Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain

Wishing for a joyful fall season for you and yours!  This month we highlight the impact of meditation types on the brain, designs to approach tough conversations, growing a participatory culture, and a granular look at emotional intelligence from a professional lens.  Hope it's of value!  Regards, Birju

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain

Whether you're doing 'open monitoring', 'compassion/kindness', or 'breathe focus' meditation matters in terms of how your brain responds. Check out the latest studies on the gray matter differences from varying practices. Read Full Story »

Cutting Through Conflict And Tough Conversations

The most effective conflict practices are connected to designs put in place before conflict arises, and a willingness to understand and feel the hurt of the other. Here's a few tools that may help with that process. Read Full Story »

If Your Employees Aren't Speaking Up, Look at The Culture

Do people not talk about culture at your org because of their personality, or because of organizational norms? Research shows its more likely to be the latter, and there are ways to address that! Read Full Story »

How to Grow The 12 Components of Emotional Intelligence

There's 12 components of emotional intelligence?! Leave it to the HBR folks to break it down. This essay, written by Daniel Goleman, who wrote the book on Emotional Intelligence, describes each subcomponent, and the path to growing it. Read Full Story »

Be the Change

Pick a component of emotional intelligence.  Take 10 minutes to reflect on ways you can grow in it in the office, using the guidance from the essay.  Try out 2-3 ideas in the next month, tell nobody - see what happens :)