Deal with Angry People with Dr. Martin "The Anger Professor" Learn practical techniques for managing anger in the workplace and dealing with difficult people effectively. Listen Now Why Cult-Like Workplaces are on the Rise with Petra Velzeboer Explore the reasons behind the rise of cult-like workplace cultures and how to identify and address them. Listen Now The Psychology of Happiness at Work Delve into the science of happiness in the workplace and discover strategies to enhance well-being and productivity. Listen Now Follow Us: Truth, Lies & Work on Apple Podcasts Truth, Lies & Work on Spotify Visit our Website X (Twitter): @TruthLiesWork TikTok: @TruthLiesWork Instagram: @TruthLiesWork Book a Meeting: Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/ Mental Health Resources: United Kingdom: Mind: www.mind.org.uk Samaritans: Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org United States: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org Mental Health America: www.mhanational.org Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741 or visit crisistextline.org Rest of the World: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): www.iasp.info Befrienders Worldwide: www.befrienders.org Next Episode Teaser: Join us next time as we explore the reasons why your job might feel wrong and what would actually light you up with Louise Kershaw. Louise helps individuals understand their career dissatisfaction and find fulfilling work, so you can stop hating Mondays.
115. How to get better candidates, with David Thompson
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115. 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 Follow Us: Truth, Lies & Work on Apple Podcasts Truth, Lies & Work on Spotify Visit our Website X (Twitter): @TruthLiesWork TikTok: @TruthLiesWork Instagram: @TruthLiesWork Book a Meeting: Book a Call with Al & Leanne Mental Health Resources: United Kingdom: Mind: www.mind.org.uk Samaritans: Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org United States: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org Mental Health America: www.mhanational.org Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741 or visit crisistextline.org Rest of the World: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): www.iasp.info 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."
114. The truth about ambition: Finding Fulfilment in the 'Power Middle', with Cate Luzio
Jul 10 2024
114. 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!
113. How to go from Toxic Boss to Human Leader, with Alexis Zahner
Jul 9 2024
113. 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.
112. What most businesses get WRONG about growth, with Adrian Lomas
Jul 4 2024
112. 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.
111: The 6 day workweek, Multitasking Myths & withholding donuts from contractors..? This Week in Work 2nd July 2024
Jul 2 2024
111: 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
110. What Does a Business Psychologist Actually Do? Featuring Dr Hayley Lewis and Paula Brockwell
Jun 27 2024
110. 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
109. Hero Tax, Creepy Co-Workers and When is a Pilot Too Old to Fly? This Week in Work 25th June 2024
Jun 25 2024
109. Hero Tax, Creepy Co-Workers and When is a Pilot Too Old to Fly? This Week in Work 25th June 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. Key Talking Points: 1: News Roundup Hero Tax: Why Heroic Jobs Earn Less Money We discuss the "Hero Tax" phenomenon. Why do jobs perceived as heroic, like firefighters and teachers, often receive lower pay? What does this say about societal values and workplace policies? Top Traits of 10/10 Candidates What makes a top leader? Adriane Schwager, CEO of GrowthAssistant, shares five essential traits: hyper-competence, self-awareness, versatility, problem-solving skills, and resilience. The Retirement Age Debate Should the retirement age be raised? We analyze the implications for various professions as more Americans approach retirement. 2: Truth or Lie?1 Are Motivational Quotes Really Motivating? In our new segment, we take on pop psychology trends and ask our audience if they hold true through LinkedIn polls. This week, we explore whether motivational quotes genuinely motivate people or if they’re just fluff. Tune in to hear the results. Want to get involved? Share your thoughts on our LinkedIn page and join the conversation. 3: Weekly Workplace Surgery Handling Uncomfortable Coworkers Ever had a coworker make inappropriate comments? We offer advice on whether to report the behavior or continue avoiding them. Summer Fridays: Perks at Risk Worried about losing your summer Fridays? We discuss strategies for addressing changes in promised perks. How would you handle this? Setting Boundaries at Work Are you struggling to maintain professionalism while avoiding personal drama? We share tips for setting clear boundaries. How do you set boundaries in your workplace? 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
108. How to Survive the Darkest Jobs, with Dimple Dhabalia
Jun 20 2024
108. How to Survive the Darkest Jobs, with Dimple Dhabalia
Warning: This episodes contains themes that some listeners may find challenging, including adverse mental health, sexual abuse and suicide. We have provided a list of support services below. Welcome to another episode of Truth, Lies & Work. In this episode, Al and Leanne dive into a thought-provoking conversation with Dimple Dhabalia, founder of Roots in the Clouds. Dimple is a writer, podcaster, coach, and facilitator with over 20 years of public service experience. She shares her insights on using storytelling to heal individual and organisational trauma, particularly focusing on her work with refugees and the humanitarian sector. Key Talking Points: Introduction to Dimple and Her Work: Understanding Organisational Trauma and Moral Injury: Exploring Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care: The Hotel Room Breakdown: Shame and Martyrdom in Humanitarian Work: Implementing Mindfulness and Positive Psychology: Practical Steps for Leaders: Connect with Dimple: LinkedIn, Instagram and X: @dimpstory Read Dimple's book: www.rootsintheclouds.com/tmms More about Dimple and Roots in the Clouds: www.rootsintheclouds.com Dimple In the Media: https://www.rootsintheclouds.com/in-the-media Podcasts: Service Without Sacrifice: https://pod.link/1720788849 What Would Ted Lasso Do?: https://pod.link/1620229368 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 Enjoy the episode and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
107. Adam Grant on Hybrid Working, Dealing with Burnout AND Hugging Trees..? This Week in Work 18th June 2024
Jun 18 2024
107. Adam Grant on Hybrid Working, Dealing with Burnout AND Hugging Trees..? This Week in Work 18th June 2024
Welcome to another episode of the Truth, Lies & Work podcast, the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network. Join your hosts, business psychologist Leanne Elliott and business owner Al Elliott, as they delve into the latest workplace trends, insights, and tips to help you create an amazing work environment. Segment 1: News Roundup This week’s news roundup kicks off with an intriguing new concept: Forest Bathing. We also discuss a recent tweet by Adam Grant highlighting the benefits of hybrid working. Lastly, as Pride Month continues, we explore the financial challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. From securing stable housing to healthcare costs, we discuss the importance of financial well-being and its impact on this community. Segment 2: Book Club This week, Leanne recommends "The Psychology of Secrets: My Adventures with Murders, Cults, and Influencers" by Andrew Gold. This fascinating book dives into why we keep secrets and their psychological impact, featuring stories from cult leaders to everyday people. Al’s pick is "Find Your Yellow Tux" by Jesse Cole, the owner of the Savannah Bananas baseball team. This book offers excellent marketing advice and emphasizes the importance of discovering what makes you unique. Segment 3: Workplace Surgery Building Rapport in a New Leadership Role: A listener recently started a new leadership role and seeks advice on building rapport with a tenured team across three locations. Dealing with Burnout: Another listener shares their struggle with balancing work and social life, leading to burnout. Success: Logic or Manifestation? We explore the debate between using logical decision-making versus manifestation and personal development for achieving success. 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: Mind 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: Truth, Lies & Work 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
106. "I pay ALL my staff $210K a year": How Geoff Roberts is transforming work
Jun 13 2024
106. "I pay ALL my staff $210K a year": How Geoff Roberts is transforming work
Join hosts Leanne Elliott, a Business Psychologist, and Al Elliott, a Business Owner, as they delve into a fascinating conversation with Geoff Roberts, Co-founder of Outseta. In this episode, we explore Outseta's unique compensation model, where all employees earn $210,000 per year, have flexible work schedules, and receive equity at the same rate as the co-founders. Key Talking Points: Introduction to Geoff Roberts and Outseta Geoff's background and experience in SaaS and membership businesses The concept of Outseta's "choose your own adventure" compensation model Detailed explanation of the $210,000 annual salary for all employees Benefits and challenges of this compensation model Impact on employee motivation, retention, and company culture Geoff's insights on flexibility and autonomy in the workplace Advice for other business owners considering a similar approach Future plans for Outseta and Geoff's vision for the business Connect with Geoff: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffrobertsmarketing/ Outseta Website: https://www.outseta.com/ Follow Geoff on X: https://x.com/GeoffTRoberts Join the Conversation: We value your insights and questions! Email us at hi@truthliesandwork.com or leave a comment on our LinkedIn Page 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: Mind 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: Truth, Lies & Work LinkedIn Connect with Al on LinkedIn: Al Elliott LinkedIn Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: Leanne Elliott LinkedIn Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: Book a Call
105. Election Anxiety, Interpreting Dreams PLUS Are Your Friends Holding you Back? - This Week in Work, 11th June 2024
Jun 11 2024
105. Election Anxiety, Interpreting Dreams PLUS Are Your Friends Holding you Back? - This Week in Work, 11th June 2024
Welcome back to another episode of "Truth, Lies, and Work," the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network. This week, Leanne and Al dive into the latest trends and challenges in the workplace, explore the fascinating insights of our summer book club pick, and tackle your pressing workplace questions in the Weekly Workplace Surgery. Key Talking Points: News Roundup: Moonlighting and the Cost of Living Crisis: Leanne discusses ongoing conversations on LinkedIn about the increasing necessity of side hustles and moonlighting due to stagnant real wages and the disparity between CEO and average worker pay. Pew Research, Economic Policy Institute. Gen Z Career Trends: Al explores new research showing that Gen Z is increasingly taking on founder roles and gravitating towards traditional careers like education over tech. The reasons behind this shift and the potential impact on the job market are examined. Leanne highlights the concept of "election stress disorder," coined by psychologist Steven Stosny, and discusses how election periods can significantly increase stress and anxiety among employees. The discussion includes tips from Headspace on how to manage this stress. Headspace Article. Summer Book Club: This Is Why You Dream by Dr. Rahul Jandial: Leanne and Al introduce the first pick of their summer book club. This book explores the critical role of dreaming in our lives, including emotional regulation, memory processing, creativity, and even foreseeing mental and physical ailments. Amazon Link. Weekly Workplace Surgery: Meeting Invite Concerns: A listener worries about a cryptic meeting invite from HR and its potential implications. Leaving a Micromanager: Advice on how to explain leaving a job due to a micromanager during interviews. Managing Your Circle: Strategies for surrounding yourself with empowering individuals and minimising negative influences. 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: Mind 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: Truth, Lies, and Work Connect with Al on LinkedIn: Al Elliott Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: Leanne Elliott Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: Oblong HQ
104. The Lonely Leader - 3 biggest challenges of leading a growing organisation
Jun 6 2024
104. The Lonely Leader - 3 biggest challenges of leading a growing organisation
Welcome to Truth, Lies and Work, the award-winning psychology podcast dedicated to simplifying the science of work. Hosted by business psychologist Leanne Elliott and business owner Al Elliott, this episode dives into the challenges of leading a growing organisation. Today, we are joined by Jonathan Bennett, an executive coach, trusted advisor, and author of seven books. Jonathan has extensive experience working with founders and CEOs across North America, with expertise in social purpose business strategy, governance, branding, change, and communications. Key Talking Points: The Lonely Leader: Jonathan Bennett discusses the onset of loneliness for leaders and the challenges in sharing information with employees, investors, and personal contacts. He emphasizes the importance of having a coach or trusted advisor to navigate these challenges. The Valley of Death: Jonathan explains the significant hurdles in organisational growth, particularly around the stage of 10-12 employees. He highlights the necessity of professionalising management structures and implementing systems for sustainable growth. The Selfless Path: Jonathan talks about creating a psychologically safe workplace and the importance of proper onboarding and long-term integration of new employees. He also discusses the balance between being a supportive manager and avoiding becoming an "umbrella manager." Find Out More: Follow Jonathan on LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/bennettjonathan Learn more about Jonathan's services - ClearlyThen.com Next Week's Episode: Geoff Roberts, co-owner of Outseta, discusses his unique business model where everyone earns $210,000 a year and can work wherever they want. 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
103. Celebrating Pride, Unbossing Explained, PLUS We launch our Summer Book Club! - This Week in Work 4th June 2024
Jun 4 2024
103. Celebrating Pride, Unbossing Explained, PLUS We launch our Summer Book Club! - This Week in Work 4th June 2024
Welcome to Truth, Lies, and Work, the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network. In this episode, we celebrate Pride Month, kick off our Summer Book Club, and dive into the Weekly Workplace Surgery. Segment 1: News Roundup It's Pride Month! Celebrating self-identity, inclusivity, equality, and love. Discussing five ways to celebrate Pride in the workplace. Al introduces a new trend called "Unbossing" and its potential impact on workplace culture. Leanne explores the connection between humor and mental health, citing recent studies. Segment 2: Summer Book Club Welcome to our Summer Book Club! Our first pick is This Is Why You Dream by Dr. Rahul Jandial. This fascinating dive into the purpose and potential of dreams explores how dreaming fortifies our ability to regulate emotions, processes and stores memories, amplifies creativity, and promotes learning. Discover how dreams can forecast future mental and physical ailments and how lucid dreaming can be used to practice real-life skills and rewrite nightmares. In the tradition of James Nestor's Breath and Matthew Walker's Why We Sleep, This Is Why You Dream opens the door to one of our oldest and most vital functions, unlocking its potential to radically improve our lives. Segment 3: Workplace Surgery In this segment, Al and Leanne tackle your workplace questions in the Weekly Workplace Surgery. This week, they address issues such as dealing with a micromanaging boss, strategies for easing into a managerial role after a promotion, and tips for creating mini-surveys for managers who care about their team's well-being. Tune in for actionable advice and expert insights to help you navigate your work challenges. 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 f 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: Truth, Lies & Work Connect with Al on LinkedIn: Al Elliott Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: Leanne Elliott Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: OblongHQ
102. 5 MORE Tips for a Happy Workplace from 5 MORE Workplace Experts
May 30 2024
102. 5 MORE Tips for a Happy Workplace from 5 MORE Workplace Experts
Welcome to Episode 102 of the Truth, Lies & Work Podcast, brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network. In this episode, we continue on from episode 100 with five more expert tips from leading psychologists and researchers. These insights are designed to help you create a happier, more productive workplace. If you missed Part 1, make sure to catch up on Episode 100. Featured Experts and Tips: 1. Prof. Sir Cary Cooper - Train Your Managers Prof. Sir Cary Cooper emphasises the importance of training managers not just for their technical skills but also for their people skills. According to him, a significant issue in many organisations is promoting individuals based on technical prowess rather than their ability to manage people effectively. Listen to Prof. Sir Cary Cooper: Episode 55 - How to Protect Financial Wellbeing 2. Dr. Craig Knight - Create Offices That Empower Performance Dr. Craig Knight discusses the power struggle behind Return to Office (RTO) mandates and explains that creating office spaces that enhance employee performance and well-being. His research highlights the significant impact of an empowering office environment on creativity and productivity. Listen to Dr. Craig Knight: Episode 43 - Is the Office Making a Comeback? 3. Christian Van Stolk - Personalisation Improves Outcomes Christian Van Stolk shares findings from his research on employee behaviours and well-being in hybrid workplaces. He advocates for personalised approaches to management, highlighting that different employees have varying needs and work habits that impact their health and productivity. Listen to Christian Van Stolk: Episode 24 - Britain's Healthiest Workplaces 4. Dr. Audrey Tang - Well-being is the Responsibility of the Individual AND the Organisation Dr. Audrey Tang stresses that well-being initiatives should not only focus on individual efforts but also require systemic changes within the organisation. Leaders play a crucial role in modelling and fostering a healthy work environment. Listen to Dr. Audrey Tang: Episode 69 and 70 - How to Keep Calm Using Mindfulness 5. Catherine Garrod - Inclusion Requires Intention Catherine Garrod flips the common conversation around DEI, advocating for 'conscious inclusion.' She emphasises the need for intentionality and data-driven strategies to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and heard. Listen to Catherine Garrod: Episode 45 - DEI 101 for Leaders If you haven't listened to our first five tips, go back to Episode 100 where you'll hear advice from Dr. Ryne Sherman, Prof. Nancy Doyle, Joe O'Connor, Isabel Berwick, and Bruce Daisley. We'll be back on Tuesday with another episode of This Week in Work. 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 Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
101: Walmart’s RTO Drama, Leadership Courses, PLUS Stress Languages & Weekly Workplace Surgery - This Week in Work 28th May 2024
May 28 2024
101: Walmart’s RTO Drama, Leadership Courses, PLUS Stress Languages & Weekly Workplace Surgery - This Week in Work 28th May 2024
Welcome to another episode of Truth, Lies and Work, the award-winning psychology podcast brought to you by the HubSpot Podcast Network. Join Leanne Elliott, a business psychologist, and Al Elliott, a business owner, as they chat about the latest workplace news and trends, plus the world famous weekly workplace surgery. News Roundup: - Walmart’s RTO Mandate: Leanne discusses Walmart's new return-to-office (RTO) mandate and the backlash it faces, including the latest research suggesting RTO mandates have zero impact on financial performance. - Mark Marr’s Study: Insights from a study by Mark Marr, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, highlighting the negative effects of RTO mandates on employee satisfaction and financial performance. - Leadership Course Challenges: Al shares advice from a Harvard Business Review article by Michael D Watkins on how to implement changes after returning from leadership courses effectively. - Understanding Stress Responses: Leanne explains the concept of stress languages and how individuals react uniquely to stress, introducing categories like imploders, exploders, fixers, numberers, and deniers. Workplace Surgery: - Diversity in Rural Areas: Leanne and Al discuss strategies for improving team diversity in predominantly white rural areas. - Inconsistent Workplace Initiatives: Tips on how to help a manager implement more consistent and effective workplace culture initiatives. - Difficult Business Partner: Advice for dealing with a controlling and manipulative business partner and considering whether to leave and start a new venture. Links: - Mark Marr’s Study on RTO Mandates - Harvard Business Review Article by Michael D Watkins - Sonia Thompson’s Podcast: Inclusion and Marketing - Catherine Garrod’s Book: Conscious Inclusion - Geoff Roberts’ Twitter - Joe Fear’s Episode on Truth, Lies and Work Tune in next Tuesday for another news roundup and our world-famous workplace surgery. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and leave a review to support the podcast. See you next time! 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: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/truthlieswork/ Connect with Al on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisisalelliott/ Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetleanne Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/
100. 5 Tips for a Happy Workplace from 5 Workplace Experts
May 23 2024
100. 5 Tips for a Happy Workplace from 5 Workplace Experts
Welcome to Episode 100 of Truth, Lies and Work! In this special episode, we dive into five expert tips for creating a happier workplace. After 100 episodes and over 180 interviews with workplace culture experts, we've gathered some of the best insights to share with you. Join us as we explore tips from top thought leaders in workplace psychology. Episode Highlights: 1. Dr. Ryne Sherman - Know Yourself Dr. Ryne Sherman, Chief Science Officer at Hogan Assessment Systems, emphasises the importance of understanding your entrepreneurial personality. Personality assessments can help make scientifically-based decisions about people, predicting various life outcomes including workplace performance. Listen to Dr. Ryne Sherman on Truth, Lies and Work: Episode 26 2. Professor Nancy Doyle - Neurodiversity is Your Competitive Advantage Professor Nancy Doyle, a leading expert in neurodiversity at work, explains how neurodiversity can be a significant advantage when done right. She sheds light on the unique strengths of neurodivergent individuals and the challenges they face. Listen to Professor Nancy Doyle on Truth, Lies and Work: Episode 41 3. Joe O’Connor - The 4-Day Work Week is Not a Fad Joe O’Connor, Director & Co-Founder at Work Time Reduction Centre of Excellence, discusses the benefits and practicalities of the 4-day work week. He shares research findings that show increased productivity, better employee health, and no negative financial impact. Listen to Joe O'Connor on Truth, Lies and Work: Episode 36 4. Isabel Berwick - Be More Gen-Z Isabel Berwick, host of the FT's Working It podcast, talks about the importance of understanding and adapting to Gen-Z's expectations in the workplace. She argues that embracing Gen-Z's approach can lead to a more engaged and loyal workforce. Listen to Isabel Berwick on Truth, Lies and Work: Episode 85 5. Bruce Daisley - Measure the ROI Bruce Daisley, author of "The Joy of Work" and "Fortitude," explains why resilience training often fails. He emphasises the importance of measuring the ROI of workplace initiatives and basing decisions on solid data. Listen to Bruce Daisley on Truth, Lies and Work: Episode 78 Links and Resources: Dr. Ryne Sherman: Podcast Episode Professor Nancy Doyle: Podcast Episode Joe O’Connor: Podcast Episode Isabel Berwick: Podcast Episode Bruce Daisley: Podcast Episode Join us next Thursday for Part 2, where we'll bring you five more tips for creating a happy workplace from leading psychologists and experts including Prof. Sir Cary Cooper, Dr. Craig Knight, and Dr. Audrey Tang. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! Your support helps us continue to bring you valuable insights from top experts in the field. 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: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/truthlieswork/ Connect with Al on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisisalelliott/ Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetleanne Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/
99. A.I. Secrets at Work, Tech Email Leaks, PLUS What to do when you want to give up, & More! - This Week in Work 21st May 2024
May 21 2024
99. A.I. Secrets at Work, Tech Email Leaks, PLUS What to do when you want to give up, & More! - This Week in Work 21st May 2024
Welcome to This Week in Work, where dive into this week’s hot topics in the workplace, and answer your burning questions! Episode Highlights News Roundup AI in the Workplace: A Hidden Revolution? Chat GPT continues to make waves across industries, with many employees quietly integrating this tool into their work processes. A recent Forbes article highlights a Microsoft report stating that 52% of workers using AI prefer not to disclose it to their employers, fearing it might render them replaceable. Should companies encourage an open environment where AI is viewed as a tool for enhancement rather than a threat? Internal Tech Email Leaks: Amazon’s Operational Secrets An intriguing leak from the 'Internal Tech Emails' Twitter account reveals Amazon's meticulous meeting templates, shedding light on the tech giant's operational efficiency. Despite criticisms of its corporate culture, Amazon's systematic approach to meetings could serve as a blueprint for other organizations aiming for operational excellence. What Workers Want: Shifting Trends in Work Perks A HuffPost article, backed by a survey from Open Study College, delves into the evolving preferences for work perks among the UK workforce. The survey reveals a strong preference for flexible work arrangements and meaningful benefits like robust pension schemes and professional development opportunities over traditional perks like office parties and desk beers. **Special Segment: Football and Management** As the Premier League season wraps up, we reflect on Jurgen Klopp's final game as Liverpool manager. Klopp's parting words resonate with leadership and change management principles, emphasizing belief, support, and the continuous push for excellence. His approach provides a masterclass in managing transitions and inspiring a team towards future successes. Workplace Surgery We tackle some pressing workplace issues: A listener shares the challenge of unexpected resignations despite offering great benefits and a positive work environment. How can companies better understand and prevent these surprises? Another listener confesses confusion over the concept of employee engagement. We'll break down what employee engagement means, why it's crucial, and how it can be enhanced to benefit both employees and the organization. A weary business owner expresses fatigue from constant firefighting and contemplating giving up. We discuss strategies for managing stress and refocusing on business growth rather than just problem-solving. 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. Next Episode Preview: Episode 100! Join us as we discuss our Top 10 Tips from more than 180 expert guests. 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: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/truthlieswork/ Connect with Al on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisisalelliott/ Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetleanne Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/
98: How to predict employee behaviour using Predictive Behavioural Analytics, with Peter Dorrington, Anthrolytics.io
May 16 2024
98: How to predict employee behaviour using Predictive Behavioural Analytics, with Peter Dorrington, Anthrolytics.io
In this episode of Truth, Lies, and Work, we get right into the fascinating world of predictive behavioural analytics with Peter Dorrington, the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Anthrolytics.  Peter explains how his groundbreaking work combines data science with behavioural science to provide insights into employee and customer behaviours. We explore the concept of empathy at scale, predictive analytics, and the ethical considerations surrounding data privacy. Guest Bio: Peter Dorrington is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Anthrolytics, a company that combines behavioural science with data science to offer predictive insights into employee and customer behaviours. With over 30 years of experience in data science, Peter is known for inventing predictive behavioural analytics, helping organisations create environments where people thrive and profits soar. Key Quotes: - "Empathy is the biggest driver of loyalty when other factors are broadly equal." - "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Ethical considerations are paramount in data science." Resources Mentioned: - https://anthrolytics.io - Peter Dorrington on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/peterdorrington If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review and subscribe to stay updated on future episodes. Have a question or topic you'd like us to cover? Reach out to us on social media or through our website. Join us next week for our "This Week in Work" episode, where we round up the latest in the workplace world and answer your questions. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review! See you on Tuesday! 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: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/truthlieswork/ Connect with Al on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisisalelliott/ Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetleanne Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/ 00:00 The Importance of Trust in Technology Use 00:52 Introducing 'Truth, Lies, and Work' Podcast 01:23 The Power of Predictive Behavioural Analytics 02:14 Meet Peter Darrington: The Mind Behind Predictive Analytics 02:47 Exploring Empathy in the Digital Age 03:14 The Journey to Predictive Behavioural Analytics 04:05 Understanding Empathy: Cognitive, Emotional, and Compassionate 05:05 Empathy at Scale: Bridging Human Connection Digitally 07:04 Predictive Analytics for Employee and Customer Insights 20:06 Empigraphic Segmentation: A New Approach to Understanding Emotions 21:51 Employee Engagement and Predictive Analytics 23:18 Predicting Employee Attrition and Engagement 24:02 The Future of Predictive Behavioural Analytics 24:28 Understanding Employee Turnover: Beyond the Last Straw 25:29 The Emotional Landscape of Teams: Insights for Leaders 26:57 Predictive Analytics in Employee Behaviour 27:34 Surprising Findings: Happiness, Surveys, and Predictions 30:23 Ethical Considerations in Data Collection and Analysis 31:26 Transparency and Data Collection: A Delicate Balance 32:46 The Power of Actionable Insights for Employee Well-being 35:44 AI and Automation: The Double-Edged Sword 37:36 Personal Journey: From Disaffection to Passion 39:58 Addressing the Potential for Misuse of Emotion AI 43:03 Reflections and Takeaways from the Interview 44:51 Exploring Anthrolytics: Next Steps and Resources 45:34 Closing Remarks and Encouragement to Subscribe
97: McKinsey's Copenhagen clash, AI hiring drama, PLUS motivating stagnant teams & more - This Week in Work 14th May 2024
May 14 2024
97: McKinsey's Copenhagen clash, AI hiring drama, PLUS motivating stagnant teams & more - This Week in Work 14th May 2024
Join us for a dynamic episode of "Truth Lies and Work," where we look into the latest happenings in the world of work. LEANNE IS REMOTE THIS WEEK which means her audio isn't as good as normal. Sorry! This week, we feature a conversation with Peter Dorrington from Anthrolytics, discuss intriguing news affecting the corporate world, and tackle your pressing questions in our Weekly Workplace Surgery segment. Episode Highlights: Interview with Peter Dorrington: Insightful discussion on how data is reshaping HR practices. Leanne’s UK Trip: Leanne shares her experiences and the rejuvenation she felt during her visit to the UK. News Roundup: Leanne discusses a recent controversial event involving McKinsey at Copenhagen, shedding light on corporate culture and employee morale. Weekly Workplace Surgery: Al and Leanne answer listener questions about management challenges and improving workplace culture. Links: Anthrolytics Website - Learn more about how data analytics is used in human resources. Franklin Covey's Insights - Explore more about leadership and effectiveness from past guest Todd Davis's perspective. HSE Management Standards survey. 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. Next Episode Preview: Tune in next Thursday for more deep dives into the science and psychology of work with Leanne and Al Elliott. Chapters: 00:00 Welcome to the TREAT Podcast: Simplifying Work Psychology 00:25 Leanne's UK Visit: Recharging with Friends 00:58 Podcast Format Explained: From Casual Chats to Expert Interviews 01:45 Recapping a Special Guest: Insights from Todd Davis 02:25 Upcoming Episode Tease: Data Analytics in the Workplace 03:15 News Roundup: McKinsey's Controversial Corporate Event 08:19 AI in Recruitment: A Flawed Future? 13:46 Addressing the Homemaker Pay Gap: A Listener's Insight 17:24 Inviting Listener Feedback: A Call for Inclusivity 18:09 Weekly Workplace Surgery: Management Challenges 19:35 Exploring HSE Management Standards 20:11 Boosting Team Motivation and Performance 20:49 Removing Obstacles to Enhance Productivity 24:06 Innovative Solutions for Team Engagement 26:07 Navigating Company Culture and Growth 26:49 Adapting to Change and Evolving Culture 32:42 Addressing Workload and Recruitment Challenges 33:43 Strategies for Managing Operations Effectively 34:45 Setting Boundaries and Preventing Burnout 39:35 Upcoming Interview Teaser and Closing Remarks 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: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ 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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/truthlieswork/ Connect with Al on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thisisalelliott/ Connect with Leanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetleanne Email: Hello@truthliesandwork.com Book a Call with Al & Leanne: https://oblonghq.com/book/