Neuroscience of Leadership
100 billion Neurons
New Connections
New Experiences
“Change the brain” and thus the behavior
of leaders by capitalizing on
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 –
• For expanding awareness to attune to
the future
• For increasing the quality and intensity of
• 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
on future
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
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
 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”
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
• 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.