Work and fun have typically been considered polar opposites, but according to Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo, they can be combined in ways that produce happier, more motivated workers, that produce exceptional results. Bob and Mario are the authors of Work Made Fun Gets Done: Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results. This was a great interview with lots of great data and examples of how companies and organizations have successfully integrated fun into the workplace.
As of this date, COVID-19 is still impacting our professional and personal lives. Return-to-work initiatives are back on hold and we're all still trying to figure out the best way to find normal. Our guest today, speaker, consultant and coach Liz Kislik offers up her insights on the most important considerations as we navigate this challenge and even suggests a better way to deal with silos. This was a fun and very enlightening conversation which I know you'll enjoy!
Leadership has for too long been treated as a function and not as a relationship. Our guest today, Dr. Patrick Malone, co-author of Leading with Love and Laughter (co-authored with Zina Sutch) argues that successful leadership must be based on love (altruism and empathy) and laughter (positive emotions and joy). This was a great talk and is full of practical tips for transforming the workplace into one that has higher engagement and employee retention.
Workplace wellness has probably been one of those "Back-Burner" projects up until now, but organizations today need to focus on it. Our guest today, workplace well-being consultant and HR expert Jill Kane makes the case that NOW is the best time to address your workplace wellness needs. We talk about how to be intentional about workplace wellness as well as identify ways HR leaders can prevent employee burnout. Jill has an incredible offer for you if you want to get started in addressing workplace wellness that can be found HERE!
Do you ever wish you could leave your office or cubicle and do your job in some exciting locations? If so, then meet Michelle Griffin. Michelle is an HR executive whose company provides HR support to companies everywhere. She does all of this while working from exotic locations around the world. This is a great episode for those of you who dream of that lifestyle. Michelle has done it and explains how.
Corporate training is often referred to as "death by PowerPoint," the experience of having a trainer walking around with a clicker, reading slides to a sleeping audience. We've all suffered through this and yet, very few learning and development professionals, speakers, teachers, and trainers still do it. How to stop the madness? Our guest today, Tina Clements offers us suggestions, based on research, for creating a great learning experience.
We've all hear about military bootcamp, where, in a rigorous indoctrination, young men and women and transformed from civilians to warriors. But what about the transition back to civilian life? Our guest today, veteran and mental health professional Duane France talks to us about the challenges veterans face in the transition back to life outside of the military. We also explore how HR professionals can partner with veterans and help them feel like welcome contributors to a new mission with a new organization.
What can a snow globe teach you about life, leadership, and change? According to our guest today, quite a bit. Jeff Nischwitz is the Founder and Chief Story Debunker of The Nischwitz Group, a speaking, consulting and coaching company that transforms people and organizations… one story at a time! Jeff gives us practical tips on handling change while using it to develop personally and professionally.
More and more, employees are looking to build their professional skills. If you aren't meeting this demand, those employees might find another organization that will. To help you get a better handle on this problem and develop a great upskilling and re-skilling program, we have Ashlee Dutton on this episode. She shares her process for identifying and meeting staff training and development needs. Some great tips on this one so be sure to take good notes.
With all the uncertainty of post-COVID work life, there is more than enough stress to go around. If you're an HR professional, you'll feel it more than most. Our guest today, Caren Kenney says that by learning to identify and live our BEST self, we will be more capable of succeeding in tough times. Caren is a coach and co-author or the book Leading with Character. Caren gives us tips on how to identify our purpose and live our best life even in chaotic times.