Mastering Your Mental Mindset

Based on the presentation of Tara Rose, Helix Healthcare Group 

Recently, Harvard University unveiled an MRI study proving that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s gray matter in 8 short weeks. This is fantastic news for those who meditate, but what if you haven’t yet mastered the art of ‘Om’? The Helix team, including Jesse, Philip and Donald, recently got together to create a Waking Meditation for Confidence, which bridges together hypnotherapy with sound therapy. It is designed to relax your body, boost your brain power and empower you to create lasting change. Best of all, you can do it right from your desk.

Mastering Your Mental Mindset | LinkedIn.

I disclosed my disability. Now my manager treats me differently

Does your honest approach work for you?

When organizations need to accommodate disabled employees, this often generates jealousy, resentment, even hostility because co-workers only see the end product of accommodation (like a shorter work week, flexible hours, or reduced responsibilities) without knowing the reasons behind the changes. But it is especially unacceptable when a manager acts in the way you describe, since management is privy to those private details.

While your manager may not be making decisions that directly affect your job security, behaviour like this can constitute discriminatory harassment under human rights legislation if it is linked to your disabled status. Further, differential treatment that demeans or belittles an employee may constitute personal harassment under corporate internal policies, or even bullying under provincial law, depending on where you work.

I disclosed my disability. Now my manager treats me differently – The Globe and Mail.

Realizing the power of talented women

| McKinsey & Company

During the summer of 2013—about two and a half years after the start of a major effort to increase the number and proportion of senior-leadership roles held by women at eBay Inc.1 we conducted a global gender-diversity survey on the attitudes and experiences of our top 1,700 leaders.2 The survey revealed some good news: for example, our leaders—women and men alike—consider gender diversity an important business goal. Moreover, we found no aspiration gap: women and men, in roughly the same proportion, want to move up.

Realizing the power of talented women | McKinsey & Company.

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.

“My weekends are an important time to unplug from the day-to-day and get a chance to think more deeply about my company and my industry,” Rascoff says. “Even when I’m technically not working, I’m always processing in the background and thinking about the company. Weekends are a great chance to reflect and be more introspective about bigger issues.”

He says he always spends weekends with his family. “Even if I’m on the road on a Friday and have to be back in that same city the following week, I always come home no matter what.”

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends.

10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Courtesy: Left Brain Buddha

The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to recognize their thoughts as “just thoughts,” to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies, to recognize when their attention has wandered, and to providetools for impulse control. It is not a panacea, and it will not completely get rid of what is, frankly, normal kid behavior, like tantrums and loudness and whining and exuberance and arguing…

Don’t force it. If your kids aren’t interested in your lesson or activity, drop it. This is a good time for you to practice non-attachment to outcomes!

Don’t make mindfulness a punishment. This shouldn’t be, “You hit your sister! Go sit in the mindful corner!”

10 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids – Left Brain Buddha.

Innovation: If you can’t make yourself obsolete, someone else will…

The Globe and Mail

What business leaders should be doing now to prepare their organizations to be healthy, efficient and growing by 2020.

Corporate committees, brainstorming sessions, suggestion boxes: These rarely produce free-thinking innovation. All too often, they’re the places where good ideas go to die.Read more

Innovation: If you can’t make yourself obsolete, someone else will – The Globe and Mail.

Ontario’s election ads: Profiling the leaders’ messages – Ontario Votes 2014


Three leaders. Each a hard sell in his or her own way, each with a laundry list of unflattering customer reviews.

For voters, even if you’re not sold on what’s on offer, how the product is pitched can make a big impact on whether you’ll buy what they’re selling.

For politicians, ads are another level of reach. Beyond knocking on doors, staged town halls and photo-ops, advertising is the closest the party leaders will get to many voters. Ads can be crucial to success, and they can be campaign killers. Sometimes they fail (remember former Progressive Conservative prime minister Kim Campbell’s backfiring Chrétien ads?) sometimes they stick (recall the federal Conservatives’ “not a leader” Stéphane Dion spots?).

The goal is for the message to be crisp and memorable.

In this Ontario campaign leading up to the June 12 vote, we’re seeing tactics as varied as the leaders’ platforms, with three profiles emerging

Ontario’s election ads: Profiling the leaders’ messages – Ontario Votes 2014 – CBC.