In today’s workplace where diversity and inclusion are paramount to a business’ success, we must consider all the ways to make an inclusive environment possible for our employees. What is often missed is their spirituality, a notoriously taboo subject at work, yet incredibly important to billions of people worldwide. But why? If we all agree that we are body, soul AND spirit, shouldn’t we explore a bit of what it could look like to start to include the 33% of our employees that we faithfully ignore?
Our guest today is Mike Maeshiro, an expert in spiritual intelligence, an entrepreneur, business leader, and a pastor. Most likely you’ll listen and be taken aback at the way Mike approaches certain leadership situations, how he motivates his team and how he assesses the environment at his workplace and how you can too!
Some questions I ask:
- How can we define spiritual intelligence?
- How can leaders ensure that their employees feel safe during difficult
- What is the cost of NOT beginning to incorporate elements of spirituality into your day-to-day at work?
- What should our posture be towards are employees… are they human “resources” or our greatest “asset”? Is there a better way to look at our team members?
In this episode, you will learn:
- How agreeing with things brings them into our environments. When our employees agree with shame, they leak that into the work environment and it affects our productivity and the company atmosphere.
- Ways to discern the spiritual climate at your workplace. > 1) Looking at your team and what each member’s “normal” is, and adjusting your environment so they can truly show up their best at work. 2) Paying attention to your physical body and emotions, checking-in regarding what might be “off.”
- The primary way to deal with difficult or “hard-to-have” conversations is to approach it with love at the center… come in very proposing, invitational and asking a lot of questions
- How to stay consistently kind and helpful as a leader and build an impressive level of trust.
Also mentioned on this show:
- Mike’s Discerning Spirits Course
- Google employees dedicating 20% of their time for play & experimentation
- Patty McCord’s thoughts on retention being a potentially unhelpful measurement
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