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DBS Eleven is based around (a) Neuroscience - the research that goes into how we think, how we create feelings and belief systems; the impact into the workings of the brain and (b) Psychology - the science of the brain and its impact on social interactions. ELEVEN explores what is acceptable behaviour and what is actual action and how we as humans protect ourselves. It looks at the neural pathways we build and how new ones can be created. It covers what makes us tick; our upbringing and values; our biases and default drivers; what we are triggered by; and how we view people and the conclusions we come to by way of our biases and preconceived ideas. Consistent strong performance as a leader is hard without knowing what’s going wrong. Tactical leadership techniques may not help, it goes deeper into what we’re bringing to the table.

Employers today understand that an individual’s intelligence Quotient (IQ) alone does not define their potential to achieve. Extensive research has shown that, as a leader rises to the top, there is a greater need to use emotional intelligence at a higher level. The way one communicates and behaves towards others is as important as their ability to perform skill based tasks. The old equation of personality + competence = predicted performance does not apply in the current world of disruptive change.

Technological change is exponential whereas human change is linear thus the reasoning for us to close the gap to raise our self-awareness/consciousness, become mindful and develop our higher order thinking (Emotional Intelligence)

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Developed by a group of neuroscientists, psychologists, psychotherapists and executive coaches, involving over 900 interviews with executive leaders, the ELEVEN leadership programme is centred on attributes instead of competencies and utilises multisensory adaptive learning specifically designed to provide real and sustained behavioural change.

It begins with a self-assessment of your thinking and learning preferences to create a personal learning pathway completely tailored to you. Delivered over 9 months, the programme architecture comprises targeted, interactive and experiential modules within the contexts of self, others and place to achieve meaningful personal and professional development.

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A stronger sense of self, and what you stand for as a person and leader.Insight into cognitive biases (including your own), how they impact behaviour, and the practical application of this insight to become a more effective leader.

Improved communication and collaboration styles to help others achieve greater performance and job  satisfaction.

Insight into Human-Centred Design and practical applications for everyday leadership.

Understanding of dynamic strategy and disruptive innovation, and the creation of dynamic leadership.

Practical applications of the latest neuroscience research into personal and leadership behaviours, and the difference between management and leadership.

Understanding of leadership in the context of an organisation, how culture and organisational strategy determine leadership style, and a leader’s role in creating cultural beliefs and behaviours.
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The ELEVEN leadership programme has been developed specifically for executive leaders (or soon-to-become executive leaders) who aspire to a higher level or to make a greater impact in their role. By gaining deeper insight into your biases, perceptions and sense of self, the programme is designed to give you the confidence you need to maximise your performance as a leader.


ELEVEN | Executive Leadership Programme at DBS


Designed specifically for executive leaders (or soon-to-be executive leaders) who aspire to a higher level or to make a greater impact in their role, this programme is designed to give you the confidence you need to maximise your performance as a leader.

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ELEVEN Future Leaders Programme at DBS


Created specifically for aspiring, new or mid-tier leaders who are driven to create change and take their leadership potential to the next level, this programme is designed to empower you to lead with trust and transparency, while building your confidence, agility and resourcefulness.

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ELEVEN at DBS | Corporate and Bespoke Programmes


Inspire employees with a thought-provoking seminar, interactive workshop, or bespoke leadership programme, tailored to your organisation’s needs. These immersive experiences will challenge your people to explore and unleash their full potential.

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If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us on (01) 4177500 or eleven@dbs.ie.

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