Leaders: Own Your Alligator Brain

Palmer, Sandra
September 2013
Public Manager;Fall2013, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p68
The author discusses the brain functions of leaders likened to that of the alligators or reptiles. She attributes the capability of human brain to manage complicated relationships to their ability to change with intent. She provides tips on how leaders can be effective role models to their employees such as accepting the arrival of emotions, declaring time out from conversation, and being curious when it comes to their motivations.


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