Is Neuroscience Dehumanising?

Recent findings in the area of brain studies show that we can explain certain leadership qualities by ‘exploring’ the brains of successful leaders. This can give us answers to some questions that may help people become more inspirational and develop the qualities every leader wants to possess.

However, this comparatively new area of research already has opposition.  The people against it claim that the neuroscience is dehumanising. They “reject the idea that leadership – a phenomenon that is socially complex, relational, and recursive – can be readily reduced to neural activity.”  Dr Lindenbaum says “… detailed depictions of brain processes dehumanise what are essentially social processes.”

We do not agree with the arguments. At LeadershipHQ we believe that a more holistic approach may help us better understand not only the way a leader is able to inspire, but also to find out how people react in various situations, including while being under the influence of a successful leader.

In other words, neuroscience is not here to take away the relevance of other sciences but to help them. Working together, we may achieve more than has been achieved so far by each individual science.

Exploring any human-based science without taking into account the functions of the brain seems to leave the findings open to misinterpretation.  Yes, human behavior is affected by emotion, and social pressures and norms, but now that we can see where in the brain this activity is taking place we have a whole new set of data to work with.

I ask you, why wouldn’t we want to see and explore the way our brains work in varying circumstances now that we have the technology to do so?  Why wouldn’t we look to see how this vital organ drives our thoughts, actions and emotions?

Neuroscience helps us understand the way people react which then helps scientists and researchers better formulate their theories and predict the outcome.  We can help people understand themselves and why they think and act as they do, and that is very empowering.

By working together, our scientific fields are informed and powerful, and able to produce brilliant leaders.

Phone 1300 719 665 or +61 424 447 616



leadership course
leadership course free trial online
leadership course harvard business school
leadership courses for managers
basic leadership course
leadership crash course
online leadership course
leadership courses melbourne
leadership courses sydney
management and leadership course online free trial
leadership skills online course free trial
strategic leadership free online course trial
leadership development programs harvard business school
organizational leadership course
strategic leadership course
leadership training courses for managers
leadership courses for new managers
leadership courses for project managers
leadership courses for middle managers
leadership courses for senior managers
best leadership courses for managers
leadership development program for managers
leadership training program for managers
leadership program for new managers
leadership reaction course events
leadership reaction course manual
leadership reaction course army
leadership reaction course ideas
leadership reaction course answers
leadership reaction course solutions
leadership reaction course ocs
leadership reaction course usmc
basic leadership course requirements
basic leadership course reflective essay
online leadership courses
online leadership courses queensland
online leadership courses free trial
online leadership courses with certificate
online leadership courses for high school students
online leadership courses australia
leadership and management courses online free
leadership training videos online free
free leadership courses online australia
harvard online leadership courses free
free nursing leadership courses online
free online leadership courses for high school students
leadership courses melbourne online
leadership courses melbourne
leadership training melbourne
leadership programs melbourne
womens leadership courses melbourne
womens leadership courses sydney
womens leadership courses brisbane
womens leadership courses adelaide
executive leadership courses melbourne
executive leadership courses sydney
executive leadership courses brisbane
executive leadership courses adelaide
leadership development courses sydney
leadership courses workshops sydney
leadership course sydney
leadership coaching course sydney
leadership course north sydney
leadership and management courses sydney
leadership and management short courses
women in leadership
programs for women
keynote speaker
motivational speaker
emerging leaders
courageous leadership
sonia mcdonald
courses for women
executive coach
leadership coach