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Steal These Thoughts!

By Ross Stevenson

I help busy L&D professionals build their skills and understand the modern world of career development. Ross is best known for his work on the Steal These Thoughts blog which shares thought-provoking content on navigating the human experience.
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The Simple Science of Content Engagement
The Simple Science of Content Engagement
In this episode, we explore the simple science of content engagement aka how to get more people engaging with the work you produce. Like what you here? Don't forget to subscribe and check out the Steal These Thoughts website. Find the blog counterpart with all links and research referenced here.
06:01
December 02, 2022
The 5 Essential Skills, Habits and Behaviours for Career Success and How To Develop Them
The 5 Essential Skills, Habits and Behaviours for Career Success and How To Develop Them
In this episode, we explore the 5 essential skills, habits, behaviours and mindsets that can enable career success and lifelong employability. Like what you here? Don't forget to subscribe and check out the Steal These Thoughts website. Find the blog counterpart with all links and research referenced here.
12:07
November 11, 2022
How to navigate conversations on learning design with stakeholders
How to navigate conversations on learning design with stakeholders
In this mini-episode, I break down 3 ways to navigate common pushback scenarios when speaking with stakeholders on designing learning experiences. Like what you here? Don't forget to subscribe and check out the Steal These Thoughts website. You can check out the original video guide of this here
05:14
October 20, 2022
Lets talk about that Microsoft Hybrid Working Report
Lets talk about that Microsoft Hybrid Working Report
In this episode, I break down the recent work trend index report from Microsoft which focuses on critical data on how hybrid works right now. You can find the video companion to this on my YouTube channel and check out the report here. Don't forget to visit the blog for more data, research and thoughts.
18:02
October 06, 2022
Opinion vs Data: Beware the court of opinions
Opinion vs Data: Beware the court of opinions
In this mini-thought episode (and the first one in a long time), I muse about the dangers of essential decisions made on assumptions and opinions and the disregard for a data-led approach. Please share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Don't forget to visit Steal These Thoughts! too.
09:01
September 09, 2022
Quick thoughts: Learning is an everyday behaviour
Quick thoughts: Learning is an everyday behaviour
In this mini-thoughts episode, I not only talk about why learning is an everyday behaviour in less than 240 seconds, but I also try out the new Spotify Podcasts video feature for creators as part of the early access group. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Don't forget to visit Steal These Thoughts! too.
01:39
March 22, 2022
#25: 2022 Predictions - Metaverses, Emp Ex, TikTok and more!
#25: 2022 Predictions - Metaverses, Emp Ex, TikTok and more!
In this episode, I share my thoughts, hopes and predictions for the world of learning, education and personal growth. I explore: New tech. Why no one has legs in the metaverse. Adapting to the modern age and more. ✍️ Read my 2021 and 2022 predictions on the Steal These Thoughts! blog. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn.
16:25
February 25, 2022
#24: The most important question in content creation
#24: The most important question in content creation
In this 3 minute episode, I explore the most important question we should all consider when building content to share with the world. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Get the resources mentioned in this episode here.
03:01
February 11, 2022
#23: The philosophy that all high performing humans adopt
#23: The philosophy that all high performing humans adopt
In this episode, I explore the growth mindset philosophy used by hundreds of high-performing humans. We cover lots of fascinating topics including: What do we mean by a growth mindset? How to evolve your own mindset and craft curiosity. What all of this means in helping you reach your own potential and improving organisational capability. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Get the resources mentioned in this episode here.
10:23
October 29, 2021
#22: An introvert's guide to being recognised
#22: An introvert's guide to being recognised
In this episode, I discuss how fellow introverts (like me!) can build their digital footprint and "brand" by creating value for people in showing their work vs self-promotion. We could even call this the quiet persons guide to being seen without selling your soul to the self-loving movement. We cover lots of fascinating topics including: The anti-self promotion method for introverts. Why you should show your work. Tips and recommendations being seen in a extroverted world. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn.
08:11
October 07, 2021
#21: Getting clear on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging w/ Kenny Temowo
#21: Getting clear on Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging w/ Kenny Temowo
In this episode, I'm joined by Kenny Temowo, Head of Culture and Inclusion at Improbable. We cover lots of fascinating topics including: Kenny's LinkedIn article unpacking what Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging means. How L&D can support DIB as part of the wider business and culture. Tips and recommendations on shaping your approach to DIB. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Get the show notes here.
50:22
September 10, 2021
#20: Why data is cool, working in tech and building your career
#20: Why data is cool, working in tech and building your career
In this episode, I'm joined by the talented and wise Sofia Westerlund. Sofia is the lead content creator at Tech with Sofia where she shares her journey in building a career in Technology companies, love of data, building skills and more.  We cover lots of fascinating topics including: Why data is cool What it's like working in Tech Navigating career changes Advice on building a career that works for you Find Sofia on Instagram, Twitter and watch her catalogue of educational videos on YouTube. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Get the show notes here.
57:36
June 18, 2021
#19: Ask me anything (1 Year Podcast celebration)
#19: Ask me anything (1 Year Podcast celebration)
In this episode, I celebrate the podcast turning a year old by answering questions from the community. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Check out www.stealthesethoughts.com for more content and to subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Resources: Managing your time for improved productivity, creativity and avoid burnout. How to decide if a workplace is right for you
24:21
June 04, 2021
#18: We need to talk about our digital skills
#18: We need to talk about our digital skills
In this episode, I explore the data behind why we need to reskill and upskill our ability to use basic digital tools, and how we can do this. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Watch the Digital Skills YouTube video ⬅️ Get all the resources and show notes here. 
14:36
May 07, 2021
#17: Designing inclusive workplace learning experiences
#17: Designing inclusive workplace learning experiences
In this episode, I explore how we can design inclusive workplace learning experiences for now and the future. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Get all the resources and show notes here. 
13:57
April 09, 2021
#16: Decoding the top 10 insights from the 2021 LinkedIn workplace learning report
#16: Decoding the top 10 insights from the 2021 LinkedIn workplace learning report
In this episode, I unpack the top 10 insights that LinkedIn shared in their most recent workplace learning report for 2021. Get access to all the resources I mentioned in the show notes on my website. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn.
18:38
March 26, 2021
#15: Why emotions matter at work
#15: Why emotions matter at work
In this episode, I explore why emotions and the emotional culture we build at work matters not only for wellbeing but for high performing teams too. Find all the content referenced in this episode in the show notes at Steal These Thoughts! Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn.
10:26
February 26, 2021
#14: How simulations can help us craft better skills w/Perry Timms
#14: How simulations can help us craft better skills w/Perry Timms
In this episode, I'm joined by the wise Perry Timms. Perry is founder and chief energy officer at PTHR, a global speaker on the transformative power of HR , a 2-time TEDx speaker and named one of HR's Most Influential Thinkers for 3 years running. Plus, he's a bestselling author of 2 books, Transformational HR and The Energized Workplace In this episode we talk about Perry's philosophy of using live simulations to build better skills and the ever popular topic of the future of HR. Please do share your thoughts with me on this episode on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. Check out Perry on Twitter and find out more about his consulting services at PTHR.
49:04
January 29, 2021
#13: Bringing the world of learning and employee experience together
#13: Bringing the world of learning and employee experience together
In this episode, I'm joined by the wonderful Stephanie Yeo.  Stephanie is a learning designer and employee engagement specialist, working with some of the coolest startups in the Brisbane tech scene.  In this one, we chat about Stephanie's career, connecting the worlds of learning design and employee experience plus much more. Please do share your thoughts with me on these pieces or anything I share on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn.  Don't forget to check out Stephanie and all her work on LinkedIn and Twitter too!
30:27
January 15, 2021
#12: Keeping your s**t together when the world's on fire
#12: Keeping your s**t together when the world's on fire
In this episode from volume two, I share some lessons learnt from the turbulence of 2020 that we can use as a sort of blueprint to navigate difficult experiences in the future. Yes, 2020 hasn't been ideal but that doesn't mean we haven't learnt some valuable insights that we can use in this crazy thing called life. Please do share your thoughts with me on these pieces or anything I share on the Twitterverse and LinkedIn. 
16:34
December 04, 2020
#11: The evolution of digital learning in higher education w/Neil Mosley
#11: The evolution of digital learning in higher education w/Neil Mosley
In this episode from the second volume in the podcast , I had a great conversation with leading digital learning designer and strategist, Neil Mosley about the evolution of online learning in universities in 2020. Neil has an established career working with several top universities including Cardiff University and London Imperial College Business School to shape a better learning experience for students. We talk about the state of digital learning in universities pre and post the pandemic, how higher education establishments are adopting the latest tech in online learning and how universities can evolve their approach to helping students learn in today's world. Find Neil on Twitter and LinkedIn. Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn
37:31
November 13, 2020
#10: The importance of knowing what to unlearn
#10: The importance of knowing what to unlearn
In this episode, I explore why we should place just as much importance on what we need to unlearn as we do on what to learn I unpack a practice that I like to do twice yearly to support my own personal process of identifying what to unlearn in the hope that it might help you too. Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn
06:32
September 25, 2020
#9: How the world of people development will evolve post pandemic
#9: How the world of people development will evolve post pandemic
In this episode, I explore thoughts on how the world of people development will evolve post-pandemic. I unpack: My 4 recommendations on how people development teams could evolve. How learning professionals can evolve their skills to adapt to this new world. Experimenting and breaking free of the traditional learning mindset. Find more content and links to everything I mention in this podcast here Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn
22:11
September 11, 2020
#8: The evolution of Slack and Microsoft Teams in workplace learning
#8: The evolution of Slack and Microsoft Teams in workplace learning
In this episode, I explore the rise of collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams in workplace learning architectures in today's world. I unpack:   💡 How collaboration tools have evolved during COVID19   🎓 Recommendations on a workplace learning architecture in today's world.   🔥 Connecting people with learning moments in the places they actually hang out. Find more content and links to everything I mention in this podcast here Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn
11:03
August 28, 2020
#7: The rise of live streaming, twitch and the new wave of careers w/The OnlyNoodles
#7: The rise of live streaming, twitch and the new wave of careers w/The OnlyNoodles
In this episode, I'm joined by popular Twitch gaming streamer Dan aka The OnlyNoodles to talk about the rise of live streaming, twitch and the new wave of careers where the next generation are using new channels to build a career. We talk about: Live game streaming and why it's so popular. Twitch - what is it and how it's grown. How people are building careers with Twitch and YouTube gaming. Unpacking Esports and why it's a big deal in 2020. How you can start your own live streaming journey. Connect with Dan and watch his Twitch stream here Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn
01:26:55
August 14, 2020
#6: Studying abroad during a pandemic
#6: Studying abroad during a pandemic
In this episode, I'm joined by exchange student Tasha Stevenson who has spent the last year studying abroad in South Korea and has been navigating the outbreak and impact of COVID-19 whilst studying away from home. Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on these platforms.
46:01
July 31, 2020
 #5: Building better employee experiences w/Gethin Nadin
#5: Building better employee experiences w/Gethin Nadin
In this episode, I'm joined by the wise Gethin Nadin, Director of Wellbeing, employee experience consultant and author of the bestselling book "A World of Good: Lessons from around the world in improving the employee experience". We explore what makes a great employee experience, chat about Gethin's must-read book and how employee experiences will become central in the ability to attract, develop and retain talent in a post-pandemic world. You can connect with Gethin on Twitter and LinkedIn. Plus, don't forget to pick up a copy of his book "A World of Good: Lessons from around the world in improving the employee experience" and listen to his podcast - A Word of Good. Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on these platforms.
39:49
July 17, 2020
#4: Advice for new graduates on starting a career in a strange time
#4: Advice for new graduates on starting a career in a strange time
In this episode, I share advice, insight and tips for new graduates and anyone looking to start a new career in this strange time. The impact to the career landscape and job market has been massive due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Here I explore what you can do to navigate the career landscape and what to do to give yourself the best possible opportunity to get in front of prospective employers. You can explore the companion blog post I mention throughout the episode here. It contains the data from my research, links to more helpful resources and all of the advice you hear in this episode. Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me on these platforms.
29:12
July 03, 2020
#3: How to build a future-fit career
#3: How to build a future-fit career
In this episode, I explore how to build a future fit career and make sure you are setup for lifelong employability. Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me at Twitter: @_Rsvenson and LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rstevensonuk
19:36
June 19, 2020
#2: How to keep mentally healthy in strange times
#2: How to keep mentally healthy in strange times
In this episode, I explore some thoughts and tips on keeping mentally healthy in strange times.  Check out the companion blog post here: http://stealthesethoughts.com/2020/03/16/keeping-mentally-healthy-in-strange-times/ Don't forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me at Twitter: @_Rsvenson and LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rstevensonuk
10:21
June 05, 2020
#1: Employee reboarding post COVID19
#1: Employee reboarding post COVID19
Welcome to the first ever episode of the Steal These Thoughts audio experience. In this one, I explore how we can build workplace reboarding programmes which will re-engage people with their workplace, support everyone's wellbeing and ultimately, lead to better workforce productivity. Check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me at Twitter: @_Rsvenson and LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/rstevensonuk Link to the blog post with the 5 elements of a strong reboarding plan: https://bit.ly/2L6JCvD
14:04
May 12, 2020
Welcome to the Steal These Thoughts Audio experience
Welcome to the Steal These Thoughts Audio experience
Introducing the new audio revolution with Ross Stevenson, founder of the Steal These Thoughts! blog.  Every fortnight, join me with appearances from special guests to explore thoughts, insights and experiences on navigating this crazy thing called life. These episodes are designed to explore the human experience we all go through, drop lots of knowledge and connect more people with great information. So, why not come join me and see how far down the rabbit hole goes...
00:59
May 08, 2020