Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Good Leaders Have Different Brain Waves

Good leaders have different brain waves
New research using details about people's lives as well as measuring particular output using electroencephalography (EEG), has led researchers to believe that good leaders have different brain waves than others.  


This is important because in the past, we have thought that the reasons were solely based on psychology. 

However, studies still show that listening to classical music does have positive effects on the brain. 

This fact alone, should still remind us that we must nurture our children properly and not turn them over to video games and television sets to be entertained. 

Regardless of brain wave activity, the proper atmosphere can enhance a person's mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

As parents, we all want to do what we can to ensure that our children are those of whom this study speaks. If good leaders have different brain waves, then we want to contribute to helping our children have those particular brain waves. 


Leaders are usually achievers, which brings them back into the cycle of leadership and accomplishing great goals. The feelings of success and accomplishment appear to be great motivators. This fact gives parents a greater responsibility to explore many areas of interest that might spark a flame of inspiration in their child. 


Interestingly, but not surprisingly, transcendental meditation seems to increase these factors in the brains of those who practice meditation regularly. 


Quiet time is so rare these days. I believe that when the Old Testament of the Bible stated in Psalm 46.10: "Be still and know that I am God," that the most important concept he was trying to convey was to be still. Be still physically, mentally and spiritually. 

Be still and allow, be still and know, be still and be well.

Perhaps more children should be exposed to Yoga, martial arts, and contemplative prayer. Writing in a journal every night might be another way to help children make sense of the world around them, as well as help them unwind from the daily stress and prepare them for a good night's sleep. 

Below is a quote from the website with the details on the study. You can read more about how they concluded that good leaders have different brain waves at the link below.


The researchers have developed a new theory, a Unified Theory of Performance, which suggests that higher levels of mind-brain development form a platform for higher performance, regardless of profession or activity. http://preventdisease.com/news/12/062012_First-Study-To-Show-Brain-Measurement-To-Effective-Leadership.shtml

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