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The Almond Effect® and Me

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It is said that you teach what you most need to learn! Although we usually focus on a business aspect of The Almond Effect® and the neuroscience that impacts us at work, I wanted to share with you my very real and first hand experience of The Almond Effect® over the holidays in a non-work […]

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The Power of Patterns

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In order to change and to build leadership skills, we must develop and hone the ability to reflect on our patterns, good and bad, and assess their impact on others and how much they contribute towards our goals. Sometimes understanding this can be the most important step we can take towards becoming a great manager.

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Jumping to Conclusions

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The science tells us that we make snap judgments about people’s trustworthiness and competence as part of our survival system. However we need to remember today that when our brains developed this safety mechanism we weren’t dealing with customers and employees and divorce laws hadn’t been drafted!

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The High Cost of Gutlessness

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Courage is persevering despite fear. It is gumption, grit, and the capacity to get up after a setback, with one’s heart on fire. Courage is an essential virtue, a source of strength that contributes to all significant human endeavors. Every great accomplishment requires courage… courage simply is “making the decision to do what you know […]

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