Author Archives: Manie Bosman

About Manie Bosman

Manie Bosman is Founder and CEO of the Strategic Leadership Institute. He is a leadership development consultant specializing in the emerging fields of neuroleadership and neurosafety. Based in Pretoria, South Africa, Manie has more than 20 years of international experience in cross-cultural interaction, diversity management, change management, public speaking, communication, corporate training and team development. He holds a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership and believes that effective leadership is the key determiner of success in any venture, group or organization.

Neurosafety: The New Science of Safety Leadership


By Manie Bosman “We’re behind on production and now this – how could he do such a stupid thing? He knew the safety procedures and that he was not supposed to touch the conveyor belt while it was still running. … Continue reading

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We are what we say: how language shapes our brains


Originally posted on Brainwaves For Leaders:
Adair Jones, a Brainwaves for Leaders staff writer and an expert in linguistics, has been thinking a lot about the neuroscience of language and the effect it has on our behaviour. She includes a round up of some of…

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Do Meetings Right: The Neuroscience of Great Meetings


By Manie Bosman A while ago I was facilitating a workshop for the leadership group of a large automotive manufacturer’s senior marketing team when their General Manager suddenly slammed the table in front of him and shouted “Ahhh, now it … Continue reading

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Your Caveman Brain: Running From Predators at Work


By Manie Bosman A couple of years ago a friend of mine and his son traveled through northwestern Zimbabwe when they noticed some vultures in the trees ahead of them. They decided it was a good a time as any … Continue reading

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Checklist for Brain-Friendly Change Management


More than twenty years ago, organisational behavioral experts Kenneth Thompson and Fred Luthans noted that a person’s reaction to organisational change “can be so excessive and immediate, that some researchers have suggested it may be easier to start a completely … Continue reading

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How Neuroscience is Creating “a Brain New World”


By Manie Bosman “The gene was the central issue in biology in the 20th century. The mind is the essential issue for biology in the 21st century.” – Eric Kandel At the risk of coming over as arrogant or self-conceited … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions? Here’s What We Learn from Science about Making Changes that Last


NOTE: This is an adapted version of a previous post (see Taking Small Steps is the Key to Improve Your Leadership Behaviour). I’m publishing it in response to several recent conversations about New Year’s resolutions and whether or not anybody … Continue reading

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