Leading People

Discover Innovative Leadership Practices in Season 3

March 16, 2024 Gerry Murray Season 3 Episode 49
Leading People
Discover Innovative Leadership Practices in Season 3
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Get the transformative secrets of leadership from people who are re-writing today’s HR.

Your host, Gerry Murray, guides you on a journey through the compelling landscapes of Leadership, HR development, employee engagement, and talent management.

Our latest episode is a treasure trove of insights, featuring the impressive Eva Maurer, who is revolutionising how we approach workplace learning. Say goodbye to outdated teaching methods and hello to collaborative learning that values resistance as a key to enrichment.

Then, Gustavo Razzetti lights up the discussion with vibrant insights on the collective responsibility of creating psychological safety and trust within teams—a must-hear for anyone looking to cultivate a robust and supportive work culture.

Prepare to be inspired as Sébastian Tranchant from the automotive sector shares the delicate art of balancing high performance with a compassionate work culture. The key? Tune in to find out.

And if that's not enough to whet your leadership appetite, Brian Moran returns to challenge everything you thought you knew about accountability, reframing it in a novel way.

This isn't just another leadership podcast; our guests will invite you to reshape your perspective and embrace innovative practices that will elevate your approach to guiding and developing others.

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Speaker 1:

Welcome to Episode 49 and Season 3 of Leading People with Me, jerry Murray. When I kicked off this podcast back in January 2021, little did I know it would grow into this wonderful community we've built together. So a massive thank you to each incredible guest who shared their wisdom and to you, our listeners, both the loyal followers and those just joining us. Your support means the world. Remember to hit subscribe on your go-to podcast app to stay updated with all our latest episodes. And hey, if you enjoy our chats, why not share the love? Pass a link on to your friends and colleagues.

Speaker 1:

This season we're shaking things up a bit. We're broadening our horizons to include some of the brightest minds in the business world, alongside our usual lineup of authors and thinkers, from HR mavens to leadership gurus. You'll get insider views on navigating leadership and talent management in today's dynamic environment. Expect real stories, challenges and cutting edge practices. Let's give you a little taster of what's in store. First up, we have Eva Maurer shining a light on the evolution of HR development and change management. She's rethinking how we support and facilitate learning in the workplace, moving away from old school teaching to a more collaborative approach.

Speaker 2:

So I think, well, I really started with the idea that HR needs to be the very clever, smart person who knows, for example, what effective leadership means. So very often we are hired and then someone is telling us how we are in the middle of a change process and you need to push and be the driver of this change process, and then we are starting to create products and it doesn't work. Very often it doesn't work and there is a lot of resistance, and what I've learned is to take this resistance as a really value-adding information.

Speaker 1:

Then Gustavo Rossetti joins us with his fresh perspective on employee engagement and leadership's role in shaping culture and expectations.

Speaker 3:

And also one thing that's important it's collective. It's like collective trust. Trust happens between two people. Psychological safety is something that the entire team provides, so we all make it happen. It's not just a leader's responsibility. The leader can do a lot of things, they can model it, but if the team members don't contribute to it, it's like a safety net that people are holding. So when I take the leap, it's going to be safe for me to take that risk. So how can we do it? It's about modeling participation. We know that, for example, turn-taking, making sure that each team member has their chance to speak up. It's critical. We always say that leaders should always go last, to make sure they don't influence people with their own ideas. However, there are exceptions. When we want to model a risk-taking, when we want to model boldenurability for example, acknowledging our own mistakes we would like the leaders to be the first to talk, so they basically create that environment.

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After that, Sebastian Tranchon takes us behind the scenes of HR in the automotive sector, sharing how to balance high performance with a nurturing work culture.

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Then I learned a wonderful way of behaving like an authentic leader in Toyota and I really fell in love with one word and I shared this word with all my teams since then. So it's a Japanese word, mendomi, and it's really powerful because it's combined two different notions. The first one is being very demanding, setting high expectations, high standards, and the second notion is benevolence, caring, being kind, taking care of the others. And the Japanese often explain as treat your team members as you would treat your own family members, because with your kids, for example, you have strong ambitions for your kids, strong expectations. You are very demanding with them, you want them to have a good result at school, you want them to succeed in their career, you want them to be very happy. So you are really setting the bar very high, but at the same time, you take care of them, you develop them, you give them your own time, your listening, and so on.

Speaker 1:

And we welcome back Brian Moran, who's challenging us to rethink accountability, craming it as a choice and commitment rather than a burden.

Speaker 5:

But we have a very different view of accountability, and that's what makes it uncommon is that I think most people think about accountability and certainly experience accountability as negative consequences. Most of the places you hear accountability spoken about is in a situation where someone's done something wrong and someone in authority is going to punish them. And that is not accountability. I mean, that's consequences. But you watch the news tonight, doesn't matter where you're at in the world, and someone will have done something they shouldn't have and someone's going to say, hey, we're going to hold this person accountable, and what they're talking about is they're going to punish them, they're going to prosecute them, they're going to find them, they're going to put them in something like that, and that's fine, right, but that's not accountability, that's consequences. And so we're kind of on a quest to help people really understand what accountability is and the true power of it.

Speaker 1:

With so much to look forward to, we're returning to a bi-weekly release schedule to keep the insights coming. We're also rolling out some special offers from our guests, so be sure to peek at the show notes for some exclusive goodies. And, in the spirit of community, we're now on LinkedIn, facebook and ex. You know the artist formerly known as Twitter. Follow us there for regular nuggets of wisdom on leadership, hr and talent management. You'll find all the links in the show notes.

Speaker 1:

And before we sign off, I have a wee favour to ask you. If you liked today's preview and are buzzing for season three, please drop us a review on your favourite podcast platform. Your feedback is like gold dust, because it helps us grow and reach more folks who are enthusiastic about leadership, just like you. So please go on, give us your thoughts. It truly makes a difference and, in the same vein, we're also keen to hear from you. Have you got questions, topics or ideas you're burning to explore? Shoot them our way, because we're toying with the idea of a Q&A segment. If we get enough of your curious questions, we'll make it happen, because your voice could shape the future of leading people, making our conversations even more engaging and relevant for our listeners. Next up, we dive deeper with Eva Maurer exploring transformative strategies in HR that are redefining leadership and learning. Trust me, you won't want to miss her game-changing insights. So until next time, keep leading, keep learning and keep connecting.