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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.


063: Defining Return on Workforce Investment in the Future of Work with Dr. Alexander Alonso

Recently, there has been a significant drop in leadership engagement levels, and leaders have now begun to feel the effects of everyone's struggles during the pandemic. 

There's also a new phenomenon called "quiet quitting," and a recent poll suggests that leaders are much more likely to engage in quiet quitting than their actual workers. They are showing signs of fatigue without any kind of recognition or remuneration for what they've done to lead others. Now, how does this impact the future of work? And what can the leaders of leaders do to help mitigate quiet quitting? 

In this episode, Dr. Alexander Alonso, the Chief Knowledge Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), shares some valuable insights into reinventing the future of work by focusing on the acronym GESHWI. Find out what has changed in terms of how workers are viewing the workplace over the last couple of years and how you, as a leader, can align yourself with what the world of work and workers are looking for.

In his role, Alex leads the operations for SHRM’s research functions, the SHRM Knowledge Advisor Service, and SHRM’s Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications. Alex is also the author of the books, “The Price of Pettiness: Bad Behavior in the Workplace and How to Stomp It Out” and “Talking Taboo: Making the Most of Polarizing Discussions at Work.”

Show Highlights:

  • The struggles leaders face today
  • How employers identify top talent
  • How to shift the mindset of leaders to match what the workforce wants
  • How to assess leadership potential in HR
  • How to discuss taboo subjects in the workplace
  • Defining GESHWI and how it impacts your EBITDA

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Supporting Resources:

The Price of Pettiness: Bad Behavior in the Workplace and How to Stomp It Out

Talking Taboo: Making the Most of Polarizing Discussions at Work

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