Here's what happened on day one at the Summit...
Planning future directions for the Institute
The day started at 10am with around 50 people joining Institute Directors David Rock and Dr Al Ringleb to discuss the future direction of the Institute. There were lots of great
ideas about refining the mission, vision and 2 year goals of the Institute, focusing on being the bridge between scientists and practitioners for breakthroughs in brain research that will further the field.
Great pre-Summit sessions
A suprisingly large amount of people joined Dr Naomi Eisenberger, Dr Al Ringleb, Dr Dan Radecki and David Rock, to discuss doing research in the NeuroLeadership field.
The people attended had the chance to plan and get feedback on new research projects and there was lots of energy around the idea of adding to existing studies rather than starting from scratch.
Dr Matt Lieberman presented some key neuroscience principles relating to leadership in his pre-conference session, Neuroscience 101 and John Joseph, Director of Focus Education shared his inspiring program for 'taking the brain to schools'.
Opening Dinner - Developing Mindful Leaders
Dr Daniel Siegel presented our opening keynote at dinner and spoke about the importance of mindfulness as a leader. In a very entertaining presentation Dan spoke about rigidity and chaos being the two main symptoms of almost all of today's problems in the workplace, as demonstrated by a vocal performance from a bunch of very brave Summit attendees!
Dan also spoke about the importance of leaders understanding the brain and leaders being integrators.
Listen to Dan speak about why it's important for leaders and organizations to know about the brain and what 'Leaders as Integrators' is all about:
Pre-order the audio recordings from Summit 09
If you couldn't make it to the Summit, but would like to hear from some of the world's thought leaders in neuroscience and leadership, then pre-order your copy of the Summit recording now. Available December.
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