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Thought Leader

121 EpisodesProduced by Thought Partner GroupWebsite

We put scare quotes around the term “thought leader.” Don't worry - no hagiographic interviews here. No upsells, no bullshit. We have great conversations with true innovators, thinkers, disrupters, creatives, and a few fools. (You decide.) We ask them all for insights, stories and tools. (You'll la… read more


98. Shelley Smith & Alignment of Values and Culture

🖼️ Purple swirls behind Shelley makes her happy. 00:45

🧐 What causes issues for the employee’s engagement with the employer. 02:03

🧪 Culture is changing: toxic cultures cause a  tsunami of resignations. 04:00

🌺 Clashing of our work lives and our personal lives: its impact on younger generations and the gig economy. 06:04

😫 Bad employees can’t stay in the workspace for long, but a lousy employer is there to stay. 08:30

🧈 Why do people feel trapped: “Suck it up Buttercup” mentality and perspective. 10:27

👧🏻 Working as a nine-year-old girl: flea market auction house, a girl who enjoyed freedom and independence. 14:09 

👨‍👧 Shelley’s dad had a fantastic gift of engaging and selling: a resilient daughter. 18:08


⚡ She visualized herself to be a CEO from a very young age. 19:56

🩹 Learning from scars, experiences, and life: slow simmer versus a quick instapot. 21:12

🎙️ Shelley has a few podcasts:  The Morning Commute is a daily show with short culture messages.  23:08




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