Participants of my leadership trainings are asked to define what they aim to achieve when they put brain-based leadership into practice. One of the things I often hear is that participants expect to be able to “sit on their hands“. Sitting on your hands Sitting on your hands means letting go of control. It means…

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Every day, I train and coach managers, professionals and management teams to become efficient leaders. This implies that leadership is something you can learn. Many people believe that leadership is innate, that it cannot be learned. In this article, I will explain why and how scientifically sound leadership can be learned. Nature and nurture We…

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Did you know that 20% of your bodily energy is used by the brain? The average brain weighs approximately 1.4 kilograms. If you weigh 70 kilos, this means that 2%  is brains. So 2% of your weight uses 20% of your energy. Your brain is of the utmost importance to your body, your survival and…

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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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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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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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