Interview with JJ Flizanes, Empowerment Strategist
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcast shows including Fit 2 Love and Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11, the CW and KTLA. Her newest book, The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame debuted at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Women’s Health – get your free copy at www.jjflizanes.com/book
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The episode’s BLOG Spotlight Minute directly from www.Inusual.com, the post is titled:
Why a Culture of Innovation Doesn’t Work When People are Afraid
Speaking up at work and saying what you think can be difficult. Most of us care what others think and many people are worried about making suggestions that are wrong or that aren’t in line with their boss’ or colleagues’ expectations.
But when people keep quiet is causes innovation to stagnate. To combat this we you must create an environment that feels psychologically safe so a team member can feel accepted and respected.
In order for those on your team to feel safe, leaders must lead the way through action, not just words alone. Also it’s important to encourage new ideas, and articulate a climate that is safe for team members to contribute their ideas to.
Leaders in an innovative space should help team members feel unafraid to contribute ideas, recognizing team members for their contributions, even when they challenge a stance or policy or better yet, to the leaders ideas.
Today’s self reflection, the team cannot perceive participating as being a riskier than remaining silent.
For more information, go to www.inusual.com or click in the show notes for more details and a link to this blog post.