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May 11, 16

A 2015 study found that fourth- and fifth-grade students who participated in a four-month meditation program showed improvements in executive functions like cognitive control, working memory, cognitive flexibility — and better math grades. A study published recently in the journal Mindfulness found similar improvements in mathematics in fifth graders with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And a study of elementary school children in Korea showed that eight weeks of meditation lowered aggression, social anxiety and stress levels.

These investigations, along with a review published in March that combed the developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience literature, illustrate how meditative practices have the potential to actually change the structure and function of the brain in ways that foster academic success.

Mar 27, 16

""Dear Supervisor: The holder of this card was, in their best judgment, doing whatever was necessary to make a happy customer. If you think they may have gone overboard, please take the following steps: 1. Thank them for giving great customer service. 2. Listen to the story about the events. 3. Offer feedback on how they might do it differently next time. 4. Thank them for giving great customer service."

"We never reprimand someone for helping a customer," Mr. Rohter said."

Feb 03, 16

What questions do you ask?

I’ll ask for some examples of where you’ve failed. I want to get a sense of whether you are a risk taker. You interview people sometimes and they’ll wear it like a badge of honor — “I haven’t failed at anything.” You just know right away that’s not going to work.

I also ask what their boss would say about them. I ask them what they think they’re great at. I ask them what they’re most proud of in their career so far.

And I ask them what irritates them. I’m pretty even-keeled, and it takes a lot to get me riled up

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