The Neurology of Motivation

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In its simplest form, motivation is a choice between two outcomes. In your brain, you balance the short and long-term costs and rewards of various options, and make a decision. And oftentimes short-term interests win out over long-term interests…

Neuro-biz-ology: Re-energize a Room


People reflect what they see or hear, at least a bit, through the work of mirror neurons in the brain. That means if you want to change the tone of a room, you need to project the emotion and attitude you want the room to take on, regardless of what everyone else is doing.

Neuro-biz-ology: Out-of-the-Box Thinking


Your brain needs some novelty (not too much, but just enough) to spark greater creativity. Here are five ways to do it.

Want a Creative Team? Co-Locate

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If you are looking to launch a truly innovative product, finding a way to co-locate your team, even temporarily, can more than pay for itself.

Neuro-biz-ology: Shortcutting the 10,000-Hour Rule


There’s just one thing about the 10,000-hour rule. It’s not quite true.

The Most Important Thing About Ergonomics That Nobody Talks About

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Here’s the secret: Move more and regularly vary your working conditions.

Neuro-biz-ology 101


By understanding the handful of principles that our brain runs on, you can be a more effective manager, marketer, or productivity expert.

The Folly of Mini-Me


Building a team is easy. Building an awesome team is hard work – but an awesome team is going to be happier, healthier, and more successful.

Flex Time: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Flex time, when done well, is one of the best tools for creating happy and productive teams.

5 Keys to a Productive Workspace


A personalized workspace is a productive one. But, don’t forget to give yourself plenty of room to walk away from your desk, when necessary.