All companies should have sufficient knowledge of how the brain works and place this knowledge in their strategy. Applying this knowledge makes the difference in results, in dealing with stress, in getting the best out of your people, in ethical leadership, in behavioral change, and so on. This leadership, brain-based leadership, should be the new standard for leadership.
The adequate deployment of people based on knowledge of the brain is at two levels. First of all, you can have this reflected in the leadership style of the managers. Secondly, you can give this knowledge a place in the culture of the company.
In the leadership style, you can easily distinguish this knowledge in behavior that managers have to stop and in behavior that managers have to start. Managers must stop leadership behavior that harms the optimal use of the brain. Moreover, they must begin with leadership behavior that has a beneficial effect on the optimal use of the mind.
Stopping leadership behavior that harms the optimal use of the brain
Companies trained managers in a period when companies relatively have little knowledge about how the brain works concerning leadership. That’s why these managers have acquired behavior that can regularly hurt the functioning of the other because that behavior harms the functioning of the brain. Two areas are common in management land and may be recognizable to you.
- Pay too much attention to behavior analysis
- Thinking for the other.
Both ways have adverse effects on employees’ minds.
Start with leadership behavior that has a beneficial effect on the optimal use of the brain
In addition to the fact that there is behavior with an adverse impact, there is also behavior that has a beneficial effect on the optimal use of the brain. This is the behavior that you would like to see the modern manager do. Brain-based leadership pays much attention to developing this new behavior. This new behavior varies from paying extensive attention to brain hygiene to initiating and stabilizing the right mindset. In our leadership training, we pay particular attention to developing this new behavior. Because what you pay attention to, grow.
Culture of the company
The brain is a sensitive organ. It responds rapidly and effectively to the culture of a company. The better you ensure a brain-friendly environment, the better the brain, and therefore, the people will function. The more you ensure that the culture is in the capillaries of the company, the faster the culture is in the minds of the people. A culture in which the brain can also flourish is, therefore, a second path that must be taken.
So you do not only give the brain a place in direct management, but you also give it a place in the organization of the corporate culture.
Optimally deploying your people with respect for everyone’s individuality is easy to achieve with brain-based leadership.