The Neuroscience Behind Effective Leadership Development

Friday, February 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Ryan Gottfredson, Assistant Professor of Leadership, California State University, Fullerton; Ryan Gottfredson

Leadership training is a $366 billion global industry. Despite that, 75 percent of organizations say their leadership development programs are not effective. A primary reason for the lack of development effectiveness is that those who design the programs do not fully understand the neuroscience behind how leaders operate. As a result, leadership development programs emphasize topics and ideas that are limited in development potential. In this webcast you’ll dive into the neuroscience of leadership to identify cutting-edge ideas, topics, and techniques for more effective leadership development.

Specifically, you will discover:
• why the historically dominant approach to leadership development is limited
• what the latest psychological research says is a better approach
• a clearer understanding of why leaders do what they do
• a personal attribute that has largely been overlooked but is foundational to leadership development and effectiveness
• cutting-edge leadership development approaches and techniques.


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Ryan Gottfredson
Ryan Gottfredson

Assistant Professor of Leadership, California State University, Fullerton; Ryan Gottfredson

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership consultant, trainer, coach, and researcher. He helps improve organizations by improving the success of their leaders’ and managers’ lives, work, and leadership. Ryan is currently a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. He is also a former Gallup, Inc., consultant where he helped dozens of organizations improve the engagement of their employees. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Ryan has published over 15 articles across a variety of journals including: Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 1,400 times since 2013.

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