Understanding how the human brain works is one of the biggest and most exciting challenges Science is facing in the 21st Century and it will shape the world we live in and the requirements we will face during the coming years, as artificial intelligence is being further explored and developed.
The human brain is vital to our existence and it is an incredible complex and interconnected series of neuronal networks. It is widely acknowledged as the most complex, flexible, best-organized and highest performing “machines” in the known universe. The human brain is the center of decision making; our brains control nearly everything we do, including our actions and our behaviors.
Neuroscience is the scientific study of not just the brain, but also the rest of the nervous system. Neuroscience is based on the study of the functioning of each brain area as well as the rest of the nervous system and its relationship with conducts, abilities, performance and behavioral predispositions. Neuroscience studies and, analyses the brain’s comportment in correlation with actions and behaviors, which helps us understand how our brain works and how it influences our behavior.
Achieving the understanding of how your own brain works, how you in practical terms make decisions and how you behave, can allow you to positively modify your behaviors to enhance performance.
The better able you are to understand how your brain functions when processing information and making decisions, the better you will be able to understand how you can influence and tailor your actions and behaviors to obtain the results you want to achieve for yourself and for the people around you.
There is no single brain system dedicated to specific functions. Functions are mediated by interconnected systems of brain regions working together rather than by individual areas working in isolation. No one part of the brain does solely one thing and no one part of the brain acts alone. All our thoughts, emotions and actions are the results of many parts of the brain acting together in a neuronal net in which the activation of one area provokes the activation of several others to a certain degree.
The key driver within leadership is the brain; the neuroscience applied to leadership (Neuroleadership) aims at using the knowledge about how the brain works, makes decisions, and its capacity to “re-organize” (Neuroplasticity) in order to elevate our capacity to create and maintain high performance cultures within the business world.
As to the latest scientific research within working psychology and cognitive neuroscience, the leadership capacity of humans is related to a number of personal horizontal capacities; emotional self-management, team management and leadership, empathy and persuasion, problem solving and the capacity to question the status quo.
NeuroSteps has developed a solution which through tailor-made scientific research and the application of techniques based on Neuro-Economics, Neuro-Phycology and Cognitive Behavior allows to evaluate leadership talent and the individual’s capability to develop multifunctional teams in a precise, objective and comparable manner – an improved and completely disruptive approach to leadership assessment, beyond the more subjective classical methods.
NeuroSteps is based on the latest neuroscientific research and understanding, that neuronal activity is the basis of all human behavior patterns; both those set down genetically and those shaped by experiences (nature and nurture) and that this neural activity is not fixed as it is rearranging constantly (neuroplasticity), and thus it can be improved or degraded over time.
Different behaviors are associated with distinct parts of the brain acting together to create a specific balance which is expressed in the form of an individual’s behavioral preferences within a given situation.
NeuroSteps differs from other executive assessment and development tools in that it combines the latest scientific research discoveries about how the human brain actually works, with the specific tests and serious games developed by NeuroSteps, along with well-established and scientifically validated psychological knowledge.
We assess our clients in each of our 5 NeuroSteps Success Model dimensions; Self-Management, Team Leadership, Engaging Others, Problem Solving and Status Quo Questioning. Thus, the name STEPS.
The NeuroSteps Success Model reflects in which Leadership Competencies the most successful executives excel within the Business World, and measure these through neuroscientific measurements.
- It is founded upon the meta-analysis of the different Leadership and Competency Models proposed during the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the observation and evaluation of hundreds of business leaders from companies within diverse sectors.
- It focalizes on the Leadership Capabilities, soft skills (Intra and Interpersonal) more than specific technical knowledge and hard skills (such as finance, accounting, legal, product, marketing, production, sectorial and competitive knowledge, language skills, …).
- The Model is scientifically validated and contrasted by a renamed team of neuroscientists in terms of the processes, measurements and results, and therefore we can guarantee a precise, objective, comparable and ecological measurement results.
- The Model does not exclude additional dimensions nor other existing leadership models; it is compatible with several other assessment and evaluation models, however with the added unique strength that the methodology allows for a stable and repetitive measurement as the base condition is always identical which contrasts with methodologies based on human observations where subjectivities can lead to bias results.