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How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain - Inc.com

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How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain
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Controlling the way your brain responds to emotions isn't as complicated as it sounds. A psychologist explains the steps that will change your behavior.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 7:32 PM

Or put more simplistically - Think before you act.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:43 AM

Better Leader...Great one

Nacho Vega's curator insight, March 10, 2014 4:12 PM

"Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the ability to recognize, understand, and control your own and others' emotions." Do you want to know more... just follow this link!

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Developing Mindful Leaders

Developing Mindful Leaders | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table.


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John Michel's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:29 PM

Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table. Training and development programs almost universally focus factory-like on inputs and outputs — absorb curriculum, check a box; learn a skill, advance a rung; submit to assessment, fix a problem. Likewise, they leave too many people behind with an elite selection process that fast-tracks "hi-pos" and essentially discards the rest. And they leave most people cold with flavor of the month remedies, off sites, immersions, and excursions — which produce little more than a grim legacy of fat binders gathering dust on shelves.

What if, instead of stuffing people with curricula, models, and competencies, we focused on deepening their sense of purpose, expanding their capability to navigate difficulty and complexity, and enriching their emotional resilience? What if, instead of trying to fix people, we assumed that they were already full of potential and created an environment that promoted their long-term well-being? In other words, what if cultivating a successful inner life was front and center on the leadership agenda?

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com
Efficienarta's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:59 AM

I thought that the points on "deepening their sense of purpose" and "expanding their capability to navigate difficulty" were particularly interesting.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 7:23 PM

Leadership development programmes often fall far short of expectations and rarely lead to long term change. Developing people is a process not an event.  Also check out - www.corporatecoachingnetwork.com.au

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:04 PM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:15 PM

http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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If You’re Looking For The Perfect Time To Do What You’ve Always Wanted, Here’s the Answer For You

If You’re Looking For The Perfect Time To Do What You’ve Always Wanted, Here’s the Answer For You | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Are you always waiting for a better condition to do what you’ve always wanted?

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Cultivating Collective Mindfulness: The Leader’s New Work

Cultivating Collective Mindfulness: The Leader’s New Work | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

The reality is that we—all of us, not just the financial elite—are the collective sleepwalkers. How do we wake up? Why is it that, across so many major systems, we collectively create results that nobody wants? Nobody wants to increase environmental destruction, poverty, cultural ADHD, or suicide. Yet we keep doing it. Why do we collectively recreate these patterns?


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Don Cloud's curator insight, February 10, 2014 8:44 PM

True leadership mindfulness ... transitioning from "me" to "we"!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:23 PM

A great thought-provoking article.  I get the sense that we are beginning to wake up to our realities of diminishing resources, lack of purpose, unhappiness etc - what is needed is a catalyst to speed up the rate of change.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, February 19, 2014 11:00 PM

The reality is that we—all of us, not just the financial elite—are the collective sleepwalkers. How do we wake up? Why is it that, across so many major systems, we collectively create results that nobody wants? Nobody wants to increase environmental destruction, poverty, cultural ADHD, or suicide. Yet we keep doing it. Why do we collectively recreate these patterns?

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Forming Healthy Habits: 3 Tiny Choices That Create Huge Change

Forming Healthy Habits: 3 Tiny Choices That Create Huge Change | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Each moment, you have an opportunity to make a choice. You can choose old harmful habits, or you can treat your body the way it deserves to be treated.

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LouAnn Zeegers Good's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:34 PM

“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Proverb

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The Miracle and Mystery of Sleep: 12 Remarkable Psychological Studies — PsyBlog

The Miracle and Mystery of Sleep: 12 Remarkable Psychological Studies — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
“Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

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Finding your purpose is not a phase of life, but a way of living.

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:21 AM

Thank you Don for sharing this wonderful article!

 

I completely agree that living with purpose is a way of living.  Knowing your why not only infuses us with a life with passion; however is both the gasoline that runs the engine and the steering wheel (compass) that keeps us living in our intentional direction.

 

 

 

 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:20 PM

Discovering your purpose is the most important thing you will ever do.

Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:28 AM

"Purpose, like any big love, redeems us."  Thoughtful, provocative article on  finding your purpose. 

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Want a promotion? Then get a coach | BPS

These are the key findings of a study presented this week at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference in Brighton.

Rebecca J. Jones of Aston Business School in Birmingham examined 24 different studies of work place coaching. When compared to other types of more popular workplace development tools: coaching had a greater impact on performance.


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Annette Swann's curator insight, January 24, 2014 2:57 AM

New research to consider how executive coaching achieves results. I also believe that it is most effective when it is integrated with other leadership development efforts undertaken within the context of the organisation.

Katherine Bryant's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:18 AM

Study from British Psychological Society shows coacing is more effective than training or 360 feedback. My experiece supports this ad so it's great to see these results from an independent study.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 26, 2014 6:03 PM

Great advice!  Coaching really can have a significant impact on your performance - just look at the massive improvement Stan Wawrinka made in just one year with his new coach.  You can achieve exactly the same in the business world.

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10 No-Fail Tools to Help Stop You from Worrying

10 No-Fail Tools to Help Stop You from Worrying | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Is worry keeping you up at night? Don't worry about worry. Here are 10 no-fail tools to help you stop worrying and get on with your life.

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Mike Vassel's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:33 AM

Great suggestions.

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What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Whether you call it personal development, personal growth, self-actualization, self-transcendence, or spirituality does not matter. What matters is realizing that the reason you were born is to become the best human being you can possibly be.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:59 PM

As the writer point out personal development is not something to do to be better at your job, bur rather striving to be your best in all areas of your life will make you reach your potential including being better at you job.

John Michel's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:23 AM

This entire world view tragically puts the proverbial cart before the horse. Whether you call it personal development, personal growth, self-actualization, self-transcendence, or spirituality does not matter. What matters is realizing that the reason you were born is to become the best human being you can possibly be. Personal development is not a tool for reaching a bigger goal. Becoming a complete human being is already the biggest and most noble goal you can aspire to.

Jenny Ebermann's comment, January 16, 2014 7:58 AM
Completely agree; it is all about oneself, at our highest and best whatever that might mean depending on who the person is and what the situation is like.
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The Eight Keys to Finding Meaningful Work

The Eight Keys to Finding Meaningful Work | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

The eight keys to finding meaningful work will give you a deep understanding of exactly what career or field is best for you at any given moment in life


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, December 27, 2013 2:11 AM

Great article on how to find work more meaningful.

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Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.


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Free Play: Simple Items More Fun For Children — PsyBlog

Free Play: Simple Items More Fun For Children — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Study finds children play more intensely and vigorously with crates, pipes and buckets than with monkey bars and slides.
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8 Steps For Creating A High-Performing, Engaged Workforce

8 Steps For Creating A High-Performing, Engaged Workforce | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
The future of work is as much about living as it is about working. With 54% of our lives spent at work, a culture of meaningful work is now a necessity.

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Some very good points on engagement that many orgs simply don't follow.

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Marianne Hewlett's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:27 AM

The future of work is as much about living as it is about working

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Three things a skeptic should know about neuroscience

Three things a skeptic should know about neuroscience | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Among all the ten syllable words and grandiose hype, has neuroscience anything useful to offer the pragmatist?
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Should we be mindful of mindfulness?

Should we be mindful of mindfulness? | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

It has been prescribed by the NHS for depression since 2004 but recently mindfulness has spawned a whole industry of evening classes and phone apps. David Derbyshire reports


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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.

 

The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.

 


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:17 PM

This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:48 AM

 

 

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What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
There's more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.
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Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This

Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow. (7 great end-of-the-day tips that can lead to increased personal #productivity.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:03 PM

Some useful tips to end your day well and be ready to start the next day.

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4 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement | Enjoying The Moment

4 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement | Enjoying The Moment | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
At many companies, the employees with the lowest levels of engagement are the ones who interact with customers the most. Here's what you can do to energize these and other important troops.According to a recent survey ...

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2014’s Productivity Secret

2014’s Productivity Secret | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
How are happiness and productivity related? If you want to improve productivity, look no further than your mindset.

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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience?

 

According to Eric J. McNulty, this unlikely intersection holds the key to being a good leader. As the director of research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, McNulty is often asked to recommend the latest and greatest reads on leadership. What he’s discovered is that books on brain science serve up sage insights more often than the traditional title penned from the corner office. He’s also observed that scientific research on the brain reveals what his grandma knew all along.


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Peg Wright's curator insight, January 26, 2014 11:04 AM

Effective leadership is a combination of common sense, patience and emotional iq. Similar to things you learn in kindergarten. My favorite McNulty thought is the one on Let me sit with that for a bit. Just because you aren’t doing something, it doesn’t mean that your brain isn’t working.

Jibra'el Jb's curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:23 PM

my classmate's step-aunt makes $72 /hour on the computer . She has been without work for eight months but last month her check was $21514 just working on the computer for a few hours. pop over here..

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:17 PM

Sometimes we just try to over-think issues.  Give your brain a rest and more often than not a clear decision will emerge.

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The Power of Goals

The Power of Goals | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Some words on the POWER of Goals spoken by Director Brazil (@directorbrazil) a World-Renowned Celebrity Videographer

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20 Ways To Maximize Your Motivation All The Time

20 Ways To Maximize Your Motivation All The Time | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Feeling down all the time? Maximize your motivation with these 20 tips!

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