Mindsets and Motivation
The Business Brain
The Power of No
From Classroom to Boardroom

Mindsets and Motivation explores mindset theory, Carol Dweck’s influential work on learning and motivation. The session will explain what the theory is, why it’s important, and how to embed it in your organisation. You will also learn about your own mindset and how, if necessary, you can change it. The session is great as a keynote or as a standalone session.

The Business Brain is neuroscience for business leaders. We are our brains – everything we do or don’t do originates from that 3lb blob of evolved brilliance. So, if you want to be an effective business leader, you need the inside on what’s going on inside our skulls. You need to know how we think, learn and remember; the neurological process behind creativity; what fires our neurons and what numbs them.  By understanding how the brain works you’ll be better placed to get the best out of people. After all, it’s the grey matter that really matters.

The Power of No explores the importance of being able to say ‘no’ to yourself. It’s a vital skill – in fact, it’s a prerequisite for success. If you can’t control yourself, then there’s no way you can control the environment around you. So, you have to be able to avoid distraction, delay gratification and control impulsivity. If you can do that, then there’s no limit to what you can do. The session will show you how it’s done, for the individual, for the team and for the organisation as a whole.

From Classroom to Boardroom shares the attributes of the outstanding teacher. You need to know these attributes because the outstanding teacher is the teacher that makes a difference. Research shows that if you get the right teacher, you get the right results. This session will show you what that teachers does to get those results – and results, of course, are as important to the world of business as they are to the world of education.