LiveBook 2017-07-23T17:37:55+00:00

NEW: 'Chaos, Flow and Systems Thinking' If we're so smart why are we getting it so wrong so much of the time? 3 3
RT @klugermax: Why can't girls be Role Models for boys? 5 0
Out Sunday 23rd, 'Chaos, Flow and Systems Thinking' - how do we deal with our complex and volatile world? 1 1
RT @bilalfarooqui: Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself. We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal… 142576 0
RT @How2BGoodAtWork: Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors 2 0
Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors 2 2
NEW out today, how to be good at #leadership - *hint* it's not about you... 3 3
How to Be Good at Work: new episode of the LiveBook looks at #leaders and #leadership. OUT Sunday 16th... 1 3

We spend most of our adult lives at work. We choose a job and a career, sometimes they seem to choose us, and whatever we do we want to enjoy it, find fulfilment and be good – don’t we?

How to Be Good at Work is building week by week into a live online book; a ‘livebook’ that is asking questions and finding answers about the big stuff like our purpose and values, our decisions and actions that impact our daily lives and those around us.

This book is for you, to help you find even better ways to be good at work – to enjoy it, and, while I fill in the blanks, I invite you to contribute, as we develop ideas and learn from each other’s experiences together.

Read about the project in my Foreword. Each section looks at a  different aspect of what it means to be good at work and is supported with papers and further reading. I hope you will find it useful, that you will want to contribute and share the ideas.

“Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.” Pythagoras

As Roger Federer recently demonstrated, time away from work to refresh the mind and body makes us much more productive when we return. We’re taking a short break now and will be back with our next episode looking at the future for good work on Sunday, 13th August.

Happy days!

Share you thoughts with us via our Facebook and Twitter channels – we’d love to know what you’re thinking …

  • Professor Roger Steare, foreword: 'How to Be Good at Work'
    1. Foreword
    When did we stop thinking? Why this book matters, why it’s free and what’s in it for you.
  • Man with pregnant partner - How to Be Good at Work
    2. Love
    Without LOVE life’s not worth living, work is no exception - grounding our purpose, values and morality, it’s where we all begin.
  • Different people thinking - how to be good at work
    3. Logic
    An adaptive species, collaborative, competitive; imaginative and creative. In a complex and volatile world know where to look for LOGIC and evolved thinking.
  • A policeman shouting about the law
    4. Law
    The many thousands of rules, processes and systems in the work place today not only threaten to overwhelm us, they create a palpable culture of fear… how do we escape the moral vacuum of the compliant robot?
  • A boy and his grandfather: MoralDNA - Love, Logic, Law - How to Be Good at Work
    5. The MoralDNA of Love, Logic and Law
    Through unparalleled, worldwide research we’re getting to the bottom of how we, as humans, approach and make ethical decisions based on Love, Logic and Law.
  • Mum speaks to her child. How do we decide what's right?
    6. How to decide what’s RIGHT
    To act with Integrity means we cannot pick and choose our values to justify what’s easy. We have to embrace them all in order to do what’s right.
  • Men in suits stuck with their heads in cardboard boxes - culture at work - How to Be Good at Work
    7. Culture
    What makes a great place to work?... They need to be secure, happy, positive and progressive: get the culture right and the rest will follow.
  • women and men around a table discussing - leadership - How to Be Good at Work
    8. Leadership
    Good leaders create a safe culture for debate and decisions, in every conversation and meeting. Misleaders however, will gather you together to tell you how smart they are and how you need to hit the numbers to make them look good - or else...
  • 9. Chaos, Flow and Systems Thinking
    In evolutionary terms, species that thrive in a changing environment are those that adapt and collaborate. The systems we inhabit are far too complex and unpredictable for us to be able to make a rule for every possible outcome. When we try we get it wrong.
The LiveBook is free for your personal use and you can read, share download or print it off.  Now, if you’re a boss and are thinking, “Hum, I’d like to engage my colleagues and co-workers”, this is commercial use, in which case please contact us  to agree a licence fee and you’ll be able to share the LiveBook via an app. Good times!