Are you mind­ful?

The Smart Manager - - Are You Mindful?leadership -

In Mas­ter­mind: How to Think Like Sher­lock Holmes, Maria Kon­nikova ex­plains how neu­rol­o­gist Mar­cus Raichle learned, af­ter decades of ex­am­in­ing the brain, that our minds are wired to wan­der. When­ever our thoughts are sus­pended be­tween spe­cific, dis­crete, goal-di­rected ac­tiv­i­ties, the brain re­verts to a so-called base­line, ‘ rest­ing’ state—but don’t let the word fool you, be­cause the brain isn’t at rest at all. What this im­plies for busi­ness lead­ers is: they need to fo­cus on the present mo­ment, the only one we can re­ally live in, to be truly ef­fec­tive.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the fu­ture, con­cen­trate the mind on the present mo­ment.” – Bud­dha

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