Business of Learning Podcast: Creating an Engaged, Connected Organization

The issue of loneliness and connection in the workplace is top of mind for many organizations today, as new studies continue to demonstrate the growing reach of social isolation.

Along with Yale New Haven Health System’s VP of Education Jay Morris, I recently had the opportunity to participate in Training Industry’s Business of Learning podcast. We discussed what’s driving the loneliness epidemic and how organizations can respond.

Listen to the full conversation.

The UCLA neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman calls human connection a superpower that makes people smarter, happier, and more productive. It’s also a superpower for organizations that helps to produce sustainable superior performance. Isolation, on the other hand, produces the exact opposite results for individuals and organizations.

Join me on July 12 for a webcast hosted by ATD to discuss the research behind why connection is so critical and practical ways you can increase connection in your life and workplace.

Date: July 12, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Event: ATD Webcast: The Superpower of Human Connection and the Perils of Isolation
Sponsor: Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
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You’re More Vulnerable to Isolation and Stress Than You Think

Check out my new article in Government Executive on the perils of isolation and stress. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the devastating effects of stress and isolation that I write about in the article, including that it’s harming their health and performance. The article is titled “You’re More Vulnerable to Isolation and Stress Than You Think.” If you know someone who may be struggling with this, please forward the article to them.

Is the “Silent Killer” Sabotaging Your Performance?

Lonely woman looking out window

Is your energy level lower than you’d like? Do you feel you’re not performing at the top of your game? Are you so busy that it has crowded out time to truly connect with trusted confidants? If the answer to these questions is “yes,” you may be suffering from the effects of the “silent killer” of individuals, and it may also be holding back your performance and the performance of your organization. 

I recently had the opportunity to speak on The Small Business Advocate radio program hosted by Jim Blasingame. We discussed new research that indicates over half of Americans express a tendency toward loneliness and how companies can respond. Listen to our two-part conversation.

Date: May 22, 2018
Appearance: Interview with Jim Blasingame on America’s Loneliness Epidemic
Outlet: The Small Business Advocate
Format: Radio

Join me on May 30, 2018, for a complimentary webinar hosted by Terryberry. We’ll discuss why people and organizations need Connection Cultures to thrive and share practical ways to that you can begin to connect with others.

Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Event: Complimentary Webinar Hosted by Terryberry
Topic: Creating an Engaging and Life-Lengthening Workplace Culture
Sponsor: Terryberry
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

I had a great time sharing my story and thoughts on the importance of connection with the team at getAbstract. Read the full interview and don’t forget to slow down and connect with others this week.

Date: May 1, 2018
Appearance: Interview with getAbstract: Slowing Down and Connecting with Others Is Good for You
Outlet: getAbstract
Format: Other