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5 Leadership Blind Spots and 2 Types of Thinking

Why do even very smart and psychologically aware leaders find themselves trapped in the same leadership blind spots? “Blind spots are the product of an overactive automatic mind and an underactive reflective mind.” ~ Steven Snyder, Leadership and the Art of Struggle The brain has two systems for thinking, explains Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman […]
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The Leadership Brain: The Power of 4 Brain Networks

I’ve been writing about the brain and how leaders can become more aware and improve brain fitness. As we age, the brain changes but there are some ways we can slow down the deterioration process and protect our mental abilities (mental challenges, physical exercise, job, volunteer and hobby enrichment). The brain requires novelty, variety and […]
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How to Boost Your Brain Power at Work

What’s the best way to boost your brain power? Since there aren’t any magic smart pills and most of us expect to live longer than our predecessors, what can we do today to improve our brain power and protect our brains from decline as we age? I’ve been writing about brain fitness and I’m curious […]
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5 More Brain Activities Leaders Can Improve

I think we’ll be hearing more about how important brain fitness is for leaders. For one thing, we’re all getting older. And neuroscientists are now going beyond just mapping the areas of the brain involved in mental activities. They’re now providing clues to how we can train our brain to improve the functions so important […]
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Brain Fitness for Leaders: 4 Areas You Can Improve

Brain fitness is measured by three key areas of brain function: cognitive, emotional and executive (how you execute a plan). I think some of us still believe that we’re either born with a high IQ or not, and there’s little we can do to improve our cognitive fitness. But, as science is revealing, even with […]
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Brain Fitness: A Competitive Advantage for Leaders

As a leader, there are many ways you can flex your brain. I’ve mentioned a few in my previous posts here and here. To develop cognitive fitness, you don’t even have to invest in a gym or special equipment—just the right mindset. I suggest you challenge and expand your worldview by reading different genres of […]
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Leaders: Are You Getting Enough Brain Exercise?

As a busy executive, you barely have time to get enough physical exercise into your schedule. And now it’s just as important you keep your brain fit and strong if you want a competitive advantage as a high potential leader. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise five days a week. […]
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Leaders: How Fit Is Your Brain?

We’ve known for some time that leaders require higher levels of emotional intelligence as they pursue career advancement. There’s now accumulating evidence that cognitive fitness is becoming a focal area for high-achieving leaders. Until recently, busy executives could find few guidelines for increasing mental fitness on the job. There are thousands of books about leadership […]
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