Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Self-Awareness and Effectiveness

An interview on the benefits of mindfulness with Peregrine Kavros, clinical neuropsychologist and Founder of Management Focus 

What is Mindfulness?mindfulness word in wood type

Mindfulness is a meditative practice that comes to us from Buddhism. According to founder Jon Kabat Zinn, mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what is happening in the present moment in a non-judgmental manner. Mindfulness is a skill that develops slowly over time; it teaches us how to be more self-aware and less reactive to negative events or stimuli.

Why is it important to be mindful?

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Are Email and Social Media Ruining Your Vacations?

With or Without Your Cell phone

With or Without?

Be honest. Were you constantly checking your company email and social media accounts this past holiday weekend?

The summer vacation season started with the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. Since the advent of the Internet, most of us find that we’re tethered to our smart phones because business colleagues and clients expect that we’ll be available 24/7, even when on vacation or PTO (Paid Time Off).

We all know we need a break from work to refresh ourselves. Harvard calls this predictable time off. In a study of consultants at Boston Consulting Group, Harvard researchers learned that productivity improved when consultants were …Read more…

Have You Already Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions?

My hunch is that many of you are thinking, “Oh no! Not another blog on New Year’s Resolutions!” I dream big concept I felt the same way but then decided to make my resolutions so I could join the conversations whether at the water cooler, on Facebook or Twitter.

It’s hard to keep our New Year’s resolutions, especially if we set unrealistic goals like starting a diet when there’s still a holiday fruitcake in the refrigerator! Although resolving to grow a business or adopt a healthier lifestyle is tough, it’s important to keep trying. It’s also important to set realistic goals so you feel a sense of accomplishment rather than defeat. …Read more…