The size and scope of world challenges require a new form of leadership that trans-forms and transcends our current understanding of leadership. This new form goes beyond style, need, or “type” and needs maturing to new levels of thinking and being. Recent neuroscience reveals that all humans have three neural networks that, when coherently combined, increases business performance and well-being. Developing multi-brain leadership allows you to:
- Improve Strategic Thinking.
- Improve Awareness and Minimize auto-pilot reactions.
- Develop Inner Coherence to respond with clarity under pressure
- Increase Executive Resilience.
- Reduce self-judgement that thwart success.
- Learn to stay focused and present.
- Elevate collective well-being and business performance.
- Create the space for innovation.
- Enhance Intuition & Self-awareness in uncertain times.
- Improve Self-Confidence & Self-control in complex situations.
- Enhance Courage & Action-taking in volatile markets.
- Improve Decision-making & Problem-solving in ambiguous times.
- Accelerate Leadership Maturity and Competency Mastery.
Renewal is a certified provider of generative learning processes that facilitate the practical use of multi-brain leadership. Despite the abundant literature on leadership and excellent variety of leadership models, leadership is perceived to be in a crisis1. New strategies developed and executed from the same level of consciousness (a.k.a. conditioned ways of being and thinking) predictably end up back in status quo. What is required is a new form of leadership that trans-forms our understanding of leadership. Not by accruing new in-formation that cements the current models, nor a re-formulation of existing leadership models, but a new form of Leadership2 that transcends existing ways of being and patterns of thinking. This new way goes beyond leadership style or ‘type’ and runs away from the classic diagnostic approach to organizational development. Developing conversational intelligence3 that enhances the ability to engage in generative dialogues4 could allow leaders to access new levels of consciousness that improve decision-making processes.
Technology alone will not suffice to resolve the challenges we face despite the phenomenal possibilities technology offers5. The ethical questions such exponential technological inventions raise requires leaders to respond from a multi-brain integration that combines the intellectual power, the caring of the intelligent heart, and the instincts of the gut. Interestingly, each brain has its field of competence for which the other brains are poorly equipped. Therefore, a common mistake is to let one brain do the function of another brain. This error can be seen in organizations letting the brain decide how to respond to poor employee engagement results that the intelligence of the heart cannot care to follow, or leaders drafting an action plan that the gut brain does not want to engage in until completion. To cope with the challenges of an exponentially accelerated technological world, leaders need to learn how to integrate and align the power of the three brains and benefit from the wisdom that results. The field of multi-brain leadership6 is a path for leadership growth and maturity.
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