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Using Our Voice as Leaders to Influence Our People with Anne Maree Wilshire

podcast Jan 11, 2023
People Powered Business
Using Our Voice as Leaders to Influence Our People with Anne Maree Wilshire
31:15
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 148 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today is part 1 of a 2 part discussion with Anne Maree Wilshire from Vibrant Voices. Anne Maree kindly joined me live in November 2022 as part of NSW Small Business Month to participate in a Connection Conversation around using our voice to connect with our people to drive business success.

 

In todays conversation we’re focusing on the science of the voice how people hear tone before words and why how we say things matters most.

 

In next weeks episode we will be talking about the different scenarios we want to use our voice to have influence and impact on our teams.

 

 A bit about our guest:

Anne Maree helps leaders and speakers whose voice is an integral part of their branding to become more impactful.  To transform their voice style and message and speak with confidence and authority so they are a voice people want to hear.

She does this through her Vibrant Voices Framework in...

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The Power of Pausing

podcast Dec 28, 2022
People Powered Business
The Power of Pausing
20:24
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 146 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today I want to chat to you about the power of pausing. It’s not something that comes naturally to many of us entrepreneurial types, but after the year that 2022 has been – I feel like it’s more important this year than ever.

 

Let’s be honest – 2022 has been A LOT! And on the back of 2020 and 2021, and all the things that got thrown at us, for many this year has felt like a roller coaster that never ended.

 

Even in the weeks leading up to Christmas there has been no signs of slowing down, it has for many felt relentless.

 

So todays’ episode is a reminder on why pausing, stopping and resetting is important, on so many levels, to ourselves, our businesses and of course our teams.

 

An Invitation:

 

If you’d like to connect with other business owners and leaders, I’d love you to join us inside our free Facebook Group, HR Support for...

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Compliance Update – Pay Secrecy Clauses in Employment Contracts

podcast Dec 21, 2022
People Powered Business
Compliance Update – Pay Secrecy Clauses in Employment Contracts
16:55
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 145 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today on the podcast I am sharing a compliance update – which will be one of many over the coming months.

The ‘Secure Jobs Better Pay Bill’ which is the first of a raft of industrial relations changes anticipated, has passed through parliament and become law. The objectives of the changes are to drive up wages, reduce pay inequity, make work more secure for employees, and essentially get everyone involved in enterprise bargaining.

One of the changes that has come into effect immediately is the abolition of pay secrecy clauses in employment contracts and enterprise agreements. From 7th December 2022 these are banned, and employees gained a workplace right to share (or not share) their remuneration details with anyone they like, including their peers.

In today’s episode we discuss what these changes actually mean, and what action you need to take to ensure you’re compliant.

 

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Learning to Let Go

podcast Dec 14, 2022
People Powered Business
Learning to Let Go
23:06
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 144 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today is a bit of a follow up episode on our discussion last week, when we looked at how many direct reports any one position can handle. 

Knowing that you have too many people reporting to you is one thing, knowing how to let go, for some people, is quite another.

In today’s episode we’re unpacking why letting go of things is important for our business growth, our teams development and our sanity, we’re looking at why so many of us are so bad at it, and I’m sharing some success strategies to help you start to let go of things on your plate.

 

 

An Invitation:

If you’d like to connect with other businesses who are also navigating growing organisational 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 having.

 

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The Magic Number of Direct Reports

podcast Dec 07, 2022
People Powered Business
The Magic Number of Direct Reports
22:41
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 143 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today is we are talking about something that can have such a huge impact on your sanity and your teams success. That is – how many direct reports can any one position handle?

I know in small business creating an organisational structure or org chart can feel like ‘overkill’ but without this structure things get messy, and when things are messy – they are ultimately hard!

That’s why I today’s episode I recommended everyone go back and listen to Episode 22 – The Value of a Clean Slate, and work through the clean slate exercise for their business.

Here is a link to Episode 22:

https://www.peoplepoweredbusiness.com.au/blog/clean-state

The reality is, the more people any one role needs to manage, the more positions reporting into any manager – the more time the management of those people takes and the less operational work they can do.

The most widely accepted...

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Understanding and Leveraging Neurodiversity Within Your Team with Nicci Richman

podcast Nov 30, 2022
People Powered Business
Understanding and Leveraging Neurodiversity Within Your Team with Nicci Richman
33:30
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 142 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today is part 2 of a 2 part discussion with Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Nicci Richman from Audir. Nicci kindly joined me live in November 2022 as part of NSW Small Business Month to participate in a Connection Conversation around connecting with our own and our teams neurodiversity to drive business success.

Last week, in Episode 141, we looked at defining neurodiversity and understanding what it means, as well as how to identify and leverage our own neurodiversity as leaders.

Today we’re talking about identifying and managing neurodiversity within our team.

A bit about our guest:

Nicci is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with a passion for supporting Neurodivergent individuals in the workplace.

Her career had its foundations in social research, working on employee engagement surveys for multi-national organisations. This insight into organisations led to her love of working with businesses to...

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Harnessing Your Neurodiversity as a Leader with Nicci Richman

podcast Nov 23, 2022
People Powered Business
Harnessing Your Neurodiversity as a Leader with Nicci Richman
40:43
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 141 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today is part 1 of a 2 part discussion with Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Nicci Richman from Audir. Nicci kindly joined me live in November 2022 as part of NSW Small Business Month to participate in a Connection Conversation around connecting with our own and our teams neurodiversity to drive business success.

In todays conversation we’re focusing on defining neurodiversity and understanding what it means, as well as how to identify and leverage our own neurodiversity as leaders.

In next weeks episode we will be talking about identifying and managing neurodiversity within our team.

A bit about our guest:

Nicci is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with a passion for supporting Neurodivergent individuals in the workplace.

Her career had its foundations in social research, working on employee engagement surveys for multi-national organisations. This insight into organisations led to her love of...

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Industrial Relations Reforms Update

podcast Nov 16, 2022
People Powered Business
Industrial Relations Reforms Update
24:02
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 1409 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

Today is a technical update on the Industrial Relations reforms which have recently been announced, and those which are currently before parliament.

As there always is when there is a new Government, we can expect change. Industrial relations is one of the areas they often seek to make change, to support election promises and align the legislation with their core values.

As part of this reform we are seeing a key focus on job security, protecting employees rights, removing the gender pay gap and continued wage increases.

At the time of recording the ‘Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs Better Pay) Bill 2022 is before parliament, so right now there is a whole lot yet to be confirmed.

But what we do know is that there have been recent changes to the Paid Parental Leave Scheme and the introduction of Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave.

An Invitation - If you’d like to connect with other...

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Christmas Close Down Essentials

podcast Nov 09, 2022
People Powered Business
Christmas Close Down Essentials
21:24
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 139 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

It’s that time of year again….today we are chatting Christmas Close Down Essentials.

What are the things you should be doing now, before the Christmas break to set you and our team up for success in 2023.

What are the compliance essentials you need to be across when it comes to Christmas close downs.

And what are the additional considerations relevant this year that you may want to think about when it comes to managing this period.

 

 An Invitation:

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 having.

Join Here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrsupportaustralia

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Knowing the Numbers Relevant to Your Team with Elita A'Vard

podcast Nov 02, 2022
People Powered Business
Knowing the Numbers Relevant to Your Team with Elita A'Vard
32:01
 

Hello and welcome to Episode 138 of the People Powered Business Podcast!

I am super excited to be joined by special guest, Elita A’Vard from Elite Edge Accounting on today’s episode.

Elita generously shares with us her knowledge when it comes to accounting, bookkeeping and payroll for small business. We discussed things such as when is the right time to outsource to a bookkeeper, what’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant, how do we know if we can afford to hire a new employee, and what are the key numbers we need to be across when it comes to our team.

If you’d like to connect with Elita, here is her website:

https://eliteedgeaccounting.com.au/

 

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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