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#Insights Podcast

Real business talk on success, leadership, and culture with top people-first leaders

Featuring Emplify CEO, Santiago Jaramillo

Hosted by Nicole MacLean

Insights Podcast

Bite-Size Insights: How can leaders encourage working parents?

Nov 17, 2020 | 00:00
As we continue to navigate the strains and challenges of the new work environment, one group that we don’t talk about enough is parents. On this bite-size, we’re focusing on what leaders can do to encourage working parents and improve their engagement during this time. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How can leaders build highly productive remote teams?

Nov 10, 2020 | 00:00
Every leader wants their team to perform well, but with so many teams working from home, encouraging productivity can be challenging. On this Bite-Size, we’re tackling the question, how can leaders build highly -productive remote teams? Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What are the actionable steps leaders can take to avoid burnout?

Nov 04, 2020 | 00:00
On previous episodes of Insights, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about burnout; what causes it, how to recognize it, and why it’s been more prevalent in recent months. Since it’s probably not going anywhere any time soon, we wanted to take the opportunity to talk about how to avoid it. Read More

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How Should Leaders Respond to Feedback?

Oct 27, 2020 | 00:00
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How Can Leaders Better Understand Engagement in Diverse Groups?

Oct 20, 2020 | 00:00
On this bite-size, we’re breaking down those KPIs and showing how you can use them to drive engagement. Back again are Kham Msiska, Controller at Emplify and Gabby Van Alstine, Director of People Ops at Emplify. Read More

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How Can Leaders Embrace Difficult Conversations?

Oct 13, 2020 | 00:00
As leaders driving engagement, it’s our responsibility to have difficult conversations with our team members. So how can leaders start those conversations? Joining us to offer their insights are Kham Msiska, Controller at Emplify and Gabby Van Alstine, Director of People Ops at Emplify. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How Does Belonging Impact Engagement?

Oct 06, 2020 | 00:00
On this bite-size, we’re breaking down an engagement metric called the Belonging Score. It’s a great tool to gain insights into the engagement on your team, especially when it comes to minority and underrepresented people groups Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How Do Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Affect Engagement? Part 2

Sep 29, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s bite-size, we’re wrapping up a two-part episode from Sarah Nodarse of The Zone, a global culture consultancy on a mission to make organizations more human. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How Do Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Affect Engagement? Part 1

Sep 22, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s Bite-Size, we’re starting part one of a two part episode where we break down three of the most commonly, and poorly, interchanged words: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. Read More

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606 - Step 6: Use Data to Determine the State of Your Workforce | Christine Kaszubski

Sep 17, 2020 | 00:00
In this episode, you’ll hear how data gives you a clear picture of engagement levels in your organization so you can make better decisions for your company and your people. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How Can Leaders Encourage Learning and Development?

Sep 15, 2020 | 00:00
For this week’s bite-size, Shannon Ferguson, Head of People at BlueBoard, joins us to share ways leaders can encourage their people to develop new skills and explore new interests in their company. Read More

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605 - Step 5: Create a Culture of Continual Improvement | Jason Treu

Sep 10, 2020 | 00:00
Jason is an expert on creating a winning culture, and he joins Emplify’s Co-founder and Chief People Officer, Adam Weber to discuss the impact of continual improvement. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How Can Leaders Activate Core Values?

Sep 08, 2020 | 00:00
On this week’s bite-size, Emplify Co-founder and Chief People Officer Adam Weber joins us to share some tactical insights for activating your company’s core values. Read More

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604 - Step 4: Setting Goals with Your Team | Chris Evans

Sep 03, 2020 | 00:00
On this episode of Insights, we’re talking about setting goals with your team, step four in learning to Lead Like A Human. Joining us on our journey is Chris Evans, Senior Account Executive at Emplify. He was on the original team who experienced Adam’s techniques of goal setting first hand. He’s here to share his story. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What does it mean to Lead Like a Human?

Sep 01, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s Bite-Size, we’re celebrating the release of Lead Like A Human by asking various leaders to share their perspective on what it really means to lead like a human. Read More

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603 - Step 3: Define Your Values | Lois Weinblatt

Aug 27, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s episode of Insights, we’re talking about defining your core values, step three in learning to lead like a human. Along the way you’ll meet Lois Weinblatt, Founder of True North Visionaries, as she discusses the importance of establishing your core values so you can pursue your company purpose. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How Do Leaders Connect Long Term Vision with Short Term Success?

Aug 25, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s Bite-Size, you’ll hear from Adam Weber, Emplify’s Co-founder and Chief People Officer. He joins to discuss ways leaders can connect a company’s long term vision with short term success. Read More

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602 - Step 2: Align Your Purpose | Josh Driver

Aug 20, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s episode of Insights, we’re talking about purpose, the next step in learning to lead like a human. Along the way, you’ll meet Josh Driver, CEO and Co-founder of Selflessly, as he shares his passion and commitment to living out his company’s purpose. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What causes burnout?

Aug 18, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s Bite-Size, you’ll hear from Adam Weber, Emplify’s Co-founder and Chief People Officer. He joins to discuss the cause of burnout and why we’ve seen an uptick during the pandemic. Read More

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601 - Step 1: Centeredness | Jim Marsden

Aug 13, 2020 | 00:00
On today’s episode of Lead Like a Human, you’ll meet Jim Marsden, Principal and Coach with Reboot. Jim has been a huge influence on Adam’s journey towards centeredness and will be giving us his insights on the topic. Read More

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600 - Trailer: The Foreword | Adam Weber

Aug 11, 2020 | 00:00
Adam Weber is releasing his first book, Lead Like A Human. This season, we’re diving deep into that content and unveiling his book step by step, giving you practical tools to build engaged teams. Each week you’ll hear from the author himself and guests, giving you their expertise to activate each step. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What do leaders need to know about autonomy?

Aug 04, 2020 | 00:00
One of the drivers emerging as more important than ever is autonomy. It may seem like an obvious one at first, but autonomy touches so many factors. So what do leaders need to know about autonomy to increase engagement? That is what this week’s bite-size is addressing. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How should leaders evaluate goals?

Jul 28, 2020 | 00:00
As a leader, how should you measure success in light of all that’s happening? In this week’s bite-size we’re addressing the question of how leaders are evaluating goals with thoughts from Sam Yoder, Emplify’s first Employee Engagement Coach. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What can leaders do to support self-care for their teams?

Jul 21, 2020 | 00:00
In this week’s bite-size, we are asking leaders to put their oxygen mask on first and learning how they can encourage self-care for themselves and their teams. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How can we connect our culture to the customer experience?

Jul 14, 2020 | 00:00
One of the first things discussed when the pandemic hit was the health of the business. For many, that measure of health focused on two stakeholders: existing customers and current employees. Yet, the reality is often times the customer experience is at odds with the company’s culture. As you can imagine, this can have a ripple effect detrimental to an organization’s success. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What do people need to be successful at work?

Jul 07, 2020 | 00:00
While 2020 hasn’t gone as planned one thing remains true, the people closest to executing your company’s strategy are often the ones at risk or who already are experiencing burnout. How does this understanding of burnout impact us in today’s environment? And what do people actually need to be successful at work whether it’s at home or in an office? Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What 2020 employee engagement trends still matter?

Jun 30, 2020 | 00:00
In this week’s episode, we’re revising this data asking, “Is what we thought to be true then still true today? Joining the discussion is Kevin Kruse, New York Times Best Selling author and CEO of LeadX. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: How can leaders develop organizational resilience?

Jun 23, 2020 | 00:00
As leaders look to develop re-entry strategies and update their policies and procedures, the word resilience can’t be ignored. It’s the trait that gives us the ability to keep going when the light at the end of the tunnel may not be clear. Read More

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506 - Preparing for the Next Chapter featuring Zappos.com

Jun 18, 2020 | 00:00
There are many things on our minds as we think about the state of the workforce post COVID. Questions asked center around three key themes: re-entry, future of remote, and strategies to continue maximizing remote productivity.  Read More

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Bite-Size Insights: What are leaders not thinking about when it comes to re-entry?

Jun 16, 2020 | 00:00
Hollie Delaney, Chief People Strategist of Zappos.com joins this week’s bite-size to share the various elements she thinks leaders should consider when developing a re-entry strategy. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights 6: How can leaders show up for their team digitally?

Jun 09, 2020 | 00:00
In this season, we’ve all had to become digital leaders in a myriad of ways. This week we asked Emplify's leaders to provide us with practical insights around availability as leaders look to stay in front of their team and the organizations while being remote. Read More

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A Message to Our Listeners from Santiago Jaramillo

Jun 04, 2020 | 00:00
The last few days have been grief-filled in our city and country. People are hurting. Hearts are crying for change. This episode is an honest reflection from Emplify’s CEO Santiago Jaramillo. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights 5: What are the engagement drivers of a remote workforce?

Jun 03, 2020 | 00:00
The need to understand engagement drivers is heightened as people are taking on additional stressors. In this episode, you’ll hear from Emplify’s Sam Yoder, Adam Weber, and Michael Vasey highlighting what leaders should be paying the most attention to according to the data. Read More

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504 - Beyond Data: Improving Engagement with Action | Panel Discussion

May 28, 2020 | 00:00
Why guess when you can use data to make informed decisions? Join the experts in peeling back the curtain on employee feedback from the past few weeks and providing data-driven recommendations for leading teams.  Read More

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Bite-Size Insights 4: What can I do to make the best decisions for myself and my people?

May 27, 2020 | 00:00
Adam Weber, Emplify CPO, spent time identifying four ways he approaches making decisions to put him in the best mindset when making tough calls. Being a leader doesn’t always come with a handbook to making the right decisions. Read More

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503 - Tactics for Overwhelmed HR | Panel Discussion

May 21, 2020 | 00:00
This week we are leaning into the topic of how to lead with empathy and transparency with some of the tactical insights. On the panel, we’re featuring Adam Weber, Emplify’s Chief People Officer and Co-Founder, Christine Kaszubski, Chief People Officer at SalesLoft, and John Grover Chief People Officer at Endsight. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights 3: Why should leaders care about employee engagement right now?

May 19, 2020 | 00:00
When faced with unprecedented time, leaders are forced to pull back and prioritize. This bite-size insight is looking at how employee engagement should be examined during those times of uncertainty. Read More

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502 - Leading in Times of Uncertainty | Panel Discussion

May 14, 2020 | 00:00
This episode dives into equipping strategic people leaders on how to lead during times of uncertainty. In the lead up to our conversation, we had a lot of questions around communication, empathetic and authentic leadership, and how to foster engagement in remote workforces. You’ll hear the discussion center on these key topics. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights 2: What does bold leadership mean for your organization?

May 12, 2020 | 00:00
Our CPO posted a status update on LinkedIn that went unexpectedly viral, receiving nearly 3 million views. Clearly his content struck a chord. How did he come to this decision? What does it mean to show up for your team? Read More

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501 - How to Manage Through a Crisis | Roland Siebelink

May 07, 2020 | 00:00
One thing we want to make sure you hear is that it’s okay to be human. No matter what level you are in your career or your title we are all in this together. This episode features Roland Siebelink sharing what he calls the C.R.I.S.I.S framework. Read More

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Bite-Size Insights 1: What is the right level of communication?

May 05, 2020 | 00:00
We’ve turned to our community to fuel this new series with questions sourced from you. For the first episode in our series we’re answering our most asked question over the last few weeks: communication. Read More

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405 - The Real Impact of Engagement | Adam Weber

Mar 26, 2020 | 00:00
According to Employee Benefit News, it costs employers about 33% of an employee’s annual salary to replace them. The impact goes beyond financial. This week’s episode shares insights on other ways engagement (or lack thereof) can cost an organization. Read More

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404 - Your Best Employees Are Looking for a New Job | Adam Weber

Mar 19, 2020 | 00:00
This week we are bringing back Nick Smarrelli, CEO of GadellNet Consulting Services along with Adam Weber, Chief People Officer and Co-founder of Emplify to discuss the impact turnover can have on an organization. Read More

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[BONUS] Breaking News: Immediate Insights for Managing Your Now Remote Workforce

Mar 13, 2020 | 00:00
In this special edition of Insights, we are providing tips on how to manage a remote workforce. Read More

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403 - Avoiding the Burnout | Nick Smarrellil

Mar 12, 2020 | 00:00
Why is burnout such a serious issue? From the research we’ve conducted an alarming 62.2% of people report experiencing burnout at work and of that 62.2 % the burnout is happening as often as daily - and the larger the company, the more employees reporting burnout. Read More

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402 - Business First; People Always | Jill Felska

Mar 05, 2020 | 00:00
What does “business first; people always” mean? You’ll find out on this Insights episode and how you can shift your organization to think this way too. Read More

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401 - A Kid in Clown Shoes | Adam Weber

Feb 27, 2020 | 00:00
In the first episode of Season 4, we are getting to know Adam Weber, Co-founder and Chief People Officer at Emplify. We explore why this role is important, what it entails, and when companies should consider filling it. Read More

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Season 4 Trailer - 2020 Trends Report on Employee Engagement

Feb 19, 2020 | 00:00
Santiago shares what you can expect this season on Insights. We’ll be digging into what it means to be a Strategic People Leader while introducing you to one of our own, Adam Weber, Chief People Officer, and Co-founder. Read More

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BONUS - Interview with Santiago Jaramillo

Feb 12, 2020 | 00:00
A year from now, what will it look like for organizations that put an emphasis on manager development and employee engagement versus those that don’t? Find out why Santiago is calling 2020 “The Year of the Manager” on Insights. Read More

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305 - Reprogramming Our Leadership | Marcus Hall & Matt Rolfsen

Feb 12, 2020 | 00:00
When we talk about managing feedback and enacting a true employee engagement strategy, it really does include everyone. But what does involvement look like from the executive level? Read More

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304 - If It Was Easy, We Would All Be Doing It | Angie Redmon & Jennifer Stauffer

Feb 12, 2020 | 00:00
How can you be open about data? And how can you buy into this data as something that can truly improve the lives of our managers and employees? Read More

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303 - Flipping the Script on Feedback | Haley Aust & Carmen Price

Feb 12, 2020 | 00:00
In this episode of Insights, we’re digging into feedback. We often ask the wrong questions of our managers. So, how can we start asking the right ones? Read More

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302 - People Don't Leave Companies, They Leave Managers | Levi Schrock

Feb 12, 2020 | 00:00
In this episode of Insights, we’re taking a closer look at trust. What does it mean to develop trust with our managers? What does it look like in practice? Read More

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301 - Getting the Best Out of Your People | Kevin Kruse

Feb 10, 2020 | 00:00
In this first episode of Season 3 of Insights, we’re diving into managers and how we can invest in them. Read More

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