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Thursday Jan 12, 2023
Thursday Jan 12, 2023
Thursday Jan 12, 2023
In your job what fires you up? What sucks?
Why both are part of your work and how to find the right balance?
Episode 129 (Chris is based in Atlanta, Georgia)
In this conversation with Chris Tuff we explore:
- What is the right balance of work you love and work that sucks?
- How the different generations view work differently
- Why the grass isn't always greener elsewhere
- What does work flexibility mean and how is it changing?
- The value of more constructive feedback
- How to develop authentic connection with the team
- How to be nice and still fire someone
About Chris Tuff
Chris is the author of "Save Your Asks" and "The Millennial Whisperer".
Through his energy, humor and storytelling, Chris demonstrates how connection can accelerate business growth as well as recruitment and retention.
Learn more about Chris at the website www.ChrisTuff.me
Books by Chris Tuff
Excerpts from this conversation with Chris Tuff
There is nothing worse in life than complacency.
So 70%, generally speaking, of your job should actually fire you up and actually put this into tactics where on the first week that someone joins my team, I will have them take their job description and figure out what's in your 70% zone of excellence and fire you up.
And then what's in your 30% zone of suck, right? Because the harsh reality, and I tell this to anyone willing to listen is that 30% of all of our jobs are gonna suck.
I went into an organization that had, okay, so they have 100,000 employees, but 2500 HR leaders, all right, which will give you perspective to just how much they put in their people and culture 2500 people.
And so I dissected their data we did, we spent two months prepping for this meeting. And it all came down to just one big takeaway, which is just make it easy, everyone loves it here.
But you make it so hard for people to actually move laterally to other parts of that organization. The simplest thing you can do is allow people to make those lateral job moves, because people are not leaving, because you make it so difficult, because you end up prioritizing those, those jobs for people from the outside.
Effective, authentic connection. How do you how do you know if it feels right?
So authenticity is one of the things that's so few and far between in this world and my whole platform is around authentic connection. And, you know, one of the things that I emphasize is what I call the art of the fly by.
And the art of the fly by is simply going by anyone on your team's desk and just saying, or, you know, in a hybrid workforce, texting them a video text message and say, George, that vacation you took last weekend look, epic.
Tell me more about it. Like, I saw that you hung out at the beach and tried out surfing, that's awesome. Props to you. How did it go? Right? It's just taking a little bit of that vested interest in their daily lives,
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