Building Brain Friendly Organizations Through Effective Leadership

Businessman looking very zen while meditating on a conference table surrounded by colleagues throwing paper work at him. He is in an organization built on brain friendly values

Building emotional intelligence is pivotal to becoming an effective leader.

Emotional reasoning can even trump IQ. While the correlation between IQ (traditionally measured as verbal-mathematical reasoning and perceptual-motor skills) and leadership is not extremely high, the correlation between emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-management, empathy and social skills) and leadership effectiveness is extraordinarily high.

Join Dr. Rick Gilkey to learn how to build emotional intelligence as a leader and contribute to and build work environments and cultures that are “brain-friendly,” (i.e., ones that bring out the very best in people).

About the Presenter

Roderick (Rick) Gilkey, Ph.D., holds a joint appointment at Emory University as a Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management at the Goizueta Business School and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. He earned his graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Michigan.

An award-winning teacher and researcher, Rick has expertise in neuroscience and leadership, executive development, team effectiveness, and change management. He has provided consulting and executive education service to a broad array of organizations, including: AT&T, Bertelsmann Music Group (RCA, Arista Records), Coca-Cola, General Electric, Home Depot, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, PWC, The New York Times, SunTrust, UPS, and the U.S. Department of Defense.


About the Author

Goizueta is where bright futures begin. Created in 1919 as one of the nation's first business schools, the school's influence extends across the U.S. and around the globe. Our MBA programs consistently rank in the top 25 in the world among major publications including Businessweek, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes.