John Medina, Director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, wrote a great article for us on Brain Rules: science and practice, bringing brain research to daily life.
We enjoyed the book very much since it provides an excellent and engaging overview of recent brain research, so we are glad to see it reaching new corners. You may enjoy these 2 new resources:
1) A 52-minute video based on his Google talk on April 8th: click Here. Great discussion of the brain benefits of physical exercise and stress management.
2) An interview at Harvard Business Review, titled The Science of Thinking Smarter. I enjoyed some of the exchanges, such as this one (though I find the question a bit mystifying, are we assuming it is genes all that matter for leadership?):
Executive Summary: Neuroscience can show managers ways to improve productivity. A Conversation with brain expert John J. Medina by Diane Coutu
Now, I have to add that neuroscience (and cognitive science in general) can show managers many more ways to improve productivity than those outlined in the interview, but it is a superb start.