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POW: The Psychology of Work

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POW is the Psychology of Work podcast from the Association for Business Psychology. In this podcast we give you the latest explosive insights from some of the brightest thinkers - and doers - in the field of business psychology. Episodes cover topics such as the rise of the gig economy, leadership, personality, and assessment, and include interviews with small business 'tsar' Emma Jones MBE, Chief Executive of the RSA Matthew Taylor, the journalist James Bloodworth, and business psychology pioneer Professor Peter Saville.

POW is the Psychology of Work podcast from the Association for Business Psychology. In this podcast we give you the latest explosive insights from some of the brightest thinkers - and doers - in the field of business psychology. Episodes cover topics such as the rise of the gig economy, leadership, personality, and assessment, and include interviews with small business 'tsar' Emma Jones MBE, Chief Executive of the RSA Matthew Taylor, the journalist James Bloodworth, and business psychology pioneer Professor Peter Saville.

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United Kingdom

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POW is the Psychology of Work podcast from the Association for Business Psychology. In this podcast we give you the latest explosive insights from some of the brightest thinkers - and doers - in the field of business psychology. Episodes cover topics such as the rise of the gig economy, leadership, personality, and assessment, and include interviews with small business 'tsar' Emma Jones MBE, Chief Executive of the RSA Matthew Taylor, the journalist James Bloodworth, and business psychology pioneer Professor Peter Saville.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 23: The pace of change is too slow – A conversation with John Amaechi, OBE

10/4/2021
In an absorbing discussion with Alex Forsythe, John Amaechi talks about his background, his views on leadership and the supposed ‘new normal’, and the need for radical change in a post Covid world. He also shares some of his personal experiences and perspectives on life. John is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, sought after public speaker, executive coach, and CEO of APS Ltd. He is a non-executive director of a £2.4bn healthcare organisation in...

Duration:00:36:16

Episode 22: An interview with Ian Robertson, author of ‘How Confidence Works’

9/21/2021
In conversation with Rob Feltham, Professor Ian Robertson discusses some of the themes from his recently published and critically acclaimed book entitled How Confidence Works. He describes how confidence is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy and how it can be enhanced, and he draws attention to the upsides and downsides of overconfidence and narcissism. He provides fascinating insights into: the role of confidence in leadership, including gender differences; leadership differences...

Duration:00:28:21

Episode 21: Feeling abnormal in an abnormal world – A discussion with Dr Nancy Doyle about neurodiversity and organisational inclusion

6/20/2021
In discussion with ABP Board member Guy Cohen, Dr Nancy Doyle provides a challenging critique of how organisations ‘tick the box of diversity inclusion’ whilst their recruitment and development practices perpetuate segregation. She also points to the failings of the education system in preparing young people for the workplace. She brings clarity to the complex terminology surrounding neurodiversity, and offers fascinating insights into the neurodiversity movement as a whole. Nancy offers...

Duration:00:24:34

Episode 20: Learning and Development in a Digital by Default world – A conversation with Donald Taylor

5/20/2021
Donald Taylor is a well-known commentator and organiser in the field of workplace learning and learning technologies. In an engaging discussion with ABP Vice Chair Lucy Standing, he shares his perspectives on the future of L&D, highlighting both the dangers of the training course “treadmill” and the huge opportunities for L&D professionals who partner with their organisations and embrace performance consulting. He also provides fascinating insights into the technologies which are reshaping...

Duration:00:33:22

Episode 19: The world could use a little more wisdom – An interview with Chip Conley

4/14/2021
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, features Chip Conley – New York Times bestselling author and the maverick iconic boutique hotelier who helped Airbnb’s founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In an engaging discussion with ABP board member Nicky Thompson, Chip shares his love for psychology and offers practical insights into how an understanding of human psychology can help to drive business and entrepreneurial success. Topics...

Duration:00:30:47

Episode 18: When a robot becomes your boss – A discussion with Anton Fishman, HR & Talent Tech Start-up Advisor

3/2/2021
In a fascinating discussion with ABP Chair Professor Alex Forsythe, Anton shares his insights into, and predictions about, the future of work, and the role of business psychologists in a world where machine intelligence and human intelligence live side by side. Some of the “corrals” that psychologists have traditionally built around areas of their expertise are unsustainable, whilst the “deeply human” skills of psychologists offer immense future value to individuals and organisations. Anton...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 17: Psychology and Data Science at a Crossroads -- An interview with Robert Newry

1/11/2021
In an absorbing discussion with ABP Board member Uzma Waseem, Robert shares his perspectives on the converging paths of data science, cognitive neuroscience, technology and business psychology in the pursuit of innovation. He points to the huge benefits to be gained from working across disciplines towards common goals, and he highlights some of the current ‘mindset’ barriers. Topics covered in this episode include: how technology can enhance working with neurodiversity; examples of...

Duration:00:24:20

Episode 16: The Future of Work is Here – An Interview with Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

12/8/2020
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, was recorded after Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s keynote at the 2020 Association for Business Psychology Conference. In a fascinating discussion with ABP board member Nicky Thompson, Tomas shares his thoughts on, among other things, the critical role of leadership in the pandemic and the challenges and opportunities it presents; the importance of harnessing data and acting on data-driven insights; distinguishing between confidence and...

Duration:00:39:28

Episode 15: Professor Sir Cary Cooper on a post-Covid leadership agenda

11/9/2020
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, features an absorbing discussion between Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, and Professor Alex Forsythe, recorded shortly after Sir Cary’s keynote at the 2020 Association for Business Psychology Conference. Sir Cary shares his thoughts on, among other things, what have we learned from the Covid crisis as we enter a major recession, and the current state of business and world leadership. He also provides a fascinating insight into his early...

Duration:00:33:10

Episode 14 - Kate Waters and Rory Sutherland on behavioural biases and psychology in marketing

9/17/2020
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, features a fascinating discussion with Kate Waters, Director of Strategy and Client at ITV, and Rory Sutherland, vice chair of Ogilvy UK, TED talk superstar and ABP Honorary Member, recorded at the 2019 ABP Conference. They discuss how biases inform how we think about behaviour, TV, advertising, technology, and the value of psychological 'moonshots' in business. At the conference Kate delivered a brilliant talk on how psychology informs...

Duration:00:38:54

Episode 13 - Eric Singler, CEO and founder of BVA Nudge Unit, on driving successful behaviour change

7/24/2020
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, features a fascinating interview with Eric Singler, the Founder, President and CEO of the BVA Nudge Unit, recorded at the 2019 ABP Conference following his keynote speech. Eric is also Global Managing Director of the BVA Group, one of the 15 largest consulting and market research firms in the world (www.bva-group.com). Eric is an entrepreneur, a marketing & research expert, a pioneer in applied behavioural sciences, an author and a...

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 12 - Claudia Hammond, presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'All in the Mind', on the psychology of money

5/26/2020
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, features an interview with Claudia Hammond, an award-winning broadcaster, writer and academic psychologist, conducted after her keynote at the 2019 ABP Conference. Hammond is the presenter of All in the Mind, Case Study & Mind Changers on BBC Radio 4 and the weekly Health Check on BBC World Service Radio & BBC World News TV. She has appeared often on TV discussing psychological research, and is on the part-time faculty at Boston...

Duration:00:21:43

Episode 11 - An Interview with Bruce Daisley, Author of ’The Joy of Work’ and Host of the ‘Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat’ Podcast

4/19/2020
This episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, is a fascinating interview with Bruce Daisley, author of Sunday Times bestselling book 'The Joy of Work' (published as 'Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat' in the USA) and host of the number 1 European business podcast 'Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat'. At the time of interview (October 2019), Daisley was the VP of Twitter for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and we spoke to him ahead of his brilliant keynote at the ABP Conference. He explains the epidemic...

Duration:00:25:35

Episode 10 - Creating Lasting Behaviour Change in The Workplace

4/19/2020
In this episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, Dr Zara Whysall and Carina Derrick from Kiddy and Partners share insights on how to create behaviour change amongst business leaders, recognising context, mindset and skillset - building on their great talk at the 2019 ABP Conference. How can we help facilitate change when that pace of change is increasing, particularly at times of crisis? How can we make training "stick", so that behaviours change as a result? They explain how learning...

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 9: Encouraging Social Mobility - An Interview with Neil Morrison

2/16/2020
This inspiring podcast looks at the issue of social mobility in the labour force, focussing on the questions organisations need to consider regarding recruitment, retention and promotion of the best talent in their business. Neil Morrison, HR Director at Severn Trent, talks about the steps they have taken as an organisation to support social mobility, with the support of their workforce and their leadership teams. He addresses some difficult issues, putting the business case forward to...

Duration:00:18:57

Episode 8: An Interview with Dr Susan Kahn, resilience expert and author of 'Bounce Back'

1/24/2020
What is resilience? How do we define it? How does it manifest itself? Can we build up our resilience 'muscle' so that we can cope with difficulties, adversities or unexpected changes and still be able to function, especially in the workplace? In this episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, we speak to Dr Susan Kahn, business psychologist, consultant, coach, mediator and author of the new book: 'Bounce Back: How to Fail Fast and Be Resilient at Work'. Dr Kahn explains how a resilience...

Duration:00:44:39

Episode 7: Could you be a certified business psychologist?

11/26/2019
Do you want to become a certified business psychologist? In this episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, we give you an insight into the certification process and the benefits it brings. You can hear from some of the key people involved in our certification program, and hear first-hand from people who have been through the process: Debbie Hance, one of the mentors for the program; Brian Baxter, a founder member and former chair of the ABP; Stewart Desson, board member and...

Duration:00:32:29

Episode 6: Personality and Risk - An Interview with Geoff Trickey

10/22/2019
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to love taking risks, whilst others shy away from it? In this episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, Geoff Trickey (CEO of Psychological Consultancy Ltd) talks about the link between risk and personality. Could uncovering your staff’s risk type could help you to understand how each individual employee perceives, reacts and manages themselves in risky situations? And could this knowledge help employers predict how their staff make...

Duration:00:37:11

Episode 5: The Big Nudge - the 2019 ABP Conference, with Kate Waters, Rory Sutherland and Kate Glazebrook

8/23/2019
In this episode of POW, the Psychology of Work podcast, we preview this year's ABP conference on 10th and 11th October (https://theabpconference.org.uk). The theme of this year's conference is 'The Big Nudge: Behavioural Economics meets Business Psychology', and features exclusive interviews with three people at the forefront of applying behavioural economics/science in business, who are speaking at this year's conference. Kate Waters is the Director of Client Strategy and Planning at ITV,...

Duration:00:39:35

Episode 4: An Interview with Professor Ivan Robertson

6/19/2019
This episode of the Psychology of Work podcast looks at wellbeing in the workplace. It gives us an insight into what this means and how businesses can try to create 'good days at work for everyone, everywhere'. Our podcast features an interview with Professor Ivan Robertson, author of over 40 books and 200 scholarly articles/conference papers on wellbeing and work psychology. Ivan is also an Emeritus Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at The University of Manchester and he is a...

Duration:00:30:53