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Podcast with Stephen Carter

Can You Profit By Putting People First? Podcast with Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is the founder of one of Australia’s fastest-growing, privately-owned recruitment firms, Sharp and Carter, who have five offices and more than 120 staff around the country.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how putting people first by using positive leadership approaches has helped one workplace grow their revenue by 55% per annum for the last five years.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:13] – Carts explains how putting people first has helped his organization grow 55% per annum for the past five years.
  • [04:35] – Carts shares why their leadership team felt confident to put people before profit.
  • [07:03] – Carts outlines how the shift to putting people first was explained to employees and what they did to overcome people’s cynicism about this approach.
  • [09:30] – Carts share the cultural pillars that emerged as a result of putting people first and how these are used to guide people’s day to day behaviors in the business.
  • [13:24] – Carts outlines how positive leadership practices have been scaled and embedded across their organization – even when trust gets broken.
  • [18:15] – Carts explains how they try to support people who are really struggling when it comes to their wellbeing at work.
  • [21:07] – Carts offers some tips for how leaders can look after their own wellbeing as they try to put people first in their organization.
  • [24:31] – Carts completes the Lightning Round.

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