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- i4 Neuroleader Methodology
Over the last decade, I have taken an interest in the field of neuroscience and its development and findings. I completely agree that there is a lot that we know about the brain and about leadership that is not currently being used or put into practice, particularly in the workplace. For example, we know that we find it hard to respond to social threats with a growth mind-set and yet we still use outdated feedback processes that require us to do just that.
We know that focusing on strengths is most effective for engagement, job satisfaction and personal growth, and yet we work with tools that are designed to tell us primarily what we need to improve. I like that this tool takes this into account and encourages a strengths focus.
I intend to use this tool with my clients both with individual coaching and with groups within organisations where I believe there is benefit in them understanding themselves and each other better. I find this to be the case almost always.
I see a lot of what I call 'feedback fatigue', where an organisation has many feedback loops, review processes and feedback chains in place. My experience is that these are often having the opposite impact of what is intended. Rather than improving performance, it can be damaging. People take on board mainly the negative feedback that they receive and dwell on it, without the support of a facilitated conversation to encourage helpful change.
The i4 Neuroleader™ Certification was easy to use, engaging and very logically laid out and presented. The experience of completing the online certification was enjoyable in particular because I was able to stop and start and do it at my own pace as well as pick and choose the additional resources that I found to be of interest and explore some areas further.
I often talk people through the idea that a person is like an iceberg, in that only a small amount of who we are is openly visible and ‘above the waterline’.
This tends to be where feedback and development conversations are focussed. There is so much value however, in focussing ‘below the waterline’ at the aspects of us that are not openly visible to others and sometimes not even to ourselves.
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My mission is to enable people to connect with what they are passionate about and capable of, understand each other better, work together more effectively, and ultimately achieve success.