The Neuroscience of Quality Conversations

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Josh Davis, Director of Research, The NeuroLeadership Institute

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Companies everywhere are searching for ways to improve employee performance. Many view employee ratings and bonuses as the solution, but they aren’t the answer. Perhaps the problem is that we’re not tackling the issue where it’s hardest: improving the quality of managerial conversations.

This webcast will be a deep dive into the latest neuroscience research around “connecting better.” It will highlight insights from nearly two decades of research around quality performance conversations, including how to:

  • Minimize threat in the brain during difficult conversations.
  • Refocus conversations to promote a growth mindset.
  • Facilitate insight, motivate action, and develop sustainable new habits in others.

This event will be live only on June 29, 2016, with no archived recording available.


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Josh Davis
Josh Davis

Director of Research, The NeuroLeadership Institute

Josh Davis is the director of research and lead professor for the NeuroLeadership Institute. He guides the institute’s work in translating basic science research for business and leadership use, and drives strategy for new research content. He lectures frequently at the NeuroLeadership Institute and at conferences and organizational events worldwide. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a PhD from Columbia University. His career began in engineering; from there, he made the transition to academic teaching and research on the mind and brain. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, and has taught at New York University, Columbia University, and Barnard College. His written work on management and productivity has appeared in Harvard Business Review, People & Strategy, strategy+business, TD, the Huffington Post, the NeuroLeadership Journal—which he co-edits—and Psychology Today. He is the author of the book Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done.