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Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders by [Pillay M.D., Srinivasan S.]
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Harvard psychiatrist and executive coach Srinivasan S. Pillay illuminates the rapidly-emerging links between modern brain science and the corner office. What does neuroscience have to do with leadership? Everything. In Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders, Phillay discusses recent advances in brain science and neuroimaging and how they can dramatically improve the way leaders work with colleagues to drive successful change. As the brain is increasingly examined in the context of personal and organizational development, remarkable insights are being uncovered: insights that are leading to powerful new strategies for improving business execution.

 

Pillay reveals six ways that brain science can be used by today’s executives, and presents new interventions for coaches who want to help their clients overcome common leadership problems. Discover how to:

  • Use positive, “strengths-based” approaches to encourage the brain to learn
  • Encourage more effective relationships through the fascinating neuroscience of social intelligence
  • Promote innovation and intuition, and overcome intangible vulnerabilities in leaders’ brains
  • Transform the “idea” of change into crisp, timely execution 

Leaders and coaches worldwide are already applying this knowledge to dramatically improve personal performance. Now, with Pillay’s help, everyone can.

 

From the Back Cover

“If you’re interested in the hot topic of how neuroscience can make you a better leader, this is the book to read. Pillay offers solidly researched, practical insights into the many ways brain science can be used on the job: to improve relationships, negotiations, change management, and more. I found the advice for coaches particularly enlightening. Leaders at all levels and in all types of organizations will find this book a tremendously helpful resource.”

--Jocelyn R. Davis, EVP, Research and Development, The Forum Corporation, and coauthor of Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution

 

“Pillay has a unique ability to link the science of how our brains work to very practical implications for leadership. The implications and applications go far beyond the business world and provide insights for better managing relationships in all spheres of our lives from an ‘inside out’ perspective, giving us a scientific basis for the value of introspection.”

--Subhanu Saxena, member, Global Pharmaceutical Executive Committee, Novartis Pharma AG

 

“This is an extraordinarily practical tool for coaches, and those going through coaching assignments, to understand how the brain can play a role in how you work with people and create a context for meaningful and sustainable change. As we learn from Dr. Pillay’s book, leadership effectiveness is influenced by the functioning of the brain and the translation of intangibles such as trust, fairness, and openness in everyday interactions with people and organizations. Neuroscience has provided additional ‘tools’ to understand the scientific basis upon which great leaders build effective and high-performing teams and businesses.”

--Paolo Gallo, Chief Learning Officer, International Multilateral

 

What does neuroscience have to do with leadership? Everything.

Recent advances in brain science and neuroimaging can dramatically improve the way leaders work with colleagues to drive successful change. As the brain is increasingly examined in the context of personal and organizational development, remarkable insights are being uncovered: insights that are leading to powerful new strategies for improving business execution.

 

In Your Brain and Business, Harvard psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and executive coach Srinivasan S. Pillay illuminates the rapidly emerging links between modern brain science and the corner office. He reveals powerful ways that neuroscientific insights can be used practically by today’s executives and presents new lessons for coaches who want to help their clients overcome common leadership problems.

 

Discover how leaders and coaches worldwide are already applying this knowledge to dramatically improve personal performance--and learn how you can do it, too.

 

  • How positive thinking impacts the business brain
    Building on “strengths-based” approaches that encourage the brain to learn
  • Guiding leaders and managers to more effective relationships
    Applying the fascinating neuroscience of social intelligence
  • Innovation, intuition, and impostors
    Overcoming the intangible vulnerabilities in the brains of great leaders
  • Transforming the idea of change into execution
    Clearing the pathways from thought to “action orientation” to real action
  • Coaching the executive brain
    Specific interventions that target different brain regions and processes

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  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (Nov. 15 2010)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C04PFA
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa78ae240) out of 5 stars 34 reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa77a0e28) out of 5 stars Fascinating and Very Practical April 26 2011
By Jonathan Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
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When I first ordered this book, I was expecting a general book on brain science that occasionally mentioned business. However, what I received instead was an extremely detailed and specific book about how the growing field of brain science can help businesses identify and correct problems and generally thrive.

Dr. Pillay, the author, is both an executive coach and professor of psychiatry. This unique combination informs the entire book. He examines various topics in brain science, then provides specific applications to business practice. For example, he discusses how the brain moves from idea to action, then suggests techniques to motivate employees to take action on their creativity. While including technical scientific terms, the author always does so in easy to understand language with many helpful visuals.

One of the book's biggest strengths is its organization. Dr. Pillay looks at broader topics, then neatly subdivides them into smaller concepts. He provides numerous charts listing problems and then solutions based on brain science. For almost every point and sub-point, he gives real world anecdotes to clarify his principles. This is very helpful and will allow his strategies to be effortlessly implemented in a corporate environment.

Although not an executive or manager, I can see how this book would be invaluable for anyone trying to understand or motivate employees and win and keep customers. It's obvious that Dr. Pillay has great skill in melding the abstract world of brain science with the results driven practicality of business.

Overall, I found this book fascinating, even if it was more focused on business than I thought and I'm not really its target audience. I would highly recommend it to managers and any other leader who deals with people on a regular basis. Anyone with an interest in either brain science or leading others would also be advised to check out this helpful book.
33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa78b1090) out of 5 stars Science or Pseudoscience? April 6 2011
By Sam Santhosh - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is supposedly meant for coaches of business leaders. Explaining the brain functions and structure, Mr.Pillay attempts to show how leaders can perform better in managing their organizations and getting the best out of their employees. The book is organized into four sections - (a) the Introduction covering the broad principles of how brain science applies to coaching and communicating (b) Relationship section explaining how positive psychology helps in coaching (c) Intervention section on how to effectively convert ideas into actions (d) the Conclusion, where the different brain regions and how the interventions affect them, are explained.

Each chapter lists a number of concepts, their application in business contexts and their connection to 'brain science' which according to the author is a division of neuroscience. Considerable technical jargon is used for explaining the various parts of the brain and how it relates to business activities. Most of it are quite unnecessary, repetitive and irrelevant. Over 35 to 60 references are provided for each chapter making the whole effort look a very impressive and scientific endeavor. However the book drifts from science to pseudoscience by morphing raw scientific facts and hypothesis into seemingly sophisticated tools for solving business management problems without using the rigor needed for good science. Many of the issues raised are real but simple psychology would be sufficient to provide answers to them. Recent discoveries like mirror neuron systems are twisted out of context to make them look very relevant for business leaders. Innovation, Creativity etc are very much dependent on the brain and hence understanding how the brain functions is definitely useful, but for that I would suggest much better books like 'The Tell-tale Brain' by V.S Ramachandran or 'In Search of Memory' by Eric Kandel.

' Your Brain and Business' does not have a single real life case study and it is very difficult to believe that the author has successfully used this approach in enhancing the functioning of business organizations. I would not recommend this book to any business leader or coach.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa78b12c4) out of 5 stars Very Interesting June 7 2011
By Miriam from Wheels Have Eyes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have never worked in the business world and I don't consider myself an Einstein. but I worked for 20 years as a Registered Nurse in the medical field and was considered a productive and innovative employee with positive evaluations for my work performance. Now that you know where my brain is coming from, let me tell you what I think of this book. I found the information to be fascinating and applicable to all situations, not just interactions in the business environment. I must admit it is heavy information but it is presented in a way that is understandable with actual examples where appropriate. The book uses a concept and application format where the author first explains the concepts involved and then explains how these concepts of Neuroscience can be applied to human interactions, especially in the business field with leaders, managers and coaches. Each chapter ends with a conclusion and a summary chart to simplify the information in a quick reference format. I wish I could share all the concepts I learned from reading the book about positive thinking, trust, intuition, and enhancing brain functions, but if I did that then you would not want to read the book, because you would have all the information. If the power of the mind and brain interests you, then I am sure you would find this book captivating as well. It was well worth reading for the information I learned especially on the topics I listed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Investor Relations Group, a media contact for the author. I was not obligated to provide a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa78b154c) out of 5 stars Lots of Promise, but too much! April 21 2011
By S. Dargin - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the topics and the idea of connecting coaching, leaders, and the science of the brain. Each chapter is overflowing with a large topic: such as change and the science and current thoughts behind it. Most of the chapters follow this pattern of defining a concept, construct or brain finding then an application or relevance to the leader and in some cases coaching language. Each chapter could have been a book. However, as a leader, professional coach, and an adjunct professor I was overwhelmed and confused by the lack of flow or disconnectedness of the topics.

It almost seemed like a research paper on proving why soft skills, such as empathy, relationship building, social skills, and being calm are not really soft skills, but hard skills that enhance leadership. Each chapter has footnotes, attribution, and concludes with hefty references. Chapter three for example has six pages, listing 84 references used! Yet it's not quite a research paper. There is plenty of evidence, it just not connected well and left with too many "mays", "maybes", and "sometimes".

It could be a guide for coaches. Many of the applications for coaches and leaders are well known and in practice already. This book validates it. Sometimes my reaction to the application was a "duh". For example, pay attention and don't let go of intuition. There is a scientific reason for this. This pattern of how to coach leaders and why based on brain science is repeated throughout the book. Not being a brain scientist, I can't imagine saying something like this to a client, "by knowing that brain activations underlying motivated reasoning, hence rational thought is only part of how we make decisions." Instead the application summary states, that by understanding our deepest motivations, we can move obstructions to change". It's not a coaching how to book, but it can be adapted and used as needed in coaching. Overall it offers a good, solid foundation for coaching, yet seems overly simple at one end and overly complex at the other.

It could be something more along the lines of books like, "Outliers", by Malcolm Gladwell. What's missing is expanded and interesting stories and a flow that lead an overall and unifying point.

It's trying to be too much for too many people. There is so much promise and potential in this book. Lots of great material, lots of interesting insights, yet it's disconnected.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa78b184c) out of 5 stars The Relationship of Neuroscience to Business Leadership April 28 2011
By Richard R. Blake - Published on Amazon.com
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I was immediately drawn to the promise of finding answers to how I can learn applications from the study of neuroscience brain exercises that would enhance decision making, communication, motivation and empathy. "Your Brain and Business" is packed with scientific principles and strategies to help the reader understand themselves, acknowledge a readiness to change, and create an action plan for moving forward to problem solving.

I especially appreciate Pillay's logical development of material, the bold format with topical heading, numerous figures, illustrations, and summary statements. Each chapter is rich in references for additional reading or deeper study.

This is an important book for business managers, personal coaches, and executive leaders.