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Relationships at Work - the Employee Experience and Workplace Culture Podcast

Relationships at Work - the Employee Experience and Workplace Culture Podcast focuses on creating and fostering a healthy work environment. Host Russel Lolacher will discuss the topics that matter with experts in this area to help with the success of your organization, regardless of industry, giving you the information, education, strategies and tips to better connect with all levels of your organization. From vision and mission to communication to feedback to onboarding, there are so many aspects to building great relationships at work. This is a great place to start.

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Being Prepared For Your Career Transitions with Maureen McCann
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with Executive Career Strategist Maureen McCann on taking the right steps for your career transition.Maureen shares her thoughts and experience with...How do you know when it's time for a career transition.What you need to have in place before you start looking for your next job.The importance of understanding your values to others.How to build your network to help you.What you need to know to understand if you're finding the right culture for you.The role of mental health when determining when it's time to leave.The many myths of career transitions.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
47:45 10/03/2022
Learning to Lead by Example in the Workplace with Reagan Helms
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with SaaS Head of Support and Training and emerging leader Reagan Helms on his experience in learning to lead by example.Reagan shares his thoughts and experience with...What it is to lead by example.As a new leader, where to look for examples of leadership.What are the words and actions that resonate with and inspire young leaders.What triggers someone to understand the importance of modelling good leadership.When to start demonstrating your leadership.How receiving feedback is integral to being a leader.Authenticity as a key to leading by example.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
37:27 09/27/2022
Inside Imposter Syndrome at Work with Amber Naslund
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with Senior Manager for Marketing Solutions at Linkedin Amber Naslund on Imposter Syndrome. As someone challenged by it, she shares what she's learned, what it feels like and how it shows up and how leadership can better support those with this issue.Amber shares her thoughts and experience with...Who generally suffers from Imposter Syndrome.What can trigger it.Culture co-existence of Imposter Syndrome vs unearned confidence.Amber's thoughts on Adam Grant's perspective on imposter syndrome from the book Think Again.The long term impacts of having imposter syndrome.Psychological safety and corporate culture's role in addressing this issue.How do we reframe associated shame and guilt to move forward.How to start conversations with others to open the discussion on imposter syndrome.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
45:35 09/20/2022
Frontline Feedback  - The Story of Compassion So Counterfeit
Relationships at Work presents Frontline Feedback - Stories from the Employee Journey.Host and storyteller Russel Lolacher shares the real story of Compassion So Counterfeit.In this inaugural tale, we’ll hear the story of Sally, one in which she shares a moment of an outreached hand and a possible safe space for vulnerability but it only leads to shattered confidence and inept leadership.We’ll wrap it up by digging into the emotional impacts that may not be obvious and then the lessons we can take away from this story that can help us build a better culture for our employees.
13:55 09/13/2022
How Employee Compensation Compliments Development with Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with organizational consultants and compensation experts Crystal Henrickson and Annika Reinhardt on the role of compensation in professional development and workplace culture.Annika and Crystal share their thoughts and experience with...The various levels of compensationHow compensation is determined in an organizationHow a job description/job profile connects to compensationCompensation's link to growth and motivationHow to address a job that grows in responsibilities but not compensationWhy transparency is so important and so hard.The complications of including salaries in job postingsWhy you need a compensation and rewards philosophyIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
56:08 09/06/2022
Understanding and Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace with Doug Rabold
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with neurodivergent leader Doug Rabold on embracing neurodivergency in the workplace, what it might look like and its importance.Doug shares his thoughts and experience with...What neurodivergency isTypical misconceptions of neurodivergencyHow autism and neurodivergency can show up at workWhy organizations should embrace neurodivergent leadersThe benefit of neurodivergent "superpowers" (though Doug hates that term)Why embracing neurodivergency is hard for some organizationsNeurodiversity's connection to innovationIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
40:15 08/30/2022
Focusing on the 3 Building Blocks of Belonging at Work with Katie Rasoul
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with leadership and culture coach Katie Rasoul on the importance of prioritizing belonging at work and what it looks like.Katie shares her thoughts and experience with...What belonging feels like at workHow belonging is associated with DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion)Why it's still challenging for organizations to talk about belongingThe role of culture and leadership in building belongingHow personalization and belonging can be trickyWhere to start either as a corporate leader or a team leaderIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
45:54 08/23/2022
Why Activating Activism in Employees is a Good Thing with Jessie MacNeil-Brown
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with activist and IKEA Campaigns Manager Jessie MacNeil-Brown (formally the head of Global Activism and Corporate Responsibility for the Body Shop and the Global Campaigns Manager for Amnesty International) on encouraging activism in employees improves the world and workplace.Jessie shares her thoughts and experience with...Are companies prepared to onboard younger generations looking for purpose in their work?The importance of building community to attract talent.Activism and its connection to corporate values.How hiring by value connects to purpose.What it looks like for a small or medium business to embrace activism.Activism's connection to employee empowerment.The importance of sharing your activism story internally.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
39:56 08/16/2022
Change Your Mindset To Improve DEI in the Workplace with Alexa Harris
In this episode of Relationships at Work, host Russel Lolacher chats with strategic HR manager and DEI corporate advocate Alexa Harris on being more intentional in our workplaces with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and what that looks like.Alexa shares her thoughts and experience with...Defining the difference between D, E, I and BWhat is most misunderstood in implementing DEI in an organizationDEI's role in The Great ResignationBenefits of a DEI organization"Random Acts of Diversity" and why it probably isn't moving the needle of DEIWhere to start your DEI workplace journey (spoiler - data)How to change mindsets to embrace DEIIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
40:55 08/09/2022
Embracing Accessibility at Work with Stephanie Cadieux
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with Canada's first Chief Accessibility Officer Stephanie Cadieux on the importance and benefits of embracing an accessible workplace.Stephanie shares her thoughts and experience with...The definition of accessibility.What organizations are missing out on by not being accessible.Where to start for your organization.Where organizations go wrong.What she fears the most in trying to implement accessibility standards.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
39:39 08/01/2022
Keeping Employees Safe from Workplace Violence with Felix Nater
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with workplace violence prevention advisor and consultant Felix Nater on the impacts of violence and non-violent behaviour in the workplace, its impact on culture and steps to avoid it.Felix shares his experience with...The definition of workplace violenceHow to approach it in your organization before it eruptsThe single most important ingredient in an organization to prevent violenceHow small businesses aren't immune to violenceWhat gets in the way of properly understanding the problemThe role of empathy and mental healthIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
45:55 07/26/2022
Building Community to Improve the Employee Experience with Nate Brown
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with co-founder of the CX Accelerator and speaker Nate Brown on how to build community to benefit your employee experience in your industry. Nate shares his experience with...the different types of networksthe origins of the CX Accelerator networkthe differences between introverts and extroverts in building connectionsThe benefits of creating a communitySteps to building a networkIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
50:14 07/05/2022
Solving Employee Retention With An On Fire Culture with Eric Chester
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with multi-time best selling author, researcher and international Hall of Fame speaker Eric Chester on the ingredients to an on fire workplace culture that solves the employee retention problem.Eric shares his experience with...The seven pillars for a great workplace cultureHow the "Golden Rule" gets in the way of retentionThe challenges of creating a great cultureThe warning signs that you need to focus on cultureThree questions every organization needs to ask its employeesWhat employees want to be motivated (and motivation wasn't the word they used)A case study of what valuing employees looks likeIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
46:05 06/28/2022
Fostering Compassion in the Workplace with Liz Kislik
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with management consultant, executive coach and speaker Liz Kislik on the importance of compassion in the workplace.Liz shares her experience with...The difference between compassion and empathyHow to be more compassionateWhere compassion fits depending on your generationHow workplace culture can benefit from compassionHow we can foster compassion in othersThe boundaries of compassionIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
41:45 06/19/2022
Busting Organizational Silos at Work with Dr. Robyn Petree-Guzman and Keith Kmett
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with customer experience and employee experience advisors Dr. Robyn Petree-Guzman and Keith Kmett on how organization silos can be formed and the best approaches and benefits of removing them.Robyn and Keith share their experience with...how organizational silos can be createdhow vision and mission of a company relate to silosthe importance of communicationthe benefits and considerations of removing silosthe role of executive and culture in addressing silosIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
50:10 06/13/2022
Communication Technology Pros and Cons at Work with Brandon Caudle
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with technology service leader and speaker Brandon Caudle on the pros and cons of communication technology at work.Brandon shares his experience with...The types of communication platforms organizations can useHow knowledge transfer and culture can benefit from communication technologyThe dark side of always being connectedHow to introduce inexperienced staff to new technologiesIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
34:38 06/05/2022
Good Human Leadership at Work with Gregg Lederman
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with author and keynote speaker Gregg Ledermen on how being a good human through knowing your values and embracing your vulnerability can make you a better human leader at work.Gregg shares his experience with...The balance between results and humanityThe importance of living your defined valuesWhere followers fit in good leadershipWhy you need to know who you are to be a good leaderHow trust is an outcome, not a value of leadershipFinding value-driven leadersIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
38:28 05/31/2022
Intention and Action Alignment at Work with Neal Dlin
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with Neal Dlin, founder and Chief Human Experience Officer of customer and employee experience consultancy Chorus Tree, on intention and action alignment at work, including how it can impact culture, the role of leadership and employees, and how curiosity can help.  Neal shares his experience and expertise on...The impacts of words not matching intent and action.How leadership can help employee intention and supporting it.How actions might mislead intention.How employee experience can be hurt by misalignment.Where being a "detective" around intention and actions can help your relationships at work.Where to start in your organization if the culture doesn't align actions and intentions.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
47:02 05/09/2022
Speaking Well at Work with Vicki McLeod
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with author, speaker, coach and award-winning entrepreneur Vicki McLeod on speaking well in the workplace, either in-person or through technology.Vicki shares her experience and expertise on...Why speaking well is important.What speaking well (and not speaking well) looks like in the workplace.The importance of preparation, and its dark side.How an organization's communication culture can influence speaking well.How situational awareness is a factor in speaking success.How speaking well helps employee engagement.Introversion vs extroversion.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
43:19 05/01/2022
Starting Employee Journey Mapping at Work with Jeannie Walters
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with CEO and founder of global consulting firm Experience Investigators Jeannie Walters on the importance of employee journey mapping and its role in employee retention and engagement. Jeannie shares her experience and expertise on...The scope of an employee journey map.How employee personas can help and what they should include.When you should review your employee journey map.Where mapping falls down.How maps can help with employee engagement.Why organizations don't do it as frequently as they should.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
43:34 04/25/2022
The Importance of Being Vulnerable at Work with Diane Lloyd
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with executive leadership coach, CEO and Dare to Lead facilitator Diane Lloyd on the importance of vulnerability and in bringing your full self to work.Diane shares her experience in...What vulnerability is.The benefits of being vulnerable at work.How empathy and compassion play a role in vulnerability.How to handle those being vulnerable with you.How lack of vulnerability can impact a culture.How Brene Brown is wrong about Corridor Conversations and what to do about it.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
46:33 04/17/2022
How to Get Leadership to See Your Value at Work
In this episode of Relationships at Work, host Russel Lolacher talks about how to get leadership to see your value - whether it's executive or anyone with influence in your organization. You have more power than you know.After a recent experience where an employee diminished themselves and their influence within their organization, Russel shares how that is the wrong outlook and the steps you can make to improve how your value is perceived at work. When we talk about Relationships at Work on this podcast, we’re not just talking about the ones you make with your boss, your co-workers, your staff… we’re also talking about the one you have with yourself. "Executive doesn't know what I do." "No one sees the value in my work." - this is on you.We need to talk about how to get leadership to see your value.Highlights:How we don't understand our influence at work.Two things we need to first understand before influencing change - communications and people that aren't you.Four steps to increase your perceived value in your organization. Tools to help with organizational influence.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.And check out our Instagram page. 
23:24 04/10/2022
Building a People-First Culture at Work with Annette Franz
In this episode of Relationships at Work, Russel chat withs author and consultant Annette Franz, on company culture and how to put people-first in your organization to keep them engaged (and some of the red flags you might be going the wrong way).Annette shares her experience and from her new book BUILT TO WIN...What organizations don't understand about cultureHow corporate and personal values fit to build cultureHow you can check-in on how your culture is progressing (or not)Red flags and mistakes to a broken cultureHow outside-in, inside-in decision making can be impactful (for good and bad)If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
39:23 03/27/2022
Motivating Employees at Work with Will Mahon
In episode 12 of Relationships at Work, Russel chats with training and people developer Will Mahon, on the importance of motivation - the different motivational styles of your employees, the benefits to the organization and how as a leader or colleague you can work to connect and motivate others.Will shares his experience with...How motivation has changed in the workplaceThe seven motivational styles to better understand and motivate your organizationThe steps to start motivating staffWhere leaders get it wrong when trying to motivate employeesWhat happens to an organization that doesn't have motivated staffIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
45:06 03/21/2022
Playing Games at Work with Codie McQuay
In episode 11 of Relationships at Work, I chat with facilitation expert Codie McQuay, on looking at work differently through gamifying it. Whether it's regular meetings, a strategy session, on-boarding, she shares how playing games at work can improve the employee experience.Codie shares her experience with...The differences between gamification and gamifying in the workplaceHow gamifying can be used in meetings to be more productive - for leaders and staffThe benefits to employee engagement by gamifying their experienceThe challenges to introducing gamifying and how to over come themIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
37:02 03/13/2022
Managing and Mismanaging Stress at Work with Ian Foss
In episode ten of Relationships at Work, I chat with emergency management director Ian Foss, on the dangerous impacts of stress on our health and the health of our organizations, and what we can do to identify and manage that stress at work.Ian shares his experience with...The dangerous impacts of stressWhere stress can come from to impact your workThings to look for as warning signs of stressWays to manage stress short-term and long-termIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
31:42 03/05/2022
The Importance of Purpose at Work with Stan Phelps
In episode nine of Relationships at Work, host Russel Lolacher chats with multi-author and keynote speaker Stan Phelps, on the ingredients of an organization with purpose, and its impact on the employee experience and workplace culture.Stan shares his experience with...What purpose means for employees and an organizationWhat is the benefit of purposeWhere you can find your company's purposeThe role of belonging in a purpose-driven organizationIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
27:10 02/21/2022
Having a Seat at the Table at Work with Clemens Rettich
In episode eight of Relationships at Work, I chat with author and organizational performance consultant Clemens Rettich, on being more inclusive in stakeholder decision making so everyone and anyone can have a "seat at the table."Clemens shares his experience with...What a "seat at the table" meansThe baggage of the current "table" as it typically is doneThe argue-in vs argue-out approach (excluding vs including)How a lack of inclusiveness in decision making can impact workplace culture and projectsIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
38:37 02/13/2022
Good Mental Health at Work with Erin Hallett
In episode seven of Relationships at Work, host Russel Lolacher talks with Erin Hallett, the Director of Alumni and External Engagement at Cambridge Judge Business School and recognized advocate for better mental health in the workplace.Erin shares her experience with...Defining "mental health"The impact of COVID-19Stigmas around mental health that still existHow we can show up at work to support others mental healthPrioritizing your own mental health at workThe worst thing you can do to address mental healthIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.For more, go to relationshipsatwork.ca 
46:05 02/07/2022
The Problem With Yelling at Work
Host Russel Lolacher discusses the impacts and problems with yelling at work.We all get a little frustrated at others at work. Could be about them, more likely it’s about us. That’s ok. It happens. BUT how we react to that frustration is a whole other thing. And yelling at others, is never OK. For this show, Russel cites interviews with Stanford University professor and author of THE ASSHOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE Bob Sutton, shares real world stories from his own experience and those shared in his community, and provides tactics you can take to address this impact to the employee experience.The articles Russel mentions, include:Harvard Business Review - Is It OK to yell at your employeesNew York Times - Shouting can Backfire in Many a WorkplaceMarketplace.Org - Yelling at Work Persists Despite Awareness of Ill EffectsHighlights:the impacts yelling can have on coworkers and the culturethe different ways yelling can show up at work with real-life exampleshow yelling can be addressed from leadership and as the yellerIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.
19:11 01/31/2022