Do you know that 90% of Americans break their New Years Resolutions by January 31st? Here are 5 tips on how you can prevent this from happening, and how you can turn your resolutions into a reality.
Self-aware leaders learn how to catch themselves in the clutches of The Almond Effect® before it clouds their judgment. This way they mostly avoid making poor decisions based primarily on irrational emotional responses not cognitive thinking.
Why do most business owners fail to achieve their dreams and reach their financial goals? Is it a lack of motivation, a lack of drive or a lack of business know how? I have found that none of the above is the reason they fail. Instead, it is the presence of self-limiting beliefs, many of […]
Take your career development seriously by seeking out opportunities that can move you forward and keep up your momentum. By expanding your visibility, articulating the “vision thing” and speaking clearly and powerfully before the right people, you’ll move to the top.
When you turn an episode of procrastination into an opportunity to learn, you win. Perhaps not all at once, but definitely you’ll win in the end.
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 […]
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.
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!
Primarily our responses are emotional and irrational. The amygdala is the first to receive the stimuli and the first to react. The frontal lobe then kicks in with a more appropriate response. In between times, the transmission can get a little blurry and this is where The Almond Effect takes over.
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 […]