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Harnessing great minds: Use neuroscience to improve performance

A basic understanding of neuroscience can transform your lawyers’ performance and your effectiveness as a leader, says Jill King

13 March 2013

 

There’s no doubt that lawyers are clever people. To enter the profession in the first place, top academic results are required, and the very nature of being a lawyer means that their brains are continuously stretched and challenged by their work. Lawyers need to understand highly technical matters, solve complex problems and find innovative solutions. Their clients, in effect, pay them to think.

So it’s surprising that so little is known or understood in the profession about how the brain works. Lawyers may be applying their grey matter effectively to their day-to-day legal matters, but could they be maximising their brain power to achieve even greater success?

Research into how we can become more effective and productive by harnessing our brain power is increasingly being applied to the world of work. Experiments ha...

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