By Brock Armstrong
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The aim of this podcast is for me to arm you, my amazing workplace-casual army, with the weapons needed to combat the potential and perhaps inherent downsides of our chosen lifestyle. Most of us spend at least 40 hours per week at our place of work (47.7 hours is the actual average - even if we only get paid for 37.5 hours). We put time and effort into what our home looks like. We put research into the car we buy or the clothes we wear. Why wouldn’t we put at least that much effort into how we approach our workspace? This podcast will help you optimize, hone and perfect your office habitat so you can truly be a Workplace Hero.
||CleanHow To Self Promote, without being human spam w/ Justin Jackson||Special Guest Hero, Justin Jackson||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork Expands (or contracts) to the Time Allowed||Parkinson's Law is a book by C. Northcote Parkinson. And this book is best known for its opening line: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Now, do you recognise it? I bet you do. Honestly, I didn’t know it had a name...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoal Setting and the End of Season 1||Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in most fields all set goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation and it helps you to organize your time and your resources. -- Goal Setting Hello my cubicle...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Addicted to Workohol?||Society tells us that working harder and working more hours is good, but if you have listened to this podcast for a while you know that it is actually damaging you, hard on your fellow employees and even detrimental your company's success. So, let me...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork Zones w/ Vanessa and Adam Lambert||Today’s topic is a fun one. Partially because it is something that I am sure that we can all agree on but mostly because for the first time in quite a while we have a guest hero! Guest heroes, actually. Vanessa and Adam Lambert from Bee The...||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Happens at Work Stays at Work||Close your eyes for a second and dig deep into your psyche. I want you to be truly honest with yourself. Can you do that for me? Ok. Do you truly believe that one day you will actually go home from work with a completely clear desk? No projects left...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Frustration of Chronic Lateness||For a good percentage of us work-a-day-grumblers, three little words habitually accompany our entrance to work, a meeting, a luncheon or even getting home from work: “Sorry, I’m late.” Does this sound like you? Hello cubicle cutoff, open space...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe: Fwd: Write Good Email||Experts agree that your email behaviour has the potential to sabotage your reputation both personally and professionally. Inc.com wrote a story with some of the industry's most seasoned email experts which had them weigh in on how to perfect your...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking on Vacation: The Worcation||I am currently coming to you live from my childhood bedroom at my mom’s house. Yeah, I am taking the week off to visit my mom, sister, niece, nephew, some in-laws and friends. But I didn’t want to break my streak of not missing a week of this...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeep Calm and Quit Your Job||According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before age forty, and this number is projected to grow. Forrester Research predicts that today's youngest workers (that might be you) will hold twelve...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Pain in the Neck - Literally!||I know I am not the first one to make this joke but… work can be a real pain in the freakin’ neck! Sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen for eight-plus hours, driving through downtown traffic to get to the office, and even sleeping in a...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Get Sleepy in the Afternoon||Hello desk dozers, cubicle catnaps, open space snoozers, corner office conscious, home den dreamers and coffee shop slumbers. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. That’s you! The point of creating this podcast was to make...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen and How to Ask for Feedback||Hello desk destitute, cubicle cheapened, open space strapped, corner office commendable, home den derelict and coffee shop subjugated. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. That’s you! You are the hero here. The goal of this..||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Prepare For and Return From a Vacation||Hello desk deserters, cubicle celebrators, open space sleeper-inners, corner office carousers, home den holidays and coffee shop sabbaticals. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. That’s actually you! You see, the goal of...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Ask For and Get a Raise||Hello desk directors, cubicle chieftains, open space superintendents, corner office overseers, home den honchos and coffee shop comptrollers. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. That’s actually you! You see, the goal of...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealing with Illness at Work||Hello cubicle coughers, open space sneezers, corner office blowers, home den fevers and coffee shop sore throats. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. The goal of this podcast is to make you into a Workplace Hero. Plus I am...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow and When to Say No||Hello desk deterers, cubicle closers, open space offenders, corner office combatants, home den defenders and coffee shop conquerors. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. You see, the goal of this podcast is to make you and me..||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTelecommuting - The Art of Working At Home||Hello cubicle avoiders, open space ostracizers, corner office curtailers, home den dwellers, and coffee shop congregators. My name is Brock Armstrong, and I am… not the Workplace Hero. It’s true! I am learning this workplace stuff along with you,...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErgonomics w/ Elle Russ||Guest Hero: Elle Russ, writer, actor, life coach and host of The Primal Blueprint Podcast. Human-factors engineering, also called ergonomics or human engineering, is the science dealing with the application of information on physical and psychological..||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking, Acting & Thinking Positively w/ Dr. Alessandra Wall||Guest Hero: Dr. Alessandra Wall, Ph.D. - Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Life in Focus Therapy When negative events or mistakes happen, positive self-talk simply seeks to bring the positive out of the negative to help you do better, go further,...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOut of Office - Work Life Balance||Hello, My Workplace Heros. Brock Armstrong here, in a totally stripped down version of the podcast today because I am currently out of the office. Actually, you can think of this episode as my podcasting Out Of Office reply. I am spending the week at...||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShift Work||Hello, my law enforcement luminaries, military magnates, healthcare heavyweights, service station superstars, transportation troubadours, fire stations favourites, and call centre conquerors. My name is Brock Armstrong, and I am… not the Workplace...||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkout, Exercise or Movement Snack? w/ Ben Greenfield||Guest Hero: Ben Greenfield. Fitness, nutrition and human performance consultant at BenGreenfieldFitness.com Hello, my cubicle cardio, open space sit-ups, corner office chin-ups, home den dips, and coffee shop sprinters. My name is Brock Armstrong, and..||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnwanted Distractions||Hello, my cubicle confusers, open space side trackers, corner office orientors, home den distractors, and coffee shop confounders. My name is Brock Armstrong, and I am here, deep inside your ears, planting seeds of inspiration, to make you into a...||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLow Energy w/ Hailey Rowe||Hello my cubicle comatose, open space snoozers, corner office coziers, home den dozers and coffee shop shut eyes. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am here to turn you into a Workplace Hero. And don’t worry, to be this type of hero, spandex is...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Perils of the Commute - feat. Abi Carver||Hello, my cubicle carpoolers, open space cyclists, corner office car shareres, home den dawdlers, and coffee shop subway riders. My name is Brock Armstrong, and I am… not the Workplace Hero. If I am doing my job correctly, I am slowly but surely,...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAir and Light w/ Dr. Tamsin Lewis||Today's Guest Hero is Dr. Tamsin Lewis. You can find her at curoseven.com or @sportiedoc on Twitter. Hello, my cubicle conscious, open space surveyors, corner office respirators, home den inhalers, a nd coffee shop sighters. My name is Brock...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Do Lists||Hello cubicle counters, open space scorekeepers, corner office organizers, home den designers, and coffee shop systematizers. My name is Brock Armstrong, and I am… not the Workplace Hero. There is a good reason that the website for the podcast is...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Sit or Not To Sit w/ Katy Bowman||Guest Hero: Katy Bowman - Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover at nutritiousmovement.com Hello cubicle crouchers, open space sitters, corner office pacers, home den dancers and coffee shop squatters. My name is Brock...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkplace Snacking w/ Monica Reinagel||Guest Hero: Monica Reinagel - licensed nutritionist with a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition. Hello cubicle cucumbers, open space spaghetti, corner office onions, home den Doritos and coffee shop shallots. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am…..||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStart with the Hard Stuff||Hello desk defenders, cubicle champions, open space servicemen, corner office combatants, home den defenders and coffee shop conquerors. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. That’s you! You see, the goal of this podcast is...||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho's the Real Hero?||Hello desk jockeys, cubicle curmudgeons, open space operators, corner office carousers, home den dwellers and coffee shop squatters. My name is Brock Armstrong and I am… not the Workplace Hero. No no. I know you probably expected me to say that I...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is so important for anyone with a desk job or driving!
I have listened to every episode so far and have started recommending to my friends and coworkers. Brock brings scientific data into each topic he covers, which helps me understand why the topic of the podcast is important. I especially like that he has one office/work tip per show and I'm starting to implement each one. These are really useful suggestions that would never have occurred to me before while I slog away at my computer and dimly lit office trying to get through the workday. I look forward to future episodes! Thanks, Brock, for identifying a relevant topic no one person has tackled in podcast format (to my knowledge)! :)
Brock, in playful, offbeat fashion, delivers practical ways to live a better life, both in and out of the office. It may take you an episode or two to get used to his style, but I promise it's worth it. Workplace Hero is a gem.
Listen to this podcast!!
Brock is extremely knowledgeable, witty and has incredible experience to back it up. Love Workplace Hero! A true gem in the sea of podcasts.