I trust after writing several articles, that I have done an adequate job of creating a case around the relevance of mindfulness (largely but not exclusively through meditation) to the world of business.
In the context of the above, I have tried to pay tribute, in particular, to Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business by Rana Foroohar, which I believe is a classic when it comes to describing the dilemma. Having disclosed all this, my goal is not to bash the “bad (read taker) guy”, but to reinforce the good (read maker) guys.
Starting with a bit of history – the vagus nerve has appeared in various contexts in earlier articles. Despite these previous articles, a quick summary seems in order, especially since this topic involves so much psychological and physiological context. The vagus nerve is one of 12 cranial nerves – it being the largest. It extends from the brainstem to the abdomen by way of multiple organs, including the heart and lungs.
Part 3 of the Series on nonverbal communication. I have become intrigued by a couple broader stroke concepts regarding nonverbal communication which is where I will begin. While they are each applicable to both inbound and outbound messaging I present them here mostly in the context of delivering a convincing (nonverbal) message.
Every business has a quiver full of arrows (communications, marketing, accounting, information systems, etc.) and everyone is targeting the same game (client/customer).You need an advantage.
Now I’m not suggesting that this is some new idea I came up with. I don’t see this as the start of a new conversation. I am jumping into an existing dialogue with the hope of providing context, structure and experience to expand the dialogue.
A recently released report revealed that many people on Wall St. “continue to believe that engaging in illegal or unethical activity is part and parcel of succeeding in this highly competitive field.