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The 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held in a few weeks on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at The Star Gold Coast. 

Ms Kim Adams, Consultant at Kim Adams Consulting joins us at the Conference to present ‘Mind of Leader: Making Decisions That Matter’.


Ms Kim Adams

Decision making in critical situations requires leaders to focus on the right things and screen out superfluous information while at the same time avoiding tunnel vision that might prevent awareness of evidence and ultimately limit ability to identify solutions.

Even in business as usual situations, good leaders are those who are able to simultaneously be aware of and manage their own inner thoughts, feelings and intentions while continually assessing a vast array of incoming data and being attuned to the needs of their team members.

This presentation address decision-making from a self-leadership perspective with the premise that effective leaders are those who understand and manage their own internal thoughts, feelings and actions so they choose to respond rather than simply react.

Recent advances in neuroscience illuminate how the brain directs focus and creates habits that enable much of our decisions to occur beneath the realm of consciousness. To become better decision-makers leaders must understand and actively manage:

• Where they focus their attention: on the right things at the right time
• Their habitual ways of decision-making: learning to respond rather than react
• How they can learn to think probabilistically and increase the likelihood of making good decisions in the face of uncertainty and complexity.

This presentation will translate the latest research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics into simple and pragmatic principles for leaders in emergency management and public safety.


Kim Adams is an experienced organisational performance improvement professional with 18 years’ experience managing and delivering research, policy and program evaluation services for law enforcement agencies at state and national levels. She now runs her own boutique consultancy specialising in assisting police and emergency services maximise operational and strategic performance through leadership development, evaluation services and executive coaching. She is passionate about helping emergency service and law enforcement professionals thrive at work, developing emerging leaders and facilitating change that matters.

For information on the upcoming 2018 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference please visit the conference website.



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