044 – Bubbles of Belief

Today we are joined by Dave Gray for a wide-ranging discussion of the deeply (and often unconsciously) held beliefs through which we all view the world. Dave chats about the Bubbles of Belief that frame our habits, and how we can disrupt our habits to create new paths to creative thinking.

043 – The New Norm of Career Pivots

The longitudinal path that we used to follow of a 30 year trajectory of climbing the corporate ladder is dead. Now, it’s all about the Pivot. Today our good friend Jenny Blake, author of “PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One”, joins us to discuss this very topic.

042 – Simple Strategies for Boosting Happiness

We’re excited to welcome Neil Pasricha onto The 21st Century Workplace podcast. Pasricha is the author of the wildly successful Book of Awesome series, and in creating his latest, “The Happiness Equation”, has inadvertently written his first business book, one he describes as the “IKEA manual for happiness” for both your personal and professional life.

041 – Hiring Ideal Team Players

Bestselling author Patrick Lencioni has returned with a new book, “The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues”. The three essential virtues are humble, hungry and smart, and when they work together the result is an ideal team player. It’s a simple but powerful model, and particularly pertinent to us here at Actionable because we’re currently in the midst of hiring (so forgive us if the conversation veers in that particular direction!).

040 – Who’s Responsible for Employee Engagement?

Who's Responsible for Employee Engagement?

Dan Pontefract is man who is passionate about employee engagement. His new book, “The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization”, is a followup to 2013’s “Flat Army”. Today we’re talking about culpability—more specifically, who’s responsibility it is to develop a more engaging environment for employees, and how employees can feel more engaged in the work that they do.