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The neuroscience
  of leadership
 Webinar with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz & David Rock
                  November 2006




     ...
Dr Jeffrey Schwartz                                               David Rock

Jeffrey is a research psychiatrist at the Sc...
Neuroscience says…


Up close, our brains are
 dramatically different
GENES   ENVIRONMENT
Neuroscience says…


 The brain hardwires
  everything it can
Working memory



              Versus




Hardwiring
 Massive capacity, minimal effort needed
Working Memory is like a Stage

  Used for:                         Challenges:

• Understanding                    • Limi...
Attention is like a spotlight

  Used for:                          Challenges:

• Understanding                     • Lim...
Neuroscience says…


Attention changes the brain
Attention density
    Quantum Zeno Effect (QZE)

                                          High energy




Radioactive
   ...
Quantum Zeno Effect (QZE)

The mental act of focusing attention

    holds in place brain circuits

associated with what i...
Neuroscience says…


Insight is at the heart of learning
The four faces of insight




1. Awareness   2. Reflection




  4. Action       3. Insight
The four faces of insight

 2. Reflection


By EEG: Alpha band waves arise, signifying

external stimuli being shut out of...
The four faces of insight

   3. Insight


By EEG: Sudden burst of gamma band activity,

associated with complex cognitive...
The four faces of insight

3. Insight


• Adrenaline-like substances are released


• Dopamine-like substances are released
In summary
The role of leadership is to

 help others develop the

 most useful hardwiring.


      © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwa...
In summary

The power is in the focus.




      © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
Further resources
Books
 Quiet Leadership - David Rock, Collins 2006
 The Mind and the Brain - Jeffrey Schwartz & Sharon B...
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  1. 1. The neuroscience of leadership Webinar with Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz & David Rock November 2006 © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
  2. 2. Dr Jeffrey Schwartz David Rock Jeffrey is a research psychiatrist at the School David is an author, consultant, and of Medicine at the University of California at lecturer. He created a global coaching Los Angeles. Jeff’s work with OCD patients organization that has trained over 5,000 led to a study of how their brain was changing professionals. He now helps Fortune 100 through the effort of attention. He is now clients integrate brain discoveries into their one of the world’s leading experts in the leadership development frameworks. David is an adjunct lecturer at NYU SCPS field of neuroplasticity. and a guest lecturer at 5 other universities. Jeff’s books include ‘The Mind and the Brain’ David met Jeff while doing research for his and the bestseller ‘Brain Lock’. new book ‘Quiet Leadership’. He lives Jeff lives in Santa Monica Ca. between Sydney and New York. © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
  3. 3. Neuroscience says… Up close, our brains are dramatically different
  4. 4. GENES ENVIRONMENT
  5. 5. Neuroscience says… The brain hardwires everything it can
  6. 6. Working memory Versus Hardwiring Massive capacity, minimal effort needed
  7. 7. Working Memory is like a Stage Used for: Challenges: • Understanding • Limited capacity • Decisions • Easily distracted Working memory • Remembering • Energy intensive
  8. 8. Attention is like a spotlight Used for: Challenges: • Understanding • Limited capacity • Decisions • Easily distracted Working memory • Remembering • Energy intensive
  9. 9. Neuroscience says… Attention changes the brain
  10. 10. Attention density Quantum Zeno Effect (QZE) High energy Radioactive Low energy particle © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
  11. 11. Quantum Zeno Effect (QZE) The mental act of focusing attention holds in place brain circuits associated with what is focused on. © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
  12. 12. Neuroscience says… Insight is at the heart of learning
  13. 13. The four faces of insight 1. Awareness 2. Reflection 4. Action 3. Insight
  14. 14. The four faces of insight 2. Reflection By EEG: Alpha band waves arise, signifying external stimuli being shut out of the senses to focus on internal processes.
  15. 15. The four faces of insight 3. Insight By EEG: Sudden burst of gamma band activity, associated with complex cognitive processing. Represents a change in internal circuitry.
  16. 16. The four faces of insight 3. Insight • Adrenaline-like substances are released • Dopamine-like substances are released
  17. 17. In summary The role of leadership is to help others develop the most useful hardwiring. © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
  18. 18. In summary The power is in the focus. © 2006 Jeffrey M Schwartz and David Rock
  19. 19. Further resources Books Quiet Leadership - David Rock, Collins 2006 The Mind and the Brain - Jeffrey Schwartz & Sharon Begley, Regan Books 2003 Papers and articles The neuroscience of leadership - Strategy & Business, May 06 A brain based approach to coaching - Rock & Schwartz, www.ijco.info, June 2006 The new science of change - CIO Magazine, September 06 Slides and recording A recording of the event and slides will be posted within 48 hrs at: http://www.strategy-business.com/webinars Email and web jmschwar@ucla.edu davidrock@workplacecoaching.com www.workplacecoaching.com 1st Global Neuro-Leadership Summit: 14-16 May 2007, Asolo Italy. info@cimba.it
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