Stress and our overloaded brains are two of the underlying causes creating conflict, tension, and drama in the workplace. They also result in poor decision making and less-than-optimal thinking by leaders at all levels of the workforce.
Daily juggling of data, reports, email, meetings, decisions, and way too much information has leaders operating in “mind full” modes. This is not good. A more effective method is to make decisions in a mindful mode, a skill that can be learned.
As a leader, the decisions you make and execute shape the lives of team members, colleagues, direct reports, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which you operate and live.
Unfortunately, the majority of leaders are unaware of how stress, multitasking, and overtaxed brains trigger poor decisions, thinking, and outcomes.
This book will help leaders become more cognizant of when stress is triggering them toward poor decision making. It will also help leaders become more aware of the many benefits that mindfulness practices will bring to their decision-making and thinking capabilities.
Key topics include:
*?? ?How stress leads to poor decision making
*?? ?The impact and benefits of mindfulness for leaders
*?? ?Steps for reducing stress
*?? ?Techniques for shifting into mindfulness at work and elsewhere
*?? ?Brain facts and myths
*?? ?Tips for improving brain health
*?? ?Mindfulness techniques that can be used at work and elsewhere
*?? ?Mindfulness meditation techniques that can be used at work and elsewhere
Additionally, Better Decisions Better Thinking Better Outcomes delves into some of the latest neuroscience research on the steps that all of us can take to protect our brains and manage the health of our brains well into our elderly years. Unfortunately, we are entering an era when increasing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke are going to hit individuals, families, and society hard. Current estimates predict the United States will see a 60% increase in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia by 2030 from today’s already staggering levels.
Fortunately, using the techniques and tips in this book, such an increase is preventable. But only if the right actions are taken now, by you, your family members, your work colleagues, and everyone else. By helping ourselves, and one another, take the proper steps to enhance brain health, we can reduce the financial costs to society – and the brutal emotional costs to families – of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
This book shares some of the new scientific research that shows how mindfulness, stress relief and management techniques, meditation, and better dietary habits could slow and even postpone the debilitating effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You will also learn about new neuroscientific studies showing that neuroplasticity – the ability to grow neuronal connectivity across the brain – can continue well into our 70s.
The techniques described in this book will help you make better decisions and improve your thinking prowess. They will also result in you becoming a less stressed and far healthier person. Those are four great outcomes that will benefit you immediately, and for years to come.