He also provided a perspective on why there is always a dichotomy between our rational and emotional/instinctive aspects. The uppermost layer of brain, neo-cortex, is a recently developed part of the brain and not so well integrated into the human brain. Hence, it is also referred to as thinking cap (cap, meaning it is removable). What are dominant, and rarely understood, are the lowermost layers of brain. Freud called them sub-conscious and unconscious. Desmond Morris covers this topic in his famous book, the Naked Ape.
In summary, rationality is a new development; instincts and emotions, such as anger, jealousy, etc were what helped the Homo sapiens survive for long and now these emotions do not seem to be too essential or at least appreciated, particularly in an organizational context. Understanding the importance of this structure of brain and what function these emotions play is very important to manage life, both personal and organizational, better. Finding a balance between rational and emotional aspects and channelizing emotions to bring the best out is a critical focus area for any manager.
He is going to cover the Program by reference to 'Leadership through literature' (literature reflects the social/economic/religious thoughts of the age in which it is written). He is going to use Gladiator, Satya, etc movies to give us perspectives of Leadership. It is going to be fun.
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