April 21, 2018
Giving feedback to employees

Increase Employee Engagement By 300% With This Daily Practice

We all know that traditional performance management systems and practices have outlived their use. We also know that the #1 stressor for American workers per Andrew Faas’s work […]
April 7, 2018

5 Ways To Have More Fun At Work

How much fun are you having at work? Our brains need passion, play, and release at work. They’re essential to keeping us emotionally connected and engaged, to feel […]
March 27, 2018

Emotionally Resilient Leadership Starts With Embracing Energetic Weight: A Case Study

A CEO called me with a compelling challenge: a transfer of power had occurred in her family business, and as the new CEO she needed some […]
March 21, 2018

The Soulshake Of Stephen Hawking

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking March 14th was Albert Einstein’s birthday, National Pi Day, and a day during Brain Awareness Week. March […]
February 27, 2018

3 Daily Actions That Guarantee Work-Life Balance For Leaders

What is your life experience when the work day is complete? Are you spending time doing things that you love or are you too drained to […]
February 16, 2018
Disengaged Employee

Remote Employees Are Angry: 3 Keys To Re-Engage And Boost Performance

Are your remote team members thriving or suffering in silence? A recent article in Harvard Business Review, by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, discussed their study of […]
January 26, 2018

Why Leaders Need To Embrace Employee Motivation

  How do we consistently get team members who say ‘I love my job, I trust my leader and l’m ready to rock today!’? According to Gallup, […]
January 16, 2018

6 Brain-Based Leadership Game-Changers For 2018 [Infographics]

  The business environment has changed significantly in recent years, making it even clearer that relentless change is now the norm. Emotional agility is key to […]
December 20, 2017

Experiencing Growth? How To Swim Before Your Organization Is Sunk

Are you in the midst of a mergers and acquisitions adventure? Growth can be threatening, but it doesn’t have to be. My client had already acquired […]
December 6, 2017

Ensure A Great New Year With This Single Key Tool

Endings set up beginnings. Do you send out a recap email at year’s end? Do you show everyone a vision of what you’ll achieve together in […]
November 22, 2017

Great Leaders Have An Attitude Of Gratitude — Do You?

The combination of leadership and gratitude is extremely powerful. Gratitude helps you feel better and see the good things in life. When combined with a gratitude practice, […]
November 9, 2017

Why You Aren’t Getting The Respect You Deserve

Feeling unappreciated and disrespected? We’ve all been there. So how can you shift things in your organization so that you can start receiving the respect you deserve? […]
November 3, 2017

The #1 Tool Successful Leaders Use To Radically Shift Their Reality

As a leader, in what area of your life do you need to shift from being disempowered to being empowered? We form our own reality based […]
October 20, 2017

The Secret To Controlling Your Emotions — Before They Control You

We’ve all felt how draining fear-based emotions can be. Nothing saps our team’s life force more than panic, overreaction, and upset that is unfounded. Emotions Have Energy Thanks to David […]
October 3, 2017

Why Is Resistance A Necessity For Growth?

You may be familiar with the Chinese finger trap. It’s a toy that traps the victim’s fingers (often the index fingers) in both ends of a […]
September 22, 2017

Five Ways To Get Optimal Outcomes From Your Team

What makes a team optimal? Alignment, communication, collaboration, energy management, leverage, trust, and what else? Google did some comprehensive multi-year research on this topic. I’ll refer to […]
September 5, 2017

Derailed By Distractions? How To Get And Stay Focused Now

Where is your focus right now? How present are you? Do you have a little voice in your head listing all the things that you need […]
September 1, 2017

Challenges Retaining Talent? Here’s What They Are Really Trying To Tell You

Is there a correlation between the style in which someone quits and the organization itself? A study conducted by Anthony Klotz, Oregon State University College of Business and Mark […]
August 14, 2017

This Tool Works! Using Effective Sales Meetings to Create Massive Momentum

How’s your sales team performing? Are they generating the high-quality leads you need on a regular basis? If you want your sales team to be engaged and intrinsically motivated to […]
August 9, 2017

Don’t Be Blindsided By Change

Change blindness = when we miss a huge change because we were focused elsewhere. Have you experienced change blindness? Perhaps a key employee became disengaged and you could have […]
July 25, 2017

Three Keys To Effectively Managing Remote Workers [Infographic]

In a mere 3 years the mobile workforce is projected to comprise roughly three-quarters of U.S. employees. Is your organization ready? According to Gallup, remote working has been on […]
July 11, 2017

The Surprising Link Between Customer Experience And Employee Engagement

How would your customers describe their experience with your firm? Please take a moment and rate the Customer Experience (CX) that you believe you deliver: Better […]
June 27, 2017
neurodiversity

Competitive Advantage: The Power of Embracing Neurodiversity

“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will […]
June 14, 2017
sales

3 Common Mistakes That May Be Killing Your Sales

We all want better sales results—so what’s the secret? It lies in the brain, and knowing how to guide our sales people out of their Critter […]
May 26, 2017

Right Person, Wrong Role? Or Wrong Person, Period?

People get into the wrong roles for a number of reasons. Perhaps there was a reorganization and the company didn’t want to lose them, so they […]
May 23, 2017

Two Myths About Strategy — And Two Tools To Make Yours Work

We all know that setting a strategy matters. It’s one of the first steps to steer your company to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. […]
May 16, 2017

Ready To End Silos, Sabotage And System Dysfunction In Your Organization?

Got silos? How about sabotage? System dysfunctions like these are generally symptoms of low cultural alignment. The two founders of Company Z were at war. The […]
May 9, 2017

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you? “You just don’t understand.” “How many times do I have to repeat myself?” “I can’t tell if you’re […]
May 3, 2017

The Only Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

What leadership and organizational behaviors would you like to change? I had the great good fortune in 2010 to spend a week with the Dalia Lama […]
October 18, 2016
Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In or in another manner, can have a lasting effect on future referrals.

Deepen Your Relationship With Centers Of Influence

Our favorite door opener Caryn Kopp discusses the importance of relationships with Centers of Influence— thought I’d share! Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In […]
September 14, 2016
Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

We’ve all seen them. Emotionally flat presentations. Emotionally devoid corporate mission, vision, and value statements that are simply wall art. They’re not memorable. And even if the […]
June 15, 2016
Angry Customers? Don't Flip - Do This

Angry Customers? Don’t Flip — Do This

“Oh no, Mr. Jones is on line two again! What does he want now?” When our clients/customers complain we want to cringe. We want to hide. We […]
July 1, 2015

How Great Leaders Build Trust And Increase Employee Engagement

So how do great leaders do it? Have you ever done something with the best intentions only to have it backfire? Understanding how to light up […]
June 16, 2015

Be Cool Under Pressure–6 Steps To Save Face

Handling Pressure is Possible Pet peeves, irritation, triggers, negativity… are these pressures part of your daily life or things that only happen once in a while? […]
July 26, 2014

Today’s Workforce Only Wants Three Things

What does today’s workforce want, really? Early retirement? Ever-elusive work-life balance? Or just a decent place to work with nice people? While the war for talent continues, the […]
June 17, 2014

Stop Being So Predictable As A Leader: 6 Ways to Change this NOW

Does your team “have your number?” Do your kids? Your significant other? Sure they do. Because it only takes a short period of observation to find […]
June 10, 2014

Brain-Based Proof That You’re More Effective Working At Home

It’s time to ditch the office. It’s time to have more control over your brain as you work, and the best way to do that is […]