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The best places to work create a positive work experience. But to make that happen requires intentional acts of leadership and purposeful evolution of the culture.

To talk about creating a positive work experience, I talk with young entrepreneur and growth manager at Office Vibe, Jacob Shriar.

Check out OfficeVibe.com to learn how they can help you create the culture and climate you want for your company and team.

Direct download: 77_Jacob_Shriar__Creating_A_Positive_Work_Experience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

We need businesses that don't suck—suck the life, purpose, desire, aspirations out of its people.

Today's episode we're looking at a different way to conduct business that doesn't suck. We'll explore how to evolve your business from a top-down, command-and-control mindset. We'll look at how holacracy can help with this evolution.

To help inform this conversation, this episodes guest is Brian Robertson.

Brian is with HolacracyOne and is a seasoned entrepreneur and organization builder, and a recovering CEO. He holds no fancy titles and wields no special powers, so he can show up as just another partner doing his part to support something he cares about.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 76_Brian_Robertson__A_Better_Way_to_Work_Together.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Meetings are where productivity goes to die. We hop on our hamster wheel and run from meeting to meeting, getting little to nothing accomplished for our time invested. It's an unsustainable business practice that sucks joy out of the workplace.

My guests today are two people whom I've admired for years - Dick and Emily Axelrod. In this episode we're going to explore how to revolutionize meetings and save yourself and others from hellish meetings.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 75_Dick_and_Emily_Axelrod__Save_Yourself_from_Meeting_Hell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

It's not every day we get the opportunity to learn how the world sees us. Imagine the opportunities this insight would provide. Well, now you have the opportunity with what Sally Hogshead calls the Fascination Advantage. It's an assessment that reveals how the world sees you. In this interview Sally and I explore the positive influence understanding the outcomes of the Fascination Advantage provides. Take the assessment for free—a benefit just for Work That Matters listeners. Visit www.HowtheWorldSeesYou.com/You. Enter the code SandS. This offer is good only through August 20, 2014.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 74_Sally_Hogshead__Learn_How_Fascinating_You_Are.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

In a global, 24/7 market place, the demands on businesses are significant. How executives guide a company through the business complexities differentiates the winners from the mediocre performers.

On Work That Matters we like to explore how managers can make a difference in their organizations and for their employees. In this episode we'll look at some of the ingredients necessary to flawlessly execute ideas in today's complex business world. My guest is James Kerr.

James is a management consultant, organizational behaviorist and partner at Blum Shapiro — a regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England. There James specializes in strategic planning, corporate transformation and project & program development.

He is the author of four books, including The Executive Checklist, the book we'll explore today.

Get ready to take notes. More great wisdom coming your way.

If you enjoy Work That Matters, please rate the podcast.

For show suggestions, please email Shawn Murphy at shawn@switchandshift.com.

Direct download: 73_James_Kerr__The_Executive_Checklist_for_Setting_Business_Direction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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