Have you ever heard these phrases at work?
- I had no choice.
- You left me no option.
- Have you had a chance to review the email I sent?
- You made me angry.
- I have to move our appointment.
- If it’s not too much trouble.
- What do we want to do next?
Have you ever heard these phrases at work?
Never underestimate the power of inhibitions. How many times in your life have you been told “Don’t,” “You shouldn’t,” or “You can’t?” Did it start early in your life with a parent, caregiver, teacher, or coach? Do you remember how you felt? Did you internalize these messages? How much have those limitations inhibited you throughout your life?
I’m genuinely sorry this happened to you. It’s unfortunate that people who cared about you and wanted to protect you said these things. This is tragic.
Because you were meant to thrive. And fly. And make a ruckus.
It’s finally here! My new podcast, OnCompassion with Dr. Nate is going live this month and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Here’s what I said in the video:
Over the past year at Next Element we’ve really gained a lot of clarity around our purpose, which is to bring more compassion to every workplace around the world.
Our team at Next Element aren’t the only ones who care about compassion at work. When you look around there are so many incredible companies and leaders who are embracing real compassion not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s a lever for business success.
With this podcast I want to magnify the voices and wisdom of these leaders and give hope to anyone who is trying to combat the division and negativity so prevalent in our world today.
I spoke with Jody Horner, former CEO of Cargill Meat Solutions about the power of vulnerability in leadership.
Doug Conant shared how he turned around a failing Campbell’s Soup company by being tough-minded with standards, but tenderhearted with people.
Millie Ward shared the powerful compassion principles behind the success of her marketing firm, Stone Ward, that was recognized as one of Inc’ Magazine’s best places to work.
These are just a few of the guests I’ve already interviewed, each with a unique and inspiring message. My goal is to post one new episode per month.
Coming up I’ll be talking with Mark Miller, Vice President of high performance leadership for Chick-Fil-A and Stephen Trzeciak, author of Compassionomics, a book outlining the scientific evidence that caring really does make a difference.
With each episode my intention is to provide inspiring insights and practical tips for bringing more compassion to your life and work. I hope you enjoy them as much as I’ve enjoyed the conversations with my exceptional guests.
You can help me amplify the impact of OnCompassion by subscribing and sharing these podcasts with your tribe. Follow me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, and stay tuned to our Next Element Facebook page for notifications of new episodes.
If you know a leader who might be a good fit for OnCompassion, I’d love to know about it.
The world needs more compassion. My guests are doing something about it.
This SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey found that less than 30% of employees surveyed were satisfied with their organization’s recognition efforts. Among organizations who had a formal recognition program, less than 50% were satisfied.
How can it be that even among organizations who are making the effort and have good intentions, less than half of their employees are satisfied?
Two mistakes can kill even the best-intentioned recognition efforts; Focus on recognition instead of motivation, and selective hearing which leads to prejudice.
A colleague brought my attention to a recent Dear Abby post from September 22, 2019, titled “Veteran Appreciates Action More than Words.”
This veteran had a negative reaction when someone says, “Thank you for your service.” His struggle was that given all he had experienced and suffered, that phrase rang hollow.
What’s the difference between leadership and manipulation? This two-part series explores this very question using Donald Trump as the case study. In Part One I introduced the topic and shared three of the six tactics that skilled manipulators use to get what they want. Here are the other three, along with positive leadership lessons.
I get a lot of requests to write about Donald Trump’s personality. Let’s start with an update to two articles I wrote in 2016 during Donald Trump’s campaign for president.
Trump is good. I mean, really good. When it comes to imposing his will on others, without their awareness or permission, Trump is one of the best I’ve ever seen in this generation. Webster defines manipulation like this:
Manipulation is to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one’s own advantage.
I admire self-aware, centered people who just seem to have it all figured out. And, sometimes they drive me crazy when they don’t DO anything about it. They act like being mindful is enough, all by itself.
Mindfulness is a powerful practice to gain awareness, accept and manage emotions, and get centered. It helps you turn and face internal experiences with openness and curiosity instead of judgment.
Call center managers from one of the nation’s largest car rental companies are using The Compassion Mindset to engage differently at work. In this video, reveal two surprisingly simple, but remarkably effective strategies they are are using to help their employees succeed.