As we bring this change and emotions series to a close, I would like to share 3 final brain-friendly leadership tips. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me! 7. Co-create as much as possible. Co-creation is possible when people get autonomy within a clear framework (a defined direction and playing field). This is…
Part 7: Consequences for Leadership – Tips
4. When leading change, use arguments, facts and examples that engage the emotions. You can talk for a long time about our ever-changing world and the impact on your organization, but if your information is not interesting to the crocodile or the monkey, it will have no effect. So, use facts that show that survival,…
Change and emotions: Part 6: Consequences for Leadership
Insight from new research on the workings of our brain is crucial to becoming an effective leader, and building productive, happy organizations. In this article, we give three practical leadership tips to make sure that you lead in a brain-friendly way with a higher success rate. 1. Prepare your communication well. The first seven words…
Change and emotions Part 5: Behaviour is Key: The Leadership Compass
When using the leadership compass, it is important to highlight the following key points (practical examples follow in the next part of these articles): The difference between inside, outside and other side. In my experience, it is common to find a difference between the inside (what do you intend to communicate), the outside (what you…
Part 4: Leadership equals influence: navigate change and success by use of the leadership compass
How to become very effective in onboarding people on your vision, plan or change? To do that you have to take into account the mammal brain of people which asks for clarity on 2 major questions: “can I trust you?” and “who is more dominant?”
Part 3: Your first 7 words! They Make or Break
The oldest part of our brain, the reptile brain, is very determined to make sure that a person stays safe. So it plays a role in every communication that happens within an organization but is even more crucial when an important change is announced! The challenge is to awaken the crocodile without getting into a fight!
Part 2: Tips to make change communication highly effective
How we communicate during change and how we onboard people must be in alignment with the 3 major parts of our brain (the reptile, mammal and rational brain)! They each need to hear a different message. In this article, you will learn how to make sure that your message is appealing to each of them, which will make your impact much bigger.
Part 1: The Brain Team
Often we assume that people are rational beings. However different parts of the brain are more in control than the rational one. This has huge consequences for change, leadership and communication within our organizations.