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Caroline Webb

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It’s easy to say “have a good day at school!” But are we actually designing the environments that will support our students and staff in having good days?In a world that’s only becoming more complex, simple concepts like having a good day can almost feel too rudimentary to think about. School leaders have plenty to do without worrying about who’s having a good day, and who’s not. But having a good day is much more complicated -- and far more important -- than it seems. Some of our most talented staff are burned out. Our highest-achieving students leave the classroom uncertain about their ability to navigate the world with confidence and agency. Leadership expert, executive coach and author Caroline Webb shares the research behind the science of thriving, and how changing your practices to help everyone have better days can fundamentally improve almost every aspect of education.In this episode, Tim Fish and Lisa Kay Solomon grapple with how weary school leaders, staff and students can summon resilience and optimism to return to the classroom. Infusing schools with positive attitudes that instill lifelong learning dispositions, critical thinking skills, empathy and the ability to thrive seems like a big ask. But it’s also the kind of environment we know will serve students in the long run. Caroline draws upon her extensive experience in using neuroscience and behavioral research to improve leadership practices, applying her practical methods to the school environment. Caroline’s suggestions for leaders are both concrete and unique. Walking through the neuroscience behind why people react as they do in certain situations, she shares how to stop negative reactions in their tracks and create positive outcomes. She also gives advice to leaders on creating welcoming, affirmative cultures that make “having a good day” more possible for everyone in the school community. And she shares the science of intentionally directing our attention so we can make the most of our time and efforts.Some of the key questions Tim and Lisa explore in this interview about having a good day and understanding the science of thriving include:How do we teach lasting resilience and thriving to our young people?How can we deliberately reframe our practices so that we uplift “soft skills” as critical to thriving in the long term? We’ve just come through a year of heightened ambiguity and uncertainty. What can we learn from leaders who navigated it successfully? How might we bring those lessons to our leaders and learners?How can school leaders encourage and deliberately design workplaces that support “having a good day?”Resource List:Caroline’s Website -- Learn more about Caroline and her work on leadership and behavioral scienceCaroline’s Science Essentials -- The must-have list of scientifically proven practices behind having a good dayHow to Have a Good Day -- Stay up to date with Caroline’s consulting practice and bookHow To Have A Good Day in Uncertain Times -- Caroline’s video series on thriving despite ambiguityBehavioral Science Will Be More Important Than Ever in the 4th Industrial Revolution -- “We’re still uniquely placed to reach deep insight and connection with fellow humans, and to display wisdom and innovation in situations where there is no right answer.”In This Episode:“In order to be the best leader you can be, I've seen this time and again, with leaders in very challenging situations, you need to invest in yourself. You need to not see that as a luxury.You need to take the time to get to know yourself and your patterns, to take a step back perhaps and reflect on the past year and say, okay, now how do I equip myself as best I can for the continued uncertainty that we're all going to face?” (3:40)“I'm very much a fan of things that it takes three seconds to do, because I think, you know, our lives are busy and challenging and if an intervention is complex, then there's an excellent chance that we won't end up doing it. So just simply understanding that giving someone a little bolt of appreciation has such disproportionate effects on their state of reward and therefore their state and their ability to think expansively and in discovery mode rather than go on the defensive.” (19:10)“Leaders often think they're giving plenty of praise and they're not doing it half as much as they think, and they're not doing it in a way that is as effective as it could be.” (19:50)“I can shift my demeanor, then I can shift that person back towards the arms of their better angels.” (31:30)“And it's not hard to learn it, except it is.” (37:00)Full TranscriptAbout Our Guests:Caroline Webb is an executive coach, author and speaker known for being one of the world’s leading experts in using insights from behavioral science to improve professional life. Her bestselling book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, has been published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries. In a previous life she was a Partner at McKinsey and co-founder of their leadership practice, and in an even earlier life she was an economist working on public policy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Aug 2021

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Caroline Webb on how to have a good day at a bad job

Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

What do you do when you don’t love your job and can’t quit it? Executive coach and author Caroline Webb joins Jessi to explore concrete strategies for having better days at work, no matter how you feel about your job.


14 Jun 2021

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How To Have A Good Day: In the Medical Profession - Caroline Webb, Mr Aman Coonar & Dr Mark Seaman

The YOD Pod

Hello and welcome to this episode of the YOD pod. In this episode, we have the edit of the You Okay, Doc? Microstep webinar on ''How to have a good day'' in the medical profession.  Resident psychotherapist Chris Cherry hosts a great discussion with Caroline Webb author of ''How To Have A Good Day'', leading thoracic surgeon Mr Coonar and YOD ambassador and GP Trainee Mark Seaman. The Microstep webinar series is brought to you by You Okay, Doc? In partnership with First Responders First,  First Responders First is an initiative by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, CAA Foundation and Thrive global.  This series of webinars use the microsteps available on You Okay, Doc? and First Responders First website as a platform to provide advice and practical tips for health care professionals to help utilise and explore small, actionable and science-backed steps that healthcare professionals can take to make immediate changes in their daily life and work.To see the full webinar check out our youtube channel at The Microsteps Webinar SeriesIt is worth noting that this is a conversational piece and the opinions and views are of those in this discussion in its own context at that time of the recording. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.  As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors.  Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us.  If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting.  To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331,  or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.  Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.   See you on the next YOD pod!


18 Feb 2021

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Caroline Webb || How to Have a Good Day During a Global Pandemic

The Psychology Podcast

Today it is great to have Caroline Webb on the podcast. Webb is an executive coach, author and speaker who specializes in showing people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their professional lives. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, has been published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a partner. Time Stamps [01:30] How To Have A Good Day during a pandemic [03:37] The power of practicing mindfulness [08:44] Emotional contagion and deliberate focus [09:56] The state of affairs and focusing on what we can control [13:55] Caroline’s philosophy of “realistic optimism” [17:07] Realistic optimism vs aggressive positivity [20:55] How mental contrasting can help you have a good day [24:07] Changing your environment to change your behaviour [24:48] Does positive thinking work? [30:20] How coaching can help you [32:00] Caroline’s coaching sessions [37:00] Caroline’s scenic route to the field of psychology [40:09] How coaching is not always grounded in science [42:49] The universal need for coaching [46:24] Listening as a basic coaching skill [49:32] Helping people engage with their own creativity [52:22] Burning Man and living a good life Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support


22 Oct 2020

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#284: How to Have a Good Day in Finance & Accounting with Caroline Webb

#SITN Strength in the Numbers Show

"Figure out what you really love, that will give you energy” some fantastic advice from our guest mentor Caroline Webb who also helps us deconstruct on today’s episode, how we can:• Figure out how to do more of what you love and you'll have more impact in your career• Taking breaks improves the quality of your insight and decision-making• Find a personal routine and set team norms that remind you to check your blindspots If you enjoyed this episode, check out our time-stamped show notes, key quotes, resources and ways to connect with our guest mentor and more at sitnshow.com/podcast/284.#FinancialMentor#SITN#behaviouralscience#energy


20 Aug 2020

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Hacking Reality to Have a Great Day with Caroline Webb

OutsideVoices with Mark Bidwell

Caroline Webb is an author, economist, executive coach and the CEO of How To Have a Good Day, a firm that shows people how to leverage behavioural science to improve their working life. Caroline is also the author of the book How To Have A Good Day, which has been published in 16 different languages, in more than 60 countries. What We Cover: ● The secret manifesto Caroline has hidden in the book. ● The 100-plus tools Caroline uses, all of which are scientifically proven, and operate independent of context, culture, or industry. ● What you can do to hack reality in service of having a good day. Time Stamps: 03:25 - What’s the story behind Caroline’s book title, How to Have a Good Day? 04:45 - Only 13% of people around the world really felt excited and engaged in their work. 05:55 - Why are people so disengaged in the workforce? 08:50 - Mark gives a quick overview of Caroline’s book. 11:20 - Caroline talks about a study conducted on Gorillas, and the results of that study. 14:40 - You’re much more likely to complete a goal when it’s specific, than if it’s generic. 17:45 - Is the corporate world ready to embrace the kind of change Caroline is presenting in her book? 21:35 - What’s the tool or mindset that has made the biggest impact on Caroline? 28:05 - What is pre-mortem? 30:10 - Caroline shares an example of pre-mortem at work. 35:45 - Are people going to feel like telling someone else what you told them? If yes, then you have a good pitch/product/service! 37:45 - What does Caroline really struggle with? 41:20 - What’s Caroline currently focused on? 47:15 - What does Caroline do to remain creative and innovative? 48:15 - What does Caroline attribute her success to in life? Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: How To Have A Good Day website How To Have a Good Day, a book by Caroline Webb Caroline Webb's website Connect with Caroline Webb on LinkedIn


21 Jul 2020

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24 - How to Have a Good Day with Caroline Webb

Curve Benders by David Nour

She is an executive coach, an author, and a speaker specializing in showing people how to transform their lives and work for the better by applying insights from the behavioral sciences (behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience). Her book on that topic – How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life – has been published in 14 languages and over 60 countries. It was hailed by Forbes as one of their “must-read business books,” described by Fortune as one of their top “self-improvement through data” books, and listed by Inc. magazine as one of the “best 15 leadership and personal development books of the past five years.”  During her twelve years with McKinsey & Company, she co-founded McKinsey’s leadership practice and designed the firm’s approach to transforming senior team dynamics. She also founded and remains a faculty of McKinsey’s flagship training course for senior female executives. Previously, she spent the 1990s working in public policy as an economist at the Bank of England. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and has written on behavioral change topics for the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and WIRED.  She is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s ‘MG100‘ coaches, a member of Silicon Guild, a Founding Fellow of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching, and has degrees in Economics from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Join me on this episode of the Curve Benders Podcast with Caroline Webb. Don't forget, I turn the show notes from these podcasts into more in-depth articles, so check them out in our Free, Member-Based community, Nour Forum. Join us at NourGroup.com/Forum.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/david-nour/message


14 Jul 2020

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Caroline Webb: Upgrade Your Workday With Behavioral Science

B.E. GOOD! by BVA Nudge Unit

Caroline Webb: Upgrade Your Workday with Behavioral ScienceOur sixth episode features Caroline Webb, workplace productivity expert and author of the best-selling book How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life, which has been published in over 60 countries and in 14 languages. In this episode we learned:- What a “good day” at work looks like- How to avoid common productivity traps- Advice on making the best decisions in the workplace- The key things to say to persuade organizational leaders to adopt behavioral science learnings- Tips on working from home, as an employee or a manager, during the coronavirus pandemicTo learn more about Caroline and her work, visit www.howtohaveagoodday.comLet us know what you think about the episode on Twitter @BVANudgeUnit.Don’t have social media? Our inbox is always open: contact@bvanudgeunit.com


13 Jul 2020

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How To Have a Good Day With Caroline Webb, Behavioural Science Expert

We Will Get Through This

How to have a good day. I for one want to know the answer to that. Now! Immediately! Now let me be clear. I don't want bland, predictable “there is no ‘i’ in innovation” type aphorisms.I want insights from science, so the changes I make are based in reality. So let me introduce you to Caroline Webb. She is an executive coach, author and speaker who specializes in showing people how to use insights from behavioural science to improve their professional lives. Her book is called –you got it—How to Have a Good Day, and it's been published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a senior advisor to McKinsey where she was previously a partner. In our conversation we discuss: the brain science of engagement; how to calm your brain when it’s feeling anxious; the power of labeling; and the power of connecting to what you’re uniquely good at. You can meet Caroline at HowToHaveAGoodDay.com where there are various resources you can get hold of. This show is brought to you by The Advice Trap, Michael Bungay Stanier’s latest book. You can access a wide range of tools to help #TameYourAdviceMonster at www.TheAdviceTrap.com. If you’d like to spend more time with Michael and people he admires, sign up for The Year of Living Brilliantly. 52 teachers over 52 weeks, each teaching one brilliant insight. Absolutely free.


15 Jun 2020

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40. Finding Joy & Resilience In The Face Of Uncertainty / Caroline Webb

The Hive Podcast

In this final episode of the season, I had the pleasure of speaking with the wonderful Caroline Webb - an executive coach, international speaker, and author of the best-selling book, How To Have A Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioural Science to Transform Your Working Life.A Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a Partner, Caroline specialises in teaching people how to apply behavioural science insights to improve their professional lives. She’s worked with hundreds of organisations to help their employees become more productive, energised, and successful, first as a Partner at McKinsey, where she continues to serve as a Senior Advisor, and now as CEO of her own firm, Sevenshift.Her book has been published in 14 languages in over 60 countries so far, and has been hailed by Forbes as one of their “must-read business books,” and described by Fortune as one of their top “self-improvement through data” books.From managing uncertainty by reconnecting with those things of which we can be sure, to working with self-compassion and conscious attention, we discuss what it might look like to regain a sense of control and competence in uncertain times, and how through noticing moments fo aliveness, joy and energy, we can start to tune into what gives us a greater sense of depth and meaning in our lives. Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at www.nathalienahai.com/the-hive-podcast/


23 May 2020