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Paul Herr, author of Primal Management

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Paul Herr, author of Primal Management Paul Herr will talk about the science of engaged employees and specific steps to measure and improve it your organization. Paul offers a remarkably simple solution to engaging employees--align the workplace with human nature and thereby hit the high-productivity sweet-spot inherent within our psychological makeup. In his book, Primal Management, Paul explains the core of our human nature consists of five biologic appetites for things like food, oxygen and rest, and five social appetites that reward human beings with pleasure when we innovate, master skills, achieve group goals, work as part of a tightly bonded team, and protect ourselves from physical and psychological harm.  Together, these ten systems, taken as a group, constitute the motivational engine that lies at the core of human nature.  When this system becomes unplugged due to injury or disease, human beings either become entirely inert or malfunction in various ways.  Herr points to the specific brain areas involved in regulating motivation and the specific neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and hormones involved in the process. Herr proves, using the latest groundbreaking research in neuroeconomics and neurobiology, that pleasure (intrinsic reward) lies at the core of economic decision making, the core of employee engagement, the core of customer satisfaction, and the core of organizational excellence. The latest science indicates that intrinsic emotional rewards, emanating from the basal striatum, drive essentially everything we do. Intrinsic means...affordable. It means being recognized for your accomplishments and talents by your peers and management, having the tools to achieve your goals,among other things. His book and practice, Primal Management, strikes a balance between theory and practice.  On the practice side, it provides a survey for measuring motivational horsepower and tips for getting the horsepower to go up. Join us.