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Brain Business Introduction

Brain Business Introduction



The brain helps us do everything. Knowing how to optimize how our brains work helps us lead better and support others more effectively.

The brain helps us do everything. Knowing how to optimize how our brains work helps us lead better and support others more effectively.



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    • Br a i n B us i n e $ $ LEADING with the Brain in Mind Sylvia Gaffney, Ph.D. & Bernice Moore, Ph.D. 1Saturday, August 4, 12
    • This Session New Leadership Neuroplasticity The Magnificent The Social Brain Brain Mind & The Triune Brain AwarenessSaturday, August 4, 12 Br a i n B us i n e $ $ 2
    • FUNDAMENTAL Ch a nges ✴ 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 3Saturday, August 4, 12
    • New Leadership Needed ✴ Practical application to leader’s role ‣ amygdala hijack ‣ influence others by your state ‣ social hard-wiring ✴ Developing the WHOLE person Brain/Body -Mind-Energy-Awareness 4Saturday, August 4, 12
    • MAGNIFICENT Brain ✴ Least known organ of body ✴ Breakthrough advances in brain science & neuroimaging 5Saturday, August 4, 12
    • B asic Brain Facts ✴ 3 pounds of tofu-like material ✴ only 2% of body’s weight but uses 20- 25% of its resources ✴ works 24/7/365 even while sleeping ✴ scanning machine constantlly on and looking for threats adapted from Rick Hanson 6Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Mind is what the Brain does D a nie l S i e g e l, MD a n d th e MIND ✴ Mind is a set of processes rather than a thing ✴ Mind is embodied ✴ Mind is relational 7Saturday, August 4, 12
    • TRIUNE Brain ✴ Brainstem palm ✴ Limbic thumb ✴ Cortex fingers adapted from the book Mindsight by Daniel Siegel, M.D. 8Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Brain Evolution three stages ✴ REPTILIAN - avoid danger ✴ MAMMALIAN - approach rewards ✴ HUMAN/ NeoCortex - attach to others 9Saturday, August 4, 12
    • REPTILIAN Brain lizard brain AMG ✴ it’s 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 10Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Mammal ian Brain squirrel brain LMB ✴ 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 11Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Neo-CORTEX human brain NCX ✴ outer layer or ‘bark’ of the brain ✴ curled fingers over the the hand ✴ expanded with the appearance of humans 12Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Pre- Frontal Corte x thinking man’s brain PFC ✴ 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 ✴ it’s an energy hog 13Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Neuroplasticity ✴ new neural pathways ✴ adult brain continues to grow & development ✴ ability to expand - pruning - use it or lose it 14Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Social Brain hard-wired to be social ✴ brain develops in relationship with others ✴ emotions are contagious ✴ relate to and ‘catch’ beneficial emotions 15Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Mirror Neurons ✴ primed to imitate each other ✴ provide us with visceral and emotional experience of another 16Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Brain/BODY mind & awareness ✴ Neuroscience Research legitimizes & encourages use of mindfulness practice in business 17Saturday, August 4, 12
    • MINDFULNESS Moment-to-moment awareness cultivated by paying attention to things we usually ignore Jon Kabat-Zinn 18Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Neu r a l R e a l E s t a t e ✴ New Leadership Needed ✴ The Triune Brain ✴ Social Brain ✴ Mind & Awareness 19Saturday, August 4, 12
    • References Begley, S. (2008). Train your mind, change your brain: How a new science reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves. New York: Random House. Cozolino, L. (2006). The neuroscience of human relationships: Attachment and the developing social brain. New York: Norton. Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. London: Penguin Books. Egan, T. & Lahl, S. (2010). Bringing the whole person into leadership development: Lessons from the neurosciences and beyond. Webinar September 25, 2010. Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam Books. Hansen, R.with Mendius, R., M.D. (2009). Buddha’s brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Jahnke, R., D.O.M. (1998) The healer within: Using traditional Chinese techniques to release your body’s own medicine. New York: Harper Collins. 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. Pillay, S. (2011). Your brain and business: The neuroscience of great leaders. Upper Saddle River: New Jersey: Pearson Rock, D. & Page, L., Ph.D. (2009). Coaching with the brain in mind: Foundations for practice. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. Schwartz, J., M.D. & Begley, S. (2002). The mind & the brain: Neuroplasticity and the power of mental force. New York: Harper Collins. Siegel, D. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being. New York: Norton. Siegel, D. (2010). Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation. New York: Bantam. 20Saturday, August 4, 12
    • Thank you for the honor of LEARNING with Us Sylvia Gaffney, Ph.D. Bernice Moore, Ph.D. Gaffney Corporate Strategies ICO Consulting, LLC sylvia@gaffney.com bernice@ico-consulting.com www.gaffney.com www.ico-consulting.comSaturday, August 4, 12
    • Sylvia Gaffney, Ph.D. Bernice Moore, Ph.D. Gaffney Corporate Strategies ICO Consulting, LLC sylvia@gaffney.com bernice@ico-consulting.com www.gaffney.com www.ico-consulting.com Sylvia provides custom-designed Bernices work focuses on creating greater consulting services in organizational collaboration across distances and effectiveness and change managements differences. Her programs have engaged and assistance to companies on a national and inspired employees, maximized profitability, international basis. Her work helps and uplifted customer satisfaction. Working companies integrate their business planning collaboratively with clients, Bernice enhances through a systems perspective. She cross-boundary alignment and collective facilitates processes to improve team action; her coaching and learning programs building and blending, leadership develop leadership effectiveness and helps development, intergenerational challenges, people fulfill their aspirations and accomplish cultural change issues, resilience, strategic their goals. retention, and strategic staffing. 22Saturday, August 4, 12