The world of work has undergone a transformation in the past two years no one was expecting and will continue to change as we adjust to new realities. How can you, a high achieving leader in your field keep up with new demands, ideas and approaches? The People and culture success show will take a deep dive into the forces driving how we work and lead in today’s workplace. Corina Walsh is the host and she is on a mission to help companies and businesses create a people-first approach to their work, leadership, and culture. She is an award-winning business owner, certified professional coach, and author. If you are a HR or people and culture professional who would like to go beyond the trends OR a manager who would like to understand what employees really want from you, their leader then The People and Culture Success Show is for you!
21. Achieving Growth Through Connected Leadership - Unpacking the CEO – Chief People Officer Relationship with Cerys Cook of Swift Medical
58:14For many years the role of Human Resources was viewed as an administrative arm in an organization. A position that was necessary but not always valued. Today, People and Culture professionals are more likely to have a seat at the table where decisions are made but can still face challenges with moving key people strategies forward. The relationship between the CEO and a Chief People Officer (CPO) will play a key role in shaping culture in a start-up where change is constant, and chaos is the norm. In this episode of The People and Culture Success Show, we delve into the transformative power of the CEO-CPO relationship in startups. Our guest, Cerys Cook, Chief People Officer at Swift Medical, shares insights into the crucial role of this dynamic duo in shaping organizational culture and driving business growth. In this episode, Corina and Cerys discuss: Cerys’s experience working in startups and traditional corporate settings. The importance of CEO-CPO alignment. The impact of the CEO-CPO relationship on organizational culture and talent management. Aligning people strategy with business goals. Why it is important to move away from viewing HR as an isolated function to a strategic partner across all business functions. The implementation of an agile goal framework to adapt to rapid changes in the startup landscape. Establishing trust and transparency between the CEO and CPO in any organization. Listen in as this episode takes a deep dive into the enduring impact of the CEO-CPO partnership in fostering innovation, resilience, and a people-centric approach to organizational success. Cerys Cook can be reached on LinkedIn by searching for Cerys Cook or you can email her at [email protected]. Join us for future episodes as we continue to explore the intersection of people, culture, and success in today's dynamic business environment. Thank you for tuning in to The People and Culture Success Show.
20. The Power of Self-Realization: Growing Yourself and Your Career in People & Culture with Adrienne Barnard of Mainstay
41:29As the People and Culture industry evolves, it is essential for professionals working in the industry to nurture self-awareness and personal growth. Adapting to change while maintaining resilience hinges on our capacity to evolve personally. Join us in this insightful episode of The People and Culture Success Show as we dive deep into the world of People & Culture with Adrienne Barnard, SVP of People Operations & Experience at Mainstay. With over a decade in the field, Adrienne shares her invaluable experiences, challenges, and strategies that have shaped her career. Adrienne emphasizes the vital link between personal growth and professional adaptability and shares stories about her evolution to becoming ‘unapologetic’. In this episode of The People and Culture Success Show Corina and Adrienne discuss: The evolution of People and Culture: Adrienne reflects on the industry's transformation over the years, highlighting the evolving role of People & Culture within organizations. Early Career Challenges: She candidly discusses the hurdles encountered at the start of her career and how she navigated through them, offering insights into resilience and growth. Gaining Buy-In & Investment: Strategies and tactics for aligning other leaders with P&C initiatives are explored, emphasizing the importance of obtaining buy-in and fostering collaboration. Personal Evolution: Adrienne's journey of self-discovery and its significance in her professional success, and the importance of self-awareness in the field. Self-Coaching & Growth: Thoughts on the role of self-coaching in personal and professional development, shedding light on its impact on a professional journey. Strategic Moves for P&C Professionals: Adrienne shares actionable 'power moves' vital for navigating the complex landscape of People & Culture, offering valuable advice to fellow professionals. Get ready for a captivating conversation filled with career insights, strategies for success, and invaluable wisdom gained from over a decade in the field. Adrienne Barnard can be reached on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrienne-barnard-a82aab1/
19. How to Claim Your Seat at the Leadership Table with Stacy Mayer
44:19Have you ever felt you were ready to take on a bigger role at work, but you weren’t sure how to get there? Should you ask for a promotion? Should you let your efforts speak for themselves and wait until your hard work gets noticed? Stacy Mayer is one of North America’s most highly sought-after executive coaches and promotion strategists for women and she has all the answers to the questions women have about getting promoted. In this episode of the People and Culture Success Show, we delve into an empowering conversation with Executive Leadership Coach Stacy Mayer. Stacy is on a mission to double the number of women promoted to the executive suite each year worldwide. In her conversation with host Corina Walsh, Stacy shares her top strategies and insights that can help female professionals move up and get ahead. Get ready for a power-packed episode where Corina Walsh and Stacy dive into essential strategies and insights for women aiming for leadership positions including: How to snag that promotion. Why companies need to promote more women. The link between company culture and women in leadership. Keeping high-performing women in leadership. Tips to be primed for when opportunity knocks. Tune in to gain actionable advice and inspiration for both aspiring female leaders and organizations committed to fostering gender equity in their leadership teams. Stacy Mayer can be reached on LinkedIn and through her website, book and podcast: https://www.stacymayer.com/podcast/ https://www.stacymayer.com/book/
18. A Tale of Two Workplace Cultures: Why Culture IS the Strategy
21:35In this episode, host Corina Walsh, takes listeners on a dive deep into the heart of workplace culture and its pivotal role in an organization's success. The famous saying that "culture eats strategy for breakfast" gets a fresh perspective as Corina argues that culture is not just an accompaniment to strategy but is, in fact, the strategy itself. Corina shares two distinct encounters she had with companies during her recent vacation, illustrating how workplace culture can be the defining factor in a company's success or struggles. This episode will inspire managers and companies to take a closer look at their own company culture and ensure it aligns with company goals and values. Topics discussed in this episode: Why it is essential to embody and demonstrate values daily to succeed and stand out in today's competitive business landscape. The vital connection between the employee experience and the customer experience, and the role of workplace culture in fostering success. How to make values a daily reality rather than wall decor. What really drives workplace culture – is it top-down or bottom-up? How to diagnose and repair workplace culture, based on Gallup's research, and Corina’s experience. Practical strategies for building and maintaining a thriving workplace culture, including continuous evaluation, action-oriented values, leadership alignment, and regular culture audits. Corina’s book can be purchased online where books are sold or directly from her website: https://shiftpd.com/book-the-engaged-employee-blueprint/
17. Navigating the Evolving Landscape of People and Culture with JaNaye Norman-Halligan
38:16In today's dynamic workplace, the People and Culture role must adapt to the evolving needs of both managers and employees. Staying attuned to these shifts is essential for success in this role. In this insightful episode of The People and Culture Success Show, host Corina Walsh will delve into the world of HR and People Operations with JaNaye Norman-Halligan, a Senior People Operations Professional and HR Consultant. With her vast experience in scaling global organizations and championing people-first approaches, JaNaye offers candid insights that can transform your understanding of authentic employee experiences. In her candid conversation with Corina, JaNaye is clear about what is working and not working within the People and Culture role, the importance of radical transparency, and how leaders can create an environment that is safe for employees to speak up. In this episode of The People and Culture Success Show Corina and JaNaye discuss: The highs and lows of the People and Culture role. Strategies to be successful in a People and Culture role. Why it is not the job of just People and Culture to change the workplace culture in any organization. Nurturing accountability and transparency to foster a positive workplace culture. Strategies and tools to help employees feel safe to speak up in their workplace. The future of the People and Culture role. Remote Work's Impact on Racial Equity. Golden Nuggets for Aspiring People and Culture Professionals. JaNaye Norman-Halligan can be reached through her profile on LinkedIn.
16. Accelerating Leadership in Automotive Retail with GM Gavin Humby
38:07On Episode 16 of The People and Culture Success Show host, Corina Walsh, will dive into the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive retail industry with guest, General Manager Gavin Humby. With a remarkable journey from Salesperson to Sales Manager and ultimately to the helm of a Truck center within a family-owned dealership, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to the conversation. In this episode, Corina and Gavin explore the dynamic shifts that have shaped the automotive retail industry over the past decade. From increasing diversity to embracing technological advancements, Gavin shares his firsthand insights into these transformative changes. Discover his strategies for transitioning from an individual contributor to a skilled manager and how these lessons can be applied by listeners within the industry. Corina and Gavin engage in a thought-provoking discussion on enhancing workplace culture within dealerships and leveraging generational differences for improved operational efficiency. Gavin also shares valuable insights into the critical leadership skills necessary for success in this fast-paced, ever-changing field. Whether you're already a part of the automotive retail world or considering a career in it, this episode promises actionable takeaways and a deeper understanding of the industry's dynamics. Join Corina and Gavin as they unpack these topics and shed light on the path to success in automotive retail. In this episode, Corina Walsh and guest Gavin Humby discuss: The profound changes in the automotive retail industry over the past ten years. How these changes have contributed to a more diverse landscape in automotive retail. Strategies for dealerships to cultivate a thriving workplace culture. Leveraging intergenerational differences to enhance operational effectiveness. The transformative impact of technology on the industry's trajectory. Essential leadership skills crucial for excelling as a manager in automotive retail. Expert advice for individuals contemplating a career within automotive retail. Gavin can be reached at [email protected] of Form
15. How to Cultivate Inspired Accountability to Combat Employee Entitlement
21:28In this episode, we delve into the vital role of accountability within companies and how it can act as a catalyst for employee engagement. Accountability doesn’t have to be punitive or blame-focused. By leveraging something called INSPIRED accountability, it can be a motivational force through concepts such as ownership and shared responsibility. Host and Leadership Coach Corina Walsh, explores the core reasons why accountability matters but also why accountability can be so challenging. She explains why people-first companies are at the highest risk of experiencing a lack of accountability and how it can lead to a culture of entitlement. Corina takes listeners through the 5 essential factors that foster a culture of inspired accountability, including defining accountability, setting clear expectations, fostering a sense of ownership over the work, ensuring accountability is a peer activity, and leaders who lead by example. Tune in to discover how accountability serves as a powerful tool, inspiring teams to exceed their limits and companies to achieve remarkable success. Links mentioned in this episode: Case Study: https://shiftpd.com/case-study-how-the-artisan-inn-increased-employee-retention-and-profits-during-a-global-pandemic/ Managing Made Easy: https://shiftpd.com/managing-made-easy/
14. Leveraging Compassionate Leadership in Healthcare with Bridgette Vail
33:49The healthcare industry has undergone massive change in the past decade, from advances in technology to a global pandemic. The constant change in the healthcare landscape requires healthcare leaders to stay deeply aware and learn to adjust their approach along the way based on the needs of their industry and teams. Whether you're a healthcare professional or a leader in another industry interested in the dynamics of effective leadership, this episode offers insights and actionable advice on how to lead with compassion in a complex work environment, balance priorities, and cultivate thriving teams in the world of healthcare. Our guest Brigette Vail is an Executive Director with Recovery Centers of America. She brings a wealth of experience and insight, having navigated the complex landscape of healthcare leadership for 19 years. Bridgette’s strategies and valuable lessons can be applied to any leadership role. In episode 14, host Corina Walsh and guest Bridgette Vail explore the essential qualities of a healthcare leader, balancing the business side of healthcare with the clinical side, and the challenges healthcare leaders can face in leading a team. Our guest shares her perspective on: The importance of a blend of compassion, empathy, and strategic thinking that is required to lead in a healthcare environment. The qualities that shape a leader's ability to inspire their team. The delicate balance between the business and clinical sides of healthcare leadership. Strategies for staying positive amidst leadership and industry challenges. Brigette Vail is an Executive Director with Recovery Centers of America, and she can be reached at [email protected] as well as on LinkedIn.
13. Redefining Masculinity in the Modern Workplace with Jake Stika of Next Gen Men
53:23While much of the conversation around diversity and inclusion focuses on women and underrepresented groups, inclusive leadership requires we also understand the specific challenges faced by men in the workplace. Societal expectations and traditional gender roles impact the mental health and well-being of men every day and there are specific actions companies can take to create a supportive environment where men can explore the impact of these expectations. Diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords but a fundamental aspect of building thriving workplace cultures. By embracing the layers of diversity and fostering an inclusive environment, organizations can unlock the full potential of their workforce. Jake Stika is the Executive Director of Next Gen Men, a not-for-profit organization focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces for a future where boys & men experience less pain and cause less harm. In this episode of The People and Culture Success Show host Corina Walsh and guest Jake Stika discuss the importance of dismantling stereotypes and promoting gender equality for all employees as well as: How the patriarchy harms people of all genders. Problems with phrases such as ‘toxic masculinity’ and ‘males allies.’ How companies can rethink gender to build inclusive workplaces. What inclusive leadership looks like in the modern workplace. How to engage men in discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion. How companies can recognize the support men’s unique challenges in the workplace. Hear more about Jake’s work: https://www.nextgenmen.ca/ https://www.equityleaders.org/
12. Unlocking the Leadership Advantage of Menopause with Dr. Afsoon Ghazvinian
38:44Menopause is still considered a taboo topic and often only talked about quietly between women and their family doctor. When we do speak about menopause the focus tends to be on symptoms and changes to a woman’s body. The end of fertility, however, does not and should not mark the beginning of decline of a woman’s career potential and ability. Dr. Afsoon Ghazvinian is on a mission to not only remove the stigma around menopause but to help women and organizations embrace menopause as a key leadership strength that women bring to the table. It is time to change the conversation and consider if we have been looking at menopause all wrong. Menopause is rarely a topic of open discussion in the workplace and as Dr. Ghazvinian points out, menopause intersects with a critical career stage for women – the transition into senior leadership roles. So, if we want to continue to move the needle on the number of women in leadership roles, we need to be more open about what menopause is and how it affects both individuals and organizations. Dr. Ghazvinian’s methodology helps instill self-efficacy and self-confidence in women so they can upgrade their health and performance to unlock their highest potential. Her wish is for all women to have the opportunity to work in a supportive and inclusive environment and to accomplish that, organizations must understand the real potential behind this important stage of life. In this episode, Corina and Dr. Ghazvinian discuss: How and why menopause is a leadership advantage for women and the organizations they work for. Why organizations should care about supporting their female talent going through menopause transition. The short-term and long-term effects of menopause on women's health. The negative misconceptions about menopause that are hurting women in the workplace. Link: REIVAS