Season 2: Episode 31
In this podcast episode, Jeff Harry turns the tables on Samm and interviews her about the current state of HR and why woo woo is so desperately needed in our workplaces. This is a conversation that all people-centered leaders should hear as Samm and Jeff discuss everything from how HR is misunderstood to the difference between dragons and unicorns. They even dig into what disengagement looks like from a Chinese medicine perspective as well as some simple ways we can care for ourselves energetically as we navigate a workday full of emotions and stress.
Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day.
Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has most recently been featured in the NY Times article: How Do We Add More Play To Our Grown-Up Life – Even Now. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN.
While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it’s when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world.
- Website: RediscoverYourPlay.com
- Instagram: @jeffharryplays
- Twitter: @jeffharryplays
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-harry-6991a94/
- Medium: @jeffharryplays
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jchuche
- TikTok: @jeffharryplays
- Other Articles: How Do You Add Play To Grown-Up Life – Even Now – NY Times, How Play Can Solve Your Employee Engagement Problem – Medium
- “Why We Hate HR” by Keith H. Hammonds
- @JeffHarryPlays on TikTok quoting Jet Li
- Axel Mansoor on Clubhouse