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Intentional Leadership - The Neuroscience of Leadership

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How humans really choose their leaders, who to follow and how to model the correct behavior to lead?

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Intentional Leadership - The Neuroscience of Leadership

  1. 1. By: Glen Hellman Twitter: @glehel Email: glen@drivenforward.com Web: http://www.drivenforward.com
  2. 2. Humans Make Rational Decisions Irrationally
  3. 3. The 3 Brains Neocortex Human Brain Logic/Abstract Thought Limbic System Mammalian Emotions/Empathy/Parental Basil Ganglia Reptilian Brain Survival/Reproduction
  4. 4. Two Pilot Brain Autopilot Pilot
  5. 5. US Presidents • 5 of 45 Presidents Taller Than Average • Last Shorty… Benjamin Harrison 1888 • Last Female US President Was?
  6. 6. • Intelligence • Experience • Education • Subject Matter Expertise Competence
  7. 7. • Intelligence • Experience • Education • Subject Matter Expertise • Integrity • Character • Consistency Competence Character
  8. 8. Low-----------------Character ------------------High High---------------Competence-----------------Low • Intelligence • Experience • Education • Subject Matter Expertise • Integrity • Character • Consistency Competence Character
  9. 9. Low-----------------Character ------------------High High---------------Competence-----------------Low • Intelligence • Experience • Education • Subject Matter Expertise • Integrity • Character • Consistency Competence Character
  10. 10. Low-----------------Character ------------------High High---------------Competence-----------------Low • Intelligence • Experience • Education • Subject Matter Expertise • Integrity • Character • Consistency Intentions Competence Character | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Opposed Aligned
  11. 11. Great Leaders
  12. 12. The Signals Of Great Leaders
  13. 13. Leadership Traits
  14. 14. 23 Watch his TEDx Video on Youtube TED Talks - Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action
  15. 15. Cultural Traits
  16. 16. 25
  17. 17. Glen Hellman http://www.drivenforward.com 1. Trust 2. Intentions – Your Why 3. Competitive Focus 1. Innovation 2. Customer Intimacy 3. Operational Efficiency 4. Leadership Traits 2. Core Values 3. End Game Vision 1. Honest 2. Courageous 3. Visionary 4. Communicator 5. Dedicated 1. Customer Focused 2. Fun 3. Work Hard/Play Hard 4. Resourceful 5. Yes If Intentional Culture - Canvas 1. Character a. Consistency b. Integrity c. Authenticity 2. Leadership a. First In/Last Out b. Get Hands Dirty c. Communicate 3. Subject Matter Expertise a. Read b. Publish c. Speak Copyright © 2013 Glen Hellman All Rights Reserved, Driven Forward LLC 1. Why We Do? Entrepreneurs fail because their isolated 2. What We Do? Coach CEOs and give them a safe place to discuss issues 3. How We Do It Monthly 90 minute 1 to 1s and monthly all day group meetings To do this as long as I am relevant, making a difference and having fun
  18. 18. At the End of the Day Ask • What did I do that moved my character bar to the right or to the left? • What did I do that moved my capability bar up or down? • What did I do that demonstrated aligned or misaligned intentions?
  19. 19. Questions? Want a Leadership Canvas? glen@drivenforward.com
  20. 20. Great Leaders • George Washington • Abe Lincoln • Angela Merkel • Margaret Thatcher • Martin Luther King • Nelson Mandela • Mahatma Gandhi • Steve Jobs • Meg Whitman • Sheryl Sandberg • Winston Churchill • Julius Caesar • Napoleon Bonaparte
  21. 21. Traits of Great Leaders • Visionary • Empathetic • Integrity • Focused • Courageous • Persistent • Resilient • Adaptable • Communicator • Creative • Delegator • Coach • Listener • Risk Taker • Confident • Transparent • Caring • Inspirational • Patient • Passionate • Authentic • Open-minded • Decisive • Personable • Positive • Generous • Insightful • Accountable • Restless • Fair
  22. 22. Cultural Traits • Ownership • Committed • Innovative • Curious • Integrity • Accountable • Resourceful • Customer Focused • Mutual Respect • Team Work • “Yes If” Instead of No… • Fun • Results oriented • We Care • Embrace Discourse • Adaptable • Employee Engagement • No Politics • Intolerance for Mediocrity • Efficient • Good Communications • Mutual Respect • Energetic

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