For high-achieving go-getters (i.e. you), stopping to THINK may be unusual and uncomfortable and . . . there can be real power when you Stop. Ask. Think. Share.
Science of Leadership
There’s a big difference between trendy/empty words and good advice on leadership. How to make the distinction?
Nice ideas are, well, nice. If researchers have studied these ideas and figured out what works on large numbers of people, that’s better.
I like ideas born of years of research in the fields of management, positive psychology, organizational behaviour, emotions research and neuroscience.
So you can see the logic and empirical support for my ideas, and understand (and be able to explain to others) what helps you be effective and what gets in the way
We humans are funny, thinking listening is this blasé natural thing. Except when we practice listening skills, we get all sorts of dramatic outcomes. What's up?
Flow isn’t some magical reality we stumble into or only experience on holiday. Research shows the essential prerequisites are all within our control, every day.
Feeling isolated or alone didn't go away when social distancing stopped. And that's not good.
Though Psychological Safety sounds warm and cozy, it's really about making hard things possible... like intellectual friction, learning and connection.
When someone asks for our help we’re enticed by the dopamine hit that comes with demonstrating our expertise and feeling useful. Of course. And not sustainable.
Congratulations for making it through 2 years of unpredictable chaos. You’re here! Yay you! Well done and . . . it’s taken a toll.
It's something I've been asked by sales managers who thought Compassionate Leadership was “too soft”. What they learned from research by Google (and me).
Difficult situations are, well, difficult. The neuroscience behind the distinctions between Empathy & Compassion, and how it can help us when things get hard.
But they sure feel like they are sometimes. Strategies from emotions research to bring our best as we navigate the “next normal’s”.