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December 6, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Using Your Head Brain to Crack a New Market

In order to market something in a field where I had no experience, I needed to use my head. Actually, my three brains: the head, heart and gut brain. I relied in this case on my head brain – to strategize.  I was trying to...

December 5, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Timelessness Will Set You Free

Your ideals aren't worth a damn until you have a concrete action plan.  In this series of blogs adapted from my book Shift the Work, I look at how I approached success and engagement – and how I and, by extension, you, can...

December 4, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Three Questions We Will Ask Ourselves on Our Deathbeds

"Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?"  These are three questions that we will face at the end of our lives, according to Brendon Burchard, the founder of Experts Academy and survivor of a near-death experience. This is an...

December 3, 2018 Carly Cope

The Four C’s of Humanity (And Their Role in Smart Business)

If you defined humanity, you might say something like: humanity is the state of being human, or it is a human’s ability to think, process, and communicate. You might also connect humanity with feelings we experience, like love,...

November 29, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

How Reconnecting with Customers Can Create Engagement

Harley Davidson struggled mightily back in the early 1980s when Japan’s manufacturing took the upper hand. After several management buyouts, the company was down to a 15 percent share of the marketplace.  When Vaughn L. Beals,...

November 28, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

How To Find Greater Purpose Using Your Instincts

  We may speak from the heart, but we feel it in the gut. In my book Shift the Work, I explore how our brains work –  the head, the heart and the gut. The brain in the gut calls us to a higher purpose. The gut brain also alerts...

November 27, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

How Zappos Builds Engagement With Its Call Center

  Zappos is a company that has made a point of creating engagement throughout its organization, including its call center. First, Zappos runs the call center out of its offices in Las Vegas, as opposed to outsourcing the work...

November 21, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

We Seek Success, But We Crave Connection

What is it that most people search for in life? Wealth? Success?  These are goals for most of us. But for virtually everyone, the unacknowledged goal is personal connection.  This was one of the remarkable findings that came...

November 20, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Engage the Heart and the Brain to Handle Change Better

We don’t handle change well. We suck at making commitments, so we exchange our iPhones for new ones every year. We fail at the promises we make for ourselves, which is why most people won’t follow through on their New Year’s...