If I asked you what you see as your main important performance-fostering tool, what would your answer be? Your cellphone or your computer? Your knowledge or your skills and abilities?
But the fact of the matter is that your most important tool, when it comes to performance, is your brain. Yes – your brain! Because without it, nothing can or will ever work out the way you want it to. What do you know about your brain? Test your knowledge with this brief questionnaire.
- What does your brain need most, in order for you to be able to think and work creatively and productively?
- Did you know that you have not one but three brains?
- What exactly happens in your brain and your body when you’re under stress? What effect does stress have on your ability to learn and make judgements?
- Why do you react more strongly to questions than to declarative statements?
- What would happen if you knew as little about your customers as you do about your brain?
Isn’t it horrifying how little we know about the brain, which is our most important organ – the organ without which we would be unable to achieve anything; the organ that’s responsible for perception, thinking and feeling; the organ that enables us to make decisions that determine the course of our lives and our well being?
As you may have already guessed, our approach to training is based on the findings of neuroscience and educational psychology.
The goal of our training sessions is for “brain owners” to become “brain users” and to internalize what they learn during the sessions.
Our training sessions are interactive and mostly involve blended learning, i.e. a mixture of face-to-face training sessions and online sessions. We also use digital media, which durably promote learning and learner proactiveness.
I will develop with you processes and tools that ensure that participants can directly apply what they’ve learned in the sessions to their daily work, and obtain feedback on a regular basis. This is, in my view, the only way to really find out how much (and what) participants have learned and to systematically integrate further learning into the relevant activities.