The Neuroscience of Leadership Training Workshop
- What if you knew how to avoid causing employee burnout?
- What if you could predict the impact of your decisions?
- What if you relied on science to bring people together?
The COVID pandemic brought the traditional leadership training and development industry to its knees. This multi-billion dollar industry churns out numerous books, workshops, conferences, and keynote speeches every year. But none prepared leaders to face the once-in-a-lifetime crisis. Leadership failures were widespread, worsening the impacts of the pandemic.
First, it depends on rare anecdotes, famous personalities, and personal stories. There is no way to verify the anecdotes and stories. All the principles taught are situational at best but fail to address the complexity of real-world challenges.
Second, all speakers and trainers focus on teaching leaders how to lead but not Why People Follow. It is similar to teaching salespeople how to sell but not Why People Buy. There is a lack of understanding of how followers decide to follow leaders.
Workshop: Why the Brain Follows
Dr. Wu has built a new, science-proven framework that centers on the Neuroscience of Why People Follow by studying how the brain decides why, when, and whom to follow a leader. He has uncovered many predictable behavioral patterns of leaders and followers.
Dr. Wu applies a holistic approach to understanding why bad leaders and poor leadership are stressors. He has developed practical tools for leaders to mitigate their and their followers’ stressors. More importantly, he teaches leaders how to avoid becoming their followers’ stressors.
Learning Objectives ~ Get answers to:
- Why is stress a cause and result of poor leadership?
- What is needed to cope with stressors?
- Why does good stress motivate people?
- What is the biology of burnout?
- What makes a leadership decision good or bad?
- How do we evaluate the quality of decisions?
- Why do Us-vs-Them divides destroy cultures or teams?
Actionable Takeaways ~ Get insights into:
- Why are control, predictability, and progress so important?
- Why does social support make us feel calm?
- What outlets are suitable for handling stressors?
- What are negative outlets, and why do they hurt?
- Why are lousy leadership decisions stressors?
- Why do outcomes don’t reflect the quality of decisions?
Followers only follow leaders who make them feel safe instead of chronically stressed or burnt out. All good leadership skills boil down to giving followers psychological safety signals, including control, predictability, and progress.
Customized Leadership Training Powered by Neuroscience
The traditional leadership principles originated from Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Not much has changed for almost a century, even though there is no shortage of spin-offs. Speakers, authors, and trainers rarely pay attention to the latest Neuroscience insights into human behavior.
As a renowned Neuroscientist, Dr. Wu translates the latest scientific findings into real techniques. He has brought a breath of fresh air and given leaders a new lens to understand their and their followers’ behaviors.
In this science-based program created and taught by Dr. Wu, you will learn a NEW set of skills. You will also learn the science behind those skills so you have complete confidence in applying them.
Customized Neuroscience Leadership Training
This workshop is highly customized for your executive and management team. It includes 3 modules.
- Good Leaders Mitigate Stressors, Bad Leaders Become Stressors: This session teaches leaders why stress is a direct result and inevitable consequence of poor leadership.
- How Good Leaders Make Smart Decisions: This session looks at decision-making from a scientific lens.
- Foster Belonging by Reducing Us-vs-Them: The Us-vs-Them divisions are invisible and ubiquitous. Tamping down divisions is crucial to bringing people together.
The entire workshop runs from half a day to 3 days. You can choose the best way to customize for your team or audience.