The Science of Leadership

Leadership, management techniques and communication skills based on research from neuroscience to social psychology

4.45 (6063 reviews)


3 hours


Apr 2021

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What you will learn

Discover a groundbreaking model of Leadership that will help me manage myself and others

Recognize how our genetic programming influences our behavior and how to deal with that in ourselves and in others

Connect with my team: Learn the distinction between lasting and temporary motivations. Find out an easy way to figure out what truly motivates them, then use that knowledge to improve the quality of their work and their engagement.

Effectively engage problematic behavior born out of cognitive biases and subconscious belief systems

Improve hiring protocols by recognizing potential pitfalls

Improve coaching skills through powerful communication tools

Learn how to fire up engagement in my team, buy using two secret ingredients

Learn how to deal with issues such as workaholism, bullying, sexism, racism, ...

Learn how to switch to my prefrontal brain and gain self-control, adaptation, willpower, focus, but also creativity and problem solving abilities . learn how to switch in just a couple of minutes and help others to access their prefrontal as well

Generate trust, create a solid team, and boost performance

Improve change processes, meetings and brainstorming sessions

Boost loyalty and stop my people to go to the competition

And much more ...


CPE Accredited course (Continuing Professional Education)

If you are a manager or entrepreneur in charge of a team, this course is for  you.

This course has the ambition to build a bridge between a century of science and 21st century managers. A bridge between how our brain works and how to use that knowledge to improve our communication and leadership abilities.

To understand how and why Leadership works, we first need to understand what triggers us. We’ll be diving deep into our subconscious motivational processes. We’ll have a look at our brain, call it our ‘hardware’ and the subconscious programs running in it, that’s basically our software.

So expect tools, concrete and simple tools that you will be able to use right away with your team and colleagues. In the end, the aim of this course is to open the way for a new understanding of motivation and communication, towards a new, highly effective and sustainable model for leadership in this 21st century.

But most of all, by the end of this course, my aim is that you, as a manager, as a leader, will have understood what a crucial role you play in your team and in its success. And that you will be able to leverage that knowledge and guide your team to a new level of collaboration and engagement.

The Science behind the course...
I will provide a framework based on the latest insights in cognitive psychology and related fields. Within this framework I will present you studies, research and experiments on human behavior and I will show you how they apply to leadership and team management. 

Behavioral sciences have gained an increased understanding of who we are as a species, what motivates us, what de-motivates us. Why we follow some people, and why we seemingly contradict ourselves so often.

The insights gained through social psychology, ethology, cognitive sciences and more recently the rapid breakthroughs in neurosciences thanks to MRI’s and advances in neuro-imagery, have given science a whole new understanding of who we are as human beings.
But then, when we look at the corporate world and management styles, there’s like this huge gap between both worlds.

Now this course, the Science of Leadership, aims to build a bridge between both. Giving managers the understanding of what drives their teams, and the tools to act upon it.

  • Discover a groundbreaking model - and manage yourself and others

  • Connect with your team - and discover what truly motivates them

  • Improve your coaching skills - through powerful communication tools

  • Fire up engagement in your team - by using two secret ingredients

  • Generate trust - and boost performance

  • Boost loyalty - and stop your people from going to your competitors

  • And So Much More... such as genetics, cognitive biases, subconscious belief systems, hiring protocols, sexism, bullying, change processes, brainstorming, meetings  and so on ... 

CPE (Continuing Professional Education)

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the 3 main subconscious influencers of human behaviour

  2. Recognize how 4 brain structures influence our decision-making process

  3. Differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic motivations

  4. Identify the most important brain chemicals involved in employee engagement

  5. Identify cognitive biases negatively affecting team performance

  6. Identify the most influential studies on how our social environment affects our behaviour

  7. Understand the consequences of communicating in different mental modes

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The science behind leadership

Our Brain

Reptilian Brain

Paleolimbic Brain

Neolimbic Brain

Prefrontal Brain

Brain based leadership styles

Dominance vs Leadership

Brain Quizz

our Genetic Programming

Genetic Program

Facing danger

RSM - Relational Stress Management

Avoid danger

Avoid starvation



Summary Genetic Programs

Genetic Programming Quizz

Our prior experience

Prior Experience

The eye of the beholder (I)

Extrinsic Motivations

Managing the Neolimbic brain

Engagement - ingredient 1

Engagement - ingredient 2

Instant gratification

self evaluation


Summary Prior Experience

Prior Experience Quizz

Our Environment/context

The importance of context

Our team is not a sum of individuals

1+1 = 1

About authority

The eyes of the beholder II

Summary of context

Context Quizz


A new model of leadership

Final Quizz

Thank you & Final request

Certificate of Completion


Rui8 October 2020

I enjoyed very much taking the course, and learned a lot about our brain and about leadership. Hope I can use it, in the form of contributing to better teams! Thanks a lot

Ashika4 October 2020

I could definitely see my own personality traits in more than one personality type. I could also fit my team members into certain personality types. This is a very important indication that you cannot apply a blanket management style of one size fits all, you have to consciously manager each individual.

Marijn2 October 2020

This course gives a great insight in the different brain parts that are activated in different scenarios and how you can use this knowledge to handle the behavior/ situation in the best possible way. It is being presented in a very educational way by combining, science, humor and real-life situations.

Paula1 October 2020

Great course. I am confused as to why I did not receive a certificate and why it says I have 1 hour and 33 minutes left of the course when I completed each module.

Alexandria21 September 2020

So far I am elevated about the content as well as the general structure of this course. Comprehensible and very relative.

Aaron26 February 2020

Please provide references for things like the '8 personality types' and the 'three layers of the limbic brain'.

Elisabeth23 February 2020

Very informative and well explained course presented in an accessible and engaging way. Other Udemy courses can be good in content but disengaging as the content only seems to be ‘read out’ often with repetitive intonation, this is not the case for this course. I can highly recommend this course to those interested in understanding the psychology of leadership on a deeper level.

IRAMBONA21 February 2020

According to my own experience As young Leader generation this course will take me to my target in future

Muskan21 February 2020

As you can see that this course is all about the leadership skills, After the completion i would like to say that i have an amazing experience after completing this course. It covers almost all the aspect which a leader should have to lead his/her team and all the personalities that a team can possess, Thanking you, Regards, MUSKAN GARG

Lee20 February 2020

The content was very interesting and the Author made it engaging with his level of knowledge and enthusiasm. I feel like I can use the tools in this course to better lead my team - thank you!

Ajay18 February 2020

Great way to explain the science of leadership and how we can control and pull ourselves towards greatness

Girish17 February 2020

Lot of Learning, of Self, my team, shortfalls and right method. Must of every employee to become a future Leaders, not just for Leaders.

Peter16 February 2020

The course was interesting and the material was good. However, it's more a scientific course than a practical one. I learnt new information from it but I'm not a fan of too much theoretical courses. If you are interested in science of the human brain and its relation with leadership, then this course would be interesting for you. Otherwise, you might look for other practical leadership courses.

Aqib15 February 2020

Great contents and Great Course. Thanks a ton Gregory Caremans for crafting such an amazing course to influence the whole world. Thank you to make us understand that road to success is by using pre-front and paleo-limbic brain. I would request everyone to go through these courses !! Thank you.

Jeffrey13 February 2020

I have taken other leadership courses in the past. I was recommended to taking this course. Before starting, I was thinking, "another leadership course, same thing again." But I was wrong. This course takes a very different approach showcasing numerous ways a leader can connect with their team. Definitely worth every minute!


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