It's no longer enough to be technically great at your job. To thrive in the workforce of tomorrow you'll need to have exceptional soft skills as well. That's where the Build Brand You podcast comes in.
We take the best lessons from the Verizon Media Academy Masterclasses, arming you with insights from global leaders. Each episode we'll delve into topics designed to help you excel at work and build your personal brand.
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Episode 1: Arianna Huffington’s microsteps to beat burnout
Arianna Huffington is on a mission to help us all beat burnout. She stepped down from her role as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post in 2016 to launch Thrive Global, working with companies to beat the mental health crisis in the workforce. In this interview with Yahoo Finance Australia’s Sarah O’Carroll, Arianna offers practical advice on building mental resilience, including the daily microsteps you can take to form healthy habits to thrive at work and home. Plus how business leaders can create a happy and productive company culture by encouraging honesty and a “no brilliant jerks” policy.
Episode 2: Balancing the blurred boundaries of work and life
The way we work has changed forever. Our long commutes are now a few steps across the hallway, and pants are quite often optional. But with this convenience comes a counter-balance which is the blurring of the boundaries between work and home life. Dividing the two has never been more complicated. Executive coach Leigh Morrison, founder of Australia-based Be. Coaching, gives you ways to optimise your arrangements and take the best of both worlds into the next age of work and life.
People are social animals. So while there are many benefits, the entire workforce working from home is posing new challenges. How do we build and maintain crucial relationships with our colleagues and clients without that face-to-face interaction? Discover how successful managers and teams are leveraging technology, creativity and some good old-fashioned psychology to overcome these challenges and build stronger ways of working remotely with Chloe Hamman, Director People Science at Culture Amp.
Episode 4: How an innovative mindset will help you change the world
We've reached an inflection point and those who are going to change the world are the ones with an innovative mindset. Australian leadership strategist Nicole Hatherly explains why creativity, constant learning and resilience are key to making your world better. Hear techniques to shift your mindset and turn challenges into opportunities and obstacles into interesting detours.
Episode 5: Building mental fitness like an elite athlete
How do elite sportspeople cope with the pressure to perform week-in and week-out? The answer is they work at it - training their minds like they do their muscles so they can cope with those massive moments. Mental fitness isn’t about never getting stressed or always being happy, but being purposeful and deliberate in what your mind learns. In this episode Dr Kate Hall, who works with the Australian Football League, talks us through some simple techniques and things we can be doing to help us thrive in everyday life.