Guest Post

Recent Posts

Energy Management Habit 6: Ask for H.E.L.P.

/

Now, we might be putting all these energy management tools into practice, and still feel deprived of energy. This especially rings true for those of us who experience constantly high and very high levels of stress in their work environment. Sometimes, energy management tools simply cannot balance the sheer amount of stress we are under. So what can we do? Ask for HELP!

Read More

Energy Management Habit 5: Take Care of Your Body!

/

When we’re working remotely or transitioning into hybrid working, remembering to implement exercise and healthy habits into our everyday life is even more difficult than under normal circumstances. If anything, we’ve probably become even less active during lockdown, since commutes or walks in between meetings are not part of our workday anymore.

Read More

Energy Management Habit 4: Be Mindful!

/

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the idea of learning how to be fully present and engaged in the moment, aware of your thoughts and feelings without distraction or judgment (Headspace).

Being mindful means to bring the body and the mind together in the now. Practicing mindfulness helps us anchor ourselves by actively directing our thoughts, instead of letting our mind run wild. But that doesn’t mean that we should force ourselves to stop our thoughts. After all, the nature of the mind is to produce them! Mindfulness is more about bringing ourselves back to the present, when we get distracted and overwhelmed by our thoughts and feelings.

Read More

Energy Management Habit 3: Building Positive Relationships in a Virtual World

/

When we first moved to remote working over a year ago, video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx seemed like the perfect solution to all our communication issues. At the start of the pandemic, we even used them extensively after working hours. Remember Zoom quiz nights in lockdown number one? After a year of COVID lockdowns, our excitement about these virtual meet ups with friends and family has dropped. We might even experience a slight sense of dread just reading about yet another Zoom call.

Read More

Energy Management Habit 2: Practice Flexible Thinking

/

Every day, we are faced with different challenges in the workplace, perhaps a difficult meeting, or a taxing task that we have tried to put off for as long as possible. As we outlined in last week’s article on Energy Management Habit 1: Managing Your Mindset, this is heightened by the ongoing pandemic and our unconscious’ preoccupation with the threat that COVID-19 poses to our physical wellbeing. Stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are continuously released into our blood stream, triggering an amygdala hijack (the body’s fight-or-flight response). From an evolutionary standpoint, our amygdala has thus evolved into our internal alarm system.

Read More

Energy Management Habit 1: Managing Your Mindset

/

Humans are creatures of habit. It’s been over a year since COVID-19 became an all-encompassing threat to our health and wellbeing, and working online has become our new normal. Where we were alert and careful at the beginning of the pandemic, we now view the virus as part of everyday life—a dangerous development, which Bloomberg identifies as the new “COVID Challenge” that we face. The virus might not constantly be at the forefront of our minds. Our bodies and our unconscious, however, are in a state of continued alarm.

Read More

Six Simple Habits To Manage Your Energy In A Rapidly Changing World

/

Burnout is the state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity according to a recent blog from Jay Chopra, PhD, co-founder and Managing Director of Making Shift Happen and a Herrmann Master Certified Facilitator. We've all felt it, whether it from the extended length of this pandemic or the social conflicts being seen within the communities of many cities and towns across the country and world. We are finding small personal wins but at what toll to our wellbeing.

Read More

How to Win With Customers: Leverage Cognitive Diversity as a Competitive Advantage

/

This article is a guest post from Susanne Duke the founder of MARNI&Co., a consultancy that helps small and medium-sized companies sell and market like big brands.

Cognitive diversity is the inclusion of not only people with different ways of thinking but backgrounds, skills, strengths, and opinions. Teams that come together from differing departments encourage collaboration and innovation, creating a competitive advantage with customers.

Read More

The Opportunity of Disruption: Post-Pandemic Inclusion

/

This article is a guest post from our partners Dr. Jay Chopra, of Making Shift Happen, and Damian Costello, of Decode Innovation. View their blog series here.

The tumultuous period that we are currently going through not only threatens the survival of businesses from a fiscal perspective, but also threatens the formation of inclusive work cultures that provide the conditions necessary for optimal individual and team performance. It may seem like a million years ago at this point, but pre-COVID-19, many businesses were already struggling to form inclusive work cultures, and managers were challenged to create inclusive teams.

Read More

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Teaching with Your Whole Brain®

/

This article is a guest post from Ashley Blackburn, Director of Programs at Uncharted Learning.

Do you know what your brain “looks” like?

I didn’t, until about 3 months ago when I completed a Whole Brain® Thinking assessment (called the HBDI®) and participated in a debrief workshop as a professional development event led by our friends at Miami University’s John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship. Through this experience, I gained exciting new insight into my own thinking and that of everyone around me - students I’ve taught, colleagues I’ve worked with on teams, supervisors I’ve reported to, even my personal connections.

Read More

Search

The Whole Brain Business Book 2nd Edition

Read the first two chapters and order your copy today!