Is Neuroscience And Psychology Enough To Succeed As A Leader?

Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.
7 min readDec 6, 2023

The Reality That Leaves Most Leaders Struggling To Succeed

As someone who is always looking to become their best, and help clients become their best, I have seen and gone through many “Leadership Programs”.

Something that has been becoming more popular in recent years has been programs that are “Neuroscience-Based”.

I have been through a number of these types of programs.

In the worst cases, they don’t understand Neuroscience or Psychology at all.

In the best cases, I have found that, although Neuroscience and Psychology are important to Leadership Success, these programs are lacking by themselves.

These programs mostly focus on Flow States, which are essential to the highest levels of success.

However, what I’ve found is that when we solely focus on the Brain, Leaders will get hijacked by other parts of their Psychophysiology.

Human Beings have highly Interconnected Systems in the Body, and problems in one area will directly hinder our Brains.

Here are the other areas that you need to understand as a Leader if you hope to have the highest levels of Success.

Physiology

Our bodies and how they physically move have a dramatic impact on our Brain’s ability to perform.

2 areas within Physiology are especially important for Leadership Success.

Respiration

The first is Respiration — How we breathe.

What most people don’t know is that how we breathe directly impacts Stress Levels.

Something I always say — All Stress Adds.

So if you are breathing improperly, the Stress from that will Add to your Work Stress and all of your other Life Stress.

One portion of how Respiration causes Stress is through Posture.

Improper breathing leads to bad posture, which further creates Stress throughout our bodies.

Contrary to popular belief, our chairs are not the primary problem for bad posture, and getting rid of chairs or…

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Cody Dakota Wooten, C.B.C.

Founder of the Leadership Guide, helping Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives and Business Owners unlock their Heroic Potential, and Evolve into Legendary Leaders