Limitations & Opportunities of Neurophysiology | Business Agility Series

Marsha Shenk, coach, consultant and founder of The BestWork People, takes us on a whirlwind tour of how the brain affects everyday interactions. Shenk believes that people fundamentally want to contribute – to be part of meaningful interactions, which is what life – including business – is made up of.

Our favorite quote: “Business agility is not for the faint hearted.”

More nuggets of wisdom Shenk offers:
– “People get dumbed down by having imperatives imposed on them.”
– “Fear shuts down the prefrontal cortex, which is where our executive function is… so nothing new happens”
– “Business is a social activity. Some people now think that itʻs happening between computers – no. Thereʻs somebody out there making a decision and that person has a beating heart.”
– “I recommend respecting the limitations of technology and … physiology.”
– “In order to keep learning after puberty, you have to develop the skill of building new neural pathways.”

Hosted by Leslie Morse in NYC at Business Agility 2018.

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