Right Brain/Left Brain Leadership: Shifting Style for Maximum Impact
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Right Brain/Left Brain Leadership: Shifting Style for Maximum Impact

by ABC-CLIO, Mary Lou Decostérd
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275999343

ISBN-13: 9780275999346

Pub. Date: 05/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Leaders of all kinds, in all fields, need to be methodical and logical, but also strategic, innovative, and intuitive. Yet the two different styles require different modes of thinking, or what author Mary Lou Décosterd describes as shifts to right brain, or left brain, thinking. Those who operate in what she explains as the left brain mode develop strong

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Leaders of all kinds, in all fields, need to be methodical and logical, but also strategic, innovative, and intuitive. Yet the two different styles require different modes of thinking, or what author Mary Lou Décosterd describes as shifts to right brain, or left brain, thinking. Those who operate in what she explains as the left brain mode develop strong logical, rational, and analytical abilities, but they may downplay the value of right brain thinking, which spurs intuition, subjectivity, and creativity. And those who operate primarily in the latter mode lose the value of the former. A leader who is habitually a right-brainer sees only the big picture, rather than its parts, is creative but not usually analytical, is an emotional far more than logical. So who is more effective? Veteran consultant Décosterd shows how those with maximum success are leaders who understand both styles and have the ability to switch between the two at certain key moments to broaden their overall effectiveness.

In the language of leadership, this pragmatic guide provides an all-encompassing view of how to maximize brain power and get to next-level leadership impact. Through case examples, simple assessment and unique learning tools, this book takes the reader through a new process for examining his or her current leadership style and skill sets, and framing a plan for greater success. Décosterd explains how, through use of popular leader exemplars, leadership examples and concise steps and summaries, every person can, at virtually any stage of personal and professional accomplishment, become a more consummate leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275999346
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Series:
Contemporary Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Chapter 1 Leadership, Life and the Brain

Chapter 2 The Model

Chapter 3 Right Brain Leadership: Leaders Line of SITE

Chapter 4 Left Brain Leadership: The MEGA Mind

Chapter 5 The Plus Factors: Resilient

Chapter 6 The Plus Factors: Savvy

Chapter 7 The Roadmap: Getting to Breadth and Depth

Acknowledgements

Appendix A Worksheets

Appendix B Tools by Trait

Appendix C Leadership Library

Notes

Bibliography

About the Author and the Lead Life Institute

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