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I’m 50 years of age. And despite all my life experience, and how much I know about the human brain, I still make crap decisions – though I think many fewer than I used to! In my youth I was one of those people who stood out as having ‘potential’ and was given many opportunities […]
For over 20 years we have been talking about the importance of diversity and inclusion. This conversation has focused more on the ‘fairness’ aspect of inclusion for minority groups in the workplace, such as women and minority racial groups. You may remember the days of ‘Affirmative Action’ where legal and regulatory bodies were set up […]
Last week I spent a day with a delightful group of professionals in Melbourne. They were attending my Rewire Your Brain program. They were well versed in the topic – so I was concerned about whether they would get value from the day. They did. For some it took them deeper. For some there was […]
I like to keep things simple – helps me to process them! Here is a simple thought to make your change process brain-friendly…
One of the greatest ‘balancing acts’ we face as leaders or managers of people is the balance between making (pushing or forcing) someone to do what you need them to do, and stepping back to allow and ‘trust’ them to achieve with their own devices and motivation which, unfortunately, sometimes never kicks in!
I so look forward, when I’m in London, to that lovely English voice on the Underground telling me to ‘Mind…the Gap’.
So much is being written now about the ‘new black’ – neuroscience – and specifically in the area of leadership. We talk a lot about neuroplasticity and cognitive bias and stuff like that – and that is useful, and interesting and fun. And that is my expertise and passion – the neuroscience of leadership – […]
Stress is natural human response to the pressure we feel when faced with challenging or potentially dangerous situation. And this pressure comes from both the reality of the situation we are facing, AND the interpretation we place on it.
Professional leaders know when to smooth the way (Lead like LAX) and when to make waves (Making Waves). And sometimes making waves means to just leave people to work through their challenges alone, or even better to support them to see the value in the challenges they face – to see their situation or challenge through […]
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