Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast sees Mark Bidwell interview Steven MacGregor.
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In this episode, we are joined by Steven MacGregor, who is the founder and CEO of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance, and his latest book is Chief Wellbeing Officer, in which he aims to show how to create a more human workplace. Steven is also an academic specializing in executive education, and has been a researcher at Stanford University, a teacher at IMD at Lausanne, CEIBS in Shanghai and he pioneered executive health teaching at IESE Business School.
With the NFL season starting this weekend The LAB goes green for the Packers! Head of Coaching Julie Cook talks of the beauty of sport and the importance of connection.
I am not sure how this one will go down in the record books, but in my mind right now I cannot remember anything like it. The temperatures in Barcelona the past few weeks have been suffocating! Setting records for both highs and lows – as in the low temperature for the day was still in the 30s! This is craziness. And I was complaining about the heat before the heatwave even hit, so you can only imagine my feelings while we were under siege…
These behaviour change 'hacks' have evolved over the years, first appearing in LAB programs around 2011 as '4S' (small, specific, supported, shared) and detailed in Sustaining Executive Performance. Looking further into the importance of the environment added 'surroundings' and 'social' with 'streak' rounding off the 7. Chapter 10 in Chief Wellbeing Officer discusses each of the hacks in detail and is based on this European Business Review article from 2017. Many thanks to the EBR team for this animation, especially for the appearance of Harry the Sheepdog!
Originally published as the July edition of Executive Health with The European Business Review and re-posted on Thrive Global.
Here Steven talks to Kenneth Mikkelsen, author of The Neo-Generalist with Richard Martin, a 2016 book that challenges head-on society's fascination with hyper-specialism and labelling. Neo-Generalists, according to Kenneth "live in more than one world" with the conversation covering mental agility, life-wide learning, the education system, the discomfort of being a Neo-Generalist, and how they may play an ever more important role in the future of work.
In episode 9 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast we talk to Neil McIntosh, a pioneering journalist and the managing editor of BBC online. Responsible for the BBC homepage which has 8 million visitors per week and 1 billion clicks per year we talk to Neil about news and journalism today including the dangers of fake news, our online habits, and where health and wellbeing fits in a 24-hour a day industry.