Leadership : Neuroscience and the Three Brains of Leadership
From Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu at mBIT International
Recent Neuroscience findings have uncovered that we have complex and functional neural networks - or ‘brains’- in our heart and gut, giving scientific credence to the growing body of leadership literature showing how the world’s best companies are guided by leaders who can tap into the intelligence of their head, heart and guts.
Combining these Neuroscience findings with behavioral modeling research conducted by the authors, anumber of key insights have been found about the roles of the heart and gut brains for adaptive and generative leadership.
In the increasingly complex and volatile social and business environments that organizations operate in, leaders who are unable to tap into and harness the full intuitive and innate intelligence of their multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains aligned together) are at a distinct disadvantage.
A new field of leadership development is emerging, known as mBIT (multiple brain integration techniques) and it provides organizational leaders with practical methods for aligning and integrating their head, heart and gut brains for increased levels of emergent wisdom in their decision-making, and for developing an expanded core identity as an authentic leader.