Blue Ocean Brain Blog

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being   — 4 MIN

Tips for Giving Negative Feedback Across Your Organization

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

5 MIN

Whether it’s to a direct report, a manager, or a peer, there’s never an easy way to provide negative feedback. Some of us worry too much about hurt feelings, so we sugarcoat the truth. Some of us...

Forgiveness vs. Permission: Is There a Third Way?

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Does your workplace have the kind of culture where employees take initiative with decision-making? Or do employees feel pressure to get permission on how to move forward? Companies want to give...

[New eBook] Building a Culture of Psychological Safety

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

1 MIN

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving world of work, creating an environment where employees can thrive, innovate, and collaborate is a top priority for organizations. As we navigate the challenges...

DEI Programs: Why There is Still Value in Encouraging a Diverse Workplace

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

The June 2023 ruling by the Supreme Court on Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard College and SFFA v. University of North Carolina made big news. The case took on affirmative action in...

The Importance of a Growth Mindset in Leadership

Leadership Development, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

In school, effective educators create a learning culture where students feel safe expressing their thoughts. Rather than only accepting the right answer, they encourage students to think about why...

Navigating the Emotional Forecast: Understanding Mental Meteorology

 

3 MIN

How many times have you heard phrases like these in the workplace, “She has such a sunny personality!”, “Ugh, I'm feeling under the weather.”, “He's been under a dark cloud all day.”, “Hey, don't...

4 Ways Resilient Teams Outperform Fragile Teams

Emotional Intelligence, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Resilience is simply the capacity to withstand difficulties or to recover quickly from them. It can apply to people, communities, materials, organizations, and—yes—teams within an organization....

10 Tips to Design a Leadership Development Program

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

5 MIN

Scientific research shows that leadership is 70% learned, and 30% genetic. Not only does this prove that companies can teach current management to be better leaders, but it also shows that there is...

Are Soft Skills Still Valuable in an AI-Driven World?

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Take a look at multiple employment postings on popular job sites, and chances are you will see similar desired qualifications across the board. In fact, when both LinkedIn and Indeed revealed the...

[New eBook] Building an Inclusive Feedback Culture

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

Feedback has always been an essential component of a high-performing workplace. But while the fundamentals of feedback are much the same, the modern workplace requires a more nuanced approach driven...

How to Increase Engagement Through a Culture of Employee Feedback

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Never underestimate the value of employee engagement. Engagement—a combination of enthusiasm, dedication, and connection—is good for the individual and the company. It leads to job satisfaction,...

5 Habits of Highly Resilient People

Emotional Intelligence, Employee Learning & Development, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Where would we be today without light bulbs? Perhaps in the dark, if not for Thomas Edison’s resilience. Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts trying to invent the light bulb. He told a reporter,...

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