Originally posted on the Louisiana Society for Human Resources Management
(SHRM) blog site.
Whether you’re running HR for a smaller business or are the Chief Human
Resources Officer in a larger corporation, you’re focused on humans in
business. Creativity, engagement, performance and satisfaction are driven by
our human minds. Thanks to neuroscience, every organization has the
opportunity to leverage the power of our human minds to create competitive
That’s why neuroscience is so exciting for HR professionals. Finally, we
can understand what makes our employees, teams and organization tick. We can
use this understanding to create human excellence.
A Mind Design for Every Human
Who we are, what we think and how we act is driven by our mindware, the
designs and programs that run our human brains. No two humans have the same
mindware or mind design. Hen... (more)
It’s time to take back our focus. To consciously step into the inherent
power of our human minds.
That’s why I’m sharing the practices and tools I used to get myself (and
clients) back into focus and away from a nasty addiction to screens,
multi-tasking and the scatterbrain program that’s rampant in our modern
How to Get Your Focus On
I’ve successfully retrieved my focus. I still have to work on it every day,
but I’m finally back to my productive self. It was frustrating and at
times. I wanted to throw in the towel and boot up my favorite Sci Fi
series, sit on the couc... (more)
Scatterbrain is becoming a sign of the times, and not a good sign at that.
While some proudly thump their chests over their supernatural powers to
multi-task, normal humans find themselves more scattered than ever. We even
have an official diagnosis. A.D.D.
Lack of focus is all around us; from jumping between work tasks to the
interrupts driven by social media, from our distraction with our mobile
devices to the simple act of channel flipping. We’re caught up in a
frenzy of nano-length attention spans.
In the process, we’re losing one of our most powerful human weapons, the
So many seem to expect continued failure these days; stuck in fear, focused
on the negative. The economy is our scapegoat, and Eeyore's "Woe is Me"
Yet some businesses and people are thriving - in the middle of the same
So what's different for them? What do these thriving people and businesses
see and do that everyone else can't seem to see or do?
A lot of it comes down to attitude and beliefs. Yes, touchy feely stuff. But
I do believe that how we perceive our world impacts our experience. My own
life is enough proof for me. If we look around, we'l... (more)
In the interest of balance, today I'm waxing on about the awesome
opportunities presented by M&As - and some of the lessons I've learned along
the way to help things go a bit more smoothly.
M&As are one of the most powerful opportunities for a Phoenix to rise;
stronger, brighter, ready to soar into a leadership. After all, you're
bringing two companies together who presumably have complementary skill-sets,
products, market knowledge and customer bases. What could be MORE exciting?
Instead of investing time and dollars to build these assets - we have the
opportunity to blend the... (more)