Humanity. It works—and it works better. In this heartfelt and moving conversation, Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer help you chart a path that brings humanity (yours and your teams) to work through awareness, choice, and courage. They’ll help you build a healthier, more productive work environment that draws the best—rather than squeezes the most—out of people. Because humanity works better.
Humanity Works Better
1:56 – An early leadership lesson in fire prevention rather than fire fighting
5:24 – Understanding that no one has it all figured out and everyone is figuring out the journey as they go
8:40 – The observations from within and without organizations that led Debbie and Kate to write Humanity Works Better
10:50 – Why human-centered leadership is always your responsibility
12:34 – If things are not quite right in your organization, real change starts with you.
13:54 – Debbie and Kate introduce the five practices you can use to start transforming your leadership and culture.
15:32 – Your most compelling self—and why that matters for leaders.
16:47 – Creating safety and trust
20:55 – One of the biggest leadership myths Debbie and Kate want to change
21:30 – The powerful leadership practice of surrender and not-knowing
25:10 – The three self-limiting fears that can keep you from creating a more human workplace (and what to do about them)
27:00 – What to do when you experience resistance in yourself or your team (look for the fear beneath it)
30:34 – A powerful question to move through your own fears and resistances
33:33 – What to do to create trust and consistency in work environments that are constantly changing and unpredictable
35:02 – Why it’s important to stop focusing on turnover (great resignation) and start focusing on the retention—on the people who are staying
40:16 – The problem with trying to squeeze emotions out of the workplace and why we need them
44:00 – The ultimate way to make our work more fulfilling
46:51 – How being your authentic, unique self brings out the best leader in other people
48:45 – The need to take responsibility for what you create through your life and leadership
50:27 – A practical way to uncover your values and live in alignment with what matters most
55:55 – A powerful story of discovering values, what you will and will not live with, and claiming your voice.