• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR
Thomas Mobley

Thomas Mobley

Organization - University of Cincinnati

TITLE OF SESSION

Hot Brain/Cold Brain - "How to Get it Together and Stop Freaking Out Man"

Learning Objectives

1. Understand why some of us are quick to "freak-out" (respond) when we should "chill out" and take our time to assess the situation before we react.

2. Identify "centering" balancing technics we can use to allow us to make better decisions by "cooling out" using our cold brain.

3. How to "bust" the hot brain event in others and the steps to "getting real" with them and not to let yourself "flak out".

Description

Have you ever wondered why:

  • some people seem to always "have it together" and others are always "freaking out"?
  • some of us always say the first thing that pops into our brain, then instantly regret what we have said?
  • there are some things we can walk away from, but others we do not?
  • perhaps, why some of us are better at thinking about the future than others?

We really don't have to look far to see examples of where someone has lost self-control and the impact that this can have on the organization. This session will help you understand why some of us are quick to "freak-out" (respond) when we should "chill out" and take our time to assess the situation before we react.

Or how lack of self-control negatively impacts us on the individual level as we may struggle with life's tests from smoking, to eating, to our health, our family or many other issues that face us. Because of this we will work to identify "centering" balancing technics we can use to allow us to make better decisions by "cooling out" using our cold brain.

This session will explore the concepts of "hot brain/cold brain" and how they are associated with mastering self-control. Is self-control a trait that one is born with, or is it a skill that one can learn to develop? If it is something that can be developed, how can we do it as adults? We will explore this as part of our session and you will have an opportunity to assess your own self-control.
We will also work on techniques that we can use to "bust" the hot brain event in others and the steps to "getting real" with them and not to let yourself "flake out".

By the end of this session you will understand:

  1. Why some have higher levels of self-control than others.
  2. Why mastering self-control is important for us on the individual and organizational level.
  3. Methods for identifying our individual levels of dealing with self-control
  4. Training & development plans that you can use in your organization to develop your own "Self-Control" workshops

Biography

Tom is employed by the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor - Educator in their Organizational Leadership/Human Resource Management Program. A 1990 UC MALER graduate of with over 30 years of experience, Thomas Mobley, SPHR is a respected expert in the HR field. As a Human Resource Consultant and University Professor he has demonstrated his ability to transfer knowledge and provide others with the tools they need to succeed. In Mobley Human Resource Consulting Tom has combined his corporate and teaching experience to create workshops and presentations that are both practical and effective. His HR Certification Prep Course has had several sessions where 100% of those who took the course passed their test. He was honored to be recognized as one of three finalists for Miami University's 2013/14 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Tom's broad background includes work with Fortune 100 firms, government agencies, start-ups, and international companies. His expertise has been sought out and included in articles in USA Today, CNBC, MSNBC, and Dow Jones' MarketWatch. In addition to being part of the faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Tom is a past State Council Director for the Ohio State Council of SHRM and has served on the SHRM Board of Director's Membership Advisory Council Representative for SHRM's North Central Region. In 2011, he co-founded GETDOT Cincy - a non-profit professional networking group which aids its members and has raised over $15,000 for local children's charities.

He has been to South Korea and China (three times in the last three years) to teach Human Resource Management and Negotiation Courses for the International MBA and Graduate School for Dalian University of Technology (ranked in the top 10 for MBA programs in China). While there he has also worked with international organizations like HP, Accenture, SK and FESCO.

Conference Details

Conference Location
  • Kalahari Resorts
    7000 Kalahari Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Date and Time
  • September 13, 2017
    Begins at 9:00 AM
  • Through...
  • September 15, 2017
    Ends at 3:00 PM