Taking charge of your brain to deal with coronavirus

You can’t get through 10 minutes of the day without hearing about the coronavirus – on the television, the radio, on the web, your inbox, or just in conversation. Neurocapability’s Learning and Development Manager, Penny Curnow, explains how the brain responds to threats like COVID-19

Has there been a story of such rapidly-changing magnitude in our lifetime as the COVID-19 pandemic? Given these uncertain times, I would like to offer some things that I was reminded of last weekend and spent last week thinking about.

Victoria Police in danger of fixing ‘wrong problem’

Victoria Police are in danger of fixing the ‘wrong problem’ in the wake of the damning Bourke Street Massacre report released last week. Official responses to a critical incident review released by Coroner Jacqui Hawkins appeared to focus on policies and procedures relating to handling an incident while ignoring the factors underlying key failures.

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Neuroscience tops class in education setting

One of the real strengths of Neuroscience is how understanding a new concept translates to immediate benefits in your life, whether that’s in the workplace, in your family, or just within yourself.

We most often think of leadership in terms of our workplace team and our colleagues. But concepts learned in our Neuroscience of Leadership course can be applied just as effectively with other groups of people with whom we interact – most often customers or clients.

This week, one of our Neuroscience of Leadership students was interviewed about the application of neuroscience in the education sector. Jason Hibberd, Deputy Principal – Head of Campus at St Francis Xavier College in Melbourne, is nearing completion of his Advanced Diploma and talked about how neuroscience concepts were being applied with staff and with students. As he says in the video, whether dealing with staff or students, the concepts are the same, it is only the language used that differs.

Fire Break

Interview of NeuroCapability Founder and CEO Linda Ray about the impact of Australia’s New Year Bushfires on the workplace.

I have cried watching coverage of the New Year’s Bushfires in Australia, even though I don’t know any of these people and don’t have close friends or family impacted. Like millions of other Australians, I have felt it deeply and personally. This event is distressing for everyone in Australia and our hearts go out to the people directly affected and their friends and family. But the flow-on effect is much broader and we have probably underestimated the massive impact this will have on the workplace.

How to be kind to your brain at Christmas

With Christmas only a few hectic days away, NeuroCapability Founder and CEO, Linda Ray, shares some great tips for not only surviving this stressful time of year but actually enjoying that time with friends and family and getting energised for a great start to 2020.

Taking a break over Christmas and New Year all sounds good in theory — spend some time with family, enjoy the company of friends, open a few presents, plenty of great food, some entertainment, a few extra treats, and maybe even a few celebratory drinks.

Mastering My ‘Productivity Guilt’

Our Neuroscience of Leadership current students and alumni will be familiar with Ember Jiddah as she is our friendly student administration champion and is currently undertaking our Advanced Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership. She shares her thoughts on 'productivity guilt' and how learning about the brain unravels its causes and provides strategies to master it.

Linking Emotional Intelligence to Neuroscience

 A Neuroscience of Leadership graduate and the Principal Consultant at Eureka Training, Nick Mills, shares his thoughts on emotional intelligence and what learning about the brain can do to help you link the heart with the head.

“I don’t go in for any of that fluffy stuff at work.

Mental Priming: A powerful tool for high performance

Mental priming has been widely used in sports training with great success. Now advances in neuroscience provide real evidence to show how mental priming functions in the brain. Leaders and managers who embrace the field of neuroleadership have adapted the method sports coaches employ to enhance their own performance and to foster those of their employees.

Using S.C.A.R.E. to build resilience and engagement

This blog has been revised and updated.  It was first published on September 30, 2015 as 'Are Your People SCARE'd'.

This week Linda Ray, presents the NeuroCapability SCARE model as a platform for understanding what goes on in your brain at work and for building resilience in your organisation.

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