How to hack your focus

You don’t have to practice meditation or become a zen master to learn how to focus. Often, when we are having trouble focusing it’s because...

Schedule a “Meeting of one”

I’m not a fan of meetings, but there is one meeting I do love. I call it “a meeting of one.” This is a meeting...

Use fear learning with care

Fear is the strongest form of learning, but it’s not a good choice if what you are looking for is creativity, critical thinking and innovation....

Performance reviews need a performance review

You don’t have to be a neuropsychologist to realize that the nearly universal dread surrounding the performance review process saps energy and deflates motivation.  A...

Dissent is valuable even when it’s incorrect

You can put all the thought diversity in the world in place at your workplace. It will be useless unless your team leaders understand how...

“Us” versus “Them”

Most of the behavior that constitutes what is sometimes called “group dynamics” hinges on our assessment of the people around us as either enemies or...

What to think of prior to the next bonus round

The image of a rational, economical human being is a persistent myth. In fact, dozens of books have been written on the topic, and yet...

We are wired to be social

If you deliberately broke someone’s leg, they wouldn’t forget it and might never forgive you. Perhaps you know the old schoolyard taunt: “Sticks and stones...

Lifelong learning isn’t simply a slogan

We can continue to acquire new skills well into adulthood and the cognitive regions of our brain—commonly known as gray matter—will increase in size to...

How a little bit of brain science could have saved Will Smith (and Chris Rock!)

By now, much of the world has seen it. The Slap. When comedian Chris Rock told a joke about actress Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss,...

Current articles and interviews from the German media

The Brain-Friendly Workplace and Fidelis Leadership Podcast

Mike Ettore invited me to join him on the Fidelis Leadership Podcast to dive deep into The Brain-Friendly Workplace. If you’ve ever wanted to explore...

Leadership and The Brain-Friendly Workplace

How to lead in a brain-friendly way This is the question that was covered in my past interview with Deutschlandfunk. Listen to the German interview...

Hybrid Work – It’s Not Just Black and White

I have a hybrid view on hybrid work. You need to do what’s best for your business and also what is best for you.  Some...

Brain-Friendly Friday: More Hours Does Not Mean More Productivity

Putting in more hours at work won’t make you more productive This is the time of year when you might feel the need to go...

Do You Find Joy In Organization?

Neat and Tidy, and with a High-Serotonin Neurosignature If you’re one of those people who comes home from grocery shopping and immediately puts your food...

Three Brain-Friendly Tips to Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

The Brain-Friendly Newsletter When it comes to managing stress and anxiety, the idea that the body can control the mind seems alien to many of...

Das glückliche Gehirn

Eine Studie zeigt, dass Mitarbeiter in einem Acht-Stunden-Tag durchschnittlich nur knapp drei Stunden wirklich produktiv gewesen sind. Was können Unternehmen dagegen tun? Drei Tipps  1) Weg...
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Öfter mal ans Gehirn denken

Wir brauchen mehr Respekt davor, wie andere Menschen ticken, sagt Friederike Fabritius. Im Interview erklärt die Hirnforscherin, warum es durchaus hilfreich sein kann, sich auch...

So lässt sich unsere Gehirnleistung steigern

Die Botenstoffe Dopamin, Acetylcholin und Noradrenalin bestimmen mit, welcher Arbeitstyp wir sind. Neurowissenschaftlerin Friederike Fabritius darüber, wie wir unsere Gehirnleistung im Job verbessern können.VON CHRISTINE LUGMAYR...

Zwang macht unproduktiv

Friederike Fabritius ist Neurowissenschaftlerin, Speakerin und preisgekrönte Autorin. Gerade arbeitet sie an einem Buch zur Frage, wie Männer und Frauen am Arbeitsplatz ticken, unter welchen...

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