Opening Keynote – Dr Brynn Winegard – Neuroleadership: Brain-Based Insights for Better Leadership
Good leaders are skilled at attracting and energizing a followership—these are skills that are latent in most of us and can certainly be taught, according to the tenants of neuroleadership. Developing yourself as an effective leader in this vain requires a solid grasp of human psychology, emotional intelligence, as well as the neural and cognitive factors that really engage, mobilize, and energize people. As we look through the lens of neuroleadership’s SCARF model, which defines the five domains of social experience that activate strong threats and rewards in the brain, leaders can gain a better understanding of how to develop themselves and others based on these five fundamental issues of importance to the human brain—especially and including during times of stress, strife, or rapid change. Learning how to effectively and skillfully manage social threat, pain, and reward perceptions in others is the hallmark of good (neuro)leaders.