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In this episode, we talk with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen authors of “Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In.”
Ryan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps.
Steven is a global leadership consultant and executive coach. He has spent 12 years working with hundreds of leaders helping them improve worker well-being, reduce employee isolation, and boost team belonging.
We talk about the prevalence of loneliness within the modern workforce and the damage it causes to the individual and the organization - and then explore simple pro-social behaviors we can all use to create more connections throughout our daily lives.
00:20 72% of global workers said they experience loneliness monthly
1:58 Gen Z is the loneliest generation
4:38 The medical impact of loneliness
5:47 Misconceptions about the word “loneliness”
8:39 How can leaders at work lessen loneliness within their workforce?
10:15 A lonely employee is “distracted at best and debilitated at worst”
12:21 Three reasons people are feeling more lonely
15:05 Why is work a good place to address loneliness?
17:55 Loneliness can be lessened in as little as 40 seconds
19:30 The “Mistakenly Seeking Solitude” study from U Chicago
23:56 What do “.6, 1, and 5” have to do with lessening loneliness?
24:56 LINK - a 4-Step Framework to Lessen Loneliness
25:30 L - Look at Loneliness (and identify the signs of a lonely worker)
27:54 I - Invest in Connection (through peer-coaching and mentorship)
26:36 Are there workers who are more prone to loneliness?
31:40 A leadership tip from Nelson Mandela’s dad
33:53 The question we constantly ask ourselves - “Am I safe?”
35:13 N - Narrowing the Focus (to pull coworkers back into a state of connection)
39:31 How do astronauts keep loneliness at bay?
40:29 K – Kindling the Momentum (and passing along the torch of connection)
42:10 How to connect with a distrusting person?
42:52 Situational loneliness vs. chronic loneliness
44:07 Embracing pro-social behaviors
45:32 Making connections across the generational gap
49:08 “One Final Question”
“Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In”
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