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The Secret to Giving the Perfect Gift

The Secret to Giving the Perfect Gift

To many of us, the holidays mean gift-giving. Each year we vow that we will start early and dazzle everyone with our thoughtfulness and generosity. We obsess about who to buy for…“What would they like? Where can I get it? And how much money should I spend?”.  Even with all this worry and effort, we often fail to find the perfect gift for that particular person. But, why?

Exercising leadership muscles with mindfulness

Exercising leadership muscles with mindfulness

The benefits of mindfulness go far beyond reducing stress, which is more than enough of a reason for leaders and managers to incorporate mindfulness exercises into daily life. We share other favorable outcomes of a mindfulness practice.

Team mindfulness: putting Phil Jackson's "one breath, one mind" philosophy to the test

Team mindfulness: putting Phil Jackson's "one breath, one mind" philosophy to the test

Zip lines. Escape rooms. Improv. Just three popular team building/team bonding activities. Another workplace bonding activity that not only reinforces cohesiveness and collaboration but may also reduce conflicts is team mindfulness. 

Minimizing cognitive bias via mindfulness

Minimizing cognitive bias via mindfulness

While there are scores of studies about the consequences of cognitive bias, little research has been done specifically within the workplace, and how such thinking has an impact on the bottom line. Until now. A 2017 study of 3,570 white-collar college-educated professionals was the first of its kind to quantify the cost of bias.

Be more like Satya Nadella and mind the empathy gap

Be more like Satya Nadella and mind the empathy gap

How refreshing in these chaotic times to see a CEO of a $250B company on national television (CBS Sunday Morning) speak about empathy and compassion as a business essential. Since Satya Nadella took the reins from Steve Ballmer to run Microsoft four years ago, he has been on a mission to transform the company’s hard-charging and competitive culture to foster growth. And it’s working.

I'm Sorry...

I'm Sorry...

Have you ever wondered why we start so many sentences with “I’m sorry.”  We apologize for the weather; we say “sorry” when we want someone to...

In-out Listening

In-out Listening

We are inundated with large amounts of information.  At our fingertips or through voice-activated programs, we can get information on just about anything. The sheer volume of information we are exposed to demands we learn to be good multitaskers if we are to survive on any average day.