Sahar Yousef

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Cognitive neuroscientist, Speaker

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Key Learnings:

  • The science behind “video fatigue” and simple tools for your team to use to combat digital exhaustion + diplomatically opt out of meetings
  • Leading research on the three biggest mistakes of productivity and performance
  • The scientific reasons WHY people commonly make those mistakes
  • How to increase your team’s productivity by 25% without increasing hours worked

Key Learnings:

  • Why burnout became officially classified as a disease in 2019 by the World Health Organization
  • What distinguishes burnout from excess stress or depression
  • Leading indicators and a simple tool you can use to quickly assess your individual or team’s burnout risk
  • How to reverse the slow damage burnout does to the brain and body
  • Practical frameworks for beating burnout, including the Demand-Control-Support model

Key Learnings:

  • Finding your optimal sleep window (based on your biological chronotype)
  • Practical ways we can improve our sleep quality and fall asleep faster
  • Sleep myths, the five stages of sleep, and how to take the perfect break
  • Sleep deprivation, Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline and why sleep is the best insurance policy for lifespan and health span
  • The most effective breaks according to science and strategies for avoiding the afternoon dip

Key Learnings:

  • The most common mistakes people typically make when forming new habits
  • The proven CCRR framework to break bad habits and make new habits stick
  • How to identify triggers that launch you into unproductive or stress-inducing behaviors
  • How to design your environment to automatically increase the probability of productive habits

Key Learnings:

  • The neurobiological basis of trust and human connection and how to maximize psychological safety with direct reports
  • The factors that influence how, why, and when people say “yes”
  • How to reliably regulate yourself into an ideal brain-state to maximize executive presence and communicate effectively
  • Advanced techniques for in-situ brain-state and emotional regulation
  • The science of mirroring and how a leader’s emotions set the tone for the room
  • Strengthening your executive presence and how to “command a room” in person or over video
  • What changes when influencing remotely vs. in-person

Key Learnings:

  • How to optimize your days in the office vs. your days working remotely
  • The neuroscience of rapidly developing a new routine and the science behind the commute
  • Why you will burn more energy in the office and what to do about it
  • How to navigate the distractions that come with an in-person workplace
  • Research-backed strategies to set effective boundaries when you have a flexible (or unpredictable) schedule

Key Learnings

  • Learn the core drivers of your behavioral patterns, emotional triggers, and how to use this information to improve your communication, feedback, team dynamics, and overall leadership skills
  • Hone your ability to read others’ emotions to influence successfully
  • Research-backed best practices for delivering critical feedback
  • How to create connection, build trust, and inspire
  • Simple story architecture to save time while strengthening your message
  • Emotionally intelligent responses to challenging environments
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