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Can You Lead With The Brain In Mind?

Podcast with Michael Platt

DELIVERED BY The Leaders Lab

Today we’re talking to Michael Platt, a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with appointments in the Department of Neuroscience, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Marketing in the University of Pennsylvania. Michael works at the intersection of economics, psychology, and neuroscience, and he is a former president of The Society for Neuroeconomics. Michael’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian, and National Geographic and his new book is called The Leader’s Brain.

In this week’s episode, we explore how understanding more about how our brain’s work can help us to thrive at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:47] – Michael shares why neuroscience is of relevance to leaders & workplaces
  • [03:33] – Michael shares why our brains crave a sense of certainty
  • [04:45] – Michael shows how leaders can create cohesive & effective teams
  • [08:26] – Michael shares how we can keep the social networks in our brain firing even when working remotely
  • [10:45] – Michael shares how our brain’s processing capacity impacts our reality
  • [14:34] – Michael shares what leaders can do to communicate effectively given the brain’s processing limitations
  • [20:41] – Michael shares ways that leaders can approach accountability, to help us have more productive outcomes
  • [22:18] – Michael shares how a leaders style of leadership can trigger a response in the brain
  • [23:40] – Michael enters the lightning round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Michael!

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