Neuroscience of Leadership
All our leadership programs are based on the latest practical neuroscience. This gives people a compelling ‘Why’, underpins the ‘How’ and transforms the ‘What’ in almost every aspect of leadership, performance, change and people engagement.
Basing leadership coaching and leadership development training on how our brains actually work means better results in the real world workplace. We were early adopters of applying neuroscience to leadership, and through ongoing research we continually evolve our Leadership, Culture Change, Executive Coaching, Change Leadership, Team Development, Critical Thinking and Facilitation programs and continue to lead the field, constantly updating with the latest thinking.
We’re pioneers in our field, constantly researching, testing and iterating innovative leadership concepts – but always grounded and focused on what actually works in the real world. Theory is great, but application on the ground in the real world is what counts.
As well as incorporating the latest neuroscience research (did you know the left-brain/right-brain story has been completely debunked?), our courses also incorporate leading behavioural science, real-world, grounded positive psychology (as opposed to what can be toxic positivity) and in-depth practical experience earned from working with tens of thousands of people since we started in 2006.
We do all this to ensure we’re always on point to fulfil our ongoing mission: “Make the World a Better Place through Better, Neuroscience-based Leadership”. This is purposefully phrased as an instruction as well as a vision! We make leaders evolve faster, stronger & better – grounded on what works in the real-world workplace.
We’re always interested in different and forward-looking thinking. Feel free to get in touch to let us know about any new ideas and research you’ve found!
01 Benchmarks of Quality Leadership
Neuroscience-based human leadership: leadership of human beings by human beings – by being human. This neuroscience-based program is an extremely practical and interactive 1-day training program covering a broad spectrum of contemporary, practical, every-day essential elements of quality leadership skills and behaviours.
“Practical and extremely useful. Would have liked these skills earlier in my life.” Participant, NSW Police
The course is aimed at established ‘middle management’ leaders through to aspiring and newly promoted team leaders and managers. We customise it for each group, depending on requirements and experience levels.
02 Giving and Receiving Feedback & Difficult Conversations
An increase of productivity on average of 26% across the teams of managers who undertook the program. That was one result when this leadership program was independently internationally benchmarked by CEB/Gartner 9-12 months after we rolled out the program to 351 leaders from C-suite/ Executive Director to new managers across a large NSW government agency – even though the program was compulsory.
The program also came out on par when compared with international specialist leadership programs in the USA, UK, Austalia/New Zealand and South Africa. Using applied Neuroscience and extremely practical communication tools, this popular Giving and Receiving
03 T.O.A.D.™ Coaching Leadership
Coaching Leadership is The Future of Leadership. We see it as THE single most effective day-to-day leadership style for performance, empowerment, collaboration, innovation, engagement, and much more.
Our pioneering T.O.A.D. Coaching Leadership model is unique. It is the only Coaching Leadership model that empowers leaders to employ a day-to-day leadership style around 65-70% of the time – which is the key to getting the most out of your people.
04 Neuroscience-Based Emotional Intelligence
Our Emotional Intelligence programs are underpinned by practical neuroscience which not only gives people ‘the why’, but it also gives evidence-based strategies to improve ‘the how’. We combine the latest research and thinking with our deep experience to bring you Emotional Intelligence programs that get results.
05 Bespoke Neuroscience-Based Leadership Development Programs
We can build you a completely bespoke neuroscience-based Leadership Development Program from 1 day, or to spread over 12+ months.
06 360° Assessments
Our team is experienced across a wide range of 360-degree Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Strengths, Career, Values and Motives and Personality Assessments. Our most popular 360-degree assessment is the super-practical RocheMartin ECR360, with assesses leaders at all levels all-round 360-degree emotional intelligence
All our assessments are supported by 1-on-1 Executive Coaching. We strongly recommend 360-degree assessments are always supported by Executive Coaching – otherwise people get feedback on their weaknesses and strengths, but often have little idea how to and no support to apply the learning to help them grow.
07 Managing Up – A key Leadership Skill
Leading yourself and your team is what most people think of when they talk about leadership. However, one of the most critically important skills that’s so often neglected is Managing Up.
Managing Up is a critical skill, even at a new manager/supervisor level. But as you climb the leadership