Insuring Future Success for Yourself and Others

by Judith E. Glaser

Some neuroscientists are able to identify how our brain saves the “working history” of our experiences that are preparing us for our future Moment, as well as our future success.

However, we don’t have access to that history because it’s stored in our unconscious “filing cabinets”. The brain even stores this historical information for us into “hubs,” and when the Moment is about to happen, the hub appears and gives us access to the key learnings and neurochemical priming’s that enable the Moment to be realized!co-creating future

What are we doing to create the space for each person to Justify their true identity to emerge in their unique Moment?

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Justify Finding Your True Identity

by Judith E. Glaser

In June the race horse Justify had his moment in the Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown (having already won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness). The Washington Post reported: “In a withering display of power and durability, the late-blooming colt who didn’t race as a two-year-old proved he couldn’t be worn out as a three-year-old, thundering to victory.”

I lap up horse racing, and this year I watched all three incredible Triple Crown races – each time focusing my attention on Justify – who because of his unusual history did not follow the path of many other successful race horses. In fact, some critics identified him as a “no chance” colt. But after winning the Derby and Preakness, Justify proved that he had the toughness to conquer the 1½ -mile distance, most grueling leg of the Triple Crown, at the Belmont Stakes. Justify led wire-to-wire with Hall of Fame jockey, 52-year-old Mike Smith, aboard. Smith noted that all he had done was “let a good horse be a good horse” and run his race.

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Y Combinator Secret Tips for Successful Startups

by Helen Whelan

Y Combinator, a top accelerator for startups, shared some not so obvious tips for startups at a recent Alley co-working gathering in NYC.

Figured I’d get your attention.  Got mine too.

Y Combinator’s CEO, Michael Seibel and three of his partners shared advice based on their experience helping 1600 startups grow over the last three years. YC has helped launch the likes of Airbnb, Dropbox and other successful game changers.

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Can I Trust You? Questions to ask to find out

By Judith E. Glaser

Few managers and leaders understand how vital, intelligent, quality conversations and interviews are to the health and productivity of a company’s culture.

Unhealthy conversations are at the root of relationships characterized by distrust, deceit, betrayal, and avoidance—leading to lower productivity, decreased innovation, and diminished results.job interview questions to create trust

By learning how conversations trigger different parts of our brain, and how they either catalyze or freeze our brains in protective patterns, we can develop conversation and interview skills that propel individuals, teams, and organizations toward success.

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Overcoming the Addiction to Being Right

by Judith E. Glaser

When we feel strongly that our point of view is right, our brain focuses on looking for evidence. We stop listening to other perspectives and fight for our point of view. We createmanaging conflict at work a culture of conflict avoidance when others fear engaging with us.  Leaders who are addicted to being right tend to think that all others are wrong and fail to see and acknowledge their negative impact on the culture.

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Conversations that Create “Culture Glue” and Problem Solving

By Judith E. Glaser

We all go through our own version of an identity crisis at least once in our life. Should I be a doctor, teacher, entrepreneur, or CEO of some global company? We all want to know where do I fit into the world, and where can I make my best contribution.

For example, I discovered I was an Organizational Anthropologist after struggling for a few decades, taking course after course and program after program, looking for what was right for me. Ultimately, I had to invent the unique identity that fit me—I was then set free to focus on doing it rather than worrying about it (and I love what I do).

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The Millennial “Trophy Generation”: Entitled or Eager to Engage?

by Judith E. Glaser and Debra Pearce-McCall

When you think Millennials, the “everyone gets a trophy” idea comes up. But, we’d take that a step further and say it’s an implicit belief that everyone has something to contribute. The Millennial generation has embraced the creation of a “shared economy ethic”, along with upending many institutional hierarchies and some institutions themselves, through disruptive ideas, disruptive technologies, and businesses based on more sharing of items and information.

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Sluffing-off Millennial Myths Reveals the Millennial ‘Possibility’ Mindset

by Judith E. Glaser and Debra Pearce-McCall

What’s New About the Millennial’s Mindset?

With their deep comfort with uncertainty and technology, coupled with their hardwired self-expression at worksense of inclusion, Millennials are blazing the trail by transforming workplaces. When used well, technological connections facilitate extended conversations and build trusting relationships transcending time and space, with all the potential this unleashes. The future leaders of this relationship network, where the world is connected in ways that shift our minds and brains, are the Millennials. Consider this: How might the Millennial generation be riding the next wave of human evolution?

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Five Effective Communication and Leadership Skills

by Judith E. Glaser

The Caring Effect… Take Five Steps Forward

All people have deep-seated needs for meaning, purpose, connection, and inclusion that they want—and expect—to fulfill at work. How can you leverage your people’s social and psychological needs to fuel growth and productivity?Taking risks to innovate

The key is to use your Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ)—your capacity to connect—to recognize social and psychological needs and translate this awareness into conversations that meet these needs.

Here are five steps you can take now:

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Why the Need for Celebration is Greater Than Safety

by Judith E. Glaser

Great leaders identify, measure, recognize, and reward meaningful efforts and achievements—and celebrate often with the people involved. Why should managers and leaders celebrate more? Creating a feeling of celebration helps meet people’s needs for inclusion, innovation, appreciation, and collaboration.leading by engaging employees

How might the disciplined practice of celebration change the culture? From my study of neuroscience, I know that celebration has a big impact because it literally works wonders in the brain. By releasing dopamine and other positive neurotransmitters, positive celebrations and intelligent conversations are not just ways of socializing and sharing information—they trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the brain.

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