by Linda Feldman Barrett
The science shows us that our behaviour is based on our predictive brains, based on past experience, and not our rational or cognitive brains.
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP DIAGNOSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
Organisational growth and profitability are wholly dependent on strategy and system energy. The latter a direct product of leadership energy - the ability to think and act smarter than competitors.
Given this critical role of leadership it remains a mystery that leadership is still seen as an amateur activity.
In every other professional endeavour performing at the highest level is a product of science and professional coaching.
Ask any golfer. Playing more golf does not make you a better golfer.
Coaching leaders needs deep experience and understanding of changing human behaviour.
The science shows us that our behaviour is based on our predictive brains, based on past experience, and not our rational or cognitive brains. This is a common error in many organisations.
The secret to leadership development therefore is knowing how to customise new actions that change the predictive brain.
We use the powerful GC Index to assess Potential Energy (how I see my own energy and impact) and our own profiles for Kinetic Energy (how the world sees me in action) and Organisation Energy (how I see my world).
This is our foundation for professional leadership development.