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When Supergeeks meet HR

What happens when supergeeks and HR meet? I work with very bright people who have exceptional technical expertise while finding the social aspects of the workplace challenging or mystifying. They are “supergeeks”, often described as “High IQ, Low EQ”.   This

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Supergeeks and Neurodiversity: An Opportunity.

Business needs Supergeeks. In a technology driven and knowledge-based economy where creativity and innovation are key, particular kinds of thinking are essential. STEM (Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians) are key to this. They are in short supply. It’s important businesses

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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?”

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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