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Conversations about workplace culture, psychology and life with millions and millions of listens As we wrestle with a world of hybrid working Bruce Daisley brings inspiration and imagination as he asks 'how can we make work better?' and 'why do we behave that way?' Sign up for the newsletter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Squiggly Careers is a weekly podcast that will help you take control of your career development. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If (https://www.amazingif.com/), Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, together they cover all things work: from how to manage stress and overcome your confidence gremlins to micro-aggressions and discovering your strengths. Each episode is full of ideas, actions, hints and tips that you can put into practise straight away. Once a month they take a break from talking to ...
 
Whether you work for yourself, or by yourself, the Solo Collective is here to make things a little bit easier. Working alone can be hard, and comes with its own challenges. The Solo Collective is a podcast about dealing with those challenges: we want to make solo working better for everyone. Hosted by Rebecca Seal, the bestselling author of 'Solo - How to Work Alone and Not Lose Your Mind', the Solo Collective is a podcast series is designed to help solitary workers do so happily. Now on sea ...
 
Welcome to the Media Enterprise for the Global Fresh Food industry We’re on a mission to re-connect people with their relationship with food. Where it comes from, how it’s grown, the people who make that happen, and the exciting stories surrounding this. Globally…. A healthy, thriving, sustainable fresh food sector is central to that mission. How will we do this? Engaging with a wide range of voices across the global fresh food supply chain, to identify the challenges that gather around impo ...
 
Welcome to the INCLUSION Podcast, brought to you by Diversity Network. In this series, we are delighted to bring you a vibrant mix of interviews, panel discussions, cutting edge talks, hints and tips from the leaders of the diversity, equity and inclusion revolution in the workplace, to give you plenty of fresh ideas and insights to improve your own organisation’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and help make work life better.
 
My name is Jon Ratcliffe. I spent years working for Google around the world and then two years ago launched a business. While building our business, so many interesting topics and issues have cropped up. Everything from purpose to vision to hiring great talent to marketing your business to keeping great talent to strategy to the value of a great coach to what should I do next to who should I hire next to how to sell..Its all so complicated and at times intimidating and I cant over state the ...
 
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We know how important it is to be inspired by both big businesses and individuals, which is why we are excited to present Talking Leaders, a bi-monthly initiative from the AHDB which will see a series of inspirational speakers share their life experiences and deliver impactful stories to the AgriLeader community. In our June broadcast, we have join…
 
With so many things drawing on our energy reserves, it's not surprising that we can often be left feeling drained by the end of the day. This week, Sarah and Helen talk through 5 areas you can focus on outside of work than will help you to feel more energised inside of work. Expect lots of practical ideas for action and don't forget to download the…
 
A wonderful discussion that I think has got immense to richness to it. I chat to the boss of St John's Ambulance Martin Houghton-Brown (Martin on Twitter). I was struck with the power of the lessons about connection and identity - we often find ourselves throwing these terms around casually but Martin's testimony brings it vividly to life. Find out…
 
We're all told that failing is a good thing, but it doesn't make it that much easier in the moment and we have a tendency to miss out on the learning that could help us on the way. This week, Helen and Sarah talk about how to move forward from failure by practicing 'pre-emptive' failure and working out how best to respond to failure depending on th…
 
You have to break new ground to sustainably produce safe, healthy food. That is what Patrice and his colleagues have created with their innovative, proprietary technology platform. They have turned the chemical rule book upside down and literally gone back to basics. Their cutting-edge protein-based biocontrols effectively protect crops against pla…
 
Saboteurs are the negative voices in our head that generate stress and get in the way of our ability to handle work and life challenges. They often operate on autopilot and limit our happiness and performance potential. We can all learn to limit the impact of our self-saboteur and this week Helen and Sarah talk about how. They share ideas for actio…
 
Farmers and growers are normally exposed to a wide range of risks arising from weather variability, natural hazards, and pests and diseases. Agricultural and fresh food production relies heavily on the natural resource base and climate conditions. Similarly, shocks to the market from both domestic and international sources, like supply shortages du…
 
In our May Broadcast, we are delighted to have chat with Professor Dawn Arnold of Harper Adams University (HAU), where will be discussing How Harper Adams University Connects & Creates Long Term Benefits for Our Industry Sectors. Dawn is Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology and Research Director of HAU. She has over 25 years’ experience working w…
 
There are times in our careers when we are all faced with a decision about whether to switch or stay in our roles and it's not always easy to know what move to make. This week, Helen and Sarah talk about the factors to consider when you are in this position (and how to help other people who may be coming to you for advice). They discuss the importa…
 
Two things on the podcast today - at the end of the episode there is a discussion with former guest, Brian Elliott from Slack's Future Forum. Ahead of that I want to make an announcement about what I've been working on - with my new book Fortitude. Fortitude is an investigation into the elusive idea of resilience, a book that discovers that resilie…
 
As you will know, we recently had the hugely sad news that Caroline Drummond, champion of sustainable farming and the driving force behind Open Farm Sunday, had passed away following a short illness. In celebration of Caroline and everything she has achieved for us all and our sectors, the Women in Food & Farming Group and host Beanstalk Global, ar…
 
Working with people who work in a different way isn't always easy but with awareness and skill, it can create lots of opportunity for everyone to be better because of it. In this week's podcast, Helen and Sarah talk about how to understand what makes you different and how to work effectively with other people who may work differently to you. They i…
 
A big part of our happiness at work depends on the people we spend time with and finding genuine friendships impacts our engagement and performance. However, it's not always easy and remote work, comparison and conflicting priorities can all create pressures which prevent meaningful friendships from forming. This week, Helen and Sarah (friends, co-…
 
Did you know, there are more than 3.5 million people in the UK currently experiencing fertility problems, and the majority of them are in employment. A survey conducted by Fertility Network UK in 2021, looking at the mental health impact of fertility treatment on workplace performance and job satisfaction, found that: - Over one-third (38%) of empl…
 
The cross-organisation campaign to raise awareness of leadership training across the agricultural career spectrum. Taking place between 16th-20th May 2022, #AgriLeadershipWeek is back! The Agri-Leadership Consortium (ALC) which originated as The Farmers Club Charitable Trust (FCCT), the Institute of Agriculture Management (IAgrM), the Agricultural …
 
Jamie’s Farm supports vulnerable young people nationwide to thrive academically, socially and emotionally through a unique 5-day residential experience and follow-up programme. The programme is a blend of ‘Farming, Family, Therapy and Legacy’ where children take on real jobs with purpose, punctuated with therapeutic support. The programme is in hig…
 
“There are two kinds of companies: One is going to embrace work-from-anywhere, and the second is in denial — I feel those companies will lose their workforce. You have to make a choice, as a leader, what kind of company you want to lead” (source) The words of today's guest have stayed with me for the last few months. I'm so delighted to talk to Pro…
 
As part of Learning at Work Week, Helen and Sarah share their best ideas to invest in your learning whether you have £50 or £500, lots of time or non at all! This episode is full of ideas on events, courses and resources to support you and your learning. Ways to learn (even) more: 1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools ht…
 
Managers have a significant impact on people's engagement in their work and squiggly careers can often feel like it makes the job of being a good manager even harder. This week, Helen and Sarah go back to basics on the 5 factors that make a 'good' manager and share 3 ideas for action to support managers in their role. They discuss the importance of…
 
In our May Broadcast, we are delighted to have on Stephanie Berkeley from the great Yellow Wellies initiative, part of the UK Farm Safety Foundation. About the Farm Safety Foundation: Rising concern over the continuing high level of fatal and life-changing injury accidents on farms prompted leading rural insurer NFU Mutual to set up a charitable fo…
 
If you find yourself becoming interested in the magic of workplace culture one of the go to authors of the subject is today's guest, Dan Coyle. Dan's 2018 book The Culture Code allowed him to go deep with some of the most successful cultures in the world - in the arenas of business, sport and even the military. He's returning after the blazing succ…
 
Experimentation is a great way to learn at work and accelerate opportunities for your career. This week, Helen and Sarah talk about practical ways you can put experiments into action and try out different approaches to support your development. Ways to learn more: 1. Sign-up for PodMail, a weekly summary of squiggly career tools https://mailchi.mp/…
 
Season 3 finale! Sue Ashford really does know what solo workers need to thrive - because she's one of the few people to have spent a career studying how freelancers, remote workers, independent workers and the self employed actually work, and what makes them happy. Her research means we now understand much more about making better choices about how…
 
We're going deeper into the evidence today with two brilliant guests. Anne Raimondi is COO of Asana who were smart enough to have started a major piece of research into how work is evolving just before the world turned upside down. We're also joined by the most in demand brain in the world right now, Professor Nick Bloom. Nick is Professor WFH, an …
 
Making our work and our career work for us takes self awareness and assertiveness, skills we can all develop but ones that aren't always easy to do! This week, Helen and Sarah taking the skill of assertiveness and make it as simple and practical as possible to take action. They explore the difference between assertiveness and aggression, how to be …
 
Have you had a change of job recently? On the INCLUSION podcast today, we’re talking about working flexibly, and flexible working. The so-called ‘great resignation’ we’ve been hearing such a lot about over the past year would suggest that many of us have changed job, and seemingly, we’re not necessarily choosing to stick with the traditional corpor…
 
We know how important it is to be inspired by both big businesses and individuals, which is why we are excited to present Talking Leaders, a bi-monthly initiative from the AHDB which will see a series of inspirational speakers share their life experiences and deliver impactful stories to the AgriLeader community. In our April broadcast, we have joi…
 
This week we have a bonus episode from our friends at the Freedom Matters podcast which we think you will really enjoy – an interview with Catherine Price, founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone and The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. Host of Freedom Matters, Georgie Powell, talks to Catherine about wh…
 
This week, Helen talks to Pritesh Chauhan, Head of Community for Sedex and one of the 100 people who become part of the 2021 Squiggly Career Advocates community. Together they talk about the importance of building a community around your career, the communities they have benefited from being part of and what they have learnt about how to give and g…
 
The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) are the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. They are an internationally respected independent membership body, supporting food professionals through knowledge sharing and professional recognition. Their membership comprises individuals fro…
 
The work that academic Heejung Chung does is fascinating. She studies flexible working (among many other aspects of work) with particular focus on how gender dynamics can and do impact both the work we do and the choices we make about that work. She's just written her first book The Flexibility Paradox: Why Flexible Working Leads to (Self-)Exploita…
 
Squiggly Careers are full of change and that can some times create confusion about where we should go and how we can grow. Creating your career criteria is a really useful filter for you decisions about your development. This week Helen and Sarah talk about how to create your career criteria, how to understand the constraints that might get in your…
 
Status is a fundamental need for humans. Such a fascinating discussion today. I recently read Will Storr's brilliant book The Status Game and was so taken with it I invited him on the podcast. He quotes Professor Brian Boyd when he says that we: ‘naturally pursue status with ferocity: we all relentlessly, if unconsciously, try to raise our own stan…
 
Oliver Burkeman is a journalist and author of the brilliant Four Thousand Weeks: Time And How To Use It. (Four thousand weeks is the average length of a human lifetime, which is an arresting way to express it.) Oliver spent 12 years working as a columnist at the Guardian - he wrote 'This Column Will Change Your Life' - writing initially about self …
 
In our April Broadcast, we are delighted to have Rozanne Davis – a key industry Sustainability and B Corp Expert! Rozanne has an incredible wealth of knowledge in many parts of this industry, including fresh procurement, having spent 14 years at Innocent and 7 years at Capespan before that. This was also where Roz delivered B Corp for the company. …
 
Jess Northend, policy lead at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, joins Future Thinking to explore innovations that are changing the world – from AI to biotech to crypto – and how brands and organisations can keep up with the pace of change. We also explore the Innovation of the Week and the Next Big Opportunity with Stylus experts.…
 
Running a campaign that involves more than 200 organisations brings valuable lessons on building and maintaining relationships. Veg Power is a not-for-profit organisation focused on encouraging the UK to eat more vegetables. Since their inception around three years ago their successes include the award-winning 'Eat Them to Defeat Them' campaign in …
 
Manifesting is having a moment and this week Sarah and Helen take a critical view of the role it can play in career development. They talk about the value of vision boards, whether you can think your way to success and how to respond when your dreams don't magically materialise. Whether you're a fan of the manifesting concept or a curious critic, t…
 
Caroline Williams is the author of 'Move! The New Science of Body Over Mind' - an amazing book about how movement impacts the way our brains work, from our creativity to our mental health. We wanted to talk to Caroline, who is also a solo worker, because it is all too easy to sit still all day long when you work alone. We discuss whether sitting re…
 
As part of the Beanstalk Global mission to assist with the first phase of FRESHPPACT in partnership with Blue Skies, Waitrose & Partners and the University of Northampton Centre for Sustainable Business Practices, we meet up in Ghana and talk with Ruth Sadjei – General Manager for Blue Skies in West Africa. Ruth is an inspiring and hugely well-rega…
 
This week Sarah and Helen are talking about the benefits of creating challenge at work vs waiting for it to come to you. They talk about why pandemic driven ‘boreout’ makes this a need for many of us and practical actions you can take to stretch your strengths and stop the risk of ‘stagnate while you wait’ Ways to learn more: 1. Join the live PodPl…
 
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH has written a speech specifically for Diversity Network in celebration of International Women's Day on the topic of breaking gender bias in the workplace, and glass ceilings everywhere! Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley CH is a pioneering tech entrepreneur and founder of the autism charity Autistica. In 1962, Dame Stephanie c…
 
For many of us, looking after our money - as adults, as well as solo workers - feels like one of the most complicated things we have to do. And yet, as Clare Seal points out, most of us lack any kind of financial education and are just muddling along as best we can. Combine that with the fact that for many solo workers, our income is inextricably t…
 
Future Thinking was in Austin, Texas last week for the annual SXSW festival, where we spoke with brands including extended reality (XR) specialists Spatial, wireless tech giant Qualcomm, and the Human Rights Foundations, and a host of start-ups showcasing their innovations at the SXSW Creative Expo. Also featuring insights on key SXSW trends from S…
 
Trust in teams make a big different to work and wellbeing. This week Helen and Sarah explore the practical ways trust shows up and ideas for action to create teams where people feel respected and able to be themselves. They discuss the importance of assessing the practical and emotional aspects of trust, how to make mistake moments part of your tea…
 
AgrigateOne’s goal is to be perceived by all relevant stakeholders as the easiest, fairest and most reliable way of procuring agricultural goods. They want to ensure that farmers, growers and producers using AgrigateOne consistently have better bottom line results in comparison to other similar farmers and growers not on their platform. This is bas…
 
Join us in our first phase of FRESHPPACT as we talk to representatives of Waitrose & Partners, Blue Skies and the University of Northampton Centre for Sustainable Business Practices about their forthcoming trip to Ghana! This critical mission to Ghana will seek to further define the challenges around plastics in the supply chain, helping us to ensu…
 
Welcome back to a new season of the Solo Collective, with Rebecca Seal. We are delighted to have you with us. This episode is a fascinating conversation with Madeleine Dore, founder of the website Extraordinary Routines, which started off as a way for Madeleine to try to find herself an optimum routine by interviewing other people about theirs, but…
 
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