A Brain-Based Framework
- Michael H. Dickmann - Cardinal Stritch University
- Nancy Stanford-Blair - Cardinal Stritch University
—Pat Wolfe, Educational Consultant
"The most important book I have ever had the pleasure of learning from and using. It gives leaders what they need to effectively meet the learning needs of individuals and positively affect organizational adaptability and capacity."
—Delise Neely, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Cardinal Stritch University
Unleash the power of the leadership-brain connection!
This updated edition of the groundbreaking book Connecting Leadership to the Brain provides school leaders with a visionary framework for understanding how mindful leadership significantly impacts growth and achievement in educational communities.
Offering an approach compatible with the ways individuals naturally process information and learn, this resource 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
Mindful Leadership is an essential companion for helping readers become mindful leaders who consciously attend to the nature of intelligence in the process of influencing the achievement of goals.
"This is simply the most important book I have ever had the pleasure of learning from and using in my practice. It informs leaders about what they need to know to effectively attend to the learning needs of individuals, thereby allowing them to positively affect organizational adaptability and capacity.”
“The framework helps the 'leader-reader' understand the connections between leadership and the workings of the brain.”
"While there is necessary technical information, the authors make it as understandable as possible and provide clear examples at just the right time. They also provide just the right amount of humor to keep the book very readable.”
“Carefully researched and updated, yet filled with practical and immediately usable strategies, this is a must-read book for anyone seeking to understand and influence human behavior.”
The theme of my course in the spring 2012 on Leadership and Ethics will draw from Langer's (1989) notion of "Mindfulness" and this text fits perfectly. Thanks.