Emotion & Learning- The latest research coming out of neuroscience supports heavily what we are doing. Our brains are governed by emotion.  Most of what drives our actions and our memories are dependent on ...
Fear and Learning- Bad experiences from the past in school play a big part in preventing effective adult learning.  Negative memories in our brains are easily recalled and will even produce the same ...
The Chemistry of Trust- Today’s neuroscience research focus is on the chemistry of trust and what the science tells us. The most potent chemical that we have in our brains governing trust and our ...
Trust and Well-being- Well-being has been a topic talked a lot about recently from a leadership and organizational point of view.  The importance of employee’s well-being to the success of the organization is ...
Building Trust – How to Release Oxytocin- I released last week (October 14, 2017) the companion book to our Leadership Brand Tool entitled The Elevator Pitch of You.  The inspiration for writing that book came from seeing ...
What North Korea can Teach Organizations about Building Culture- Companies can learn a lot about how to create a strong culture by studying North Korea and Kim Jung Un. Yes, you heard me correctly. North Korea is an amazing ...
Change is not difficult – if done right- One of the obstacles facing almost all organizations is change.  The pressures of having to react to new market forces in everyday business is continually necessitating organizations to undertake change ...
B2B Sales and Trust- Trust is something that is vital to sales and to the B2B relationship and something that must be nurtured at various points in the sales process.  I was viewing a ...
Best Practices in Experiential Learning- Lessons learned from 18 years of experiential learning and what science has taught us.  Absolute-North has been a pioneer in experiential learning with its founders practicing heavily experiential learning methods ...
The Science of Psychological Safety- Do any of these sound familiar? “If I did what is best for the company, long-term, I’d have to shut down production for a while for repairs and overhaul. My ...
What a dyslexic boy can teach us about learning and our brains.- I was listening today to Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is a neuroscientist and human development psychologist focused on improving learning.  She told of a research subject her team had that was ...
Self-Regulating Negative Thinking- I recently have been working with the neuroscience of positivity in change situations and came across an interesting study of how your brain can be trained to self-regulate negative thinking. ...
Hacking human nature- Continuing my recent theme of change management I want to share an interesting thought for the day originating from a great podcast by neuroscientist Dr. Robert Copper about the power ...
Competition, the enemy of psychological safety- One of the most powerful findings from the world of neuroscience and what it says for improving our work and our organizations, are the behaviors and processes we put in ...
Affect Labeling Disrupts Amygdala Activity in Response to Affective Stimuli- Putting Feelings into Words.  Many of us have been taught that showing emotion in the workplace is a negative quality and something that should not be done or encouraged in ...
Safety and Occupational Trust – Research confirms the connection- Workplace safety is directly impacted by the levels of trust. Initiatives to improve saftey should always include an assessment of the levels of trust along with training in understanding how ...
Trust is Not a Soft Skill- It is sometimes difficult to convince company leaders to invest in what they think is just fluff – or the technical word for it “soft skills.”  Many are of the ...
Neuroscience of Better Performance Reviews- Give a better performance review through brain science As we approach the end of the year, many organizations are in the process of the annual performance reviews. For most, both ...
Brainsights has been released!- Our founder, David Winegar has released his latest book Brainisights. Brainsights was a labor of love of mine. It is the result of more than 2 years of research into ...
The Importance of Psychological Safety in Agile Environments- There is brand new research (published on March 12, 2019) from Sweden on the role of psychological safety in implementing agile in multi-cultural organizations. Researchers Sara Thorgren and Elin Caimen ...