Embrace the Squiggles and Detours

Let me ask you a question… Do you learn and grow more from the things that go well and as you planned/hoped? or Do you learn and grow more from the things that didn’t go well or as you planned? If you’re like most humans, my guess is you said the latter. As much as...

Rosie in My Pocket: Leveraging the F.B.I. Feedback Formula

I have had lots of conversations with people about feedback. One thing that is lacking and most people are hungry for is meaningful recognition and acknowledgment. Several years ago, I learned to leverage the F.B.I. (Feeling, Behavior, Impact) Feedback Formula from my friends at Barry-Wehmiller. It makes an immense difference in the effectiveness and impact of feedback (for both growth and recognition).

Bridging the Gap Between Caring About and Caring For with Jen Marr

Jen's life changed drastically when she found herself assisting in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, and four months later, she was nearing the finish line when the Boston Marathon bombing occurred. In the wake of those tragedies, Jen found that while so many people said they cared, those affected did not feel cared for. Since then, she has dedicated her time to bridging the gap between caring and feeling cared for and has developed a system to train people how to connect better. In this episode, Jen Marr, author, founder and CEO of Inspiring Comfort, and trauma survivor, explains how leaders can cultivate and understand the power of making real, human connections. Listen in to learn the skills needed to build empathic cultures to rehumanize not just our workplaces, but our families and communities.

Being a Destination Employer: From Lip Service to Reality with Jason Ells

Jason Ells, the Senior Vice President at Custom Concrete, is passionate about creating a culture of purpose and well-being in a traditional blue-collar industry. He believes that by developing an environment where people know the company has their back, employees will be more likely to pour into the organization. In this episode, Jason shares how he’s made Custom Concrete a destination employer by encouraging employees to dream and helping them bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Listen in to learn how he helps leaders equip their people to understand how they fit into the bigger picture so they can reach goals together.

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