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December 26, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

How We Use Our Brains at Work

In my book, Shift the Work, I explore how important it is for companies to encourage their employees to innovate, and how the most forward-thinking companies encourage their employees to use their head brains in order to connect...

December 25, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Innovate and Succeed At Work

In order to innovate and succeed it's important to be free of the constraints of patterns and time to embrace what it means to be human. Gary Vaynerchuk has said: “How don’t you stay driven... You won the lotto of the universe....

December 20, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Innovating at Work by Reassessing Needs

Putting food on the table thirty years ago was the primary challenge for many American families. In this day and age, the struggle boils down to finding coveted varieties of coffee that will impress our friends.  Owning a boat...

December 19, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

When You Set the Head Brain Free, You Create Engagement

Many companies underestimate the brainpower of their employees, and as a result, these employees are underappreciated and unengaged.  But what if companies really respected and capitalized on the intellectual prowess of the...

December 18, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Why We Are Disengaged at Work

One of the reasons that today's workforce is so disengaged from work, and from their greater purpose, is that most modern work environments are still based on models dating back to the industrial revolution.  Don’t let the Ping...

December 13, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

What Contemporary Brain Neuroscience Tells Us About Engagement

We use our head brain to identify key patterns and to strategize. I've spoken elsewhere of how our brains are made up of the head brain, the heart brain and the gut brain. But I feel that the head brain itself can be...

December 12, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

It's Important to Keep Perspective After Success

Let’s face it. We try to tell ourselves that success is subjective, but we live in a world where success matters a great deal. It's how we deal with it that teaches us about our priorities regarding engagement, connection and...

December 11, 2018 Joe Mechlinski

Thinking Slow Can Lead to Success

  In my book Shift the Work, I talk about how we have three brains – head, heart and gut – and how we can use them to become more engaged, more connected and even happier at work and in life.  I'd like to talk here a little bit...

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...