September has arrived and if you’re with an organization that plans by the calendar year, you’re less than a month away from the start of the final quarter. I’ve always felt September is the ideal time to gather the team together and check our alignment. By that I mean, are we focused on what needs to be completed before year-end? Are we set as a team, and individually, to finish strong? Are there things, like a car wheel out of alignment, that are pulling us off course, causing unnecessary wear and tear, making us function less efficiently?
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Erika Andersen, host of the Proteus Leader Show podcast. Proteus addresses leadership readiness and our conversation focused on helping leaders understand what a Connection Culture is and how to create one in their organizations. Listen to the conversation.
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|
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
Check out this FindingBrave podcast interview I did with Kathy Caprino. We discuss how high stress and low human connection is harming individual (and organizational) health and reducing life expectancy.
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.
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.
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)|
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
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.