Neuroscience for Leadership


This program will provide hands-on application of concepts and techniques deriving from brain research and psychology that can improve your individual leadership performance, as well as that of your team and organization.

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Neuroscience for Leadership
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $3,300 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for certificate credit): 2

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Research in the cognitive sciences is leading us to a greater understanding of how to improve personal and leadership behaviors and performance. Those who grasp the meaning and implications of this research will be positioned to take competitive advantage. This program provides hands-on application of concepts and techniques deriving from neuroscience and psychology that can improve your individual performance, as well as that of your team and organization.

Neuroscience for Leadership focuses on:

  • Your stuck neural patterns as a leader
  • The power of neuroplasticity in unleashing your brain agility and resilience
  • Creating the conditions for success in your organization by leading teams and shifting the culture from fear to trust
  • Visioning the future using the power of storytelling

Issues we will examine include:

  • How neuroscience can be applied to leadership development
  • Understanding the scope of agility and diversity of thinking in adult brains
  • Mindsets - can you move from fixed to growth?
  • Deeply embedded leadership patterns and immunity to change
  • Basic human emotions and mindfulness
  • Cultural diversity and creativity
  • Ecosystem leadership

Participants will be offered brain-friendly catering, guided meditation, optional yoga class, and a confidential brain profiler report.


A Yoga Session in Neuroscience for Leadership

Course participants engage in a yoga session and explore the science behind how our mind, body, and productivity levels are intertwined. The course provides concepts derived from the latest in brain research to improve individual leadership performance.


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Dr. Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience in business. In this podcast, she discusses the importance of neuroscience in business today, how it can benefit companies, and its application in developing the current and next generation of leaders.

A CEO is Like Your Pre-frontal Cortex

How to Train Your Brain
In this blog post, Tara Swart writes, "If you want to train your brain to hone and prioritize your leadership skills then choose one to two desired behaviors at a time. Raise your awareness of when you do and do not do them. Deliberately and repeatedly practice these behaviors until they become a habit, and then move on to the next two skills."