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The Mindful Entrepreneur with Malte Krohn

Kicking-off our Q2 theme of "Starting Up" we talk to Malte Krohn, a design and innovation expert and author of the forthcoming book, The...

Looking Forward to the Roaring 20s with L’Oréal’s Ronny Kelders

In a continuation of the "Thriving Business" theme on the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast we talk to Global Head of Learning & Development at...

Episode 36: Stronger People, Stronger Society with Arla’s Claus Flensborg

We make a return for 2021 and a new theme of "Thriving Business." First up is Claus Flensborg, Global L&D Director at Arla Foods....

[Podcast] Episode 35: Building Authentic Communities with Standing on Giants Co-Founder Robbie Hearn

We finish the year with our final reflections on community with Standing on Giants co-Founder Robbie Hearn. Discussing cases from Airbnb to giffgaff we...

[Podcast] Episode 33: Mobilising change with The Wellbeing Project’s COO Elissa Goldenberg

Kicking off our Q4 focus on community we talk to Elissa Goldenberg, COO at The Wellbeing Project and Founder of EG Coaching & Consulting....

[Podcast] Episode 32: Leading Through Crisis with Hilton’s Stephen Cassidy

In the third and final episode of our Travel theme for Q3 we talk to Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Hilton UK...

[Podcast] Episode 31: Re-Designing Travel with McKinsey’s Melissa Dalrymple

In the second of three episodes based on Travel for Q3 we talk to McKinsey Partner Melissa Dalrymple about her recent article, "Make it...

[Podcast] Episode 30: When the Disruptor is Disrupted with Uber’s Matt Wilson

We're back! Kicking off the Q3 theme of Travel we talk to Matthew Wilson, Associate General Counsel EMEA and APAC at Uber about the...

Episode 29: Home/Office insights from the Netherlands with Steve Longhorn and Elyse Nijsse

In this special joint episode which closes the Q2 theme of Wellbeing in the Built Environment we talk to experts in Facilities Management and...

Episode 28: Designing the new workplace with Akka Architects CEO Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

We continue our look at wellbeing in the built environment with Akka Architects CEO Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes. Coinciding with the launch of The Recovery...

Episode 27: What office will we go back to? with IWBI Senior Vice President...

Kicking off our Q2 theme of "Wellbeing in the Built Environment" we talk to senior vice president of research at the International Well Building...

Episode 26: Leadership development in times of crisis with Korn Ferry’s Katherine Semler

In the last of 3 episodes on the theme of wellbeing in professional services we talk to Katherine Semler, Head of Leadership Development Iberia...

Episode 25: On the quest to mainstream empathy with EY Seren CEO Michael Von...

In the second part of our look at wellbeing in professional services we talk to EY Seren CEO Michael Von der Geest on his...

Episode 24: How can wellbeing survive in professional services? with Deloitte’s Arti Kashyap-Aynsley

Kicking off our new thematic focus in the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast we talk to Arti Kashyap-Aynsley, Wellbeing Leader at Deloitte Consulting UK, about...
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[Podcast] Christmas reflections

A 'back to the roots' episode recorded in the childhood home in Motherwell, Scotland as Dr. MacGregor reflects on the seven episodes of the...
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[Video] On the relationship between learning and wellbeing

Inspired by attendance at the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE 2019) we discuss the link between learning and wellbeing. Check out the 30...
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Learning and wellbeing: A visit to the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE)

“Before the invention of cooking, we spent most of our lives chewing.” I laughed out loud, with quite a few others, in the vast...
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Will the machines really make us more human?

By Steven P. MacGregor Learning another language isn’t an easy thing to do (and I’m very aware how lucky I am being a native English speaker)....
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[Video] Will the machines make us more human? Steven MacGregor with Chief Wellbeing Officer

The October episode of Chief Wellbeing Officer looks at Artificial Intelligence, and how the machines may help create a more flourishing working world. Check...

[Podcast] Will the machines make us more human? with enaible co-founder Mischa Zielke

After looking at the darker side of technology addiction and human weakness in episode 20, we focus this month on a more positive view...

[Podcast] Digital wellbeing with Data Scientist of the Year Nuria Oliver

 On our return from the summer break we talk to Dr. Nuria Oliver of the Vodafone Institute. Honoured as Data Scientist of the Year...

Less digital, more well? A conversation on digital wellbeing with data scientist of the...

By Steven P. MacGregor I still remember the anticipation of opening the pack. I’d often look at the five cards side-on first to see if there...

Who owns wellbeing? Reflections from Heineken

By Steven P. MacGregor “A company has someone to look after money, strategy, and marketing etc. But soon there will be another title. A Chief Wellbeing...

[Podcast] Who owns wellbeing with Heineken’s Head of Workspace Services Fernando Lallana

This month we talk to Fernando Lallana, Head of Workspace Services at Heineken Spain. Discussing different wellbeing related initiatives at the company we consider...

[Video] Steven MacGregor with Chief Wellbeing Officer: Who owns wellbeing?

The July episode of Chief Wellbeing Officer asks who owns wellbeing with Heineken. Different functions within the organisation may have a different angle on...

Designing culture for 202,000 employees at Santander

By Steven P. MacGregor Dan Strode couldn’t believe Monday had rolled around again so fast. Sleep had been at a premium during a busy ‘working’ weekend...

[Podcast] Designing Positive Cultures with Santander’s Head of Strategy and Culture, Dan Strode

Here we talk with Santander's Global Head of Strategy and Culture, Dan Strode about The Santander Way; eight behaviours, three values and four leadership...

[Video] How do you design culture?

The June episode of Chief Wellbeing Officer looks at culture with Santander. The Santander Way includes eight behaviours, three values and four leadership commitments...

Calculating the financial return on wellbeing

By Steven MacGregor Toby and Daniel were corporate rebels. Meeting at SAP in 2005 their approach to work – challenging the current way of doing...

[Podcast] Calculating the return on wellbeing with SAP Apphaus veterans Toby Haug & Daniel...

  In part 2 of the SAP case recorded 6 months on from episode 15 we discuss the changes in the Happiness at Work initiative...

[VIDEO] Steven MacGregor with Chief Wellbeing Officer

  The second part of the SAP case looking at the new humanizing business initiative within EMEA Commercial Sales. How do we move towards a...

Do you need to be happy to be a Chief Happiness Officer?

Examining the new Happiness at Work initiative at SAP By Steven MacGregor “The term is loaded. It doesn’t mean I’m walking around all day telling jokes...

When is the best time of the day to exercise?

By Steven MacGregor I’ve fielded several questions from executives in the past few weeks, from Caixabank to Russian Railways, on a recurring and simple topic....

Heartfulness

By Steven P. MacGregor The human heart is the engine room for everything you do. Every beat of that engine, which may beat up to...

Could you answer these 3 questions?

I need your help. I’ve been asked to reflect on 3 questions for an interview this week on the Innovation Ecosystem podcast. Founded by anthropologist...

Into the wild

By Steven MacGregor “Brisk exercise imparts elasticity to the muscles, fresh and healthy blood circulates through the brain, the mind works well, the eye is...

The 7 Hacks of Highly Effective Habits by Dr. Steven MacGregor

How many times have you said that you will change for the better? Dr. Steven MacGegor's 7 Hacks of Highly Effective Habits can be...

Ebb and flow

By Steven MacGregor I spent some time with Oracle a few weeks ago, during the kick-off to their new financial year. 150 senior leaders from...

Chief Wellbeing Officer: Learning to Live

By Steven MacGregor With the Chief Wellbeing Officer book released this week, we include an excerpt from Chapter 7 on how to achieve lifelong learning....

Inner agility for health and wellbeing

By Steven MacGregor We look at agile ways of working this month, including an excerpt from episode 7 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast with global...

Leading by example

By Steven MacGregor I’ve been lucky to have had some great conversations this past week without travelling too far from home. Two days spent with...

The ROI of Wellbeing

By Steven P. MacGregor I was teaching Masters students at IE’s School of Human Sciences and Technology this week. Teaching wellbeing at work to an...

The Joyous Republic of giffgaff

By Steven P. MacGregor   The Minister for Development arrives at the office by bicycle, and gets straight to work. Meeting the other ministries is first...

Biochemistry 101

By Steven MacGregor   I’ve been lucky enough to teach executives from companies including Oracle, Telefónica, Chevron Philips and Banco Santander the past few weeks in a...

A Conversation with Ann Pickering, Director of Human Resources at O2

By Steven MacGregor We continue our global influencers series this month in conversation with Ann Pickering. This was a recorded interview that you can listen to...

Chief Wellbeing Officer

By Steven MacGregor  This month we include an excerpt from Steven MacGregor’s new book, Chief Wellbeing Officer: Leading in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, co-authored with Rory...

A Conversation with Roberto Di Bernardini, Global Head of HR at Banco Santander

By Steven MacGregor Returning to our series of interviews with global influencers we talk to Roberto Di Bernardini, who after almost a decade of HR leadership...

Design For Wellbeing

By Steven MacGregor Health and wellbeing in the professional domain continue to garner increased attention. In this article, the author wraps up the year through...

Habit Hacking (Part II)

By Steven MacGregor How many times have you said that you will change for the better? In this Part Two of the article, the author...

Habit Hacking (Part I)

By Steven MacGregor In the first of two parts looking at habits in the workplace the author uncover the preliminary results of research into habit...

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