Calm Edged Rebels
How to be heard with productive disagreement. S4 E2

How to be heard with productive disagreement. S4 E2

September 17, 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. 

  

Our news section of this episode is inspired by our heroine, Brenè Brown. We talk about why this stage of the pandemic is making people feel anxious, how that might be affecting our mood and what we can do to get through it.

  

Our big topic this week is all about the art of productive disagreement. 

Do you walk away from conversations that seem like they may become argumentative, rather than trying to come up with a solution? 

How can you enter into a debate and keep an open mind, so you can reach the best outcome? What would be the benefits if we could encourage others into a constructive debate, even in a culture where there’s a strict hierarchy?

We talk over situations where we’ve experienced productive disagreement and share our top tips for having better conversations and debates.

 

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

Brené Brown & Amy Cuddy  Brené with Amy Cuddy on Pandemic Flux Syndrome - Brené Brown (brenebrown.com)

Amy's book Presence Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges: Amazon.co.uk: Cuddy, Amy: 9781409156017: Books

Matthew Syed’s book Rebel IdeasRebel Ideas: The Power of Thinking Differently: Amazon.co.uk: Syed, Matthew, Ltd, Matthew Syed Consulting: 9781529348408: Books

Matthew Syed’s Book Black box ThinkingBlack Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success eBook : Syed, Matthew, Ltd, Matthew Syed Consulting: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Amy Edmondson’s book The Fearless Organisation:  The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth: Amazon.co.uk: Edmondson, Amy C.: 9781119477242: Books

Ted Talks: Julia Dahr How to have constructive conversations Julia Dhar | Speaker | TED

Buster Benson: Be willing to be wrong. Be excited, even it means you'll be more right going forward. Buster Benson | Cognitive Biases

 

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

 
Why ice cream and yoga won‘t improve your culture. S4 E1

Why ice cream and yoga won‘t improve your culture. S4 E1

September 10, 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. 

  

For the news section of this first episode of season four, we bring you up to date with what’s been happening over the past few months. We’ve got some exciting plans to share with you too. 

  

Our big topic this week is all about remote working and the challenges of recreating ‘water cooler’ moments for colleagues away from offices. As some people start to return to their workplaces, we consider the cultural implications and the steps you can take to make sure remote workers keep up to date with the conversation. 

 

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

 

Remote Work by Chris Dyer and Kim Shepherd 

https://www.koganpage.com/product/remote-work-9781398600362 

 

Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rebel-Ideas-Matthew-Syed/dp/ 

 

LinkedIn post from Jenni Field on  

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jennifield_watch-or-listen-to-the-full-conversation-activity-6813012258856288256-jI3C

 

Culture shock - why we need to be more intentional when communicating organisational culture 

https://redefiningcomms.com/culture-shock-why-we-need-to-be-more-intentional-when-communicating-organisational-culture/ 

 

We also share our tips and experience of handling hybrid working patterns and discuss the characteristics and behaviours that help people survive and thrive in remote locations. Finally, we explore whether the latest trends in improving employee experience, like providing yoga classes and ice cream, really work. 

  

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

Exploring the links between fear, trust and professionalism. S3 E12

Exploring the links between fear, trust and professionalism. S3 E12

July 9, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. Trudy, Jenni and Advita’s bigger and better podcast for season three! 

 

This is the last episode of the season where we’ve been sharing our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, and taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too.

 

In this week’s episode we share insight into our annual comms retreats. We talk about how we make good use of that time away to coach each other and focus on our aims and goals. We’re also planning to share this opportunity with you, so listen in to find out more.

 

Our big topic this week is an exploration of the links between fear, trust and professionalism.

 

We consider whether the spread of fake news and global terror reports have adversely affected our sense of fear and mistrust. We talk about the way levels of fear and trust influence our judgement and decision making and what the role of professionalism is, in light of this.

 

Listen in as we compare our thoughts on how to put things into perspective and find strategies to decide who we can trust.

 

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

Why Purpose Matters. S3 E11

Why Purpose Matters. S3 E11

July 2, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three! 

 

We're publishing our podcast weekly. We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too.

 

 This week's news section is packed with inspiration as we share the books, podcasts and resources that are making us think and supporting our work, currently. We’ve shared the links to those so you can follow up on the things you like the sound of.

 

Our big topic this week is all about purpose; what it is, why is it important and how can organisations bring their purpose to life?

 

We share the approaches we take with our clients and coaching partners when we’re exploring the impact of purpose for them. 

 

Listen in as we compare our views on how purpose makes a difference and how we can live up to our own personal purpose.

 

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

 

Here are the links to all the resources we mentioned:

The interview with Stuart Lancaster on the Inspiring Change podcast: https://www.inspiringchange.ie/podcast

Rebel ideas book by Matthew Syed – Jenni's book review on it: https://influenceonline.co.uk/2021/06/28/rebel-ideas-by-matthew-syed-a-must-read-for-2021/

Authentic Gravitas by Dr Rebecca Newton: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Authentic-Gravitas-Dr-Rebecca-Newton/dp/1841883433

Unleashed by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unleashed-Unapologetic-Leaders-Empowering-Everyone/dp/1633697045

Influence – the psychology of persuasion by Robert Cialdini: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-Psychology-Robert-Cialdini-PhD/dp/006124189X

TED talk with Frances Frei called How to Build and Rebuild Trust: https://www.ted.com/talks/frances_frei_how_to_build_and_rebuild_trust#t-737421

Simon Sinek’s podcast: https://simonsinek.com/podcast

Diary of a CEO podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-diary-of-a-ceo-with-steven-bartlett/id1291423644

Simon Farrell 'On Purpose' Talk/50 event video

Blueprint for Better Business 'Five Principles of a Purpose Driven Company' https://www.blueprintforbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Principles-and-Framework-v.-2020.pdf

 

 

How can leaders create a sense of belonging? S3 E10

How can leaders create a sense of belonging? S3 E10

June 25, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast.

 

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three!

 

We're publishing our podcast weekly. We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too.

 

In this week's news section, we focus on the debate that’s springing up on social media about returning to offices and workplaces. We reflect on why this topic sparks such heated debate and what the implications of moving away from offices may be.

 

Our big topic this week is all about having a sense of belonging at work. What does it mean to belong and how can leaders create a sense of belonging with their teams?

We consider how diversity, inclusion and the concept of bringing your whole self to work fits with the idea of belonging.

Listen in as we compare our experiences of feeling a sense of belonging and being made to feel we don’t fit in.

 

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

Why we should properly invest in ourselves and take time to learn. S3 E9

Why we should properly invest in ourselves and take time to learn. S3 E9

June 18, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. 

Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three!

 

We're publishing our podcast weekly. We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too. 

 

In this week's news section, we bring you up to date with what we’ve been up to lately and how we’re coping with our newly-busy social schedules. Listen in as we tell you about our latest plans and projects, and Advita shares some personal insights into her childhood. 

 

Our big topic this week is all about investing in your skills. How can you make good decisions about online courses and webinars now that so many people call themselves an ‘expert’? 

 

We discuss the importance of making the right investments to improve your skills and consider issues around identifying the right trainers and courses. Listen in as we share our top tips on doing your due diligence and investing your personal development budget wisely.

 

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

 

Building Resilience. S3 E8

Building Resilience. S3 E8

June 11, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three! We're publishing our podcast weekly.

 

We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too. 

 

This week's news section is a duo performance, as Trudy and Advita meet to chat while Jenni is taking a well-earned break. We’re reflecting on the things that have inspired us lately and the support and encouragement we get from our wonderful community.

 

In our big topic conversation, we discuss the difference between mental health and mental illness. We consider the role of resilience; the traits resilient people have and how important it has been for us to develop resilience.  

 

Listen in as we share our top tips on becoming more resilient and being able to bounce back.

 

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

The Importance of Data. S3 E7

The Importance of Data. S3 E7

June 4, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three!

 

We're publishing our podcast weekly. We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too.

 

This week's events leading to Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open are the topic for our conversation. We debate the extent to which appearing in press interviews is a responsibility for certain roles. What's your view on this? Comment on our social channels to join the discussion.

 

In our big topic conversation, we talk over the importance of data and insight. How do you gather the information you need to make informed decisions? How long does that process take and what are the important things to look out for?

We share our personal experience of leading large-scale research projects and presenting credible data to leaders.

 

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 lists necessary? S3 E6

Are power lists necessary? S3 E6

May 28, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three!

 

We're publishing our podcast weekly. We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too.

 

In this week’s news section we review one of our favourite topics - personal branding. How important is it that your personal brand is in alignment with your vision and values? How can you create a personal brand while working in house? Listen in to find out.

 

Our big topic tackles the tricky subject of power lists - those ‘top 100’ style lists promoted on social media. We debate their role and importance and share our personal experience of being on these lists - or not.

 

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

Do we still need line managers in organisations? S3 E5

Do we still need line managers in organisations? S3 E5

May 21, 2021

Welcome to the Calm Edged Rebels podcast. Trudy, Jenni and Advita are back with a bigger and better podcast for season three!

 

We're publishing our podcast weekly. We're continuing to share our views on the big subjects for professional communicators and coaches, but we're also taking the opportunity to share topical issues with you too.

 

Our news section this week is all about the things we have chatted about on our WhatsApp chat – we have covered everything from issues of accessibility of content, the role of the communicator when it comes to climate change and some personal challenges around finding the right desk for a new office! 

 

Our big topic is all about line managers. We debate whether they are still an important part of an organisation's structure; what support line managers need and how they can make the best contribution to communications and culture.

 

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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