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An advice show that reminds you that while your office may be crazy, you don’t have to be. Helmed by office MVPs and corporate veterans Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo, Oprah Winfrey Network) and Matt Ritter (lawyer-turned-comedian) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life.

An advice show that reminds you that while your office may be crazy, you don’t have to be. Helmed by office MVPs and corporate veterans Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo, Oprah Winfrey Network) and Matt Ritter (lawyer-turned-comedian) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life.
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An advice show that reminds you that while your office may be crazy, you don’t have to be. Helmed by office MVPs and corporate veterans Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo, Oprah Winfrey Network) and Matt Ritter (lawyer-turned-comedian) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life.

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English


Episodes

Wondery Presents: I, Survivor

4/23/2019
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Wondery’s I, Survivor is back for a brand new season, along with six new stories of resilience and survival. You’ll hear from those who fought back against all odds, including Terra Newell (Dirty John), Tommy Caldwell (Free Solo), and more. Subscribe to I, Survivor at wondery.fm/isurvivor

Duration:00:09:19

Sharing At Work Without Oversharing

4/22/2019
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We get a lot of emails from our listeners asking about how much personal information to share at work. Whether it’s about an illness or upcoming weddings, where do you draw the line? Our own Coach Larry Seal is back with some tips on what you should divulge in the office, and when to keep things to yourself. And listener Bob is faced with a tough decision about whether to leave his current job to move closer to family, now that he’s expecting his second child. Then in Lingo Bingo, Liz and...

Duration:00:37:11

Dealing With A Bad Manager

4/15/2019
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We’ve all dealt with a bad boss at one point or another. And if not, LUCKY YOU! But if you currently have to tiptoe around your manager, we’ve brought in Liz Fosslien for some work survival tips. She is the co-author and illustrator of the best-selling book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work and head of content at Humu, a company that uses behavioral science to make work better. Fosslein chats with Liz and Rico on how to stay sane in an otherwise pleasant work...

Duration:00:38:53

We Hear From YOU, Dear Listeners

4/8/2019
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Our favorite part of Safe For Work, besides the snacks, is YOU--our dear listeners! So it only made sense for us to dedicate an entire show to your calls. We’ll hear from listener Sarah, who has moved into a new position in her company, but is still stuck doing her old job, on top of her new job. Sarah floats an interesting solution by Liz and Rico. Then, caller Cindy is 62, and has just been laid off from her fundraising position at a small university. Cindy gives a rundown of the steps...

Duration:00:37:29

Featured Podcast: Reality Life with Kate Casey

4/4/2019
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Kate Casey is host of the uber popular Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast. Every Friday Kate interviews reality stars of the past and present, and leading directors of producers of your favorite reality shows. She also asks a wide array of guests to dissect an episode of a reality television show for your enjoyment. Catch the rest of the episode at wondery.fm/reality

Duration:00:09:15

Negotiating For What You Really Want

4/1/2019
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Negotiating in a job interview is arguably one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the hiring process. But it doesn’t have to be that way! For a lesson how not to get stumped when talking to a potential employer, Liz speaks executive recruiter Sarah Van Dyck who has some expert advice on how to ask for what you really want out of a job, and we’re not just talking about salary. Then, we’ll hear from listener Jennifer who had to stop working for 18 months to take care of her ailing husband....

Duration:00:43:32

Tackling Ethical Dilemmas at Work

3/25/2019
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There’s a reason business ethics is an entire university course...it’s complicated. But our very own Coach Larry Seal joins us for at least a way to begin to think about ethical dilemmas at the office, like how to handle a request from your boss that goes against your values. Hint: Things may not be what they seem. Then on this week’s Work Pop segment, we explore what the 2001 romantic comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary tells us about quitting in spectacular fashion. And in our latest round of...

Duration:00:41:31

Accepting Feedback Gracefully

3/18/2019
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Receiving constructive criticism can be easy in theory, but tough in practice. For some tips on how to take advantage of feedback, Liz and Rico speak to Wisconsin-based freelance writer Kat Boogaard, whose preferred topics include career and self-development. Kat will reveal ways to get through those tough conversations and thrive, instead of just gritting your teeth and bearing it. Then, we’ll hear from listener Emilie, who’s having some trouble figuring out how to give feedback to her...

Duration:00:38:30

Bouncing Back From Failure

3/11/2019
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Failure is often seen as something negative, but it’s not always a bad thing. When one door closes, another opens. Or, if you’re like television and film producer Nina Jacobson, you make your own door, so to speak. Jacobson’s credits include The Hunger Games and Crazy Rich Asians. But she was also fired as a Walt Disney Company studio exec more than a decade ago. In this episode, Jacobson will talk about what she learned from her own failures to become the success she is today. Then, Liz...

Duration:00:43:37

The Art Of Office Space Intervention

3/4/2019
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Decluttering isn’t a new concept. But it seems like the war on clutter is especially intense at the moment, thanks to Marie Kondo and others who are taking messy spaces by storm. In this episode, we’ll talk to author Gretchen Rubin about her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Liz will ask Gretchen for an “office space intervention” (goodbye old power cords!) and discuss whether decluttering actually makes you more productive. Then, Liz...

Duration:00:42:26

Achieving The Ever-Elusive Work-Life Balance

2/25/2019
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The perpetual battle between time spent at work vs. home can be heart-wrenching. But if your kid is asking for an appointment to get a hug, Coach Larry joins us with some thoughts on how to change that. In this episode, Larry will parse the challenges men and women face to find time for family, the importance of your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” function and how to carve out a personal life (or even [gasp] a vacation!) without feeling like you’ve left your colleagues hanging. Then, Liz and Rico...

Duration:00:40:02

Introducing Rico's New Podcast, One Plus One

2/19/2019
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Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness. Subscribe to One Plus One today at...

Duration:00:11:17

Avoiding Burnout When You’re Always Available

2/18/2019
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Despite the large number of benefits they’ve put into the world, technologies like email, iPhones, and instant messaging have blurred the lines between when we are and aren’t available for work. So on today’s show, BuzzFeed News’s Anne Helen Petersen, author of the hugely viral article How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, talks about how we can avoid the creep of digital burnout that’s coming for all of us, regardless of our generational identity. Then, Liz and Rico help listeners...

Duration:00:39:13

Alternatives To Going Nuclear

2/11/2019
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What do you do when you’ve been pushed to your limit at work, but you don’t want to go nuclear and start suing people? Well, a few weeks back, we got a call from a listener named Vivienne. She’s dealing with some discrimination from the owner of her company; also, that same owner of the company is dating the head of HR. And our call with her left us wondering, “Well, what can you do that’s not a) leave your company, b) put your head down and ignore it, or c) go nuclear and take the owner to...

Duration:00:37:37

How To Succeed As A New Manager

2/4/2019
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It’s an unfortunate reality of the working world that many people become managers without ever having been trained to actually manage others. So today, Coach Larry joins us with his do’s and don’ts for new managers: topics include being humble, thinking of yourself as a performance coach, and never jockeying for credit. Then, Liz and Rich help listeners Julie, who’s being stretched too thin at her job, and Debbie, who’s juggling multiple job offers...and somehow that’s a bad thing! And we...

Duration:00:39:43

Finding Security & Conquering Unhealthy Attachment Styles

1/28/2019
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Elizabeth Grace Saunders, author and time management coach, joins us to explain how our attachment styles -- that is, a subconscious attunement that we’ve developed over the course of our lives, and that often dictates how we impulsively react to events around us -- can provide insight into our stumbling blocks at work, and how understanding your attachment style can make your work-life happier and more fulfilling. Then, we help two listeners who are struggling with those pesky,...

Duration:00:34:01

“Modern Elders” And Making Age An Asset At Work

1/21/2019
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Chip Conley, entrepreneur and author of the book Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, joins us to discuss how we can fight against ageism in the workplace by reconsidering what it means to be, or to work with, an “elder.” Chip tells us about how his time as a mentor/intern (or as he calls it, a “mentern”) at Airbnb shaped how he approaches his younger colleagues, and how embracing and celebrating the wisdom one gains with age is crucial for older workers in today’s workplace. Then,...

Duration:00:37:14

“Modern Elders” And Making Age An Asset At Work

1/21/2019
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Chip Conley, entrepreneur and author of the book Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, joins us to discuss how we can fight against ageism in the workplace by reconsidering what it means to be, or to work with, an “elder.” Chip tells us about how his time as a mentor/intern (or as he calls it, a “mentern”) at Airbnb shaped how he approaches his younger colleagues, and how embracing and celebrating the wisdom one gains with age is crucial for older workers in today’s workplace. Then,...

Duration:00:39:39

Preparing For The Future Of Work

1/14/2019
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Kara Swisher wears many hats: she’s the executive editor of the website Recode, she hosts the podcasts Recode Decode and Pivot, and she writes for The New York Times. And she joins us on today’s show, with all of her expertise, to talk about how automation and AI will change the jobs we have; plus, she has the steps we should take to robot-proof our careers, and how education needs to change in response to the shifting landscape of labor. Then, we help listener Morgan, whose bosses...

Duration:00:36:24

Preparing For The Future Of Work

1/14/2019
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Kara Swisher wears many hats: she’s the executive editor of the website Recode, she hosts the podcasts Recode Decode and Pivot, and she writes for The New York Times. And she joins us on today’s show, with all of her expertise, to talk about how automation and AI will change the jobs we have; plus, she has the steps we should take to robot-proof our careers, and how education needs to change in response to the shifting landscape of labor. Then, we help listener Morgan, whose bosses...

Duration:00:38:51