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NLI in Harvard Business Review: 3 Ways to Compassionately Hold Your Team Accountable

Why are some teams more successful than others when it comes to meeting deadlines, hitting targets, and growing revenues? Researchers at the NeuroLeadership Institute looked at the cognitive processes associated with leaders who cultivate accountability on their teams. They identified three distinct habits practiced by these leaders: They think ahead, obsess about commitments, and anchor on solutions.

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How HR Leaders Can Manage Their Mental Health

This SHRM article discusses the mental health challenges faced by HR professionals, with Christy Pruitt-Haynes (NLI’s Distinguished Faculty) emphasizing that overwhelmed HR leaders struggle to support their teams effectively, underscoring the importance of prioritizing their own well-being to model healthy behaviors and maintain a supportive work environment.

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Are Our Brains Wired to Quiet Quit?

In this article written for the Harvard Business Review, Dr. David Rock and Jay Dixit provide neuro-science based knowledge around the trending term, ‘quiet quitting.’

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The New Rules of Return-To-Office

Companies are finding it hard to bring people back to the office, despite luring them with everything from free lunch to free concerts with Lizzo. Here’s how to bring people back, in a brain-friendly manner.

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Why You’re Losing Your Diverse Hires

How do you integrate diversity and inclusion into your organization? To make sure your intent to be inclusive isn’t unintentionally exploitative, have a look at our guide to true inclusion.

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Summit 2022: The Nitty Gritty of Forming Habits

What’s the best way to make new habits stick? To shed light on this complex question, we turned to Elliot Berkman, a psychologist at the University of Oregon and the associate managing director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience.

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How to Stay Focused When the Finish Line Keeps Moving

As a society that thrives on completion, we often feel that as the finish line approaches, we become more desperate to get there. Research shows that thinking that way can undermine good habit formation. NLI’s Emma Sarro unpacks how we can make sense of this conundrum.

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The State of Discontent: A Look at Who’s Quitting and Why

People want–and expect– more from their relationship with work, whether it’s purpose, autonomy or status. As we navigate this new era of hybrid work, and look to understand what’s driving people to leave their jobs, we’re beginning to gain insight on a macro level of resignation trends. For one, the data show resignations have been on the rise for years now. Here’s an initial glimpse into the state of discontent among workers. Up Next: Sustainable strategies for companies to manage the state of discontent.  

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Get ready for 2021 with leadership principles

Leadership will be critical in the year to come, as you navigate uncertainty, fierce competition and resource constraints. One way to get your organization ready for these challenges is to establish leadership principles for your organization.

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Brain-based leadership in a time of heightened uncertainty

Heightened uncertainty can have a devastating impact on the performance and mental health of employees, triggering a threat response in the brain that interferes with rational thinking, collaborating and solving problems. By understanding the core psychological needs of employees, leaders can focus their efforts on the strategies that will have the greatest impact on engagement and performance.

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Think Like a Futurist: How to Chart Your Organization’s Course Amid Crisis

In recent months, over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, I’ve been talking with hundreds of leaders about how they see the road ahead, and how they’re using that vision to build a better normal. This crisis has no doubt saddled us with tremendous challenges and setbacks. But it’s also provided us the rare opportunity to reimagine our organizations and make them fundamentally better.

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Will the workweek shrink in a post-pandemic world?

The idea of a four-day workweek received a boost from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week, when she encouraged companies to try it out as a way of stimulating domestic tourism over longer weekends. A shortened workweek in a post-COVID-19 world raises some interesting points. Like pretty much all companies, the social media app Buffer has been struggling with higher than usual stress and anxiety among its employees over the last several months. Continue Reading on Marketplace

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