Neuroscience of Leadership 100 billion Neurons New Connections New Experiences “Change the brain” and thus the behavior of leaders by capitalizing on Neuroplasticity The Facts of Leadership Leadership is about change Change is pain Focus is power Expectation shapes reality Attention density shapes identity Neuroscience relating to Leadership • For developing self understanding – mindfulness • For expanding awareness to attune to the future • For increasing the quality and intensity of focusing • For harnessing conscious & unconscious fears and becoming less reactive • For increasing empathy & social awareness through neuro - mirroring Helping towards developing complex “thinking abilities” The major demand on future Leaders They target relevant brain functions which may be suppressed during anxiety They provide a system to use in various functional situations that is researchbased They target unconscious influences They repackage older information so that it is more digestible They allow for distancing from the self during heated situations Leading Change Leveraging Knowledge of the Human Brain In this workshop, we identify brain mechanisms that underlie change, facing uncertainty and how to manage disrupters in order to develop new commitments to change. We will review the following neurological obstacles to change, as well as practical applications to overcoming them: • Context Cages • Habit Hell • Fear & Anxiety We will also review brain structure and each region’s role in affecting behavioral change. Each region of the brain has an important role, and understanding them will help debunk common myths associated with change. In this workshop, you learn how brain science can help you become more agile leaders by learning and practicing critical concepts of agility, strategic speed and flexibility. The workshop explores: The five dimensions of agility, introduced in the “Walking in the dark”, in greater depth and with enhanced applicability Feedback control, impedance control Bayesian thinking, predictive control, and sensorimotor control, in greater depth and with enhanced applicability High drama vs. high priority “Sense and respond” techniques Enhancing Resilience Through this workshop participants learn the basic brain interventions applied for better decision making and managing emotional resilience and uncertainty. More specifically you will learn: • What constitutes resilience • The clues to unconscious anxiety • Managing conscious and unconscious fear; dealing with the panic of others; remaining focused while all else is distracting • Brain-targeted interventions for developing mind clarity and better decision making • Specific techniques that you can use to enhance mental imagery for success Through this workshop you learn how to leverage existing knowledge of brain science to help you understand: What are the underpinnings of creativity and innovation in the brain, how you can deal with obstacles to creativity and how you can optimize your own creativity using specific techniques. The workshop explores: • Brain based challenges to innovation, such as unconscious fear, cognitive dissonance and attentional focus • Managing switch cost • Use of two key Mindset Strategies for Innovation: Divergent Thinking and Analogy Prime your mind for change Leadership Retreat A brain–based approach to Renew & Reset your Brain. Learn mindful leadership practices to develop mind clarity and to improve the quality of your intentions and focus. Train your brain to be less reactive and return to neutral in 10 seconds.