How ‘traffic lights’ boost productivity

April 30th, 2020

Penny Curnow explains how using a "traffic light" system can make you more productive while working from home while, at the same time, maintaining stable relationships at home. The family is not used to having you working in their environment and you're not used to working in the home environment.

Mastering working from home

April 20th, 2020

In many parts of the world, and certainly in Australia, thousands of people have been working from home for the first time – and it has presented a few challenges. This week, PENNY CURNOW looks at ways you can master working from home in a brain-friendly way that works for everyone.

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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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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.

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.