Podcast

101: Zero Excuses Leadership | Nick Smarrelli

Nick Smarrelli, CEO of Gadellnet, is committed to living a full life while encouraging his employees to do the same. He lives out this mentality as the host of his podcast, Zero Excuses. Nick is a strong believer in growth, responsibility, and making an impact, all of which help him towards his ultimate goal of life without excuse. In this episode, you will hear how his values shape his leadership style and why he believes training is crucial to the success of any organization.

Truth You Can Act On: 

1. What habits do you have that help you live with “zero excuses?” ? 
Supporting Quote:
Nick Smarrelli: “There’s this kind of obligation, and that’s really where zero excuses
comes from, this obligation to use those skills to truly be impactful, both to myself
and to be the best version of myself, but then also be able to use that to impact
lives of others. And so for me that’s the driving force.”
2. What training or development programs do you have for your employees that are making an impact?
Supporting Quote:
Nick Smarrelli: “I think one of our strongest retention tools is this focus on training
and development and becoming a better person. And it’s not just skills around, can I fix
the computer faster? It’s a lot of soft skills. It’s everything from, how do I give better
presentations to email management, to, how do I set goals and how do I create a
better mindset? Or, how do I handle stress better? Or even through more
strategic technical training.”
3. How do you celebrate the “right” things?
Supporting Quote:
Nick Smarrelli: “I literally talk about the people that got additional certifications or
completed training. And so they get a little badge that goes onto their wall. So, I guess
technically that’s gamification that kind of really reinforces, ‘Hey, look at your peers,
achieving so much. You should too.”

Book Recommendation

  • Traction by Gino Wickman

Sponsor:

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Monday Fire: Reiterate the Why

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Our question for you today:

How often are you reiterating the “why” to your employees?

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Gut+Science LIVE!

Back by popular demand after his first appearance on Gut+Science Healthcare, Dan Weberg is joining us again on our next Gut+Science LIVE session. We started Gut+Science LIVE as a catalyst to build community among our guests and listeners. This is a 30-minute virtual session with one of our popular guests and conversation is influenced by our listeners with questions they submit. In this upcoming session on September 9th, Dan and Nikki Lewallen will be talking about Fighting Toxicity at Work and how each of us can take a stance to break toxic habits. Toxicity should not be tolerated and each of us can play a part in dwindling down the statistics. Join us HERE!

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Healthcare Series: Building an Army of Culture Champions | Tria Deibert

Tria Deibert, VP of Culture at Hackensack Meridian Health, is a warrior for organizational culture. As a culture leader herself, she understands it takes a team, not a person, to build company culture. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Tria talk about the challenge of merging two organizations and the lessons she learned from that experience.

Truth You Can Act On

  1. Spend time making the vision, mission, and values real and livable.
    Supporting Quote:
    Tria Deibert: [6:54] “Your mission, vision, and beliefs, can’t just be a beautifully written statement. It needs to be real and livable. Finding the balance of that, what’s real and livable as you’re bringing organizations together, is really where the magic is.
  2. Create core beliefs and reiterate them constantly.
    Supporting Quote:
    Tria Deibert: [13:22] “When we did our research, we learned what the team valued, and that informed the development of our core beliefs. And what we heard thematically was teamwork, human experience, quality,  being highly reliable, and innovation. So, those are all great things to value, especially in healthcare, and they certainly speak to the mind, but when I looked at them, they didn’t speak to my heart, and I didn’t know that they would speak to our team members’ hearts. So we crafted our core beliefs. As I mentioned before, they’re affectionately known as the four CS kind of with this knowledge in mind. And so, you know, born out of that discussion was creative, courageous, collaborative, and compassionate. And so innovation became creative. I will do my part to make things better. Quality and HRO became courageous. I will do the right thing. Teamwork became collaborative. I embraced teamwork, and the human experience became compassionate. I am the human experience.
  3. Equip employees to be good storytellers of your brand and your culture.
    Supporting Quote:
    Tria Deibert: [12:24] ”The culture has to be really reflective of who you are and who you aspire to be. And the only way to get there is to listen, to and involve your team members, understand what they hold dear, and really work with them to create the future they want to see.”
  4. Be clear on the “why,” then give a really clear path letting them know the “how”.
    Supporting Quote:
    Tria Deibert: [16:01] “I worked with our culture champions to equip them with the key messages
    and materials. So I was very clear on the why, but they owned the, how. And really what made
    this successful was we gave them a structure. We gave them materials, but they were selected
    for a reason, and we really gave them the power and the ability to bring these messages and
    these ideas forward in different events that were specific to where they were.”

Sponsor: 

Wambi.org – Wambi is about human connections. We view feedback as the fuel for interpersonal growth and are always striving to achieve the highest versions of ourselves and to lift others up along the way.

Book Recommendation:

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Webinar

Back by popular demand after his first appearance on Gut+Science Healthcare, Dan Weberg is joining us again on our next Gut+Science LIVE session. We started Gut+Science LIVE as a catalyst to build community among our guests and listeners. This is a 30-minute virtual session with one of our popular guests and conversation is influenced by our listeners with questions they submit. In this upcoming session on September 9th, Dan and Nikki Lewallen will be talking about Fighting Toxicity at Work and how each of us can take a stance to break toxic habits. Toxicity should not be tolerated and each of us can play a part in dwindling down the statistics. Join us here!

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Monday Fire: Be the Leader You Wish You Had

Happy Monday! Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. Here we go!

Our question for you today:

What characteristics do you look for in a leader? 

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100: Celebrating 100 Episodes with Nikki Lewallen

In celebration of Gut+Science reaching 100 episodes, producer Rachel Downey of Share Your Genius plays interviewer to our very special host, Nikki Lewallen. During this special episode you’ll hear Nikki’s takeaways from some of the leaders she’s had conversations with along with the inspiration behind the show. Cheers to the next 100 episodes!

Monday Fire: The Now You

Happy Monday! Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. Here we go!

Our question for you today:

Who are you today?

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099: Countdown to 100 with Tom Jackson, Jethro Lloyd, and Mike Baer

The countdown to 100 is on at Gut+Science! As we build up to our 100th episode, we’re revisiting our 9 most popular episodes to get a refresher on how these leaders have built people-forward companies. This episode is jam-packed with Truth You Can Act On so grab a notebook and listen in!

Today we’re hearing Truth You Can Act On from our conversations with Tom Jackson, Jethro Lloyd, and Mike Baer. Listen in for the full rundown (and you might want your notebooks handy).

 

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Healthcare Series: The Impact of Social Network Mapping on Engagement | Greg Matthews

Greg Matthews is an award-winning health innovator out to radically disrupt and improve the healthcare industry’s archaic methods for assessing true sources and patterns of influence. As an advisor to dozens of the largest and most successful healthcare companies in the world, he knows how to understand and quantify physicians’ behavior, networks and patterns of influence. On today’s episode, he shares his passion for data-centered innovation and how it affects engagement.

Truth You Can Act On

1. Engagement is about being part of something larger than yourself.
Supporting Quote:
Greg Matthews: “being able to connect yourself to a higher ideal is a big part of engagement and being able to do things that you couldn’t do on your own by being a part. Of a group of people focused on that.”

2. The connections your organization requires to function don’t follow your org chart.
Supporting Quote:
Greg Matthews: “that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to throw out your org chart and replace it with a social network diagram, but that social network diagram can help you to actually understand how your organization functions on a day to day basis. It can show you where there are. Traps and blocks, uh, in communication and connection. It can show you where there are opportunities to enhance, um, communication and connection between individuals, between departments.

3. Promote the work of individuals on an organizational level.
Supporting Quote:
Greg Matthews: that doctor doesn’t necessarily have to adopt social networking behavior on their own. They don’t have to necessarily be responsible for emailing their colleagues to say, Hey, here are some cool things that our hospital is doing. The hospital can simply feature them in their content. Almost every employee loves to have the kind of recognition from the organization that says, Hey, we love what you’re doing, and we want to feature it as a way of talking about the great things our organization is doing externally.

Book Recommendation:

Sponsor: 

Wambi.org – Wambi is about human connections. We view feedback as the fuel for interpersonal growth and are always striving to achieve the highest versions of ourselves and to lift others up along the way.

 

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Monday Fire: Prioritizing Self Care

Happy Monday! Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. Here we go!

Our question for you today:

What does self care look like for you?

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098: Countdown to 100 with Liam Forde, Jonathan Reynolds, and Michael Crafton

The countdown to 100 is on at Gut+Science! As we build up to our 100th episode, we’re revisiting our 9 most popular episodes to get a refresher on how these leaders have built people-forward companies.

Today we’re hearing Truth You Can Act On from our conversations with Liam Forde, Jonathan Reynolds, and Michael Crafton. Listen in for the full rundown (and you might want your notebooks handy).

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