Calm Edged Rebels
Future trends for 2022 S4 E12

Future trends for 2022 S4 E12

November 26, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels; Trudy, Jenni and Advita’s award-winning podcast, which was only this week featured in Bananatag’s ‘22 Best Internal Communications Podcasts for 2022’.

https://blog.bananatag.com/internal-comms/best-internal-communications-podcasts

 

As this is the last episode of the current season, our news section reflects on the podcast itself and the people who support us. And we have a question for you: how useful do you find our news discussions, and should we continue them into season five? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

  

The final big topic gives us an opportunity to gaze into the future and debate what the big trends will be for 2022 and beyond.

 

We talk about the rise of ESG and AI, and the influence they have over the ways we communicate. Changes in the use of technology have shaped the past few years, but where can we find reliable sources to learn about developments in the tech of the near future?

 

Diversity and inclusion, women’s safety and personalisation are all prevalent themes right now; which of these are likely to dominate our thoughts in the year ahead and how can we make sure we know how to work well with them?

 

Find out which trends we predict will increase and what we’re doing to stay ahead of the curve.

 

Finally, we want to say a big thank you to you, our listeners. We enjoy sharing our thoughts with you and we appreciate your support.

   

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

 

Calm Edged Rebels website

https://calmedgedrebels.com/

 

Join our mailing list

https://calmedgedrebels.com/contact-us/

 

Twitter

@CalmEdgedRebels

 

Instagram

@calmedgedrebels

 

Intensive Comms Retreat 23 March 2022

https://calmedgedrebels.com/introducing-the-intensive-comms-retreat-day/

 

Comms Retreat

https://calmedgedrebels.com/retreat/

 

Seren Creative podcast production

https://www.serencreative.com/

 

Sustainable fund assets hit record $1.7 trln in 2020: Morningstar from Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-funds-sustainable-idUSKBN29X2NM

 

It’s Time to Stop Talking About “Generations” from the New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/18/its-time-to-stop-talking-about-generations

 

The Happiness Expert That Made 51 Million People Happier: Mo Gawdat podcast interview by Stephen Bartlett

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/e101-the-happiness-expert-that-made-51-million-people/id1291423644?i=1000538174002

 

Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World (2021) by Mo Gawdat

https://www.mogawdat.com/books

 

Pandemic Revolution by Redefining Comms

https://redefiningcomms.com/the-pandemic-revolution-hybrid-working/

 

Chartered Institute of IT

https://www.bcs.org/

 

Digital Leadership Forum

https://thedigitalleadershipforum.com/

Living and sticking to your values S3 E11

Living and sticking to your values S3 E11

November 19, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels; Trudy, Jenni and Advita’s award-winning podcast. 

 

The focus for our news section this week is the recent change in attitude towards sending work texts and emails outside work hours, following a change in the law in Portugal. You can also find out why this is Advita’s last news section of the season.

  

For our big topic, we explore the concept of sticking to and living with your values. Are organisational values worthwhile, and to what extent do they differentiate companies? What happens when we meet people who have opposing values and how does that fit with cultivating inclusivity?

 

Find out how we advise leaders to live their values while embracing diversity and how we can make an effective link between values, behaviours and decisions for ourselves.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

 

Jenni’s blog featuring ‘Call to ban out-of-hours emails’

https://blog.bananatag.com/internal-comms/the-field-model-how-internal-communicators-can-create-real-change-in-their-organizations

 

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Thinking Differently by Matthew Syed

https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/books/

 

Facebook criticised by its own watchdog over famous users being exempt from rules by Callum Jones, US Business Correspondent at The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/facebook-criticised-by-its-own-watchdog-over-famous-users-being-exempt-from-rules-xj8sq75l8

 

CIPR Specialist Diploma: Internal Communication

https://pracademy.co.uk/course/internal-communication-diploma/

 

Magma Effect: Values Matter with Jackie Le Fevre

https://magmaeffect.com/

 

Listening to Shame (The Shame Spiral) TED Talk by Brené Brown

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

 

Books by Brené Brown

https://brenebrown.com/books-audio/

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

Leaders are responsible for psychological safety. S4 E10

Leaders are responsible for psychological safety. S4 E10

November 12, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels; Trudy, Jenni and Advita’s award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

We have our own announcement to make in this week’s news section. Tune in for the latest information about our Comms Retreats and find out what our brand new offer is.

  

Our big topic centres on psychological safety and the extent to which it’s a leadership responsibility to foster a psychologically safe workplace. 

 

How much do factors like industry, culture and hierarchy impact on levels of psychological safety? What kind of behaviours can crush people’s confidence and what role does belonging play? 

 

We consider the role of personality, relationships and the need to create safe spaces in the context of current work places.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson

fearlessorganization.com

 

Podcasts with Amy Edmondson

whatsnextpodcast.libsyn.com/the-fearless-organization-with-amy-edmondson

bregmanpartners.com/podcast/amy-edmondson-the-fearless-organization/

www.secondcityworks.com/podcast-posts/amy-edmondson

 

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Thinking Differently by Matthew Syed

uk.bookshop.org/books/rebel-ideas-the-power-of-thinking-differently/9781529348408#:~:text=Rebel%20Ideas%20examines%20the%20power%20of%20%27cognitive%20diversity%27,our%20age%20-%20from%20climate%20change%20to%20terrorism.

 

Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PW634YQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

 

Leadership Personality Types by Colour

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartman_Personality_Profile

 

Psychological safety and trust are not the same thing blog by Redefining Communications

redefiningcomms.com/psychological-safety-and-trust-are-not-the-same-thing/

 

Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development research by McKinsey & Co

www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/psychological-safety-and-the-critical-role-of-leadership-development

 

The Positive Practice of Productive Disagreement blog by Calm Edged Rebels

calmedgedrebels.com/the-positive-practice-of-productive-disagreement/

 

A User Manual For Me blog by Cassie Robinson

cassierobinson.medium.com/a-user-manual-for-me-d3a851fbc694

 

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection & Courage by Brené Brown

brenebrown.com/book/the-power-of-vulnerability/ 

 

The Five Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

uk.bookshop.org/books/the-5-second-rule-transform-your-life-work-and-confidence-with-everyday-courage/9781682612385

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

 
How not to be weird when you‘re networking. S4 E9

How not to be weird when you‘re networking. S4 E9

November 5, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels; Trudy, Jenni and Advita’s award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

In this week’s news section we talk about the changing expectations of generations in the workplace and an emerging sense that Gen Z employees are quick to make demands their bosses don’t understand. 

  

For our big topic, we ask the tough questions about networking. What is the power of networking and how do you do it? Is it OK to find a new job through your network or is that unethical?

 

As we met through our networking activities, we share our thoughts on the difference between virtual and in-person events and how to make both work for you. 

 

We consider the role of internal networking and discuss whether we should have a personal networking map. We also share our thoughts on dressing to impress!

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

 

 

Daily Mail article

Gen-Z workers are terrifying their millennial bosses with woke demands | Daily Mail Online

 

Simon Sinek: The Skills millennials and Gen Z struggle with

The Skills Millennials & Gen Z Struggle With | Simon Sinek - YouTube

 

Mel Robbins: The 5 Second Rule No One's Is Coming | Mel Robbins | - YouTube

 

Calm Edged Rebels podcast S1 E4: How to build and manage your personal brand

How to Build and Manage Your Personal Brand - Calm Edged Rebels

 

Unleash Your Inner Rebel conference 14 June 2021

Unleash Your Inner Rebel Conference, for leaders who think differently — Comms Rebel

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

How thinking differently can create belonging. S4 E8

How thinking differently can create belonging. S4 E8

October 29, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels. 

Season four of Trudy, Jenni and Advita’s award-winning podcast. 

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

In this week’s news section we compare how the change of the seasons is impacting us and our work. Listen closely to find out how many times Advita says ‘vibrant’ and you’ll know how much we’ve all got going on. We’d love to know how you are doing too, so contact us on our social media to tell us how you are.

  

Our big topic this week is inspired by Matthew Syed’s book, Rebel Ideas. It’s a book that focuses on diversity of thought in a broader way than a lot of the general dialogue around diversity.

 

We talk about the importance of widening your network and encouraging diversity of thought, while avoiding tokenism. How do we include and amplify the voices of those who are underrepresented, rather than speaking for them?

 

What are echo chambers and information bubbles? How do we create the trust that’s needed to include and hear wider opinions? Find out what tips we share to help you think differently.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

Calm Edged Rebels podcast episodes featuring Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed

Why ice cream and yoga won‘t improve your culture - Calm Edged Rebels

How to be heard with productive disagreement - Calm Edged Rebels

 

Calm Edge Rebels blog: The positive practice of productive disagreement

The positive practice of productive disagreement - Calm Edged Rebels

 

Calm Edged Rebels podcast: How leaders can create a sense of belonging

How can leaders create a sense of belonging? - Calm Edged Rebels

 

Unleash Your Inner Rebel Conference 14 June 2022

Unleash Your Inner Rebel Conference, for leaders who think differently — Comms Rebel

 

Matthew Syed’s book Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed (goodreads.com)

 

Self-harm and suicide rates taken from the Netflix film The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

 

 

 

Build confidence, beat imposter syndrome. S4 E7

Build confidence, beat imposter syndrome. S4 E7

October 22, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast.

  

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with season four of our award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

Our news section today is a heartfelt chat about the impact a podcast episode had on all of us. Find out what that episode is, how it helped us identify the things we can change and what we’ve resolved to do about the things we can’t.

  

We revisit our thoughts on imposter syndrome for our big topic this week. It’s a subject that’s been in the spotlight online recently, giving us the opportunity to reflect on how our own views have changed since we last talked them over for the very first episode of Calm Edged Rebels.

 

How can we stop people using imposter syndrome as a label to limit their own development? How can we identify the people in our community who can help us develop our confidence, or who actually trigger our imposter syndrome more? 

 

We share our experience of consciously building our own confidence and getting past our own inner imposters.

 

Find out why we think blanket approaches to combating imposter syndrome don’t necessarily work and what top tips we have for anyone who feels they want to develop greater self confidence.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett with Mo Gawdat

‎The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett: The Happiness Expert That Made 51 Million People Happier: Mo Gawdat on Apple Podcasts

 

Rising Strong: how owning our stories gives the power to write a new ending by Brene Brown

Rising Strong a book by Brene Brown. (bookshop.org)

 

How to beat Imposter Syndrome podcast by Calm Edged Rebels

How to Beat Imposter Syndrome - Calm Edged Rebels

 

Stop telling women that have imposter syndrome by Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey in Harvard Business Review

Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome (hbr.org)

Remotely Interested research into deskless workers by Redefining Communications

Remotely interested? - Redefining Communications (redefiningcomms.com)

 

Comms Rebel online store

Shop — Comms Rebel

 

Ikigai

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/02/23/how-to-find-your-ikigai-and-transform-your-outlook-on-life-and-business/?sh=5748f2242ed4

 

a Leader Like Me

Home - A Leader Like Me

 

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life: Amazon.co.uk: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles: 9781786330895: Books

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

 
How technology is making us less than human. S4 E6.

How technology is making us less than human. S4 E6.

October 15, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast.

  

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with season four of our award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

In our news section Advita and Trudy talk about meeting up at events, in person or virtually, including the recent Big Yak un-conference and the Diversity in PR conference. What are the benefits of meeting up in person and what do we get out of events? We also announce an exciting new podcast.

  

Our big topic is all about the role of technology in our lives and the way it’s changed  our behaviours. 

 

We’re aware of the important role technology played in connecting us through the pandemic, but did the rapid rise of virtual working mean we failed to create the behavioural rules needed to know how to use technology with good grace?

 

Why do we feel more ‘human’ when we meet in person and how do we build those human traits into our meetings and interactions when we’re using technology?

 

We talk about the implications for meeting etiquette, the role of vulnerability and connection and the potential for gaining more social advantages from technology.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

Redefining Communications research download: Communicating with Generations Y and Z  Downloads - Redefining Communications (redefiningcomms.com)

 

Calm Edged Rebels blog: The practice of Productive Disagreements The positive practice of productive disagreement - Calm Edged Rebels

 

Simon Sinek podcast with Brené Brown Episode 27: The One With Brené Brown | Simon Sinek

 

Redefining Communications download: Seven tips for running better online meetings Downloads - Redefining Communications (redefiningcomms.com)

 

Redefining Communications workshop: Productivity Power of productivity workshop - Redefining Communications (redefiningcomms.com)

 

Comms Rebel coaching workshops Coaching and Mentoring Packages — Comms Rebel

 

Colinear Executive Coaching: EXECUTIVE COACHING - Colinear

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

 
How a ham and cheese baguette can help you listen. S4 E5

How a ham and cheese baguette can help you listen. S4 E5

October 8, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast.

  

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with season four of our award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly episodes, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

In this week’s news section, we discuss the issues that have surfaced around FaceBook in the past week and consider what that means for us, as social media users as well as professional communicators.

  

Our big topic takes on the tricky subject of listening actively in an age of hybrid working. We compare experiences most of us have, of meetings where some participants are in the room, some are remote.

 

How can we develop better methods of listening, being curious and demonstrating our interest in our people? 

 

We talk about the challenges of encouraging leaders to be clear about the difference between issues that are open to dialogue and topics that are not open to feedback. We also share our top tips on developing listening skills and improving the quality of listening in organisations.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

Research by Dr Kevin Ruck, Howard Krais and Mike Poundsford Listening to employees: from measurement to meaning - PR Academy

Productive disagreement The positive practice of productive disagreement - Calm Edged Rebels

https://twitter.com/mrsjennifield

Line of Sight: research into Line Management Line of Sight - Redefining Communications (redefiningcomms.com) – Redefining Communications

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

Intentions Live from Comms Hero Week. S4 E4

Intentions Live from Comms Hero Week. S4 E4

October 1, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels. 

  

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with season four of our award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

In this week’s news section, Trudy and Advita talk about entrepreneurship and the demands of running a business through the pandemic.

  

Our conversation links nicely with our big topic this week, which was recorded live at the 2021 Comms Hero Week. We spoke about Intention. Being intentional is something we all discuss often in our roles and we see it as a broad, important topic.

 

How relevant is it to have the right intentions for the work you do? How does being intentional, and maintaining commitment to your intentions, help you achieve your aims?

 

We discuss the link between purpose and intention and the importance of clarity and boundary setting.

 

As it’s a live recording you get to listen in as we answer questions about intention from other Comms Hero Week attendees.

 

With our thanks to the Comms Hero Week team for inviting us to take part and to Carly Cook for moderating the questions during the event.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra™️ - Official Website

Ikigai: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/02/23/how-to-find-your-ikigai-and-transform-your-outlook-on-life-and-business/?sh=5748f2242ed4

Matt Haig: The Midnight Library The Midnight Library: The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and worldwide phenomenon eBook : Haig, Matt: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Jackie Le Fevre Magma Effect

Brené Brown: The Shame Spiral Brené Brown: Listening to shame | TED Talk

Eisenhower Decision Matrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT89OZ7TNwc

Triage tasks Darria Long: An ER doctor on triaging your "crazy busy" life | TED Talk

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

 

Are power poses and quotes enough to keep you motivated? S4 E3

Are power poses and quotes enough to keep you motivated? S4 E3

September 24, 2021

Welcome to Calm Edged Rebels. 

  

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with season four of our award-winning podcast. 

  

In our weekly podcast, we share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators, leaders and coaches. We also take the opportunity to share topical issues with you. 

  

We’re always keenly interested in diversity, equity and inclusion, so in this week’s news section, we explain why those topics are particularly top of mind for us. Find out what we’ve been learning and doing about this recently and what you can get involved in too.

  

Our big topic this week is all about motivation. How do you get motivated and how do you keep it going, so you can make an impact?

 

How helpful are those motivational quotes people share on social media and why does a sense of community and shared understanding help?

 

We share how important is it to us to have clear parameters around work time and social time and how we achieve the right balance. We talk honestly about what affects us and how we deal with those days where motivation is lacking.

 

We also consider how leaders can impact the motivation of their teams and how you can adjust your style and approach to motivation to match the needs of the individuals in your teams.

 

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

Mel Robbins: The 5 Second Rule The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage (Audio Download): Mel Robbins, Mel Robbins, Mel Robbins Productions Inc.: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

Simon Sinek: Soft Skills are Human Skills There's NO Such Thing as "Soft Skills" | Simon Sinek - Bing video

 

Hilary Scarlett: Neuroscience for Organizational Change Neuroscience for Organizational Change: An Evidence-based Practical Guide to Managing Change: Amazon.co.uk: Scarlett, Hilary: 9780749493189: Books

 

Stephen Bartlett: Happy Sexy Millionaire Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love and Success: Amazon.co.uk: Bartlett, Steven: 9781529301496: Books

 

Matt Haig: Notes on a Nervous Planet Amazon.co.uk : notes on a nervous planet - matt haig

 

Brené Brown Podcasts - Brené Brown (brenebrown.com)

 

Amy Cuddy: re power posing Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are | TED Talk

 

Matt Coates: 7 Types of Motivation 7 Types of Motivation You Need to Acknowledge - Mindvalley Blog

 

The privilege wheel: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/DPL2018_CulturalHumilityWheel.jpg.pdf

 

 

If you want to find out more about this topic, or about us, head over to https://calmedgedrebels.com for all the info. 

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