Welcome to your new normal.

We spent the first 14 months of COVID consistently discussing “The New Normal.” Now, as some offices have reopened and others have shifted their once-stated policy on remote work, we’re beginning to actually arrive at The New Normal.

Team members will be dispersed everywhere. Managers…

After more than a year of widespread WFH, it’s time to admit that the culture never was the building | Kate Sade, Unsplash

The transformed nightclub

An NLI employee used to work at an advertising agency in Texas. It was in a particularly conservative part of Texas (which really says something), but the physical building was in a somewhat more progressive, gentrifying area of a big city. In fact, the building at one…

Leaders can set themselves apart, and ahead, by building these skills. | Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash

Leadership needs a grand commitment

General Motors (GM), a Fast Company Most Innovative Company, recently announced it will sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The move sparked lots of discussion, largely positive, and other industries — i.e. …


When governments issued lockdown orders earlier this year, organizations everywhere scrambled to move their learning programs online. Since then, a team at the NeuroLeadership Institute has conducted over 20 learning audits to assess how larger companies handled the transition. …

Create the right systems to promote and sustain meaningful change at your organization.

By Dr. David Rock and Khalil Smith

We’ve written before on the importance of creating priorities, habits, and systems (PHS) when it comes to large-scale culture change.

But with so many organizations taking a renewed — or perhaps unprecedented — interest in reshaping their D&I efforts to boost inclusion, mitigate…


By Dr. David Rock and Khalil Smith

If you’re feeling anxious about current events, you’re paying attention.

People everywhere have rarely experienced this level of collective emotions. Months of intense uncertainty have been compounded for many by feeling isolated at home. In the US, add to this a deep, seething…

This article originally appeared on Forbes on May 22, 2020.

As the world limps toward recovery, many news headlines seem to suggest we should accept this reality as our “new normal,” as if the story is all bad and out of our control. …

By David Rock and Khalil Smith

With coronavirus all but ensuring now that teams who can work remotely are doing so, you’ve probably been wondering how that migration will actually happen — and if it’s going to be good or bad for your teams and organization.

Here’s the short answer…

Photo by Chris Benson, Unsplash

All of us have been there at some point. It’s 3pm on a Wednesday. You’ve now been on six hours of phone calls with co-workers. And your brain appears to have stopped working. All you can hear is noise coming down the telephone, and you can’t seem to focus anymore.

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning broadcast journalist and producer known for her work with CNN and HBO, including a series of documentaries about racial experience and inequality in America. …

David Rock

Author, consultant, CEO of the NeuroLeadership Group, and executive director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, board member of the BlueSchool

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