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Ep 56: Build a Culture of Trust to Support High Performing Teams

Darrin Murriner discusses the factors that cause a lack of trust and fear to thrive in organizations, how these impact corporate culture, and what one organization is doing to address it. Darrin explains how teams are typically assembled and what research tells us about the importance of diverse cognitive styles and other characteristics of successful high-performing teams. 

Ep 55: Why & How to Improve Civility in the Workplace

Dr. Steve Ambrose discusses why he and his wife founded the “Walk the Ridge” movement and explains its goals and values. He defines incivility, how it manifests itself, and its impact on workplace productivity and engagement. He’ll explain how emotional intelligence intersects with civility, how to frame and improve civility as a soft skill and the role that HR leaders can play in such. We encourage you and your organization to get involved today. 

54: How To Pay Attention To Make Attention Pay

Neen James describes three attention types, Return on Attention (ROA), and how to determine what needs your attention each day. She’ll share her thoughts and ideas on why it’s hard for HR professionals to say ‘no’, how to create a culture of attention, and ways in which HR leaders can think about who and what needs their attention. Neen concludes with advice on how HR leaders can pay more attention and make deliberate, conscious choices to be more intentional with their attention.
 

52: Creative Practices that Lead to Everyday Brilliance

In this episode, Todd Henry, the founder of Accidental Creative, explains how organizations can create an environment in which creativity can flourish. He describes the two critical factors that live in tension with each other; who creatives are and what they want and need to be successful; and how leaders can support “fast-twitch” and ‘slow-twitch’ thinkers. Finally, he addresses the role that HR can play and the influence that its leaders can have in shaping the creative culture.

51: How to be the Champion of Coach Like Behavior

In this follow up podcast, Michael Bungay Stanier shares insights into why managers resist coaching, how to overcome their objections, and how to build coaching habits in your organization. He outlines three dysfunctional organizational roles and the one that HR tends to play to its detriment. He’ll share his tips for avoiding the “Drama Triangle” and adopting more ‘coach-like’ behaviors.  

50: How to Shift to a Coaching Culture

How do you create a coaching culture within an organization? Michael Bungay Stanier, Founder of Box of Crayons in 2002, teaches ten-minute coaching and joins us to answer this question. In the first of back to back episodes, Michael describes the three components of corporate culture; the steps involved in building new habits; and how to shift an organization from its current culture to a culture that embraces and practices good coaching habits.