Working Wisdom

Everyone I know wants to flourish, know meaning, and be effective in their circles, small or large. To make a difference in this world. Our newsletters help frame up your life, work, and resilience. Read On!  And if you want to receive our monthly newsletter, email Susie.

What’s That Crane Doing on My Car? (Dec 2017)

Birds and humans alike want status, which is an underlying social need based on our mammalian neurobiology. Its inner message resounds with “I’m important and I make a difference too.” This is a perfect time of year to let people know they matter, they count, and you positively regard them.

Savor the Lottery (Nov 2017)

Often when we are burdened by work problems or an agitating colleague, dealing with family strain and losses of loved ones, stressing out about money or having enough, or wrestling with sideways relationships, we forget to Savor the Lottery . . .

Why Earthworms Matter in Organizations (Nov 2017)

The research is simple. When employees are in a calm, alert, and engaged neural state, the organization benefits. And so do its people. How do you shift the culture of your organization and what Earthworms do you need to grow a fertile culture for employees to be calm, alert, and engaged?

What Bears Can Teach You (Aug 2017)

Your neurobiology is talking to you at all times, especially when bears are in the neighborhood.  How do you hear your neurophysiological states? Take 5 minutes to do so and life, ahhh, becomes a little easier.

What Story Am I Believing Right Now? (Mar 2017)

We all get entangled and lost in our stories at times. Find out how to gain a bigger perspective

Mobilizing for Action — Try On Some Calm (Jan 2017)

Ever feel immobilized or stuck at work?Try on some calm in your everyday-ness and see what happens.

Bringing Your Genius to the Holidays (Dec 2016)

Funny thing how your body knows before your brain does — even when it’s not the holidays. Listen in.

Can I Feel THAT Way? (Nov 2016)

In the rear-view mirror, it’s always easier to see how much happier we could have been. Here are two questions to start your morning.

Seven Tactics for Coping With Slackers (Sept 2016)

All of us have experienced that colleague that isn’t exactly doing his fair share in the workplace. It can be exasperating if you’re the teammate or supervisor. Find out what you can do.

Just Put Your Hoof Down (June 2016)

When it’s moose calving season in Alaska, the cow moose has to be firm with the yearlings. Find out how what it takes to be firm in the workplace and hold staff member accountable.