Simon Bird

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Is There a Shadow Side to Humble Leadership?

By Simon Bird / August 15, 2022 /

Humble leadership – it used to be very on trend.  I first came across it when it seemed like everyone was reading ‘Good to Great’…

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Why am I ugly crying at the TV? Neuroscience and Empathy: Why We Can Share Feelings with Others

By Simon Bird / August 15, 2022 /

Have you ever felt like you could feel the emotions someone else was experiencing, even though you weren’t going through what they were?   People who…

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Your brain is wired for threat – can you do anything about it?

By Simon Bird / April 7, 2022 /

This is the message I remember from listening to Dr David Rock, founder of the Neuroleadership Institute which is dedicated to understanding how what is…

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Feedback can be like a punch in the face – what can we learn from neuroscience to make this less painful?

By Simon Bird / January 16, 2022 /

It was the concept of feedback that triggered my interest in neuroscience and NeuroLeadership a few years ago.   I had read that hearing the sentence,…

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It’s the relationships, stupid…

By Simon Bird / October 28, 2021 /

It was in Bill Clinton’s presidential race in 1992, when the phrase, ‘it’s the economy, stupid’ – was coined. It was one of three core messages…

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Are you being productive – or kidding yourself?

By Simon Bird / September 22, 2021 /

A few months ago I wrote about hybrid working, and how organisations had better be getting ready. Time has moved on, and I wanted to share…

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Unintended Consequences of your Stiff Upper Lip

By Simon Bird / August 29, 2021 /

The Unintended Consequences of your Stiff Upper Lip For any of us who support people, listen to them, encourage them and help them develop, it…

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I came out – and then I went back in

By Simon Bird / June 14, 2021 /

It’s Pride Month. I’ve not told this story before – so… I came out when I was 14 – well, I got found out really.…

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Languishing…or just dormant?

By Simon Bird / May 21, 2021 /

I posted this month about ‘languishing’ – or a feeling of ‘blah’. An article in the NY Times had described what it called, ‘the middle…

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Hybrid working – organisations have a lot to think about

By Simon Bird / April 6, 2021 /

So, the debate about hybrid working is now well and truly ON. By which I mean that conversation in organisations which accepts that for many,…

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