Brain-Based Boss

by Terry Williams

Brain-Based Boss
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 36
  • Last: 1 Nov 2017
Author of the book 'The Brain-Based Boss', people engagement expert (and humorist) Terry Williams talks workplace cultures and leadership. Provocative thinking about the past, present and future of work. Tools, tips and techniques on what makes people tick (and stick.)

Episodes (36)

  • Episode 36: Bad Use Of Feet, Forks, And Fingers
    Episode 36: Bad Use Of Feet, Forks, And Fingers
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 16:37
    Our longevity, health, quality of life and personal productivity are due 30% to luck and 70% to our choices and behaviours. What are 10 choices we can make, any one of which would actually diminish our odds of decline or disaster? How wrong... Read more →
    Our longevity, health, quality of life and personal productivity are due 30% to luck and 70% to our choices and behaviours. What are 10 choices we can make, any one of which would actually diminish our odds of decline or disaster? How wrong... Read more →

  • Episode 35: Prolonging Personal Productivity
    Episode 35: Prolonging Personal Productivity
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 15:05
    What are the habits of those who do live longer and remain happy and meaningfully productive for longer? What are the signs to watch out for that maybe now is the time to start taking control rather than continue to rely on your body's and ... Read more →
    What are the habits of those who do live longer and remain happy and meaningfully productive for longer? What are the signs to watch out for that maybe now is the time to start taking control rather than continue to rely on your body's and ... Read more →

  • Episode 34: Addressing Poor Sleep
    Episode 34: Addressing Poor Sleep
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    Published: 18 Oct 2017 Duration: 16:56
    “Sleep is a waste of time.” – Thomas Edison (Inventor of the lightbulb, possibly the single item most responsible for messing up our Circadian Rhythms.) Nah. Though researchers don’t know the exact mechanism, it seems that chronic lack of s... Read more →
    “Sleep is a waste of time.” – Thomas Edison (Inventor of the lightbulb, possibly the single item most responsible for messing up our Circadian Rhythms.) Nah. Though researchers don’t know the exact mechanism, it seems that chronic lack of s... Read more →

  • Episode 33: Impact Of Poor Sleep
    Episode 33: Impact Of Poor Sleep
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    Published: 10 Oct 2017 Duration: 06:16
    Poor sleep can increase your risk of a stroke by 400%. Ineffective sleep makes you less productive immediately, not at 3pm the next day. If you pour red bull into your laptop, it doesn't work as well. The same goes for your body and brain.
    Poor sleep can increase your risk of a stroke by 400%. Ineffective sleep makes you less productive immediately, not at 3pm the next day. If you pour red bull into your laptop, it doesn't work as well. The same goes for your body and brain.

  • Episode 32: Structured Behavioural Event Interviewing
    Episode 32: Structured Behavioural Event Interviewing
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    Published: 23 Aug 2017 Duration: 19:22
    Much time, effort and expense is wasted on hiring the wrong people. Job interviews are critically important, yet the vast majority of people conducting job interviews have received zero training at job interviewing. Here is a walk-through a... Read more →
    Much time, effort and expense is wasted on hiring the wrong people. Job interviews are critically important, yet the vast majority of people conducting job interviews have received zero training at job interviewing. Here is a walk-through a... Read more →

  • Episode 31: Connection To Your Future Self
    Episode 31: Connection To Your Future Self
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    Published: 4 Sep 2015 Duration: 08:47
    People with strong connections to their future selves make better decisions. In the absence of time travel technology like the Terminator movies, how can we generate such connections?
    People with strong connections to their future selves make better decisions. In the absence of time travel technology like the Terminator movies, how can we generate such connections?

  • Episode 30: The Influence Of Workspaces
    Episode 30: The Influence Of Workspaces
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    Published: 24 Aug 2015 Duration: 15:35
    A half dozen or so studies on how physical space influences behaviour, decisions and relationships.
    A half dozen or so studies on how physical space influences behaviour, decisions and relationships.

  • Episode 29: The Way Things Are Done Around Here
    Episode 29: The Way Things Are Done Around Here
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    Published: 17 Aug 2015 Duration: 13:19
    When we start a job, how accepting are we of the way things are done around here? Where's the challenge or validation of things that may have lost their point or been surpassed?
    When we start a job, how accepting are we of the way things are done around here? Where's the challenge or validation of things that may have lost their point or been surpassed?

  • Episode 28: Reciprocity
    Episode 28: Reciprocity
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    Published: 10 Aug 2015 Duration: 07:17
    A quick snapshop of a couple of studies on how our behaviuour can be nudged by others through small positive actions.
    A quick snapshop of a couple of studies on how our behaviuour can be nudged by others through small positive actions.

  • Episode 27: Sleep
    Episode 27: Sleep
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    Published: 3 Aug 2015 Duration: 18:53
    A few tips and techniques on getting the right amount of sleep consistently and optimising its quality, plus a breakdown on some consequences longterm for not doing so :-(
    A few tips and techniques on getting the right amount of sleep consistently and optimising its quality, plus a breakdown on some consequences longterm for not doing so :-(

  • Episode 26: Debriefing
    Episode 26: Debriefing
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    Published: 27 Jul 2015 Duration: 09:57
    I talk about debriefing in a training context then a workplace context, plus recommend an HBR article by Doug Sundheim.
    I talk about debriefing in a training context then a workplace context, plus recommend an HBR article by Doug Sundheim.

  • Episode 25: The Dangers Of Cash Incentives
    Episode 25: The Dangers Of Cash Incentives
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    Published: 20 Jul 2015 Duration: 08:44
    Some thinking around the inter-relationships and conflicts between social norms and marketing norms when it comes to influencing the behaviour of others.   Click here for my book 'The Brain-Based Boss' and more interesting psych studies.
    Some thinking around the inter-relationships and conflicts between social norms and marketing norms when it comes to influencing the behaviour of others.   Click here for my book 'The Brain-Based Boss' and more interesting psych studies.

  • Episode 24: Ego
    Episode 24: Ego
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    Published: 13 Jul 2015 Duration: 04:09
    Short n sweet - a quick story about a quirky psych study showing how we perceive that others take far more notice of us than they actually do.   Click here for more on my book 'The Brain-Based Boss' and more interesting psych studies.
    Short n sweet - a quick story about a quirky psych study showing how we perceive that others take far more notice of us than they actually do.   Click here for more on my book 'The Brain-Based Boss' and more interesting psych studies.

  • Episode 23: Fatigue
    Episode 23: Fatigue
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    Published: 6 Jul 2015 Duration: 15:44
    What is a 'shift worker'? Is a tired employee 'fit for work'? Click here for my book 'Live Work Love' and more on fatigue.
    What is a 'shift worker'? Is a tired employee 'fit for work'? Click here for my book 'Live Work Love' and more on fatigue.

  • Episode 22: First Impressions
    Episode 22: First Impressions
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    Published: 29 Jun 2015 Duration: 11:00
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. What tricks do our lazy brains pull on us and others? How can we prevent or lessen these, or, how can we leverage these to our advantage?
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. What tricks do our lazy brains pull on us and others? How can we prevent or lessen these, or, how can we leverage these to our advantage?

  • Episode 21: The Future Of Work Part 2
    Episode 21: The Future Of Work Part 2
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    Published: 22 Jun 2015 Duration: 16:31
    Continuing on from the last episode, we look at the criteria by which we assess our past jobs and provide a tool with which we can steer towards future jobs. Recommending this book by Chris Johnson: http://www.kerridgepartners.com/resource... Read more →
    Continuing on from the last episode, we look at the criteria by which we assess our past jobs and provide a tool with which we can steer towards future jobs. Recommending this book by Chris Johnson: http://www.kerridgepartners.com/resource... Read more →

  • Episode 20: The Future Of Work
    Episode 20: The Future Of Work
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    Published: 15 Jun 2015 Duration: 20:03
    My responses and reactions to a speaker I MC'd at a conference last week who spoke about career planning. What jobs are coming and going? Too many of us too often think about our careers and ask, "What next?" A smarter road is to ask, "Wher... Read more →
    My responses and reactions to a speaker I MC'd at a conference last week who spoke about career planning. What jobs are coming and going? Too many of us too often think about our careers and ask, "What next?" A smarter road is to ask, "Wher... Read more →

  • Episode 19: Inattentional Blindness Part 2
    Episode 19: Inattentional Blindness Part 2
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    Published: 8 Jun 2015 Duration: 15:39
    Following up last week's episode about how our brains fill in the gaps and make up memories, this episode gives a great case study, suggests some solutions and there's a neat optical illusion activity to prove our actual blind spots.
    Following up last week's episode about how our brains fill in the gaps and make up memories, this episode gives a great case study, suggests some solutions and there's a neat optical illusion activity to prove our actual blind spots.

  • Episode 18: Inattentional Blindness
    Episode 18: Inattentional Blindness
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    Published: 4 Jun 2015 Duration: 16:39
    We often miss things. We often remember things that never were. We are very reluctant to believe that we miss things or remember things that never were. Memories are less like CCTV footage and more like all of us being directors of reboots ... Read more →
    We often miss things. We often remember things that never were. We are very reluctant to believe that we miss things or remember things that never were. Memories are less like CCTV footage and more like all of us being directors of reboots ... Read more →

  • Episode 17: Challenge Assumptions
    Episode 17: Challenge Assumptions
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    Published: 4 May 2015 Duration: 07:42
    In this episode, I look at several pieces of research around the illusion of familiarity and how evolution and experience has shaped us into preferring the safety of the familiar and distrusting the novel. This impacts on people in the work... Read more →
    In this episode, I look at several pieces of research around the illusion of familiarity and how evolution and experience has shaped us into preferring the safety of the familiar and distrusting the novel. This impacts on people in the work... Read more →

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