Tag Archives: neuroscience



Blind Spots – How Do They Impact Your Conversations?

Words are not just words. They create worlds and emotions as well as causing neurochemicals in the brain that lay the foundation for trust or distrust. Quite powerful really! Our words can facilitate healthy, trusting conversations — or cause others to shut down with fear, caution and worry. While there are many elements to improving our communications, one way is to raise our awareness and…

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Boost that Willpower

This past month many of you have most likely taken time from work to go on holiday, catch up on household projects and simply be with family and friends. In addition, you may have reflected on what you would like to do differently in 2015 and set your New Year’s Resolution. Setting a resolution is one thing, holding it is another. The statistics tell us…

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Priming the Pump

Introducing Priming. Priming is the implicit memory effect in which exposure to a stimulus influences the subsequent response. Adam Alter, studies the effects of subtle cues in the environment on human judgment, decision-making, and behaviour, and published the bestselling Drunk Tank Pink. People have the sense that there’s one true version of who they are—that their behaviours reflect a consistent combination of traits, from kindness…

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Great Expectations!

Jane arrived at our coaching session quite frustrated. She had been in a new role for some time now and also had a new team many of which she had employed. Her frustration related to her view that the team was unable to provide her with deliverables in a way that she desired them. When Jane completed her emotional download about the situation I asked…

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Biased? No! It’s Your Brain

Imagine if people were less likely to believe factual information if it happened to be communicated by somebody with an accent different from theirs or if the same resume was perceived to be more valid if the name sounded more mainstream than ethnic. What if ideas were listened to less if they came from a woman instead of a man or somebody from an older…

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