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

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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

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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…

Managing Transitions During Crisis: Home Edition

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In May 2020, Happy Brain Science presented a free virtual keynote titled “Managing Transitions During Crisis.” During the session, we received a great question from one of our attendees: “What has emerged for the folks at Happy Brain Science as applicable tips & techniques on the home front? Likely similar to how these concepts apply read more…

How a “4-6-8 Breath” Can Help You Calm Your Stress

Can mindful breathing help you unlock better options in times of stress? Discover the power of a “4-6-8 breath” to calm your body & brain! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! This post features the solution: 4-6-8 Breath. read more…

10 Tips for Keeping Up Morale, with Ideas & Resources to Help

Thanks to Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., for this guest post about keeping up morale! Sarah is the principal psychologist at Appreciating Change, a strengths-based psychological consultancy that is committed to applying well-researched positive psychology ideas and interventions to workplace challenges and opportunities at an individual, team or whole organization level. In the midst of the current read more…

Brain-Based Toolkit for Navigating Uncertain Times

This Brain-Based Toolkit was created by Cat Kemmerling, Jessica Sharp, and Kristen Toohill—doctoral students in the William James College Leadership Psychology program. Their goal is to offer a neuroscience-informed resource to help leaders support themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of immense disruption, providing stability, empathy, and compassion is critical to read more…