Yearly Archives: 2015

Supergeeks: 7 things a business can do.

  “In a world changing faster than ever, honoring and nurturing neurodiversity is civilization’s best chance to thrive in an uncertain future.” Steve Silberman, 2013   This quote is from “The Geek Syndrome”, an article published in Wired magazine that

Posted in Uncategorized

Supergeeks at Work

“Supergeeks “ bring a range of strengths, challenges and vulnerabilities to the workplace. But what do these look like in real people? Here’s your chance to meet some of the brightest minds so essential to business today.  *Stories shared with

Posted in Uncategorized

Clever or Supergeek?

“Geeks shall inherit the earth” Alexandra Robbins How can we understand different kinds of clever minds in the workplace?   While tools such as psychometric tests have helped businesses do this for many years, they don’t tell the whole story.

Posted in Uncategorized

Voices of Neurodiverse Talent

I spend a considerable amount of time writing about and talking about neurodiversity – life-long differences in how the brain works. I focus on “supergeeks” – those with traits similar to Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism. In doing so

Posted in Uncategorized

Are we all a bit autistic?

I regularly talk to Executive Coaches, Business Psychologists, HR managers and others about neurodiversity and autism/Asperger (AS) traits in both the general population and the workplace. One of the questions I’m often asked is “Are we all a bit autistic?”

Posted in Uncategorized

Business needs supergeeks.

He’s got a brain the size of a planet but… New ideas, innovation, technology, science and engineering have never been more important in the global economy. In a world where not all brilliant minds are the same, where one person

Posted in Uncategorized

4 reasons Executive Coaches need to know about neurodiversity.

“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential…an ability to turn away from the everyday world…to rethink a subject with originality, and create new untrodden ways.” Hans Asperger 1944  “In a world changing

Posted in Uncategorized

Engaging Different Minds

Neurodiversity – a useful way to think of different minds. The term “neurodiversity” was first coined in the late 1990’s by Australian sociologist Judith Singer. Referring to life-long, largely heritable differences in brain structure and function, neurodiversity arose out of

Posted in Uncategorized

Do you coach supergeeks?

Coaches working in 21st century businesses increasingly work with highly intelligent coachees who have exceptional technical skills but get bogged down in detail while finding the people side of work something of a mystery. Often informally referred to as “geeks”,

Posted in Geeks
About the Top Stream blog.

This blog is written and curated on behalf of Top Stream by Sally Moore, Chartered Psychologist. The idea is to inform, promote discussion, and make the science of neurodiversity available and accessible to new audiences. Some funny stuff may creep in – when different brains connect, there is a serious side but it creates some comedy too. There will be contributions from guest writers, interesting interviews, research updates and first hand stories of people’s real life experiences. If you would like to be included or have a story to tell, please get in touch!

Sign up for updates from Top Stream below:

* = required field

powered by MailChimp!