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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Topics: Awareness Agility

5 Strategies To Increase Your Awareness

by Silvia Damiano on 5 March 2019

5-Strategies-to-Increase-Your-Awareness - About my Brain Institute

Awareness is the ability to perceive and become conscious of one’s inner world while still taking notice of external surroundings. Leaders who learn to pay attention, observe others, and understand their strengths and weaknesses can influence how they respond to others--and how others …

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Leading The Charge To Clean Up Our Planet

by Silvia Damiano on 28 June 2018

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This tiny blue globe is covered in water, but it’s increasingly becoming covered with something else - plastic. A recent National Geographic cover featured a poignant picture of what seemed to be an iceberg at first glance, but the object was actually a plastic bag. Leaders must take …

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The Butterfly Effect And The Impact On Your Business World

by Silvia Damiano on 26 April 2018

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A kind word or a smile can mean so much to someone having a bad day. Just like a casual response that is tactless or cruel can crush someone. Often, actions themselves speak louder than words, and actions have the same power to lift someone up or negatively impact them.

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How Little White Lies Can Ruin How You Are Perceived As A Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 8 March 2018

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The little white lie. Doesn’t everyone tell one, at least occasionally? Yes, this is the best apple pie in the world, or yes, that dress is very flattering. Is it really so bad to let a fib slip to avoid hurting people’s feelings?

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Finding Yourself—Navigating This Hectic World Without Losing Your Way

by Silvia Damiano on 1 March 2018

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Modern businesspersons have so many demands on their time. At work, there are always more things that need to be done. This can mean that personal time can get lost along the way. People need to purposefully set aside time to reconnect with themselves.

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Stop Looking In The Mirror And Start Looking At Others

by Silvia Damiano on 13 February 2018

Stop-Looking-In-The-Mirror-And-Start-Looking-At-Others - About my Brain Institute

Too often, leaders are focused only on their agenda. As long as everything gets checked off for the day, many leaders have no awareness of what really goes on behind the scenes. The leaders of the Imagination Age cannot have this narrow, task-focused mindset of the past.

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Free Your Mind And Embrace The Imagination Age

by Silvia Damiano on 25 January 2018

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The mindsets of the past can be challenging to let go of. People get into set patterns, and they feel comfortable and might be resistant to changes. However, this new era requires that leaders be agile and aware, and opening the mind to the possibilities of new leadership styles is cr …

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Check Your Ego At The Door

by Silvia Damiano on 2 January 2018

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When you enter a fancy restaurant or event, have you ever left your coat at the door? Just like a jacket that can be taken on and off, good leaders need to able to push their egos aside.

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Getting Yourself Back To The Great Outdoors

by Silvia Damiano on 21 November 2017


Is it time for a break from the grind of everyday life? The great outdoors is there…waiting. Nature in all its glory, from the scenery to the plant life to the wild animals. Maybe it's time to get away & recharge your brain...

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Positive Psychology In The Imagination Age

by Silvia Damiano on 12 September 2017


Unfortunately, no magic pill will erase all your problems and stressors. Negative emotions can profoundly impact a person’s ability to be an effective leader. Ask yourself—are you showing up more frequently as the best version of yourself? If the answer is no, then it’s time to recogn …

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Wellness Is A Critical Performance Issue

by Ruth Donde on 13 July 2017


Can't help but feel billions of dollars are wasted on leadership development across the world. Too many approaches seem to be either overly theoretical or conversely just about techniques. They seem to miss the most important part of the leadership jigsaw... the person.

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