Team leaders have an outsized ability to affect fulfillment, engagement, and productivity

As a team leader, I believe one of the most important privileges and duties you have is to find out what people's strengths are to cultivate a well--rounded, healthy, and highly productive team.  To assist, the following is an exercise combining work from Marcus Buckingham, Rory Vaden, and Bruce Eckfeldt.Provide an 8.5 x 11 clean piece of paper … Continue reading Team leaders have an outsized ability to affect fulfillment, engagement, and productivity

The human brain is a master of deception

Emotions are created - literally created - by each human, each tribe and culture Lisa Feldman Barrett's startling, challenging, and fascinating book, How Emotions are Made, shares 20+ years of research across multiple disciplines with meta-analysis across thousands of studies.  In her book and subsequent findings, she posits that we are not born with built-in emotions but we create … Continue reading The human brain is a master of deception

Optimal steps for increased employee engagement

Neuroleadership Institute's (NLI) employee engagement formula  I encourage you to read this brief piece on how to create a more inclusive culture.  Doing so leads to psychological safety which leads to more creative ideas and higher levels of employee engagement.What I found intriguing was the order in which to do this as a leadership team. Inclusion comes … Continue reading Optimal steps for increased employee engagement

We all are socially, organizationally, economically, physically, behaviorally, nutritionally, linguistically, cognitively, and emotionally dependent on sleep.

Why we sleep? According to Matthew Walker, sleep researcher and author of Why We Sleep, sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day.Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to: Learn Memorize Make logical decisions and choices Recalibrate our emotional brain circuits, allowing us to navigate … Continue reading We all are socially, organizationally, economically, physically, behaviorally, nutritionally, linguistically, cognitively, and emotionally dependent on sleep.