52 min

Connectable with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen Rising Laterally

    • Society & Culture

In this episode, we talk with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen authors of “Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In.”

Ryan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps.

Steven is a global leadership consultant and executive coach. He has spent 12 years working with hundreds of leaders helping them improve worker well-being, reduce employee isolation, and boost team belonging.

We talk about the prevalence of loneliness within the modern workforce and the damage it causes to the individual and the organization - and then explore simple pro-social behaviors we can all use to create more connections throughout our daily lives. 

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0:00 Intro 

00:20 72% of global workers said they experience loneliness monthly

1:58 Gen Z is the loneliest generation

4:38 The medical impact of loneliness

5:47 Misconceptions about the word “loneliness”

8:39 How can leaders at work lessen loneliness within their workforce?

10:15 A lonely employee is “distracted at best and debilitated at worst”

12:21 Three reasons people are feeling more lonely

15:05 Why is work a good place to address loneliness?

17:55 Loneliness can be lessened in as little as 40 seconds

19:30 The “Mistakenly Seeking Solitude” study from U Chicago

23:56 What do “.6, 1, and 5” have to do with lessening loneliness?

24:56 LINK - a 4-Step Framework to Lessen Loneliness

25:30 L - Look at Loneliness (and identify the signs of a lonely worker)

27:54 I - Invest in Connection (through peer-coaching and mentorship)

26:36 Are there workers who are more prone to loneliness?

31:40 A leadership tip from Nelson Mandela’s dad

33:53 The question we constantly ask ourselves - “Am I safe?”

35:13 N - Narrowing the Focus (to pull coworkers back into a state of connection)

39:31 How do astronauts keep loneliness at bay?

40:29 K – Kindling the Momentum (and passing along the torch of connection)

42:10 How to connect with a distrusting person?

42:52 Situational loneliness vs. chronic loneliness

44:07 Embracing pro-social behaviors

45:32 Making connections across the generational gap

49:08 “One Final Question”

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Book Recommendation!
“Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In”

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In this episode, we talk with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen authors of “Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In.”

Ryan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps.

Steven is a global leadership consultant and executive coach. He has spent 12 years working with hundreds of leaders helping them improve worker well-being, reduce employee isolation, and boost team belonging.

We talk about the prevalence of loneliness within the modern workforce and the damage it causes to the individual and the organization - and then explore simple pro-social behaviors we can all use to create more connections throughout our daily lives. 

=======================

0:00 Intro 

00:20 72% of global workers said they experience loneliness monthly

1:58 Gen Z is the loneliest generation

4:38 The medical impact of loneliness

5:47 Misconceptions about the word “loneliness”

8:39 How can leaders at work lessen loneliness within their workforce?

10:15 A lonely employee is “distracted at best and debilitated at worst”

12:21 Three reasons people are feeling more lonely

15:05 Why is work a good place to address loneliness?

17:55 Loneliness can be lessened in as little as 40 seconds

19:30 The “Mistakenly Seeking Solitude” study from U Chicago

23:56 What do “.6, 1, and 5” have to do with lessening loneliness?

24:56 LINK - a 4-Step Framework to Lessen Loneliness

25:30 L - Look at Loneliness (and identify the signs of a lonely worker)

27:54 I - Invest in Connection (through peer-coaching and mentorship)

26:36 Are there workers who are more prone to loneliness?

31:40 A leadership tip from Nelson Mandela’s dad

33:53 The question we constantly ask ourselves - “Am I safe?”

35:13 N - Narrowing the Focus (to pull coworkers back into a state of connection)

39:31 How do astronauts keep loneliness at bay?

40:29 K – Kindling the Momentum (and passing along the torch of connection)

42:10 How to connect with a distrusting person?

42:52 Situational loneliness vs. chronic loneliness

44:07 Embracing pro-social behaviors

45:32 Making connections across the generational gap

49:08 “One Final Question”

=======================

Book Recommendation!
“Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In”

=======================

LinkTree to support us and leave an Apple Podcast review (thank you!)

Let's get in touch!

Join the discussion in the episode comments on our YouTube channel or social media pages...

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52 min

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