People Talk with Angela Hall

People Talk with Angela Hall

Work is a big part of our lives. It not only influences what we earn but also how we feel about ourselves. People Talk is about getting ahead at work, becoming a leader, establishing your personal brand, and motivating yourself and those around you. This podcast is not only for CX professionals but for anyone who wants to know more about how to succeed in the workplace. On People Talk, you can expect lively discussions about topics like workplace politics, dealing with difficult employees and clients, creating an inclusive workplace, and jump starting your career.

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July 21, 2021 16 min

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, employees are reluctant to come back to work and customers are looking for new ways to engage with organizations. In this episode of People Talk, Angela discusses how to reconnect customers and employees as we transition to our new normal.

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Now that offices are reopening, many employees have decided that they no longer want to return to work. Some employees have quit rather than return to work; others are trying to convince their bosses to let them work, at least partially, from home. In this episode, Angela discusses what to do when your employees don't want to come back to the office.

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With the recent passage of legislation in several states, the topic of protection against hair discrimination for African Americans is an emerging issue to be addressed in the workplace. In this episode, Angela discusses the legal and practical implications of policies relating to hair in the workplace, and other topics related to appearances such as piercings and tattoos.  

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May 18, 2021 17 min

Most of us (unfortunately) have had to deal with bad bosses. In this episode of People Talk, Angela discusses how to manage your bad boss and how to tell when it's time to exit a bad boss situation.

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This week, Angela discusses the trend of positive organizational behavor (POB). POB takes an optimistic view of work and workers. Angela uses the POB framework to discuss best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. That is, rather than looking at historically underrepresented workers in terms of the challenges they have faced, organizations should start looking at them in terms of the opportunities an...

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Most of us are guilty of proscratinating. It is a big part of human nature. In this episode, Angela discusses why we proscrastinate and what we can do to make ourselves and others more accountable for getting things started and completed on time.

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In this episode, Angela discusses her recent interview that has been cited in Yahoo News and the Detroit Free Press on Ford Motor Company's recent decision to allow many employees the option to elect a hybrid work-from-home model. Angela discusses how remote work should be a key consideration for most employers during this era of rapid changes within the workplace.

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Dogs, and many other animals, are now considered important members of many people's families. Emotional support animals and companion animals are now seen in many workplaces. Moreover, as people work from home, many employees have new four-legged "coworkers." In this episode, Angela discusses issues surrounding working with pets and her upcoming research project involving colleagues from MSU College of Veterinary Medici...

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Harvard University Professor and internationally renowned scholar, Frank Dobbin, joins Angela to discuss why organizational diversity training programs often fail, and what are some empirically-driven techniques employers can utilize to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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In this episode of People Talk, Angela discusses why we keep watching ourselves during virtual meetings and what you can do to make virtual meetings less draining for yourself and your employees.

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We have all heard the old adage, "the only thing constant in lfie is change." In this episode of People Talk, Angela discusses strategies for preparing yourself for change and guiding your employees through both proactive (planned) and reactive (unplanned) changes.

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In this episode, Dr. Wayne Hochwarter (Florida State University), joins Angela to discuss why leaders fail and the future of leadership.

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Angela is joined this week by Dr. Wayne Hochwarter (Florida State University). Wayne is a leading management scholar and speaker (and just a really fun guy!). In this episode, Angela and Wayne discuss how strong relationships between leaders and subordinates are at the crux of robust organizations and how managers can become successful leaders. (Part 1 of 2)

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We have all heard the expression that you need to "pay your dues at work", but for how long? In this episode, Angela discusses how long you should be expected to pay your dues, how to develop your employees as they pay their own dues, and when it is appropriate to tell your boss that you think that you should done paying your dues.

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In this provocative episode, Angela chats with Dr. Andrew Mason, head of the Human Augmentation Technologies (HAT) Lab at Michigan State University, about whether universities are training enough STEM graduates to fill the future needs of the workforce, the importance of social skills development for STEM workers, how technology can enhance the performance and lives of humans, and whether we should fear or welcome the rise of artif...

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Angela talks about whether the price of college and graduate school is worth it, federal student loan forgiveness plans, and why employers should offer tuition reimbursement and student loan forgiveness benefits in order to recruit and retain top talent.

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It's a new year....Out with the old, in with the new. In keeping with the new year, Angela discusses both decluttering your physical space at work, but she also suggests "decluttering" as a way to both shape your career path and to rid yourself of toxic work relationships. 

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We all need to face battles at work. Although most people generally avoid conflict, sometimes it is necessary to bring about necessary change. In this episode of People Talk, Angela discusses how to successfully pick which battles to fight, and she discusses tactics that have been supported by research to help you win your battles.

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We always hear "happy workers are productive workers," but is that true? We all want to be happy, but can you be too happy? How do you achieve happiness at work and in life. To find the answers to these questions, listen to this week of People Talk with Angela Hall.

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The holidays can be stressful under normal circumstances.... but add in a pandemic and you create the perfect recipe for stressed out workers. On this episode of People Talk, Angela discusses how to keep your workers and yourself mentally healthy during the holidays. Angela also discusses how to start the New Year in the workplace on a good note.

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