Category Archives: Brain approach to thinking

Why can’t my people be more strategic?

This is part of a series of interviews with experts. The  people interviewed are experts in fields such as Positive Psychology, NLP, Neuro Science and other disciplines that I draw from in my coaching and training work.

This interview is with Dr. Norman Chorn. I have asked  Norman the questions I...

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How to make hard choices

The people I work with are generally high achievers, dynamic, and live in a fast paced world. Their days are filled with making decisions and sometimes- Hard Choices. The hardest choices, the big ones, are often filtered through the traditional ways of thinking about choices. For example: the pros and the cons, the facts of the...
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How do companies really use mindfulness?

There is much talk about Mindful Leadership and using Mindfulness in the workplace. But how do companies really use mindfulness as a tool and how does it really benefit the company and its employees? I was listening to the interview with David Gelles, a business reporter for the New York Times about mindfulness and meditation in corporate life. He referred...
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How empathic are you?

As a coach I work with powerful, successful high achievers. I also work with people who are all of those and are also inspiring. Inspiring for me to work with but more importantly, inspiring for their teams to be with and follow.  While 'what makes an inspiring leader?' is an important and useful question to...
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NLP exposed – the Truth!

This is part of a series of interviews with experts. The  people interviewed are experts in fields such as Positive Psychology, NLP, Neuro Science and other disciplines that I draw from in my coaching and training work. This interview is with Dr. Richard Bolstad. I have asked  Richard the questions I most commonly get asked about...
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Another New Year and how to build better habits

Google "new years resolutions" and you come up with about 267,000,000 results in 0.24 in seconds. Some say make resolutions and stick to them , others say they don't work and some say, like me, they do, and they don't. A resolution to change is nothing but that, even if it is written down. It is...
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You don’t have to become a monk to smile and relax

The word mindfulness seems to have become a bit of a buzz phrase lately. It is often linked with discussions about leadership, neuro-science, focus,  high performance and clarity.  I don't know about you but I have almost become a bit de-sensitized to that kind of language. After all, we all KNOW about that stuff don't...
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How not to act insanely!

You no doubt have heard the saying that expecting a different outcome from doing the same thing is a bit insane, and yet, in my work with people I hear this kind of thinking time and again. For example, a company (read ‘human being making decisions within a company) sticks with a particular action that...
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The two key things leaders know about stress

Today leaders need to know how to ‘lead’ themselves through their own life and their daily responsibilities as leader at work. We have a frighteningly fast pace of change and innovation, changing expectations, demands and concerns for staff and their well being and development, not to mention new ways of communicating, selling, distributing to make a...
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