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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, I had the opportunity to publish an article in Forbes on the rise of the loneliness epidemic and its antidote: connection. Read the article to learn seven practical ways to boost connection and fight loneliness in your organization.
Check out my new article in IndustryWeek about the Connection Culture that Ford Motor Company’s former CEO Alan Mulally developed. Mulally’s leadership and the culture he created boosted employee engagement, productivity and innovation, and ultimately led to the company’s miraculous turnaround.
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.
||May 22, 2018
||Interview with Jim Blasingame on America’s Loneliness Epidemic
||The Small Business Advocate