One thing became clear to me:
WORK WAS BROKEN.
I wanted to be a part of the solution, but I didn’t yet know how…
As a corporate executive, I felt like I was getting a lot closer to figuring things out—and then, we did it.
In one organization, we managed to create a workplace that not only worked for the people, but also
doubled company revenue per employee in only three years.
But I didn’t see the full picture until I began working at the company responsible for Best Places to Work contests across North America.
While I was there, I led all kinds of research on the 500,000 employee survey responses we collected every year from thousands of companies who aspired to be a Best Place to Work.
Year after year, the most significant statistical drivers of employee satisfaction and engagement were the same:
Then, one day, it hit me:
EMPLOYEES EXPERIENCE WORK AS A RELATIONSHIP.
This means that to fix work, employees need it to feel like any other healthy relationship in their life.
It was the thread I needed that tied all of my research and writing and speaking for the past almost-20 years into something tangible. It even took me all the way back to the first book I ever wrote, Social Gravity, a book all about relationships (turns out, the truth was staring me in the face the entire time).
My epiphany moment also led to my work today with people-first organizations. My keynotes. The trainings I deliver. The retreats I lead. And it led me to develop The Check-In Method™, a way of equipping leaders to unlock performance by having real conversations that matter with the people that matter (I’ve learned that this is, hands down, the most critical relationship skill a leader can master).
Finally, it led me to realize how important it is that we shift the way we see work if we want to keep our best people.
Because the simple truth of the matter is:
We need to
Lead with Relationship
When we lead with relationship, we don’t just work better; we lead better lives.
For me, that starts with my wife and kids and being the best husband and father I possibly can be.
I believe I’ve been put on this earth to change the world by changing the way we work.
I’m so grateful for them, for being here on this journey with me — and I’m grateful that you’re here, too.
I can’t wait to show you how your life and work can be different the moment you choose to
Lead with Relationship
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to unleash the potential of your people?
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