Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains

Jonathan Jordan reveals the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains”, based on his recent presentation to the United States Senate staff.

Jonathan_portraitJoining me today is Jonathan Jordan who shares insights from his presentation on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains that he gave to the United States Senate staff earlier this year.

Jonathan says that recent research of the human brain has surprised the neuroscience community by revealing that our brains can change, and be improved, at any age in our life cycle. Scholars name this process neuroplasticity. Additional good news is that we can direct our own neuroplasticity and train our brains to be more effective.  Jonathan advises that by developing simple habits, we as Project Managers can help ensure that our brains remain healthy and operating with improved efficiency for the rest of our lives.

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In this conversation, Jonathan reveals:

  1. The key Neuroscience Breakthroughs that will change the way we build and manage high performing teams.
  2. How project leaders can utilize the power of the “whole brain” to enhance their performance.
  3. Mindfulness and how project leaders use their brain to overcome distractions and regain focus in stressful situations.
  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains:
  •  Have a Nutritious Diet  
  • Focus Sequentially – Don’t Multitask
  • Be Physically Active
  • Participate Socially
  • Sleep Well
  • Challenge Yourself Mentally
  • Have a Positive Attitude

About Jonathan Jordan

Jonathan is a certified business & executive coach, a popular international speaker and frequent guest of TV and radio shows. Jordan, who is originally from Ireland, was admitted into the Society for Neuroscience a number of years ago and has authored numerous articles about brain training and business enhancement. He is a licensed psychotherapist in the United States. He previously served as an executive with the McDonald’s Corporation and is currently president of Global Change Management, Inc., a Florida-based business and personal development firm. He is a faculty fellow at Florida State University and a state-qualified clinical supervisor who trains and mentors scores of other psychotherapists in his unique integration of neuroscience knowledge and applied clinical practices.

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3 Responses to Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains
  1. Andy
    July 28, 2011 | 11:42 pm

    Funny how the “7 habits” are not really entrenched in work – particularly the “diet” and “sleep” points. The trend now is to eat at desks during lunchtime with whatever can be grabbed … and how many times have you heard the question “what keeps you awake at night?” as though sleepless nights are a badge of honour for PMs….. looking after yourself is so important if you are going to be effective

  2. samad_aidane
    July 29, 2011 | 1:09 am

    Andy,

    I can’t agree with you more. I think this is an extremely dangerous trend. I don’t think we are aware of how much negative impact stress, lack of rest and sleep have on our overall performance.

    I am just now starting to be aware about all the bad health habits I picked up over the years since I transitioned to project management. I think the role has the potential of turning us into adrenaline junkies. It is exciting when we first start our careers as PMs and it feels like we are being challeged and stretched. The problem is that over time, slowly but surely, and before we know it we get burned out and lose our effectiveness if we are not careful. We reach a plateau.

    The analogy of the boiling frog is really relevant here: If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But as Daniel Quinn says “if you place it gently in a pot of cold water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death”.

    I am enjoying the PM tips on your website http://pmbuzz.net

    Thank you for taking the time to comment.

    Samad

  3. Joe MacNish
    August 5, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    I recently finished a book called “Pragmatic Thinking and Learning” (http://pragprog.com/book/ahptl/pragmatic-thinking-and-learning) that discusses skill acquisition and neuroplasticity. While it was written from the point og view of a software developer, it had a lot of useful information and learning tactics that anyone can capitalize on.

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Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains

Jonathan Jordan reveals the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains”, based on his recent presentation to the United States Senate staff.

Jonathan_portraitJoining me today is Jonathan Jordan who shares insights from his presentation on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains that he gave to the United States Senate staff earlier this year.

Jonathan says that recent research of the human brain has surprised the neuroscience community by revealing that our brains can change, and be improved, at any age in our life cycle. Scholars name this process neuroplasticity. Additional good news is that we can direct our own neuroplasticity and train our brains to be more effective.  Jonathan advises that by developing simple habits, we as Project Managers can help ensure that our brains remain healthy and operating with improved efficiency for the rest of our lives.

The Interview

Listen now:

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In this conversation, Jonathan reveals:

  1. The key Neuroscience Breakthroughs that will change the way we build and manage high performing teams.
  2. How project leaders can utilize the power of the “whole brain” to enhance their performance.
  3. Mindfulness and how project leaders use their brain to overcome distractions and regain focus in stressful situations.
  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains:
  •  Have a Nutritious Diet  
  • Focus Sequentially – Don’t Multitask
  • Be Physically Active
  • Participate Socially
  • Sleep Well
  • Challenge Yourself Mentally
  • Have a Positive Attitude

About Jonathan Jordan

Jonathan is a certified business & executive coach, a popular international speaker and frequent guest of TV and radio shows. Jordan, who is originally from Ireland, was admitted into the Society for Neuroscience a number of years ago and has authored numerous articles about brain training and business enhancement. He is a licensed psychotherapist in the United States. He previously served as an executive with the McDonald’s Corporation and is currently president of Global Change Management, Inc., a Florida-based business and personal development firm. He is a faculty fellow at Florida State University and a state-qualified clinical supervisor who trains and mentors scores of other psychotherapists in his unique integration of neuroscience knowledge and applied clinical practices.

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3 Responses to Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains
  1. Andy
    July 28, 2011 | 11:42 pm

    Funny how the “7 habits” are not really entrenched in work – particularly the “diet” and “sleep” points. The trend now is to eat at desks during lunchtime with whatever can be grabbed … and how many times have you heard the question “what keeps you awake at night?” as though sleepless nights are a badge of honour for PMs….. looking after yourself is so important if you are going to be effective

  2. samad_aidane
    July 29, 2011 | 1:09 am

    Andy,

    I can’t agree with you more. I think this is an extremely dangerous trend. I don’t think we are aware of how much negative impact stress, lack of rest and sleep have on our overall performance.

    I am just now starting to be aware about all the bad health habits I picked up over the years since I transitioned to project management. I think the role has the potential of turning us into adrenaline junkies. It is exciting when we first start our careers as PMs and it feels like we are being challeged and stretched. The problem is that over time, slowly but surely, and before we know it we get burned out and lose our effectiveness if we are not careful. We reach a plateau.

    The analogy of the boiling frog is really relevant here: If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But as Daniel Quinn says “if you place it gently in a pot of cold water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death”.

    I am enjoying the PM tips on your website http://pmbuzz.net

    Thank you for taking the time to comment.

    Samad

  3. Joe MacNish
    August 5, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    I recently finished a book called “Pragmatic Thinking and Learning” (http://pragprog.com/book/ahptl/pragmatic-thinking-and-learning) that discusses skill acquisition and neuroplasticity. While it was written from the point og view of a software developer, it had a lot of useful information and learning tactics that anyone can capitalize on.

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Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains

Jonathan Jordan reveals the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains”, based on his recent presentation to the United States Senate staff.

Jonathan_portraitJoining me today is Jonathan Jordan who shares insights from his presentation on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains that he gave to the United States Senate staff earlier this year.

Jonathan says that recent research of the human brain has surprised the neuroscience community by revealing that our brains can change, and be improved, at any age in our life cycle. Scholars name this process neuroplasticity. Additional good news is that we can direct our own neuroplasticity and train our brains to be more effective.  Jonathan advises that by developing simple habits, we as Project Managers can help ensure that our brains remain healthy and operating with improved efficiency for the rest of our lives.

The Interview

Listen now:

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In this conversation, Jonathan reveals:

  1. The key Neuroscience Breakthroughs that will change the way we build and manage high performing teams.
  2. How project leaders can utilize the power of the “whole brain” to enhance their performance.
  3. Mindfulness and how project leaders use their brain to overcome distractions and regain focus in stressful situations.
  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains:
  •  Have a Nutritious Diet  
  • Focus Sequentially – Don’t Multitask
  • Be Physically Active
  • Participate Socially
  • Sleep Well
  • Challenge Yourself Mentally
  • Have a Positive Attitude

About Jonathan Jordan

Jonathan is a certified business & executive coach, a popular international speaker and frequent guest of TV and radio shows. Jordan, who is originally from Ireland, was admitted into the Society for Neuroscience a number of years ago and has authored numerous articles about brain training and business enhancement. He is a licensed psychotherapist in the United States. He previously served as an executive with the McDonald’s Corporation and is currently president of Global Change Management, Inc., a Florida-based business and personal development firm. He is a faculty fellow at Florida State University and a state-qualified clinical supervisor who trains and mentors scores of other psychotherapists in his unique integration of neuroscience knowledge and applied clinical practices.

Contact Information:

Listen now:

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3 Responses to Leading Projects with the Brain in Mind – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Brains
  1. Andy
    July 28, 2011 | 11:42 pm

    Funny how the “7 habits” are not really entrenched in work – particularly the “diet” and “sleep” points. The trend now is to eat at desks during lunchtime with whatever can be grabbed … and how many times have you heard the question “what keeps you awake at night?” as though sleepless nights are a badge of honour for PMs….. looking after yourself is so important if you are going to be effective

  2. samad_aidane
    July 29, 2011 | 1:09 am

    Andy,

    I can’t agree with you more. I think this is an extremely dangerous trend. I don’t think we are aware of how much negative impact stress, lack of rest and sleep have on our overall performance.

    I am just now starting to be aware about all the bad health habits I picked up over the years since I transitioned to project management. I think the role has the potential of turning us into adrenaline junkies. It is exciting when we first start our careers as PMs and it feels like we are being challeged and stretched. The problem is that over time, slowly but surely, and before we know it we get burned out and lose our effectiveness if we are not careful. We reach a plateau.

    The analogy of the boiling frog is really relevant here: If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But as Daniel Quinn says “if you place it gently in a pot of cold water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death”.

    I am enjoying the PM tips on your website http://pmbuzz.net

    Thank you for taking the time to comment.

    Samad

  3. Joe MacNish
    August 5, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    I recently finished a book called “Pragmatic Thinking and Learning” (http://pragprog.com/book/ahptl/pragmatic-thinking-and-learning) that discusses skill acquisition and neuroplasticity. While it was written from the point og view of a software developer, it had a lot of useful information and learning tactics that anyone can capitalize on.

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