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Aug 15, 2023

What does it take for people to be happy at work? Today’s guest is here to tell us how to create a workplace culture that fosters happiness and fulfillment. Lori-Ann Duguay is a seasoned culture catalyst dedicated to transforming organizational cultures into more positive and productive environments. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Lori-Ann’s insights into leadership development and culture building are not to be missed. Tony and Lori-Ann delve into the crucial distinction between a leader and a manager, and how many organizations fall short in providing the necessary tools for people to evolve into effective people managers.

Tony and Lori-Ann discuss the modern work environment and how leaders can improve productivity while offering their employees the flexibility of working from home. Lori-Ann shares valuable insights on the importance of soft skills in leadership roles, emphasizing the critical role emotional intelligence plays in a CEO's success. Leadership skills such as these are generally not covered in the traditional education system, yet they are incredibly important for a positive and productive workplace culture.

You'll hear about the power of constructive feedback and understanding each team member's individual motivators to increase employee satisfaction and performance. Lori-Ann walks us through the four styles of motivation - dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness - and how understanding these can help create a motivating environment for everyone. Lori-Ann shares exciting news about her new book, The Happiness Factor launching today, how you can get your own copy, and what you will learn about building happiness in the workplace.

Key highlights:

  • What it Means to be a Culture Catalyst
  • Manager vs Leader
  • Flexibility and the Remote Workplace
  • Increasing Employee Satisfaction and Performance
  • Improving Workplace Culture and Communication

Connect with Lori-Ann Duguay:


Instagram: @peoplepoweredsolutions

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