Where Does Self-Awareness Come From?

This article previously appeared in Forbes.  Self-awareness is a big deal these days. Emotional Intelligence [1] was published by Daniel Goleman in 1995 and since then, the idea of self-awareness has seen a rise in public acceptance. We are starting to recognize that it’s important to be aware of emotions and human behavior, especially in a professional setting. It’s possible …

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Science Says There’s One Thing That Can Make You a Particularly Weak Collaborator

This article previously appeared on Inc. Emotional intelligence is simply the act of being aware of emotions. Those with high “EQ” or emotional quotient are aware of not only their emotions but the emotions of others. Those with high EQ can accept the full range of human emotions, not only in theory but also in practice. Someone with a high …

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A NeuroLeadership Program is Born

Dear Readers, Some of you have been following my articles for a long time now. You’ve likely noticed a shift in topics from startups and venture capital to something that looks more like emotional self-help. And now I’m talking about a NeuroLeadership Program. What happened? In 2015 I sold my medical device distribution company and got out of the surgeon …

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The Fast and Simple Way to Strengthen Your Mind

This article originally appeared on Quora, Forbes, then on Inc. Meditation is the word we’ve given a wide series of activities that strengthen a particular part of the brain. The Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) is the part of the brain where physical sensation data, emotion data, and thought data all intersect to give you a broad picture of the world around …

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