Tag: Executive assessment

What is leadership potential?

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Perhaps not surprisingly, academics, practitioners and senior executives have debated this question for over a century. However, a recent study by Dries and Pepermans might finally provide an answer that most can agree with …

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How neuroscience is improving leadership selection

August 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Many leaders face problems that are becoming increasingly complex, dynamic and persistent. Organisations today are more globally connected and modern technology provides a flood of instant information 24/7. Ironically, this abundance of information increases the emotional and mental strain in some leaders causing errors of judgment, destructive emotions and damaged relationships …

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Executives need bandwidth and discipline

May 13, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Executives today face a virtual smorgasbord of information. Our 24/7 globally connected world provides infinite options for action yet it can also contribute to poor executive decisions and dysfunctional behaviour.

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The neuroscience of leadership

November 27, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When was the last time your computer froze, crashed or slowed to a snail’s pace? Did you know that our brain reacts in a similar way when dealing with complexity, emotions and conflict? And a recent Australian study found that traditional personality tests fail to detect this.

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Client Case Study: Reshaping executive bench strength

September 19, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Background: This high profile Australian organisation had enjoyed 80 years of dominance in the information and advisory sector.  It is a highly technical organisation with internally competitive silos and long tenured executive-level leaders.  With a somewhat risk-averse culture, the organisation traditionally focused on incremental improvement to operational processes rather than strategic level step-change. In early […]

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Tech Talk: ‘Faking Good’

September 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Individuals have a lot to gain and often much to lose when participating in a selection process.  It comes as no surprise that under such conditions people are highly motivated to do their best.  So much so, that most people will deliberately (and sometimes unconsciously) overstate their strengths and understate their perceived weaknesses.  This tendency […]

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In the news: ‘New wisdom for challenging times’

September 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Glenn Stevens in a recent Australian Financial Review article said that ‘conventional wisdom is occasionally just wrong.  And someone has to have enough nous, background, judgment and history to say so’1.  The RBA Board, like most strategic-level decision makers, relies heavily on analytical data to make important decisions.  Gut instinct holds little weight when setting […]

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