Leadership

How to make people remember you

Based on work by Lila Davachi (Ph D and Professor at NYU). Tobias Kiefer (VP Learning and Development) and David Rock (author of Your Brain at Work), at the Neuroleadership Summit, there is now a formula to enhance memory and learning! A= Attention G= Generation E= Emotion S= Spacing Focused attention is critical for memory…

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Wake up to the spirit in which you do things!

A quote from a book written by The Mother, a student of Sri Arubindo (a famous Indian Guru) touched my heart. “Everything always depends on the way in which things are done. Not so much what one does but the spirit in which one does it.” To me, the spirit in which we do things…

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Why you all deserve a TA DA? + Amanda’s new app!

When I lived in America, I spoke to a lovely group in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece’s first gym competition. At the time she was 9 and I was (and still am) a very doting, and enthusiastic aunt! In between exercises (which I must say were not that exciting and seemed…

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Your mood matters

The Harvard business review (HBR) lists emotional intelligence (EQ) as the number one quality of a great leader. The essence of EQ is to know yourself, manage yourself and manage relationships. Out of all the various aspects of EQ, HBR states that the leader’s mood has the most significant impact on the culture of an…

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Delivering Negative Feedback? How to Lessen the Blow

Michael Grinder is my mentor and is the man who taught me all I know about group dynamics – he is a master of non verbal communication and we will, with his permission, be bring you a series of his blogs as guest blogs! This one is on how to deliver information that is not…

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The Secret Weapon of Team (and Family) Success

Last year I read an excellent article published in Harvard Business Review (HBR Magazine April 2012: The New Science of Building Great Teams by Prof. Alex Pentland). As the chief scientist of MIT Media Lab, he is the head of a team who have developed a device that measures team performance through a set of…

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How One Question Can Change Your Work Culture

“What’s the best thing that happened to you today?” I challenge you to greet everyone in this way – watch their faces light up! Begin your staff meetings with asking everyone to answer the question “what’s the best thing that happened to you since we last met” – it will transform the group dynamics! You…

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Successful Leaders Do These Three Things

Being a leader means working with humans (in the most part!), and humans operate on the fuel of feelings. A leader with a high EQ (emotional intelligence), will foster a workplace where people can feel good about themselves and therefore be more engaged with their work. In a nutshell, people who feel good about themselves…

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The Secret Formula for Change – You Need to FARC

When I speak at conferences I ask people to turn to the people on either side and say, “I’m a FARCer!” This generally brings the house down! Seriously, FARCing is a scientifically proven formula for change! You can change! Your brain can be UN hardwired and RE hardwired differently and that means we CAN learn…

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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

A review at Harvard showed that customers will consistently come back to people they like – 80% of what brings them back is the personality of the person ‚Ķ20% is the skill. Think about that – 80% of what brings people back is your personality! But that’s just one part of the equation. Here is…

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