New Leadership, Part 3: The Core Values and Beliefs of New Leadership

My last article suggested a different approach to motivation, driven by intrinsic factors and our innate tendencies towards purpose and autonomy. Using a few examples, I illustrated the ways that protecting others’ self-esteem with respect is often a trigger for creativity, innovation, and positive emotions. Allowing people to be driven by their natural interests is…

New Leadership, Part 1: The Challenge!

Good leadership means knowing how to motivate people for optimal performance. Or at least, this seemed to be the main paradigm for the 20th century. In the 21st century, however, ‘good leadership’ should, in my opinion, mean being able to shape meaning, autonomy, and happiness. This calls for a whole new approach to motivation. I…

Part 8: Brain-Friendly Leadership Tips

As we bring this change and emotions series to a close, I would like to share 3 final brain-friendly leadership tips. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me! 7. Co-create as much as possible. Co-creation is possible when people get autonomy within a clear framework (a defined direction and playing field). This is…