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March 3rd, NYC: Explore the latest in Pervasive Neurotechnology @ the 2016 Womensphere Summit

Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit Postcard 2016 YGLsHeads-up: Our very own Alvaro Fer­nan­dez will present a keynote on the neu­rotech­nol­o­gy inno­va­tion land­scape this Thurs­day, March 3rd, at the Wom­en­sphere Emerg­ing Lead­ers Glob­al Sum­mit.

Themed Advanc­ing Women’s Lead­er­ship & Inno­va­tion in Tech­nol­o­gy, the Sum­mit will con­vene and empow­er Read the rest of this entry »

Studies point toward clear benefits to cultivating mindfulness in the workplace

meditation-work.

Research says mind­ful­ness works for indi­vid­u­als. But does it work in the bot­tom-line-dri­ven work­place, or is it just a friv­o­lous feel-good pro­gram?

This is the ques­tion tack­led in a grow­ing num­ber of stud­ies. Here are three ways, based on recent stud­ies, that cul­ti­vat­ing moment-to-moment aware­ness might improve work­places.

Med­i­ta­tion might build self-con­fi­dence in lead­ers

A.D. Amar and col­leagues at the Uni­ver­si­ty of West­min­ster mea­sured the self-per­cep­tion of lead­er­ship skills among a sam­ple of senior man­agers in Read the rest of this entry »

Silvia Damiano (About my Brain Institute): Why not democratise access to neuroscience?

Sil­via Dami­ano

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I am the CEO of the About my Brain Insti­tute, based in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, with activ­i­ties in Europe and North Amer­i­ca. What excites me the most is work­ing with the young tal­ent in my organ­i­sa­tion, as a great way to keep my brain young and con­tin­u­ous­ly learn­ing.

Please tell us about your inter­est in brain health and per­for­mance. What areas are you most inter­ested in? What moti­vated you to pur­sue work in your field?
I had my own brain scanned last year and, being in the lead­er­ship space for so many years, I thought, this is great, but why not democ­ra­tise access to neu­ro­science? I believe that Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding, and breaking, our cognitive biases

counterintuitive5 Coun­ter­in­tu­itive Habits Of Tru­ly Authen­tic Lead­ers (Forbes):

When you hold a cer­tain belief or uncon­scious­ly decide on some­thing, you’ll have a ten­den­cy to focus on and favor infor­ma­tion that sup­ports your belief or deci­sion, dis­card­ing any­thing that con­tra­dicts it. Read the rest of this entry »

Neuroleadership, Human Capital and Technology in Washington, DC next week

washingtonHeads-up: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez will speak at the 2013 Neu­rolead­er­ship Sum­mit tak­ing place next week in Wash­ing­ton, DC, with an over­all theme of “The Neu­ro­science of Lead­er­ship Effec­tive­ness.” His ses­sion is titled Tech­nol­o­gy Solu­tions and promis­es to spark stim­u­lat­ing con­ver­sa­tions: Read the rest of this entry »

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