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There is a growing need for all of us to adopt a renewed approach towards how we create economic value and how we lead ourselves and others. Making this happen while staying relevant requires optimal brain & body performance, inspiration, imagination and intuitive agility, if we are to meet the demands of the Imagination Age.What’s the Imagination Age?
New discoveries and technologies are shifting how we think, behave and interact with the world and with each other. Times have changed and a new type of leadership is emerging.
Through the i4 Neuroleader Model & Methodology and a well structured set of principles, tools and processes, this program helps people and organisations improve leadership performance, creativity, engagement and brain/body health, to navigate a ‘VUCA’ world.
The aim of our i4 Neuroleader Program is to develop the collective brain/consciousness of the humans that make up an organisation.
The concepts that support this methodology are based on the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, neurogastronterology, sleep, nutrition, neurofeedback, mind-brain development & peak performance, mindfulness, body movement, design thinking, positive psychology, strategy and innovation.
Find out how i4 can be used in the development of leaders!See Documentation
We live in a VUCA world - one of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity. Change is all around us! The boundaries between our private and professional lives are blurred - and balancing both is increasingly challenging.
Against this backdrop, we need to re-think how we equip ourselves to perform consistently well at a high level. We believe that nurturing the abilities of the i4 Neuroleader Model can have a significant impact on leadership effectiveness, helping leaders better respond to this ‘VUCA’ world and meet the demands of the Imagination Age.
The i4 Neuroleader Program, Model & Methodology is named after 4 of the 16 pillars that sit under the competencies of Performance, Collaboration, Innovation and Agility. These 4 pillars are: integration, inspiration, imagination and intuition, abilities that power us to solve the challenges that VUCA poses.
IMAGINATION To deal effectively with volatile conditions that are generated by continuous change.
INSPIRATION To help overcome the uncertainty created by unpredictable circumstances.
INTEGRATION To realise the connections between different variables in a complex world, a balanced & integrated brain is key.
INTUITION To resolve ambiguity of our times, in which the sequences of simple and linear ‘cause and effect’ no longer work.
i4 is based on many years of research undertaken by scientist, leadership expert and award-winning filmmaker Silvia Damiano.
In her book, ‘Leadership is Upside Down’ Silvia explains the rationale, thinking and science backing this development and why leadership models need to change in the 21st Century.
This groundbreaking research originated a psychometric tool, certifications, retreats, an online learning program for leaders, an award-winning documentary as well as a wellbeing, leadership & culture development program that has been rolled out globally to executive teams & front line staff in different types of organisations.
The i4 Neuroleader provides practical strategies to enhance anyone’s leadership potential with measurable results.
To learn more about i4, check out the documents below!See Documentation
‘Leadership is Upside Down’ contains invaluable concepts for anyone who wants to develop as an effective, creative and inspirational leader to thrive in the 21st Century. In this book, author Silvia Damiano, outlines the underpinning thinking and research of the i4 Neuroleader Model.Buy Book
‘Building Leaders For The Imagination Age’ explores a new understanding of how we best function as human beings. In this White Paper, Strategist Katharine McLennan builds the case for the application of the i4 Neuroleader Model.Free Download
The ‘i4 Neuroleader Manifesto’ outlines the philosophy and methodology behind the i4 Neuroleader Model and the path forward for creating brain-friendly cultures.Free Download
Based on the book ‘Leadership is Upside Down’, the ‘i4 Neuroleader Online Course’ and the i4 Assessment Tool, this comprehensive workbook is filled with reflective questions, exercises, practical content and 192 simple tips that you can immediately apply to your personal and professional life.Sample Online Course Buy Workbook
Our various learning programs are directed to leadership consultants, facilitators, coaches, psychologists, educators, students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, front-line staff, Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals in the public and private sectors.
Interview with Katharine McLennan
Interview with Ricardo Gonzalez Escobar
Examined in our White Paper and Book the i4 Neuroleader Model is the competency framework that guides the creation of a brain-friendly culture. Explored in our Manifesto, the i4 Methodology is the set of principles, tools & processes that helps develop and embed the competencies of the i4 Model.
The i4 Model is made up of 4 competencies, 16 pillars and 48 elements that are important to consider when developing as a leader. The model in its full display is called the i4 Neuroleader Model Curriculum. This structured mapping forms the basis of all the About my Brain Institute’s programs, certifications and resources.