I attended the session today on ‘Neuroscience: investigating the science of effective leadership performance’
So this is a topic of real passion for me. I care a lot about the brain and it’s role in how we learn, behave, feel and act. I also know that there are many myths and misconceptions about the brain. I am fascinated by what is to follow…..
Our speaker Jacqui is from here http://www.neuroleadership.org/index.shtml
We are already talking about things like bias and how we are inately biased and that reminds me of @dds180 recent blog post. Link here.
What I am finding really interesting is how emotional I am getting at the content. Why am I getting emotional about it……. Well it is because:
I think the world of emotion and neuroscience is being restricted to the fear response and in particular the ideas of towards and away from.
That the needs referenced in SCARF are far more complex than that can be limited to one emotion (fear). For example, in the area of ‘relatedness’ you have clear links to sadness in terms of loss. Similarly, in fairness you have links to anger. Just simplifying it down to that one emotion is really offending me.
Now, I need to be reflective about whether:
It may be that my knowledge is better than most and so my expectations are higher in terms of content.
It may be that to those that are new to neuroscience this is a big step forward, to me it’s just shallow.
I guess I just feel like we are not doing this topic justice. There is a so much more to it than what I am hearing today and that annoys me.
So I keep saying that there is more. Here are some links to content on #emotion that I think give more depth.
I will write a follow up post to this one as I am finding it really hard to articulate well as I continue to listen to this topic and get more #amygdalahijack