Leadership isn't an art.
It's a science.

Leadership isn't an art.
It's a science.

I’m a neuroscientist, keynote speaker, and award-winning author. I work with executives of Fortune 500 companies around the globe to transform how they think, innovate, and navigate change.

I always wanted to understand how the brain works and why people behave the way they do. That’s why I chose to become a neuroscientist. But when I worked in management consulting, straight out of the laboratory, I was surprised about the way in which people worked. It wasn’t in line with how the brain works best. At all.

I set out to study the neuroscientific literature. How can we work better? What are the principles that lead to highest performance, better learning, and improved collaboration? And how can we make them really applicable for busy executives? Ever since then, I have worked with Fortune 500 companies around the globe in creating brain-friendly ways of working. This also led me to writing my award-winning book »The Leading Brain« which was published with Random House and translated internationally.


The Leading Brain

Neuroscience hacks to work smarter, better, happier

Why do people behave the way they do? And how can you use that knowledge to be a better leader? In this book you will learn how to radically transform your performance and wellbeing using neuroscience.


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I have a confession to make. I’m an addict. A book addict.  When I was in elementary school, I went to our local library every...

How to beat smartphone addiction

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Do you really want a shrinking brain?

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