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BrainWise Leadership: Practical neuroscience to survive and thrive at work

by Connie Henson and Pieter Rossouw

BrainWise Leadership: Practical neuroscience to survive and thrive at work from The Neuropsychotherapist on Vimeo.

BrainWiseCoverThe challenge confronting today’s leaders and their teams is making effective decisions in a marketplace where the goal posts continuously keep changing.
Using lessons from the latest neuroscience, BrainWise Leadership offers powerful insights and practical techniques that leaders can use to avoid common thinking traps and improve performance.

The authors translate complex neuroscientific concepts into layman’s terms and provide real-life case studies to demonstrate how leaders can use the new techniques to best effect. The book is essential reading for both senior leaders and professionals involved in their development.

From the back cover

“ The search for cost efficiencies and profits has created the most challenging business climate in a generation. Effective leadership in these difficult conditions requires an understanding of your team’s individual thinking styles and behaviours. BrainWise Leadership provides you with those insights as well as a pragmatic, scientific set of tools for effective decision-making.” Jim Mantle, Managing Director Australia and NZ, URS Australia

“ One of the epiphanies I had while reading BrainWise Leadership is that change is fundamentally about learning: people know how to learn, and BrainWise Leadership provides new insights on how to help others do this more effectively so they can successfully navigate change. I also really enjoyed the real-life case studies and the practical tips with a scientific basis.” Lesley Staples, Group HR Director for Toll Holdings

“ Many aspects of modern life require a more sophisticated perspective based squarely on sound brain and behavioural sciences. In this book, the authors apply some of these key understandings to everyday management situations and demonstrate that when people use new insights from the brain sciences effectively, they are more likely to achieve the outcomes they desire.” Professor Ian Hickie, Executive Director, Brain and Mind Institute

About the Authors

Connie is the Director of Learning Quest, an applied psychology and leadership development business. Her focus and expertise lies in helping people, organizations and communities to realize their strengths and abilities.Connie’s PhD in Counselling Psychology is from the University of North Texas. She also has a Master of International Public Health from the University of Sydney, a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counselling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Connie is a current member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Australian Psychological Society, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She currently lives in Sydney Australia.Connie’s passion is to make science practical. A popular speaker, Connie runs development programs across Australia and internationally. She is effective working with refugees through to CEOs. Her work is underpinned by a strong belief in human rights and a keen desire to contribute to increased wellbeing for clients and colleagues.For more information visit 

Pieter is the Director of the Unit for Neuropsychotherapy and Mediros, a company that provides training in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy. He is a member of the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Human Services at The University of Queensland.

Pieter has been in private practice for the past 25 years. Pieter holds Honours Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Pieter is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and the Queensland Counsellors Association. Pieter has been a Professor in Clinical Psychology at Universities in Canada, Holland and South Africa where he also spearheaded a Psycho-Therapeutic Assistance Program to support people exposed to trauma.

Pieter specialises in Neuropsychotherapy. He is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Board of the Neuropsychotherapist, and is The Chief editor of the International Journal for Neuropsychotherapy. Pieter currently lives in Brisbane Australia.

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