In episode 82 of “The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss helping team members grow with author, business owner, and Gallup-certified Strengths Coach Sarah Robinson. Topics include Sarah’s acronym for what people look for at work, the role of social media in our hunger for feedback, and focusing on strengths instead of weaknesses.
JoDee and Susan start by discussing an Inc. Magazine article with suggestions for how to grow leaders. The author of the article, David Finkel, writes about how managers help their team members get solid results, but leaders help their team members grow.
Sarah Robinson, author, business owner, and Gallup certified strengths coach, joins the conversation to share her insight into what it takes to be a relevant and savvy leader in today’s changing world. Sarah shares the acronym she came up with for the things people want from managers, “FRESH.” She also discusses how we’re hardwired to get frequent feedback and why annual reviews aren’t enough. Appreciation is also important; 81% of employees said they would work harder for a boss who appreciates them. The real opportunity is about growth and tapping into what makes the people around you special.
In this episode’s listener question, JoDee and Susan share their suggestions on where to draw the line between being a good, caring HR professional and making work friendships. In the news, they talk about McDonald’s announcing that you can complete the first steps of their employment application by asking Alexa or Google Assistant to do it for you.
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