Victoria Police in danger of fixing ‘wrong problem’

Victoria Police are in danger of fixing the ‘wrong problem’ in the wake of the damning Bourke Street Massacre report released last week. Official responses to a critical incident review released by Coroner Jacqui Hawkins appeared to focus on policies and procedures relating to handling an incident while ignoring the factors underlying key failures.

Neuroscience tops class in education setting

One of the real strengths of Neuroscience is how understanding a new concept translates to immediate benefits in your life, whether that’s in the workplace, in your family, or just within yourself.

We most often think of leadership in terms of our workplace team and our colleagues. But concepts learned in our Neuroscience of Leadership course can be applied just as effectively with other groups of people with whom we interact – most often customers or clients.

This week, one of our Neuroscience of Leadership students was interviewed about the application of neuroscience in the education sector. Jason Hibberd, Deputy Principal – Head of Campus at St Francis Xavier College in Melbourne, is nearing completion of his Advanced Diploma and talked about how neuroscience concepts were being applied with staff and with students. As he says in the video, whether dealing with staff or students, the concepts are the same, it is only the language used that differs.

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.

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

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.

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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

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

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.