All the Brains in the Business: The Engendered Brain in the 21st Century Organization

  • 5h 52m 43s
  • Kate Lanz, Paul Brown
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2023

The power of gender difference, not gender equality, is a secret source for success. Some smart businesses are starting to wake up to this fact. This audiobook explores why and how.

Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is one of the biggest and largely untapped sources of competitive advantage for modern businesses. Recent advances in neuroscience provide the key to unlocking it.

Modern research shows that there are gender-based differences in the brain—it’s just not as simple as a binary between a “male brain” and “female brain.” In fact, our brains are like a mosaic where many of the tiles are available in thousands of shades on a spectrum between pink and blue. The problem is that our workplaces tend to be governed by structures, processes, and cultures that are practically pure blue. All the brains in the business that are elsewhere on the spectrum cannot thrive as they might, so sources of productivity, creativity, and agility go untapped. Anyone who manages people needs to understand how the brain works and the impact it has on how people work together as teams. Anyone who wants to unlock the talent and productivity of all of their people needs to understand how recent findings around male- and female-type brains should shape the way they manage.

Leading applied neuroscientists and international corporate coaches Kate Lanz and Paul Brown show you why and how to access all the brains in your business.

About the Author

Dr. Paul Brown is a consulting clinical and organizational psychologist, executive coach, and supervisor. He was chairman of the Association for Professional and Executive Coaching and Supervision, APECS; has been Visiting Professor in Organizational Neuroscience at London South Bank University and in Individual and Organizational Psychology at Nottingham Law School; started the first MSc in Organizational Neuroscience; and is now Professor of Organizational Neuroscience, Monarch Business School, Switzerland. He consults and teaches widely, especially in Southeast Asia.

Kate Lanz is founder and CEO of Mindbridge, an executive coaching and business performance consultancy specializing in applied neuroscience. Before consulting and coaching, she held senior international roles in business, notably with Diageo. Kate’s fascination with accessing individual motivation at work led to her second degree, a BSc in psychology, before she went on to an MBA and now her ongoing doctoral research into brain gender difference in business.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Brain Sex and Biological Sex
  • Chapter 2 - Conditions for Optimal Brain Function
  • Chapter 3 - Survive, Thrive and Flow
  • Chapter 4 - Brain-Sex Based Attention and Communication
  • Chapter 5 - Power, Politics and Pressure
  • Chapter 6 - Problem Solvers and Solution Seekers – the Difference between Intra-Compared with Inter-Neural Connectivity
  • Chapter 7 - The Beginnings of a New Motivational Theory, from the Engendered Brain
  • Chapter 8 - The Business Case for Valuing Brain Sex Difference
  • Chapter 9 - How to Ignite All the Brains in the Business
  • Chapter 10 - Exhaustion, Energy and Excellence – The Male/Female Differences
  • Chapter 11 - Creating the Mind of the Organisation
  • Chapter 12 - The New Organisational Paradigm