Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rejection Stimulates Brain Pain Centre

Fascinating!  In her recent blog post titled Ouch!  You Excluded Me, Carol Kinsey Goman references a UCLA study that uncovered that feelings of rejection stimulate the dorsal portion of the anterior cingulate cortex, much as physical pain does.

Perhaps those leaders who strive for results at all costs with no consideration of their impact on others, or change leaders implementing strategies that have a small team making decisions for everyone else, should reconsider their approach.