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Neuroscience for Leaders

Neuroscience for Leaders

A Brain Adaptive Leadership Approach

Nikolaos Dimitriadis, Alexandros Psychogios


Offers an integrative and easy-to-use method of fine-tuning your brain for better leadership, in order to deal effectively with dynamic and complex business environments, with insights from neuroscience and behavioural sciences.

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About the book

To behave more productively in complex business situations, we need to understand and alter the inner workings of our brain. With insight from applied neuroscience, behavioural economics and psychology, the brain can be retrained and become our most valuable asset. Neuroscience for Leaders takes a practical approach and offers an easy-to-implement framework for making the behavioural changes to become a more effective leader.

Drawing on research and practical experience, the authors present a flexible framework for fine-tuning the leadership brain. The Brain Adaptive Leadership approach is a step-by-step guide to enhancing the way you think, understanding and nurturing emotions, shaping automated brain responses, and developing dynamic relations. Neuroscience for Leaders explains both the underlying science and how to apply its findings in business, demonstrating why and how you can become a better leader through brain-based learning. With tools, managerial tips and clear actions to implement the method straight away, Neuroscience for Leaders is an invaluable companion to managers and leaders who want to gain the brain edge.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Powerful Brain, Powerful Leader
    • Chapter - 02: Clear Mind, Strong Direction
    • Chapter - 03: Higher Performance, More Followers
    • Chapter - 04: More Emotion, Better Decisions
    • Chapter - 05: Right Emotion, Right Action
    • Chapter - 06: Gut Reaction, Faster Solution
    • Chapter - 07: More Connected, More Successful
    • Chapter - 08: Brain Communication, Better Persuasion


Leadership as an attitude? Yes. Read through and you will find it in your brain!
This book will help you getting acquainted with how neuroscience, psychology and anthropology can improve performance and develop your leadership brain. I have found the concepts discussed in the book highly beneficial.
Ghaleb A. Al-Ghoutani – Head of OD, Rawabi Holding - KSA

With leadership remaining an ongoing challenge, this book finally sets the record straight that intelligence matters not least because it combines cognitive, emotional and intuitive dimensions.
Elena Antonacopoulou, Professor, GNOSIS, University of Liverpool Management School

I firmly believe that business results are the direct outcome of collective efforts, guided by a strong vision and even stronger leadership. However, until now the true nature of leadership was difficult to explain, regardless experiencing it daily. Dr Dimitriadis and Dr Psychogios have managed to untangle the mystery of effective leadership by revealing how the brain works in complex business environments. Read it, practise it and become a great leader!
Maria Anargyrou-Nikolic, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are many books on leadership - perhaps too many! However, this book is well worth reading. The authors have done a really great job in bringing together developments in neuroscience and thinking about leadership to produce a thought provoking view of leadership. They make the complex area of neuroscience very accessible and use this to produce a really helpful framework for thinking about leadership. The authors have achieved a fine balance between the rigour of their arguments and the practical applications of the framework that they have developed. Even if you have a lot of books on leadership on your shelves you should make room for this one.
Malcolm Higgs, Professor of Organization Behaviour and HRM, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton

Neuroscience is invading every scientific, economic and social aspect more and more. This book is the brilliant confirmation that understanding the mechanisms, processes and functions of the brain can help us solve problems, distinguish leaders from regular managers and uncover the right answers for generating growth.
Matteo Venerucci, Cognitive Psychologist and Brain Propaganda Founder

An amazing compendium that will certainly assist managers and professionals in advancing their leadership skills. The book deals with the subject of this interdisciplinary research to resolve complex problems while facing challenging environments. The authors have included numerous examples from a practical and holistic perspective in order to illustrate how to create common ground about our adaptive leadership and how to put into action our leadership brain capabilities by applying their proposed BAL model. It is a fascinating book which will change your life.
Panayiotis H Ketikidis BSc MSc PhD, Professor, University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College and Chairman of the South East European Research Centre

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749475512
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd April 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 240 pages

About the Author

Dr Nikolaos Dimitriadis is a consultant and lecturer in management, leadership, neuro-marketing and communications. He is Development Director of the Executive Development Center at the Sheffield University International Faculty, City College, located in South East Europe, and he also teaches regularly on the Sheffield Executive MBA and other masters programmes in the region. As an award-winning communications and marketing consultant, Nikos worked with international brands such as IKEA, Nestle, Holcim, Pierre Fabre and Banca Intesa Sanpaolo.

Dr Alexandros Psychogios is a researcher and consultant in leadership and complexity, organizational behaviour and change, and brain-based leadership. He is an Associate Professor on OB and HRM at Hull University Business School, a Research Visitor in South Eastern European Research Centre (SEERC) and an Associate Researcher in GNOSIS Research Group of the Management School at the University of Liverpool.

Nikolaos Dimitriadis

Alexandros Psychogios