I attended the 2018 Minnesota ICF Awards honoring organizations and business that are integrating coaching into their culture. Each nominee spoke of the importance of focusing their development efforts on improving their organization’s culture in order to improve results. Aligning the right people with diverse strengths to problem solve and execute a plan is essential. […]
Having a purpose provides context for all of one’s efforts, and it’s a chief criterion for “flow”—the energy state that occurs when one’s mind, body and entire being are committed to the task at hand. Flow turns mundane work into completely absorbing experiences, allowing us to push the limits of skills and talents. Flow and […]
In the national bestseller Flow, University of Chicago psychologist MihalyCsikszentmihalyi suggests two key factors determine our overall happiness: Our relations with other people How we experience our work You can improve both areas by bringing humor to work each day. Harvard Business Review (September 2003) reports that executives with a sense of humor climb the […]
There’s a widening gap between the evolution of biology and society. We no longer hunt lions, but a meeting with a rival brings about the same mental and physical responses. How you choose to respond to, and cope with, stress can change not only how you feel, but its effect on your brain.
As knowledge workers in the 21st century, our success depends on having a healthy, functioning brain. What can leading neuroscientists teach us about stress, effective coping skills and peak performance in the workplace?
Major disruptions are a “gotcha” we all experience at one time or another in our lives. We get fired, laid off or passed over; a loved one dies, leaves or gets in trouble; a project stalls or gets cancelled. The list, unfortunately, is endless.