Squeezing the Orange
Exceptional by Dan Cable - Unlocking Your Potential

Exceptional by Dan Cable - Unlocking Your Potential

September 23, 2020

Are you familiar with the best version of yourself? Would you like to be that version of yourself more often? We talk about Dan's latest book, 'Exceptional' in this episode, squeezing research and ideas that underpin text.

 - Exceptional is available on Amazon and Audible.

 - Be sure to visit essentic.com for information on how they help individuals and organisations uncover and work with their "Exceptional" strengths.

Laugh it Up: The Way Humour Transforms Workplace Meetings

Laugh it Up: The Way Humour Transforms Workplace Meetings

September 9, 2020

When you think of your workplace meetings, is laughter a regular attendee? Akin and Dan squeeze a research paper from an exciting branch of social science in which the merit of emotions at work is being brought into question.

 - Research Paper: 'Emotions in Organizations: Joint Laughter in Workplace Meetings' by Helena Kangasharju and Tuija Nikko

Do Side Hustles Empower or Distract?

Do Side Hustles Empower or Distract?

August 26, 2020

A long held belief among scholars and employers is that side hustles conflict with full-time work by depleting the cognitive abilities of employees. Akin and Dan squeeze a research paper which looked into whether this is truly the case and if there's more to the story!

 - Research Paper: 'Do the Hustle! Empowerment from Side-Hustles and Its Effects on Full-Time Work Performance' by Hudson Sessions, Jennifer D. Nahrgang, Manuel J. Vaulont, Raseana Williams and Amy L. Bartels

Sexual Attraction and High Anxiety

Sexual Attraction and High Anxiety

August 12, 2020

A new school take on an old school study finds that in states of high anxiety and fear, men remain able, and increasingly willing, to keep one thing on their mind.

Akin and Dan talk about sex and taking chances.

 - Research Paper: 'Some Evidence for Heightened Sexual Attraction under Conditions of High Anxiety' by Donald G. Dutton and Arthur P. Aron

Create a Portable Self for Your Contemporary Career

Create a Portable Self for Your Contemporary Career

July 29, 2020

Contemporary careers come with the expectation of employee mobility and the guarantee of on the job uncertainty. Research has found two competing pathways necessary for individuals to thrive with agency: adaptive and exploratory. Dan and Akin squeeze the findings for you!

 

 - Research Paper: 'Fast Tracks and Inner Journeys: Crafting Portable Selves for Contemporary Careers' by Gianpiero Petriglieri, Jennifer Louise Petriglieri and Jack Denfeld Wood

Spanish Flu: How Resilience, Cooperation and Framing Shape Communities

Spanish Flu: How Resilience, Cooperation and Framing Shape Communities

July 15, 2020

What can be learned from the Spanish Flu that might help us better navigate the present pandemic? Dan and Akin squeeze a sociology study that looks at natural disasters, and how the way to choose to frame events can either help or hinder our recovery.

 - Research Paper: 'Disasters and Community Resilience: Spanish Flu and the Formation of Retail Cooperatives in Norway' by Hayagreeva "Huggy" Rao and Henrich R. Greve

How Self-Reflection Energises Leaders featuring Terence Mauri

How Self-Reflection Energises Leaders featuring Terence Mauri

July 1, 2020

The duo are joined by author and leadership mentor, Terence Mauri. Together, the trio squeeze a research paper that scientifically finds measurable methods by which leaders can better harness their energy and be more influential at work.

 - Research Paper: 'Energizing Leaders via Self-Reflection: A Within-Person Field Experiment' by Klodiana Lanaj, Trevor Foulk and Amir Erez

What’s Next for Squeezing the Orange?

What’s Next for Squeezing the Orange?

June 17, 2020

It's time for another catch up with Akin and Dan. The duo have some special announcements, and also open the window into what's been happening in their lives.

Police Body Cameras Reveal Racial Respect Bias

Police Body Cameras Reveal Racial Respect Bias

June 10, 2020

A squad of researchers analysed a month's worth of police body camera footage from routine traffic stops in Oakland, California. Their findings highlight a racial bias that contributes towards the dysfunction relationship between Black Americans and the police. Dan and Akin squeeze the findings.

 - Research Paper: 'Language from Police Body Camera Footage Shows Racial Disparities in Officer Respect' by Rob Voigt, Nicholas P. Camp, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, William L. Hamilton, Rebecca C. Hetey, Camilla M. Griffiths, David Jurgens, Dan Jurafsky, and Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Self-Affirmation and the Health Benefits of Expressive Writing

Self-Affirmation and the Health Benefits of Expressive Writing

June 3, 2020

Improve your mental health, and your physical health follows. Dan and Akin squeeze research which finds positive, self-affirming expressive writing has real and measurable benefits for women being treated for breast cancer.

 - Research Paper: 'Does Self-Affirmation, Cognitive Processing, or Discovery of Meaning Explain Cancer-Related Health Benefits of Expressive Writing' by J. David Creswell, Suman Lam, Annette L. Stanton, Shelley E. Taylor, Julienne E. Bower and David K. Sherman

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