4 Ways To Improve Your Interactions With Others

by Silvia Damiano on 15 October 2019

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Have you ever read about an organisation and felt a little (or maybe a lot) of envy? Have you wondered how they could accomplish such great things, and how they find and retain quality employees? While there can admittedly be some competition in business, there’s also often a sense of …

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What if You Could Do What You've Always Wanted To Do?

by Silvia Damiano on 16 July 2019

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Our personal choices often go unnoticed when we get busy with life. Work, family, friends, everything is pulling our attention away from ourselves. Are there things you’ve always wanted to do, but you never seem to have the time? Focusing on yourself first (for once!) isn’t something …

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Print Isn’t Dead! Why Reading Print is Good for Your Brain

by Silvia Damiano on 23 May 2019


In Ray Bradbury’s story Fahrenheit 451, books are outlawed, and any that are found are promptly burned. When asked where he got his inspiration for the story, Bradbury stated the book was a commentary on how media (he was referring to television, but the Internet now has even compound …

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Why Reading is Such a Good Workout for the Brain

by Silvia Damiano on 9 May 2019

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You probably read things all day long. Reports, emails, news articles, research--some or all of these likely cross your desk (or computer). But, do you take the time to indulge your curiosity and read fiction? To read for fun?

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Learn to Love the Library Again

by Silvia Damiano on 14 February 2019


A recent article in Forbes stated that local libraries should close and be replaced with Amazon. Written by an economics professor, the author suggested that libraries are obsolete because of technology. The piece has since been removed from Forbes’ website, but it’s heartening to see …

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A Life-Changing Film is Out There Somewhere

by Silvia Damiano on 7 February 2019

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Films, and in particular, documentaries have been around for nearly 100 years. The first official documentary is usually considered to be the work by Robert Flaherty. Made in 1922, Nanook of the North unveiled the difficult life of Canadian Inuits.1 These kinds of films have come a lo …

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4 Ways To Stimulate Your Curiosity

by Silvia Damiano on 15 January 2019

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Humans are inquisitive by nature. Most of us cannot resist a quick peek at whatever commotion is going on around us, or we sneak a glance at our phone if it pings quietly during a meeting. Nurturing this curiosity will create the conditions for innovation and help us handle the uncert …

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Falling Down The Rabbit Hole With A Purpose

by Silvia Damiano on 12 April 2018

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Fake news! This phrase has been all over various types of Internet media lately. Being able to determine real news and facts from false information is an important skill. Good leaders must assimilate massive amounts of information at times, and doing some independent research to verif …

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Harry Potter Isn’t Going To Give His Magic Wand To You

by Silvia Damiano on 20 March 2018

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A magic wand that could control events would indeed be a magical thing to have. Unfortunately, humans are grounded in the reality of science and the knowledge that some things are simply uncontrollable. Being able to accept the unknown is a skill that is essential for leaders of quali …

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Curiosity Leads The Way From Earth To Mars And Beyond

by Silvia Damiano on 19 October 2017


Have you ever reflected on why you wonder about certain things? Think about it. Do you ever consider why things pop into your head? Children often ask a million questions at a time. Do you still have that sense of wonder? Curiosity should not be discarded as a relic from childhood, bu …

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Don’t Let Your Leadership Style Be Stuck In The Eighties

by Silvia Damiano on 20 July 2017

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Have you seen the 80s movie The Breakfast Club? Five high school kids discover that they have a lot in common after all. The teenagers in the film couldn’t help but share their life experiences with one another, and they felt curiosity as they listened. We should all have the curiosit …

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Triggering Innovation & The Permission To Imagine

by Silvia Damiano on 5 September 2016


Many leaders and even people, in general, believe that imagination is not valuable enough to consider or support when it comes to usual daily activities such as problem-solving. But did you know that ‘imagination’ is something we can all cultivate? In fact - it is a brain process that …

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