During the battle for the 2022 World Cup, international soccer superstar Antoine Griezmann raved about his manager, Didier Deschamps: “I owe him everything….Every move I make, every game I play is like a ‘thank you’ that I am sending him.” Could your employees say the same about you? Leading expert Julien Mirivel cautions, they need to be able to.  According to the American Psychological Association’s just-released 2023 Work in America Survey, many employees can only dream of Griezmann-Deschamps’s idyllic work relationship. Nearly 1 in 5 workers say their workplaces are unbearably toxic, while over half agreed their employers would claim their workplaces are healthy—even when they’re not.

Think these findings are a one-off? A recent Deloitte study confirmed that when it comes to employees’ well-being, leaders are entirely out of touch.

In this episode, Julien Mirivel explains how leaders can create meaningful connections and experiences with their employees and team that create a positive workplace environment, a productive and highly cohesive team that can effect real change.

Tune in and hear Julien’s thoughts on:

  • What positive communication is, what it’s not, and how it solves pressing, real-world problems
  • How to use personal greetings to instantly build and strengthen work relationships
  • 5 ways to ask better questions—and listen deeply—to support the people you lead
  • Why complimenting is vital, difficult to do, and a skill many leaders take for granted
  • Unique, road-tested communication strategies that will give your employees the confidence, motivation, and meaning they crave

About the Guest

JULIEN C. MIRIVEL, PH.D., is an award-winning teacher, author, and professional speaker. Originally from Paris, France, he is “among the founding scholars in the emerging field of positive communication.” In 2013, he was named a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he’s served in numerous leadership roles, including co-director for the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence, chair, associate dean, and dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication. He’s published in the most rigorous journals in the field of communication, is the author of The Art of Positive Communication and How Communication Scholars Think and Act, and has delivered hundreds of keynotes, trainings, and workshops on effective communication. Mirivel is a TEDx speaker and founder of the Positive Communication Network, a community dedicated to creating better social worlds through positive communication. His new book is Positive Communication for Leaders: Proven Strategies for Inspiring Unity and Effecting Change (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; July 7, 2023).

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  1. Angie VanSchoick March 8, 2024 at 11:41 am

    Is there a transcript available? I would love to be able to read what was discussed. Thank you!

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