Russel Lolacher

Ian Foss on managing stress

Episode #10 – Managing and Mismanaging Stress at Work

In episode ten of Relationships at Work, I chat with emergency management director Ian Foss, on the dangerous impacts of stress on our health and the health of our organizations, and what we can do to identify and manage that stress at work. A few reasons Ian is awesome – he’s the Director of Search …

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Built to Win Book by Annette Franz author

Built to Win – What It Takes To Be a Customer-Centric Organization

Speaking and sharing my experience for as long as I have in the customer/experience relationship space, I’ve had the absolutely pleasure of making some friends along the way. People that will just pick up a phone or message back and forth to share some guidance, insight or an ear. One of those amazing people is …

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Stan Phelps on purpose driven companies

Episode #9 – The Importance of Purpose at Work

In episode nine of Relationships at Work, I chat with multi-author and keynote speaker Stan Phelps, on the ingredients of an organization with purpose at work, and its impact on the employee experience and workplace culture. A few reasons Stan is awesome – author or co-author of 10+ books in the “Goldfish Series” – Purple, …

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Clemens Rettich on decision making

Episode #8 – Having a Seat at the Table at Work

In episode eight of Relationships at Work, I chat with author and organizational performance consultant Clemens Rettich, on being more inclusive in stakeholder decision making so everyone and anyone can have a “seat at the table.” A few reasons Clemens is awesome – he’s the National Practice Lead in Organization Performance for Grant Thornton LLP, …

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Erin Hallett on Good Mental Health

Episode #7 – Good Mental Health at Work

In episode seven of Relationships at Work, I hang out with Erin Hallett, the Director of Alumni and External Engagement at Cambridge Judge Business School and advocate for better mental health in the workplace. A few reasons Erin is awesome – she’s a Wellbeing Ambassador for Let’s Improve Workplace Wellbeing, an HR community in the …

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Vernon Ross on Internal Podcasts for Employee Engagement

Episode #5 – Internal Podcasts at Work

In episode five of Relationships at Work, I hang out with Vernon Ross, author and found of Enterprise Podcaster, which helps organizations get into the world of podcasting. We discuss how internal podcasts can been interesting tool for employee engagement and supporting workplace culture. A few reasons Vernon is awesome – he’s an Adjunct Professor …

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Episode #4 – More than Maslow’s Need Hierarchy at Work

In episode four of Relationships at Work, host Russel Lolacher revisits Maslow’s Need Hierarchy. You remember that one, right? Well it actually gets a lot more interesting. One of the inspirations for Maslow’s theory was in the time he spent with the Blackfoot First Nations for six weeks, and writer Teju Ravilochan has done an …

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Kate Nasser Relationships At Work Podcast

Episode #3 – Addressing Negativity at Work

In episode three of Relationships at Work, I chat with Kate Nasser, author and People-Skills Coach, as we look at identifying negativity in the workplace and how to address it for ourselves and for our organization. A few reasons Kate is awesome – founder/president of CAS, Inc and the People’s Skills Coach and she’s been …

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Listening to Feedback For Relationships at Work

Episode #2 – Why Are We Not Listening to Feedback at Work

In episode two of Relationships at Work, I dig into an INC.com article on a study by Explorance and Wakefield Research to probe employees attitudes on workplace surveys in their hope to uncover the causes of employee satisfaction or dissatisfaction at work, and it’s possible linkage to employees leaving. Check out all the episodes of …

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