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Changing minds: The neuroscience of change management in law firms

Law firm leaders should use neuroscience research to make partners more receptive to change, says Nick Marson 

19 September 2014

For managing partners, leading change in the new legal age is hard. It is easy to get stuck and to feel overwhelmed. However, neuroscience research can be used to give you new perspectives on leading change.

Despite all of our technological advances, the brain is primitive. It weighs about 1.4 kilograms and has a minimum of 900 billion brain cell connections called neurons, each with more than 1,000 contacts (synapses) with other neurons.
It produces 25 watts of electricity a second (equivalent to a small light bulb).

The next stage in human evolution
will be expanded conscious awareness. Your brain consists of your unconscious basal ganglia, deep in the centre of your brain, and your conscious thinking, the prefrontal cortex at the front of your head. This is where your mind resides, your conscious awakening.

Your uncons...

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