The Four Day Week: A Panacea for Productivity?
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by Dr. Laura
3w ago
Dr. Laura welcomes author, entrepreneur, and pioneer of the 4 day week movement, Andrew Barnes, to the show to examine the benefits of his innovative 4 day work week movement. Andrew explains why he originally piloted a 4 day week and how that led to a global research program involving academics from leading universities. Would this benefit us? And in what ways would we realize that benefit? Dr. Laura’s conversation with Andrew Barnes starts with the big question: how can fewer days lead to more productivity? Andrew first defines what productivity is before diving into how the 4 day week can c ..read more
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Growing Through Discomfort to Thrive in Work and Life
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by Dr. Laura
1M ago
Dr. Laura talks with guest Sterling Hawkins, a keynote speaker and the author of “Hunting Discomfort”, about the possibilities inherent in working through our discomfort. Sterling shares a bit of his story, which started with amazing opportunities, and then plunged him into the depths of discomfort. He reveals how much he learned from that experience. One of the things that spurred Sterling out of his ultimate low point was something his mother said, “the way out is through”. That piece of advice inspired him to move through the uncomfortable, the painful, and the embarrassment to get to the o ..read more
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Preventing Burnout In Our Lives
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by Dr. Laura
1M ago
In a companion episode to Dr. Laura’s last episode on burnout (E73), she addresses what we need to know to identify and treat our burnout. Rather than talking to workplaces about how to prevent burnout in employees, this episode is all about us as individuals. What does burnout look like? What contributes to it? And what can we do about it? How do we help ourselves? Dr. Laura first defines burnout as “a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress” which means that personal and relationship stress, though impacting burnout, do not define the syndrome. She explains that mental health is on ..read more
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Leveraging Life Experience for Personal and Business Breakthroughs
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by Dr. Laura
2M ago
Dr. Laura welcomes Soren Kaplan, bestselling author, founder of Praxie.com, and Columnist for Inc. Magazine, to talk about his latest book, “Experiential Intelligence”. Soren talks about the impetus behind writing his book and defines Experiential Intelligence, or XQ, as a key factor in the road to success, alongside Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Soren shares examples of experiences from his childhood that have shaped into skills he uses today to explain XQ. Experiential Intelligence, or XQ, draws on experiential elements that give us understanding and abilities b ..read more
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Never Not Working: How Always-On Cultures are Bad for People and Business
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by Dr. Laura
2M ago
Dr. Laura welcomes Dr. Malissa Clark, an associate professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia, about workaholism and her upcoming book, “Never Not Working: Why the Always-On Culture is Bad for Business - and How to Fix It”. Dr. Clark defines modern day workaholism, and explains why it’s so detrimental to both individuals and businesses. There is an aspect of workaholism that’s “like water to a fish”, according to Malissa Clark, which is that we are so immersed in work that we simply don’t notice it. She works to define workaholism and breaks it down into f ..read more
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Burnout Prevention: What Organizations Must Do
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by Dr. Laura
3M ago
Dr. Laura addresses the topic of burnout in this episode, defining exactly what it is and describing the workplace symptoms that can contribute to it. Burnout is not a category of mental disorder or a formal medical diagnosis but instead a stress response to toxic and suboptimal working conditions. How can it be prevented? Dr. Laura shares her insight.  The quick fixes that organizations implement to combat burnout don’t proactively solve the problem.  As good as a wellness program and yoga class can be, it won’t fix the root cause of employee burnout. Dr. Laura breaks down all the s ..read more
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The Emotionally Strong Leader: Transforming from the Inside Out
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by Dr. Laura
4M ago
Dr. Laura welcomes guest Carolyn Stern, President and CEO of EI Experience and author of The Emotionally Strong Leader, to the show for a conversation about emotional intelligence in leaders. Carolyn is an emotional intelligence and leadership development expert who discusses her belief that everyone needs an education in how to communicate and resolve conflict when emotional, especially those in leadership roles.    Carolyn relates personal examples of how she learned to control her emotions to find the strength to communicate clearly and get her job done under stress. She expl ..read more
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Seismic Shifts in Leadership
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by Dr. Laura
5M ago
Dr. Laura welcomes guest Michelle K Johnston, executive coach and author of “The Seismic Shift in Leadership”, to the show to talk about how leadership has changed. The old way of leading with an iron fist, using command and control, is no longer how great leaders operate. Leaders today need to embrace connection, which is the focus of Michelle’s book. Sharing personal stories in “The Seismic Shift in Leadership” connects Michelle with readers in much the same way as she urges leaders to connect with their teams. In order to reach people, we first have to know who we truly are and be comfortab ..read more
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Your Career Development: Keys to Fulfillment and Growth
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by Dr. Laura
5M ago
Dr. Laura’s 25 years of experience in career psychology informs this episode’s discussion about career development trends and how you can take charge of your career.  Dr. Laura shares how she chose to specialize in career development when she obtained her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and how that led her to found Canada Career Counseling. In referencing the Psychological Contract: A Paradigm Shift, Dr. Laura breaks down how the old contract for obtaining and maintaining a career has given way to an entirely new contract and what that means. Defining how we individually see success is ..read more
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Money and Well-Being: How the Pink Tax Harms Us All
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by Dr. Laura
6M ago
Dr. Laura welcomes guest Janine Rogan, CPA and Founder/CEO of the Wealth Building Academy, to the show to talk about financial equity and her new book “The Pink Tax”. Janine’s mission is to empower women to confidently grow their wealth through financial feminism, and her insight is invaluable not just to women but to everyone invested in financial equity. In “The Pink Tax”, Janine writes about the impacts of the systems we’ve set up in society on certain groups of people. She uses the book to educate and inform women about the financial industry and her company, the Wealth Building Academy, a ..read more
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