Leaders can use the findings of neuroscience to improve their ability to be a person who engages, motivates and resources their staff/organisation.
This was the message of last week’s Radio National: All in the Mind podcast, “Leadership in mind”.
The podcast says that neuroscience has found that:
In the podcast, Rasmus Hougaard, of the Potential Project, says that his study of 35,000 leaders found three essential leadership traits: mindfulness, selflessness and compassion.
Hougaard says that leadership requires these traits to work with the many workers who feel threatened, anxious, angry, frightened, disengaged and/or depressed by our society and economy’s constant change.
Another podcast subject, Sue Langley, of The Langley Group, says that staff are looking for employment that gives them: meaning, emotional well-being and connection with others. This is good news for the ministries of PJPs and other Not-for-profit organisations as these are these are often the characteristics of our mission-driven organisations. Langley also points out that it requires an effective leader to create these workplaces.
Leadership and governance have been a focus of much of my work over the past month. There was: another redrafting of our governance document, meetings to prepare for our annual canonical stewards forum, and participation in an ACBC formation for governance meeting.
The public news section of the AMPJP website now has the following posts:
Members of AMPJP can access the following news items that I have posted in the Member area of our website:
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|01-Aug-2018||Beginning of: World Breastfeeding Week||Tradies National Health Month|
|04-Aug-2018||National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day|
|05-Aug-2018||National EOS Awareness Week (5 – 11 Aug)|
|08-Aug-2018||Dying To Know Day||Saint Mary of the Cross|
|09-Aug-2018||International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples|
|12-Aug-2018||International Youth Day|
|15-Aug-2018||The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary||Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox)|
|19-Aug-2018||World Humanitarian Day||Speech Pathology Week (19-25 Aug)|
|20-Aug-2018||Be Medicinewise week (20-26 Aug)
Natural Fertility Awareness Week (20-26 Aug)
|21-Aug-2018||Eid al Adha (Islamic)|
|23-Aug-2018||International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition|
|24-Aug-2018||22q Awareness (24-31 Aug)|
|26-Aug-2018||Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)|
|29-Aug-2018||International Day against Nuclear Tests|
|30-Aug-2018||International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances|