Hit the Mental Gym

To build muscles, it takes repetition and rest.  What if it were the same for changing the brain?  Thanks to neuroplasticity, we can change our brain by breaking out of routines and building new ways of being. The Harvard Business Review references neuroscience studies in many of their articles on changing habits, professional development and self-awareness such as this one: Four New Tools for Brain Workouts. When trying to change something, especially a self-defeating thought or trigger, follow this workout. 

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Intuition: It’s More than Your Gut

In daily decision making, when can you make a quick decision over a well calculated one?  It has to do with trusting your intuition. Interestingly, there are 3 types of intuition.  Yes, 3.  However only expert intuition is emotionally and cognitively based, which is the best type to rely on when making quick/confident decisions. Ordinary Intuition This describes your gut feeling, like a tingle, twitch or rumble in your stomach. Example: I’m interviewing someone for a position.  And before interviewing them, my gut says,

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Work/Life Balance of a CEO

Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Meg Whitman.  Could these recognizable CEOs teach us something about balance?  Five hundred CEOs from companies like Google, Kellogg’s, and AT&T were interviewed by Entrepreneur to discuss their average day.  The interesting thing is regardless of our job title, we can do some of these things too: wake up early, create healthy habits, work within teams, and prioritize professional development. Here are a few pages from the average CEOs playbook. Schedule strategic time –Consider

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The Question New Managers Forget to Ask

You have a new hire—how will you set the right tone and gain understanding of how you’ll work together? Imagine you have two questions to choose from: “How do you like to be managed?” Or “Tell me about the best boss you’ve ever had.” Ask about the Best Boss.  The answer to the “Best Boss” reveals your employees’ preferences and often their values.  Listening carefully to their response gives you insight into how they like to be managed. When I’ve

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