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Monday Fire – Core Values

Happy Monday! We love Mondays; We love helping others love Mondays. So every Monday we’ll be dropping some Monday Fire for you to help you get excited about your week. Here we go!

Here’s our question for you today, leader:

Do you truly know your core values?

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085 – A “How-To” Guide for Gender Pay Equality | Teresa Levis

How do you assess gender pay equality? On today’s episode, we’re diving into this topic with our guest Teresa Levis

Teresa is the Vice President of Pre-Sales at Ascentis and her three decades of experience in the Human Resources industry have equipped her with a unique perspective on this issue. 

How can you intervene to improve gender pay equality? Listen in as we break it down.

Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Analyze your payroll details stats on gender. Have a database in place that can capture the data and give you a baseline. 
  2. Be aware of the reality of how you pay male vs female. Unconscious bias is very real and we all do it. 
  3. Put policies in place to encourage employee engagement. Pay-for-performance and 9-boxing are great places to start. 
  4. Equality is directly correlated to employee engagement levels. It’s not just about the amounts, though.

Nikki’s Book Recommendation:

Sponsors:

  • Ascentis –  Ascentis is a SaaS-based Human Capital Management software that offers easy-to-use HCM, HRIS, online payroll, talent management, recruiting, and timekeeping solutions. Request a complimentary review of your processes and policies at https://www.ascentis.com/gutscience

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Healthcare Series – Uniting Culture with a Higher Purpose | Dennis Murphy

Being smart and healthy is essential to running a successful organization.

For this episode in our healthcare subseries, we’re revisiting our conversation with Dennis Murphy (@dennismurphy340), President and CEO of IU Health.

IU Health is a healthcare mecca with 35,000 employees, 17 hospitals, and 400 locations statewide. Their culture is driven by one uniting mission: to make Indiana the healthiest state in the country.

Over the last 30 years, Dennis has amassed a wide range of leadership experience in organizations of all sizes. Along the way, he’s learned the building blocks for a healthy culture remain the same, whether you have 40 employees or 40,000.

How do you diagnose and improve your organizational health? Listen in as Dennis and Nikki break it down.

Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Feel your culture. Clarity and consistency in messaging, a clear construct for leaders of all levels to make good decisions, and storytelling. Tell stories that reinforce the culture you’re trying to build. 
  2. Build a healthy workplace. No matter the size of the organization, the steps are the same: Identify your goals, clearly communicate those goals, and empower and assist teams to work together to achieve them.
  3. Shift your values. Move from constitutional values to values that embody who you are. Be able to share your values in 20 seconds or less (the human attention span is shorter than ever). Seek employee feedback on crafting your values. For larger organizations, consider having a sample size gives feedback versus the entire workforce. Lastly, make the change of values a movement and not a mandate.

Nikki’s Book Recommendation:

Sponsors:

  • 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. To learn more about partnerships at Wambi, email Nikki at nikki@wambi.org

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Monday Fire: Practicing Gratitude

Happy Monday! We love Mondays; We love helping others love Mondays. So every Monday we’ll be dropping some Monday Fire for you to help you get excited about your week. Here we go!

Here’s our question for you today, leader:

Are you expressing gratitude to your team members in a way that meets their needs?

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084 – Owning the CEO Function | Tim Leman

It’s one thing to fill a role, it’s another to own the role. On today’s Gut+Science, we’re diving into the how and why you should own your role as a CEO and leader.

Tim Leman is the CEO of Gibson Insurance, and he is passionate about building a great place to work. He is committed to growth, always striving to get better, and influencing his people to do the same.

What made Tim realize the importance of owning his role as CEO? Listen in to hear the full story.

Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Know people’s motivation: We can’t treat all of our people the same. Everyone’s motivated in different ways and we have to know what’s there why. We have to spend time listening and understanding how your employees are motivated.
  2. Employees first: Customer service should be a top priority but it can’t take precedence over your employees. When you help your employees win they’ll walk through fire for you and your customers.
  3. Build on their strengths: Always look for the good in people and acknowledge what they’re doing well. You can build loyalty by leading with positivity. When we have a strong relationship with people they stop expecting you to be perfect and start focusing on how they can help bring the company’s vision to life.

Nikki’s Book Recommendation:

Sponsors:

  • The Zone – The Zone is the space where happiness and high performance coexist. We believe in making organizations more human and for this to happen we should not have to trade one for the other. We’re offering 10 free coaching sessions to Gut+Science listeners. Visit https://thezone.co/gutscience/coaching to get started.

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Monday Fire – Building Relationships

Happy Monday! We love Mondays; We love helping others love Mondays. So every Monday we’ll be dropping some Monday Fire for you to help you get excited about your week. Here we go! 

Here’s our question for you today, leader:

How are you building relationships with your people, especially when it comes to driving their engagement levels at work?

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083 – Human Capital Management In The Multigenerational Workforce | Bob Greene

There are now four different generations present in the workplace. On today’s Gut+Science, we’re diving into ways we can best lead the different generations at work.

Bob Greene is the Senior HR Industry Analyst at Ascentis, and he shares fascinating insights into the different generations and the behaviors and motivations that define them.

Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Millennials are now the largest population in the workplace. They want two things most: Regular feedback and an employer that stands behind them.
  2. Communications platforms need to be easily accessible from all devices. Whatever you’re doing to communicate now – increase the cadence.
  3. Reminder – Reject the generational stereotypes that you hear. The only exception is your own experience.
  4. Your application process must be simple. If it’s not, you’ll be missing out on recruiting younger talent.

Nikki’s Book Recommendation:

Sponsors:

  • Ascentis –  Ascentis is a SaaS-based Human Capital Management software that offers easy-to-use HCM, HRIS, online payroll, talent management, recruiting, and timekeeping solutions. Request a complimentary review of your processes and policies at https://www.ascentis.com/gutscience/

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Healthcare Series – How Innovation Is Driving Employee Engagement | Dr. Bonnie Clipper

Dr. Bonnie Clipper was the first Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association. She is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi and an influential thought leader and international speaker on the future of nursing. She joins Nikki to discuss the importance of nurse-led innovations and their impact on overall engagement in healthcare.

Listen in for the full conversation.

Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Focus on the right things. Take 5 steps back and look at the larger process failures
  2. Feedback must be accompanied by recognition.
  3. Don’t overcomplicate recognition. Recognize people often and in public.
  4. Adopt the habit of gratitude. Even a simple “thank you” goes a long way.

Nikki’s Book Recommendation:

Sponsors:

  • 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. To learn more about partnerships at Wambi, email Nikki at nikki@wambi.org

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082 – Unleashing the Voice of the Other | Corina Roobeck

Corina Roobeck is the Culture Transformation Partner at The Zone and she is passionate about awakening heart, spirit, and purpose in the business world.

Corina specializes in encouraging people to bring the “whole person” to work, and she joins Nikki to discuss the ways leaders can deliberately facilitate better collaboration.

Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Relationship skills are essential skills. They’re not optional and they’re not “soft” skills
  2. Make sure your mindset is locked-in to the endgame. This helps us fast track and innovate faster and helps our people feel safe. 
  3. Deliberately recruit diversity and on-board uniquely. Stop cloning. Every human needs a unique experience to help them unlock their potential. 
  4. Walk the talk. Integrity in leadership is not perfection, it’s showing up and displaying the courage to be vulnerable as a leader.

Nikki’s Book Recommendation:

Sponsor:

  • The Zone – The Zone is the space where happiness and high performance coexist. We believe in making organizations more human and for this to happen we should not have to trade one for the other. We’re offering 10 free coaching sessions to Gut+Science listeners. Visit https://thezone.co/gutscience/coaching to get started.

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Healthcare Series – Let’s Impact Workplace Engagement In Healthcare | Nikki Lewallen

Gut+Science is expanding into the healthcare sector with a specific subseries to impact employee engagement in the healthcare industry.

In partnership with Wambi, we’re bringing you the best influencers and leaders in healthcare to share best practices, stories, and lessons to build stronger people-first healthcare institutions.

The series has officially launched with Secretary David Shulkin, but we need your feedback! Send us an email at nikki@mondayfire.com and tell us who we should feature in this subseries.

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
  • Carepostcard.com is launching soon and we would love to partner with you! Here are two ways you can get involved: 1) You can personally use this tool to recognize the great workers in this world; 2) Your company can use this tool to “give back” – especially at a time like this. Email nikki@wambi.org to learn how!

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