Leading a company and trying to build an amazing culture in the midst of challenges? It can often seem like an impossible task. And guess what advice some of us get when things get tough? “Just crank up the productivity, forget about how your team’s doing.” Seriously? Turns out, that kind of one-track thinking just leads to disengaged and burnt-out folks on your team. And trust me, that’s a recipe for disaster – less work getting done and people jumping ship left and right.

But here’s the real deal: we’ve got to see beyond this tunnel vision. Ignoring what your team really needs is a dead-end road. Especially in wild times, leaders need to see that how your team feels and how well your company does are joined at the hip. It’s all about putting a culture in place that’s got your team’s back, not just professionally but personally too. When leaders wrap their heads around this, magic happens. You end up with a team that not only survives the chaos but comes out on the other side stronger, more into their work, and totally committed to crushing those shared goals.

In this episode, you will hear from Yi Yang. Yi is Managing Principal at Summit Engineering, Inc., which serves wineries and other projects in California. He’s got an interesting perspective on leading through chaos, having come to the US at age 14 and battling imposter syndrome. Now, he’s a success and knows that he doesn’t have to be like everyone else in order to be accepted. In fact, his differences are his strengths as a leader, especially when times are tough.

In this episode, you will:

  • Discover effective strategies for leading through challenges from a “Best Place to Work” award winner.
  • Learn how to cultivate a thriving company culture that prioritizes employee well-being.
  • Navigate and adapt to the constantly changing HR needs like work from home and flexible work with confidence.
  • Hear how Yi makes work fun for employees and pick up some ideas you can implement.