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The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.

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The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.

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Lively and Insightful Interviews about the Workplace

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Brandon’s skills as interviewer make this show from Xenium HR stand out. He asks thoughtful questions, listens hard to to what guests say, and follows up in ways that take the conversation in unexpected directions. It’s also clear that Brandon actually reads the book beforehand when author comes on the show and that makes for consistently lively and insightful interviews about the workplace.

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I love this podcast it consistently has thought provoking ideas I like to bring back to my bps

iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
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Lively and Insightful Interviews about the Workplace

By Mac Prichard - Feb 22 2020
Read more
Brandon’s skills as interviewer make this show from Xenium HR stand out. He asks thoughtful questions, listens hard to to what guests say, and follows up in ways that take the conversation in unexpected directions. It’s also clear that Brandon actually reads the book beforehand when author comes on the show and that makes for consistently lively and insightful interviews about the workplace.

Great content!

By Bnor438 - Aug 16 2019
Read more
I love this podcast it consistently has thought provoking ideas I like to bring back to my bps
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Transform Your Workplace

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The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.

Rank #1: How to Handle Employee Complaints

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Complaints are an unfortunate but inevitable part of working in human resources. But not all employers know how to handle complaints and investigations into those complaints, and unprofessional or callous complaint processes can sour any workplace.

In this episode, Alishia Young, Xenium’s Director of HR Services, joins Brandon Laws to discuss employee complaints and the steps every HR professional should take to address them. We’ll cover common grievances, what you should and shouldn’t document, and how to know when it’s time to ask a third party to step in.

How to Support this Show:

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  3. Take our survey and we'll enter you in a drawing for a free book
  4. Follow Xenium HR (@XeniumHR) and Brandon Laws (@BrandonLaws) on Twitter, LinkedIn & Instagram
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Apr 03 2018

21mins

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Rank #2: Basecamp CTO and co-founder on Why it’s so crazy at work

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You’re super busy at work — your phone's blowing up from the overflowing inbox of notifications, reminders, and chats. There’s so much interruption that you’ve got no time to think. And when you do, you have to stay stuck at the office, working more than 40-hours a week or force yourself to pull an all-nighter to meet unrealistic deadlines. 

You don’t even have time to sleep because of your packed schedules and endless meeting. 

When weekends come, instead of spending your precious me-time relaxing and having fun, you have those Sunday-afternoon emails to worry about, waiting to be read and dealt with.

It’s just crazy!!!

But hey, work doesn’t have to be crazy. 

It’s true. We can still deliver a fantastic job without making ourselves miserable and insanely working like crazy to meet those so-called “goals.” We can have a productive work environment that lets people do their work in the best way possible.

Basecamp is setting a great example of what it’s like to have a calm and productive workplace! How can we achieve a productive workplace without sacrificing long hours and avoid getting burned out?

In today’s episode, I’ll talk about the book “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work” with David Heinemeier Hansson, the author, CTO, and co-founder at Basecamp. We will also discuss the topic of the constant state of businesses, overworked employees, and the fact that we’re working more hours but still come out as unproductive. 

David argues that you can still have that million-dollar business without requiring your employees to work insanely long hours and he’s going to tell you how. He will also share a lot of useful advice and action ideas you can apply back to your organization! 

Grab your copy now! Check out the book here.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What crazy means in the workplace
  • The reason behind the long work hours
  • Hustle Mania and the obsession with growth
  • Burned out and overworked employees
  • Setting your goals the Basecamp way
  • Achieving the state of calmness
  • The negative consequences of introducing technology and rejecting the “present person” practice
  • The reason why Basecamp doesn’t do shared calendars inside the office
  • How David coaches his people not to be distracted by constant interruptions from people internally and externally?
  • Office hours and part-time managers
  • David’s thoughts on work-life balance
  • Out of the office benefits vs. In office

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Aug 20 2019

39mins

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Rank #3: How Managers Should Spend Their Time

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Are you spending more time with your low performers or high performers? How much time do you spend with each?

As managers and employers, you need to spend your time wisely. In this episode, Paige Tamlyn joins us to talk about how managers spend their time and who should they be spending it on. Should you focus more on the low performers to improve their skills, and overcome their weaknesses? Or should you focus on your top ones to unleash more of their strengths? 

If you’ve never thought about it, then be sure to listen to this episode and learn where you should invest your time and energy more to create more value for your company, customers, and employees!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Whom should you focus your time on?
  • How engaged are your top performers?
  • Why you should focus more on your top performers than your low ones
  • Micromanaging your employees
  • Positive reinforcement
  • 9-Box Grid Strategy

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com

Follow Xenium on TwitterInstagram, or LinkedIn.

More about Paige Tamlyn:

Paige Tamlyn is an HR Generalist and a project manager on the side. She is a freelance stylist in her free time. Her interests, in addition to HR, is Social Marketing. You can find her moonlighting on Xenium’s Podcast or keeping up with the latest trends in social media.

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Nov 12 2019

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Rank #4: Why we should connect more at work

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As social beings, we are wired to connect. It’s part of our DNA. And communication has never been easier than now with the introduction of the internet and social media that allows us to be more interconnected. 

Despite all of that, many still feel isolated and disconnected, especially in the workplace. How do we take action and create more engagement at work and connectedness with others?

Take the first step in connecting and approaching others in a friendly way as Dr. Melanie Katzman reveals how through her new book “Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work ”.

Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist, advisor, consultant to the world’s top public and private companies, government agencies,  and nonprofits. She is also the founder of Katzman consulting and the founding partner of the social enterprise Leader’s Quest.

In this episode, Dr. Katzman shares 52 actions you can do to forge deeper bonds with your colleagues. These steps are the same techniques she used with leaders and employees from top companies around the world. We’re also going to know the reason why she decided to write the book and why Connect First is the cheapest transformation program any HR person or Manager will ever come across!

This episode is jam-packed with ideas that are actionable and easy to implement. So make sure you go grab a pen and a paper to write them all down!  

Grab a copy of Dr. Katzman’s book here!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The reason why Melanie decided to write Connect First
  • Bringing emotion into the workplace 
  • Why Connect First book is the cheapest transformation program that you’ll ever come across 
  • Taking a pause and checking your own emotional state
  • Smiling and establishing respect
  • How the word thank you can transform the way we interact with people
  • Different ways we can acknowledge others
  • Appropriate touch
  • Abundance mindset vs. a scarcity mindset
  • Becoming a magnet person
  • Melanie’s thoughts on aging at work

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Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

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More about Melanie Katzman:

Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world’s top public and private companies, as well as governmental and nonprofit institutions. A sought-after expert in executive development, group dynamics, and leadership diversity, she founded Katzman Consulting in 1999 and has worked with businesses--including Accenture, Bain Consulting, Goldman Sachs, MTV, PwC, and Viacom--in 31 countries.

A busy speaker, Katzman is also a founding partner of the global nonprofit Leaders’ Quest, which serves a community of 12,000 members and facilitates cross-sector strategic discussions on pressing economic and social problems. Katzman was a Senior Fellow at The Wharton School’s Center for Leadership and Change Management and has held faculty positions in psychiatry at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center, the University of London, and the Chinese University in Hong Kong.

Katzman co-created and was co-host of the show Women@Work on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 132. She has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Vanity Fair, O Magazine, and on ABC, CBS, and Lifetime.

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Oct 22 2019

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Rank #5: How an A-Team is Built

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While a manager should be focused on helping people develop at work, that role is so often lost in the day-to-day shuffle. Whitney Johnson, author of Build an A Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, has thoughts on combating that challenge. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to build the right team, smart recruiting, and tactics that help employees navigate the S-curve of learning to accelerate growth and professional development at every stage of their career.

First 5 people to either review us on Apple podcasts, share a shout out on LinkedIn or on Facebook or Twitter will win a free copy of Build an A team. Email me at brandon.laws@xeniumhr.com to share your Apple Podcasts review.

How to Support this Show:

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Apr 24 2018

38mins

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Rank #6: #158 - Finding Ways to Engage Employees

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Every year, companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to increase employee engagement. But is it working? And why is it so important anyway? Dr. Bob Nelson, author of 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees, joins us to answer these questions and more. We’ll cover simple but impactful methods for increasing engagement, the areas you need to focus on the most, and new strategies for empowering your people to grow and stay engaged on their terms.

Did you enjoy this episode?  Support this Show.

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About Dr. Bob Nelson

Oct 16 2018

41mins

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Rank #7: The Benefits of Coaching Culture

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Here’s a stat for you: 65% of employees would forego a raise to see their leader fired. According to Adam Brantley, executive coach at Building Champions, those employees need leaders that coach their people—rather than just telling them what to do. Listen in as we discuss how coaching leadership can change companies for the better, how to bring coaching culture into your own company and the communication tactics that keep employees engaged.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Adam became an executive coach
  • Hierarchy in the workplace
  • Building the coaching culture
  • What makes an effective coaching atmosphere
  • The four components that drive engagement

What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey.

Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com

More about Adam:

Adam's work history, along with experience as a father to young boys and husband to an accomplished leader, has made him highly effective at priority management and work-life balance. 

Before Building Champions, Adam owned and operated a Chick-fil-A restaurant where he was successful at engaging the team around his vision and developing leaders in the organization to effectively grow the top and bottom lines. Adam loved increasing sales, but where he found his greatest passion was engaging and coaching individuals both inside and outside the walls of the restaurant.

Know more about Adam here.

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Jun 04 2019

32mins

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Rank #8: #147 - Doing Good, Building Culture

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There was a time when the only way you could give back at work was to work at a non-profit. Those days are over. Employees are looking for more and companies are changing their approach. Just ask Ryan McCarty, co-author of Build a Culture of Good. He joins us to share how workplace philanthropy keeps people engaged and improves workplace culture, plus a few tips on how to start your own workplace program.

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Jul 03 2018

38mins

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Rank #9: Being Okay with Being Uncomfortable

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“I’ve never been happier than I am ever since I embraced change.” ⁠— John Johnson

Many of us prefer the easy path. We find comfort in things that we already understand. When things change too quickly, we tend to go back to the way things were. Change doesn't always feel good. It makes us uncomfortable, but it's essential because the world around us is ever-changing.

Our fear of trying something new from what we're used to prevents us from growing and reaching our full potential. You can't always stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to reach you. You have to go out and take the initiative sometimes.

But how do you get comfortable with change? How do you get okay with being uncomfortable?

Here's the thing, we'll never feel comfortable at all times. That's why we need to push our boundaries a little bit. John Johnson, an Employee Benefits Consultant at USI, is here to help you shift yourself into that discomfort zone.

Today's episode focuses on helping you help yourself be more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why encourage people to be comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • John Johnson’s personal journey with being uncomfortable
  • Taking a break and being mindful
  • Looking for things that challenge you
  • How we become the average of who we hang around
  • One of the best gifts you can give someone 
  • Asking for permission when you’re afraid and uncertain
  • Things you can do to make someone feel comfortable when they’re uncomfortable
  • What drew John to the topic of being okay with being uncomfortable and why it matters
  • Practices that makes John feel confident
  • How John gets people to embrace change
  • The first step in talking with people
  • Why your words and approach matters a lot
  • Getting comfortable with conflict
  • John’s role at USI

Connect with John:

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What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey.

Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

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Jul 30 2019

37mins

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Rank #10: How to Focus on What’s Going Well

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What if we told you three simple words could change your entire mindset? Greg Bell, author of What’s Going Well? The Question Changes Everything, is here to do just that. He joins us to discuss the mind-shifting concept within his book and ways to apply it—both at work and in your personal life. We’ll cover everything from the power of gratitude, to the research behind the concept, to the many ways that teams and individuals can put this approach to work for themselves.

Email Brandon Laws at brandon.laws@xeniumhr.com

How to Support this Show:

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More about Greg Bell

Dec 11 2018

37mins

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Rank #11: The Surprising Science of Meetings

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Admit it. Most business meetings suck - It sucks your time and productivity, especially when run poorly. But it shouldn’t be that way. Meetings are supposed to be opportunities for leaders to shine and lead the team to achieve their targets and improve performance.

According to Steven Rogelberg’s research, only 20% of leaders receive training on how to run meetings properly. And so it’s no wonder ineffective meetings are being conducted every time in the workplace. How can we conduct better meetings and utilize time more efficiently?

Join me as I speak with Steven Rogelberg, the author of the book “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance." In this episode, you'll learn how to run better meetings for your team.

Grab a copy of Steven’s book now and start conducting meetings effectively! Click here to know more.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The reasons behind poorly conducted meetings
  • How to make sure meetings are effective
  • Having intentional leaders and stewards that care about other’s time
  • Incorporating silence in brainstorming
  • Efficient ways to collect data when running a meeting

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Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

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More about Steven Rogelberg:

Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions.  He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology as well as the Director of Organizational Science.

He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Talent Management Essentials book series. 

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Oct 01 2019

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Rank #12: Creating an All-Star Culture

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If you’ve ever wondered why sports metaphors like “slam dunk” are used in business, Travis Hansen is a great reference. He’s succeeded in both worlds, as a former NBA player and founder and CEO of the Tesani Companies. Joining us to talk business, he shares how he’s built award-winning culture into his companies through lessons he took off the court, a values-driven approach and unique ways to keep people engaged.  

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How to Support this Show:

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Feb 13 2019

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Rank #13: Cracking the Code to Great Culture

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Culture. Everybody agrees that it’s important and yet, it’s so rare to find a workplace that gets it right. This week, Xenium’s Tyler Meuwissen and Brandon Laws are discussing the highlights of Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. From building a safe space to sharing vulnerability to establishing purpose, they’ll break down the essentials that pave the way for an effective workplace culture.

Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com

How to Support this Show:

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Connect with Tyler on LinkedIn or Twitter

Jan 24 2019

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Rank #14: Everyone Deserves a Great Manager with Scott Miller

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It’s no secret that the key to a good and happy team is a great manager. But what makes a great manager? How would you know if you or your people are ready for the role of leading a team?

In a study published by Harvard Business Review, it showcased that the average age for first-time managers is 30 years old. While the average age when they get their first leadership training is 42. This means that managers aren’t equipped to lead their team. 

In this episode, Scott Jeffrey Miller from FranklinCovey joins us to talk about his new book, “Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team”. He is the Executive Vice President and CMO at Franklin Covey, a company that inspires change and implements proven principles so that people and organizations achieve the results that matter most to them.

Scott talks about why everyone deserves great managers. He highlights the essential skills and practices needed to become a manager so that your organization can thrive!

We also explore the limiting mindset and common managerial mistakes as he shares real problems about the role of managers.

Be sure to listen to this episode and learn how to be the great manager that your team deserves!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why managers aren’t ready to become managers
  • Why leadership and people is not for everyone
  • Your job as a leader
  • How to develop a leader’s mindset
  • A leader’s approach to giving feedback
  • How a manager walks his people through change
  • Scott’s advice and tips on how to read Everyone Deserves a Great Manager better application

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com

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Connect with Scott

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Nov 26 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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Diversity is the future. When an organization has a diversified workforce, this meant better productivity, creativity, and stronger company reputation. It puts the company in a competitive edge that can lead to greater reach in the future.

This is why many are seeking to employ people from different backgrounds.

Regardless of a company's good intentions, diversity efforts still falter if the ones with privilege won't allow others equal access to power.

How can we break this norm and shift others into building a sustainable culture of inclusion? How can we establish a commitment and match our intents with our impact?

In today’s episode, La’Wana Harris, the author of Diversity Beyond Lip-Service joins us to talk about her book and the topic of diversity and inclusions. We also talk about how organizations can make it safe to have conversations around diversity and inclusions and be aware where we are at and where we want to go.

Grab your copy now and learn how you can build a sustainable culture of diversity and inclusion within your organization. Click here to get your copy!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Superficial layers of engagement around diversity and inclusion
  • Gaining awareness Micro-aggression
  • Creating a safe place to talk about backgrounds
  • The problem with diversity programs
  • The gap between the intent and the impact
  • Diversity and inclusion as part of the corporate culture, not a program
  • Using your privilege to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • How to deal with your unconscious bias
  • What does the commit model stand for? How can people utilize it?
  • La’Wana’s personal experience and how she was treated during her professional career as a black woman

Connect with La’Wana:

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What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey.

Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

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Sep 10 2019

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Rank #16: 2019 HR Predictions

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In this episode of What's Up in the Workplace, Lacey Partipilo and Brandon Laws state several bold HR predictions for 2019. 

Email Brandon Laws at brandon.laws@xeniumhr.com

How to Support this Show:

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  2. Review us on iTunes
  3. Take our survey and we'll enter you in a drawing for a free book
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  5. Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com

 About the Guest: 

  • Connect with Lacey on LinkedIn | Instagram
  • Email Lacey at Lacey.Partipilo@XeniumHR.com

Jan 15 2019

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Rank #17: Practicing Etiquette in the Workplace

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Etiquette rules in the business world differ largely from standard social settings. And many people end up making fools of themselves because they don’t understand how things flow in such situations.

Mindy Lockard, a Leadership and Etiquette expert who helps people feel confident in their skin and connect with other people, talks about business and workplace etiquette. She also teaches workshops on dining, personal branding, and networking to colleges and universities, government agencies and private companies.

We’ll be touching on the topic of growth mindset and the importance of people skills to achieve success in any job and any business endeavor. Mindy also shares essential tips one must remember when going to formal/business dining.

Live graciously as you learn more about etiquette in today’s episode of Transform your Workplace!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Mindy got into the field of etiquette
  • Misconceptions surrounding etiquette
  • Etiquette, manners, and the growth mindset
  • Proper and improper etiquette practiced in the workplace
  • How to avoid arrogance
  • What it means to speak openly and honestly
  • Things you should know about etiquette
  • Corporate etiquette and culture
  • Dining etiquette workshop

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What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey.

Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedInTwitter or Instagram

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Connect with Mindy:

Jun 17 2019

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Rank #18: The Science Behind Decision Making

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Ever thought about why you make the decisions you do? And how you know it’s the right one? From acting on intuition to weighing the risks and rewards, there’s a lot behind our big decisions. Listen in as Pat McCauley of Bridgewell Agribusiness, Rick Thomas of Pilot Wealth Management and Brandon Laws of Xenium HR discuss the science behind the decisions we make. We’ll cover tactics that traders use to combat uncertainty, how to avoid bias in decision making and tips for making the best choice you can every time.

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May 01 2018

40mins

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Rank #19: The Future of Recruiting with Amy Schultz of LinkedIn

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Technology is changing the world as we know it. And that includes how we hire talent for our organizations. To stay at the top of the competition, we need to adapt to technological advancements. 

Recruiting is on the rise, and it’s changing fast. In this episode, we are joined by Amy Schultz, the Talent Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn, about the future of recruiting and how a recruiter’s role changes. To equip yourself on the trends that can happen in the future, Amy is here to help you be future-ready.

She shares how recruiting will change based on LinkedIn data points and interviews from global talent leaders. She also talks about the most significant challenges a recruiter faces today and the vital skills you’ll be needing as a recruiter over the next five years!

If you’re a recruiter or have a recruiter background as part of your role, then you’d surely want to listen to this episode!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The future of recruiting
  • How the roles of a recruiter can change
  • How LinkedIn plays a role in the development of recruiting
  • The biggest challenge in the recruiting environment today
  • 3 Skills that you would need as a recruiter in the next five years

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Dec 03 2019

28mins

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Rank #20: #154 - In-house HR vs. HR Consultant - How are the roles different?

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Paige Tamlyn, HR Generalist at Xenium HR, provides a first-hand look at the differences between in-house HR professionals and external HR consultants, told from her own perspective as someone with a hybrid HR role as an in-house HR Generalist for a 100-person construction company two days a week and as an HR consultant three days a week at Xenium HR.

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Sep 11 2018

31mins

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Strategic Teams with Dan Wolf

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We’ve all had the experience of being in a team, where everyone and everything is just not working harmoniously together. What do you do in those times when you’re involved in a team that doesn’t match your interest? How do you avoid issues and build trust among the members?

In order to drive change and business growth, leaders must form strategic teams. How do you get the right people to work for the right teams, in the right roles, and with the right goals?

In this episode, you’ll learn how strategic teams are formed and what defines them with Daniel Wolf.

Daniel is the President and Co-Founder of Dewar Sloan, a firm that provides advice to executives and governance to leaders about teams and strategy executions.

Daniel is also the author of Strategic Teams and Development along with two other books about strategic direction and execution management for leaders.

He will share his expertise on strategy, building strategic teams, and how to fully execute team strategies. We talk about the talent blocks and beams that cover expertise, experience, behavior, competence, and many more! We also cover the issue of building trust within the team, why effective teams are cultural assets to an organization, as well as Dan’s core model in building strategic teams!

If you want to build an effective team and make strategy happen then make sure to give this episode a listen!

Grab yourself a copy of Daniel Wolf’s Strategic Teams and Development: The Fieldbook for People Making Strategy Happen 👉 here!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What makes us a strategic team
  • The types of strategic teams within organizations
  • What happens when someone is involved in a team that doesn’t match their interest
  • Talent blocks and beams
  • Why effective teams are our cultural assets
  • How teams are formed?
  • Dan’s core model for building strategic teams
  • The ideal size for a strategic team and their roles
  • Ways to avoid personal issues and develop trust within a team
  • Developing a habit of zooming in and out of issues
  • How strategic teams develop and evolve

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Mar 31 2020

40mins

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Rethinking Work with Eric Termuende

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Do you ever wonder why many people in their 20s are leaving their jobs more often than before? Maybe you’re thinking - “It’s because they’re millennials, it’s who they are.”

But did it ever cross your mind that we’re irresponsibly labeling them based on age, what year they were born, and what group they’re in without really getting to know or without really trying to understand them?

The workplace is rapidly changing. Employers need to shift their focus in order to adapt to the future workplace. Toxic company culture, work-life balance, workplace stereotypes, these are just some of the gaps that need to be bridged in today’s work environment.

Join me in this episode, as I talk to Eric Termunede the author of Rethink Work about how we should rethink work in order to keep the right people. He is a global leader and keynote speaker who speaks about people and work. He’s on a mission to empower companies to build better teams, establish deep trust, and ultimately create an environment where everyone thrives together!

Find out the fix to your workplace problem as we tackle issues on company culture, workplace communications, as well as workforce stereotypes. Eric shares his take on how the future of the workplace would be and what HR’s and employers can do to adapt quickly. He also talks about his story and how he got into where he is right now. Moreover, you’ll learn how you can keep your company ahead of others as he explains the One Degree Shift approach to build a great place to work where everyone is fulfilled!

Grab yourself a copy of Eric’s Rethink Work: Finding & Keeping The Right Talent  👉 here!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why people in their 20s are quitting their jobs
  • The huge communication gap between companies and job hunters
  • The problem with job descriptions
  • Deconstructing generations
  • Understanding the HART of your team
  • The 1% Approach
  • Values that inspired Eric to do the work that he does

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Mar 24 2020

38mins

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Stop Using OK Boomer and Lazy Millennials to Describe Generations

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Paige Tamlyn joins us to describe why 'OK Boomer' and 'Lazy Millennials' are hurtful to people, and how we can better communicate with each generation.

Resources: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/employee-relations/pages/ok-boomer-and-lazy-millennial-shouldnt-be-ignored.aspx?

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Mar 19 2020

12mins

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Finding the Right Hire with David Lee Jensen

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Hiring the wrong people can cost you tons! Not just tons of money but tons of time as well. On the other hand, hiring the right employee not only helps your business but also creates a positive impact in your workplace, resulting in a healthy company culture.

In this episode, hiring and interview expert, David Lee Jensen, joins us to talk about how to hire the right people for your business. He is the best selling author of the book The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret and the founder of The Hiring Academy. David is also an entrepreneur and a speaker who travels the world to talk about team building, culture, hiring, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Find out how you can hire the right people for your organization as David shares tips on how to hire the right person, what questions to ask, as well as his approach to the whole hiring process!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How to choose people correctly
  • Questions to determine whether or not your organization has hiring problems
  • The truths you need to know about hiring

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Mar 17 2020

39mins

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Responsive Leadership with Jackie Jenkins-Scott

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There are many ways to lead but great leaders throughout history have one thing in common that made them great. And that is being responsive and proactive when it comes to managing their people and dealing with external and internal issues. Being a responsive leader means leading with the heart. 

Responsive leadership means winning and thriving anywhere. But how does one become a responsive leader? What are the skills and the characteristics leaders must have in order to develop into someone that takes advantage of opportunities and easily adapts to any environment?

In this episode, leadership expert Jackie Jenkins-Scott joins us to talk about the secrets of leadership! She is a nationally recognized leader who founded JJS Advising and wrote The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around wherein she provides guidance with practical advice on how to build the skills needed to become a responsive leader.

Jackie also talks about how she deals with people who oppose her point of view. Learn what it really means to become a responsive leader and why it matters as Jackie shares her wisdom on how you can best drive your company forward!

Grab yourself a copy of Jackie’s The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around 👉 here!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What it means to become a “Responsive Leader”
  • The 4 leadership characteristics that make up a responsive leadership
  • Systematic leadership vs. responsive leadership
  • Leading with a heart
  • How to manage those who oppose your opinion

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Mar 06 2020

28mins

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Coronavirus Recommendations for Employers

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Brandon Laws and Lacey Partipio discuss Coronavirus impacts and recommendations for employers.

For the latest information on Coronavirus from Xenium, visit: https://www.xeniumhr.com/blog/wellness/coronavirus-prevention-and-info/

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Mar 06 2020

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2020 Workplace and HR Trends

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A new generation of workers are entering the workforce, companies are undergoing a digital transformation, and the use of AI in the workplace is getting more and more attention. It’s time to update and equip yourself with the new HR and workplace trends that’ll shape this year’s workplace!

In this episode, we are joined by Xenium HR’s  Alishia Young, VP of HR & Client and Lacey Partipilo, Director of HR and Client Success, to talk about the workplace and HR trends you need to watch out for in 2020!

To help you stay on top of the game, I put together a list of the possible trends that we at Xenium, believe will transform the workplace and the workforce this 2020 and for the years to come!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Performance reviews and psychological safety
  • The evolution of HR roles
  • Understanding how your business works
  • Omnipresent AI Automation
  • Pay equity
  • New workforce: Millennials and Gen Z
  • What people want from work report
  • Workplace challenges over the next several years

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Mar 03 2020

37mins

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Optimal Outcomes with Jen Goldman-Wetzler

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Conflict can also be productive and lead to innovative solutions.

Conflict arises from differences, both big and small. Here’s the truth: conflict is unavoidable. After all, you can’t expect others to agree on something all the time.

However, conflict can do a lot of good as well. It can lead us to new ideas, innovative solutions, and ultimately, open the opportunity to strengthen bonds!

But what would you do when agreement and collaboration seem impossible? You’ve tried everything, now, what’s next?

In this episode, I talk with Jennifer Goldman Wetzler, the author of the soon to be released book, Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life, to learn how we can achieve freedom from conflict! Jennifer is a recognized global leader in how CEOs and their teams can optimize organizational health and growth. 

Tune in as she will help us get out of the conflict loop by sharing some of her real-life experiences when it comes to dealing with conflicts to achieve her ideal future results. She will also provide helpful tools, resources, and ideas to achieve optimal outcomes in your work, relationships, business, and life!

Optimal Outcomes is out today, February 25, 2020. Pre-order your copy 👉 here

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How someone can get stuck into the conflict loop
  • How to free yourself from conflict
  • Blame and attack, blame and shame, and shutting down
  • A pattern-breaking action to get out of the conflict loop
  • How to create optimal outcomes
  • Conflict resolution
  • What to do when your ideal future doesn’t align with others?
  • What is ‘shadow values’?

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Feb 25 2020

37mins

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Never Go with Your Gut with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

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When it comes to essential decision-making situations, you’re better off trusting your head than your gut. Did you know that trusting your gut is terrible advice when it comes to business and work-related matters?

One of the reasons why a business fails is due to the fact that leaders don’t know when to trust their gut and when not to.

If you want to avoid business disasters, make sure you listen in to today’s episode, as a best-selling author, consultant, coach, speaker and Neuroscientist Dr. Gleb Tsipursky join us to talk about why you shouldn’t go with your gut. He also shares some of the most dangerous cognitive biases for business situations and how to deal with them.

Find out what you need to do when you are faced with uncomfortable and challenging situations, will you reason, or will you go with your gut feeling?

Order your copy of Never Go With Your Gut 👉 here

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why the gut instinct makes us internally trusted
  • The “flight or fight" response
  • What happens when you collect too much information for decision making
  • The different types of cognitive biases
  • The dangers of the optimism bias
  • How empathy plays a role in de-biasing
  • Why people tend to make bad decisions
  • What to do with negative information or bad news?

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Feb 18 2020

39mins

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Making the Best Decision for Yourself & What It’s Like Inside Xenium HR with Nicole Blevins

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Join us in this episode, as I sit with Xenium’s new HR business partner, Nicole Blevins. 

Nicole will share with us how she found Xenium from the podcast all the way from Florida, and what made her decide to make the leap and move to Oregon to work for Xenium.

She gives an insider look at what it’s like to work at Xenium, her experiences with the company so far, the differences between being an in-house HR generalist for a city versus HR consulting, and how she helps clients as well as her workmates. Nicole shares what drives her to keep on achieving her goals and how you can make the best decision for yourself!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Nicole found Xenium HR
  • Nicole’s transition from Florida to Oregon
  • What it’s like with Xenium HR
  • The onboarding experience
  • What drives Nicole to give it her best every single time
  • Making the best decision for yourself

What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Feb 11 2020

35mins

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Leading with Gratitude with Adrian Gostick

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To sustain one’s best work, they need to be part of an environment that makes them feel they’re appreciated and needed. Showing gratitude to others boost their confidence and motivates them to perform at their best. And at the same time, you’re also helping your people’s mental wellbeing.

In this episode, we are joined by bestselling leadership author and organizational culture expert, Adrian Gostick to talk about how leaders, bosses, and managers can lead with gratitude. He is the author of The Carrot Principle, All In, and The Best Team Wins, and he goes around the world to help leaders with employee engagement and other leadership related issues.

Adrian shares essential leadership practices that are for sure will help you achieve the results you’ve wanted to see. We talk about the science behind being grateful, why managers should practice leading gratitude and positivity and not lead under pressure, as well as the benefits of appreciation in the workplace.

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results will be released on March 3, 2020. Pre-order your copy 👉 here

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why leaders and bosses aren’t expressing that much gratitude to their employees at work?
  • The psychology behind gratitude
  • Positive feedback and appreciating
  • Leading with gratitude vs. leading people in a fear-based culture
  • How successful leaders integrate gratitude into their company culture
  • Re-wiring your brain to be more grateful
  • Cash and compensations as motivators
  • Why showing gratitude for small things is just as important as the big ones
  • Encouraging peer gratitude
  • Problems that managers tend to do when it comes to gratitude and appreciation

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Feb 04 2020

29mins

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The 4-Day Workweek with Travis Chambers

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Wouldn’t it be great if your company had a 3-day weekend every week instead of the usual 2? Who doesn’t love long weekends? 

Imagine if your company did implement a 4-day workweek, weekends will be longer, and breaks would be shorter, which won’t intervene with the normal business operations. Sounds great, right?

The traditional workweek for Americans is five days a week and eight hours per day. When your organization opts for the 4-day workweek, that would be 10 hours per day and equates to 40 hours a week, which is the same as the standard hours an employee is required to render every week.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about all the pros and cons of having a 4-day workweek system with Chamber Media founder and Media Hacker, Travis Chambers!  

He was featured under Forbes 30 under 30, and he will share his story on how he left the corporate world to start Chamber Media. 

Travis will also share how he came up with their unique culture and benefits, how he is handling deadlines in a 4-day working schedule, and how what he’s doing right now allowed him to travel more compared to when he was still hustling in his corporate days.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Travis left his corporate job to start Chamber Media
  • How Travis built the philosophy around the 4-day workweek
  • What Chamber Media employees think about the 4-day workweek
  • The benefits of working four days a week
  • The impacts of having four days work week to the business’ operation
  • Handling deadlines
  • The pros and cons of the 4-day work week

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Jan 28 2020

29mins

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Brandon Laws on Employee Recognition Programs

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In this solo podcast with Brandon Laws, he describes Xenium's recognition programs and their effort over the years to connect their recognition program to their values and behavior statements.

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What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Jan 21 2020

12mins

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Building & Leading an Extraordinary Team with Jason Caldwell

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It takes an extraordinary team to accomplish incredible things. But how do we build one? What makes a team extraordinary?

Start this year off right by listening in today’s episode as an author, speaker, world-record athlete, and pro leadership coach Jason Caldwell joins us to share his amazing experience on how to build and lead an extraordinary team to accomplish incredible things!

He is the founder of Latitude 35, a leadership training firm that operates around the world. He also wrote Navigating the Impossible: Build Extraordinary Teams and Shutter Expectations, a guidebook on how you and your team can turn impossible goals into reality.

Jason also talks about his thrilling story of crossing the Atlantic and how he and his team were able to persevere despite the obstacles they’ve faced along the way!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Jason ended up doing a rowing sport
  • The importance of finding your “why”
  • Suffering and sacrifice
  • Why building a great team is important
  • The difference between the best people and the right people
  • Why losing is better than not having a purpose
  • How Jason built his team
  • What it means to “lead with emotion”
  • Rallying for a purpose
  • Why you should have a sense of urgency

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Jan 14 2020

31mins

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Building Your Social Wealth & Capital with Jason Treu

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If you think you can go to eat alone, you are bound to be disappointed, and you will eventually hit a dead-end in your life.

There’s an entire generation out there that’s growing and finding it hard to connect with others and be successful in it. Though social media has emerged to help us connect with more people, sadly, it has made us more isolated.

If you’re struggling to make connections with others yet want to build strong social bonds and unsure of how you should do it, Jason Treu, the author of Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network, shows us how to make meaningful connections and establish long term relationships that’ll benefit your organization and life in general.

Jason is a Chief People Officer and Culture and Leadership expert who is in the business of helping leaders, managers, and HR professionals build high-performing cultures and teams have practical communication skills to form unbreakable bonds!

He firmly believes that everything we accomplish in life is made possible through the connections we have built with others, which is our real wealth. Jason talks about the reason why he wrote his book, what social capital and wealth are all about, plus some practical and easy ways to build your social capital.

Make sure you listen to this episode and learn how you can leverage your relationship-building and communication skills! 

Grab your copy of Jason Treu’s and start building your Social Wealth! 👉 click here to get one now!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why Jason decided to write a book about building social wealth
  • Why relationship is the biggest problem that we need to deal with
  • What are social wealth and social capital
  • Hard skills vs. soft skills
  • Psychological Safety and Investing
  • Why developing a personal brand is important
  • How to walk the talk
  • Practical ways to build your social capital

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Jan 07 2020

42mins

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The 10X Culture with Darren Chait

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How you run your company says a lot about what you value, and it directly impacts the productivity of your people. Are you looking to take your company’s performance to the next level? 

If you want to get more things done, you need to make some changes to improve work productivity and happiness in the workplace.

To achieve all of this, Darren Chait, Co-Founder, and COO of Hugo, a connected meeting notes platform, joins us to talk about his book 10X Culture: The 4-hour meeting week and 25 other secrets from innovative, fast-moving teams.

His book offers insights and many lessons from the most innovative teams to cultivate each team member to become leaders and decision-makers. We touched on everything from what it means to become an effective leader and drive a culture that propels the team to the top. We also talk about how teams can work more effectively together, the modern world with technology, how to make decisions, how to cut down on meeting times, how to communicate, and many more!

Darren’s book is a must-have for every leader. It’s the perfect handbook for using culture to build a thriving organization! Make sure you grab yourself a copy, click 👉here.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What it means to become an effective leader
  • How teams can work more effectively
  • How to cut down on medium ties
  • What is a decision journal?
  • Directly Responsible Individuals
  • The purpose of a meeting
  • Collaborative communication tools for teams

What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Dec 24 2019

34mins

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Owning Your Health to Thrive in Your Career with Mark Mohammadpour

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A lot of us white-collar workers are poor when it comes to managing our health. Due to the nature of our job, which is sitting 9 to 5 staring at a computer screen, it’s no wonder a lot of us gain pounds and increase the digits on our waistlines. 

And so not only are you stressed due to work, but you’re also overwhelmed by the fact that you’re gaining weight and becoming more unhealthy. How do we prioritize our mental and physical health so that we can grow and thrive more in our chosen career?

In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, we are joined by Mark Mohammadpour, an accredited Senior Communications Executive, Certified health coach, and personal trainer and the owner of Chasing the Sun. 

He will talk about how he transformed his life from being a busy, stressed PR person into someone who’s coaching and helping people incorporate fitness, health, and wellness into their lives so they can reduce their stress and thrive.

Get inspired and start taking action on how to be more fit, healthy, and mentally well as mark shares how he lost and kept off 100+ pounds over the ten years. He brings up how his perspective on his PR job changed when he started his fitness and health journey. We also talk about how you can own your calendar, develop healthy habits, and what role an employer plays in all of this.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Mark started his transformation to drop his weight and become healthy
  • Why PR is viewed as an extremely stressful profession
  • Mark’s approach to health and wellness
  • Controlling our eating to develop healthy habits
  • How the decision we make impacts us in the long run
  • Checking your ego and seeing who you inspire
  • What Mark did to make his health transformation a success
  • Empowerment of people
  • The role of the employer concerning the workplace’s mental and physical health, and work-life balance
  • Owning your calendar and set up your boundaries

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Dec 17 2019

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What happens when employees start crowd-sourcing wage data?

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In this special bonus Thursday episode, Brandon speaks with Lacey Partipilo and Tyler Meuwissen of Xenium HR about crowd-sourced wage data, why employers should be aware of it, and what they can do about it.

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Dec 12 2019

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The Laws of Trust with Joel Peterson, Chairman of JetBlue Airways

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Trust in the workplace is just as important as it is in our relationships. It’s the basis of all relationships and the one that holds an organization together.

Building a culture of trust is essential in empowering, engaging, and retaining top talent within your organization. But how do we build trust back once it’s already broken?

In this episode, Joel Peterson, author of The 10 Laws of Trust, joins us to talk about how we can establish a culture of trust, respect, and integrity within our organizations to ultimately achieve success.

Joel is the Chairman of JetBlue Airways and the Founding Partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm. He shares what leaders and managers should do when there’s a low trust culture with your team. We’re also going to discuss the cause of betrayal, the importance of feedback, and explore the other laws of trust and create stronger bonds.

If you lead others with trust and would like to create a culture of trust within your workplace, then be sure to listen to this episode!

Don’t forget to grab a copy of Joel Peterson’s The 10 Laws of Trust. Order your book here!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Why trust is the number 1 competency leaders need today
  • How to grant trust to others
  • The recipe for building a high trust culture
  • Why betrayal happens
  • The two kinds of betrayal
  • The culture of feedback
  • How to earn others trust back when you’ve made a mistake
  • Low trust culture vs. High trust culture
  • Empowerment
  • Why a lot of leaders choose to lead with power and fear
  • Why humility is essential for a CEO who’s trying to build a high trust environment

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Dec 10 2019

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The Future of Recruiting with Amy Schultz of LinkedIn

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Technology is changing the world as we know it. And that includes how we hire talent for our organizations. To stay at the top of the competition, we need to adapt to technological advancements. 

Recruiting is on the rise, and it’s changing fast. In this episode, we are joined by Amy Schultz, the Talent Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn, about the future of recruiting and how a recruiter’s role changes. To equip yourself on the trends that can happen in the future, Amy is here to help you be future-ready.

She shares how recruiting will change based on LinkedIn data points and interviews from global talent leaders. She also talks about the most significant challenges a recruiter faces today and the vital skills you’ll be needing as a recruiter over the next five years!

If you’re a recruiter or have a recruiter background as part of your role, then you’d surely want to listen to this episode!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The future of recruiting
  • How the roles of a recruiter can change
  • How LinkedIn plays a role in the development of recruiting
  • The biggest challenge in the recruiting environment today
  • 3 Skills that you would need as a recruiter in the next five years

What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey.

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Dec 03 2019

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Lively and Insightful Interviews about the Workplace

By Mac Prichard - Feb 22 2020
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Brandon’s skills as interviewer make this show from Xenium HR stand out. He asks thoughtful questions, listens hard to to what guests say, and follows up in ways that take the conversation in unexpected directions. It’s also clear that Brandon actually reads the book beforehand when author comes on the show and that makes for consistently lively and insightful interviews about the workplace.

Great content!

By Bnor438 - Aug 16 2019
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I love this podcast it consistently has thought provoking ideas I like to bring back to my bps