Posts by Joe Mechlinski

February 19, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Where Passion and Skills Meet

A late colleague of ours at SHIFT, Annie O’Dell, was someone who exuded passion. She had a  unique point of view shaped by her connection with the brain in her heart.  Her sickness came right in the middle of 2009, as our...

February 14, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Motion Creates Emotion, Which Leads to Engagement

I want to tell you about a very special colleague of mine at SHIFT, who was truly in touch with her heart brain. Annie O’Dell exuded passion.  A gentle soul with an animated spirit, Annie finished college in her home state of...

February 13, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Move Beyond Indifference to Find Meaning

If we believe in a company's overall mission, we find most of what we do interesting, even so-called menial tasks, as long as they serve a greater purpose. Purpose provides us with resilience.   Resilience is about whether...

February 12, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Use Your Heart in the Workplace to Create More Engagement

Today's workers want connection. Many people who've just entered or will enter the workplace are seeking more than a job.  This contrasts with the baby boomer generation. Back then, it was all about compliance, control, and...

February 7, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It

How you speak can affect the meaning of the words you're saying. This is important in all of our interpersonal relations, and it is important when communicating what you feel and what you really want to say, at work.  Let me...

February 6, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

The Heart Affects How We Engage at Work

Here are a couple more surprising facts about how the heart works with us to sense and feel and think.  The heart breaks. Even the healthiest of individuals can experience a broken heart. Broken heart syndrome, also called...

February 5, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

The Heart Maintains Our Memories

In my book Shift the Work, I explore engagement at the workplace. I examine the relationships between our three brains – the head, heart and gut brain. Here, I'm exploring  how the heart works with the brain to allow us to see...

January 31, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

What the Neuroscience of the Heart Tells Us About Engagement

The heart's energy is evident in all sorts of ways – from how it communicates with the brain to how we see and work with others. I go through some of these here.  The heart brain manufactures energy through its connection to...

January 30, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

The Heart Is Your Power Plan

A challenge for all of us is to fill our need of connection in a constructive, rather than destructive, manner.  Unfortunately, the destructive path, as one might imagine, is far easier to pursue. Fixing your marriage, pursuing...