In The Workplace



In The Workplace is a short weekly leadership podcast for managers and working professionals, hosted by Gary Nelson, founder and chairman of NBOGroup. Each week, Gary zooms into an area of leadership to talk about current issues in organizations, challenges and things we can practice regularly to build a better culture in the workplace.


  • Ep 21 - 2018 Wrap Up

    27/12/2018 Duration: 22min

    2018 had been a year of changes for many organizations - a change in culture, a change in mindset, a change in pace and direction. To remain relevant and successful, leaders, managers and individuals need to possess these 7 key identifiable and learnable traits - courage, compassion, commitment, communication, curiosity, critical thinking and community. Here’s a wrap up to 2018, as we use this as a foundation moving into a new year.

  • Ep 20 - They're Not Employees, They're People

    14/12/2018 Duration: 06min

    Employees are not just someone we hire to get the job done, they’re “people”. If “people” is our greatest asset, what defines the internal health of an organization? Is retrenchment/layoffs the answer to poor economic conditions and negative financial growth? How do we re-engage our people, connect with them and build an effective team?

  • Ep 19 - Managing All Talent in the Workplace

    30/11/2018 Duration: 07min

    Talent management practices today shouldn’t just be applied to the “top performers” or “high potentials” of an organization. It applies to “All Talent” - everyone in the entire organization. This week, Gary shares how talent management should be through different stories to guide the success of individuals, teams and organizations.

  • Ep 18 - 6 Steps to Lead with Humility in the Workplace

    07/11/2018 Duration: 07min

    Did you know that by showing more humility in the workplace, you can increase your team’s productivity and performance? In this episode, learn what being a humble manager means, how you can improve your employee-manager relations and ultimately team performance by following this six step process whenever you interact with your subordinates. You can download and share an infographic of "6 Steps to Start Leading with Humility" at

  • Ep 17 - Vision & Values in the Workplace

    08/10/2018 Duration: 05min

    Lack of vision and direction is one of the top three reasons why leaders fail today. It’s not because organizations do not have a clear vision, but whether that vision is communicated and lived by the employees. In this episode, Gary highlights the differences between employing talent in the past vs. talent today and why vision and values matter in today’s workplace.

  • Ep 16 - Engage & Win in the Workplace

    13/09/2018 Duration: 02min

    Disengagement is a problem. Question is how do we engage and win? Here are three things to help you get started.

  • Ep 15 - Organizational Competence in the Workplace

    06/09/2018 Duration: 05min

    The 2018 surveys of engagement, employee experience and leadership unveiled important stories behind the truth of why disengagement exists in the global workplace today. What should we, as leaders and managers, do to build better organizational competence for an engaged workplace?

  • Ep 14 - Quality Feedback & Coaching in the Workplace

    27/07/2018 Duration: 05min

    In accordance with our 2018 Leadership Survey release, we’ve published 3 podcast episodes specially targeted at the top 3 reasons why leaders fail in organizations. In this episode, learn (and practice!) to productively coach your subordinates/team and give quality feedback to optimize performance for success.

  • Ep 13 - Leadership Styles in the Workplace

    27/07/2018 Duration: 04min

    In accordance with our 2018 Leadership Survey release, we’ve published 3 podcast episodes specially targeted at the top 3 reasons why leaders fail in organizations. In this episode, find out what defines our leadership style, why do our styles matter, and what we need to do to be a more effective leader.

  • Ep 12 - Vision + Clear Direction in the Workplace

    27/07/2018 Duration: 04min

    In accordance with our 2018 Leadership Survey release, we’ve published 3 podcast episodes specially targeted at the top 3 reasons why leaders fail in organizations. In this episode, we discuss the core to successfully lead an organization’s vision - and that is, with clear direction. How do we lead with a single purpose - one vision - and how to implement that vision to grow the organization?

  • Ep 11 - Globalization x Culture

    21/07/2018 Duration: 05min

    This week’s episode touches on Globalization vs. Localized Culture. The beauty of having a local community, with people who knows and cares about one another and the inter-dependency between one another for survivability and success. How does your work community share similar traits?

  • Ep 10 - Communicating with Humility in the Workplace

    12/07/2018 Duration: 05min

    We’ve been talking about having face-to-face communication and meaningful conversations to build positive relationships with the people we work with. A key ingredient to all this is to act with humility. In this episode, Gary talks about why humility is an important trait to facilitate better communication in the workplace.

  • Ep 9 - Conversations in the Workplace

    04/07/2018 Duration: 03min

    People is a big part of how we experience our workplace every day. Consistent positive interactions with the people we meet and work with, such as engaging them in meaningful conversations, can contribute to a happier work life and build a desirable workplace culture. What is a meaningful conversation and how do we go about engaging others in one?

  • Ep 8 - Communication in the Workplace

    27/06/2018 Duration: 03min

    How do you normally communicate in the workplace? Has it been effective in getting you the results you want? In this week’s podcast, Gary talks about what is the most effective way to communicate and why we need it.

  • Ep 7 - Courage in the Workplace

    20/06/2018 Duration: 03min

    What does it mean to take courage in the workplace? In this episode, Gary looks at: • What is Courage in the business context • Why is it important in our workplace, and • How can we be more courageous in our workplace

  • Ep 6 - Culture & Technology in the Workplace

    09/06/2018 Duration: 04min

    In this episode, Gary looks at a key element – Culture – in the success of organizations, using prime examples of technological companies to illustrate the challenges of modern businesses.

  • Ep 5 - Trust in the Workplace

    01/06/2018 Duration: 03min

    This episode shines light on the importance of building trust, as Gary looks at how (lack of) Trust is impacting our world, the society, and workplace.

  • Ep 4 - Curiosity in the Workplace

    01/06/2018 Duration: 03min

    Curiosity is the basis of creativity and innovation. What does it mean to be curious? This episode, Gary shares: • Why be curious? • How to be curious? 3 lessons of Curiosity from Leonardo da Vinci

  • Ep 3 - The 7C's of the Workplace

    31/05/2018 Duration: 04min

    In this episode, Gary shares the 7 key attributes to differentiating ourselves in today’s workplace: • What are the 7C’s of the workplace • Why do we need the 7C’s in today’s context • What do we do about the 7C’s

  • Ep 2 - Gratitude in the Workplace

    15/05/2018 Duration: 03min

    In this episode, Gary talks about being thankful and appreciative: • Understanding “Gratitude” through “Ingratitude” • The pathway to happiness and healthy wellbeing

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