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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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Can we talk about the R word? (resilience)

By Simon Bird / March 8, 2021 /

Our word, resilience, come from the Latin verb for “to leap back”. This sounds familiar – and when you ask people to talk about how…

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One brain – 3 emotional systems

By Simon Bird / February 16, 2021 /

“Your brain is wired for threat – it’s always on, always scanning and so it’s hardly surprising that you’re on edge.” My memory will almost…

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Virtual development – this much I have learnt in 2020…

By Simon Bird / December 14, 2020 /

It is March 2020. I am having breakfast in a Glasgow hotel with a colleague. We are three days into a four-day stint of delivering…

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