My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

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Welcome to the final episode in our series all about coaching. This time, Pilar and Richard look at the role of managers in coaching and how they themselves can coach their team members. In some ways it's more difficult than being an external c
This latest episode in our series on coaching looks at how coaching can support the key interpersonal skills and attitudes to support our effectiveness at work.  Pilar and Richard look at the topics that come up in effectiveness-related coachin
In this fourth episode of our latest series on coaching, Richard and Pilar look at a very important topic: how coaching can support our wellbeing. We explore some of the common wellbeing topics, as well as how an ACT perspective can help coache
In this third episode of our current series on coaching, Pilar and Richard take a look at the application of coaching when it comes to productivity. They look at how productivity manifests as a coaching topic, the role of mindset and habits and
In this second part of our latest coaching series, we look at some of the common pitfalls that coaches and coachees can encounter when working together. Pilar and Richard look at the importance of  taking time to reflect between sessions, of ho
Welcome to episode 90, where we kick off a new series all about coaching. In this first episode, we look at what coaching actually is, how it can be used and how you can prepare for your first coaching session. Pilar turns the tables and asks a
In this episode, Richard looks at some of the factors we sometimes neglect in our pursuit of productivity. Increased productivity can simply lead to more work, can impact our relationships if we don't account for our interdependence with others
Welcome to episode 88 (a pleasingly round number), where Pilar and Richard take a look at email and how it's so easy to mis-use.  There are heaps of traps we can fall into when it comes to email and the resulting chaos in our in-boxes can be st
Welcome to episode 87, where Richard is joined by fellow occupational psychologist, James Beevers. They take a look at an important workplace topic: our tendency to sometimes overplay our strengths. James outlines his own background and interes
Welcome to episode 86, which sees the long-awaited return of Pilar and a focus on habits. They represent a snapshot of our values in action and can be used to help us make valued changes in our behaviour. We discuss some of the pitfalls to avoi
Welcome to episode 85, which is all about mindfulness. Richard is joined by Sarah Strohmaier, a mindfulness researcher, who helps us bust a few myths and misunderstandings about the topic. Sarah’s research has looked at the impact of mindfulnes
Welcome to Episode 84, where Richard is once again joined by fellow psychologist Dr. Antonia Dietmann, this time looking at the difficult topic of loneliness. It's something that Antonia looked at as part of her doctoral research and is very re
Welcome to episode 083, where we turn our attention to workplace wellbeing, joined once again by Dr. Kevin Teoh.  Richard and Kevin explore why organisations sometimes focus on the wrong thing when it comes to wellbeing at work and make some si
Welcome to episode 082, where we explore how our sometimes automatic use of technology can prevent us from being our best selves. We look at how a more intentional relationship with our technology can free up time, attention and energy for the
Welcome to episode 81 of My Pocket Psych, where we explore the topic of boundary management when working from home. It can be tough to navigate the boundaries of our personal and professional lives at the best of times, but working from home ca
Welcome to this latest episode in our series all about working from home. Richard is joined by Dr. Ciara Kelly, and they discuss the role of leisure, rest, hobbies and recovery when it comes to work in general and working from home specifically
Welcome to the latest episode in our series about working effectively from home. This time we turn our attention to working productively when at home - not being a superhuman powerhouse, but simply getting the right things done in the right, at
Welcome to episode 78, where we continue our series on how to retain a focus on your wellbeing while working from home. This time, we look at psychological wellbeing and the simple ways that routine, breaks, connection and knowing that resource
Welcome to the second episode in our series on effective working from home. This time, we turn our attention to the importance of maintaining a focus on our physical wellbeing - something that can sometimes get lost in the focus on other aspect
Welcome to episode 76 and the start of our new series focusing on working from home. Each episode will look at the experience from a different perspective, offering insight to individuals, managers and organisational leaders.  Do get in touch w
In this episode, Richard is once again joined by Dr. Antonia Dietman, who this time outlines research she has carried out into the benefits of mindfulness practice. We know that mindfulness as a concept is sometimes presented as a panacea, but
In this episode, Richard and Pilar complete our discussion about impostor syndrome and its impacts, as well as looking at the importance of online collaboration. We look back at Richard's discussion with Dr. Rachael Skews and discuss what we to
Welcome to episode 73, where Richard is joined by Dr. Rachael Skews to discuss the impact of Impostor Syndrome and how it can be addressed in the coaching context. Specifically, they look at Impostor Syndrome through the lens of ACT (Acceptance
Welcome to episode 72, where Richard and Pilar explore some of the ways working at home can contribute to our experience of 'Impostor Syndrome'.  This is the irrational and powerful sense that we don't deserve our successes, our jobs, our rewar
Hello and welcome to episode 71 of My Pocket Psych, the podcast all about the psychology of the workplace. Six months after lockdown hit the UK in any meaningful way, the push is on to get people back into the physical workplace. In this episod
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