Leaders Need Whole Brain Thinking

The quality of our future leadership will be determined by the quality of our thinking. We use the Herrmann Brain Dominance Indicator as one of the profiling tools on our courses, particularly with our new product; Play On Your Mind, which will be launched in the autumn. Below is a recent email from Ann Herrmann that ties in with what we are wanting to achieve.

In a complex world, being a leader is about more than just what you think; it’s about how you think. This topic is always on our minds, but even more so lately as we’ve been digging into the research for the upcoming second edition of the Whole Brain Business Book.
We’ll be updating the “CEOs Around the World” study from the original book with new data on global CEO thinking preferences and work elements, and as part of that process, we’re already seeing some trends emerge. For one, to be an effective leader in a world of globalisation, unpredictability and brain-draining distractions, you have to be able to consciously manage and engage all of your mental resources.
But this is easier said than done. The brain is lazy; it’s designed to use our natural patterns as a set of filters. While this saves processing time and energy, it can also prevent leaders from leveraging their full mental potential. No matter what a recent blockbuster movie claims, the fact is, we all have access to and can use our entire brains! But it takes understanding and consciously adapting to break out of the constraints of our patterns.

You’re probably seeing this in your own work every day—from the need to change your mindset so you can see things in a new way to the struggle to keep everyone’s brains productively engaged when multi-tasking is rampant and clarity is hard to come by”.  Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO, Herrmann International

If you would like to find out how to increase your whole brain thinking or about Play on Your Mind, then give us a call on 01305 261540 or email rosie@training-for-results.co.uk

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