Learning & Development

Ep 100: Psychological Safety - Why This Leadership Skill Is Critical

Dr. Timothy Clark introduces us to a hot and overlooked topic in leadership development – psychological safety. Tim defines the four stages of psychological safety and makes the case for why leaders need to develop this skill, which he argues few have mastered. He offers two suggestions for leaders to create an environment needed for innovation to occur, describing the two skillsets that leaders need to navigate to foster that environment.

92: How To Enable Employees To Grow Their Organizations

Elay Cohen discusses his work enabling employees and organizations in order to accelerate business growth. He argues that HR leaders can be part of the strategic business conversation by coming to the table with an enablement-first mindset for modern learning. Listen in to hear Elay's perspectives on engagement versus enablement, the importance of digital transformation in accelerating change, and the importance of personalized learning aligned to business goals and metrics. 

73: Can Hope Be Leveraged As A Strategy?

Can ‘hope’ actually be a strategy in today’s work environment? Libby Gill, the author of ‘The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work’ thinks so. Libby defines what hope is and why it's important. She'll share the science behind hope, a medical definition, and the link between hope and mortality. Libby will explain how hope can be leveraged by HR, the pitfalls to be aware of, and an approach to harnessing hope as a strategy both personally and professionally. 

63: Learning To Lead in Times of Disruption & Crisis

Dick Richardson discusses the role that experiential leadership development plays in preparing leaders for disruption. He shares insights gained through a method of experiential learning that uses parallels between modern day and historic military leaders as the guide. He discusses leading in times of stress and chaos; the link between many crises and HR’s areas of responsibility, and a key takeaway from his experiential programs that you won’t want to miss. Dick also shares advice to HR leaders on their personal and professional development.

58: Can Changing Your Body Language Take You From Good to Great?

Non-verbal communication expert Mark Bowden shares insights on how to use body language to purposefully stand out, win trust and gain credibility. He explains how the primitive brain interprets body language and what movements and gestures will positively frame your message. Learn about the SCAN technique for suspending judgments you make about others and understand the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical movements and how they impact your message.