Mindfulness, Flow & Coaching—Oh, My!

Image of a golden frog statue in a meditation pose, beside a flowing stream.

As a (nerdy) teenager in the 90’s, I remember feeling a little sad that the mysteries of the human mind might be fully unraveled by the time I was an adult. Given the explosive rate of psychology and neuroscience discoveries, I figured everything would get mapped out within a decade. It was thrilling to be read more…

Positive Psychology & Coaching: A Practical Framework

Do you often ask constructive questions (rather than give straight advice) in work conversations? If so, you may be putting positive psychology and coaching skills into action! A coaching approach, whether formal or informal, offers many potential benefits. At Happy Brain Science, we’re particularly interested in how positive psychology — the science of flourishing — 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

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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…

How to Boost Happiness: Make a Community Table

Community Table - image of colleagues laughing around a shared table

Discover how making a community table at work can help you build better relationships in the workplace and have more friends at work. 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 “Community Table.” ***Continue reading or read more…

A New Break Is Not a Waste of Time!

When was the last time someone gave you a break? How about the last time you gave yourself a break? And how recently have you done something new with a hiatus? The answers may be affecting your happiness, and therefore your success. That’s right: you can become more successful by taking frequent and effective downtime. read more…

5 Powerful Communication Tips from Professional Coaching

[Kim Menig joined the Happy Brain Science team in 2018. She brings 15+ years of experience in nonprofit program management. She’s an International Coach Federation (ICF) member & she has flexible availability to provide Happy Brain Science coaching services.] Coaching: Crossover Thrills & Skills Have you ever met with a personal, professional, or executive coach (or read more…

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…