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…
A recent study found that satisfying meetings can empower employees, rather than deplete them. try one of more of these four strategies.
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:
Take a moment to imagine: what would work be like if you felt less negative and stressed. Each researched-based activity listed in this blog post can help.
Are you stressed out by changes at work? 5 proven strategies to help you succeed.
At Happy Brain Science, we try to “walk our talk” as much as possible, doing our best to apply all the science we teach and activities we recommend. If we forget, our awesome Director of Operations and Speaker Ayla Lewis reminds us; it’s part of why I love working with her so much! Like any read more…
Researchers have found that writing about your goals–and successfully reaching them–can help you to gain insight into your priorities and emotions, increase feelings of control, improve performance, and boost happiness. Read this article to learn how to visualize your best possible future.
Mastery–feeling competent, and feeling your ability improve–is one of the most important human motivators, according to research. Read this article to find out how you can boost your Mastery at work.
Please think of the last time you were pleasantly surprised. What happened in your brain? Science suggests your brain released more dopamine and your brain’s reward centers became more active because you didn’t expect what happened. What does this have to do with ‘gamification’ and leadership?
(Note: This is part 3 in a series on Gamification: Embedding elements of game playing to the workplace to encourage engagement . If you missed the first two posts, read Part 1: Part 1 Autonomy and Part 2 Relatedness) “Arrrrgh…OK just one more time!” If you’ve ever muttered something like this playing a video game–as I read more…