Episode #150 – Be Human, Lead Human: Redefining Leadership for a New Era

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In this episode of Team Anywhere, host Mitch Simon welcomes Dr. Jennifer Nash to discuss the importance of human-centric leadership. Dr. Nash shares her insights on understanding and valuing employees, building relationships, and creating an environment where people feel seen and appreciated. Drawing from her research and book, “Be Human, Lead Human,” Dr. Nash highlights the power of empathy, authenticity, and curiosity in leadership. She emphasizes that leaders should prioritize the well-being and growth of their team members, creating a culture of trust and psychological safety. Tune in to learn how human-centric leadership can drive performance, productivity, and personal growth as we Team Anywhere!

Understanding Individual Preferences of Team Members

Dr. Jennifer Nash discusses the importance of understanding how individuals prefer to be valued and appreciated in leadership roles. From raises in pay to opportunities for learning and autonomy in work, leaders must tailor their appreciation strategies. Whether it’s remote work flexibility or trust in employees’ abilities, different motivators play a crucial role in boosting productivity and creating a positive work environment. Get ready to delve into the fascinating world of leadership appreciation.

Building Genuine Connections in a Hybrid Work Environment

As workplaces evolve into hybrid settings, Dr. Jennifer Nash delves into the art of building genuine connections despite the new challenges faced. With authenticity and curiosity as guiding principles, she explores how leaders can foster organic conversations and small talk, even in virtual settings. Discover practical tips and intentional design strategies for showing genuine interest in team members. You’ll leave with a renewed perspective on the importance of nurturing relationships in the ever-changing work landscape.

The Power of Empathy in Leadership

Dr. Jennifer Nash explores the characteristics of outstanding leaders. Sharing heartfelt anecdotes and personal experiences, she sheds light on this essential quality and its impact on relationships within the workplace. Discover how empathy can transform the dynamic between leaders and team members, leading to stronger connections, high productivity, and empowering work environments. Prepare to be inspired and ready to embrace empathy as a valuable leadership skill.

The Paradigm Shift Towards Human-Centric Leadership

Buckle up for Dr. Jennifer Nash’s thought-provoking exploration of a new leadership paradigm – human-centric leadership. Questioning the traditional focus on productivity, profitability, and process, she advocates for a shift in leadership thinking. By prioritizing the well-being and growth of individuals within the organization, leaders can create a supportive and empowering environment. Join the discussion as Dr. Nash passionately emphasizes the importance of understanding employees, fostering psychological safety, and driving personal and professional growth. Get ready to challenge conventional leadership norms.

Who is Dr. Jennifer Nash?

Jennifer Nash, PhD, MBA, PCC is a leadership expert and consultant to Fortune 50 organizations such as Google, Ford, Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan, IBM, Boeing, and Verizon. She is Founder & CEO of Jennifer Nash Coaching & Consulting, helping successful leaders connect people and performance to deliver exceptional results. Jennifer’s 25-year resume includes serving in executive and leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting and Ford Motor Company and as adjunct professor at the University of Michigan. She contributes to Harvard Business Review, has presented her research at Columbia University, and is a Harvard/McLean Institute of Coaching Fellow.

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