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The neuroscience of change

The neuroscience of change

Over the past few years, humans have experienced changes to their lives that shifted their thinking and way of life. COVID-19 saw people living and working from home, children being schooled online and people came up with new and inventive ways to interact – online. We called it the new normal but what was the normal in the first place? Let’s look at the neuroscience of change.

The Many Parts of You

The Many Parts of You

You know those times when part of you wants one thing but the other part wants another? Or there’s something you really want to do but there’s something holding you back from doing it?
You may not have given much thought as to why you feel that way but how amazing would it be to have a tool to overcome those situations and get out of your own way?

Leadership Neuroscience

Leadership Neuroscience

Sustainable organisations are the result of leaders who create appropriate structures, systems, and organisational culture. Fostering stability and growth within the midst of change does not occur by accident. So, what sets these leaders apart from the rest?

Neuroscience and Daily Struggles – A podcast interview

Neuroscience and Daily Struggles – A podcast interview

Earlier this year, I was interviewed for the “One Moment Please” podcast and had a wonderful time answering a broad range of questions that Fiona had for me which hit on a lot of the common problems that people struggle with.

The difference between sympathy and empathy in leadership

The difference between sympathy and empathy in leadership

When a colleague or employee is going through a tough time, it’s only natural to want to support them.  What you may not realise is that your response can make things better or worse depending on whether that person feels you are giving them sympathy or empathy.  So,...

Using Mindfulness to Increase Effectiveness

Using Mindfulness to Increase Effectiveness

If you’ve been reading some of my previous articles, you’ll know that mindfulness features in several of them. In this article, we will delve a little deeper into how you can use mindfulness to increase effectiveness in all areas of your life.

The Neuroscience of Habit Formation

The Neuroscience of Habit Formation

A new year is the perfect time to set resolutions and make some positive changes to our lives but what happens when we get to the end of January? Did you start out with great intentions only to find that you’ve slipped back into those old habits again? Let’s talk about the neuroscience of habit formation and how understanding it can lead to longer lasting change.

The Stress of Christmas

The Stress of Christmas

When December rolls around (sometimes even before), do you find yourself agitated, quick-tempered and prone to outbursts at the drop of a hat?

You may not even realise it, but the stress of Christmas could be what’s creating that situation.

How do you deal with Conflict in the Workplace?

How do you deal with Conflict in the Workplace?

It’s inevitable that whenever you gather multiple people in one place for an extended period, conflict will arise. Every individual has different strategies, personal history, values, beliefs, and filters that information passes through which changes how they perceive the information they receive. So, when those differences in perception carry a lot of emotion, how do you deal with conflict in the workplace?

How Chronic Stress Affects the Brain

How Chronic Stress Affects the Brain

For some, stress can be a daily occurrence, but what actually happens to our brains in times of stress?

We can underestimate how stress affects the brain and what the long-term effects can be on our lives. Let’s look at the effects from a neurological point of view.

Managing Overwhelm at Work

Managing Overwhelm at Work

How do we manage overwhelm at work and still get everything done? Here are my top 5 tips for managing overwhelm and potentially avoiding it altogether.

Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma

The word “trauma” gets thrown around a lot but what does it really mean and how can it affect you? I recently had something come up for me that exposed some trauma I hadn’t dealt with, so this seemed like a relevant time to talk about childhood trauma.

Attentional Intelligence in a world of distractions

Attentional Intelligence in a world of distractions

We’ve all heard of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cognitive Intelligence (IQ) but what is Attentional Intelligence (AQ) and why is it important today?
Attentional Intelligence is a term coined by Linda Ray, describing our ability to be aware of and in control of where our attention is focused.

Handling workplace stress

Handling workplace stress

Managing stressed employees isn’t easy, but it’s something almost every manager and team leader will have to deal with, probably more than once. Usually it’s up to the manager to take the lead in sorting things out. If you think about it, what do you do when you’re...

Understanding and Building Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Understanding and Building Psychological Safety in the Workplace

What is psychological safety in the workplace? Psychological safety is about feeling safe. Not just being safe physically, but feeling safe emotionally. You feel safe expressing yourself. You feel safe that you can be open and honest with the people you work with. It...

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