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Andy Habermacher
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Dreading the ritual - making performance reviews work!
How many people actually enjoy performance reviews? Whichever side of the table you're sitting on the research paints a pretty depressing picture. But hold on a second aren't performance reviews meant to be about guiding and increasing performance? If that ...
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Unconscious Bias is a "Learnt Reflex" for the brain
Unconscious bias has received  a lot of press recently: it is implicated in the tragic cases of US police officers shooting innocent young African Americans, in large part for the glass ceiling for women in business and currently in mass hysteria over the r...
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The importance of fun in business
In the model of the brain I propose to business leaders I always talk about the basic need for pleasure [1]. However there seems to be an instinctive desire to say, “We’re here to work not have fun”. Sure many understand that fun is a good part of work but ...
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Leader, leader on the wall, do you have the highest self-esteem of all?
Last post I spoke about the need for control - one of five basic human needs - and how leaders often take control at the expense of their employees hence lowering engagement. These basic human needs I speak about in my book (" Neuroleadership "), with Argan...
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Bad Leadership - The Need for Control
"Leadership" is everywhere and has been so for many years now. A quick search in Amazon will spit out 108,504 book results. That's a lot of books and a lot of words on leadership. This plethora of books is packed with words, phrases and clichés inspiring "g...
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The Love of Leadership
- Andy Habermacher In my talk at TEDxZug in 2013 I spoke on a topic that concerns all of humanity. All economic systems, all political systems and all corporate systems. Indeed any system in which human beings operate. In short I said that there is one comp...
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The Magic Sauce in Team Motivation?
Let's face it we are all looking for the magic sauce when it comes to motivation and every few years or so a  new magic sauce becomes fashionable - but then somehow seems to fade away for another magic sauce - and some come back with a different name every ...
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Can leaders change their spots?
I remember a few years ago now speaking to a country manager of one of the largest multinationals on the planet. We were discussing a coaching assignment I was about to take on with one of his senior managers. What struck me about the conversation was how t...
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For the love of leadership
In my talk at TEDxZug this year I spoke on a topic that concerns all of humanity. All economic systems, all political systems and all corporate systems. Indeed any system in which human beings operate. In short I said that there is one component all of thes...
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An older blog now but still relevant...
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Bad Leadership: The Need for Control
- by Andy Habermacher "Leadership" is everywhere and has been so for many years now. A quick search in Amazon will spit out 108,504 book results. That's a lot of books and a lot of words on leadership. This plethora of books is packed with words, phrases an...
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Trust in the Brain (and in Corporations)
- by Andy Habermacher How important is trust in a relationship? Conditional vs. Unconditional Trust Trust in the Brain Mistrust in the Brain Corporate Trust Yes, it’s important but it’s more than important, it’s essential - absolutely essential. There’s alm...
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Brain Leader - International Speaker on Neuroscience in Business, Executive Coach, Author, Father, Old-Age Sprinter, (ex)Rugby Player, Happy Person...
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New book release: "Neuroleadership: A Journey Through The Brain For Business Leaders" Ghadiri / Habermacher / Peters, Springer 2012
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