Psychology at Work
Summary: Dr. Casey Lankow and Dr. Tim Johansson envision a world of work where people discover their significance and purpose. Join them as they explore how to make positive meaning of our relationships and contributions (and what can get in the way), which leads to being more engaged, present, and effective. Gain some insight about yourself, enjoy some laughs, and join Drs. Tim and Casey in creating a world of work where being seen and noticed is a celebration of the whole self and an invitation to bring all of oneself into the work environment – a place where people are able to be their best selves.
Conflict is unavoidable. Listen as Casey and Tim discuss what we know about how we learn how to handle conflict, what the 5 basic approaches are, and even a framework for figuring out what approach might be most effective in a given conflict. Conflict doesn’t have to be bad!
Casey and Tim open up PAW Pod mail bag (i.e. email inbox) and answer listener questions! Listen as they drill down into psychological safety, helping your work team become more comfortable with using assessments, and getting to a place of "yes" - and even a discussion on the implications of the evolving world of work!
Stress and distress are inevitable - but can we really predict how everyone responds to stress? Listen as Casey and Tim discuss their findings on their research regarding stress, how it impacts how we show up at work....and what works for reducing its impact! You just might be surprised.
Casey and Tim conceptualize personality as having multiple layers, in this episode they break down one of the deeper layers: Psychological Values. Listen as they discuss the historical foundations of Murray's System of Needs and how these impact how we show up. David Rock's SCARF model gets a mention, along with a few other relevant tangents.
In part 2 of the series on power, Casey and Tim break down the six bases of power as originally offered by social psychologists Bertram Raven and John French. Building off of part 1 (in season 1), this is a deeper look at the differences between positional power and personal power.
In this episode, Casey and Tim discuss some of the theoretical underpinnings behind the turn to strength-based thinking. They explain their take on what strengths really are, how to best leverage them - and of course, what might get in the way from time-to-time. And don't miss the last few minutes in which the origin story of "it depends" emerges.
Casey and Tim kick off Season 2 diving into the topic of courage. Is it the same thing as bravery? What does it have to do with work? How is courage connected to our values....and our body? Is everything really a choice? Listen as this episode explores these questions, and more!
Self-Awareness is important (it comes up in almost every episode!). In perhaps the most practical episode yet, Casey and Tim discuss 3 different means of getting feedback about ourselves in order to increase our self-awareness.
How many times in a day do you hear people refer to someone's 'personality'? While personality is an often cited reason for all sorts of things (mostly problems), it is often misused and misunderstood. Listen as Casey and Tim break down their conceptualization of personality, which goes beyond just traits.
Is power a bad thing? Does it corrupt absolutely? Power is an ever-present and complex construct. This is part one of an ongoing series about power. This episode lays the foundation for what power actually is (it's a real thing) and introduces two kinds of power: positional power and personal power.
Is insight necessary for behavior change? Are our behavior options limited to our personality? This episode explores the importance of self-awareness and also why it's not enough.
Emotions are contagious - both positive and negative - whether we like it or not. Listen as Casey and Tim break down the mechanisms of emotional contagion and discuss how to prevent it.
How we show up and the impact we have, hinges on our mindset. It's a decision we make every day. Listen as Casey and Tim break down this human process and call for a movement!
What exactly are significance and purpose? Listen as Casey and Tim explore these two constructs, the inherent subjective nature of them, and learn about a key first step in discovering your significance and purpose in yourself.
Drs. Casey and Tim dive into the concept of Psychological Safety. What is it? What is it not? Neuroscience, fear, baseball and being "name called" all find their way into the discussion....and more!