Chapter 4. Of Innovation, Intuition, and Impostors: Intangible Vulnerabilities in the Brains of Great Leaders

Certain characteristics always surround a great leader: innovation, persuasion, resilience, intuition, and inspiration being a few of these. However, not all leaders who become great leaders can stay there, and not all leaders who could become great leaders actually get there. What are the reasons that leaders may fall short of their visionary capacities, and how can we understand this through the neural lens?

Although the literature is full of information about variables we can operationalize, little is said about things that are more intangible. Furthermore, leaders often struggle with this themselves, especially when they have to ...

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