What Mo Farah can teach us about resilience
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If you’re a user of social media, whether Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn you’ll have seen the work of today’s guest.
Liz Fosslien is half of Liz and Mollie whose perceptive dissections of contemporary anxieties have won hundreds of thousands of fans. Liz talks through her process of creating these atoms of insight and how the response from viewers inspired them to write a new book about how to cope with the major emotions in our lives.
A lovely warm summer conversation. The podcast also includes an excessively long story about me going to Wimbledon.
Throughout late August and September I will be doing free talks to teams who pre-order my new book Fortitude. If you’re even tentatively interested, fill in this form and I’ll get in touch to talk details.
This article suggests that across the last two months office occupancy in the US has been 43%. Based on the conversations I’ve had this week in the UK that would be the high end figure for hereI think firms trying to force workers in for 3 unproductive days has caused an attitude shift. says firms maybe need to downgrade to 2 co-ordinated days. I wonder if that too might end up as too much for many?
Nick Bloom @I_Am_NickBloomThe Great Resistance: employees are refusing to return to the office. Two steps to address this: 1) Calculate how many in-person days the team needs - say two days per week 2) Set team anchor days to achieve this - say Tuesday, and Thursday - and encourage #wfh on other days https://t.co/IvY7cgBXEG
In Fortitude I talk a lot about how resilience lives in groups, how feeling like we’re ‘all in it together’ is a vital component of strength. In this piece Professor Stephen Reicher explains how Boris Johnson going from ‘one of us’ to ‘one of them’ was his ultimate downfall