Saturday, 31 March 2018

Look at yourself and then make a change

In this week's podcast (yes, I've decided it's a podcast and I'm in the process of learning how to make that happen) I share two key points - firstly highlighting the behavioural mirroring that can occur in workplaces with an example that still resonates with me and secondly - how we can all model the behaviours that are important to us.

This in not only important to leaders but everyone in organisations.

This is all brought together by some slightly amended Michael Jackson lyrics.

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Can I have a word please?

So this is the second audio post on my blog. Or is it a podcast - frankly I'm confused. It's a seven minute listen.

Here I reflect on the purpose of my blog and the thoughts my mind has been generating since the spontaneity of sharing my first audio post last week. These thoughts could have made the first audio a unique event - hear about my experience here.


Saturday, 17 March 2018

Autopilot and the wandering mind

Welcome to my first audio post. This arose after a lecture I did for the MSc Students at City, University of London. I was there to share my experience of selection and assessment but I also shared my frustration about the relatively low profile of our discipline. There are lots of things going on in organisations at the moment and I've never seen an organisational or occupational psychologist sharing their views on the news or other media.

This is my response to my own challenge and also something outside of my comfort zone. In this post I spend just under 7 minutes and 30 seconds talking about autopilot and the wandering mind - finishing with an easy way to practice present moment awareness.

We can spend a lot of time on autopilot - research by 2 Harvard University Psychologist found that we can spend about 47% of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we’re doing, and this mind-wandering typically makes us unhappy (Killingsworth & Gilbert, 2010)
“A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind,” Killingsworth and Gilbert write. “The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost.”
You can access the recording by clicking here.

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