The Science of Leadership
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The Science of Leadership

Leadership, management techniques and communication skills based on research from neuroscience to social psychology
4.5 (3,139 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
18,179 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Discover a groundbreaking model of Leadership that will help me manage myself and others
  • Recognize how our genetic programming influences our behavior and how to deal with that in ourselves and in others
  • Connect with my team: Learn the distinction between lasting and temporary motivations. Find out an easy way to figure out what truly motivates them, then use that knowledge to improve the quality of their work and their engagement.
  • Effectively engage problematic behavior born out of cognitive biases and subconscious belief systems
  • Improve hiring protocols by recognizing potential pitfalls
  • Improve coaching skills through powerful communication tools
  • Learn how to fire up engagement in my team, buy using two secret ingredients
  • Learn how to deal with issues such as workaholism, bullying, sexism, racism, ...
  • Learn how to switch to my prefrontal brain and gain self-control, adaptation, willpower, focus, but also creativity and problem solving abilities . learn how to switch in just a couple of minutes and help others to access their prefrontal as well
  • Generate trust, create a solid team, and boost performance
  • Improve change processes, meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Boost loyalty and stop my people to go to the competition
  • And much more ...
  • A keen interest in human behavior is the only real prerequisite for this course
  • No previous knowledge required - I will take you step by step through the different concepts, models and brainstructures presented in the course
  • No specific materials are needed for this course. Taking notes is recommended

This course has recently been featured in Entrepreneur magazine

If you are a manager or entrepreneur in charge of a team, this course is for  you.

This course has the ambition to build a bridge between a century of science and 21st century managers. A bridge between how our brain works and how to use that knowledge to improve our communication and leadership abilities.

To understand how and why Leadership works, we first need to understand what triggers us. We’ll be diving deep into our subconscious motivational processes. We’ll have a look at our brain, call it our ‘hardware’ and the subconscious programs running in it, that’s basically our software.

So expect tools, concrete and simple tools that you will be able to use right away with your team and colleagues. In the end, the aim of this course is to open the way for a new understanding of motivation and communication, towards a new, highly effective and sustainable model for leadership in this 21st century.

But most of all, by the end of this course, my aim is that you, as a manager, as a leader, will have understood what a crucial role you play in your team and in its success. And that you will be able to leverage that knowledge and guide your team to a new level of collaboration and engagement.

The Science behind the course...

I will provide a framework based on the latest insights in cognitive psychology and related fields. Within this framework I will present you studies, research and experiments on human behavior and I will show you how they apply to leadership and team management. 

Behavioral sciences have gained an increased understanding of who we are as a species, what motivates us, what de-motivates us. Why we follow some people, and why we seemingly contradict ourselves so often.

The insights gained through social psychology, ethology, cognitive sciences and more recently the rapid breakthroughs in neurosciences thanks to MRI’s and advances in neuro-imagery, have given science a whole new understanding of who we are as human beings.
But then, when we look at the corporate world and management styles, there’s like this huge gap between both worlds.

Now this course, the Science of Leadership, aims to build a bridge between both. Giving managers the understanding of what drives their teams, and the tools to act upon it.

  • Discover a groundbreaking model - and manage yourself and others

  • Connect with your team - and discover what truly motivates them

  • Improve your coaching skills - through powerful communication tools

  • Fire up engagement in your team - by using two secret ingredients

  • Generate trust - and boost performance

  • Boost loyalty - and stop your people from going to your competitors

  • And So Much More... such as genetics, cognitive biases, subconscious belief systems, hiring protocols, sexism, bullying, change processes, brainstorming, meetings  and so on ... 

Who this course is for:
  • Managers in charge of a team
  • Managers looking for tools and insights to manage their team
  • Professionals who want to improve on their people skills
  • Professionals who want to learn more about human behavior
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 03:08:33
+ Introduction
2 lectures 06:47

Welcome to The Science of Leadership

Preview 02:39

An overview of the overall structure of the course, the science behind it, and how to follow it.

The science behind leadership
+ Our Brain
6 lectures 40:50

Discover the home of our individual survival instincts

Reptilian Brain

Discover how we position ourselves towards others

Paleolimbic Brain

Discover the home of our emotions, motivations and personalities

Neolimbic Brain

Discover our very own supercomputer

Prefrontal Brain

What would it look like, if we looked at leadership from a brain's structural perspective

Brain based leadership styles

Dominance and leadership, isn't that the same? No, not quite. Find it out in this lecture

Preview 05:13
Brain Quizz
4 questions
+ our Genetic Programming
8 lectures 47:44

Introduction to how our genes influence our behavior

Genetic Program

So how do we react when we face danger?

Preview 06:29

How can we help our team members when they are facing stress?

RSM - Relational Stress Management
Avoid danger

How does the instinct to avoid starvation impacts us today?

Avoid starvation

How does our instinct to procreate impact our behavior at work?


Explore a typology of 8 personality types


Summary of this section on Genetics as an influencer of human behavior

Summary Genetic Programs
Genetic Programming Quizz
5 questions
+ Our prior experience
10 lectures 54:20

Introduction to this section: how our prior experience influences our behavior

Prior Experience

Do we really see the world as it is? or rather as we are...? And how can we use that help our team evolve?

The eye of the beholder (I)

Extrinsic motivations? How do they work and where do they come from?

Preview 04:34

How does intrinsic and extrinsic motivations help us to be better managers

Managing the Neolimbic brain

Do you know the first secret ingredient to employee engagement?

Engagement - ingredient 1

Do you know the second secret ingredient to employee engagement?

Engagement - ingredient 2

How does instant gratification impacts our team? and how can we deal with it?

Instant gratification

Do you know what you're worth? What you're capable of? Or are victim of this twisted cognitive bias?

self evaluation

Why we have to manage a workaholic, and how


Summary of how our prior experience influences our behavior

Summary Prior Experience
Prior Experience Quizz
8 questions
+ Our Environment/context
6 lectures 31:32

We are all much more influenced by the things and people around us than we would like to admit. Find out here why!

Preview 04:24

Find out how no one is an island. And even less so on the work floor.

Our team is not a sum of individuals

Find out how more people does not always mean more ideas

1+1 = 1

Find out why using authority ruins everything we work for as a leader

About authority

What if the way we look at others would influence their behavior...? 

No, seriously, find out here everything there is to know about it.

The eyes of the beholder II

An overview of what we've seen in this section on how (social) context influences our behavior

Summary of context
Context Quizz
5 questions
+ Conclusion
3 lectures 07:20

So this is where it all comes together, a high level overview of everything we've seen in this course and how to apply it

A new model of leadership
Final Quizz
5 questions

Thank you !

Thank you & Final request
Certificate of Completion