This site has been developed as a reference resource you can use once you have completed a NeuroPower Leadership Intensive.

All these tools were introduced to you at the program and this site explains how and why you should use them.

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Day 1

Check-In Cards

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Purpose

  • Helped you check-in and label your emotions which reduces cognitive bias and emotional contagion

Materials used

  • Abstract reasoning Team Check-in Cards

Process Used

  • Cards were all laid on the ground
  • You selected one picture card, one question card and one word card and weaved together a story about how you were feeling at that particular moment

Your Personal Reality

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Purpose

  • These wall posters helped set the scene for the two-day program. They helped you articulate why you were here and what you wanted to achieve as a result of the program

Materials used

  • Personal Reality  Wall Posters

Process Used

  • The facilitator(s) talked to each of the posters as they opened the program highlighting how your personality affects your future and how to use it to the best of your ability for positive change

INTRODUCING YOUR ELEPHANT

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Purpose

This session explored how the brain's limbic system drives people's reactions, perceptions and behaviour – including how they resist change; their triggers for conflict; what motivates them; their preferred communication styles; and how they make decisions. 

  • Core Beliefs explain the most common emotional, reactive behaviours we observe in teams
  • Core Beliefs are responsible for your motivation but also for most team conflict
  • Understanding our strengths (Rider) is vital, but me must also understand our triggers, motivators and cognitive biases (Elephant) in order to drive robust and effective teamwork

Materials used

  • Beliefs Workbook (Pictured)
  • Core Beliefs Book (Pictured)

How do I use this information

  • Use this insight to drive increased collaboration, innovation, problem solving and performance. 
  • Individuals can use this insight to manage their elephant and be aware that others may have a different elephant

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Purpose

These cards are 'cheat' cards for you to use and have tips about the different Core Belief Profiles and how to work with them.

Materials used

  • Core Beliefs Quick Cards

How do I use this information

  • Best guess your colleagues 'elephant' and use the tips from the cards to foster a better working relationship

Purpose

These posters are a great summary of the different elephants.

Materials used

  • Core Beliefs Posters (Pictured)

How do I use this information

  • Use the posters as a ready reckoner to understand the different elephants
  • Gives a summary to help you interpret the psychological structure of the different elephants
  • Helps you understand the thought patterns and emotional patterns of the different elephants
  • Outlines the behavioural patterns of the different elephants
  • Gives clear instruction regarding with Pinch Crunches with this elephant

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Purpose

Just knowing your elephant exists is not enough to keep it in check. Insights from neuroscience have shown us a number of methods for empowering your rider, not letting your elephant take control. This handout lists nine methods to help you switch from Elephant to Rider

Materials used

  • Empowering Your Rider (Pictured)

How do I use this information

  • Outlines nine methods to help you switch from Elephant to Rider
  • Explains the concept of Asset-based Thinking vs. Deficit-base Thinking
  • Compares Asset-based Thinking with Deficit-base Thinking

DAY 2

Leadership Maturity

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Purpose

Successful change strategies meet the employee at their stage of maturity. This session, explored the different stages of cultural maturity, the tell-tale signs of each stage, and the tools you can use to drive change at each stage.

Materials used

  • Leadership Maturity A3 (Pictured)

How do I use this information

  • Allows you to pinpoint where an individual/team may sit on the Matrix
  • Allows you to tailor your change approach
  • Identifies useful tools you can use at the different maturity/change stages

Strategic Mindsets

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Purpose

This workbook has been designed to give you an in depth overview of the different Strategic Mindsets

Materials used

  • Mindsets Workbook A4 (Pictured)

How do I use this information

  • Allows you to pinpoint which 'strategic' mindset you have
  • Understanding your team's blindspots
  • Managing engagement by understanding the role of the Mirror
  • Identify and manage constructive conflict

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Purpose

This handout has been designed to give you a concise overview of the different Innovation (Strategic) Mindsets

Materials used

  • Innovation A3 to A5 (Pictured)

How do I use this information

  • Allows you to pinpoint which 'innovation' mindset you have
  • Case Study identifies a real life example of the innovation mindset in action
  • Has example businesses for each of the eight different innovation mindsets
  • Gives instruction on how to apply your innovation mindset to product sales

Purpose

These posters are a great conversation starter to help you when articulating your Strategic Mindset. 

Materials used

Strategic Mindset Posters (Pictured)

    How do I use this information

    • Use the posters to help you understand the different Strategic Mindsets at the top of their game
    • Recognise the strengths of the strategic mindset in the poster and the similarities with yourself

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    Purpose

    This session introduced the Six Needs of the Social Brain (RELISH Method) that drive individual, team and organisational performance. 

    Materials used

    • RELISH Booklet (Pictured)

    How do I use this information

    • Effective leaders must master these to build stable, innovative, goal-oriented, cohesive, informed and optimistic individuals, teams and organisations 

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    Purpose

    This session provided a number of tools to enable you to apply the RELISH method to communication, difficult conversations and building high performance teams. 

    Materials used

    • Relish cards (pictured)

    How do I use this information

    • Follow the RELISH process appropriate to each card/situation
    • INCLUDES:

    RELISHING Communication | RELISHING Meetings | RELISHING Management | RELISHING Customer Service | Difficult Conversations | RELISHING Problem-solving | RELISHING Coaching | Parenting


    My Leadership Story

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    Purpose

    This tool covers Rider, Elephant and Interests. 

    Materials used

    My Personal Leadership Story A5 (Pictured)

    How do I use this information?

    It is essential you learn how to tell you Leadership Story to people.

    AN EXAMPLE:

    • "My name is <insert name>. My Leadership style is <describe Rider attributes> and I like <describe an interest>. Sometimes I'm not in great shape and when this occurs I can tend to be <describe elephant attributes>