Sam Rogers – Just Do the Thing

Sam Rogers is the author of “Just Do the Thing: A Guide” and creates engaging learning for clients including: Google, Capital One, Deloitte, and AAA. As President of Snap Synapse, he speaks frequently at conferences sharing his passion for solving the problems that matter and inspiring audiences to action. I got together with Sam to talk about his book and his work as a learning consultant.

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

If you are one of the many people who made a New Year’s resolution for 2018, you may have already fallen off your goal. Don’t feel too badly. After one month, only about 64 percent of resolutions are still in force and by six months that number drops to less than 50 percent.

Why the Holidays Can Make You Cry (And what you can do about it)

Why the Holidays Can Make You Cry (And what you can do about it)

I don’t know about you, but I’m always incredibly busy this time of year. Most of my clients operate on a calendar year that requires all projects to be completed and paid for by December 31. That means that just when everyone is starting to take days off to be with their families, I am crunching through long days to complete deliverables ahead of the deadline.

Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

SPOILER ALERT: If you believe in Santa Claus, you might not want to read any further!!!
What do Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns, Unicorns and my “lucky” putter all have in common? They are all examples of “magical thinking.”

Do you have snakes in your brain?

Do you have snakes in your brain?

Like all other life on this planet, humans evolved in order to survive, and our brains have become spectacular survival machines. By understanding the threats our earliest ancestors faced in our early history, we can understand why our brains function the way they do today.

Upcoming Event: Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online: May 24-June 7, 2018 & more)

Upcoming Event: Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online: May 24-June 7, 2018 & more)

If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader? Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, learning and talent development professionals now have an opportunity to alter their approaches to change management, leadership development, training, and instructional design.

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

The U.S. is one of several countries that celebrates the end of the harvest with a day of giving thanks – that we’re prepared to survive another winter. With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains.

Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at www.simplerwork.com.

Podcast with Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Podcast with Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at www.simplerwork.com.

Persistance of Memory

Persistance of Memory

Today is Verteran’s Day in the U.S. and I find myself remembering all the many lives we have lost, the human potential diverted, the injuries, both mental and physical, all stemming from the same tragic state of an increasingly violent and hateful world.

Why I’m Getting Tired of All These Stories

Why I’m Getting Tired of All These Stories

That clever little story may not be as engaging as you think it is. When neuroscientist Paul Zak discovered the power of a compelling story to stimulate the production of oxytocin in the same manner as “real life” interactions, he unleashed a new best practice for leaders, speakers, trainers, teachers and everyone else.

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