When you understand the brain and the mind, you can be a more effective leader. When you don’t, it is much harder to get results through other people. This workshop will help leaders develop the ability to create an environment of trust, respect and collaboration to accomplish more with fewer people and resources in a tumultuous, ambiguous and changing economic context.
Who should attend:
- C-suite executives
- High-potential team members
- Anyone needing to influence others to get things done
- Anyone who wants to get the most from their brain
Participants in the workshop will:
- Learn why and how emotions are contagious
- Understand and guard against making assumptions that disrupt progress
- Explore how power and status diminish empathy and connection
- Learn the four organizing principles of the brain which determine work engagement
- Discuss SCARF, a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others
- Discover whether or not you can train your brain with games
- Learn the basics about your prefrontal cortex and why it’s a little like a fairytale character
- Hear the truths behind 4 myths about the brain that even smart people still believe
- Apply neuroscience to their leadership approaches to lead more effectively
Participants will leave this workshop with:
- Strategies for using their brain to lead and influence others more effectively
- An action plan for applying their new understanding of neuroleadership
- A more accurate view of brain research and its application to leadership
- Top tips on how to evaluate media reports on brain insights and updates
- A set of reminder cards to encourage active use of the materials
- A list of 9 things your brain needs to function properly
1) Surprising myths about your brain
2) Dangers of not understanding how the brain and mind function
3) Truths about the brain (including brain definitions and key principles):
- Your brain can change (neuroplasticity)
- A portable brain (that’s not in your head) can help monitor your mood
- You can optimize the executive functions of your brain
- You are wired to connect (social cognitive neuroscience)
- Your brain environment needs to be just right (Goldilocks)
- “Nerves that wire together, fire together”
- Neural transmitters
- Mental (or cognitive) maps
- Lightening storms and insights
4) Strategies to get results through others by putting your brain to work:
- Top tips to help you inspire, not infect. Emotions are contagious.
- Three options–yet only one suggestion–to increase your emotion regulation.
- Use the SCARF model at work.
- Unleash the power of perspective-taking. Shaping perspective is simple yet not easy.
- Increase your empathy skills (the ability to understand how others see, think, and feel.)
- Six tips to help you increase your attention and focus while reducing distraction.
- Ten ideas to create your own best prescription for a healthy brain.