Episode
13

Leveraging your Emotions to Improve Decision Making and Performance

w/
Dr. Glenn Fox
by Flow Research Collective
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13
November 26, 2020
Between flow, learning and high performance, you'll find that really any skill will boil down to an emotional skill.
Dr. Glenn Fox

Today, we have a special episode with Dr. Glenn Fox who is a dear friend and advisor of ours. 

Dr. Glenn Fox is the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute.

Dr. Fox is at the forefront of research on gratitude and human performance.  He teaches “The Science of Peak Performance”, leads trainings with leaders and groups, and conducts research on mindset and physiology.

We talk about labeling emotions, the intuition of your brain, peak performance, judgment and of course, flow states.

We start with a personal story about Glenn Fox, his upbringing and how he started his first community as fifth grader: The tomato republic.  He talks about counterculture, power, Ken Kesey and being weird.

If you are interested in the intersection of intuition, decision making, learning and neuroscience - this episode is for you!


ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Glenn Fox first community (5:15)
  • The importance of knowing where things take place (16:25) 
  • Dr. Damasio’s idea of consciousness  (20:59)
  • The relationship between emotion & decision making  (22:02)
  • The Iowa gambling task (22:36)
  • Intuition & long stretches of time (29:41)
  • The amygdala while doing the Iowa gambling task (31:40)
  • Emotion regulation for flow states (33:34)
  • Flow (35:07)
  • Intuition & gut instinct (37:00)
  • Labeling emotions (40:30)
  • What does peak performers know that other people don’t? (43:53)
  • How to tune into your intuition? (46:09)
  • Consumerism vs. Culture (54:13)
  • Gratitude (55:49)
  • Peak performance (1:03:09)
  • Mindset & Locus of control (1:06:21)
  • Challenge skill balance (1:12:10)
  • The heart command lift approach (1:15:03)

ABOUT THE GUEST

Dr. Glenn Fox is the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute.  

A neuroscientist by training, he began at USC working as a research assistant in the Brain and Creativity Institute, after which he went on to earn his PhD in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and complete a post-doctoral fellowship with Professors Hanna and Antonio Damasio. 

Glenn is at the forefront of research on gratitude and human performance.  Glenn teaches “The Science of Peak Performance” during the Spring Semester, leads trainings with leaders and groups, and conducts research on mindset and physiology.

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