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ICON Webinar: The Science of Optimism

  • 22 April 2020
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard time. Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants.
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Why aren’t you optimistic? In these days of pandemics, job loss, gig work, increased relationship strain and interruption to our daily routines, we are almost overwhelmed with stress and our optimism tends to take a hit. Or so it would seem.

But maybe that’s not the way optimism, or even hope itself, works. Maybe if we look closely at how the human system actually functions, we can find, in the words of the late great Kenny Rodgers’ hit “The Gambler” a few “aces we can keep.”

Award winning psychologist and behavioural neurogeneticist Dr Bob Murray and Dr Alicia Fortinberry will show you how to bolster your hope, your optimism and also how to sell that to your clients and your colleagues. Using the tools they present you can become the most valued person in your business or firm.

Presenter details:

Dr Bob Murray and Dr Alicia Fortinberry

Bob and Alicia are internationally recognised experts in strategy, leadership, influencing, human motivation and organisational change. Drawing on the latest science in neurobiology, genetics and a wide range of other “human sciences” they enable individuals and organisations to thrive. Their proven, practical concepts and tools drive successful relationships, resilience, culture, leadership and strategy.

Bob and Alicia work extensively with top-tier professional and financial service organisations as well as Global Fortune 500 companies in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

For their work on personality and change, Bob and Alicia received the prestigious US Science Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Based on their work on workplace stress, they were appointed to head the US government’s comprehensive National Work Stress Initiative under President Obama’s administration. Bob worked with the NSW Law Society to help reduce the rate of mental ill-health among lawyers in Australia. Bob is a Board member of the Mental Health Institute of Legal Professions (ISMA-MHILP). 

Their books  include The Human Science of Strategy: What works and what doesn’t and Leading the Future: The Human Science of Law Firm Strategy and Leadership (both ARK Group, London) and two popular best-sellers Creating Optimism, and Raising an Optimistic Child (both McGraw-Hill, New York). Bob’s weekly newsletter, “Today’s Research,” on the latest findings that apply to leadership, wellness, psychology and social trends, has a global readership.

Bob is also a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Union of Concerned Scientists and was made a Fellow of the British Institute of Management.  

Event details:

Date:  Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Time: Auckland - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Adelaide - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
Login Details:

Webinar - login details to be sent to registrant closer to the webinar.

Price: ICON Member: Free
Non Member: AU$90

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