I’m excited to share that IMD, a top-ranked business school in Switzerland, has published my article “Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator.” In it, I share lessons based on IMD professor George Kohlrieser’s experience using connection to successfully navigate difficult negotiations.

Date: February 3, 2016
Appearance: Article Published by IMD
Outlet: IMD
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Format: Other

“Interview with Pat Farnack”
by CBS New York

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I enjoyed talking with Pat Farnack of CBS New York about how connection has a positive influence on our health and how to strengthen your connections in 2016. Listen to our full interview now.

America’s Stress Epidemic

Woman busy and stressed at office

Stress is increasing today as the world economy becomes more competitive and the explosion of information overwhelms individuals. The effects are felt not just mentally, but throughout our nervous systems.

Join me on Tuesday, January 5 for a webinar on creating a life-giving culture in your healthcare organization. Hosted by the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the webinar will address how to improve your organization’s culture through greater connection.

Date: January 5, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT
Event: Greater Chicago Chapter HIMSS Webinar
Topic: How to Create a Life-Giving Culture in Your Healthcare Organization
Sponsor: Greater Chicago Chapter of HIMSS
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator

Hostage Negotiator

Imagine you are a hostage negotiator sent into a hospital to speak with a man named Sam who is holding a pair of scissors at the throat of a nurse. You know from your briefing that Sam had been seriously injured from a stab wound inflicted by his wife during an argument over the custody of their children. Upon entering the room, you find Sam screaming and yelling that he is going to kill everyone.

What would you do?

Developing the Resilience to Persevere and Excel

Lessons from Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

Leaders must be resilient if they are going to prevail in the face of inevitable challenges. One of the most interesting examples of resilience today comes from the world of sports where Kirk Cousins, a Washington Redskins quarterback who has been consistently underestimated, is helping lead the turnaround of a team that has had only one winning season over the last seven years.

“Connection Culture” Selected as “Top 3 Reads”

Thank you getAbstract for recommending Connection Culture as a “Top 3 Reads” for November out of 11,000 business books published each year. Here’s what getAbstract wrote about the book:

“Packed with rock-solid evidence, disturbing statistics and moving stories, this short but passionate plea for connectedness at work and in life delivers a wake-up call. How connected you feel to other people at work turns out to be the primary driver of your sense of engagement as an employee, but Americans in particular have let relationships and community suffer. Experts Michael Lee Stallard, Jason Pankau and Katharine P. Stallard explain why people need to connect. They find that record numbers of U.S. workers are stressed, unhealthy and addicted as a result of ignoring the benefits of close, caring relationships in favor of more work, solo entertainment and a casual approach to marriage. The few organizations that include employees in decisions, respect them and encourage relationship building and bonding ultimately outpace their competitors. getAbstract recommends this quick read to leaders who want to build places where the best people want to work and connect.”