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Engaging Leader: Leadership communication principles with Jesse Lahey

Jesse Lahey

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Engaging Leader: Leadership communication principles with Jesse Lahey

Engaging Leader: Leadership communication principles with Jesse Lahey

Jesse Lahey

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211: Breaking Through Barriers | with Dave Shurna

What barriers do you face? Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. And the same is true for those you lead. Dave Shurna joins me to discuss tips from his new book about breaking through barriers of all types, and how to be a servant leader helping break barriers for other people too. Dave is Executive Director of the nonprofit organization No Barriers, which he co-founded in 2012 along with Julie Dubin and Erik Weihenmayer (who was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest). Dave is co-author of the new book What’s Within You: Your Roadmap to Living Life with No Barriers. By the way, Dave is one of my favorite friends from my college days. I remember that in addition to being smart, fun, and trustworthy, Dave was authentic and purpose-driven … and so it was no surprise that his career has focused on nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship. No Barriers empowers people of ...

42 MIN1 w ago
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211: Breaking Through Barriers | with Dave Shurna

210: Practicing Antiracist Leadership

Today I share some reflections about what I’ve been reading, learning, thinking, and practicing over the past few weeks. How can we as imperfect leaders and human beings contribute to helpful solutions, rather than to ongoing conditions of inequality, discrimination, and fear … including the fear of talking honestly about topics like racism? Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Book: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi * Episode 202 with Michelle King * Episode 204 with Michelle King Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcast | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | Other Ways to Listen

26 MIN2 w ago
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210: Practicing Antiracist Leadership

209: Giving Feedback Without Hurting Psychological Safety | with Maya Hu-Chan

Psychological safety is a team member’s sense of confidence that the leader and the rest of the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for speaking up. They feel safe to take risks, fully contribute, share ideas, and raise concerns – all of which are necessary for an organization to innovate, solve problems, survive, and thrive in today’s economy. In the absence of psychological safety, what you tend to get is people shutting down, playing it safe, and doing a lot of CYA. Obviously, psychological safety is critical for a team to be effective in the long run. But how can you build and nurture that kind of safety, while still holding people accountable … including giving negative feedback? In this second conversation with Maya Hu-Chan, we talk about more of the principles from her new book about building trust. Maya Hu-Chan’s newest book is SAVING FACE: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust. Maya is the founder and president of Global Leadership Associates, is a global...

28 MIN3 w ago
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209: Giving Feedback Without Hurting Psychological Safety | with Maya Hu-Chan

208: Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust | with Maya Hu-Chan

To be a leader who truly engages the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people, you have to authentically connect with them on a human level. You’ve heard the phrase, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” In today’s age of connection, in order for people to trust you, be open to your influence, and be fully engaged in the team’s mission, you must earn their trust by consistently proving that you respect them and care about their whole being, including their dignity, pride, and reputation. I’ve been reading a fascinating book that applies universal concepts learned from centuries-old wisdom from Asian cultures to the new environment we face today in our global, ever-changing world. Today I’m excited to introduce you to the author of that book, Maya Hu-Chan, who grew up in Taiwan and has spent the past couple decades living in the US and providing executive coaching for leaders all over the world. Maya Hu-Chan’s newest book is SAVING FACE: How...

30 MINMAY 27
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208: Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust | with Maya Hu-Chan

207: Helping Your Team Contribute More to the World | with Tom Rath

At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier. A major key to turning this around is helping employees make their work more meaningful … which is all about discovering how they can best contribute. And of course, it’s simply smart business. Helping your team identify how they can best contribute will maximize how your organization influences the world and achieves long-term financial success. As a leader, how can you help employees connect their daily work to the way it contributes to specific people’s lives or making the world a better place? Tom Rath returns to the show to discuss his new book Life’s Great Question and how leaders can help their teams contribute more to the world. Tom Rath’s bestsellers include How Full Is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, Eat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged? During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom led the organization...

21 MINMAY 4
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207: Helping Your Team Contribute More to the World | with Tom Rath

206: Coronavirus – Supporting Employee Mental Health During a Pandemic | with William Kassler from IBM

Join my conversation with the Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM, with a 350,000-person global workforce, about measures that major companies are taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for employee mental health. The world’s population is facing considerable social and economic disruption. Millions of employees and employers are adjusting to circumstances not seen for over a century. For many of us the “new normal” is working from home, which may cause additional stress as we deal with our job, spouses, kids, parents, and pets — not to mention anxiety regarding the coronavirus infection itself. In a recent Axios-Ipsos poll surveying 1,000 people, 43% of respondents said their emotional well-being had gotten worse in the past week as more people deal with isolation. As we try to keep ourselves and our families safe and cope with the stress of physical isolation and disrupted routines, we can succumb to feelings of isolation, anxiousness, and loneliness. Fo...

24 MINAPR 16
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206: Coronavirus – Supporting Employee Mental Health During a Pandemic | with William Kassler from IBM

205: Coronavirus – 13 Ways to Stay Sane and Productive During a Pandemic

Are you able to stay happy, energized, and productive during all the distractions, changes, and uncertainties of COVID-19? It’s not easy! And it’s hard to be an effective leader for your team if you aren’t maintaining your own mental and physical wellbeing. Our team at Workforce recently shared with each other what’s been helping us stay sane and productive, and this episode talks about 13 of the actions that have been personally helping me the most … so far. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcast | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | Other Ways to Listen

20 MINAPR 9
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205: Coronavirus – 13 Ways to Stay Sane and Productive During a Pandemic

204: The Role of Men in Tackling Gender Inequality at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

When men are actively involved in gender diversity efforts, 96% of organizations report progress, compared to only 30% when men are not involved. However, many men don’t feel equipped to play any role in inclusion and equity. For some men, the traditional model of masculinity steers men away from talking about emotional topics (except to rant about sports or politics). And other fears get in the way too, such as the possibility of saying something “wrong,” and being labeled as sexist or discriminatory despite their good intentions. What’s a guy to do? An important new book discusses how to help women both advance and thrive at work – THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work – and it includes an entire section equipping men to play a critical role in fixing workplaces so they work for everyone, including women and minority groups. It also reveals how serving this way will also help more men advance at work and enjoy greater well-being themsel...

28 MINAPR 1
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204: The Role of Men in Tackling Gender Inequality at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

203: 4 Ways to Keep Work Fulfilling for Remote Workers | with Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP

Due to the coronavirus, the number of people working from home is skyrocketing. Even without a pandemic, working remotely has become a very common arrangement, allowing companies to access top talent without worrying about geography, while offering greater flexibility for workers to do great work on their own terms. And yet over time, dissatisfaction, disconnection, and burnout tend to creep in. What steps can remote workers and their leaders take to keep work fulfilling and productive for the whole team? Author and former Twitter VP Bruce Daisley returns to the show to share four more of his research-backed, user-friendly strategies for bringing joy to the workplace — this time focusing on the strategies that are particularly helpful when some or all of the workforce is remote. Bruce Daisley is the author of Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job. From 2012 through January 2020, Bruce was Twitter’s Vice President across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. P...

20 MINMAR 18
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203: 4 Ways to Keep Work Fulfilling for Remote Workers | with Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP

202: Overcome the Invisible Barriers Holding Women Back at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

In recent years, most companies have been trying to advance the representation of women and minorities in leadership positions. For example, most organizations have diversity recruitment targets as well as Diversity & Inclusion programs, including initiatives like mentoring, networking groups, and unconscious bias training. But despite these efforts, women account for only 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs, 8% of top earners, and 17% of Fortune 500 board seats. Only 43% of HR executives think these approaches are effective at all. An important new book by a woman who is a PhD and the Director of Inclusion at Netflix tackles the question of what needs to change to help women not only advance but also thrive at organizations. It’s called The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work, and among the surprising findings is that making the workplace changes she recommends will not only help more women and minorities succeed at work, they will also help more men adva...

22 MINMAR 5
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202: Overcome the Invisible Barriers Holding Women Back at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

Latest Episodes

211: Breaking Through Barriers | with Dave Shurna

What barriers do you face? Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. And the same is true for those you lead. Dave Shurna joins me to discuss tips from his new book about breaking through barriers of all types, and how to be a servant leader helping break barriers for other people too. Dave is Executive Director of the nonprofit organization No Barriers, which he co-founded in 2012 along with Julie Dubin and Erik Weihenmayer (who was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest). Dave is co-author of the new book What’s Within You: Your Roadmap to Living Life with No Barriers. By the way, Dave is one of my favorite friends from my college days. I remember that in addition to being smart, fun, and trustworthy, Dave was authentic and purpose-driven … and so it was no surprise that his career has focused on nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship. No Barriers empowers people of ...

42 MIN1 w ago
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211: Breaking Through Barriers | with Dave Shurna

210: Practicing Antiracist Leadership

Today I share some reflections about what I’ve been reading, learning, thinking, and practicing over the past few weeks. How can we as imperfect leaders and human beings contribute to helpful solutions, rather than to ongoing conditions of inequality, discrimination, and fear … including the fear of talking honestly about topics like racism? Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Book: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi * Episode 202 with Michelle King * Episode 204 with Michelle King Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcast | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | Other Ways to Listen

26 MIN2 w ago
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210: Practicing Antiracist Leadership

209: Giving Feedback Without Hurting Psychological Safety | with Maya Hu-Chan

Psychological safety is a team member’s sense of confidence that the leader and the rest of the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for speaking up. They feel safe to take risks, fully contribute, share ideas, and raise concerns – all of which are necessary for an organization to innovate, solve problems, survive, and thrive in today’s economy. In the absence of psychological safety, what you tend to get is people shutting down, playing it safe, and doing a lot of CYA. Obviously, psychological safety is critical for a team to be effective in the long run. But how can you build and nurture that kind of safety, while still holding people accountable … including giving negative feedback? In this second conversation with Maya Hu-Chan, we talk about more of the principles from her new book about building trust. Maya Hu-Chan’s newest book is SAVING FACE: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust. Maya is the founder and president of Global Leadership Associates, is a global...

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
209: Giving Feedback Without Hurting Psychological Safety | with Maya Hu-Chan

208: Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust | with Maya Hu-Chan

To be a leader who truly engages the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people, you have to authentically connect with them on a human level. You’ve heard the phrase, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” In today’s age of connection, in order for people to trust you, be open to your influence, and be fully engaged in the team’s mission, you must earn their trust by consistently proving that you respect them and care about their whole being, including their dignity, pride, and reputation. I’ve been reading a fascinating book that applies universal concepts learned from centuries-old wisdom from Asian cultures to the new environment we face today in our global, ever-changing world. Today I’m excited to introduce you to the author of that book, Maya Hu-Chan, who grew up in Taiwan and has spent the past couple decades living in the US and providing executive coaching for leaders all over the world. Maya Hu-Chan’s newest book is SAVING FACE: How...

30 MINMAY 27
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208: Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust | with Maya Hu-Chan

207: Helping Your Team Contribute More to the World | with Tom Rath

At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier. A major key to turning this around is helping employees make their work more meaningful … which is all about discovering how they can best contribute. And of course, it’s simply smart business. Helping your team identify how they can best contribute will maximize how your organization influences the world and achieves long-term financial success. As a leader, how can you help employees connect their daily work to the way it contributes to specific people’s lives or making the world a better place? Tom Rath returns to the show to discuss his new book Life’s Great Question and how leaders can help their teams contribute more to the world. Tom Rath’s bestsellers include How Full Is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Strengths Based Leadership, Wellbeing, Eat Move Sleep, and Are You Fully Charged? During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom led the organization...

21 MINMAY 4
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207: Helping Your Team Contribute More to the World | with Tom Rath

206: Coronavirus – Supporting Employee Mental Health During a Pandemic | with William Kassler from IBM

Join my conversation with the Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM, with a 350,000-person global workforce, about measures that major companies are taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for employee mental health. The world’s population is facing considerable social and economic disruption. Millions of employees and employers are adjusting to circumstances not seen for over a century. For many of us the “new normal” is working from home, which may cause additional stress as we deal with our job, spouses, kids, parents, and pets — not to mention anxiety regarding the coronavirus infection itself. In a recent Axios-Ipsos poll surveying 1,000 people, 43% of respondents said their emotional well-being had gotten worse in the past week as more people deal with isolation. As we try to keep ourselves and our families safe and cope with the stress of physical isolation and disrupted routines, we can succumb to feelings of isolation, anxiousness, and loneliness. Fo...

24 MINAPR 16
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206: Coronavirus – Supporting Employee Mental Health During a Pandemic | with William Kassler from IBM

205: Coronavirus – 13 Ways to Stay Sane and Productive During a Pandemic

Are you able to stay happy, energized, and productive during all the distractions, changes, and uncertainties of COVID-19? It’s not easy! And it’s hard to be an effective leader for your team if you aren’t maintaining your own mental and physical wellbeing. Our team at Workforce recently shared with each other what’s been helping us stay sane and productive, and this episode talks about 13 of the actions that have been personally helping me the most … so far. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcast | Google Play | Spotify | Stitcher | Other Ways to Listen

20 MINAPR 9
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205: Coronavirus – 13 Ways to Stay Sane and Productive During a Pandemic

204: The Role of Men in Tackling Gender Inequality at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

When men are actively involved in gender diversity efforts, 96% of organizations report progress, compared to only 30% when men are not involved. However, many men don’t feel equipped to play any role in inclusion and equity. For some men, the traditional model of masculinity steers men away from talking about emotional topics (except to rant about sports or politics). And other fears get in the way too, such as the possibility of saying something “wrong,” and being labeled as sexist or discriminatory despite their good intentions. What’s a guy to do? An important new book discusses how to help women both advance and thrive at work – THE FIX: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work – and it includes an entire section equipping men to play a critical role in fixing workplaces so they work for everyone, including women and minority groups. It also reveals how serving this way will also help more men advance at work and enjoy greater well-being themsel...

28 MINAPR 1
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204: The Role of Men in Tackling Gender Inequality at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

203: 4 Ways to Keep Work Fulfilling for Remote Workers | with Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP

Due to the coronavirus, the number of people working from home is skyrocketing. Even without a pandemic, working remotely has become a very common arrangement, allowing companies to access top talent without worrying about geography, while offering greater flexibility for workers to do great work on their own terms. And yet over time, dissatisfaction, disconnection, and burnout tend to creep in. What steps can remote workers and their leaders take to keep work fulfilling and productive for the whole team? Author and former Twitter VP Bruce Daisley returns to the show to share four more of his research-backed, user-friendly strategies for bringing joy to the workplace — this time focusing on the strategies that are particularly helpful when some or all of the workforce is remote. Bruce Daisley is the author of Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job. From 2012 through January 2020, Bruce was Twitter’s Vice President across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. P...

20 MINMAR 18
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203: 4 Ways to Keep Work Fulfilling for Remote Workers | with Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP

202: Overcome the Invisible Barriers Holding Women Back at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

In recent years, most companies have been trying to advance the representation of women and minorities in leadership positions. For example, most organizations have diversity recruitment targets as well as Diversity & Inclusion programs, including initiatives like mentoring, networking groups, and unconscious bias training. But despite these efforts, women account for only 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs, 8% of top earners, and 17% of Fortune 500 board seats. Only 43% of HR executives think these approaches are effective at all. An important new book by a woman who is a PhD and the Director of Inclusion at Netflix tackles the question of what needs to change to help women not only advance but also thrive at organizations. It’s called The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work, and among the surprising findings is that making the workplace changes she recommends will not only help more women and minorities succeed at work, they will also help more men adva...

22 MINMAR 5
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202: Overcome the Invisible Barriers Holding Women Back at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion
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