Recognizing Everyone’s Superpower to Reshape Work Cultures with Jenn Lim (Episode #84)

Do you really have a feeling of fulfillment and happiness when you’re at your workplace? Are you sure that what you’re chasing is meaningful for your life? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’re probably struggling to find the value or purpose in what you’re doing. CEO and Co-Founder of Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim, has some impactful thoughts about how we can all be happier at work.

Episode Highlights


About Our Guest

Jenn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Delivering Happiness, which started as a book and evolved into a business consultancy and global movement that has impacted and inspired hundreds of companies and organizations worldwide to develop happier company cultures. In her new bestselling book, Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact, she translates her decades of experience in culture and strategy into a practical “how-to” framework for more sustainable workplaces and modern organizational design.

Tune in and dive into how to recognize everyone’s superpower to reshape work cultures!

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Connect with Jenn on LinkedIn. Make sure to check out Delivering Happiness and Jenn Lim, and gain a deeper understanding of how to change your world and change the world!

Show Notes

[00:01 – 09:03] Opening Segment

  • Jenn shares her background and work 
    • Why she decided to shift gears after understanding what happiness means
    • Her experience doing a major in Asian-American studies
    • How she realized what she was chasing didn’t mean much to her
  •  Her sense of freedom, autonomy, and living in a more purposeful way
    • The importance of active listening

[09:04 – 26:17] Recognizing Everyone’s Superpower to Reshape Work Cultures

  • Values, purpose, and culture in the workplace
    • How we build teams with very sustainable strong cultures
    • The big shift in what we are as workplaces
  • How the industrial age impacted the sense of community
    •  How we spend our everyday lives and create bonds between teams
      • The village analogy
  • Nurturing the teams you have around you is key
    • Companies should realize that people are assets, not our expenses
    • Be more creative and innovative around people
      • B Corps
  • Jenn’s insights about finding a sustainable happiness 
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[26:18 –  51:02]   Delivering Beyond Happiness 

  • Decide the world we want to create for each other
  • What we can do to reconnect with myself and the people around me
  • How you’re contributing to your workplace culture
  • Why you should check the life cycle of your employee instead of the skillset
    • Find a company that really cares about you
      • Indeed and Glassdoor
  • Jenn explains why it’ll take time to instill a cultural mindset in a systemic way
  • Bring mental health into the workplace
    • A company perform better when you have psychological safety
  • Jenn’s perspective of weaknesses vs strengths in the workplace

[51:03 – 54:52] Closing Segment

  • Jenn’s last thoughts and advice
  • The significance of developing deeper connections with your team

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