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Engaging People Podcast by DecisionWise is the premiere business, organizational change, and human resources podcast on the web. Listen to real life case studies and interviews with organizational change and human resources experts. Listen as they share best practices on how to increase employee engagement, how to give feedback, practical advice on how to be a leader, how to develop a thriving company culture, tips on management and team building, and real life business stories from years of practical work experience.

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Engaging People Podcast by DecisionWise is the premiere business, organizational change, and human resources podcast on the web. Listen to real life case studies and interviews with organizational change and human resources experts. Listen as they share best practices on how to increase employee engagement, how to give feedback, practical advice on how to be a leader, how to develop a thriving company culture, tips on management and team building, and real life business stories from years of practical work experience.

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By snagret - Feb 04 2020
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Sound and practical advice, great insights, and well done research!

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This was a good review of what to do. I enjoyed hearing it.

iTunes Ratings

25 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
3
0
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Great Podcast

By snagret - Feb 04 2020
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Sound and practical advice, great insights, and well done research!

Senior leader

By BSW60 - Mar 30 2016
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This was a good review of what to do. I enjoyed hearing it.
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Engaging People Podcast

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep. 100 Navigating Employee Burnout in a Covid-19 World

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Has living in a COVID-19 world left you or your team with emotional exhaustion, a reduced sense of personal accomplishment, feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job, or a sense of ineffectiveness?

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

32mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 50: Motivating Others

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In this episode, we discuss the idea of motivating others. We tackle questions like:

- 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

12mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 26: Liz Wiseman - Author of Multipliers

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In this episode Charles Rogel interviews Liz Wiseman author of the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, about the six notable revisions and updates to the book.

Learn about:

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

55mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 64: Providing Meaningful Feedback To Employees

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Principal Consultant Beth Wilkins, Ph.D., discusses the topic of 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.

Additional Resources:

- 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

24mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 77: Autonomy - The Power To Shape Your Work Environment

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Consultant, Thomas Olsen, discusses the topic of autonomy, one of the 5 keys of ENGAGEMENT MAGIC®.

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

21mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 99: Why Listening Is More Important Than Ever

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Our consultants have been advising our clients on their employee listening strategy during a crisis. Many organizations haven't surveyed during these circumstances and need extra guidance on the following: Should we proceed with the survey? Should we add COVID-19 related questions to our current survey design? Should we switch to a different type of survey? How will this survey during a crisis affect our trending progress, year after year? How can I convince our executive team to seek employee feedback right now?
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

29mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 78: The Power Of Effective Supervisors

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In this episode, we’re joined by a panel of DecisionWise consultants who discuss the power and impact that having effective supervisors can have for your organization.

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

17mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 40: ENGAGEMENT MAGIC - 5 Keys for Engaging People, Leaders, and Organizations

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In this podcast, Dr. Tracy Maylett discusses topics on the upcoming book, “ENGAGEMENT MAGIC: Five Keys for Engaging People, Leaders, and Organizations.” Dr. Maylett will review the research behind the five keys and how managers can use ENGAGEMENT MAGIC to increase engagement with their teams.

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

57mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 61: Managing Team Relationships

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Principal Consultant Dan Hoopes, M.S.O.D., discusses the topic of managing team relationships inside organizations.

- 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

15mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 30: ENGAGEMENT MAGIC – 5 Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement - Tracy Maylett

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Ep. 30: ENGAGEMENT MAGIC – 5 Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement - Tracy Maylett by DecisionWise

Apr 11 2018

55mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 73: How To Increase Accountability

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Consultant, Stephen Mickelson, discusses the topic of how to increase accountability inside of your organization.

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

14mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 42: 360-degree Feedback Coaching Best Practices - Dan Deka

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During this presentation, we’ll share the best methods for debriefing and coaching the results from a 360-degree feedback survey. Learn insights from DecisionWise Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Dan Deka.

Feb 11 2019

59mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 97: How Managers Can Retain Talent with Employee Engagement Initiatives (Roundtable)

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In this episode, we’re joined by a panel of DecisionWise consultants who discuss practical ideas and examples for how to attract and retain top talent with your employee engagement initiatives.

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

28mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 82: How To Encourage Cross-Department Collaboration (Roundtable Discussion)

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In this episode, we’re joined by a panel of DecisionWise consultants who discuss practical ideas for how to encourage cross-department collaboration at your organization.

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

23mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 31: Growth - Being Challenged In Ways That Result in Progress

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Growing in our jobs doesn’t always mean getting a promotion or a raise; these are components of satisfaction. Growth is about mastering new skills, taking on challenges, and pushing to be better—both professionally and personally.

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

23mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 85: Getting The Most Out Of Your 360 Experience

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In this podcast episode, Dan Deka walks through the ins and out of the 360 survey experience, from both the standpoint of the participant and the manager. You’ll learn about the best practices for administering surveys, the process for selecting raters, recommendations for debrief support, and customizing the survey to best match the values of your organization. We’ll leave better prepared to successfully launch a 360-degree feedback survey.

Jan 07 2020

55mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 67: The Key to Developing Others

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise VP of Assessment and Sr. Consultant Dave Long, discusses the topic of 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

17mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 89: Employee Engageement Best Practices In 2020

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One question to consider as you think about whether to put effort and investment into employee engagement: “Is engagement worth the effort and investment we put into it?” The short answer to this question is “yes,” but depending on the type of organization you are, engagement may be more critical or less critical to your success.

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

58mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 35: Engagement As A Competency

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Engagement is a learned competency. David Long and Christian Nielson discuss how managers and leaders in your organization can learn to be engaged and engage their team members. Learn specific values that are associated with the engagement competencies and explore DecisionWise's new Engaging Leader Assessment.

May 29 2018

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Rank #20: Ep. 86: How Managers Can Better Recognize Employees

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Principal Consultant, Dan Hoopes, discusses the topic of how managers can better recognize employees in the workplace.

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

13mins

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