ERIC Number: ED461926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Connecting Leadership to the Brain.
Dickmann, Michael H.; Stanford-Blair, Nancy
Emerging information about the brain can provide insight into the essence of leadership. The brain is accessible at a conscious level to leaders who wish to effectively achieve goals. A framework is presented for advancing leadership that is attentive to the nature and nurture of intelligence. This book provides procedures for formulating mindful leadership, with situation-specific leadership behaviors aligned to the framework. Chapter 1 addresses the interactive relationships among information, perception, and behavior while addressing perceptions about leadership purpose and behavior. Chapter 2 targets intelligence as the brain connection of primary concern to leadership practice. Chapter 3 offers a structure and process that organize information about the physiological, social, emotional, constructive, reflective, and dispositional nature of the brain, with accompanying implications for leaders. Chapter 4 examines the nature of leadership with particular attention to the influence of context. Chapter 5 interprets perception as the mental process by which humans see and understand their world. Chapter 6 presents a framework that provides structure and support for aligning leadership behavior to the human capacity to achieve needs. Finally, chapter 7 advocates for leaders who adhere to mindful leadership principles and practices. A glossary and annotated bibliography are included. (Contains 148 references.) (RKJ)
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (Paper: ISBN-0-7619-7668-X, $29.95; Library Edition: ISBN-0-7619-7667-1, $75.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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