Solving the riddle to achieve engagement at work and life with Joe Mechlinski

Joe Mechlinski is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and social entrepreneur who believes that an engaged workforce is the key to unlocking human potential. Driven by his deep-rooted passion for building mission-driven cultures, Joe founded SHIFT, a collective of businesses spanning consulting, executive membership, and venture capitalism united by their common mission to revolutionize workforce engagement  His latest book, ‘Shift The Work’, focuses on this very idea. Filled with actionable strategies and inspiring true stories, the book reveals the revolutionary science behind employee engagement and how readers can     transform their workplaces and lives, for the better.


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03:05 Influences from Joe’s upbringing

08:10 Why Joe turned down a job offer at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) straight after college

14:01 The mission behind his company SHIFT

22:02 What stops people from following through their innate pull towards something?

26:32 The effect each of our three ‘brains’ has on us

32:05 The vagus nerve

35:09 How Joe first reacted to the stats that 70% of American think they aren’t good at their jobs

39:00 How to find meaning in your work if you feel something is lacking

46:20 How improving your work life can improve your entire life

52:16 Why are not all companies following the lead of companies like Google that are willing to give their employees greater autonomy?

59:47 The state of work in 2023/ 2024

01:04:55 Could a decrease in profits impact the level of autonomy a company gives to its employees?

01:07:51 Why Joe is so curiously-minded

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