Optimism – can it be learned?

Optimism: it’s more than positive thinking! Perhaps you know someone who is an optimist?  They probably appear to maintain a degree of hope in their life and adopt a positive approach to what they do – a ‘glass half full’ viewpoint.  Well if they are an optimist then they do much more – they take … Continue reading Optimism – can it be learned?

Empathy at Work: Why?

Empathy at Work: Why? In 1992, a team led by neurophysiologist Giacomo Rizzolatti at the University of Parma, Italy accidently discovered what have been termed “mirror neurons” in macaque monkeys.  These brain cells became active (fired) when the monkey performed an action – in this case picking up a peanut.  However, the team also noticed … Continue reading Empathy at Work: Why?

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