LEAD081 The Brain in the Workplace


Course Description

Incorporating recent scientific findings, this course explores the relationship between the brain, psychology, and leadership. The course is designed to help build one’s personal and team leadership capacity by examining recent research about how the brain makes connections and changes itself. It will touch upon topics such as the role of emotions in decision-making, the impact of stress, interpersonal communication, and how social bonds are formed. The course will introduce five unique capabilities of the brain that are critical for effective leadership. Strategies will be offered to build each of these five capabilities, such as mindfulness, to enhance focus and attention, promote emotional calmness, and deepen social bonds. Using interactive and experiential based exercises, participants will discover strategies to maximize one’s personal and interpersonal leadership skills.


Course Outline

  • Understand the basics about the brain

  • Explain the role of positive and negative emotions on the brain

  • Learn the impact of toxic work environments on the brain

  • Describe the five capabilities of the prefrontal cortex

  • Apply brain-based strategies to enhance and develop your prefrontal cortex

  • Learn about the neurobiology of mindfulness


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