Cooperation needs more than good will:
it is a craft that requires skill
that must be developed and exercised.
Leaders create the right environment
for the right behaviors to occur.
Leadership is a choice,
not a position.

Unfortunately, the trend in many organisations is to design learning to be as easy as possible. Aiming to respect their employees' busy lives, companies build training programs that can be done at any time, with no prerequisites, and often on a mobile device. The result is fun and easy training programs that employees rave about (making them easier for developers to sell) but don't actually instill lasting learning.

Wors still, programs like these may lead employers to optimise for misleading metrics, like maximising "likes" of "shares" or high "net promoter scores", which are easy to earn when programs are fun and fluent but not when they're demanding. Instead of designing for recall or behavior change, we risk designing for popularity.

The reality is that to be effective, learning needs to be effortful.

Developing fundamental skills through disciplined practice is what gives leaders the grounded confidence, strength and emotional stamina to reliably and constantly deliver.

Success of executing is dependent on solid fundamentals allowing you to focus on higher-order challenges.

Leaders need the grounded confidence to stay tethered to their values, respond rather than react emotionally, and operate from self-awareness,

not self-protection.

Brené Brown

NeuroLeadership Institute

NeuroLeadership Institute