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https://www.strengthscope.com/blog/ A series of real talk weekly podcasts covering topics to inspire, educate and well, maybe even transform. Occupational psychologist Dr Paul Brewerton takes you inside some of the stuff that can help you get the most from work and from life, every day. Get ready.

https://www.strengthscope.com/blog/ A series of real talk weekly podcasts covering topics to inspire, educate and well, maybe even transform. Occupational psychologist Dr Paul Brewerton takes you inside some of the stuff that can help you get the most from work and from life, every day. Get ready.

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https://www.strengthscope.com/blog/ A series of real talk weekly podcasts covering topics to inspire, educate and well, maybe even transform. Occupational psychologist Dr Paul Brewerton takes you inside some of the stuff that can help you get the most from work and from life, every day. Get ready.

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English


Episodes

Podversation 14: Strengths in the community with Christian Bless

5/16/2021
Today’s podcast brings us a truly tremendous human, doing a whole range of positive work in the community both in the UK and in DRC in Central Africa, Christian Bless. We discuss Chris's story: setting up Solola Bien, a TV show in DRC, the community group Boys 2 Men in London and most recently, Greaterself – a consultancy that aims to help African businesses bring transformation in workplaces through the recognition of strengths and self-awareness. We also look at what more can be done,...

Duration:00:50:15

Podversation 13: Gender equality, feminism and strengths with Abbigail Leeson

5/3/2021
I’m delighted to be having a conversation today with our Strengthscope intern, Abbigail Leeson. In her time with us, Abbigail has been focusing on building the Strengthscope practitioner community and has provided a lot of creative and research input to help us with that. Abbi is studying for her Psychology degree at Cardiff University and has been spending her placement year with us, in a slightly unusual set of circumstances because she’s actually met very very few of us in person thanks...

Duration:00:42:55

S10E8 How to share your leadership vision in 7 steps

4/26/2021
It’s important for leaders to be clear on the purpose of their team, of their department and their organisation and the function of each in the world. This boils down to having a vision and sharing that vision of something beyond just a job or a project for each person working for you, but instead to help each employee feel part of something bigger which is making a positive difference in your context. This podcast gives you 7 steps on how to develop and share your leadership vision.

Duration:00:10:30

Podversation 12: Authentic leadership and the role of strengths

4/18/2021
In this podversation, I talk with Dr. Rebecca Newton, organisational psychologist and executive coach and author of Authentic Gravitas - Who Stands Out and Why. Amongst other things we discuss You can find out more about Rebecca on her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rebecca-newton-b3b29220/ her website Coach Adviser: https://coachadviser.com/ And her book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3x7FodO

Duration:00:57:39

Podversation 12: Authentic leadership and the role of strengths with Dr Rebecca Newton

4/18/2021
In this podversation, I talk with Dr. Rebecca Newton, organisational psychologist and executive coach and author of Authentic Gravitas - Who Stands Out and Why. We discuss strengths approach You can find out more about Rebecca on her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rebecca-newton-b3b29220/ Her website, Coach Adviser: https://coachadviser.com/ Her book is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3x7FodO

Duration:00:57:39

S10E7 Building your stakeholder engagement strategy

4/11/2021
In my coaching and development work with senior execs, there is one activity that I can guarantee will always form part of our conversations, almost certainly more than once. And that’s stakeholder engagement. From forming a stakeholder engagement map to a stakeholder engagement plan or strategy, these discussions are almost always central to the success of our work together. The reason? Everyone needs to know who their key stakeholders are, as well as the needs and expectations of those...

Duration:00:12:14

S10E6 How to build your personal leadership brand

4/5/2021
Firstly, why build your leadership brand and is it worth doing? The answer is an emphatic "yes". Like all great brands, having a strong leadership brand produces strong results in terms of improved demand, perceived value, reputation and results.. More specifically, a leadership brand helps • To differentiate yourself in competitive internal and external marketplaces • To increase your visibility in your organisation and make others aware of your value • To ensure people have a clear...

Duration:00:11:29

Podversation 11: Using strengths to drive inclusion and equity with Derek Appau

3/29/2021
This week, Dr Paul Brewerton (aka The Strengths Guy) sits down with Derek Appau; founder of Limitless Personal Excellence, a certified coach, personal effectiveness trainer and facilitator. They’ll be talking about the strengths approach and the use of psychometrics in the context of creating more inclusive, equitable, fair and diverse workplaces. Derek has some interesting experiences and views he'll share on the role of strengths and psychometrics to level the playing field for people...

Duration:00:57:13

S10E5 Diversity of thought for leadership teams

3/23/2021
From a business point of view, the pandemic has taught us many things. At a business leadership level, once of the most relevant is the importance of divergent thinking, of diverse, innovative perspectives in decision making, Particularly when under pressure and in uncertain situations. During the pandemic, the dependence of organisations on the decisions of their leaders for survival has been greater than at any time that I can remember. And I’m quite old. When you combine the...

Duration:00:13:07

S10E4 What is strengths based leadership and how can you get it?

3/14/2021
Strengths based leadership is getting a lot of interest these days and rightly so. When leaders enable the strengths of their teams, there is a large spike in engagement. This can also lead to significant increases in productivity when taken into performance management conversations. So the strengths based approach - managing and leading by focusing on others’ strengths - makes a human difference and a business difference. This episode looks at the unique qualities of leaders who lead...

Duration:00:08:12

Podversation 10: Empowering women with Roohi & Nida Mohiyuddin

3/7/2021
In this podversation, Paul Brewerton, the strengths guy, talks with sisters Roohi and Nida Mohiyuddin, two inspiring women who have just launched Nu(pw)R, a new business designed to empower women through a unique three stage process. Roohi and Nida tell their story – what led them to set out on their journey and what difference they hope to achieve in the world. They tell us about their programme – The Confident Empowered Woman – and provide some tips and advice on how women can shut down...

Duration:00:33:25

Podversation 9: Managing millennials with Rebecca Christianson

3/1/2021
This week, Dr Paul Brewerton (aka The Strengths Guy) welcomes Rebecca Christianson. Rebecca’s been building her own people consultancy for some time. She’s an Executive coach and an expert on innovative People & Culture practices as she worked as an internal P&C senior leader and Executive for over 15 years. She coaches senior leaders to focus on mind-set shifts to thrive, using a strengths based and neuropsychology approach. Rebecca is super passionate about harnessing the power of...

Duration:00:43:16

S10E3 Self-management and personal productivity

2/14/2021
https://www.strengthscope.com/self-management-personal-productivity/ Technology has made it genuinely challenging to deal with the pace and volume of information coming at us day to day. It affects our sleep patterns, our relationships, our stress levels. With all those potential distractions surrounding you, how can you improve your self-management to keep on top of your personal productivity and stay in control? Today's podcast looks at some practical tips for self-management in the...

Duration:00:09:05

S10E2 Building resilience in 5 steps

2/7/2021
Read the article here: https://www.strengthscope.com/building-resilience-in-5-steps/ Online resilience course: https://www.strengthscope.com/resilience-course/ ‘How can I develop resilience?’ is one of the questions we are most often asked at Strengthscope. Well, we’ve spent years in research and practice to discover the simplest and most effective ways to answer that question. In this podcast, I’m going to share with you the model that we’ve arrived at and the methodology that we’ve...

Duration:00:08:48

S10E1 How to deal with tough feedback

1/31/2021
In Season 1, Episdode 4 I discussed 'How to give great feedback in 3 steps', both positive and negative, emphasising the importance of being respectful, listening well and asking clarifying questions. Although I touched on how to receive feedback, the main focus was on giving it well. In this podcast, I want to go more in depth on how to handle negative feedback, in terms of its emotional impact, how to respond to it and potentially act on it. I'll bring in some personal examples from both...

Duration:00:10:52

S9E12 How to own your development in 2021

1/24/2021
During times of uncertainty and at the start of the year, people often tend to focus on their personal and professional development. As we move to the end of January, with the freshness of the New Year starting to wear off, could be time to reflect again on the important things in life and reaffirm the commitment to ourselves to do those things we’ve been promising ourselves we’ll do for years but have never quite been able to get round to it. In this podcast, we look at five ways to help...

Duration:00:10:20

Podversation 8: Learn to influence the strengths way: strengths-based selling with Larissa Batt

1/17/2021
In this podversation, I chat with Larissa Batt about how to use the strengths approach in a sales context. For the last few years, Larissa has been in various senior sales role at Strengthscope and in her current role, she leads on all corporate sales, so she knows lots and lots about strengths in a sales context. This podcast will be of interest to anyone who ever needs to persuade or ‘sell’ anything to anyone ever. Which is of course everyone. And it will be of particular interest to...

Duration:00:11:56

S9E11 What is growth mindset and how to develop one

1/10/2021
Today’s podcast is on growth mindset. Such a powerful concept. Central to positive psychology. Evidence links growth mindset to a variety of positive outcomes: higher goal achievement, motivation, lower stress, anxiety, depression, better work relationships and higher performance levels. There is so much science to back it up. Carol Dweck at Stanford University is the person to go if you want the science and the evidence on the power of growth mindset. And while Dweck’s research is...

Duration:00:14:55

S9E10 Projecting forward for the year - taking control to boss 2021

1/4/2021
Start off 2021 on the good foot! In the first podcast of 2021, I look at several areas that will help you shape the next 12 months in a positive way: 2021 is just starting, let's get set up to make it a year which is stronger than ever.

Duration:00:09:32