Noted research psychiatrist & author of several books including, You Are Not Your Brain

Executive Education

Why the Neuroscience of Leadership Matters

Breakthroughs in brain research explain how to make organizational transformation succeed.

One of the biggest challenges organizations encounter is how to thrive when faced with constant, disruptive change. The study of neuroscience has provided us with a deeper understanding of why people find change so unsettling. It offers valuable insight into the way people approach new tasks or manage upheaval and helps us understand how the human brain utilizes mental resources to deal with ambiguity, resolve conflict, or find creative solutions to complex problems.

Neuroscience can help organizations become more effective in how they manage change, which should increase organizational productivity and employee satisfaction. Responding thoughtfully to external events, rather than saying what first comes to mind, prevents leaders from responding in a way they may later regret.

In this workshop you will learn how to develop the capacity to consider the context surrounding external events before reacting to them. Dr Schwartz will discuss the importance of what the great economist Adman Smith called the 'impartial spectator' and the concept of a quiet mind, in remaining cool and rational under pressure. The more we understand the phenomenon of change, the more effectively we can manage it.

Neuroscience shows us why some common practices work well, such as allowing people to take ownership of a new initiative. It also explains why some don’t succeed

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