If you have participated in any of my coaching or mentoring, you will know how much I emphasis the ‘framework for success’ that I have shared in the past.
It is rewarding to find others now talk about the themes within the framework and not least how to really build strength and depth in the way your mind works to help you.
The attached classic article from the preeminent Harvard Business Review makes for validation of our discussions, but also gives you some additional pointers to remind you how to keep your focus on implementing the suggestions we have covered previously. The simple steps outlined, and critically the numerous benefits they will bring to your personal effectiveness at work, can only be motivators to read, assimilate and act upon the suggestions
COGNITIVE FITNESS SUMMARY
Step 1: Understand how experience makes the brain grow.
Step 2: Work hard at play
Step 3: Search for patterns
Step 4: Seek novelty and innovation.
I hope you have the time to read the article. Perhaps, just perhaps, as the Christmas season approaches and moments of calm present themselves when you can sit, relax and read, file this article for some in depth reflection and thoughts about how you might achieve all the steps outlined prior to the new and busy year ahead in 2014. Let’s face it, a bit of ‘cognitive fitness training’ is not a bad thing! I know you will find it helpful with your personal development.