Understanding How Your Team Thinks Is the Key to Success
The workplace has shifted from hierarchical management to networks of interconnected teams, making the old model of leadership ineffective. Understanding how your team thinks, responds to change, and rises to challenges is fundamental to leadership success.
David Bishop is dedicated to improving leadership and team effectiveness using his proven neuroscience-based techniques. He brings nearly four decades of unparalleled, experience in training emerging and experienced business people, and leading the world’s top media companies, including Sony and MGM.
He is an expert on a range of leadership and team development topics and can tailor his presentation to your audience and learning objectives.
What Others Say
“I had the pleasure of meeting a fantastic guy, David Bishop, who gave a fantastic talk on leadership at #pioneers18 on how to maintain your mental health through this journey of building a business. We are all so driven to be the best tech, raising the most money, that we don’t stop to calibrate our current existence. You won’t get there if you don’t focus on the small things: Building a great culture for your team, steadying your mind so you can execute efficiently, being a positive leader. The truth is that 90% won’t make it. This sh** is hard and takes a lot of mental endurance. Be kind to yourself, be grateful and humble, feed your emotional intelligence, and be in a position to give. Without you, there is nothing.”
— Gibran Registe-Charles, CEO/Co-Founder, Cap:Ratio
David’s expertise includes…
Thinking Preferences: NBI™ Assessment
David is certified in the NBI™ Assessment (Neethling Brain Instruments), which measures thinking preferences, and provides insights into communication style, relationships, career choice, and decision-making, as well as leadership and collaboration styles.
He also uses the assessment to help teams play to their strengths and differences by developing “team brain.”
Third Space Thinking: Hard-Edged Soft Skills
Third Space Thinking was developed after four years of in-depth research to identify the skills most needed, yet most lacking, in the workforce.
David serves on the Advisory Board for the USC Center for Third Space Thinking and helped form the initiative.
Third Space Thinking skills are:
- Cultural competence
- Intellectual curiosity
- 360-degree thinking
I first met David almost a year ago. Since then I have been shocked at the impact he had had on my life and the lives of the founders I work with. His perspective, calmness, and clearly defined courses of action have helped me navigate some of the most difficult times in my career, and have saved founders I work with both time and money. Most importantly, though, David has helped me and my founders be better leaders.
David brings a deep level of compassion to leadership. He recognizes that high employee engagement directly ties to delivery of superior financial results. He moves easily between energizing large groups to mentoring individuals. As a merchant, David is laser-focused on the customer’s needs. He and his Team consistently anticipated market trends, both with key digital and traditional retailers. He continues to have a deep understanding of evolving consumer trends.
I cannot speak highly enough of my professional experience with David. He is smart, fair, even keeled and a great leader. He possesses a warmth and sense of humor that helped to create a great work environment among the hundreds of employees that he managed. Additionally he was and continues to be respected enormously by industry leaders and key customers.