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This free, 5-minute assessment will help you:

Gain clarity about your unique contribution

Connect to the people you serve

Elevate performance & meaning in your work

“It is difficult to serve someone and meet their needs without understanding who they are. This is exactly what MCODE helps us to do: discover who people really are so we can create fitness to activate the best in them and magnify the good in them.”

David Jack

Fitness Expert


In business or nonprofit work, two of the most important leadership skills are connecting with people, and helping teams thrive. Dr. Todd Hall has developed a remarkable program for helping you engage with your team, and inspire them to accomplish amazing things.

Phil Cooke


connection culture ACADEMY

A Proven Path to Elevate Engagement and Performance

Only 30 percent employees are engaged in the average organization. In a Connection Culture this number can double leading to sustained superior performance. In this online cohort-based course, you’ll get actionable insights to develop a Connection Culture that increases employee engagement, productivity, and innovation.

What you’ll LEARN:

The Connection Culture model: Vision, Value & Voice

  • Communicate an inspiring vision that creates a shared identity
  • Promote value that leads to shared empathy
  • Give people a voice that fosters a shared understanding
  • Develop the character strengths to create a positive impact


The Human Connection Behind Morality: 4 practices to build your moral compass

Some say intense pressure for results caused Volkswagen to install software that covered up diesel emissions during testing by the EPA. This raises the issue of how we make moral choices when under pressure. When under pressure, we sometimes lose connection to our moral compass and to its source: our attachment figures. However, it’s possible to build our moral compass and safeguard ourselves against moral drift in pressure-filled moments. In this post, you'll learn four practices to build your moral compass.

October 5, 2017

If You Want to Find Meaning, Develop Eulogy Virtues

Society pressures us to strive for what David Brooks calls "resume virtues"--external success. This works in the short run, but often leaves us feeling empty. What we need to develop to find meaning in life is eulogy virtues--the virtues that lead to a life well lived. In this post, you'll learn four practices to develop eulogy virtues.

September 4, 2016

5 Practices to Promote Deep Engagement in Your Work

We all want to be engaged in our work, but too often our basic psychological needs aren’t met and we lose our way. Sustained engagement is ultimately about being intrinsically motivated to do your work. In this post, we take a look at the landscape of motivation at work, and discuss five practices to promote deep engagement in your work.

May 8, 2016