Gut + Science - Real Talk with CEOs on Culture, Data, and Decision-making
By Nikki Lewallen: CEO | Head of Partnerships | Employee Engagement meets Business Development Expertise
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Gut+Science explores employee engagement insights you can act on, from CEOs you can trust. Get ready for high energy interviews led by employee engagement evangelist Nikki Lewallen—ones that’ll have you rethinking what it means to build successful people-first cultures.
||Clean023: Toni Richins | Leveraging Engagement (Not Satisfaction) to Improve Your Workforce||Toni Richins | Co-Founder & CEO, HRtisan Solutions Truth You Can Act On: Don’t Confuse Engagement with Satisfaction: Employee engagement and employee satisfaction are not the same. Ensure that you understand the difference to get an accurate...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Dee Ann Turner | Going the Second Mile For Your Culture||Truth You Can Act On: Behaviors Equal Culture: Your business’ mission statement and core values don’t create culture - you must put these ideas into practice. Promote an engaged workplace by hiring individuals that believe in the mission of your...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Brent Oakley | Leading Culture as a Player-Coach||Truth You Can Act On: Be A Players’ Coach: For your employees to want to better themselves, they have to be empowered to learn about their role, their business, and their industry. Instill this desire for personal development by emphasizing the...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: David Swider | Avoiding Legal Pitfalls of Your Culture Initiatives||Truth You Can Act On: Utilize Expert Advice: Keep an employment law advisor nearby. Use this individual routinely as a sounding board to make sure you have timely and trusted feedback to guide your HR practices. Create HR Superstars: Think about your..||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Gary Brackett | Crafting an Engagement Strategy to the Individual||Truth You Can Act On: Foster Organizational “Beta” Mode: Far too often, employees fall into the trap of saying, “that’s how it’s always been done.” Each individual brings unique insights and dynamics to your business - inspire them to...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Amy Woodall | Debunking Common Training Myths||Truth You Can Act On: Leaders Must Be Involved: It’s not as simple as developing employees by only asking your team how they are doing. As leaders, you need to engage in development alongside your people. Trust Is Huge: In order to have a team that..||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Bernie McGuinness | A Culture Philosophy in 5 S’s||Truth You Can Act On - The Five S’s: Shine: First impressions make incredible impacts. Continued impressions create expectations. What does your physical work environment say about your culture? Set a high priority on fostering a clean and...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Jason Ells | How to Be A Destination Employer||Truth You Can Act On: Showcase Your Company As A Career: If you treat your employees as expendable commodities, they will treat your business in a similar fashion. Consider hiring a dedicated onboarding coordinator to set the tone early for...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Scott Miller | Building an Authentic Culture||Truth You Can Act On: Invest Individuals in Team Results: If your employees don’t understand why their individual contributions matter, they won’t buy into the overall goals of your business. By educating your staff on your business’ dollars...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Tim Beatty | Creating Sustainable Systems for Longterm Success||Truth You Can Act On: Drive Engagement By Connecting: When sending out surveys, talk to your employees first to get their input on what questions regarding engagement matter the most. Set aside time each week and commit to organic conversations with...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Michael Crafton | Employees First, Customers Second||Truth You Can Act On: Happy Employees Create Happy Customers: It’s crucial to maintain emotional ownership from employees regarding what your company is trying to accomplish. Providing the freedom for staff to make decisions empowers their...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Rebecca Fleetwood Hession | The Importance of Contextual Training||Truth You Can Act On: Do Less, Better: Find the right training programs for the right people, and don’t focus on a mass quantity of programs. Are managers and leaders reinforcing the trained behaviors once everyone gets back to the job? Emphasize...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Alison Martin-Books | The Keys to Developing Effective Mentorship Programs||Truth You Can Act On: Feedback: The ability to give useful feedback is a skill all leaders need to learn and master. Sometimes those critical conversations aren’t the easiest to have, but with practice, you’ll be able to have them more...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Steve Sanner | Increasing Employee Loyalty With Personal Development Programs||Truth You Can Act On: Recognition or reward is best with a personal touch from the leader. When quality work is recognized by a leader, employees feel more validated and cared about. Make it a priority to schedule time for personally rewarding your...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Seth Morales | LEGOs + Core Values—the building blocks of an authentic culture||Truth You Can Act On: Leadership Development. Make sure your leadership is aligned. If there is one thing that hinders growth, it’s having leaders who are not on the same page. Cultural alignment and clarity are essential throughout every tier of...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Patrick Broccolo | Perception is Reality: How to care for your culture||Truth You Can Act On: Don’t Assume. Go and have the conversation to help you understand how your employees feel about your company. Seek first to understand then promptly respond. It’s easy to assume everyone is engaged when there are no apparent..||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Casey Wright | Fostering Internal Fans for Long-term Wins||Truth You Can Act On: Regular Communication: Having the one-on-one cadence is great but tailor it to what that specific person needs. For some it might be every week for others it could be every other. Then keep track of what you discuss with your...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Jonathan Reynolds | Owning the Tough Conversations||Truth You Can Act On Define Your Culture: Values create your culture code. These should be established as a company rather than dictated. The company values also drive decision making whether it's a question of hiring or letting go. Challenge...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Mary Beth Oakes | Cultivating a Culture of Trust Through Failure||Truth You Can Act On: Dedicated open space: Your office space and make an impact on your employee’s engagement. Find and dedicate a space in your organization that can foster and allow for your employees to naturally build relationships. This space..||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Tom Zupancic | Culture is a Team Sport||Truth You Can Act On: Know people’s motivation: We can't treat all of our people the same. Everyone's motivated in different ways and we have to know what's there why. We have to spend time listening and understanding how your employees are...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Tom Jackson | The Jackson 5: Five strategies to engage remote employees||The secret to good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. Featured guest, Tom Jackson President of Steel Encounters, inspires this episode’s conversation about the top five strategies for engaging and...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Mike Davis | Because if you don’t care about culture, no one will||The inspiration for this episode comes from this interesting stat, 70 percent of leaders put people and culture in their top three initiatives yet only 20 percent of those leaders can report an ROI on the things they're doing to move the needle on...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Jethro Lloyd | Meaning and Millennials: How to engage and retain them||This week we are focusing millennial employees and the younger generations in our workplace. Ready or not they are the future of our workforce. Featured guest, Jethro Lloyd, CEO of iLAB, shares his take on how to engage millennials and why we’re...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Nikki Lewallen | Gut + Science: What's this all about?||Whether you need to land more business or increase output, the road to more revenue and better business outcomes ultimately relies on relationships. And if there’s one thing Nikki Lewallen knows, it’s relationships. In Gut+Science™, Nikki takes...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love how the conversation applies real life examples into actionable insights. Nikki is an engaging host! Can’t wait to hear who else they have on the show.
Listened to Nikki's "why" episode and got hooked. Her energy and passion for helping employees love the work they do is inspiring. Then, as I got into the guest interviews I love how she pulls relevant stories out of each of them that aren't just loaded with fluff.
Haven’t stopped listening
I have been listening all morning and will be going back and listening again and take a lot of notes! I look forward to more episodes!!