This book provides the science related to a number of activities in business such as decision-making, change, team engagement and individual performance. We have added tips and tools to help leaders work in a way that is more consistent with what science teaches us. We have drawn on neuroscience, social psychology and behavioural economics. We believe by working in this way, leaders can lead their team and manage their own performance more successfully. Each section covers a number of topics. Pick a topic that addresses your issue, or take a different page each day, read the science and try out the tool or tip. You can also use the book to coach your team, use at team meetings to improve areas of performance or share with individuals who want to solve a particular performance issue. The tips and tools can be used with groups or individuals or applied to yourself.
Jan Hills – Jan set up Head Heart + Brain to change the way businesses are managed and led. The consultancy take the findings from neuroscience and applies them to leadership and business practice. With a Masters qualification in NeuroLeadership, she’s the driving force behind the brain-savvy approach. Before Head Heart + Brain Jan ran her own successful consulting business and was COO at an investment bank, so brings a huge amount of experience to the table in leadership and dealing with practical business issues.
She is the author of several books which help leaders to apply the findings from neuroscience to business including Brain-savvy Wo+man which she wrote with her daughter Francesca. She runs the on line leadership and career management programme Brain-savvy Woman.