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Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Bruce Daisley

How can we be happier and more energised at work? Each week we chat to scientists and experts to make our jobs better. Hosted by @brucedaisley

46:56 | Sep 16th

Marcus Buckingham is a research who has specialised in debunking some of the lies that pervade our jobs. His discoveries are eye-popping. Company culture can't be measured, 'OKRs' (goals) never work and much more. It's a compelling and entertaining l...Show More

40:17 | Sep 8th

On this week's pod, David Gasca and Steven Rogelberg explain how you can fix your meetings to make work less miserable. Firstly David Gasca outlines the Silent Meeting Manifesto. In the world of work we're surrounded with very little scrutiny of th...Show More
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1:07:50 | Aug 23rd

In 2007 as Barcelona were looking to replace their manager they were faced with a difficult challenge. They decided if they were to move on with a strong sense of sustainable success they needed to think about the culture they wanted to build. They...Show More

54:14 | Aug 23rd

How did Jurgen Klopp build a culture that has caught the attention of everyone in sport. Including interviews with Klopp, Liverpool players and leading management psychologists we discover the 4 secrets of Klopp's culture at Liverpool (data, a simple...Show More

40:35 | Apr 22nd

A lot of people have asked me if I’m going to do an episode on the importance of play. One of the challenges of the word play is that its such a broad word and its associations aren’t always helpful when it comes to bringing everyone with us but to...Show More

45:29 | Apr 15th

James Bloodworth lived undercover working in Amazon warehouses, care homes and clocked up hours as an Uber driver to see the realities of modern work for millions of Brits. It makes for a fascinating glimpse at the lives of people who often get ignor...Show More

32:58 | Apr 8th

This week I talk to Josh Krichefski (CEO, Mediacom UK) and Liz Fosslien (co-author of No Hard Feelings: Emotions at Work and How They Help Us Succeed). Josh explains how they put mental health on the agenda on his firm by starting an honest, open d...Show More

23:17 | Apr 1st

What if the way we've created work was built around the things that men prefer. Sue Unerman makes the compelling case that the workplace has evolved to serve male skills - and that this isn't good for the workplace and it isn't good for workers. Su...Show More

51:11 | Mar 18th

Jim Collins is one of the most respected business writers in the world. With his books Good to Great and Made to Last he became the observer of great companies and what made them special. He's just published a new book which is a supplement to Good...Show More

41:56 | Mar 12th

Dave Trott is a creative director, copywriter, and author. A colossus of advertising who has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by D&AD. I chatted to him at the IAB Leadership Summit in St Albans. It's not a talk about work culture as such -...Show More

26:34 | Mar 4th

Today we’re chatting to the MD of the innovations company IDEO, Sue Siddall to hear how they bring the power of telling stories to life in their organisation. In addition we’ve got a legend of workplace study today. William Kahn was responsible for c...Show More

32:50 | Feb 17th

If you’ve not already subscribed there’s a weekly email that goes out with the podcast. This week's includes a brilliant article on how small teams seem to be more radical, there’s a couple of discussions about Professor Adam Grant’s work and there’s...Show More

26:07 | Feb 5th

Thanks to Penguin Random House here's a free extract of a couple of different parts of The Joy of Work. You can buy the full audiobook here.:

53:21 | Jan 28th

Cal Newport’s Deep Work was a simple avocation of the process of using uninterrupted concentration to get things done. He’s now back with a new book about taking the same principles beyond work into life. It's a guide for achieving happiness by being...Show More

29:28 | Jan 21st

Loneliness and long hours are two of the curses of modern work - why are they growing and what can we do about them

46:21 | Jan 14th

If you're looking to get a job sometime in the next decade - and that includes almost all of us - there's a very high probability that you're going to be exposed to a psychometric test. As they become enhanced by AI and made more scaleable via apps t...Show More

1:09:22 | Jan 7th

Rob Briner is an professor of organisational behaviour at London Queen Mary’s University. This is a brilliant chat. Very much essential listening for anyone interested in HR but also worth listening for those of us who sit thinking ‘what do HR actual...Show More

45:55 | Dec 11th, 2018

This is the first of two episodes on the police this week. One on dealing with stress in 'blue light' professions, one on how to be creative in stressful environments. Andy Rhodes is the Chief Constable of Lancashire - and has responsibility for th...Show More

30:05 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Pre-order The Joy of Work Follow Adam Sign up for Eat Sleep Updates We’re talking work culture in different ways for the next few episodes. The next two episodes after this are in the police force. But today’s guest is the best selling author of th...Show More

56:09 | Nov 26th, 2018

How can painting the walls of a company change their culture? We explore with Jez Groom today's guest. An episode this week on behavioural science. It was prompted a little by discussions with Seth Godin and others. It was thinking can you change t...Show More

53:46 | Nov 13th, 2018

(sound fixed) Seth Godin has been one of the world's freshest thinkers since before the internet was on solid food. After a first career packaging books, he then rose to his own fame creating permission marketing. His blog is many people's fav...Show More

46:18 | Nov 5th, 2018

Contact the show This week's episode features the iconic Teresa Amabile - she's a professor at Harvard Business School. Originally educated and employed as a chemist, Teresa received her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanfo...Show More

37:24 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Dan Cable is the author of the life affirming and brilliant Alive at Work - one of the most inspiring visions of what work could look like. The discussion covers big themes of purpose and motivation but brings simple practical tips. What are the simp...Show More

38:35 | Oct 15th, 2018

Today’s guest is regarded as one of the most influential management thinkers in the world largely because he considers themes and human behaviours that others avoid discussing. Jeffrey Pfeffer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Graduate Scho...Show More

53:12 | Oct 8th, 2018

Read more on the Good Jobs Strategy Pre-order the Joy of Work If you like this the easiest way to get it is to subscribe on Apple podcasts - give us a rating while you’re there. Zeynep Ton is a Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan ...Show More

48:25 | Sep 30th, 2018

Professor Adam Grant is the most important business writer in the world - a man who says his study is focussing on how to make work suck less. Adam is author of books like Give and Take, Option B, Originals, he's also the host of a chart topping po...Show More

35:05 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Around 12 months ago myself and Sue Todd created the new work manifesto. It was an attempt to start the debate about simple things that we can change. You can find it on the podcast website It's had a briliant response, resea...Show More

34:30 | Jun 19th, 2018

Two practical case studies this week. Businesses who have pulled back the curtain to show how they brought Purpose and Autonomy to life. Brilliant examples of companies trying new things and having success from them. Rachel Bremer is the Communicat...Show More

44:46 | Jun 4th, 2018

I've wanted to do an episode on mental health for months. But to be honest I've felt really conscious of messing it up. I ended up chatting to the best journalist who writes about it and she suggested that we talk about it. Emily Reynolds is one of...Show More

42:30 | May 31st, 2018

Lots of listeners have been hitting up my LinkedIn saying how can we make work better if we don't have a full-time permanent job. Emma Gannon might have the answer to their needs. Emma is a podcaster, writer, broadcaster, blogger... in fact she's t...Show More

27:00 | May 14th, 2018

Quite a brainy episode today. Dr Richard Claydon is a someone who likes to question why we claim things - he's a natural challenger. He describes himself as a Transdisciplinary Behavioural Scientist and Ironist.   He writes some interesting (if a bit...Show More

23:58 | May 7th, 2018

James Doty is a neuroscientist who has spent his career trying to demystify the power of the brain. He's a Clinical Professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Educa...Show More

44:42 | Apr 30th, 2018

Sir Cary Cooper is a psychologist - 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He founded Robertson Cooper - a business which is collection of psychologists and well...Show More

37:51 | Apr 26th, 2018

Sam Conniff Allende has spent his career building a youth marketing agency. Now he's concluded that the way to inspire younger workers is to channel the energy of the Golden Age of Piracy. In a fun discussion of pirates old and new Sam explains how t...Show More

39:37 | Apr 16th, 2018

Dr Amanda Goodall is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Cass Business school. I don't normally do stuff on leaders. There's enough leader lit out there. So I actually came upon Dr Amanda Goodall's work when I was looking at something else. I encounte...Show More

27:52 | Apr 9th, 2018

Who's Elvis round here? There was a time when answering that question would have earned you a nice cheque from the National Enquirer. The second part of a spotlight on Thought Leaders - the gurus who are challenging the status quo. Chris Barez-Br...Show More

37:28 | Apr 9th, 2018

Two episodes here listening to some of the people who are challenging, provoking and questioning the status quo. Tom Goodwin Exec VP at the media agency Zenith in New York. He's the head of innovation down there. But on the web is where Tom is a pl...Show More

49:09 | Mar 24th, 2018

A brilliant live discussion from Ad Week Europe on the scientific value of laughter - and how to bring it back to work. Featuring Professor Sophie Scott, broadcaster Geoff Lloyd and sitcom writer Paul Coleman. Hosted by Bruce Daisley and Sue Todd. ...Show More

55:00 | Mar 19th, 2018

Inside the rituals of two happy businesses. Over the last couple of months a few people have come up to me to tell me stories about things their companies do. Firstly Andy Puleston - a Radio 1 alumni - came up to me and chatted to me about some of...Show More

35:13 | Feb 5th, 2018

The Culture Code is the best book on work culture likely to be published this year. From Daniel Coyle author of the Talent Code, an international bestseller that cracked the formula of individual success. In the subsequent 5 years he's immersed himse...Show More

34:13 | Feb 1st, 2018

When is your most creative time of the working day? When should you schedule your concentrated deep work? What the heck is a 'nappuccino' and what will it do for you? Daniel Pink explains how we can use timing to help improve our working environment.

22:10 | Jan 22nd, 2018

In 2015 Anita Williams Woolley and colleagues published some groundbreaking work understanding the 'collective intelligence' of teams. They asked 'can we judge the cognitive power of a certain group of people?' The answer was that yes, they could a...Show More

36:09 | Jan 16th, 2018

As becoming increasingly clear the single biggest issue of work culture in the last 10 years has been the Me Too movement. Louise Ridley and Kirstie Brewer, freelance journalists and founders of Second Source discuss their involvement in the campai...Show More

57:20 | Jan 8th, 2018

Over the last 35 episodes we've discussed improvements to work, now we bring them all together. In discussion with Sue Todd, CEO of Magnetic, we discuss the New Work Manifesto. The manifesto is an 8 point plan, designed to help us improve work and ge...Show More

44:29 | Dec 26th, 2017

The dramas at Uber, the reckoning of the #MeToo movement, the BBC pay gap, Bruce is joined by Andre Spicer to debate the biggest work culture issues of the year. Along the way we also discuss Andre's global fame as a lemonade stand pirate. Andre al...Show More

13:47 | Dec 21st, 2017

EAT SLEEP SHORT: Are the robots coming for your job? This year Matthew Taylor delivered a report to the Prime Minister looking at the future of work in the UK. Here he explains his outlook on the future of work and how work can set about being a forc...Show More

10:04 | Dec 20th, 2017

Angela Duckworth's Grit was one of the most impactful business books of 2016. Here in an Eat Sleep short Angela talks about building resilient culture and the thing to look for when hiring someone with a gritty tenacity. In her late twenties, Ang...Show More

37:14 | Dec 12th, 2017

Richard Reed was one the founders of Innocent - the most unlikely David taking on the Goliaths of the soft drinks business. With little more than a perky brand, unbounded optimism and a winning culture they're become the biggest juice brand in the UK...Show More

29:03 | Dec 4th, 2017

VOLUME FIXED David McClements is the founder of Whitewater international training & consultancy” ( . He works training and developing top performers. I saw David speak recently and was struck with his willingness to challenge some...Show More

42:17 | Nov 26th, 2017

Bjarke Ingels is the number 1 architect in the world. His buildings are taking the world by storm with their fearless disregard for the conventions and norms of our dull cities. Bjarke's buildings are both fun and immensely practical. By when the g...Show More

36:36 | Nov 21st, 2017

Ben Waber is the CEO of Humanyze, a firm that spun pioneering work from MIT into the world's leading people analytics business. Their technology can track how your office is working.

41:16 | Nov 15th, 2017

Jason Fried - at Basecamp - and Deborah Rippol - at Buffer - are writing the future. Exemplars of a new world of working where our offices are less important than our intellects. Both champion working remotely and letting our workplaces being seconda...Show More

41:14 | Nov 6th, 2017

Dan Cable is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. His forthcoming book Alive at Work is visionary for helping us understand how to improve the sense of engagement in the workplace. Full transcript on the episode page: ...Show More

25:20 | Oct 30th, 2017

Emma Seppala is a happiness expert. She's spent her life studying how we can be happier in life and has all the evidence to prove it. Emma gives a life affirming reminder that happiness at work isn't a luxury, it's a prerequisite for success and crea...Show More

37:27 | Oct 18th, 2017

Biz Stone is a founder of Twitter - famously returning to the company in 2017. We talk about design, about his first start-up where the culture got corrupted and then intentionally inventing a culture to be more effective.

38:09 | Oct 16th, 2017

Cal Newport is convinced that in 10 years we'll laugh at the way we're working today. We need a production line-like innovation to fix work... Enter Deep Work.

27:27 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Dan Pink is the most important researcher for understanding workplace motivation.

16:58 | Jul 3rd, 2017

In 2010 John Kay wrote an article for the FT called Obliquity. It proved so popular that it became a best selling book. Obliquity is the concept that to achieve what we want to do we should aim for other things - we achieve our goals obliquely. Twe...Show More

32:37 | Jun 19th, 2017

Joi Ito runs the Media Lab at MIT. In his new book Whiplash he gives an account of how the only way we can improve work is if we build cultures that are set to innovate and experiment.

40:37 | Jun 5th, 2017

Hear from 5 people who have tried to change their work routines - with mixed results. Guests include Jenny Biggam and Zoe Basri from media agency The 7 Stars, David Wilding from Twitter, Laura Archer who turned her lunch break into 6 weeks extra hol...Show More

59:30 | May 28th, 2017

Get inspiration from three people who started again. Martin Morales left his life in the music industry to open the restaurant he always dreamed. Paul Coleman created a life that combines innovation consultancy with writing Car Share for Peter Kay. L...Show More

29:12 | May 22nd, 2017

Tony Schwartz is an incredibly successful writer, journalist and speaker. 15 years ago he set about changing the way we work. Seeing the growing exhaustion of people around him he's helped us understand why we're overwhelmed and what we need to do to...Show More

28:55 | May 8th, 2017

If most people knew the enjoyable secret of workplace creativity they'd probably feel liberated from the judgement of their peers. In this episode we hear inspiration from the ideas of Lucy Kellaway (FT journalist) and scientific evidence from Profes...Show More

38:42 | May 8th, 2017

Rest is the fascinating new book by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. It outlines how a combination of sleep, rest, vacation and exercise can help us achieve more. Late nights spent glugging coffee achieve exactly the opposite of what we think - as Alex explai...Show More

28:25 | May 8th, 2017

Dan Pink has called ROWE the future of work. ROWE is the Results Only Work Environment. It's the idea that we don't worry about what people do at work as long as the job gets done. That means they don't have to come in at 9. Or 10. Or 11. Or go home ...Show More

59:01 | May 8th, 2017

Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of advertising group Ogilvy. Through his 30 years in the media industry he has become renowned for championing the use of behavioural economics. Rory is an author and regularly writes for The Spectactor.

31:37 | May 2nd, 2017

Mark De Rond is an ethnographer who embeds himself with teams under pressure. What's the culture like in a field hospital in Camp Bastion, in the boat race crew? Mark's latest book 'Doctors at War' - a first hand account of the culture in Camp Basti...Show More

20:22 | Mar 20th, 2017

Sacha Judd tells us how an online conspiracy about two members of One Direction led her to understand how we're failing to attract women into tech roles. Sacha is Managing Director at Hoku Group. She can be found at @szechuan

23:39 | Mar 18th, 2017

Brad Stone has written behind the scenes studies of some of the most well known tech firms in the world. By spending time with the leaders of Uber, Amazon and Airbnb Brad has gained a deep understanding of what culture these firms create - whether vi...Show More

35:50 | Feb 27th, 2017

Andre Spicer is a professor in organisational behaviour at Cass Business School. He's written about the disfunction of world places and the advent of 'organisational stupidity'. He's provocative and insightful. Tweet your views to @eatsleepwkrpt

23:59 | Feb 20th, 2017

Kim Scott is the co-Founder of Candor, Inc and the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity which is out in March 2017. Kim's view is that we spend too long at work not speaking frankly to each other. She's convinced ...Show More

37:37 | Feb 13th, 2017

Paul Dolan is the author of Happiness By Design - a guide to making the decisions that lead you to being happier. Joining me to discuss is John Owen - CEO of the Decision Practice. Subscribe on iTunes. Tweet us @EatSlee...Show More

30:44 | Feb 6th, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is the best selling book about work culture for the last 5 years. We talk to three women to get their view on the book - and of feminism in the world place. Dawn Foster is a Guardian journalist and the writer of Lean Out. M...Show More

37:49 | Jan 30th, 2017

The "Netflix culture document" is one of the best known works on company culture. For a company that is beloved of millions for it's shows and service, their published document is a spiky explanation of the realities of working there. Patty McCord i...Show More

46:39 | Jan 16th, 2017

Featuring Dan Lyons (realDanLyons) - author of Disrupted - and Dara Nasr (@daranasr, UK MD of Twitter) Dan Lyons - Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-up Bubble is available now. We're all busy, so I enjoyed the audiobook version. You can revi...Show More
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11:47 | Dec 26th, 2016

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