NeuroLeadership Summit 2012 NYC Videos from key presentations

Last year Kate attended the 2012 summit where there were some fantastic speakers talking on both the emerging research and it’s application to corporates.

This link will take you to the NLI channel where you can look at various presentations.

Ted Talks are one of the best ways to inspire thinking in the workplace. Some of my favourites are below;

Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work


The Flinch


What is “the flinch”? Everyone’s felt it before, but none has concretized the concept more clearly than Julien Smith has. The flinch is the instant reaction that either makes you avoid risk or stay away from challenging tasks. It’s the instinct that stops you from getting out of your comfort zone.

The flinch, therefore, will do nothing to help you move forward in your career and maximize your potential.

For many people, this disposition comes not from a tendency to avoid risks but a deep-seated lack of courage and an unwillingness to face one’s fears.

But it is far from a dead end: the book makes excellent points on how to finally overcome the flinch. For one, it says the fear of the flinch is almost always worse than the actual pain caused. Flinching forward also means that you have to stop defending yourself all the time, and instead actively take part in going through all the obstacles, ultimately achieving success in the process.

It’s all about the willingness to take the hard work and about suppressing the flinch, as it will clearly pay off and be rewarding in the end.

Download the book in amazon here.