“You can teach an old dog new tricks”
During the last two decades, scientists have gained a new, far more accurate view of human nature and behavior change because of the integration of psychology (the study of the human mind and human behavior) and neuroscience (the study of the anatomy and physiology of the brain). Imaging technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), along with brain wave analysis technologies such as quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), have revealed hitherto unseen neural connections in the living human brain. Advanced computer analysis of these connections has helped researchers develop an increasing body of theoretical work linking the brain (the physical organ) with the mind (the human consciousness that thinks, feels, acts, and perceives).
The implications of this new research are particularly relevant for organisational leaders. It is now clear that human behavior in the workplace doesn’t work the way many executives think it does. That in turn helps explain why many leadership efforts and organisational change initiatives fall flat.
Managers who understand the recent breakthroughs in cognitive science can lead and influence mindful change: organisational transformation that takes into account the physiological nature of the brain, and the ways in which it predisposes people to resist some forms of leadership and accept others. This does not imply that management — of change or anything else — is a science. There is a great deal of art and craft in it.
- Brain facts
- Insights into the brain
- Base drivers for better thinking
- The power of focus
- The neuroscience of creativity
- Unconscious biases
You will understand why:
- Change is pain. Organisational change is unexpectedly difficult because it provokes sensations of physiological discomfort.
- Behaviorism doesn’t work.Change efforts based on incentive and threat (the carrot and the stick) rarely succeed in the long run.
- Humanism is overrated.In practice, the conventional empathic approach of connection and persuasion doesn’t sufficiently engage people.
- Focus is power. The act of paying attention creates chemical and physical changes in the brain.
- Expectation shapes reality.People’s preconceptions have a significant impact on what they perceive.
- Attention density shapes identity.Repeated, purposeful, and focused attention can lead to long-lasting personal evolution.
- Anyone who wants to improve their thinking skills and understand thinking preferences to improve the way they communicate, make decisions, solve problems, manage teams and projects, and generally GET RESULTS.
- 1 Day
- This is List price. Discounts are available for Earlybirds, SAINE members, NGOs, SMMEs and Groups. Our course administrator will confirm final price applicable before invoicing.