Transformational Leadership and Neurofeedback: The Medical Perspective of Neuroleadership
International Journal of Organizational Leadership, Forthcoming
Bank Indonesia Institute Working Paper
25 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2018
Date Written: February 1, 2018
The word is now facing such a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) situation that it has generated such new challenges. Therefore, it is imperative that a leader have competences that always grow. Transformational leadership is a type of leadership deemed superior to anticipate those challenges, where a leader is supposed to always be agile in achieving the organizational goals. This study was aimed at analyzing a correlation among leadership aspects (through Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire/MLQ assessment), cognitive functions (through Wechsler Bellevue assessment), and brain activity pattern/brain mapping (through Electroencephalography/EEG). Then, we gave a stimulus through neurofeedback to train the participants’ control over their brain waves. From this study we concluded that all the participants that became the research samples had a transformational leadership type with idealized influence (behavior) and inspirational motivation subtypes. Moreover, the presence of stimulation to the brain (neurofeedback) enabled the participants to control their brain waves when they were conscious. When leaders can control their brain waves when they are conscious, they will be able to perform optimally.
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