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Episode 024 - Impostor Phenomenon

In this episode, James and I explore the topic of the Impostor Phenomenon. We discuss the genesis of the phenomenon, research in the area and also how individuals can do to mitigate such phenomenon.

Gossips in the Workplace

In this episode, we discuss gossips in the workplace. Could gossips be harmful or necessary in the workplace?

Episode 022 - Gender-Neutral Leadership

In this episode, we discuss how stereotypes and biases are not helpful when we look at identifying leaders. Leadership, we feel, should be gender-neutral. Individuals should be assessed based on their capabilities and abilities and not gender.

Episode 021 - Is GRIT the only way to measure your goals and achievements?

As we are all starting to work on our goals for this year, both James and I felt that it is apt to start the first episode of PsychChat discussing the concept of GRIT.

Episode 020 - A conversation with Dr Richard MacKinnon

In this last episode for the year 2020, I spoke with Dr Richard MacKinnon where he shared his perspectives on wellbeing and provided some tips on how we can prepare ourselves as we usher in 2021.

Episode 019 - Whole person and psychological contract

In this episode, James and I explore how could organizations look at their employees as a whole person and how that can be related to psychological contract.

Episode 018 - How much do we know ourselves?

In this episode, we culminated our discussion on personality and motivation in previous episodes together with the concept of self-identity. How much do we know ourselves?

Episode 017 - More than motivation

In this episode, both James and I discussed a bit more on motivation. With the focus on self-determining theory. We question should motivation move beyond Maslow.

Episode 016 - Motivation at Work

In this episode, James and I discuss motivation at work. We touched on classic theories of motivation and dive deep into discussion on individual personality, expectations, goal setting and social factors at work.

Episode 015 - Is coaching only for.....

In this episode, James and I discussed whether coaching is just for a selected few.

Episode 014 - Procrastination

In this episode, I am joined by James Morley-Kirk to discuss procrastination. Is procrastination really that bad?

Episode 013 - Counterproductive Work Behaviour and Organisation Structure

In this episode, the focus is on organisation structure. In particular, we will be discussing about psychological safety and psycho-social climate (PSC) and their relationship with CWB.

Episode 012 - Counterproductive Work Behaviour : Can we assess them using personality traits?

In this episode, together with James Morley-Kirk, we discuss counterproductive work behaviour and look at whether personality traits can be used to identify this type of behaviour.

Episode 011 - Conversation with James Morley-Kirk, China Select

In this episode, our guest was James Morley-Kirk, a business psychologist from China Select. We spoke about his experience working as a business psychologist in China. He also shared with us a selection and development psychometric tool, TD-12, which he has used successfully in China.

Episode 010 - Systems Thinking and Systemic Leadership

In this podcast, I spoke with Jordin Escartin, Associate Profesor of Organizational Behaviour of the University of Barcelona on systems thinking and systemic leadership.

Episode 009 - Skills to become Psychologically Flexible

In this episode, I introduce 4 skills that you can use to help yourself become psychologically flexible.

Episode 008 - Wellness Coaching

In this episode, I spoke with Dr Clara To, Director and Principal Consultant of Talent Link HK Ltd. She shared with us what wellness coaching is and how this form of coaching is gaining traction in the workplace.

Episode 007 - Six Thinking Traps

In this episode, I will talk about six thinking traps that can affect the way we move towards a meaningful and value-based life. What can we do to help ourselves from falling into these traps?

Episode 006 - The Importance of Written Communication in the Workplace

In this episode, I spoke with Dr Simon Miles, the Founding partner of My Writing Coach. He shared with us why it is important to communicate well through better writing in the workplace.

Episode 005 - What can an individual do when you are being bullied at work?

In this concluding episode on the topic of workplace bullying, I share with you what an individual can do when being bullied at work. I touch on two coping strategies - emotion-focused and problem-focused. I will share with you another strategy based on the six processes from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This strategy focuses on psychological flexibility which helps bullied individuals to get unstuck from their residual psychological negative thoughts and emotions because of their workplace bullying experience.

Episode 004 - What can an organization do to prevent workplace bullying

This episode focuses on what organizations can do to prevent workplace bullying. There are three areas an organization can focus on the prevention of workplace bullying, they are: 1) Workplace bullying policy, 2) Communication, and 3) Training.

Episode 003 - What are the antecedents and causes of workplace bullying?

In this 3rd episode of the series on workplace bullying, I will share with you what are the antecedents and causes of workplace bullying. Researchers believe that both individual and organisational factors are antecedents of workplace bullying. For organisational factors, they include leadership behaviours, work design and compensation practices. For individual factors, personality traits and sexual orientation can lead to individuals being bullied at work.

Episode 002 - Why do I want to talk about workplace bullying?

This episode is part of a series of episodes in which I will be talking about workplace bullying. My interest in this topic is both personal and also academic. I hope by sharing my perspectives in workplace bullying, I can help individuals and organisations to have a frank conversation about this issue.

Episode 001 - Is Goal Setting Really Useful?

We set goals to achieve things that matter to us. However, sometimes we do not necessarily succeed in achieving the goals we set. In this episode, I will discuss two models - GROW and SMART that you can use to help you become effective in goal settings. I will also discuss pitfalls and offer tips and advice on how to tackle them.

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