Rank #1: Ep. 100 Navigating Employee Burnout in a Covid-19 World
On this episode of the Engaging People Podcast, we're joined by DecisionWise President, Matt Wride, and Senior Consultants, Charles Rogel and Spencer Taylor. As champions of caring leadership, they share 10 questions that we use to measure employee burnout and workload.
They discuss what we are trying to measure, the ideas behind the questions, and how you can use the questions to measure this concept and respond effectively.
Listen to more of this insightful conversation to learn how to help your team measure and recover from burnout.
May 26 2020
Rank #2: Ep. 50: Motivating Others
- What do you do to get people excited about their work?
- Are you a source of energy for your team?
- What tools are available to help you motivate other people?
Learn the answers to these questions and more in this insightful conversation between DecisionWise consultants, Dan Deka and Charles Rogel.
Apr 15 2019
Rank #3: Ep. 26: Liz Wiseman - Author of Multipliers
The changing landscape of management and why leaders can and must get more from their talent.
How to deal with Diminishers and minimize their impact on yourself and others.
Ways that well-intended leaders become “Accidental Diminishers.”
How to effect lasting cultural change inside corporations.
A set of tools to enable managers to put the ideas into action.
New case studies of Multiplier leaders.
May 09 2017
Rank #4: Ep. 64: Providing Meaningful Feedback To Employees
According to our research, 30% of all employees are not receiving ongoing feedback from their supervisor. Leaders who fail do so or let their busy schedules get in the way of having one-on-one conversations with their team members send the signal to their employees that their contributions and development are not important.
Leaders have a tremendous influence in the way employees grow and develop in an organization.
In this episode, we’ll cover:
- Tailoring your feedback to each employee so that they consistently feel supported
- Focusing on the employee’s efforts, opposed to just the outcomes
- Establishing the right balance between positive and constructive feedback
- Creating a good environment where candid conversations can occur
- Dive into these areas and more in this insightful conversation.
- Why 360 Degree Feedback?
- When Giving Employee Feedback, Make the Employee Part of the Solution Instead of the Problem
- Leadership and Self-Deception
- The Anatomy of Peace
Aug 13 2019
Rank #5: Ep. 77: Autonomy - The Power To Shape Your Work Environment
We define autonomy as “The power to shape your work and environment in ways that allow you to perform at your best.”
Autonomy doesn’t mean “no rules and free reign.” We all work under guidelines. But when we understand our parameters, and have the freedom to do our best work, we are more creative, innovative, passionate and, ultimately, more effective.
Listen to this insightful conversation to learn more about how to foster autonomy in your organization.
Nov 12 2019
Rank #6: Ep. 99: Why Listening Is More Important Than Ever
Our team goes into depth on these questions and more in an effort to help you engage employees with two-way communication.
Apr 24 2020
Rank #7: Ep. 78: The Power Of Effective Supervisors
We'll discuss ways supervisors can provide consistent feedback, make expectations clear, provide developmental opportunities, and foster an environment of respect and trust.
This week’s episode was hosted by Cecily Jorgensen. Our panel of consultants includes Charles Rogel, Dan Hoopes, Christian Nielson, and Thomas Olsen.
Read the companion blog article to this podcast, "The Seven Behaviors of Effective Supervisors" (https://decision-wise.com/the-seven-behaviors-of-effective-supervisors/)
Nov 19 2019
Rank #8: Ep. 40: ENGAGEMENT MAGIC - 5 Keys for Engaging People, Leaders, and Organizations
Written as a follow-up to the author’s award-winning first book, MAGIC, this book provides updated research, case studies, and tips that are the result of analyzing more than 30 million employee survey responses from over 70 countries. ENGAGEMENT MAGIC takes advantage of the most extensive employee experience database of its kind to combine principles of psychology and motivation with solid business concepts. ENGAGEMENT MAGIC provides actionable advice that will reduce attrition, encourage initiative, drive growth and profit, and increase personal engagement in one’s work.
During this episode, we address what we've learned over the past few years as we've researched this book and provide answers to the following questions:
- What is the personal benefit of being engaged?
- What is the difference between being satisfied with your job and being engaged?
- How does each of the ENGAGEMENT MAGIC elements contribute to engagement?
- How do you avoid a victim mentality and take ownership for your engagement?
- How can managers create an engaging work environment?
Dec 13 2018
Rank #9: Ep. 61: Managing Team Relationships
- How do you get your employees to enjoy working with the people on their team?
- How do you increase a spirit of collaboration and trust?
- How do you navigate conflicts and different personality styles that clash with each other?
Learn the answer to these questions and more in this insightful conversation.
Jul 23 2019
Rank #10: Ep. 30: ENGAGEMENT MAGIC – 5 Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement - Tracy Maylett
Apr 11 2018
Rank #11: Ep. 73: How To Increase Accountability
In the DecisionWise Employee Engagement survey, we ask the questions:
- Does my supervisor hold people accountable?
- Do the people I work with take accountability for results?
At it’s core, accountability is about owning outcomes. This could meaning owning mistakes, but people often overlook taking accountability for things done well.
When accountability is not happening in an organization, it creates a frustrating environment. Roles and responsibilities are unclear. Work remains unfinished. Some end up carrying the burden while others drift by. Managers need to address whether the issue is a problem of capabilities and provide additional training and clarification or if the problem is motivation and if so, have a conversation about whether the person is a good fit for the team.
One idea to increase accountability is to hold regular one-on-one conversations with your employees. “It’s a great opportunity to give redirecting feedback about where they are missing things, but also give re-enforcing feedback about what they are doing well,” says Stephen Mickelson. He continues, “Having those one-on-ones will help you build a relationship with your employees so that when you do need to have those strong conversations with them, they’ll be much more likely to listen to you and trust that you have their best interests and the interests of the organization in mind.”
Learn about these ideas and more on in this episode on accountability.
Oct 15 2019
Rank #12: Ep. 42: 360-degree Feedback Coaching Best Practices - Dan Deka
Feb 11 2019
Rank #13: Ep. 97: How Managers Can Retain Talent with Employee Engagement Initiatives (Roundtable)
DecisionWise VP of Consulting, Christian Nielson says, “As I’ve looked at engagement within an organization, one of the principles I’m looking for, especially in engagement initiatives at a manager level, is the expansion of ownership. As more and more people throughout the organization take ownership of the employee experience and cultivate employee engagement, we see great things happen.”
Our panel of consultants include: Christian Nielson (host), Charles Rogel, Dan Deka, Thomas Olsen, Chris Storey, Stephen Mickelson, and Spencer Taylor.
Apr 07 2020
Rank #14: Ep. 82: How To Encourage Cross-Department Collaboration (Roundtable Discussion)
They identify the reasons why working together isn’t always easy or natural and share what they’ve seen other organizations do to overcome these hurdles and increase the level of engagement in their workforce.
This week’s episode is hosted by Cecily Jorgensen. Our panel of consultants includes Charles Rogel, Dan Hoopes, Dan Deka, Beth Wilkins, Stephen Mickelson, Christian Nielson, and Thomas Olsen.
Read the companion blog article to this podcast, “How to Encourage Cross-Department Collaboration”
Dec 17 2019
Rank #15: Ep. 31: Growth - Being Challenged In Ways That Result in Progress
In this insightful conversation, Kristin Chapman, Principal Consultant at DecisionWise, explores how individuals can experience growth in their careers, as well as how managers can how managers can foster an environment of growth in their organizations.
Apr 17 2018
Rank #16: Ep. 85: Getting The Most Out Of Your 360 Experience
Jan 07 2020
Rank #17: Ep. 67: The Key to Developing Others
Often managers tend to shy away from growth conversations with their employees because it’s either not convenient or there isn’t a promotional opportunity immediately available. But our research shows that the more often you are able to have these conversations, the more likely employees are to be engaged in there jobs and less likely to leave.
The key is finding the right balance between burnout and boredom; where an employee is engaged in meaningful work with growth opportunities but not so busy that they become overwhelmed.
Learn about these ideas and other common challenges with developing others in this insightful conversation.
Sep 03 2019
Rank #18: Ep. 89: Employee Engageement Best Practices In 2020
During this podcast we’ll share the best methods for preparing, administering, and rolling out the results from your employee engagement survey based on over 20 years of experience conducting surveys around the world. We’ll also identify the most common mistakes organizations make when conducting an employee engagement survey and how to avoid them.
The audio from this podcast is taken from a recent webinar presented by David Long.
Feb 04 2020
Rank #19: Ep. 35: Engagement As A Competency
May 29 2018
Rank #20: Ep. 86: How Managers Can Better Recognize Employees
Everybody likes to be acknowledged (in one form or another) for a job well done. We all like to feel validated and yet, many managers are reluctant to give recognition. Why is this?
“One of the biggest travesties to happen with organizations if for a manager to say, ‘Well, it’s just their job.’ Well, of course it’s just their job! But who doesn’t like to be recognized for doing well at just their job,” says Dan Hoopes.
He continues, “If I recognize someone for the things they are doing, it increases their discretionary effort. They’re more highly engaged and they know how to produce faster because they’ve gotten feedback that what they’ve done is right, and they want to do it even more and more.”
Learn more about these concepts and ideas on giving recognition in this insightful conversation.
Jan 14 2020