101 episodes

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.

Transform Your Workplace Xenium HR

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 129 Ratings

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.

    How to Tell if You're an A**hole Boss with Tamica Sears

    How to Tell if You're an A**hole Boss with Tamica Sears

    It’s time to get honest about what makes a horrible boss. According to executive coach Tamica Sears, a**hole bosses play a significant role in employee attrition and low productivity, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Most horrible bosses are redeemable, and it starts with recognizing the tell-tale signs and committing to change. Listen in to this episode featuring the author of the How to Tell if You're an A**hole Boss: A Humorous, Yet Honest Exposé on Misguided Management Behaviors.
     
    TAKEAWAYS
    Those without leadership skills may start off at that bottom rung, but they “aren’t stuck there” — they are still capable of learning and growing in their leadership roles.  Bad bosses are inextricably linked with higher employee attrition and lower productivity. Good leaders must take real action on the data collected from employee engagement surveys. Succession planning is critical to effective future leadership and employee placement.  
    A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws
    📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”
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    • 23 min
    How a 150-Year-Old Business Keeps Thriving with Kyle Chown

    How a 150-Year-Old Business Keeps Thriving with Kyle Chown

    SHOW NOTES
    Chown Hardware was founded almost 150 years ago, and despite countless ups and downs, the company is still thriving. So, what’s the big secret? In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws interviews President and CEO Kyle Chown of Chown Hardware. Chown gives listeners an insider’s glimpse into casting vision, conquering team or leadership complacency, and laying the groundwork for a stable, successful future.
     
    TAKEAWAYS
    Work-life balance is a significant challenge for those leading family-owned and operated businesses. Chown Hardware, as with any successful business, has a responsibility to care for not only the employees themselves but also the families of those employees. During his transitional period into the role of President/CEO, Kyle Chown grappled with interpersonal conflicts about his identity as a leader. To lead effectively, leaders must be intentional about being their authentic selves. Involving team members in goal setting toward a common vision helps them to become deeply invested in the company itself.  
    A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws
    📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”
    Contact Brandon and Xenium HR: 
    Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.
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    • 36 min
    Starting with Equity with Réland Logan and Katy Byrtus

    Starting with Equity with Réland Logan and Katy Byrtus

    In this episode, Brandon Laws sits down with Réland Logan and Katy Byrtus of Cinder, a staffing agency headquartered in Hillsboro, OR. The group discusses the growing emphasis on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives in today’s business world. Instead of just checking the EDI box, learn some best practices for creating an authentic and equitable culture at your business.
     
    TAKEAWAYS
    By beginning with a goal of equality across all people, companies will inevitably become more diverse and more inclusive. Allowing employees to air out their grievances allows Cinder to get a deeper understanding of what it is that they need.  Leaders must create a common language and understanding because we all come to work with different lived experiences and perceptions. One common challenge in cultivating effective EDI initiatives can be leaders who aren’t willing to accept that there are issues that need to be resolved.  
    A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws
    📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”
    Contact Brandon and Xenium HR: 
    Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.
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    • 32 min
    A Look Inside a Successful Post-Pandemic Business with Emmy Thomas

    A Look Inside a Successful Post-Pandemic Business with Emmy Thomas

    In this episode, Brandon Laws sits down with Emmy Thomas, VP of Brand and Marketing for Logical Position, a premier PPC management company and digital marketing agency. Emmy talks about her career with LP and how the company has tackled challenges brought on by the pandemic and an ever-increasing remote workforce. Listen in and learn how to engage employees, ramp up clear communication, and lead effectively, whether your team is in-office, hybrid, or remote.
     
    TAKEAWAYS
    The pandemic caused companies to have to fill unexpected ‘holes’ left by the switch from in-office to remote work.  The remote work environment has leveled the playing field of the employee experience since all employees receive the same communication at once. The remote onboarding experience must be dynamic and engaging — not just talking to employees through a screen all day.  The LP leadership team has open ears for feedback from all levels of the company. Through frequent employee surveying, LP leadership can get a pulse on how employees are feeling and areas of potential improvement and expansion.  
    A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws
    📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”
    Contact Brandon and Xenium HR: 
    Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.
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    • 37 min
    Striking the Communication Balance with Renée Marino

    Striking the Communication Balance with Renée Marino

    Is your team struggling to communicate effectively in the remote or hybrid workplace? According to our recent guest, Renée Marino, we can’t lean too heavily on new school tools, or we’ll find ourselves facing constant workplace miscommunication and conflict. Instead, a balance between what’s new and that “old school” face-to-face interaction is critical if we want to make it in this post-pandemic workplace. Listen in as Renee shares insight from her new book, Becoming a Master Communicator, and find out how to step up your communication game at work.
     
    TAKEAWAYS
    Too much dependence on impersonal tech tools is a recipe for conflict and miscommunication. To become master communicators, we need to balance old school and new school communication methods. Master communicators know when it’s appropriate to reach out through email versus hopping on a quick Zoom call.  We cannot forget that we are human beings, and human beings are meant to connect.  One of the most crucial components of being a master communicator is being a master listener, and that means being a complete listener.  
    A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws
    📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”
    Contact Brandon and Xenium HR: 
    Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.
    Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com
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    • 32 min
    Spark Brilliance in Your Team with Jackie Insinger

    Spark Brilliance in Your Team with Jackie Insinger

    Our most recent guest, Jackie Insinger, believes in the power of the positive. In this episode of Transform Your Workplace, she and host Brandon Laws talk about the science behind Positive Psychology, especially when it comes to the workplace. Looking to transform your team? Listen in and get an inside glimpse into Jackie’s new book, Spark Brilliance, all about how leaders can effectively implement Positive Psychology at work.
     
    TAKEAWAYS
    In business, we can’t stay in the neutral, but instead must push forward and maximize the potential in the positive. Positive Psychology is about “building what’s strong, not just fixing what's wrong.” The Platinum Rule is to treat others how they wish to be treated, a mindset that positive leaders must adopt.  Growth and innovation happen when leaders lay a foundation of safety that encourages people to take risks. Positive leaders have the power to “spark brilliance” in the people around them by deciding how they want to show up in the workplace.  
    A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws
    📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.”
    Contact Brandon and Xenium HR: 
    Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.
    Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com
    Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Amy from NY ,

I love this topic- the workplace should Spark Joy!

I love this topic- I help people curate their spaces, including their workspaces for joy! Paying attention to how we set up our space and stay organized can VASTLY improve our experience & the quality of our work!

MissSarahFay ,

Lean In & Learn to Lead

Growth mindsets will enjoy Brandon’s topical leadership podcast, always awesome guests with relevant material helping you expand your thoughts and grow in your leadership journey in the workplace, including how we evolve with the evolving world.

We get excited when there is a new episode to listen to on our morning walks!

CashappITLead ,

The ONE MUST LISTEN podcast for Leaders!

As a leader there is no shortage of leadership podcasts available to us. This is my only MUST listen podcast on a weekly basis. As an interviewer, Brandon is always very well prepared and asks the questions we, as leaders, care about. His guests, usually authors, come with research backed facts and opinions that are relevant, practical and like the Podcast name, Transformative!

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