Herrmann International’s CEO Ann Herrman-Nehdi filed a video report from this year’s NeuroLeadership Summit, where she was also a presenter.
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“Agility” has become one of the hot buzzwords of the workplace today. As we settle in to a reality of rapid changes, continual uncertainty and new circumstances that have very little precedent and no clear-cut answers, everyone is feeling the pressure to adapt, to flex, to shift on a dime.
In many organizations, it’s the managers and emerging leaders who are on the front lines of this pressure. As Tom Davenport of Towers Watson put it, "Creating a resilient workplace that can deal with trauma and come out engaged on the other end is not a senior executive's role. It's a line manager's job."
Seventy days, 8,000-plus miles, 1,000 towns, and one momentous flame.
Preparing for what was dubbed the “logistical minefield” of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay wasn’t so much a physical test as a mental one for the organizers and sponsors of the London Games.
As a Worldwide Partner, Coca-Cola knew it would need to unleash its full brainpower to execute with flawless communication, stay agile in the face of enormous complexity, and generate world-class teamwork from a diverse group of people who, for the most part, had never worked together before.
We’re living in an environment in which there always seems to be too much work and not enough time. That’s one of the reasons why agility, speed and adaptability are being touted as the new competitive advantages for organizations.
At the level of execution in particular, agility has never been more critical to organizational success, and the responsibilities are lying squarely on the shoulders of today’s managers. Being able to move the organization from Point A to Point B quickly and effectively requires managers who can optimize communications, workflows, problem solving and performance.
Ann reveals how you can apply what we know about thinking and the brain to better “see around corners” and harness the full brainpower available—your own as well as others’—to meet today’s mental demands while maintaining a more strategic mindset.
In a recent video interview, Tapping into the Brain for Powerful Results, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of Herrmann International, shared why thinking agility is so important for leaders today, and why the ability to adapt to situations as they arise and focus energy on optimizing thinking processes is critical to the development of the next generation of leadership.
The interview, which was conducted at the 2012 ASTD International Conference and Expo, is part of a Training & Development Insights documentary project sponsored by Cooper Services. In it, Ann explains how leaders can become more balanced in thinking both strategically and tactically.
Another new survey of 500 human resource professionals shows just how important the onboarding and employee engagement processes are — in real financial terms.
Here are just a few of the things you’ll be able to do when you stop by the Herrmann International booth, #711, in the Expo Hall this year:
- Pick up a free USB drive pre-stocked with Whole Brain® resources.
- Spend focused time with Herrmann International representatives to discuss your business priorities and goals.
- Experience sample modules from the award-winning simulation, The Thinking Accelerator®.
- View quick learning videos on various management topics.
- Play “Kinect Adventures” and get the opportunity to win a free Kinect peripheral for XBOX 360!