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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.

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.