Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Solving the Procrastination Puzzle

webinar2We all procrastinate once in a while, and research indicates that 20% of the population might even be considered chronic procrastinators.

Whether occasional or chronic, procrastination is a coping strategy we could do without, as this needless delay undermines our performance, well-being, and health. Continue reading

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Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Teaching Leadership in the Workplace

webinar2A learning revolution is afoot. The traditional, awareness-based learning is being replaced by the not so new idea of hands-on, or experiential, learning.

Experiential learning engages not only the content-learning part of the brain, but the more foundational part of the brain as well, which evolved first. This part of the brain acts rapidly to draw conclusions based on tacit knowledge – the type of knowledge that separates the leaders from the followers.

Leadership is an issue in all areas of life, but particularly in business. What are some “brain-natural” ways to promote leadership development on the job? How does higher education look to supply business with better leaders who are more work-ready? Continue reading

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Need to Schedule a Meeting? Take a Hike!

1934302_512968954395_1220_nThe average American worker spends more than nine hours per day sitting and the resultant health crisis is making headlines: “Sitting Is the New Smoking!”, “Obesity is on the Rise”, “Type II Diabetes: Epidemic”. Prolonged sitting also contributes to depression and loss of muscle tone. And yet, with all that we know about the benefits of even gentle movement, the vast majority of professionals continue to exercise only our brains and tongues at work.  What can the average American worker do to combat this high-risk behavior? Continue reading

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Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Mindfulness – An Antidote to Autopilot at Work

webinar2Neuroscience suggests that the practice of paying attention in the moment enables an efficient use of cognitive resources and a meta‐awareness of habitual patterns, both of which can improve decision-making.

Developing a more conscientious mindset can awaken our day-to-day autopilot nature and bring more strategy to the decision‐making process. Continue reading

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Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Positivity Resonates

webinar2Negativity moves through our lives like a virus. It develops in the mind and clings its damaging tone to our everyday relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. It holds our ideas and productivity hostage and sends our focus into a tizzy.

Negativity settles in our bones, breeding health-damaging negative emotions – like anger, contempt, and depression. Our blood pressure rises, our digestion is impaired, and our bodies become tense and achy. Continue reading

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