Michele Barsalou

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Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

How Will AI Change Work? Here Are 5 Schools of Thought

The future of the workforce is one of the biggest issues facing CEOs today. It’s abundantly clear to all that artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and advanced robotics make it possible for machines to take on tasks that once required a person to do them. How should companies prepare, …

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice -- and everyone said the same thing

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

5 Non-Confrontational Ways Leaders Keep Their Followers Accountable

Keeping your team accountable without being overbearing can be hard; it doesn't have to be, though.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I make an amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwich.<p>Seriously.<p>It's out of this world.<p>When I teach people my technique, they usually thank me …

Cream Cheese

5 Unique Things Good Leaders Do Daily (But Mere Managers Fear)

These habits lead to loyal workers who, in turn, work harder to get results.<p>One of the biggest mistakes managers make that leads to turnover, when done repeatedly and intentionally, is hoarding and withholding information.<p>The real reason they do it? It's about power and control. And control is one …

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others

Forty-five percent of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.<p>We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things …

There Are Two Types of Performance — but Most Organizations Only Focus on One

In 2007 Harvard Business School professor Ethan S. Bernstein studied assembly-line performance at a company he called “Precision.”<p>Based in Southern China, Precision was the second-largest manufacturer of cell phones in the world at the time. Precision made it easy for managers to oversee their …

What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain, …

A Quick Introduction to Agile Management

Moving To Blue Ocean Strategy: A Five-Step Process To Make The Shift

In 2005, <i>Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant</i>, a book by Professors W. Chan Kim and Rénee Mauborgne, launched a revolution in business strategy. After all, which firm would <i>not</i> to be operating in “uncontested market space,” …

Innovation

Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

It was Alex Osborn, a 1960s advertising executive, who coined the term brainstorming. He passionately believed in the ability of teams to generate brilliant ideas, provided they follow four rules: members should share any idea that came to mind, build on the ideas of others, avoid criticism, and, …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider)

Some traits seem to go unnoticed, but where great leadership is concerned, they can make all the difference.<p>Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them …

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

So much to learn, so little time.<p>The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading …

The One Set of Skills Every Leader Needs (but Many Lack)

No one is born a leader. You may start with a gift of leadership, but you have to work hard to develop it fully.<p>What makes a good leader?<p>The answer varies widely depending whom you ask. Whether you're talking to researchers or practitioners, there's not a lot of consensus. But there's one trait …

Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise

Getting feedback from your coworkers is scary. A leader at one of my previous jobs once said that my emotional stability fell somewhere between that of a squalling infant and pubescent teen. (Cool, cool.) Now research shows that not only are most managers bad at giving constructive …

How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time

Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other. And yet our examination of 360-degree assessment data …

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022

Bring on the superhero vision.<p>Technology giant IBM is known for of making bold predictions about the future, and it's just announced its latest "5 in …

25 Easy Ways To Stimulate Innovation, And Never Get Stuck Again

Innovation is no fun when you’re staring down an oppressively blank sheet of paper, but you don’t have to go it alone. Here’s my list of 25 prompts guaranteed to get the innovation juices flowing, a list distilled from my speeches and workshops and work as an innovation culture consultant.<p><b>1. Borrow</b> …

5 Things That Motivate People to Give Their Best Work

Keep your job if your boss is setting the stage for this kind of work environment.<p>It's 2017, so I need to ask you an honest question. Are your bosses leading or managing? There <i>is</i> a difference. And I hope all your managers are leading.<p>You see, leading at a high level, you will find, is what releases …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

Communication Skills

Protect Your Relationships By Communicating Effectively

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>________<p>In my early twenties, I said goodbye to my family in …

Relationships

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

HBR STAFF<p>“What do you think?”<p>I ask this question a lot. My team knows that when they come to me with a question, this is likely the question I’ll come back with first. Sometimes I even preface it with, “I don’t know.” As leaders in our organizations, it’s up to us to coach colleagues and our …

11 façons de stimuler le cerveau des enfants

Les blocs<p>Suivre des plans pour construire des maisons, des voitures et d’autres objets avec des tout petits blocs développe l’apprentissage des …

Jeff Bezos: There are 2 types of decisions to make, and don't confuse them

He first says Amazon is the best place in the world to fail because the company is willing to take big risks with the knowledge that 90% of them will fail.<p>But then he goes on to carefully distinguish two kinds of decision-making that affect how he thinks about risks.<p>Type 1 decisions are not …

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The Science Behind How Leaders Connect with Their Teams

Research shows that in leaderless groups, leaders emerge by quickly synchronizing their brain waves with followers through high quality conversations. Simply put, synchrony is a neural process where the frequency and scale of brain waves of people become in sync. Verbal communication plays a large …