355: What to do instead of waiting and hoping that your colleagues read your mind with guest expert Jennifer Wisdom

Jennifer Wisdom, author of Millennials’ Guide to Management & Leadership: What No One Ever Told you About How to Excel as a Leader

Bill Ringle and Jennifer Wisdom discuss how to build bridges to greater satisfaction and personal happiness for small business leaders of all ages and levels.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations.

Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview

  • Retain valuable employees by considering what makes them happy and successful and helping them achieve it instead of holding them your standards of what happy and successful is. Considering their feelings and well-being improves retention and will not make them feel like they are just there to do the work for you.
  • A simple thank you is more powerful than you know. It makes all the difference when we show appreciation to our employees. It shows them that we recognize their work, acknowledge their skills, and it lets them know that they are making a difference. Appreciation does not hurt and is in the interest of both employee and employer. 
  • Everyone in the company is responsible for the culture. Everyone should proactively work in bettering the workplace culture. 

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Jennifer shares how her mom was a huge inspiration to her growing up. [01:00]
  • Growing up, Jennifer had an untraditional education, enlisting in the army after high school, and becoming their photo journalist. [01:48]
  • A discussion on why millennials are our future. [02:52]
  • an observation on what millennials need to thrive at work. [04:06]
  • Jennifer shares about Jenna and her problem which a great reminder that people working in the office have other things they want other than a promotion. [05:56]
  • Millennials are sometime surprised when they are given an opportunity in the workplace. [07:02]
  • Managers should build relationship with their young employees instead of just focusing with getting information. [09:39]
  • Leaders want and help their employees to be happy an successful. [10:55]
  • Jennifer gives a great tip on valuable employee retention. [11:55]
  • In August 2021 has more people resigning than in the last 30 years. Jennifer gives sage advice on how to improve retention rate. [12:44]
  • Nancy is a friend of Jennifer who works in a healthcare organization who had a staff member who is difficult adjusting to having Nancy as her boss. With simple thank you, Nancy turned the situation around. [13:50]
  • People leave when they feel like they have no impact. [14:55]
  • Yvonne was a scientist who, by her refusal to show her face during meetings, hurt her relationship with her junior employees. [16:24]
  • My Quest for the Best lightning round begins. [20:05]

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Expert Bio

Jennifer Wisdom, PhD MPH ABPP, helps curious, motivated, and mission-driven professionals to achieve their highest potential by identifying goals and then providing them with the roadmap and guidance to get there. Jennifer is a former academician who is now an author, consultant and speaker. Her book, Millennials’ Guide to Work, has been highly praised. Recently, she has launched her podcast Millennial Wisdom in which she speaks to the Millennial Generation on several topics brought to attention. She has worked with complex health care, government, and educational environments for 25 years, including serving in the U.S. military, working with non-profit service delivery programs, and as faculty in higher education. She is an intrepid adventurer based in New York City and Portland, Oregon.

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