Neuroscience for Leadership

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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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  • Zorana B: Tara is very good in what she is doing and she shares her experiences and her expertise with the audience very widely. From the MIT side I have expected a course to be more science oriented.

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  • Scott B: I came into this class expecting to uncover some interesting scientific research, but I was not expecting real change to my day to day behavior. The class delivers on both accounts. The science is fascinating, but more important is the realization that we humans are a mind + body system that can not be partially maintained. The class has not only changed the way I think, it has changed the way I prepare myself to think. I would recommend this class to everyone.

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  • Barry D: Very informative about how the brain, and body work together and how they influence decisions.

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  • Nicholas V: The course wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Being at MIT, I was expecting more discussion on Neuroscience and the science behind human behavior. I would say course content was 25% about the science and 75% about common "self-help" habits for changing behavior that is common to other leadership, management, or self-improvement books on the market. Would love to see more Neuroscience courses at MIT Exec Ed focused on the latest research and insights into our patterns and behaviors.

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  • Sasirekha R: The course was very helpful to connect our body, our behaviors to our leadership skills. Very interesting.

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  • Andre J: Really enjoyed knowing more about brain-body relationship and application. Would love to learn more about brain system (parts, functions, how it works, etc)

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  • Folashade K: Great Course. The meditation session was fantastic

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  • Ruairi D: Very useful course. Great content and delivery from Deborah and Tara with practical and concrete examples throughout. I came away with practical tips and tools on what I can work on changing (and what I can't). The course and topic exceeded my expectations.

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  • Ignazio A: Excellent program with valuable content, Good balance between theory and practical. Great mix of international participants, amazing Deborah and Tara!

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  • Timothy S: Fun and very informative class. I took this class with my wife...I found it to be quite an eye opening experience, I never looked at leadership from this prospective before.

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Participant Testimonial

"Excellent program with valuable content, applicable in you professional and personal life. Good balance between theory and practical. Mix of international participants was great!" -Daniella S.

A Yoga Session in Neuroscience for Leadership

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Podcast

Are Leaders Born or Made?
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.