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August 26, 2023

6 Words That Undermine Your Impact As A Leader: And 6 Better Alternatives

Words have power. Think about it: words make you look confident or powerful, insecure or weak, reliable or flakey. As a leadership coach I’m constantly noticing […]
July 22, 2023

The Neuroscience of Focus: Work Less And Get More Done

How focused are you feeling lately? Arrow sharp or all over the place? Let’s dive into your awesome brain and how to fire up your focus […]
June 28, 2023

5 Signs You’re Over-Stressed + 5 Quick Brain-Based Cures

Humans aren’t designed to live with excessive stress. Yet over the past few years we’ve come to normalize stress, some workplaces even condone or—yikes—celebrate stress. Sure, […]
May 13, 2023

The Evolution Of Success: How To Manage And Excel In Business Transformations

Your business is transforming right, whether you know it or not. What does the transformation look like? What are the signs? Is the transformation being driven […]
April 2, 2023

The Neuroscience of Optimism

Are you an optimist? If not, do you want to be one? And how does optimism differ from being relentlessly (and often artificially) upbeat? In my […]
April 2, 2023

Say Goodbye To Stress: The Proven Brain Hack That Boosts Gratitude And Lowers Blood Pressure

You already know that gratitude feels good. New research now shows that gratitude is also a pragmatic helper—lowering blood pressure both during and after stressful situations. […]
April 1, 2023

Are You Listening To What Others’ Emotions Are Saying?

Are you simply communicating? Or are you truly connecting? Listening to the words of another can be tricky enough because we often overlay our interpretation to […]
April 1, 2023

Hack Your Brain To Be More Productive

How many projects can your brain effectively handle at once? Seven? Four? Five. Yep. And we can extract three essential brain hacks from new research that […]
January 8, 2023

Your Brain On Silence

Ever notice how loud life is? Noise pollution has continued to double every three decades. Ambulance sirens are now six times louder that they were 100 […]
December 7, 2022

The Neuroscience Behind Mental Exhaustion—And How to Prevent It

How are you feeling lately? When I ask my executive coaching clients they most often say “overwhelmed.” And as we unpack this emotion, I find that […]
November 2, 2022

Quiet Firing: Is It Happening To You?

We’re all clued into Quiet Quitting, where an employee does the bare minimum of work to keep their job. And now there’s a buzz about Quiet […]
September 30, 2022

Anger, Stress, Worry and Sadness Reached Record Highs In 2021 — What To Do About It

Unhappiness has been increasing globally for a decade. And it’s time for leaders to address this in the workplace. In a recent report by Gallup on […]
August 14, 2022

Biophotons: How You Can Positively Influence Others And The World

Your body communicates and influences others. And I’m not just talking about your words, vocal tone, and body posture/gesture. Your heart and brain communicate too. And […]
July 2, 2022
The word relax written on the beach sand.

‘Stresslaxation’ Is Real—Science Explains It And The Cure

Do you try to relax only to feel more stressed and overwhelmed? You’re not alone. You’re experiencing Stresslaxation. Stresslaxation is a term for relaxation-induced anxiety—and it […]
June 8, 2022

How Burnout Changes Your Brain—And What To Do About It

How are you feeling lately? Is your energy level lower than usual? Do you feel less connected to others and the world around you? Is your […]
April 7, 2022

New Research: The 5 Forces Shaping Work Today—And How To Capitalize On Them

As the world of work continues to morph, my leadership and culture coaching clients find that they simply don’t have time to read extensive—yet helpful—new research. […]
February 12, 2022

New Research on The Real Cause Of The Great Resignation

In April 2021, a record 4 million Americans quit their jobs. Fast-forward to September 2021, and 4.4 million quit in one month alone. Wow. How did we get […]
February 12, 2022

Build A Robust Remote Culture In 2 Simple Steps [Infographics]

“Culture is dynamic, in that it can evolve with new experiences. This change can happen in two ways: as the result of a clear and present […]
February 12, 2022

4 Troubling Workplace Trends – And Brain-Based Tools To Navigate Them [Infographics]

1.     Turnover Tsunami Johnny Taylor, CEO of Society for Human Resource Managers says that 30% annual turnover could be the new normal. Let’s help you have the […]
February 12, 2022

How Stress Changes Your Brain: And What To Do About It [Infographics]

How’s your stress level? Manageable – you get stressed, but it passes pretty quickly, and you sleep well at night. Challenging – you hang on to […]
August 20, 2021

Is A 32 Hour Work Week Best For You?

Do you struggle with work-life balance? Most people do these days. Working from home has blurred the lines, we’re all pivoting so frequently that we are […]
August 20, 2021

What People Really Think About Females In Leadership [Infographics]

We’ve come a long way, baby. Or have we? According to both Gallup’s survey of almost 27 million employees worldwide and a recent survey by Resume […]
August 20, 2021

Love ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em: The Ultimate Stay Interview Guide

What happens when a person leaves? Do you know it in advance? In a prior blog I wrote about the often unknown reasons that blindside employers […]
August 20, 2021

Want More Meaning At Work? Do These 3 Things

Now more than ever we want to find and feel meaning in our work. And a cornerstone of meaningful work is who we are together, how […]
March 22, 2021

5 Steps For Lasting Behavior Change: Get Happier Employees And Better Performance Now [Infographics]

Now is an optimal time for behavior change. The crisis period of the pandemic is starting to fade in the distance, people are feeling more hopeful, […]
February 18, 2021

The Future Of Work: 7 Trends And Tools You Need

I won’t start by saying 2020 was a rough year. We know that already. We know that 2020 brought many businesses to their knees, requiring profound […]
January 23, 2021

Boost The Right Side Of Your Brain For Better Business Results

Are you self-aware? Do you know how you’re feeling at any given time? Can you change your emotional state by choice? If you answered ‘no’ to […]
December 15, 2020

Don’t Make Your Brain Dumb: The Neuroscience Of Success

What makes a person successful? Having a growth mindset? Being a visionary? Being born into the ‘right’ family? These may help, but a healthy brain is […]
November 24, 2020

5 Steps To Get Your Priorities Back On Track Now

Are you focusing on the most important things right now? Or are you distracted, stressed, or in panic mode as so many leaders are? As the pandemic […]
November 18, 2020

Why We Lie, And The Neuroscience Behind It

I’m fine. Of course I love you. I’ll call you.  No, you don’t look fat in those jeans.  We are liars.   All of us.   We lie to save face, […]

February 17, 2016

How Extraordinary Leaders Transform Self-Sabotage Into Success

*As Seen Originally On Forbes   What’s your poison? Most people have something they do that they wish they didn’t—and often we excuse ourselves by naming […]
October 20, 2015

The Power Of Focus

September 16, 2013

Why We Buy: The 3 Social Selling Factors That Make Or Break A Sale [Infographic]

How are impressions formed? What motivates a person to buy? We used to think the act of buying was a fairly logical process. A product engaged […]
September 1, 2013

The 90-Day Microsoft Makeover Plan: Yes, It Starts With Steve

Although it’s easy to blame it on Ballmer, it’s also inaccurate. Microsoft MSFT +4.2%’s trouble started long ago, when it began bleeding talent after the FTC debacle and the […]
August 5, 2013

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators, Part 2: Get Their Attention And Loyalty

Sure, Detroit says it had to declare bankruptcy. But financial failure is often a series of communication mistakes—from leadership, from marketing, from sales, from manufacturing, from Board […]
November 13, 2009

The Power of Positioning!

So what’s the deal about branding? You know who you are, and what you stand for. But do your customers? Are you who you were last […]