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Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Srinivasan S. Pillay, M.D., is a certified master executive coach, brain-imaging researcher, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Founder, CEO, and President of NeuroBusiness Group--an executive coaching company with coaches trained in the application of brain science to profitability and personal satisfaction in the business environment. Dr. Pillay has taught these methods with very high acclaim to executives from many companies, including but not limited to some of the world's best consulting companies, The World Bank, The MITRE Corporation, Genzyme, Novartis, Arab Banks of North America, CEO Clubs of Greece and Boston, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Microchip. He has worked with coaches in a teaching or collaborative capacity from The Forum Corporation, Mobius Executive Leadership, and Triad Consulting. In addition, he has been invited to present his work in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, London, Switzerland, Greece, and Singapore, and his most recent presentations have been to executives from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pillay is also the author of "Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear "(Rodale, August 2010), and he also writes for "The Huffington Post "and "Psychology Today." He is extensively sought out as a speaker and by the media. Select media appearances related to his business experience include "The Financial Times "in Greece, "Epoca Magazine "in Brazil, "Forbes Magazine," "The Pittsburgh Post Gazette," "Investors Business Daily," "Atlanta Journal Constitution," and the "Sarasota Herald Tribune." Aside from his work on applying brain science to improving business performance, Dr. Pillay is also regarded as an international expert in burnout, stress, and anxiety, having been the Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at Mclean Hospital, consistently ranked the top freestanding psychiatric hospital in the United States for the past 20 years. Dr. Pillay lives in Newton, MA, and works out of Cambridge, MA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780137064441
ISBN-10: 0137064446
Publisher: FT Press
Publication Date: February 21st, 2011
Pages: 268
Language: English


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