Here’s a surprising truth. Uncertainty is the #1 driver of fear and doubt but it’s also the #1 driver of learning and discovery. It all depends on how you choose to embrace it. How do leaders re-imagine relevancy for a world of deep uncertainty and complex futures? Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School and author of the bestseller, Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do Dan and I unpack how to feel more alive and more empowered at work and discuss the big steps to scale a hybrid future that’s inclusive, purpose driven and sustainable. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
GUEST Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan’s research and teaching focus on employee engagement, change, organizational culture, leadership mindset, and the linkage between brands and employee behaviors. Dan was selected for the 2018 Thinkers50 Radar List, The Academy of Management has twice honored Dan with “Best article” awards, and The Academy of Management Perspectives ranked Dan in the “Top 25 most influential management scholars.” In our conversation, we spoke about his journey including a cancer diagnosis which led him to examine his life and make pivotal choices. We go deep into his book “Exceptional” where he speaks about how we all can unlock our “best self” by using the highlights reel, a concept that we are familiar with in the realm of sports. Gathering and reflecting on our highlights reel could open up new possibilities that can help us play to our potential. Published in June 2021. HOST Deepak is a Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with leaders to improve their effectiveness and in helping them make better decisions specifically around organizational and career transitions. He currently runs Transition Insight (www.transitioninsight.com) and works with leaders to handle phases of transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an Operations Consultant with KPMG in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in the US and as a Leadership Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership Advisory firm) where he helped companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members and worked on Leadership Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is an alumnus of IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His detailed profile can be found at https://in.linkedin.com/in/djayaraman OTHER GUESTS 1.Vijay Amritraj 2.Amish Tripathi 3.Raghu Raman 4.Papa CJ 5.Kartik Hosanagar 6.Ravi Venkatesan 7.Abhijit Bhaduri 8.Viren Rasquinha 9.Prakash Iyer 10.Avnish Bajaj 11.Nandan Nilekani 12.Atul Kasbekar 13.Karthik Reddy 14.Pramath Sinha 15.Vedika Bhandarkar 16.Vinita Bali 17.Zia Mody 18.Rama Bijapurkar 19.Dheeraj Pandey 20.Anu Madgavkar 21.Vishy Anand 22. Meher Pudumjee 23.KV Shridhar (Pops) 24.Suresh Naraynan 25.Devdutt Pattanaik 26.Jay Panda 27.Amit Chandra 28.Chandramouli Venkatesan 29.Roopa Kudva 30.Vinay Sitapati 31.Neera Nundy. 32.Deepa Malik 33.Bombay Jayashri. 34.Arun Maira 35.Ambi Parameswaran 36.OP Bhaat 37.Indranil Chakraborty 38.Tarun Khanna 39. Ramachandra Guha 40. Stewart Friedman 41. Rich Fernandez 42. Falguni Nayar 43. Rajat Gupta 44. Kartik Hosanagar 45. Michael Watkins 46. Matt Dixon 47. Herminia Ibarra 48. Paddy Upton 49. Tasha Eurich 50. Alan Eagle 51. Sudhir Sitapati 52. James Clear 53. Lynda Gratton 54. Jennifer Petriglieri. 55. Matthew Walker 56. Raj Raghunathan 57. Jennifer Garvey Berger 58. BJ Fogg 59. R Gopolakrishnan 60. Sir Andrew Likierman. 61. Atul Khatri 62. Whitney Jonson 63. Venkat Krishnan 64. Marshall Goldsmith 65. Ashish Dhawan 66. Vinay Sitapati 67. Ashley Whillans 68. Tenzin Priyadarshi 69. Ramesh Srinivasan 70. Bruce Feiler 71. Sanjeev Aggarwal and T. N. Hari 72. Bill Carr 73. Jennifer Wetzler 74. Sally Helgesen DISCLAIMER All content and opinions expressed in the podcast are that of the guests and are not necessarily the opinions of Deepak Jayaraman and Transition Insight Private Limited. Views expressed in comments to blog are the personal opinions of the author of the comment. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Company or the author of the blog. Participants are responsible for the content of their comments and all comments that are posted are in the public domain. The Company reserves the right to monitor, edit, and/or publish any submitted comments. Not all comments may be published. Any third-party comments published are third party information and The Company takes no responsibility and disclaims all liability. The Company reserves the right, but is not obligated to monitor and delete any comments or postings at any time without notice.
For a good part of my life, I believed that focusing on my weaknesses was the key to achieving success. In fact, I didn't realize how much I'd embraced this way of thinking until I began working with an executive coach.Soon after we started working together, my coach made an observation I've never forgotten. She said, "Gayle, you're great at pointing out your weaknesses - all the ways you feel you don't measure up - but I never hear you talk about your strengths." That's when I realized how this way of thinking had become my default setting. I had to work hard to change it.That's why, when I picked up Dan Cable's latest book, Exceptional: Build Your Personal Highlight Reel and Unlock Your Potential, I knew I wanted to have him back on the show. He captured my old way of thinking with his first sentence, "Many of us think the best path to self-improvement is to face the cold truth about ourselves at our worst."Yet, what Dan quickly points out is that, far from motivating us, this relentless focus on identifying and fixing our weaknesses can create a lot of anxiety, along with feelings of overwhelm, even helplessness. That sounds like a far cry from a path to success, right?Dan's a Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Since his last book, Alive at Work, he's been studying what happens when we uncover our strengths through others' eyes, through current and former colleagues, bosses, friends, and family members. Dan's approach is fascinating and his research findings are incredible.Episode LinksYou Need a Personal Highlight Reel by Dan CableWhat You Should Follow Instead of Your Passion by Dan CableStop Sleepwalking through Life by Dan Cable and Mel BradmanAlive at Work by Dan CablePost-traumatic growthWhat Job Crafting Looks Like by Jane E. Dutton and Amy WrzesniewskiImpostor SyndromeCurious Minds at WorkLearn more about creator and host, Gayle Allen, and producer and editor, Rob Mancabelli, here.Support Curious Minds at WorkIf you're a fan of the show, you can show your support by: Rating and reviewing the podcast on iTunes or wherever you subscribe. Telling someone about the show. Subscribing so you never miss an episode.Where to Find Curious Minds at WorkSpotifyiTunesTuneinStitcherGoogle podcastsOvercast
#314: Why You Need a Highlight Reel, with Dan Cable
Behavior professor and author Dan Cable talks to us about highlight reels and why you need one in your life. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Ready to unlock more potential in your business? Learn more about how to sharpen your vision and goals here. Thanks to Postali, ESQ.Marketing, CosmoLex, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.
How power corrupts relationships, with Prof. Dan Cable and Akin Omobitan
The Marketing Society podcast
When you're on top, it can feel like everyone wants something from you. Might you be right? Or is it all in your head? Dan and Akin look to social psychology for an answer, and pull at the roots of our budding cynical nature.Research Paper: 'How Power Corrupts Relationships: Cynical Attributions for Others' Generous Acts' by Ena Inesi, Deborah Gruenfeld and Adam Galinsky-----------------The rich and famous, despite being surrounded by seemingly benevolent faces, often point to their celebrity as an impediment to the development of meaningful relationships. Thus, Leonardo DiCaprio said: "I had better success meeting girls before Titanic... there wasn't a perception of her talking to me for only one reason" and child actor Gary Coleman left the following chilling instructions in his will: "Plan a wake for me conducted by those who have had no financial ties to me and can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary Coleman." We see again and again that power provides a reason to doubt the purity of others' favors, creating a cynical perspective. In this podcast, Dan and Akin look at how power can alter social perception in ways that seem likely to corrupt social relationships.
This week I spoke to Dan Cable. Dan is a Professor Organisational Behaviour at London Business School specialising in research and teaching focus on change, organisational culture, leadership mindset. Dan has a new book out called Exceptional, which I must admit was my favourite read of 2020. You might assume from the title and from Dan’s background that the book is about aspiring, goals, striving higher - which I admit was why I got in touch with Dan to speak to him. But the book is so much more than that, for starters Dan begins by sharing his experience of fighting and overcoming cancer, how this propelled him to ask more fundamental questions about his existence and how we can all back ourselves, building on what we have experienced, recognise our inner strengths rather giving ourselves a hard time. I loved this conversation and I hope it is just the tonic for starting off 2021. Dan is so full of energy, enthusiasm, wisdom and knowledge about how we can all flourish. Notes Dan discusses his motivation behind writing the book Post traumatic growth and the harsh insight that something like cancer can give you Life highlight reels Being energised, self efficacy and being noticed Re-humanising the workforce Meta processing The stories we tell ourselves about who we are have a way of coming true The interrelated structure of reality Links Give Dan a follow in Twitter https://twitter.com/DanCable1 Dan’s website where you’ll find details about his book. http://dan-cable.com/ Steve Ingham on Twitter www.twitter.com/ingham_steve Supporting Champions on; Twitter www.twitter.com/support_champs Linkedin, www.linkedin.com/company/supporting-champions Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/supportingchampions If you’re ambitious to work in sports performance, and you realise that there’s no golden ticket to the chocolate factory – that you have to learn and develop and build a network of collaborators to get there – then sign up for our Graduate Membership today – go to http://supportingchampions.co.uk/membership/ and enrol. We’ll look forward to connecting with you there. If you’re looking for some coaching support or some virtual team development help to support you to get to the next level in work, life or sport then take a look at https://supportingchampions.co.uk/coaching-mentoring/ or drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org then you can sign up for a free consultation to explore which package is right for you.
Can you Highlight Your Strengths? Podcast with Dan Cable
Making Positive Psychology Work
In this week’s episode, we explore how building a personal highlight reel can be effective in understanding our strengths, and dan shares with us the results of his research on the impact this has for individuals and teams. Connect with Dan Cable: http://dan-cable.com/ [free_product_purchase id="39560"] You’ll Learn: [02:39] - Dan shares why we may struggle putting our strengths to use in our daily lives [04:23] - Dan explains the three-step process to the personal highlight reel [07:10] - Dan explains why the personal hi-light reel is effective [09:49] - Dan explains the impact that doing the personal highlight reel might have in your life [13:57] - Dan shares the bottom-line outcomes for workplaces of focusing on people's strengths [14:51] - Dan provides some tips to help us with self-reflection [22:45] - Dan shares how creating a personal highlight reel helps us have an impact in the world [24:26] - Dan describes some cautions and caveats to be aware of with the personal highlight reel [26:17] - Dan completes the lightning round Thanks for listening! MPPW Podcast on Facebook Give & Take by Adam Grant Redirect by Tim Wilson Thanks so much for joining me again this week. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post. Please leave an honest review for the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free! You can also listen to all the episodes of Making Positive Psychology Work streamed directly to your smartphone or iPad through stitcher. No need for downloading or syncing. Until next time, take care! Thank you Dan!
Exceptional by Dan Cable - Unlocking Your Potential
Squeezing the Orange
Are you familiar with the best version of yourself? Would you like to be that version of yourself more often? We talk about Dan's latest book, 'Exceptional' in this episode, squeezing research and ideas that underpin text. - Exceptional is available on Amazon and Audible. - Be sure to visit essentic.com for information on how they help individuals and organisations uncover and work with their "Exceptional" strengths.
280: Dan Cable | Unlocking Your Potential And Building Life Highlight Reels With “Exceptional”
The Armen Show
Welcome London Business School Professor Dan Cable to episode 280 of the show. He has come out with a new book titled Exceptional: Build Your Personal Highlight Reel and Unlock Your Potential. Building your highlights into a listing of strengths can give you motivation to use moving forward.He is Professor of Organizational Behavior and received his Masters and PhD in Labor and Industrial Relations at Cornell University. He gives us guidelines for how to envision our life, focus on what we bring to the table, and grow as a person. He has given a TEDx Talk on how to have a Best-Self Activation, and wrote a previous book in 2018 called Alive at Work.Show notes:Professor Cable’s background, and how he got into the field he is currently infocusing on what we do correctly or well in lifelooking at what limits us, whether clearly or in a hidden formwhat it means to create your personal highlight reelimagining your own eulogy, and seeing what that says about your lifecrafting a life that you want to live, instead of one that is offered to you without specificity to your tastemessages for lifeThe post 280: Dan Cable | Unlocking Your Potential And Building Life Highlight Reels With “Exceptional” appeared first on The Armen Show.
2020 has been a very challenging year, but London Business School professor Dan Cable believes it offers lessons on making work better for everyone. In the season premiere of Joy@Work, Dan discusses how leaders can help their teams find greater purpose in their work, the power of positivity to unlock innovation, and insights from his new book, “Exceptional: Build Your Personal Highlight Reel and Unlock Your Potential.” Joy@Work is produced by Kearney, a global management consulting firm. We help our clients reach their full potential and find the way forward during uncertain times. Learn more at kearney.com/joyatwork.