Foundation Event identifies leadership lessons from the Rio Olympics

On 16th November, senior leaders attended the 20th First Ascent Foundation Event and diagnosed salient leadership lessons from the Rio Olympics to take into the next four years.

Keywords:   Foundation    leadership    leaders    Rio    Olympics    sport    high performance    performance    First Ascent    learning    leadership lessons    UK Sport    Badminton England    pressure    bespoke    people development   
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The Neuroscience of Leadership

First Ascent were delighted to welcome delegates to the latest Foundation event at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire this week

The Foundation presents three workshops every year, each themed on a relevant, contemporary aspect of leadership. It has been designed to provide a dynamic forum for people committed to excellence in leadership.

The topic was The Neuroscience of Leadership and the aim was to demonstrate how an understanding of the latest developments within neuroscience can really benefit leadership capability in organisations.

Keywords:   neuroscience    leadership    First Ascent    Foundation    Georgina Usher    British Fencing   
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A Master in Training

The conclusion of this weeks Emergenetics Certification workshop, which took place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge, saw First Ascent's director, David Sales, take another step towards his Emergenetics Master Trainer status.

Keywords:   Emergenetics Master Trainer    The Moller Centre    First Ascent    David Sales    
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Taking the Learning Outside

An incredible spell of good weather landed in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just in time for Module 2 of the Sika LEAD programme.
The glorious sunshine led to delegates choosing to do nearly all of their learning in the outdoors with sessions stretching from the River Tees through to the picturesque valley of Baldersdale.

Keywords:   Sika    learning    North Pennines    Blackton   
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The Brain Race

An article in the 11th April 2015 edition of New Scientist, updates us on the money now being invested in brain research. The US, Europe, China, Israel, Japan and Canada are all investing significantly.

Keywords:   brain race    brain research       
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The Chameleon Effect

An article in the Spring 2015 Magazine of the British Neuroscience Association describes recent research showing how our brains are able to imitate others. This suggests in part how we learn from others, by simple imitating. An example of this in action is a child learning to tie show laces and many other tasks we learn by watching and trying ourselves.

Keywords:   Neuroscience    Performance    Emergenetics    First Ascent Group    Chameleon Effect   
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