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What Caught My Eye This Week – March 11, 2018

HAL 9000

  I’ve never really understood why so many people separate work and play – it’s all living. We should be able to have fun at work and bring out the best in each other. ~ Sir Richard Branson in a blog post this week, sharing his Top 10 Quotes on Making Play Everyday One of my favourite podcasts is The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes. This week Lewis spoke to health and fitness expert Shaun T about mindset and steps you need to take in order to believe in yourself and create a transformation that create your best life. Nine

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Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Mindful Leadership

  Mindfulness is like going to a mental gym and the equivalent of doing a rep where you lift a weight to make a muscle grow is being mindful, seeing your mind wander and bringing it back. And that indeed seems to change the strength and circuitry for focus. And focus is the key to learning, to optimal performance, to leadership, to excellence in any domain. ~ Daniel Goleman I started my mindfulness practice almost a decade ago. It was a particularly difficult time in my life and friends and my doctor suggested I might find it helpful. My exploration

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What Caught My Eye This Week – March 3, 2018

Age of Outrage

  In addition to providing a constant supply of outrage triggers, social media dramatically lowers the costs of expressing outrage. Offline, punishing bad behaviour is difficult, stressful and risky. ~ M.J. Crockett, assistant professor of psychology at Yale University in a Globe and Mail Op-Ed, Modern outrage is making it harder to better society Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, is going to be off the tour for several months with his ongoing hip injury. I have always wondered how long his body would stand up to the punishment it takes every time that he hits the court. Three of

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The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

  Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Like many of my fellow Canadians I watched in shock and horror the coverage of the latest mass casualty shooting in the United States at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentines Day. While I tried so hard not to be cynical about the response, the inevitable talking points that I expected to dominate the media coverage did indeed fill the air waves. Our thoughts and prayers... Now is not the time to talk about gun control... A

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