HR Oxygen
#113:  Work Made Fun Gets Done - with Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo

#113: Work Made Fun Gets Done - with Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo

September 14, 2021

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.

#112:  Navigating the Return to the Office - with Liz Kislik

#112: Navigating the Return to the Office - with Liz Kislik

August 30, 2021

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!

#111:  Leading with Love and Laughter - with Dr. Patrick Malone

#111: Leading with Love and Laughter - with Dr. Patrick Malone

August 23, 2021

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.

#110:  How to Bring Your Best Self to Work - with Jill Kane

#110: How to Bring Your Best Self to Work - with Jill Kane

August 2, 2021

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!

#109:  Breaking the Chains of HR - with Michelle Griffin

#109: Breaking the Chains of HR - with Michelle Griffin

July 27, 2021

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.

#108:  How to Avoid Creating “Death by PowerPoint” - with Tina Clements

#108: How to Avoid Creating “Death by PowerPoint” - with Tina Clements

July 20, 2021

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.

#107:  How to Support Veterans in the Workplace - with Duane France

#107: How to Support Veterans in the Workplace - with Duane France

July 20, 2021

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.

#106:  Shaking Up Your Leadership - with Jeff Nischwitz

#106: Shaking Up Your Leadership - with Jeff Nischwitz

June 29, 2021

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.

#105:  A 3-Dimensional Approach to Employee Upskilling - with Ashlee Dutton

#105: A 3-Dimensional Approach to Employee Upskilling - with Ashlee Dutton

June 22, 2021

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.

#104:  How to Live Your Best Life in Times of Stress and Uncertainty - with Caren Kenney

#104: How to Live Your Best Life in Times of Stress and Uncertainty - with Caren Kenney

June 18, 2021

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.

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