Future-Proof Your Career through Games

What does it mean to “future-proof” your career? Find out how you can develop the essential “4 C’s” at work—while enjoying the benefits of playing games with colleagues! ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   You May Find This Surprising, But… You should play some games at work. “WHAT?!” I can almost hear you read more…

Unlock the Hidden Value of Games

This post about the value of games was written by Katie Salen Tekinbaş, Professor, University of California Irvine, and Co-Founder and Chief Designer, Connected Camps. To our delight, it was provided as the Foreword for the upcoming Happy Brain Science book All Work & Some Play: Future-Proof Your Career through Games, by Kristen Toohill and read more…

The Four C’s: Why Human Skills Matter

This post about mastering the “Four C’s” is an excerpt from the upcoming Happy Brain Science book All Work & Some Play: Future-Proof Your Career through Games, by Kristen Toohill and Scott Crabtree. We live in an exciting age: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now capable of performing routine, repetitive work, freeing humans up to do read more…

Motivate for Success: the Science of Goal Setting

Do you have goals? Can science help you reach them? Is it possible for you to be “primed” to achieve a goal without your conscious awareness? Dr. Gary Latham has answers. As Professor of Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Toronto, he has researched goal setting for decades. He has written several books on the read more…

Vanellope and Ralph Have ARMS — Do You?

Ralph and ARMS

This guest post about “gamifying” employee engagement is by Anne Meixner, Ph.D. Thanks, Anne! As I busted my gut with huge belly laughs in the movie theater, I recognized that the story told in the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet reflects the key attributes of engagement at work: ARMS. Scott Crabtree’s e-book, Level-Up Your Leadership, read more…

Let’s Vote: Crowdsourcing and Gamifying Change

An example of dot voting. Image by Rosenfeld Media.

Would you and your colleagues all agree on the biggest problem your organization faces? Would you agree on how to solve it? How cool would it be if you could discover the answers — and real practical solutions — through a fun, game-like experience that doubles as a powerful training? Can you “gamify change”? I 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…