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Sticky From The Inside is the employee engagement and workplace culture podcast that looks at how to build stickier, competition-smashing, consistently successful organisations, from the inside out.

Each episode I chat with guests from a variety of backgrounds, who share their thoughts, stories, ideas and insights into how you can create a workplace where people love what they do and who they do it for. Where customers get you, love what you do and passionately recommend you to others. That's what we call a "Stickier Business".

The Sticky From The Inside Podcast Andy Goram

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Sticky From The Inside is the employee engagement and workplace culture podcast that looks at how to build stickier, competition-smashing, consistently successful organisations, from the inside out.

Each episode I chat with guests from a variety of backgrounds, who share their thoughts, stories, ideas and insights into how you can create a workplace where people love what they do and who they do it for. Where customers get you, love what you do and passionately recommend you to others. That's what we call a "Stickier Business".

    Unified Business Purpose

    Unified Business Purpose

    Episode Overview
    Andy speaks to Julian Saipe, former opera singer, entrepreneur, business leader, and now an international executive coach and member of the Forbes Coaches Council about the power, benefits and pitfalls of bringing a unified purpose to a business.


    Julian talks about his experiences of being an entrepreneur and his purpose journey from the solo "vanity trip" to an involving and inspiring collective approach, as he recalls taking Zafferano, one of London's highly acclaimed food and event management brands, from conception to exit over 15 years.


    In this conversation, they cover topics like opera (!), singing for the Queen Mum, dreams, humanity, authenticity, employee engagement, the role of straplines, reinventing organisations, purpose as a 100 year project and examine what might be behind a leader's struggle to embrace and make the most of having a unifying purpose driving their business forwards.


    Plus, Julian leaves behind his 3 Sticky Notes on the virtual walls of the Sticky From The Inside studio, in an attempt to help you successfully think about and develop your own unifying purpose.  A list of useful links and a full transcript of the show can be found lower down in these Show Notes.


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    Download the podcast here
    Useful Links
    Check out Julian Saipe's website here
    Follow Julian Saipe on Twitter here
    Follow Julian Saipe on LinkedIn here
    Find out more about Hal Gregersen here
    See and buy "Questions Are The Answer" by Hal Gregersen on Amazon here
    Follow Frederic Laloux on Twitter here
    Follow Frederic Laloux on LinkedIn here
    See and buy "Reinventing Organisations" by Frederic Laloux on Amazon here
    The Full Podcast Transcript
    Here's a full transcript of the whole episode, so you can check out what we said in more detail.  It was originally automated, but I've done my best to tidy it up, and I think it's pretty accurate, but if there are errors please accept my apologies :)


    See the full episode transcript here

    • 34 min
    Sticky Bits No.1 - A Look Ahead

    Sticky Bits No.1 - A Look Ahead

    Episode Overview
    In the first episode of the shorter, solo, "sticky bits" format, Andy Goram summarises his experiences of the first few episodes of the full, Sticky From The Inside Podcast, and looks at the opportunities that businesses have ahead of them to grow employee engagement in the New Year.


    Full Transcript
    Right, we’re a few episodes into this new podcast and I thought I’d just record my first, shorter “sticky bits” episode, to summarise my thoughts and look ahead to the new year.


    Doing this podcast thing has been great fun. I’m learning some new skills and getting to meet and chat to some fine and interesting people.  As we move into the new year the plan is to do more of the same and try to keep offering up some interesting conversations that also provide you with some food for thought and hopefully some practical advice to take back to your place of work and start improving your workplace culture and the levels of engagement across your business. And I’ve got some great guests lined up to do just that.


    I really think as we look ahead that building and maintaining morale and engagement is going to be something that more and more businesses are going to have to deal with and face into.  If this podcast can help people do that more effectively then more’s the better.


    Over the last few months, businesses and their employees have had to cope with a lot. It doesn’t matter whether business has been booming or been an enormous struggle to stay alive.  The situation may have caused you to act differently than your stated values just to keep going.


    Your success may have caused you to put even more pressure on your employees, whilst they continue to try to balance things at work and home.


    If you’ve had a boon you may have been so task-focused, to take advantage of the situation that your relationship with your employees may have suffered and you’ve lost some connection with them.


    You may have had to lay a lot of people off, and ended up piling even more on the people left behind, and what has that done to their morale and engagement? You may even have had to recruit a whole bunch of new people to cope, but have had no time to induct them properly and show them the important part they will play in the future success of your business. And you may just have seen or spotted things you just don’t like about your company, or things you’d perhaps like to change.


    Whatever the issue or reason behind the behaviour has been, we all now have an opportunity to change things for the better as we go into the new year.


    One of the best things about this horrible moment in history has been some of the change that’s already been seen in how some people are doing business.  There seems to be more humanity coming through, with a genuine focus on trying to balance making a profit and doing right by people.


    There’s been a greater focus on local and helping out in the community. And I’m not trying to sound worthy when i say this, but if we can keep these three things going into the future, i genuinely think it will feel like a better place to work.


    If we can take this ethos into the new year, in more places, and combine this attitude with the foundations of strong employee engagement, which remain:


    Having a strong, compelling strategic narrative, told consistently and continually throughout the business

    Developing leaders & managers who understand and are well-equipped to communicate well, manage for trust and can focus and empower their people

    Giving employees a real voice within the business where they feel heard and feel like they can contribute and influence

    And finally having a clear purpose and set of actionable values and behaviours that guide decisions and actions consistently, with no “say-do” gap


    Then I think we will finally see consistent growth in employee engagement an

    • 7 min
    The Culture of One

    The Culture of One

    Episode Overview
    Andy speaks to Megan V Walker, podcast host, independent Power Platform consultant and Microsoft Business Applications MVP about how big or small you have to be to really think about your workplace culture.


    But what have these two got in common?  Well, they're both independent, both go into other peoples' businesses and have to work with and adapt to those cultures, whilst considering and espousing their own.  So more than you'd think at first. Oh! and they both host podcasts too.


    In this conversation they cover topics like personal brand, engagement, purpose, personal values, behaviours as a marketing tool, how throwing fish around a Seattle Fish Market has inspired them both, "borrowing the theories of an excellent book "The Company of One" by Paul Jarvis, the "consistent chameleon" and whether or not a "Culture of One" exists.


    Plus, Megan leaves behind her 3 Sticky Notes on the virtual walls of the Sticky From The Inside studio, in an attempt to help you successfully take forward your culture of one.  A list of useful links and a full transcript of the show can be found lower down in these Show Notes.


    Join The Conversation
    Find me on LinkedIn here
    Follow the Podcast on Instagram here
    Follow the Podcast on Twitter here
    Check out the Bizjuicer website here
    Download the podcast here
    Useful Links
    Check out Megan V Walker's website here
    Follow Megan V Walker on Twitter here
    Follow Megan V Walker on LinkedIn here
    Check out Megan V Walker's YouTube Channel here
    Download the Up Podcast here
    Follow The Up Podcast on Twitter here
    Find out more about Fish Philosophy here
    See and buy "The Company of One" by Paul Jarvis on Amazon here
    The Full Podcast Transcript
    Here's a link to the full transcript of the whole episode, so you can check out what we said in more detail.  It was originally automated, but I've done my best to tidy it up, and I think it's pretty accurate, but if there are errors, please don't get mad :)


    See the full episode transcript here

    • 38 min
    Big E & Little E with Karen Turton

    Big E & Little E with Karen Turton

    Episode Overview
    My first ever guest, Karen Turton, serial entrepreneur, Learning & Development Director of Transition and National Innovation in Training Award nominee,  joins me to talk about her controversial views on modern performance measurement, empathy, employee engagement, workplace culture, customer experience, and how well leaders are equipped to deal with some of the softer skills and values needed in business today.


    Describing organisations in a Forrest Gump-esque way, as a "box of chocolates" with a range of hard and soft centres, comparing Rugby World Cup captain, Martin Johnson's Big Talk and Little Talk, with Karen's Big E, Little concept of customer experience, how things are moving on from Jim Sullivan's business teachings and receiving my set of summarised Sticky Notes to put up on the virtual walls of the Sticky From The Inside studio, that listeners can take back to the ranch, were all part of the conversation.


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    Join The Conversation
    Find me on LinkedIn here
    Follow the Podcast on Instagram here
    Follow the Podcast on Twitter here
    Check out the Bizjuicer website here
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    Useful Links
    Find Karen's LinkedIn profile here
    Find Transition's website here
    Find a link to Jim Sullivan's YouTube channel here
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    Full Podcast Transcript 
    Here's a link to the full transcript of the whole episode, so you can check out what we said in more detail.  It was originally automated, but I've done my best to tidy it up, and I think it's pretty accurate, but if there are errors, please don't get mad :)


    See the transcript here


     

    • 33 min
    A Sticky Introduction

    A Sticky Introduction

    What on earth is the "Sticky From The Inside Podcast" all about?  And, what is a "Stickier Business" for goodness sake?

    Well, this first, introductory episode seeks to answer both these questions and more.

    The level of employee engagement across the globe is frankly shocking and it has changed in years.  I'm your host, Andy Goram and I'm on a mission to help businesses and their employees get much more out of their working relationship and create great workplace cultures, happier places to work and tonnes more mutual success.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Chizcentral ,

Lots to learn from here

I’m looking forward to hearing more around the topics and guests Andy is going to cover. Some companies seem to ‘get’ this, and I want to hear the practical tools to help make this happen...

Imageprincess ,

Going to be a great listen

Andy gets people engagement and I look forward to hearing more

Post Prem ,

Passion is clear

Interesting insightful views with obvious passion and energy for the trickiest and slippery of subjects “People”. Will definitely listen and I look forward to hearing more of this pod as it undoubtedly grows and develops.

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