October 31, 2013 / Articles We Like / Blog

On: "Your Brain is Hooked on Being Right"

We share this article by Judith E. Glaser, CEO of Benchmark Communications and the chairman of The Creating We Institute, because it offers a glimpse into communication patterns that can be detrimental to relationships – in life and the workplace.  The need to be right causes others to either fight, flight, freeze or appease, all of which prevents honest sharing of information and opinion.

In the article, Your Brain is Hooked on Being Right, Judith explains the brain science behind why we become addicted to arguing our case and winning and offers practical tips for breaking this addiction.  Read it now.

Are you addicted to being right?  How are you trying to break your addiction?

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August 29, 2011 / Articles We Like / Coaching Skills / HR / Talent Management / Mariposa Articles

The Brain – Friendly Organization: What Leadership Needs to Know for Intelligence to Flourish

brain2Advances in human neuroscience are giving us a window into why people behave as they do and how we can manage our environments and behaviors with others to maximize results. These new scientific findings challenge old assumptions of what it means to lead. While intelligence is our greatest strategic asset, our way of life has become profoundly out of sync with our neurology. We can fight biology or leverage it. As we understand more about human neuroscience, true leadership may become defined as the art of creating brain-friendly organizations.

Find out how advances in neuroscience and our understanding of the human brain are revolutionizing what it means to lead effectively by downloading the full article here.

About the Author:

Janet Crawford, M.A., has over 15 years of experience working with executives in Fortune 500 companies and high potential start-ups.  As Principal of Cascadance, Janet primes leaders and organizations for productivity, innovation and collaboration in the 21st Century. Her approach combines traditional leadership development and coaching with cutting-edge insights from neuroscience.