Learning To Be Calm: The Neuroscience Behind Workplace Stress

by Silvia Damiano on 18 June 2024

Learning To Be Calm: The Neuroscience Behind Workplace Stress

When coaching people with the i4 Neuroleader™ Assessment, one of the most common areas for improvement that I notice is ‘how to learn to manage tension in the workplace’. The pressure to perform, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple tasks can lead to a constant state of tension and anx …

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Impulse Control In Leadership

by Silvia Damiano on 29 May 2024

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Leadership requires a diverse range of skills and qualities. One such attribute that is critical yet often overlooked is impulse control. Influential leaders display composure under pressure and engage in critical thinking while providing appropriate responses in various situations.

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How Energy & Vitality Enhance Your Performance

by Silvia Damiano on 28 March 2023

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Energy and vitality are often used as buzzwords around an office, but why are they especially important for leadership? Ask yourself, do people want to follow someone who is exhausted all the time? The answer is probably no, and exhaustion and fatigue in leaders generally affect every …

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The Neurobiology of Performance: Applying Brain-Friendly Practices in Coaching & Wellbeing Training

by Silvia Damiano on 15 March 2023

The Neurobiology of Performance: Application of Brain-Friendly Practices for Coaching & Wellbeing - About my Brain Institute

In collaboration with Dr Kaushik Ram, the About my Brain Institute is proud to launch a new program to expand your coaching skills and learn new processes to transform your practice: “Neurobiology of Coaching, Wellbeing & Brain-Friendly Practices”.

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How Your Memory Can Make Or Break Your Performance

by Silvia Damiano on 22 February 2023

How Your Memory Can Make Or Break Your Performance

Effective leaders are more efficient with a healthy brain, including the structures which handle memory. Recalling information quickly is essential when making decisions on the fly. By improving overall physical and mental health, leaders can increase performance with improved memory. …

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Confidence is the Secret Ingredient for Improved Performance

by Silvia Damiano on 8 September 2022

Confidence is the Secret Ingredient for Improved Performance - About my Brain Institute

Even in the best of times, some of us have doubts about our abilities and performance. We feel anxiety and even fear when we think about doing certain things at work, like giving a speech or preparing a report with a quick deadline.

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Minimising Distractions to Increase Performance & Focus

by Silvia Damiano on 15 December 2021

Minimising Distractions to Increase Performance & Focus

In my coaching work, one of the issues I notice affecting most people is the lack of focus. Whether they are top-level athletes, managers or musicians, the best performers know how to push away distractions and focus on their work without feeling guilty about it. They also understand …

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What Happens When the Brain is Too Tired to Perform?

by Silvia Damiano on 13 October 2021

What Happens When the Brain is Too Tired to Perform?

When we sleep, our brains are essentially flushed with cerebral spinal fluids, which may help clear out toxins that accumulate in the brain.1 Tired leaders may feel as if they are effective, but in reality, tiredness results in more mistakes and a decreased work pace. Our leadership a …

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How Dancing Changed My Mental And Physical Health

by Relmi Damiano on 6 February 2020

How Dancing Changed My Mental And Physical Health - About my Brain Institute

Humans have engaged in dance for thousands of years across the entire world to tell stories, show their cultural heritage or religious beliefs and explore emotions. There is no doubt that dance helps us express creative expression and an entire range of feelings from sadness and grief …

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Looking For A Fountain Of Youth? Try Exercise

by Silvia Damiano on 12 December 2019

Looking For A Fountain Of Youth? Try Exercise - About my Brain Institute

Most people who lead a more sedentary lifestyle are probably aware of the benefits of exercise. Why do so many people not exercise then? Figuring out why we seem so reluctant to hit the gym may help bring balance to the workplace when so many people work jobs which do not encourage mu …

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3 Ways To Promote A Positive Inner Voice

by Silvia Damiano on 23 July 2019

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Most of us are quick to recognise our flaws. We see all the things that are wrong, or lacking, or not good enough. This negativity has a major impact on our mental health. Isn’t it time to practise positive self-talk?

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4 Ways To Increase Your Mental Readiness

by Silvia Damiano on 18 June 2019

4 Ways To Increase Your Mental Readiness- About my Brain Institute

When world-class athletes or performers prepare for an event, it is easy for an outsider to see the physical preparations. Athletes are on the track constantly, musicians are practising non-stop, and dancers are twirling and working their bodies to ready themselves for a performance. …

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