How To Update Your Performance Review Methods

This guest post about updating performance review methods is by David Mizne, Chief Contributor and Editor of the15Five blog. It ties in nicely with the “Self-Review” solution card from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game and facilitation tool. Everyone — from employees to HR professionals — has realized traditional performance management techniques aren’t delivering the results read more…

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

How to Work Better with People: Emotional Intelligence Come play with us! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! In this episode, discover why boosting emotional intelligence can help you work more effectively with others. ***Continue reading or skip to the read more…

Describing Progress for Success

Describing Progress Can Make You Happier: Come play with us! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! ***Continue reading or skip to the bottom to watch this post as a video*** This Choose Happiness @ Work card says, “Describe read more…

Leading for Happiness & Building Strong Teams: New Coaching Groups!

Wouldn’t it be great to lead a happy, strong, thriving team at work? I know how hard it is for a team to thrive at work. I’ve led teams for 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees–problems you may be wrestling with right now. These problems can read more…

Book Review: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Cover of Patrick Lencioni's The Ideal Team Player

Personnel management is one of the most complex responsibilities of a leader. From hiring, to performance assessment, to coaching and personnel development, a leader has to be sure they’re getting and retaining the best possible team players on the job. But how can a leader find an ideal team player? Patrick Lencioni delves into this concept read more…

Brad Stevens’ Coaching Style and the Science of Thriving

Brad Stevens' Coaching Style works.

Brad Stevens’ coaching style works. As I type this, my beloved Celtics are up 2-0 against the Cleveland Caveliers in the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Virtually nobody predicted this, especially after Boston lost not one, but two of their top stars (and suffered other injuries) before the playoffs. How does Stevens do it? Can the read more…

Minimizing Micromanagement to Become a Better Leader

Leader

A leader creates clear, compelling goals with reports, and then facilitates the team’s progress without dictating how their tasks should be done; a micro-manager plans and controls all the project details and the progress of his or her team. Here are some tips on how you can transform into a leader from being a micro-manager, and how I now lead (rather than micro-manage) at Happy Brain Science: