Episode 41

Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

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When you’re feeling life is tough, you’re typically told to ride it out, put your head down, get through it. That might help some people, for a while. But it’s missing something. Only when we reach out to others, find a connection, get some support, do we truly feel better — using fortitude.

In this podcast Bruce Daisley challenges conventional wisdom by arguing that the power of social connection is the critical aspect of resilience. For example, the biggest predictor of wellbeing after major heart surgery 3, 6, 12 or 24 months later is the number of groups the patient feels part of.

The challenge for leaders is how to we create that connection when we’re working more virtually and maybe only seeing each other in person a couple of days a week. You have to create the time to build the foundations of trust and to sustain relationships.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Strategic Leader.

More about Bruce

Bruce Daisley is a best-selling author and technology leader from the UK. He has become regarded as one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. His prior business career saw him spend 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK.

“The biggest single predictor of individual wellbeing is a degree of personal control.”

Bruce Daisley, author and technology leader

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03.27 More than individual resilience.
06.00 What the experts got wrong.
12.01 The power of control.
14.20 The power of social connection.
18.12 Men’s sheds.
19.57 Synchrony — 911 example.
23.30 Actions CEOs can take.
29.50 How it’s changed the way Bruce thinks.
32.30 Impact on others.
35.25 Habits and practices to inspire great work.
Andy Woodfield: Coming out as your best self

Andy Woodfield: Coming out as your best self

Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

Bruce Daisley: Drawing strength from others

Gena Cox: Building inclusive organisations

Gena Cox: Building inclusive organisations

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Supercharging human performance

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Supercharging human performance

Laura Vanderkam: Making time for what matters

Laura Vanderkam: Making time for what matters

Amy Gallo: Working with difficult people

Amy Gallo: Working with difficult people

Paul Polman: Creating companies that give more than they take

Paul Polman: Creating companies that give more than they take

Jim Detert: Cultivating your courage

Jim Detert: Cultivating your courage

Andrea Olson: Truly understanding your customers

Andrea Olson: Truly understanding your customers

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