Neurosciences & Leadership
The brain, our most mysterious muscle
Even with the latest findings and groundbreaking insights, the brain remains one of our body’s most mysterious organs. The ‘self’ is born in the brain, shaping our identity and enabling us to communicate with the world around us.
EG – IQ & EQ Excellence aims to heighten awareness of the fact that our most important muscle can continuously develop with targeted training, and this focused cognitive work can have a positive influence on our capacity for individual and communicative maturity. Participants are taught ideas and options that will enable them to recognise and fulfill their roles in business and in life. The differences between holistic thinking and a fixed worldview are also discussed.
Particularly in multicultural teams and companies, this understanding is of growing importance for a harmonious and productive working environment, and should be incorporated and acted on by managers every day.
As we know today, the individual nature of EQs (emotional quotient and emotional intelligence) largely depends on whether we have a fixed or an open mindset.
EG – IQ & EG Excellence has been working with the Shanghai-based subsidiary EP – Excellence for Professionals for some time, dealing with relatively junior executives in a Chinese cultural environment. Nevertheless, within a short period of time we have succeeded in applying tangible ideas and approaches to specifically train the brain like a muscle, improving the quality of participants’ work and lives enormously. Participants also gained a greater understanding of their individual characteristics and the particularity of their roles.
The training and coaching sessions with the focus “Neuroscience in Leadership Responsibility” are primarily aimed at left-brainers – people with a dominant left-brain hemisphere – while more holistic right-brainers also benefit from integrating practicable structuring and organisational methods into their cognitive approach. Although a visionary and multi-faceted approach is fundamental for success, a practice-oriented format and a decent portion of common sense is also a must to translate learning into practice.