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Rox is meeting 30 to 35 year-olds where YOU are and walking with YOU to where YOU want to be.

Hosted by Roxanne "Rox" Bartel, this podcast uses stories and tips to support your thinking and exploration to help you navigate your career and life.

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Feb 27, 2018

Your brain can either support you or sabotage you - your choice!

Today we explore 3 adaptations that helped people, as a species, survive. Yes there was a point in our history when it was in question and we needed to adapt or perish.

NOW, in today's world these same adaptations can sabotage you. Successful people, great leaders seek to recognize them and mitigate any damage they can do and in time learn to leverage them to achieve great things. 

  • Adaptation #1: Emotional pain, including social rejection, is experienced as if it is physical. A broken leg and being last picked on the playground registers the same way in the brain.
  • Adaptation #2: Your brain defaults to social; your need to belong is the strongest motivator to action.
  • Adaptation #3: Our malleability is what keeps us bonded to our tribe AND what keeps us from seeing people different from ourselves as adding value. Our malleability means bias is a default we need to systematically counter. BIAS BLINDS US! 

This week's Quick Tip: Being aware of our most fundamental drives allows you to recognize when they are sabotaging you and the performance of your team, and to them harness those same drives to achieve greatness.

Next week's WQT (Winter Quick Tip); the Hint: when did being ideological become a bad thing?

Hey while you're here, learn a bit about the new course I've developed called it takes Grit. I've contracted to deliver the basics of this course at a few professional conferences and professional associations in 2017 and 2018 and I plan to deliver the course in both classroom environments and on-line starting in late 2018.

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Whether it's about systems or leadership skills, my mission is to help senior leaders make their workplace more productive, inclusive and innovative.

My Passion Initiative: to eradicate violence against women and girls in Canada is zeroing in starting Fall 2017 to improve gender-based conversations in the workplace.

When Google fired James Damore, they may have missed a great opportunity to have a constructive and meaningful conversation. Maybe if we start listening to each other we will find more common ground and work through the conflicts that are tearing us apart.

The regular public #RRTs  concluded this month but it's not over. Learn more about what we've been doing HERE. AND join our mailing list  HERE and you will receive an update on our organizational RTs in a few months and details about any future public engagements.

In the meantime, if you know a workplace that is ready and courageous enough to invite their people to engage in meaningful conversations, introduce us.