Unleash the power of Brain 3.0 to instill a high-performing culture of excellence that is sustainable and aligned with your organization’s vision, mission, and values.
Why does shifting your organization into Brain 3.0 matter?
Conventional incentive systems work by using carrots and sticks to trigger and activate Brain 2.0 and Brain 1.0, but this also causes people to behave mindlessly in ways that can undermine your organization’s long-term goals and overall vision and mission. To transcend this pattern, organizations must nurture Brain 3.0 to foster intrinsic motivation. Whereas organizations in Brain 1.0 and Brain 2.0 tend to resist change and reject information that contradicts their beliefs, organizations in Brain 3.0 embrace challenges as opportunities for learning, innovation, and evolution.
When an organization spends a majority of time in Brain 1.0
People are so defensive that they cannot take in new information or learn from mistakes, and their performance plummets. Interactions among staff become toxic, employee engagement drops, turnover increases, and burn-out contributes to rising healthcare costs.
When an organization spends a majority of time in Brain 2.0
People take a short-term, transactional view of their jobs and are quick to jump ship for better opportunities. Political siloes form as people, teams, and units wrestle for power, recognition, and other rewards. Relentless stress from competitiveness and politics drives high burn-out rates and health problems.
When an organization spends a majority of time in Brain 3.0
People proactively develop and use their capacity for growth, learning, integrity, trust, collaboration, and creativity, and go above and beyond their job description to initiate innovative projects that serve the organization’s greater vision and mission.
What does the shift involve?
The Calm Clarity Mindful Leadership Program consists of four experiential modules that show people how to strengthen the neural networks of Brain 3.0 so they can be more resilient, effective, innovative, collaborative, and inspiring. Each module is about 2.5 to 3 hours long and the program is usually delivered as a two-day training.
The Science of Mind Training
Participants learn the key concepts of “Mind Training” through experiential exercises, interactive discussions, and reflection.
Boost Brain Functioning
We explain the emotional states of the brain (which we call Brain 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0) and help you recognize your triggers and understand how you think, feel, and act differently in each state. We also introduce science-based techniques to activate and strengthen the neural circuits of Brain 3.0 that support you to be your best self.
The Voice in Your Head
We explain how prior conditioning and beliefs shape our stream-of-consciousness inner dialogue, which we call the “mind-track,” and become aware of how it often sounds like an “inner critic” that beats down on us and other people or like an “inner coach” that guides us forward. We then activate Brain 3.0 to turn up the volume of the “inner coach” and lower the volume of the “inner critic.”
Presence and Positive Relationships
We build on the insights and skills gained in Part I to enhance presence and deepen connection in everyday life situations.
Minding Your Autopilot
We explain how the autopilot helps us to conserve energy by hardwiring habits into our brains. We then explain how mindfulness enables us to observe and re-train the autopilot so we can bring more of our patterns into conscious awareness. We then apply mindfulness to activate Brain 3.0 and observe and break habits that no longer serve us.
We present research on relationships, communication, and empathy. Then we apply techniques such as mindful listening and speaking to intentionally build empathic connections, genuinely open our minds and hearts to see and feel another person’s perspective, and tune into our inner experiences with compassion and authenticity.