Our lives get so busy and filled up with work and the day to day responsibilities, it’s easy to forget our natural desire to be curious. Curiosity is important, it is curious people who shape the future (including the future of work). We need to find time in our busy lives to give in to curiosity.
Everyone has sat through boring workplace training sessions that seem like a waste of time and are a drain on employees. On the other side, many people have attended useful and lively trainings where they actually walk away engaged and educated, ready to apply what they’ve learned to their jobs. How can we make every training useful and engaging? That’s a question many companies face. Each week I talk with top executives, authors, and professors on my podcast, The Future of Work Podcast. Many of my guests are experts in training and learning and have shared their thoughts on how we can improve workplace training in the future.
Today’s guest is Amy Philbrook, the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments. Join us as we discuss why diversity and inclusion is not just something that leaders need to be focused on and how we all can be a part of improving D&I inside of our organizations. Amy also shares some fascinating stories from inside Fidelity that show how they are using data and analytics to address areas that need improvement. You will also hear what trends Amy is paying attention to, what has made her stay at Fidelity for so long, how to get leaders to care about diversity and inclusion and much more.
Today we are talking about three questions you can use on a daily basis that will help you be a more effective individual worker and leader in the workplace. I have used them in my own daily routine and I have seen great results.
Workplace stress can lead to all sorts of unhealthy habits and problems that affect our bodies. Weight gain, poor eating habits, heart problems, trouble sleeping, depression, and anxiety are just a few of the common things that we can experience because of workplace stress. This keeps us from doing and being our best at work and at home. Organizations are acknowledging this shift and are doing all sorts of things to help keep employees’ minds and bodies healthy.
Today’s episode is a mashup of clips from a handful of past guests all on the main topic of leadership, in honor of my new book coming out towards the end of the year. I am currently working on the book right now and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. The book will include input from over 120 CEOs around the world that I have been interviewing over the past year and a half. For the book I’m also teaming up with LinkedIn to survey around 14,000 employees from around the world, so it truly will be a unique project. I hope you’ll check it out once it’s out, but for now here are some highlights on leadership from past episodes.