Permission to Speak - Leadership & Management Podcast
About This Show
The interviews in this video blog loiter roughly at the intersection of ideas about…
Leaders wanting their people to be honest and speak up about how to innovate, improve their organization and better serve their customers...
Technology that naturally facilitates connections and communications between individuals and groups...
Results that serve the higher purpose of an organization while taking into account the way humans work, learn, react and grow.
While loitering and talking about ideas, we also want to have a little fun, share practical advice, and keep it lively so as not bore anyone, especially ourselves!
This podcast is ideal for managers and leaders who want to improve their skills and get better results for their organizational and personal success!
Most Recent Episode
Episode #37 - Permission to Speak - Leadership Podcast - Dr. Philip Kim Discusses Employee Engagement
6 days ago
Permission to Speak Podcast. Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever. Episode #37 - Dr. Philip Kim. Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose. Topics covered in this episode include: - Phil’s book Zebras & Ostriches: 5 Simple Rules to Engage and Retain Your Best People
- Phil explains zebras and ostriches and symbiotic relationship in the wild and a draws the similarity to today’s modern work environment, each of us bringing our strengths to help the organization.
- Delegating to staff projects and problems that have real significance to the organization is an import way that we create employee engagement
- People want to have a meaningful contribution
- Align individual goals to organizational success
- The opposite of engagement is the employee saying, “that’s not my job”
- Engagement is a two-way street. The leader also needs to listen and engage with employees.
- CARE about your employees: C – Complete, see people as a Complete person; A – Awareness, be aware of what’s going on with the employee at work, at home; R – Real, be real yourself, be OK without being perfect; E – Experiences, pay attention to what people are good at so you can harness their strengths
- If all you talk about at work is work, people will be disengaged
- If we show that we care about a person beyond what they can produce, it makes it easier to handle things when issues come up
- Be willing to share yourself as a leader with things you struggle with or have struggled with in the past
- The value of humor for leaders, humor makes a great connection
- Life is an opportunity to cry or to laugh. We prefer laughter!
- Minds are wired toward a negativity bias. As humans, we’re 4 times more likely to remember a negative event than a positive event in our lives
- As leaders, we need to remember that negativity bias when giving feedback to employees
- Harvard research suggests that you should to give 4-5 positive, confirming statements to an employee for each negative/constructive feedback given to an employee to counteract the negativity bias effect
- Whatever you do, don’t end on a negative
- Even worse than giving negative feedback is giving NO feedback
- When you give positive feedback, the number of engaged employees can go up to 64%