I’m baaaack! After an 18 month hiatus, I am back to writing my blogs. I have not been dormant though. And, you will benefit from my absence. A year and a half ago, I began the pursuit of a Post Graduate Certificate in The Neuroscience of Leadership through Middlesex University, England. This program was developed via the Neuroleadership Institute. The focus of my studies involved learning about the recent and expanding insights into brain research and the science tied to what we are discovering, at an increasing pace about the impact of core neuroscience and its direct impact on leadership—leading oneself and others.
I have read more research than I ever thought possible regarding brain research studies and their results that more deeply inform me about how to best influence and work with others. Much of what I’ve studied has begun to provide the evidence, or at least, the likely reasons for why we act and react the way we do in the workplace and at home.
For the past decade, I have been teaching others the evidence-based psychology behind why coaching works. I have shared why this unique type of relationship truly supports people in making sustainable change. This post graduate program has given me the venue to dive another layer deeper, beyond psychology, into what makes us tick; the neuroscience, physiology and anatomy that influences choices. I learned what most significantly impacts how we make decisions, problem solve, regulate emotions, manage change and best collaborate with others.
My plan going forward is to share with you these insights in a practical way. I am a teacher and encourager at heart. I can’t learn and not strive to pass it along. You will find commentaries going forward sharing resources, reflections, and research that I hope you will be able to practically apply to your efforts to manage stress, get others to collaborate better, increase your adaptability, manage change (and help others to do so, as well), increase your attention, reduce your distractibility and even how to give better feedback to others.
I will be continuing to learn, as this is a new area of scientific development, and will gladly share with you my journey whenever I sense that it may impact your life, your influence on others and your own success.