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The Workplace Therapist Show

Curing Dysfunction from the Cubicle to the Corner Office. Got a bad boss? Struggling with what’s next in your career? Work/life balance out of whack? Making your job and your life better is what “The Workplace Therapist Show” is all about. I promise to bring you some of the best ideas, experts and life hacks. And most importantly, I promise not to hold back. There will be no sugar-coating or avoiding the tough conversations. My commitment to you is to always be real, honest and a little bit irreverent.
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Jun 27, 2017

This episode is lit. Brandon’s daughter, Abby Smith, joins the show to talk tips for generational communication, specifically Gen Z. What words are in? What words are out? How can GenZers best communicate with older generations and strengthen relationships? Listen in for funny family stories and an insightful life hack from Abby.

Jun 21, 2017

To accomplish big things, we need these three precious life jewels: purpose, courage and faith. Without them, we can get lost along the path. In this Leadership Therapy edition, Brandon Smith, The Workplace Therapist explains each of the three jewels and how they can help us live a more fulfilling life.

Jun 13, 2017

Laddering Works Founder, Eric Holtzclaw joins Brandon to share tips for entrepreneurs seeking to grow their company from startup to a professionally run business. Eric reminds us that growth takes time, meetings are a good thing and how being aware of our own personal “style” can foster stronger relationships with employees.

Jun 6, 2017

Vacations are essential to our health, but there’s a right and wrong way to take them! In this Leadership Therapy edition, Brandon, The Workplace Therapist, explains the difference between a vacation and a sabbatical, how to handle being away from the office and how to communicate with your boss and your team before leaving.

May 30, 2017

Allan DeNiro, Senior Vice President, CHRO at Havertys Furniture joins Brandon to discuss the number one cultural value: how we treat each other. Beginning from Day 1 on the job, these values must be instilled in - and be made clear to - every new associate in order to make a lasting impression that remains with the employee through their carrier.

May 23, 2017

Trust. So hard to build; so easy to break. In this Leadership Therapy edition, Brandon reveals the Trust Formula and details why credibility and authenticity are essential to the equation if we are to maintain strong relationships with our co-workers, our employees and in our personal life.

May 16, 2017

If there’s no honesty among the team, there’s no team. Keith Hicks, Founder of Keith Hicks Consulting, joins Brandon on the show to uncover the lack of candor in today’s workplace and to explain how teams and leaders can use communication and accountability to build back this staple for more effective environments.

May 9, 2017

As the saying goes, “IQ gets you hired; EQ gets you promoted.” But what does Emotional Intelligence look like and how can we develop this critical skill? In this episode, Brandon Smith, The Workplace Therapist, shares 3 tips all leaders need to know.

May 2, 2017

Randy Hain, President of Serviam Partners, shares three things we as leaders need to keep in mind when building authentic relationships. He and Brandon discuss best practices for maintaining your network while also protecting your schedule. 

Apr 25, 2017

Despite company culture, revenue or industry type, “playing politics” happens in all workplaces. In this episode, Brandon breaks down the various levels of office politics and how we can manage each situation, fight dysfunction and maintain happier workplaces.

Apr 18, 2017

Our experiences in life make us who we are today and prepare us for the future. Erin Wolf, Founding Director, Women's Leadership Center at Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University shares her story, covers the top 3 “Unwritten Rules of Business” and explains how following these rules helped lead her to success.

Apr 11, 2017

Meetings are a necessary evil. But, there are ways to make meetings more productive, more profitable and overall, a little more free of dysfunction. Brandon Smith, The Workplace Therapist covers the various types of dysfunction that often seep through meetings and how we, as managers and leaders, can turn it all around.

Apr 4, 2017

How often do you say “thank you”? Tom Smith, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Finance at Emory Goizueta Business School joins Brandon again on the show to talk gratitude and how showing thankfulness to your team can completely change your company culture for the better.

 

Mar 28, 2017

Julie Smith, Owner and President of Custom Human Resource Solutions, joins Brandon to talk all things HR. What are signs of a toxic workplace? What levels of employee turnover are healthy for a business? And what about those employee handbooks? Managers and leaders, take note! as Brandon and Julie share insightful tips.

Mar 21, 2017

Reggie Hammond of Your Crescendo and Brandon discuss how to find your life’s purpose and the three things you need to live out that purpose each day.

Mar 14, 2017

Brandon Smith and guest, John Kim, Lecturer in Organization & Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School discuss finding your unique value and using those strengths to live more strategically.

Mar 7, 2017

Brandon Smith and guest, Howard Flint, CEO of Ghost Partner talk work/life balance for the entrepreneur, best practices for bringing on a business partner and managing time on a flexible schedule. 

Feb 28, 2017

Brandon Smith and guest, Pam Brown, Senior Director of Alumni Relations at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University cover tips for building and maintaining relationships, plus making time for family. 

Feb 21, 2017

Brandon Smith and guest, Tom Smith, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Finance at Emory Goizueta Business School examine the current presidency, how interim leaders can affect the workplace and highlight best practices for dealing with an interim leader. 

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