Tag: High potential leaders

Neuroscience and destructive leadership

July 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

A recent study links a leader’s cognitive resources and emotions to bullying behavior in the workplace. We all know that the psychological, physical and organisational damage caused by workplace bullying is substantial. However, it becomes increasingly harmful when committed by leaders, and until recently we had no way to accurately assess this tendency …

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New study improves leadership selection

November 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In a world first, researchers at the Australian School of Business (UNSW) have discovered that leadership success can be determined simply by the way an individual responds to a difficult information processing task …

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Fear – the change leader’s friend or foe?

October 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I was recently invited to deliver the keynote address at the Public Sector Change and Transformation Forum in Singapore. The theme was leading organisation change and I spoke about neuroscience and effective change leaders …

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Effective leaders are insensitive to criticism

September 14, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Most believe that critical, or constructive, feedback helps develop the self-awareness necessary for effective leadership. Neuroscience explains why highly self-aware leaders are actually insensitive to criticism …

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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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Are your leaders risk takers?

January 16, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

In a recent Australian Financial Review article I spoke of three attributes shared by high potential leaders. These included mental agility, emotional stability and quick, but well-considered, decision-making. Andrew Cornell’s widely read article explored why some ‘alpha’ executives pursue highly challenging and often risky activities outside of work.

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The High Potential Indicator

December 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The High Potential Indicator predicts how leaders will perform in complex and challenging roles. Download an overview of this latest research-based tool …

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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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How leaders manage complexity

November 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A recent Australian study conducted at the Australian School of Business explains why some managers succeed while others fail in challenging, ambiguous and complex roles …

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