Your Brain at Work

Your Brain at Work by David Rock – David is breaking new ground in a field called “NeuroLeadership”. He has written a number of books (some listed here) along with an institute pulling together Neuroscientists studying the brain and leadership consultants working together to better understand how the brain impacts leadership. In this first book, he presents his SCARF model and provides a language to help understand how the sees rewards and threats and how it deals with them. How does this apply to our work? Agility drives a number of brain threat conditions – such as status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness. Leaders are better when they understand these threats and learn to address them within their people and teams.