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Hysterionics, the podcast that finally gives anyone interested in leadership and organisational culture a place to share, commiserate, ponder, let rip and perhaps learn without a whiff of an embellished conference case study. If you’re looking for a tutorial Hysterionics is not the place and it’s probably best to switch to the Open University; this is raw and honest sharing and learning. Hysterionics will feel like a conversation between likeminded friends because that’s exactly what it is. Every two weeks I will sit with senior friends from the world of talent and leadership and talk openly about the hysterionics of paying the mortgage by influencing human behaviour, without ever resorting to infringements of the bribery and corruption act. Or murder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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It starts with me, myself and I

Tom and Neil are back after a short break for season 2 of Hysterionics. It's a humdinger as Tom talks to Marina Corti of Richemont (think Cartier, Montblanc, Chloe) about the realities of DE&I from a corporate perspective. To what extent are some corporates having a kneejerk reaction to movements such as Black Lives Matters? What has changed for the better in the tumultous last year when it comes to creating inclusive working environments? How do we own our privilege and get in touch with our own biases? Frankly, are organisations and their leaders aware of what creating a truly inclusive culture means and will they ever put the work in.......oh and if you're worried about Clancy and Dr Keith... they'll be appearing in your earwaves soon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Breaking The Glass Floor

In a really powerful and sometimes moving session, Neil and Keith turn the tables on Tom and make him the subject of his own podcast, to talk in detail about his motivation for writing Breaking The Glass Floor. This episode deals with the realities of having a serious mental health condition and hiding it from yourself and your corporate career. Neil and Keith ask Tom some direct questions and together they explore what organisations can and must do to take mental health seriously instead of paying it glib lip service. No more shiatsu in the car park for mental health awareness week unless you deal with the gritty reality of serious depression and have an adult conversation about it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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Backwards and Forwards

How do you begin to summarise everything we've learned and experienced in 2020? And what about 2021? Do we need to buckle up or just buckle? The Hysterionics gang share their views of 2020 and their hopes and predictions for 2021. Kicking things off is the wonderful CPO of Covermore Insurance, Kate Hughes. What happens when you take on the role of Chief People Officer for a global travel insurance and assistance provider mere weeks before the world stops travelling? Kate will tell you....Oh and happy holidays everyone See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Dec 2020

Rank #3

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OK, Back To The Future

There is no doubt that this year has made employees and employers alike question the future of work (probably more so the former) Is what we are seeing now in terms of working differently and changing mindsets a temporary arrangement or the acceleration of long bubbling trends? Tom and Clancy ruminate on how we are going to be working in the future, what that means for organisational structure, processes and practices and then the ever perky Dr Keith Schofield of Aston Business School comes and gives his learned perspective. Gaspard the dog tries to butt in as well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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Employee Experience brandwagon

Tom and Neil are reunited to discuss and pick apart the whole trend of Employee Experience. What is it and why are so many organisations going on about it? Does it finally mean HR have adopted some marketing techniques? What would a Head of People Experience actually do?? Tom has a Gerald Ratner moment and thankfully special guest Mark Ramsay from CDK Group adds some clarity and sanity to the proceedings See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Oct 2020

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Give me strength!

Refreshed from their summer, Tom and Clancy talk about the advantages, pitfalls and realities of a focus on leadership resilience inside organisations. Tom worries that in the wrong hands and organisational culture it could be putting the mental health agenda back; Clancy endeavours to suggest what it could be, they play a bit of tennis to discuss what makes them resilient and then special guest Bill Lawry from www.ascend.world adds valuable perspective and a free offer to listeners. This episode is bursting with hints and tips on resilience! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Sep 2020

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Are you too fragile to agile?

Working in an agile manner has been forced up on us by Covid19. But why do so many organisations see it as a distressed purchase rather than something exciting to embrace? And isn't it just Emperor's New Clothes unless you build it on top of the right cultural platform....Tom and Clancy talk about the wider cultural implications of what it means to successfully work and lead in an environment of trust and adult:adult relationships. This is a really great episode for those charged with moving their organisation towards agile working. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Jul 2020

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Black Lives Matter - beyond the rhetoric

Appreciating the responsibility that comes with being white and privileged - Tom discusses with three amazing change ambassadors all of African heritage, what BLM really means for them, organisations and society, and consequently finds his faith in his own understanding being rightly challenged. This is an episode of learning and reflection. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Jun 2020

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Corporate Values - Brilliant Stuff or just regular BS?

Tom and Neil discuss why it's important to build brands through people and leaders and what role values can play. Special guest Kate Jones of Tarmac challenges Tom's cynicism re corporate values. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Jun 2020

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Where do we go from here?

Tom and Clancy discuss the reality of a Covid workplace. Is it a pain in the... or a kick up the...? With special guest Aly Sparks of Adecco See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 May 2020

Rank #10