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How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don't Have The Time

How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don't Have The Time | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

We now have the scientific evidence to back up those claims. Research conducted by Greg Feist of San Jose State University found that when people let their focus shift away from others around them, they're better able to engage in "metacognition," the process of thinking critically and reflectively about your own thoughts.

 

Where things get tricky, though, is figuring out what to do in order to encourage metacognitive thought in the first place. When we're routinely overwhelmed with outside noise, carving out space for unstructured daydreaming takes planning, structure.

 

Sometimes the most productive periods of contemplation come to us unawares and don't last very long—but that doesn't mean they aren't useful.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 8, 11:24 AM

I close my eyes and recite a short set of lines I have used for a number of years. It calms when things are harried.

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Great Ideas Bosses Never Hear - Employees have a lot to say. But they rarely say them.

Great Ideas Bosses Never Hear - Employees have a lot to say. But they rarely say them. | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Companies need to listen more to employees' ideas, but employees also may have to change the way they present their ideas to be heard. What managers and bosses should do to put more good ideas to work.

 

How often do you have an idea that you want to tell your boss, or your boss's boss, or your boss's boss's boss, and actually say it? And more important, if you do say it, how often do you feel the boss really listens?

 

In too many companies, the answer to both of those questions is, at best, "hardly ever."

 

It's a shame. Leaders need to hear from employees on the front lines—those who interact with customers, who collaborate across organizational boundaries or with suppliers, who face the challenges of developing new products. Many of these employees have relevant things to say. But they don't speak up, either because they fear repercussions or they think it's pointless.

 

It's not easy opening up those lines of communication, to structure things so that good ideas can flow from bottom to top and quickly become a reality. The responsibilities rest with the employees, the bosses and the organization. More specifically:


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Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings

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"Thoughtful cognitive neuroscientists such as Rex Jung, Darya Zabelina, Andreas Fink, John Kounios, Mark Beeman, Kalina Christoff, Oshin Vartanian, Jeremy Gray, Hikaru Takeuchi and others are on the forefront of investigating what actually happens in the brain during the creative process. And their findings are overturning conventional notions surrounding the neuroscience of creativity.

 

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.

 

Instead, the entire creative process– from the initial burst of inspiration to the final polished product– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task."


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Julie King's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:06 PM

Creative process involves the whole brain!

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:26 AM

As humans we seem programmed to divide everything into this and that. Then find out it is all part of a much wider whole. Brain and creativity no different after all!

santina kerslake's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:17 PM

Left + Right = Creativity, interesting news from neuroscience.