"Learning how good Leadership works, using modern Brain Research" was the motto in late March 2015 in Bonn. Around 60 executives of a major German bank were gathered together from all over the country. The aim: To develop their skills by means of lectures and workshops held during a conference at the company’s academy. HGS delivered an innovative symposium with two topics about NeuroLeadership. The speakers included Roland Ullrich of the HGS Neuro Team, who introduced the assembled participants to the topic with a concise presentation. They learned what neuroscience can contribute to an improved understanding of leadership. Subsequently, half of the participants took advantage of the offer of an in-depth workshop with Roland Ullrich and Axel Esser. It focused on concrete situations in which neuroscience provides some insight into optimizing performance in leadership. The first topic was executive decisions made under risk, meaning in stressful situations. As an introduction, the participants learned about the limiting effects of stress factors on cognitive and executive brain functions from a physiological point of view. Then, together with the two HGS experts, they developed strategies for stress prevention. For further insight a two-day seminar will be held both in autumn 2015 and spring 2016.
Leadership with Brains