New Podcast: The Superpower of Human Connection and Dangers of Loneliness and Social Isolation

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I recently had the privilege of being a guest on the Your Partner in Success Radio Podcast, which was recognized by Inc. as one of the “12 best podcasts that will make you a better leader.”

Listen to the full episode to hear us discuss the superpower of human connection and how to foster it in your workplace.

I’m Optimistic About the Future of Leadership

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I highly recommend reading Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer’s recent books, Leadership B.S. and Dying for a Paycheck. In them he makes a compelling case that most leadership training has failed to produce effective leaders and that the poor state of the vast majority of workplace cultures today is harming the health of people. He provides an abundance of evidence to support these conclusions. Professor Pfeffer recommends boosting connection in workplace cultures (which, as most of you know, is the focus of our work). You could read Professor Pfeffer’s books and become depressed, but I’m not. Below I explain why.

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.

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.

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