What if most leadership development programs were educating only half a mind and ignoring brain basics?
Overwhelmed and distracted
Energized and focused
Running on empty – approaching burnout
Engaged, inspired and resilient
Bias and autopilot rule – caught in a swirl by uncertainty and ambiguity
Agile thinker, big picture driven, emotionally regulated and present
“Me” focused, unhealthy competition, fear and mistrust undermine collaboration and innovation
Healthy challenge and support expected and accepted, innovation and collaboration brings out the best in all
U.S. corporations spend almost 14 billion annually on leadership development. Yet we still complain about the leadership deficit.
Discover what your mind can do for the better. What if your potential to grow your mindset was infinite? Our SyncUp4 Model gives you the fuel to grow your mindset for optimal performance.
Sync up your attention to reclaim your focus, insight and presence.
Focus drives results. Use your attention to change your brain, increase performance and strengthen relationships.
How often do you unplug? Can you put the brakes on constant activity and step outside of overwhelm? How do you support your own clear thinking? What gets in the way of your focused attention? Are you fully present? How does having a monkey mind and living in a firehose world work for you?
Sync up your intellect, intuition, emotion, sense of purpose and well-being for greatness.
Greatness takes your whole self. Leverage your internal resources for agility, resilience and effectiveness.
How much of your whole self do you bring to work? What are you leaving outside the door?
SPINE integration gives you the stability, agility, inspiration and energy to lead and thrive in a complex and challenging environment.
Developing and integrating the SPINE elements integrate the brain centers that help you regulate.
Unleash the energy for inspired collaboration by going from me to we.
Going from me to we. Harness the paradox of radical accountability and compassion. Increase engagement, inspire innovation and free up capacity.
What blocks the spirit of inquiry, accountability and healthy challenge in you or your organization? Are compassion and empathy freely given in your workplace?
Sync up your strategic perspective. Mitigate bias and cultivate wisdom.
Know your story, shape your future. Challenge and evolve your current understanding. Step back, assess the situation, incorporate insights and take action.
Do you know what supports your greatness? What price do you pay for being on autopilot? Is your voice of wisdom up and running?
We bring together two strands of new research: neuroscience and vertical development. In the last 20 years we’ve learned more about the brain than in the entire course of human history.
We are in the midst of a neuroscience revolution. Neuroplasticity, our ability to use our mind to change our brain, is a fact. When coupled with vertical learning strategies, the science of how our mindsets grow and change throughout our lifetime, neuroscience becomes neurolearning for leaders. Bigger mindsets translate into the agility required to lead effectively in a complex and ever-changing world.
Linking our limbic system (memories and emotions) to our executive functioning (prefrontal cortex) reduces reactivity and increases cognitive agility.
Our brains are connected – we have mirror neurons that help us understand what others are thinking and feeling. Our brains are social organs – we develop better brain functioning and increased neuroplasticity in healthy relationships.
Multitasking is a myth and people who believe that they are are good multi-taskers tend to suffer the biggest loss in performance.
Your brain may be small (2 percent of your body weight) but it uses about 20 percent of your bodies oxygen and glucose. Concentrating and putting the brakes on unhealthy and impulsive behavior takes even more energy.
Emotional regulation – the ability to link your limbic system (emotions and memories) with your prefrontal cortex (executive functioning) leads to better decisions and healthier relationships.
We have 100s of biases that automatically influence our decision making. Understanding how your brain and mind function can help you mitigate those biases.
Working memory, the foundation of your brains’ executive functioning, improves with sleep, exercise and good nutrition.
Sleep and exercise are brain boosting practices. The longer you work without frequent breaks – the less efficient your brain is in helping you make good decisions.
Mindful awareness – how you use your attention and awareness – changes the brain, boosts immunity and increases well being.