Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Pam Slim: Your Body of Work (Episode 1)

Pam Slim: Your Body of Work (Episode 1)

Topics We Explored:

  • What it means to be a Creative Giant

  • What “escape from cubicle nation” really means

  • Why it’s important to identify work that is meaningful to you before you decide what work mode is right for you

  • The difference between freedom and engagement in your work

  • The definition of “body of work”

  • The challenges Pam faced in getting Body of Work finished

  • Why it’s okay to allow your work to evolve without knowing exactly where you’re going to go

  • What Pam’s favorite part of her new book is

  • The two different types of work

The challenge in leadership is that you’re always standing in the present and standing in the future and bridging that gap between the two. — Charlie Gilkey

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About Pam Slim:

Pamela Slim is an author, community builder, consultant, and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron, and Cisco Systems.

Pam is best known for her book Escape from Cubicle Nation (named Best Small Business and Entrepreneur book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read) along with her follow-up book Body of Work. Both were published by Penguin/Portfolio. Her book The Widest Net was published by McGraw Hill in November 2021.

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Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.