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Neuroplasticity

By focusing attention on and repeatedly practicing new, desirable behaviors, we can redirect our brains' chemical, hormonal, and physical resources to create new pathways. The old ones, meanwhile, wither from lack of use.

Learning subjects which require heavy attention like a language or musical instrument, is the best way to enhance the plasticity of brain.

Brain become more flexible which helps in regulating emotion, solve complex problems and thinking creatively.  

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Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

People with fixed mindsets believe traits like intelligence and talent are settled.

People with growth mindset see themselves as work in progress who develop their intelligence and talent through hard work.

People with fixed mindsets should use neuroplasticity to try to move themselves toward growth

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Practice mindfulness--focus body, breathing, and thoughts in the moment--as a way to reduce stress hormones and multiply folds in the part of the brain associated with executive function.

Reduce noncritical decision like figuring out what you are going to wear the night before or wear the same thing everyday.

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It is ability to switch smoothly among different ways of thinking: from logical to the intutive to the creative.

Work on problems consecutively and look at them from different angle.

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  • Traditional Demand: The need to satisfy the same customer demand as before but with a modified approach. 
  • Emergent Demand: The need to satisfy a new customer demand that emerged from the pandemic
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  • Is the estimated cost (risk, money, time/energy) worth the estimated benefit?
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You may think it was your idea to keep your desk neat or speak up in a meeting, but your behavior was likely influenced by those in your network.

Once we understand social networks, we can use its power to shape workplaces for the better. You can turn an unhappy team into an innovative, collaborative one.

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