The world of work has changed as leaders, teams, and employees alike begin to adjust to the new realities of the modern workplace; from home, in the office, or both. The challenges are unique, but so are the opportunities to level up, open new doors and build a meaningful career.
It’s been said if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. For the Love of work is a playbook for the modern employee experience, and it’s more relevant than ever as we redefine the way we work in the wake of a pandemic.
Season two expands its focus on the “employee experience” and dives deep into the notion of growth and leadership. Gen Z and Millenials are taking over the workplace and soon, they'll be leading and managing teams of their own. To be successful, they'll need to lean on the right experts who will hand them the right tools to build on the wide skillsets they developed as team members and make a real impact as strong leaders. As told with practical tips and engaging stories, we explore the idea that leadership can come from anywhere.
You’ll hear inspirational and practical advice as well as lessons to help you be your best self at work and beyond. Visit fortheloveofwork.ca for more.
Hybrid. Team. Work.
When companies began designing hybrid workplaces, they came to an unexpected discovery... managers would now be responsible for two employee experiences — remote and in-office. Both at the same time. From one location to another.
The Power of Belonging
Belonging means you feel seen for your unique contributions, connected to your coworkers, and supported in your daily life and career development. Offering a culture of belonging is an increasing priority for companies, and a lot of the responsibility for building it falls to new and middle managers.
The Art of Listening
Emotional intelligence is the ability to read emotions in yourself and those around you, then adjust your behaviour accordingly. This is the superpower of listening. But it isn’t something that happens automatically — listening at work takes intention and serious know-how.
The Employee Influence
Anyone can create meaningful change at work, even you. Yes, you! You don’t need positional authority to practice leadership. The secret is learning how to wield influence. Spot the difference between authority and power, and learn how to use your new skill set for good, regardless of your job title.
The Reinvention Mindset
Time away from the office during the pandemic has given people a chance to cultivate new interests and consider new career goals. As they return to the office, the question is this: what do you want to pursue? Whether it’s vying for a promotion, or moving into a different department, or just leveling up your management style, now is a great time for a fresh start, or re-start.
Taking The Lead
Congratulations! Getting that first manager role is a huge accomplishment. But wait, do you know how to lead a team? The majority of first time managers don't receive enough training to succeed and lead their team. In this episode, we’ll show you how to overcome imposter syndrome, how to communicate effectively with your team, and how to lead with vulnerability. How often should you check in with your remote team? What do you do if someone doesn’t respect you in your new role? And, one of the scariest things about being a manager...how do you give constructive feedback?
Super smart podcast
Loved the storytelling. Sonia Kang helps you think about the world of work differently, especially the focus on resiliency.
Where is the input from small businesses owners?
This has the potential to be a great podcast but without the perspective from small business owners it is unfortunately completely one-sided. Not all businesses in Canada are large corporations however operating a small business in Canada is under the same stringent rules as those corporations. The rules always work well for the employee but what is it doing to small business owners? Without them there are less places for an employee to go and work.