Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Neuroscience of Leadership

The Neuroscience of Leadership

Paying attention changes the brain which in turn changes behavior. What we pay attention to effects and created reality. There are a tone of brilliant examples in this article.

Our ability to have an insights is the magic we need to harness to manage and lead change. Paying attention to the moments of insight helps hardwire the new connections in the brain.

It is easy to be egocentric about our moments of insight. When change happens in a large human system the early adopters are often the leaders and they need to allow others this process too. This is cultivating leadership.

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