The Latest from Kristy-Lee

Create Your Essential Compliance Checklist

podcast May 24, 2023
People Powered Business
Create Your Essential Compliance Checklist
21:30
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 167 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Today I’m covering off the key compliance changes that every business needs to be across right now – given the absolute avalanche of changes that we are seeing, it feels ‘unprecedented’.

Starting with the introduction of the ‘Secure Jobs Better Pay Act’ which as the name suggests, is designed to make jobs more secure for workers, and put upwards pressure on wages across the board.

The changes here include pay secrecy clauses becoming banned in employment contracts, significant changes to the enterprise bargaining landscape, including the massive expansion of multi enterprise bargaining. Through to the broadening of flexible work requests and limitations on denying them and the new l imitations on fixed term contracts coming into place by December.

Then we cover the changes to and introduction of Family and Domestic Violence Leave.

And finally the Respect@Work Act which sees a...

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We Cannot Change What We Are Not Aware Of

podcast May 17, 2023
People Powered Business
We Cannot Change What We Are Not Aware Of
23:21
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 166 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

Often here on the podcast I chat about themes or topics that keep showing up –whether with my private coaching clients in the Power BOSS Program, with our People Powered HR members, my consulting clients, in conversations I am having with leaders and experts I am speaking to and generally in the content that seems to randomly show up in my social media feeds - and this weeks no different.

I wanted to start today’s episode with a quote from Sheryl Sandberg “we cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change”.

I think this sums up perfectly the discussion of today, we need to create self awareness in our leadership skills, because without awareness nothing can change, and with awareness change and development is inevitable.

So in this episode we look at how aware you are of your current leadership skills, strengths and blind spots.

We’ll then...

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Why You Need to Start Planning NOW for Your Christmas Break

podcast May 10, 2023
People Powered Business
Why You Need to Start Planning NOW for Your Christmas Break
21:07
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 165 of the People Powered Business Podcast.

In today's episode we are looking at just one of the latest Industrial Relations updates – this one relates to our ability as employers to direct employees to take annual leave over a close down period – the most common of which for most businesses is over the Christmas and New Year period.

Let’s be honest, there is an absolute avalanche of changes rolling through from the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Government and a range of other legislative bodies, and many of the changes are getting a decent amount of media coverage. So changes like this one, which has much less public interest attached to it, can slide by without anyone realising.

Closing down our businesses over the Christmas and New Year has been common place in many, if not most, industries in Australia for decades. Sometimes this has been fuelled by industry norms, like the Building and Construction Industry where suppliers tend...

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How Adaptive Is Your Leadership Style?

podcast May 03, 2023
People Powered Business
How Adaptive Is Your Leadership Style?
18:02
 

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:

https://hbr.org/2022/01/finding-the-right-balance-and-flexibility-in-your-leadership-style

 

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It's Not Just What We Do But The Way We Do It - Leader Behaviour with Brett White

podcast Apr 26, 2023
People Powered Business
It's Not Just What We Do But The Way We Do It - Leader Behaviour with Brett White
41:45
 

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...

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The Curse of Micromanaging (and what it really says about your trust issues)

podcast Apr 19, 2023
People Powered Business
The Curse of Micromanaging (and what it really says about your trust issues)
21:43
 

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...

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The Non-Boss Mindset: Overcoming Your Fear of Leadership in Business

podcast Apr 12, 2023
People Powered Business
The Non-Boss Mindset: Overcoming Your Fear of Leadership in Business
22:17
 

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...

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Performance Reviews – Why They Matter More Than Ever

podcast Apr 05, 2023
People Powered Business
Performance Reviews – Why They Matter More Than Ever
17:51
 

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...

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Why Hiring (and holding onto) the Wrong People Impacts Team Morale

podcast Mar 29, 2023
People Powered Business
Why Hiring (and holding onto) the Wrong People Impacts Team Morale
18:49
 

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.

If you’d like to continue the conversation on this, please join us in the Facebook Group HR Support for Australia Businesses via this link:

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

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How AI Can Help With Your HR To Do List

podcast Mar 22, 2023
People Powered Business
How AI Can Help With Your HR To Do List
25:18
 

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.

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