The Latest from Kristy-Lee

Breaking Free Micromanagement – How Business Owners Can Escape the Cycle and Get Their Time Back Without Losing Control

podcast Aug 02, 2023
People Powered Business
Breaking Free Micromanagement – How Business Owners Can Escape the Cycle and Get Their Time Back Without Losing Control
28:00
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 177 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Recently I asked for some feedback on a question and I was really surprised by a common theme that kept popping up – that business owners feel trapped in a cycle of micromanaging their people, and aren’t sure how else to get their team to perform.

We have chatted about The Curse of Micromanagement previously in Episode 162, where we unpacked why micromanagement is bad for business, you can listen to that episode here - https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/micromanaging

But what became clear to me reading the feedback was that these business owners knew how bad micromanagement was for them, their team, and their businesses, but they weren’t sure how to get out of the cycle.

So today we’re looking at what are the alternatives? If micromanagement is just one way to manage, one leadership styles, what are the other styles and which ones could we ‘try on’ instead.

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Essential Strategies to Help You Avoid a Hiring Disaster

podcast Jul 26, 2023
People Powered Business
Essential Strategies to Help You Avoid a Hiring Disaster
20:49
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 176 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today I’m bring you part 2 of my conversation with my special guest, who is here to chat to us about avoiding hiring disasters!

Deb Houston of Phlox Consulting is a Hiring Strategist and Mentor, she has been helping job-seekers and hiring managers nail their interviews and land their dream jobs and employees for more than seventeen years. 

She takes a supportive and consultative approach to recruitment, personalising the process for each and every client, whilst always making sure it’s fun along the way. For Deb, finding the right job or candidate is a lot like dating – you just have to find a match you want to commit to!

Today is the second part of my discussion Deb and I had on this topic, and today we’re discussing essential strategies to help you avoid a hiring disaster.

Want to share your hiring strategies? Join the discussion in our Facebook Group -...

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Avoid a Hiring Disaster by Avoiding These Big Mistakes

podcast Jul 19, 2023
People Powered Business
Avoid a Hiring Disaster by Avoiding These Big Mistakes
39:31
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 175 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today I’m excited to be joined by a special guest, who is here to chat to us about avoiding hiring disasters!

Deb Houston of Phlox Consulting is a Hiring Strategist and Mentor, she has been helping job-seekers and hiring managers nail their interviews and land their dream jobs and employees for more than seventeen years. 

She takes a supportive and consultative approach to recruitment, personalising the process for each and every client, whilst always making sure it’s fun along the way. For Deb, finding the right job or candidate is a lot like dating – you just have to find a match you want to commit to!

Today is Part 1 of a 2 part discussion Deb and I had on this topic, and today we’re sharing the 3 (or more) biggest hiring mistakes we see businesses make and why you should avoid them.

Join me again next week for part 2, where we share proactive hiring strategies everyone should be...

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Breaking Free from 'Boss Guilt'

podcast Jul 12, 2023
People Powered Business
Breaking Free from 'Boss Guilt'
20:52
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 174 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today I’m sharing how I’m really feeling right now – guilty! Guilty for the long to do list I can’t seem to get on top of, guilty for feeling exhausted after a 10 hour day and needing a break, and guilty because there is always more to do.

I’ve also been reminded, via a client this week, that our team have a knack of also making us feel incredibly guilty from time to time.

So today we’re talking ‘boss guilt’. I’m unpacking what it is, the two types I’ve seen play out recently, how to identify if you’re heading down a boss guilt spiral and some strategies for breaking free from boss guilt.

I’d love to hear about whether you have suffered from boss guilt before, and what strategies you use to navigate it when you feel it popping up, so I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can...

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Is an Intern the Right Addition to Your Team

podcast Jul 05, 2023
People Powered Business
Is an Intern the Right Addition to Your Team
17:31
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 173 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re talking about Interns, it’s actually a topic we really haven’t spoken about here on the podcast before.

However, I have decided to experiment with having interns in my business, so I thought I’d share that journey with you over the next 6 months by recording a couple of episodes on the process, and share the pro’s con’s and my learnings. 

In this episode we’re looking at when an intern might be the right addition to your team.

I unpack the different types of interns, address the question of pay, chat about why I’ve decided to experiment with this for my team, and share the opportunities that exist with interns.

I’d love to hear about whether you have engaged interns before, or are considering it in the future, so I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can learn more about...

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The Trust Factor: The Essential Ingredient to Team Success

podcast Jun 28, 2023
People Powered Business
The Trust Factor: The Essential Ingredient to Team Success
15:42
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 172 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today we’re talking trust, and why it’s so important to your teams success. Specifically in today’s episode we’re looking at why:

  • Your team need to trust you;
  • You need to trust your team;
  • your team need to trust each other.

When your team don’t trust you as the leader the results will be increased turnover, under-performance, gossip and toxicity, morale and motivation will be low, they don’t work together and essentially nothing is good.

Getting your people to trust you isn’t that difficult, it’s doing the simple things consistently. Follow through on your promises, take action when you should, being honest, communicating and treat people fairly.

Secondly, you need to trust your team. If you don’t trust your team, you’ll be constantly deciding to do things yourself and / or micromanage, which will hold your business back. If you’re feeling like...

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Creating Inclusive Workplaces with Nick Mills

podcast Jun 21, 2023
People Powered Business
Creating Inclusive Workplaces with Nick Mills
39:05
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 171 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today I’m excited to bring you a conversation I had with Nick Mills.

Nick is an expert facilitator, trainer, coach with a strong focus on leadership, management, and inclusion in the workplace.

To list all of his qualifications would take a long time but safe to say he has a variety of qualifications in leadership, management, adult educations at masters level.

Currently, Nick is also completed his PHD at the University of Tasmania focusing in inclusion for LGBTQI + leaders in the finance and professional services sectors.

His paper which will be released late this year called “How Australian companies can be truly inclusive and welcoming spaces.” Was in part motivated by Nicks’ passion to help leaders have more meaningful interactions and effective and sensitive conversations with all team members across their organisations.

In our conversation we discuss what led him to his current...

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Time for a Mid Year Motivation Boost

podcast Jun 14, 2023
People Powered Business
Time for a Mid Year Motivation Boost
17:10
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 170 of the People Powered Business Podcast. 

Well we have hit the time of year where motivation tends to be low – so today we’re talking about giving your team a mid year motivation boost!

Firstly we’ll unpack why motivation wanes at this time of year. From the high energy and enthusiastic start to the year, post Easter we always see a decline in motivation. Coupled with that it’s cold and miserable, we’re tired and on any given day every second person is sick!

And that’s why it’s so important to give your team a motivation boost right now. You can rest assured if you’re feeling blah – your team are too! Focusing on motivating the team right now will certainly set you up for a better second half of the year and let’s face it, we all need something to focus on and look forward to.

We wrap up this episode with my sharing some of my favourite mid year motivation boosting strategies and...

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Wages Are On The UP! What you need to know.

podcast Jun 07, 2023
People Powered Business
Wages Are On The UP! What you need to know.
13:46
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 169 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

This week we have a brief but important technical update for you after the Fair Work Commission announced its decision around the National Minimum Wage increase effective 1 July.

This year has seen the most significant increase in the history of the Fair Work Act with a 5.75% wage increase being applied to the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award Minimum Wages effective 1 July 2023.

In addition to the wages increasing, all of the allowances in the Awards will also increase, so you need to keep a close eye on that.

If you pay staff Award rates, or if you have IFA’s or AWA’s in place, this is time to review.

If you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also juggling the challenges of teams, I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for Australian Businesses, so I can learn more about what’s working for you and any challenges you might be...

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Tackling Tough Talks

podcast May 31, 2023
People Powered Business
Tackling Tough Talks
24:24
 

FROM THE VAULT!

Hello and welcome to Episode 168 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

In today's episode we are talking about revisiting one of the most popular episodes - tackling tough talks with your team.

You know the conversations I mean, the one where you get a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach, the ones which give you heart palpitations at the thought of having them, that keep you up at night.

Whether it’s a performance management issue, a change in the business, a termination or anything else that is going to be a tough conversation with our team, we’ve all been in a situation where we have to have them, and maybe even try and avoid them!

However, avoiding those conversations in bad for business in many ways, which we unpack in this episode, and I also share with you a simple framework to follow next time you need to tackle a tough conversation with a team member.

As promised, you can get your free guide to tackling tough conversations here -...

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