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How to Shape Your Company Culture (Part 1)

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Culture. How we do things around here — how we treat each other, customers, and suppliers. It’s not just about communication. And yet it has everything to do with communication. Many factors drive company culture. For example: Company purpose, identity, and vision Corporate values and behaviors Leadership style Organizational structure Total rewards Work environment Inclusion […]. Blog Communication strategy

185: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation | with Dan Schawbel

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The relationships between your team members make a big difference — both in terms of business results and each person’s wellbeing. As tempting as it is to rely on virtual communication and collaboration, technology too often contributes to workplace isolation and even loneliness.

184: Using Storytelling to Lead a Transformation at Lowe’s (and Your Company) | with Kyle Nel

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The home improvement store chain Lowe’s was named #1 among Fast Company’s 2018 Most Innovative Companies, for augmented and virtual reality, as well as #1 for innovation among specialty retailers on Fortune’s 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies.

183: Using the Fogg Behavior Model to Drive Change | with Jamie Barnes

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When developing a communication strategy to drive change within an organization, we use various models and frameworks to help ensure we create a strategy that actually works. The Fogg Behavioral Model is a powerful framework for driving change.

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178: How to Succeed at Work/Life Balance (Without Going Crazy)

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Imagine life is a game where you are juggling five balls. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls — family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. James Patterson The first secret to work/life balance is recognizing that it’s not about balance.

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182: The Power of an Authentic Employer Brand and EVP | with Laurie Barnes

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A strong, authentic employer brand is key to recruiting, retaining, and fully engaging top talent. The most effective companies build a differentiated employee value proposition (EVP).

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186: 4 Tips from Brain Science for Communications That Boost Attention and Learning from Your Workforce | with Jamie Barnes

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With so many things competing for attention, leaders at many organizations struggle to get their people to pay enough attention to important communications — such as for change initiatives. And it’s an even bigger struggle to get them to take the messages/information to heart, remember them, and put them into action.

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181: The Art and Science of Workforce Communication | with Laurie Barnes

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You can’t achieve your potential as a leader or an organization without practicing effective communication. Organizations that communicate effectively with their workforce deliver better results.

180: Performance Management Truth & Lies | with Michael Bungay Stanier

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That’s the sound of performance appraisal processes being blown up across the country. There’s been a collective lightning flash of realization that the old way of doing it just isn’t doing it. But what’s really happening?

170: Transforming Resistance to Change | with Christine Comaford

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How do great leaders overcome resistance to change ? and the stress that accompanies it? Navigating change is hard, and people often get emotionally hijacked in the process.

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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168: Singleness of Purpose

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Success demands singleness of purpose. Vince Lombardi, arguably the greatest football coach of all time Extraordinarily successful people, companies, and teams always have one product/service/idea they’re most known for or that makes them the most money.

163: Elephant in the Room: A Leader’s Guide to Tough Conversations | with Mike Bechtle

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All of us have at least one person or group of people that we work with who has an issue that we really need to address — a performance problem, a behavioral issue, a piece of spinach stuck in their teeth — but for some reason, we avoid bringing up the topic with them.

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158: Multipliers — How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter | with Liz Wiseman

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Are you a genius or a genius-maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room.

147: 8 Tips for Communicating Bad News to Your Workforce

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Communicating bad news — we all hate to do it, wish we never have to do it again, and yet recognize that there will inevitably be times when we need to do it.

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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.

172: Build One Powerful Habit at a Time

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Success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right. Achieving extraordinary results doesn’t require you to be a full-time disciplined person or team, where your every action is trained and where control is the solution to every situation.

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WHE33: Engaging Wellness Solutions for an On-Demand World | with Lorna Borenstein

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Grokker is an on-demand wellness solution that engages employees with better health through video, experts, and community.

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149: The Power of Beliefs in Business | with Ari Weinzweig

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In 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen with a $20,000 bank loan. They opened the doors with two employees and a small selection of specialty foods and exceptional sandwiches.

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WHE32: Boosting Stress Resilience for Employees | with Andrew Shatté

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“Stress is the new fat.

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160: Building a High-Performing and Health-Driven Culture | with John Burke, CEO of Trek Bikes

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Trek Bikes grew out of one man’s belief that he could build a different kind of company. In a barn in southern Wisconsin, Dick Burke instilled the simple principles that continue to guide the company as it has grown into a worldwide brand: build things that last and leave a legacy of positive change.

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165: Using the Domino Effect for Extraordinary Results

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When one thing (the right ONE Thing) is set in motion, it can topple many things. Even more significant, a single domino can bring down another domino that is 50% larger. That provides that opportunity not only for linear progress, but exponential progress.

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150: The Data-Driven Leader | with John Johnson

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Leaders need data for at least two reasons: 1) so they and their team can make better decisions, and 2) to influence their employees, customers, or others to take action. In this episode, we discuss how to achieve both objectives better.

164: The ONE Thing to Do This Week for Extraordinary Results

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What’s the ONE Thing you (or your team) can do this week such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary? Behind every successful person is their ONE Thing.

152: Don’t Just Lead — 3 Ways to ENGAGE

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In the 21st century, those who are changing the world aren’t just leaders; they’re engagers. Managers and leaders try to get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions and cultivate a team that is fully energized to achieve the organization’s purpose.

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167: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More | with Morten Hansen

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Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound leaders, as well as all professionals who want to advance and succeed while maintaining balance and wellbeing.

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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.

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.

162: Competitive Advantage — 4 Ways to Leverage Relationships at Work | with Todd Davis, FranklinCovey Chief People Officer

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How many times have you heard a leader say, “Our people are our greatest asset”? You’ve probably even uttered it a few times yourself. It’s a nice sentiment, but really doesn’t tell the full story.

Are You an Engaging Leader, or Just a Smooth Talker?

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If communication is a tool for cultivating and influencing, then communication is power … the power to make a difference in people’s lives, for better or worse. Unfortunately, the history of the world is full of leaders who use their power of communication for selfish reasons.

161: Becoming a Stress-Resilient Leader | with Andrew Shatté

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Chronic stress takes a toll on the quality of work and life, for both leaders and the people they lead. Stress muddies our thinking, impairs judgment, damages health and relationships, and causes people to burn out and quit their job.

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118: Engaging Employees in the “Mobile Moment” | with Joe Loya

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Most people today constantly reach for their smartphones for instant answers and services. What’s the weather? Will Monique be joining us tomorrow? What’s the name of that song? And even if for people who don’t know how to use most smartphone features, they know how to send and receive texts.

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.

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.

141: Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees | with Paul Falcone

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People power your business — and success can hinge on your hiring, inspiring, and keeping the right ones. As a leader, are you cultivating this vital resource? Is there more you could be doing? Are you just winging it?

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.

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.

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28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress

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In 2006, Google became concerned that their highly intelligent, passionate employees were burning out. The effect on Google was significant: illness, lost innovation (even though people still worked long hours), and turnover.

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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.

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.

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110: Turning Followers into Leaders | with David Marquet

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How do you move people from being passive followers doing what they were told, to becoming proactive, engaged leaders themselves? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not about being visionary or giving the right orders. David Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around!:

126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

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Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. Holacracy revolutionizes how a company is structured, how decisions are made, and how authority is distributed. Perhaps the best-known examples of companies who have adopted Holacracy are Zappos and David Allen Company. “No

082: Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability | with Faisal Hoque

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In the 21st century, the businesses and leaders that succeed are a difficult mix of creativity and flexibility on the one hand, and long-burning value on the other hand.