362: The better your business relationships, the stronger your business with guest expert MaryBeth Hyland


MaryBeth Hyland, author of Permission to Be Human: The Conscious Leader’s Guide to Creating a Values-Driven Culture

Bill Ringle and MaryBeth Hyland discuss how workplace culture is really a product of values and behavior while working from anywhere and especially in small and mid-sized businesses.

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Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview

  • Workplace culture is not just about strategy, goals, and structure but also the feelings and emotions that we experience while working.
  • Choose to be a part of the culture keepers. Work to be that person people want to collaborate with and trust.
  • Instead of gossiping or complaining about problems within your workplace, focus on being part of the solution by doing your best to address them.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Why her grandparents are MaryBeth’s greatest inspirations. [01:04]
  • MaryBeth shares what signals a healthy relationship for her. [01:45]
  • How her grandparent’s influence influenced how she conducts her work as well. [04:37]
  • The difference between intentionality and strategy. [06:41]
  • How managers should address issues regarding workplace culture. [08:06]
  • David Swarner is a CEO of a construction company who wanted to reignite his company’s strong culture. [11:03]
  • How to identify culture keepers vs. culture killers. [14:14]
  • Workplace culture is connected to wellbeing. [19:07]
  • Aligning your values during burnout. [20:03]
  • One of the worst things a company could do. [24:20]
  • My Quest for the Best lightning round begins. [27:04]

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Expert Bio

Author, speaker, and award-winning company culture expert MaryBeth Hyland found her passion as a facilitator and mindfulness coach, engaging with leaders within all industries to create possibility and ignite alignment between their values and their actions. MaryBeth is the founder and chief visionary of SparkVision and her awards include Circle of Excellence, Innovator of the Year, and Top 100 Women. With a BA in Social Work, MS in Nonprofit Management, and over a decade of experience transforming workplace cultures into flourishing and connected communities, she is committed to values-based mindfulness in the workplace. The Washington Post, HuffPost, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal have recognized her as a powerful thought leader in workplace culture.

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Resources Mentioned During the Interview

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Books Authored by MaryBeth Hyland

Permission to Be Human by MaryBeth Hyland
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