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My Word of the Year and Why You Should Have One Too

podcast Jan 24, 2024
People Powered Business
My Word of the Year and Why You Should Have One Too
20:26
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 202 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today on the podcast we are talking about a ‘word of the year’. Do you have one? Is this something you have heard of before and what do you think of it?

Today I share why you might want to have a word of the year. For those who don’t love this particular framework I have some alternative options to share.

Lastly I share with you my word of the year and why it’s important and what it all means!!

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe, leave a review, and share it with your network.

An Invitation

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian Businesses - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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Setting Yourself and Your Team Up for Success This Year

podcast Jan 17, 2024
People Powered Business
Setting Yourself and Your Team Up for Success This Year
22:33
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 201 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In todays’ episode we delve into the essential topic of kickstarting the new year on a successful note. The episode kicks off with gratitude for the special live cast celebration of the 200th episode and exciting plans for upcoming 'ask me anything' segments.

In this episode we explore the foundational idea that success starts with the individual. Using the analogy of the oxygen mask on an airplane, we discuss the cascading effects on leadership and communication when personal well-being is neglected. The episode also introduces three powerful reflection questions designed to guide listeners in setting meaningful goals. Finally, we look at the connection between personal success and building a successful team.

Take a listen to the full episode for valuable insights on prioritizing personal well-being, the benefits of aligning personal and professional goals, and practical steps for mapping personal...

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Celebrating 200 Episodes with an 'Ask Me Anything' Live Stream

podcast Jan 10, 2024
People Powered Business
Celebrating 200 Episodes with an 'Ask Me Anything' Live Stream
48:44
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 200 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

To celebrate this milestone episode, we live streamed this episode last week as a special ‘ask me anything’ session and got some great questions.

Everything from:

·       How a small business can be a great place to work and compete with all the perks the big businesses can offer;

·      What have been the most downloaded episodes of the podcast so far;

·       What is the biggest hiring mistake small business owners make;

·       How can I get my people to take ownership and responsibility for their roles;

·       How can I better navigate the switch from ‘employee’ to ‘employer’;

·       When should a small business start to think...

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The 5 Top Team Trends for 2024

podcast Jan 08, 2024
People Powered Business
The 5 Top Team Trends for 2024
21:45
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 199 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In this weeks episode I am sharing the 5 top team trends for 2024.

These are the key things that research shows will have the biggest impact on the employment landscape in Australia in the next 12 months.

From ongoing talent shortages, to increased wage pressure, to the technological increases, the need for active upskilling and really nailing effective hybrid work models, there is a lot to be aware of.

An Invitation

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team?

Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian Businesses - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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Your End of Year Team To Do List

podcast Dec 13, 2023
People Powered Business
Your End of Year Team To Do List
23:18
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 196 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am sharing with you what should be on your December 2024 Team To Do List.

As we’ve spoken about on some recent episodes of the podcast, December is a key time to focus on engagement with your team, and despite feeling like we’d love to crawl under the desk, this is not the time to do that.

But it’s about more than just engagement at this time of year, there are number of other things we should be doing before the year is out to set ourselves up for a better 2024.

Some of the things that should be on our list for December include:

  • Doing a compliance check for the year that’s gone, are your documents up to date?
  • Do your clean slate exercise, so you have a resourcing plan for the year ahead;
  • Map out your calendar for key team events in 2024;
  • Close any open loops – have you done what you promised your people this year?
  • Thank your people!
  • Give them something to look forward to...
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The 3 Biggest Pre-Christmas Mistakes Business Owners Make When It Come to Their Teams

podcast Dec 06, 2023
People Powered Business
The 3 Biggest Pre-Christmas Mistakes Business Owners Make When It Come to Their Teams
17:05
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 195 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today we are chatting about the critical pre-Christmas period, and some of the biggest mistakes business owners make at this time of year when it comes to your team.

We know, this is a tough time of year, we’re all exhausted, we’re stressed, we’re both overwhelmed and excited, and paying attention to our teams engagement level is often not top of our priority list.

But that’s a mistake and in today’s episode I share why, the mistakes to avoid and what you can do instead.

An Invitation:

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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Tackling Fear as a Leader in Our Business

podcast Nov 29, 2023
People Powered Business
Tackling Fear as a Leader in Our Business
19:59
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 194 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I am joined by the fabulous Juliet Robinson from Big Goals to discuss tackling fear as a leader in our business. This is a topic we certainly don’t talk enough about.

Whether you are fearful of stepping into your first leadership role, or having a moment of feeling fear of tackling a tricky conversation, dealing with conflict or some other challenging situation, this discussion is for you.

Juliet and Kristy-Lee share their experiences working with leaders who are in a state of fear, or who have fear holding them back, as well as their own experiences of when they have experienced the feeling of fear in their leadership journey.

An Invitation

Would you like to connect with other like-minded business owners, leaders and managers experiencing similar situations with their team? Join the discussion inside our free Facebook Group – HR Support for Australian -Businesses.

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Only A Third of Employees Are Engaged - Why You Should Be Worried

podcast Nov 22, 2023
People Powered Business
Only A Third of Employees Are Engaged - Why You Should Be Worried
21:03
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 193 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today were unpacking a new study released by Gartner HR research which has some disturbing stats regarding engagement.

At their Reimagined HR conference in the US in October they released the report which found  that only 31% of employees reported that they were engaged, enthusiastic and energized by their work!!  Keyia Burton, senior principal, advisory in the Gartner HR Practice said that “despite organizations making investments in engaging their employees, our research shows that almost 70% don’t feel as engaged as they should be and aren’t feeling a meaningful connection to their job.”

Today is discussed how and whether this translates to us, we looked at defining what engagement is, whether this is just slump normal for this time of year and why we should be concerned about these findings.

What about you? Are you seeing this trend, and what are you doing in your business...

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The Team that Got You Here May Not Get You There

podcast Nov 15, 2023
People Powered Business
The Team that Got You Here May Not Get You There
21:23
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 192 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

First up - as mentioned in this episode, if you want to join me for the 2024 Team Planning Workshop just click here to register now

In today’s episode I share with you that I am sensing a season of change with our teams. Some change we won’t love, but will be unavoidable. Some change will be change we choose to make, or need to make for the next stage of our business journey.

And that’s what we focus on in today’s episode. The fact that the team that got you to where you are now, may not be the team to get you to where you want to go next.

In this episode we spoke about the reasons for this, and how the resourcing needs in a business will always change.

We also spoke about the Clean Slate Exercise to help you identify if in fact you do need to make some changes.

You can listen to the full Clean Slate Exercise here:

Once you have your ideal future team mapped out what next? What do you do...

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The 5 Biggest Staffing Challenges SME’s Need to be Ready (and have a plan) For

podcast Nov 08, 2023
People Powered Business
The 5 Biggest Staffing Challenges SME’s Need to be Ready (and have a plan) For
21:24
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 191 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today’s episode we are discussing the 5 biggest staffing challenges (or you may want to view them as opportunities) that every small to medium sized business needs to be ready, and have a plan for in 2024.

The reality is the staffing landscape is changing, both in Australia and abroad, and we are very much returning to a global workplace again.

If we are not ready for these changes and challenges, we will be left behind.

I firmly believe small to medium sized businesses have a huge opportunity right now, if we are ready and being ready means having a plan.

Today we are discussing what is changing and why, the five biggest challenges I see coming and what we should do next.

There is no doubt that the pandemic has moved the world of work forward 20+ years – a controversial opinion some might think, but something I have thought to be the case since early 2020 – I knew then we were always...

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