The Science Bit

Leaders Do Not Know About the Power of the Brain1

In their excellent book, The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Dr. Hans Werner Hagemeier (2017) note the role that our brains have in our leadership decision making.

According to Fabritius and Hagemeier, there are two key regions of the brain (Figure 7.1), whose basic makeup and effects must be understood by modern leaders: the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the limbic system (LS).


Figure 7.1 The key areas of the brain for leadership, performance, and motivation

Limbic System

The limbic system is the old part of the brain. It could be found in our ancestors’ brains ...

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