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The People Dividend Podcast

Nov 23, 2021

Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Jeff Pollack, who is a remarkable human being and has been navigating employee diversity and sensitivity issues with modern approaches, bringing decades of experience to this work. Jeff is the President of Good-Bye Harassment and he has associated with Mintz & Gold.

In today’s episode, Jeff and I are talking about various relevant topics, such as sexual harassment at the workplace, the distinction between illegal acts and behaviors that go against company policies, the different kinds of disputes and disparities, and how to help people understand the challenges arising at the workplace every day.


Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Jeff talks about his professional journey.

[2:30] What brought Jeff to start his work on sexual harassment in the workplace?

[4:43] How does Jeff talk with people about the unwanted situations that can occur at the workplace but are not illegal?

[6:11] What are the important values?

[6:27] Jeff explains the Mother-Daughter Test.

[8:45] People want to be heard.

[10:49] How does Jeff help people that experience disparity at the workplace?

[13:25] How to begin providing an orientation about the world of work and the challenges associated with it?

[15:50] How to create circumstances where people can have open and honest communication?

[17:27] Do the dispute arrive that frequently on Zoom mediated environments?

[19:31] Jeff talks about searching for the source of the dispute or disagreement.

[21:30] What are the techniques and methods Jeff uses when working with people that are almost “at war” with each other?

[23:15] How does Jeff bring his authentic self to his work?

[26:18] Jeff dives deep into the topic of leadership and effective employee relationships.

[28:51] Jeff gives his advice for people aiming to engage authentically: Practice presence and awareness.

[30:39] It is always better to call first and ask the question, it is easier than undoing something that was wrongly done.


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