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  1. 1. Brain Busine$$ LEADING with the Brain in Mind Sylvia Gaffney, Ph.D. Bernice Moore, Ph.D.& 1
  2. 2. This Session 2 Mind & Awareness The Magnificent Brain New Leadership The Triune Brain Brain Busine The Social Brain Neuroplasticity
  3. 3. Less mechanistic to more SYSTEMIC Changes & complexity causing STRESS Different kind of leader needed to harness the power of the brain Opposite of required critical skill sets FUNDAMENTAL Changes 3
  4. 4. Practical application to leaders role amygdala hijack influence others by your state social hard-wiring Developing the WHOLE person Brain/Body -Mind-Energy-Awareness Leadership NeededNew 4
  5. 5. MAGNIFICENT Brain 5 Least known organ of body Breakthrough advances in brain science & neuroimaging
  6. 6. Basic Brain Facts 3 pounds of tofu-like material only 2% of bodys weight but uses 20- 25% of its resources works 24/7/365 even while sleeping scanning machine constantlly on and looking for threats 6 adapted from Rick Hanson
  7. 7. Mind is what the Brain does Mind is a set of processes rather than a thing Mind is embodied Mind is relational 7 Daniel Siegel, MD and the MIND
  8. 8. Brainstem palm Limbic thumb Cortex ngers TRIUNE Brain Daniel Siegel, M.D. adapted from the book Mindsight by 8
  9. 9. Brain Evolution REPTILIAN - avoid danger MAMMALIAN - approach rewards HUMAN/ NeoCortex - attach to others three stages 9
  10. 10. AMGAMG REPTILIAN Brain its the palm in the hand model brain stem = oldest part of our brain & is still serving us automatic response to ward off the saber tooth tiger through FIGHT - FLIGHT - FREEZE response lizard brain 10
  11. 11. LMBLMB Mammalian Brain developed with advent of small mammals basic drives & emotions it constantly scans & evaluates our current situation to determine if a situation is good or bad amygdala - saved life then and saves time now squirrel brain 11
  12. 12. NCXNCX Neo-CORTEX outer layer or bark of the brain curled fingers over the the hand expanded with the appearance of humans human brain 12
  13. 13. PFCPFC Pre-Frontal Cortex located where the two middle fingernails are overlapping in hand model executive decision maker - deals with facts, is logical, linear, handles recall, problem solving, memorization, the left-hemisphere limited space - is easily distracted its an energy hog thinking mans brain 13
  14. 14. Neuroplasticity new neural pathways adult brain continues to grow & development ability to expand - pruning - use it or lose it 14
  15. 15. Social Brain brain develops in relationship with others emotions are contagious relate to and catch beneficial emotions hard-wired to be social 15
  16. 16. Mirror Neurons primed to imitate each other provide us with visceral and emotional experience of another 16
  17. 17. Brain/BODY mind & awareness 17 Neuroscience Research legitimizes & encourages use of mindfulness practice in business
  18. 18. MINDFULNESS Moment-to-moment awareness cultivated by paying attention to things we usually ignore Jon Kabat-Zinn 18
  19. 19. Neural Real Estate New Leadership Needed The Triune Brain Social Brain Mind & Awareness 19
  20. 20. References 20 Cozolino, L. (2006). The neuroscience of human relationships: Attachment and the developing social brain. New York: Norton. Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness (2nd ed.). New York: Delacort Press. Siegel, D. (2010). Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation. New York: Bantam. Pillay, S. (2011). Your brain and business: The neuroscience of great leaders. Upper Saddle River: New Jersey: Pearson Hansen, R.with Mendius, R., M.D. (2009). Buddhas brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam Books. Begley, S. (2008). Train your mind, change your brain: How a new science reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves. New York: Random House. Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. London: Penguin Books. Rock, D. & Page, L., Ph.D. (2009). Coaching with the brain in mind: Foundations for practice. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. Siegel, D. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being. New York: Norton. Schwartz, J., M.D. & Begley, S. (2002). The mind & the brain: Neuroplasticity and the power of mental force. New York: Harper Collins. Jahnke, R., D.O.M. (1998) The healer within: Using traditional Chinese techniques to release your bodys own medicine. New York: Harper Collins. Egan, T. & Lahl, S. (2010). Bringing the whole person into leadership development: Lessons from the neurosciences and beyond. Webinar September 25, 2010.
  21. 21. LEARNIN with Us Thank you for the honor of Sylvia Gaffney, Ph.D. Gaffney Corporate Strategies Bernice Moore, Ph.D. ICO Consulting, LLC
  22. 22. Sylvia Gaffney, Ph.D. Gaffney Corporate Strategies Bernice Moore, Ph.D. ICO Consulting, LLC 22 Sylvia provides custom-designed consulting services in organizational effectiveness and change managements assistance to companies on a national and international basis. Her work helps companies integrate their business planning through a systems perspective. She facilitates processes to improve team building and blending, leadership development, intergenerational challenges, cultural change issues, resilience, strategic retention, and strategic staffing. Bernice's work focuses on creating greater collaboration across distances and differences. Her programs have engaged and inspired employees, maximized profitability, and uplifted customer satisfaction. Working collaboratively with clients, Bernice enhances cross-boundary alignment and collective action; her coaching and learning programs develop leadership effectiveness and helps people fulfill their aspirations and accomplish their goals.


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