Gamers Don’t Die, They Respawn

Can you increase your level of psychological safety and curiosity at work by changing how you look at failure? I explored whether people who identify as gamers do this. Hi all! My name is Kristen Toohill, and I recently finished writing my doctoral dissertation! WOOOOO! I wondered if people who identify as gamers are more read more…

How a Bomb-Defusing Game Can Boost Communication

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes! Find out how a fast-paced, exciting game is the perfect way to boost your team’s communication skills. Time Is Ticking… “Okay… so you see three wires–a white one, a red one, and a yellow one?” the expert asks, scowling as they consult their manual. Looking at the screen, the bomb read more…

How to Enjoy a Virtual Game Night with Colleagues

Virtual Game Night: Image of two houses of playing cards and a set of die in various colors

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about options for a virtual game night! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. In addition, she’s read more…

How To Use a “Strengths Board” to Boost Your Virtual Team

Image of person lifting a barbell (showing strength)

What is a Strengths Board? And how can a visual display of strengths help you & your team cope with working remotely? If you’re like most people I know, your way of working has been turned upside down since March 2020. For many of us, working remotely has become the new normal. While there are read more…

How to Transform SMART Goals into SMARTEST Goals

Thanks to Vaibhav Agarwal for this guest post about how to transform SMART goals into SMARTEST goals! Vaibhav is an analytics leader who is a staunch proponent of change and adapting with it. He loves to talk to people and get inspired by others around him, loves reading, and is an amateur LinkedIn writer. Not read more…

How to Use a Fun Party Game to Tackle Implicit Bias

Image of a buffalo on an orange background from Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about using a fun party game to reduce implicit bias! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. read more…

Building Stronger Teams: Short Video from Scott Crabtree

Are you looking for tools to help you build stronger teams? If so, you’re in luck! We’re offering a 5-part master class on developing strengths, starting July 15, 2020. And to make this series as accessible as possible, we’re providing a very affordable sliding scale! ***Watch the video or read the transcript below.***   Spotlight read more…

Resilience: How to Build your Emotional Toolbox

Thanks to Noah Jacobson for this guest post about emotional resilience! Noah interned previously with Happy Brain Science and became fascinated with the application of positive psychology. He graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. Building Emotional Resilience Life can be hard. Losing a job, struggling with a tough relationship at read more…

Building Strong Virtual Teams: New Five Part Master Class Series!

Wouldn’t it be helpful to lead a strong virtual team during these tough times? I know how hard it is to build a strong virtual team. I’ve led teams for over 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees…and all of that was under “normal” circumstances! Leaders like read more…