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Where do leaders need to be in 2022? S5 E10

Where do leaders need to be in 2022? S5 E10

June 10, 2022

For our final episode of this season’s podcast we look at leadership priorities for 2022 and beyond. The list of overarching themes is long and many of them are not new.

 

Building psychologically safe environments, being inclusive, understanding your teams and looking after people, talent retention, creative and innovative approaches to business models, open to change, empathy and personal growth. 

 

Is the reason for these recurrent themes rooted in people’s inability to change? Or is it that these are inherently difficult things to change? What is a leader, especially when the traditional trappings of leadership are no more? How does a leadership team balance hard business skills with ‘softer’ human skills?

 

Whatever the answers, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, being ready to learn and fearlessly embracing new thinking will be the skills critical for leaders to thrive and survive in the next decade. Check out our top tips and resources for help in navigating a pathway to better leadership.

 

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Resources

There's NO Such Thing as "Soft Skills" video by Simon Sinek

https://youtu.be/o9uzJ0LgvT0

 

10 New Trends in Leadership & Management to Employ in 2022

https://www.stratx-exl.com/industry-insights/leadership-management-trends

 

Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't, and Why book by Stephen Martin and Joseph Marks

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43522604-messengers

 

Developing the leader in you 2.0 book by John Maxwell

https://store.johnmaxwell.com/Developing-the-Leader-Within-You-20--All-New-for-Todays-Generation-of-Leaders-Paperback_p_2820.html

 

What does a business leader look like in 2022? article in The HR Director

https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/leadership/4-key-focuses-for-leaders-in-2022/

 

Leadership in 2022 and beyond: disrupted and stronger article from India News

https://www.financialexpress.com/jobs/leadership-in-2022-and-beyond-disrupted-and-stronger/2434775/

The metaverse in the workplace. S5 E9

The metaverse in the workplace. S5 E9

June 3, 2022

Does thinking about the vastness of the metaverse fill you with dread? Don’t panic: we’re here to help.

 

Since Mark Zuckerberg bought it to the fore, Advita has been knee-deep in research to understand what this metaverse concept means and why organisations should start paying it more attention.

 

Web3, virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence: this episode digs deep into what these mean for the world of work. As business leaders, strategists and communicators, do we need to upskill ourselves? If we do, then how?

 

With our opposing reactions to such big ideas, we reminisce how far technology has evolved, debate whether this digital trend will endure or die out, and how to regulate something that’s decentralised before it becomes the Wild West.

 

If you’d like to chat with Advita about all things metaverse and how it might play out in your organisation, then she’d be delighted to hear from you.

 

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Resources:

Advita’s blog: What does the future of metaverse mean for communicators?

https://www.commsrebel.com/blog/what-does-the-future-of-metaverse-mean-for-communicators

Video: Are you metaverse ready?

https://www.adobe.com/metaverse.html

The Fear Index

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1967620/

Netflix docu-drama: The Social Dilemma

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81254224

Metaverse glossary of terms:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5cf95628df5bf80001fba334/t/6204f466ae8043092b7331be/1644491900754/Metaverse+Jargon+Buster.pdf

Podcast: A Leader Like Me with Rahul Sood
https://aleaderlikeme.podbean.com/e/allme-s1e2-changing-the-online-game/

What is the Metaverse
https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-the-metaverse/amp

Mesh from Microsoft
https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/mesh-for-microsoft-teams/

Check out Cathy Hackl who is an expert in this area
https://www.cathyhackl.com/

Why stakeholders make or break business change. S5 E8

Why stakeholders make or break business change. S5 E8

May 27, 2022

Whether you love or hate the phrase, there’s no doubt that “Change is constant”

 

We discussed The Challenge of Change in season three. This time we look at the critical roles stakeholders play in the success or failure of change, and the harm caused by segmenting change away from everyday business activities.

 

This episode is packed full of great practical advice on how to approach change, stakeholder mapping, communication channel matrices, and perfecting the ‘shoulder-barge’!

 

Individually and collectively, we have extensive experience in helping organisations – large and small – negotiate change. So if you’re about to start a change or are already in the process, please reach out to us at hello@calmedgedrebels.com.

 

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Resources:

Podcast S3 E4 The Challenge of Change

https://calmedgedrebels.com/the-challenges-of-change/

Redefining Comms podcast with Jenni Field S2 E6 Chaos to calm: Managing stakeholders

https://redefiningcomms.com/podcast/chaos-to-calm-managing-stakeholders-s2-e6/

Research into deskless workers: Remotely interested?

https://redefiningcomms.com/remotely-interested-report/

ADKAR model for change
https://www.prosci.com/methodology/adkar

Kotter's The 8 Step Model for Leading Change

https://www.kotterinc.com/8-step-process-for-leading-change/

SWOT analysis

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/strategy/organisational-development/swot-analysis-factsheet#gref

PESTLE analysis

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/strategy/organisational-development/pestle-analysis-factsheet

Neuroscience for Organisational Change by Hilary Scarlett

https://www.koganpage.com/product/neuroscience-for-organizational-change-9780749493189

Influential Internal Communication by Jenni Field

https://redefiningcomms.com/influential-internal-communication-book-jenni-field/

Kubler-Ross Change curve: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/universityofexeter/humanresources/documents/learningdevelopment/the_change_curve.pdf

 

Fun and enjoyment and the scale of joy. S5 E7

Fun and enjoyment and the scale of joy. S5 E7

May 20, 2022

A WhatsApp chat, inspired by a conversation between Jenni and her husband on whether running was enjoyable or fun, sees us discuss the crossroads between enjoyment, fun and joy.

 

We look at the Scale of Joy and debate whether fear is truly the opposite of joy or if the relationship between the two is far more complex. When it comes to the world of work it’s not about having fun, but you can enjoy the challenge and fun might be the outcome. One thing we all agree is that we have fun recording our podcasts!

 

From swimming pool rapids to bobsledding, thinking about bungee jumping to theatrical tragedies, podcasting to interviews…all have the potential to bring fear or joy, or something in between. If you’re into extreme sports, then please get in touch as we’d really like to understand such an approach to risk and what drives you to seek joy in the perilous

 

As always, we end with a roundup of takeaways to try: tips on finding joy – or, as we say in this episode, “how to fill your cup”.  Continue the conversation by dropping us a DM on what brings you enjoyment.

 

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Resources:

Podcast S5 E1 Expectations – how they link to our happiness

https://calmedgedrebels.com/expectations-how-they-link-to-our-happiness/

 

The Scale of Joy by Claudia Le Baron

https://www.claudialebaron.com/blog/the-joy-scale

 

The Map of Consciousness Explained by David Hawkins

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Map-Consciousness-Explained-Actualize-Potential/dp/1788175247/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1I71O71UBPTPH&keywords=David+Hawkins+map+of+consciousness&qid=1652357181&s=books&sprefix=david+hawkins+map+of+consciousness%2Cstripbooks%2C670&sr=1-1

 

Ask and It is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther Hicks

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ask-Given-Learning-Manifest-Attraction/dp/1401904599/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1E8YI3DJ6QPTV&keywords=esther+hicks&qid=1652357293&s=books&sprefix=esther+hick%2Cstripbooks%2C184&sr=1-1

 

Unmasking the Face: A Guide to Recognizing Emotions From Facial Expressions by Paul Ekman

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unmasking-Face-recognizing-emotions-expressions/dp/1883536367/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3Q0U5XTN4WK9T&keywords=Unmasking+the+Face%3A+A+Guide+to+Recognizing+Emotions+From+Facial+Expressions&qid=1652357378&sprefix=unmasking+the+face+a+guide+to+recognizing+emotions+from+facial+expressions%2Caps%2C326&sr=8-2

 

Podcast S5 E6 How to have courage and confidence

LINK TO FOLLOW when live on Friday 13th May

 

Unleash your Inner Rebel Conference 14th June 2022 in Manchester

https://www.innerrebelconference.com/

 

Podcast S3 E8 Building resilience

https://calmedgedrebels.com/building-resilience/

 

Fearing less Brené Brown podcast with Dr Pippa Grange

https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-dr-pippa-grange-on-fearing-less/

 

The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins

https://melrobbins.com/books/

How to have courage and confidence. S5 E6

How to have courage and confidence. S5 E6

May 13, 2022

“Courage is a powerful force that enables us to overcome obstacles, fight for what’s right, do service for others, drive change, and ultimately become who we were truly meant to be. The call to courage comes to all of us in life. If we don’t answer, who will? If not now, when?” (Source: Ryan Holiday, author of Courage is Calling)

 

Do you need to be a bit more courageous? This episode discusses how to find your inner courage, the pitfalls of why we can lack courage, the role of fear, and how being courageous relates to being confident.

 

Join us as we share personal moments of fear, tips on being brave, inspiring quotes to live by, laughter, and even a game of charades!

 

We are passionate about helping people be their best selves, so if you’re struggling with confidence, please reach out to us. 

 

Resources:

Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave by Ryan Holiday: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/58145670-courage-is-calling

 

Brené Brown on courage and vulnerability

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brene-brown-cope-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-60-minutes-2020-03-29/

 

Science of Fear by Dan Gardner: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/301543/the-science-of-fear-by-daniel-gardner/

 

Jenni Field’s blog on the Science of Fear book: https://redefiningcomms.com/the-science-of-fear/

 

Podcast S3 E11 Why purpose matters

https://calmedgedrebels.com/why-purpose-matters/

 

Podcast S4 E 11 Living and sticking to your values

https://calmedgedrebels.com/living-and-sticking-to-your-values/

 

Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking by Jon Acuff: https://soundtracksbook.com/

 

Coaching Retreat

https://calmedgedrebels.com/retreat-new/

 

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The difference between activism and opinion. S5 E5

The difference between activism and opinion. S5 E5

May 6, 2022

Has activism become the accepted norm? What role has social media played in this? Should we have always practised activism but, instead, been blindly accepting when we should have been challenging? Does the forceful response of the few to someone’s views potentially lead to a cancel culture?

 

It’s important that, when we think about the world of communication in business and the polarisation of society, we talk about how aggressive conversations can feel. We often discuss alignment when working with leaders and different teams: the worry is that this is becoming increasingly difficult.

 

To illustrate, we cite recent controversial topics. We also look at the rise in slacktivism: Defined by the United Nations as when people “support a cause by performing simple measures” but “are not truly engaged or devoted to making a change”.

 

Resources:

Podcast S4 E8: How thinking Differently can create belonging https://calmedgedrebels.com/how-thinking-differently-can-create-belonging/

Blog:  Seek a second opinion https://calmedgedrebels.com/seek-a-second-opinion/

Slacktivism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacktivism

Podcast S4 E11: Living and sticking to your values https://calmedgedrebels.com/living-and-sticking-to-your-values/

Matthew Syed article The Times: In a land with 14 tribes named in its anthem, we were played like a violin https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/in-a-land-with-14-tribes-named-in-its-anthem-we-were-played-like-a-violin-z9zqz3n0s

Unleash your inner rebel conference https://www.innerrebelconference.com/

Poles Apart by Laura Osborne, Alison Goldsworthy and Alexandra Chesterfield:   https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1119814/poles-apart/9781847942975.html

 

How to create habits that help you thrive. S5 E4.

How to create habits that help you thrive. S5 E4.

April 29, 2022

Advita, Jenni and Trudy invite you to their therapy session! They talk about eating cheese, ‘doom scrolling’, being part of procrastination royalty, wedding weight-loss and bedtime rituals. But replacing bad habits with good ones takes discipline, focus and having a plan.

 

This week’s episode looks at how habits form the way we live and work, why we should be aware of them, and how to substitute the bad with the good so we can grow.

 

With the help of the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, listen and discover why it’s good to start small, why it’s not always about sacrificing one thing for another, and how adding or removing friction helps create new ways of doing things.

 

Are you looking for a new habit? Try replacing a bad one with taking time out to read. There’s almost an entire library here to choose from to start you on your way:

Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits

Mel Robbins: https://melrobbins.com/

Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett: E114: How To Fix Your Focus & Stop Procrastinating: Johann Hari

You're not so smart by David McRaney https://oneworld-publications.com/you-are-not-so-smart.html

Soundtracks by Jon Acuff: https://soundtracksbook.com/

The High 5 Habit by Mel Robins https://melrobbins.com/books/

Four pillars by Dr Chatterjee: https://drchatterjee.com/book/

Podcast S1 E2: Staying focussed and being productive https://calmedgedrebels.com/staying-focused-and-being-productive/

Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig http://www.matthaig.com/books/reasons-to-stay-alive-2/

Podcast S4 E7: Build confidence, beat imposter syndrome

https://calmedgedrebels.com/build-confidence-beat-imposter-syndrome/

 

Please continue the conversation, rate and leave a review, or share your thoughts and ideas by connecting via TwitterInstagram or LinkedIn.

 

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How to have difficult conversations. S5 E3

How to have difficult conversations. S5 E3

April 22, 2022

Building on a previous episode that covered productive disagreement, here we look at how difficult conversations come about, especially for leadership. Although we tend to grapple with difficult conversations, we shouldn’t avoid them.

 

We use real-life examples to illustrate there are ways to learn how to navigate and deal with such dialogue in a way to enhance your life.

 

When it turns to tears we discuss the impact raw emotion and crying can have on conversations, the benefit of writing emails or recording voice notes that you never send, and how to avoid a dispute at an event becoming beer-gate!

 

Please continue the conversation, rate and leave a review, or share your thoughts and ideas by connecting via TwitterInstagram or LinkedIn.

 

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During this episode we refer to the following resources:

Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what matters most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen

https://www.stoneandheen.com/difficult-conversations

Podcast S4 E2 How to be heard with productive disagreement

https://calmedgedrebels.com/how-to-be-heard-with-productive-disagreement/

Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) by Carol Tavis and Elliot Aronson

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/522525.Mistakes_Were_Made_But_Not_by_Me_

Hybrid working and the impact on women and underrepresented people. S5 E2

Hybrid working and the impact on women and underrepresented people. S5 E2

April 15, 2022

This week’s conversation was prompted by a thought-provoking article entitled Could The New Hybrid Workplace Turn Some Women Into Second-Class Employees?

 

As the statistics make for a worrying read, we ask: What are organisations doing to support people who choose to work from home? How can we ensure unconscious bias doesn’t adversely impact those who are ‘out of sight’? What can business leaders and communicators do to make sure that women and underrepresented people are not further excluded from opportunities?

 

We discuss the responsibility of individuals to ‘show up’ and be visible. There’s heated debate around knowing how and when to nurture people. Plus agreement to scrap D&I policies, and that “designing for the minority will benefit the majority” to make work a very different place.

 

Please continue the conversation, share your thoughts and ideas by connecting via TwitterInstagram or LinkedIn.

 

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During this episode we refer to the following resources:

Could The New Hybrid Workplace Turn Some Women Into Second-Class Employees? article in Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nazbeheshti/2022/01/20/could-the-new-hybrid-workplace-turn-some-women-into-second-class-employees/?sh=2611348312ff

Podcast S4 E1 on remote and hybrid working: Why ice cream and yoga won‘t improve your culture

https://calmedgedrebels.com/why-ice-cream-and-yoga-wont-improve-your-culture/

Podcast S4 E12 Future trends for 2022

https://calmedgedrebels.com/future-trends-for-2022/

The pandemic revolution by Redefining Communications

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

Blog: Make networking work for you

https://calmedgedrebels.com/make-networking-work-for-you/

Remotely Interested research into deskless workers

https://redefiningcomms.com/dont-invade-the-canteen/

The Great Indoors by Emily Anthe

http://emilyanthes.com/thegreatindoors/

Podcast S4 E8: How thinking differently can create belonging

https://calmedgedrebels.com/how-thinking-differently-can-create-belonging/

Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed

https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/resource/rebel-ideas-the-power-of-diverse-thinking/

Inclusion on Purpose by Ruchika Tulshyan

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/inclusion-purpose

Blog: Thinking differently about hybrid working

https://calmedgedrebels.com/thinking-differently-about-hybrid-working/

Expectations - how they link to our happiness. S5 E1

Expectations - how they link to our happiness. S5 E1

April 8, 2022

Welcome back to series 5 of our podcast! In this first episode we discuss expectations and how they link to happiness and resilience. Expectations of ourselves, of other people, of work, of society, of events and how each of these can impact our own perceptions of happiness.

 

We explore what happiness is and how finding happiness isn’t about constantly chuckling while grinning from ear to ear. And we conclude with our usual round up of top tips to takeaway.

 

As always, there’s lots of happy laughter throughout, and during the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and resources.

 

Poles Apart by Laura Osborne, Alison Goldsworthy and Alexandra Chesterfield:   https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1119814/poles-apart/9781847942975.html

Happy Sexy Millionaire by Steven Bartlett: https://stevenbartlett.com/happy-sexy-millionaire/

Ikigai https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/02/23/how-to-find-your-ikigai-and-transform-your-outlook-on-life-and-business/?sh=722c3c712ed4

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=ikigai&crid=1PL8H7MISRAG8&sprefix=ikigai%2Caps%2C171&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Brené Brown and Karen podcast link: https://brenebrown.com/podcast/accessing-joy-and-finding-connection-in-the-midst-of-struggle/

Steven Bartlett interviews Mo Gawdet on the Diary of a CEO podcast

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

 

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