Tag: Neuroleadership

Leadership theory at a third tipping point

November 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Leadership scholars have recently suggested that the field is fast approaching a third ‘tipping point’. Most now agree that leadership is far more complex than simple personality or transformational leadership theories …

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Redesign my Brain: Neuroplasticity or Practice Effect?

October 14, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

ABC television recently caught the imagination of 865,000 viewers with the first of a three-part series called Redesign My Brain with Todd Sampson. Viewers learnt that Todd’s remarkable performance improvement, in tasks ranging from ‘attentional blink’ to juggling, could be attributed to ‘neuroplasticity’ …

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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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Women in leadership summit, New Zealand

June 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Last month I was invited to speak at the Women in Leadership Summit in Wellington, New Zealand. Theresa Gattung, former CEO Telecom NZ, and other high profile speakers inspired delegates with moving accounts of their personal leadership journeys …

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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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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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Welcome to Potential

July 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Our mission is to improve the way we identify and develop leadership talent. This blog has been established to share research findings and practical experiences. We hope this will challenge current thinking and ultimately influence the practice of leadership selection and development.

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