In organizations around the world, leaders are facing a deluge of urgent issues: a crisis in employee engagement, the need to make workforces more diverse, and the challenge of making workplaces feel human in an era of increasing dependence on technology and remote communication.
At the NeuroLeadership Institute, we believe brain science can help provide solutions. Join us on Your Brain At Work, the official podcast of the NeuroLeadership Institute — where top researchers and thought leaders share breakthroughs in brain science and industry leaders reveal the strategies behind their success.
By helping them understand how the brain works, we equip leaders with the tools to transform their organizations — building new habits and changing how people work, communicate, and make decisions. Combining research and practice, brain science and business leadership, Your Brain at Work explores how insights from the lab can provide solutions that work across industries and at any scale.
Season 1 guests include broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien; Dean Carter, Director of Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Shared Services at Patagonia; Deb Bubb, Vice President of Learning and Inclusion at IBM; and FD Wilder, Senior Vice President of Go-To-Market Strategy and Innovation at Procter & Gamble.
Your Brain At Work. Helping make organizations more human.
SEEDS of Change: The Path to Breaking Bias
"If you have a brain, you have bias."
That phrase is more than a tagline for the NeuroLeadership Institute's model for overcoming bias at scale. It's also a far-reaching truth with profound implications about who we are and how we navigate the world.
In this episode of Your Brain at Work Live, Dr. David Rock (Co-Founder and CEO, NLI) joins Evynn McFalls (VP Marketing, NLI) to reveal the origins of the SEEDS bias mitigation model and how we put that science to work—transforming thousands of leaders and teams over the past decade.
You've never heard the story quite like this.
Catch the insights and get a sneak peek at what's next in conquering unconscious bias.
Workplace Woes and Wins: Women’s History Month Wrap Up
In this episode, we’re joined by two special guests: Gwen Young (COO, The Women Business Collaborative) and you—by way of the perspectives you shared in our community surveys!
We sat down with Shelby Wilburn (Community Manager and Host, NLI) and Joy VerPlanck, DET (Senior Insights Strategist, NeuroLeadership Institute) to surface intersectional insights about gender equity around the world.
The panel explored how unconscious bias manifests itself in our workplace relationships and talent pipelines, and dug deep into the complicated truths about how our factors like gender, race and identity can impact our career journeys. We were also beyond grateful to investigate questions and amplify the stories of viewers like you.
Hybrid Work Update: Navigating the Pitfalls of "Back to the Office"
As the weather is getting warmer and COVID-19 cases are low in the US, many leaders are itching to get people back into the office. But should they?
In this episode, we'll share the latest data and insights on the remote, hybrid, or in-office situation. If your organization is on the path to going hybrid or back to the office full-time, watch as we follow the science on how to do it well.
Could there be downstream impacts on employee recruitment and retention? How might a return to office impact equity and inclusion? How might going back affect women in the workforce, or parents that have acclimated to working from home? We touch on these topics, answer your burning questions, and more.
Dissecting Downtime: The Impact of Gender on Rest
Over the past few years, we've learned that downtime is a necessity for avoiding burnout. But there are several factors that make prioritizing our downtime difficult. Key areas that don’t get enough focus are deeply held unconscious biases about gender, race, and identity that affect us all.
In this episode, we look at how these biases and expectations impact our ability to get the rest we need. We discuss how organizations can create more inclusive cultures and practices that take these unique challenges into consideration.
Boeing’s Most Significant Culture Change
Rapid #change at scale is absolutely possible. Sara Bowen, VP of Global #DEI at Boeing, knows this first hand. #Boeing set out to create a culture in which every employee feels safe to speak up and believes that their voice matters.
Two years of hard work culminated in "Seek, Speak, and Listen" Boeing’s new behavior change model that their CHRO recently characterized as the most significant culture effort in the company’s 106-year history. Join us this Friday for an inspiring conversation and a remarkable story.
Insights from the 2022 NeuroLeadership Summit
In this Season 7 Premiere episode, Dr. David Rock and John Edwards recap some of the landmark insights that came out of the 2022 NeuroLeadership Summit in February.
These insights include:
- How to shift from depletive to a regenerative style of managing people
- Why empathy is no longer a nice-to-have but a business imperative
- Why to be an ally you have to have an aversion to inequity
- How rapid change at scale is absolutely possible, and more
If you were able to attend the Summit, this session will help you reflect on your insights and deepen your connections. If you missed the Summit, this session will offer a fantastic overview of the key takeaways and indicate where the world of work and leadership may be going next.
Great Content, Sound Quality should be improved
The NLI is an excellent organization that’s doing a lot of important research on how we work. I truly enjoy this podcast and have added it to my library. The only constructive point I have is that all interviewees (including Dr. Rock) should all be interviewed in a real studio. Listening to someone via Skype is not the sound quality I would expect from an organization this size. If you’re a home podcaster it’s one thing, if you’re an international organization the expectation is different.
Great Content, Great Guests
I listened to the most recent episode with Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh and Dr. David Rock and they had some great insights into ways to combat burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance. I never realized how multifaceted empathy is when it comes to the neuroscience of related emotions that create the emotion. As a small business owner, I always strive to be empathetic with my team and resonate with their employees on a human level, but this episode gave me some tips on how to better assist them in their day-to-day lives. Shelby asked thought-provoking questions which allowed Lisa and David to respond with great detail on his experiences - a true testament to her hosting.
He is absolut the best