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Sandra McDowell

Sandra McDowell, MA, PCC, CPHR, SHRM-SCP, with nearly two decades of executive experience and advanced certifications in Leadership, NeuroLeadership, and Human Resources, Sandra is a trusted authority on the application of neuroscience for leadership. Author of Your Mother Was Right: 15 Unexpected Lessons About Leadership and the Brain, Sandra is the CEO of eLeadership Academy and associate faculty for two universities. Sandra holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, a Certified Executive Coach (PCC) designation, a Certificate in NeuroLeadership, and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and SHRM-SCP human resource designations.

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The Neuroscience of Leadership: Leading With the Brain in Mind

Understanding the brain can positively impact how we lead ourselves and others. This course is designed for managers wishing to increase their effectiveness by bridging the gap between brain research, human behavior, and 21st-century leadership. The new normal and increased workplace pressures are challenging cognitive capacity, and leaders need to take action to fuel and protect the human brain—our personal leadership supercomputer. With an understanding of the application of neuroscience to leadership, students will learn how to lead with the brain in mind. The course highlights how an understanding of neuroscience can help solve common management challenges such as trust, inclusion, collaboration, focus, change agility, and well-being. The knowledge gained by students from this course will support their personal and organizational leadership strategies and impact.