Our Contributors

The NeuroCapability/neuresource group Team

 

 Linda Ray

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Linda is the Managing Director of NeuroCapability and the co-founder/director of neuresource group. These organisations are playing key roles in developing a new generation of thinking leaders through delivery of the Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership and other innovative programs informed by neuroscience.  Linda is gaining recognition both in Australia and internationally as a thought leader in the neuroleadership field.  She is actively contributing to the body of knowledge that supports the building of individual and organisational ‘neurocapability’.

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Tara Neven

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.23.30 AM . Tara Neven is the co-founder/director of neuresource group.  As an entrepreneur, business strategist, facilitator, learning and development and collective leadership specialist, Tara has over 15 years experience in corporate learning and development, education, business growth and organisational development. The last 10 years of this experience has been in remote and regional areas of Australia. Tara’s primary industry experience has been in the mining and resource sector, construction, local government and medium to large organisations.  . . . .

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Adair Jones

. Adair Jones is a writing and communications expert with 20 years experience in a wide variety of content production. She has worked as a technical writer for industry, produced government tenders, and created promotional materials for clients across all sectors.  As a journalist, Adair contributes regularly to newspapers, magazines and online journals.  In addition, she has experience in academic and creative writing and editing, with a fascination for the human brain in all its manifold aspects. . . .

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 Nick Mills

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. Nick Mills is a  Neuroscience of Leadership alumnus and the Principal Consultant at Eureka Training.  Accredited in a wide range of contemporary leadership tools, Nick is an experienced leadership facilitator and coach with a passion for learning and facilitating change. He has worked with senior managers in professional services, corporate, not-for-profit and government agencies in Australia, as a leadership program facilitator and coach.  He currently facilitates many neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence related topics. .

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Guest Authors

 Alison White

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Allison White is an awarded manager, communications and engagement specialist who is considering handing back her awards as she relearns many workplace lessons through the study of psychology and the Neuroscience of Leadership.

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Anne Parkes

. . Anne Parkes has over 20 years experience as a manager in the human services area. Anne is currently undertaking the Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership and describes it as the most stimulating and useful study she has ever done.

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Becky Barker

Screen Shot 2013-07-04 at 9.10.25 AM . Becky Barker is a former magazine editor (Time Inc) who started out as a journalist on British newspapers (Oxford Mail and Times/Hounslow Chronicle) before working at Fairfax Media (Sun Herald) as a sub editor and writer. She is a regular contributor to HR Monthlymagazine, lifestyle magazines and specialist features in Fairfax publications with a particular interest in the field of human resources and women in business.

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Bill Synnot

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With around 40 years of experience, Bill Synnot is widely recognized as a leading international change management specialist, as well as an effective public speaker, consultant, trainer, author and facilitator.  He has co-authored a book entitled The Toolbox for Change: a practical approach  and a CD on change management (50+ frameworks & 200+ tools).  He has published in professional journals and regularly presents at conferences internationally.

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Chris Griffiths

. Chris Griffiths is the CEO of ThinkBuzan, the organisation behind Mind Mapping and iMindMap software. He lectures to audiences worldwide on creativity and innovation, and is the author of Amazon bestsellers ‘GRASP The Solution’ and ‘Mind Maps for Business’.

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Cindy Thomas

. Cindy Thomas has spent the past six years in site-based Community Stakeholder roles helping construction teams create positive delivery environments for complex and challenging transport infrastructure projects. Through her strategic leadership, Cindy is also able to effectively manage and direct the activities of a large community and stakeholder team while co-ordinating multiple tasks within a constantly changing environment.

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Geoff Grahl

geoff copy . Over the past 15 years Geoff has worked as both a consultant and senior manager working with organisations to evolve systems and processes that deliver performance improvements and enhance culture.  He has partnered with NeuroCapability as he has a fundamental belief that the recent findings in neuroscience can assist organisations to improve performance and deliver better outcomes through improving understanding how the brain works.​ . .

 

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Ian Shrives

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. Ian Shrives is the director of CVA Consulting Group in Melbourne, Victoria. Ian is an award winning consultant with more than twenty five years experience facilitating, executive coaching, diagnosing organisational culture and team functioning, leadership team development, leading and advising on change initiatives, designing and implementing performance management processes, trusted advisor to CEOs.

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Karen Borgelt

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Karen Borgelt, PhD, is a leading researcher and practitioner in the field of Neuro Social Science with particular emphasis on the neuroscience of leadership. She has more than 25 years experience in delivering consulting services, training and mentoring to national and international clients in the following fields: organisational development; organisational behaviour; leadership and management development; and transitional change and transformational change.

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 Matthew E May

Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 10.31.26 AM . Matthew E. May is the author of “IN PURSUIT OF ELEGANCE: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing.” He is constantly searching for creative ideas and innovative solutions that are ‘elegant’ – a unique and elusive combination of unusual simplicity and surprising power. . . ..

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Nick Bennett

. Nick Bennett is recognised as one of the leading internationally credentialed coaches and facilitators in regional Queensland. A Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (the ICF), he has over 5000 coaching hours and over 25 years as a thought leader across a range of industry and business sectors in cultural change, leadership development, team alignment and individual development in organisations and businesses locally, nationally and internationally.

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Norah Breekveldt

. Norah Breekveldt BA (University of Melbourne), MBA (MBS), Post Grad. Cert. Neuroleadership (2012) Norah consults to corporates, government and community organisations on achieving successful change, developing leadership capability and building successful careers. After completing an MBA and with over 20 years human resources experience in multinational organisations, Norah’s transition to the field of Neuroleadership was natural. Norah is a Director of Breekthrough Strategies and Macfarlan Lane, a career coaching and transition firm for executives.

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Thea O’Connor

Screen Shot 2013-01-22 at 2.03.34 PM . Thea O’Connor (BSc, BND) is
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Thun Thamrongnawasawat

Screen Shot 2012-11-29 at 8.01.14 AM . Dr. Thun Thamrongnawasawat is one of Thailand’s most qualified trainers, coaches, and consultants in the field of Leadership. He is the only Thai certified instructor of John Kotter’s Leading Bold Change program from Harvard Business School. Dr. Thun trains topics of Change Leadership, Situational Leadership, Strengths-based Development, Brain-based Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Strategic Planning, and Creativity and Innovation. Prior to joining Orchid Slingshot Thailand as a Consulting Partner, Dr. Thun has accumulated years of training and consulting experience with The Boston Consulting Group, as well as many  Thai and multinational organizations.

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[…] Linda Ray is the Managing Director of NeuroCapability and the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group.  During the past seven years, she has been interested in building ‘neurocapability’ using insights from neuroscience.  In this article, she turns her attention to the subject of ‘attention’—more specifically on ways to build productivity through ‘Attentional Intelligence’. […]

[…] Tara Neven, co-founder and director of neuresource group and an expert on human capital and organisational change, sheds light on how using neuroscience in small bites can build a brain-friendly organisation, enhance productivity, support innovation, and bring about lasting change. […]

[…] Tara Neven, co-founder and director of neuresource group and an expert on human capital and organisational change, sheds light on how using neuroscience in small bites can build a brain-friendly organisation, enhance productivity, support innovation, and bring about lasting change. […]

[…] Linda Ray, a pioneer in building intelligent enterprises, coined the term ‘attentional intelligence’. According to Ray, by mindfully noticing where your attention is at any moment and to intentionally choose where you want it to be, you are setting up the scaffolding in your brain to allow innovation to happen. Daniel Goleman’s extensive research supports this:  use your conscious mind to gather data, make connections, and focus. Then, let the brain idle. It’s in the downtime after thorough preparation that innovations happen. In this way you can draw on the extensive array of patterns the unconscious mind has formed, without being in it’s thrall. […]

[…] Linda Ray, a pioneer in building intelligent enterprises, coined the term ‘attentional intelligence’. According to Ray, by mindfully noticing where your attention is at any moment and to intentionally choose where you want it to be, you are setting up the scaffolding in your brain to allow innovation to occur. Daniel Goleman’s extensive research supports this:  use your conscious mind to gather data, make connections, and focus. Then, let the brain idle. It’s in the downtime after thorough preparation that innovations happen. In this way you can draw on the extensive array of patterns the unconscious mind has formed, without being in it’s thrall. […]

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[…] Tara Neven, co-founder and director of neuresource group and an expert on human capital and organisational change, looks at the brains of men and women in the workplace and how to harness the best each has to offer in order to inspire truly revolutionary 21st Century leadership. […]

[…] Linda Ray, the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group, lectures frequently on change management. In this post, she looks at how an understanding of the brain can help to facilitate sustainable change, and she offers some tips on how to get started. […]

[…] Linda Ray, the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group, lectures frequently on change management. In this post, she looks at how an understanding of the brain can help to facilitate sustainable change, and she offers some tips on how to get started. […]

[…] Linda Ray, the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group, coined the term “attentional intelligence” in 2012. In this post, she looks at a recent study that shows the brain has a built-in anti-distraction mechanism, which assists us in maintaining focus. […]

[…] Linda Ray, the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group, coined the term “attentional intelligence” in 2012. In this post, she looks at a recent study that shows the brain has a built-in anti-distraction mechanism, which assists us in maintaining focus. […]

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[…] Linda Ray, the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group, coined the term “attentional intelligence” in 2012. In this post, she looks at the reasons long meetings get in the way of productivity and what can be done about it. […]

[…] Linda Ray, the co-founder and co-director of neuresource group, coined the term “attentional intelligence” in 2012. In this post, she looks at the reasons long meetings get in the way of productivity and what can be done about it. […]


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