Posts by Joe Mechlinski

March 26, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Listen to Your Gut To Serve a Higher Purpose

A couple of years ago, my gut brain urged me to give back to the city of Baltimore. This was following the notorious incident when a Freddie Gray, had died in the hospital after being arrested by the police.  The city wanted...

March 21, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Gain Perspective on Your Personal Mission by Giving Back to the Community

I channel my desire to make an impact by helping companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs integrate broader missions into their work culture. This desire comes from listening to my gut brain, which leads us toward working...

March 21, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

How Your Gut Brain Helps You Think About Others

Using our head brains to innovate and our heart brains to inspire isn’t good enough for us to achieve different results if we aren’t also connected, behaving like a hive, with a collective consciousness.  We can only do this...

March 20, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Gratitude Letters to Create Engagement

It's essential to use your heart brain and, at work, to create a culture of continuous feedback. You want to acknowledge the humanity of your employees as a way of creating engagement.  At SHIFT we enacted an exercise called...

March 20, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

The Biologic Pulls Behind the Most Infamous Business Decisions

We think with our hearts and guts as well as our heads, but the heart and gut brains complement the head brain in areas such as sorting information and strategizing.  The brain in your heart and gut matter. This fact doesn’t...

March 19, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Feedback Software for Greater Engagement

One of the major reasons people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel as if they’re making progress and growing. What if your organization celebrated even the small victories of its workers?  A software program known as...

March 14, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Riffing on My Thoughts to Create Engagement with My Team

Recently, I decided I wanted to address the issue of people feeling that their work goes unnoticed by connecting with our team in a uniquely different way.  Also, since a majority of my work is done outside the office, I feared...

March 13, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Tools, Technology and Training to Create Engagement

In the backs of our minds, we know we get only one go-around, and we don’t know when it will end. What if we could more often operate based on this reality?  If we were continually aware of our fragile state, we’d be our best...

March 12, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Being Blind for an Evening to Create Empathy and Engagement

In 2016, for our company holiday party, we put on an evening called “Dining in the Dark.” This was not only a celebration for SHIFT workers and clients. It was a way for us to create empathy by sensing the ways in which other...