Rene Descartes, a 17th century French philosopher, had a profound impact on Western culture. He promoted the separation of body and mind as a fundamental truth. Modern neuroscience suggests an integrated understanding of the human body, which is more holistic approach as compared to Descartes’ interpretation. Because the brain has different parts with different functions, learning to distinguish when and how to lead from the neo-cortex rather than the limbic brain is essential for leadership success. At Conditioning Leaders, our work is grounded in this awareness. Our clients derive great success because they know to to respond under pressure and shift quickly away from the limbic “reptilian” brain to the part of the brain (the neo-cortex) which accesses big picture thinking, intuition, and collaborative action. Want to learn more how to do this? Contact us and we’d be delighted to help you.