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The Brainwaves for Leaders Blog aims to explore the practical applications of the neuroscience of leadership in our everyday professional lives.  At NeuroCapability we are committed to take these concepts beyond the theoretical and ask the question “So What, how can I use this in my leadership practice?”

‘Brain Friendly’ leaders understand their people are their most valuable resource and there is more to leadership than task focussed command and control models.  Brain friendly leaders tap into the growing body of neuroscience knowledge to enhance the way they facilitate and lead change, solve problems, make decisions, collaborate with others and manage pressure and conflict.  At NeuroCapability our vision is to create a new generation of thinking leaders and brain friendly organisations.


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Brainwaves for Leaders incorporates the successful elements of more than 20 years of consulting experience in organisational change and development, corporate training, and executive coaching. Our focus is on the latest developments in the neuroscience of leadership. Many of our contributors are experts in the field; others are newcomers and bring a fresh perspective. You’ll find a range of material and an abundance of ideas on the use of brain-friendly techniques to improve your work experience.

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HI Nora, fascinating stuff whichever way I turn on this blog!
I see you’ve got Amy Cuddy’s research here. I was so pleased to come across this, because I’ve been working with it semi-intuitively for years, and notably showed her clip to a bunch of corporate lawyers I worked with last week.
It started with a branch of Method Acting training developed 80 years ago by Michael Chekhov, nephew of the famous Russian playwright and student of Stanislawski. He coined the term ‘psychological gesture,’ which is something that the actor researches in rehearsal, as a means of stepping into the body, emotion and thoughts of a character at will. Once the gesture has been discovered and refined, this is how an actor can step into a character or emotional state on demand. The other interesting thing about this, (and here he was already ahead of Amy Cuddy,) it’s developed as a means to affect another, not just self. This is called ‘playing an action.’ Here Method Acting was very refined in choosing the right verb for the desired effect. Whenever I’ve taught this to fledgling actors, they’ve been amazed and astounded at it’s power as a focussing device. The other topic she touches on, and that I taught back in my theatre days is – Status, and as an ex-Pom who grew up up in a rigid class system I was inculcated with the need to be adept at picking up all the little subtle signals that indicate ranking on the pecking order.
Love to talk more about this sometime. Do you have a period in Jan between holidays and things picking up speed again?

Richard Lawton

EXTREMELY interesting blog! I am so excited that I happened upon it. You eloquently combine my interests in neurology, psychology, language, communication, leadership, and sociology all into one. I look forward to catching up on past posts and reading future ones.

Dear Adair Jones and Other Contributors,

You might find interesting my recently published book, Piloting Through Chaos–The Explorer’s Mind (www.explorerswheel.com) which incorporates many years of experience with EEG biofeedback and the exploratory/creative process, dating from my early collaboration in the 1980s with Dr. Elmer Green at the Menninger Foundation. I organized my discoveries in a new model called “innovation integration” which seeks to harvest the “gold” often latent in the “inter-tidal” zone between highly specialized although narrowly siloed professional and academic fields and disciplines. The practical applications of innovation integration are extremely broad and when combined with effective collaboration introduce a new paradigm in the fields of discovery, invention, and innovation.

I welcome a dialogue with all seriously interested explorers. My new book focuses on the relationship of Heart to Mind and Hand in co-authorship with a Chinese martial artist, famous coach, and qigong grandmaster, Li Junfeng. The work will be launched as a Smart Living Adaptive Multimedia Book (S-LAMB(tm)) to take optimal creative advantage of the rich video and other material and also social media to encourage and support a “Conversation Among Friends”. An important new area of inquiry will be the relationship between brain science, in particular neuroplasticity, and the Heart, not referring to the physical organ but rather an energetic field which in the Chinese language is called “Xin.”

Best regards,

Julian Gresser
Alliances for Discovery
Global Innovation Integrators (GII)
Tel:1-805-563-3226; © 1-805-708-1864
Author: Piloting Through Chaos–The Explorer’s Mind


How fascinating! I am definitely going to take the time to look into this in depth.


This site is awesome. I am studying neuroleadership and NLP. I stumbled upon this site and I am so grateful for your work.
Thank you very much for posting such useful content.
Bart Harris

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