47 episodes

What happened to all the people? Business is changing, sending the "costs first, people last" mentality from past decades right into the deleted folder.

What if leaders supported the HUMAN in human resources, the VALUE in core values, and the SAFETY in psychological safety?

What if businesses were about more than slogans? What if they were fully live beings, with physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs? What if businesses realized that they are people...too?

Leaders looking to cultivate connection and kindness as they add HUMANITY into business wellbeing, this is for you!

Businesses are People Too! A Podcast Lindsay Harle

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

What happened to all the people? Business is changing, sending the "costs first, people last" mentality from past decades right into the deleted folder.

What if leaders supported the HUMAN in human resources, the VALUE in core values, and the SAFETY in psychological safety?

What if businesses were about more than slogans? What if they were fully live beings, with physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs? What if businesses realized that they are people...too?

Leaders looking to cultivate connection and kindness as they add HUMANITY into business wellbeing, this is for you!

    Season 4, Episode 7: What if....businesses decided to DANCE with innovation?

    Season 4, Episode 7: What if....businesses decided to DANCE with innovation?

    What if....businesses decided to DANCE with innovation? with Dr. Caroline Brookfield, The Reluctant Creative

    On this episode, we dive on in and learn:


    The #1 skill businesses are seeking for their teams
    The difference between big C and little c creativity
    How to access our own creativity beyond the traditional sense of the word
    93% of businesses say they want innovation, but only 18% of people feel safe taking creative risks in their workplace
    The two judgement barriers of creativity - internal and external
    Why rejection feels like physical pain
    How leaders can model creativity while braving judgement
    Why creating a safe space to explore all creative failure is how we get to the “good stuff”
    The practice of creative failing to work our creative muscle
    Benefits of creativity. E.g., higher income, better leadership, more confidence in uncertainty, etc.
    The power of a "literary mullet," fun in the front, data in the back
    The biological facts about creativity
    Creativity is contagious
    Why and how leaders can support teams to step into creativity
    Why we tend to fall back into status quo solutions when feeling uncertain and how creativity can reduce this
    How to redefine creativity within our business teams
    That DANCE helps to democratize creativity in teams (Daydream, Ambiguity, Novelty, Curiosity, and Edit Later)
    The difference between divergent creativity (ideating without judgement) and convergent creativity (distilling divergent creativity)
    Daydreaming = productive boredom
    Tolerance of Ambiguity to build non-status quo solutions
    How Novelty builds more data points for connecting to unique solutions in our brains
    Curiosity is the foundation of all creativity
    Ernest Hemingway was right when he said "Write drunk, edit sober" (separating divergent and convergent creativity)
    Caroline's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (42:46)

    Links in this episode:


    Website: carolinebrookfield.com, thereluctantcreative.com
    LinkedIn: Dr. Caroline Brookfield
    Instagram: @artfulscience
    YouTube: Creative Lifescaping

    Connect with Lindsay online:


    Website: www.quirkylindsayharle.com
    Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle
    LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz
    Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com
    Stay connected with Mental Prune Juice, a weekly resource for leaders on brands, values, and team health and alignment

    • 45 min
    Season 4, Episode 6: What if....businesses stopped asking people to pay?

    Season 4, Episode 6: What if....businesses stopped asking people to pay?

    What if....businesses stopped asking people to pay?

    On this episode, we dive on in and learn:


    The difference between giving and paying
    What happens when we pay attention versus giving attention to prospects
    How employees can thrive when given attention

    Connect with Lindsay online:


    Website: www.quirkylindsayharle.com
    Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle
    LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz
    Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com
    Stay connected with Mental Prune Juice, a weekly resource for leaders on brands, values, and team health and alignment

    • 15 min
    Season 4, Episode 5: What if....businesses believed that business was personal?

    Season 4, Episode 5: What if....businesses believed that business was personal?

    What if....businesses believed that business was personal? with Mike Cameron, MikeCameron.ca

    On this episode, we dive on in and learn:


    To have buy-in from our people, we need to tap into their emotions
    Emotionally connected leaders build better businesses
    Emotion is the foundation that supports our cognition
    Why business is about the quality of our relationships
    Leaders must learn the individual driving motivators for their people
    The difference between traditional goal-setting versus setting values, intentions, and milestones
    Importance of being creative and agile when circumstances throw a wrench in a path to reaching our milestones
    How gathering in circles and not squares is how to cultivate divergent thinking
    Why we should practice creating spaces for our people to feel safe in being creative
    How our emotional decisions can have extreme permanent consequences
    How we can prevent our emotions from having life-altering consequences that cause harm
    Why leaders need to feel and not just think
    Why compassion and empathy need boundaries and accountability to be impactful in a leadership role
    How to have team meetings using the SOAR Framework: slow down, open up, accept, reconnect
    That when we numb one emotion, we numb all emotions
    The power of simply acknowledging and naming an emotion
    That mental health has a 51 Billion dollar impact on businesses
    Roughly half a million Canadians miss work each week due to a mental health concern
    We don't have to give up productivity in place of empathy and caring
    Mike's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (51:58)

    Links in this episode:


    Website: mikecameron.ca
    LinkedIn: Mike Cameron
    Instagram: @axiommike
    Other: mike@mikecameron.ca

    Connect with Lindsay online:


    Website: www.quirkylindsayharle.com
    Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle
    LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz
    Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com
    Stay connected with Mental Prune Juice, a weekly resource for leaders on brands, values, and team health and alignment

    • 55 min
    Season 4, Episode 4: What if....businesses listened to understand?

    Season 4, Episode 4: What if....businesses listened to understand?

    What if....businesses listened to understand? 

    On this episode, we dive on in and learn:


    The importance of listening in the workplace for burnout
    The importance of preparing to listen
    How to prepare to listen, including preparing your emotions, biases, body, and breathing
    Why safety, approval, and control are part of the speaker's journey
    What tone and speed in speech help to indicate
    Why behaviour is part of listening
    How to close the gap between providing information and supporting your people to use the information provided

    Connect with Lindsay online:


    Website: www.quirkylindsayharle.com
    Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle
    LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz
    Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com
    Stay connected with Mental Prune Juice, a weekly resource for leaders on brands, values, and team health and alignment

    • 19 min
    Season 4, Episode 3: What if....businesses practiced deep listening?

    Season 4, Episode 3: What if....businesses practiced deep listening?

    What if....businesses practiced deep listening? with Oscar Trimboli, podcast host of Deep Listening

    On this episode, we dive on in and learn:


    Listening is a practice, like any other skillset
    The maths of listening; the 125/400 Rule and the 125/900 Rule
    The difference between hearing and listening
    The power of a pause and how to use it
    Why "how" is a good process-oriented question
    The difference between feedback and feedforward and which one promotes more action
    Why we must ask who's potentially missing from our conversation - who's not being listened to
    The power of short questions
    Why process-oriented questions of 10-words or less promote comprehension and application
    The difference between great leaders and managers
    The role the leader plays in setting the listening temperature of a group
    An engaging technique for teams to set better listening and leverage time
    The three lenses of listening for leaders: self, people, greater ecosystem
    The number 1 thing that distracts people from listening
    The three questions to use to explore what isn't being said: Tell me more, what else, pause
    How to evolve a question/thought when guided by an engaged listener
    The importance of a reflective practice, a group of trusted advisors, and having hobbies
    The four listening villains 
    How to teach your boss to listen
    Oscar's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (1:05:10)

    Links in this episode:


    Listening quiz: www.listeningquiz.com
    Website: www.oscartrimboli.com

    Books in episode:


    Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett, Ph. D.
    Selfish, Scared, and Stupid by Dan Gregory & Kiernan Flanagan
    It's Who You Know by Janine Garner

    Connect with Lindsay online:


    Website: www.quirkylindsayharle.com
    Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle
    LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz
    Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com
    Stay connected with Mental Prune Juice, a weekly resource for leaders on brands, values, and team health and alignment

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Season 4, Episode 2: What if....businesses celebrated empathetic teams?

    Season 4, Episode 2: What if....businesses celebrated empathetic teams?

    What if....businesses celebrated empathetic teams? with host, Lindsay Harle

    On this episode, we dive on in and learn:


    What makes an empathetic team
    What the three components of empathy are (emotional, cognitive, and compassion)
    Who needs to be empathetic on a team
    How can we model and practice empathy
    What are tools to practice empathy
    How empathy creates more cohesive, collaborative, and innovative teams

    Connect with Lindsay online:


    Website: www.quirkylindsayharle.com
    Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle
    LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz
    Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com
    Stay connected with Mental Prune Juice, a weekly resource for leaders on brands, values, and team health and alignment

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

intunewithautoimmune ,

So refreshingly honest and insightful!!

I love Lindsay’s insights as you can tell they come from such a deeply personal and meaningful place. There is such purpose in every sentence she shares and the analogies are powerful. You can tell her life experience and branding/content expertise have really shaped her specialty and I can’t wait to learn from all of her knowledge and her interviews going forward. I’m chomping at the bit to apply these thoughts to my own life and work processes.

amandasreview ,

Remarkable insight!

Excited to dive deeper into the thought of business, as an individual. How to nurture success... help our different functions work better (and support each other)... and especially how to build a strong community. Thanks Lindsay! Amazing!

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