Have you ever been a part of a team - in sports, in business, as a volunteer - and as that team, you accomplished something quite extra-ordinary, something way beyond anything anyone expected or predicted? And in that accomplishment, you experienced a sense of fulfillment, satisfaction, self-expression and being known?
As human beings (not human doers), we spend the majority of our time being at work and we want it to count! We want to work effectively with other team members, we want to express our ideas, we want to fulfill our purpose in life and as employees, be apart of contributing to our community & society. It sounds easy but it is not...
There's something funky that happens when you put more than three people together on a team - the brain starts to stir and old, really old, protection mechanisms and behaviors start to stir that limit and constrain the ability of human beings to work together in a harmonious fashion. It's not just 1+1≠2...it's that 1+1=(-5) and the simplest of actions, for some reason, take forever or can't happen at all!
Neuroscience opens new doors for all of us, particularly in the world of business. Over the last 15-20 years, new discoveries have started to explain why behavior change has taken so long, why transformational efforts in the past have not been successful or why people even resist change? Funny enough, it all comes back to our brains!!
We have yet to really figure out the human side of leadership and business. WHY? Because the technical side, the financial side of business is just so much easier...after all, it's black & white. Neuroscience gives us new principles and tools that allow us, based on research, to empower people to be at their best and deliver their best. Isn't that what it's all about?
Here's my acronym for what neuroscience provides: NeuroSPARK: Shatter limitations and inspire people to step beyond the ordinary Pioneer new strategies to optimize creativity and performance Amplify people’s strengths and the purpose & values of the organization Revitalize the brain’s capacity to supercharge new thinking, productivity & decision-making Kickstart & nourish an environment that empowers people to be at their best