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The Leadership Brain For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Marilee B. Sprenger
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Book Description

Discover how scientific knowledge of the brain can make you a better leader

Based upon the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and advances in brain-based education, Leadership Brain For Dummies gives you the edge to influence, lead, and transform any team or organization.

Drawing concrete connections between the growing scientific knowledge of the brain and leadership, this book gives you the skills to assess your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, adopt a style of leadership that suits your characteristics, determine the learning styles of individual employees, and conduct training sessions that can physically change brains.

  • The author is an international educational neuroscience consultant and an adjunct professor, teaching brain-compatible strategies and memory courses. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Learning and Brain Society
  • Leadership Brain For Dummies provides practical, hands-on guidance for applying the information to make you a better leader

The Leadership Brain For Dummies positions current and aspiring leaders to be at the very top of their leadership game.



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Discover how to train your brain for leadership

Based upon the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and advances in brain-based education, this friendly guide shows you how you can train your brain to successfully influence, lead, and transform any team or organization. You get practical, hands-on information for assessing your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, adopting a style of leadership that suits your mental and emotional characteristics, and leading your team to its fullest potential.

  • Leadership is all in your head — get a handle on the science behind the brain to understand how it makes connections, how it changes, and the principles of the brain's need for learning and productivity

  • Tapping into the brain of a leader — discover your unique intellectual strengths to help determine the style of leadership that's best for you and for the situation at hand

  • Thinking your way to the top — become a leader who can harness emotions as well as facts to make the right decisions in the workplace

  • Working with the brains you have — find out how to enable your current employees to excel, hire the best brain for a job, optimize working conditions, and make teams work under any conditions

  • Training and developing brains — change your employees' minds (and skill sets) through effective training and development

Open the book and find:

  • Ways that leadership is linked to the brain

  • What the brain needs for you to lead well

  • How to assess your leadership style

  • Understand and utilize the different types of intelligence

  • How music, lighting, temperature, and naps affect productivity

  • The differences between male and female brains

  • Advice on building better business relationships

  • The truth about ten persistent brain myths

Learn to:

  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses as a leader

  • Understand your brain and harness its power to lead

  • Make meetings matter by using brain-compatible techniques

  • Utilize brain science to train employees effectively

About the Author

Marilee Sprenger is an international educational neuroscience consultant and an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches brain-compatible strategies and memory courses.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1882 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470542624
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 5, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0033805YC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking the lead March 27, 2010
Format:Paperback
The Leadership Brain for Dummies, does an excellent job of translating brain research into practical applications for current and future leaders. I now understand my own brain and the brains of those in my organization, feel I have increased my ability to lead others toward change , and finally see the real differences between working with men and women. This leadership book offers something for everyone. Whether you are already a leader or have the desire to become a leader, the suggestions, stories, and steps will "lead "you in the right direction. According to Sprenger, leadership is learned, and I feel I am learning to be the leader I want to be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing information on the brain! April 16, 2010
Format:Paperback
I've read a lot of books on the brain, but I hadn't seen one attached to leadership. I found the information reinforced some of what I know about leadership, but with the "why" -- knowing how it's all attached to the way people think and the way their brains work -- made it much more meaningful. I now understand what it takes to make trainings stick and why so much professional development is a waste of time. I can reach customers and coworkers on a different level as long as I keep the brain in mind. I am following what Sprenger says, and I already see positive changes in my life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Can Teach an Old Leader New Tricks! April 2, 2010
Format:Paperback
Since there hadn't been anything on the leadership brain before and I like to read leadership books, I thought I would give this one a try. The author gives some great advice and some background information I certainly never knew. I am going to apply some of the brain strategies in this book. It's a good addition to my leadership library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great Resource! March 28, 2010
By Gail O.
Format:Paperback
As a big consumer of leadership books this one filled a void for me. It answered questions I hadn't thought to ask myself. Ms. Sprenger speaks to her reader and makes understandable our very complex brains and the connection to leadership.
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More About the Author

Marilee Sprenger is known as the "brainlady" to teachers and students. She began teaching in the primary grades, then moved to middle school, on to high school, and now teaches graduate classes and presents staff development both nationally and internationally. An insatiable reader and prolific writer, Marilee is constantly keeping up with educational research and translating it into practice for educators.
As a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the latest brain research is at her fingertips. Writing and speaking about the brain brought her closer to applying differentiated instruction in her classrooms and she shares her strategies in several of her books.
As a language arts teacher for twenty-two of her teaching years, she is passionate about all students learning to read. Research on reading lead her to the importance of vocabulary. Her latest books cover vocabulary strategies for all levels.

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