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Grow Your Influence

Grow Your Influence

By Grow Your Influence
Whether you own a business and have a team, or leadership is part of your role, welcome, you’re exactly where you need to be.

Join co-hosts Juliet Robinson and Kristy-Lee Billett for their regular conversations on all things leadership.

No corporate jargon, no text book ideologies, just real life experience unpacked in a relaxed way to help you be your best boss, and lead your team with confidence, clarity and control.
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Creating Learning Opportunities for Your People
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we are talking about a topic which is so important to the majority of our people – learning at work. In today’s episode we discuss the benefits of learning in the workplace, and investing in learning opportunities for your people and we share strategies that we are seeing work for the organisations we support when it comes to the benefits on the workplace of staff learning. If you would like to join the conversation about learning in the workplace,  or have any follow up questions about today’s episode, we’d love to hear from you, jump over to the Facebook Page and let us know  - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
19:18
September 22, 2022
Engaging and Motivating Your Team
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we are talking about one of the fundamentals of leading a team, and that is how to engage them, and how to motivate them, and what the difference is between the two. You see if your team aren’t engaged at a foundation level, then all of your motivation strategies can fail to real boost performance so it’s essential you take care of that foundation piece first. Today we share what we’ve seen work, strategies we’ve used and why this is so important. If you would like to join the conversation about trust, or have any follow up questions about today’s episode, we’d love to hear from you, jump over to the Facebook Page and let us know - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
19:19
September 08, 2022
Building Trust in Your Team – Part 3
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we are finalising our 3-part series on one of the most fundamental pieces of creating and cultivating a great team and culture – trust! Simon Sinek puts it best when he says that ‘a team is not a group of people who work together, it’s a group of people who trust each other’ but knowing how to specifically go about building and nurturing that level of trust is not always simple or straight forward for us as leaders. In this 3-part series of the podcast, we’re unpacking a specific framework around trust originally created by David Horsager, and what he refers to as the ‘8 Pillars of Trust’. In each of the 3 episodes we’ll dive deeper into 2-3 of the pillars and unpack how in practice you can use that pillar to encourage trust in your teams. If you would like to join the conversation about trust, or have any follow up questions about today’s episode, we’d love to hear from you, jump over to the Facebook Page and let us know  - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
19:51
August 25, 2022
Building Trust in Your Team – Part 2
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we are continuing our 3-part series on one of the most fundamental pieces of creating and cultivating a great team and culture – trust! Simon Sinek puts it best when he says that ‘a team is not a group of people who work together, it’s a group of people who trust each other’ but knowing how to specifically go about building and nurturing that level of trust is not always simple or straight forward for us as leaders. In this 3-part series of the podcast, we’re unpacking a specific framework around trust originally created by David Horsager, and what he refers to as the ‘8 Pillars of Trust’. In each of the 3 episodes we’ll dive deeper into 2-3 of the pillars and unpack how in practice you can use that pillar to encourage trust in your teams. If you would like to join the conversation about trust, or have any follow up questions about today’s episode, we’d love to hear from you, jump over to the Facebook Page and let us know - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
18:03
August 11, 2022
Building Trust in Your Team – Part 1
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we are kicking off a 3-part series on one of the most fundamental pieces of creating and cultivating a great team and culture – trust! Simon Sinek puts it best when he says that ‘a team is not a group of people who work together, it’s a group of people who trust each other’ but knowing how to specifically go about building and nurturing that level of trust is not always simple or straight forward for us as leaders. In this 3-part series of the podcast, we’re unpacking a specific framework around trust originally created by David Horsager, and what he refers to as the ‘8 Pillars of Trust’. In each of the 3 episodes we’ll dive deeper into 2-3 of the pillars and unpack how in practice you can use that pillar to encourage trust in your teams. If you would like to join the conversation about trust, or have any follow up questions about today’s episode, we’d love to hear from you, jump over to the Facebook Page and let us know - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
20:53
July 28, 2022
Navigating the Role of Co-CEO With Amanda Robinson
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we’re joined by special guest, Amanda Robinson, Co-CEO of the Australasian operations of Marshall Day Acoustics for the past five years. Amanda is a Mechanical Engineer who has specialised in acoustics since graduating with honours from Adelaide University.  Amanda’s focus on building leadership capability brought Juliet and Amanda together, and Juliet has been working with her for more than a year, and found her journey as Co-CEO so fascinating she invited her onto the podcast to share her experience. If you have experience in a joint leadership role or would like to share a key takeaway from this episode, we’d love to know, let us know on our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
26:18
July 14, 2022
Values and Behaviours
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Today we're discussing a topic that is often neglected but is so important in leading your team and organisation. Today we're tackling your values and the behaviours that represent them. So often, if we articulate our values at all, we announce them, maybe include them in documents and don't really focus on them any further. The reality is that, unless we articulate the behaviours that support our values, they will never make any difference to the way we work. As we discuss today, behaviours will be different across different teams but, with common values to guide them, your teams will develop a cohesive approach to how they work across the organisation and how they deal with customers and suppliers. Articulating behaviours also enables you to include them in your KPIs as we discussed in Episode 18. Do you have clear values and have you developed supporting behaviours with your team? We'd love to know, let us know on our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
21:23
June 30, 2022
Tackling Imposter Syndrome
Welcome to the latest episode of Grow Your Influence. Do you ever feel like an imposter? That people will soon work out you don't know as much as they think you do? Do you work on your own so you don't have to share your progress with others or constantly set yourself impossible targets and then chastise yourself when you can't achieve them? All of these are symptoms of what is called Imposter Syndrome and today we're talking about how debilitating it can be and some of the ways you can recognize it, in yourself and within your team, and deal with it. There are different ways we sabotage ourselves, based on our feelings of inadequacy and, once we understand them, we can start of deal with them. And once we know how to deal with them for ourselves, we can work on creating an environment for our team where they don't have to feel inadequate and struggle in this way. This is an important episode if you struggle with the voice in your head telling you you are never quite enough. Do you struggle with Imposter Syndrome? We'd love to know how you deal with it and whether you have put in place ways to make sure it isn't an issue for your team. Let us know on our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
30:40
June 16, 2022
Why KPI's Are Critical To Your Employees Success
Today we're discussing a topic that we could really talk about for hours, and in fact is something that is quite complex, so stay tuned for some future episodes on this. Today we're tackling KPI's - or Key Performance Indicators.
21:01
June 02, 2022
Mastering Delegation
In this episode we discuss some strategies to help you master delegation, and share our tips and ideas for how you can start delegating today, and ensure success with any task, project or responsibility you delegate to one of your team.
20:00
May 19, 2022
Holding team meetings our people want to come to
Today we're talking about different types of meetings that keep your team engaged, and how to plan for and lead them.
25:59
May 05, 2022
The Tricky Art of Saying 'No' To Our Staff
Today we're tackling something that we know many people find really challenging - saying 'no' to our people.
24:51
April 21, 2022
Leveraging and Leading Different Generations in the Workplace
Today we're discussing different generations at work, and we unpack what is brilliant and unique about all of the different generations, share some experiences and thoughts as to what forms different patterns of behaviour between the generation and most importantly look at how we can leverage and lead each different generation.
44:09
April 07, 2022
Pulling yourself out of a slump
Feeling a little less motivated than normal? Struggling to get your work life mojo back? You're not alone!
12:43
March 24, 2022
3 Types of Problem Employees
There are 3 key types of problem employees that you'll find yourself dealing with, and in today's episode we unpack these.
15:24
March 10, 2022
Dealing with high conflict people
In this episode we talk about an idea pioneered by an American, Bill Eady. He has developed an approach (BIFF) which incorporates the idea that these people are unlikely to respond to empathy and attempts at friendliness.
19:36
February 24, 2022
Using psychometrics to know yourself and know your team
In this episode we are talking about one of the big challenges many business leaders are facing as COVID has forced their teams into working from home.
17:21
February 10, 2022
Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts
In this episode we tackle the bane of everyone's work life: difficult people and how to deal with them, wherever they appear in your work life.
17:51
January 26, 2022
Setting Your Team Up for Success This Year
In this episode we look at the complexities of building trust when your team is not all in the office or workplace together.
19:26
January 13, 2022
Getting Yourself Ready for the New Year
In this episode we are talking about our different rituals and ways to greet the new year. Have a listen!
15:43
December 30, 2021
Preparing Your People for Their First Leadership Role
In this episode we talk about our first leadership roles and some of our early failures.
21:32
December 16, 2021
The Right to Disconnect from Work
In this episode we talk about the challenges of disconnecting from work, particularly when we are working from home.
16:27
December 02, 2021
Setting and Upholding Boundaries
In this episode we are looking at how difficult it can be to set and hold our boundaries.
21:16
November 18, 2021
Are you Measuring Inputs or Outcomes?
In this episode we are talking about one of the big challenges many business leaders are facing as COVID has forced their teams into working from home.
23:38
November 04, 2021
Dealing with Difficult People at Work
In this episode we tackle the bane of everyone's work life: difficult people and how to deal with them, wherever they appear in your work life.
28:41
November 04, 2021
Building Trust In Hybrid Teams
In this episode we look at the complexities of building trust when your team is not all in the office or workplace together.
30:21
November 04, 2021
Welcome to Grow Your Influence
Welcome to Grow Your Influence, a podcast for business owners and managers who are looking for real discussions about the issues they face in leading their people and their organisation every day. We are an HR specialist (Kristy-Lee Billet) and a leadership specialist (Juliet Robinson) and we will be talking about issues and approaches to help you lead in a rapidly changing environment, grapple with the complexities of virtual and hybrid teams and keep yourself ahead of the curve in leading your team. You can find out more about us, comment and ask questions at https://www.facebook.com/growyourinfluence/
07:37
October 31, 2021