In times of high-anxiety, change, and uncertainty, both leaders and team members need to help each other. It’s a two way street and both leaders and contributors are needed. Jason Barger delivers a memo encouraging all parties to help each other in 3 key ways.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 12 of the podcast, Dear Leaders & Employees: Help Each Other! Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.
2:20 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to email@example.com
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4:22 – Jason talks about how this season we have taken a dive into the big shift, the great resignation, the future or work, and emotional intelligence so do check out other episodes this season if you have not heard them; they are really worth a listen!
5:17 – Today we are talking about attracting talent in this new work landscape. Many companies are struggling now to attract talent and to place people in jobs. Jason speaks to what employees are looking for and how companies can set themselves apart when hiring. 7.6 million people resigned from their jobs in April and May creating the big shift.
In times of high stress and anxiety, genuine appreciation is oxygen to many people.
6:04 – Jason sends a bit of a memo to leaders, team members, and those during these fast-changing times we need everyone to help each other. Every single person is needed. Jason starts by talking to leaders and how they can better react and interact with the changes that are happening now inside organizations.
7:53 – We know that a lot is on leaders’ plates right now. Jason gives a heart to heart to those leaders and team members. With so many people quitting and resigning jobs due to great stress there is great pressure on many leaders to keep supporting high performance. On the other side, Jason gives a statement to employees in the organization.
13:40 – Jason tells of the top qualities that the best teams and leaders possess that he has seen.
- Proactively Communicate – Go out of your way to help the team understand why things are happening the way they are. Team members – help communicate what is unclear. Make sure that you are proactively communicating to your leaders what is unclear.
- Don’t pull the ripcord too early or make assumptions – Many were knee-jerk reactions that were made too quickly. We are starting to see some of the data on this as well. Leaders, don’t make assumptions about your team and how they are feeling, go seek it out! Take pulse checks with your team and see how they are as people as well; meet them where they are.
- Show Appreciation – In times of high stress and anxiety, genuine appreciation is oxygen to many people. Some of the most meaningful moments you will spend in your day are the times you will spend showing gratitude to your employees.
21:20 – Jason summarizes the values and discussion for today’s podcast and what teams and organizations can do to attract and retain new employees.
Questions to Ponder
Leaders, in what ways can you help your team members out? Are things clear? Are you showing appreciation for those around you?
Team members, Are you communicating with your leader about what is unclear and are you showing appreciation for your leader?
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Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.