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The Leadership Brain For Dummies gives readers the ability to assess their strengths and weaknesses as a leader, adopt a style of leadership that best suits their mental and emotional characteristics, determine the learning styles of individual employees, identify physiological characteristics of the brain that influence people to resist some forms of leadership and embrace others, and conduct training sessions.
Marilee Sprenger is an international educational neuroscience consultant and an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches brain-compatible strategies and memory courses.
Table of Contents
Part I: Leadership Is All in Your Head.
Chapter 1: Connecting Brain Science to Leadership Principles.
Chapter 2: The Science behind the Brain.
Chapter 3: Discovering the Elements of Learning and Memory.
Chapter 4: Leaders Are Made, Not Born.
Chapter 5: Linking Leadership and the Brain.
Part II: Tapping Into the Brain of a Leader.
Chapter 6: Becoming the Leader You Want to Be.
Chapter 7: Harnessing Multiple Intelligences.
Chapter 8: Assessing and Applying Your Emotional Intelligence.
Chapter 9: Thinking Your Way to the Top: Decision-Making.
Part III: Working with the Brains You Have.
Chapter 10: Enabling Your Current Employees to Excel.
Chapter 11: Hiring the Best Brain for the Job.
Chapter 12: Optimizing Working Conditions.
Chapter 13: Understanding Male and Female Brains at Work.
Chapter 14: Making Teams Work.
Chapter 15: Overcoming the Digital Divide.
Part IV: Training and Developing Brains.
Chapter 16: No Train, No Gain: Understanding the Value of Training.
Chapter 17: Ensuring that Employees Are Fit to Be Trained.
Chapter 18: Holding Sticky Training Sessions.
Chapter 19: Changing Minds: Training by Redesigning Brains.