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Use both your brains!

Why the leaders of today are those who can use both their brains

Season 1, episode 26
3 min / Published
By Evrard


Avivah Wittenberg-Cox quotes the example of Barack Obama to show us that the leaders of today are those who can use both their brains.

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Use both your brains! 

with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox 

Women's leadership tends to emphasize both right- and left-brain thinking. All leaders, men and women, need to be able to connect with all sorts of people. Wittenberg-Cox finds that Obama offers a good example of this. 


We need to harness what are typically seen as masculine or feminine strengths, and not be locked into one side. We need to "bridge" our brains, cultures, and people. 

Apply this: 

  • How would you define your leadership style? 
  • How can you develop a more "bridging" style of leadership? 

Podcast Points_Use both your brains.pdf

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This episode is part of the Discover Advantages in Gender Differences series
How to overcome gender challenges in the workplace
Thrive by Embracing Difference
A podcast by Evrard
This podcast series answers all sorts of deep questions that we face daily in our workplaces and asks us to reflect on how we can best embrace our differences and harness them for better performance.
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