Welcome to Potential

July 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Our mission is to improve the way we identify and develop leadership talent.

Now more than ever senior leaders are expected to deliver consistent results under ambiguous, complex and challenging conditions. Yet the practice of leadership assessment and development has changed little over the last 50 years. We still rely on interviews, reference checks and various self-report questionnaires to make selection decisions. As a result, we are now witnessing an increasing number of high profile leadership failures.

What has changed, however, is our understanding of the brain and how we think, feel and act. Over the last decade neuroscience has changed the way we understand and measure leadership attributes such as intelligence, drive and resilience. For example, we can now explain how a leader’s impulsive decisions are influenced by their overriding focus on rewards, poor executive control and optimistic emotions. And for the first time we can explain and objectively measure what causes impulsivity rather than simply describing someone as ‘impulsive’. We now have the tools at our disposal to assess the critical attributes that predict leadership effectiveness at more senior levels.

Our research spans the disciplines of psychology and business with a particular focus on neuropersonality and leadership. Whether you’re a researcher or practitioner we aim to encourage informed discussion and help provide a contemporary view of an ongoing challenge. So please feel free to ask a question, share your experiences or post an opinion – we look forward to hearing from you.

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