Understanding Thinking Preferences

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The distinction between the left and right brain is familiar to most of us. The left brain is logical and concerned with reason while the right brain is creative and concerned with relationships. There’s another brain dichotomy, however, that’s less familiar: top versus bottom.

The bottom part of our brain is known as the limbic system. This is the oldest part of our brain and evolved at a time when our primary concern was survival and reacting quickly to our environment (think fight/flight instincts). Thinking that happens here tends to be very operational. The top part of our brain, the cerebral cortex, is more evolved. Thinking that happens in this part of the brain tends to be more strategic.

This class will teach you how understanding your thinking preferences can help you manage your team, communicate better, sell more, and even improve your pitch to investors.

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Joaquin Roca

I help startups gracefully scale human systems
Joaquin is a group process consultant (JoaquinRoca.com) and co-founder of LeaderNation. He has over 10 years of experience working with groups and organizations on issues that range from group process to leadership to organization change. Joaquin is also an adjunct instructor at Baruch College in the MS in I/O Psychology program where he has taught classes on creativity and innovation, data-based consulting interventions, organization change, and 360 degree feedback, and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Social-Organizational psychology at Columbia University. In his spare time Joaquin writes about himself in the third person, sneers at cameras (see above), solves intractable multinational conflicts, and rescues kittens from trees.
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