Wellness at Work Initiative: Wellness as a Culture, Not a Program

Wellness at Work Initiative: Wellness as a Culture, Not a Program

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Wellness at Work Initiative: Wellness as a Culture, Not a Program

Recent world events, from the COVID-19 pandemic to environmental disasters, demonstrate the staggering cost of poor personal health. Today, more than ever, wellness leaders need to embrace strategies that build robust health and immunity–and workplaces are at the center of this urgent shift. In this session, we share perspectives and strategies to create workplaces that nurture long-term health through highly productive wellness cultures. Tammy Gutierrez, MD, board certified family medicine doctor and functional medicine practitioner; Grant Gamble, mindful business leader and author of “The Affinity Principle;” Gloria Treister, HHP, founder Wellness Evolution and author of “Wellness 101: A Guide to Healthy Living;” and John Toomey, CEO, Wide Awake Wellness and vice chair GWI Wellness at Work Initiative at Global Wellness Institute, discuss effective wellness programs of the future and address questions.

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It Just Takes One Podcast Episode

It Just Takes One Podcast Episode

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Featured Podcast Episode: It Just Takes One

I got to sit down with Kelli Watson for an episode of her podcast, “It Just Takes One,” to discuss my new book, “The Affinity Principle.” Our conversation takes us from growing up in Australia along my journey to becoming a mindful business coach in the United States. Along the way, I share my formula for helping businesses succeed.

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Red Oceans, Blue Zones and You!

Red Oceans, Blue Zones and You!

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Simple strategies for leaders to care for self and others during turbulent times and always.

The business environment is roiling; stress is at an all-time high; and yet some leaders seem to swim those troubled waters with equanimity and ease. After 35 plus years as a leader and senior executive in the healthcare, fitness, and wellness industries, I have learned one indisputable truth: one size does not fit all when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and self-care. What works for one person may not work for another. This is not another exercise more and eat less lecture. It is a simple set of lifestyle options for leaders that can enhance the quality of your life, your leadership, and positively impact those around you. I will take you through a series of unique learnings from my personal journey through the wellness and healthcare community and groundbreaking research that has definitively illustrated simple ways to incorporate taking better care of yourself into your daily routine, without adding a bunch of things onto your daily To-Do List. In turn, the simple changes you incorporate into your self-care will positively influence those people you care about within your family and community. If you’ve ever struggled to maintain an exercise program or incorporate the latest diet into your life, this is the session for you. No rigorous exercise routines, unrealistic diets, or magic pills. Just simple ways to transition your lifestyle from struggle, frustration, and guilt to seamless integration into your every day.

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Become Podcast Episode

Become Podcast Episode

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Become about mindfulness. We discuss a range of topics including putting people first, stresses of working remotely, the importance of being present in the moment, and more. We also delve into how mindfulness has become even more important during the COVID-19 crisis and how it can help business owners make it through successfully.

01:50 – Importance of mindfulness

03:36 – Putting emphasis on ‘people first’

08:22 – How being present helps in business

10:26 – Vulnerability and how it relates to COVID

13:01 – The one takeaway for every business owner

15:00 – Why to keep open lines of communication

16:50 – Useful resources for business owners

18:45 – What Grant’s plans are for the future

21:08 – Challenges of working remotely

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How and When to be a Diplomatic Leader in Order to Foster Collaboration

How and When to be a Diplomatic Leader in Order to Foster Collaboration

How and When to be a Diplomatic Leader in Order to Foster Collaboration

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Grant Ian GambleBy Grant Ian Gamble | August 26, 2020

Grant Ian Gamble is an international business strategy and growth consultant, best-selling author and speaker. He works in a broad array of industries helping companies build teams, navigate change and drive growth.

The consummate leader needs to be both a diplomat and a truth-teller, and those things don’t always line up perfectly.

It is the role of the leader to guide their company and often, that involves smoothing the waters and sometimes delivering bad news.

The skills of the diplomat are those of sensitivity toward the stakeholders and finding a navigable path when things get bent out of shape. The diplomat needs to balance often disparate needs to find a resolution.

The diplomat is also the integrator who attempts to get everyone playing together in the sandbox and help engender cooperation and collaboration.

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As much as dedicated and high performing teams cite diplomacy as a preferred behavior for their leaders, the diplomatic approach comes with some challenges. As I suggested earlier, it can cause the leader to hold back on delivering truth bombs when candor may potentially lead to a better ultimate outcome.  These compromises can blur the lines at times.

The other downside of the diplomatic style is that oftentimes, taking a more diplomatic route can increase time to resolution. This is usually the case because the diplomatic leader  needs to work with all stakeholders. Taking the time to reach out to, and often revisit, all the players doesn’t usually happen quickly, but can help amplify Affinity.

I personally think the diplomatic style can be incredibly important in organizations seeking integration and collaboration. However, it’s not always the best style in start-ups, early-stage, and fast-moving organizations.

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The Adizes Model

Ichak Adizes places great importance on the integrator, or diplomat, and sees them as critical to a company’s drive to prime (optimal performance).

Adizes developed a model of the life-cycle of a business and profiles the different styles of leadership needed at each phase of a company’s evolution.

Adizes argues that there are four basic roles that are needed in all organizations, in varying degrees, at various points in a company’s evolution: Producer (P), Administrator (A), Entrepreneur (E), and Integrator (I).

People don’t fit exactly into one of these, but usually are a mixture of them:

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Adizes’ 4 Basic Roles

THE PRODUCER

Organizations exist to produce results. The results being produced may vary depending on the organization, but they all exist in order to satisfy customer needs. The Producer is typically very delivery focused. They work long hours to ‘do it now’ and tend to believe that hard work solves everything.

THE ADMINISTRATOR

While the Producer focuses on what to do, the administrator focuses on how things should be done. The administrator undertakes activities that are directed at getting things organized, planned, scheduled, systematized, and generally under control by capturing the learning curve about how to do things right in processes, procedures, and systems.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Entrepreneurs embrace change and inspire those around them. They are focused on creating new opportunities or responding to threats. Entrepreneurs are more willing to believe in visions and take significant risks, whilst using story-telling and other techniques to bring others along with them.

THE INTEGRATOR

Integrators are reliable, trustworthy, warm, and caring. The Integrator role focuses on the development of teams who can make the organization efficient over the long term. Integrator Managers often develop persistent cultures of mutual trust and mutual respect.

Source: adizes.com

The model below illustrates the varied emphasis needed from these roles as the company matures and ages.

To me, the diplomat is the Integrator.

As you can see in the model illustrated below, the ‘I’ comes into their own, focusing on cooperation and collaboration of the team as the company matures and the fast-paced chaos of the early stages disappears into the rearview mirror.

I have served as the Integrator in many roles, helping at times manage interpersonal, interdepartmental, supplier and customer relationships. All of these roles require diplomatic skills.

An integrator can be thought of as a Chief of Staff. They aim to foster improved communications up and down the organization and create Affinity. Much like a diplomat they need to be aware and responsive to the needs, views, motivations and conflicts at play.

The integrator considers all the stakeholders and tries to align interests and concerns.

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The integrator aims for collaboration, cohesiveness and unification.

It is also the job of the integrator to help build teams, and drive toward the shared vision and intrinsic purpose.

And the integrator is uniquely aware of the interpersonal and group interactions and dynamics and works to build the organic functionality of the organization.

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