Here's what she writes in her book Love 2.0.
"Love, as your body experiences it, is a micro-moment of connection shared with another. And decades of research now shows that love, seen as these micro-moments of positive connection, fortifies the connection between your brain and your heart and makes you healthier. [...] It can seem surprising that an experience that lasts just a micro-moment can have any lasting effect on your health and longevity. Yet there’s an important feedback loop at work here, an upward spiral between your social and your physical well-being."
Since taking a course with Dr. Frederickson earlier this year I have been struck by this idea of micro-moments. I've seen it play out in my work over the years with teams and groups globally. As written above, the micro-moments, or nanoseconds of deep connection amongst team members, can have significant impact for leaders. Over the last six months I have been checking in anecdotally with leaders and coaches who work with teams to hear what they have noticed about these micro-moments. The idea of micro-moments is extremely appealing in today's rushed world. It's also gotten people excited about spending more time to focus in on these short conversations with their teams - individually and collectively.
My question to you today is "What micro-moments have created a tidal wave for your team?" What have been those watershed moments where looking back, things took a significant turn. And recall, teams don't move quickly. It is often these small changes that make a big difference.
Please share your thoughts!
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