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Want to make work better for yourself and those around you? This is the podcast for you! People at Work is a series of conversations with individuals leading change to create extraordinary workplaces. We get real about common workplace issues like engagement, teamwork, leadership, and culture, and discuss practical ideas for making change happen. We’re people at work!

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Want to make work better for yourself and those around you? This is the podcast for you! People at Work is a series of conversations with individuals leading change to create extraordinary workplaces. We get real about common workplace issues like engagement, teamwork, leadership, and culture, and discuss practical ideas for making change happen. We’re people at work!

    A radical way to think about employee engagement with Dr. Keri Ohlrich

    A radical way to think about employee engagement with Dr. Keri Ohlrich

    If there was ever a time to do something radical, it’s now. Especially when it comes to employee engagement. The old engagement playbook just doesn’t work anymore (and let’s be honest, it never really did).



    That’s why Dr. Keri Ohlrich wants us to change how we think about employee engagement. Instead of pursuing measures of engagement or layering on perks and pastimes in your organization, it’s time to do something different.



    Keri suggests that you simply start by asking your employees what they need. At this moment. Right now. And be genuine about it. Showing that you care about each individual rather than employees enmasse, is going to take you much farther down the road of engagement.



    Perhaps this isn’t that radical after all. As managers, shouldn’t we care about our team members anyway, and not as a means-to-an-engagement-end? If this has piqued your interest, Keri has much more to share in the latest episode of People at Work.



    About our guest

    Keri has a passion for helping leaders and HR reach their potential. She partners with them to uncover the root cause and create solutions that are sustainable. She likes pushing boundaries and challenging norms, as evident by her marriage by Elvis in Las Vegas.



    Connect with Keri on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/keriohlrich/, Twitter @warriors_hr, or Instagram @warriorsofhr. 

    • 34 min
    The imposter in charge with Mike Kitko

    The imposter in charge with Mike Kitko

    Have you ever found yourself in a position at work where people look to you for advice and support, and you feel vastly under-qualified for it? A feeling that you are not capable of successfully performing your role, and a fear that your co-workers will find out you are not equipped for the position.

    This feeling of inadequacy is often referred to as imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is driven by 3 key factors: inadequacy, insecurity, and insignificance.

    Mike Kitko is no stranger to dealing with imposter syndrome. Mike spent his time in the corporate world running from this imposter syndrome, which ultimately led to a career and personal meltdown. However, Mike now tells his story to educate others that they too can beat their imposter syndrome.

    Mike explains the three most important things to help you get over imposter syndrome:


    Create intentional time to work on yourself

    Your morning is your day. Take the time in the morning to get right in your mind, emotions, and body

    Put yourself first

    Give this episode a listen to learn how to silence that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you aren’t good enough.



    About our Guest

    Mike Kitko is an executive self-mastery coach, speaker, and published author. Mike lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with his wife, two girls, and their two dogs and two cats.



    You can connect with Mike on Facebook @mikekitkoprofessionaldevelopment, Twitter @mike_kitko, and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikekitko/



    Resources

    Contributing blogger on Thrive Global and The Good Men Project

    • 31 min
    The pros and cons of taking the pledge of allegiance to your boss.

    The pros and cons of taking the pledge of allegiance to your boss.

    During these times of uncertainty, many people are finding themselves without the job security they once had. With this in mind, you may be searching for ways to highlight that you’re a great employee to keep around. One way to do this is by showing your boss that you’re focused both on your work, and on improving yourself professionally.

    In this week's episode, Damian Birkel walks us through the three most important things to do while working remotely to increase your job security:


    Keep your boss up to date on what you are working on while remote

    Schedule regular check-in meetings with your boss

    Grow your skills


    Damian also discusses what he calls the “pledge of allegiance” to your boss and the pros and cons that come with it. This pledge of allegiance will show your boss that you are there to support them, and not undermine them.

    We discuss these great tips, and so much more, so give this episode a listen!



    About our Guest

    Damian Birkel is the Founder of Professionals In Transition® Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit exclusively focused on the unemployed & under-employed. In his free time Damian has been experimenting with hydroponic gardening.



    You can connect with Damian on Facebook @ProfessionalsInTransition and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/birkel



    Resources

    Website: https://www.jobsearching.org

    https://tinyurl.com/Books-By-Damian-Birkel

    • 21 min
    Keeping your culture alive while going through hypergrowth with Brian Manning

    Keeping your culture alive while going through hypergrowth with Brian Manning

    As a company grows, sometimes they achieve hypergrowth. Wait...what in the world does that buzzword mean? Don’t worry...I had to Google it too. It’s defined as achieving a compound annual growth rate of >40%. It’s an exciting, chaotic, and hectic time where everything changes very, very quickly.

    Especially company culture.

    It’s easy to understand the company mission and vision when you’re a 10-person company and can have a conversation about it. But what about when you’re all of a sudden 500 people across multiple offices? It’s pretty easy for your company culture to fall apart during that transition.

    I had the opportunity to chat with Brian Manning about what it’s like to go through hypergrowth. He’s seen it first-hand a few times now and shared some great tips on how to keep your people aligned and maintain a strong company culture as you grow. We also discussed how important it is to focus on four specific intrinsic attributes so that you can hire people who are capable of growing with the company. To find out what those four attributes are you’ll have to listen to the episode…

    Just kidding.

    They are:


    Grit

    Curiosity

    Humility

    Adaptability


    But there is so, so much more to this episode so go and give it a listen :)



    About our Guest

    Brian Manning is Senior Vice President and Head of Growth at PatientPing, a healthcare technology company based in Boston. Brian lives in the South End neighborhood of Boston with his wife and dog.



    You can connect with Brian on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/briancmanning/



    Resources

    briancmanning.com

    • 29 min
    Shift slightly, don’t pivot says Alexandria Joy

    Shift slightly, don’t pivot says Alexandria Joy

    When Marie Kondo sparked joy in me, I wanted to make changes in my entire home. Tidy, declutter, organize. It was exhausting. I was overwhelmed. And I stopped after one closet.

    Sound familiar when trying to make changes in your organization? Starting with grandiose plans to revamp your culture, change the way your teams work, or how you measure performance, only to stop short.

    Alexandria Joy (AJ) has seen this many times over. Leaders who start big change projects with the greatest of intentions, but with outcomes that are either non-existent or far from what they imagined. That’s why she turned away from the corporate world and began walking the talk of the 10 degree shift.

    This entails small changes that slightly shift direction or habits, so that you slowly move your people and organization towards a more sustainable (and joyful) way of being.

    AJ talks about how to achieve this, starting with individuals and expanding outwards into the many layers of the organizational organism. She touches on three areas where 10 degree shifts are possible for anyone: body resilience, clear mind, and emotional connection.

    So instead of throwing up your hands and exclaiming “we must pivot!”, consider whether small changes could help you course-correct more meaningfully for long-term success. Now I’ve got a new strategy for dealing with my clutter.



    About our Guest

    As a minimalist and biophiliac, AJ believes improvements needn't be massive and radical, rather that small shifts at a personal level can over time make a massive impact at a global level.



    You can connect with AJ on Twitter @UQPower, Instagram @thejoybox, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Alexandria-Joy-AJ-111519650229317/, and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandriajoy/



    Resources

    Download 10 degree shift tips

    Post Covid Bingo 

    White Paper on Culture

    • 33 min
    A champion mindset gives you control says Hernani Alves

    A champion mindset gives you control says Hernani Alves

    Change happens every day. But it’s during times of crisis, when change—and our response to it—is emphasized. Some of us withdraw and wait for the storm to pass, others walk towards the eye of the storm.

    Hernani Alves suggests the latter have a champion mindset. They’re the ones who believe they have the power to overcome any difficulty, because they control their own destiny.

    Hernani himself walks toward the storm while thunder is rumbling. He’s no stranger to pivoting and adapting to changing circumstances. He did just that recently when the pandemic turned the world upside down.

    In this latest episode of People at Work, Hernani talks about his personal pivot from teaching the stability of balanced accountability for leaders to helping leaders employ a champion mindset. If you’re wondering how to focus on what’s important now, and how you can take back control, this is the episode for you.



    About our Guest

    Hernani works with business leaders to make the most complex skill in business, awesomely simple. He lives in California and doesn’t like scary movies with witches (especially like the Wizard of Oz).

    You can connect with Hernani Alves on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/hernani-alves/, Twitter @HernaniJAlves, and Facebook @balencedIQ



    Resources

    Balanced Accountability Book 

    18 Controllables from Top Clients During COVID  

    • 34 min

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