When Your Brain Sabotages Your Own Adaptability

by Silvia Damiano on 17 November 2021

When Your Brain Sabotages Your Own Adaptability

Some people become very passionate and irate when their beliefs are challenged, even if the challenger is polite and has evidence supporting their stance. Neuroscience has shown that our convictions become part of the brain, so much like we instinctively protect our physical self in t …

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Are You Agile Enough To Handle The Lemons In Life?

by Silvia Damiano on 17 September 2019

Are You Agile Enough To Handle The Lemons In Life? - About my Brain Institute

Sometimes it seems like the sun will never shine again, or that the rain will never end. Sometimes everything seems to go wrong, even the little things. Or, no matter how hard you try, it just isn’t enough. Everyone, no matter how famous or wealthy or beautiful you are, faces times li …

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A Voice Lost: When Older Generations Are Forgotten

by Silvia Damiano on 30 July 2019

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It’s inevitable to age, no matter how resistant we may be to the idea of growing old. All too often, the older members of society seem to diminish as their roles of caregivers and providers slowly drift to a close. These people are tucked away, and even seemingly forgotten, as are all …

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The Power of Music for an Agile Mind

by Silvia Damiano on 16 May 2019

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Some people hear music all around them, all day long. Music is often more than lyrical notes; it can be the chirping of birds on a morning walk, the thump of a dog’s tail against the porch, or the mechanical beeps and whirring normal in a city. Instead of waking up and smelling the co …

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3 Ways To Become A More Adaptable Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 11 April 2019

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Humans tend to be creatures of habit. Repetition means there are no surprises or dangers lurking in the shadows. Certain parts of the brain, including the basal ganglia, are responsible for repetitive behaviours. Breaking free of the daily routine is necessary, however, to be a more a …

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The Remarkable History Of Human Adaptability

by Silvia Damiano on 18 October 2018

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Anthropology is the study of human cultures and societies. It looks at all the factors that make us human. The beginnings of our story stretch back millions of years in time, and anthropology seeks to unravel the long-hidden mysteries of human existence in an attempt to explain the pa …

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Finding The Passion To Successfully Lead In The Imagination Age

by Silvia Damiano on 28 August 2018

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The narrow-minded focus that was so prevalent in past generations regarding leadership has gradually given way, partially in thanks to neuroscience and a better understanding of the human psyche, to a new type of leadership. Passion helps drive and inspire people to create and innovat …

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Rejuvenate Your Leadership Skills With An Enriched Vocabulary

by Silvia Damiano on 7 June 2018

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Falling into the routine of daily life is easy. Same route to the office, same milk in the coffee, same chair in the morning meeting. Routine can negatively impact writing style, speaking style, and vocabulary. Working on new vocabulary words can increase agility and ensure a healthy, …

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Using Your Brain To Build A Successful Team

by Silvia Damiano on 3 October 2017


In the new world of work, the ability to inspire and gain the confidence of the teams we lead is paramount. Today’s leaders need to understand how the brain works to regulate our emotions and reactions. It is essential in creating the right environment so that people can do and be the …

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From Capitalism To Talentism - Embracing A New Era Of Leadership

by Silvia Damiano on 19 September 2017


Leaders can no longer rule via checklists or use fear and unquestioning compliance to push their subordinates around. Employees expect and, increasingly, demand more. In our fast-paced, technological world, effective leaders must instead become a creative force. This gives people the …

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Adaptability Is More Than Just Change

by Silvia Damiano on 7 September 2017


Look at your desk. Is your stapler, or tape dispenser, or favourite pen in a particular place? Do you like having the stapler lined up a certain way? Some people prefer having their 'desk tools' organised and in the same spot every time. While your adaptability is more than just your …

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Failing Forward! An Australian Premier Who Made History

by Silvia Damiano on 5 September 2017


Leaders come in many shades. Political leaders are among the most diverse – after all, there are no formal qualifications! They have the ability to affect the lives of millions, yet are exposed to constant scrutiny and criticism. So how do they think about leadership?

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