Hello and welcome to Episode 164 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
In today's episode we are discussing how adaptable we are as leaders, and whether we’re displaying adaptive leadership with our teams.
We all have a natural or default leadership style that we tend to lean towards, and we all also have blind spots or weak points in our leadership – but how well can we move from one style to another to lead in the best possible way based on the situation, circumstances and people.
Today we take a look at what adaptive leadership actually looks like, why it’s important to work on our adaptive leadership skills, and how we can develop a more adaptive leadership approach.
I also mention research conducted by Tomoko Yokoi, here is a link to the Harvard Business Review article outlining the work of her and her team:
If you’d like to continue the conversation on...
Hello and welcome to Episode 163 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
In today's episode, I’m excited to again be speaking with Brett White of Be Leaders.
Brett has worked with hundreds of leaders across not only Australia but the globe, and works with organisations to help them develop their leaders, with a special passion for emerging leaders.
Brett is passionate about helping leaders, teams and organisations find their hidden potential. His hope is that as they develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them, they will create meaningful change.
Brett has worked with over 50 organisations and 350 leaders and influencers.
He is accredited in Life Coaching, Thought Dynamics and Organisational Leadership and has run hundreds of face to face and online training workshops and keynote sessions throughout Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore and Cambodia.
In today’s discussion we’re talking about leader behaviour. This is...
Hello and welcome to Episode 162 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
In today's episode, we're going to be talking about a topic that many of us have experienced or even been guilty of ourselves - micromanagement.
We'll be discussing what micromanagement is, the common characteristics of micromanaging bosses, and why we tend to do it. We'll also be exploring the negative consequences that micromanagement can have on your team and your business, and sharing some practical strategies to help you stop micromanaging and start trusting your team.
First, we'll define what micromanagement is and what it looks like in reality. Micromanagement is a management style where a manager closely observes, controls, and intervenes in the work of their team members.
We'll discuss some common characteristics of micromanaging bosses, including being a control freak, lacking trust, having perfectionist tendencies, and struggling to delegate effectively.
Next, we'll explore why micromanagement is bad...
Hello and welcome to Episode 161 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
Do you avoid being a leader in your business? Are you a "non boss" who struggles to manage Effectively? In this episode, we'll explore what a "non boss" looks like and why people might adopt this mindset. We'll also discuss the downsides and consequences of being a "non boss" and provide strategies for overcoming your fear of leadership and becoming a better boss.
Firstly today we will define the "non boss" mindset and unpack what a “non boss" looks like.
Specifically we’ll look at symptoms like avoiding conflict, lacking direction, catering to everyone's needs even if it isn't good for the business, making decisions by committee, and failing to make decisions at all.
We’ll then turn to some of the consequences and ripple effects being a “non boss” has on your business. Things like a downturn in morale, motivation, and engagement and how a lack of clarity results in a downturn in...
Hello and welcome to Episode 160 of the People Powered Business Podcast. Today we’re discussing why doing performance reviews is more important now than ever before.
We’ll start by unpacking what are performance reviews and why do we avoid doing them.
As business owners, leaders and managers putting off reviews, or avoiding them completely is more common than we’d like to admit. Whether it’s due to time constraints, fear of negative reactions, and lack of experience with formal evaluation processes – I’ve heard all the excuses under the sun!
So I want to make the case for why you should do performance reviews. So I’m diving into the reasons why employers should conduct regular performance reviews. We discuss the benefits of providing feedback and evaluations, such as increased employee performance, accountability, and productivity. We also explore how performance reviews can help identify skill gaps and provide opportunities for employee...
Hello and welcome to Episode 159 of the People Powered Business Podcast. Today we’re discussing why Hiring (and holding onto) the Wrong Employee Impacts Team Morale.
The truth is, we’ve all made bad hiring choices in the past, it happens, but when we hold onto the wrong people it can have a significant effect on the entire team. It impacts productivity, it impacts momentum, it impacts mood and impacts motivation and morale.
So in today’s episode I’m sharing how to identify the early warning signs that you’ve hired the wrong person. We also unpack the reasons we are tempted to hold onto these wrong hires, and why we can be so resistant to do something about it. And then I share 3 key ways holding onto the wrong people impacts team morale.
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Hello and welcome to Episode 158 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
Today we’re talking about how you can use AI (yes AI!) to get some things off your HR ‘to do’ list!!
Now unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, the likelihood is you’ve heard a little about AI recently, and like everyone else in business that I know, I decided to have a play to see how it could be used to help our People Powered HR members, my consulting clients and my team.
And my mind as blown!!
I am all about efficiency, productivity and saving time, and AI does that in spades. But like anything there are pros and cons, and some of the technology certainly has its limitations, and we discuss those in this episode as well.
Today I share with you 3 ways I have used AI recently and that you can too to get some HR ‘stuff’ of that to do list.
I hope you love this chat about leveraging AI to help with your HR tasks.
Hello and welcome to Episode 157 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
Today we’re talking about the 3 biggest mistakes I see business owners and managers make when it comes to motivating their teams. These road blocks really do hold back their success when it comes to building a motivated and high performing team, yet they are completely avoidable.
#1 – You’re failing to provide clear goals and objectives. When people aren’t clear what’s expected of them they become disengaged very quickly. They can be confused, which leads to frustration, which in turn impacts motivation. Being clear is not mean or bossy, in fact it’s the opposite. As Brene Brown says ‘clear is kind, unclear is unkind’.
#2 – You’re micromanaging. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the micromanager. The person that is hovering so closely over every detail of what your employee is doing they feel like they can’ breathe without your...
Hello and welcome to Episode 156 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
Today we’re discussing how you can transform your team from Good to GREAT.
Consider this, how would it feel to have a motivated and high performing team? At team who love coming to work, who do amazing quality work, and who you can rely on wholeheartedly.
What would it mean for you to have that team? Maybe you could take a day off, do more of what’s important to you, even take a holiday!
Maybe it just means less stress, loving your business more or being able to grow.
In todays’ episode I share three of the foundation strategies to transforming your team from good to great.
Hello and welcome to Episode 155 of the People Powered Business Podcast.
Today we’re revisiting one of our most popular and listened to episodes where I chat about the 2 types of motivation our employees need.
Many employers focus on what we call extrinsic motivators, in that they try and motivate their staff using a source external from the person. Could be a reward, an incentive, a bonus, a gift, lunch – those kinds of things. These thigs usually cost money, and when they don’t have the effect the employer was hoping for – in that the employee is not more motivated across the board, or more committed to their role, the employer becomes resentful of the motivation process.
The truth is, these extrinsic motivation techniques can work effectively, but only when the employee is already intrinsically motivated in the role, and as a result engaged. Without this foundation piece of intrinsic motivation, the extrinsic tactics are a short term win at best.