The Paradox of Potential

On Becoming All That You Can Be I vividly remember my school Term Report from my Art teacher: “John shows no potential whatsoever for Art.” I knew that I wasn’t any good at Art, not in any conventional sense anyway, but this hurt. I was 11 years old. I put my aspirations of being the […]

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Will Your Talent Pass the AI Test?

Benefits of AI in Talent Acquisition A recruitment partner based in Shanghai told me that they now typically receive 260 (new) applications for an open position in a large company. The hospitality sector garners more than others: in Manchester, UK almost 1,000 applied for a receptionist job in a single day in July 2020! Will […]

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LA 085: How to motivate Anyone

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LA 083: Fighting Disengagement

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11511620/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Encourage  Are you tired of wasting time dealing with workplace drama and politiks? Perhaps you are crippled by toxic leaders and uninspired cultures and you know that there is a better way. In this episode we’re going to introduce you to the triggers of […]

LA 082: In Search of Meaningful Work

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11511596/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Encourage Even in the direst circumstances, people seek out their purpose in life: Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning 1 Human beings have a deep, innate desire to find meaning in their lives. We want to matter. For some, it is to leave a […]

LA 081: What To Do When You Are Not Truly Appreciated

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11041868/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] What if you could feel truly appreciated and deeply satisfied every single day? What if you could experience a more joyful, appreciative and considerate workplace and it only costs you seven minutes of a day? In an earlier podcast I shared about the seven […]

LA 080: Leading Difficult People

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10719848/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Encourage We’ve all had to deal with them. Perhaps you still are dealing with them? Difficult People. They come in all shapes and sizes. All races, all genders, and all backgrounds. They only share two things in common, but I’ll come back to that […]

LA 078: You Got The Power

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9667487/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Encourage Your aptitude (your “natural” ability to do something) is thought by many people to be the main driver of their success. We raise people with those noticeable talents onto pedestals in a form of worship. Imagine yourself as a star soccer player, or […]

LA 077: Let Go and Gain Control

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9442448/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Encourage One thing that separates the calm and joyful person from the stressed and depressed is a useful balance something known as the locus of control. Someone with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes, […]

LA 077: SELAH! Take Charge of Your Brain Waves

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9263654/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/334259/custom-color/06416d” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Encourage Every day you are busy. Emails fill your inbox, some of them might even matter. Your todo list gets ticked off… or not. You attend meetings, deal with clients, chat with the boss, communicate with colleagues, deal with crises, handle problems, worry about […]