Open mind means to be receptive to new and different ideas or the opinions of others.

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In leadership and especially in authentic and inclusive leadership, building relations is a very vital concept.

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Wholeness is about incorporating all aspects of oneself (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) to be more in balance both with ourselves, our communities and the whole world.

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Love, kindness and social intelligence are the building stones for having a sense of humanity.

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Reflection is a multi-layered process of identifying, clarifying, going deeper, making meaning, connections and  gaining insights.

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Inner readiness is that human quality that enables us to act out, in the here and now, our authentic potential in harmony with ourselves and the context around us.

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Courage is an inner quality that is expressed in outer actions. It is about stepping out of what is not needed any longer.

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We have 3 brains in three areas of our body: the encephalic brain, located in the head and responsible for analysing and interpreting received signals; the heart brain, located in the heart area and responsible for emotional insights; the enteric brain, located in the area of the stomach and responsible for action.

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Humans have known about essential oils since ancient times for their physical-emotional effects. Essential oils are an effective and practical help for sustaining psycho-physical wellbeing and they can be effectively integrated into daily habits.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of modern mindfulness training, has identified 9 key attitudes of mindful living that are all interconnected whilst still maintaining their very distinctive features. Deepening these key attitudes can help us to lead better, more satisfied and more successful lives.

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An illustration of how time, global and/or private interests, events and human relationships have influenced the ongoing evolution of leadership theories and leadership models.

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The fact that music has a special effect on our emotional world is clear and almost trivial for everyone. Almost every event is initiated and accompanied by music.

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Development relates to the ability to organise knowledge, not simply to the amount of knowledge possessed. According to Kegan, development is not about the accumulation of knowledge and skills, but about the development of a higher level of complexity, with which to apply knowledge.

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It was previously believed that emotions arose from deep primitive faculties in the brain, and that there are six or seven basic emotions which have to be tamed or controlled. The contemporary perspective states that emotions do not arise from deep structures, in contrast with cognition. Emotions are instead viewed as cognitive processes, generated by our brains to match the situations we are in.

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Motivation has always been regarded as an individual’s inner drive as they (re)act or the impact of one person (e.g. a leader who inspires or motivates) on someone else. But is motivation an emotion? It could be regarded as such when motivation is the drive that makes a person act or react?

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The following is a summary of literature on different models for and perspectives on mindsetting, as well as on the progressive evolution of emotions, with the aim of determining whether emotions are expressions of fixed states of mind arising out of an individual‘s existence, or whether they are the changeable results of new knowledge, intentions, (logical) convictions, and decisions.

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Emotional intelligence is generating a safe and creative working environment, and this is an essential ingredient for a competitive advantage built on the imperfect and inimitable uniqueness of a soulful and purposeful organisation.

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