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The Workplace Podcast in association with YellowWood

By: William Corless - YellowWood
  • Summary

  • The Workplace podcast covering all aspects of work life. Listen to experts who are subject matter experts, who are extremely talented at what they do. A thought provoking conversation where we will give a different perspective and insight into the workplace.The aim is to empower you to create a different path to success for yourself, your team and your organisation. A diverse range of topics will include: Personal Development, Leadership Insights, Organisational Behaviour and Design, Culture, Conflict, High Performance Teams, Negotiation, Executive Presence, Innovation, Communication and Body Language and much, much more....
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  • Episode 83: Rediscovering your ability to focus with Gloria Mark
    Nov 17 2023

    In our latest episode of The Workplace Podcast we delve into the topic of focus and attention. In this captivating session, titled "Rediscovering Your Ability to Focus," we explore the intricate dance of staying attentive in an age where distractions are just a click away.


    William talk with our distinguished guest, Gloria Mark, who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, her expertise lies at the intersection of psychology and digital media. With a storied career including a PhD from Columbia University and a decade-long tenure as a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Gloria has dedicated her life to understanding how technology affects our work, attention, and stress levels.


    Gloria's research — showcased in over 200 scholarly articles and presented on platforms ranging from SXSW to the Aspen Ideas Festival — serves as a lighthouse for those navigating the choppy waters of digital distraction. Her induction into the ACM SIGCHI Academy highlights her as a beacon in the field of human-computer interaction.


    In today’s conversation, we’ll dissect the myth of multitasking, unveil the hidden costs of digital interruptions, and provide you with actionable strategies to reclaim your focus. Gloria will also share insights from her groundbreaking book, "Attention Span," offering a blueprint to restore balance and productivity in our hyper-connected world.


    Find out more about the work Gloria does here: Home - GLORIA MARK, PhD

    Purchase her book here: Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity: Mark, Gloria: 9781335449412: Books

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    54 mins
  • Episode 82: Innovation in the workplace with Nicola Kirton
    Oct 27 2023

    Tune in to hear the latest episode of The Workplace Podcast where William talks with Nicola Kirton—guardian of the revolutionary Kirton Adaption-Innovation (KAI) theory. With a legacy rooted in ground-breaking psychological research, Nicola is not only the daughter of KAI's founder; but also holds 35 years of advising SMEs and government programs in her ledger.

    Unpack the KAI framework—a tool that's not just theory but field-tested science, scrutinized in over 450 articles and 100 PhD theses.

    Nicola's expertise isn't confined to academia; she's a seasoned veteran in the corporate trenches, having worked for Coca-Cola and American Express. Plus, she’s wielding quantitative tools from her math degree to make data-driven insights.

    Whether you're leading a team, steering a project, or just looking to crack the code of effective problem-solving, this episode is your playbook.

    Find out more about the work Nicola does here: Nicola Kirton - KAI and be sure to join her mailing list!


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    1 hr and 15 mins
  • Episode 81: Building a Community at Work with Christine Porath
    Oct 12 2023

    In our latest podcast episode, William had the privilege of chatting with Christine Porath, Visiting Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, renowned for her ground breaking research on helping people and communities thrive.

    Christine is not only a prolific contributor to the Harvard Business Review but has also graced the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, and the Washington Post. Her expertise has benefited executive programs at esteemed institutions like Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California (USC), where she was a faculty member at the Marshall School of Business. With an impressive body of work, she authored "Mastering Community," "Mastering Civility," and co-authored "The Cost of Bad Behaviour."


    In this episode, Christine shares her insights on Building a Community at Work – a topic of paramount importance in today's professional landscape. Tune is as we explore her wealth of knowledge and experience!

    Listen now to gain valuable insights and ideas for nurturing thriving communities at work. 

    Find out more about the work Christine does here: Christine Porath | Author, PHD, Professor, Researcher, Speaker


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    1 hr and 6 mins

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