Research

 

Our research summaries are of two kinds: the latest brain science (neuroscience) where you will learn that the brain can undergo wholesale change making increased intelligence possible, and strategic career research that explores behaviors that can generate superior career practices.

 

Today’s ground-breaking neuroscience refutes the traditional, twentieth-century view of intelligence. We recognize that tradition dies hard. Once concepts are deeply embedded, a superstructure of assumptions and ideas grows around it. Rejecting a dogma means that many ideas are now questionable, more research could be invalid, and that the reputation and contribution of many scientists might be questioned. As a consequence, scientists have a vested interest in hewing to the traditional line.

 

According to Marian Diamond of UC Berkeley, the neuroscience research bursts three myths: that brains “go downhill” after age thirty, that brains lose 100,000 nerve cells per day, and that “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.”

 

The current management model--centered on control and efficiency—makes career success difficult in a global economy driven by adaptability and innovation. When a person’s career DNA is based on the old employment system—secure life-time jobs with predictable training and advancement--personal change and innovation are as problematic as organizational change.

The behavioral research that we will summarize makes a powerful case for transforming a professional’s work intelligence. Because the great majority of career advice doesn’t travel—it worked in one firm, but won’t in others—we’ve laid out cutting-edge research on career behavior that applies to all organizations.

 

FYI: In our white papers, you’ll find competencies based on this research that will travel to any organization.

 

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–Joe Alexander, Director,
Johnson and Johnson

 


 

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