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The CoppaFeel Approach to Breast Cancer Awareness, with Natalie Heskall

Early and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, particularly in younger individuals, is important not just in the workplace but to any individual in any team or community and this is at the heart of CoppaFeel’s mission: to promote early diagnosis to 18-24 year-olds, which can lead to treatments being more effective and less invasive whilst …

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Creating workspaces where neurodivergent people can thrive, with Ludmila Praslova

Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace not only benefits neurodiverse individuals, but creates a more inclusive, flexible, and productive environment for everyone. By understanding and acknowledging different strengths and needs, we can reshape jobs and work cultures to foster a sense of belonging and joy, leading to more effective organisations. Ludmila Praslova is an organisational psychologist …

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Building and nurturing a team of A players – with Dominic Monkhouse

Going from startup to scale-up takes strategic planning and insight, along with a real understanding of employee happiness. Plus, crafting great job descriptions and letting people make their own decisions once they’re in a role are key to developing a team of A players. Dominic Monkhouse has a distinguished career in scaling up businesses, especially …

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Is employee happiness really a viable metric for success? with Pieter Jelle de Brue

Employee happiness makes a big contribution to a company’s success, as can self-management. But how do you know what’s really working, driving the business forwards, and helping it meet its targets? This week’s guest is Pieter Jelle de Brue, founder of digital agency Statik, a company that values employee happiness and has adopted a self-managing …

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Andrew Barnes, creator of the 4 Day Week movement

A four-day work week doesn’t simply lead to longer weekends. When implemented right, organisations can maintain the same level of productivity, and give their employees significant – and measurable – increases in happiness. The four-day week challenges traditional concepts of work and productivity and encourages companies to measure output rather than time spent working. This …

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Building workplaces for long-term success, with Howard Yu

Before chasing the latest technologies or trends, organisations need to focus on building a strong foundation and core capabilities. They need a culture that encourages learning, collaboration, and transparency, and to have leadership that prioritises long-term success over short-term gains. In this episode, Henry is joined by Howard Yu, a renowned strategist and innovation expert, …

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Creating freedom-centred democratic workplaces, with Traci Fenton

Creating democratic workplaces lead to accelerated growth and a culture that people love. By giving power to employees and treating them with dignity and fairness, companies can tap into the full potential of their workforce. Transitioning to a democratic workplace takes a specific mindset, democratic leadership skills, and the implementation of systems and processes that …

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Celebrating Intelligent Failures and Taking Responsibility, with Psychological Safety author Amy Edmondson

Creating a culture of psychological safety is crucial for organisations. By fostering an environment where people feel safe to speak up, share their ideas, and take intelligent risks, companies can promote learning, innovation, and growth. Celebrating failures – especially intelligent failures that result from thoughtful exploration – can encourage individuals to take risks and contribute …

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