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WHE32: Boosting Stress Resilience for Employees | with Andrew Shatté

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“Stress is the new fat.

157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

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Is your sight set on a new leadership role? Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. What do you need to change now that your former peers will be reporting to you?

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156: The Leadership Gap — 7 Ways to Move Beyond It | with Lolly Daskal

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When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long. Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits.

123: How to Rebuild Leadership Credibility: Lessons from the Reforging of a Navy Seal | with Jason Redman

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A few years ago, my local gym posted a photo of a handwritten sign that had been posted outside the hospital room of a Navy Seal who had been severely wounded in battle. The wounds I received,” wrote Lt.

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GC30: The Game of Benefits | with Dr. Ann Clark and Erin Krehbiel of ACI/MacroLife

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Gamification and mobile technology can both make it easier for employees to use their benefits, and provide the motivation to make it want they want to do.

122: How to Help People Change | with Art Markman

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To create lasting behavior change, it’s crucial to understand how the brain’s habit system works, and then develop specific techniques to leverage the power of the brain rather than fighting against it.

WHE22: How Wellbeing Engagement Trumps Wellness | with Doug Stover from Gallup

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According to The Gallup Organization, only 24% of employees at companies that offer a wellness program actually participate in it. What’s more, only 12% of employees strongly agree that they have substantially higher overall wellbeing because of their employer.

148: 9 Ways to Thank Your Employees

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“Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.” – Tom Rath Recently, one of my team members communicated heartfelt gratitude to another team member named Jenny for her consistently outstanding performance.

8 Key Skills of Empathy

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We are not thinking machines. We are feeling machines who think. Richard Restak, George Washington University neurology professor As leaders, we need to make emotional connections with our target audience if we hope to influence their thoughts and actions.

129: Stand Out – How to Be a Thought Leader | with Dorie Clark

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Many people in the business world believe that working hard will be enough to move their career forward.

107: Four Seconds: Quick & Counter-Intuitive Ways to Get the Results You Want | with Peter Bregman

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The things you and your team want most—peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work—are surprisingly straightforward to achieve. But habits and behaviors often trip up our best efforts.

Engagership: Stop leading. Start engaging.

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Since the 1980s, there’s been constant discussion about the difference between a manager and a leader. The basic distinction has been: Manager: Works through people to get things done. Leader: Sets direction and inspires people to get the RIGHT things done.

142: That’s Not How We Do It Here! — How to Stay Agile and Innovative as a Mature Company | with John Kotter

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Increasingly, large organizations are finding their competitive landscape changing so quickly that they’re unable to respond fast enough to survive and thrive.

145: Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond

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Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.

106: 4 Storytelling Frameworks to Lead Change | with Amanda Marko

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Storytelling is a key tool for leading change. In episode 102, “Storytelling for Leaders,” Amanda Marko joined us to discuss why it’s such a powerful tool and provided tips for putting it to work.

102: Storytelling for Leaders: How to Influence, Engage & Inspire | with Amanda Marko

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Storytelling is an effective leadership tool for change management, engagement, and bringing the business strategy to life. We discussed this tool back in episode 52, “How to Use Stories to Engage People.”

117: Return on Character: Moral Habits & Reputation of CEOs Who Win | with Fred Kiel

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When you’re the CEO or senior leader, bottom-line results matter. Especially when the going gets tough, the conventional assumption is that the big boss should push profits by any legal means necessary, even if it means twisting the truth, breaking promises, and being a jerk to other people. But for most of us, that intuitively […] When you’re the CEO or senior leader, bottom-line results matter.

GC28: Gamification in Human Resources | with Mario Herger

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The new book Gamification in Human Resources highlights several dozen examples of how organizations are using gamification throughout the employee life cycle to recruit, develop and evaluate talent – and it gives you the tools necessary to begin or expand your own gamification programs.

054: Humility and Leadership: How to Teach Confident Humility | with Karin Hurt

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Confidence inspires, attracts, excites and ignites. And yet, confidence without humility can significantly limit a leader’s effectiveness — and even can be dangerous. Truly confident leaders are secure enough to embrace and share their humility.

Mobile Engagement: 5 Ways to Reach More Employees, Faster

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With 75% of Americans now regularly sending and receiving text messages, there’s good reason to consider adding mobile to your toolkit for workforce communications. How many employees will actually read an e-newsletter or other email communication?

WHE29: Behavioral Economics for Business Leaders: Turn Good Intentions into Positive Results | with Bob Nease

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The new book, The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results, by Bob Nease, PhD, is the first practical guide for business leaders to apply behavioral economics to activate the good intentions of people in their workforce.

WHE20: Does Your Company Make These 6 Common Wellness Mistakes? | with Beth Bierbower from Humana

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Today, more than 80% of large and mid-size employers offer wellness programs, and more than two-thirds offer financial incentives to take various wellness steps. However, a large percentage of employers don’t believe their wellness programs are working.

EL124: THX! How Practicing Gratitude Makes You a More Effective Leader

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Thankfulness changes things: in yourself, in your team, and in your impact. As we approach Thanksgiving in the US, and the New Year goal-setting that most of us will be undertaking over the coming weeks, let me encourage you to make it a priority to improve your gratitude over the coming year.

105: Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace | with Ron Friedman

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As a leader, how can you create a great place to work that not only attracts great people but also promotes smarter thinking, greater innovation, and stronger performance? As you probably already know, there’s a popular annual survey about great places to work that boils everything down to trust.

115: The 4 Lenses of Innovation: Powering Your Team’s Creative Thinking | with Rowan Gibson

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You and everyone on your team has an “inner innovator,” a creative potential inside that can be unleashed and harnessed. With the right tools and a little practice, you and your team can improve your creative thinking skills.

104: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing | with Liz Wiseman

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Is it possible to be at your best even when you are under-qualified or doing something for the first time? And after decades of experience, can you keep your skills from becoming obsolete and irrelevant, and recapture the curiosity and fearlessness of youth to take on new challenges?

134: Under New Management: Upending Business As Usual | with David Burkus

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Great leaders don’t innovate products, they innovate the factory. Through most of the 20th century, great leaders focused on reinventing the factory.

098: Overworked and Overwhelmed: 4 tools for leaders to reclaim their lives and boost productivity | with Scott Eblin

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Many leaders today are chronically overworked and overwhelmed by the seemingly non-stop demands of their time and attention. If you feel like you’re constantly outrunning burnout, resentment, and collapse, chances are you aren’t performing up to your potential as a leader.

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GC33: Playing a Better Game of Business | with Simcha Gluck of FreshBiz

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Gamification concepts continue to be integrated as part of normal business practices; sometimes it’s as subtle as taking inspiration from certain game elements when tweaking a business process, and at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes it’s literally creating a game for people to play.

074: First-Time Leader: How to Succeed and Inspire Your New Team | with George Bradt

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Did you know that 40% of new leaders fail in the first 18 months? How can you avoid failing as a new leader, and learn from other leaders’ mistakes rather than making so many of your own? To help our listeners who are new leaders or who would like to take their leadership to the […].

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096: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization: Leadership in the Age of Uncertainty | with Jeff Dyer

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Have you or your team ever come up with a big idea that you thought would be very cool, but didn’t take any action because you thought it would be too risky? Perhaps it was an idea for a new product or service, or a process change to solve a complex problem.

144: Best Communication Tools for Teamwork

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On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication? In other words, what’s the most effective and efficient way to talk to the colleagues and clients you work with most closely in order to do great work together? That’s a trick question, because there isn’t (yet) a […] On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication?

094: Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation | with Greg Brandeau

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Are you a leader who build teams that innovate again and again? Creating and sustaining an organization that is consistently innovative is extremely difficult (and rare). Conventional leaders see their role as conjuring up a vision and inspiring others to make it happen.

WHE16: Combining Wellness Programs with Medical Management | with Abby Green of HealthCheck360

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Jesse and guest Abby Green from HealthCheck360 discuss how to combine wellness initiatives and medical management to drive health improvement and reduce overall benefit costs.

GC32: Engaging Employees as Brand Ambassadors | with Ivan Tsarynny of PostBeyond

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Social media has a powerful effect on company sales and recruiting efforts. But just having a corporate communications person post things on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter doesn’t actually bring results. On social media, people pay attention to people, not to companies.

WHE28: Avoiding Workplace Burnout | with Bill Holston

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One of the surprising things about workplace burnout is that no one is immune. Even the most engaged, productive, and passionate people can experience burnout — in fact, their dedication may cause them to be even more susceptible than others. In Engaging Leader episode 019, How to Help Your Team Have More Great Days at […] One of the surprising things about workplace burnout is that no one is immune.

GC27: Gamify New Hire Onboarding | with Mohit Garg from MindTickle

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MindTickle enables businesses, trainers and individuals to transform their existing online content (presentation slides, videos, and documents) into an interactive learning experience.

119: Goals Gone Wild: The New Performance Management | with Kris Duggan of BetterWorks

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Research shows no one is happy with annual performance reviews—not executives, not managers, and not individual contributors. Even HR teams responsible for performance management aren’t convinced annual reviews provide value.

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137: The Unplugged Leader — How to Take a Worry-Free Vacation | with Mindy Mackenzie

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With warm, summer weather arriving in the northern hemisphere, many of us have vacation plans. But what type of vacation will you take? Will it actually refresh you, helping you come back to work with new energy, fresh ideas, and a better perspective to help you deliver results that matter?

101: Built to Lead: Becoming a Top 10% Manager | with David Long

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Did you know that of every 100 employees hired, only 6 or 7 will ever be promoted to their first management position? If you’re a manager now, you’re one of the 7% who made it! That’s the good news. Now, here’s the bad news.

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