This show is the GOAT! (And if you're not sure what that means, you definitely need to revisit this "Generational Communication" episode with my daughter, Abby Smith.
If your boss can trust you to get work done and take care of any fires that arise, you'll give them the ability to work ON their business (instead of IN the business). And that's what every boss wants this year for Christmas.
To understand our strengths, we must be vulnerable to recognize our weaknesses. Today on the podcast, CANDOR Founder and CEO, Tish Squillaro joins me to discuss the seven emotions. Specifically, we tap into three steps for leaders to overcome thoughts of insecurity.
It's no secret that our careers look different at 50 than they do at 25. On the podcast today, John Tarnoff joins me to share tips for bulletproofing your career and three factors you need to understand to face this new set of challenges. John is an Executive & Career Transition Coach, Career Strategist for Mid-Late Career Professionals and author of "Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50." I know you'll take as many notes as I did!
With the pandemic still in force and year-end holidays approaching, we're discussing a heavier topic on The Workplace Therapist Show today. To bring hope and humor, 7x TED Talk speaker and Tonight Show writer, Frank King - The Mental Health Comedian joins me to talk about suicide and depression. We discuss signs you or a loved one might be struggling, the necessity of a self-care plan and how we can better handle mental health in the workplace.
In honor of the holiday week, I'm pulling one of my favorite shows on gratitude from the vault. My friend and business partner, Randy Hain, explains RAPKG (Random Acts of Praise, Kindness and Gratitude) and shares ways we can communicate this in the workplace and at home.
I'm excited to be joined by Rusty Chadwick, Director at WinShape Teams and Co-Author of the book, TEAM WORK. Rusty and I discuss the two characteristics of a high performing team and the role leaders play in both forming teams... and keeping them together. This is important information in today's hybrid workplace! I took a lot of helpful notes and know you will too.
When working from home, it can be easy to feel undervalued at work. "Out of sight, out of mind" - right? We're sharing tips for handling unappreciative co-workers and answer your other workplace relationship questions on this Ask the Therapist edition of The Workplace Therapist Show.
Do the pandemic and a hybrid work schedule still have you feeling a little... lost? We're talking purpose, lazy co-workers, and how to deal with that suspected office romance on this "Ask the Therapist" edition of the podcast.
"Fear can be a driver or a barricade". What is fear to you? Today on a new episode of The Workplace Therapist Show, Jacqueline Wales, Author of The Fearless Factor and The Fearless Factor @ Work, shares how to thrive through fear and build trust in a distrustful world. A topic we could all learn more about!
On this episode of the podcast, I’m excited to welcome back my good friend and business partner, Randy Hain, as we discuss his new book: Essential Wisdom for Leaders of Every Generation. Randy explains candor, clarity and communication (three ingredients he says form the compass for leaders and aspiring leaders), along with tips for protecting the “air” in your calendar.
How can we make ourselves stand out in a company? Today, my good friend John Kim returns to the show to discuss the world of consulting and how to ask the right questions in your business.
From leading Haiti earthquake relieve efforts, to working in Pakistan after Osama bin Laden was killed, Ken Keen has seen just about everything. He joins me today to discuss leading through crisis and how you can apply some of these concepts in your own workplaces.
How do show up for our team as a whole leader? Today on the show, Rob McKenna joins me to discuss how to build up your team and become the leader your were meant to be!
Today on the podcast I’m welcoming back Jennifer Kahnweiler, speaker, researcher and author of several leadership books including “Quiet Influence” and “The Introverted Leader.” Jennifer and I discuss how the “new normal” work environment affects both the extroverts and introverts on your team. If you’re wondering how, as a leader, you can support your people to be their best, Jennifer suggests the answer involves getting curious and listening.
In this conversation we chat about:
* The benefits of an out-of-office workplace experience in its ability to allow focus and promote productivity
*How a hybrid workplace affects the introverts and extroverts on your team
* How to run a virtual meeting where everyone participates
* How to promote community for the introverts and extroverts on your team.
Books, Articles, Tools & Resources mentioned on this episode:
Check out Jennifer’s latest research and the article she wrote about the advantages of working from home.
Introverts Working From Home: How to Make Them Thrive
Do you wonder how conducive your workplace is to introverts’ success? Use Jennifer’s assessment tool to find out!
Creating An Introvert-Friendly Workplace Quiz
In our conversation, Jennifer mentioned a recent HBR article about the considerations companies need to take in determining what the future of work should look like for their organization. You can read that at How to Do Hybrid Right.
Jennifer’s Life Hack for Better Conversations in the Workplace and Beyond:
Take time apart from those you’re with. Make sure you take breaks from people; get outside and take time away to allow yourself a chance to reset. Outside is a healthy SPACE, use it for your good!
There’s no doubt that after 18 months of living during the COVID pandemic, there’s a pervading sense of weariness and low-level anxiety. As my guest, Jason Wasser describes it, we’re living in a state of “Present Traumatic Stress Disorder which creates a mid-level of daily stress before our day has even begun. If you’re feeling exhausted, you’re not the only one. So, should you be taking a Mental Health Day to re-set? Perhaps, though most of us won’t. Today Jason and I dive in to explore the beliefs and stories we tell that keep us from giving ourselves the care we need.
We talk about reverse-engineering the lives we want and the questions to ask in order to get there.
I love these questions Jason presents: What are you here to do? How do you get your stakeholders rallied around a common cause?
What’s the most important thing to do for you?
What beliefs do you have that prevent you from feeling like you have a choice?
Why do you feel GUILTY for taking self-care?
What makes you feel like you’re being selfish?
What are the should’s and supposed to's that are keeping you from doing it?
What are you afraid to ask for?
As always, Jason and I have a great conversation, I hope you’ll listen in. If you want to learn more about Jason, check him out at Jason Wasser or listen to his podcast at The You Winning Life Podcast.
It’s an Ask the Therapist segment on the podcast this week! Listen in as my favorite producer and I take on some of your toughest questions from when you think you might be bad at your job to your boss’s social media, to remote team motivation. We have some great conversations—I hope you’ll #listenin!
When we think of the workplace, fun isn't one of the first words that come to mind for many of us. But my guest today, Dr. Bob Nelson is on a mission to change that! Dr. Bob and I discussed how we can reinforce good behavior in fun ways and what people can learn in his newest book!
“There’s no such thing as work-life balance.” If you’re struggling to find the ever-elusive work-life balance, you’re not alone. Today’s guest is Jen Fisher, Deloitte Consulting’s Chief Well-Being Officer in the United States. In this role, she drives the strategy and innovation around work-life, health, and wellness. She empowers Deloitte’s people to prioritize their well-being so they can be at their best in both their professional and personal lives. Fisher frequently speaks and writes about well-being at work and hosts WorkWell, a podcast series on the latest work-life trends. This week her new book, “Work Better Together,” which she co-authored with her colleague, Anh Phillips, debuts on Amazon and wherever else you buy books. Check it out here!If you liked listening to Jen or want to find out more about what she does, check out her podcast WorkWell, or find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-fisher-7403868
How would you act differently if you had to live with your customers 24-7? What about if you had to live with your co-workers 24-7? That’s the experience of today’s guest, Paul Rutter. Paul has had over 40 years in the Hospitality/Travel/Cruise industries. Having served as Cruise Director onboard some of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, Paul has enjoyed a unique experience. He’s author of "Repeat Business Inc: The Business of Staying in Business" and his new upcoming book "You Can't Make This Ship Up: Business Strategies, Life Lessons and True Stories from 40 Years at Sea" will be available on Amazon later this month.