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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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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…
 
Many people go into leadership roles without understanding the fundamentals of how to lead effectively and succeed at it. As a leader, your job is and will always be to serve. But many aren’t aware of that. They just simply don’t understand what leadership is supposed to be and what it is not. If you’re serious about developing organizational leade…
 
Every one of us is capable of dishonesty. The reason why many companies and organizations in the past failed is that they simply didn’t practice integrity and wasn’t committed enough to follow ethical principles and values. When companies don’t talk about integrity, it creates an air of ambiguity about right and wrong. In this episode, we are joine…
 
Everyone wants respect. From your assistant to the youngest member of your team, to the janitor of the company building, everyone yearns to be treated fairly and politely. But sadly, in reality, not many are willing to give others back the respect they want to be given. Just as the platinum rule suggests, to be respected, you must first give respec…
 
Technology has forced us all to adapt to the new world, including workplaces. Employers are scrambling to adapt their technology to meet the needs of their people and keep up with the competition. Unfortunately, Some areas of organizations are slow to change, such as how we train and develop our employees, and Wendy Morgan and Maggie Hubbel, co-fou…
 
In this episode, you’ll get to learn more about the Latino culture as Carolina Castañeda del Río, the COO at Hacienda CDC, educates us about the Latino community and culture. She will help us better understand your Latino employees, and ultimately create an inclusive workplace. Carolina shares her experience as a Mexican working in the US and talks…
 
Happiness matters. When we’re happy, we are more productive. But when a person is generally unhappy, that person will bring it into other areas of their lives. In the workplace, happier employees translate to increased productivity, better team coordination, and it creates a more positive workplace and culture. In this episode, happiness researcher…
 
Stress is our response when we feel pressured or upset. When we are stressed, we become both mentally and physically unstable. Though we can’t live without stress, we can learn how to keep it at bay. Is stress getting to you lately? Or most of the time? Worry no more because today, we will talk about effective stress management tips to help you liv…
 
Giving and receiving constructive criticism is a regular part of work. When done well, it can help someone understand strengths and weaknesses, and it guides them to improve in specific areas. Feedback is a valuable tool in the workplace. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the value and benefits of constructive feedback in the workplace and…
 
Anne Donovan, President of Xenium HR, and Brandon Laws, Director of Marketing at Xenium HR, co-host and moderate a discussion with Economist John Mitchell about the state of the economy during the artificially induced recession, coined as the "Great Pause." What we cover: Differences between the Great Recession and the Great Pause Policy responses …
 
Not everyone feels appreciated in the same way. In the workplace, many quit their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated. People express and receive appreciation in different ways; the Same goes for their motivation and encouragement. To improve their performance, leaders, and managers, you must learn to express it in a way that’s meaningful to t…
 
Are you having bad manager problems? Or maybe you’re having a tough time dealing with a rude co-worker? Are you at your limit, can’t finish your work and can’t cope with the unpleasant work environment anymore? Whatever your issues may be, you must learn how to protect your employees or workmates and prevent toxic workplaces from developing and emp…
 
While our culture, values, and beliefs differ, we all have a common denominator: to have our needs met. As human beings, we all have the same basic needs, but how we value, prioritize and apply it determines the trajectory of our life. Every day, we are driven by the need to meet our needs. We do what we do because we want to feel satisfied or we u…
 
Conflict is inevitable. While many avoid it, it’s not necessarily bad. In fact, conflict may lead to something great! You might not agree, but conflict can be good once in a while. It opens doors for opportunities and growth. If your team is avoiding conflict, you and your team might be missing out on innovation and productivity. So, how do we embr…
 
We’ve all had the experience of being in a team, where everyone and everything is just not working harmoniously together. What do you do in those times when you’re involved in a team that doesn’t match your interest? How do you avoid issues and build trust among the members? In order to drive change and business growth, leaders must form strategic …
 
Do you ever wonder why many people in their 20s are leaving their jobs more often than before? Maybe you’re thinking - “It’s because they’re millennials, it’s who they are.” But did it ever cross your mind that we’re irresponsibly labeling them based on age, what year they were born, and what group they’re in without really getting to know or witho…
 
Paige Tamlyn joins us to describe why 'OK Boomer' and 'Lazy Millennials' are hurtful to people, and how we can better communicate with each generation. Resources: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/employee-relations/pages/ok-boomer-and-lazy-millennial-shouldnt-be-ignored.aspx? What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rati…
 
Hiring the wrong people can cost you tons! Not just tons of money but tons of time as well. On the other hand, hiring the right employee not only helps your business but also creates a positive impact in your workplace, resulting in a healthy company culture. In this episode, hiring and interview expert, David Lee Jensen, joins us to talk about how…
 
There are many ways to lead but great leaders throughout history have one thing in common that made them great. And that is being responsive and proactive when it comes to managing their people and dealing with external and internal issues. Being a responsive leader means leading with the heart. Responsive leadership means winning and thriving anyw…
 
Brandon Laws and Lacey Partipio discuss Coronavirus impacts and recommendations for employers. For the latest information on Coronavirus from Xenium, visit: https://www.xeniumhr.com/blog/wellness/coronavirus-prevention-and-info/ Connect with Lacey Partipilo LinkedIn What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a…
 
A new generation of workers are entering the workforce, companies are undergoing a digital transformation, and the use of AI in the workplace is getting more and more attention. It’s time to update and equip yourself with the new HR and workplace trends that’ll shape this year’s workplace! In this episode, we are joined by Xenium HR’s Alishia Young…
 
Conflict can also be productive and lead to innovative solutions. Conflict arises from differences, both big and small. Here’s the truth: conflict is unavoidable. After all, you can’t expect others to agree on something all the time. However, conflict can do a lot of good as well. It can lead us to new ideas, innovative solutions, and ultimately, o…
 
When it comes to essential decision-making situations, you’re better off trusting your head than your gut. Did you know that trusting your gut is terrible advice when it comes to business and work-related matters? One of the reasons why a business fails is due to the fact that leaders don’t know when to trust their gut and when not to. If you want …
 
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