Working with the Lazy Brain

It’s easy to overestimate the work ethic of the brain. Sure, it’s capable of doing some amazing things – but, mostly, it would rather watch cat videos.

The brain has a built-in tendency to avoid wasting energy because the brain burns glucose like there’s no tomorrow.

Webinar: Why do the Best Leaders lead with the brain in mind

Our free webinars kicked off for the year with this one conducted yesterday (17th February 2021). In Why Leaders Lead With the Brain In Mind, NeuroCapability CEO, Linda Ray, presented some ground-breaking ideas around what she calls Social Safety and how sub-conscious drivers constantly feed into psychological safety – which underpins the organisational outcomes we all want.

Workplace Thinking – Episode 1 – Innovation

In this first episode of Workplace Thinking, innovation consultant, lawyer, broadcaster, and comedian, James O'Loghlin, talks about innovation and how organisations can be more innovative. NeuroCapability founder and CEO, Linda Ray, looks at the interview - and the topic of innovation - through a neuroscience lens.

Why do the best leaders lead with the brain in mind?

Leadership - what does this mean for you? What is the secret ingredient to being a great leader? It is quite simple really. The best leaders act in ways that support social and psychological safety of the people they lead. It is not rocket science but our understanding of how the brain drives behaviour has been largely absent from our leadership education programs.

The Neuroscience of Your New Year’s Resolution

How can you be happier, thinner, or really successful in 2021? Dr Justin James Kennedy discussed the question in this blog

Originally published 01 Jan 2021 in Psychology Today (Read it here)

• Do you want to be fitter, or just slimmer?
• Do you want to be smarter, or wiser?
• Do you want to be happier, less stressed, or more in control?

We all "want" ALL these and many other things in 2021. But before we go any further it may be useful to clarify the difference between what you want and what you need in this new year, as well as your source of motivation.

You Can’t Improve EQ But You Can Improve Feeling Intelligence

It's about learning to control the feelings that follow.
by Dr Justin James Kennedy, Ph.D., D.Prof. Co-authored with Dr. Yelena Akelina, professor of micro-surgery, at Columbia University

(Originally published in Psychology Today 30 November 2020)

Do you think you understand how to improve your Emotional Intelligence? Let me share with you that this is simply not possible.

Millennials want a “better new normal”

Millennials Want a “Better New Normal”
What we can learn from the research to help this generation thrive?
Dr Justin James Kennedy with Meg Price

(Originally published in Psychology Today 27 October 2020)

Millennials are perceived as lethargic narcissists or eager optimists keen to keep the planet green.

Why Your Brain Needs to Feel More Trust

How psychological safety impacts performance and well-being.
Brain Reboot by Justin James Kennedy, PhD, D.Prof. with Tim Wigham and Linda Ray
Previously published in Psychology Today. Click here

Mood is the background music, the ambiance, the feeling we have about an environment.