Thursday, 12 August 2021

El Camino - The largest change project of my life (so far)

It's already been months in the planning and we're ready to share what we've been up to at Casa McIntosh-Ortega.

We're relocating to Malaga in Spain.

We've sold our flat in Brighton (exchanged contracts) and we have one way tickets booked to Malaga in early September.

The People Soup Podcast will be taking a mid-season break until late September. 

In August and September I've set myself a creative challenge. I'm going to share insights and learning from this personal change project, that may well be relevant to all change situations.

Follow me on twitter for this content and sign up for my email updates to make sure you don't miss out on the good stuff. You'll get an absolute maximum of two emails a month from me. Just fill in the form at the top of this page on my website.

After planning for so long it's really exciting and sometimes daunting to have reached this point.

Bye for now folks - cheers Ross




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Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Psychological safety in virtual teams with Alexandra Lechner

Season 4 Episode 11

P-Soupers – thanks for tuning in –this week it’s a chat with Alexandra Lechner - where we talk about her ground breaking research on the challenges of building psychological safety in virtual teams. We cover the barriers and the enablers and it’s fascinating to hear Alexandra’s recommendations too. 


Alexandra was a student on the MSc in Organisational Psychology at City, University of London.


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Find out more about the Flexibility at Work Programme and book your place here.


You can connect with Alexandra on LinkedIn here

And you can email Alexandra at Alexandra.Lechner@city.ac.uk

Accessing the paper and reference

How to create psychological safety in virtual teams Lechner, A. and Tobias Mortlock, J. M. (2021). How to create psychological safety in virtual teams. Organizational Dynamics, doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2021.100849


If you have any difficult accessing the paper - please contact Alexandra or me.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 



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Thursday, 8 July 2021

The Unbreakable Student with Dr Nic Hooper - Part 2

Season 4 Episode 10

Hi there and a very warm welcome to Season 4 Episode 10 of People Soup.

P-Soupers – thanks for tuning in –this week it’s what you’ve been waiting for - the second part of my chat with psychologist, author and academic - Dr Nic Hooper

In Part 2 of our chat we delve into the process of writing a book, who knew that choosing the title and strapline was so important? Nic also choses a song or songs to announce the arrival of his book and there are a couple of cracking takeaways - one for students, one for parents.

This chat was recorded on a special day in June - a significant day for the Hoopers and the evolution of this book - you’ll find out more at the end.

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Check out Nic's website here.
And he's also on Twitter.

Buy the book on Amazon


Buy at Blackwells

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 



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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Big G, Hadrian & The 5 ways to well-being

Season 4 Episode 9

Welcome P-Soupers. This episode is a surprise interlude, it's a bit of slow radio with an important message about well-being too. Hear me chat with my Dad, Big G, on one of his daily walks, where he's recreating his previous walk along Hadrian's Wall, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Here's Dad's introduction

"I thoroughly enjoyed walking to remember Lou throughout May. Now that I am addicted I am going to emulate my 2005 challenge when I walked the Hadrians Wall Path for Cancer Research.
At 86 years old I can't manage the rugged terrain of the Hadrian's Wall Path - so I'm going to walk the same distance, bit by bit, on my regular morning walks.
I estimate that I walk approximately one mile a day on my morning walks. So the challenge is to complete 84 morning walks for Cancer Research. Your support would be most appreciated, thank you."

In the conversation, Dad also provides a live and brilliant example of the five ways to well-being.

Connect
Be active
Take notice
Keep learning
Give

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You can read and subscribe to Dad's Blog here - The Big G Chronicles.

You can sponsor Dad on his walks to raise money for Cancer Research UK here.




You can read more about the five ways to well-being here.

You can hear Big G on another episode of the People Soup Podcast - talking about Basic Psychological Needs Theory.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 
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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

The Unbreakable Student with Dr Nic Hooper - Part 1

Season 4 Episode 8

Welcome aboard P-Soupers. This week I chat to psychologist, author and lecturer, Dr Nic Hooper about his new book - The Unbreakable Student.

The chat with Nic covers a whole host of topics from my review of his book, mental health in the workplace, how conversations about mental health have evolved, the process of writing a book, building a platform and Paris Hilton.

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Check out Nic's website here.
And he's also on Twitter.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 
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Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Thanks for Asking

Season 4 Episode 7 

Hi P-Soupers, thanks for tuning in –this week it’s another cup-a-soup called Thanks for Asking. I want to build upon last week’s episode - GETTING CURIOUS - where I suggested one way we could ask colleagues about their experience of work - so in this episode - I’m going to answer that very same question based upon my personal experience.
My suggested conversation openers were:
“I’m curious how you experience this workplace, would you be willing to share?”
OR
“What’s it like to be you in this workplace?”


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Sunday reading from The New Yorker - Celebrating Pride Month


You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 
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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Getting Curious

Season 4 Episode 6


P-Soupers – thanks for tuning in –this week it’s another cup a soup with me called 'Getting Curious' - I want to build upon last week’s episode - perspectacles - and really consider how we can get curious about how other people experience the workplace. As I said in perspectacles - we’re can’t hear each other’s internal soundtracks - we don’t know our colleagues work song - and I’m going to draw upon evidence from psychologist, Sarah Bonner and an organisation called Blueprint for All.

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I'd thoroughly recommend checking out all the resources at Blueprint for All.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 
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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Perspectacles

Season 4 Episode 5

P-Soupers, thanks for tuning in. This week it’s a cup a soup with me. I want to talk to you about perspective taking and how that relates to the world between our ears - if you could just try on these perspectacles please and read the bottom line of the chart....

I’m going to be having a go at exercising my creativity - experimenting with ways to illustrate my point, which is, that we all live inside our heads - and often - we can assume other people are in their with us - think like us and really ‘get us’. 


In my work and life I constantly marvel that workplaces can function, relationships can happen and agreements can be made, because I reckon we can spend a lot of time just assuming that people are thinking just like us. And what’s going on in someone else’s head - can shape how they look at and experience the world and how they show up. And the same applies to us. I combine my thinking with a great exercise from a recent guest - Diana Hill.


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You can hear my full interview with Diana Hill here - it's in two parts.



Work Songs - by Mark Street

From 21 - 31 May - People Soup is sponsoring a screening of the documentary – Work Songs – by film-maker Mark Street in collaboration with Argot Pictures.

You can view the trailer below and grab your free ticket here! 

Work Songs trailer from Mark Street on Vimeo.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Dr Stan Steindl - Part 2

Season 4 Episode 4

P _Soupers – thanks for tuning in –this week it’s part two of my chat with Dr. Stan Steindl, clinical psychologist, author, expert in Motivational Interviewing and Compassion Focussed Therapy and Youtube influencer.

We cover loads in our chat – you can hear my review of Stan's book, 'The Gifts of Compassion - how to understand and overcome suffering'. We go on to talk about the development of the compassionate other, the fears, block and resistances to compassion and how we can use these to guide our approaches in introducing compassion to organisations. We finish with a brilliant takeaway from Stan, where he introduces a metaphor for all of us in the development of our own compassionate approach.

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You can find a link to all Stan's Social Media here!



You can read more about his book here - and it's available wherever you buy your books!

Work Songs - by Mark Street

In May - People Soup will be sponsoring a screening of the documentary – Work Songs – by film-maker Mark Street in collaboration with Argot Pictures.

You can view the trailer below and grab your free ticket here! 

Work Songs trailer from Mark Street on Vimeo.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 


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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Dr Stan Steindl - Part 1

Season 4 Episode 3

P _Soupers – thanks for tuning in –this week it’s part one of my chat with Dr. Stan Steindl.

Stan is based in Brisbane, Australia, he's a clinical psychologist, author, an expert in Motivational Interviewing and Compassion Focussed Therapy as well as being a Youtube influencer.

In part 1 we get to know Stan. You can hear about the evolution of his career, his research, his love of Motivational Interviewing and Compassion Focussed Therapy – and how he combines them in his work. 

You can also hear him reflect on the evolution of his motivation to help others and he selects a song that sends shivers up his spine.

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Show Notes


You can find a link to all Stan's Social Media here!



You can read more about his book here - and it's available wherever you buy your books!

Work Songs - by Mark Street

In May - People Soup will be sponsoring a screening of the documentary – Work Songs – by film-maker Mark Street in collaboration with Argot Pictures.

You can view the trailer below and grab your free ticket here! 

Work Songs trailer from Mark Street on Vimeo.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 

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Thursday, 6 May 2021

A People Soup screening of Work Songs - a film by Mark Street

 P-Soupers

I'm inviting you to the pictures/cinema/movies*

I’d hazard a guess that many of us will have experienced some form of turbulence in our working lives over the course of the pandemic and perhaps even reflected on the meaning we find in our jobs. I don’t think we talk about the meaning in our working lives enough, which is why People Soup is proud to sponsor 75 free tickets for you to view this beautiful documentary. 

More details and your free ticket here...

And here's the trailer...

Work Songs trailer from Mark Street on Vimeo.

*delete as applicable.



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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Dr Diana Hill - Part 2

Season 4 Episode 2

P-Soupers – thanks for tuning in –this week it’s part two of my chat with Dr. Diana Hill, clinical psychologist, ACT expert, podcast legend and author.

People Soup is an award winning podcast where we share evidence based behavioural science, in a way that’s practical, accessible and fun to nourish your mind to flourish at work.
 
We cover loads more in our chat – we discuss Diana’s book that she co-wrote with Debbie Sorensen – "The ACT daily Journal", we talk more about hermit crabs, perspective taking, compassion, and how we’re living in a culture that is overstimulating our competitive drive and also our sense of self. We also hear about the process of co-writing a book and there is a fabulous takeaway for these turbulent times.

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You can support the podcast here - pop something in the virtual tip-jar (well actually - pledge £3 quid!) - thanks so much!


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Diana's website is here and you can follow her on instagram , twitter , facebook and linkedin . In part 2 we'll talk about Diana's book - the ACT Daily Journal - which landed on 1 May 2021. You can read more about the book here.

Work Songs - by Mark Street

In May - People Soup will be sponsoring a screening of the documentary – Work Songs – by film-maker Mark Street in collaboration with Argot Pictures.

WORK SONGS was finished months before the pandemic hit. The film examines how workers from all walks of life find meaning in their jobs. It will be released virtually in the US & France on May 1 in celebration of May Day.

It’s a kaleidoscopic portrait of the United States at work. Interviews with cab drivers, longshorewomen, a farmer, a barista and others discuss threats from automation, the gig economy and the decline of unions. Each section reveals a different aspect of our evolving relationship to labor, and allows the viewer to reflect on their own negotiation of economic concerns, satisfaction and a larger social good.

I found the film to be absolutely captivating – so I wanted to share it with you, in a special, People Soup screening. More details very soon – but once you’ve had a chance to bag your free ticket and view the documentary, you’ll also be able to send me questions for the director, Mark Street as he’ll be a future guest on the show.

You can watch the trailer here 

Work Songs trailer from Mark Street on Vimeo.

You can read about our Chisi Award for the People Soup Podcast here.

Our intro was created by the enormously talented Alex Engelberg and our incidental music is from Andy Glen. 
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