People at Work

People at Work

By Jostle
Want to make work better for yourself and those around you? This is the podcast for you! People at Work is a series of conversations with individuals leading change to create extraordinary workplaces. We get real about common workplace issues like engagement, teamwork, leadership, and culture, and discuss practical ideas for making change happen. We’re people at work!
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A radical way to think about employee engagement with Dr. Keri Ohlrich
If there was ever a time to do something radical, it’s now. Especially when it comes to employee engagement. The old engagement playbook just doesn’t work anymore (and let’s be honest, it never really did). That’s why Dr. Keri Ohlrich wants us to change how we think about employee engagement. Instead of pursuing measures of engagement or layering on perks and pastimes in your organization, it’s time to do something different. Keri suggests that you simply start by asking your employees what they need. At this moment. Right now. And be genuine about it. Showing that you care about each individual rather than employees enmasse, is going to take you much farther down the road of engagement. Perhaps this isn’t that radical after all. As managers, shouldn’t we care about our team members anyway, and not as a means-to-an-engagement-end? If this has piqued your interest, Keri has much more to share in the latest episode of People at Work. About our guest Keri has a passion for helping leaders and HR reach their potential. She partners with them to uncover the root cause and create solutions that are sustainable. She likes pushing boundaries and challenging norms, as evident by her marriage by Elvis in Las Vegas. Connect with Keri on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/keriohlrich/, Twitter @warriors_hr, or Instagram @warriorsofhr. 
34:27
July 13, 2020
The imposter in charge with Mike Kitko
Have you ever found yourself in a position at work where people look to you for advice and support, and you feel vastly under-qualified for it? A feeling that you are not capable of successfully performing your role, and a fear that your co-workers will find out you are not equipped for the position. This feeling of inadequacy is often referred to as imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is driven by 3 key factors: inadequacy, insecurity, and insignificance. Mike Kitko is no stranger to dealing with imposter syndrome. Mike spent his time in the corporate world running from this imposter syndrome, which ultimately led to a career and personal meltdown. However, Mike now tells his story to educate others that they too can beat their imposter syndrome. Mike explains the three most important things to help you get over imposter syndrome: Create intentional time to work on yourself Your morning is your day. Take the time in the morning to get right in your mind, emotions, and body Put yourself first Give this episode a listen to learn how to silence that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you aren’t good enough. About our Guest Mike Kitko is an executive self-mastery coach, speaker, and published author. Mike lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with his wife, two girls, and their two dogs and two cats. You can connect with Mike on Facebook @mikekitkoprofessionaldevelopment, Twitter @mike_kitko, and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikekitko/ Resources Contributing blogger on Thrive Global and The Good Men Project
31:34
July 6, 2020
The pros and cons of taking the pledge of allegiance to your boss.
During these times of uncertainty, many people are finding themselves without the job security they once had. With this in mind, you may be searching for ways to highlight that you’re a great employee to keep around. One way to do this is by showing your boss that you’re focused both on your work, and on improving yourself professionally. In this week's episode, Damian Birkel walks us through the three most important things to do while working remotely to increase your job security: Keep your boss up to date on what you are working on while remote Schedule regular check-in meetings with your boss Grow your skills Damian also discusses what he calls the “pledge of allegiance” to your boss and the pros and cons that come with it. This pledge of allegiance will show your boss that you are there to support them, and not undermine them. We discuss these great tips, and so much more, so give this episode a listen! About our Guest Damian Birkel is the Founder of Professionals In Transition® Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit exclusively focused on the unemployed & under-employed. In his free time Damian has been experimenting with hydroponic gardening. You can connect with Damian on Facebook @ProfessionalsInTransition and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/birkel Resources Website: https://www.jobsearching.org https://tinyurl.com/Books-By-Damian-Birkel
21:07
June 29, 2020
Keeping your culture alive while going through hypergrowth with Brian Manning
As a company grows, sometimes they achieve hypergrowth. Wait...what in the world does that buzzword mean? Don’t worry...I had to Google it too. It’s defined as achieving a compound annual growth rate of >40%. It’s an exciting, chaotic, and hectic time where everything changes very, very quickly. Especially company culture. It’s easy to understand the company mission and vision when you’re a 10-person company and can have a conversation about it. But what about when you’re all of a sudden 500 people across multiple offices? It’s pretty easy for your company culture to fall apart during that transition. I had the opportunity to chat with Brian Manning about what it’s like to go through hypergrowth. He’s seen it first-hand a few times now and shared some great tips on how to keep your people aligned and maintain a strong company culture as you grow. We also discussed how important it is to focus on four specific intrinsic attributes so that you can hire people who are capable of growing with the company. To find out what those four attributes are you’ll have to listen to the episode… Just kidding. They are: Grit Curiosity Humility Adaptability But there is so, so much more to this episode so go and give it a listen :) About our Guest Brian Manning is Senior Vice President and Head of Growth at PatientPing, a healthcare technology company based in Boston. Brian lives in the South End neighborhood of Boston with his wife and dog. You can connect with Brian on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/briancmanning/ Resources briancmanning.com
29:47
June 24, 2020
Shift slightly, don’t pivot says Alexandria Joy
When Marie Kondo sparked joy in me, I wanted to make changes in my entire home. Tidy, declutter, organize. It was exhausting. I was overwhelmed. And I stopped after one closet. Sound familiar when trying to make changes in your organization? Starting with grandiose plans to revamp your culture, change the way your teams work, or how you measure performance, only to stop short. Alexandria Joy (AJ) has seen this many times over. Leaders who start big change projects with the greatest of intentions, but with outcomes that are either non-existent or far from what they imagined. That’s why she turned away from the corporate world and began walking the talk of the 10 degree shift. This entails small changes that slightly shift direction or habits, so that you slowly move your people and organization towards a more sustainable (and joyful) way of being. AJ talks about how to achieve this, starting with individuals and expanding outwards into the many layers of the organizational organism. She touches on three areas where 10 degree shifts are possible for anyone: body resilience, clear mind, and emotional connection. So instead of throwing up your hands and exclaiming “we must pivot!”, consider whether small changes could help you course-correct more meaningfully for long-term success. Now I’ve got a new strategy for dealing with my clutter. About our Guest As a minimalist and biophiliac, AJ believes improvements needn't be massive and radical, rather that small shifts at a personal level can over time make a massive impact at a global level. You can connect with AJ on Twitter @UQPower, Instagram @thejoybox, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Alexandria-Joy-AJ-111519650229317/, and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandriajoy/ Resources Download 10 degree shift tips Post Covid Bingo  White Paper on Culture
33:24
June 22, 2020
A champion mindset gives you control says Hernani Alves
Change happens every day. But it’s during times of crisis, when change—and our response to it—is emphasized. Some of us withdraw and wait for the storm to pass, others walk towards the eye of the storm. Hernani Alves suggests the latter have a champion mindset. They’re the ones who believe they have the power to overcome any difficulty, because they control their own destiny. Hernani himself walks toward the storm while thunder is rumbling. He’s no stranger to pivoting and adapting to changing circumstances. He did just that recently when the pandemic turned the world upside down. In this latest episode of People at Work, Hernani talks about his personal pivot from teaching the stability of balanced accountability for leaders to helping leaders employ a champion mindset. If you’re wondering how to focus on what’s important now, and how you can take back control, this is the episode for you. About our Guest Hernani works with business leaders to make the most complex skill in business, awesomely simple. He lives in California and doesn’t like scary movies with witches (especially like the Wizard of Oz). You can connect with Hernani Alves on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/hernani-alves/, Twitter @HernaniJAlves, and Facebook @balencedIQ Resources Balanced Accountability Book  18 Controllables from Top Clients During COVID  
34:05
June 17, 2020
Being an interim leader with Steven Baumgartner
Being an interim leader is a position that some of us may end up in at one time or another in our careers and it can be a difficult one to be in. Getting buy-in and trust as the new person is a challenge. Steven Baumgartner has dealt with this multiple times as he’s frequently brought in to companies as an interim leader during times of transition. I had the opportunity to chat with him and pick his brain a bit about what he’s learned when it comes to being an interim or new leader. He managed to boil it down to three key things: transparency, trust, and time. Be transparent, don’t spin things. Be completely honest and up-front to build trust. And put in the time to listen and talk through plans, and then execute immediately. It sounds so simple, and it is. But it isn’t easy. If you’re a leader, or if you aspire to be a leader, you’ll get a lot out of this episode. About our Guest Steven Baumgartner is a seasoned enterprise B2B sales leader who has spent half his career in sales and marketing consulting and the other half in direct sales and leadership roles.  Steve lives in the greater Chicagoland area with his wife and two daughters. You can connect with Steven on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevencbaumgartner/
28:20
June 15, 2020
From player to leader with Will Devlin
Rockstar individual contributors aren’t always the best leaders, yet they’re usually the ones who get promoted. So why is that transition from player to leader such a difficult one? Because it’s an entire mind-shift and you have to unlearn so many old habits. Will Devlin from MessageGears has been through that transition and made it out the other side, but not without some speed bumps along the way. I had a candid chat with Will about why that transition is so difficult and what you can do to help prepare yourself for it. We also spoke about why it makes sense for marketing leaders to be a key driver of your internal company culture and why that culture is really the driving force behind your brand. Give this episode a listen and learn from some of the mistakes Will and I have made along the way. About our Guest A 17-year marketing veteran, Will is MessageGears' VP Marketing and has been focused on leading marketing and growing the company since 2014. Will is a huge fan of Atlanta sports, and spends most of his time doing sports and activities with his family. You can connect with Will on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/williamdevlin/and Twitter @wdevlin and @MessageGears
25:20
June 10, 2020
Why leaders should invest in happiness with Nic Marks
If you could do one thing to make work better for yourself and those around you, would you do it? What if that one thing was making happiness a priority? Would that change your answer? Happiness is a nebulous thing. It’s hard to create, understand, track, and measure—all the things leaders are generally asked to do in business. But Nic Marks disagrees. He’s a statistician and trained therapist who believes that happiness can be intentionally introduced with outcomes that can be measured. Not only that, there are inherent benefits to leaders by investing in happiness. Not only will you see your own well-being sky-rocket, your employees will enjoy fewer sick days, be more productive, unleash creativity, and more. And that will fuel your own sense of happiness, and let’s face it, make life that much better for everyone. Sounds like a sound investment to me. And so is the time spent on listening to my conversation with Nic. We talk about the science of happiness, how technology helps make sense of it, and how to find happy moments even when the world seems to be falling apart. Give it a listen and get happy! About our Guest Nic was once called a "statistician with a soul" by a client. No doubt because of his interesting mix of hard analytical skills and his soft people ones (he’s a trained therapist). Nic's wife complains that when he has had a drink he always starts giving young people life advice—whether they want it or not! You can connect with Nic on Twitter @iamnicmarks
46:24
June 8, 2020
The playbook for truly great leadership with Adam Mendler
Throughout history there are examples of good and bad leadership. Today is no different. The global pandemic has laid bare the quality of leaders around the world. Some are outstanding (New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern comes to mind), many are mediocre, and a few are downright despicable (I’ll let you fill in the blank here). But what about the future of leadership, then? Can we not learn from the past and present? Adam Mendler believes there is a way forward. It starts by being a truly great person, then you can become a truly great leader. Adam has spent many hours talking with leaders from all walks of life. He’s gathered insights and made his own observations about what makes a leader great. The importance of character is not to be underestimated—sound character is required whether you’re leading a country, a Fortune 500 company, or the smallest of startups. I had a chance to dig a little deeper into what Adam means when we spoke on this podcast episode. There’s a lot of change happening in the world right now. If you’re feeling unsure about what you can do to navigate this new world, think about your own leadership, and what you can do to make your character shine. Adam can help. About our Guest Adam is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries. Adam is also a nationally acclaimed thought leader, writer, and speaker on topics including leadership, entrepreneurship, and management, and is an avid backgammon player. You can connect with Adam on Instagram @adammendler and Twitter @adammendler Resources Adam’s podcast: www.thirtyminutementors.com
33:42
June 3, 2020
Now is the time to really figure out your “why” with Stephanie Blair
With the current state of the world, a lot of us are in some form of transition. Whether it’s looking for a new job, or just taking the time to reflect and plan ahead. But where do you start? I had the chance to chat with Stephanie, from Know & Flourish, about the steps you can take to dig a little deeper into your how and why to find out what you really should be doing. I know… that was confusing. Let me give you an example: Let’s say you’re a sales leader. There is your what. It’s what you do. And oftentimes we confuse that with our how and why. If you dig a little bit deeper you can discover how that makes you different from all of the other sales leaders, and why you show up every day for work. Maybe your true why is that you love working on challenging problems with intelligent people. Or maybe it’s that you like changing people’s lives for the better. Either way, finding your why will help give you clarity on what your next steps should be. We also talked about what we think the new normal will look like post-COVID and what steps leaders need to take in order to adapt to it. About our Guest Founder and CEO, Stephanie Blair is an executive coach and consultant focused on grooming and growing innovative talent through her strategic advisory firm, Know & Flourish. She helps leaders and their teams more effectively communicate to drive business results and more sustainable success. For more on Know & Flourish visit their website or their instagram (@knowandflourish).
27:53
June 1, 2020
Choose curiosity over advice, says Michael Bungay Stanier
Did you know that we all have an advice monster that lives inside us? Maybe you don’t know it by name, but you’ve seen it in action. That sudden urge to leap in, take over, and solve all manner of problems for those around you. This makes you feel good and smart. Helping others, sharing your knowledge, taking care of business. Except it doesn’t make those in the path of the advice monster feel that way. It makes them feel everything from helpless, to controlled, to coddled. Not empowered, unleashed, or accountable. The good news is that the advice monster can be tamed. The easiest way to defeat it is with curiosity. Michael Bungay Stanier has been precociously curious his whole life. And it’s what has led to his unique leadership philosophy, a coaching practice, and multiple books. In this lively chat, Michael shares why giving advice doesn’t work, how to lead with curiosity, and practical tips for changing the way you interact with others, for good. About our Guest Michael is the author of the best-selling coaching book of the century, The Coaching Habit. He was banned from his high school graduation for "the balloon incident". You can connect with Micheal on Instragram @mbs_works and Twitter @mbs_works Resources The Coaching Habit The Advice Trap Year of Living Brilliantly: https://www.mbs.works/yearoflivingbrilliantlyoptin What's your Advice Monster?: https://www.mbs.works/theadvicetrap We Will Get Through This podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1504697992 The Optimist’s Telescope by Bina Venkataraman Leadership That Gets Results by Daniel Goleman
38:36
May 25, 2020
Self-awareness fuels success says David Nielson
I like to use a car travelling on a road as a metaphor for my career journey. I pick the car, I choose the speed, direction, and route, and I pick where to stop. The road and services along the way are employers, coaches, and experiences.  Until my recent conversation with David Nielson, I hadn’t clarified what the fuel was for my vehicle, or more pointedly, my career decisions. I now believe it’s self-awareness. According to David’s conscious success model, self-awareness precedes meaningful choice.  What this comes down to is if you want to live an intentional life and achieve success (regardless of how you measure that), start by understanding who you are and knowing what might help or hold you back. That'll make it possible for you to make more informed choices about things like changing course, learning new skills, and improving your relationships.  There’s so much more to this idea. David elaborates, and introduces the other aspects of his book The Nine Dimensions of Conscious Success, in this episode of People at Work. If you’re in need of a turbo boost along your career or life journey, consider the potential of greater self-awareness to take you where you want to go.  About our guest David, author and executive coach, is a native of Colorado and also has a home in New Mexico. He and his wife, June, share a love of the mountains and outdoor activities. They’ve recently purchased an Airstream camper and are planning adventures with their two boxers, Hondo and Lexi. Connect with David on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/davidenielson/ or follow him on Twitter @DNAWorldwideHQ.  Resources Free personal assessment quiz at www.davidenielson.com
39:14
May 18, 2020
Wonderful arguments with Natania Mathany
Let’s play the word association game. I’ll say a word, and you say the first thing that comes to mind. Ready… “arguments.” I bet “wonderful” wasn’t the word that popped into your head. I get it. Getting into an argument is rarely a good thing, but when it comes to finding the best idea possible, you need to generate some wonderful arguments. I had the chance to chat with Natania Mathany, Head of People & Culture at A Thinking Ape, about two of their key values: have wonderful arguments and may the best idea win. Natania is fostering a culture where a co-op student can, and is encouraged to, disagree with the CEO in pursuit of finding the best possible solutions.  But diving into a culture like that can be difficult depending on your personality type and the work environment that you’re used to. That’s why Natania focuses on continually reinforcing those two values for all employees. Give it a listen and learn how to have wonderful arguments. About our guest: Natania is driven by developing authentic People strategies that contribute to maximizing one's potential. She focuses on driving a goal-oriented organizational design and communication architecture that best supports its people. Connect with her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/nataniamathany/. Resources: High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It {HBR Article)
29:28
May 11, 2020
Success is all about relationships with Lesley Eccles
Imagine spending ten years of your life building a $1 billion company with your husband only to be shut out of the company when the laws that govern your industry change.  Now imagine what your next step would be after that roller-coaster of emotion. My guess is that not many of us would immediately dive into another start-up. But that’s exactly what my guest, Lesley Eccles, did. After founding and growing FanDuel for 10 years she realized that what got her through those turbulent times is relationships. It’s also relationships that define success for her. All of this led to Lesley’s new start-up, Relish, which is the world’s first personal trainer for your relationships. Give this episode a listen to hear Lesley’s story and learn more about the power of relationships in the workplace. About our guest: Lesley is a serial entrepreneur and startup advisor. She was previously the co-founder and head of marketing at FanDuel and is currently the Founder and CEO of Relish, the first-ever relationship training app. Connect with her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/lesleyeccles/, follow her on Twitter @lesleyeccles, or check out her Instagram @hellorelishrelationship
26:56
May 4, 2020
10-years of remote work with Ryan Malone
I think we’re all wondering what our new normal is going to be after COVID-19. Personally, I don’t think everyone is going to go back to the office. Remote work won’t necessarily become the norm, but it’s going to become way more common. So what can we expect? SmartBug Media has been fully remote for 10+ years and I recently had the chance to chat with Ryan Malone about all things remote work. Some key takeaways? Being productive is one thing, but you need to actively encourage people to connect on a personal level. Some people are just better suited for remote work than others. After hiring for a remote company for 10+ years, Ryan shared some great tips on what to look for. Transparency and trust are always important but the importance is magnified when remote. The conversation ran the full gamut, but an analogy he used really drove home the overall message to me. You know when someone moves away and people will say they drifted apart. Well...most of the time they drifted because they didn’t put in the effort. As a remote company, you need to put in the extra effort. About our guest: Ryan is CEO & Founder of SmartBug Media, a leading Intelligent Inbound marketing agency with a unique 100% remote business model. He enjoys the gym, live music, people watching, and playing terrible guitar.  Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/ryanmalone/ Resources: How to be a Great Remote Manager (Inc. Article) SmartBug's Knowledge Centre 
34:22
April 29, 2020
The biggest misuse of power is the abandonment of it with Ron Carucci
The Peter Parker principle states that with great power comes great responsibility. What that means is that Spiderman is the reason we’re all so afraid of power. Curse you, Spidey! Power is NOT a bad thing and as Ron Carucci discovered during his 10-year longitudinal study of leaders, the biggest misuse of power is not using it. That’s just one of the many interesting takeaways from Ron’s research. So what led Ron to spend 10 years researching leaders? He had seen first hand that 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment and he wanted to know what was causing that. Through his research, Ron also discovered four traits that leaders need to succeed. The catch is you actually need all four of them: context, breadth, choice, and connection. If you’re a leader or aspire to be a leader within your organization you need to listen to this one. About our guest: Ron is Co-founder & Managing Partner, Navalent and has a thirty-year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership. He collects antique doorknobs and door hardware. Connect with Ron on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/roncarucci/ or follow him on Twitter @roncarucci Resources: Leading Transformation: An Owners Manual (Free eBook) 
32:03
April 27, 2020
Use data to make better people decisions, says Katerina Bohle Carbonell
Could we make better decisions if we were able to analyze not only what employees say but how they say it? Researcher Katerina Bohle Carbonell says yes.  By studying the words and phrases people use in the course of work, along with the frequency of symbols like emojis, we can tell a lot about how effective communication is, what people are feeling, and how engaged they are. Not only that, we can use this information to understand how specific cultural values can connect people and teams, especially those that are geographically dispersed.  In this fascinating conversation, Katerina talks about the importance of data in building meaningful relationships and engagement across employees. We also dig into how data is a key driver in understanding how successful leaders are in creating psychologically safe work environments where people can be themselves, feel high degrees of trust, and make mistakes without fear.  In sum, Katerina believes that without data, we can’t make informed people decisions, for any type of employee, let alone those who are physically remote. If you’re responsible for people decisions, this podcast is a must-listen. About our guest: Katerina, People Analyst, NetNigma, can't stop seeing the world as a web of interconnected people, tools, and emotions. She believes everything is constantly in motion, influencing and being influenced.  Connect with Katerina on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/katerinabc/ or follow her on Twitter @katerinabohlec. Resources: How well is your team aligned? (Blog post)  Loneliness of the Remote Worker and Cultural Homelessness (Podcast Interview)  How to teach the unknown (Slideshare) The Future of Work: Remote Companies (Blog)
42:12
April 22, 2020
Quarantined with kids - with Dave Gerhardt
Our social feeds, the news, and a lot of our work conversations revolve around COVID-19. I’ve seen tons of hacks and tips on how to work from home effectively now that a lot of us are at home with our kids. I know all the information is well-intentioned...but maybe we just need to cut ourselves some slack? I had Dave Gerhardt on the podcast to discuss what it’s like working from home with two young kids. His advice? This is just a blip in time that we’ll remember one day and we’re all just trying to figure it out. So do the best you can. He did share some great tips though on how to structure your day so that you can get more done with fewer hours. We also chatted a bit about what it’s like marketing and selling during a pandemic and what we think the “new normal” will be like at workplaces once this is all over. About our guest: Dave loves building something from nothing and getting the right people to pay attention; he’s regarded as one of today’s leading brand builders in B2B and is currently CMO at Privy. He lives in Boston with his wife and two kids. Connect with Dave on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/davegerhardt/, follow him on Twitter @davegerhardt, or join the A-List patreon.com/davegerhardt
18:01
April 20, 2020
Deep listening is going beyond the words, says Oscar Trimboli
Did you know that most of us only listen to 11% of what others are saying? That’s both astonishing and concerning, considering that 84% of us think we’re great listeners.  Fortunately we’ve got listening expert Oscar Trimboli on our side to help improve our listening odds. Oscar is on a quest to create 100 million deep listeners across the world.  In this latest episode of People at Work, Oscar gets into where we’re falling down as listeners, what we can do about it, and what we can expect in return. He also makes it clear that hearing is not listening. When you become a deep listener, you go beyond what’s said, and understand what’s not said. You’re more likely to learn something new and fully understand the speaker and their intent, if you spend more time listening, and less time hearing. About our guest:  Oscar is an author and host of the Apple Award-winning podcast Deep Listening; he’s on a quest to create 100 million deep listeners in the world. He lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie and helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears.  Connect with Oscar on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/oscartrimboli/ or follow him on Twitter @oscartrimboli.  Resources Listening Quiz: Take the quiz to find out which of the four listening villains you are, and join the 90-day challenge to improve your listening Atomic Habits by James Clear
37:24
April 13, 2020
Dr. Grace Lee on how to design a culture to lead change
Things in this world move so quickly nowadays. The people and companies that are going to survive are the ones that are able to change. That’s easy when you’re a really nimble 10-person team trying to find your footing, but as you grow your leaders have to actively design a culture that’s built to lead change. That’s not so easy… especially when things seem to be going well. I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Grace Lee about what’s required to create a culture of change. The first step is understanding that change is inevitable. Yup… that’s a cliche. But it’s a cliche for a reason because it’s 100% true. Second, you need the courage to seek out the truth and admit that you may be wrong. If not, you end up just inviting lies and surrounding yourself with yes-people. Third, understand what your desired end state is. And finally, be able to communicate that desired end state to everyone and really steer the ship. Easy enough, right? ;) Give this one a listen and learn how you can better prepare yourself, and your organization, for change. About our Guest: Dr. Grace Lee is founder of Mastery Insights, a global coaching and education company.  Grace is on a mission to redefine modern education, teaching men and women how to unlock true vocational confidence and master their professional destinies. When she's not on stage or at a microphone, you can find her in the Octagon hitting pads or her opponent as a Muay Thai warrior. Connect with her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/docgracelee/, follow her on Twitter @DoctorGraceLee or Instagram @drgracelee. You can also find her on Facebook at facebook.com/docgracelee or watch her on YouTube youtube.com/drgracelee.  Resources Vocational Confidence Masterclass  - Discover how to fast-track your career and life using these 5 shifts from modern Neuroscience – https://careerrevisionist.com/masterclass
28:05
April 6, 2020
Do more and stress less with Alexis Haselberger
I’m hesitant to frame everything I write these days in terms of its utility to cope with our new COVID-induced way of working. It seems like it’s all we read about. But, even though it’s draining, it’s also a tremendous opportunity to learn and improve ourselves, especially how we work. So forgive me, but this short piece will add to this endeavor. When I spoke with Alexis Haselberger for the People at Work podcast, we were pre-COVID with the luxury of outside adventures, brunches, and vacation plans taking shape. We blissfully engaged in a lighthearted, yet impactful, conversation on productivity and specifically how to use our time at work better so that we can have more time for other parts of our lives. Now times have rapidly changed. But, the trusted system that Alexis advocates is prescient. We need to prioritize, simplify, plan, and set goals to reduce our mental load more now than ever before. As we all juggle new priorities and demands on our time, we have to find ways to work smarter and streamline everything we do.  Not only is Alexis a time management and productivity expert, she’s also a friendly voice at a time of strife. This episode will help you think about your work day and how you can make it work better for you. If we’re being forced to change our lives, let’s choose to change for good.  About our guest: Alexis is a time management and productivity coach who helps people do more, and stress less. She knows that it's possible to kill it at work AND have a fulfilling personal life with lots of time for yourself, and she's on a mission to help others get there too. Connect with Alexis on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/alexis-haselberger/, Facebook at facebook.com/domorestressless, or Instagram @do.more.stress.less. 
35:40
March 30, 2020
Why decency is the start of inclusivity with Rita Kakati-Shah
This is not business as usual. In fact it’s not life as usual. We’ve all been up-ended by COVID-19, and will continue to experience its impact in the months to come. So what does this mean for how we relate to and include our employees, now that we can’t see each other in person? This is a question best answered by someone who knows a bit about the topic. Rita Kakati-Shah has been forging a path of diversity and inclusion since the early days of her career on the trading floor as a woman of colour. It’s safe to say that she’s scaled a few high hurdles on her journey over the past two decades. Rita believes that decency is at the heart of making people feel included. If you act like a human being—show empathy, kindness, and concern—then some of the heavy work is already done. This is particularly important now when people are feeling adrift, scared, and anxious.  My People at Work conversation with Rita couldn’t have come at a better time to help managers navigate through these uncertain times with their teams. Listen in for practical ways for how you can include your people and learn how to be more personal, and less managerial. It starts by being decent. About our Guest Rita is an award-winning gender, diversity, inclusion and career strategist, speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 companies and Founder and CEO of Uma, an international platform that empowers women and minorities in the workforce. When not travelling for work, she can be spotted sipping afternoon tea around New York City or playing “Freeze” with her two young children.  Connect with Rita on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/rita-kakati/ or follow Uma on Instagram @beboldbeuma or Twitter @beboldbeuma
40:44
March 25, 2020
5 days vs. 5 years of remote work
Companies all over the world have been forced into remote work and a lot of us are still trying to figure out how to make remote work, work. At Jostle, we made the switch five days ago. We’re in a better position than most to make the switch. Most Jostlers already work remotely occasionally and we use our own internal communication platform so we have the tools in place. But now we’re all isolated in our homes and working hard to try to maintain the culture that we’ve worked so hard to build. That’s the hardest part. We all miss our people. At BestSelf, they’ve been fully remote for five years. They’re Yoda, we’re mere Padawans. In this episode I had a chance to pick the brain of a remote work vet, their Co-Founder & CEO, Cathryn. Her overarching advice? Get more intentional with your communication, be more flexible, and understand what your daily priorities are. You’ll stay focused, productive, and engaged—all things that are critical to keep work and connection flowing.  With this crazy world we’re living in, you’ll want to give this one a listen. About our guest:  Cathryn is Co-founder and CEO of BestSelf Co, which grew from zero to 8-figures in less than two years. An Irish immigrant with a standing start and no business experience, she has transformed herself into a serial entrepreneur, creating multiple brands and helping others bring their ideas to life. You can find  Cathryn on Instagram @cathryn.lavery and Twitter @cathrynlavery. 
28:33
March 23, 2020
Culture doesn’t build itself says John Stein
It’s often been said that workplace culture happens whether you intend it to be there or not. That may well be true, but if you have a particular type or tone of culture in mind, it won’t build itself. It’ll need help from you and other leaders in your organization. This is one of the key ideas that John Stein, owner of sustainable design materials company, Kirei, spoke about with me recently. John created the company 18 years ago and generously shares some of the highs and lows of growing his own workplace culture. Starting with a laid back attitude of “make it cool, and cool will follow”, John soon realized that he needed to be more intentional. This meant that he had to work at culture each day, just like operations and finances. For him, being intentional means telling people what your culture vision is and then offering guidelines for behaviour, because core values alone don't take care of culture.   This episode is jam-packed with real life examples and tips for building workplace culture from the ground up in a small business. As a sustainability warrior building a sustainable business, John’s story also demonstrates how hard it can be to pursue something with conviction, and yet how satisfying it can be when you stay the course. Culture nerds and small business owners will get a lot from John and his journey to date. About our guest: John is the owner of Kirei, a provider of eco-friendly design materials for commercial interiors. John is driven by a mission of “Do well by doing good.” He keeps his surfboard in his office and, if his schedule permits, catches a few waves when he can. Follow John on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/johnwstein/.
29:51
March 16, 2020
Workplace cultures are human experiences says Lorie Corcuera
There’s some logic that can’t be overstated when it comes to workplace culture. Since workplaces are created by humans and their experiences, workplace culture is essentially human experience. And that means our work on workplace culture needs to start with humans: individual people who come to work with their complete selves, warts and all. This is the idea that gets Lorie Corcuera out of bed each day. She’s a strategic culture leader helping individuals and organizations make their work environments more friendly to humans, the world over. This means she spends a lot of time thinking about the importance of experiences, and how we can enable more positive, and even loving, connections at work. To this end, Lorie and her team at Spark Creations conducted a research project to understand the state and detail of workplace culture in British Columbia, Canada. The outcome of this is the BC Workplace Culture Scan Report, which hits the streets in early Spring.  I had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Lorie about the key learnings and a-ha moments in the data gathered. We talk about this, along with our shared passion for people-centric workplaces, in detail in this episode of People at Work. If you’re looking for inspiration to elevate the experience of people in your workplace, give it a listen.  About our Guest:  Lorie's life purpose is to live WOW and LOVE completely. She's the Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Connect with Lorie on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/loriecorcuera/, or follow SPARK Creations on Instagram @sparkcreations and Facebook facebook.com/startyourspark/. Resources: BC Workplace Culture Scan Report 2020 
51:56
March 9, 2020
Trust is culture says Jessica Rousset
Think about the brands that you admire. When it comes down to it, one of the key reasons we admire certain brands is because we trust them. For organizations, it’s much the same. Every interaction with an employee or customer, is like entering into an unwritten contract based on trust.  Jessica Rousset, COO of CURE Pharmaceutical, takes this one step further. She believes that trust is essentially the culture of an organization. When you project your culture (or brand), you’re suggesting what can be expected from you. You’ll only have credibility if what you’re saying or doing can be trusted.  There’s a lot more to this construct, and I dig into it with Jessica in the latest episode of People at Work. In this complicated world of fake news and distrust, it’s refreshing to hear from someone who’s putting trust back as the cornerstone of business. About our guest:  Jessica has 20+ years of experience in product development, new technology commercialization, and early-stage company growth. She’s committed to mindful leadership focused on creating an honest and safe corporate culture that values divergent thinking. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jessicalrousset/.
31:56
March 2, 2020
Leadership traits in conflict? Get a coach says Cameron Yarbrough
There are two key traits that are integral to being a successful leader. They are: 1. Emotional intelligence 2. The ability to make difficult, unpopular decisions In reality, there’s an inherent conflict with those two traits. If you’re high in emotional intelligence and finely attuned to what others are feeling, it can be a struggle to have those difficult conversations.  On the other hand, if you care very little about upsetting people it can be easy to make unpopular decisions but perhaps you’ll struggle with empathizing why this was difficult for others.  It’s pretty rare to naturally excel at both of these traits, which is why coaching is so important. For this reason, Cameron Yarbrough and his company, Torch, are on a mission to make coaching available to a wider audience. If you’re interested in the intersection between behavioral science, technology, and leadership coaching, then this is the episode for you. About our guest: Cameron is CEO and co-founder of Torch and a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of operational experience along with an extensive background in mindfulness, psychotherapy, and executive coaching. He’s passionate about helping people unlock their human performance through leadership coaching.  Connect with Cameron on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/cameron-yarbrough-60579948/ or Twitter @yarbroughcam.
22:21
February 26, 2020
Reboot with laughter says Dr Allana Da Graca
Getting stuck in a rut happens to most of us at some point in our lives. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and without end. If you’ve been here before, you’ll know what I’m talking about. But, there’s a way to reboot and it’s one of the simplest things you can do. Dr Allana Da Graca helps people reclaim their energy and bring joy back to their lives, by starting with laughter. Not in a trivial sense, but in a very intentional way that sets the tone for what you want to achieve and then acting on it. This sounds too good to be true. But the fact of the matter is, laughter is an act of the present, it helps us connect with where we are right now, and releases us to move forward. Now, it’s not just about laughter, says Allana. Once you make the commitment to bring joy back into your life, you need to set tangible goals and master your investment of time, to ensure that you stay on track and remain purposeful. Allana outlines her practical framework for how to reboot in this episode of People at Work. I took up the challenge of her laughter exercise; a first step to getting comfortable with the idea that joy is something we can create and keep in our lives. Awkward at first, I laughed my way into a better frame of mind, and shared it with others. That’s worth laughing about. About our guest:  Allana is the CEO of Turning on The Lights Global Institute, a coaching and digital training organization and author. She teaches part-time at Northeastern University and is the founder of the International Women Build Confidence Conference.  Connect with Allana on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/allanatodmandagraca/ or Instagram @drdinspyre.  Resources: Personal Development Course: #UPML Upgrade My Life Free Course: http://bit.ly/3br0MQH Turning on The Lights Global Institute Digital Trainings:  https://turning-on-the-lights-global-institute.teachable.com/ To sign up for Allana’s updates visit: https://www.drallanadagracaa.com/ Learn more about Allana: http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-dr-allana-da-graca-founder-turning-lights-globalllc/ Allana on Farenheight TV: https://youtu.be/FNz0IUslMIU Allana's TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/b2qz35ezu3M
36:26
February 24, 2020
From dish room to boardroom with Cameron Mitchell
Imagine immediately saying yes to everything. In your everyday life, maybe that isn’t the best decision. If you’ve seen the movie Yes Man with Jim Carrey, you’ll know that things could quickly go off the rails. But what about as a motto for a hospitality business? “Yes is the answer, what is the question” is more than just a motto for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, it’s what the company lives by. Cameron has built a phenomenal business and it all started with an epiphany in a crowded restaurant when he realized that he wanted to spend the rest of his life in the restaurant business. Then epiphany number two hit when he realized that he wanted to start his own restaurant.  The very first thing Cameron did after this realization was write down the culture and values for his company. Many people would start thinking of themes, scouting locations, coming up with names, but Cameron started with the people and he’s still all about the people 40 years later. Give this episode a listen to hear all about Cameron’s journey from dish room to boardroom. P.S. If you’ve ever been to one of Cameron’s restaurants you’ve likely seen images of a chocolate milkshake and maybe you’ve even heard The Milkshake Story. Cameron explains why the milkshake is the icon of hospitality for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. About our Guest: Cameron began his career in the restaurant industry almost 40 years ago as a dishwasher; a few years later, while working as a line cook, he had an epiphany to start his own restaurant. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his family and is dedicated to causes such as The United Way, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Columbus State Community College Foundation. You can connect with Cameron on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/camsaysyes/.  Resources cited Yes is the answer. What is the question? By Cameron Mitchell 
31:11
February 14, 2020
Gratitude is a powerful way to shape your culture says Kerry Wekelo
Yesterday a co-worker sent me a note of thanks. It made me smile because he took the time to craft the note, emphasizing specifically how I had helped him. It was a simple, lovely gesture, and it made me feel good. This is the kind of fuel that Kerry Wekelo believes is needed to build and boost workplace culture. She puts gratitude at the top of her list not only for those around her, but for herself too. She makes it a daily practice to observe actions and contributions, and extend gratitude whenever she can.  Gratitude is an easy way to show people the impact they’re having, and why that impact is important to an organization. And let’s face it, there isn’t a simpler way to infuse your culture with goodwill, positivity, and humanity. If you want to find out how to pull the power of thanks into your organization, listen to Kerry share motivation and examples of gratitude for self and others—and learn how far this has catapulted her and her organization towards a more purposeful and meaningful existence. About our guest: Kerry is COO of Actualize Consulting, a financial services firm, and author of Culture Infusion, which lead Actualize to being named Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur Magazine and Top Work Place by The Washington Post. She enjoys a good birthday celebration. Connect with Kerry on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/kerryelam/, Twitter @kerrywekelo, Instagram @kerrywekelo, or YouTube.  Resources Culture Infusion the book: https://www.actualizeconsulting.com/book.html Culture Infusion Seminars: http://www.actualizeconsulting.com/seminars.html Culture Infusion E-Courses: https://www.actualizeconsulting.com/culture-infusion-ecourses.html To sign up for Kerry’s weekly newsletter visit: http://bit.ly/ConstantContactKW
31:25
February 10, 2020
Focus on relationships to build your culture says Shayna Pond
When you view your people as your product, what does this mean for your business? At Model Teaching under the leadership of Shayna Pond, it means making relationships your highest priority. When your work relationships are healthy, your culture thrives—and so does your business and customer base. Easier said than done, right? That’s why Shayna has developed an action plan with five key areas to ensure that her business and the people who are part of it, start by building solid relationships. Everything else grows from there. You can hear Shayna expand on her action plan with examples of how she puts this into practice, and what she’s learned along the way. It’s all in this episode of the People at Work podcast. About our guest:  Shayna coaches and trains teachers to become better educators through professional development opportunities. Her passion for learning is endless and she, her husband, and her two children enjoy learning new skills like painting, baking, and camping.  You can connect with Shayna on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/shaynapond/ or Twitter @SLPond
51:42
February 3, 2020
Eric Hansen on keeping good people
What do cash, hand-written notes, and knowledge sharing do for your culture? If you’re Eric Hansen, they make all the difference. Eric is the CFO at Red Peg Marketing, and he’s leading people and nurturing the company’s culture from an unexpected angle. Known as the “cash and culture guy”, Eric literally gives out cash on the one hand, and steers the Red Peg culture with the other in a very personal way. His fascinating turnaround story of taking Red Peg’s employee retention from 60 to 90 percent over three years is the topic of conversation in this episode of People at Work. Eric shares his no-nonsense approach to building culture and retaining people, which centres on caring genuinely, having fun together, and involving people as much as possible (oh, and don’t forget the cold, hard cash!). You’ll get a boost from Eric, as he shares his unconventional culture background and his day-to-day rituals that make people front and center in Red Peg’s culture.  About our guest: Eric is CFO & COO of RedPeg and serves as an all-around community advocate, playing an influential role in many of RedPeg’s workplace internal culture initiatives. He shines in his passion for people and the New York Yankees. Connect with Eric on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/erichansen28/, and RedPeg in Twitter @RedPegMarketing and Instagram @redpegmarketing.  Resources: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
32:00
January 27, 2020
Meditation should wake you up not calm you down says Stephen Sokoler
This morning I settled into a comfortable seated position and, although I fully intended to meditate, instead I spent 10 minutes chasing tangled thoughts around inside my head. Sound familiar? I really hope I’m not alone in this struggle! Waking up and focusing my mind is part of why I repeatedly try and improve my meditation practice. So, I was absolutely delighted when I had the opportunity to speak to Stephen Sokoler, and hear his ideas about igniting people instead of calming them down through meditation.  Stephen has a special interest in bringing this attitude into workplaces, and is achieving impressive results with his stress management and mental wellbeing programs, which include meditation as a regular practice. Stephen believes that mental fitness is as critical as physical fitness, and coaches organizations and their employees around the world with both his on-site programs and new meditation app. If you’re looking for fresh inspiration to begin or continue your mental fitness regimen, start with this episode of People at Work. And I’ll be starting again tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! About our guest: Stephen’s life work is to make a difference; he’s Founder & CEO of Journey Meditation, a company on a mission to help people live happier, healthier, and less stressed lives. In his free time, he enjoys exercise, sports, cooking, reading, and travelling, and works closely with several non-profits. Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/stephensokoler/, Twitter @stephensokoler, and Instagram @stephensokoler.
31:52
January 20, 2020
Recognition is most powerful in small doses says Matt Thieleman
“I really don’t like being recognized for my contributions,” said no-one ever. Well, maybe some of us don’t like public recognition, but I’m certain that everyone likes kudos in some shape or form from peers or managers.  Matt Thieleman tends to agree. As a leadership coach, he values recognition as one of the most critical things that you can do to improve your relationships and keep everyone on track in your team. And while big milestone celebrations are important, it’s really the day-to-day thank yous, shout-outs, and high-fives that have the most impact. In this conversation on People at Work, Matt and I talk about the importance of recognition in an engaged workforce, how leaders need to start with self, and the role of values in building purpose-driven cultures with microdoses of recognition. In the spirit of the topic, I’d like to recognize Matt for how he’s helping create happier workplaces, and I appreciate your interest in our podcast! About our guest: Matt is a leadership coach who helps leaders and teams unleash their awesome on the world by stepping into their purpose. He's grateful for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for inspiring his journey into mindfulness and meditation. Connect with Matt on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/mattthieleman/ or Twitter @thieleman1. Resources: Matt's TEDx Talk on Why the world needs mindful leaders
34:48
January 13, 2020
Dr Aaron Barth on why truth is stronger than optics
If you’ve ever tackled the task of understanding employee sentiment, you’ll know that it’s hard to do. And often we fall into the trap of using our intuition rather than empirical methods to gather and use this information. This can create myriad problems at every level of an organization. That’s why Dr. Aaron Barth advocates for a scientific approach, which results in the truth rather than simply one person’s biased view of the world. These optics get in the way of understanding the real cause of problems at work, and therefore the solutions to solve them are flawed.  In our latest episode of People at Work, I talk with Aaron about his model for scientific HR in particular. This starts with identifying what you care about, then the intuition-busting step of exploring evidence-based frameworks to solve the problem, and finally, observing actual lived experiences.   If you’re about to tackle your next engagement survey or are trying to uncover what’s at the heart of a problem in your workplace culture, take a listen. You’ll hear great ideas for how to keep the truth at the core of your discovery and force optics aside. About our guest: Aaron provides progressive leaders and HR directors the confidence they need to use scientific methods to tackle their hardest people problems. His band, Blind Sages, just released a new album and is embarking on a five-city tour. You can connect with Aaron on Twitter @AaronBarthPhD or LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/aaronbarthphd/
49:58
January 6, 2020
Robert Glazer on capacity building
We all have the same number of hours in a day, so how do some people seem to get more done, and be happier while doing it? They have more capacity. On this episode, Robert Glazer explains how you can build your physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional capacity. We also discuss why it’s important to try to keep your capacities in balance and he shares some easy steps you can take to start building your capacity. Wow...I said capacity a lot. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. About our Guest: Robert is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, the global partner marketing agency. His inspirational Friday Forward posts are read by more than 100,000+ leaders globally each week. Connect with Robert on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/glazer/ or Twitter @robert_glazer.  Resources cited: Website robertglazer.com Performance Partnerships,  by Robert Glazer Elevate, by Robert Glazer Newsletter 'Friday Foward' robertglazer.com/fridayfwd/ The Elevate Podcast TEDx Talk: It's time to eliminate two-weeks notice
30:22
December 16, 2019
A family-friendly workplace is more than perks with Ula Mikus
Working parents want more time with their kids. As companies are starting to realize this, flex-time and parental leave options are on the rise. But historically employees who use these perks are viewed as less committed and are less likely to be promoted. It’s a catch-22. Creating a family-friendly workplace starts from the top-down and it has to be woven into the fabric of your company culture. I spoke with Ula Mikus from Tinybeans about how they’ve managed to create a truly family-friendly workplace that is more than just perks. About our guest: Ula is a people leader with a mindful and playful approach to work; devoted to inspiring growth through self-awareness and acceptance. She doesn’t take life seriously and loves all living beings (except cockroaches and ghosts--they’re too scary).  You can connect with Ula on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/ulamikus/. Be sure to check out Tinybeans at tinybeans.com or on Instagram @tinybeanskids. Resources cited: https://tinybeans.com/articles/
23:08
December 11, 2019
Flip Flippen on how to author the life you were meant to live
Everyone loves a good story. But what about the story of your life? How much do you like it, and how empowered do you feel to write a new narrative for yourself? According to Flip Flippen, we all have first, second, and third stories of our lives. It’s the authors of those stories that differ though. Flip’s new book 'Your Third Story - Author The Life You Were Meant To Live” authored with Dr. Chris J White, embraces the idea that first and second stories are for the most part created for us by others, whereas our third story is ours to write.  I loved reading the book almost as much as I enjoyed talking about it with Flip for People at Work. One of Flip’s ideas that resonated most with me is that there’s no here without a there. This means that we arrive where we are today because of what we’ve lived through but we have the power to make decisions about how to move forward.  Flip’s ideas are relevant to organizations as well as people. If you’re interested in making meaningful change in your life or business, listening to Flip may offer advice and inspiration before you take the leap. It made me pause and then take action, and I wish the same for you! About our guest: Flip is a NYT best-selling author, and the founder and chair of Flippen Group, one of the fastest-growing educator training, corporate talent, and team development companies in North America. He and his wife Susan (who is CEO) were named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year, the only couple to ever receive this award together. Connect with Flip on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/flipflippen/, Twitter @FlipFlippen, and Facebook facebook.com/FlipFlippen. His books and initiatives include: http://www.yourthirdstorybook.com/ https://flippengroup.com/capturing-kids-hearts
31:55
December 9, 2019
Olga Fleming’s secret sauce for employee engagement
There’s been a lot of talk about how to engage employees over the past decade (or more). Many of us spend countless hours and buckets of money to no avail. So when I come across someone who has a different take on this thorny problem, I’m all ears. That’s why I was so excited to meet Olga Fleming, CEO and founder of Y&R PR. Olga has been at the helm of her company since 2013, using her two-plus decades of experience communicating and understanding how we interact as humans, to build Y&R PR’s rambunctious culture. Olga’s secret sauce for engagement has a few key ingredients (exact proportions not divulged to protect the recipe!): take care of people, listen, be honest, lead by example, and give more than a paycheck.  This creates a culture that people want to be part of and are excited to contribute to. And there’s more than a dash of fun to be had. Engagement happily happens on its own when you get the right ingredients in place. My conversation with Olga on the People at Work podcast gets into what this looks like in practice at Y&R PR, with real examples of successful (and not so successful) initiatives, practices, and rituals.  If you have an appetite for how to engage your people in a fresh way, I’m certain this conversation will help. About our guest: Olga is the CEO of Y&R PR, a dynamic and nimble agency that partners with clients on challenging communications initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and singing Paradise By The Dashboard Lights at karaoke.   Connect with Olga on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/olga-fleming-b764312/ or follow Y&R PR on Instagram @yrprusa.
44:02
December 4, 2019
Own your management mess says Scott Miller
You’re a mess. Your boss is a mess. Your co-worker two desks down is definitely a mess. It’s safe to say everyone’s a mess. We all make mistakes, take on too many things, forget many more, avoid those hard conversations… you know what I mean. But frankly, it’s not helping anyone. So, what if we could turn our mess into success? Self-professed serial mess-maker, Scott Miller, has spent 50 of his 51 years working up to his realization that owning your mess is the first step to leadership success. That’s why he decided to write his new book “Management Mess to Leadership Success” which outlines 30 challenges to help each of us own our messes and become an inspiring and confident leader in the process. The book, like Scott, is honest, relatable, authentic, courageous, and funny. Scott is today’s guest on People at Work and I had the opportunity to hear first-hand about the importance of owning your mess and creating the conditions for others to do so too. You’ll want to get your hands dirty with this one, and please connect with us on Twitter (@JostleMe) or LinkedIn to share any of your own mess to success stories! About our guest: Scott is Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership at FranklinCovey, author, host of the “On Leadership with Scott Miller” podcast, and column contributor to Inc.com and Arriana Huffington’s Thrive Global. He was the youngest invitee to the 1988 Presidential Inauguration.  Connect with Scott on Twitter @ScottMillerFC, Instagram @scott_jmiller, LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/scottmillerfc, and Facebook facebook.com/ScottMillerFC. His books include: Management Mess to Leadership Success Everyone Deserves a Great Manager Resources cited: How will you measure your life? by Karen Dillon and Clayton M. Christensen Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
49:04
December 2, 2019
Chad Gabriel on the recipe for aliveness
If a Sherpa of Purpose asked you what it takes to feel alive, what would you say? I had to answer that exact question recently posed by Chad Gabriel of Tuthill Corporation. Chad is indeed a Sherpa of Purpose, and is very serious about discovering the recipe for aliveness.  That’s why he and his crew are travelling the world filming a documentary series based on interviews with people from all walks of life and cultures. In “The Search for Aliveness”, deep questions are being asked and answered about what it takes for humans to truly feel alive.  Although there are many ideas, Chad is consistently hearing four key ingredients for aliveness: nature, creativity, service to others, and authenticity. I was fortunate to catch Chad between shoots for a People at Work conversation about these four primary themes. We also talk about how this incredible documentary series came about and how it’s helping Tuthill continue their mission to “wake the world”.  Ready to be inspired? Listen in and add your own ingredients for aliveness to the mix.  About our guest: Chad started at Tuthill 18 years ago in an IT role, he is now their Sherpa of Purpose, furthering Tuthill’s purpose to Wake the World. He’s most alive when spending time with his family, particularly when they go fishing and spend some time in nature.  The Search for Aliveness is a documentary where Chad interviews individuals around the world to understand what it means to be alive, He sees the documentary as a science experiment where, with a hypothesis, the team documents reality to determine a ‘recipe’ for aliveness.  Connect with Chad on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/cgabriel/ or Twitter @AlivenessSeries. For more on The Search for Aliveness, check out the following: Website: thesearchforaliveness.com Facebook: facebook.com/TheSearchForAliveness Instagram: @thesearchforaliveness Official Trailer: thesearchforaliveness.com/video/extras/official-trailer/ YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=YpAfy9VOO9Q IMBD: imdb.com/title/tt8991104/?ref_=nv_sr_1
46:14
November 27, 2019
Brian Ford on why financial wellness programs matter
In college, Brian Ford told his professors that he wanted to start a financial education company that would teach in a fun and engaging way. “Great!” they said, “You can definitely do that.” Then he told them that he didn’t want to charge the people attending, but wanted it to be a for-profit company. The mood changed. He was told that it was a naive business model and that he needed to go back to the drawing board. Turns out they were wrong. Brian made his dream come true with Momentum onUp, an industry-leading workplace financial wellness program. Financial well-being is a real problem that is likely affecting your workplace; 28% of employees are distracted by finances at work and 70% of employees believe their employer has little concern for their financial well-being.  In this episode, I sit down with Brian and discussed ways companies can improve the financial well-being of their employees and some simple steps that you can take to improve your personal finances. About our Guest: Brian is the creator of Momentum onUp, a leading workplace financial wellness program used by over 200 companies, including Home Depot and Hilton. He’s the author of an award-winning children’s book titled Marshmallows and Bikes--Teaching Children (and Adults) Personal Finance.  You can connect with Brian on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/briannelsonford/ Resources cited: The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness Marshmallows and Bikes Momentum onUp
26:37
November 25, 2019
Paul Rubenstein on your company’s “mighty middle”
Middle managers are the most overlooked part of an organization.  Typically, they’re a group of employees least invested in. They feel pressed for time, focused on managing their team and their to-do list. They’re overwhelmed and stressed, so focused on the day-to-day they begin to feel like an island, disconnected from the rest of the overall company and the bigger picture.  But, they’re core drivers of your company culture, acting as a bridge between their team and senior leadership. They’re key to a sense of connection among teams, and their disconnect is hurting your company culture in more ways than you can imagine. And, (not to hit you while you’re down) but you might not even realize when they’re about to leave your company. In today’s episode, I sit down with Paul Rubenstein, the Chief People Officer at Visier, to discuss what he calls the “mighty middle,” the middle managers who are crucial to your success.  Paul explains how data can predict which managers will leave. We then dive into ways you can make sure you retain these core drivers of your company’s culture and success. Resources cited Link to Visier's Manager Turnover Reduction report: hello.visier.com/people-analytics-drives-manager-turnover-reduction/ About our guest: Paul spent years advising companies on HR and talent, he now ‘eats his own cooking’ as Visier’s Chief People Officer. He believes that companies should empower individuals and teams to move fast, make great decisions, and take risks. He recently moved to Vancouver from Brooklyn and is learning to speak non-New York English. You can connect with Paul on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/paulrubenstein100/ or Twitter @paulrubenstein1. 
46:27
November 20, 2019
Leadership is about thee not me says Todd Davis
Have you ever stopped to think that being a great manager isn’t actually about you (*ouch*)? That’s the shift in thinking that FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis argues for in his new book, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager. Todd suggests being a great manager is really about everyone on your team, and what their individual needs, hopes, and goals are. This may seem a bit counter-intuitive, especially considering how prevalent leadership development books, resources, and gurus are these days, with a square focus on self-growth. But don’t confuse the shift from me to thee as a shift away from self-development. Being a great manager requires constant growth and development, but the focus becomes how your skillset benefits your team predominantly, and not just you. If this feels like hard work, we’ve got you covered. First, listen to Todd talk about his six critical practices (which are field-tested, real, and relatable) on the People at Work podcast. Then, pick up a copy of his book with excellent start-today resources for how to apply each of the six practices. In doing so, you’ll elevate your managerial practice and the level of satisfaction and engagement on your team. Who wouldn’t want that? About our Guest: With three decades of experience in human resources and talent development, Todd is FranklinCovey’s Chief People Officer and an author. He once fulfilled a lifelong goal of taking a stand-up comedy course where graduation included a 15-minute warm-up act at a local comedy club.  Connect with him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/todddavisfc/ or follow him on Twitter @ToddDavisFC. His books include:  Everyone Deserves a Great Manager Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to build Effective Relationships at Work
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November 18, 2019
What is your culture of time? With Julie Morgenstern
If you were asked, “what is the culture of time at your company?” would you have an answer? Probably not. But it’s such an interesting question. I had a great time chatting with productivity expert and Bestselling Author Julie Morgenstern about organizing your life from the inside-out and the importance of a company’s culture of time. P.S. As a bonus for any parents listening, we also chat about how to organize your life to bring out the best in your child. About our guest: Julie has spent more than 30 years helping individuals and major corporations overcome disorganization. To decompress she enjoys biking around Central Park, swimming, and bopping along to music wherever it’s piped in.  Her books include: Never Check Email in the Morning Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child
39:39
November 13, 2019
Darren Chait on the effect meetings have on your company culture
Meetings. The bane of existence for many. I get it. We’ve all been in meetings that should have been an email. Or meetings where it’s someone just repeating numbers that could have easily been sent out as a video recording. But, how do you fix this problem and make the most out of your meetings? I recently spoke with Darren Chait from Hugo about their limit of 4-hours of meetings per week, and how meetings (specifically, sharing meeting notes openly with your organization) can positively affect your culture. About our guest: Darren is the co-founder and COO of Hugo, a connected meeting notes software, and solving some of the pain around meetings is a cause close to his heart. He’s a self-diagnosed coffee-snob, regularly forced to part with $6 for a cup of coffee to get him through his day.  Connect with Darren on Twitter @darrenchait or LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/darrenchait/. For more on Hugo visit hugo.team and read their book 10X Culture hugo.team/10x.
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November 11, 2019
Honor thy introverts with Maryna Shkvorets
Most people think: Extrovert = Loud. Introvert = Shy. But that’s not necessarily true. Introverts just process information differently and workplaces would be wise to be aware of these differences so that they can really enable introverts to get their voices heard. In this episode, Dustin talks with Maryna Shkvorets about how workplaces can enable introverts to thrive and shares some tips and tricks on how introverts can get their voices heard in meetings. We also discuss how to detach from the fear associated with public speaking so that you can deliver a confident, powerful presentation. About our guest:  Maryna is a public speaking coach helping leaders step into a new sense of confidence and presence, create engaging and persuasive talks, and detach from stage fright. She’s also an adventure seeker who’s into sailing, dance, and powerlifting.  For more on Maryna, visit marynashkvorets.com or connect with her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/maryna-shkvorets/.
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November 4, 2019
Camille Nicita on why belonging is more important than skills
A sense of belonging is one of the five basic human needs according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We want to feel part of something and have an emotional connection to others. This extends into the workplace. To be fulfilled at work, we need to trust those around us, feel a kinship with our coworkers, and be surrounded by those who share the values of the organization. My recent interview with Camille Nicita of Gongos, Inc. shows what this looks like in action. Camille has spent almost three decades creating an organization that emphasizes belonging over skills. This means that hiring, onboarding, nurturing, and advancement of every team member at Gongos is deeply rooted in the company’s values, the first of which is humanistic. More than a “people-first” attitude, Gongos’ humanistic approach helps every person feel that they belong. It’s by belonging that employees do their best work, contribute to culture, and help teams and the organization succeed. That’s why Camille believes that hiring to values is more important than skills. You’ll want to listen to her words of wisdom and draw from the lessons Gongos learned along the way to creating a healthy and empowered workforce, satisfied customers, and a prosperous business. About our guest:  Camille believes that centering operations on customers will produce consistent results and bring together decision-makers. She also believes a great employee experience precedes a great customer experience. Hear how this mom of three, and leader of many, lives out that belief every day. For more on Gongos, visit gongos.com, and connect with Camille on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/camille-nicita-7280747/. 
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October 28, 2019
Tyler Lessard on creating a strong business brand through a strong internal culture
Brand and culture. At first glance, the only commonality between the two words may be that we all recognize their importance, but that they’re really, really difficult to measure. But they’re more related than you’d think. On this episode, I chat with Tyler from Vidyard about how creating and maintaining a strong company culture ultimately impacts your external brand. About our guest: Tyler is a passionate content marketer and storyteller at heart who leads the marketing team at Vidyard. When he’s not chasing higher engagement rates he can be found chasing one of his four children or watching Game of Thrones, Ozark, and Dora (yes, she’s still exploring). Connect with Tyler on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/tylerlessard/ or Twitter @tylerlessard.  Resources cited: Interested in using simple webcam or screen capture videos to share internal updates, introduce new team members, or increase employee engagement? Try out the free Vidyard Chrome extension to record and share videos with 2 clicks!
28:20
October 21, 2019
Donna Korren on how the biggest workplace disruptors are 50+
What do Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Workday all have in common? They were all started by entrepreneurs who were more than 50 years old. In fact, 25% of new businesses are now founded by people over 50. With people staying in the workforce longer, 50 is young. On this episode, Donna Korren discusses why the 50+ age group are the biggest workplace disruptors and how you can harness their wisdom and enable employees of all ages to thrive in an intergenerational workplace? Hint: Two-way mentoring really helps. About our guest: Donna enjoyed a 25+ year career in publishing and advertising sales before launching her digital platform Empty Quester, inspiring empty nest parents to make their next bold move. She is an empty nester herself, but her family frequently meets up and travels together all over the world. For more on Empty Quester visit emptyquester.com. Connect with Donna on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/donna-korren-8725494a/, follow her on Instagram @emptyquester, or Facebook at facebook.com/emptyquester/.  Resources cited: Donna's TEDx talk 'The Newest Workforce Disruptors are Over 50!': youtu.be/KxFvPuWBS5A Empty Quester Podcast
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October 11, 2019
Unlearning with Tae Hea Nahm
I think most of us can agree that being curious and continuing to learn are key ingredients to being successful. But what happens when you have to unlearn behaviors in order to level-up your career? When you’re forced to change what made you successful in the first place? Here comes the understatement of the year: change is hard. Especially when you’re used to being a superstar at your company. So how do you make it easier? Spoiler alert - self-awareness helps A LOT. Listen in as Tae Hea Nahm from Storm Ventures explains why unlearning is such an important concept for leaders as their company grows, and how to make the unlearning process less painful. About our Guest: Tae Hea is co-founder & Managing Director of Storm Ventures; currently, he’s interested in AI and SaaS companies. In his free time, he enjoys playing Civilization. You can connect with Tae Hea on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/tnahm/ or Twitter @taeheanahm. Resources cited: Survival to Thrival by Bob Tinker and Tae Hea Nahm
34:48
October 7, 2019
Make yourself a priority with Nicole Latimer
Imagine working for a company that gives every employee 30 minutes of personal time every day to improve and make themselves a priority. Too good to be true? Not so at StayWell, where CEO Nicole Latimer introduced daily “Bean Time” to support individual wellness and personal growth. This sounds like a tremendous commitment and investment, especially with over 600 employees. But Nicole believes in walking the talk and she’s building a culture of wellbeing, motivation, and self-care. Employees use the time for physical activity, reading, special interest conversations, and much more. The key is that every person does something that matters to them personally. If you’d like to hear why Nicole believes it’s important to make yourself a priority, and get honest-to-goodness tips on how to start, take a listen to this episode of People at Work. You’ll hear that time and purpose are key ingredients to investing in yourself, and maximizing your health and happiness. About our guest: Nicole is the CEO of StayWell where they leverage the science of behavior change as the foundation for improving health outcomes. She’s inspired by Mary Barra (GM CEO) and other women leaders for creating company cultures with work-life balance. For more on StayWell visit staywell.com or follow them on Twitter @StayWellCompany. You can connect with Nicole on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/nicole-dupont-latimer-4097078/. Resources cited: Women in Wellness: Improving health outcomes with Nicole Latimer from StayWell by Fab Giovanetti on Medium.
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September 30, 2019
Max Yoder on agreements vs. expectations
We all have unspoken expectations of our co-workers, significant others, family, and friends. Unfortunately, none of us are mind readers so these expectations often lead to disappointment when people fail to behave exactly as we expect them to. Max Yoder joins us on People at Work to explain how getting agreements, even 1% at a time, contributes to a culture of accountability and responsibility. And, ultimately, a more loving and supportive culture. Re-upload correction: A previous version of this episode had an audio break of several minutes. Our apologies!  About our guest: Max Yoder is the CEO and co-founder of Lessonly, the powerfully simple training software that helps millions of people learn, practice, and Do Better Work. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Jess. For more on Lessonly visit lessonly.com. Connect with Max on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/maxyoder/ or on Twitter @maxyoder. Check out his book, Do Better Work, at dobetterwork.com.
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September 23, 2019
Dan Manian on staying connected as your company grows
There are certain inflection points in a company’s growth where the culture can change. At first, it’s one tight-knit group. Then, as you grow, you see someone walking around the office and you have no clue if they’re an employee, a partner or a complete stranger. How do you maintain real, authentic human connection as your company scales? Dan Manian joins us today to chat about how technology can be used to help scale personal interaction and why it’s so important to help people build real connections. Especially for remote or dispersed teams. About our guest:  After spending years working in product at fast-growing startups, Dan co-founded Donut (where he's CEO) to help teams foster cultures of connectivity and collaboration. When he’s not working on Donut, you can find him playing music for business with his band, Mobile Steam Unit. For more on Donut visit donut.com and connect with Dan on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/danielmanian/. 
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September 23, 2019
Erin Hatzikostas on being a leader people want to follow
Erin Hatzikostas is paving the way for others to discover what it means to be a leader with positive impact. She’s not afraid to make bold calls and be herself, especially in the face of organizational change and transformation. And she knows that an unexpected dance move can unite and excite those around her. Intrigued? So was I. That’s why I interviewed Erin on People at Work. What unfolded was a fast-paced conversation crammed full of hard leadership lessons learned, tips for being an authentic leader, and lots of sass and humor. If you’re working on how to up your leadership game to be more effective, memorable, and inspire curiosity in those around you, take a listen. Dancing is optional. About our guest: Erin is a former CEO turned entrepreneur; her company is focused on helping people rise in their career without selling their soul. She’s most regarded for her Midwestern-inspired, unpretentious, witty, authentic style… and her mean Running Man dance. Registration for her b BRILLIANT online career course is open from September 9 to 25, 2019, head to bauthenticinc.mykajabi.com/bBRILLIANT for all the details.  Hear more from Erin (and her friend) on her Podcast, b CAUSE (bauthenticinc.com/podcast). And, if you’re looking for a little fun, find out what kind of dog you are at work with her quiz: bauthenticinc.com/dog-quiz. For more on b Authentic visit bauthenticinc.com. You can find Erin on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/erin-hatzikostas/, Facebook at facebook.com/bAuthenticInc, and Instagram @b_authentic_inc. 
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September 9, 2019
Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry on how the last 8% can improve your relationships
Think about the conversations that really impact your life. How often do you feel that you’ve given them your all? According to Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, we regularly neglect the last 8% of conversations. That means we’re avoiding the hard stuff, deferring conflict, and ultimately compromising our relationships. In this episode of People at Work, JP lays out a clear plan for making the most of your interpersonal interactions. You’ll learn about how preparation and courage can help you on your way to achieving 100% in every conversation. And you’ll discover that often the only thing holding you back is yourself. About our guest: JP’s curiosity and passion has driven his research-based approach to develop skills and tools required to build a culture of exceptional leadership. When he’s not travelling the globe, he can be found reading, out dancing, or cherishing time with family. You can find more on JP at jppawliw-fry.com and the Happiness Sweet Spot at ihhp.com. Head to linkedin.com/in/jp-pawliw-fry-8226355 to connect with JP. 
55:49
August 26, 2019
Lars Kure Juul on how to hit the happiness sweet spot
What do you get if you combine purpose, strengths, and compassion? You hit the “happiness sweet spot”. This is what makes Lars Kure Juul get up in the morning. He believes that by changing how you view your people, and by focusing on each person’s superpower, you achieve a state of being that gives your organization a serious competitive advantage. If you’re looking for practical advice on how to take your business to the next level by connecting and caring for your people, this conversation is worth your time. You may even discover your own superpower in the process!  About our guest: Lars is an experienced international trusted advisor and author; his book Organizational Happiness is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. When he’s not writing, advising, or speaking he swims in the ocean as often as he can. You can find his work at thehappinesssweetspot.com, on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/larsjuul/, or on Twitter @freakwave. 
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August 12, 2019
Shawna Stewart on the power of purpose
The employee engagement problem remains largely unsolved. But fortunately there are people hard at work finding ways to overcome it. One of those people is Shawna Stewart. For Shawna, engagement starts with purpose. When you combine that with strong leadership and thoughtful feedback, engagement follows. If you’re stuck on how to engage your people, and are hungry for practical examples of what to do you in your organization, you’ll come away inspired and ready to act after this conversation. About our guest: Shawna is the Head of People and Operations at PostBeyond (postbeyond.com). Shawna is a people-focused leader who uses her passion, grit, and creativity to drive her team towards an employee experience that’s inclusive, supportive, and purposeful. Her secret sauce? A mix of strategy, innovation, empathy, a dash of wit, and a boatload of patience.  You can find her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/shawna-stewart-73230a127/ and PostBeyond on Twitter @PostBeyond.
54:42
July 29, 2019
Mark Britz on a new era of learning and development
According to Mark Britz, a leading learning strategist, many leaders are stuck in the Industrial Era, thinking learning and development belong to a specific department. In this episode, Mark shares why this needs to change. He reasons that new ways of thinking about organizational design, coupled with the transformation of managers into primary learning leaders, is spurring a new kind of learning environment that results in greater engagement and development for people at work. If you’d like to know how to achieve this in your organization, listen in. I’m sure you’ll learn a thing or two. About our guest: Mark is the Sr. Manager of Programming at The eLearning Guild & Chief Strategist of ThruWork where he helps businesses increase collaboration and maintain a connected culture. He lives in Syracuse, NY and is an avid runner and cyclist, raising money for several local medical causes. Read his blog at markbritz.com! For more on ThruWork visit thruwork.com and find Mark on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/markbritz and Twitter @britz.  Resources cited:  Friction of Logic by Mark Britz; Gary Vaynerchuck; Good to Great by Jim Collins; Dave Snowden; and, Drive by Daniel Pink
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July 15, 2019
Julie Einarson on why authenticity matters
We hear a lot about authenticity these days. But what does that actually mean—especially in the workplace? In this episode of People at Work, Julie Einarson shares her view of what authenticity is, why this matters, and why communication is critical. Listen in for tips on what true authenticity looks like, and how it benefits individuals, teams, and organizations. If you’re interested in improving yourself or your workplace, you’ll want to get real with Julie. About our guest: Julie is a Communications and Connection Advisor who has learned from experience that authenticity drives successful teams. She believes organizations that foster authenticity through action and communications accomplish more. Her second favorite word is "possibilities" and she approaches life with gratitude and humor. You can find Julie on Twitter @Jule_E or connect with her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/julieeinarson/ Resources cited: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
52:16
July 1, 2019
Nate Klemp on how to get happy with habits
Do you want to be happy? Look at your habits! In this episode of People at Work, Nate Klemp, Ph.D., makes the connection between habits and happiness. Nate talks about how habitual actions often happen without a thought. The key to happiness is to assess which of these habits are serving you and which aren’t, and then, change. His pragmatic, life-learned framework will help you improve your emotional fitness and get happy—especially at work. About our guest:  Nate is a writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur who helps customers in law enhance employee engagement by using mindfulness and wellbeing to improve work performance. He loves to hike the mountains of Boulder Colorado with his family.  To learn more about LIFE XT visit lifecrosstraining.com; and find Nate on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/nate-klemp-phd-6901b72b/. Along with Eric Langsure, Nate is co-author of the NYT bestseller “Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing”. Resources cited: David Sinclair on the Rich Roll Podcast (Ep 436) All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior Free Will by Sam Harris
54:55
June 17, 2019
Shelley Underwood on impacting others for good
If you could impact your employees for good, why wouldn’t you? Shelley Underwood regularly asks this question. She’s identified three ways to meaningfully impact others in the workplace: focus on the whole person, practice empathy, and seek success not happiness. In this episode, Shelley and Bev have an uplifting conversation about these themes that’s sure to spark fresh ideas about what people need to be fulfilled in work—and life. About our guest: Shelley works with small businesses and startups innovating in the areas of hiring, retention, engagement, and organizational structuring. She loves living in Georgia where her favourite times are spent with her boys and running by the beautiful Savannah River. For more on Competency Based Consulting visit competencybc.com; and find Shelly on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/shelleyeunderwood/.  Resources cited: Brene Brown on empathy Radical Candor by Kim Scott The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly
54:02
June 5, 2019
Gill Buchanan on helping people be their best selves
How do you completely rewrite the playbook for the recruiting industry while rapidly scaling your business? You focus on your values to help your people be the best they can be. That’s exactly what Gill Buchanan, COO, at Pure set out to do with her two partners, Lynn and Ian Walters. With their core values in hand (and evident everywhere in the company), they’ve created a people-centric workplace culture that really does put people first. Listen to Gill share how and why this works at Pure. About our guest: Gill has worked in the recruitment field since 1988 and co-founded Pure Resourcing. She continually ensures that Pure’s core values underpin their operations and make it a rewarding and positive place to work. For more on Pure Resourcing visit prs.uk.com; and find Gill on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/gillbuchanan/
44:19
May 22, 2019
Enrique Rubio on why we need to hack HR
Enrique Rubio is an unstoppable force out to change Human Resources and its purpose in organizations. Founder of the Hacking HR movement, Enrique has strong opinions on what needs to change to improve the experience that people have at work—and it starts with HR. If you’re ready to be inspired and equipped with fresh insights on an age-old problem, listen to this episode! About our guest: Enrique is an HR & Tech Evangelist, founder of Hacking HR, and Fulbright Scholar. He discovers his best ideas and inspiration in the mountains while preparing for his 100 mile trail racing adventures. For more on Hacking HR visit hackinghr.io; and find Enrique on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/rubioenrique/
53:59
May 8, 2019
Laurie Bennett on unlearning leadership
A new way of leading is long overdue, and Laurie Bennett, Founding Partner at Within People, has an idea to make this happen. First, we must unlearn what we’ve come to know and accept about leadership. Then we must draw on innate human qualities like courage, curiosity, and patience, to become leaders who build wholehearted organizations. It’s within reach for all of us and in this podcast, Laurie tells us how. About our guest: Laurie works with leadership teams the world over to embed purpose and values into their brands and businesses. He lives at the foot of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver with his wife and young son. For more info on Within People visit withinpeople.com; and find Laurie on Twitter @lauriewithin and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/laurie-bennett-within/
46:49
April 15, 2019
Don Bell on fun, purpose & profit
Bev chats with Don Bell about the importance of fun and how that leads to engaged employees and happy customers. Don believes in aligning employee and employer interests and being proactive about finding ways to inspire employees. He ascribes his success to creating a “fun first” culture, where everyone acknowledged the need to make a profit, but they chose to get there in a very different way from the rest of their industry.  About our guest:  Don co-founded WestJet; his vision, ideas, and leadership were instrumental in creating a powerful company culture based on employee engagement and empowerment. He enjoys skiing, spending time with his family, and flying planes.  Connect with Don on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/don-bell-9040b6a/
26:54
April 14, 2019
Jeff Smith on changing (and engaging) a million people
Jeff Smith combines coaching and yoga with strong business acumen to help him on his mission to put an end to low employee engagement. He shares how his people-centric approach not only helps leaders be more effective, but improves outcomes for everyone they work with. About our guest: Jeff has over 20 years experience in sales, finance, people, culture, and operations, all of which led him to start SupportingLines Institute. There he helps leaders create stronger teams and better outcomes. He enjoys family time, coaching hockey, and (of course) teaching yoga.  For more info on SupportingLines Institute visit supportinglines.com; and find Jeff on Twitter @jeffcyo and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jeffcyo/
49:15
April 13, 2019
Welcome to the People at Work podcast
Listen in for a series of conversations with individuals leading change to create extraordinary workplaces. We get real about common workplace issues like engagement, teamwork, leadership, and culture, and discuss practical ideas for making change happen. Hosted by Bev Attfield and Dustin Tysick of Jostle. 
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April 12, 2019