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The latest science shows what we've intuitively known—humans crave connection. But as my guest says, "Too many workplaces suffer from a lack of connection. Employees, and the organization's bottom line, pay the price."

So in this episode of Work That Matters, I interview Michael Lee Stollard about what organizations can do to create more connection to address the suffering in most workplaces.

Get ready to take notes, more great wisdom coming your way.

Direct download: 115_Creating_a_Culture_of_Connection_with_Michael_Lee_Stallard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Have you often thought to yourself, "how do I get noticed for my big idea?" We live in a time that barriers are more easily overcome to get that big idea noticed.

Your big idea could be a new business venture, or a project that could mean big money for your company, or maybe a passion project that if you did it would mean something to you.

In this episode of Work That Matters, I talk with Dorie Clark about what you can do to make your big idea a reality and stand out.

Get ready to take notes, more great wisdom coming your way.

Direct download: 114_How_to_Stand_Out_and_Find_Your_Big_Idea_with_DorieClark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

Managers have a tough job. New research from Root shows that managers are the most neglected employees in the workforce.

In this episode, I talk with Tracey Nawrocki, Director of Manager Development at Root. We explore key findings in Root's newest research that show how neglected managers are at work.

This isn't a sob story, however. Tracey and I take a solid look at what's going on with how managers are overlooked today and the business implications.

Get ready, more great wisdom coming your way.


Much has been written about the war for talent. But what do you do about it? That's the focus of this episode of Work That Matters. I talk with Dr. Stacy Feiner who bring psychological strategies to business owners to help them improve organizational and personal performance.

Dr. Feiner will breakdown a framework that has helped her clients win in the war for talent.

Get ready, more great wisdom coming your way.

Direct download: 112_How_to_Win_the_War_for_Talent_with_Dr._Stacy_Feiner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am PDT

The business world is in constant flux. Demands are high along with expectations. It takes a strong leader to navigate the flux, keep up with demands, and meet or exceed expectations.

If the above resonates with you, then you'll get tremendous value from this episode of Work That Matters.

Author and consultant John Grinnell talks with me about the importance of self-knowledge for leaders and why it's important in today's work places.

We take a deep dive into topics that can truly make a difference, a lasting difference, in your leadership.

Get ready, more great wisdom coming your way.

Direct download: 111_Leadership_in_Demanding_Times_with_John_Grinnell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

Living a life well examined was something Socrates advocated. It's a way of living that I believe is key to a fulfilling life.

Examining life can be difficult to do in this demanding world. It’s easy to put off looking at how to become a better human being when there are so many distractions.

In this episode, I talk with Gilt's Heather Fleming about using Agile as a basis for living a life well examined. If you're unfamiliar with Agile then definitely tune in.

So get ready to take notes, more great wisdom coming your way.

Direct download: 110_How_to_Improve_Your_Life_in_a_Demanding_World_with_Heather_Fleming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

A business that is conscience is an interesting idea. Conscience businesses do good for those who work in the company and for those whom they serve. It's a topic we're hearing more about these days, as consumers grow weary of corporate greed.

CMO of Kodak and author Steven Overman talk about the business implication of doing good. It's a fun discussion. I think you'll enjoy it.

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: 109_How_Doing_Good_Is_Great_for_Business_with_Kodak_s_Steven_Overman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

By some researchers count, we spend 1/3 of our life working. It consumes much of our lives. So when employees' personal lives are continuously sacrificed because of work spillover, the integration of the two worlds begins to fall apart.

In this episode of Work That Matters, I talk with Tracy Brower about her new book Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work. The title alone speaks volumes of the importance of a work/life mix.

We'll discuss important topics like abundance and it's role in living an integrated life. Also, we'll explore how the work environment influences our ability to do our best work.

Direct download: 108_Having_a_Quality_Mix_of_Work_and_Life_with_Tracy_Brower_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am PDT

Who doesn't want a positive work experience? It doesn't matter what type of work you do. While working it should be time that is meaningful. Extraordinary workplaces can be elusive. Listen, however, to this episode for insights and ideas that can make a difference for you and your team.

I interview psychologist, author and professor Ron Friedman about his new book, The Best Place to Work. Friedman has some counterintuitive and compelling ideas that just may make the difference for those in your workplace.

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: 107_Creating_Extraordinary_Workplaces_with_RonFriedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Much has been written about the impact Millennials will have/are having on the workplace. IBM has recently released a study that sheds some new light on this hot topic. I talk with Brand Manager, Bill Grady, of IBM to go through some of the myths, exaggerations and even unfortunate truths about Millennials.

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.