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12 Tips From Albert Einstein For Strengthening Your Brain

12 Tips From Albert Einstein For Strengthening Your Brain | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

"Billions of fish try to climb trees every day. Just look around the office, or at those poor souls who so valiantly strive their entire lives in going-absolutely-nowhere work mode.An astonishing 70 percent of the American workforce is disengaged, according to a recent Gallup poll" ** (link provided below) "

 

 

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Not verified as Einstein, however I do enjoy these sentiments:

 #8 The measure of intelligence is the ability to change

#9 The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.

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Annette Swann's comment, July 19, 2013 12:16 AM
A recent Gallup survey estimates that workers who are "actively disengaged" cost the U.S. as much as $550 billion in economic activity yearly. (Gallup ) http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-employee-engagement-gallup-poll-20130617,0,5878658.story
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The #1 Habit that 90% of leaders need to improve Engagement

The #1 Habit that 90% of leaders need to improve Engagement | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

Our new client newsletter - the #1 Habit that 90% of Leaders need to improve engagement - now posted to the member's library - enjoy!

 

http://www.wellnessforte.com/MembersLibrary.en.html

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Know Your Stress Type

Know Your Stress Type | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find common sources of stress.

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Cognitive or somatic? Stress all hits us differently - what's your "top 3" to recover?

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How to get your head swimming with ideas

How to get your head swimming with ideas | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Bob Carr extolled it. So did John Howard. Robyn Davidson championed it.
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Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders

Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Leaders tomorrow will succeed with a different skill set than that of today’s best. Smart leaders will spot the mid-career folks with greatest potential to become those outstanding future executives.
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Leadership relies on mobilising human skills - always will.

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The Reshoring Wave: It's Taking America by Storm - Knowledge@Wharton

The Reshoring Wave: It's Taking America by Storm - Knowledge@Wharton | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
The trend towards reshoring manufacturing is rocking global business, with hundreds of companies working to bring their manufacturing operations back from China to North America. Perhaps most surprising: The movement is picking up momentum.
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I remember helping clients with outsourcing and offshoring as far back as  2001 (!) now there's reshoring is a trend in US manufacturing that's picking up momentum.

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Team Sky | Features | A winning advantage

Team Sky | Features | A winning advantage | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

The philosophy of winning through the aggregation of marginal gains (1%) credited to former performance coach Dave Brailsford.

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Peak performance isn't about unsustainable changes - we call them 'tweaks' - which are sustainable, and in aggregate, transformational for our clients - the direct opposite of a death by a thousand cuts #tweaks #peakperformance #leadership

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Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training

Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

From a management standpoint, we need to rethink the notion that non-performance time is wasted time. Instead, we need to see that recovery is a key component of sustained high performance.

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Start developing the habits of recovery as the foundation for sustained high performance.

www.wellnessforte.com.au - see our Fit to Lead programs

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3 Secrets of a Thriving Team - The Enlightened Leader Issue #1

3 Secrets of a Thriving Team - The Enlightened Leader Issue #1 | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

So what are the 3 secrets of a Thriving Team? We share the THRIVE framework that allows leaders to do more with less.

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Did you miss our first issue for Enlightened Leaders Newsletter? You can access it here via our Member's Library :)

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The Kings of Concentration

The Kings of Concentration | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
The Focus Movement is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? A more productive workplace.
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Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek on why leaders must sacrifice for the good of the group.

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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:49 AM

A must watch for anybody who want to be a leader or claims to be a leader. 


More from Simon:
- TEB How leaders inspire action (golden circle): http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html

 

- First why then trust (a little overlap with golden circle):
http://youtu.be/4VdO7LuoBzM

 

- If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business
http://vimeo.com/26774102

 

- Interview with Simon : about book start with why
http://youtu.be/_8-dhTodlKI

 

- this one has overlap with the “leaders eat last” but also different examples:
http://vimeo.com/40979758

 

- informal interview on how he became 2nd most popular TED talk
http://youtu.be/GRbitT5SN9g

 

- Inspiring loyalty / love your work
http://youtu.be/jDIZS4IQlQk

 

(please add other great videos of Simon in the comments - thanks) 

I found another video library here: http://www.startwithwhy.com/Learn/LearningLibrary.aspx ;

Thorsten Strauss's comment, November 28, 2013 1:23 PM
I found another video library here: http://www.startwithwhy.com/Learn/LearningLibrary.aspx
Graeme Reid's curator insight, May 12, 9:58 PM

Another great talk by Simon Sinek.  You will need 45 minutes, but time well spent.

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Arianna Huffington On The Struggle To Find Work-Life Balance

Arianna Huffington On The Struggle To Find Work-Life Balance | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
During a recent talk at the Columbia Business School, Arianna Huffington outlined four ways to achieve what she calls the third metric for success...Thriving
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We love supporting our corporate clients in being thriving leaders - leadership coaching, and performance recovery with naturopathic nutrition, yoga and strength training. They are all truly amazing. www.wellnessforte.com.au
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What Business Can Learn from the Greatest Comeback in Sports History

What Business Can Learn from the Greatest Comeback in Sports History | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Six takeaways from Team USA's America's Cup victory.
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How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking

How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

Article: Multi-tasking reduces productivity by as much as 40% - and heavy multitaskers are less competent at doing several things at once than light mutlitaskers

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Multitasking is a myth - absorbed focus and building your attention muscles help you achieve much more. You lose nothing by not multitasking.

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The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team

The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
So you were first in your MBA class and have the smarts of Jeff Bezos and Marissa Mayer combined. If you want the brightest possible future in business, you may still have a few things to learn.
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Big Business Finally Learns That Wellness Is Good Business

Big Business Finally Learns That Wellness Is Good Business | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should...
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Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey

Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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When McKinsey asked executives to locate the bottlenecks to peak performance in their organizations, more than 90 percent choose 'meaning' issues. Here are 3 practical tips from McKinsey, which we call 'Values In Action' in our Authentic Leader workshops. www.wellnessforte.com.au
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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 6, 9:11 PM

Good article on how the create meaning in the workplace.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 9:06 PM

Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental state that brings them about?

Wally Stump's curator insight, July 19, 6:45 PM

Meaning in work is the key to engagement and high levels of performance. This article offers some tangible suggestion for creating engagement.

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Our Resilience Survey

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Resilience - "Our salvation is the space between emotion and reaction" - Victor Frankl

 

We are 1/2 way through the year - how are your resilience levels? Check out the resilience survey 

 

http://www.wellnessforte.com/userfiles/1544470/file/_WF%20Free%20Resilience%20Survey(2).pdf

 

Enjoy!

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Download our Resilience Survey: http://www.wellnessforte.com/userfiles/1544470/file/_WF%20Free%20Resilience%20Survey(2).pdf

 

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Apple’s Beats Buy: Desperation or Opportunity? - Knowledge@Wharton

Apple’s Beats Buy: Desperation or Opportunity? - Knowledge@Wharton | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Purchasing the music products and streaming service firm Beats Electronics was a rare move for Apple. According to Wharton’s Peter Fader, the acquisition shows that the company realizes the iTunes download model is rapidly becoming obsolete.
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Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance

Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

aving been a strategy consultant Three ways to regain your sanity and still give 100% at work.

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Having been a strategic consultant and strategy/M&A executive the concept of balance was foreign - having establishing boundaries were the key to peak performance. This article gives some useful suggestions on how - Enjoy!

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The Kings of Concentration

The Focus Movement is being embraced by entrepreneurs big and small. The payoff? A more productive workplace.
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Businesses are making a serious investment in building mental resilience against distraction. #attentiontraining

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Google's head of mindfulness: 'goodness is good for business'

Google's head of mindfulness: 'goodness is good for business' | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Chade-Meng Tan, the search engine giant's Jolly Good Fellow, on meditation, acceptance and the power of positive business
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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
 
1. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?

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Each one of these videos will make you think, stretch your knowledge and encourage you to try new skills as a leader

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The inner workings of the executive brain

The inner workings of the executive brain | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.
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The best leaders seem to lean on their emotions much more than logic.
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How to Turn a Good Leader Into a Great One

How to Turn a Good Leader Into a Great One | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
What makes a leader great? How can you lead more effectively?
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All worthwhile points for being a leader. I would modify one sub-point: from 'control your emotions' to 'cultivate emotional balance' - i.e.: learn to respond well to your triggers - quite an important distinction. www.wellnessforte.com.au
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Lead at your best | McKinsey & Company

Lead at your best | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Lead well and live well. The article captures the key concepts on what we deliver in our Fit to Lead programs to executives and their teams. www.wellnessforte.com.au
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