The brain’s septal area, which control the release of oxytocin – the bonding hormone that inspires trust – becomes active in those who never betray each other. The release of oxytocin may lead you to trust people who are not worthy of trust. For example, because you have develop a sense of community with those who share your lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, and so on.

In business, we need to trust our team to do their work. Not by micromanaging, and force them to do our way, but let them to find the numerous way through experiential learning and release the hormone oxytocin while working and playing. Always, think objectively in business, gaining trust together, but don’t mistaken with trust just because they are fun to be with.

Error in Judgement, Impulsive Behavior

Sometimes, the brain may signal that you are making a correct decision when in reality, you are not, because of your belief. Anyone can make mistake, so we should think with accuracy before making decision, to gather premises and facts, bearing in minds that what we think is correct need to have validity to avoid mistaken assumptions.

The brain instantaneous decision, can trigger impulse in tense, scary, or emotional situation instantly to avoid hurt/pain. In difficult situation, count to 10 before you act to avoid stupid action / reaction as a self-defense mechanism.

Are you on a treadmill, on autopilot, on an expedition, or on a mission?

When you feel endangered, the brain’s limbic system goes into the overdrive. This brain area has amygdala – a cluster of cells which takes over when life become very intense emotionally, it makes us very difficult to act reasonable and thinking rationally. In the perceived crisis, the instinctual responses is to “Fight, Flight, or Freese.” Override the normal cognitive processes.

When amygdala takes charge – which becomes active in fear, primitive, instant reactions – Try to shift your focus to cognitively demanding tasks. Ask yourself “What am I feeling” and turn your view in a positive way. To be an effective person, paused for a while and maintain mindfulness (equanimity), gather your senses and develop the “emotional intelligence” which includes “emotional management”.

Quotes to Think

“Einstein once said that if you gave him an hour to solve a problem and his life depended on getting the right answer, he would spend 55 minutes figuring out what questions to ask.”

“To learn from mistakes, people need feedback that energizes the creative process instead of stopping it in its tracks.”

“Many leaders understand the importance of empathy on an intellectual level, but often they don’t act on their understanding.”

“There are costs associated with trying to hide our emotions. We may suppress the expression of those feelings, but that does not mean we are no longer actually experiencing them.”


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