Happier At Work®

Happier At Work®

Happier at Work® is a weekly business podcast for HR and business leaders who know that their people are their best asset, and who want to retain their top talent. Happier employees are more productive, more engaged, and stay in an organisation for longer. Through interesting guest interviews and solo episodes, host Aoife O’Brien covers four main themes: leadership equity; engagement and belonging; productivity and performance; and the future of work. What does being happier at work mean for you and your organisation?

Episodes

February 26, 2024 10 mins

The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • The impact of going beyond surface-level interactions and tapping into people's passions and interests.
  • The extraordinary potential that lies within each individual when given the chance to contribute authentically.
  • Emphasis on aligning company values with employee values.
  • The powerful impact of a purpose-driven, inclusive workplace culture.
  • The significance of living with curiosity a...
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Do you want to unlock your team’s full potential?

In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast I had an insightful conversation with Darrin Tulley, a fractional CPO and passionate advocate for embracing curiosity, diversity, and the power of unlocking individual potential in the workplace.

Darrin shares his transformative journey, highlighting the profound impact of going beyond surface-level interactions and tapping into peo...

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The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • The impact of leadership on creating deeply human organisations.
  • The "5 C's" model for deeply human leadership: clarity of purpose, connection, consciousness, creativity, and care.
  • The challenges of creating deeply human organisations 
  • How leaders can prioritise meaningful work, foster connection, and provide a sense of belonging and growth for employees.

 

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How can you create a happier and human-centred work environment?

In the latest episode of The Happier at Work podcast, I sat down with the incredible Kate Jones to explore the importance of understanding well-being and the impact of leadership on creating deeply human organisations. Kate shared her wealth of knowledge from her experience in the probation service and as a leadership and life coach, emphasising the significance of bui...

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How has AI transformed Podcast Production?

In the latest podcast episode of the Happier at Work podcast, host Aoife O'Brien dives into how AI is enhancing our podcast experience. Aoife delves into the behind-the-scenes processes and the impact of AI on the creation and production of our thought-provoking episodes.

In this episode, Aoife shares how AI has revolutionised her role in podcast production, from generating engaging episode ...

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Listen to the full episode here:

https://happieratwork.ie/happier-at-work-podcast/191-the-pursuit-of-purpose-shifting-perspective-with-will-polston/

If you want to bring new energy and purpose into your work life, this episode is for you.

The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • Shifting language from "I have to" to "I choose to" to regain inner power and change your perspective.
  • Discovering your North Star, a goal so big t...
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If you want to bring new energy and purpose into your work life, this episode is for you.

In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast I had an insightful conversation with the inspiring Will Polston. He shared invaluable wisdom on reclaiming personal power and transforming your perspective on work and success.

We delved into shifting mindsets, discovering values, and creating lasting habits. Will shares his wisdom on finding...

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The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • The importance of understanding and addressing the core issues that prevent happiness at work.
  • Recognising the significance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The need for organisations to promote awareness, learning, and unconscious bias mitigation through workshops, conversations, and safe spaces for open dialogue.
  • Challenges faced by underrepresented groups in the workplace.
  • The ...
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Do you want to know how you can provide a safe, inclusive, and growth-oriented workplace?

In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast, I was thrilled to be joined by Melina Cordero, a leading voice in workplace culture and operational happiness.

Melina emphasised the importance of understanding and addressing the core issues that prevent happiness at work. She discussed how conducting a culture audit and customising surveys ...

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In today's bonus episode of the Happier at Work podcast, I provide a synopsis of Friday's episode: Overcoming Perfectionism and Prioritising Well-Being with Jordana Confino.

The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • Finding fulfillment and well-being in the workplace
  • Invaluable guidance for navigating the modern workplace.
  • The importance of aligning personal values with work tasks to foster a sense of identity
  • Pervasive impac...
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Do you want to learn how to overcome perfectionism and enhance your well-being and performance in the workplace?

In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast, I had an enriching conversation with career coach and founder of JC Coaching and Consulting Jordana Confino about the transformative journey of finding fulfillment and well-being in the workplace. Jordana's insights into overcoming perfectionism and prioritising inner ...

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 The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • "It's not who you know, it's who knows you”.
  • Practical examples of how to leverage networking for career advancement.
  • A model of three essential networks to pay attention to: personal, internal work, and external professional.
  • The importance of nurturing relationships in networking, giving and taking, and providing small touchpoints for relationship building.
  • The impact of socia...
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How can you nurture your professional relationships and expand your network?

In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast we were joined by Career and Executive Coach Fay Wallis. Fay shares invaluable insights on the impact of personal connections and the importance of being known within your industry. She emphasises the concept that "it's not who you know, it's who knows you," and provide practical examples of how to levera...

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What’s next for the Happier at Work podcast?

As we step into 2024, it's a time for reflection, growth, and positive change. In our latest solo episode, host Aoife shares some upcoming changes to the podcast and invites you to join her on this journey of continuous improvement.

Aoife expresses her gratitude for the ongoing feedback from the Happier at Work community and emphasises the importance of continuous development. Your input i...

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How can you balance advocacy and your own personal development in the workplace?

In the latest episode of the Happier at Work podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with seasoned team leader Dan Daly, who shared invaluable wisdom and practical tips on how to create a positive and empowering workplace environment. 

In this episode, Dan emphasises the importance of ensuring that tasks are completed before diving into efforts to ...

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How can you embrace flexibility in the workplace?

In this episode we were joined by Cali Williams Yost, CEO and founder of the Flex Strategy Group. We delved into the world of flexible work strategies and their significance in creating a happier and more productive work environment.

Cali shared her expertise on the "now and next" of work, emphasising the importance of understanding the "why" behind adopting a flexible work strategy. ...

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Do you want to create happier working environments and have a positive team culture?

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9RLXFY7 

 

In our latest solo episode, host Aoife O'Brien celebrates her birthday. She shares insights into happiness at work frameworks, with a specific deep dive into the Happier at Work framework, ahead of the launch of Happier at Work HQ.

If you'd like to dive deeper into the topics discussed...

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How can you maximise employee engagement by leveraging feedback loops?

In this episode, we had the pleasure of hosting the brilliant Matt R. Vance, an expert in employee feedback and online reviews. Matt shared some invaluable tips and strategies on how to harness the power of employee feedback to create a happier and more productive workplace. One of the standout ideas he emphasised was the importance of having strong internal feed...

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Are you worried about being an ineffective leader?

In this week's episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Debra Corey, a dynamic speaker and expert in the field of employee engagement and HR. Debra opened up a discussion about power dynamics at work, particularly focusing on the concept of hoarding information. She explained how hoarding information can be a power play, with individuals deliberately withholding knowledge and p...

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How do you create more significance in your work? In this episode of Happier at Work, host Aoife O'Brien welcomes Zach Mercurio, a renowned expert in organisational purpose, meaningful work, and leadership. Zach shares his deep insights on how to find purpose and meaning in the workplace and create a work environment that brings out the best in everyone.

Zach's passion for values-driven leadership shines through as he highlights the...

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