A new field has emerged within the ever more influential neuroscience arena: the study of NeuroLeadership – the discipline exploring the application of neuroscience to leadership. One of my key insights from completing a Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership is on the importance of the social brain. In traditional models such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs physical needs were considered to be primary. Social needs could only be fulfilled once primary physiological and safety needs had been satisfied. Yet…
The following hypothetical person spec is based on research from neuroscience about decision-making, attention, memory and learning – all being key components of performance. A committed single-tasker who is able to focus his/her brain on only one task at a time, being aware that divided attention impacts quality of work through dual-task interference which reduces cognitive capacity to that of an eight-year-old. A person who deals with emails only at scheduled times to ensure undivided focus on other energy-intensive tasks.
Bankers today are exposed to more risks, uncertainties and pressures than ever. In the human brain, this elicits a threat response, a permanent state of fight or flight. Executive Coaching alleviates many of the pressures faced by bankers in today’s difficult economy.
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