In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m excited to bring you a discussion with high-performance executive coach, best-selling author, and developer of “Cards Against Mundanity,“ Jason Treu. Jason helps companies develop strong internal relationships to establish a culture where people enjoy showing up to work, consequently increasing productivity and driving revenue. In his work, he recognizes the essential role that interpersonal skills and self-awareness play in successfully leading high performance organizations. A leading expert on human behavior, leadership, influence, and networking, Jason understands that the only way to create HPOs is by creating high-performing cultures, and the only way to do that is by helping leaders uncover their blind spots and replace them with extraordinary habits and skill sets that create success and fulfillment for the whole team. This was a really great conversation with a passionate guest, and listeners really can’t afford to miss this episode!
In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m excited to bring you a discussion with nonprofit strategist and leader, Sarah Olivieri. Sarah is a fascinating guest with a wide range of experience in both technical and humanistic domains, speaking on a topic that we don’t cover much on the blog or podcast: nonprofits. That isn’t because I think nonprofits are unimportant, but simply because I have very little experience working directly with them. So I was very interested to learn about the challenges that nonprofits face and how those challenges are being addressed by leaders in the field, such as Sarah and her company PivotGround. I certainly learned a lot in this conversation, and I know my listeners will too. It was an honor to speak to someone doing the truly important work of not just increasing profits for businesses, but helping to make nonprofits better so that they can make the world better for all of us.
In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m excited to bring you a discussion with leadership expert, speaker, and consultant, Beth Wonson. Beth understands that often traditional leadership training is absent for those moving into leadership positions, leaving them to ill-prepared for the challenges they will face. And even when training is present, it usually falls fall short of equipping people with the skills and mindset they need to thrive and succeed, both in terms of results and satisfaction. All in all, it was a great conversation with great leader doing the hard work of creating more leaders, and I hope you give this episode a listen!
Where do you start when it comes to changing the culture at your workplace and putting an end to the vicious cycle of poor results, low morale, disengagement and dissatisfaction? This is a question that will eventually have to be addressed by any leader who is up to anything worthwhile. However, if you have ever tried to do just that, you know finding the right answer is much easier said than done.
There is overwhelming data that consistently shows 80% of employees are not engaged in their work, and their lack of satisfaction and enthusiasm about the work they do impacts not only their productivity, but just as importantly, their health and well-being and the quality of their relationships. Sadly, I know from my experience over the decades, having worked with thousands of people across four continents, most have accepted this monumental epidemic as the “way it’s always going to be.” They have come to believe that work is not supposed to be fun and it is normal to be stressed out and unmotivated. This is why Fridays are so celebrated while Mondays are loathed. As a society, we have simply accepted that work will always be a burden and there is nothing any of us can do to change that.