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Neuroscience for Leaders

Book Description

Drawing on the latest insights from neuroscience and behavioural sciences, this book offers an integrative and easy-to-use method of fine-tuning your brain for better leadership, in order to deal effectively with dynamic and complex business environments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Praise for <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" class="normal">Neuroscience for Leaders</span>
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction: The leadership enigma and the human brain
    1. The BAL approach in brief
    2. Keep in mind while reading the book
    3. References
  7. PILLAR 1 Thinking
    1. 01    Powerful brain, powerful leader
      1. The energy-devouring brain
      2. The willpower muscle for leaders
      3. Higher-level thinking
      4. Strong values
      5. Feedback
      6. Burnout syndrome
      7. Multitasking yourself into cognitive load
      8. Keep in mind
      9. References
    2. 02    Clear mind, strong direction
      1. The evolution of the survival-obsessed brain
      2. Beware of patterns bearing gifts
      3. Together we stand… or do we?
      4. Brain misfires
      5. Corporate cultures favouring the biased mind
      6. Asking is winning
      7. Enquiring with style
      8. When the ape takes control
      9. Keep in mind
      10. References
    3. 03    Higher performance, more followers
      1. The ever-changing brain
      2. Purpose above all
      3. Flow to greatness
      4. Creativity killed the competition
      5. If memory serves me right
      6. Adapt, bet and grow
      7. Keep in mind
      8. References
  8. PILLAR 2 Emotions
    1. 04    More emotion, better decisions
      1. The emotion-run brain
      2. Emotional style
      3. From mood to great feelings
      4. EQ as an empowerment qualification
      5. Keep in mind
      6. References
    2. 05    Right emotion, right action
      1. The basic emotions in the brain
      2. Elementary Dr Plutchik!
      3. Bliss leadership
      4. Connecting the emotional dots
      5. Keep in mind
      6. References
  9. PILLAR 3 Brain automations
    1. 06    Gut reaction, faster solution
      1. The mind-controlling brain
      2. It’s prime time
      3. New habits, old habits
      4. Let’s get physical
      5. Expertise and automaticity
      6. Keep in mind
      7. References
  10. PILLAR 4 Relations
    1. 07    More connected, more successful
      1. The socially wired brain
      2. I know what you think
      3. The mirrors in our brains
      4. Human connectivity
      5. Trust the amygdala and your brain chemicals
      6. Keep in mind
      7. References
    2. 08    Brain communication, better persuasion
      1. Persuading the brain to act
      2. Cialdini’s influence
      3. Talk to the brain
      4. Persuasion stimuli
      5. Keep in mind
      6. References
  11. Concluding remarks: The future, the brain and the BAL approach
    1. Keep in mind
    2. References
  12. Epilogue
  13. Index
  14. Copyright