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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.
 
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Can introverts lead well? If so, what makes an introvert a good leader? According to our guest, Berry Kruijning, approximately 30% of workplace leaders in North America are introverts, and their unique approach to leadership is something to be recognized and maximized. Instead of adjusting to a one-size-fits-all standard of expectations, Berry beli…
 
In this eye-opening episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws talks with guest Cris Grossmann. He’s the CEO and Co-Founder of Beekeeper, a company committed to connecting non-desk or “frontline” employees through technology. Cris believes that a digital transformation of frontline workers, who make up 80% of the global workforce…
 
In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, we talk with guest Vince Molinaro about his latest book, Accountable Leaders: Inspire a Culture Where Everyone Steps Up, Takes Ownership, and Delivers Results. When it comes to best practices for effective leadership, Vince has the experience and track record for results. If you’re ready to l…
 
What does a good leader do when the team is overwhelmed with anxiety, burned out, or depressed? Responsible leaders must recognize the signs of declining mental health in their employees and empower them to take hold of help. In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, guest Lacey Partipilo addresses the timely and relevant topic of me…
 
In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws interviews Meghan Gerhardt, author of Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an Intergenerational Workforce and expert in how to effectively implement age diversity in the workplace. You’ll learn how to connect with, teach, and learn from those both older and younge…
 
Let’s face it. We’re all busy. We pack our calendars, pour ourselves into work, volunteering, and family affairs, and then crawl into bed drained at the end of a jam-packed day. This is our norm. But is busyness something we just have to accept? Is it even possible to become (un)busy and still be successful? These questions and more are answered in…
 
Having worked with over 100,000 leaders in 35 countries, Carolyn Taylor knows what it means to affect change in the workplace. She brings her experience as a culture and accountability advisor, author, speaker, and podcast host. Here to discuss her latest book, Accountability at Work: How to Make and Keep Promises and Have Others Do the Same, Carol…
 
Brandon Laws interviews Patty Beach about the art of getting employees aligned behind a good idea and leading them effectively toward a vision or goal. The two discuss leadership best practices for setting direction, creating “clockwork,” and empowering employees. Learn how to give your employees a voice and use the “wisdom of the group” to correct…
 
Get ready for an incredible story of what it really means to “seize the day.” In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Caroline Boudreaux recounts an evening in May of 2000 where she visited an orphanage in India. Caroline was struck not only by the poverty but also by the untapped potential that she witnessed in the over 100 orphan…
 
Brandon Laws interviews Xenium’s own Sara Bradley, an HR Account Representative and solid resource for learning how to pursue a life of wellness. The two cover topics such as self-care, work-life balance, and workplace initiatives to promote wellness in the lives of employees. Your busy schedule doesn’t have to dictate your wellness. Listen in to l…
 
In this unconventional episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, we take on a topic frequently requested by our audience: best practices for onboarding new employees. Brandon Laws interviews our latest new hire, Gabrielle Cohen, to get her take on her onboarding experience with Xenium. We cover the good, the bad, the tried, and the true so t…
 
It’s all in the name of growth, and sometimes the only way to grow is to challenge the status quo. This episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast features guest Lilith Christiansen, Chief Strategy and Product Officer of SilkRoad Technology, and her reflections on the transformative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on unsuspecting businesses. …
 
In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws talks with Diane Schwartz, CEO of Ragan Communications and the Workplace Wellness Insider. They dig deep into COVID-19’s effects on important issues like mental health, workplace connection, and the employee-employer alignment of values. Wondering what changes are coming? Tune in…
 
What if there were time-tested methods that could help us truly maximize our time? According to Karen Leland, President of Sterling Consulting and Marketing Group, it’s possible to get the most out of the day as long as we’re willing to make some simple changes. Author of her new book, No Nonsense: Time Management: 50 Tips to Hack Your Time and Get…
 
Xenium’s own Nicole Blevins gives listeners a glimpse into workplace mediation. Among her varied HR-oriented skills and extensive experience, Nicole recently added a mediation certification to her repertoire. From an outline of the process itself to the challenges that come with workplace conflict, Nicole is excited to share her new knowledge and e…
 
In this eye-opening episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Lars Schmidt — HR advocate, podcast host, and founder of Amplify — brings a fresh approach to the HR status quo. Lars discusses some of the topics found in his book, including challenging “legacy HR” practices and proposing a shifting of perspective when it comes to our people, ou…
 
Barbara Rea knows how to build businesses. From her experience leading the ultimately successful startup of BKM Capital Partners to her determination to launch her own advisory company during a global pandemic, Barbara Rea has a track record for results. In today’s episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Barbara reflects on her years of bu…
 
In this episode, Laurie Ruettiman — entrepreneur, speaker, HR expert, and author of Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career — looks back on the many career and general life lessons she’s learned over the years. From her own personal obstacles to those of inspiring colleagues, Laurie shares a story for vir…
 
It’s the little things that make the difference. In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Thalma Lobel, author, psychologist, and expert in human behavior, shares methods for improving your day-to-day in the office. Get insight into the small changes you can make to have an immediate impact on your productivity, no matter where you …
 
Does a fulfilling and meaningful career seem like a pipedream? Are you disengaged at work, desperately awaiting Friday and then dreading the next impending workweek? In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws interviews Carson Tate, business coach and consultant, about the topic of employee disengagement. As it turns out,…
 
In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, brand industry experts Bryan Adams and Charlotte Marshall discuss the topic of their new book, Give & Get Employer Branding: Repel the Many and Compel the Few with Impact, Purpose and Belonging. The two discuss their revolutionary approach that helps brands attract incredible talent while rep…
 
Brandon Laws sits down with Victoria Dew, Founder of Dewpoint Communications, to discuss research findings detailed in the recent Insights Report, The New Rules of Employee Experience and Communication in Late 2020 and Beyond. In this podcast episode, Victoria provides employers with a fresh perspective on how the pandemic has changed the working w…
 
This episode contains simple strategies for finding peace and gratitude amidst the chaos of working from home. With the unexpected arrival of COVID-19, many of us were sent home to work, where we have to try to be productive despite challenges like homeschooling our kids, managing our work schedules, and navigating neverending remote work obstacles…
 
Andy Storch, a talent development connector, consultant, motivational speaker, podcast host, and recently published author, offers advice for how to stop operating in reaction mode and start taking ownership of your career. In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws and Andy Storch dive into the topics discussed in Andy’s…
 
It’s time to get proactive so that we can navigate these unprecedented times without drowning in fear, uncertainty, and negativity. After all, if we don’t prioritize mental health, we will struggle to lead and serve others effectively in every area of our lives. In this episode, Emily Elrod and Brandon Laws offer their go-to tips and techniques for…
 
The thing about leadership is it's hard to explain, but when you're in the midst of good leadership, everyone in the room can see it and feel it. In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, guest Chance Stewart defines effective servant leadership and gives real and raw advice about how to know whether you’re actually leading or you’re…
 
When it comes to workplace obstacles, awareness is the first step to overcoming them. In this episode of the Transform Your Workplace podcast, Brandon Laws talks with leadership author, expert and consultant, Errol Doebler, who provides thoughtful leadership anecdotes and guidance for listeners. From his time as a Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent to…
 
In this episode of the “Transform Your Workplace” podcast, Brandon Laws interviews Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan, authors of Solving the People Problem, about how to build positive and effective workplace relationships. Co-founders of Integris Performance Advisors, a firm specializing in employee engagement and efficiency, Brett and Evan tackle t…
 
In this episode, Charlotte Wiseman recounts her experience with workplace burnout and her eventual path to mental fitness. After years of work and study on the topic of healthy work-life balance, Charlotte decided to make a career of helping others with their own similar struggles, eventually founding a consulting firm of her own. Through her discu…
 
Want to bridge the communication gap between your team members? If so, join Brandon Laws as he and his guest dive into the critical topic of workplace communication, a key component to the success of any team. In this episode, Alissa Carpenter, multigenerational workplace expert and author, discusses tips and methods for open communication that wil…
 
We all just want to have fun… but is the workplace really the right setting? In this unique episode of Transform Your Workplace, Brandon Laws gets the lowdown on the benefits of a playful workplace. His guest, Paul Lopushinsky, is a workplace play advocate and the founder of Playficient, a consulting company dedicated to helping companies invest in…
 
Have you ever felt that you, as an individual, your team, or the entire organization are working incredibly hard, but there's not much progress to show for it? Craig Lemasters calls this the "circle of stuck." In this episode with Craig Lemasters, author of Unstuck: How to Unlock and Activate the Wisdom of Others, you'll learn how to recognize when…
 
Luis Gonzáles has been working remotely for many years, and he knows what it takes to bring teams together virtually. Tune in for an engaging discussion about breaking down silos in functional teams, how to create engaging discussions in virtual meetings, and how to make sure introverted contributors get their voice heard and feel included. More ab…
 
With good quality data, organizations can create effective strategies and make informed decisions. To better understand the data we have and the process of data analysis, econometrician, author, and speaker John Johnson joins us in this episode to talk about how to use data to make sound decisions regarding our employees. John H. Johnson is Preside…
 
In a bureaucratic organization, people are just hired to produce and produce… and produce more profits. When people are treated as instruments, they seldom give their best. How can people show up and bring their whole self to work if they don’t feel significant and aren’t given room to unleash their own genius? Bureaucracy is old-fashioned, and thu…
 
Do you have any blind spots when it comes to your work and career? If your response is none, now you have one. Everyone has blindspots. As a leader, you need to be aware of your weaknesses as much as you are familiar with your strengths. Leadership blindspots can be a leaders’ Achilles heel. However, like any other weaknesses, when brought to atten…
 
Technology has completely taken over our lives. It’s everywhere, and we need it more than ever, especially right now that we’re in the midst of a pandemic. You can immediately access any information you need in just a matter of seconds through click or voice command. It certainly makes our personal and business activities easier and more efficient.…
 
Introverts and extroverts work differently. Their environment plays an important role in how they show up at work. Most companies don’t really think about whether their workplace and culture are fit to cater to both extroverts and introverts. Mainstream company work culture tends to value extroversion over introversion. And this undermines the stre…
 
Despite the efforts of companies to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and Culture, many still fail to make a meaningful difference. Leaders and top management should understand that people need a reason to bring their whole selves to work, their true identity, and their most authentic selves. How can we elevate organizational Cul…
 
A bad culture can corrupt good people. — Siobhan Mchale Do you ever wonder why big companies like Enron failed to make it despite being a top energy company at its time? Why did Nokia lose over Apple even though they have the technology to compete with them? It's more than a technology or a product problem. These organizations and their downfall ha…
 
Uncertain times bring out the real quality of a leader. As we face a new reality with the COVID-19, a new type of leadership is needed. It is during these times that leaders need to be more empathic while instilling confidence, but how do they do that given the situation? Join me in this episode, as Kate Carney, an experienced business consultant, …
 
It's no secret that the backbone of any organization is its people. Though they're the greatest asset of a company, employees are still treated indifferently. The best investment you can make for your company is not automation, technology, nor data. It’s your people! Join me in this episode as Brittany and I will talk about culture and how to chang…
 
“With the proper process, change is not hard.” — Pam Marmon, No One’s Listening and It’s Your Fault As the workplace embarks on a new phase due to the pandemic crisis, leaders are expected to step up their game and rethink their communications strategy if they want to strengthen connections with their people and build a better culture of trust and …
 
Every single day, we make hundreds of decisions, consciously, and unconsciously. Some are small and some require more thinking. How we make those decisions will ultimately affect our lives and others. No one wants to be in a position where they have to make hard decisions. It’s not always easy to make the right choice. When time is of the essence, …
 
Working more doesn't equate to more things getting done. The average person spends about 70% of their waking hours looking at screens, commuting, or running errands, which doesn't leave much for living life. And when we do take breaks, what do we normally do? Stare at "screens" (again). It's no wonder people are stressed and burned out most of the …
 
Leaders must be intentional about the culture they create if they want their people to engage and feel connected. Sadly, not all leaders are equipped with the right tools and training to take on such a task. In today’s episode, Galen Emanuele, the founder of Shift Yes, joins us to talk on the concept of “Yes, And” to develop and transform leadershi…
 
Most people are thrown into management positions without any official training. And because a manager’s role in a company is crucial and affects everyone, this can pose problems in the future. In this episode with Peter Economy, we tackle the lack of managerial training, poor management practices, and their corresponding solutions. Peter is a profe…
 
With the help of technology, publishing your job posts has never been easier. The challenge, how will you stand out and attract the best pool of job seekers? In a sea of job postings, how do you help a qualified individual seeking for a job find your job posts? In this episode, we are joined by the career expert Mac Prichard to answer questions rel…
 
Great teams are at the heart of every successful business and organization. But what makes a great team? Is it the presence of a star player, or is it a dynamic leader who knows how to empower and bring out the best in their team? Find out the answer today as former pro athlete Mike Robbins teaches us how to create a team culture of high performanc…
 
Our work environment heavily impacts our health more than we ever know. When we are not taking care of ourselves, we are more prone to burn out, stress, and sickness. If you are not in your top condition, you’re more absent and disengaged at work. But when you’re in a space that empowers you to be healthy and happy, it’ll reflect on your work! Join…
 
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