The Neuroscience of Leading with Emotional Power
Your drive to create change, have impact, and solve problems all comes from energy—the real electrical impulses firing in your brain. You may feel you don’t control this energy, that it’s just a product of the world around you and the forces to harness this energy and transform it from painful to powerful in yourself and in others.
In this session, Julia DiGangi will touch on eight “codes” or principles. Some of these codes may surprise you, suggesting you do the opposite of what you want to do. You will learn why they work and how to apply the codes through exercises and reflections. Make the mindset shift to see your life and work less as activities you do and more as energy within and around you, and your power to lead — both ourself and others — will grow exponentially.
Points of interest
• Emotions are governed by the laws of physics.
• There are five defensive responses—not just fight or flight.
• Leading with control is a form of emotional weakness, not power.
• Emotions are your first language and should be developed, not curtailed, with age.
• Overthinking, overworking, and overgiving are your brain’s attempts to avoid pain.
About the author
Dr. Julie DiGangi is a neuro- psychologist from Harvard Medical School with nearly two decades’ experience studying the connection between our brains and our behavior. As the founder of NeuroHealth Partners, she has worked with leaders at global companies and The White House on how to transform their energy and the energy of their teams based on practical, evidence-based strategies.