Graduates & High Potentials Network: Harness the power of your brain
Although applied neuroscience is still in its infancy, it is already providing significant insights into people, teams and organisations. It brings to light what enables us to be focused, to learn and to perform at our best, especially during times of change and uncertainty. We all have good days and bad days at work. What makes the difference, and more importantly, what can we do to help get our brains back on track? Neuroscience provides some insights.
Neuroscience is also relatively easy to apply: it does not require a revolution in how we work. It provides a new lens through which to look at people and understand their motivation and behaviour. It shows that small actions can make a significant difference. The learning can be applied at a local level by each leader with his or her team, or at a macro level, right across the business. It enables us to work effectively: by understanding our brains, we can work with them rather than despite them.
- The basics we all need to understand about our brains to get the best out of them
- The impact of organisational change on the brain (and why our brains don’t like it)
- SPACES: six factors that make a big difference to our brains and a useful planning tool
- Working with your brain in mind – planning your day to help you perform at your best.
About the speaker
Consultant and Author
Hilary’s work has spanned Europe, the US and Asia and concentrates on change and employee engagement. She has extensive experience of working in both the public and private sectors and has won global awards for her work on employee engagement and organisational change.
Hilary holds an MA from Cambridge University, she has a post-graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisation Development and Change, and is an accredited executive coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management. Hilary is a frequent international speaker on applied neuroscience at in-house and public conferences. Her book on applied neuroscience and organisational change was published in 2016.