Let's kick off our look at the generations, with my own generation, Gen X. Gen X were born between 1965 and 1979 making them between 39 and 53 years old today. Gen X Traits These generational labels only have meaning when compared to the generations that precede or follow them. So using this comparative approach, … Continue reading The Generations: Gen X
In this month's newsletter: links to this month's posts on Habits the next topic on the blog - from Baby Boomers to Gen Z - generations in the profession. How are we different and how do we work together better? See here: August Newsletter. Click here if you would like to subscribe.
Today we look at how to form new habits to replace old ways of thinking, feeling and acting. Here are four things crucial to forming new habits: Repetition - This is what builds the stronger neural pathway in your mind. You have to do the new behaviour more than the old. This starts to build … Continue reading Forming new habits
Today we look at how to break bad habits. "Bad" of course is subjective and value laden. Perhaps we should say, how to eliminate habitual behaviours which no longer serve a positive influence on you. See previous posts in this month's blog topic The Power of Habits - What is a Habit? and The Neuroscience of Habits. … Continue reading Breaking bad habits
See last week's post The Power of Habits - What is a Habit? for the introduction to this month's blog topic. The neuroscience around understanding habits has evolved dramatically in recent years. With medical scanning technology scientists and medical researchers alike have powerful tools to understand our brain. These tools allow them to see what is … Continue reading The neuroscience of habits
Understanding how your brain uses habits can help you be more productive with your time. You can use conscious habit-setting to achieve all sorts of change, including becoming more tech-savy. This month we are looking at Habits, as the last topic in our tech-free winter blog series. Since we are focused in this blog series … Continue reading The Power of Habits -What is a Habit?
In this month's newsletter: links to this month's posts on Human Senses Environmental Compliance Conference in November the next topic on the blog - in the tech-free for winter series - Habits See here: July Newsletter. Click here if you would like to subscribe.
Today we conclude our look at the senses, with a look at how understanding your senses can help you deal with technology in the digital world. Links to the previous posts in this series, and a summary of the content: Understand what a sense is and why senses are important, including to a person's mental … Continue reading Beyond the Five Senses – Part 4 Dealing with Technology
The NZPI announced the programme for the ECC's annual conference in Auckland in November 2018. I'm delighted to be speaking at the conference. My presentation is called Working Alongside the Bots. It will explore how our work in compliance will change with artificial intelligence. This is a hot topic for the media right now. The … Continue reading Environmental Compliance Conference 2018 in Auckland
We continue our topic of human senses with a look at the importance of sensory engagement in a person's well-being. We will focus on: why senses matter to well-being the challenges of sensory engagement in the urban environment the role of sensory experience in the development of children. 1. Why do the senses matter to … Continue reading Beyond the Five Senses – Part 3 Sensory Engagement