This book is designed for everyday people who want to handle their emotions more effectively, and shows us how to make peace with our inner-self.
How many times have you found yourself at the end of the day, agonising over what to cook for dinner, or which TV show to watch?
A culture of innovation is founded on forgiveness. Yet in many workplaces people are put under unforgiving pressure to turn ideas into innovative advantage, with little patience for mistakes.
Many of us know what great leadership or innovation looks like and what we should be doing to deliver on our strategies. Most of us also agree that we get the best and most creative outcomes for ourselves and others when feeling energised and positive. It’s often common sense yet is not always common practice. [...]
Empirical research shows that wellbeing is a prerequisite for sustaining success for people and their workplaces, not simply a happy benefit. […]
Positive emotions are valuable for helping refuel our brains. If we are looking to try something new or create some healthy habits, positive emotions help us achieve our goals. Research shows that positive emotions boost the neurochemical dopamine. This enables the brain to perform at its best and gets us in the right state of [...]
Brain-friendly tactics put to the test. Our brains are amazing instruments—endlessly fascinating and full of potential. I was lucky enough to get a peek inside my brain with the help of the experts at the Amen Clinic in Los Angeles. Over three-days of intensive testing using brain SPECT imaging and a battery of cognitive, emotional and [...]
How I put fifteen years of brain-friendly tactics to the test. So excited, I was flying toward Los Angeles to have my brain scanned. Over three days of intensive testing I would be put through a battery of tests to see how my brain was functioning, and what, if anything I could do to improve [...]
What are the building blocks of happiness? The drivers that maximise wellbeing and gear people and human systems toward flourishing? There is no single solution; rather it is about engaging in activities that incrementally increase happiness and wellbeing. This is true, whether at an individual, organisational, community or country level. […]
People often ask whether emotions have a place in the workplace. Of course, humans are emotional beings. That doesn’t mean we always welcome emotions or know how to be intelligent with them. Here's why accepting a full range of emotions is vital at work.