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Leading With the Brain in Mind
101 Brain-Compatible Practices for Leaders


November 2003 | 264 pages | Corwin

"Using a wonderful combination of research, stories, case studies, and reflective activities, the authors give their readers the gift of a new understanding of leadership and provide them with the tools they need to bring new life and effectiveness to their role."
Pat Wolfe, Educational Consultant
Mind Matters, Inc.

 "An intriguing read!  I can't imagine any leader who could not find some valuable ideas and practices in this little volume."
Roland S. Barth
Author, Lessons Learned

Make the leap from perception to performance with cutting-edge brain-based techniques!

Effective leadership hinges not only on understanding the nature of human intelligence, but also, more importantly, on applying the principles that nurture it. Taking leaders from knowledge about the value of brain-based leadership, to action based on the best available research is what this inspiring guide is all about.

Building on principles introduced in their groundbreaking book Connecting Leadership to the Brain, this latest work empowers leaders with the practical tools they need to immediately impact others' learning and achievement. The authors present a broad repertoire of highly practical "how to" strategies and practices for building capacity and achieving results in a learning organization.

Unique features of this text include:

  • Integrated intuitive reflection exercises
  • Definition of leadership within the context of the 21st century
  • Practical tips for understanding—and nurturing—the nature of intelligence
  • A repertoire of 15 leadership strategies and 101 aligned practices
  • Reasons and ways to cultivate a culture of learning and achievement

Short stories and subsequent "reflection zones" throughout the book help us to examine what we know about leadership through our experiences, and offer compelling insights into enhancing leadership through the brain-based techniques provided.


 
Preface: A Leadership Leap
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction: Making The Leap
Moving From Perception to Performance

 
A Pragmatic Proposal

 
A Practical Approach

 
A Passionate Perspective

 
 
Part I. Perception
 
1. The Connection
The View From The Edge

 
The Connection

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
2. The Connected Leader
The Tighter Connection

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
Part II. Performance
 
3. Physiological Nature & Nurture
The Story of Physiological Capacity

 
The Meaning of the Story

 
The Rest of the Story

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
4. Social Nature & Nurture
The Story of Social Capacity

 
The Meaning of the Story

 
The Rest of the Story

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
5. Emotional Nature & Nurture
The Story of Emotional Capacity

 
The Meaning of the Story

 
The Rest of the Story

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
6. Constructive Nature & Nurture
The Story of Constructive Capacity

 
The Business

 
The Management

 
The Problem

 
The Meaning of the Story

 
The Rest of the Story

 
Mindful Strategy

 
Mindful Practice

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
7. Reflective Nature & Nurture
The Story of Reflective Capacity

 
The Stage

 
The Director

 
The Meaning of the Story

 
The Rest of the Story

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
8. Dispositional Nature & Nurture
The Story of Dispositional Capacity

 
The Way We Are

 
The Way We Might Be

 
The Meaning of the Story

 
The Rest of the Story

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
Part III. Persistence
 
9. The Connected Culture
Inform, Perform, Transform

 
The Connected Leader Revisited

 
The Connected Culture

 
The Greater Connection

 
Reader Reflection

 
 
References
 
Index

Using a wonderful combination of research, stories, case studies, and reflective activities, the authors give their readers the gift of a new understanding of leadership and provide them with the tools they need to bring new life and effectiveness to their role.

Pat Wolfe, Educational Consultant
Mind Matters, Inc.

An intriguing read! I can't imagine any leader who could not find some valuable ideas and practices in this little volume.

Roland S. Barth
Author, Lessons Learned

This important book is full of practical leadership strategies for utilizing the nature of human intelligence in influencing the achievement of goals and the establishment of a healthy organizational climate. Leaders in all fields will find this landmark book highly interesting and very useful.

David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson, Codirectors
Cooperative Learning Center, University of Minnesota

The book appears to be a good resource, but somewhat convoluted.

Dr Sheron Brown
Education, Northcentral University
January 17, 2011

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface: A Leadership Leap

Chapter 1: The Connection


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