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Limitations & Opportunities of Neurophysiology

Marsha Shenk, Leslie Morse

February 3, 2019


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.

This episode of Agile Amped is part of a series in partnership with the Business Agility Institute.

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