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💡 The Power of Neuroscience-Based Leadership

This month, we are highlighting why we believe in the power of neuroscience-based leadership. Neuroscience-based leadership helps you understand what drives human behavior, working to understand what motivates and inspires your team, and in so doing, creates a culture of trust and productivity.

"May your cortisol levels stay low, your dopamine levels high, your oxytocin run thick and rich, your serotonin build to a lovely plateau, and your ability to watch your brain at work keep you fascinated until your last breath.”   - David Rock

How do clients incorporate Neuroscience-based learning into how they work? There are so many ways! One of my favorite examples has to do with how some of our executive clients solve problems. Based on what they have learned about how the brain works. They no longer sit at a desk answering email and trying to solve a problem. This is because they know that insights happen when the brain is in a quieter state. You may have an insight while you are trying to solve a problem, but if your brain is loud with other input, you won’t hear it. So now those executives go for a walk, a run, or even go into a short, guided meditation. That is when the aha moment happens!



Here are some great organizations leading the charge on neuroscience-based training, in addition to Simplified Coach:



For those who like to consume info via podcasts, we love these!

  • "Your Brain at Work": This is the official podcast of the NeuroLeadership Institute, where top researchers and thought leaders share breakthroughs in brain science and industry leaders reveal the strategies behind their success.

  • "Leadership Meets Life Podcast": This podcast is hosted by Design Group International and is for leaders who want to grow professionally and personally.

  • Leadership Under Fire podcast": This podcast discusses the neuroscience of self-leadership.



Some things to watch from our favorite thought leaders on the topic:


Research Take Aways

Here are a few realizations from the latest neuro-leadership findings:

  • "Change is pain” - organizational transformation can be difficult because it can cause physiological discomfort.

  • "Behaviorism doesn’t work”- change efforts based on incentive and threat don't often succeed in the long run.

  • "Humanism is overrated” - the conventional empathic approach of connection and persuasion doesn’t sufficiently engage people.

  • "Focus is power” - the act of paying attention creates chemical and physical changes in the brain.


Check us out on LinkedIn for more throughout the month.

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