Productivity

EP. 62- the ten best on-boarding practices- do this!

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We have all heard the saying, “People are our greatest asset”. If so, then why do many organizations drop the ball with regard to their on-boarding? By the time we find them, tell them, sell them on joining our organization and ramp them to productivity, we have a small fortune invested! Done well, on-boarding positively impacts culture and reduces bad turnover. Yet some think it’s acceptable to pay lip services to this crucial function. A good hire can be turned into a bad hire if proper on-boarding is practiced. And the worst of it is that this is self-inflicted! Phrases like, “we were just too busy”, or “they have x number of years of experience and should know what to do” are offered up as after the fact excuses for not understanding the importance of getting new stakeholders properly integrated with their new work family. If you have had challenges with this in the past, or are evaluation your on-boarding processes, you won’t want to miss Illuminating Leadership! [Read transcript here]

EP. 30- share the load: the give and take of deliberate delegation

We all have assignments that are better off shared. They may be too large for us to successfully accomplish alone, or they may carry the opportunity to develop our team. Perhaps we have a project or task perfectly suited for the talents of someone else. Delegation is the dance of prioritization, productivity, pressure, and people development: the art of developing both others and ourselves. Join Jeff Smith and his co-host and colleague Jennifer Owen-O’Quill, Leadership and Strategy Consultant at Voltage Leadership Consulting, as they explore the art of Deliberate Delegation. What assignments will you share today? Listen in for some fresh insights and discover how to find the sweet spot where time and talents intersect.

EP. 7- making 'shift' happen: escaping the dreaded drama triangle (DDT) with the empowerment dynamic (TED)

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Are you a Victim of Drama? Ever wonder why there seems to be so much drama on your Team or at your company? How much does drama cost your organization in lost productivity, turnover, absenteeism and low morale? On our next Voltcast, Jeff Smith will explore these and other questions surrounding the impact of 'drama' in the workplace with Lee Hubert, Principal Consultant with Voltage Leadership. When colleagues adopt one of three primary dysfunctional roles at work, the result is often what we term a 'Cultural Bermuda Triangle.' This can be a place where the company or Team's vision, mission, and productivity can be 'lost.' As David Emerald points this out in his book 'The Power of TED, The Empowerment Dynamic' the antidote to the Dreaded Drama Triangle starts with understanding what role a person may be in and then taking steps to move into healthy roles by focusing on what we want -vs what we don't want.- Tune in to this week's Voltcast and Make'Shift' Happen...! [Read Transcript Here]

EP. 4- life GPS- helping you overcome being overworked and overwhelmed

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CALM. CLEAR. CONFIDENT. A hyper-connected, do-more-with-less approach to work and life leaves too many leaders feeling overworked and overwhelmed. The solution? Mindful leadership. Drawing on the research behind two best-selling books and the experience of working with thousands of clients in dozens of the world’s best-known organizations, Scott Eblin helps his clients arrive calm, clear, and confident. Jeff will be discussing with Scott best practices, tips and solutions for helping leaders achieve greater productivity while still living a good life. We will share stories from working with our clients and provide actionable ideas for our listeners to implement today. [Read Transcript Here]