Permission to Speak
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 #30 - David Burkus - Permission to Speak - Leadership Podcast - Interview with Kelly Vandever
Permission to Speak Podcast. Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever. Episode #30 - David Burkus. 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: - David’s book, Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
- New ways of management
- Gallup’s research on engagement
- Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCLT
- The Value Zone, employees that serve your customers
- Put your employees first and put your customers second
- Reverse accountability meaning managers and corporate organization are accountable to supporting the employees
- HCLT built a ticketing system where employees opened tickets to get support from a manager or support staff. Only the employee who opened the ticket could close the ticket.
- In HCLT’s performance review system, anyone who you interacted with you could opt in to provide feedback on you. If you submit a review, you can read everyone else’s feedback too.
- Management resistance to these new ideas
- Harvard Research on profitable service-based companies
- Profitability comes from customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction comes from Employee Satisfaction. Employee Satisfaction comes from great cultures that put employees first.
- Wegman grocery store
- Investing in employees makes the employee better and they’ll do a better job for their customers
- Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group
- Shake Shake
- Implemented a “no tipping” policy
- Fire Your Managers
- Self-organizing teams
- Types of jobs today require the employee to know more about the job than the manager
- Morning Star Tomato Company
- Valve software company
- Example of Nike factories in Mexico
- Even if you’re in a traditional organization, take active steps to involve employees in decision making process
- How Ideo let employees choose which leader they wanted to work with
- 13 practices backed up by social science research
- Ask yourself, “What’s standing in the way of my people doing their best work and what can I as their manager do to help mitigate or eliminate that?”
- Management has shifted. Your job isn’t to tell the employee how to do their job. Your job is to come along side and say, “How can I help you do your best work?”