Bridge Analytic and Empathetic Thinking: Apply Neuroscience for Better Leadership | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University
Executive Education Programs

Bridge Analytic and Empathetic Thinking: Apply Neuroscience for Better Leadership

This skill building workshop will help you learn how to use your brain to be both effective and ethical.

(Formerly “Neuroscience of Leadership”)

Great leaders use their whole brains but, in just the same way great athletes use their body, effort is focused where it is needed while other parts remain at ease. The adept leader moves quickly and gracefully between the two poles of thought represented by analytic and empathic thinking. Average leaders, by contrast, tend to get stuck – they have a limp in their thinking.

You may already have heard of some useful concepts from neuroscience, such as ‘amygdala hijack.’ This workshop will expand your repertoire so that you understand a complete palette of brain-based concepts. You will get a feel for each concept by seeing the role the brain plays in a variety of typical workplace problems, from people pleasing and disorganization on the one hand to bureaucratic creep, alienation and ethical lapses on the other. Next we will work together to combine these insights to create a powerful and effective leadership style for the challenges you face.

Great leaders excel because they implicitly know how to navigate the landscape of the brain, leveraging the tension between complementary ways of thinking so they can stay focused on what matters. They have found a creative solution to use their innate neural resources to the best effect – a solution which allows them to socially engage and motivate others, avoid cognitive biases, stay on task, and maintain ethical awareness. In this workshop Professor Jack lays out key lessons from neuroscience for effective and ethical leadership. Experiential exercises are used to bring these lessons to life, from theory to practice.


Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

Who Should Attend


Individual Participants: $695
Package Pricing: 1 class day per participant

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