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Can HR policies reshape employee’s bra...

Most people are familiar with the latest neuroscientific research showing that our brains can and do change throughout our lives. You may have read in popular newspapers that: • with the right experiences people with certain brain injuries can compensate for lost functions and • the region of the brain…

What can you learn about business leader...

I recently received a gift certificate for a trapeze class. Yes that’s right – the kind they have in the circus! I was thrilled and anxious all at the same time. On the appointed day, I made my way to the trapeze centre; only to find the others in the…

Can conflict within the executive team b...

Have you ever been on a leadership team with an executive that tried to ‘win at all costs’? How about a leadership team that avoids disagreements – always pretending consensus in the room but then doing whatever they want outside? I have seen both and I know from experience that…

Collaborate across distance and differen...

Globalisation, changes in technology, as well as the continued convergence of industries, has increased the need for collaboration with highly diverse and often dispersed teams. HR systems that facilitate relationships and collaboration versus instigating competition between teams and individual employees provide a platform for tapping into the ‘social brain’. Humans…

Skilled workforce required for business ...

Highly skilled workers and leaders are essential to the growth strategies projected for 2014.  Businesses need to attract and retain top talent to realise the growth opportunities.  However, technology and flexible working mean top employees are less constrained than ever and without incentive will be happy to move on sooner…

Achieving accountability in an agile wor...

Achieving results with and through other people is a hallmark of great leadership. Organisations and leaders with highly accountable teams are positioned to overcome new challenges and accomplish sustainable business results. But how do you inspire team members to be accountable when you are time-poor, managing a diverse and dispersed…

Brain Fitness is the foundation for chan...

In preparation for a large scale change initiative, one large Australian business realised that traditional approaches to change management would not fully prepare leaders or employees to work in an entirely new way. We worked with executives and senior mangers to design an integrated approach to change readiness that was…

Analytical AND social brain processing e...

In business we emphasis an  ‘analytical’ approach to challenges.  While there is nothing wrong with analytics, recent neuroscience research shows there is a whole separate system in our brains devoted to the people side of things.  And the analytical and social systems seem to inhibit each other – when one…