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Motivation — Who Needs It?

This week, Chris Phillips, an independent consultant and a graduate of neuresource group’s Diploma of the Neuroscience of Leadership, looks at how we can best motivate middle managers in order to create the most productive organisations.

photo by Alex Proimos

We spend a lot of our time bemoaning the fact that we are not motivated.

Change: What Has The Brain Got To Do With It?

This week, Linda Ray, CEO of NeuroCapability, looks at how the brain responds to change and suggests a few ways leaders can utilise new research in neuroscience to implement effective change plans.

Why do 70% of change initiatives fail? For the most part, the business world has ignored science.

How Sensitive Is Your Brain To Change

This week, Martin Turnbull, an independent learning and development consultant based in Brisbane and a graduate of the Diploma of the Neuroscience of Leadership, looks at how the human brain responds to change and why making a change can be so difficult.

Do we have the heart to lead?

The blog was first published on BrainWaves for Leaders on April 3, 2014.

Chris Phillips is CEO of GreyMatta  and, Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership Alumni looks at the neuroscience behind leadership and why it takes emotional courage to lead well.

Mindful In May – Attention Matters

In this blog, NeuroCapability Founder and CEO Linda Ray turns her attention to the subject of mindfulness.

Do you find your attention wandering? Are you easily distracted? Is your stress level high? Why not join the increasing number of leaders who practice mindfulness?

What is Brain-Friendly Leadership?

In our last blog, we explored what a ‘brain-friendly’ election campaign might look like. This generated some interesting commentary around the use of the term ‘brain-friendly’ and a question about what this term means?

At NeuroCapability, we use the term ‘brain-friendly’ to describe practices and approaches where attention is consciously paid to the key organising principle of the brain (ie: to minimise threat and maximise reward).

Leaders who adopt brain-friendly practices and approaches understand the importance of managing threat and reward responses for self and in their interactions with others.