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Dr Thun Thamrongnawasawat, author of Brain-Based Leadership (Nation Books, 2014), Brain-Based Leadership: The Models (2016) and a regular newspaper columnist, is one of Thailand’s most experienced leadership coaches, and the only certified instructor of John Kotter’s Leading Bold Change programme from Harvard Business School.

In 2015, he was the recipient of the “Global Coaching Leadership Award” from the World HRD Congress and that same year he was named “Consultant of the Year” by the Ministry of Industry Thailand. Dr Thun began his career at the Boston Consulting Group before holding a series of management positions at global pharmaceutical companies including Merck Ltd and Colgate Palmolive. He joined the Slingshot Group in 2009 as a Principal Partner, where he specialised in neuroscience of leadership, leading change, strengths-based development, strategic thinking and executive coaching. While at Slingshot he worked with over 80 high-profile companies including Nestle Thailand, Biersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myer Squibb and BMW.

Dr Thun grew up in Thailand, spent 16 years in three continents, and holds an MSc and PhD (Biochemistry) degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His passion is to help leaders use what we know about the brain to change how it works.

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How do I want to be remembered?

The 21st Century is an era of the brain. One of the Nobel Prizes given in 2014 was to a…

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Get Your Employees A Think Buddy To Capture Innovation

What happened the last time you had a crazy idea? Who did you talk to? What did they say? Here…

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Want To Innovate Faster? Focus On The Cream Not The Cone

Focus on The Cream Not The Cone (FoCre) means to forgo the conventional model of Talent Acquiring and move towards…

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Space Noodle

“Another one!” A man in clothes mottled with stains yelled above the congregation. His hand clutched a wrinkled bill as…

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How to Work With An Autocratic Leader

In the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Book Open Source Leadership (2017, McGraw-Hill), Rajeev Peshawaria and the Iclif Leadership and Governance…

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Great to Good

Yes, you read it right. The title of this piece is ‘Great to Good’. I’m going to talk about how,…

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BECOMING THE 1%: Leading in the Age of Possibilities

21st Century is an era of fear and hope Have you ever heard of the 20/80 Rule or 80/20 Rule?…

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What to do if you still have 60 years left after retirement?

A growing trend of the ‘Rich and Lost’ population in the Open Source era Is it possible to be ‘rich’…

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Why Leaders Should Think Twice Before Saying ‘We Are Family’!

Is it always a good thing for people in the organisation to be like a family? “I don’t want us…

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The Power of Propinquity

If you love something; set it free If it comes back, then it’s yours forever If it doesn’t, then it…

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The Best Way to Create Your Desired Culture: Walk the Talk!

“I won’t allow it!” Kurt Herwald, a 38-year old former weightlifter CEO of Stevens Aviation said emphatically. “That is our…

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Playing with Fire

Want to energize your team? Light a fire under them. Literally. “We must be Motorola; or get out.” Lee Kun…

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Are You Popcorned

“If you’ve been doing the same thing for more than 2 years, then you might as well be in a…

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What can you do with a grape?

The future depends on leaders getting more from ourselves and our people. “What can you do with a single grape?”…

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