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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.


040: Leading With a People First Approach with Steve Browne

Are HR leaders the only leaders in an organization who can (or should) lead with a people first approach?


My guest in today's episode - Steve Browne - doesn't think so! Steve has been my friend and mentor for over 20 years now, and he's also a constant source of encouragement, wise counsel, connections and smiles for leaders around the world through his work as an HR executive, a board member of the largest HR association in the world, his popular blog (Everyday People), and his best-selling books (HR on Purpose !! and HR Rising !!).


Steve is well-known for his high-energy and positive approach to people leadership, and in this episode, we chat about:

  • What it's been like to be an HR leader at an organization during a global pandemic, and the key approach all leaders must take in times of crisis.
  • The importance of building meaningful relationships to be able to lead effectively.
  • The shifts that are still to come in the workplace, and what leaders should be doing now to prepare themselves and their organizations.
  • Why Steve wrote his first best-selling book - HR on Purpose !! - and what compelled him to write his latest book - HR Rising !!
  • How telling stories helps leaders to get their ideas and messages heard.
  • Why a people-first approach is key for all types of leaders, not just those who work in human resources.

And so much more!

People & Resources Mentioned in this episode:
Impact Makers Episode 003 – The Heart of Human Resources with Steve Browne - 
Steve Browne blog - 
Steve Browne LinkedIn - 
Steve Browne Twitter - 
HR On Purpose !! Developing Deliberate People Passion - 
HR Rising !! From Ownership to Leadership - 
Bob Goff - 
Lars Schmidt - 
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