Mental Priming: A powerful tool for high performance

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

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.

The Ugly Truth About Leadership and Engagement

The Ugly Truth About Leadership and Engagement

Your staff engagement results are in… and despite all the hard work you have put in, crafting mission statements and values and developing leadership capability frameworks, your results haven’t improved or have even got worse!

Does this sound familiar? Poor engagement results are bad news for CEO’s and executives who have been incentivised to improve employee engagement.

Attentional Intelligence is Critical in Leadership

Attentional Intelligence is Critical in Leadership

This blog is the first in a series, in which we will explain the 3rd Intelligence ‘Attentional Intelligence’ – a key component of our Human-Centred Brain-Based Leadership Model™. In coming blogs, we will explore 10 key future capabilities we see as crucial workplace competencies needed now and why an understanding of the brain is so important for developing these capabilities.

How Sensitive Is Your Brain To Change

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.