128 episodes

The People Leaders Podcast is a resource for managers and business leaders creating high performing teams. Join leadership and team development experts Jan and Michelle Terkelsen each week and explore both subjects from every angle.Through practical tips, valuable insights, and compelling interviews with leadership experts around the world, you’ll learn how to bring out the best in your staff and how to give your best as a leader.We cover issues such as workplace communication, understanding the self and each other, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), managing virtual teams, our very own High Performing Team Assessment Tool and much more.Our goal with the podcast is to reduce workplace stress and increase job satisfaction for leaders, managers and their teams worldwide.https://expertsonair.fm/people-leaders/

The People Leaders Podcast Jan and Michelle Terkelsen

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    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

The People Leaders Podcast is a resource for managers and business leaders creating high performing teams. Join leadership and team development experts Jan and Michelle Terkelsen each week and explore both subjects from every angle.Through practical tips, valuable insights, and compelling interviews with leadership experts around the world, you’ll learn how to bring out the best in your staff and how to give your best as a leader.We cover issues such as workplace communication, understanding the self and each other, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), managing virtual teams, our very own High Performing Team Assessment Tool and much more.Our goal with the podcast is to reduce workplace stress and increase job satisfaction for leaders, managers and their teams worldwide.https://expertsonair.fm/people-leaders/

    5 Biggest Mistakes People Make in a New Job Role and How to Avoid Them

    5 Biggest Mistakes People Make in a New Job Role and How to Avoid Them

    When you start a new job role, it can be difficult to know where to start. Many of us go in wanting to prove our worth as soon as possible but end up underperforming in the long run. That’s just one of the biggest mistakes people make in a new job role.

    There will always be challenges but it’s how you navigate them that’s important, so knowing what people tend to do wrong will help you succeed. In this post, we’re going to look at the five biggest mistakes people make in a new job role.

    These also apply to those who are already part of an organisation but are moving to a different role within the company. So whether you’re starting a new role soon, are a few weeks in, or have been at your company for a while, be mindful of these common mistakes and use our advice and tips to improve.

    Episode Highlights:
    Mistake #1 - Making short-term goalsMistake #2 - Making assumptions about your teamMistake #3 - Relying too much on your managerMistake #4 - Not understanding your remit Mistake # 5 - Creating a plan without your team’s involvementBonus tip - Don’t forget about your own health and wellbeingUseful Links:
    Explore our brand new Above-the-Line Leaders' Toolkit - https://peopleleaders.com.au/above-the-line-thinking/
    Get in touch with us at info@peopleleaders.com.au
    People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/
    People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/
    Connect with Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/
    Connect with Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/
    Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders
    Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/

    • 15 min
    Two Key Questions To Ask Yourself

    Two Key Questions To Ask Yourself

    In this short and sweet bonus episode Jan and Michelle pose two key questions to ask yourself and reflect on:
    How do you want to communicate?What impact do you want to have?=====
    Useful Links:
    Explore our brand new Above-the-Line Leaders' Toolkit - https://peopleleaders.com.au/above-the-line-thinking/
    Join our next Leadership Essentials Program - https://peopleleaders.com.au/leadership-essentials-program/
    Connect with Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/
    Connect with Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-
    We just wanted to let you know that we’ve opened the doors on the next round of our online Leadership Essentials Program, starting on April 7th.
    Leadership Essentials is a 12-week online training program and is perfect for anyone who wants to uplift their people leadership skills. 
    Please go to yourleadershipessentials.com to find out more and register today! 

    • 5 min
    Diversity in the Workplace with Arthur Woods

    Diversity in the Workplace with Arthur Woods

    We are all naturally biased when we make decisions, so it’s vitally important to set up procedures in the workplace that minimise their effect. On this episode we speak to Arthur Woods: a social entrepreneur, bestselling author and champion of equality in the workplace.
    Arthur is the co-founder of Mathison: a venture-backed tech platform that enables employers to stay on track with their diversity hiring. Arthur is a seriously eminent voice in the space, having been named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40 and having hosted multiple TedEx talks. He has also created an equal hiring index to help benchmark inclusive hiring practices.
    All leaders will get a lot from this conversation. Arthur’s teachings are a great balance of data-driven theory and easily actionable practice.  
    In this episode you will learn:
    The definition of diversityHow employers can hire with empathyHow to ensure structural consistencyWhy the interview process should be more structuredHow to reduce unconscious biasThe dangers of an interview auto-pilotHow to identify coachable momentsThe importance of celebrating ‘bright spots’The power of storytellingExamples of how leaders can keep themselves on track with diversityWhy leaders don’t have to wait for their organisations before acting to change diversity policyThe psychological shift that is needed to truly hire for diversity

    Useful Links:
    Explore our brand new Above-the-Line Leaders' Toolkit - https://peopleleaders.com.au/above-the-line-thinking/
    Join our next Leadership Essentials Program - https://peopleleaders.com.au/leadership-essentials-program/
    Get in touch with us at info@peopleleaders.com.au
    People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/
    People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/
    Connect with Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/
    Connect with Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/
    Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders
    Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/

    Go to Arthur’s company website: http://www.mathison.io
    Find Arthur’s book and additional resources here: http://www.hiringfordiversity.com
    We just wanted to let you know that we’ve opened the doors on the next round of our online Leadership Essentials Program, starting on April 7th.
    Leadership Essentials is a 12-week online training program and is perfect for anyone who wants to uplift their people leadership skills. 
    Please go to yourleadershipessentials.com to find out more and register today! 

    • 34 min
    Mental First Aid with Sophie Aghdami

    Mental First Aid with Sophie Aghdami

    One in five Australians are challenged with their mental health. Pretty much every leader is going to have to guide people who are suffering, and yet historically, the focus of leadership and management has been on professional performance rather than state of mind. 
    Our guest this week, Sophie Aghdami, has been through her own mental battles and come out the other side to become an addiction recovery coach and brand strategist. We’re particularly interested to speak to her because she has a foot in both camps. She has been in high-level roles in some impressive brands in the UK, and runs her own coaching practice called The Wolf You Feed.
    We talk to her about how she juggled her own addiction with a high-powered career, how leaders can spot the warning signs among their own colleagues, and how a leader can step up to inspire and support those who really need it.
    In this episode you will learn:
    The true meaning of ‘recovery’How to regain controlThe difference between recovery in rehab and recovery at homeWhat a recovery coach can do for an executiveWhy Zoom counselling/coaching can sometimes be better than in-personHow leaders can reduce the stigma of addiction and recovery in their teamThe ‘grey area’ of addictionWhat a leader should do to broach the topic if they suspect one of their team is struggling with addictionThe addiction cycle modelHow a leader can demonstrate they understand addictionThe meaning of ‘The Wolf That You Feed’Useful Links:
    Explore our brand new Above-the-Line Leaders' Toolkit - https://peopleleaders.com.au/above-the-line-thinking/
    Join our next Leadership Essentials Program - https://peopleleaders.com.au/leadership-essentials-program/
    Get in touch with us at info@peopleleaders.com.au
    People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/
    People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/
    Connect with Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/
    Connect with Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/
    Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders
    Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/
    The Wolf You Feed website - http://www.thewolfyoufeed.com 

    • 28 min
    Above-the-Line Below-the-Line Thinking

    Above-the-Line Below-the-Line Thinking

    Many, many years ago we read ‘Walking the Talk,’ a book by Carolyn Taylor, which was our first introduction to the concept of above-the-line and below-the-line thinking. Since that time we’ve incorporated the principles of this style of thinking into almost everything that we do.
    We built the model into many of our programs and have done countless workshops purely on the subject. The simplicity of the model makes it seem less powerful than it really is, but everywhere we turn, we find somewhere that it can be applied.
    We’ve had a lot of leaders reach out to us over the years and tell us how powerful they think it is too, but they’ve been frustrated by their efforts to get their teams working and thinking above the line. 
    We’re about to fix that, and are currently pre-launching our new Above-the-Line Leaders’ Toolkit. It will be available for release in January 2022, but between now and December 17th we’ve got a prerelease offer giving you the opportunity to secure it for half price. You can find out more about that here. 
    In the meantime, we wanted to use this episode to give a bare bones look at the model and share some examples of how it’s been applied.
    The Line of Choice
    If you can imagine a line drawn across the middle of a sheet of paper; we’ll call that line ‘The Line of Choice’.
    Above that line, are all behaviours and thinking styles that have a positive impact on the culture and effectiveness of the team - collaboration, responsibility, initiative, positivity, etc. And below that line, would be the not so positive behaviors and thinking styles - competitiveness, denial, blame, sarcasm, and so on. 
    Obviously the goal is to reduce the below-the-line behaviours, and increase the above-the-line behaviours. Simple to understand yet difficult to implement, because… people!
    Teams are made up of people, and all of us have our habitual ‘flaws’ that cause us to repeat behaviours, often unconsciously, that might be below the line. So the first step into shifting above the line, is to develop an awareness of these habitual patterns and to make a choice, hence ‘the line of choice’, to do something else.
    Above the Line in Action
    For example, someone operating above the line would communicate effectively. S/he would listen attentively, speak articulately, and express her/himself optimistically. Someone operating below the line might be abrupt, s/he might interrupt and speak superficially, leaving it up to the listener to work harder at understanding what was being said.
    Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the model though. Having worked with it for so long, we’ve been applying it at a much deeper level than most people would even think of. In fact we’ve ‘married it’ with the nine dimensions of our popular High-Performing Team Indicator tool, making it probably the most comprehensive application of the above-the-line model that you’re likely to come across. 
    Find out more about our Above-the-Line Leaders’ Toolkit and take advantage of our pre-release offer before December 17th. You’ll thank us later.

    Above-the-Line Below-the-Line Thinking - https://peopleleaders.com.au/above-the-line-thinking/?utm_source=op&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podcastatl21121 

    • 9 min
    The Changing Style of Leadership In a Modern Age, With Dr Ben Ritter

    The Changing Style of Leadership In a Modern Age, With Dr Ben Ritter

    The agile work environments of today pose a big challenge… are leaders really leaders anymore? Our esteemed guest, Dr Ben Ritter, has noticed a trend of leaders not feeling like they deserve to be there. 
    The speed with which leaders can rise to the top, mobile/remote working and the fluidity of organisational structures have all contributed to a totally different kind of leader, so we’re going to find out what it takes to be a top executive in 2021.
    Dr Ben is an immensely successful learning development consultant, author, mentor and speaker with 10 years of experience coaching in corporate finance for the likes of Amazon and Google. He’s guided hundreds of professionals in his time, and beyond his professional work, he’s also a very well-read academic with an MBA and MPH on his CV. If ever you wanted someone to tell you about the art of leadership, he’s your man!
    Episode Highlights: 
    The true meaning of ‘executive presence’How to think like an executiveThe importance of seeing current projects in the context of a 3 - 5 year planHow good leaders should prepare for meetingsThe difference between ‘a meeting’ and ‘an update’When to hold off on giving an instructionWhy you should always try and ask one more questionHow to manipulate meetings to make sure you show upThe ‘three cs’ of self leadershipHow to stay aligned with your visionHow to attain psychological safety in your workUseful Links:
    Explore our brand new Above-the-Line Leaders' Toolkit - https://peopleleaders.com.au/above-the-line-thinking/
    Join our next Leadership Essentials Program - https://peopleleaders.com.au/leadership-essentials-program/
    Get in touch with us at info@peopleleaders.com.au
    People Leaders Website - https://peopleleaders.com.au/
    People Leaders on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/people-leaders-pty-ltd/
    Connect with Jan Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janterkelsen/
    Connect with Michelle Terkelsen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-terkelsen-creating-high-performing-teams-a992744/
    Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/people.leaders
    Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PeopleLeaders/
    Dr Ben Ritter on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritterbenj 
    Company website - https://www.liveforyourselfconsulting.com/
    We just wanted to let you know that we’ve opened the doors on the next round of our online Leadership Essentials Program, starting on April 7th.
    Leadership Essentials is a 12-week online training program and is perfect for anyone who wants to uplift their people leadership skills. 
    Please go to yourleadershipessentials.com to find out more and register today! 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jazzhadaspazandawaz ,

Great practical tips for managers

Great tips thanks

JANNINEB ,

VERY PRACTICAL AND CLEAR

Really enjoying how practical and clear the content is. I was able to apply these tips immediatly in my company. Very useful. Thank you!

LenoreC ,

Practical framework for team leaders

In the People Leaders podcast, Jan and Michelle present a really useful framework for assessing and strengthening the performance of work teams. If you are a team leader looking for some helpful insights and tips to help you reenergise yourself and your colleagues, take a listen!

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