Emotional Intelligence

The concept of Emotional Intelligence has been around for many years and is a strategic concept. We know that as a leader you need to have a high level of it, but what does that mean? Goleman addresses 5 aspects: 1. Self-awareness Self-awareness refers to your feelings at the time and how it affects those around […]

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Digital Technology or Digital Cocaine?

In his book called Digital Cocaine, Brad Huddleston asks the reader what the difference is between half a line of cocaine and an hour playing a video game? Nothing, as far as your brain is concerned. What about your need to constantly engage on your phone for new business opportunities, more sales from you online […]

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Neurofeedback

We have seen an increase for the demand of neurofeedback over the past couple of years as individuals start seeking alternative solutions to medication for i.e. depression, anxiety, ADHD etc. So what is neurofeedback? In short, Neurofeedback measures brain waves through EEG to produce a signal that can be used as feedback (through a computerised device) to […]

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Brain Fog

Brain fog is a commonly used phrase for feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, and lack of focus and mental clarity. In our practice we have seen an increase in clients suffering from brain fog. Typical symptoms are: Confusion Headaches Difficulty concentrating Difficulty learning new skills Fatigue Struggling to find the correct word Short-term memory problems Taking longer […]

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Neuroplasticity – change your behaviour

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the nervous system to respond to intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli by reorganizing its structure, function and connections. It is powerful!! Early research believed that the brain did not have the ability to create new neural pathways to adapt as it needed to. Subsequent research on neuroplasticity has confirmed the brain’s […]

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The Human Bank Account

This is a series of posts, so not a quick fix. If you are following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, make sure that you stop by regularly to follow the series. Effective leadership is based on human bank accounts. A human bank account is the level of trust that you have with another human […]

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Serotonin – Your Happiness

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter present in the brain and the lining of the digestive tract, controls the different switches affecting various emotional states (ref: Society for Neuroscience). Your happiness and well-being are important, both as factors protecting against mental and physical disorders and in their own right. As you know negative moods are associated with negative outcomes. […]

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Sleep and performance

Not getting all your work done during the day means that you feel the need to cut on your sleep sometimes or work during family time. Too many meetings, distractions and to-do’s are obstacles that hijack your to-do list! So you sacrifice a few hours sleep with the hope of catching up. Or you lie awake at night spending […]

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Mentally strong people

You were not born mentally strong. If you were born that way, you would have no “down” days. Mentally strong people work at being that way every day of their lives. Until it becomes a habit or as we would say, have applied the process of neuroplasticity. What do mentally strong people do? Mentally strong people: […]

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Dopamine

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter produced in several areas in the brain that helps regulate key emotional responses and helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. Dopamine is the “pleasure drug” and is released by naturally rewarding experiences such as good food, rewarding experiences and positive behaviour reinforcement. Dopamine also helps us not only to […]

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