TITLE

Leader Mindset

AUTHOR(S)
Crum, Thomas
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Oct2009, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses ways on changing oneself from being a pessimist to an optimist. Beyond trying to think positively, one can actually restructure his brain that will cause dramatic changes in the parts of the brain associated with positivity by practicing meditation or other forms of mental training. To create happiness and optimism, three deep breaths are suggested.
ACCESSION #
44492075

 

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