Mindful Leadership: A Brain-Based Framework

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SAGE Publications, Oct 23, 2008 - Education - 253 pages
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Unleash the power of the leadership-brain connection!

Offering an approach compatible with the ways individuals naturally process information and learn, this updated edition ofConnecting Leadership to the Brain links knowledge about the physiological, social, emotional, constructive, reflective, and dispositional nature of the brain to compatible leadership practice. Leaders will find specific examples and reflection exercises focused on how to:

  • Support the mind-body connection
  • Promote social relationships
  • Harness the power of emotion
  • Expedite the construction of knowledge 
  • Build a culture of reflection
  • Cultivate productive dispositions of mind

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About the author (2008)

Michael Dickmann is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also serves as a leadership, learning, and development consultant to education, corporate, and service organizations. He is coauthor (with Nancy Stanford-Blair) of Leading With the Brain in Mind: 101 Brain-Compatible Practices for Leaders (Corwin Press 2003) and the second edition of Mindful Leadership (Corwin Press 2008).

Nancy Stanford-Blair is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and the Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also serves as a leadership, learning, and development consultant to education, corporate, and service organizations.

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