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…

[Book Review] Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials by Bruce Tulgan

Book Review Managing Millennials

Have you had a chance to manage millennials? With millennials quickly becoming the largest segment of the workforce, you’ve probably worked with one, whether you’re a millennial yourself or part of an older generation. Especially if you belong to an older generation, I’d bet several months of income that, like GenX me, you’ve found it read more…

Learn and Grow: The Science of Growth

Learn and Grow

Learn and Grow: A Story Chris knew Adam was pretty happy working on his current project. But she also knew that Adam’s career history was filled with jobs that lasted 1-2 years. And she knew that Adam was approaching his 1-year anniversary. She really wanted to retain Adam as long as possible; he was becoming 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…

Schedule the Life You Want

Kacy Minnis, General Manager of Oregon Wine Lab

This guest post is by Kacy Minnis, a member of Happy Brain Science’s first “Leading For Happiness” coaching group. Life/Work Balance I chose to participate in the coaching group with the goal of finding a better life/work balance. (Yes, life/work, instead of work/life balance.) My more specific goal was to make sure I’m allowing myself 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…

SPECIFIC Gratitude: How to Maximize Appreciation

Employee survey results indicated that Adam was doing well overall as a manager. But the survey scores were lower when his supervisees were asked about feeling appreciated. Adam was confused. He was sure he expressed appreciation to the people on his team frequently. He brought up the issue during his next one-on-one meeting with his read more…