The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard, where I research and teach, is creating short video modules based on our curriculum. I am pleased that I was asked to take on the inaugural segment on the leaders brain. In this clip, I discuss the ways that cognitive biases shape one’s perceptions and decisions–sometimes in dramatic ways–along with strategies for counteracting… Read More
It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Mabbly founder Adam Fridman for a recent Inc. article on the relevance of well-being for organizations. My contribution was on resilience and the need to keep people focused on a positive future even in the face of adversity. Resilience is about the ability to bounce forward. When leaders model and articulate a… Read More
Poster presentation on the ASCEND model for leaders to draw upon insights from neuroscience and psychology to counter the Triple-F panic response (freeze, flight, fight) and returning to full cognitive function and positive behavioral norms.
I’ve been reading a lot about development in brain science lately. It is in preparation for a white paper on how our increasing understanding of neuroscience and psychology can inform the work of leaders. On the reading list have been Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow; David Eagleman’s Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain; Srini Pillay’s Your Brain and… Read More