Welcome to the Freedom at Work podcast where host Traci Fenton, founder of WorldBlu, teaches you how to THINK with a freedom-centered mindset, THRIVE as a freedom-centered leader, and GROW a high-performing freedom-centered workplace culture. This podcast is about answering one key question: How can YOU as a leader, use freedom rather than fear, to unleash the FULL potential of individuals, teams, and organizations in order to achieve breakthrough results – and change our world for the better? Drawing from over 20 years of experience working with top brands (Zappos, WD-40, Hulu, Pandora, Groupon, Mindvalley and more), and leaders from over 80 countries worldwide, Traci and her guests share their inspiring and actionable ideas with you. Visit WorldBlu.com to access complete show notes and our free training now.
Jim Rosebush | Winning Your Audience
Do you know how to speak in a way that “wins” your audience to your message? Do you know how to build a bridge from where your audience is in their thinking to connect with what you have to share? And how do you make sure what you are saying is the message your audience is actually hearing? In this deeply informative episode, top leaders learn how to communicate clearly and effectively in sensitive times with the help of Jim Rosebush, best-selling author of Winning Your Audience: Deliver a Message with the Confidence of a President. If you are a leader, you will need to hear Jim’s helpful tips on how to communicate with clarity, confidence and courage. Visit WorldBlu.com to learn more, become a member, and join other top leaders leading their organizations with Freedom at Work™.
Chuck Blakeman | Rehumanizing the Workplace | CEO of The Crankset Group
What would it be like to have a more “human” workplace, one that treats adults like adults, where freedom rather than fear called the shots? In this provocative episode, Chuck Blakeman, best-selling author and CEO of the Crankset Group, talks about his new book, Re-humanizing the Workplace: By Giving Everybody Their Brain Back and the key steps leaders can take to democratize their team or workplace to help everyone be more human to each other, with meaningful results. Visit WorldBlu.com to learn more, become a member, and join other top leaders leading their organizations with Freedom at Work™.
Dave Hoerman | Building a Democratic Community First, Company Second at DaVita
Just imagine a Fortune 500, publicly-traded company that went from bankruptcy to an $11 billion, multi-national “village” using organizational democracy. That’s the story of healthcare company DaVita, where leaders believe in being a democratic community first, and a company second. In this insightful and substantial conversation, Dave Hoerman, outgoing Chief Wisdom Officer at DaVita, talks about being human at work, belonging, and why navigating a pandemic democratically is the best way to succeed. DaVita, based in Denver, Colorado, has been a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization since 2008. Visit WorldBlu.com to learn more, become a member, and join other top leaders leading their organizations with Freedom at Work™.
Jamie Naughton | How Zappos is Innovating During the Pandemic
How do you lead your company during a global pandemic? How do you keep people engaged, feeling connected, and morale up during challenging times? And how do you keep innovating even as your bottom-line takes a hit? Jamie Naughton, Chief of Staff for Zappos and their CEO, Tony Hsieh, and head of Corporate Communicates, shares how they’ve addressed all of these problems and more, in Zappos’ zany and freedom-centered style. Zappos is a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Organization inspiring leaders around the world. Visit WorldBlu.com to learn more, become a member, and join other top leaders leading their organizations with Freedom at Work™.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter | Innovative Leadership
How do you learn how to be a truly innovative thinker and leader? It is possible to “think outside the building” as Harvard Business School Professor, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ph.D, invites leaders to do in her new book? How do we mobilize leaders to solve our most pressing challenges, from pandemics to climate change, from fear in the workplace to social connectedness?
With real-world examples and a dash of “Ubuntu,” one of the top management thinkers in the world inspires us to be more innovative leaders.
Nathan Donaldson | Freedom at Work at Boost
How do you turn around a situation when your company is losing money without creating fear in the workplace? How do you create more “coaches” and fewer managers within the workplace? And how do you democratically decide how to give out bonuses?
Nathan Donaldson, CEO of Boost, shares how he and his team have achieved all of this and more. Boost is a WorldBlu Certified Freedom-Centered Culture™ that practices Freedom at Work™ and has developed a fast-growing small business with a very democratic vision for its future. Visit WorldBlu.com to learn more and to join other top leaders advancing their business with freedom and organizational democracy.