Articles & presentations

Below are links to some articles we have written and short versions of presentations.



HR Zone October 2018: Why leaders need to put on their oxygen mask and take care of themselves

HR Zone July 2018: Employee engagement – sometimes it is the small things that make a difference

HR Zone March 2018: Why diverse groups help leaders avoid complacency

World Commerce Review Spring 2018: Transforming Business Culture


HR Director November 2017 issue 157: humanising organisations - article on helping employees to adapt to a world of AI Read the article

CEO Magazine November 2017

Article in Flybe's October 2017 inflight magazine on how to get the best out of your brain Read the article

July 2017: a review of Neuroscience for Organizational Change in Briefing Magazine

HR Zone May 2017: How to conserve mental energy during the day

CEO Magazine April 2017: All in the mind


Fast Company interview with Hilary on How Your Brain Reacts to Change. Read the article.

Hilary was interviewed by Adrian Swinscoe: Insights from neuroscience and making change programmes more effective. Listen to the interview

Hilary's book Neuroscience for Organizational Change – an evidence-based, practical guide to managing change has been very positively reviewed. Read the CIPD In a nutshell review and The HR Director's review

Why HR needs to study neuroscience – an interview with Hilary by HR Grapevine

Neuroscience and organizational change - providing evidence

Bringing neuroscience to employee engagement

Neuroscience and the four enablers: what helps our brains think and perform at their best

Brainstorm - how neuroscience can help engagement

Neuroscience - helping employees through change

Neuroscience - why we are all information DJs

Here's a link to our December 2013 article for Endpoint on some practical ways to help employees deliver the right brand experience

2012 and earlier:
"Creating employee ambassadors" — Published in December 2009 by

Rekindling confidence in 'survivors'. Some practical examples of what's working - Published in August 2009 by Melcrum's Internal Comms Hub.

Extract from Hilary's chapter Using pictures to engage people in strategy and change published in the Gower Handbook of Internal Communication in summer 2009.

Teaching Line Managers to be good communicators during times of change - an article commissioned by the IABC in December 2007.

An autobiographical article in the newsletter of VMA. the recruitment consultancy.

What is employee engagement? Hilary was asked to respond to this question by Melcrum's Strategic Communication Management.

Morgan Crucible - an article on our work with this global engineering firm that achieved a very impressive turnaround.



Civil Service Live: Neuroscience & Innovation

2011 and earlier:
Employee engagement - a presentation given with View in London November 2011

Communicating change - a presentation given to IPR June 2011

Using pictures to engage people in strategy and change - extracts of presentations given in Paris in April 2007 and Barcelona in February 2008.

Developing managers' communication ability - a presentation given in Brussels in December 2004

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