Endor Learn & Develop Podcast
The Language of Work Project

The Language of Work Project

March 11, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he presents the results of a ten year independent study into adaptive work practices. Over 8,000 managers from all business sectors including private, public and not-for-profit provided feedback between 2006 and 2016 to confirm which adaptive skills they valued most in their employees.

The Magic Weekend

The Magic Weekend

March 11, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop talks about the consequences of the ‘magic weekend’, whereby someone’s really, really effective in role, they’re good as an operator or they’re good on the tools, whatever it is. And they go away for a weekend. They’ve been promoted, and on the Monday they’re supposed to be really effective as a supervisor, or a line manager.

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle

March 10, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. Here, he touches on the consequences of The Peter Principle which states that in many organisations people tend to get promoted right up to level of their own incompetence – ie they reach a level where they are no longer competent in a new role and so end up getting stuck at this level. Invariably it is because the skills of one job do not always translate to another.

What Organisations Value Most in Their People

What Organisations Value Most in Their People

March 10, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he discusses how technical skills knowledge and qualifications may help you get appointed into a job, but often become far less important once in role – in terms of your long term professional reputation. Once in a role, it is often the behavioural aspects and interpersonal skills that will be the driver of your long term success in role

The Management Balance

The Management Balance

March 10, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he uncovers what great managers do differently. Cutting through the complexity around this area, he presents a simple and accessible definition of management and then explains how to make it happen.

How to Manage Anyone

How to Manage Anyone

March 9, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he suggests there isn’t a template a shape or one single way to manage people. Ultimately: there is no 1 way to manage others.

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On Being Human – Retaining a Sense of Humor

On Being Human – Retaining a Sense of Humor

March 9, 2019

Forget your poker-face. Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he suggests that some of the best negotiators aren’t always stoic or ‘stoney-faced’, but instead

Careful Where You Sit – Influence at Work

Careful Where You Sit – Influence at Work

March 9, 2019

The Centre Stage effect. Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he suggests that you can increase the chances of making a favourable impression at a meeting by sitting towards the middle of the table.

Creativity and Disruption

Creativity and Disruption

March 8, 2019

Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this clip,he talks about Daniel Oppenheimer research with high school teachers - asked to reformat the handouts that they were giving to some of their classes. The regular handout would be formatted in something straightforward, such as Helvetica or Times New Roman. But half these classes were getting handouts that were formatted in something less straighforward. 

Perfectionism and Change

Perfectionism and Change

March 8, 2019

Chris Watson of Endor Learn & Develop challenges conventional wisdom in terms of the best way to develop people. In this 1 minute clip, he suggests that while conscientious people display a strong sense of direction and self-control at work and in their personal life and high scorers are competent, organised, achieving and proactive; they are also often found to be the hardest to engage during times of change.