Mark C. Crowley wrote an article titled Why A World-Class Brain Surgeon Believes The Heart Matters Most In Leadership (June 12, 2017).
« Dr. James Doty… is a world-class brain surgeon who just happens to believe the heart plays the greatest role in motivating human behavior. »
« Dr. Doty [is] the author of the New York Times bestseller, Into The Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and The Secrets Of The Heart. He’s also the Director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. »
« According to Dr. Doty, “most people have no idea that the heart has anything to do with influencing human choices, decisions and motivations. We’ve always believed the heart’s role was to circulate blood throughout the body and had no involvement in cognitive processes.”
But what science now knows is that the heart and mind work together in a unified intelligence. They share constant communication between each other with the heart sending more signals to the brain than the other way around. Doty calls this a “bi-directional highway” that runs beneath the level of human consciousness and has a huge impact on how we function, how we respond and even see the world. “Rather than passively waiting for instructions to the brain, the heart not only thinks for itself, it sends signals to the rest of the body.” »
Mark C. Crowley is author of Lead from the Heart.