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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A Neuroleader Understands What People Need To Thrive

by Silvia Damiano on 6 October 2021

A Neuroleader Understands What People Need To Thrive

We often tend to see the same people. This circle of companionship likely varies depending on whether we are at work or home, but we probably see most of the same people each day. The lack of variety in our social and professional bubbles may reduce the empathy we have for others beca …

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Mirror, Mirror - Who is the Smartest and Strongest of All?

by Silvia Damiano on 9 September 2021

Mirror, Mirror - Who is the Smartest and Strongest of All? - About my Brain Institute

Knowing our strengths and limitations allows us to foster trust and team spirit. When we are ignorant about these personal traits, we can engage in behaviours that push people away. Leadership is about influencing others, and if we do not understand what attracts people and what repel …

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Respect Is A Cornerstone Of Leadership

by Silvia Damiano on 26 March 2020

Respect-Is-A-Cornerstone-Of-Leadership - About my Brain Institute

When you think of the word ‘respect’, what pops into your mind first? Do you think of being a child again, and showing respect to your elders? Or being kind and inviting someone to share their troubles? Or perhaps letting someone walk through a door you have opened? Respect may mean s …

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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

A Voice Lost-When Older Generations Are Forgotten - About my Brain Institute

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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Increase Agility by Keeping a Dream Journal

by Silvia Damiano on 6 June 2019

Increase Agility by Keeping a Dream Journal - About my Brain Institute

Everyone dreams. Sometimes, we can remember bits and pieces of what we dream. If a particular dream is memorable, we might reflect on it. Dreams can be happy, scary, sad, intense, erotic and more, and by writing them down, we can become more present and aware of ourselves.

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The Power of Music for an Agile Mind

by Silvia Damiano on 16 May 2019

The-Power-of-Music-for-an-Agile-Mind - About my Brain Institute

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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4 Methods to Increase Your Influence with Others

by Silvia Damiano on 2 May 2019

4-Methods-to-Increase-Your-Influence-with-Others- About my Brain Institute

One single person cannot successfully run a large organisation. Delegating responsibility, influencing others and managing time and resources wisely are required to be an agile, effective leader. The art of influencing others can be extremely nuanced and personal, and leaders who stri …

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3 Ways To Become A More Adaptable Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 11 April 2019

3-Ways-To-Become-A-More-Adaptable-Leader- About my Brain Institute

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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Afraid Of Change? How To Maintain An Agile and Mindful Workforce

by Silvia Damiano on 2 April 2019


When we think of special forces teams in the military, we often think of agile teams ready to quickly address issues to ensure a successful mission. However, these highly trained units typically include cross-functional experts and no officers. These teams make on-the-ground decisions …

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The Neurobiology of Intuition - Becoming an Agile Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 28 March 2019


The idea of ‘intuition’ is often overlooked or even deemed taboo in the business world, yet we’ve all experienced intuitive insights and acted on them. We can sharpen these intuitive abilities to rapidly adjust to a world in constant change and turmoil. However, our intuitive skills s …

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