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Love as a Business Strategy

Author: Softway

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A podcast that brings humanity to the workplace.

Each episode of LAABS busts the doors off topics that most business leaders shy away from in the workplace. Ready to have important conversations to drive real change in your organization? It starts with love. Let us show you how.
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Ever heard the phrase "love is the best motivator"? Our guest this week, Mike Yates, has found this to be true first-hand with his experience in education. His philosophy is to get kids to love school and then the rest will take care of itself. 'Love as a Teaching Strategy' may be about school, but we'll guarantee you will find insights for your business. Take a listen now! Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week we had the privilege of sitting down with James Walker, SVP, Digital Innovation Practice Lead in Weber Shandwick’s Washington, D.C. office and have a conversation about culture and the internal side of things. We were able to dig deep on topics of how a leadership team thinks of their employees, in terms of goals, platforms and outcomes. We hope that you enjoy this episode!
Writing a book has been a dream of ours for many years, and we can't believe that we can finally say it has come to fruition. Join us as we discuss and celebrate our new book Love as a Business Strategy: Resilience, Belonging & Success on the day of its launch and make sure to snag your copy today. For more information and to purchase the book, visit LoveAsABusinessStrategy.com.
This week, we're joined by Siraj Anwar, Sr. Vice President and Chief Health Informatics Officer at Harris Health System as well as Dr. Rod Brace and Dr. Michael Shabot of Relia Healthcare Advisors to discuss the role of informatics in driving leadership behaviors for high reliability. And as always, we dive into what love has to do with all of this.  Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
It was 2015 and it was a day we would rather never remember. But in true LAABS form, we are going to talk about it publicly. Journey back with us to the day that could have been the end of our business and culture as we now it. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
What do the son of a pimp, a publishing company, and love have to do with each other? Find out in this week's episode where we are joined by President and CEO of Scribe Media, JeVon "JT" McCormick. He gets real with us as we discuss why people always come first in his organization. This episode will leave you wanting more. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
Continuing our trip down memory lane, we invited two project managers, Ashley and Erin, onto the show this week to revisit their experience with Jeff as their boss before he started his behavior transformation journey. It’s awkward but it’s good. Take a listen! Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week, we're kicking off a new series where we all take a trip down memory lane and think back on some of the stories that defined our old culture. Before our transformation, we have moments that we look back on and cringe, and we want to re-live those moments with our listeners. We don't want to give too much away, but this one is about a particular strongly-worded email that Mohammad sent in 2015 (and apparently his CAPS LOCK WAS BROKEN). Take a listen to find out what got him so fired up.  Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
The reality is that 70% of culture transformations fail. But why? In this week's episode, we unpack our experiences with leaders and organizations that contribute to failed culture initiatives, and discuss how Softway's products and services bridge the gap and pave the way for real change in your organization. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
While there are a million reasons to invest in your company's people and culture, there are always going to be reasons not to. This week, we dig into some of the common excuses we commonly hear about why business leaders choose not to take on a culture transformation in their organization. This may just be our saltiest episode yet. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week we had the privilege of sitting down with Victor Scotti, Chief Inspiration Officer of Moving Mountains LLC and former Google team member, to have a raw conversation about equity and diversity in the workplace. We were able to dig deep on topics of introspection, self efficacy, and opportunity when it comes to race and non-dominant groups. This episode is meant to spark conversation and make you look inward on some of these topics. We hope that you enjoy this episode with an open heart and an open mind.  Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
Joining us this week is author and consultant, Dan Edds. Dan discusses his research with us on how building a system centered around love, respect, and purpose could be the key to improving a high impact organization's culture and even how it can save lives. From healthcare to the military, Dan has seen how love is the answer to a lot of organization's leadership problems. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
You've heard of B2B and B2C, but you've probably never heard of B2E or Business to Employee. At Softway, we create solutions that are employee-first in order to build more resilient workforces and higher performing organizations. In this week's episode, we outline why a B2E solution may just be what your company needs in order to succeed.  Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week, we have the Chief Marketing Officer of the JMMB Group, Kerry-Ann Stimpson, joining us to explain how love can be evident in the most unlikely of places: the banking industry. JMMB Group was founded on love and is still practiced daily with their employees, clients, and shareholders. Listen now to this deep dive on the JMMB Group and all that they're doing to spread the love. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
Empathy is at the center of everything we talk about at Love as a Business Strategy. If you don’t have empathy for the person sitting next to you at work, you are potentially missing out on untapped potential and innovation. In this episode, we explore what true empathy looks like in the workplace and why you should start practicing it now. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
Why is it important to learn about forgiveness in the workplace? Because it is one of the most important things about our humanity. Unforgiveness in business can lead to inefficiencies, lack of innovation, and profit loss. In this week's episode, we unpack why unforgiveness is the silent killer in an organization's culture.  Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week, we are joined again by the Humanizing Initiative to continue our conversation around humanistic leadership. We discuss the process of unlearning and relearning together as we examine how we can bring humanity back to the workplace.   Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week, we are joined again by the Humanizing Initiative to continue our conversation around humanistic leadership. We use this episode to examine the problem statement that many businesses are facing: why is what we're learning wrong? Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
Communities are what build up our society, and a strong community is built by looking out for the person next to you. In this week's episode, we talk with Alisa Howard, a public health servant leader, to discuss trust and love within a community. Think this doesn't apply to business? Think again. Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
This week, we were joined by Marc Effron, best-selling author and founder of the Talent Strategy Group to talk about why "nice" cultures are not good for your business. Sometimes love means saying the tough things to your teammates, and that is often the nicest thing you can do for someone.    Find out more about about our show and check out other episodes, transcripts, newsletters, and more at https://www.softway.com/laabs.
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