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This episdode is one of those that talks about stuff you as a human do all the time but aren't all that aware of or use different words to decsribe it.  My guest this time is James Gross (https://spl.stanford.edu/james-gross-phd-0) who is the worlds leading researcher into Emotion Regluation.  Through the podcast we chat about:

- What are emotions?

- What is emotion regulation?

- The 5 families of emotion regulation strategies

- Examples of what people do within each of those families

- How emotion regulation can be extrinsic (where others use these strategies with/for/to you to 'help' you regulate your emotions) and intrinsic (where you use them with your own emotions)

- What the workplace and individuals can learn from emotion regulation

This was a great episode to record!!!! My inner geek was super excited

Your references:

Links to all the research papers that James mentions at approx 52 minutes

https://spl.stanford.edu/selected-publications

The 'Emotion and Self Regulation Lab' where Gal Sheppes works that James mentions at approx 56 minutes 

http://people.socsci.tau.ac.il/mu/galsheppes/

The project that Angela Duckworth is working on that I mention at approx 58 minutes

https://bcfg.wharton.upenn.edu/

 

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This is one of the most thoughtful podcasts I have done. You can hear the thinking. Hear when my guest Jo Wainwright (@jo_coaches) and or I are paying attention, listening and supporting each other. There will be a temptation to listen to this episode on 1.5 or 2 times speed as there are some pauses and gaps in speech. Instead, I implore you to do one or both of these things:
 
Let it play as it was originally intended. 
Pay attention to the way that Jo listens and supports me and the conversation. 
 
There is some real value in learning in the interaction style used in this podcast. 
 
Jo and I explore the roles of emotion and emotions in the workplace. We talk about emotional labour, emotional work and emotional exploitation. How at work humans are expected to do both emotional work and labour and yet are not supported to do so. I love that Jo makes a comparison with how at work we will ensure people have hard hats, supportive chairs, high visibility jackets, ear defenders, keyboards and mice that are ergonomically designed. Yet, what is lacking is the safety kit to support emotional work and labour in the workplace. 
 
We get into some of the tanglible actions, ideas, suggestions, experiences that can help make this work and/or work better in workplaces. 
 
Your references are as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
Before change there has to be acceptance - a blog linked to this notion - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evil-deeds/200806/essential-secrets-psychotherapy-change-or-acceptance
 
 
 
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In this episode I interview someone that has been a part of my professional life for just over a decade.  Like me, Cliff Lansley (@clifflansley) from EIA Group (https://www.eiagroup.com) has a deep knowledge, passion and expertise in the world of emotion.  For our chat we take a deep dive into what may be some of the key areas this podcast should have explored in the past; what are emotions? what is emotional intelligence? how can you test or assess EQ? 
 
Through our conversation we get into some of the risks, issues and opportunities with the current state of emotional intelligence as well as how we, or more specifically how Cliff is using his PhD to push forward the approaches and methods we use to view and assess EQ.  The two main gaps.... context (you can see why we get along) and goals.  
 
Here are the references too:
 
Paul Ekman - what scientists that study emotion agree on (2016)
 
Paul Ekman wider review and access to some of his papers:
 
Joseph Ladoux - The Emotional Brain - the idea that triggers are ‘indelibly burned’
 
Is emotional intelligence about traits, abilities or both?
 
Howard Gardner - multiple intelligences
 
The Emotional Intelligence Consortium
 
The Cult of Personality Testing
 
A critique of emotional intelligence
 
The Development of Emotional Competence
 
Assessing Emotional Intelligence
 
Understanding Emotions
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In this episode the tables are turned.  May was the 12 month anniversary for this podcast and I wanted to do something different.  Each week you get to hear me inquiring into others views, experiences, research and practice and for this one, you get to hear from me.  Huge thank you to Mark Gilroy (@thatMarkGilroy) for his help and being our guest host for this anniversary special.  We explore my experiences with the podcast, what events have formed part of where I am and what I do now, my current areas of interest and research and share some powerful personal accounts.  There is a long old list of references for this one and here they are (I have done by best to put them in chronological order as they appeared in the show):
 
References:
 
Podcast episode 13
 
Podcast episode 14
 
The blog I referred to around 9 minutes in
 
The Three Good Podcast hosted by Sukh Pabial and with Mark Gilroy (out guest host) talking optimism
 
Mark mentioned a quote 'If you don't know how much you need, the default is always more' - Ryan Holiday on the Tim Ferris show podcast at 12:34
 
The Ignite talk that I did at the CIPD L&D Show in 2017
 
The latest version of the MSc that I completed 
 
The Cooperative Principle - It was Grice, not Leetch, sorry
 
Face and facework - Erving Goffman - a nice summary
 
Good Practice Live podcast that I mentioned
 
The Griefcast podcast that Mark mentioned
 
Episode 12 with Dawn Archer - gives more on face and facework
 
TMSDI - where Mark works
 
Mark's blog
 
Books
 
Pragmatics - George Yule
 
Everyday Talk - Karen Tracy and Jessica Robles
 
Deviate - the Science of seeing differently- Beau Lotto
 
Paul Ekman
 
Presentation of Self in Everyday Life - Erving Goffman
 
Interaction Ritual - Erving Goffman
 
Forms of talk - Erving Goffman
 
Frame Analysis - Erving Goffman
 
The Strange Order of Things - Antonio Damasio
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On this episode I get to chat with Monica Parker (@monicaparker) from Hatch Analytics https://hatchanalytics.com/ and we chat about something that has interested me for years.  I have spent a fair bit of time in different workplaces and they had profound affects on how I felt both on specific days and over time. So, I am really excited that I am going to get to explore this with our guest today.

Looking to the physical workplace is something that is huge right now. Whether that be trying to imitate google with slides and bean bags, considering the emotional impact of things like space, temperature and desks or the need/preference for remote working. all of these things (and more) have emotional input, consequences and often, in my experience, this emotional aspect is forgottten or relegated to low priority. For me, it has to start with emotion and how people feel and work out from there. Then again, I would say that I suppose. 

References:

Phido

https://vimeo.com/178593347

SPSS (it is a statistics number cruncher)

https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/marketplace/spss-statistics

Resolution Foundation story (that Phil mentioned)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44029808

Universal Basic Income

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43078920

Emotional Equations - Chip Conley

https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Equations-Creating-Happiness-Business/dp/1451607261

Video from Porter Davis

https://youtu.be/QTm5fXcEcxo

Study from Adam Grant

*to follow*

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This episode picks up the Emotion at Work in Stories theme I shared at the start of 2018. This time with Tony Jackson (@JacksonT0ny) as my guest, we explore how anxiety has always been a part of his life and has been working on it more purposefully in the last five years or so.

We delve into the factors that have and continue to contribute to the anxiety that Tony experiences, his ways of working with his anxiety and what he does from a restorative perspective.  We talk about how 'difference' is something that Tony carries with him and is a near constant feature in his thoughts and then affects either his approaches to interactions and interactions themselves.  Tony is also really clear that his experiences have, and continue to shape his empathy and inclusivity.  He says that his stories and experiences have given him things that he works with and at times struggles with and it has also equipped him with a set of skills that help him to work really well with others.  Finally, we get into the detail and practical things that Tony does to help him be well and enjoy his work and life.     

With this being a Stories episode there aren’t many references as such. There are some things from the news and other places we talk about and here are the links to those things:

Tony talks about psychosynthesis and I forget to ask him what it is, here is a link:

https://psychosynthesistrust.org.uk/about-psychosynthesis-trust/what-is-psychosynthesis/

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poisonwood-Bible-Barbara-Kingsolver/dp/0062213709

The Psychology of Executive Coaching by Bruce Peltier

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psychology-Executive-Coaching-Bruce-Peltier/dp/0415993415

 

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 I loved recording this podcast because it gives a look at the background and theory as well as practical experience, hints and tips for reviewing and improving Employee Experience.  In this episode I am joined by Lara Plaxton (@_Lara_HR on Twitter or here on LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lara-plaxton-7927aaa) who is the head of HR at FDM UK.  Lara has a fairly unique perspective on employee experience as the work that FDM do, doesn't necessarily match with the standard model.  FDM support organisations and graduates, ex-forces and returners by placing graduates in client organisations but importantly, those graduates remain as employees of FDM.  So FDM's employees experience two (potentially) different cultures; one for being an employee of FDM and then working in a clients business every day.  

During this podcast we explore some key terms and definitions around User Experience, Employee Experience and Design Thinking before going more specifically into what Lara and FDM do to measure and improve their employee experience.  We cover some key things to think about, tips and techniques to review or improve employee experience and we delve deep into the thinking and theory behind this area. 

As always, links and references:

Systems thinking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V38HrPnYkHI - short video with Peter Senge

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050915002860 - research paper (open access)

http://amj.aom.org/content/58/1/1.short  - short article on design thinking

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0011-7315.2004.02611.x/full - Pullman and Gross (2004) Ability of experience design elements to elicit emotions and loyalty behaviours

https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/Interaction+Design:+Beyond+Human+Computer+Interaction,+4th+Edition-p-9781119020752 - Preece, Sharp and Rogers (2015); Interaction Design - Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

 

Employee Experience

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_experience_management - Short definition

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeannemeister/2017/01/05/the-employee-experience-is-the-future-of-work-10-hr-trends-for-2017/#13666e8920a6 - summary article

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13678868.2014.886443 - Cascio (2014); Leveraging Emplolyer Branding, performance management and human resource development to enhance employee retention

 

User Experience

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

 

 

The Service - Profit chain HBR article

https://hbr.org/2008/07/putting-the-service-profit-chain-to-work

 

Moira Clarke 10 year causation analysis

https://www.henley.fi/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Moira-full-article.pdf

 

Human Centred Design

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2752/175630614x14056185480186 - Giacomin (2015); What is Human Centred Design

 

Gamification

https://www.routledge.com/The-Business-of-Gamification-A-Critical-Analysis/Dymek-Zackariasson/p/book/9781138824164 - Dymek & Zackariasson (2017); the business of gamification

 
Design Thinking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-hzefHdAMk - Video with Tim Brown CEO of IDEO

 

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In this episode of the podcast I chat with an athlete that has competed at the highest level in his class.  As a Visually Impaired (VI) judo fighter Jonathan (Jono) Drane (@jonolopodis) has represented team GB at the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 finishing 5th in the 81kg weight category while having a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).  Prior to Rio, he won gold in this first competitive VI championships in the US and won a Bronze medal in 2014 IBSA world championships.  During the podcast we explore how he personally experienced emotion in the ring, how it affected him, what he did before, during and after his bouts to work with emotion.  We also explore how, in one of his current roles in coaching judo, he explores emotions with those he coaches.  We also discuss strategies that Jono has (or still does) use to work with emotion(s) and his view of how his life and neurodiversity (ADHD) impact his ability to effectively work with emotion(s).
 
References as always:
 
Jo Frazier and the Thriller in Manilla
 
Inverted U hypothesis
 
 
Kasparov - deep thinking
 
Alpha Go - Korean Master playing ‘go’
 
Mind Gym - understanding 
 
The book of five rings - strategy 
 
The rise of the superhuman - Stephen Cottler
 
The Zen or Archery - Mindfulness abd Archery
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In this episode I am joined by Sarah Taylor Ph.D (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sarahholiday) where we explore her research and practice into the ways we can enrich workplaces by humaising it and how we can also bureaucratise it too.  Our focus is her research in an elderly care setting and what employees and care workers in that setting really enjoy about their work, and how it is not necessarily what lines up with any set of 'professional standards'.  We begin with setting a philospohical and sociological backdrop and then dive into a lot of detail as to what her research has found.  We close by learning more about how Sarah is taking her research into a more corporate setting and looking at how her findings can inform ways that her organisation manages performance.  A really great conversation and as always... the references:

Rupert Sheldrake - https://www.sheldrake.org
 
- Scharmer, C. O. (2009). Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
 
Non paywalled/access limited article - 
Hanlon, P., Carlisle, S., Hannah, M., Reilly, D., & Lyon, A. (2011). Making the 
case for a ―fifth wave‖ in public Health. Public Health, 125(1), 30–36. 
 
Atul Gawande - Being Mortal: Medicene and what matters in the end
Martin Buber: I - Thou relationship
 
- Andrews, N. (2014). We Need to Talk about Love‘. Co-production Walves. 
Available from: 
 
- Kitwood, T. (2012). Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First. Berkshire: Open University Press.
 
Loss of practical wisdom 
 
Owen & Mayer - beautiful moments of connection
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In this episode I am delighted to have Professor Sir Cary Cooper as my guest.  Cary is the President of the CIPD, researcher, practitioner and part of the Manchester Business School.  His accolades are too long for me to list here so if you want to find out more about him, here is a link to a bio of his.  I wanted to get Cary on the podcast for quite a while now as someone that is personally experienced and a respected researcher in this area.  We get into:

Cary's personal experiences with Stress and Wellbeing

His experiences working, consulting and researching in the workplace

The importance of stress and mental health for individuals, teams, companies and the economy as a whole

Uncertainty, anxiety, burnout and the difference between acute and chronic stress

This is a fab episode and here are the links and references:

Articles on techno stress
 
Chronic Fatigue
 
http://oem.bmj.com/content/oemed/54/6/367.full.pdf - Spurgeon, Harrington & Cooper (1997)
 
Mind:
 
Articles linked to Antonio Horatio-Osorio the CEO of Lloyds that openly discussed his mental health challenges
 
Report on social mobility in the UK (2017)
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