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Silicon Valley is obsessed with meditation, and there’s new evidence it changes the brain for the better

Shutterstock<p><b>Meditation has become popular in Silicon Valley — CEOs have adopted the practice, and apps devoted to it have proliferated.</b><p><b>A growing body of evidence suggests regular meditation is linked with benefits including lower stress and better focus.</b><p><b>A new paper suggests people who participated</b> …

Meditation

Do Something Different to Get a Different Result - UK College of Personal Development

By on2nd June 2017 in Coaching, NLP, Personal Development<p>Or, to put it another way – if you want to change the result, you have to change the way you …

Resilience, Grit and the Growth Mindset - UK College of Personal Development

By on26th May 2017 in Coaching, Leadership Development, Personal Development<p><b>Not just bouncing back – bouncing forwards</b><p>Resilience is that hard to …

6 Inspirational Quotations to Improve Your Public Speaking

By onJuly 26, 2016 in Coaching, Quotations<p>Recently I have been putting together a presentation skills course; in doing so I have come across a wealth …

Has the term ‘employee engagement’ lost its impact?

Katie Calhoun<p><b>For years we have been hearing about the importance and value of improving employee engagement. And rightly so, as the benefits are</b> …

Do you live in Reality or Illusions?

In previous posts inspired by Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth, we have explored being Stuck in the Doldrums and taking a Fresh Perspective.<p>As …

Perspective - Growing Up With Your Feet on the Ground

Continuing the journey through The Phantom Tollbooth begun in the previous post…When Milo comments on the beautiful view, a strange voice</i> …

7 Unsung Habits of Highly Respected Managers

I used to be skeptical of people who claimed that they loved their jobs.Upon graduation from college, the sum total of my “relevant” work experience …

Leadership

Stuck Wasting Time in the Doldrums?

Clients frequently describe their goals or problems in metaphorical terms. This week’s theme seems to be a lack of movement – feeling stuck or “in …

Self-improvement

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Managing Stress

Read on to learn…<p>5 simple ways to promote your own mental health and wellbeing<p>How we are hardwired to respond to high pressure situations<p>Pressure …

3 Steps to Interview Success

I have spoken many times to groups of students and coached many individuals about the ingredients for interview success. Competition for jobs or …

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. …

Employment

Learning to Learn

Tamara Shopsin<p>Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to …

Harvard Business Review
Health

Escape the Perfect Trap – Be Yourself

The perfectionist refuses to accept anything less than perfection and consequently defines imperfection as total failure. However, to truly perfect …

Case Study: Should You Address a Colleague’s Erratic Behavior?

Rami Niemi<p>As Carlos Guerrero walked to the whiteboard where the app development team had gathered for its daily stand-up, he noticed that Larry Berman was absent again. But this time he didn’t bother to ask anyone about it. He just carried on.<p>“Morning,” he said, staring at the dizzying assortment …

Mental Health

Powerful People Underperform When They Work Together

All too commonly, we see groups of leaders fail to accomplish their goals — legislators who cannot agree on a bill, heads of state who cannot broker meaningful peace deals, or boards of directors who make disastrous decisions for their companies. Why do powerful people, when working together, fail …

Harvard Business Review

Do Something Different To Get a Different Result

Or, to put it another way – if you want to change the result, you have to change the way you do things and do something different.<p>Many of us want our …

Amygdala Hijack - Keep Calm and Carry on

The Amygdala Hijack<p>We have all had the experience of doing or saying something “in the heat of the moment” and then, when we had time to think about …

Metaprogrammes - Achieve goals and Avoid Pitfalls

We all operate from a set of values. What one individual values as important may be very different to another. Our values reveal themselves as …

The One Sentence Employee Engagement Course: 20 Words To Gain Emotional Commitment

One sentence engagement?<p>Is it truly possible to condense the science of employee engagement into a single sentence?<p>It is and I’m about to convince you of that. But first I need to explain why I’m taking this extreme exercise in reductionism.<p>Studying leadership and employee engagement has been a …

Employee Engagement

What Makes an Original: Psychologist Adam Grant on the Paradox of Achievement and How Motivated Dissatisfaction Fuels Creativity

“The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists.”<p><i>“To be perfectly original,”</i> Lord Byron famously quipped, <i>“one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”</i><p>In <b>Originals: How</b> …

Imagineering Success

If you knew of a way that would help you to achieve your goals more quickly, more of the time, would you be prepared to give it a go?<p>Have you ever …

4 things you can do to become a better manager today

Effectively managing people is difficult, and no one is born knowing how to do it.<p>Fortunately, management can be learned. We suggest following these four steps, which are simple, but time tested:<p>1. Set appropriate goals.<p>Goal-setting is essential. It helps employees prioritize their activities and …

Management