Leading with the brain in mind
The Chair aims at demonstrating thought leadership on the path towards sustainable high-performance organizations and well-being. Our mission is to prepare, develop and enable balanced professionals, high-performance teams and organizations, and to contribute to a sustainable society that is profitable, healthy, innovative, and responsible. We will do this through:
The Chair in Sustainable Transformation supports AMS’ long-standing commitment to prepare future leaders to face global challenges and to be a positive force for change through business. This chair in Sustainable Transformation supports this commitment throught research, co-creation and development.
Studying and implementing strategies for the optimization of sustainable, organizational performance, while safeguarding individual and social well-being.
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About Steven Poelmans
Prof. dr. Steven Poelmans bridges neuroscience and organizational behavior, research and practice, individual and organizational levels of analysis, the dual agenda of productivity and well-being, while ensuring a cross-cultural perspective.
He has been an organizational behavior and leadership professor for over 20 years at business schools in three continents. He has applied neuroscience for leadership research in his NeuroTrainingLab™, collecting and analyzing data of leaders-in-action, while collecting neurophysiologic indicators.
Steven has also trained and certified hundreds of managers and coaches in the Neuroscience of Leadership Academy, helping entrepreneurs in Spain, Chile, Peru, Belgium, and Brazil developing businesses applying neuroscience to leadership.
He has led and participated in various large-scale international collaborative studies in over 26 countries, resulting in publications in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of International Business Studies.
Discover more about Steven Poelmans
On August 28, Prof. Dr. Steven Poelmans treated us to a memorable speech on Mens Sana in Corpore Sano 4.0. His inagural lecture wasn’t just a story about a neuroscience-based approach to high performance. It was a true wake-up call that made us all realize that the human species stands at the dawn of its rebirth. It was a story about fear, about new leadership paradigm, about the next scientific and societal revolution driven by a capital named ‘data’, and above all, it was a story about brain power.
"The human species stands at the dawn of its rebirth. The question is: will it be a reset or will it we a renaissaince?"
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