Different Leadership – The Synaptic Circle

Louise:  What is the Synaptic Circle? miamo:  This is a management model. Amy Brann, a British international trainer and coach, uses latest neuroscience for her work. She explains her neuro-leadership model in parts in her book “Make your brain work”. What I find most useful are the seven C’s: Confidence, certainty, culture, celebration, control, connection and contribution.   Louise:  What are these? Skills, values, corner stones? miamo:  All of the…

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Can We Really Multitask?

Have you ever tried to mulltitask to get through your busy schedule? We definitely have. But are you really multitasking? Or is it a myth?   Louis: Where does the term multitasking come from? miamo: I am not sure but think it originates from the computer industry. It describes how microprocessors seem to be able to process several tasks simultaneously. But it only seems like it, as a single core…

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Is Burnout An Illness Or A Phenomenon

You probably have heard about Burnout before. In today’s interview we hear more about it.   Louis: Burnout is an often used phrase. Some say it is caused by an achievement-oriented society. Medical practitioners and clinics have specialized in this area. So what is burnout actually? miamo: Burnout is not an official term or diagnosis in the field of mental illness. It is a term that first was used to…

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Different Leadership Styles Make Better Leaders

This is a short “virtual” interview between Louise, an interested corporate guy and the miamo retreat hosts.   Louise: What is meant by new leadership style? miamo: I am careful with the term “new”. Looking at what some of the great philosophers said thousands of years ago, I am not so sure whether we really have so much new thinking to offer. So I prefer to use the word “different”.…

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Happiness vs Work

Do you think Happiness and Work go together? Or are they opposites?   Louis: There is so much talk about happiness these days. Guides to happiness are everywhere. How about happiness in the world of business and work? What is exactly is happiness and what is it that makes us happy? miamo: It might sound inconvenient but happiness is not a goal of evolution. Survival is; happiness is not. We…

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Meaning Is The New Requirement

Today’s interview is all about Meaning in Work.   Louis: You recently mentioned that meaning is the new goal. What do you mean by that? Aren’t people just wanting to make enough money? Miamo: I see 3 main developments that lead to the search for meaning: To stay on top the Western Nations must focus on innovation, research and development, high tech solutions. This needs well and highly educated, motivated…

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What Is Corporate Wellness

Today Louise is asking our expert about Corporate Wellness.   Louise: You keep using the term corporate wellness. Is it some kind of fitness regime for employees of an organisation? What exactly do you mean by that? miamo: The term wellness combines wellbeing and fitness. Usually people talk about fitness and wellbeing of a person. As any company depends on its people the term corporate wellness stands perfectly for what…

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Corporate Wellness – Do We Need Healthier Companies?

Today is all about healthy companies. Is your company healthy? No, we don’t mean (just) your business figures. We think there is more to it to be a healthy company.   miamo: It seems as if most companies never learn. Louis:  What do you mean? miamo: Louis: Modern psychology, neuroscience and sociology offer their findings in all sorts of books since 20 years at least. Employees in leading roles are…

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