I recently attended a conference in Sydney in my search to determine how brain function effects our leadership and relationships.
What attracted me to this event was that the program, called “Search Inside Yourself” began at Google through one of their software engineers, Chade Meng Tan.
It became a powerful process as to helping building personal happiness and success translating to Google’s success (and we all want a piece of that action!) The key according to Tan is your ability to be more ‘mindful’ – increasing the ‘bandwidth’ between the Thinking Brain and the Emotional Brain.
Due to the Neuroplasticity, (our own ability to train our brains) we can have greater control over our response to any stimulus. Training the brain is as simple as Stop, Breathe (deep breaths – you know, the old ‘count to 10’), Noticing, Reflect and THEN Respond.
This puts science behind why it is important to set clear goals and objectives. If you don’t, someone else will for you!