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This Working Life

Lisa Leong helps you navigate your way through the tough times, looking for the sunshine and the humanity in the world of work. From the quirky to the somewhat controversial, experts in the world of work and business share their ideas, experiments and fast fails, that you can apply to your own career. We’re cheaper than therapy and more fun than LinkedIn, think of us as your digital water cooler.

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Last Episode Date: 24 May 2024

Total Episodes: 249

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24 May 2024
How music’s secret skills can scale up your performance

You’ve probably got a focus music playlist but did you know being musically trained can help you in other jobs? And no, it’s not too late if you didn’t learn the piano when you were a child.Guest: Dr Diana Tolmie - Musician and Senior Lecturer in Professional Practice ...

24 min
17 May 2024
What did you want to be when you grew up? Here's why it's still important.

Our childhood phantasy careers (different to fantasy with an ‘f’) help uncover our unconscious motivations and can unlock job satisfaction in our careers. Here’s how to figure out yours.Guest: Paul Harvey - Lecturer and Executive Coach at the INSEAD Business SchoolAn...

24 min
10 May 2024
What does it mean to have an ethical career? And why should you care?

"Don't we all hold many things? We all have to work jobs often we don't fully politically or ethically agree with because we have to pay our rent."When we have the privilege to choose what work we do, how do we ensure we're ethically aligned with that career choice? And once...

24 min
3 May 2024
Charles Duhigg answers your curly questions on how to be a supercommunicator at work

“I can honestly say this is a question that I’ve never encountered before.”New Yorker magazine reporter and author of Supercommunicators - How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection, Charles Duhigg answers your questions about how to navigate tricky conversations ...

24 min
26 April 2024
Workplace romances - Why do we flirt and fall in love at work?

A new person joins the team and immediately sparks fly... or perhaps you start seeing a colleague in a different light and the friendship turns into something more... Workplace romances are common and it’s no wonder - we spend a lot of time at work, and we have a lot in c...

24 min
19 April 2024
"Ideas are getting harder to come by" - How to strengthen your imagination muscle

Feel like you're cycling through the same old ideas? Or just tired and out of inspiration? Albert Read has some tips on how to use and strengthen your 'imagination muscle'.Guest:Albert Read is managing director of Conde Nast and author of The Imagination Muscle.During the c...

24 min
12 April 2024
How values can be your secret weapon at work

From creativity to collaboration, to growth and generosity, we can easily name values. But can we as easily apply them in our day-to-day work? Hear how we can more effectively identify and apply values in our jobs and why it’s so important to do so. Guests:Greta Bradman ...

24 min
5 April 2024
How to harness the power of stress

We all know the impact stress can have on our minds and bodies. But it turns out that it’s not the stress itself that’s impacting our health - it’s how we think about it.In the fifth and final instalment of This Working Life's special series about your health at work, ...

5 April 2024
Three things you can do today for peak performance at work

We all know what we need to do to be healthy and feel good so why aren't we doing it?In the fourth instalment of our special series about your health at work, we’re hacking health habits to help you feel more energised and creative in your workday.Hear personal stories and...

24 min
28 March 2024
Vulnerable vs oversharing at work – where’s the line?

Have you ever cried at work or been yelled at in front of your colleagues?In this third instalment of our series about your health at work we’re digging deep and talking about emotions at work.You’ll hear why it’s good for you to talk about your feelings at work, what ...

25 min
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