This article on narcissism was adapted from Michael-John's Brain Basics session on August 29, 2020. I love mythology, and would be remiss if we didn't begin today's subject with the story of Narcissus. The most famous version of the tale comes from the Roman poet Ovid...
Step Change Learning is now Go Neuro!
Step Change Learning is now Go Neuro! For years Step Change Learning has helped companies around the world develop the talents of their people. Whether assisting managers with difficult conversations, helping high-potential employees develop their presentation skills,...
Making a Mighty Mini-Mi: The Joy of Mentoring
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton Last time we explored the wonders of the prefrontal cortex, the thing that makes us...well, us. This time we shall talk of mentoring, the art and science of sharing with others all...
Know Your Brain: The Prefrontal Cortex
Last time we discussed the value of practice, and how dangerous practice is if not paired with feedback. Today, I would like to introduce you to the first in a series of articles titled “Know Your Brain.” Each article will discuss a brain area, neurochemical, or other valuable brain concept.
The Definition of Insanity: Why Practice Alone is a Recipe for Disaster
When it comes to building our skills, feedback is not the first tool most people consider. In my workshops, whenever I ask what it takes to get better at something, the first thing I hear is, “Practice!”
The Curse of Criticism: Why Feedback Hurts, Even When We Want It
Last week, we set the stage for the New Year with a discussion about goal setting and how to make goals actually work. This week, we will address a topic near and dear to my heart: the neuroscience behind why feedback conversations are so difficult.
Setting Goals that Work: How to Beat the Lazy Brain
Given our love of setting New Year’s goals that are then thrown away faster than an ugly Christmas sweater, today, we will talk about settings goals that work.
This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things! The Neuroscience of Happiness
This week’s article is adapted from our book?Why the Rhino Scatters his S#!T: Expanding Your Fun, Fulfillment, and Impact at Work.
Change a Little, Gain a Lot: The Transformative Power of Feedback
Last week we talked about attacking problems rather than people. This week we return to one of our favorite topics: the gift of feedback. This post is adapted from the introduction?to our book?”Where’s the Gift? Using Feedback to Work Smarter, Learn Faster and Avoid Disaster.”
You Don’t Know Me! Attacking Problems, Not People
Are you happier this week than you were last week? If you read our previous post, I hope the answer is yes! Today is about how to influence others by striking at problems rather than people.