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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 15, 2019 Jaime Torchiana

Hard Work Beats Talent

What we can learn about work ethic from a girl who no one wanted to succeed. (Even when she was ridiculed in a school Facebook Group that was dedicated to her failure). My cycling coach fights me on this notion. Mike and I have...

March 14, 2019 Carly Cope

4 Keys to Productive Disruption in the Workplace

Four years ago, my husband and I decided to make a fairly significant life change. Newly engaged, we were living in the heart of New York City where a vibrant social life, good food, shopping, and museums were all just a subway...

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...

March 7, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Rising Above Our Own Point of View to Create Engagement

We live in a society that tells people it’s okay to be self-centered and constantly worried about our own feelings.  This doesn’t make people happier. If anything, it closes us off and prevents us from trying to engage other...

March 6, 2019 Joe Mechlinski

Tap into the Worlds of Other People

It’s easy to criticize other people’s words and actions.  When we take the time to stand in their world, we can appreciate that they face their own struggles and challenges.  Everything becomes relative. Suddenly, our empathy,...