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Rajkumari Neogy has trained leaders at Google, Facebook, Adobe, Indeed and dozens of other high-power tech companies as an epigenetic coach and executive consultant. In her podcast, Rajkumari explores what it means to be a person in today’s workplace—cognitively, psychologically and emotionally—and how leaders can work toward building resilient office cultures. Through a series of in-depth interviews and conversations over multi-episode series, Rajkumari and her network of CEOs, HR leaders, ...
 
Welcome to the Best-Self Management podcast where we explore the brave new world of bringing your whole self to work. Best-Self Management proposes that if leaders build cultures and institute practices that support people in being and becoming their Best Selves, then high performance and uncommon loyalty is the result. Co-hosts, David Hassell and Shane Metcalf, regularly discuss the uniquely healthy and productive cofounder relationship they’ve built at 15Five over the last 7 years. They al ...
 
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Can you identify when you are feeling “alarmed aloneness” or a sense of addiction at work? In this episode, Sarah and I resurface our conversation about alarmed aloneness and discuss different addictions and how to overcome them with feelings of belonging, connectedness and, yes, good food. A high-functioning team requires full bellies and a balanc…
 
In the ninth episode of our ongoing conversation, Sarah and I dive into the neurobiology behind why some people say things such as, “I don’t miss people.” Processing emotion as an adult is based on the households we grow up in, wired by how we were raised. Many people feel sorrow and joy less deeply than others, cruising with stable cortisol levels…
 
In today’s episode, Sarah and I talk about leadership and how self-awareness enables managers to better guide and support their teams. The brain functions differently when operating in a leadership role, making accountability and responsibility more imperative as leaders learn to vacillate between the two hemispheres of the brain. We dive into this…
 
In today’s conversation, I explore with Sarah the inner voice in all our heads, also known as the default mode network (DMN) of the brain. It’s the constant subtext of our lives—an incredible tool for positive creation, or adversely a system deeply affected by trauma that can lead to negative performance patterns. We discuss how the DMN impacts peo…
 
The ability to understand ourselves and others depends on which side of the brain we perceive the world from. In today’s episode, Sarah and I examine the differences between operating from the left or right hemisphere of the brain and its impact on relationships. We also discuss introversion, extroversion and how these communication styles impact o…
 
How do stress, shame and aggression impact creativity in the workplace? In this episode, Sarah and I explore the neurological aspects of interoception, decision making and internal stressors that impact how employees show up to work. Unpacking what’s happening in the mind and body increases social engagement, enabling employees to feel a sense of b…
 
This episode of the ROI of EQ uncovers humanity’s critical need to nurture our seeking circuit, a motivational system that fills the mind with interest and motivates humans to effortlessly search for the things they need, crave, and desire. Sarah enlightens me that when the seeking circuit is blocked, it leads to boredom, depression and burnout. We…
 
In today’s conversation on the ROI of EQ, Sarah and I discuss a newfound psychological state: Alarmed aloneness. Together, we unpack the neurochemical responses associated with fight, flight, and freeze and explore the uncharted waters of alarmed aloneness. Sarah describes the effects of Western culture on normalized emotions and how alarmed alonen…
 
Best-Self Management has ended, but don't worry because your friends at 15Five have launched a whole new podcast! HR Superstars honors you, the brave 21st century HR leader, by highlighting stories from the frontlines of People Ops. Never miss an episode of HR Superstars by visiting 15five.com/podcast! On HR Superstars delve deeply into all of the …
 
In episode two of our ROI of Emotional Intelligence series with Sarah Peyton, I share an anecdote that has shaped how I coach each leader in my network. A CEO recently stopped me dead in my tracks by asking, “What’s the point of being nice to my employees?” In this episode, Sarah and I discuss the toxic effects of excluding your employees and the c…
 
Welcome to episode one of twelve of my discussions with Sarah Peyton, international speaker and facilitator and author of Your Resonant Self. In this series, we explore the ROI of Emotional Intelligence: How humans can bridge their left- and right-brain tendencies to yield a more coherent world and connected workplace. In episode one, we investigat…
 
Rajkumari Neogy has trained leaders at Google, Facebook, Adobe, Indeed and dozens of other high-power tech companies as an epigenetic coach and executive consultant. In this new podcast, Rajkumari explores what it means to be a person in today’s workplace—cognitively, psychologically and emotionally—and how leaders can work toward building resilien…
 
Never underestimate the power of a network. Where we each sit in the web of people around us influences almost everything. As today’s guest explains, recognizing the patterns that exist within networks and consciously building them is the key to positively changing patterns as individuals and within organizations. In This Episode: The COVID pandemi…
 
Toughness is often considered an essential ingredient in success. Sacrificing our humanity in the name of results is part of how many organizations do business. This dangerous approach ignores the central part of an organization: its people. Today’s guest works to bring the human element back to the workplace so that we can succeed with empathy and…
 
Human Resources gets a bad rap. While there’s certainly a lot wrong in the world of HR, it still has an important role to serve. It helps us operate as a more effective organization, but only when done properly. As more information becomes available, business leaders have the responsibility to help those in HR think more clearly and be more effecti…
 
Christine Middleton is the founder of the Gokotta Group, and a business strategist who partners with leaders to develop their brands, create trusted connections with the audiences, and ignite growth. We talk about breaking through conditioning and patterns to create new and more fulfilling experiences, how to initiate change and tune in to what’s m…
 
Having ideals in your organization is one thing. However, putting these complex systems into practice is something else entirely. A modern dynamic business should constantly be pushing the limits about how it creates and executes systems and structures that elicit high-performance and high-engagement. In this episode: FInding motivation to build an…
 
Right now, much of the business world is racing to figure out how to do remote work. This likely wasn’t a change they anticipated. However, there are some companies that have already been doing it for years and have valuable lessons to teach. In this episode: What companies transitioning to remote work can learn from those that already do it [2:14]…
 
Create Boundaries to Keep Crazy Out Reflect back on the last 24 hours. What occupied your time, attention and energy? If you were pulled away into someone else’s chaos, fear and crazy … no problem. We have some work to do. What we’re experiencing is an information and sensory overload, easily allowing distractions to take us off course. Listen in f…
 
Often, in the game of business, results are the points by which everything is measured. Success relies on extraordinary results. But that doesn’t mean your personal values should ever be sacrificed to meet these goals. Today’s guest is an expert at taking a nuanced and informed perspective and applying it so that both professional and personal valu…
 
In the workplace, personal hopes and dreams might not align with outside expectations. Many of us erect a wall between our work life and our personal life. As a result, we miss out on the possibility to form deeper interpersonal connections. Today’s guest has made it his mission to help bridge these gaps with people before they’ve even entered the …
 
There are so many voices that are not represented throughout society. Be it in business or entertainment, many black people find it hard to be heard. This only deepens the psychological wounds of racism. As business leaders, we have a role in addressing this. Our guest today is on a mission to rectify this through spreading the message of personal …
 
The year 2020 has dramatically shifted the role of people leaders in business. COVID and the racial justice movement has rightly forced managers to take a hard look at their organization’s priorities. This is a time when human nature itself is being put back at the center of companies. As we consider the importance of how people feel while at work,…
 
No one is immune to burnout. It affects even the most passionate and resilient people. The mental and emotional exhaustion of burnout can slowly chip away at anyone’s fortitude. That’s why, especially in times like these, organizations need to support their people and bolster their resiliency however they can. About Dr. Jacinta Jiménez Dr. Jacinta …
 
What does company culture have to do with business results? At 15five, we see an incredibly strong link between the two. So does today’s guest who has used culture and values to build a pool of enthusiastic employees who are motivated to do their best work every day. About Steve Zahm Steve Zahm is the president and Chief Culture Officer of Procore …
 
Meaningful organizational change comes when we focus on what’s right with people rather than what’s wrong. This means understanding that not everyone thinks and operates the way that you do. When we appreciate these differences, we see them as assets that create stronger leaders, teams, and organizations. Darren Virassammy is a TEDx speaker and the…
 
In March of 2020 when COVID-19 hit, many organizations updated their remote work policies at least temporarily to allow people to work from home. Twitter made headlines in May by announcing that a remote work option would be available to their 5,000+ full-time workforce, forever! 15Five CEO, David Hassell interviews Twitter’s head of HR to discuss …
 
Best-Self Management is returning for Season 5 on August 12th! In this season, David and Shane will be talking with HR leaders from some of the largest, most successful, and most progressive companies in the world, including Twitter, Okta, and Siemens. We'll discuss culture, people strategy, and how to thrive during turbulent times, for which there…
 
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are receiving more attention these days, with many more companies asking, “How can we create more equity and a sense of belonging?” But have you ever considered the negative—exclusion? By shutting people out, consciously or not, we create shame and trauma. This is a powerful force that affects all aspects…
 
In recent years, we’ve seen the employee engagement and performance software market explode. Along the way, we’ve come to realize that success takes more than just providing people with the software tools they need. It’s education and training that makes the difference, and a deep commitment to having organizations transform. Meaningful transformat…
 
Perhaps now more than any other time in History, demands on People Operations roles are incredibly high. Handling just the administrative side of HR while establishing a remote workforce can be a full-time job, let alone the all-important human element that requires your resources and attention. Because the true power of human resources lies in unl…
 
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