Episode Description

Michael Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. This includes serving as CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenue. Michael is also a former member of President Obama’s White House Business Council and a founding board member of the private equity seed-fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small, inner-city businesses.

Talking Points: 

  • What does Great Place To Work do?
  • The importance of measuring "trust" / what is "trust"
  • What do most employees look for in managers and leaders
  • What's the most important hiring factor when building teams? 
  • Consequences of low trust work environments
  • Great Place To Work and Google's partnership on studying high-performance teams
  • Employees don't have the power to change company culture
  • What matters most to employees? Yes, pay does matter.
  • What actually matters if you want to be a great leader
  • The majority of leaders are snapping back to 2019 behavior
  • Analyzing what's best for my customer and my employees
  • What would Michael change about his own leadership style? 

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Episode Transcript

Tom Finn

Tom Finn

Podcaster & Co-Founder

Tom Finn (he/him) is an InsurTech strategist, host of the Talent Empowerment podcast, and co-founder and CEO of an inclusive people development platform.