Why Self-Leadership Should be Focused on Others

It’s ironic that successful self-leadership has more to do with others and less to do with self. In an article I recently shared with the Luminate community, I outline three important lessons about self-leadership that I’ve learned throughout my personal life and professional career. I encourage you to check out the article and the other thought-leadership content from the Luminate community.

Mark your calendars and join me on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, for a webinar hosted by the team at getAbstract! We’ll be discussing why human connection is considered a superpower for individuals and organizations, how to build a Connection Culture in your workplace, and much more. 

Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 8:15-9:15 a.m. CDT
Event: getAbstract Webinar: Superpower Connection Culture
Topic: Superpower Connection Culture: 7 Practices to Become Smarter, Happier and More Productive
Sponsor: getAbstract
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Are You Suffering from Today’s #1 Performance Blind Spot?

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Years ago, I worked on a very difficult project. For one year, I put in long hours at the office and even when I was home my mind was on the challenges to be overcome. It crowded out time for family and friends. My performance failed to reflect the effort being put in. After a year, I lost hope the project would be embraced by enough key stakeholders that it could meet its objectives, and eventually I left the firm because my health was suffering. 

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.
More Info: Click here for more information.

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.