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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Scott Sonenshein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Scott Sonenshein, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Scott Sonenshein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Scott Sonenshein, often where they are interviewed.

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Brené with Scott Sonenshein on Stretching and Chasing

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In this episode, researcher and professor Dr. Scott Sonenshein and I talk about the art and science of being scrappy, why outsiders are sometimes better than experts, and why comparison is truly the thief of joy. This book turned things upside down for me - in the best way. I hope the conversation does the same for you.

Sep 09 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Rice University Professor Scott Sonenshein on how to clean up your meetings, decisions and inbox

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My guest today is Scott Sonenshein. Scott is a New York Times Best-Selling Author and Professor of Management at Rice University. I came across Scott’s work a few months ago when I read his second book, Joy at Work. Scott wrote Joy At Work with bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo, whose cleaning methods I’ve used in my own home over the years. In Joy At Work, Scott and Marie offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters.


In this interview, we cover:

  • Three questions to ask yourself to figure out if a meeting really matters
  • How to dramatically reduce the number of meetings in your work life
  • How to diplomatically extract yourself from meetings
  • The one thing you need to ask for before every meeting
  • How to decrease the number of low stakes decisions in your life
  • How delegation can improve decision-making
  • How to activate the subconscious part of your brain to make better decisions
  • Scott’s daily problem solving ritual
  • How Scott uses routines to boost creativity
  • How Scott cleaned up all the digital clutter from his phone 
  • Why it’s so hard to change your behaviour around email
  • How to clean up your inbox
  • How to make it easier to stick to “batch checking” emails
  • Scott’s “spark joy” folder


Learn more about Scott right here. And grab your copy of Joy At Work.


Visit https://www.amanthaimber.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.


Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au


If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co

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Aug 12 2020 · 48mins
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How to talk to kids about resourcefulness with Scott Sonenshein – ReRelease

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How to talk to kids about resourcefulness

This podcast will focus on how to help our kids succeed with the power of less. Is less really more? Scott Sonenshein helps us decipher how we can all be more resourceful and stop seeking more when we really already have everything we need. Scott Sonenshein gives us tips and scripts based on his new book, Stretch, so that we can talk to our kids about being resourceful in a world that is constantly screaming more, more, more!

Special Guest: Scott Sonenshein

This podcast provides:

  • Tips: How to help our kids do more with less and become more resourceful. How can we be more creative? Scott also talks about taking “field trips,” creative atypical birthday parties, reaffirming play, modeling, little seed creativity.
  • Scripts: Saying no to our children, what to say when your child wants a new toy
  • Steps: Taking a child through how to be resourceful when wanting a new toy. How can we look at what we have in unique ways?
  • Barriers to success: By saying yes to everything we create a dependence on “more stuff” and we rob our kids of the ability to get creative.

Important Messages:

  • We are all born resourceful. There is a lot we can teach kids about resourceful—but we can also learn from them.
  • We need to say ‘no” to children so they can be more creative with what they have and become less dependent on more “stuff.”
  • We learn to keep going after more (what Scott Sonenshein calls “chasing”) with happens through comparison.
  • Kids are naturally creative- let’s allow them to be creative!
  • Creativity is needed to be resourceful.
  • We can do our best work when we aren’t always looking for “more” but when using what we have in creative ways.
  • It’s important to model resourcefulness if we want to see resourcefulness from our children!

Notable Quotables:

  • “Kids are naturally born resourceful. You leave a pot around for a two-year-old and they’re going to have a lot of creative ways to use that pot that don’t involve cooking.”
  • “Raising resourceful kids is something we should talk about but there is also the other side of this—what can we learn from our children in terms of how they approach the objects and tools around them. We must try to recapture some of what we started with.”
  • “The value of saying no goes a long way for two reasons. First, when we say ‘no,’ we are teaching children to break a dependence on needing ‘more’ to find satisfaction and happiness in life. When we keep saying yes, we create this dependence that their satisfaction is linked to having more stuff. Second, when we keep saying yes to all of our children’s requests, we take away their space to work with what they already have in creative ways.”
  • “We don’t want to say no all the time but there is something to be said for raising resourceful children with an occasional ‘no.’
  • “We need to teach children that it’s not what you have, but what you do with what you have and you can do a lot with what you have!”
  • “Our children are often full of good ideas we need to just listen to them better.”
  • “It’s important to ask ourselves the question; are we raising our children in ways that espouse the same values that we espouse? Children will see the contradictions. I think it’s always hard to raise children in ways that we, ourselves, don’t live.”
  • “We need to teach our children that sometimes, when we have our backs against the wall, we can do our best work.”

It’s not what you have, but what you do with what you have- @ScottSonenshein on #TalktoKids #podcast
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Jul 14 2020 · 33mins
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How to talk to kids about resourcefulness with Scott Sonenshein – ReRelease

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How to talk to kids about resourcefulness

This podcast will focus on how to help our kids succeed with the power of less. Is less really more? Scott Sonenshein helps us decipher how we can all be more resourceful and stop seeking more when we really already have everything we need. Scott Sonenshein gives us tips and scripts based on his new book, Stretch, so that we can talk to our kids about being resourceful in a world that is constantly screaming more, more, more!

Special Guest: Scott Sonenshein

This podcast provides:

  • Tips: How to help our kids do more with less and become more resourceful. How can we be more creative? Scott also talks about taking “field trips,” creative atypical birthday parties, reaffirming play, modeling, little seed creativity.
  • Scripts: Saying no to our children, what to say when your child wants a new toy
  • Steps: Taking a child through how to be resourceful when wanting a new toy. How can we look at what we have in unique ways?
  • Barriers to success: By saying yes to everything we create a dependence on “more stuff” and we rob our kids of the ability to get creative.

Important Messages:

  • We are all born resourceful. There is a lot we can teach kids about resourceful—but we can also learn from them.
  • We need to say ‘no” to children so they can be more creative with what they have and become less dependent on more “stuff.”
  • We learn to keep going after more (what Scott Sonenshein calls “chasing”) with happens through comparison.
  • Kids are naturally creative- let’s allow them to be creative!
  • Creativity is needed to be resourceful.
  • We can do our best work when we aren’t always looking for “more” but when using what we have in creative ways.
  • It’s important to model resourcefulness if we want to see resourcefulness from our children!

Notable Quotables:

  • “Kids are naturally born resourceful. You leave a pot around for a two-year-old and they’re going to have a lot of creative ways to use that pot that don’t involve cooking.”
  • “Raising resourceful kids is something we should talk about but there is also the other side of this—what can we learn from our children in terms of how they approach the objects and tools around them. We must try to recapture some of what we started with.”
  • “The value of saying no goes a long way for two reasons. First, when we say ‘no,’ we are teaching children to break a dependence on needing ‘more’ to find satisfaction and happiness in life. When we keep saying yes, we create this dependence that their satisfaction is linked to having more stuff. Second, when we keep saying yes to all of our children’s requests, we take away their space to work with what they already have in creative ways.”
  • “We don’t want to say no all the time but there is something to be said for raising resourceful children with an occasional ‘no.’
  • “We need to teach children that it’s not what you have, but what you do with what you have and you can do a lot with what you have!”
  • “Our children are often full of good ideas we need to just listen to them better.”
  • “It’s important to ask ourselves the question; are we raising our children in ways that espouse the same values that we espouse? Children will see the contradictions. I think it’s always hard to raise children in ways that we, ourselves, don’t live.”
  • “We need to teach our children that sometimes, when we have our backs against the wall, we can do our best work.”

It’s not what you have, but what you do with what you have- @ScottSonenshein on #TalktoKids #podcast
Click To Tweet

Kids are born resourceful. We have a lot to learn from kids. @ScottSonenshein on #talktokids #podcast
Click To Tweet

Resources:

The post How to talk to kids about resourcefulness with Scott Sonenshein – ReRelease appeared first on drrobynsilverman.com.

Jul 14 2020 · 33mins
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Joy at Work - Tidying, Joy-Sparking, and a Deep Dive into Marie Kondo & Scott Sonenshein's New Book. Ep 153

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Both Laura and Sarah read Joy at Work, a guide to decluttering your work life to find more joy by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein. As might be expected, they had different takes on some of the ideas (though agreed on some others!). Listen to hear a discussion about clean desks, clutter propagation, digital clutter, calendar clutter, time for deep work, and more. In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a listener question about waking up early.

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Jul 07 2020 · 42mins
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Joy at Work with Scott Sonenshein

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Who doesn’t want more joy from work? At times, work feels out of our control and thus joy seems impossible. How do you manage time, decisions, networks, meetings and digital life to create more joy? Tune in to hear more about the Kondo method at work and why de-cluttering more than just your desk increases joy and productivity.
Jun 19 2020 · 55mins
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Ep 134 | Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life with Co-Author Scott Sonenshein

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Scott Sonenshein, co-author with Marie Kondo of Joy at Work joins us to explore how our work life is evolving and the importance of productivity and organization in our professional life.

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. He holds a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Michigan, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Virginia.

As an author, he is best known for his work Stretch and, most recently, he co-wrote Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life with Marie Kondo.

We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show.

While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • Scott’s time in the wild west of the dot.com boom and what he learned during his work at a startup.

  • Hear our review of Joy at Work here: Ep 128-Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein.

  • How Scott met Marie and how they worked together on the book.

  • How to organize time, networking, and productivity using the KonMari Method.

  • How to function and thrive in an uncertain environment.

  • The usefulness of applying what you are learning in your home environment to your workplace environment once life has returned to the new normal.

Scott's favorite organizing tip:
“The practice of gratitude goes a long way in KonMari’ing your professional life.”

What sparks joy for Scott:
Scott is studying our new work environment and he’s finding that people are finding joy even in troubling times.

Scott’s daughters have been hosting a restaurant night for Mom and Dad each week. They are going all out with a menu, decorations, a theme! (We loved this!)

Connect with Scott on his website and find his books here

Gems:
“Focus on the urgent and the important task.”
“Activity clutter’ is doing things that are not making that much of a difference.”
“It’s really a good time to be focusing on what we are doing with our lives.”
“Clutter can really spiral out of control.”

You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy

Special Guest: Scott Sonenshein.

May 26 2020 · 30mins
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#20 - "Joy at Work" (at home) With Scott Sonenshein

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“Does it Spark Joy?” That’s the question professional organizer Marie Kondo made famous. She poses this question when clients need to decide whether to keep something or let it go. But there’s much more to this exercise than just purging material things. It goes deeper into what a person truly NEEDS versus what they WANT. That same approach is used in Kondo’s new book “Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life” co-authored by organizational psychologist and researcher Scott Sonenshein. The timing of this book may seem strange when the COVID-19 crisis has forced many of us to work from home or led to job loss. But here’s the twist, the book delves into, not only, organizing your physical and digital work space, but also provides useful tips on how to simplify your life by removing unnecessary distractions and discover what really inspires, motivates and sparks the joy in you. In this episode, May has a very meaningful talk with Scott Sonenshein about the book and beyond. 

May 08 2020 · 55mins
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Ep 128 | Book Review: Joy at Work, Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

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In today’s episode we review Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein’s new book, Joy at Work, Organizing Your Professional Life.

In Joy at Work, Marie and Scott use the KonMari method to bring more efficiency, productivity and even joy to the work place.

The book was released during probably one of the most monumental events in modern times, in the middle of a life altering pandemic, which has found most of us re-defining our roles in our community, at home, and at work.

We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show.

While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • What we learned in the new book, Joy at Work, Organizing Your Professional Life.. We talk about what surprised us, what we loved, and what we found didn't spark quite as much joy

  • The new and fascinating ancedotes we learned about Marie’s life

  • How Marie applies the categories to the work place

  • Learning about new clutter categories and organizing content both digital and hard copy

  • The category of time and how it can be organized to spark joy while networking and in meetings

Spark Joy Podcast episodes we mentioned in the show:
Ep 87 | KonMari Joy at Work with Christina Jurges

Ep 5 | How to Visualize Your Ideal Lifestyle and Living Environment

Ep 109 | Book Review: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

Ep 123 | KonMari Quick Tips: Social Media Joy

Ep 107 | List-Making Your Way to Your KonMari Vision with Paula Rizzo

Ep 91 | How to Motivate Others to Tidy Up

Ep 85 | KonMari Approved Storage Solutions

Ep 86 | KonMari Your Friends and Relationships with Vanessa Van Edwards

Gems:
"Marie shares more about her personal life than ever before."

"Vision plays a part even at work and I'm glad it got ample attention in this book."

"What you chose to keep can give you important insight into your value in your work."

"When it comes to the basics of the Method, you may not find a lot of new information."

"We both thought it was a good read while we are navigating the new reality of our work from home lives."

You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy

Apr 14 2020 · 27mins
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Scott Sonenshein | Author of Stretch

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Top 3 Takeaways

  • Abundance can be devastating. High achievers choose to stretch.
  • Stretchers don’t avoid deploying resources.
  • Abandon the chase and adopt the stretch mindset by maximizing what you already have.

Show Highlights

  • [01:50] Prentice introduces Scott
  • [02:46] What is “stretching”?
  • [05:03] Reminder on resourcefulness and creativity
  • [05:50] Mindset of organizations that chase vs. stretch
  • [08:27] What types of organizations thrive the most with constraints
  • [09:59] How did Silicon Valley shape Scott’s outlook on business
  • [11:41] How Scott decided which stories made it into Stretch
  • [12:34] What does “embrace the shake” mean?
  • [14:29] Using less resources regardless of availability
  • [16:28] Why we shouldn’t revert to social comparisons
  • [18:18] Giving people constraints leads to the best results
  • [20:31] Origin of the Nike “Just Do It” motto
  • [21:40] Should Challenger Brands impose their own restraints?
  • [24:18] What was the most eye opening part of your research?
  • [27:39] Maintaining a healthy mindset around social media
  • [28:24] Scott’s next project with Marie Kondo
  • [29:13] Where to connect with Scott

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Sep 13 2019 · 30mins
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