5 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness

  Imagine for a second what you could do if you could boost your brain power by 20%. Imagine what 20% more energy, 20% greater cognitive ability, and 20% higher emotional control would do for you. If you were able to boost your brain power by 1/5 of your current capacity, it would have an … Read more5 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness

The Neuroscience of Engagement and Performance

  The field of Neuroscience has taken great strides over the past 10 years in understanding how the brain and nervous system works. While in the past neuroscience findings have been mainly used for medical purposes, discoveries are now being applied to many other parts of our lives, including our work. Dr. David Rock’s book, … Read moreThe Neuroscience of Engagement and Performance

Leadership Character Drives Employee Engagement and Effort

I recently completed a research study investigating the impact of leadership character. I’m always curious about what leads to people being motivated and engaged at work. There are certainly many reasons why a person chooses to be more effortful, but one of those reasons doesn’t have a lot of research backing it. So about two … Read moreLeadership Character Drives Employee Engagement and Effort

Power Messages that Activate Potential

The statements we make to people during critical times can either support or hinder their potential. That’s why I call these statements “Power Messages.”   The event is crystal clear in my memory. I was fifteen years old and a sophomore in high school. I was being driven home after a church youth activity by … Read morePower Messages that Activate Potential

Healthy Motivation: The Key to Engagement & Performance

A few years ago I was talking to a manager who expressed his frustration with the lack of rewards and incentives he was able to give to his team when they performed well. Being an advocate of healthy motivation in workplace environments, I asked him to tell me more about his team and workplace. It … Read moreHealthy Motivation: The Key to Engagement & Performance

Power Words: Using Words to Move People

  One of the most powerful environmental influencers is a leader or authority’s language. I call the empowering words a leader uses, Power Words.    A parent, teacher, pastor, supervisor, manager, or leader’s use of words can have a major impact on the people they lead.   Numerous research studies have investigated the impact words have … Read morePower Words: Using Words to Move People

Hire Better and Hire Right with a Focus on Character

According to a recent study by Leadership IQ, 46% of hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only 19% of hires will become successful in their new role.   By any standard, this track record is poor. Human Resources and leaders of every part of the organization continue to search for ways to be more … Read moreHire Better and Hire Right with a Focus on Character

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