The Neuroscience of Executive Teams

Raise Your Team’s Mood & Energy

The brain has been called the world’s most powerful machine, connecting over 500 trillion synapses. It’s also a social organ; we depend on others to create our sense of self & meaning.

One of the most revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience is that the brain always evolves and changes, Science calls this brain plasticity, and it’s your key to unlocking your team’s astounding (and untapped) mental and inter-personal capacities.

Neuroscience offers evidence-based insights on how are brains are wired to integrate different specialized parts – both within the brain and within the social group or tribe. As we recognize that each person on a team has a separate perspective & unique resources, it’s easy to recognize the value of inclusion; how do we tap into the available information and resources at our disposal?

Neuroscience has also discovered how to create optimal conditions for brain health and fitness, As a leader, you can now create a business environment provides the conditions for your team to enjoy conditions for optimal mental and brain functioning. The payoff is greater productivity, revenue and effectiveness.

We ask the question, “what are the evidence-based creative principles that empower leaders to build more powerful, high-performance teams?

What we found is your best approach is to create a work climate that engages, encourages people to foster states of mind that unify them.  We’ve developed a simple approach to mastering this appraoch.  We call it S.T.R. E.A.M. – Safety, Trust, (mutual) Regard, Energy, Assuredness & Meaning, so that people can open up, express themselves, grow & develop & function in a natural, world-class, championship level of engagement!

"An upbeat environment fosters mental efficiency, allowing people to better take in and understand information and be more flexible in their thinking."
Alice Isen, Cornell Univ, cited by Daniel Goleman in Harvard Business Review

If you want to develop powerful leadership, we can support you through:

  • Executive Coaching (1:1)
  • Executive Team Cohesion
  • Building new moods and frames of mind
  • Resilience
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Transition Management

LEADERSHIP ACUITY

Executive Coaching 

Are your people running at half-speed?  Are your people producing a fraction of their potential?  Call today for an assessment

EMOTIONAL SYNERGY

Mood-building skills training and facilitation

We offer training, workshops and facilitation to build the agile mood.

We help you nudge your people into a new paradigm.  Many will believe its all for show, others resist change because they know how to play a failing systems.

TEAMWORK AGILITY

Executive Team Cohesion

We facilitate emotional and mutual regard among your executive team.

Imaging the next time your business makes a decision and the same message rolls down to staff from all members of the senior team.

Do you ever sense that the members of your executive team are more about the “Executive” than they are about the “Team?”

Specialties

Elements of the Agile Mood

The new leadership skill: establishing a culture in which everyone functions at a higher level.

The agile mood starts with a positive, pro-social, positive attitude.  Ultimately, it replaces wariness and silos with openness and mutual regard.

Whatever your business, your team will excel as you develop the Agile Mood and your staff get more confident, collaborative and assured that they’re among friends who have their back.

Trust & Belonging

A stunning amount of mental energy (and the brain’s blood supply) is dedicated to scanning the environment for danger.  When people start climbing up into better moods, they do so together, and their sense of trust and safety grows, too, freeing up energy and creating new possibilities

Resilience

Resilience is built with a focus on positive possibilities;  the negative can overwhelm and discourage.  When you build a positive mood, you surround your people with other resilient people who support and encourage them. Resilient people inspire and build up resilient people.

Emotional Agility

When people activate the reward circuits in each otherr’s brains, they feel good, and when they feel good, they think more clearly and creatively.

When this happens, the brain produces four chemical nuerotransmitters, which neuroscience shows can be jumped-started with simple behaviors. Do your people gett a daily DOSE?

You can follow Alex Haley’s advice and “Find the Good and Praise it.”

Upward spirals of Engagement

The safer and closer people feel to their colleagues, and the more they are lifted by mutual encouragement and beliefs, the more their brains shunt additional blood to the brain’s creative centers.  This generates greater confidence, assurance, innovation and courage

People say it just Feels great to work here

You know it when you got it!

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Intro

Good moods don’t just feel good; they unleash human potential

What the NS of LS does

Increases revenue

Creativity and innovation

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The neuroscience of Your Business

Which Moods stall Growth at your BUSINESS ?

Don’t Settle For Less

Our Perspective

We’re introducing the best of neuroscience to business leadership. We focus on transforming the quality and effectiveness of decisions and actions across your enterprise.

Every organisation needs and wants agility (performance, engagement, innovation, talent development and middle management performance).

All the elements of agility depend on ONE THING – leaders who create a sense of assurance that empowers their people to activate greater mental resourcefulness

Agility elevates resourcefulness, which elevates engagement, productivity, common cause and personal satisfaction.  We help your leaders learn to choose actions that will create an agile mood between everyone, everywhere, everyday.

Ultimately it is leadership action, the thing that leaders actually do, that builds agility. The more your leaders support an agile mood, the more your company supports the sense that it is worth working for, worth investing in, worth buying from and worth partnering or supplying.

We  work with businesses to build a leadership action culture that creates the conditions for growth, innovation and performance.

LEADERSHIP ACUITY

Executive Coaching 

Are your people running at half-speed?  Are your people producing a fraction of their potential?  Call today for an assessment

EMOTIONAL SYNERGY

Mood-building skills training and facilitation

We offer training, workshops and facilitation to build the agile mood.

We help you nudge your people into a new paradigm.  Many will believe its all for show, others resist change because they know how to play a failing systems.

TEAMWORK AGILITY

Executive Team Cohesion

We facilitate emotional and mutual regard among your executive team.

Imaging the next time your business makes a decision and the same message rolls down to staff from all members of the senior team.

Do you ever sense that the members of your executive team are more about the “Executive” than they are about the “Team?”

Optimize Your Business Today!

Get A Free Consultation

Intro

Good moods don’t just feel good; they unleash human potential

What the NS of LS does

Increases revenue

Creativity and innovation

rem ipt tortor scelerisque luctus. Etiam tortor eros

Emotional Agility
Positive emotions are consistently associate with better eprformance, quality and customer services – and holds true across roles, industies and organizational levels

Emotional moods are based on a sense of safety.  They influence employee satisfaction, teamwork and such hard measures as financial performance and absenteeism.

When managers gloss over emotional culture, they gloss over a vital part of what makes people tick.

Mental Agility
Many companies now manage their cognitie culture, but without e=the emotional layer, cognitive excellence is not possible.  When you create a foundation of safety and belonging, you can turbo-charge everyone’s mental contributions.  A tremendous energy is released when our brains are able to stop scanning for danger in the environment and fully trust their surroundings and tribe.

This create a chain of possibilities that leads to greater curiosity, energy, engagement, collaboration, innovation and, in turn, greater profits and growth

Social Agility
There’s a vital shift from when we see coworkers and think “they are so different” to saying to ourselves “we are, in so many ways, just the same.” Over time people become socially flexible and can easily shift perspectives and stay aligned with one another.
Creative Agility
The agile mood establishes a climate of trust, safety and belonging, so that everyone feels free to express their perspectives, feelings and ideas.  This opens up new dimensions of creative expression.
The difference that makes a differnce
In anything you seek to do, there are typically half a dozen things that make 80% of the difference. Focus on those things.

Business Success Factors

The neuroscience of Leadership
 

 

All companies have their own ways to undermine their performance.

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Is your company climate dampening the spirit and contributions of your people? 

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Do you want to break free of all that?

You can.  It’s an act of leadership

 

You can raise the financial performance of your team by up to 40% (as measured by revenue growth, return on sales, efficiency and profitability) by adjusting the climate of your organization.*

 

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Positive emotional climates bring out the best in people, and you can tune up yours.

 

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* Daniel Goleman, Harvard Businss Review

HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL TEAMS

 

 

 

“Success without fulfillment = failure”

– Tony Robbins

 

You can cultivate an environment that lifts people up, boosts their mental performance, creates bonds and gives everyone – owners, leaders, and staff – with a sense of belonging and fulfillment 

 

We specialize in emotional agility.  Emotional leadership is the one area that managers are most challenged by, most skeptical of, and most afraid to master

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Neuroscience has validated the power of emtional agility as the essential precondition for performance, creativity, and esprit de corp .

 

 

When you master the emotional climate, you rise above company politics and light your people up.  That’s the secret of High Performance Teams 

Business Success Factors

The neuroscience of Executive Teams
 

THE BRAIN OF YOUR BUSINESS

If your CEO is the heart of your business, then your executive team is its brain.

 

IT WORKS LIKE THE HUMAN MIND

No one knows how our minds arise within our brains.  There’s no one part responsible.  Our minds arise from the awareness of, interactions between and regulation of the many independent parts involved.

Isn’t that how your executive team should work? -Operating with a common purpose that overcomes and dampens the natural competitive position of each independent part.

CRAFTING AN EXECUTIVE TEAM CAN TAKE A PAGE FROM NEUROSCIENCE

Do your team’s members put your company’s interest ahead of their own? Is their team identity more vital than each person’s functional role?

Brain science shows us now that this is the natural way highly effective teams arise.

 

THE COMPETITIVE DILLEMMA WITHIN EXECUTIVE TEAMS

Executive teams are usually made up of strivers who are ambitious, driven, and competitive; they see one another as competitors.

Strivers tend to motivate themselves with fear.  Sure, it creates juice, but it’s not sustainable.  It creates division, conflict and stress.  It leaves people exhausted and feeling bad.

Once strivers join the executive team, the challenge is to stop competing to create a coherent, company-wide perspectives and style.  They need to become leaders in common.

HOW DISFUNCTIONAL TEAMS CREATE BAD MOODS THAT UNDERMINE GROWTH

Just as our own bad moods arise from conflicting thought patterns and behaviors in our brain, so do bad moods arise in your workplace when your executive team’s behaviors create conflict and infighting.

While they maneuver and position themselves, they don’t see the consequences. The consequences flow downstream, to their direct reports and staff.  You won’t start to put it together until you watch what happens in their “emotional wake.”

How can you hold them accountable for the emotional toll that follows and swirls behind them?  How do you get them to notice when the “brain of your business” is conflicted and unable to account for its performance?

The results are bad moods; bad moods which suck the energy out of your offices.

How do you get your company growing without that human energy and spirit?  How does your business stop getting stuck?

Portitor elementum

The neuroscience of leadership (OLD)
Our coaching and consulting services target companies that are having difficulties achieving their vision, targets or are on the verge of collapse.

We specialize in the one thing that makes the biggest difference.  We specialize in emotional leadership, the one thing that many managers feel most challenged by, most skeptical of, and most afraid of diving into,

If you’re tired of avoiding the one thing that makes the biggest difference, contact us today and explore why the time is right to learn the most powerful leadership skill of all.

For centuries, there have been advocates for emotionial leadership, but they faced ridicule and skepticism.

Not any more.  Neuroscience is rapidly validating the power of emtional agility as the essential precondition for mental agility, creativity, and esprit de corp across the members of any team or organization.

If you want to develop powerful leadership, we can support you through:

  • Executive Coaching (1:1)
  • Executive Team Cohesion
  • Building new moods and frames of mind
  • Resilience
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Transition Management
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