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Punk Rock HR

Feb 26, 2024

Imagine a world where leaders aren’t buried in spreadsheets and are fully present, creating a heartbeat within their organizations through genuine connections.

On this episode of Punk Rock HR, that's the future Kevin Brady, a pharmaceutical industry veteran and founder of Performance Unlocked, envisions. Kevin and Laurie examine the inevitable revolution in leadership, where artificial intelligence offloads our analytical burdens, causing leaders to cultivate empathy and forge deeper relationships with their teams. It's a future where algorithms crunch the data, leaving us to master emotional intelligence—a skill set essential for any business to survive and thrive in the rapidly approaching 2030s landscape.

As Kevin shares stories from his path, we uncover the soft underbelly of leadership—a place where vulnerability meets strength and where creating a culture of open communication and innovation is paramount. We dissect the repercussions of inadequate leadership and celebrate heart-centric guidance to uncover creativity and drive organizational success. This conversation goes beyond industry boundaries and offers HR professionals and leaders a new perspective.

Join us for a session that will challenge your preconceptions of leadership and inspire you to engage with your workforce in a way that leaves a lasting imprint.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Kevin Brady’s thoughts on the evolving role of leadership and the importance of emotional connections in the workplace
  • The impact of poor leadership on personal growth and organizational performance
  • Leaders’ need to balance analytical skills with emotional intelligence post-pandemic
  • Emotional intelligence in leadership as a way to unlock hidden potential and drive innovation
  • The generational shift in workplace expectations, with a focus on the shared human need for purpose, belonging, and feeling valued at work
  • Kevin Brady's new venture, Performance Unlocked, and how it aims to enhance individual and team performance using emotional intelligence and psychological safety
  • The future of leadership where emotional connection with employees becomes the key differentiator

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