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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Relevance of Neuroscience to the Business Environment
  • Chapter 2 How Does Positive Thinking Affect the Business Brain?
  • Chapter 3 The Neuroscience of Social Intelligence: Guiding Leaders and Managers to Effective Relationships
  • Chapter 4 Of Innovation, Intuition, and Impostors: Intangible Vulnerabilities in the Brains of Great Leaders
  • Chapter 5 The Challenge Prior to Change: How Brain Science Can Bring Managers and Leaders from Idea to Action Orientation
  • Chapter 6 From Action Orientation to Change: How Brain Science Can Bring Managers and Leaders from Action Orientation to Action
  • Chapter 7 Coaching Brain Regions
  • Chapter 8 Coaching Brain Processes
  • Index

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What does neuroscience have to do with leadership? Everything. Recent advances in brain science and neuroimaging can dramatically improve the way leaders work with colleagues to drive successful change. As the brain is increasingly examined in the context of personal and organizational development, remarkable insights are being uncovered: insights that are leading to powerful new strategies for improving business execution. In Your Brain and Business, Harvard psychiatrist and executive coach Srinivasan S. Pillay illuminates the rapidly-emerging links between modern brain science and the corner office. Pillay reveals six powerful ways that brain science can be used by today's executives, and presents powerful new interventions for coaches who want to help their clients overcome common leadership problems. Discover how to use positive, "strengths-based" approaches to encourage the brain to learn... how the fascinating neuroscience of social intelligence can help leaders encourage more effective relationships... how to promote innovation and intuition, and overcome intangible vulnerabilities in leaders' brains... how to transform the "idea" of change into crisp, timely execution... and much more. Leaders and coaches worldwide are already applying this knowledge to dramatically improve personal performance. Now, with Pillay's help, everyone can.

About the Author

Srinivasan S. Pillay, M.D., is a certified master executive coach, brain-imaging researcher, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Founder, CEO, and President of NeuroBusiness Group--an executive coaching company with coaches trained in the application of brain science to profitability and personal satisfaction in the business environment. Dr. Pillay has taught these methods with very high acclaim to executives from many companies, including but not limited to some of the world's best consulting companies, The World Bank, The MITRE Corporation, Genzyme, Novartis, Arab Banks of North America, CEO Clubs of Greece and Boston, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Microchip. He has worked with coaches in a teaching or collaborative capacity from The Forum Corporation, Mobius Executive Leadership, and Triad Consulting. In addition, he has been invited to present his work in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, London, Switzerland, Greece, and Singapore, and his most recent presentations have been to executives from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Pillay is also the author of Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear (Rodale, August 2010), and he also writes for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

He is extensively sought out as a speaker and by the media. Select media appearances related to his business experience include The Financial Times in Greece, Epoca Magazine in Brazil, Forbes Magazine, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Investors Business Daily, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Aside from his work on applying brain science to improving business performance, Dr. Pillay is also regarded as an international expert in burnout, stress, and anxiety, having been the Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at Mclean Hospital, consistently ranked the top freestanding psychiatric hospital in the United States for the past 20 years. Dr. Pillay lives in Newton, MA, and works out of Cambridge, MA.

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