Brain-Minded Leadership Development

In a world where continuous change has become the only constant, effective leadership - the ability to influence people - has become THE critical factor for success at all levels and in all industries. 

What many companies fail to realise,  is that in this new working environment, the role of leaders has changed from the old 'command-and-control' autocrats to that of skilled facilitators who are able to motivate, collaborate and engage people, while never losing sight of the vision or end goal. Today's effective leaders need to be able to lead in a way that will trigger engagement, creativity and commitment, in stead of bullying or manipulating people to merely submit and comply.

THE LEADERSHIP GAP

The Leadership Challenge:
Here's what the research shows...
  • 60% of new frontline managers underperform.
  • Poor leadership habits developed in a manager’s first years will hinder them for the rest of their careers.
  • Managers account for 70% of variance in employee engagement scores.
  • Lack of training is a major culprit for poor performance, yet 47% of companies don’t offer leadership training.
Unfortunately, many fall short. International surveys show that as much as 60% of new frontline managers and supervisors underperform. Most concerning about this is that once bad leadership habits had been formed in a manager’s early years, these  will continue to impede their performance (and that of their teams) for the rest of their careers.

While lack of training is known to be a major cause for poor manager performance, a staggering 47% of companies don’t offer any formal leadership training or development. New managers and supervisors are thrown into the leadership deep-end and expected to perform without having been equipped with the skills and knowledge required to lead in the 21st Century workplace.
  
Ironically, this amounts to a huge opportunity missed. Effective leadership is a critical component of every high performance team - a study by the Gallup Organization concluded that managers account for as much as 70% of variance in employee engagement scores. Another study involving 50 000 employees around the globe showed that “if an ineffective manager becomes an effective people manager, employee performance improves by 25%; employee engagement improves by 52%; and employee retention improves by 40%”. What this says is that if organizations invest in the development of their leaders, they're indirectly investing in every desireable outcome for high performance.
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LEADING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND

Neuro-based leadership (neuroleadership) is an emerging field which integrates principles and insight from social neuroscience,  leadership theory and practice, and positive psychology to help organizations create 'brain-friendly' working environments that optimizes performance, work satisfaction, productivity, safety, engagement and ultimately, productivity. By applying the principles of neuro-based leadership, leaders enable their people to function at their best by considering and managing some of the neural processes that precedes behaviour (see blog article "Lead in a Way that Will Engage People's Minds").
The workshop on neuro-based leadership opened my eyes to a new way of leading people. Understanding how our brains work and how to use that knowledge to lead better, is so different from anything I’ve known before.” - Participant​​
All our programmesprocesses and offerings incorporate the principles and practices of neuro-based leadership. In addition, we follow a strengths-based approach, where we help individuals and teams to discover and develop their natural strengths in stead of wasting time and energy trying to 'fix' weaknesses (see Strengths-Based Individual & Team Development). Each offering (see lists below) focuses on specific skills and competencies globally acknowledged to be critical for individual, team and organizational success. In design our programmess combine solid academic input, experiential learning and practical discovery - structured in a proven formula. 

ADDRESSING YOUR UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS

The 'soft skills' of the past have become the 'hard skills' of the 21st Century and effective leadership (as opposed to merely managing) is now a critical determinant for success.  While the need for leadership is universal, each team and organization's leadership requirements can be unique. We therefore  prefer to collaborate with clients to create tailor-made leadership solutions instead of offering generic off-the-shelf profucts.
If you're ready to take a leap into the exciting new world of neuro-based leadership, you can contact us right now to arrange a telecon or face-to-face meeting with a consultant. Once we understand your requirements and what you aim to achieve, we will suggest the programmes or products that will best address your needs and submit these to you in a formal proposal. The journey will start from there...​​​

Some of Our Programmes and Offerings:

Neuro-Based Supervisor Development Programme

Neuro-Based Leadership Development

Individual & Team Strengths ​Coaching & Development

SLI Masterclasses

SLI Coaching Options

SLI Workshops

Neurosafety: Brain-Minded Safety Management

Brain-Minded Safety Culture Transformation

Assessments and Tools

HERE's WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS SAID

Over the past decade we’ve helped some of the world’s leading organizations improve their leadership capabilities. Our aim has never been to blindly gain new clients or to offer 'quick fixes'. Instead, we prefer to build lasting relationships with clients who understand that leadership transformation and organizational culture change is a long-term synergistic journey.

Here's what some clients said about their experience...
“I never thought about leadership in this way. I feel as if I now have the tools to lead people in ways that would benefit my team in so many ways. Thank you for a life-changing experience!”

“This programme is so different from anything I’ve seen before. Every leader in our company should attend this, especially our senior managers.” 

"Since EXCO completed the neuro-based leadership programme followed by strengths coaching, there's been some changes. I believe we're creating the kind of no-fear culture where  people can perform at their best and enjoy their work."

“The beauty of the training is this can be applied in the working environment and in one's personal life.” 

“The programme opened my mind to so many new things. I’ve started to apply what we’ve learned and can already see how even some of my difficult team members are responding positively.”

“The workshop on neuro-based leadership opened my eyes to a new way of leading people. Understanding how our brains work and how to use that knowledge to lead better, is so different from anything I’ve known before.”

“I haven’t been this excited about my job for years. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this!”

“This has been life-changing and I can’t wait to implement it with my team even further.”

“These workshops changed the how I see people, think of people, work and talk with people.”

“I’ve had a complete change of mind on how to do things and how to approach any situation.”

"This has helped me to better understand my leadership role and responsibilities. I’m set on creating a no-fear culture by leading with the brain in mind.”
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"He who influences the thought of his times, influences all the times that follow.
​He has made his impress on eternity
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- Hypatia (370-415 AD)