Last week, I was invited to give a lecture at a symposium on poverty reduction. I spoke of the effects of poverty on the brain. Poverty can be a significant stressor and there is a lot of information available on adverse effects of chronic stress on the brain. The following day, during a workshop on…

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Power can have a significant impact on the brain, both in a negative and a positive way. It can make you smarter, more motivated, less depressed; it increases you tactical thinking. These characteristics can make you grow towards a management position. However, if power is not bound and controlled, it can also have dark and…

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Workplace absenteeism is often seen a clear indicator of how a company treats its staff. A part of workplace absenteeism is directly or indirectly caused by the leadership style of the manager. When managers neglect aspects like security, and they increase work related stress, this can encourage workplace absenteeism. In the following, I will demonstrate…

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Why is it that we don’t live healthily while we know perfectly well what a healthy lifestyle is? Why do we let disappointment guide us, when we know it’s better to let this emotion settle down first? Why don’t we do what we know is right? Why is it so difficult to stick to good…

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Many interventions that managers apply to inspire or set people in motion just don’t work. These managers don’t approach things from the right perspective because they lack knowledge of the functioning of the brain. If they had this knowledge, without any doubt, they would know what to do. In this blog, I’d like to tell…

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In personal development, the shaping of new behaviour occurs in two steps. First, it is planned in your head and then it is (physically) shaped. This concept is crucial in neuro leadership. With neuro leadership, you can develop new behaviour through visualisation. In this weeks’ blog, I will present  you with the building blocks. The…

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How can you influence people without having to, or being able to pull rank? Especially when you don’t have the possibility of a formal assessment interview, or the chance of giving someone a promotion? You may be in an executive position, the coordinator of a team or the right hand person of someone in charge?…

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Anything related to the brain is hot! It’s become a central topic in different fields of expertise such as sales, marketing and health. Brain based coaching and training aren’t as well know yet, although it’s without doubt the most effective form of coaching. Why is coaching based on neurosciences so successful? Coaching based on neurosciences…

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“Modern leadership is not about how good you can do, but how good you can be.” I firmly believe that good leadership is much more about being good than about doing good. Therefore, good leadership is about personal excellence. A lot of this personal excellence can be developed by being. Not by doing good but…

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