How Can You Become a Trustworthy Leader?

by Silvia Damiano on 7 June 2024

How Can You Become a Trustworthy Leader?

As the 2024 American presidential race heats up, the political landscape again sees Joe Biden and Donald Trump vying for the highest office. The nation is divided, with levels of trust in America sitting around 40 (Global Index around 51). The last four years have seen an erosion of t …

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Keeping Your Glass At Least Half Full

by Ricardo González Escobar on 20 August 2019

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It’s easy to be pessimistic. It’s easy to watch or read the news and see all the worrisome, sad or even horrendous things happening in our world. While a “feel-good” story might be thrown in for good effect, why not limit bad or negative news and instead focus on all the wonderful thi …

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A Dose of Nature Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

by Silvia Damiano on 6 August 2019

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Being outside is necessary for good overall health. When we commune with nature, body processes change, including how our brain, heart and gut function. For people living in an urban jungle, surrounded by glass, asphalt and concrete, the impact of abstaining from nature can be profoun …

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What Stops People From Collaborating?

by Silvia Damiano on 19 March 2019

What Stops People From Collaborating?

Collaboration involves working with a combined body of people to achieve a common goal. It requires open communication and having the courage to overcome conflict. It begins with the desire to inspire others to turn an idea into a concrete outcome. Unfortunately, in many modern busine …

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The Neurobiology of Inspiration - Becoming a Collaborative Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 14 March 2019


The word ‘inspiration’ is almost like an odd colour or a shade that is difficult for people to describe. Many people say they are inspired, but determining what it really means to each of us can be challenging. We know how differently we behave when we are inspired compared to when we …

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3 Tips To Become A More Inspirational Leader

by Silvia Damiano on 13 November 2018

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Inspiration begins from within. A leader cannot hope to be inspiring to others if he or she is missing that fountain of passion, innovation, and creativity hidden in the brain. Modern leadership requires a new skill set to motivate employees. Neuroscience can help leaders integrate th …

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Lead By Example And Give A Part Of Yourself To Others

by Silvia Damiano on 10 April 2018

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As everyone hustles and bustles their way to work, home, or to complete errands, the people sitting in the shadows are often forgotten. The homeless, the hungry, the sick, the needy. They are always there, even if no one acknowledges them. In this modern era, it is time to stop lettin …

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Don’t Let Your Own Whining Or Complaining Dampen Your Personal Leadership

by Silvia Damiano on 29 March 2018

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When people continuously complain, it affects those around them. Not only does it dampen the enthusiasm in a workplace, but collaboration and innovation are often forgotten in this negative atmosphere. People usually have lots of excuses (it’s the season, it’s a birthday coming up, or …

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Lifting The Doom And Gloom From Your Office

by Silvia Damiano on 9 January 2018

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Everyone has days where they feel stressed and short-tempered. You want to watch yourself and make sure that these are sporadic, and far and few in between.

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Inspiring Yourself To Inspire Others

by Silvia Damiano on 10 August 2017


When you ask a little boy what he wants to be when he grows up, you will likely hear things like a football player, race car driver, astronaut, or movie star. Most children do not admit that they want to attend meetings and work in an office all day. While some people do become astron …

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The Sky's The Limit When You Have Courage

by Silvia Damiano on 13 June 2017


Courage can mean so many different things. It can mean asking a date out to a movie, or speaking up at a staff meeting, or boarding a rocket for the moon. Courage is essential in our personal and professional lives to ensure that we continue to grow, develop and reach our true potenti …

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Inspiration – The Key To Unlocking Your Leadership Brilliance

by Mark Hodgson on 11 May 2017


Collaboration is a politically correct word that gets thrown around in meetings and company reports, but is rarely contemplated deeply. It’s as if we assume that everyone knows what collaboration is and how it should be done. But why should that be?

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