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Sustainable Leadership for a New Future: Somatic Intelligence & the Neurobiology of Learning

Sustainable Leadership for a New Future: Somatic Intelligence & the Neurobiology of Learning
July 13, 2012 at 1:30 - 2:30 PM ET
Chris L. Johnson, PsyD, Consulting Psychologist(Q4 Consulting)
Description:       As a leader you steward energy---in your organization, community, even in your own family. You will inspire or demoralize others by how well you work with your own energies and by how well you focus, galvanize, coordinate and even renew the collective energies of those you lead.

As a leader you inevitably deal with ‘power stress,’ that unique mixture of responsibility and self-management tossed up with the inevitable daily crises that can leave even the hardiest of leaders physically, mentally, and emotionally drained.

As a leader what you embody is what be can counted on—especially under pressure. Leadership is a discipline and an art form that can be cultivated and sustained through somatic awareness and practice.

Strong leaders have an embodied ability to respond confidently, appropriately, and with directional clarity to all of the unexpected surprises that they’re subject to every day. It’s somatic intelligence that gives rise to the emotional and social intelligence that sets exemplary leaders apart.

As a leader cultivating your somatic intelligence—the ability to accurately read and respond to one’s direct, unmediated sensory experience of the world—supports full access to your social guidance system, a neural system that gauges trustworthiness in others, and creates a sense of resonance between people working together.

Honing somatic intelligence enables reliable access to your intuition, allowing you to be fully present in the moment while simultaneously stepping into challenging times with confidence to effect change or create new possibilities. It’s the key to discovering the best response in the moment, to learning; it’s the foundation for leadership-in-action.

In this presentation we’ll move beyond tips and techniques to explore somatic intelligence and the neurobiology of learning through the ‘soma’ or unified body. The discourse of somatics is the study and practice of what unites mind and emotion, intuition and action—the body.
Based on Q4 Consulting’s leadership course, Core Presence™: Leading with Integrity and Impact, this session introduces the concept of somatic intelligence, exploring its underlying neurobiology, and moves into practices that support its development.
Learners will explore what it means to learn through the body and how learning in this way develops greater presence, effectiveness and sustainability as a leader. They will experience, practice and take away skills that can be implemented immediately on the job.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a link to complete a somatic leadership assessment that measures one’s mind-body responses to understand how you lead by determining your preferences around four patterns of energy, four preferred styles of leadership.
Who Should Participate
The ideal participant is open and committed to learning as a leader, and to making a significant contribution to the community. To truly benefit from this presentation will require your commitment to be a learner and to be open to increasing your presence in your current leadership role.
What You Will Learn
• Explore a new perspective on leadership: the distinction & cultivation of somatic intelligence • Examine current neuroscience research that supports somatic intelligence • Experience practices designed to bring you quickly into the present moment, facilitate clarity, and power your leadership momentum
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Chris L. Johnson, PsyD
Q4 Consulting

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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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MGM Resorts International Operations
3 / 5
Good Presentation
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Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
3 / 5
Good Presentation
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
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NSWC Crane
Did not like the last few minutes of the presentation that included the exercises. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Excellent presentation 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
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Northern Tier Energy
I liked the information. However at times the presentation was hard to follow because we went back and forth on slides. Sometimes we weren't on the right slide. The presenter also repeated herself several times. Some of the slides had a picture but no text. It was difficult to connect the picture to the content she was relaying. I also would have liked her to put on the slides the names of the researchers she was quoting from. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Jane DeMeis Jane DeMeis
Visiting Nurse Service
I really enjoyed this 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Donald Sabathier Donald Sabathier
Sabathier & Associates
I thought the Speaker was boring and dry. No real vocal inflection. The material presented was nothing more than Martial Arts Philosophy as a Management Philosophy. 2 / 5
Poor Presentation
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Hunter College CUNY
Interesting presentation. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Alethea Arnold Alethea Arnold
Wacker Siltronic Corp
Thank You 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
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Sharp Healthcare
This is the best presentation I have heard in a long long time! I would be interested in listening to it again as i feel there was so much information and i only grasped some of it. Pleasantly surprised and will share with my team! Thanks Chris! 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Carol Partington, CCP Carol Partington, CCP
Elkay Manufacturing Company
Too slow of pace I felt like falling asleep. 3 / 5
Good Presentation
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Very motivational and informative. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Very nice presentation. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation

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