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4D Leadership

4D Leadership – Competitive Advantage Through Vertical Leadership Development

Twenty years ago the accumulation of skills, knowledge and experience (‘horizontal development’) was sufficient for business success. Today, it’s not. 4D Leadership – Competitive Advantage Through Vertical Leadership Development, offers a new approach of ‘vertical development’.

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The org-chart is dead: bridges, bottlenecks and everything in between

Connectivity is no longer defined by reporting lines – employees connect up, down and across departmental boundaries for functional, social and strategic reasons. This interconnectivity is not reflected in the traditional organisation structure and, if anything, is hindered by it.


Body image and emotions: what’s the connection?

Our views of our body image – what’s on the outside – are directly affected by our emotions on the inside.

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Podcast: Organisational Network Analysis and the future of HR

“In a world where we need speed, hierarchies have to be challenged. Working collaboratively through networks is essential for the future.”


Why Wellbeing Initiatives Fail … And What You Can Do About It

Organisational spend on wellbeing continues to rise, but despite pouring more cash into the issue and a massive increase in the profile of mental health in particular, the problem if anything appears to be worse.

Politics, Profits and Paradox

Well what a week in Westminster. Not so much a partridge in a pear tree more like four kingdoms un-united, three parties fighting, two divisive views and a premiership gone pear-shaped.


Coaching for better decision-making

Sue Graham Johnston, former head of RBU UK / Ireland / Africa at the Linde Group shares her experiences of coaching with Complete Coherence.


The robots are coming – AI anxiety: Why you’re not alone and what you can do about it

It’s no wonder people feel anxious. Faced with predictions that 20-50 percent of all jobs will disappear as a result of developments in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next 10-30 years, we would all be forgiven for being concerned about the future. The headlines might be doom-laden, but I am much more optimistic, and here’s why …


Changeboard Future Talent 2017

Dame Carolyn McCall explores the theme of trust with Dr Alan Watkins


Best bits at Changeboard Future Talent 2017

Dame Carolyn McCall explains how the world of work is changing and why whole person development is critical to success.


News: Crowdocracy gets House of Lords’ attention

In a remarkable debate on 19th January 2017 in the House of Lords, Lord Stone of Blackheath, brought the benefits of Crowdocracy to the attention of our political leaders.

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Feature: Train your heartbeat to help the brain cope with stress

Most people engaged in competitive sports such as golf and tennis have experienced soundly beating an opponent with apparent ease, only to be crushed by the same foe on a later date. They are left wondering: what did I do differently?

by Charles Wallace, Financial Times

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Book Review: 4D Leadership

The need for authentic leadership has been a recurring theme of management books lately. Powerful authentic leaders bring a wider sense of themselves to the workplace and can inspire those around them.

Book review of Dr Alan Watkins’ 4D Leadership, from the Irish Times.


News: We are “turning Japanese”

We are pleased to announce that the Japanese translation of 4D Leadership is due to be released on the 10th of January 2017.

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Feature: Is resilience hard wired into your people?

Each organization is susceptible to uncontrolled external events, some of which have the potential to bring a business to its knees. This live stream featuring Dr Alan Watkins explores the important capabilities of a truly resilient organization.


Feature: Harness your emotions for peak performance

Dr Alan Watkins, Neuroscientist and Complete Coherence CEO features in this month’s CMGA Magazine about how he has helped leading executives and international athletes to gain more control of their emotional state.

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News: Why is road rage so prevalent?

Dr Alan Watkins, Neuroscientist and CEO of Complete Coherence talks to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 about the M62 incident where a driver deliberately backs his lorry into another vehicle and then takes a shovel to the window.

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News: Can we inhibit our impulses and urges?

Dr Alan Watkins, Neuroscientist and CEO of Complete Coherence explains to Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4 why journalist Mathew Parris and others, find it so difficult to inhibit childlike urges or the desire to behave inappropriately in public.


News: Facilitating political peace talks

On Thursday 13th October, Complete Coherence’s Dr Alan Watkins was referenced in the House of Lords Hansard by Lord Andrew Stone, in regards to his recent work facilitating the political peace talks.

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News: Dr Alan Watkins on BBC Radio 2

Dr Alan Watkins talking to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 about how mismanaged emotions can lead to aggressive behaviour.

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Conference: Be the change, lead the change

Speaking from his background as a physician and neuroscientist, Complete Coherence’s Dr Alan Watkins gave over 300 head teachers an unexpected biology lesson at the 2016 IAPS conference in London.


News: Crowdocracy at the House of Lords

On Wednesday 21st September people from nine different Kent stakeholder groups met at the Archbishop’s Room in the House of Lords, Westminster, London to explore how to improve the system that manages unaccompanied asylum seeking children arriving in the UK.

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Event: Dr Alan Watkins to speak at Compassionate Mind International Conference

Dr Alan Watkins has been invited to speak at The Compassionate Mind Foundation’s 5th International Conference on Thursday 20th October 2016


Event: Are you ‘doing’ yourself to death

Do you find yourself bogged down in everyday tasks at work, unable to find time to strategise or build relationships? For Dr Alan Watkins, CEO of Complete Coherence and host of June Future Talent Forum breakfast roundtable, it’s all about developing extra dimensions to your leadership.


Event: Dr Alan Watkins, to feature on international Conscious Business webinar

Humanity’s Team will be hosting a series of webinars featuring world-renowned visionaries and leaders: Ken Wilber, Elisabet Sahtouris, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Andrew Harvey and Complete Coherence’s CEO, Dr Alan Watkins on Thursday 15th September 2016.

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News: Dr Alan Watkins on anger management for BBC Radio Stoke

 Dr Alan Watkins was invited to appear as a guest on BBC Radio Stoke with James Watt, answering listener’s questions about stress and anger management. The interview focused on: How does stress affect us at a biological level? Can stress lead to anger and vice versa? How do we not get stuck in our anger …Read more

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News: Crowdocracy hits Los Angeles

The Icelandic Pirate Party, one of Europe’s most popular political groups has hit the headlines across the pond, featuring in an article in the Los Angeles Times. The Pirate Party continues the vogue to return power to the people and it this new vision for democracy that warrants a reference in the article to Complete Coherence’s …Read more


News: Complete Coherence at the Olympics

Complete Coherence have been working closely with GB Rowing Team over the last four years and in particular in the run up to the Olympic Games in Rio. Like the rest of the nation we will be excitedly following the journey of the athletes through the games and we will keep you posted of their …Read more


Event: Praise at the Boyden World Conference

Dr Alan Watkins presented at the Boyden World Conference in the vibrant city of Copenhagen. His presentation on Being Brilliant Everyday got to the heart of many issues faced by us all in today’s complex and fast-paced world. As one delegate commented – “I was greatly impressed with your presentation and the content. It has …Read more


Video: Dr Alan Watkins at Future Talent 2016

Watch Dr Alan Watkins’ presentation, ‘4D Leadership: delivering competitive advantage in a complex world’ from Changeboard’s Future Talent Conference for business leaders. Held on 1st March 2016 at Sadler’s Wells, London.

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Life lesson: A life education, a lesson on you

Good leaders are plentiful, but remarkable ones are rare. We learn what life lessons you need to help you become a strong role model. In the first lesson, Dr Alan Watkins gives a life lesson on ‘you’.


Event: What planet are you on?

Did you know that there are 2,000 emotions in the universe? Dr Alan Watkins started his session asking the audience to tweet a specific emotion in relation to the day, using the all important hashtag (i.e. #happy #excited).


Event: Dr Alan Watkins at TEDx Oxford

Dr Alan Watkins talked about the importance of coherence and emotional literacy at last weekend’s TEDx event in Oxford (January 2015).


Event: Dr Alan Watkins keynotes at Changeboard Future of Talent

Dr Alan Watkins’ keynote presentation at this Changeboard event on 9th July 2014 was entitled ‘How to be wired for successful futures’. In the session, Alan shared insights into the importance of vertical development to higher levels of performance. He also used a live demonstration of a Heart Rate Variability (HRV) assessment to demonstrate how …Read more

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Feature: In the press

Gregorian chanting ‘can reduce blood pressure and stress’. Dr Alan Watkins, a senior lecturer in neuroscience at Imperial College London, revealed that teaching people to control their breathing and applying the musical structure of chanting can help their emotional state.