Learning How to Lead Ourselves in a Pandemic

by Silvia Damiano on 31 March 2020

As I receive all kinds of newsletters with webinar offers and strategies of how to remain calm and work remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic (thanks to everyone who is helping with their knowledge), I thought it would be a good idea to contribute by making our 2018 award-winning docu …

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Female.com.au: Are Leaders Born Or Made?

by Press Room on 10 November 2018


For some, leadership seems to come naturally, whereas for many others, leadership seems unattainable and daunting. According to Deloitte Trends Report, 56% of companies believe that they are not ready to meet their leadership needs in the future.

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The Pause Leaders Need To Take

by Silvia Damiano on 16 October 2018

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It can be difficult for leaders to keep up with the often hectic and fast-paced modern global economy. With so much competition, and the constant need for more, leaders don’t have the time or luxury to be a visionary or risk making mistakes. Bringing more women into leadership is key …

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Helping Leaders Overcome Biases That Block True Connections

by Silvia Damiano on 9 October 2018

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A global economy requires strong collaborative skills from every effective leader. However, neuroscience has revealed that unconscious bias, now detectable using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is a reality, and understanding how to manage it in leaders is fundamental.

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Using Dance To Find And Express Your Spirit

by Silvia Damiano on 2 October 2018

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Moving the body is so important for a healthy mind and a healthy body. For many, the repetition of going to the gym is not appealing. Running nowhere or lifting the same weights over and over don’t inspire them, and so they don’t go anymore. Consider another outlet for healthy exercis …

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A Fresh Agenda: Take A Shower To Spark Creativity

by Press Room on 26 September 2018


Silvia Damiano speaks to Cristina Mendonsa from A Fresh Agenda about the of leadership, the About my Brain Institute and her new documentary, “ ”. They discuss creativity and how to train our brains to be more innovative.

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The Way Women Lead

by Silvia Damiano on 25 September 2018

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Neuroscience has shown that there are fundamental differences between male and female brains. Male brains tend to have higher surface areas, while female brains have higher cortical thickness, or a thicker cerebral cortex. But do these inherent physical differences affect how persons …

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Communication Skills Are Like A Muscle, They Need Exercise

by Silvia Damiano on 18 September 2018

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Quality leaders have to do more than merely manage the endless flow of paperwork and tasks. They must also be able to nurture and create an environment open to innovation, creativity and good communication. These skills are so often overlooked in leaders, but crucial in this global, f …

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Creating An Environment That Stokes The Fires Of Creativity And Innovation

by Silvia Damiano on 11 September 2018

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The leadership paradigms of the past did not leave much room for new ideas. Many workers were advised to keep their heads down and simply continue to endure. Fortunately, this kind of thinking is quickly becoming obsolete. People have so much more to offer in an environment where crea …

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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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Reconnect With Yourself In A VUCA World

by Silvia Damiano on 21 August 2018

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The term VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. First introduced by the U.S. Army War College after the Cold War, it’s now used broadly and even in the business world. A VUCA business environment is not conducive to creativity and innovation, but leaders c …

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Are You Evolving With The Times?

by Silvia Damiano on 14 August 2018

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Thirty years ago, a leader or manager might have walked into a room, clipboard and hard hat ready. This person, likely a male, would have outlined the tasks for the day, without much regard for the emotions that may have been present. In today’s Imagination Age, this type of leadershi …

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