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The Bob 'n Joyce Talk HR 'n OD podcast, hosted by Bob Stapleton and Joyce Wilson-Sanford, is for Human Resources and Organizational Development change-makers committed to bold work in an era that calls for the skills, values and partnership of these two disciplines. Bob and Joyce are former HR and OD C-suite executives who share their successes, failures, and hacks. They believe that it's an exciting time for this work and give specifics around acquisitions, policy nightmares, and grand moments. This podcast is to support your work and to take a moment to step away from the daily chaos. Come on in, grab a snack, and welcome!

Bob 'n Joyce Talk HR 'n OD Bob Stapleton and Joyce Wilson-Sanford

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The Bob 'n Joyce Talk HR 'n OD podcast, hosted by Bob Stapleton and Joyce Wilson-Sanford, is for Human Resources and Organizational Development change-makers committed to bold work in an era that calls for the skills, values and partnership of these two disciplines. Bob and Joyce are former HR and OD C-suite executives who share their successes, failures, and hacks. They believe that it's an exciting time for this work and give specifics around acquisitions, policy nightmares, and grand moments. This podcast is to support your work and to take a moment to step away from the daily chaos. Come on in, grab a snack, and welcome!

    Lessons From Eating Popcorn – The Perfect Comfort Food

    Lessons From Eating Popcorn – The Perfect Comfort Food

    In this episode, Bob’nJoyce explore the importance of finding respite and meaningful work in a dispirited, confused world. We have been through a lot these last two years and many of us are trying to figure out what we need going forward to be fulfilled and happy. This is a messy but worthwhile pursuit.


    In this episode, you will get:



    Ideas for leaders on how to navigate in turbulent times
    Strategies for all us to thrive in chaos and loss
    The power of HR/OD to be asking the right question from the right audience


    This episode is a spaghetti session where we throw a lot on the proverbial wall to see what sticks.


    Come in… Grab a snack (preferably popcorn)… Welcome!

    • 31 min
    When Work Works – Merits of a Large Organization

    When Work Works – Merits of a Large Organization

    This week, Bob’nJoyce take on the merits of working in big organizations. With a record number of Americans quitting their jobs, they suggest that people just might find meaning and fulfillment in a large organization. Big companies are too often regarded as impersonal, bureaucratic, and rigid. Bob’nJoyce take on this myth based on their experience.


    In this episode, you will learn:



    Why big companies with big aspirations create community and purpose
    That working in big companies doesn’t mean losing oneself
    What is behind the shift in power to workers fed up with their workplace
    Why employees in toxic work environments have choices


    Come on in, grab a snack, welcome!

    • 16 min
    Why Employee Benefits Matter Now More Than Ever

    Why Employee Benefits Matter Now More Than Ever

    In this episode, Bob’njoyce explore the importance of employee pay benefits to reflect an organization’s culture and values. All too often, employers mimic the market to determine what benefits to offer employees. While this is an important data point, an organization must also factor in its values and culture.


    Why this conversation now? Many companies, small and large, are struggling to pivot from past pay benefit practices that no longer meet the demands of a changing workforce. Assessing employee benefits through the lens of culture and values, and what employees most value, is critical to making this pivot.


    In this episode, you will get:
    • The importance of having leadership, OD, and HR in this conversation
    • Why lifestyle benefits like PTO, work from home, and health and wellness needs to be reinvented
    • Why companies are struggling to get it right
    • Examples of companies that integrate culture and values into their employee benefits


    Come on in, grab a snack, welcome!

    • 25 min
    Asking “What if…” – A Powerful Idea Generator

    Asking “What if…” – A Powerful Idea Generator

    In today’s episode we explore a brainstorming technique called, “What if…”, a conversation exercise that unleashes creativity, innovation, and new ideas. Bob’nJoyce take on the topic of the seismic change in the workplace resulting from two years of Covid disruption. Many organizations are returning to the old way of work despite worker resistance and resignations. Using the “What if” technique is about creating infinite possibilities by taking a future perspective. Okay, maybe not infinite but more than you might think.


    In this episode you will get:
    • An actual demo of how “What if…” works.
    • Why in our current tumult, the “What if…” technique is needed now more than ever
    • Tips on how to synthesize and prioritize the ideas that burble up


    “What if…” is an oldie but goodie technique. Our hope is that our conversation brings it back given the current chaos and discontent.

    • 25 min
    HR/OD’s Duty to Speak Truth to Power

    HR/OD’s Duty to Speak Truth to Power

    Blind spots exist in every organization. They conceal organizational truths, that when left uncovered, hinder effectiveness and stifle innovation. In this episode, Bob and Joyce explore HR/OD’s responsibility to speak truth to power. This important HR/OD role requires courage and determination to confront taboos and tip sacred cows.


    In this episode we uncover:



    Why speaking truth to power is so important
    The unintended consequences of not confronting truths
    How to increase leaderships' receptibility to hearing uncomfortable truths
    Using inquiry to speaking truth to power in a respectful and effective way
    A conversation exercise that provides safety for people to tell harsh truths


    HR/OD needs to do more to expose organization truths. This begins through discovery and courageous conversation. Today’s podcast begins that conversation.


    Come on in, grab a snack, welcome…

    • 29 min
    Overcoming Burnout - An Interview with Joe Doty

    Overcoming Burnout - An Interview with Joe Doty

    In today’s podcast, our guest, Joe Doty, shares how to be aware of and overcome workplace burnout. Joe is Executive Director at Feagin Leadership Program and Duke School of Medicine Leadership Development Program (LEAD).


    Nowhere has burnout been more prevalent than for frontline medical workers. In his role at the Duke School of medicine, Joe has seen close-up the impacts of burnout on medical professionals.


    In this episode, you will get:



    A deeper understanding of why burnout happens
    A methodology for ‘seeing’ burnout through self-awareness
    The basic skills of leadership, influencing others, and emotional intelligence
    The importance of resilience and how to become more resilient


    Thanks to Joe, today’s episode is packed with a lot of practical advice and wisdom.


    So come on in, grab a snack, welcome!

    • 30 min

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