Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Bruce Daisley - How to Unlock Your Fortitude and the Unifying Truth Behind Resilience

November 19, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Bruce Daisley Episode 220
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Bruce Daisley - How to Unlock Your Fortitude and the Unifying Truth Behind Resilience
Show Notes

This week, I bring back one of your most popular guests of the past, my good friend Bruce Daisley. (see episode 59 for our past conversation).

Bruce is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK.  He is one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. After 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK, his book on improving workplace culture, The Joy of Work, became a Sunday Times number one business bestseller in 2019. His new book, Fortitude: How to Unlock Your Inner Strength, is already repeating this success.

In Fortitude, Bruce disproves the myth that only extraordinary people are successful, showing how we can achieve a sense of control through simple mind exercises, and, above all, how we can draw on those around us to empower ourselves and build our inner-strength. The book, and this conversation, set out a practical path to greater self-confidence and courage, not just for the elite few, but for us all.

Listen as we discuss:

  • All of the bad information on resilience floating around.
  • How the explosion in Beirut triggered his pursuit of understanding resilience.
  • Why do some less fortunate kids do better than others?
  • Gen Z is far more willing to express and address their emotions.
  • We are not predetermined to end up as a victim of our experiences.
  • The most elite athletes have had moments of trauma.
  • We should speak about resilience as the strength we draw from each other.
  • People naturally come together in disasters, despite what Hollywood shows.
  • When people own their identities, they live healthier lives.
  • How does control improve resilience?
  • The lack decision making power in our jobs, despite our liabilities, hurts us.
  • Bruce's secret for happiness at work? Laugh!

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