Would you love working here?

Are you interested in knowing what it takes to build a workplace people love?

That’s the topic of Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan. Rich is CEO and Chief Storyteller for Menlo Innovations.

The title Chief Storyteller aptly describes one of Rich’s primary roles at Menlo. You see, Menlo has banned unproductive, joyless meetings. Instead they adopted rituals, ceremonies, and storytelling to support and share their culture of joy.

Rich is our guest for the January 2015 episode of Servant Leadership Sessions, Cairnway’s candid conversations with thought leaders exploring the big ideas of servant leadership in action.

In this podcast, Cairnway’s Kevin Monroe explores with Rich what it takes to build a workplace people love. As you might imagine, fear has no place in that kind of workplace. What you might find interesting is how Menlo sustains a “fearless” culture. Rich also shares how they “democratize information and decision-making” at Menlo.

We trust you’ll enjoy the conversation and be inspired on your servant-leader journey.

If you enjoy the Servant Leadership Session with Rich, you might want to listen to some of our past sessions. Here’s a list of what’s available in the archives:

Jay Baer, author of Youtility —Marketing as Servant Leadership.

Cheryl Bachelder, CEO, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen — Servant Leadership and culture change.

Erie Chapman, author of Radical Loving CareBettering healthcare with the servant’s heart.

Dan Pink, author of To Sell Is Human — How servant selling benefits buyers and sellers.

Garry Ridge, CEO, The WD40 Company and author of Helping People Win at Work — Servant Leadership with edge.

Zeynep Ton, author of The Good Jobs Strategy — The values of values and meaning of work.

Ari Weinzweig, CEO, Zingermans and author of Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading — A recipe for Servant Leadership.

Listening to Servant Leadership Sessions is easy. You can listen to Servant Leadership Session podcast from our website or you can subscribe on iTunes.

Joining us next month is Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo, Inc. and author of Happy Hour is 9 to 5. In March we plan to have Cheryl Bachelder back just in time to discuss her new book, Dare to Serve.

If you have a suggestion for a Servant Leadership Session guest – or if you want to be one yourself – please let us know.