Body, Mind, Soul

During a recent webinar, workplace wellness experts, Thea O’Connor, Linda Ray, and Cynthia Hickman offered some insights on how we can care for ourselves and each other during challenging times. You can watch the video or read a transcription of the conversation below.

Love (and survival) in the time of COVID-19

The combined health and economic crises that coronavirus bring in 2020 is a challenge for our brains and emotional well-being. DR FIONA WARNER-GALE, from Thinking Through/Associate Development Solutions, looks at how we can work with our brain to not only survive and heal but grow and draw strength from this challenging experience.

Taking charge of your brain to deal with coronavirus

You can’t get through 10 minutes of the day without hearing about the coronavirus – on the television, the radio, on the web, your inbox, or just in conversation. Neurocapability’s Learning and Development Manager, Penny Curnow, explains how the brain responds to threats like COVID-19

Has there been a story of such rapidly-changing magnitude in our lifetime as the COVID-19 pandemic? Given these uncertain times, I would like to offer some things that I was reminded of last weekend and spent last week thinking about.

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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.

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.

Linking Emotional Intelligence to Neuroscience

 A Neuroscience of Leadership graduate and the Principal Consultant at Eureka Training, Nick Mills, shares his thoughts on emotional intelligence and what learning about the brain can do to help you link the heart with the head.

“I don’t go in for any of that fluffy stuff at work.

How to be kind to your brain at Christmas

Stress and Frazzle are common this time of year. Linda Ray shares her top ten tips for surviving and thriving this Christmas to ensure you have a Merry Brain-Friendly Christmas.

Be kind to your brain this Christmas and avoid stress and frazzle.

As Christmas approaches and the year draws to a close, many of us will be getting ready to have a breather, top up our energy bank and spend time with family and friends.

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.

3 Ways to Cultivate an Innovative Workplace

Linda Ray, CEO of NeuroCapability, looks at the challenges to supporting innovation in the workplace.

In our last blog, we noted the emphasis from our political leaders to be more innovative. I’m sure most of you would agree, this is critical in meeting the many challenges that we face in the 21st century.