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.

How technology is reshaping our brains

Linda Ray, CEO of NeuroCapability looks at how technology is reshaping our brains and asks is it time to rethink our love affair with our digital world?

Our love affair with technology is at an all-time high, but have we really considered the costs?

The first generation of young people are entering new careers having been born with devices as a constant part of their lives.

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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.

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.