Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership
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Business leaders face challenges every day, each one taking a toll on energy levels and the ability to respond and react positively. Coherence recognizes the key factors that take their toll on a leader's effectiveness and ability to lead and provides solutions designed to improve physiological factors that impact on core competencies. Including detailed insights from neuroscience, cardiology and medical technology, Watkins identifies which commercial conversations add the most value to a leader and their business immediately, objectively identifying hidden secrets to a leader's success and uncovering any obstacles inhibiting performance, from workload to communication.
grandparents ever had to make and the complexity and dynamism of those decisions is increasing steadily as we seek to prosper in a VUCA world. As a result too many of us endure intense pressure and live truly exhausting lives. Time management vs energy management In an effort to manage this challenge we have become obsessed with time. Most people feel ‘time poor’ and lament the fact that they ‘never have enough time’ and there are ‘not enough hours in the day’. They yearn for more ‘time to
scientific insights have not been kept secret deliberately; it’s just that they are rarely known by the people who could benefit most from their appreciation and application. In truth, this knowledge has been around for many years, sometimes decades, but each ‘part’ has usually only been known in academia or reported in obscure medical or scientific journals. Very few of these key insights have made it into mainstream discussion and almost none are taught in business schools or published in
external data and potentially erroneous data supplied by an outdated conditioned response. Conditioning is an automatic survival and learning mechanism that starts soon after we are born and long before we are able to speak. The purpose of this automatic response is to evaluate threats to our survival and trigger a response that keeps us alive. And it’s made possible by the body’s emotional early-warning system – the amygdala. Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux from the Center for Neural Science at
when needed by some sort of mechanism he didn’t understand. In 1948 he went to work at Yale but continued to be puzzled by this phenomenon, especially as he studied patients who had lost portions of their brain and yet their memories were not impaired. But again he couldn’t figure out how this was possible. Then, as Pribram read an article in the mid-1960s documenting the first construction of a hologram, he suddenly became very excited. What if the brain was holographic in nature? (Talbot,
cardiac coherence through smooth, rhythmic heart-focused breathing, the coherent signal from the heart travels up the vagus nerve and liberates our very best thinking. The coherent HRV acts like a laser on a holographic plate and we gain access to the smartest parts of our brain and all that is stored in it. While physiological and emotional coherence will certainly facilitate a significant improvement in cognitive function, it is vertical development or adult maturity that can transform